Hip hop http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39986/all en US rapper Lil Wayne 'good' after new health scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/us-rapper-lil-wayne-good-after-new-health-scare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne tweeted Friday that he was "good," as record company executives dismissed a report that the singer had been in critical condition after a string of seizures.</p> <p>The hop star declared on Twitter: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," after celebrity news website TMZ reported he was in an induced coma in hospital, and that his family was rushing to his bedside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/us-rapper-lil-wayne-good-after-new-health-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Lil Wayne Music industry Technology Universal Music Group AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:00:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785131 at http://www.globalpost.com US rapper Lil Wayne 'good' after new health scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/us-rapper-lil-wayne-good-after-new-health-scare-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne tweeted Friday that he was "good," as record company executives dismissed a report that the singer had been in critical condition after a string of seizures.</p> <p>The hip-hop star declared on Twitter: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," after celebrity news website TMZ reported he was in an induced coma in hospital, and that his family was rushing to his bedside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/us-rapper-lil-wayne-good-after-new-health-scare-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Lil Wayne Music industry Technology Universal Music Group AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785258 at http://www.globalpost.com Rapper Lil Wayne released from Los Angeles hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/rapper-lil-wayne-released-los-angeles-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after a mystery health scare and was returning home, the president of the singer's record label said.</p> <p>"Thanks to Cedar Sinai (sic) for everything!!! (Lil Wayne) has been officially released and is headed home .... God is great," Mack Maine, a rapper and president of Young Money Entertainment, which Lil Wayne owns, said on Twitter late on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/rapper-lil-wayne-released-los-angeles-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Lil Wayne Music Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788059 at http://www.globalpost.com Timberlake to release new album, go on tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130507/timberlake-release-new-album-go-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles, May 7 (EFE).- Justin Timberlake will launch a new disc in September and will be off on a world tour dubbed "The 20/20 Experience" starting Oct. 31, his first in six years, the Live Nation promotion company said.</p> <p>"The 20/20 Experience," also the title of the artist's latest disc, kicks off in Montreal from where it heads to the U.S. for a number of stops including Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta and more.</p> <p>The tour, which includes Europe, Australia and South America, is scheduled to continue until early next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130507/timberlake-release-new-album-go-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Justin Timberlake Music Timbaland Agencia EFE Tue, 07 May 2013 17:08:16 +0000 Agencia EFE 5833002 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris Hilton joins home of Lil Wayne, album due this summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Socialite, heiress and tabloid fodder Paris Hilton has, in a bizarre move, signed a deal with Cash Money Records, the home of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake among others. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Music Vivendi Well being Thu, 23 May 2013 12:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844624 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris Hilton joins home of Lil Wayne, album due this summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Socialite, heiress and tabloid fodder Paris Hilton has, in a bizarre move, signed a deal with Cash Money Records, the home of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake among others. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Music Vivendi Health and Home Thu, 23 May 2013 12:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844626 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris Hilton joins home of Lil Wayne, album due this summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Socialite, heiress and tabloid fodder Paris Hilton has, in a bizarre move, signed a deal with Cash Money Records, the home of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake among others. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130523/paris-hilton-joins-home-lil-wayne-album-due-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Hip hop Music Vivendi Thu, 23 May 2013 14:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844647 at http://www.globalpost.com Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 17, to Sunday, June 23:</p> <p>UNITED STATES</p> <p>1. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC)</p> <p>2. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)</p> <p>3. Macklemore </p> <p>4. Kanye West, "Black Skinhead" (Def Jam Recordings)</p> <p>5. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records)</p> <p>6. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" (Columbia Records)</p> <p>7. Kanye West, "New Slaves" (Def Jam Recordings)</p> <p>8. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA Records)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/spotifys-top-10-most-streamed-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Music Universal Music Group The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:33:17 +0000 The Canadian Press 5867143 at http://www.globalpost.com Pharrell Williams sues will.i.am over 'i am' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/pharrell-williams-sues-william-over-i-am <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erin Geiger Smith</p> <p>(Reuters) - Music producer Pharrell Williams filed a lawsuit Monday asking a U.S. court to rule he has not violated any trademark that Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am owns for the phrase "I AM."</p> <p>The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, said that will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams, has repeatedly sent letters to Williams demanding he stop using versions of the phrase "I AM" on a website founded by Williams, iamother.com.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/pharrell-williams-sues-william-over-i-am" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Music Technology Will.i.am Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:02:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873010 at http://www.globalpost.com Kendrick Lamar Wants to Murder Other Top Rappers (Lyrically, That is) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/kendrick-lamar-wants-murder-other-top-rappers-lyrically <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Potentially offensive language in paragraphs 4,6 and 7)</p> <p>By Lucas Shaw</p> <p>NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Kendrick Lamar just ignited a nationwide war of words - if other rappers have the stomach for it. Lamar called out almost a dozen top rappers during a verse on Big Sean's "Control," which debuted online Monday.</p> <p>After proclaiming rappers like Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky and Drake his "homeboys," Lamar said he wanted to murder them and "make sure your core fans never heard of you."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/kendrick-lamar-wants-murder-other-top-rappers-lyrically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Big K.R.I.T. Hip hop Kendrick Lamar Music Thomson Reuters Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:17:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5909396 at http://www.globalpost.com Photographer sues Kanye West over Los Angeles airport scuffle, claims assault, battery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130822/photographer-sues-kanye-west-over-los-angeles-airport-scuffl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A photographer who claims he was attacked by Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport sued the rapper Wednesday, claiming assault, battery, negligence and violation of his civil rights.</p> <p>Daniel Ramos claimed his right hip was injured when the rapper punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground. Ramos was a member of the paparazzi who staked out at the airport July 19 to snap celebrity photos.</p> <p>"I told him twice, 'I don't want to fight you,'" Ramos said. "However, he attacked me anyway."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130822/photographer-sues-kanye-west-over-los-angeles-airport-scuffl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Kanye West Music The Canadian Press Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:02:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 5915038 at http://www.globalpost.com G-Dragon's new album tops iTunes charts in 6 countries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130903/g-dragons-new-album-tops-itunes-charts-6-countries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korean rapper G-Dragon has stormed to the top of iTunes album charts in six countries with his latest solo album, the singer's management agency said Tuesday.</p> <p>He released the first half of "COUP D'ETAT," his second solo album, on the Internet Monday with the remaining half set to be available on Thursday.</p> <p>As of Tuesday morning the album topped iTunes album charts in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore -- plus Hong Kong and Macao, YG Entertainment said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130903/g-dragons-new-album-tops-itunes-charts-6-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heartbreaker Hip hop Music Technology War Yonhap News Agency Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5923175 at http://www.globalpost.com Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight arrested in Los Angeles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/hip-hop-mogul-suge-knight-arrested-los-angeles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was arrested in Los Angeles early on Wednesday on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant following a traffic stop, a police spokesman said.</p> <p>Knight, whose real name is Marion, was taken into custody at 12:50 a.m. and was released from Los Angeles city jail three hours later after posting $20,000 bond, according to prison records.</p> <p>Los Angeles police spokesman Drake Madison said he did not know why Knight was stopped or why there was a warrant for his arrest.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/hip-hop-mogul-suge-knight-arrested-los-angeles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bloods Hip hop Social Issues Tupac Shakur Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:01:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5931361 at http://www.globalpost.com Rappers donate after 6-year-old girl shot dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130912/rappers-donate-after-6-year-old-girl-shot-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rapper-turned-reggae star Snoop Dogg is donating money for the funeral of a 6-year-old girl killed in a gang-style shooting, joining a fellow rap artist in supporting her family, he said Thursday.</p> <p>The 41-year-old said the death of Tiana Ricks east of Los Angeles highlighted the need to step up campaigning against gun violence. He did not say how much he was donating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130912/rappers-donate-after-6-year-old-girl-shot-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crips Hip hop Music AFP Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:18:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5932689 at http://www.globalpost.com Kanye West charged over LA airport run-in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/kanye-west-charged-over-la-airport-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rapper Kanye West was charged Friday with battery and attempted theft after he allegedly attacked a paparazzi photographer at Los Angeles International airport in July, officials said.</p> <p>Cameraman Daniel Ramos, who filmed the incident in which West allegedly attacked him and tried to seize his camera, filed a lawsuit last month alleging assault, battery and negligence against the US rapper. </p> <p>"When Kanye West attacked me, I was in complete shock," Ramos told a news conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/kanye-west-charged-over-la-airport-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hip hop Human Interest Kanye West Kanye West AFP Sat, 14 Sep 2013 02:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5933751 at http://www.globalpost.com