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Big Bank Hank, of Sugarhill Gang, dies at age 57

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, “Rapper’s Delight,” has died of complications of cancer at age 57. He died Tuesday at a hospital in Englewood, according to David Mallie, a business manager [...]

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Rapper arrested after gun found in bag at airport

  ATLANTA (AP) — Police say rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at Atlanta’s airport. Atlanta police say the 28-year-old rapper and “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star didn’t have a weapons permit. He was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with carrying a weapon [...]

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Nicki Minaj: Natural look stems from confidence

  NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj, who has recently dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look, says it’s because she’s more comfortable in her skin. “I kind of feel now that I look more like my regular old self, like what I look like when I’m at home,” [...]

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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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