Hip hop and rap

This combination photo shows, from left, rapper 50 Cent, singer Janet Jackson and rapper Future who have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia. Nicki Minaj pulled out of the concert after human rights organizations urged her to cancel her appearance. (AP Photo)
July 17, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of human rights concerns. The website for the event, to take place Thursday at the King Abdullah Sports...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, recording artist Meek Mill speaks at a gathering to push for drastic changes to Pennsylvania's probation system, in Philadelphia. Lawyers for Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge against the performer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case...
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Singer Beyonce poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Lion King' European premiere in central London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
July 16, 2019 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's new album inspired by "The Lion King" features collaborations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift," which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell,...
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A makeshift memorial for Elijah Al-Amin is set up at a local Circle K store for the death of the stabbing victim Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Peoria, Ariz. Peoria police arrested 27-year-old Michael Adams on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Al-Amin, who was stabbed in his throat and back inside the store on July 4. Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old Muslim youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said he was threatened by the boy's rap music. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 10, 2019 - 9:31 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate spoke out on Twitter this week after a 17-year-old black youth was killed at suburban convenience store, allegedly by a white man charged Tuesday with first-degree murder who has said he felt threatened by the boy's rap music...
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July 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old Muslim youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said he was threatened by the boy's rap music. Peoria police arrested 27-year-old Michael Adams on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Jay-Z performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Jay-Z is heading into the marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist for a cannabis product company. He said in a statement Tuesday, July 9, 2019, that he entered a multi-year deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy for the brand. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, LL Cool J, second from front left, and Ice Cube watch the action as The Power plays the Ghost Ballers during the first half of a BIG3 basketball game in Philadelphia, Pa. Whether sitting courtside in Philly or filming in Hollywood, Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 halfcourt Big3 basketball league. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
July 05, 2019 - 11:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans. Cube? He kept it sports chic: a Raiders hat, dark shades and a Killer 3s T-shirt straight out of the Big3...
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July 04, 2019 - 10:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate the case. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday July 3, 2019 American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there this month in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019 file photo, Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started. Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind the cancellation of the VestiVille festival in Belgium on Friday, June 28, though local officials have launched a fraud investigation.(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
June 29, 2019 - 2:51 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A music festival in Belgium featuring major stars like rapper Cardi B came to a chaotic end before it had even started. Security concerns were ostensibly the reason behind the cancellation of the VestiVille festival in Belgium on Friday, though local officials have launched a fraud...
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