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Thursday, March 21, 2019
With both eyes trained on the absurd, the underrated veteran rapper parses ideologies that drive so much animus around the world.
Monday, March 11, 2019
The artist came to the Tiny Desk masked up, as always, the better to catch a glimpse of her soul.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winners are set to release their first major-label LP, Green Balloon, on May 3.
Saturday, March 02, 2019
Two highly-anticipated albums dropped this week: Solange's When I Get Home and 2 Chainz's Rap Or Go to the League.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Atlanta trap super-producer and son of a preacher man saved the day with a soulful Tiny Desk.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Swedish composer is the link between Childish Gambino's "This is America," Grammys' song and record of the year, and Black Panther, which could help him win an Oscar this weekend.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Our picks for the best albums out this week include an epic treatise on Americanism from Gary Clark Jr., the delicate and beautiful sounds of singer Julia Jacklin, Atlanta rapper Gunna and more.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Recording Academy stepped up on Sunday, giving major awards to Childish Gambino, Cardi B and Drake, but these efforts might be too late to make up for decades of turning its back on the genre.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Updates from the 61st annual Grammys, which handed awards to a wide range of artists. Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino, who took home top prizes, each won multiple awards, but nobody dominated.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A misplaced Grammy nomination meets classic blaxploitation as hip-hop's rising star recalls the watershed period in her journey to self-discovery.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
In a statement, Knight failed to balm an increasingly pronounced cultural rift that's come to dominate the conversation around this year's big game.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
The preacher's son from Compton brought his flair for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Our list of the year's best hip-hop is an encapsulation of a year awash in trolls and tabloid fodder, grief and grit and escapist fantasy, and also an attempt to extract meaning from the chaos.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
On the new song from Earl's forthcoming album, the former prodigy prolongs his coming-of-age story and reflects on a tumultuous year.
Friday, November 16, 2018
While inspired by his work scoring the new 'Grinch' film, this is no novelty release. Instead, the largely instrumental project feels like bonus songs from last year's Flower Boy.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Two rappers find themselves in a comedy skit as foils for a serious message.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Earl Sweatshirt has always been an enigma. Though the prodigy turned prodigal son is an old soul now, that cryptic sensibility still surrounds the release of his newest single.
Monday, November 05, 2018
Leave it to rap's reigning iconoclast to release a summertime album full of bops and cognitive dissonance in the dead of fall.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
In three new videos from the addictive WRLD ON DRUGS, the trap stars collaborate to muddy the line between celebration and social commentary.
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Dave Meyers-directed visual is a kaleidoscopic view into Scott's psychedelic, whiplashing Astroworld, with an assist from Drake — and the entire city he's from.