Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce, arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, Nov 17, 2019, for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy gives a vocal performance that opens and closes the song, which also features Wizkid and Saint Jhn.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 18, 2019 - 8:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy Carter gives a...
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Rapper Kanye West, right, answers questions from Joel Osteen, left, during a service at Lakewood Church, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
November 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at Lakewood Church’s...
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November 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper. West recently announced that he plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody. He also wants to...
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FILE - This April 17, 2019 file photo shows Gina Rodriguez at a special screening of "Someone Great" in Los Angeles. Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram Story to a Lauryn Hill verse that includes the N-word. The “Jane the Virgin” actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her apology she’s a longtime Fugees and Hill fan and didn’t mean to offend anyone. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 15, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez...
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October 13, 2019 - 4:17 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2010 file photo, Grammy award winning artist Clifford "TI" Harris, left, poses for the media with his wife reality star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, right, during an Alzheimers "For the Love of Our Fathers" foundation honoree luncheon at the Luckie Lounge in Atlanta. Harris says $750,000 dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen from her Lamborghini outside of an Atlanta bar on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)
October 08, 2019 - 7:55 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The reality television star and wife of rapper T.I. says $750,000 in jewelry was stolen from her Lamborghini outside an Atlanta bar. News outlets report Tameka "Tiny" Harris told Atlanta police that she left wedding rings, watches and stud earrings in a blue velour bag on the center...
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Kanye West, center, bows his head in prayer during his "Sunday Service" at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Thousands packed into the outdoor mall, causing people to stand on and climb up anything they could find to catch a glimpse of West. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 11:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thousands of people showed up to an outdoor shopping center in Utah to see rapper Kanye West perform what he calls a worship service. Saturday's concert was held right before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs onstage at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The University of Kansas has apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which the rapper performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long said Friday, Oct. 4 "we expected a clean version of the show." Long said in a statement the school fell short of providing a "family atmosphere" during the annual kickoff for the school's beloved basketball program. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:35 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long said...
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University of Southern California Dean Erica Muhl, from left, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Jimmy Iovine and USC President Carol Folt participate in the unveiling of a high-tech building named after Young and Iovine on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The duo donated a combined $70 million in 2013 to create an art, technology and business academy at the college. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
October 02, 2019 - 10:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Jimmy Iovine want a new high-tech building bearing their names at the University of Southern California to become a place where young creatives can understand marrying the concepts of art, technology and business. The music business partners along with...
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September 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Kanye West has held an outdoor worship service that attracted thousands of people to the Wyoming city where he owns a ranch. The Billings Gazette reports West held the free event Sunday on the grounds of The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. The center estimates 3,800...
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