Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2019 file photo, Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney, of the duo Dan + Shay, pose in Nashville, Tenn. In nominations announced Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the Grammy-winning duo lead the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations for Smyers and five for Mooney and helped pop star Justin Bieber earn his first-ever ACM noms. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
February 27, 2020 - 10:33 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay lead the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations for Dan Smyers and five for Shay Mooney and helped pop star Justin Bieber earn his first-ever ACM noms. In the nominations announced Thursday, the powerhouse duo share four bids...
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A police officer guards outside a Hollywood Hills home where a fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
February 19, 2020 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the biggest names in hip-hop his fans and collaborators, was fatally shot during a break-in Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the...
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Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 16, 2020 - 11:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
February 16, 2020 - 9:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and Team Giannis took the second quarter 51-30 after dropping the opener even though Kawhi Leonard closed in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game. After...
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FILE - At left, in a March 4, 2018, file photo, Kobe Bryant attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars in Los Angeles. At right, in a May 28, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Hudson sings "Amazing Grace" in tribute to Aretha Franklin during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University in New York. Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice. (AP Photo/File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice. The NBA has released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, the group headlined by Hudson — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner — who, just before Sunday night’s player...
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Bong Joon Ho accepts the award for best international feature film for "Parasite," from South Korea, at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 09, 2020 - 11:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): 8 p.m. Bong Joon Ho has won the best director Oscar for his class satire, “Parasite.” The South Korean director’s acumen in creating a film about the intertwining of two...
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Michelle Obama, left, and Oprah Winfrey participate at "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" tour at the Barclays Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2020 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a rock-star like applause from a feverish audience of fans on a stage typically reserved for pop, rap and basketball stars. It was the fifth tour stop of “Oprah’s 2020 Vision:...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, singer J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will bring Latin music to the 2020 Super Bowl stage with two stars dominating the genre: J Balvin and Bad Bunny. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme, File)
February 02, 2020 - 8:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ THE SUPER BOWL IS GRAMMYS 2.0 Beyoncé is back at the Super Bowl. The pop icon, dressed in green, attended the game with hubby Jay-Z, who is one of the co-producers of this...
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Fat Joe and 50 Cent perform at the Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party at Pepsi Neon Beach on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in South Beach, FL. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2020 - 3:55 am
MIAMI (AP) — Fat Joe brought New York hip-hop to Miami for an energetic pre-Super Bowl concert a day ahead of the big game. The Bronx rapper was joined by fellow New Yorkers 50 Cent and Remy Ma for the Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party on Saturday at Clevelander South Beach. Joe performed a number of...
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Actor Vin Diesel attends the the Road to "Fast & Furious 9" Concert at Maurice A. Ferré Park on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2020 - 9:14 am
MIAMI (AP) — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious” saga. Diesel and the cast spoke of the memory of their late screen partner at a special event surrounding the upcoming release of the franchise’s ninth chapter, “F9: Fast...
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