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Rapper D Smoke poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The rapper and school teacher is nominated for two Grammy Awards, one for best rap album for

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

Jan. 26, 2021 10:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase: “There’s no expiration on realness.” D Smoke maintained that mindset as a motivator...

FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2011 file photo, the crowd at Glastonbury Music Festival clap their hands above their heads as they watch Chipmunk on stage, Glastonbury, England. Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Jan. 21, 2021 8:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row. Organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday that “In spite of our efforts to move heaven & earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able...

FILE - This May 15, 2013 file photo shows hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre as he announces a $70 million dollar donation to create the new

Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment

Jan. 16, 2021 6:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. The rapper and producer reportedly was released...

FILE - Dr. Dre attends a hand and footprint ceremony honoring Quincy Jones on Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. In a social media post late Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, Dr. Dre said he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

Jan. 6, 2021 12:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. The rapper and producer said in a social media post Tuesday night that he’s thankful for the “well...

This combination photo shows, Billie Eilish holding her awards at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on  Jan. 26, 2020, from left, Lady Gaga holding her awards at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019 and Kendrick Lamar accepting the award for best rap album for

Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020

Dec. 17, 2020 1:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. 1 record label of the year by Billboard. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013....