What are various bands best known for outside of their musical abilities? Kiss for example are best known for their makeup.
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Chart Peak Position = Number in Band Name - .38 Special
During the autumn of 1982 the band .38 Special scored another hit on the Hot 100. "You Keep Running Away" peaked at #38 on the countdown. Coincidence or what?
Rapper 2 Chainz has been arrested on drug charges in Maryland where he was performing at a college home coming event. Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said troopers stopped a van recently near Easton, Md., and smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana in the van. A backpack in the van had a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of marijuan, police said. The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested. Epps was cited for having drug paraphernalia and marijuana and was released.
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
In 1990 the controversial porno-rap group 2 Live Crew was the focus of a big scandal. Their album "As Nasty As We Want To Be" was banned outright in a Florida county. They were arrested on obscenity charges while performing at an adults-only show. Naturally the PMRC headed by the shrill superbitch Tipper Gore were flapping their big mouths and their arms like the hysterical obnoxious maniacal zealots they are. Later that year after the Constitutional issue was settled the album had made multi-platinum status. Luke and the other rappers issued a statement explicitly to Tipper thanking her for flapping her stupid yap because that brought more attention to their album resulting in it selling several million copies, making all those rappers MILLIONAIRES.
Popularity Makes Contempt
I'm not sure where this really fits into but here goes. We all know about the controversy of their X-rated album "As Nasty AsThey Want To Be". We also know about lead rapper's trademark dispute with Lucasfilm Ltd. about his use of the name "Luke Skyywalker" (he now uses his real name Luther Campbell or simply "Luke"). An amusing factor was added in the equation when two parents complained that their child purchased the album thinking it was a music record by "Luke Skywalker" - as in the Jedi Knight, or Mark Hamill! They took it home, played it and OMG! I laughed my butt off when I read this story in the paper. Unbelievable!
1990 HA HA HA HA
Striking Down Florida's Anti-Obsenity Laws - 2LiveCrew
In 1989 2LiveCrew was hauled into court after a show in Florida because their song Oh Me So Horny was deemed obsene. The judge that aquitted the band of any wrongdoing also struck down Florida's anti-obsenity laws because music is protected under freedom of speech.
A representative for 50 cent says the rapper is out of the hospital after being injured in a car accident in New York early on 6/27/12. Bruce Miller, who was driving the car, was also injured, but released. Taken to New York Hospital Queens, 50 Cent sustained minor neck and back injuries but is "doing fine" (now with a neck brace).
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
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