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 - 6:06 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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Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, left, chats with Kanye West during a "pull-up" rally Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 12:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hip-hop megastar Kanye West told his Twitter followers that he was "distancing" himself from politics even as he sent a big check to boost a Democratic mayoral hopeful in his hometown of Chicago. West tweeted this week that he realizes "I've been used to spread messages I don't...
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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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This combination photo shows Nicki Minaj at the Harper's BAZAAR 'Icons by Carine Roitfeld' party in New York on Sept. 8, 2017, left, and Tracy Chapman at a benefit event on behalf of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) in New York on Jan. 31, 2007. Minaj is being sued for sampling a Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj’s unreleased track “Sorry” incorporated the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single “Baby Can I Hold You.” (AP Photo)
October 23, 2018 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry" incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:11 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 the school in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over...
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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. West handed Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni a pair of his autographed sneakers on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:07 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers on Monday 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"...
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October 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told The Associated Press late Saturday that West's visit is "an endorsement of our tourism resources."...
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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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