Hip hop and rap

A$AP Rocky, right, leaves the district court after the third day of his trial in Stockholm, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A Swedish court has ruled that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects can be freed from detention until Aug. 14, when the verdict on their assault case will be announced. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in his closing comments that he was seeking a six-month sentence for the rapper. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on Friday as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. The Stockholm District Court released the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is...
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A$AP Rocky, right, leaves the district court after the third day of his trial in Stockholm, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A Swedish court has ruled that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects can be freed from detention until Aug. 14, when the verdict on their assault case will be announced. Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in his closing comments that he was seeking a six-month sentence for the rapper. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 1:53 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial in Sweden for American rapper A$AP Rocky (all times local): 8:45 p.m. American rapper A$AP Rocky has left the courtroom in Stockholm where he and two other Americans are on trial for assault after being freed until Aug. 14. President Donald Trump...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 8:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 6:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit from a Christian rapper whose song a jury found was copied for Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A jury has found that Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark...
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Renee Black, centre, mother of American rapper A$AP Rocky, leaves the district court in Stockholm, following the second day of testimony Thursday Aug. 1, 2019. Pleading not guilty American rapper A$AP Rocky testified in court Thursday, as he stands on charges of assault.(Fredrik Persson / TT via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 12:50 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial in Sweden that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently following his entourage in Stockholm, but one of those men picked a fight with one of his bodyguards. The...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a van decorated with "Woodstock or Bust" at the original Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled. Organizers announced Wednesday, July 31, 2019 that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month. The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and the loss of a financial partner and a production company.(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 31, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won't take place next month. The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and...
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Robert C. O'Brien, U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador, centre, arrives at the district court where US rapper A$AP Rocky is to appear on charges of assault, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday July 30, 2019. American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage are going on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and rallied music and entertainment celebrities among others. (Erik Simander / TT via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 6:50 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is accused with two others of beating a 19-year-...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a jury's verdict that Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied elements of a 2009 Christian rap song (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Attorneys for the creators of a Christian rap song that a jury says was improperly copied in Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" say...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 2:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will begin Tuesday. Monday's unanimous...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 1:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision that represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist. The verdict by a nine-member federal jury...
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