Hip hop and rap

Entertainer Jay-Z arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 02, 2020 - 7:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ BEYONCE, JAY-Z SIT DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM Video of Beyoncé and Jay-Z sitting while Demi Lovato sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl has surfaced online. TMZ posted the...
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Fat Joe and 50 Cent perform at the Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party at Pepsi Neon Beach on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in South Beach, FL. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2020 - 12:55 am
MIAMI (AP) — Fat Joe brought New York hip-hop to Miami for an energetic pre-Super Bowl concert a day ahead of the big game. The Bronx rapper was joined by fellow New Yorkers 50 Cent and Remy Ma for the Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party on Saturday at Clevelander South Beach. Joe performed a number of...
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Actor Vin Diesel attends the the Road to "Fast & Furious 9" Concert at Maurice A. Ferré Park on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2020 - 6:14 am
MIAMI (AP) — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious” saga. Diesel and the cast spoke of the memory of their late screen partner at a special event surrounding the upcoming release of the franchise’s ninth chapter, “F9: Fast...
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Former NBA basketball player Shaquille O' Neal DJ's at Shaq's Fun House, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami. This carnival themed music festival is one of numerous events taking place in advance of Miami hosting Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 01, 2020 - 2:34 am
MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music. O’Neal, who moonlights as DJ Diesel, brought his carnival-themed event “Shaq’s Fun House” to Miami on Friday night ahead of the Super Bowl, telling the...
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This combination photo shows Sean Combs accepting the 2020 Industry Icon award, left, and Mase performing at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nearly a week after honoring Combs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, rapper Mase lashed out at the Bad Boy Records founder for ripping him off along with others signed to his label. (Photos by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2020 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a week after honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, rapper Mase lashed out at the Bad Boy Records founder and accused Combs of ripping him off along with others signed to his label. “I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist...
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January 30, 2020 - 11:56 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but it was all about Miami’s home-court advantage as local DJ Khaled performed Thursday night, surprising fans with an all-star lineup that included Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Migos. Fresh off a Grammy win for “Higher,” Khaled stressed “...
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DJ Khaled poses in the press room with the award for best rap/sung performance for "Higher" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 29, 2020 - 5:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami. The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal,...
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This combination photo shows H.E.R. performing at the 2019 Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 6, 2019, left, and Missy Elliott performing at the 2019 Essence Festival on July 5, 2019. The pair will appear in a new Pepsi commercial that will debut for the Super Bowl. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2020 - 10:20 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Almost three years ago, Missy Elliott sent a tweet to a then under-the-radar artist whose music she admired and told her that “she was going to blow up.” Fast forward to 2020 and H.E.R. has been nominated for a total of 10 career Grammys, won two and is now starring...
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., shows Jelani Maraj, who was sentenced on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. A judge convicted Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment in November 2017. (Nassau County Police Department via AP, File)
January 27, 2020 - 3:10 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. A judge convicted Jelani Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment in November 2017. The victim testified...
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Billie Eilish poses in the press room with the awards for best album and best pop vocal album for "We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?", best song and record for "Bad Guy" and best new artist at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 27, 2020 - 3:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world. The 18-year-old made history at the Grammy Awards Sunday. Not only did she become the youngest person to win...
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