Hip hop and rap

Spanish rapper Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, also known as Valtonyc, left, gives the thumbs up as he leaves the courthouse in Ghent, Belgium, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that’s reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leading nominees with eight each. The AMAs will air live Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leaders with eight nominations each — earning bids in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. Drake has...
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Cardi B, with a bump on her forehead, leaves after an altercation at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper's Bazaar Icons party. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj's security guards intervened. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 10, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj said being involved in an altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party was "so mortifying and so humiliating." Cardi B tried to attack Minaj at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York on Friday. Video circulated on social media showing Cardi B lunging toward...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, that investigators have performed the autopsy and released the Miller's body to the family, but a cause will not be announced until the results of toxicology tests that can take weeks or months. Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday that investigators have performed the autopsy and released...
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Cardi B, with a bump on her forehead, leaves after an altercation at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper’s Bazaar Icons party. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj’s security guards intervened. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2018 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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This July 15, 2016 photo shows Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. Authorities say a man who was told no more tickets were available for an Ice Cube concert at the California racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the man pulled the gun Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the ticket window at Del Mar Fairgrounds and fired several shots before the deputies shot him. (Misael Virgen/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was told there were no more tickets available for an Ice Cube concert at a California racetrack was shot Sunday night by a sheriff's deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd, authorities said. The man, identified Monday as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido...
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September 02, 2018 - 11:45 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a man who reportedly fired his weapon into the air Sunday evening at a horse-racing track, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The shooting at the Del Mar racetrack took place as a concert by the rapper Ice Cube was scheduled to start soon. The man who was...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): ___ 6:45 p.m. Stevie Wonder wowed with his harmonica skills and then brought the remaining mourners at Aretha Franklin's lengthy funeral to their feet with a moving version of "As." The choir, Franklin's...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Eminem released his new album “Kamikaze” on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eminem picked a busy day to surprise the world his new album — "Kamikaze" was released only hours before the funerals of Aretha Franklin and the Washington tribute to the late Sen. John McCain. The 13-track CD includes the song "Venom," which will feature in the upcoming film of the...
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