Hip hop and rap

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, file photo shows Post Malone performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)
September 22, 2020 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His...
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This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include "Stranger Things" breakout star Brown getting her first starring role in the Netflix film "Enola Holmes," Neil deGrasse Tyson spreads his wisdom on Fox and Public Enemy releases "What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?" (AP Photo)
September 21, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 16, 2020 - 1:37 pm
A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show...
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September 11, 2020 - 7:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin, a judge ruled Friday, upholding a bipartisan decision by the state elections commission. The decision is likely to be rapidly appealed to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme...
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September 10, 2020 - 12:26 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the critical battleground state. The order injects a measure of...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep West off presidential ballots in Virginia. Attorneys for Perkins Coie filed a lawsuit in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West's candidacy. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
September 02, 2020 - 2:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate. Lawyers for Rasean...
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This combination photo shows J Balvin performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 3, 2019, left, and Roddy Ricch performing at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Both artists have canceled their scheduled performances at the MTV VMAs on Sunday. (Photos by Amy Harris, left, and Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
August 24, 2020 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch and Colombian superstar J Balvin will no longer perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Ricch announced his cancellation in a statement posted to Instagram Live, saying: “My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID...
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August 22, 2020 - 7:49 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state says rapper Kanye West’s bid to get on the ballot for president came up short on qualified signatures. Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office told media outlets Friday that West needed 7,144 signatures from registered voters in West...
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August 20, 2020 - 10:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your...
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FILE - Singer Kanye West watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Utah Jazz during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Los Angeles. West has qualified to appear on Utah's ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, an elections official said Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 17, 2020 - 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Utah’s ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, an elections official said Monday. State Elections Director Justin Lee said his office has verified that West's campaign gathered the necessary 1,000 signatures...
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