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Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande...

Jay-Z to perform at newly renovated Webster Hall in NYC

Apr. 15, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will be Jay-Z's first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan's East Village. Webster Hall has operated as a...

High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist's case

Apr. 15, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take the case of a Pennsylvania rapper who was convicted of threatening police officers in one of his songs. The high court declined on Monday to take the case of Jamal Knox, known as Mayhem Mal. In 2012, he and rapper Rashee Beasley were arrested by...

The Latest: Rapper Nipsey Hussle laid to rest at LA cemetery

Apr. 12, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on slain rapper Nipsey Hussle (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been buried at a Los Angeles cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous celebrities. Hussle's family was seen at the Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery for the private burial Friday...

Police: Waka Flocka Flame uninjured in studio shooting

Apr. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Waka Flocka Flame escaped injury when gunshots were fired at an Atlanta recording studio earlier this month. News outlets quote Atlanta police as saying that at least three men fired several shots into the ZAC Recording studio on April 4 when there were about a dozen people inside....

Jurors deadlock in Missouri rap video filming homicide trial

Apr. 12, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have deadlocked in the trial of a St. Louis man accused of fatally shooting another man during the taping of a rap video. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors couldn't decide whether to convict or acquit 36-year-old Daniel Williams of first-degree murder in the November...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Apr. 12, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-fiancee...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle procession ends at funeral home

Apr. 11, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the memorial for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, which is being held at Los Angeles' Staples Center and will be followed by a 25-mile procession through the streets of South Los Angeles (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The "Victory Lap" of Nipsey Hussle's funeral procession has...