Hip hop and rap

Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami’s restaurant scene

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald’s as a teen, but tha...
6:19 23 February 2022

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a rob...
22:43 20 February 2022

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

CHICAGO — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter o...
5:14 17 February 2022

Team Giannis, Team LeBron play to tie; Giannis leads 133-124

CHICAGO — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):
3:55 17 February 2022

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

MOSCOW — Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be climate activist Greta Thunberg a...
20:38 14 February 2022

Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game

CHICAGO — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice.
21:09 13 February 2022

Rapper Eminem shocks Oscars with performance 17 years late

LOS ANGELES — Apparently, it's never too late to perform at the Oscars, particularly if you're an Oscar winner named Eminem.
6:01 10 February 2022

Almost-EGOTs Elton John, Hildur Guðnadóttir win music Oscars

Twenty-five years after winning his first Oscar, Elton John has picked up his second at the 2020 Academy Awards, where “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadó...
4:48 10 February 2022

Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey headline arena like rock stars

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a rock-star like applause from a...
2:35 9 February 2022

King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Bryant

NEW YORK — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her intervi...
17:58 6 February 2022

Mississippi inmate tries to hang self in cell, attorney says

JACKSON, Miss. — An inmate tried to hang himself at a troubled Mississippi prison and was taken down by a state trooper, an attorney said in court pap...
3:49 2 February 2022

For ‘Fast and Furious’ cast, Walker’s memory remains strong

MIAMI — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious” saga.
14:14 1 February 2022

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant: ‘We love you, brother’

MIAMI — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music.
10:34 1 February 2022

Rapper Mase calls out Diddy over publishing rights

NEW YORK — Nearly a week after honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, rapper Mase lashed out at the Bad Boy Records founder ...
21:33 31 January 2022

From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

MIAMI — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there.
16:31 30 January 2022

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week

MIAMI — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami.
18:50 29 January 2022

Rapper Missy Elliott, H.E.R. team up for Pepsi Super Bowl ad

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Almost three years ago, Missy Elliott sent a tweet to a then under-the-radar artist whose music she admired and told her that ...
14:08 29 January 2022

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

NEW YORK — Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older b...
18:08 27 January 2022

Lil Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was beloved in Los A...
12:36 27 January 2022

The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local):
4:46 27 January 2022

Grammys honor Nipsey Hussle with a soaring performance

NEW YORK — John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and a host of musicians paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards, filling the vast stage with a...
4:35 27 January 2022

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

LOS ANGELES — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe ...
1:36 27 January 2022

Music mainstays and newcomers speak out on Grammy inclusion

NEW YORK — Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music's big night Sunday as newcomers and mainstays in the industry ...
23:04 26 January 2022

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech ...
12:02 26 January 2022

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film F...
6:08 26 January 2022

Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards, but the doubts reached a new level this week after...
22:57 24 January 2022

Will Grammy voters take the ‘Old Town Road’ on Sunday?

NEW YORK — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations.
14:35 22 January 2022

Nipsey Hussle’s legacy takes center stage at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK — Even before Nipsey Hussle laid down his first verse on “Higher,” DJ Khaled predicted he had a Grammy-nominated hit on his hands.
14:30 21 January 2022

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women de...
1:01 18 January 2022

2 years after ‘step up,’ Grammys step into another mess

NEW YORK — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle ...
22:14 17 January 2022