Hip hop and rap

November 01, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When a rap video critical of Thailand's military government became a huge sensation, the authorities first responded with threats to arrest its creators. Then they did what the establishment often does when under fire: try to co-opt the genre. So on Thursday a government "Thailand 4...
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November 01, 2018 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The rapper's items will be on display at the school's main campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American...
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Juicy J performs during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured on screen is the late rapper Mac Miller. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever." Scott's performance and closing remarks came after other music performers including Chance the Rapper, SZA and John...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, released by Presidential Press Unit, Kanye West, left, meets with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe, Uganda. Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" about promoting tourism and arts in the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. (Presidential Press Unit via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:53 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" on Monday...
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October 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago...
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October 12, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Queen Latifah is "unable to accept" an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing personal reasons. The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website. The organization wasn't more explicit, and Queen Latifah's spokeswoman did not immediately return an email...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He's inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He's...
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Rapper Kanye West smiles as he listens to a question from a reporter during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 5:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes,...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2018 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on rapper Kanye West's visit to the White House (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing. He made the comment as he met with rapper and producer Kanye West at the White House. Trump earlier this week...
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