Hip hop and rap

November 28, 2018 - 7:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa's...
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In this Nov. 25, 2018, photo, a woman walks past a Dolce&Gabbana retail outlet in Beijing, China. Don't mess with China - and its 770 million internet users. That's the lesson Dolce&Gabbana learned the hard way after Chinese netizens expressed their outrage at a promotional video the company made for the Chinese market and insulting comments made on Instagram, though the company blamed hackers for the latter. As retailers pulled their merchandise from shelves, co-founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana went on camera to apologize to the Chinese people. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 26, 2018 - 5:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Don't mess with China and its growing cadre of powerful luxury consumers. Dolce&Gabbana learned that lesson the hard way when it faced a boycott after Chinese expressed outrage over what were seen as culturally insensitive videos promoting a major runway show in Shanghai and...
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In this photo taken by Alexey Avanesyan, Alexander Kuznetsov, Russian rapper also known as Husky gestures as he waits for a court hearing in Krasnodar, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The Russian rapper is facing two weeks in jail for performing on a car after prosecutors banned his gig for going against the government. (Alexander Avanesyan via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 12:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A popular Russian rapper was sentenced Thursday to 12 days in jail for performing on a car after prosecutors banned his gig. Husky, who has a wide following among young Russians with his videos scoring up to 6 million views on YouTube, was arrested Wednesday. A court in the southern...
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November 21, 2018 - 2:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — One person has life-threatening injuries after a stabbing at a Pusha T concert in Toronto. Toronto Police Constable David Hopkinson said Wednesday three others were treated at a hospital for minor injuries at the Danforth Music Hall late Tuesday. Hopkinson said the patient who was...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2004, file photo shows Sean "P. Diddy" Combs directing photographers as they sing "Happy Birthday," to him as his date Kim Porter, left, listens, after Combs arrived for his 35th birthday celebration at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York. Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died. A representative for Combs confirmed the death of the 47-year-old on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. No further details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
November 15, 2018 - 8:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los Angeles home, where paramedics pronounced her dead. The cause was not immediately clear, and an autopsy...
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This combination photo shows rappers, from left, Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I., who will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star. Netflix announced that “Rhythm + Flow” will debut next fall. (AP Photo)
November 13, 2018 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star. Netflix announced that "Rhythm + Flow " will debut next fall. John Legend, who has won Emmy and Tony awards for his producing efforts, is one of the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo Ludacris performs at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ludacris and Migos will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL days before the Super Bowl next year, Electronic Arts Inc. and OnLocation Experiences announced Monday, Nov. 5. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
November 05, 2018 - 9:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris, Migos and Lil Jon will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL days before the Super Bowl next year. Electronic Arts Inc. and OnLocation Experiences announced Monday that Lil Yachty, Metro Boomin and Lil Baby will also hit the stage at...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango in Los Angeles. Grande has released a song referencing her exes, including former fiance and “SNL” star Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 04, 2018 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has released a song referencing her exes — including former fiance and "SNL" star Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller. The midtempo song "Thank U, Next" references past splits and expresses gratitude for what she has learned from the relationships. She talks about a...
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In this July 26, 2018 photo, American jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at the Five Continents Jazz festival, in Marseille, southern France. The Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter has died at age 49. Manager Larry Clothier says in a statement that Hargrove died in New York on Friday, Nov. 2, from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager said Saturday. Hargrove died in New York on Friday of cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney...
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Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, left, chats with Kanye West during a "pull-up" rally Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 9:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Hip-hop megastar Kanye West told his Twitter followers that he was "distancing" himself from politics even as he sent a big check to boost a Democratic mayoral hopeful in his hometown of Chicago. West tweeted this week that he realizes "I've been used to spread messages I don't...
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