Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A two-week trial that ended Friday, May 12, 2017, at the High Court in Wellington in the case in which music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling conservative political party for copyright infringement. The judge may not rule for months. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the...
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May 09, 2017 - 12:24 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-CONGRESS-THE LATEST The Latest: Trump calls Russia probe 'a total hoax' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling a "taxpayer funded charade" and a "total hoax." Trump is weighing in on Twitter...
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May 08, 2017 - 11:28 pm
TRUMP-RUSSIA-CONGRESS-THE LATEST The Latest: Trump calls Russia probe 'a total hoax' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling a "taxpayer funded charade" and a "total hoax." Trump is weighing in on Twitter...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. West has apparently deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts went dark sometime Friday, for unknown reasons. A representative for the rapper did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
May 06, 2017 - 5:06 pm
Kanye West has apparently deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts went dark sometime Friday, for unknown reasons. A representative for the rapper did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment Saturday. West did not attend the Met Gala on Monday evening. His wife, Kim...
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May 06, 2017 - 4:01 pm
Kanye West has apparently deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Both accounts went dark sometime Friday, for unknown reasons. A representative for the rapper did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment Saturday. West did not attend the Met Gala on Monday evening. His wife, Kim...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Miley Cyrus talks with students while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Cyrus told Billboard magazine for a story published online on May 3, 2017, that she’s “completely clean” after giving up marijuana. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
May 06, 2017 - 3:22 pm
Miley Cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to "more uplifting, conscious rap," with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music. The pop star took to Instagram over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Miley Cyrus talks with students while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Cyrus told Billboard magazine for a story published online on May 3, 2017, that she’s “completely clean” after giving up marijuana. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
May 06, 2017 - 2:56 pm
Miley Cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to "more uplifting, conscious rap," with an eye to giving the younger generation a more positive message with her own music. The pop star took to Instagram over the weekend to clarify remarks in a recent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Miley Cyrus talks with students while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Cyrus told Billboard magazine for a story published online on May 3, 2017, that she’s “completely clean” after giving up marijuana. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
May 06, 2017 - 1:22 pm
Miley Cyrus has taken to Instagram to clarify remarks seen to some as denigrating to hip-hop music and rap lyrics. Cyrus, referring to remarks published in a Billboard interview , says she wants to be clear that she respects all genres of music. But, she says, she was asked about rap, and wanted to...
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FILE- IN this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Jay Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Jay Z will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 04, 2017 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. The performances could mean the icon...
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May 04, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend. The performances could mean the icon...
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