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Last month, we learned that Common had once again teamed up with No I.D., the producer behind his classic 1994 album Resurrection, for a new full-length called Nobody Smiling. They've already shared…   Read Story »
Chicago-based retro-rappers the Cool Kids returned earlier this week with two new songs, "Computer School" and "Chop." And now Chuck Inglish, one half of the duo, is about to release his solo debut…   Read Story »
The airy R&B singer SZA is the first non-rapper signed to TDE, the label that Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy buddies have made famous. And now there's a new version of her tingling, weightless…   Read Story »
Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were handcuffed by police officers last night during their St. Louis stop of their "Smoker's Club Tour" but were released shortly after. DJ…   Read Story »
Ab-Soul, the resident blown-out expressionist in Kendrick Lamar's Black Hippy crew, has just done the world a favor and thrown a very good song up on Soundcloud, with no context and no indication of…   Read Story »
For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on video -- late-night performances, great…   Read Story »
Every year, during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, the show airs little black-and-white vignettes of people rapping in warehouses -- sometimes in crews, sometimes in random-as-fuck thrown-together groupings.…   Read Story »
When Black Hippy's Ab-Soul released the video for breakout single "Terrorist Threats," its off-putting 9/11 footage, on top of the lyrics, gave way to support that Soulo might have a bit of a…   Read Story »
"U.O.E.N.O.," the recent single from the Atlanta rapper Rocko, earned itself a ton of unwanted notoriety in recent months: It's the song where Rick Ross bragged about date rape. So consider this a…   Read Story »
Tomorrow, the furiously talented and playfully weird Chicago teenager Chance The Rapper is due to release Acid Rap, quite possibly the year's most anticipated mixtape. Chance has already earned…   Read Story »