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Ronald Herron, who also goes by the name Ra Diggs, is a rapper and reputed gang leader.

Amateur Rapper Convicted On Gang Murder Charges In Brooklyn

A reputed drug kingpin was convicted on murder charges in Brooklyn Thursday, in a case that featured amateur rap videos of him rhyming about carrying guns and settling scores with bullets.

06/26/2014

Scene of shooting in Queens Jan. 3, 2014 (Lou Young/CBS 2)

Man Charged In Shooting That Killed Rapper, Wounded 3 Others In Queens

A Queens man has been charged in a shooting that left a rapper dead and three others wounded last month.

02/11/2014

Rapper Jim Jones in New York City in 2012. (credit: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Rapper Jim Jones Arrested In The Bronx

According to the Bronx District Attorney’s office, Jones was behind the wheel of a Chevy Impala when officers pulled him over at around 2 a.m.

10/02/2013

Fat Joe

4 Months In Prison For ‘Fat Joe’ For Tax Evasion

Rapper “Fat Joe” was sentenced to four months in prison in New Jersey Monday, after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes.

06/24/2013

Rapper Ja Rule (file/credit: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

Rapper Ja Rule Moved To Brooklyn Jail Ahead Of Release

The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, left a state prison in central New York last week after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and went straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case.

02/28/2013

DJ Paul

Rapper DJ Paul Arrested In Hell’s Kitchen For Allegedly Carrying Taser

Academy Award-winning rapper and record producer DJ Paul was arrested this past weekend for allegedly carrying a stun gun in his pocket and an open can of beer in his hand.

CBS New York–10/15/2012

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities Charge 3 In Alleged Murder Of Brooklyn Rapper

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 30-year-old Randy Manning of Brooklyn faces numerous charges — including felony murder and witness tampering — in the death of Rhian H. Stoute, a 33-year-old Brooklyn resident who performed under the name Kampane.

08/20/2011

Inga Marchand, also known as Foxy Brown, gives a thumbs-up after leaving court in New York, Tuesday, July 12, 2011. (credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

Judge Dismisses Mooning Case Against Brooklyn Rapper Foxy Brown

Prosecutors say Brown violated the order in July by screaming at neighbor Arlene Raymond before bending over, baring her buttocks and showing her underwear while shouting an obscenity.

07/12/2011

Rapper Ja Rule Pleads Guilty In NY Weapon Case

Police said they found a loaded semiautomatic gun in a rear door of the $250,000-plus car after it was stopped for speeding.

12/13/2010

Rapper Foxy Brown - File / Photo: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images

Foxy Brown Vows To Fight Exposure, Obscenity Charges

Rapper Foxy Brown says she’ll fight charges of violating a court order stemming from a confrontation with her neighbor in New York City.

11/17/2010

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Goes Solo On Rikers Island

Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes: He can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case.

10/04/2010

FILE (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Violating Court Order

Foxy Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt. She could face up to one year in jail.

09/10/2010

Rapper Foxy Brown (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Foxy Brown Finally Makes It To Brooklyn Court

Better late than never. Rapper Foxy Brown appeared in a Brooklyn courtroom Tuesday afternoon, hours after a morning no-show prompted a judge to issue a bench warrant.

09/07/2010

Jay Z

Jay-Z To Perform In NYC For Basketball Festival

Jay-Z will provide the opening act for the World Basketball Festival. The rap mogul will perform Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall as part of the kick-off ceremony for the weekend event.

08/11/2010