Hip hop and rap

Hosts Ludacris, left, and Vanessa Hudgens speak at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 21, 2017 - 10:42 pm
The Latest on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A moment of silence was observed during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell who was found dead Thursday in his hotel room in Detroit. Dan...
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In this, Friday, May 19, 2017 photo, Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Jean performs Friday in Miami's Little Haiti, a community worried that the Trump Administration won't renew post-earthquake immigration benefits for roughly 50,000 Haitians. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 19, 2017 - 10:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Tying a bandanna printed with the red-and-blue Haitian flag around his head, Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean joked Friday that he hoped no Los Angeles police officers were watching and mistaking him again for a gang member. The former Fugees star said he had been wearing a similar...
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May 19, 2017 - 4:13 pm
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 18, 2017: Top Songs 1. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee 2. Malibu, Miley Cyrus 3. I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne), DJ Khaled 4. HUMBLE., Kendrick Lamar 5. Believer,...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Big Sean performs "Jump Out the Window" at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It was announced on May 19, 2017, that Big Sean will headline Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival on New York’s Jones Beach. The two-day concert begins Aug. 19. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 19, 2017 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Sean, Major Lazer and Zedd are set to headline Billboard's Hot 100 Music Festival on New York's Jones Beach this summer. The two-day concert gets underway Aug. 19 and will feature more than 30 stars. Other acts include former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello, DJ Khalen, Gucci...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 7, 2017 file photo, DJ Khaled arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. A group of future number-crunchers had their commencement crashed by DJ Khaled. The hip-hop star and social media celebrity gave a surprise performance at the ceremony Wednesday, May 17, 2017, for statistics graduates at the University of California, Berkeley. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 18, 2017 - 11:25 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of future number-crunchers had their commencement crashed by DJ Khaled. The hip-hop star and social media celebrity gave a surprise performance at the ceremony for statistics graduates at the University of California, Berkeley. In a video posted by the school ,...
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Obasi Shaw poses outside the gates of Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Shaw, an English major who graduates from Harvard next week, is the university's first student to submit his final thesis in the form of a rap album. The record, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an A- grade, good enough to ensure that Shaw will graduate with honors at the university’s commencement next week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called "Liminal...
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Obasi Shaw poses outside the gates of Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Shaw, an English major who graduates from Harvard next week, is the university's first student to submit his final thesis in the form of a rap album. The record, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an A- grade, good enough to ensure that Shaw will graduate with honors at the university’s commencement next week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 4:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A senior at Harvard University is earning praise — and an honors degree — for his debut rap album. Harvard officials say Obasi Shaw is the first student in the university's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English department. Shaw is from an Atlanta suburb and...
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May 16, 2017 - 10:18 am
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a shooting death at a bar more than two years ago. The Greenville News reported ( http://grnol.co/2pSyFAT ) that Dw'Ntraquis Rashaad Campbell of Greenwood pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and...
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May 15, 2017 - 7:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce dominated last year's BET Awards with "Lemonade," but there's more juice in her cup. The pop star is nominated for seven awards at the 2017 BET Awards, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. The show will take place June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles...
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May 15, 2017 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce dominated last year's BET Awards with "Lemonade," but there's more juice in her cup. The network told The Associated Press on Monday that the pop star is nominated for seven awards at the 2017 BET Awards. The show will take place June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los...
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