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James Rosemond, Fugitive Hip-Hop Mogul, Arrested on Drug Charges

By Associated Press on June 21, 2011

NEW YORK – A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by an inmate to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur has been arrested in a drug case.

Federal authorities said Tuesday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had arrested James Rosemond on cocaine-dealing charges.

The arrest follows accusations last week that Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, was involved in a mid-1990s ambush of Shakur outside a Manhattan recording studio. The allegations were attributed to Dexter Isaac, who is serving a life sentence in an unrelated murder-for-hire plot.

James Rosemond, Fugitive Hip-Hop Mogul, Arrested on Drug Charges

By Associated Press on June 21, 2011

NEW YORK – A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by an inmate to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur has been arrested in a drug case.

Federal authorities said Tuesday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had arrested James Rosemond on cocaine-dealing charges.

The arrest follows accusations last week that Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, was involved in a mid-1990s ambush of Shakur outside a Manhattan recording studio. The allegations were attributed to Dexter Isaac, who is serving a life sentence in an unrelated murder-for-hire plot.

Rapper Tone Loc Jailed in Domestic Violence Case

By Associated Press on June 20, 2011

Tone Loc, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011BURBANK, Calif. – The rapper Tone Loc has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Southern California.

Burbank police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez says 45-year-old Anthony Smith was arrested Saturday. That's Tone Loc's real name.

NYPD Probing Online Post on Tupac Shakur Shooting in '94

By Associated Press on June 16, 2011

Tupac Shakur, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011NEW YORK – New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner.

Rapper Flo Rida Charged With DUI in Miami Beach

By Associated Press on June 9, 2011

Flo Rida, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A large crowd pleaded with officers to let rapper Flo Rida go and one fan offered to drive him home after he was charged with driving under the influence early Thursday in Miami Beach, police said.

Rapper Ja Rule Due to Go to Prison in NYC Gun Case

By Jennifer Peltz on June 8, 2011

Ja Rule, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011NEW YORK – Multiplatinum-selling rapper Ja Rule is set to go to prison, but he's leaving fans with an album on the way.

The rapper-actor - whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s - is set to be sentenced Wednesday to two years in a New York prison.

M-Bone, Cali Swag District Rapper, Killed in Drive-By Shooting

By Associated Press on May 16, 2011

M-Bone, Cali Swag District, killed, shooting, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011INGLEWOOD, Calif. – INGLEWOOD, Calif. — M-Bone of the rap group Cali Swag District, which scored a hit last year with the song "Teach Me How to Dougie," was killed in a weekend drive-by shooting as he sat in a car outside a liquor store, police said Monday.

The motive for Sunday night's shooting was under investigation, Lt. James Madia said.

The 22-year-old Inglewood man, whose real name is Mante Ray Talbert, was sitting alone in his car shortly after 10:30 p.m.