Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for late rapper Mac Miller. Live Nation announced Tuesday that Travis Scott, Miguel and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert on Oct. 31 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for the late rapper Mac Miller. Live Nation announced Tuesday that Travis Scott, Miguel and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert on October 31 at the Greek...
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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)
September 30, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live's season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message. Saturday's show opened with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh in a parody of Thursday's testimony before the Senate Judiciary...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018, file photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children's Hospital. The 11-year-old says her new heart "feels different, but in a good way." (OVO/Drake via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 10:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children's...
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Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, left, with his defense attorney Albert DeBlanc Jr., listens to the terms of his plea of no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago, in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The Death Row Records co-founder has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
September 20, 2018 - 6:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records...
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Spanish rapper Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, also known as Valtonyc, left, gives the thumbs up as he leaves the courthouse in Ghent, Belgium, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that’s reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leading nominees with eight each. The AMAs will air live Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leaders with eight nominations each — earning bids in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. Drake has...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London. Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that’s reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leading nominees with eight each. The AMAs will air live Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leading nominees with eight each. The AMAs will air live Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Drake...
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This combination photo shows Nicki Minaj, left, and Cardi B at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza in New York on Sept. 7, 2018. Minaj says being involved in an altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party was “so mortifying and so humiliating.” Cardi B tried to attack Minaj at Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York on Friday. Video circulated on social media showing Cardi B lunging toward Minaj and throwing her shoe at the rapper. (Photos by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 10, 2018 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj said being involved in an altercation with Cardi B at a fashion week party was "so mortifying and so humiliating." Cardi B tried to attack Minaj at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York on Friday. Video circulated on social media showing Cardi B lunging toward...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, Rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, that investigators have performed the autopsy and released the Miller's body to the family, but a cause will not be announced until the results of toxicology tests that can take weeks or months. Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week. Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday that investigators have performed the autopsy and released...
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Cardi B, with a bump on her forehead, leaves after an altercation at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper’s Bazaar Icons party. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj’s security guards intervened. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2018 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj...
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