JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.
Nothing shows off hip-hop’s ability to change and adapt, to be reinvented again and again, more than the different sounds that have come out over the decades as it spread around the country and the world.
Hip-hop was born in the Bronx, rising from the ashes of a borough ablaze with poverty, urban decay and gang violence.
In the five decades since hip-hop emerged out of New York City, it has spread around the country and the world.
The Grammy-winning performer Ciara is expecting her fourth child, her third with husband and Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.
Taylor Swift tops the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. She leads with eight. Seven are for her “Anti-Hero” music video and she has a nod in the artist of the year category.
Louis Cato’s remarkable musical gifts are on show this summer with his second album, “Reflections,” a way to express himself while his regular day gig as bandleader of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is quiet because of the Hollywood strike.
Suga, the K-pop superstar rapper/singer/songwriter, has become the third member of BTS to begin South Korea’s compulsory military service.
Neil Young is captured in his mid-1970s prime with “Chrome Dreams,” yet another “lost” album officially seeing the light of day as Young originally envisioned nearly half a century ago.
CBS’ latest game show, “Superfan,” premiering Wednesday, gathers one musical act and their fans each week into a studio and gradually whittles the contestants down to two, giving online voters the final say on who will be crowned the ultimate superfan.
Remember the first rap song you heard? Some of your favorite rappers and DJs do.
Remember the first rap song you heard? Some of your favorite rappers and DJs do. While hip-hop celebrates 50 years of life, The Associated Press asked some of the genre’s most popular artists to recall their first rap song experience and how the moment resonated with them.
It has been three years since hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the feet following an altercation with the Canadian rapper Tory Lanez.
Country superstar Keith Urban and Kix Brooks of powerhouse country duo Brooks & Dunn will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.
Lizzo says she’s no villain. The Grammy Award winning artist is accused of sexual harassment by three of her former backup dancers.
Broadway star Phillipa Soo has not forgotten her childhood stage fright. The Grammy-winning actor and singer known for her roles in “Hamilton,” “Into the Woods” and other musicals is collaborating with her sister-in-law Maris Pasquale Doran and illustrator Qin Leng on a picture book about a girl mor
The Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in northern Germany is opening with a reduced audience after persistent rain turned the grounds to mud.
Paul Reubens, the actor and comedian whose character Pee-wee Herman became a cultural phenomenon through films and TV shows, has died.
A week later, the “Barbenheimer” boom has not abated. Seven days after Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” conspired to set box office records, the two films held unusually strongly in theaters.
The beginning of the pandemic was devasting for the leader of the indie rock band Black Belt Eagle Scout, Katherine Paul.
One half of the surf-y indie rock duo Best Coast and its principal songwriter, Bethany Cosentino’s debut solo album “Natural Disaster” is out Friday.
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh tracks from Quavo, the arrival on Disney+ of James Gunn’s cornball finale “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and hip-hop marks its 50th anniversary with the documentary “Mixtape.”
Oakland-based singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney’s new album, “A New Reality Mind,” is out Friday, July 28.
During a two-month break in the a cappella group Pentatonix’s world tour, baritone Scott Hoying became a newlywed.
The new album from the Boston quartet Darlingside, “Everything Is Alive,” achieves a melancholy-inducing beauty from the sum of its parts.
Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” is experiencing exponential growth following controversy over its music video.
Police in Alabama say they’re closing in on suspects who beat a young man at a music festival, sending him to the hospital.
Country star Chris Young’s latest single, “Young Love & Saturday Nights,” is a vivid love letter to summertime weekends, old trucks, and dive bar bands.
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Post Malone, a movie starring Zach Galifianakis about the creation of the cute collectable Beanie Babies and a video game for the whole family with Disney Illusion Island.
Academy Award winning actor, Grammy winning singer and comedian Jamie Foxx says he “went to hell and back” but is recovering from an undisclosed medical condition.