Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2009 file photo, Sean "Diddy" Combs unveils his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York. Police say someone attacked the statue of Combs at the wax museum, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
February 18, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were continuing Monday to look for a suspect in the strange episode Saturday night. Police say a...
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Designer Phillipe Blond walks the runway during The Blonds collection presentation during New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop icon Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion week show inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies. David and Phillipe Blond, always fashion provocateurs, wanted to incorporate their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A lawyer for 21 Savage says Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that the Grammy-nominated rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been released on on $100,000 bond from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:53 pm
OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released Wednesday from an immigration detention center in south Georgia, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on $100,000 bond, immigration lawyer Tia Smith said in an email. He had been...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 file photo, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs during the Jose Carreras Gala rehearsal in Leipzig, eastern Germany. American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019, won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, file)
February 13, 2019 - 4:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly...
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February 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Fortnite" have asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created. Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based rapper whose real name...
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CORRECTS RELEASE DATE - FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A lawyer for rapper 21 Savage said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, that he has been granted bond for release from federal immigration custody, but the bond was granted too late Tuesday for him to be released right away. He said he anticipates the rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, will be released Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn't freed right away, his lawyer said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted...
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Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset looks on at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn't deserve the Grammy over other nominees. The criticism was amplified by a now-deleted BET tweet that pitted Cardi...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj says she’s canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, on social media that she won’t perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was “being dragged by her lacefront” following Cardi B’s Grammy win for best rap album. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 9:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj says she's canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday on social media that she won't perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was "...
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Cardi B performs "Money" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 11:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage. Childish Gambino's disturbing look at race relations, "This is America," won record and song of the year on Sunday's telecast. It was the first time a rap-...
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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey...
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