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Thundercat Is A Lovelorn Goofball In The Video For 'Dragonball Durag'

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The latest video, from the young master of funk's forthcoming new album, finds him unlucky in love — until the titular headcovering intervenes.


Pop Smoke, Rising New York Rapper, Dead At 20

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The young rapper behind the 2019 hit "Welcome to the Party" was killed early Wednesday morning in a home invasion.


The Paradox Of Yasiin Bey's 'Negus,' A Rap Album Trapped In An Art Museum

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The latest album by the rapper formerly known as Mos Def will be heard by very few people — a fact that represents everything fascinating and frustrating about his last decade.


Mac Miller's First Posthumous Single Is 'Good News'

Friday, January 10, 2020

The rapper was in the midst of completing the second in a two-album concept at the time of his death in 2018. Producer Jon Brion resolved to finish what they'd started.


Lil Uzi Vert Is Back With A New Song — And Dance

Friday, December 13, 2019

"Futsal Shuffle 2020" arrives after a year and a half of stop-starts in the album's roll out, widely believed to be the product of a cold war between the rapper and his label.


Ms. Lauryn Hill Remains Timeless With New Song, 'Guarding The Gates'

Friday, November 15, 2019

The song, part of the soundtrack to the film Queen & Slim, has been a staple of Hill's live shows in recent years.


'I'm Different, But I'm From Here': Sudan Archives Reaches The End Of Her Beginning

Friday, November 08, 2019

After two abbreviated releases she likens to experimentalist haikus, the singular 25-year-old artist refined her voice and expanded her collaborations to create a stunning, singular debut.


DJ Premier Revives The Legendary Gang Starr: 'Together We Bring The Best Dope'

Friday, November 01, 2019

With Gang Starr, DJ Premier and Guru established one of the most influential projects in hip-hop history. Now, nine years after the death of their lyricist, comes the return.


Heat Check: Candy-Coated Sludge And Sticky, African Alt-Soul

Monday, October 28, 2019

"I'd twerk to Mozart!" is the type of bold thinking we need these days. The picks on this week's Heat Check subvert the norm and take you to unexpected places.


Beck Announces New Album 'Hyperspace,' Shares Two Singles

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The musical polymath's new album, which features collaborations with Pharrell, Chris Martin, Sky Ferreira and more, is due out November 22.


La Santa Cecilia: 'We Are As American As Apple Pie And Tacos'

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Grammy Award-winning group's self-titled album is packed with political messaging and brims with hope.


Travis Scott's 'Highest In The Room' Doesn't Reach New Heights

Friday, October 04, 2019

Travis Scott has done a decent job shrouding his blatant co-opting of flows with gorgeous, synthy production. His latest single is no exception.


Gang Starr, Hip-Hop's Chilliest Pair Of Heads, Returns

Friday, September 20, 2019

The East Coast kings of understated confidence and louche jazz interpolation drop a surprise on their fans, with an assist from J. Cole.


Danny Brown Finds Peace On 'Best Life'

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Now over 10 years into his career, Danny Brown is no longer the wild-haired, high-pitched rapper of old. His fifth studio album, uknowhatimsayin¿, is due out Oct. 4.