Hip-Hop and Rap
Mar 16, 2013 19:00 EDT
The 27th edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) inched closer to its finale Saturday with a flock of big-name pop stars descending on the Texas state capital's pulsating beer-and-barbecue fest.
Mar 16, 2013 07:54 EDT
Sri Lanka denied entry to a British tourist sporting a Buddha tattoo on his arm because he showed disrespect to Buddhism, a newspaper report said Saturday.
Mar 16, 2013 06:50 EDT
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.
Mar 15, 2013 22:13 EDT
Record executives dismissed Friday a report that Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne was in critical condition in hospital after a string of seizures.
Mar 15, 2013 21:11 EDT
Grammy-winning hip hop star Lil Wayne was in critical condition after being re-admitted to hospital after a further bout of seizures, the TMZ celebrity news website reported.
Mar 14, 2013 12:40 EDT
An Italian hip hop artist has released a song entitled "Letter to the Pope" urging the Catholic world's new leader to reform the Church, allow people to divorce, accept gays and put an end to abuses.
Mar 13, 2013 16:03 EDT
Laptop-toting technology innovators gave way Wednesday to skinny-jeaned hipsters with guitars as the indie music segment of South by Southwest (SXSW) shifted into gear.
Mar 08, 2013 16:19 EST
South Korean rapper Psy said on Friday he would release the highly-anticipated follow-up to his global hit "Gangnam Style" in April, and hold a large concert in Seoul to mark the occasion.
Feb 28, 2013 22:43 EST
California police said they have arrested a man suspected in a shooting and multiple car crash that left three people dead on the famed Las Vegas Strip last week.
Feb 27, 2013 23:29 EST
Sitting on the fringes of upheaval in the Middle East, Lebanon's capital Beirut has become the scene of experimental music-making by Khat Thaleth, a group of rappers out to take the revolts that started during the Arab Spring to the next level.
Feb 27, 2013 00:14 EST
Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman's colourful tweets from the heart of Stalinist North Korea appear to have upset South Korea's best known cultural export, the "Gangnam Style" rapper Psy.
Feb 22, 2013 15:07 EST
Justin Timberlake stepped up his return to the forefront of pop music Friday with news that he'll team up with Jay-Z this summer for full-scale concerts in a dozen major North American cities.
Feb 20, 2013 14:05 EST
An Air India pilot faces the wrath of his bosses after appearing in a YouTube video rapping about bad pay, ageing female flight attendants and cancelled flights at the airline.
Feb 19, 2013 14:47 EST
Hackers referencing hip-hop acts took over US automaker Jeep's Twitter account Tuesday in an attack not unlike one the day before that targeted fast food chain Burger King.
Feb 19, 2013 10:20 EST
The up-and-coming Brooklyn DJ behind "Harlem Shake" said Monday he's thrilled to see his cutting-edge electronic dance music (EDM) track going viral in a very big way.
Feb 18, 2013 15:53 EST
Burger King sustained a virtual Big Mac attack Monday when its Twitter account was apparently hacked then redesigned with a bogus claim of a corporate takeover by McDonald's.
Feb 16, 2013 19:56 EST
Pop star Rihanna showed off her first fashion collection on Saturday in London, with a raunchy street-style range displayed to the sound of thumping hip-hop beats.
Feb 15, 2013 08:11 EST
Dappy, the rapper from N-Dubz, was handed a suspended sentence on Friday for assault and affray over a late-night brawl at a petrol station in Guildford.
Feb 08, 2013 03:09 EST
The youngsters from India's best-known slum spin, twist and flip their bodies to the hip hop beat -- but don't call them breakdancers. And definitely not slumdogs.
Jan 30, 2013 02:28 EST
It's the moment of truth for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.