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The Notorious B.I.G. headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland - On January 15, it was announced that the late rapper, Christopher Wallace (better known as The Notorious B.I.G.) is posthumously headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Notorious B.I.G. earns nod for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The late American rapper, Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., earned a nod for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.

A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for Stockholm assault

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and gave him a suspended sentence over a street brawl, a case that outraged fans and sparked a diplomatic spat with US President Donald Trump.

Rapper A$AP Rocky back in Los Angeles from Sweden: reports

Los Angeles - US rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Los Angeles after a Swedish court released him pending the verdict of an assault trial, US media reported Saturday.

US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

Stockholm - A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by President Donald Trump.

Witnesses to take stand in final day of A$AP Rocky assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky's trial in Sweden enters its third and final day on Friday, with witnesses taking the stand in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

'Scared' US rapper A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

US rapper A$AP Rocky takes the stand in Sweden assault trial

Stockholm - US rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Stockholm court on Thursday to give his account of a June street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

No more Swedish meatballs: call-to-arms by A$AP Rocky fans

Washington - US fans of rapper A$AP Rocky have issued a call to arms, including meatball moratoriums and an end to binges at Ikea, in protest at Swedish moves to put him on trial for assault.

Trump demands rapper's freedom, 'disappointed' by Swedish PM

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at Sweden's prime minister and demanded freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky on Thursday after a Swedish court said the star will be tried on assault charges.

Swedish prosecutor says US rapper ASAP Rocky to be tried for assault

Stockholm - A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that US rapper ASAP Rocky will be tried for assault over a June street brawl in a development likely to infuriate fans already indignant over his three weeks in custody.

Trump rebukes Swedish PM, demands freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky

Washington - US President Donald Trump launched a new row with yet another American ally Thursday, lashing out at Sweden's prime minister while demanding freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky who is to be tried in the country on assault charges.

Sweden drops probe of man in ASAP Rocky assault case

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday dropped an investigation into one of the men involved in a street brawl with US rapper ASAP Rocky, saying the man was acting in self defence.

Swedish court extends US rapper ASAP Rocky's detention

Stockholm - A Stockholm court on Friday ordered that US rapper ASAP Rocky should be kept in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl.

US rapper ASAP Rocky appeals Sweden detention

Stockholm - American rapper ASAP Rocky, currently detained in Stockholm suspected of assault, has appealed his detention to Sweden's Supreme Court, his lawyer said Monday, as other musicians called for his release.

Review: Machine Gun Kelly rocks on badass new album 'Hotel Diablo' Special

Acclaimed rapper Machine Gun Kelly released his highly-anticipated studio album "Hotel Diablo" on July 5 via EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.

Machine Gun Kelly to release new studio album 'Hotel Diablo'

Acclaimed rapper Machine Gun Kelly announced that he will be releasing a new album in a clever fashion... with a head tattoo.

Review: Machine Gun Kelly puts on high-energy show at PlayStation Theater Special

New York - On June 8, acclaimed rapper Machine Gun Kelly headlined the PlayStation Theater in New York City's Times Square for an excellent turnout of fans.

Missy Elliott headed to Songwriters Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

New York - Music superstar Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has a major reason to be proud. She will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for its Class of 2019.

'The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee' collection released via Splice

"The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee" is a sample pack of Jay Dee's (aka J Dilla) sounds. It was released via Splice on November 5.

Justin Roberts talks 'Six Figures,' technology and Post Malone Special

YouTube star and rapper Justin Roberts chatted with Digital Journal about the success of "Six Figures," the digital transformation on the music business, and he revealed his dream collaboration partners.

Review: Alec Blacc will blow you away with 'A Million Dollars a Day' Special

On October 26, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and rapper Aloe Blacc released his new single "A Million Dollars a Day."

Review: YouTube star Justin Roberts impressive on 'Six Figures' video Special

Rapper and YouTube sensation Justin Roberts released his music video for "Six Figures," featuring Mini Jake Paul, which has gone viral.

LL Cool J earns 5th career Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

On October 9, it was revealed that American rapper LL Cool J earned a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.

Review: Duckwrth releases 'Fall Back,' to play Rough Trade in New York Special

Brooklyn - Los Angeles rapper Duckwrth released his new single "Fall Back" via the record label Republic Records. He is touring the U.S. next month on his headlining tour.

Belgium refuses extradition of fugitive Spanish rapper

Ghent - A Belgian court on Monday rejected a Spanish extradition request for rapper Valtonyc, who has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years for allegedly praising terrorism in his songs.

Drake surpasses 50 billion streams in digital platforms

Global music star Drake has a major digital milestone to celebrate. The acclaimed rapper became the first artist to surpass 50 billion streams.

Mayra VerĂ³nica talks 'Mama Mia,' future, inspirations and Pitbull Special

Singer Mayra VerĂ³nica chatted with Digital Journal about the success of "Mama Mia," and she spoke about her future plans and revealed her dream collaboration choice.

Grammy-nominated rapper Pusha T announces new hip-hop app Heir

Three-time Grammy-nominated rapper Pusha T is taking over the tech world. He has teamed up with tech entrepreneur Summer Watson, and they launched the hip-hop app Heir.

TV personality, rapper and chef Action Bronson opens up Special

Brooklyn - TV personality, rapper and chef Action Bronson sat down and chatted with Digital Journal in Brooklyn, New York. He opened up about his pop-up experience at The J. Hernandez and Sons Bodega.
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