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Cardi B deactivates her Instagram account after Grammy win

Her Twitter account remains active

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February 12, 2019


Drake makes a rare appearance at the Grammys, while Childish Gambino makes history

Drake surprised the music world when he emerged on stage to accept the best rap song award

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February 11, 2019


Eminem, Beyonce ‘Walk on Water’, break the internet

It may take Eminem four years to release a single from a new album but the Detroit superstar certainly hasn’t lost his star power as he started trending on Twitter worldwide after his latest song Walk On Water was released worldwide and surprisingly featured Beyonce.  The song became a global discussion instantly after being released since this…

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November 11, 2017


Happy Birthday Eminem: 10 facts you should know about the rap star

Eminem is recognised as a musical genius and certainly the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) when it comes to rap music. With a global fan base, millions of albums sold and plenty of collaborations as an artist, here are 10 facts you should know about the Caucasian rapper. 1. As a 9-year-old, he spent a…

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October 18, 2017


Eminem rebukes ‘racist’ Donald Trump in awards show rap

LOS ANGELES: Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards. Eminem told his fans in the four-minute unaccompanied vocal they must choose whether to support him or the president. “Racism is the…

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October 11, 2017


Guess who’s back: Eminem’s latest album is reportedly complete

According to Eminem’s hype man and producer Denaun Porter, the hip hop superstar is done with his latest album.  Eminem is one of the biggest names in the musical world and his absence from mainstream media has left his fans frustrated since the ‘Rap God’ artists seldom makes public appearances. However, he has been heard…

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October 5, 2017


Video: Kashmiri rapper’s song for Rohingya Muslims goes viral on social media

A rap song capturing the plight of the Rohingya Muslims being butchered and forced to flee Myanmar struck a chord with masses on social media. The song went viral hours after it was uploaded and was shared incessantly on social media. 

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September 20, 2017


Eminem sports beard–and fans can’t believe it on Twitter

LOS ANGELES: Hip hop superstar Eminem’s recent photograph went viral over the internet since the popular rapper was seen with facial hair. Fans on Twitter could not believe it since normally the rapper comes across as clean-shaven.  Will the Real Slim Shady please stand up? Popular American rapper Eminem can hardly ever be spotted with…

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June 24, 2017


Harvard University student to graduate after submitting rap album as thesis

NEW YORK: An undergraduate student in the prestigious Harvard University will be making history after he graduates by submitting a rap album as his final thesis project, which is unprecedented. According to reports, the student named Obasi Shaw gave his thesis in the form of a rap album. He is the first in the prestigious…

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May 24, 2017


Watch: Mahira Khan slams Meera in rap segment

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan can apparently pick the microphone and rap to our heart’s delight as well. Catch the popular Raees superstar take a dig at veteran actress Meera who has hit out at Mahira in the past as well, during a rap segment at the recent Lux Style Awards.   

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April 22, 2017


Aish got talent

Aish Chughtai, a 17-year-old rap singer from Rawalpindi, has definitely got talent. The teenaged hip hop singer can sing in many languages. To find out more about the talented singer, watch our report.

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April 15, 2016


Will Smith returns to rap with Colombian band

NEW YORK:Will Smith, who long ago moved from music to acting, has briefly returned to rap in a collaboration with the Colombian band Bomba Estereo. In his first rap recording in a decade, released Friday, Smith offers a short interjection in a remix of Bomba Estereo’s song “Fiesta.” Smith raps lines in a mishmash of…

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October 3, 2015


Dr. Dre ready with 'final' album after 16 years

NEW YORK: Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre — who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple — said the album would come out on…

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August 2, 2015


Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. to reunite for show

LOS ANGELES: Members of N.W.A., the pioneering gangsta rappers whose furious tales of street life jolted late-1980s America, will reunite this month for the first time in 15 years. Black Entertainment Television announced the one-off show on June 27 in Los Angeles and said that other top West Coast rappers including Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar…

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June 8, 2015


Taylor Swift goes rap and action hero in new video

LAS VEGAS: Pop superstar Taylor Swift offered a new personal transformation Sunday as she debuted a video of herself as a feminist action hero in collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar. Appearing at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where she was the night's victor, Swift premiered “Bad Blood” as the fourth single from her…

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May 18, 2015


Rap star Lil Wayne dodges bullets near Atlanta

WASHINGTON: Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after…

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April 26, 2015


At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede

CONAKRY: At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt Tuesday night in a stampede at a rap concert on a beach in the Guinean capital Conakry, prompting a week of national mourning. The government said the west African country suffered a “tragedy” a day after Guineans celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday ending the…

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July 30, 2014


Supreme Court lets Italian marines on murder rap go home to vote

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court on Friday allowed two Italian marines charged with the murder of two fishermen off the coast of Kerala to return home to vote in a parliamentary election this weekend.The sailors, members of a military security team protecting a cargo ship from pirate attacks, are accused of shooting the fishermen they…

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February 22, 2013


PPP leaders rap nationalists in Hyderabad rally

Staff ReportHYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party leaders in a large public gathering here on Monday came hard on Sindhi nationalists, saying that a massive turnout has proved that people of Sindh have confidence in the party.Addressing the gathering, former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said nationalist parties want to dominate in Sindh on gunpoint. He…

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October 15, 2012


Rap music inspires Libyan rebels to defeat Gadhafi

AJDABIYA: Libyan rebel fighter Jaad Jumaa Hashmi cranks up the volume on his pickup truck's stereo when he heads into battle against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.He looks for inspiration from a growing cadre of amateur rappers whose powerful songs have helped define the revolution.The music captures the anger and frustration young Libyans feel at decades of…

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April 24, 2011


Comedians bowled over by Assange's rap role

SYDNEY: The creators of Australian Internet hit “Rap News” on Wednesday said they were still “pinching themselves” after controversial and reclusive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a cameo role.University researcher Giordano Nanni and English teacher Hugo Farrant, whose political satire set to hip hop has achieved cult status on YouTube, said Assange contacted them…

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December 22, 2010