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October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
VH1 will look at hip-hop's influence on culture with a four-part documentary, the network announced  Wednesday.   Based on Steve Stoute's best-selling book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy,” VH1's documentary will provide a visual history of “the hip-hopification of America” -- which Stoute coined in his book as “tanning.” The series, which falls under the network's Emmy-winning...
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October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
VH1 will look at hip-hop's influence on culture with a four-part documentary, the network announced  Wednesday.   Based on Steve Stoute's best-selling book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy,” VH1's documentary will provide a visual history of “the hip-hopification of America” -- which Stoute coined in his book as “tanning.” The series, which falls under the network's Emmy-winning...
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BUSINESS
May 21, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"He punched me in the face, and then he grabbed the phone and bashed me in the head with it," said Interscope Records executive Steve Stoute, describing the afternoon last month when he says rap tycoon Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs burst into his office with two accomplices and attacked him. "One minute I'm in the middle of a meeting," he told The Times in his first interview since the alleged assault, "and the next minute I'm down on the floor and Puffy and his guys are kicking and pounding me.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"He punched me in the face, and then he grabbed the phone and bashed me in the head with it," said Interscope Records executive Steve Stoute, describing the afternoon last month when he says rap tycoon Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs burst into his office with two accomplices and attacked him. "One minute I'm in the middle of a meeting," he told The Times in his first interview since the alleged assault, "and the next minute I'm down on the floor and Puffy and his guys are kicking and pounding me.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2005 | From Reuters
McDonald's Corp., fresh from a makeover of its menu and ads, now wants to upgrade its restaurant staff uniforms to make them hipper and more befitting the MTV generation, a spokesman said Tuesday. "Our crew in many respects are ambassadors of our brand, and we want their attire to be consistent with that," said Bill Whitman, McDonald's USA spokesman.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jay-Z is coming back to the big screen. As the rap titan preps his upcoming Made In America festival, he's given Hollywood director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer access to the creation of the two-day show he's launching Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, the New York Post reports. The Oscar-winning duo behind “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code” told the Post that the documentary is “going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective. " “The festival showcases 20 preeminent artists that speak to the new generation,” Grazer told the Post.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1999 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT Flying High: The Dixie Chicks' new album, "Fly," has landed atop the nation's album chart. The follow-up to the trio's breakthrough "Wide Open Spaces" sold 341,000 copies in its first week, the strongest debut by a country artist other than Garth Brooks since SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991. "Wide Open Spaces" also remains among the nation's bestsellers--it's at No. 28 this week--and has sold more than 5 million copies in 18 months. Last week's No.
NEWS
June 30, 2005 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
A Velvet touch among the neon La Velvet Margarita is bringing its Tijuana-in-hell motif to Sin City. Owner Big Daddy Carlos says his Cahuenga Boulevard supper club, a favorite hang of Robin Williams, Vince Vaughn and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, has been so successful that he's opening one on the Vegas strip in 2006. It's synergy: The secret to La Velvet Margarita's success is the combo of hotblooded Latin music, the spirit of velvet Elvis and burritos the size of Jimmy Hoffa....
BUSINESS
September 9, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a top record executive in New York, rap entrepreneur Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a harassment violation and was sentenced to a one-day class in anger management. Combs--who was arrested in April on felony assault charges and faced up to seven years in prison--will pay no fine, serve no jail time and do no community service. And under New York law, a "violation" leaves him with no criminal record.
NEWS
December 28, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rap entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs was charged Monday with criminal possession of a weapon after a gun was found in the sport utility vehicle in which he and actress-singer Jennifer Lopez were riding following a shooting that wounded three people at a Times Square dance club. Another rapper, Jamal Barrow, 19, was arrested outside the club in possession of a gun and later charged with three counts of attempted murder.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Bertelsmann Music Group was banking on a big hit this quarter from rap newcomer Shyne to help its Bad Boy Records division fulfill its financial projections. But executives are now considering whether to even release the debut album because of his indictment for attempted murder. The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jamal Barrow, was indicted this week on three felony counts of attempted murder. According to police, Barrow opened fire Dec.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of his criminal court hearing, rap tycoon Sean "Puffy" Combs publicly apologized and said he has reconciled with the music executive he allegedly attacked two months ago. Combs--who was arrested April 16 on felony charges that he and two of his accomplices assaulted Interscope Records' Steve Stoute--said no money changed hands in the reconciliation, but sources said the deal could include a future $1-million payment.
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