hip hop

Putin says rap music should be state guided
CNN
December 18, 2018 - 8:36 am
By Kara Fox, Mary Ilyushina and Nathan Hodge, CNN (CNN) -- In Russia, a rap war is raging, but it's not between battling MCs. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has previously commended rappers for bringing societal issues into the limelight and invited a popular artist to perform at his...
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Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
December 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia-based therapist will hold a town hall session to treat trauma in the same neighborhood where an eight-year-old boy was struck in the face by a stray bullet. "Trauma impacts people in so many different ways," said Ronald Crawford, a mental health...
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Tupac Shakur
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Cherri Gregg
November 01, 2018 - 4:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Tupac Shakur's memory continues to live on, so do some of his material possessions, now housed on Temple University's campus. The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University has unveiled newly acquired items of the slain rapper, which were...
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Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File
October 10, 2018 - 10:40 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was charged in connection with two alleged incidents in Englewood in March. The indictment handed up last week...
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Queen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in New Orleans.
Donald Traill/Invision/AP
July 08, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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