July 21, 2015

A pugilist parable of transformation in ‘Southpaw,’ with Jake Gyllenhaal

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the […]
July 21, 2015

AKON

ATLANTA (AP) _ Akon held a fundraising concert Sunday in Atlanta to bring light to Africa. Akon headlined the first Passport Experience Festival, along with Ying […]
July 17, 2015

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons compares NYC’s horse carriages to slavery, Holocaust

NEW YORK (AP)_ Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York’s horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an […]
July 17, 2015

Reggae musician Jah Cure delivers certified classic with ‘The Cure’

By Bianca Roach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jah Cure, “The Cure” (VP Records) Jah Cure, one of Jamaica‘s most talented contemporary artists, brings musical therapy to your […]
July 17, 2015

Ex rap mogul Suge Knight returns to Los Angeles court to argue for lower bail in murder case

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Marion “Suge” Knight’s attorneys are arguing that the former rap music mogul’s bail in a murder case […]
July 17, 2015

Toronto mayor’s tweet using Kanye song apparently ‘withheld’ over copyright

TORONTO(AP) _ A parody video showing Toronto Mayor John Tory grooving to a Kanye West song has apparently been taken down over a copyright issue. The […]
July 16, 2015

Petition asks that Kanye West be replaced by Canadian at Pan Am closing ceremony

By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Not everyone is pleased by the announcement that American rap legend Kanye West will perform at the closing […]
July 16, 2015

Georgia indictment links 2 rappers to gunshots fired into Lil Wayne’s tour buses in April

ATLANTA(AP) _ An indictment says a man charged with shooting into Lil Wayne‘s tour buses on a Georgia highway called cellphones linked to two rival rappers […]
July 16, 2015

“BLURRED LINES” VERDICT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge has upheld the ruling against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. over the song “Blurred Lines,” and that’s created another […]
July 16, 2015

YOUNG THUG ARRESTED

ATLANTA (AP) _ Young Thug has been jailed on a charge of making terroristic threats. U-S marshals arrested Young Thug yesterday without incident at a home […]
July 16, 2015

CHRIS BROWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Los Angeles authorities are looking for armed men who broke into Chris Brown‘s home early yesterday. Police say three men wearing bandanas […]
July 16, 2015

‘Empire’ could be part of Emmy diversity wave; ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman take last shot at gold

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.(AP) _ The TV drama series “Empire” and “Mad Men” and the sitcom “black-ish” are among the contenders […]
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