Hip hop and rap

In this July 26, 2018 photo, American jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at the Five Continents Jazz festival, in Marseille, southern France. The Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter has died at age 49. Manager Larry Clothier says in a statement that Hargrove died in New York on Friday, Nov. 2, from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 03, 2018 - 4:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager said Saturday. Hargrove died in New York on Friday of cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney...
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November 01, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When a rap video critical of Thailand's military government became a huge sensation, the authorities first responded with threats to arrest its creators. Then they did what the establishment often does when under fire: try to co-opt the genre. So on Thursday a government "Thailand 4...
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November 01, 2018 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The rapper's items will be on display at the school's main campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American...
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Juicy J performs during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured on screen is the late rapper Mac Miller. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever." Scott's performance and closing remarks came after other music performers including Chance the Rapper, SZA and John...
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Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia speaks as Chance the Rapper, center, and Kanye West listen during a "pull-up" rally for Enyia Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 12:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Fresh off his bizarre Oval Office visit with President Donald Trump, hip-hop megastar Kanye West drew a crowd when he joined a Democratic mayoral hopeful and Chance the Rapper in a sidewalk appearance on Chicago's South Side. West didn't say anything during Amara Enyia's event in...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, released by Presidential Press Unit, Kanye West, left, meets with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe, Uganda. Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" about promoting tourism and arts in the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. (Presidential Press Unit via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:53 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" on Monday...
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October 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago...
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Rapper Kanye West smiles as he listens to a question from a reporter during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 5:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes,...
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Rapper Kanye West smiles as he listens to a question from a reporter during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that his red "MAGA" hat makes him "feel like Superman," rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office Thursday. Ahead of a private lunch, President Donald Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute desk...
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