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.
Two-time Grammy winner and renowned American DJ Diplo brings his Mad Decent Block Party to capital Islamabad, in a debut performance in the country.
Thousand fans of US rap group "Insane Clown Posse" descended on Washington alleging discrimination since the FBI labeled them gang members in a 2011 report.
MC Gaza grew up listening to American rapper Eminem. He began rapping when he was 13 and hopes for an international career one day.
The lawsuit alleges that Flavor Flav hasn't been getting regular songwriting royalty statements for several years, even though he's written more than 50 of the Public Enemy's songs.
Gorkem Sala is among the most streamed artists on various music platforms, such as iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. His album "His Diyari" has topped many lists.
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