Hip hop troublemakers such as reputed gunslinging duo Sean "Puffy" Combs and Jamal "Shyne" Barrow are scampering to the civil rights movement for political cover as their gangsta personas and alleged criminal conduct come under increasing attack. But a bitter behind-the-scenes feud over this "shameful alliance"which for several months has pitted a hard-edged anti-gangsta rap crusader against prominent black leaders and music industry bigscould erupt around Combs's and Barrow's upcoming trial in Manhattan. Barrow is charged with attempted murder and Combs with illegal... More >>>
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