Hip hop and rap

Rapper Kanye West smiles as he listens to a question from a reporter during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a multipart rambling monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes,...
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October 10, 2018 - 6:13 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March. The indictment handed up last week...
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This combination photo shows rapper Post Malone at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, left, and rapper Cardi B at the Tom Ford SS19 Show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 5, 2018. Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. (AP Photo)
October 10, 2018 - 8:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won't compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi B, who earned two nominations at this year's Grammys held in February, was not eligible for nomination because of her previous...
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Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2018 - 3:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2018 - 6:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday and meet with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Sanders said on Tuesday they'll talk about...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight sits for a hearing in his murder case in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Former rap mogul Knight is expected to be sentenced to nearly three decades in prison in a Los Angeles court. The hearing Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, for the 53-year-old Death Row Records co-founder comes almost four years after Knight killed one man and injured another with his truck outside a Compton burger stand. (Patrick T. Fallon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 04, 2018 - 9:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight on an involuntary manslaughter charge for a fatal 2015 altercation (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Family members of a man struck and killed by Marion "Suge" Knight are addressing a Los Angeles judge before the...
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October 02, 2018 - 11:41 am
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 - 12:03 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 - 7:33 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 - 3:29 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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