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Above the Law is an American hip hop group from Pomona, California, founded in 1989 by Cold 187um, Laylaw, KMG the Illustrator, Go Mack, and DJ Total K-Oss.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, African-American organized crime emerged following large-scale migrations of Caribbean and African Americans to major cities of the Northeast and Midwest.
Aggro Berlin was a German hip-hop independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that existed from 1 January 2001 until 1 April 2009.
Alcohol abuse is a previous psychiatric diagnosis in which there is recurring harmful use of alcohol despite its negative consequences.
All Eyez on Me is the fourth studio album by American rapper 2Pac (and the last to be released during his lifetime), released on February 13, 1996 by Death Row and Interscope Records.
American Gangster is the tenth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was recorded as a concept album—inspired by the 2007 film of the same name—and was released on November 6, 2007, by Roc-A-Fella Records.
The American Mafia (commonly referred to as the Mafia or the Mob, though "the Mob" can refer to other organized crime groups) or Italian-American Mafia, is the highly organized Italian-American criminal society.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972), better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper born in Brooklyn, New York.
Azad Azadpour (born November 24, 1973 in Sanandaj (Kurdistan Province of Iran) is a German rapper of Kurdish descent based in Frankfurt am Main.
Saad El-Haddad (سعد الحداد) (November 26, 1985), better known by his stage names Baba Saad or just Saad, is a German rapper of Lebanese heritage.
Bad Boy Records (also known as Bad Boy Entertainment) is an American record label founded in 1993 by Sean Combs.
Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show's success.
Battle rap (also known as rap battlingEdwards, Paul, 2009, p. 25.) is a type of rapping that includes bragging, insults and boasting content.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
Beatboxing (also beat boxing or b-boxing) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines (typically a TR-808), using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), better known by his stage name Big L, was an American rapper.
Kenneth Doniell Moore (August 20, 1974 – October 14, 2007), better known by his stage name Big Moe, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
William Jefferson Clinton (born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.
Blackface was and is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a caricature of a black person.
Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film that emerged in the United States during the early 1970s.
The Bloods, also known as (OBF) Original Blood Family, are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
Body Count is the eponymous debut studio album by American crossover thrash band Body Count, released on March 31, 1992 by Sire Records.
Body Count is an American crossover thrash band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
"Boyz-n-the-Hood" is the debut single by Eazy-E as a part of N.W.A. The song is the lead single from N.W.A. and the Posse.
Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi (born 28 September 1978), better known as Bushido, is a German rapper, hip-hop producer and entrepreneur in the real estate industry.
Corey Miller (born March 9, 1971) better known by his stage name C-Murder, is an American hip hop artist, songwriter, actor, and author.
Cynthia Delores Tucker (née Nottage; October 4, 1927 – October 12, 2005) was an American politician and civil rights activist.
C.I.A. (abbreviation for Cru' in Action!) was a hip hop group, which consisted of K-Dee, Sir Jinx and Ice Cube.
Cameron Ezike Giles (born February 4, 1976), better known by his stage name Cam'ron (formerly Killa Cam), is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur from Harlem, New York.
"Can I Get A..." is a song recorded by American rapper Jay-Z, featuring Ja Rule and Amil.
Carlo, Cokxxx, Nutten (German: "Carlo Colucci, Coke, Hookers") is an album by German rappers Bushido (alias Sonny Black) and Fler (alias Frank White).
Cash Money Records (formerly styled as Ca$h Money Records) is an American record label founded by two brothers, Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams.
Barry Adrian Reese (born July 7, 1982), better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Causality (also referred to as causation, or cause and effect) is what connects one process (the cause) with another process or state (the effect), where the first is partly responsible for the second, and the second is partly dependent on the first.
Champagne is sparkling wine or, in EU countries, legally only that sparkling wine which comes from the Champagne region of France.
Charge It 2 da Game is the second studio album by American rapper Silkk the Shocker, released February 17, 1998, on No Limit Records in the United States.
Chicano rap is a subgenre of hip hop, Latin hip hop and gangsta rap that embodies aspects of Southwest and Midwest Mexican American (Chicano) culture and is typically performed by American or Australian rappers and musicians of Mexican descent.
Keith Farrelle Cozart (born August 15, 1995), better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer.
Chopped and screwed (sometimes called screwed and chopped or slowed and throwed) is a technique of remixing hip hop music which developed in the Houston hip hop scene in the early 1990s.
Charles Alan "Chuck" Philips (born October 15, 1952) is an American writer and investigative journalist.
Clergy are some of the main and important formal leaders within certain religions.
Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug.
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.
"Contempt of cop" is law enforcement jargon in the United States for behavior by people towards law enforcement officers that the officers perceive as disrespectful or insufficiently deferential to their authority.
"Cop Killer" is a song composed by Ernie C with words by Ice-T for American heavy metal band Body Count, of which they were both members.
Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message.
In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.
Criminal Minded is the debut studio album by hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, released on March 3, 1987 by B-Boy Records.
The Crips, also known as Original Crip Homies (OCH), are a gang based in the coastal regions of Southern California.
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California.
James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Death Row Records (formerly Future Shock Entertainment and Tha Row Records) was an American record label founded in 1991 by Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre.
Dirty rap, porno rap, porn rap, sex rap, booty rap, or pornocore is a subgenre of hip hop music that contains lyrical content revolving mainly around sexually explicit subjects.
Disorderly conduct is a crime in most jurisdictions in the United States, China, and Taiwan.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince was an American hip hop duo from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Paul Duane Beauregard, (born January 12, 1977) better known by his stage name DJ Paul, is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter and entrepreneur from South Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.
Robert Earl Davis Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000), better known by his stage name DJ Screw, was an American hip hop DJ based in Smithville, Texas, and best known as the creator of the now-famous chopped and screwed DJ technique.
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor.
Doe or Die is the debut studio album by rapper AZ, released October 10, 1995 on EMI Records.
Doggystyle is the debut studio album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Dolemite is a 1975 American blaxploitation film, and is also the name of its principal character, played by Rudy Ray Moore, who co-wrote the film and its soundtrack.
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr.
Drill music is a style of trap music that originated in the South Side of Chicago.
A drive-by shooting is a type of assault that typically involves the perpetrator firing a weapon from within a motor vehicle and then fleeing.
Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while impaired/driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), or drink-driving (UK) is currently the crime or offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.
A drug cartel is any criminal organization with the intention of supplying drug trafficking operations.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Cedric Dormaine Hill better known by his stage name E.S.G. (which stands for Everyday Street Gangsta or Everyday Serving God) is a southern hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas.
East Coast hip hop is a regional sub genre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s.
Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta rap".
Materialism is a personal attitude which attaches importance to acquiring and consuming material goods.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York.
Erick Sermon (born November 25, 1968) is an American rapper, musician, and record producer.
John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper and hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City.
Farid El Abdellaoui (born 4 June 1986), better known as Farid Bang, is a German rapper of Moroccan descent.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
"Feel So Good" is a song by American hip-hop artist Mase.
Fishscale is the fifth studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, released March 28, 2006 on Def Jam in the United States.
Flatlinerz is a horrorcore group from New York City.
Patrick Losensky (born 3 April 1982), known professionally as Fler is a German rapper and CEO of Maskulin Music Group.
Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main ("Frankfurt on the Main"), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.
Arturo Molina, Jr. (born May 31, 1964), better known as Frost (originally Kid Frost), is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer.
"Fuck tha Police" is a protest song by American rap group N.W.A that appears on the album Straight Outta Compton as well as on the ''N.W.A's Greatest Hits'' compilation.
Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s.
Herbert Wright III (born October 8, 1995), better known by his stage name G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.
G-Unit (short for Guerilla Unit) is an American hip hop group originating from South Jamaica, Queens, New York, formed by longtime friends and East Coast rappers 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
A gang is a group of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
"Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It" is the first single from Ice Cube's studio album, Raw Footage.
A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
German hip hop refers to hip-hop music produced in Germany.
Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is an American rap group from Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics covering controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia.
Ghetto Fabulous is the third studio album by the New Orleans-based rapper, Mystikal.
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
"Gin and Juice" is the second single by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle.
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976.
Gravediggaz was an American hip hop group from New York City, known for its dark sense of humor and abrasive, menacing soundscapes.
The Gulf Cartel (Cártel del Golfo, Golfos, or CDG) is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. It is currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Their network is international, and are believed to have dealings with crime groups in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the United States. Besides drug trafficking, the Gulf Cartel operates through protection rackets, assassinations, extortions, kidnappings, and other criminal activities. The members of the Gulf Cartel are known for intimidating the population and for being particularly violent. Although its founder Juan Nepomuceno Guerra smuggled alcohol in large quantities to the United States during the Prohibition era, it was not until the 1980s that the cartel was formed and shifted to drug trafficking — primarily cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin — under the command of Juan Nepomuceno Guerra and Juan García Ábrego.
Gary Grice (born August 22, 1966), better known by his stage names GZA and the Genius, is an American rapper and songwriter.
Aykut Anhan (born 16 December 1985) known as Haftbefehl (meaning "arrest warrant" in German) is a German rapper of Kurdish descent born in Offenbach.
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Home Invasion is the fifth studio album by American rapper Ice-T. It was released on March 23, 1993 via Rhyme $yndicate/Priority Records.
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Horrorcore is a subgenre of hip hop music based on horror-themed and often darkly transgressive lyrical content and imagery.
House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain.
Hypnotize Minds is an American record label started by DJ Paul and Juicy J of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia in 1994.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
Robert Beck (born Robert Lee Maupin or Robert Moppins, Jr.; August 4, 1918 – April 30, 1992), better known as Iceberg Slim, was an American pimp who subsequently became an influential author among a primarily African-American readership.
Ich (German for I or Me) is the second album by Sido.
Ich und meine Maske (eng. Me And My Mask) is the third solo album by the German rapper Sido.
The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas.
Interscope Records is an American major record label.
"It Was a Good Day" (aka "Today Was a Good Day") is a song by American gangsta rapper Ice Cube.
It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, released July 2, 1996 on Columbia Records in the United States.
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" is a song written by hip hop group Three 6 Mafia and Cedric Coleman as the theme song to the film Hustle & Flow.
Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), is an American rapper better known by his stage name Jadakiss.
Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin (July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018) was an American poet and musician.
Jason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American musician and DJ.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana.
Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), known professionally as Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee.
Kate Schellenbach (born January 5, 1966) is an American musician and television producer.
Felix Blume (born 3 August 1984), known professionally as Kollegah is a German rapper.
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap (or simply G Rap), is an American rapper from Queens.
Savaş Yurderi (born 10 February 1975) also known as Kool Savas (or as well King Kool Savas), is a German rapper and hip hop artist.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
La Bella Mafia is the third studio album by American rapper Lil' Kim.
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.
Let's Do It Again is a 1975 American action crime comedy film directed by and starring Sidney Poitier and co-starring Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker, among an all-star black cast.
Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys.
Life After Death is the second and final studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on March 25, 1997, on Bad Boy Records and Arista Records.
Life or Death is the debut album by American rapper C-Murder by No Limit Records and Priority Records on March 17, 1998, It was produced by Beats By the Pound.
Durk Banks (born October 19, 1992), better known by his stage name Lil Durk, is an American hip hop recording artist and singer-songwriter.
Tavares Taylor, known by his stage name Lil Reese, is an American rapper.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper.
Wesley Eric Weston Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper.
Marcus Lakee Edwards (born March 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an American rapper and original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click.
Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975 or 1976), known professionally by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.
Livin' Like Hustlers is the debut album by American hip hop group Above the Law.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Los Zetas (Spanish for "The Zs") is a Mexican criminal syndicate, regarded as the most dangerous of the country's drug cartels.
Andre Louis Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), better known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper and record producer, founder of Thizz Entertainment record label.
In works of art, macabre is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere.
In the American Mafia, a made man is a fully initiated member of the Mafia.
A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
Mason Durell Betha (born August 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Mase (formerly Murda Mase and stylized as Ma$e), is an American rapper, songwriter and minister.
Maske (German for "Mask") is the debut album by German rapper Sido.
Percy Robert Miller, known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller is an American rapper, actor, businessman, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
MC Bogy (1979 in Berlin), born Moritz Christopher, also known by the pseudonym Der Atzenkeeper, is a German rapper and co-founder of the Berlin street gang Berlin Crime.
Aaron Tyler (born May 22, 1971), better known by his stage name MC Eiht, is an American rapper born in Compton, California.
Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur.
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969), better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs) is an ongoing, low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and various drug trafficking syndicates.
Percy Carey (born 11 June 1970), also known by the stage names MF Grimm, Grimm Reaper, GM Grimm and originally Build and Destroy, is an American underground rapper, music producer, CEO, and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer from New York City.
Midwest hip-hop is a regional genre of hip hop music performed by artists from the Midwestern United States.
The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of entertainment developed in the early 19th century.
Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.
"Mo Money Mo Problems" is a single by The Notorious B.I.G., the second single from his album Life After Death.
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queens, New York.
Tarkan Karaalioğlu (born 21 September 1976), better known as MOK, is a German rapper of Turkish descent.
A moral panic is a feeling of fear spread among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society.
An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.
Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970), known professionally as Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by a group, including, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.
Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes.
A narcocorrido ("narco-corrido" or drug ballad) is a subgenre of the Mexican norteño-corrido (northern ballad) music genre, traditional folk music from northern Mexico, from which several other genres have evolved.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), was an American singer, songwriter, and actor better known by his stage name Nate Dogg.
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights.
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.
Niggaz4Life (also known as Efil4zaggin) is the second and final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A, released in May 28, 1991.
No Limit Records was an American record label founded by rapper, entrepreneur and CEO Percy "Master P" Miller.
No Way Out is the debut studio album by American rapper Puff Daddy.
A no-win situation, also called a “lose-lose situation”, is one where a person has choices, but no choice leads to a net gain.
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic (1992).
O.G. Original Gangster is the fourth studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released on May 14, 1991 by Sire Records.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
The term occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden".
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... is the solo debut album of American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, released on August 1, 1995, by Loud Records and RCA Records.
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Onyx is an American hip hop music group from Queens, New York.
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.
P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.
"P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" (also written as "P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)") is a song released in 1985 by Philadelphia rapper Schoolly D on his independent label Schoolly D Records.
Parliament is a funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective.
"Paul Revere" is a song by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released as the third single from their debut album Licensed to Ill (1986).
Paul's Boutique is the second studio album by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989, on Capitol Records.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Poetic Justice is a 1993 American romantic drama film written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur with Regina King and Joe Torry.
A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by a state to enforce the law, to protect people and property, and to prevent crime and civil disorder.
Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct which involves undue violence by police members.
Political hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that was developed in the 1980s as a way of turning rap music into a call for action and a form of social activism.
Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money.
Power is the second studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released on September 13, 1988 by Sire Records.
Paul Edward Huston, (born April 2, 1967) better known by his stage name Prince Paul, is an American disc jockey, record producer and recording artist from Amityville, New York.
Procuring or pandering is the facilitation or provision of a prostitute or sex worker in the arrangement of a sex act with a customer.
Profanity is socially offensive language, which may also be called swear words, curse words, cuss words, bad language, strong language, offensive language, crude language, coarse language, foul language, bad words, oaths, blasphemous language, vulgar language, lewd language, choice words, or expletives.
Patrick Houston (born February 8, 1973), better known as Project Pat is an American rapper and actor from Memphis, Tennessee.
Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior, rather than on individual suspicion.
Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.
A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly.
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
The Rödelheim Hartreim Project ("Rödelheim Hard-Rhyme Project"), for short RHP, was a mid-1990s German rap group from Rödelheim, a part of Frankfurt.
Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on September 13, 1994 by Bad Boy and Arista Records.
Reasonable Doubt is the debut studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records.
Rhyme Pays is the debut studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released on July 28, 1987 by Sire Records.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an African-American taxi driver who became known internationally as the victim of Los Angeles Police Department brutality, after a videotape was released of several police officers beating him during his arrest on March 3, 1991.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ronald Ray Howard (July 22, 1973 – October 6, 2005) was a convicted American murderer executed by lethal injection by the U.S. state of Texas.
Rudolph Frank Moore (March 17, 1927October 19, 2008), known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.
Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.
Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and music producer.
Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Schoolly D is the self-titled debut album by rapper Schoolly D. The album was originally released on Schoolly D records in 1985 and in 1990 on Jive Records, and was produced by Schoolly D and DJ Code Money.
Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American hip hop disc jockey (DJ) and music producer from the Bronx borough of New York City.
The Screwed Up Click (or S.U.C.) is an American hip hop collective based out of Houston, Texas, that was led by DJ Screw.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.
Sexual addiction, also known as sex addiction, is a proposed state characterized by compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity, particularly sexual intercourse, despite negative consequences.
The Sicilian Mafia, also known as simply the Mafia and frequently referred to by members as Cosa Nostra (this thing of ours), is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy.
Paul Würdig (born 30 November 1980), better known as Sido, is a German rapper.
Vyshonne King Miller known by his stage name Silkk the Shocker, is an American hip hop musician and actor.
Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson, 1964) is an American author, activist, recording artist, and film producer.
A slasher film is a film in the sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born January 14, 1965); better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and MC Ricky D, is a British-born American rapper.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
South Gate is the 17th largest city in Los Angeles County, California, with.
Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted sex offender.
Southern hip hop, also known as Southern rap, South Coast hip hop, or Dirty South, is a blanket term for a regional genre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami—the five of which constitute the "Southern Network" in rap music.
Robert Green, Jr. (born July 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Spice 1, is an American rapper from Hayward, California.
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.
A splatter film is a subgenre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and graphic violence.
Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988, on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records.
"Street Dreams" is a 1996 single by American rapper Nas.
Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder.
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music executive, and a former American football player.
Super Fly is a 1972 American blaxploitation crime drama film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. and starring Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, an African American cocaine dealer who is trying to quit the underworld drug business.
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which exists (or is claimed to exist), yet cannot be explained by laws of nature.
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and actor.
In any given society, a taboo is an implicit prohibition or strong discouragement against something (usually against an utterance or behavior) based on a cultural feeling that it is either too repulsive or dangerous, or, perhaps, too sacred for ordinary people.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
"Tha Crossroads" is a song written and performed by hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, taken from their album E. 1999 Eternal and released in 1996.
The Chronic is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (commonly shortened to The 7 Day Theory or Makaveli) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Tupac Shakur.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper and actor.
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The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Last Poets are several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalism.
The Lox (stylized The LOX or The L.O.X.) is an American hip hop group formed in 1994, from Yonkers, New York.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper.
The Predator is the third studio album by Ice Cube.
The 2011 World Development Report: Conflict, Security and Development (WDR) is a document by the World Bank on the challenges organised violence poses to the advancement of less developed countries.
In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.
Three 6 Mafia was an American hip hop group formed in 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anthony Terrell Smith (born March 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Tone Loc (stylized as Tone Lōc), is an American rapper and actor.
Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966) better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapper, record producer, and actor.
Transgressive art is art that aims to transgress; i.e. to outrage or violate basic morals and sensibilities.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names Tupac, 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.
Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Twista (formerly Tung Twista), is an American rapper.
UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was an American hip hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas, formed in 1987, by Chad "Pimp C" Butler and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman.
Vandalism is an "action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property".
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation," although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.
Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline (German: "From The Curb To The Skyline") is the first studio album by Bushido.
Warner Media, LLC (formerly Time Warner Inc.), doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City and owned by AT&T.
Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ, known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop.
West Coast hip hop is a hip hop music regional genre that encompasses any artists or music that originate in the West Coast region of the United States.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Wiffle ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas.
Women in Crime Ink is an American daily crime aggregated blog founded on March 10, 2008 as "a well of thoughts on crime and media issues from women criminal justice professionals and authors." The site offers original content and coverage of crime, media, books, literature, high-profile criminal cases and crime news.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
Joseph Wayne McVey IV (born January 19, 1977), better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994.
2Pacalypse Now is the debut studio album by American rapper 2Pac, released on November 12, 1991 by Interscope Records and EastWest Records America.
4,5,6 is the solo debut by emcee Kool G Rap, released on September 12, 1995, on Cold Chillin' Records.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.
"6 in the Mornin'" is a song by Ice-T. Released in 1986 as the B-side of "Dog 'N the Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)", the song is considered to be one of the defining tracks of the gangsta rap genre.
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