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One of most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year instantly becomes one of the best. [Read More]
Now that Kamikaze's suicide mission is complete, how will Eminem resurrect his love for hip-hop? [Read More]
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Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music. [Read More]
In the fifteen years since he released Trap Muzik, Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that... [Read More]
Young Thug released a new album last week. It did not sound like old Thug. Slime Language -- a project his label 300 Entertainment promoted... [Read More]
From Childish Gambino's dystopian vision of America to The Carters' takeover of the Louvre, absurdity is the new black and it fuels the best music... [Read More]
After his star turn on 'Power', the cinematic sweep of Lamar's music videos deserve a revisit. [Read More]
Staying true to his own musical vision has always come first for PJ Morton. So when he expressed his desire to squeeze a 10-piece string... [Read More]
If Drake truly wants to take his career to the next level, he might try something unprecedented: conceding defeat. [Read More]
We break down the controversy surrounding rapper XXXTentacion in life and in death. [Read More]
The collaboration between the married stars, the capstone of a trilogy of albums focused on their union, underlines the simultaneous centrality and marginalization of women... [Read More]
The couple released it exclusively on Tidal Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
The collaboration between the married stars, the capstone of a trilogy of albums focused on their union, underlines the simultaneous centrality and marginalization of women... [Read More]
The couple released it exclusively on Tidal Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
Hip hop's feud of the moment reached a white-hot peak last week. For once, Twitter wasn't the first place to hear about it. Pusha... [Read More]
Kanye West's newly-released ye is already 2018's most polarizing album. Two of NPR Music's critics sat down to try and make sense of West's motivations... [Read More]
Tags: ye - West - NPR Music
Throughout his career, Kanye West has been considered a lightning rod of controversy. He is releasing a new album called: Ye. [Read More]
On the eve of his first solo release, Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1, The Roots' lead sheds light on his darkest inspiration and expanding vulnerability. [Read More]
The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality. [Read More]
Tags: YouTube - Music - Migos
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