Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week in New York. Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform his brand new song with the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 8:58 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year. During the Thursday night release party for...
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Rapper Cardi B, center, arrives at Queens County Criminal Court, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. The platinum-selling hip hop star is scheduled to appear in court on charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 07, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B must not contact, in person or through social media, the victims of a melee she was involved in at a New York strip club, a judge ordered Friday. The platinum rapper appeared in court in New York City after a summons was issued Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. A list of nominees in the top categories at the 2019 Grammys, including Lamar, who is the leader with eight nominations, were announced Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, by the Recording Academy. Drake, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Greta Van Fleet also scored multiple nominations. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Lamar was nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song for "All the Stars," from the film "Black Panther." He shares the nomination with Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe and Al Shuckburgh. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2018 - 5:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's talents as actors, but Thursday's announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet "Shallow" from "A Star is Born." They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday,...
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December 05, 2018 - 8:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of Fortnite, saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose real name is Terrence Ferguson, alleges that North Carolina-based Fortnite-maker Epic...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, Canadian rapper Drake arrives for the NBA Awards in New York. Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top album, while his hit "God's Plan" was the most popular single. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 3:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally. Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top album, while his hit "God's Plan" was the most popular single. The rapper's song "Nice for...
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December 03, 2018 - 9:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, DJ Khaled presents a performance by Travis Scott and James Blake at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Federal regulators said Thursday, Nov. 29, that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. The Securities and Exchange...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Hugh Jackman arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. Jackman announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour on Thursday, Nov. 29, which will feature Jackman singing songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables” and Broadway musicals, among other selections. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars. The multi-talented entertainer announced his "The Man. The Music. The Show." tour on Thursday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from "The Greatest...
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November 28, 2018 - 12:45 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa's...
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