NEW YORK (AP) — Ari Lennox was drunk on a plane as she headed to meet J. Cole for the first time in 2016 to work on music the rapper had been putting together for Rihanna.
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations.
MTV announced Tuesday that Grande and Swift will...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.
A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.
— Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"; Cardi B,...
A sold-out crowd of 40,000 people headed to Dix Park on Saturday for the first Dreamville Festival, which will include music, culture, vendors and food.
One hurricane and nearly six months later, Dreamville is finally here. As of Thursday afternoon, the first major music festival at Dorothea Dix Park, the 306-acre park just west of downtown...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game.
The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, "Middle Child," on Jan. 23.
The National Basketball Association also announced on Wednesday that Meek Mill will open the game and perform an introduction of the All-Star teams.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Moreen Blaisdell has not lived long in her home on Forest Hills Drive, but twice she has seen people attempting to steal the street sign on the edge of her corner lot, where Forest Hills turns into Mulberry Street.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of rapper Mac Miller (all times local):
Investigators say they'll need an autopsy to determine how rapper Mac Miller died.
Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani says the 26-year-old Miller — whose real name was Malcolm McCormick — was found unresponsive in his home in the Studio City section of Los Angeles and declared dead shortly before noon Friday.
Ardalani says no cause of death has been determined and an autopsy is pending.
NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards.
A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show.
Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Migos, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, Miguel, 2 Chainz and H.E.R. are also performing. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is set to host.
NEW YORK (AP) — The praise and admiration for rapper-singer XXXTentacion poured in heavily following his sudden death, from the feverish fans who streamed his music to popular figures like Kanye West, J. Cole and Diplo, who called the artist an inspiring, gifted figure in music.
Others, though, felt differently about the troubled but platinum-selling performer, criticizing his bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend.
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending April 26, 2018:
1. No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande
2. Babe (feat. Taylor Swift), Sugarland
3. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper J. Cole is honoring his home state by launching a music festival in North Carolina this September.
Dreamville Records and ScoreMore Shows announced Friday that the inaugural Dreamville Festival will debut Sept. 15 in Raleigh at Dorothea Dix Park.
Cole, who was born on a military base in Germany, was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Jeezy was so poor growing up as a child that he and his mother sometimes knocked cockroaches off their meals so they could eat.
It's a moment Jeezy will never forget. The four-time Grammy-nominated rapper is now far removed from those poverty-stricken conditions, but those tough childhood memories still makes him hungry for a better life.
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Growing up, Kondwani Fidel Russell said it was common to learn about a particular type of literature or poetry in school. Authors like William Shakespeare and Robert Frost often set the bar, but for a kid growing up in Baltimore, they weren't always relatable, Russell said.
"They're amazing," the East Baltimore writer and poet said while sitting outside a cafe on Charles Street recently, "but that's all we were taught."
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar called out rappers by name in his infamous "Control" verse released in 2013, but the internet is playing the guessing game about his target in a new song.
Lamar released "The Heart Part 4" on Friday and caused a frenzy on social media as fans and listeners tried to figure out whom the rap prince was referring to in the buzzed track.
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Dec. 23, to Thursday, Dec. 29, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
1. Drake, "Fake Love" (Cash Money Records)
2. Migos, "Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)" (300 Entertainment)
3. The Weeknd, "Starboy" (Republic Records)
4. Rae Sremmurd, "Black Beatles" (Interscope Records)
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 29, 2016:
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 22, 2016:
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Dec. 9, to Thursday, Dec. 15, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
1. J. Cole, "Deja Vu" (Roc Nation)
2. J. Cole, "Immortal" (Roc Nation)
3. J. Cole, "Neighbors" (Roc Nation)
4. The Weeknd, "Starboy" (Republic Records)
5. Drake, "Fake Love" (Cash Money Records)
6. Rae Sremmurd, "Black Beatles" (Interscope Records)
J. Cole, "4 Your Eyez Only" (Dreamville)
J. Cole's latest album, "4 Your Eyez Only," is an intimate one. It unfolds like an old journal that's been unearthed and shared with an audience of one — that is, an audience of you, or, more important, the daughter of a friend whose shooting death ties the rapper's latest set together.
NEW YORK (AP) — A track off J. Cole's forthcoming album has some people playing the guessing game on who he's taking shots at.
NEW YORK (AP) — A music organizer says Kanye West had to abruptly cut short his appearance at a music festival in New York City due to an "emergency."
It happened while the hip hop artist was performing at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field in Queens Sunday night.
Witnesses tell the Daily News that West told the crowd he was "sorry" there was a "family emergency" and had to "stop the show."