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With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

Review: Raphael Saadiq's history imbues stirring 'Jimmy Lee'

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

Raphael Saadiq, "Jimmy Lee" (Columbia Records) "Jimmy Lee" is a stirring album combining Raphael Saadiq's trademark vintage soul sounds with moving gospel, disquieting soundscapes and closing triad of tunes that pulls no punches in addressing social ills and personal doubts. Saadiq's family losses to addictions...

Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked

Jul. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The 500 pages of documents also included allegations that Rocky...

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden

Jul. 25, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists as well as U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump responded with two sharply-worded tweets, calling on Sweden to...

Meek Mill launches new record label with Jay-Z's Roc Nation

Jul. 24, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. The two hip-hop players celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records on Tuesday at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York City,...