Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Lil Jon arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5’s decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band’s Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters. Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but decided to cancel and let their “show do the talking.” (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)
January 31, 2019 - 3:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5's decision to cancel its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance with reporters. Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to speak with the media Thursday to promote their Super Bowl 53 appearance, but...
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January 30, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23 in Los...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 11, 2018 file photo, Adam Levine, left, and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done during the week leading up to the NFL's big game. The NFL announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 that “the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done. The NFL announced Tuesday that "the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."...
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January 28, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel "Pras" Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he aided a scheme to try to get the Justice Department...
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This combination photo shows Erykah Badu performing at a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016, left, and Taraji P. Henson posing for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2018. Badu and Henson star together in the upcoming comedy “What Men Want.” They say comments online and, in Badu’s case, also in concert regarding R. Kelly haven been taken totally out of context. (AP Photo)
January 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu want to clear the air. The pair, who star together in the upcoming comedy "What Men Want," say their comments regarding R. Kelly have been taken totally out of context. The "Empire" actress recently posted an Instagram story where she looked up...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, hip-hop recording artist Cardi B performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Jan. 17, that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." The 38-year-old reality star says the boy will arrive "sometime soon." Kardashian says she...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its...
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January 11, 2019 - 4:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are seeking to take their dispute into a boxing ring in Belgium. Booba, one of France's most successful rap artists, announced on social media a "light-heavyweight category"...
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