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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.
Sunday, October 07, 2018
His best-selling album Astroworld was the backdrop for a performance that put the spotlight on his futuristic sound and Houston's musical legacy.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make Care For Me one of 2018's best — along with a very special guest.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Yandhi's release is still a mystery, but Ye makes his allegiance to all things MAGA clear in another controversial album rollout week.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
A debate was sparked on Twitter when someone pointed out that the curator of the hip-hop archive at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is white.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
After years of mystery, excitement and public tumult, Lil Wayne's long-delayed album is nearly here. As you prepare to listen, here are a few things to keep in mind about where the rapper's been.
Friday, September 14, 2018
One of most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year instantly becomes one of the best.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Now that Kamikaze's suicide mission is complete, how will Eminem resurrect his love for hip-hop?
Friday, September 07, 2018
Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh-born rapper who developed a ravenous following over the course of five successful albums, died Friday of an apparent overdose in his San Fernando Valley home, multiple outlets have reported. He was 26.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.
Monday, August 27, 2018
In the fifteen years since he released Trap Muzik, Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that era make his Tiny Desk a memorable one.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
If only Thug had kept this same energy on Slime Language.