Hip hop and rap

FILE - This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Tip "T.I." Harris at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. T.I. says he was joking when he said he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter every year to make sure her hymen is "still intact." The performer, who received backlash when the comments went viral earlier this month, told Jada Pinkett-Smith on Monday’s episode of “Red Table Talk” that he also apologized to his daughter. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper T.I. says he was joking when he said he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter every year to make sure her hymen is "still intact." The performer, who received backlash when the comments went viral earlier this month, told Jada Pinkett-Smith on Monday’s episode of “Red...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo., Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Grande, who won her first Grammy earlier this year, scored five Grammy Award nominations on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)
November 20, 2019 - 3:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards: ___ “I’m beyond shocked. I’m very, very surprised.” — Tanya Tucker, nominated for best country album for “While I’m Livin’,” best country solo performance and best country song for “Bring My Flowers Now,” in an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce, arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, Nov 17, 2019, for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy gives a vocal performance that opens and closes the song, which also features Wizkid and Saint Jhn.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 18, 2019 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy Carter gives a...
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Kanye West
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November 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to...
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November 12, 2019 - 5:04 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. has been released from a New Jersey jail after spending two weeks behind bars on a 17-year-old warrant. NJ.com reports that Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier, was released from Bergen County Jail on Tuesday where he had been held since Oct. 28...
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FILE - This June 29, 2012 file photo shows Pharrell Williams, right, alongside his producing partner Chad Hugo at the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, are nominated for the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame 2020 class. Joining them as nominees are Outkast, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Patti Smith, Journey, Vince Gill, Gloria Estefan, the Isley Brothers, the Eurythmics, Mike Love, David Gates and Steve Miller. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Neptunes, the creative, innovative production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who shaped pop and urban radio from the '90s well into the 2000s thanks to crafting hits for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé, are nominated for the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street on route to Buckingham Palace ahead of an audience with Queen Elizabeth II and the formal start of the General Election, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.(Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 6:01 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday as he prepared to officially launch the governing Conservative Party's campaign for the Dec. 12 election. While unofficial campaigning has been gearing up for weeks, the five-...
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November 01, 2019 - 5:08 am
Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work, including hits for Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more. The Recording Academy announced Friday that its Producers & Engineers Wing will pay tribute the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on Jan. 22 at Village Studios...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2009, file photo, John Witherspoon leaves a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York. Actor-comedian Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died at age 77. Witherspoon’s manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's family issued a statement to the website Deadline saying that Witherspoon died Tuesday in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a...
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Dave Chappelle is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
October 27, 2019 - 11:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boundary-pushing comedian Dave Chappelle, the latest recipient of the Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in comedy, he met young black artists while growing up "who taught me it was OK to be different." He credited those formative years in the Washington area with helping...
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