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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Review: Youngish, wild and free Snoop Dogg plays for packed house at Northern Quest

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.

Putin says rap is ‘drug propaganda’; should be controlled in Russia, not banned

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.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s feud is spilling over into Cuomo and Nixon’s gubernatorial fight

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 …

Neighbors want rapper Pitbull to clean up trash at abandoned house

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 …

Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car, authorities said Friday.

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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, …

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.”

Shot fired at The Game’s concert in Portland

A shooting at a Portland theater ended a show headlined by rapper The Game.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

People: Drake’s ‘Views’ tops the charts

Drake has sold 852,000 copies of his new album, “Views,” during its first week on sale.

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, …

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.

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.

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.

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …