Swedish lawyer won’t appeal A$AP Rocky’s assault verdict
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The lawyer for American rapper A$AP Rocky says his client won't appeal his assault conviction for a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm.
Swedish prosecutor won’t appeal A$AP Rocky verdict
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor said Tuesday he won't appeal a verdict against American rapper A$AP Rocky and his two bodyguards who were found guilty of assault for a June 30...
A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won’t face prison
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President...
The Latest: A$AP Rocky lawyer ‘disappointed’ by verdict
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local):
The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision...
Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans...
Rapper A$AP Rocky heading back to US as verdict looms
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on Friday as judges mull a verdict in the...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial in Sweden for American rapper A$AP Rocky (all times local):
American rapper A$AP Rocky says in comments posted on his...
A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden, says he tried to avoid fight
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial in Sweden that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently...
US presidential envoy sent to Sweden for A$AP Rocky’s trial
HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden opened Tuesday, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of...
Man in A$AP Rocky case allegedly hit with bottle, kicked
HELSINKI (AP) — The man allegedly assaulted by American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men in Stockholm was kicked while on the ground and hit with a bottle, Swedish prosecutors said in court...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky.
Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home
WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has...
Sweden wants extension of rapper’s detention after fight
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm.
Fashion spotlight shines again for 1980s designer Dapper Dan
NEW YORK (AP) — In hip-hop's golden era, the artists responsible for rap's distinctive sound went to Harlem fashion designer Dapper Dan for the period's equally distinctive look.
Now the fashion groundbreaker, who spent more than two decades out of the public eye, is back.
He's got a partnership with Gucci and the likes of Beyonce among those wearing his designs, like the logoed jacket that is part of her costumes in her current tour with her husband, Jay-Z.
Baltimore police chief attends hip-hop show, apologizes for ’200 years’ of abuse by cops
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told concertgoers this week that he wanted to personally apologize for a long train of abuse by police dating back "200 years."
Music lovers arrived at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday night to hear the tunes of hip-hop group Eric B. Rakim, but soon found themselves listening to an apology for corrupt policing.
Inside Dapper Dan and Gucci’s Harlem atelier
NEW YORK — From the outside, the brownstone in Central Harlem looks like any other building on the block. But enter through the ground-floor door, pass through the red velvet curtains and you will find yourself among roaring jaguars, long-tailed dragons and hip-hop greats from the ‘80s and ‘90s, including LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim and Eric B, the Fat Boys and Jay-Z.
Craig Mack, ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ rapper, dead at 47
Craig Mack, the rapper whose “Flava in Ya Ear,” one of the most important rap songs of the 1990s, helped build the foundation for Bad Boy Records, one of hip-hop’s most influential labels, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home in Walterboro, S.C. He was 47.
Richard Harvey, the Colleton County coroner, said the death was “natural” and did not otherwise give the cause.
Correction: Celeb Birthdays story
In a story Jan. 23 about Celeb-Birthdays, The Associated Press included Dennis Edwards in the Feb. 3 birthdays. Edwards died on Feb. 1.
Jay Z says Barack Obama is the ‘greatest rapper of all time’
Jay Z has hailed former US President Barack Obama as the "greatest rapper of all time".
The 47-year-old hip-hop star is a long-time supporter of the 44th US President and has included him among his biggest career inspirations after being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In a long-winded Twitter post, Jay wrote: "Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,
A$AP Rocky has allegedly had his home robbed of $1 million worth of property.
The 28-year-old rapper's Los Angeles home was allegedly targeted by armed robbers who entered the property late on Tuesday (16.05.17), after knocking on the front door of the home and forcing their way inside when a woman answered the door.
Kendall Jenner is reportedly "very into" A$AP Rocky.
The 21-year-old model has been rumoured to be dating the rapper since August last year, and their relationship has been going from strength to strength as sources say they made "no secret" of their romance whilst watching The Who perform at London's Royal Albert Hall over the weekend.