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Sho Madjozi’s Mixed Up, Pan-African Rap
The South African performer pays homage to her heritage, updating it for the moment.
Alex Okosi, the director of the TV channel that hosts the BET Awards, said that language is becoming less and less relevant in pop music. Fans are choosing to enjoy the artistry, sound and creativity of music regardless of its origin, Mr. Okosi said. Shos a… [+778 chars]
Kate Hutchinson
2019-08-09 22:54:14




Get Rid of YouTube's Terrible Clickbait Thumbnail Images
Once, YouTube thumbnails actually resembled the videos they advertised. Once, the recommended videos list was not a sensory overload of Photoshopped headshots and graphic overlays where every thumbnail looks like an Epic Rap Battle of History. You can return …
Once, YouTube thumbnails actually resembled the videos they advertised. Once, the recommended videos list was not a sensory overload of Photoshopped headshots and graphic overlays where every thumbnail looks like an Epic Rap Battle of History. You can return … [+1006 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-08-05 18:00:00




Sales professionals get a bad rap. Bravado wants to change that.
With support from venture capitalists, Bravado is evangelizing the sales industry.
Take a moment to imagine the most successful salesperson you know. Is it someone you respect? Probably not. That, precisely, is the problem Bravado — a startup emerging from stealth today with $12 million in backing from Redpoint Ventures, Freestyle Capital,… [+3834 chars]
Kate Clark
2019-07-24 12:30:40




New York’s Hottest Makeup Counter: The Port Authority Bathroom
The transit hub’s bad rap stands in contrast to its spacious second-floor bathroom, where women primp for the day amid the cheerful hum of attendants.
Its definitely the cleanest public bathroom, Ms. Burton, 29, said as she twirled a lock of blond hair around the hot iron. Ms. Allen, the attendant, said she sometimes sees bathroom regulars near her home in Weehawken, N.J., and they greet one another with s… [+679 chars]
Laura Dimon
2019-08-22 09:43:45




NF Has the No. 1 Album in the Country, and He Sounds Miserable
The rapper emerged from the Christian rap scene with Eminem-esque pop hits. Both he and YBN Cordae emphasize old-fashioned hip-hop values.
Leave Me Alone feels like a real-time reckoning with success that arrives too quickly: Hide my plaques inside a closet, I just cant explain it/My wife, she tells me that shes proud and thinks that I should hang em/But I just leave them on the ground right nex… [+1284 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2019-08-07 22:58:33




Old Town Road: Lil Nas X beats US singles chart record
The country rap song has held the top spot on the US singles chart for a record-beating 17 weeks.
Image copyrightReutersImage caption Lil Nas X, right, recently released a remix of his song with Billy Ray Cyrus, left Country rap song Old Town Road by artist Lil Nas X has broken the record for the longest time at the top of the US singles chart. The vi… [+1528 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-07-29 19:27:44




Jury: Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' copied Christian rap song - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Jury: Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' copied Christian rap song CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Katy Perry's hit Dark Horse copied a Christian rap song, jury finds CBC News Jury: Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Copied Christian Rap Song ETCanada.com Jury Says Katy Perry's '…
LOS ANGELES -- A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will … [+4015 chars]
Andrew Dalton
2019-07-30 09:42:00




N.F.L. and Jay-Z Team Up on Music and Social Justice Campaign
The partnership brings together two of the country’s biggest brands, as well as the league and a vocal critic.
Looking to move past more than two years of national uproar, which started when football players began to kneel during the national anthem, the N.F.L. has signed a deal with the rap star and impresario Jay-Z to gain a foothold in the music business and get a … [+1029 chars]
Ken Belson and Ben Sisario
2019-08-13 17:47:03




A Song in His Heart. It Was for Her.
Isaiah Rothstein is a rapping rabbi and lead singer in the band Zayah. Leah Gottfried writes a web series, “Soon By You,” which reminds some of an Orthodox version of “Friends.”
Babies were introduced to one another. Multiple shofars, or rams horns, blew. Guests declined to remain in their seats, and crowded close to the huppah. After about 45 minutes, Ms. Gottfried, not Mr. Rothstein, punctuated the ceremony by smashing a glass. The… [+1280 chars]
Jonah Engel Bromwich
2019-08-04 09:54:23




Bernie Sanders Sings Cardi B’s ‘Money’ In Flat-Out Funny Dub Track
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate lays down the rap of his ardent hip-hop supporter.
Bernie Sanders has rapper Cardi B in his camp. She even interviewed the Democratic presidential candidate recently to discuss police brutality and other issues. Thanks to the YouTube comedy channel baracksdubs, Sanders (I-Vt.) appears to return the love with… [+242 chars]
Ron Dicker
2019-08-22 13:57:41




ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time
The ruling — a victory of sorts for the rapper — comes in a case that has gripped the music world, as well as President Trump.
Mr. Jafari had repeatedly harassed the rappers entourage, and had thrown a punch at his bodyguard just before the attack, Rocky said. The judges found his defense unconvincing, but they decided Rocky had already served enough time andgave him a conditional … [+789 chars]
Christina Anderson and Alex Marshall
2019-08-14 12:06:14




ASAP Rocky Is Freed Pending Assault Verdict in Sweden
A Swedish judge ruled that the rapper and two co-defendants could remain free while they awaited a verdict to come in two weeks.
During closing arguments on Friday, a prosecutor argued that Rocky, a 30-year-old rap star from New York whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should be found guilty of assault and sentenced to six months in jail, saying the rapper had no justification for attacki… [+1152 chars]
Christina Anderson and Alex Marshall
2019-08-02 20:15:09




Trump Tower on Obama Avenue: 290,000 Say Yes, but It Won’t Happen
Even in deep blue New York, there are limits to trolling President Trump.
Besides, Mr. Powers said, I actually think Obama wouldnt like it. The petition to rename this part of Fifth Avenue was started a few months ago by Elizabeth Rowin, 56, an artist and retired legal secretary from Los Angeles who is currently in New York accomp… [+1612 chars]
Azi Paybarah
2019-08-16 15:11:15




Dayton shooting: Police respond to Ohio shooting
Hospitals throughout the area are reportedly taking in wounded after the incident early on Sunday.
Police are responding to reports of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, where a number of people are thought to have been hit. First reports came in at about 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT) of a shooting outside a bar in the Oregon district of the city. Casualt… [+921 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-08-04 07:42:16




The Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop is on sale for $600 off
TL;DR: Get the powerful Microsoft Surface Book 2 2-in-1 laptop on sale for $1,399. It’s usually priced at $1,999, so you’ll be saving 30%. A lot of 2-in-1 products get a bad rap but let’s face it, a shampoo just shouldn’t be able to double as a body wash and …
TL;DR: Get the powerful Microsoft Surface Book 2 2-in-1 laptop on sale for $1,399. Its usually priced at $1,999, so youll be saving 30%.  A lot of 2-in-1 products get a bad rap but lets face it, a shampoo just shouldnt be able to double as a body wash and th… [+1435 chars]
Jayla Andrulonis
2019-07-28 15:23:51




Social Media Sites Reportedly Blocked a Satirical Rap Video at the Singapore Government’s Request
The Singaporean government allegedly requested the video's removal over fears it would inflame racial tensions in the city-state
Facebook and YouTube appear to have blocked access to a satirical rap video after the Singaporean government allegedly requested its removal over fears it would inflame racial tensions in the city-state, Reuters reported Friday. The video featured YouTuber P… [+2104 chars]
Amy Gunia
2019-08-02 10:01:39




Jeff Goldblum Rap Battles James Corden, Rips Him With Meghan Markle-Themed Diss
"Why did we trade Meghan Markle for something like this?"
Nice guy Jeff Goldblum got nasty to destroy James Corden in a rap battle on Monday’s broadcast of “The Late Late Show.” Corden ripped the “Jurassic Park” star for his sartorial style, accused him of  “overacting” and cracked a joke about how he really got th… [+516 chars]
Lee Moran
2019-07-30 11:29:38




Katy Perry Ripped Off Portion Of Christian Rap Song For ‘Dark Horse,’ Jury Rules
Perry's attorney argued that similarities were "basic building blocks of music" that "should be available to everyone."
A Los Angeles jury has ruled in favor of a Christian hip-hop artist who accused pop star Katy Perry of lifting a portion of his song for her 2013 hit single Dark Horse. The nine-member jury ruled unanimously on Monday that the beat and instrumental line in D… [+1792 chars]
Mary Papenfuss
2019-07-30 08:57:17




Apple Music shifts A List: Alternative playlist to ‘ALT CTRL’
After rebranding its A List: Hip-Hop playlist last month to Rap Life, Apple Music has given a makeover to its A list: Alternative playlist. The rotating collection of curated songs is now called ALT CTRL. Last month Apple Music changed its A List: Hip-Hop pla…
After rebranding its A List: Hip-Hop playlist last month to Rap Life, Apple Music has given a makeover to its A list: Alternative playlist. The rotating collection of curated songs is now called ALT CTRL. Last month Apple Music changed its A List: Hip-Hop pl… [+1184 chars]
Michael Potuck
2019-08-02 18:25:34




Rap Has a Long History of Reclaiming the Golf Course
On the heels of YBN Nahmir's NSFW golf-themed collab with City Girls and Tyga, we go deep on rap's relationship with the links.
Last week, YBN Nahmir released a visual for "Fuck It Up," an NSFW collaboration featuring City Girls and Tyga. Instead of the monstrous cars that often ornament rap videos, the 19-year-old whips a Hummer golf cart around a lush golf course. It doesn't take lo… [+6434 chars]
Kristin Corry, Leslie Horn
2019-07-23 11:00:00
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