Death Row Records Auctioned Off

Death Row Records, made famous by such acts as Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, has been sold at an auction. Founded in 1991, it was one of rap’s best-known labels, which sold tens of millions of albums in the early 90s when Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop were just getting their start in the music industry. However, owner Marion “Suge” Knight had gotten in trouble with debt and mismanagement of the label, which forced the auction. By the late 90s, his most famous acts had left the label. However, as owner of the original master recordings, Death Row … Continue reading

Celebrities Who Have Lost Children

As I read the headlines about Mike Tyson’s daughter, Exodus, dying after being strangled by the cord on a treadmill, it made me realize that celebrities don’t always have the charmed lives we believe they do. Many have suffered what many consider the worst thing that can happen – the loss of a child. One of the most recent celebrity child tragedy was that of John and Kelly Travolta’s son Jett, who died of a seizure in January 2009, but there have been plenty more. Some were results of accidents, some of overdoses, and some of diseases, but all were … Continue reading

T.I. Sentenced to a Year and a Day in Jail

T.I. may soon join the ranks of rappers such as DMX, Lil’ Kim, 50 Cent, Biggie Smalls, and many others who have served time in jail. T.I., who calls himself the King of the South, was sentenced to one year and one day (366 days) in a Georgia prison. The sentencing is a result of T.I.’s plea bargaining a deal for his 2007 felony weapons charge. (This file is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.) Just four hours before the BET Hip-Hop Awards show on October 13, 2007, T.I. was arrested in an Atlanta parking lot after he allegedly … Continue reading