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Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dies At 42

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The 42-year-old emcee was best known for crafting narratives of struggle and survival that depicted New York in the depths of the crack era.

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Macklemore Goes Solo For 'Glorious' Return

Thursday, June 15, 2017

For more than half a decade Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been an inseparable creative duo, racking up record sales and Grammy awards. Not anymore, for now at least.

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Ice Cube Leaves Bill Maher Shaken And Stirred Over The N-Word

Monday, June 12, 2017

25 years after Death Certificate, the OG reprises his role as rap's most potent race critic.

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Put Some 'South' In Your Mouth With Big Boi, Gucci Mane And Pimp C

Friday, June 09, 2017

Three dialects from three of the region's legends — living and resurrected — make for one triple-decker groove.

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Watch: Higher Brothers, The Chinese Migos, Flex Like 'Franklin'

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

See a new video from the crew knocking down China's Great Firewall.

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Nick Grant: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 02, 2017

The Atlanta-based MC came through with the flu and coolly earned our praise. How sick is that?

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Ivy Sole's 'Life' Reassures That Pain Is Temporary

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The first video from the rapper/singer's East EP is dedicated to a friend she lost while attending the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Songs +1: Why We're Still Obsessed With Tupac

Friday, May 26, 2017

NPR Music hip-hop reporter Rodney Carmichael talks with Ben Westhoff, author of Original Gangstas, about the enduring legacy and influence of Tupac Shakur, more than 20 years after his death.

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Gucci Mane's New Album 'Droptopwop' Is The Climax To One Redemptive Year

Friday, May 26, 2017

After years of being dogged by his own demons, the trap god is living his best life yet.

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First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, 'My Love Divine Degree'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A studio session with Kanye led to a new album that finds the soul eccentric extending his fatherly compassion, and a helping of funk, to the world at large.

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Organized Noize Raises A Fist To Fight On 'We The Ones'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Big Boi, CeeLo and Big Rube unite for a powerful visual from the new Organized Noize EP.

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Perceived Extremes: Kendrick Lamar Takes His 'Mask Off' On New Future Remix

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When a remix challenges rap's preconceived notions with a collaboration between the conscious king and the trap star, what more can you ask for?

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My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance

Sunday, May 21, 2017

With the release of Neva Left on Friday, the elder statesman of rap isn't making a comeback as much as he's maintaining his streak of consistency.

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T-Wayne Lives: T-Pain And Lil Wayne's Collaborative Album Released After A Decade

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Listen to the unicorn LP the two artists made in their prime, only to shelve it for so long, it looked like it'd never see the light of day.

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Fetty Wap Teases 'King Zoo' With New Single, 'Aye'

Friday, May 12, 2017

A new post-apocalyptic video has arrived in advance of the rapper's forthcoming sophomore album.

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Jay Z Closer To Billionaire Status With $200 Million Live Nation Deal

Friday, May 12, 2017

A new touring deal for the rap mogul could make him hip-hop's new highest earner.

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Danny Brown And 'Silicon Valley' Go Together Like An Awkward First Date

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"Kool Aid," a new song from the Detroit MC, will appear on the HBO show's hip-hop-heavy soundtrack.

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LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces Shades 'Your Favorite Rapper' With '30 Clip Extension'

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will be the second of two albums released by the psychedelic hip-hop group, both on July 14.

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First Listen: Marco Pavé, 'Welcome To Grc Lnd'

Monday, May 08, 2017

The debut full-length from this Memphis MC gives voice to a side of town long overburdened by its own buried legacy.

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WATCH: Future's 'Mask Off' Video Is A Hood Opera Of Apocalyptic Proportions

Friday, May 05, 2017

Amber Rose joins Future for a hellish night ride of flutey loops.

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