Hip hop and rap

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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A$AP Rocky, background right, leaves the district court in Stockholm by car, after the third day of his trial, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail to head back to the U.S., as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. (Fredrik Persson/TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 11:25 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two...
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A$AP Rocky, background right, leaves the district court in Stockholm by car, after the third day of his trial, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail to head back to the U.S., as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. (Fredrik Persson/TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 8:14 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 1:10 a.m. A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-...
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En esta foto de archivo del 1 de junio de 2019, Lil Nas X durante su actuación en el concierto "HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019" en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. El éxito del rapero "Old Town Road", que rompió el récord de "One Sweet Day" de Mariah Carey y “Despacito” Luis Fonsi con el mayor número de semanas en el primer puesto de la lista Hot 100 de Billboard, impuso nuevas marcas en las listas de canciones de R&B/hip hop y de rap. (Foto Scott Roth/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 12, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on...
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En esta foto de archivo del 1 de junio de 2019, Lil Nas X durante su actuación en el concierto "HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019" en East Rutherford, Nueva Jersey. El éxito del rapero "Old Town Road", que rompió el récord de "One Sweet Day" de Mariah Carey y “Despacito” Luis Fonsi con el mayor número de semanas en el primer puesto de la lista Hot 100 de Billboard, impuso nuevas marcas en las listas de canciones de R&B/hip hop y de rap. (Foto Scott Roth/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 12, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on...
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Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia for a status hearing, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decision on whether Meek Mill will be retried in a 2007 drug and gun case was delayed until later this month after his lawyer asked a judge Tuesday for more time. The 32-year-old rapper has been on probation most of his adult life over the teenage arrest. He has become an...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018 file photo a man touches a lifeless body on the ground outside disco Lanterna Azzurra in Corinaldo, central Italy, Saturday, after a stampede at a rap concert killed five young teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the event. Italian police have arrested six men on charges of manslaughter for allegedly using pepper spray to carry out thefts at a concert for teens, triggering a stampede that killed six people. (AP Photo/Bobo Antic)
August 03, 2019 - 7:12 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian police have arrested six men on manslaughter charges for allegedly using pepper spray to carry out thefts at a concert for teens, triggering a stampede that killed six people last year. Authorities announced the arrests Saturday, nearly eight months after a rap concert for...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:46 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other U.S. suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them, a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn't immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court...
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