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Hus Kingpin’s Beautiful, Evocative, Grimy New York Rap

There's a moment on "Lootpack" -- the Madlib-produced, 83-second opening track from Long Island rapper Hus Kingpin's new mixtape 16 Waves -- where Hus says,…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2017 - 11:16 am

2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am

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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

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Watch Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, A Prodigy Tribute, And More At VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors 2017

VH1 turned the clock back Monday in another nostalgic trek down memory lane for Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers. To kick off the show,…
Latifah Muhammad / Billboard | September 19, 2017 - 9:52 am

Master P Announces Biopic

This summer, Master P hopes to join the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and N.W.A. on the list of rap artists with their…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | March 28, 2017 - 4:31 pm

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Will Be Back For The 2017 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

For the past few years, Arcade Fire frontman and massive hoops fan Win Butler has played in the Celebrity Game during the NBA's All-Star Weekend;…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2017 - 11:03 am

2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am

Usher – “No Limit (G-Mix)” (Feat. Master P, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, & A$AP Ferg)

Usher has shared star-studded new G-mix of "No Limit," the Young Thug-featuring first single from his upcoming album Flawed. The track was inspired by Master…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2016 - 11:32 am

Apple Blocks Tidal From Streaming Drake’s Lil’ Weezyana Performance

Last night, on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Lil Wayne held his first annual Lil' Weezyana Fest in New Orleans. As MissInfo points out,…
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 11:38 am

Master P – “Power” (Feat. Lil Wayne, Gangsta, & Ace B)

In the late '90s, two different New Orleans rap labels crossed over and achieved total commercial domination. First came Master P's No Limit Records, and…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

SXSW 2013 Friday: Future, T.I., Master P, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues with a detailed report from that FADER Fort show that brought us Future, T.I., and of course, Usher + Sinkane
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Master P Al Capone

If you grew up in the '90s, loving Wu-Tang or Cypress Hill or the Beatnuts or the Fugees, you probably had a "wait, what?" moment…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2013 - 3:26 pm