Tag: Rap and Hip-Hop

Tekashi 69 Drops the Facade in Court and Is Just Daniel Hernandez

For the entirety of his brief, meteoric career, the rapper known as Tekashi 69 (or 6ix9ine) fashioned himself as a recalcitrant hellion, intent on instigating conflict for its own sake. He baited law enforcement on social media with guns and money. He live-streamed himself in bed with other rappers’ girlfriends. But on Wednesday, in a […]

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Tekashi 69 to Testify Against Former Crew in Federal Court

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The rapper and Instagram star known as Tekashi 6ix9ine has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement and is no stranger to courtrooms. But on Tuesday, standing in a navy blue prison jumpsuit in federal court in Manhattan, he took […]

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After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron

ImageFrom left, Du of Bstroy, Ev Bravado (on the floor), Brick of Bstroy, Bloody Osiris and Tremaine Emory.CreditGioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times The hip-hop generation has arrived in luxury fashion. Here, haute street wear’s next generation of innovators and inspirations. Sept. 11, 2019 The speed with which hip-hop and high fashion have become […]

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Post Malone Smears All the Genres Into One (Emotions, Too)

Post Malone is a melodically gifted misanthrope with a voice that always sounds like it’s running away. If Drake has been the architect of the last decade’s pop evolution, Post Malone has been its savviest adopter, making ethereal post-rap pop songs that sound inevitable, and also evanescent. “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” the 24-year-old musician’s third album, will […]

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A Gift From the N.F.L. Ignites a Firestorm Over Dreadlocks

For several years, a small nonprofit operating out of a church on the South Side of Chicago has tried to reduce gang violence by getting kids involved in boxing, music and other programs. Few outside the city had ever heard of the group, Crushers Club, until this week, when it was awarded a $200,000 grant […]

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Man Faces Drug Charge in Mac Miller’s Death

A Hollywood Hills man has been charged with selling the rapper Mac Miller counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl two days before the artist died of a drug overdose last September, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The suspect, Cameron James Pettit, 28, agreed to supply Mr. Miller with oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax, according to the criminal complaint […]

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Beyond the Stereotypes, a New View of Indian Music

LONDON — Think of Indian music, and what springs to mind? If you live in the West, the answer is likely to be “sitars, flying carpets and yogis on retreats,” the musician Sarathy Korwar said. He wants to challenge that narrow view. The London-based multi-instrumentalist’s latest album, “More Arriving,” is a vibrant cacophony of Indian […]

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Meek Mill’s Criminal Case Ends With a Misdemeanor Guilty Plea

The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who has become a symbol of criminal justice reform, as well as an outspoken advocate, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor gun charge stemming from a 2007 arrest, ending a legal saga that has sent him to prison multiple times during more than a decade of probation and appeals. […]

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Meet the Rockaways’ Cycling Newsman

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the mid-80s. The weekend will be dry and a little cooler. Alternate-side parking: In effect through Saturday, then suspended Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for Eid al-Adha. ImageCreditKevin Hagen for The New York Times The Times’s Corey Kilgannon writes: Newspaper editors often remain behind the scenes. Not Kevin Boyle, 60, […]

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U.S. Told Sweden Keeping ASAP Rocky in Prison Could Cause ‘Negative Consequences’

The United States government sent a letter to Sweden warning of “negative consequences” in the relationship between the countries if Sweden did not release the rap artist ASAP Rocky from prison. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, went on trial for assault this week along with two other men, David Rispers and Bladimir […]

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Hostage Affairs Envoy Takes On an Unlikely Case: ASAP Rocky

It started with a cordial phone call to the Swedish prime minister. It escalated into a series of tweets that expressed disappointment, first with the prime minister, then with Sweden itself. Now President Trump’s bid to rescue a rap star, ASAP Rocky, who is being held in a Stockholm jail, has spiraled into a situation […]

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The Disastrous Woodstock 50: What Went Wrong?

Late last year, Michael Lang, one of the producers of the original Woodstock festival in 1969, began to approach music’s most powerful managers and booking agents with a pitch. Lang wanted to commemorate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with a three-day, multigenerational event that would draw 150,000 people to a Formula One racetrack in upstate New York. […]

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