Tag Archives: hip-hop

Lamar says Swift’s remarks help himself, hip-hop

  ATLANTA (AP) — Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift knowing the words to his lyrics and putting her in a great mood. The rapper praised the country music star for speaking highly of his music, saying her admiring remarks show [...]

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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

  PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their 2-year-old daughter, Blue [...]

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Black leather, gold, and lots of celebs at Versace

  New York (AP) — Talk about your one-stop shopping. If you liked the sexy numbers on the Versus Versace runway Sunday night — many of them tight, short, black, and embellished with gold hardware — you could purchase them the moment the show ended. All the outfits were on sale at VersusVersace.com. Such immediate [...]

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Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death of girl group singer Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by hanging, authorities said Sunday. The cause of death was determined two days after the 25-year-old Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said. Battle became known through her [...]

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Maya Angelou’s work mixed with hip-hop for album

  NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou’s iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called “Caged Bird Songs.” Shawn Rivera, the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet, and RoccStarr, who co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” produced the 13-song set, to be released through Smooch Music on Nov. 4. [...]

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

  iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014:   Top Songs 1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 2. All About That Bass , Meghan Trainor 3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj 5. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea 6. Guts Over Fear (feat. [...]

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Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

  NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death, channeling hip-hop’s earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. “It’s really important to see hip-hop’s role of [...]

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