Hip hop and rap

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, file photo shows Post Malone performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)
September 22, 2020 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His...
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This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include "Stranger Things" breakout star Brown getting her first starring role in the Netflix film "Enola Holmes," Neil deGrasse Tyson spreads his wisdom on Fox and Public Enemy releases "What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?" (AP Photo)
September 21, 2020 - 8:01 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 16, 2020 - 4:37 pm
A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 16, 2020 - 3:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The Grammy-winning rapper filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta, according to a Fulton County Courthouse filing. She said there are “no prospects for a...
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T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
September 14, 2020 - 7:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, agreed to a civil settlement with the SEC that was announced Friday. He is paying a $75,000...
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September 11, 2020 - 10:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin, a judge ruled Friday, upholding a bipartisan decision by the state elections commission. The decision is likely to be rapidly appealed to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme...
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September 10, 2020 - 4:56 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the critical battleground state. The order injects a measure of...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep West off presidential ballots in Virginia. Attorneys for Perkins Coie filed a lawsuit in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West's candidacy. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on the state's Nov. 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate. West's lawyer on...
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August 25, 2020 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was among those charged in the notorious 1989 killing of Yusuf Hawkins, a Black teen set upon by a white mob and shot, was fired from a New York hip-hop radio station after a new documentary brought the murder case renewed attention. WQHT-FM, known as Hot 97, announced...
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In this combination photo, Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 1996, left, and Notorious B.I.G., winner of best rap artist and rap single of the year, appears at the Billboard Music Awards in New York on Dec. 6, 1995. The late rappers are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house. Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. during a 1997 photo shoot held three days before he was killed in Los Angeles. They’ll also get to bid on an archive of 22 autographed love letters written by Shakur at the age of 15 to a high school sweetheart. (AP Photo)
August 25, 2020 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house. Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. during a...
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