Stories tagged: rap
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
As the sun set around 9 p.m., Snoop Dogg emerged. Just a smidgen of fog preceding him, accompanied by two small laptops on a large table and a microphone. Throw …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
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, the popular music.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Will everyone’s favorite celebrity feud mash up with one of the country’s most-watched political faceoffs? The notorious shoe-throwing, bench-clearing fight between rappers Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at a New …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 7:34 p.m.
A molding, single-family eyesore with a knocked-over fence and trashy yard that embarrasses neighbors – it’s not really what you’d expect from a house associated with flashy Latino rapper Armando …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 1 p.m.
Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car, authorities said Friday.
Mon., June 18, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
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.
Lil Wayne stands by his comments that there is “no such thing as racism.”
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
A shooting at a Portland theater ended a show headlined by rapper The Game.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:38 a.m.
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.
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.
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 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
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, 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.
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.
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.
Authorities in Louisiana believe rapper C-Murder recorded and released a rap song while in prison.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
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.
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
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
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
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
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, …