Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead – media
01 April 2019 | 12:46 pm
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on Sunday.
20 Feb 2021
Pablo Hasel was meant to start jail time for a controversial conviction but the rapper and some supporters locked themselves in a university instead. Prosecutors took offense to the content of his tweets and song lyrics.
22 Feb 2021
Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says following a third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.
23 Feb 2021
Fifteen graffiti artists in Barcelona gather to express their anger following the arrest and conviction of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel. Barcelona has become the epicenter of protests since Tuesday, after the imprisonment of the rapper, sentenced to nine months in prison for tweets in which he insulted the monarchy and the police.
15 Mar 2021
Beyonce has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins by a female artist after scooping her 28th prize.
16 Mar 2021
Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid shone brightly at yesterday's Grammy awards. With their wins, there is no doubt that the African kings are poised for world dominance. What do their Grammy wins mean for the Nigerian and indeed African music industry as a whole?
16 Mar 2021
Another school has been targeted by kidnappers in Nigeria's northwest; three teachers were abducted in Kaduna state after gunmen raided a primary school. And Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to do more to hold Cameroonian Anglophone separatists accountable for the ramped up attacks and abductions of civilians. And Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic after taking home his first Grammy award. In accepting the trophy for Best Global Music Album, he has dedicated his win to Africans around the world.
6 Apr 2021
Family and fans of rapper DMX gather for a prayer and tribute outside White Plains Hospital where the 50-year-old New Yorker has been on life support since a heart attack last Friday. "There's no artist better than X, that got a heart like that you know," says a friend of the rapper.
17 Apr 2021
Universal Studios Hollywood reopens to impatient theme park fans in Los Angeles, after remaining closed for more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
3 Jul 2021
In his flashy tracksuit, chunky silver chain and sparkling trainers, Tibetan rapper MC Tenzin is a leading light of the region's hip-hop scene.
14 Sep 2021
The education board for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second biggest in the US, votes that children aged 12 or over who attend public schools in the city will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of next year. This is the first such requirement by a major education board in the US.
16 Sep 2021
A first-ever 'Bald Fest' celebration hosted by rapper Kosha Dillz was held in New York City on Monday. The rapper, whose real name is Rami Matan Even-Esh, held the event at the Rubulad club in Brooklyn on 'National Bald is Beautiful Day'.
26 Sep 2021
With its Terminator, Wizard of Oz and E.T. props on show, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to receive its first visitors on September 30. Upon opening, the museum -- run by the Oscar-awarding Academy -- will be the largest film-dedicated museum in North America.
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Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly opened with a warning from the UN Secretary General that we are in a "suicidal war against nature". The European Union’s leaders have made it clear that they want the bloc to be a champion for climate.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
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There's been no let-up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019, which have seen unprecedented footage of public burnings of the hijab. Despite disruptions to the internet, popular unrest has flared for a sixth day across the country over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
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It's an issue that's seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers' rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films.
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President Xi Jinping wants to establish the People's Republic of China as the leading world power of tomorrow. Never before has China been so successful and pursued such ambitious goals.
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Canada and Germany have signed a deal promising green hydrogen by 2025. A lot needs to happen in that time to realize that goal. Hydrogen has the potential to replace gas and oil in transport and industry, but it is still expensive and dirty.