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Marion ‘Suge’ Knight listens as his sentence is given inside the courtroom in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday to 28 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a ma(...)

Suge: Marion Knight with his lawyer Albert DeBlanc in court on Thursday. Photograph: Gary Coronado/Pool/NYT

The former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years a(...)

“Confused, always worried you wasn’t black enough,” howls Pusha T on The Story of Adidon

Rap feuds haven’t been the same since their 1990s heyday, when the very streets of Compton and Queens seemed paved with delicious slabs of pure, premi(...)

Kendrick Lamar: won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album DAMN. Photograph:  Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In late January, the Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar lost the Grammy Award for album of the year to Bruno Mars. DAMN., Lamar’s fourth LP, w(...)

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s   Octobver 2014 police booking photo. Photograph: LVMPD/Reuters

Suge Knight’s murder trial has taken another turn, with the former rap impresario issuing a lawsuit demanding about $300m (€275.5m) from Dr Dre and al(...)

Summertime groove:  The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff

It’s getting hot in here and we’re losing our inhibitions faster than we can lose our clothes. Summer has always benefited from a sultry soundtrack, (...)

Serena Williams: a superstar athlete of exceptional moral courage. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Does my sassiness upset you? - Still I Rise. When Serena Williams steps out onto Centre Court, before the royals and the sheikhs and the celebritie(...)