Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited the Queen of Soul, who is seriously ill. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 14, 2018 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. Franklin's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited the Queen of Soul, who is seriously...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:33 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 has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New Jersey airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The 36-year-old Totowa resident faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:55 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 10, 2018 - 9:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people. West appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live " on Thursday. West discussed his support for Trump and questioned why people go after the president instead of trying "love." Kimmel...
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August 09, 2018 - 11:08 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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August 07, 2018 - 11:13 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself into authorities. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday evening that 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome was taken into custody after...
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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 - 8:27 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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August 03, 2018 - 3:47 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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July 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia and Jay-Z have apparently made up after the Made In America Festival controversy earlier this month. Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted a photo of himself with Jay-Z before the rap mogul's show at the Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Jay-Z and wife...
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