Hip hop and rap

January 11, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Michael Persaud, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence for trafficking heroin and fentanyl...
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January 05, 2018 - 4:17 pm
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending January 4, 2018: Top Songs 1. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 2. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 3. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 4. Feel It Still, Portugal. The Man 5. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone 6. Believer, Imagine Dragons 7. Shape of You, Ed...
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Gal Gadot appears on stage to accept the rising star award-actress for "Wonder Woman" at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 03, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will be dressed in black at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards as part of a planned anti-harassment protest, and all three voiced their support for a new initiative, Time's Up, that's aimed at supporting women who...
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December 31, 2017 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama's favorite songs of the year. The former president shared an eclectic list of his favorite songs and books of 2017 Sunday on his Facebook page, including Jay-Z's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, T.I. performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. spent Christmas Eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times' Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards in New York. Blige was nominated for two Golden Globe awards on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, including one for best original song for "Mighty River," featured in "Mudbound." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige is dancing into the Golden Globe Awards as a double nominee — for her acting and songwriting — while Mariah Carey, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Nick Jonas are some of the other popular musicians also nominated. Blige earned nominations Monday for her work in the Dee...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he's a "danger to the community." Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a motion allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania correctional facility. Her decision comes after the...
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2017 Kennedy Center Honoree Norman Lear attends the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
December 04, 2017 - 1:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, it looked like the annual Kennedy Center Honors program was in danger of being engulfed by the country's current divisive political mood. 2017 Honoree Norman Lear, whose political activism goes back decades, threatened to boycott rather than attend any aspect of...
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2017 Kennedy Center Honoree Norman Lear attends the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Washington. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
December 03, 2017 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center Honors recognizing outstanding artists and performers managed to skip the political drama that loomed over it earlier this year — just ask honoree Norman Lear. Ahead of Sunday night's festivities at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the...
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