Latest Hip hop culture News

Hip-hop architecture exhibit resists a simple definition

Jun. 27, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sekou Cooke’s curated exhibit in uptown Charlotte on hip-hop architecture has a lot to offer. Walk through The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and you’ll see rap lyrics from Nas, Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit...

Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in Paris

Jun. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper...

Beyoncé announces new album 'Renaissance' to drop July 29

Jun. 16, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date for her next studio album, with the 16-track “Renaissance” set to drop July 29. The superstar began listing the music and products on her website Thursday and several streaming services, including Tidal and...

Doja Cat, Drake, Ari Lennox lead BET Awards nominations

Jun. 01, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doja Cat could make the BET Awards her world later this month. The chart-topping performer scored six nominations at the show airing live on June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Doja Cat is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best...

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...