Hip hop and rap

Madonna appears in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 20, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Post Malone was joined on stage by Aerosmith to give a wild-verging-on-bizarre dual performance to close the MTV Video Music Awards. Malone, wearing garb that looked like a toddler's footie pajamas with yellow,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo Young Thug attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in New York. Police say the rapper was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. Officer Drake Madison says Friday the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was booked on a weapons possession charge. He was being held on $35,000 bail...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" reached No. 2 on the songs' charts. More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel...
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August 13, 2018 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book coming out next June is going "Deep." Saga Press announced Monday that it is publishing a book inspired by a rap song by Clipping, the experimental featuring Grammy winner and "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs. "The Deep" is written by Rivers Solomon and tells of an underwater...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Santana's scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport has been pushed back so the rapper can continue negotiations for a plea deal. A trial had been scheduled for early September 2018. But an order filed this month extends the trial date at least until September 30. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
August 10, 2018 - 1:55 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana's scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at an airport has been pushed back so he can continue negotiations for a plea deal. A trial had been scheduled for early September. But an order filed this month extended the trial date at least...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:08 am
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It" has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the...
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Taran Killam, front right, a cast member in the Disney ABC television series "Single Parents," answers a question as fellow cast member Brad Garrett, front left, executive producer Katherine Pope, top left, and co-creator/executive producer JJ Philbin look on during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 07, 2018 - 7:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week. Then the bottom dropped out. In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the...
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FILE- In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Jay Z, left, and Beyonce arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" in New York. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11:08 p.m. and played into Friday morning, wrapping the energetic show at 1:29 a.m. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:27 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even severe weather couldn't stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11...
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This undated photo released by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows Robert Allen, the third suspect in the shooting death of South Florida rap star XXXTentacion. He was arrested in rural Georgia on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 9:28 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The third of four suspects in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion was arrested in rural Georgia at a relative's house, authorities said Thursday. The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Allen, 22, of Fort...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Jay-Z smiles after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of the Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday, July 23, 2018, the festival would remain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they work out operational issues. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 23, 2018 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Who's gonna run this town tonight? Jay-Z is. The rap mogul's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of Philadelphia after Mayor Jim Kenney reversed course on his decision to move the event. Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday the festival...
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