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Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In music, as in virtually every other arena of American culture, this has been an exhausting, exciting, overwhelming week. For once, though, music videos weren't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 1:44 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy which resulted in the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Kendrick Lamar Accepts His Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar has a new nickname: Pulitzer Kenny.
Peter Helman | May 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm

Jay Rock – “Win” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Jay Rock is releasing a new album, Redemption, in a couple weeks. He kicked off the cycle earlier this month with the Kendrick Lamar-featuring "Win,"
James Rettig | May 30, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Jay Rock – “Win” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock hasn't achieved the same level of celebrity or acclaim as Kendrick Lamar or Schoolboy Q, both of whom came…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2018 - 9:32 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Between Christina Aguilera's "Accelerate" and the two new Nicki Minaj videos, it feels like we're entering a golden age of declining superstars making gallingly, furiously,…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Ariana Grande Talks New Album Sweetener And Sings Goth-Rock Kendrick In Fallon Takeover

Ariana Grande season is basically here. Grande has recorded a new album with Max Martin and Pharrell, and while she hasn't yet announced anything as…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 8:50 am

SZA – “Doves In The Wind” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

SZA has just shared a new music video for her Kendrick Lamar-featuring track "Doves In The Wind," from her debut album, Ctrl, which landed on…
James Rettig | April 27, 2018 - 10:24 am

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2018 Lineup & Livestream

New York's beloved hip-hop radio station Hot 97FM has just revealed the line-up for its annual stadium concert, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Julia Gray | April 16, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Kendrick Lamar Is The First Rapper To Win The Pulitzer Prize For Music

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It’s the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The…
Associated Press | April 16, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Watch SZA’s Full Coachella Set Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, & Trippie Redd

SZA became a bona fide star last year with the release of her excellent debut album Ctrl, which neared the top of our Best Albums
Peter Helman | April 14, 2018 - 4:11 pm
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