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ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards near Atlanta. (all times local): ____ 5 p.m. Rapper Gucci Mane, recently released from prison, was the first to hit the stage at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. Gucci Mane performed four songs, kicking his set...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New York rap artist sentenced to 75 years in prison after a deadly robbery at a New Jersey hotel has had his sentence cut by at least 55 years. An attorney for Max B, whose real name is Charly Wingate, said a judge re-sentenced him to 20 years on Friday...
Kool Keith, "Feature Magnetic" (Mellow Music Group) Even as his aliases multiply, Keith Thornton has more than 30 releases under the name Kool Keith alone. His latest, "Feature Magnetic," is an album featuring collaborations with rappers from all schools of hip-hop. These guest...
NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Frank Ocean released his albums "Endless" and "Blonde" on Apple Music last month, he and his label decided the relationship was over. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Ocean's label, Def Jam, decided to let the singer...
Kool Keith, "Feature Magnetic" (Mellow Music Group) Even as his aliases multiply, Keith Thornton has more than 30 releases under the name Kool Keith alone. His latest, "Feature Magnetic," is an album featuring collaborations with rappers from all schools of hip-hop. These guest...
Robert Glasper Experiment, "ArtScience" (Blue Note Records) The Robert Glasper Experiment hoists a jazz sail on "ArtScience" for a spirited cruise on seas of soul, dance, funk and pop. Recorded in New Orleans in two weeks, the band wrote most of its self-produced third album and...
Jack White, "Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016" (Third Man/Columbia) Jack White's "Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016" anthologizes his unplugged material from the White Stripes to the Raconteurs and beyond, the unvarnished tunes of a top-notch songwriter. Album versions, remixes and the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago has checked into a rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol issues. His Pixies band mates Black Francis, David Lovering and Paz Lenchantin said in a statement Friday that Santiago will be in a rehab center for "at least 30 days."...
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say an unoccupied vehicle associated with rapper and actor The Game was peppered with gunshots while parked outside a landmark Miami Beach hotel. Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says the Mercedes-Benz SUV was hit with gunshots...