Hip hop and rap

August 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni are the subjects of a five-part docuseries planned by FX in the cable channel's ongoing expansion into non-fiction shows. "Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur" is told through the eyes of those who knew the late hip hop icon and...
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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 - 4:12 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 April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit from a Christian rapper whose song a jury found was copied for Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A jury has found that Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark...
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Renee Black, mother of ASAP Rocky, right, arrives at the district court in Stockholm, Thursday Aug. 1, 2019. American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy. (Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 1:57 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky is set to testify on the second day of a trial in Sweden, where he is accused of assault in an alleged street fight. The trial has created a stir in U.S.-Swedish diplomatic relations after President Donald Trump weighed in on the case in support of the...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 12:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments before deciding how much Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label owe the writers of a Christian rap song over her hit "Dark Horse." Lawyers for Perry and for the rapper, Marcus Gray, will make their final cases to jurors on...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song "Dark Horse" will pay the creators of a Christian rap song. Just how expensive? More than $13,000 for a wardrobe stylist...
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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows a van decorated with "Woodstock or Bust" at the original Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled. Organizers announced Wednesday, July 31, 2019 that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month. The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and the loss of a financial partner and a production company.(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 31, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won't take place next month. The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 11:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a jury's verdict that Katy Perry's hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied elements of a 2009 Christian rap song (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Attorneys for the creators of a Christian rap song that a jury says was improperly copied in Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" say...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 12:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will begin Tuesday. Monday's unanimous...
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FILE - This April 11, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the 10th annual DVF Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. A jury has found that Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday, July 29, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2019 - 5:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song, setting up arguments over how much the singer and other defendants will owe. Monday's decision returned by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five...
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