Hip hop and rap

Designer Phillipe Blond walks the runway during The Blonds collection presentation during New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion Week show. The show Tuesday night was inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies. David and Phillipe Blond wanted to incorporate their favorite "...
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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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Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset looks on at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn't deserve the Grammy over other nominees. The criticism was amplified by a now-deleted BET tweet that pitted Cardi...
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Donald Glover, creator and star of the FX series "Atlanta," and a musician who performs under the name Childish Gambino, poses at a private cocktail party to celebrate the FX network's Emmy nominations in Los Angeles. Glover won four Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, but did not attend the awards ceremony. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but...
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Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset kisses her hand at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An overwhelmed Cardi B won her first Grammy Award on Sunday night, making history as the first solo woman to win best rap album. "Invasion of Privacy" beat out albums by the late Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and Travis Scott. "Oh my goodness," she said, struggling to gather...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Cardi B arrives at the 2019 Fanatics Super Bowl Party in Atlanta. Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper says she is feeling nervous heading into the upcoming awards show. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper says she is feeling nervous heading into the upcoming awards show. Cardi B told The Associated Press that she has been filled with anxiety about winning an award and executing her performance at...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 3:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place. The Grammy-nominated rapper and his music are so associated with Atlanta that the notion he was...
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