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Free Meek
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Cherri Gregg
August 06, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While rapper Meek Mill attended a status hearing for his drug and gun case on Tuesday, supporters outside rallied for change — and not just for his case. "The purpose is to help more than just Meek Mill," explained Monique Haughton Worrell, chief legal officer for the...
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Meek Mill
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July 24, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. The unanimous three-judge opinion granted the...
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Jay-Z and Meek Mill
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July 24, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. The two hip-hop players celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records on Tuesday at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York...
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This cover image released by Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL shows "Originals," a release of music from the late pop icon Prince.
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April 25, 2019 - 11:34 am
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June. The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for Sinéad O'Connor; "The Glamorous Life," Sheila E.'s signature song and Top...
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This May 15, 2008 file photo shows Emma Cenholt, 3, of Trumbull, Conn., playing on a memorial at the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y.
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April 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts have been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement...
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Cardi B and Travis Scott
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Rachel Kurland
April 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America festival is making moves past last year's blunder that nearly ended the concert in Philly altogether. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Travis Scott and Cardi B will headline MIA along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The eighth annual event will also feature...
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From left: Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
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March 20, 2019 - 10:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this...
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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Michael Novogratz, Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin, Van Jones, Meek Mill, Clara Wu Tsai, Dan Loeb speak onstage during the launch of The Reform Alliance at John Jay College on Jan. 23, 2019 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
January 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on Wednesday at the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws. Rapper Meek Mill, whose well-publicized prison sentence for minor...
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A lot of Eagles love at the 2019 Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 03, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mummers brigade falsely accused of using blackface during a satirical skit that poked fun at Mayor Jim Kenney, which was based on a cartoon that received little backlash, is speaking out and they want a public apology. The cartoon featured an image of Jay-Z...
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2019 Mummers Parade
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Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Outrage over a Mummers Parade skit featuring a caricature of Jay-Z walking a mummer dressed as Mayor Jim Kenney on all fours continues, even though the mummers got approval from the city. The skit featured a dark-skinned, gold-chained wearing mummer with the word "Jay...
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