Hip hop and rap

Tyler Perry accepts the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. Tyler Perry spoke about the worthiness of black women and his journey to become a filmmaker after accepting the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. Perry says...
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June 22, 2019 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the...
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FILE - This May 31, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B arriving at Queens Criminal Court, in New York. The Grammy-winning rapper has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club. She had previously refused to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that would have resolved the case. The 12-count indictment includes a felony charge of attempted assault with intention to cause serious physical injury. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)
June 21, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B has been indicted on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018 file photo Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York. Cannon is on the radio. Meruelo Media on Friday, June 14 ,2019 announced the rapper, comedian and actor is joining Los Angeles hip-hop radio station Power 106 as host of its morning show. “Nick Cannon Mornings” launches Monday from 5 to 10 a.m. In a statement, Cannon says he’s honored for the opportunity to “make our community and culture proud.” (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon is coming to radio. Meruelo Media on Friday announced the rapper, comedian and actor is joining Los Angeles hip-hop radio station Power 106 as host of its morning show. "Nick Cannon Mornings" launches Monday from 5 to 10 a.m. In a statement, Cannon says he's honored...
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Missy Elliott speaks at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the...
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June 10, 2019 - 12:46 am
A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill's publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m., local time, at a Colorado hospital. The publicist says the rapper, whose legal name is Richard...
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June 09, 2019 - 2:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Representatives of pioneering rapper Bushwick Bill say he is hospitalized in critical condition but still alive, contrary to some reports. Bill's publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper is on a ventilator at a Colorado hospital. She says hospital officials...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:48 pm
"Old Town Road" is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL will announce later Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice...
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This combination photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. on March 29, 2018, left, and DJ Khaled at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018. Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
May 21, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls. The result of the session is "Higher," the latest single from Khaled's new album "...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET tells the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B's nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year —...
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