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April 2, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?"
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August 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An arrest warrant was issued for Joseph Simmons, star of the rap group Run-DMC, after he was indicted on rape charges in Cleveland. Simmons, 25, of New York, faces three counts of rape and one count each of kidnaping and gross sexual imposition. A Cleveland woman, 22, told police that Simmons raped her in his hotel room after members of the group's entourage approached her during a performance on Aug. 9.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Cleveland police are seeking a grand jury indictment of a member of the rap group Run-DMC following allegations from a woman who said she was raped by the performer. An indictment by a Cuyahoga County grand jury would allow authorities to seek the extradition of Joseph (Run) Simmons, 25, of New York. An arrest warrant for Simmons was issued Thursday following allegations made by a 22-year-old woman who claims Simmons raped her in his hotel room following an Aug.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cleveland police said that they were seeking an indictment against the star of the rap music group Run-DMC, who is under investigation for rape. An indictment would allow authorities to seek the extradition of Joseph Simmons, 25, of New York, who is known in the group as Run. Authorities said evidence from the weeklong investigation was presented to a Cuyahoga County grand jury after a police investigation into an allegation made by a 22-year-old Cleveland woman against Simmons.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An arrest warrant was issued for Joseph Simmons, star of the rap group Run-DMC, after he was indicted on rape charges in Cleveland. Simmons, 25, of New York, faces three counts of rape and one count each of kidnaping and gross sexual imposition. A Cleveland woman, 22, told police that Simmons raped her in his hotel room after members of the group's entourage approached her during a performance on Aug. 9.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT
Eazy-E was rapping about reality the other day, extolling the virtues of telling it like it is. The young Compton rapper, who also runs the rap production company Ruthless Records, was lunching with his pal, writer/rapper M.C. Ren, at a Westside deli that's one of their favorite dining spots. "Why do you think the fans like us--why they prefer our street raps over all that phony stuff out there?" asked Eazy-E, who has a hit album, "Eazy Duz It." He's also a member of the group N.W.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | DUFF MARLOWE
Fat gold chains, expensive track suits and major-league egos--once the stereotypical trademarks of rap music--are rumbling in the face of a fresh ainflux of creative young rhymers whose styles are as varied as their birthplaces. They flaunt humor, intelligence and style without losing a step on the dance floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1988 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Jam Master Jay, a master of rap music, was spitting out the message and making up the words as he went. "You in the fast lane, man. You gonna hit the wall and you gonna die, man," the musician snarled at a self-described "gang-banger," as radio and live audiences listened. The crowd gave a little cheer. The spectators had gathered to hear Run-D.M.C., the hit rap group, lend support to an anti-gang campaign on a live radio broadcast from a South Los Angeles housing development Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Los Angeles area law enforcement officials are uncomfortable with some of the gangbanger sentiments expressed by N.W.A, but don't view the rap group as a threat. "It's not very welcome," said Lt. Joe Flores, adjutant to the Compton chief of police. "But it's a fad and I don't think it's going to have an adverse effect on the community. . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a night when M. C. Hammer and Mariah Carey each won three honors at the nationally televised Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Hammer and fellow rapper Vanilla Ice were again involved in verbal skirmishes--but this time it wasn't with each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Cleveland police are seeking a grand jury indictment of a member of the rap group Run-DMC following allegations from a woman who said she was raped by the performer. An indictment by a Cuyahoga County grand jury would allow authorities to seek the extradition of Joseph (Run) Simmons, 25, of New York. An arrest warrant for Simmons was issued Thursday following allegations made by a 22-year-old woman who claims Simmons raped her in his hotel room following an Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a night when M. C. Hammer and Mariah Carey each won three honors at the nationally televised Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Hammer and fellow rapper Vanilla Ice were again involved in verbal skirmishes--but this time it wasn't with each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | DUFF MARLOWE
Fat gold chains, expensive track suits and major-league egos--once the stereotypical trademarks of rap music--are rumbling in the face of a fresh ainflux of creative young rhymers whose styles are as varied as their birthplaces. They flaunt humor, intelligence and style without losing a step on the dance floor.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Los Angeles area law enforcement officials are uncomfortable with some of the gangbanger sentiments expressed by N.W.A, but don't view the rap group as a threat. "It's not very welcome," said Lt. Joe Flores, adjutant to the Compton chief of police. "But it's a fad and I don't think it's going to have an adverse effect on the community. . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT
Eazy-E was rapping about reality the other day, extolling the virtues of telling it like it is. The young Compton rapper, who also runs the rap production company Ruthless Records, was lunching with his pal, writer/rapper M.C. Ren, at a Westside deli that's one of their favorite dining spots. "Why do you think the fans like us--why they prefer our street raps over all that phony stuff out there?" asked Eazy-E, who has a hit album, "Eazy Duz It." He's also a member of the group N.W.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cleveland police said that they were seeking an indictment against the star of the rap music group Run-DMC, who is under investigation for rape. An indictment would allow authorities to seek the extradition of Joseph Simmons, 25, of New York, who is known in the group as Run. Authorities said evidence from the weeklong investigation was presented to a Cuyahoga County grand jury after a police investigation into an allegation made by a 22-year-old Cleveland woman against Simmons.
NEWS
August 2, 1988
A former bodyguard for the rap music group Run-D.M.C. was sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man at a concert in Fresno two years ago. Garfield Brown originally was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter in the death of Alex Baldwin, 21. Fresno police said several fights broke out during a Run-D.M.C. concert at Selland Arena on Aug.
NEWS
August 2, 1988
A former bodyguard for the rap music group Run-D.M.C. was sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man at a concert in Fresno two years ago. Garfield Brown originally was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter in the death of Alex Baldwin, 21. Fresno police said several fights broke out during a Run-D.M.C. concert at Selland Arena on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1988 | T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Jam Master Jay, a master of rap music, was spitting out the message and making up the words as he went. "You in the fast lane, man. You gonna hit the wall and you gonna die, man," the musician snarled at a self-described "gang-banger," as radio and live audiences listened. The crowd gave a little cheer. The spectators had gathered to hear Run-D.M.C., the hit rap group, lend support to an anti-gang campaign on a live radio broadcast from a South Los Angeles housing development Tuesday.
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