Mos Def on retirement: “I’m always going to be creating”
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Mos Def on retirement: “I’m always going to be creating”

ATLANTA (AP) — Hip-hop star Yasiin Bey took the stage at the ONE Musicfest for what appeared to be the last performance of his career. But the rapper also known as Mos Def said in a backstage interview with The Associated Press on Saturday night, he’ll continue creating and will return to the public spotlight … Continue reading

Puff Daddy donates $1 million to Howard University
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Puff Daddy donates $1 million to Howard University

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puff Daddy is donating $1 million to Howard University, where he once was a student. The rapper and music mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, made the announcement alongside Howard President Wayne Frederick at his Bad Boy Records reunion tour show Thursday night in Washington, D.C., where the historically black college … Continue reading

Desiigner released without bail; Gun charges dropped
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Desiigner released without bail; Gun charges dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn rapper has been released without bail on misdemeanor charges after a gun charge was dropped. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2ctLBdP ) Sidney Royel Selby III — whose stage name is Desiigner — was released Saturday after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on menacing and drug possession charges. The newspaper … Continue reading

Sweaty fashion crowd lured outside for Kanye West show
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Sweaty fashion crowd lured outside for Kanye West show

NEW YORK (AP) — In sweltering heat, set to a slow, morose soundtrack, Kanye West debuted the fourth season of his Yeezy collection for Adidas at a park memorializing Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous four freedoms: of speech and worship, from want and fear. Helping to kick off New York Fashion Week, West lured the fashion … Continue reading

Macklemore explores his ‘White Privilege’ in new rap song
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Macklemore explores his ‘White Privilege’ in new rap song

NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore explores racism and hip-hop in a new song called “White Privilege II,” rapping about a white person’s position in society with black people fighting injustice and even name checking Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture, along with himself. The track, released Friday, is close to nine minutes long and starts … Continue reading

Rapper Fetty Wap hospitalized after motorcycle, car collide
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Rapper Fetty Wap hospitalized after motorcycle, car collide

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say rapper Fetty Wap has been injured in a motorcycle crash in his northern New Jersey hometown. Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said the 25-year-old Wap was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Saturday afternoon. Wap’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. … Continue reading

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Mannie Fresh: Lil Wayne maybe craving more than Cash Money

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Veteran producer Mannie Fresh says Lil Wayne may have outgrown his record label. The rapper filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records in New York last week, claiming the label owes him $8 million and seeking to nullify his contracts. Fresh, Cash Money’s resident producer until 2005, says Wayne is … Continue reading