Hip hop and rap

March 07, 2019 - 5:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Lennox has a sweet dream — that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for the advancement of women's rights around the globe. The iconic singer and activist teamed with Apple Music to launch a video Thursday in support of global feminism to...
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March 06, 2019 - 11:11 am
LONDON (AP) — "Havana" conquered the world in 2018. A global music industry group says Camila Cabello's song, featuring guest vocals from rapper Young Thug, is the year's best-selling digital single. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry says the Cuban-American musician's song...
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March 04, 2019 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival. The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event he's calling a "cultural experience" that will debut April 26-28. He will perform on a stage set on the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs unveils his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York. Police say someone attacked the statue of Combs at the wax museum, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were continuing Monday to look for a suspect in the strange episode Saturday night. Police say a...
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This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, shows a scene from a rap video made to motivate Insys Therapeutics sales representatives to get doctors to prescribe higher doses of the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray. Company founder John Kapoor and four other former executives are charged with scheming to pay bribes and kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe higher doses. Kapoor and the other executives have denied all wrongdoing. (Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 file photo, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs during the Jose Carreras Gala rehearsal in Leipzig, eastern Germany. American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, file)
February 13, 2019 - 5:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly...
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This combination photo shows Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, at the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York on Sept. 14, 2017, left, and Donald Glover, who performs as Childish Gambino, at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 8, 2017. Young Thug, a co-writer of “This Is America,” made history alongside Childish Gambino when the social-political hit became the first hip-hop track to win the song of the year at the Grammy Awards. (AP Photo)
February 12, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Young Thug, a co-writer of "This Is America," made history alongside Childish Gambino when the social-political hit became the first hip-hop track to win the song of the year Grammy, but Young Thug almost didn't make the history books. When the Recording Academy first announced the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj says she’s canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, on social media that she won’t perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was “being dragged by her lacefront” following Cardi B’s Grammy win for best rap album. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj says she's canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday on social media that she won't perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was "...
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Cardi B performs "Money" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage. Childish Gambino's disturbing look at race relations, "This is America," won record and song of the year on Sunday's telecast. It was the first time a rap-...
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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey...
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