Hip hop and rap

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2020 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the...
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FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. 1 album. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2020 - 12:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to posthumous nominees to famous folks competing for awards. ___ SNUBBED SINGERS The Weeknd sings about being a “star boy" but the Grammys' response to his latest album? Bye boy...
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In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)
November 22, 2020 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said...
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November 22, 2020 - 11:17 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were with him, authorities say. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release that Billy Bennett Adams III, 23, was arrested Saturday on two counts of...
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This combination photo shows Natalia Lafourcade, left, and Rosalia. A year after Rosalia made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show, taking home the album of the year honor on Nov. 19, 2020, for "Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1." (AP Photo)
November 20, 2020 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male...
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FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 album and No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial," has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times on the platform and was named top album of the year. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
November 18, 2020 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. The rapper, who topped the charts this year with his sophomore album “My Turn" and reached the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his hit “The Bigger Picture," was hand-selected by...
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Tory Lanez performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 2, 2019, left, and Megan Thee Stallion attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Megan Thee Stallion penned an op-ed on the failure to protect Black women on the morning that rapper Lanez had his first court hearing for felony charges that he shot her. She writes in the New York Times Tuesday that she was shocked to become a victim of violence from a man on July 12. She said she at first kept quiet about being shot because she feared backlash, and that fear has been justified. Lanez, appearing by phone at his court hearing, did not enter a plea to two felony counts, and his lawyer declined comment. (Photos by Scott Roth, left, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 18, 2020 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic...
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This combination photo shows, from left, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion, who are likely to be contenders when The Recording Academy announces the 2021 nominees Tuesday. (AP Photo)
November 18, 2020 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone...
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November 17, 2020 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who said he was making a tribute to a legendary New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a flamethrower from the top of an occupied city bus in an unsanctioned stunt a transit agency spokesman called “absurd, dangerous and just plain stupid." Bystander video, taken...
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November 16, 2020 - 9:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — New York rapper Benny the Butcher was shot during a robbery attempt outside of a store in Houston, authorities said Sunday. Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the 35-year-old performer, whose real name is Jeremie Pennick, was shot in the leg around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in a...
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