Author Archives: Ryan Pearson

  • After Recent Deaths, Health Is New Priority in Rap

    LOS ANGELES— Hip-hop may need a checkup. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and health-related causes. Since 2011, hip-pop pioneer Heavy D, singer and rap chorus specialist Nate Dogg and ...

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  • Will.i.am Rebuts Accusations of Song Theft

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Will.i.am says he's been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for use on his new album. The producer-rapper-singer has acknowledged reaching out to trance producer Arty after hearing his 2011 song with London's Mat Zo, ...

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