Hip hop culture

March 09, 2019 - 12:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rap artist 21 Savage is facing another legal headache. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that a week after the Liberty County District Attorney's office rejected a felony case against the Atlanta rapper for a contract dispute regarding a 2016 performance, the club...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, attends a high-tech forum for youth in Yaroslavl, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Putin said that Russia has a big potential for the development of high-tech industries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 9:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, popular music. Putin says "if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it." But Putin said at a St...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris and Migos will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL days before the Super Bowl next year. Electronic Arts Inc. and OnLocation Experiences announced Monday that Lil Yachty and Lil Baby will also hit the stage at the State Farm Arena...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Chance The Rapper performs during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job: Lyft driver. The Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who's given millions of dollars to the school district recently went undercover as a Lyft driver to make a video that encourages riders to donate to the arts programs in the city's public schools. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago...
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The Berlin-based drag performer known as Hungry poses backstage at Le Poisson Rouge cabaret in New York after performing, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in the “The Gift of Showz,” a drag show presented by the Opening Ceremony label at New York Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
September 10, 2018 - 10:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening Ceremony, the label that always seems to find quirkier and more unusual ways to display its clothes during Fashion Week, upped the ante on Sunday with a festive drag show, featuring a surprise performance by Christina Aguilera and an appearance by Nicki Minaj — her first...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta native rapper Killer Mike has joined the board of an art museum in the city and he says he plans to help grow and diversify its audience. News outlets report Michael Render, known by his stage name Killer Mike, is one of four people who joined the High Museum of Art's board...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit from a photographer who was suing Kendall and Kylie Jenner's fashion label over T-shirts with the late rapper Tupac Shakur's image on them is being dropped. A document filed in federal court Wednesday says that both parties are asking a judge to dismiss the suit brought...
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This Oct. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Kennedy Center, shows Q-Tip performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Long considered a bastion of upper-class white elitism, the Kennedy Center is making an overt play to embrace hip hop music and culture. America’s pre-eminent performing arts institution has gradually introduced rap music into its programming. (Jati Lindsay/Kennedy Center via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-...
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Front row from left, 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, and Gloria Estefan, back row from left, LL Cool J, and Lionel Richie are photographed following the State Department dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 03, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Kennedy Center honorees each received a lengthy and personally tailored onstage tribute Sunday night sprinkled with surprise guests. Gloria Estefan was greeted with performances of her greatest hits and a...
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October 01, 2017 - 1:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fans of rapper Lil Wayne will be offered refunds after the recording artist refused to pass through a security check to enter a South Carolina arena, and skipped the concert. A statement Sunday by managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia says Lil Wayne refused to enter...
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