Hip hop and rap

A makeshift memorial for Elijah Al-Amin is set up at a local Circle K store for the death of the stabbing victim Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Peoria, Ariz. Peoria police arrested 27-year-old Michael Adams on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Al-Amin, who was stabbed in his throat and back inside the store on July 4. Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old Muslim youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said he was threatened by the boy's rap music. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 11, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A white man who authorities say was out of prison for two days when he stabbed a black teen on July 4th because he felt threatened by the youth's rap music at a suburban Phoenix convenience store was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder charges. Elijah Al-Amin "did nothing to...
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July 09, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old Muslim youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said he was threatened by the boy's rap music. Peoria police arrested 27-year-old Michael Adams on...
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July 09, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old Muslim youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said he was threatened by the boy's rap music. Peoria police arrested 27-year-old Michael Adams on...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, LL Cool J, second from front left, and Ice Cube watch the action as The Power plays the Ghost Ballers during the first half of a BIG3 basketball game in Philadelphia, Pa. Whether sitting courtside in Philly or filming in Hollywood, Ice Cube remains the famous face of his 3-on-3 halfcourt Big3 basketball league. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
July 05, 2019 - 9:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans. Cube? He kept it sports chic: a Raiders hat, dark shades and a Killer 3s T-shirt straight out of the Big3...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday July 3, 2019 American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there this month in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 4:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps...
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In this June 29, 2019, photo, Malaysian female rapper Bunga performs at "Pesta Raya" festival in Singapore. Bunga, whose real name is Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari, is one of the only known rappers who wears a hijab and baju kurung, a traditional Malay dress, at her performances. (AP Photo/Wani Hamid)
July 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
One of the few Malaysian female rappers, Bunga says she at first didn't consider a career in music. "My initial dream was to be a politician or a lawyer," the 19-year old rapper told The Associated Press before her first performance in Singapore for the Malay arts festival "Pesta Raya" last weekend...
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Lizzo arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 28, 2019 - 9:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Singer-rapper Lizzo says a security guard tackled two members of her staff to the ground and used hurtful language just moments after her performance at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Lizzo late Thursday tweeted the guard "slapped and manhandled" her hair stylist and stylist and that she...
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Rapper Cardi B leaves Queens County Criminal Court, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 25, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state...
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Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform "Old Town Road" 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 - 6:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Lil Nas X brought country music flavor to the BET Awards on Sunday evening. In a video, the 20-year-old rapper and singer Billy Ray Cyrus rode on horses down...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 6:55 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous honor will be presented Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rapper is also nominated for...
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