Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from rappers in songs, tributes from athletes during games and even a massive balloon at l...

Feuding French rappers seek to take dispute to boxing ring

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are seeking to take their dispute into a boxing ring in Belgium. ...

Filipino 'Rapdutan' concert for charity to be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local Filipino group is organizing a rap concert that will feature popular rap artists from the Philippines, as well as tattoo artists over the Lunar New Year holiday in nort...

With Dr. Dre behind him, Anderson .Paak is feeling epic

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like "the prodigal son," as he put it, since it's rare that you'll find Dre overseeing an entire music project th...

Pusha T on winning in 2018, Grammy nom, Drake and Kanye West

NEW YORK (AP) — Pusha T has been on a winning streak. In a year where rap easily dominated as music's top genre, Pusha T's 21-minute, seven-track "Daytona" album moved the needle and...

Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed D...

Russian parliament to run competition for best rap song

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament has announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. A dozen rappers have h...

AP names Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' its top song of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Nicky Jam and J Balvin, "X'': Nicky Jam and J Balvin's "X'' is not just the Latin song...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best ...

Thank U, Next: Grammy snubs and other interesting facts

NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen things worth noting about Friday's nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards, from snubs to first-time nominees: _______ THANK U, NEXT ...

Russian rappers, other artists targeted in crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Russian "dark rave" duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platf...

Mudiay scores 28, Knicks top Bucks 136-134 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Rookie forward Kevin Knox scored a career...

Missy Elliott on writing for Aaliyah, Beyonce and herself

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, who has a history of writing and producing some of pop music's most creative and catchy songs, breaks down some of the hits she's written for herself and other stars. El...

'Bodied' battles to be more than just a rap movie

NEW YORK (AP) — On the surface, the new film "Bodied" may not seem like the right fit for an actor known for the Disney Channel's "Austin and Ally." But for Calum Worthy, it couldn't be more perfect. ...

Video shows Filipina perform hip-hop take on traditional Philippine dance in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina student currently studying Chinese in Taiwan performed a traditional Philippine dance with a hip-hop twist at the National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall 2018 Foreig...