The rapper and actor died after suffering catastrophic cardiac arrest at a New York hospital, his family said.
Socially conscious rap re-emerges in Kashmir after a hiatus - an inevitable fate as the region's volatility seeps into every aspect of life.
The Black Eyed Peas’s new album features Latin stars like Shakira, J Balvin and Maluma in a genre whose growth has outpaced the overall US music market.
The signed crown was a plastic prop from a party shop that was worn by the rapper Notorious B.I.G. in the iconic 1997 "King of New York" photograph, three days before his death.
Noa Toledo's high-rise dance routine sets her apart in a male-dominated industry and has made her a rising TikTok star.
French hip-hop's unique history has shaped urban culture, and now it's making sure that the youth of the country's long-neglected housing estates can join the Yellow Vest movement.
The rapper born Shawn Carter has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire.
Once an underground style centred on live performance in New York's Bronx borough, rap and hip-hop are the most influential styles in contemporary music today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that if he can't ban rap music outright, then he can at least control it.
American rapper Drake has become the most streamed artist of 2018 in both Apple Music and Spotify music lists.
Late musician XXXTentacion, 20, who was shot dead in an apparent robbery in Florida in June, earned two nods, including best new artist and best soul/R&B album for his debut release 17.
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