Hip hop and rap

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, left, next to lyricist MC Lyte, right, speaks at a black women's forum on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Allen University in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
December 10, 2019 - 1:50 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the waning weeks before South Carolina's president primary, Democrat Tom Steyer is renewing his focus on the black voters who play a pivotal role in the first-in-the-South state, rolling out a proposal to improve historically black colleges and institutions. The efforts,...
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FILE - This Oct. 27, 2018 file photo shows Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut out at the back of her short black T-shirt dress, and was shown on the stadium's huge television screens during Sunday night's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team's cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.” The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut out...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday, Dec. 8 after a "medical emergency'' at Chicago's Midway International Airport, according to authorities. Chicago police said they're conducting a death investigation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
December 08, 2019 - 1:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The rapper, whose...
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In this Dec. 4, 2019 photo, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin poses next to Maurizio Cattlelan's "Comedian" at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach, Fla. The work sold for $120,000. (AP Photo/Siobhan Morrissey)
Associated Press
December 08, 2019 - 12:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami. Art collector Wayne Boich hosted a lavish dinner at his home...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, rapper T.I. performs before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. A New York lawmaker wants to ban tests aimed at determining virginity in response to remarks by the rapper earlier this month in which he said he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 04, 2019 - 11:22 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could ban intrusive tests aimed at determining virginity in response to the controversial remarks made recently by the rapper T.I. that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said Tuesday the bill she submitted last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. The rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
December 03, 2019 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the...
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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 - 11:08 am
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 - 12:52 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 - This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. Singer-rapper Lizzo earned eight Grammy Award nominations, Wednesday, Nov. 20, making her the show’s top-nominated act. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
November 20, 2019 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her major-label debut, “...
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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 - 5:34 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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