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April 16, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officially, Harvard University senior David Mays is majoring in government. According to university records, Mays' roommate, Jon Shecter, also a senior, is concentrating in English. But the truth is that the two 21-year-olds are majoring in rap, with a minor in entrepreneurialism. Or maybe it's the other way around.
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April 16, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officially, Harvard University senior David Mays is majoring in government. According to university records, Mays' roommate, Jon Shecter, also a senior, is concentrating in English. But the truth is that the two 21-year-olds are majoring in rap, with a minor in entrepreneurialism. Or maybe it's the other way around.
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September 4, 1993 | MATHIS CHAZANOV and CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rap singer Snoop Doggy Dogg turned himself in to face a murder charge after eluding detectives long enough to announce a winner at the MTV awards ceremony, Los Angeles police said Friday. The singer, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was wanted in the shooting death of Phillip Woldemariam on a street in the Palms district last month. "The deceased was a 25-year-old male who apparently had been in a verbal confrontation with Snoop Doggy Dogg," said Lt.
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September 18, 1994 | Richard Cromelin, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar
Out on the basketball court, Marcus Garvey grabs a rebound and gets the ball to point guard Nat Turner, who's teamed with Huey Newton in the back court. Turner passes to Angela Davis for a backboard-shattering dunk, much to the pleasure of the head coach, Malcolm X. These black historical figures and famed activists are running their fast breaks in the imagination of rapper and singer Michael Franti.
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May 2, 1993 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When hundreds of young concert-goers rampaged through Magic Mountain and nearby Santa Clarita on April 17, a park spokeswoman blamed the violence on the type of audience attracted to rap concerts. She pledged to never again schedule such performers at the amusement park. Two years ago, five Dodge City, Kan., teen-agers initially pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming a rap record drove them insane. They later changed their plea to guilty. And L. A.
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March 17, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
What could be more ironic than Vanilla Ice's performing his rap version of the Rolling Stones' old "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to 10,000 screaming fans? In the last six months, Ice--as even his parents call Robert Van Winkle--has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and gone from the opening slot on an M.C. Hammer tour to headlining his own shows.
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