Stories tagged: Rap
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
Everett ‘Jeopardy’ contestant wasn’t ‘gangsta’ enough
An all-too-proper slip of the tongue not only cost Everett’s Nick Spicher $3,200 in Jan. 2’s “Jeopardy” game, but it made him a media sensation this week.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation; incident said to have taken place near Seattle
Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denied.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Judge refuses request to move Ennis rape trial over coverage
Despite a request from both the defense attorney and a deputy prosecutor, a Spokane County judge denied a motion Tuesday to move the upcoming rape trial of Spokane Police Officer …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
7 reasons to love Chance the Rapper
Chart positions, album and ticket sales and Grammy Awards seem less significant, though, compared with the other ways Chance has gained widespread success. Here are seven reasons to take the …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Miley Cyrus takes to Instagram to clarify hip-hop remarks
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles
Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
Hopsin always finds room to grow
The California-based rapper Hopsin released his third record, “Knock Madness,” in November 2013 to critical acclaim Top 10 spots on two Billboard charts. But that wasn’t good enough for Hopsin, …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
People: Lil Wayne explains his ‘no such thing as racism’ comment
Lil Wayne stands by his comments that there is “no such thing as racism.”
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Shot fired at The Game’s concert in Portland
A shooting at a Portland theater ended a show headlined by rapper The Game.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:38 a.m.
Jerry Heller, early manager of N.W.A., dies at 75
Jerry Heller, the combative music manager whose fraught relationship with the seminal hip-hop group N.W.A. was searingly portrayed in last year’s box office hit “Straight Outta Compton,” died Friday of …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre. A spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney said Wednesday there was a lack …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
Sat., July 9, 2016
Jay Z releases new song in wake of recent police shootings
Jay Z dropped a new song titled “Spiritual” late Thursday, a work he issued in response to the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando …
Thu., May 12, 2016
People: Drake’s ‘Views’ tops the charts
Drake has sold 852,000 copies of his new album, “Views,” during its first week on sale.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies
Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and then fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died, …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Suge Knight says jail conditions hampering his defense
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight said Thursday that he will seek to delay his upcoming murder trial because jail restrictions are preventing him from mounting a proper defense.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Judge ends CeeLo Green’s supervised probation in drug case
A judge has removed CeeLo Green from supervised probation in a felony drug case that involved him giving a woman ecstasy during a 2012 dinner.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Rap song allegedly recorded by inmate C-Murder sparks probe
Authorities in Louisiana believe rapper C-Murder recorded and released a rap song while in prison.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Rap pioneer Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45
NEW YORK – Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Kanye West offered $10 million for sole copy of new album
After spending $2 million for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” late last year, Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old former hedge fund manager, is now …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Rapper Chuck D talks importance of intelligence, character at SFCC
Chuck D – the iconic rap pioneer and cultural antagonist extraordinaire – was peeking out from the wings at a Spokane crowd Wednesday, pondering what he called “my elder statesman …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012
Students’ raps convey life lessons
There’s nothing uniform about sixth-graders. Some are so tall they look like high school freshmen, others so small they look like fourth-graders. Individual clothing styles run the gamut from jeans …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Teen rapper releases pent-up feelings through music
At 17, Aubrey Major, a senior at West Valley High School, is ahead of the game. While many of her peers are still seeking their own forms of expression, Major …
Fri., Dec. 10, 2010
Beatsmiths from around world help in Ahmad’s latest
Although a rapper surrounded by live instruments is still a novelty, fans are used to hearing Raashan Ahmad with a full band. As the frontman for California’s Crown City Rockers, …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
Mixed music at the Factory
Between an ex-Marine and former “American Idol” contestant, the kings of high society hip-hop, and a singing surfer, there’s a mixed menu of music to choose from at The Knitting …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2009
Mayor-rapper duo tell stories of lives, city
Mary Verner, part-time rapper and full-time mayor, suggested this week she might start putting her policy proposals to a beat. Anything to get the message out.