Hip hop and rap

May 04, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. The performances could mean the icon...
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Music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Bass, who composed the opening guitar riff for Eminem's song "Lose Yourself," was testifying in a copyright case. Eminem's music publishers Eight Mile Style have sued the governing National Party over its use of a soundtrack during its 2014 election campaign. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
May 03, 2017 - 5:28 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The campaign manager for New Zealand's National Party said Wednesday she raised concerns during the 2014 election about using a song that sounded similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" but was told by industry experts it would be fine. Jo de Joux told the High Court in...
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Music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Bass, who composed the opening guitar riff for Eminem's song "Lose Yourself," was testifying in a copyright case. Eminem's music publishers Eight Mile Style have sued the governing National Party over its use of a soundtrack during its 2014 election campaign. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
May 03, 2017 - 5:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The campaign manager for New Zealand's National Party said Wednesday she raised concerns during the 2014 election about using a song that sounded similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" but was told by industry experts it would be fine. Jo de Joux told the High Court in...
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Music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Bass, who composed the opening guitar riff for Eminem's song "Lose Yourself," was testifying in a copyright case. Eminem's music publishers Eight Mile Style have sued the governing National Party over its use of a soundtrack during its 2014 election campaign. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
May 02, 2017 - 6:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The composer of the opening guitar riff for Eminem's "Lose Yourself" says the soundtrack of a New Zealand political ad is a "blatant rip-off." Jeff Bass told the High Court in Wellington on Tuesday that the song titled "Eminem Esque" that was used by the ruling...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as a copyright trial involving the country’s ruling political party began Monday, May 1, 2017. The Detroit-based music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand’s conservative National Party for using a similar soundtrack titled “Eminem Esque” for a 2014 TV ad. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 01, 2017 - 10:41 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based...
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Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition on Monday, May 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The color red made a dramatic show Monday night in the grand parade of fashion at the Met Gala, including co-chair Katy Perry's look, as did glittery gold and blue feathers on the back of Blake Lively. But many of the evening's highlights were courtesy of luminaries who channeled...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as a copyright trial involving the country’s ruling political party began Monday, May 1, 2017. The Detroit-based music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand’s conservative National Party for using a similar soundtrack titled “Eminem Esque” for a 2014 TV ad. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 01, 2017 - 2:46 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based...
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April 30, 2017 - 11:11 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright case involving the country's ruling political party got underway. The Detroit-based...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge. The 31-year-old Gates — whose legal name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard — of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake’s Southern California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper’s water and soda pop. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies from its Malibu/Lost Hills Station arrested 24-year-old Mesha Collins Monday, April 17, 2017, inside the home of Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2017 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake's Southern California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soda pop. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies from its Malibu/Lost Hills Station arrested 24-year-old Mesha...
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