Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The end of the hit Starz series “Power” is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably the most exciting thing that would happen to her this year. Blige’s casting in the new show, titled “Power Book II: Ghost,” was announced Friday, July 26 at a TV critics’ meeting. The sixth and last season of “Power” will air in two parts, Starz said. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 11:09 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably the most exciting thing that would happen to her this year. Blige's casting...
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Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in New York. Meek Mill, the Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
July 26, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place. Jay-Z will no longer close the three-day festival scheduled for Aug. 16-18, a person familiar with...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 12:42 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The 500 pages of documents also included allegations...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 25, 2019 - 6:52 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump responded with two sharply-worded tweets, calling on Sweden...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake has two new partners: SiriusXM and Pandora. The two companies which merged earlier this year announced Thursday that they have signed a new creative partnership with the superstar rapper. The new deal includes "a dedicated station, curated music, and collaborations with...
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FILE - This June 1, 2019 file photo shows Lil Nas X performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. The rapper has taken his "Old Town Road" to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi. "Old Town Road" logs its 16th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week, matching the success that Carey...
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July 22, 2019 - 1:36 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. Magnus Stromberg represents the alleged victim and says they are happy but not surprised by the decision. Rocky, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday, July 5, for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight on Sunday in central Stockholm. Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y. is pushing for the release of the rapper. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2019 - 12:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail." Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also "assured him that A$AP was not a...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Buzz Aldrin, right, with Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2019 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of...
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Slobodan Jovicic, A$AP Rocky's lawyer, talks to media after the arrest proceedings at the Kronoberg custody in Stockholm, Friday, July 19, 2019. A Swedish prosecutor wants U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson has asked Stockholm's District Court to hold A$AP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — until July 25. A ruling is expected later Friday. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 8:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm's District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson...
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