Hip hop and rap

January 08, 2021 - 4:50 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in Beverly Hills, where police said he took a loaded gun into an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. DaBaby, whose legal name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested Thursday on suspicion...
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January 05, 2021 - 11:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. The rapper and producer said in a social media post Tuesday night that he’s thankful for the “well wishes.” TMZ reported that he...
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A technician walks in the courtyard of the Louvre museum during the rehearsal of a show by French DJ David Guetta, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Superstar DJ David Guetta has, quite literally, been brought back to Earth by the coronavirus pandemic and says his music has benefitted as a result. Back in his native Paris to record a New Year's Eve show, the composer of ear-worm dance hits said he has produced "tons of new music" while hunkering down from the virus.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 30, 2020 - 5:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Superstar DJ David Guetta has been brought back to Earth by the coronavirus pandemic and says his music has benefitted as a result. Back in his native Paris to record a New Year's Eve show, the composer of ear-worm dance hits said he has produced "tons of new music” while hunkering...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2008, file photo, Leslie West, of Mountain, performs at the seventh annual Jammy awards at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 75. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
December 24, 2020 - 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. He was 75. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac...
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This combination photo shows, Billie Eilish holding her awards at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, from left, Lady Gaga holding her awards at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019 and Kendrick Lamar accepting the award for best rap album for "Damn" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. 1 record label of the year by Billboard. (AP Photo)
December 17, 2020 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. 1 record label of the year by Billboard. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. The...
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This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)
December 15, 2020 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after publishing his memoir “Decoded,” Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by the rapper, is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit 101. In a joint announcement Tuesday, Random House...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 16, 2018 file photo, Lil Wayne performs on Day 3 of the 2018 Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Del. Rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 to a federal charge that he possessed a weapon despite being a convicted felon following a 2019 search of a private plane in the Miami area. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2020 - 9:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he possessed a weapon despite being a convicted felon following a 2019 search of a private plane in the Miami area. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, entered the plea during a hearing...
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FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa each earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
December 03, 2020 - 12:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year. Apple announced Thursday that Ricch achieved the feat with his hit “The Box” and his debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.” Rappers dominated the Top...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2020 - 8:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the...
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In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
November 22, 2020 - 11:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said...
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