appears in the following:

Jamila Woods' Hair-Raising Video For 'Holy' Is A Psalm Of Self-Love

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Some black girl magic and a little reassurance is just what the Chicago native ordered to get over an old flame.

Comment

'Mogul': Even In Death, Chris Lighty Takes Hip-Hop To Another Level

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A new podcast tells the story of one revered music exec's rise and tragic fall to document a cultural revolution.

Comment

Bonelang Explores Queer Identity Beyond The Binary In 'Michelada'

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Chicago hip-hop duo and interdisciplinary artist DW McCraven challenge gender norms in a visual two years in the making.

Comment

Brother Ali Spits Divine Flows On 'Never Learn'

Monday, May 01, 2017

The Minneapolis MC is a prophet, plain and simple. The second single from his forthcoming album is a beautiful testament to truth.

Comment

Avery*Sunshine: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 01, 2017

The gospel-trained singer showcased why she counts Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson as fans.

Comment

How Mike WiLL Made-It And Kendrick Lamar Created The Year's Most Urgent Music

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The super producer who made trap go pop on collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé reveals how Kendrick Lamar inspired him to scale back for bigger impact on DAMN.

Comment

Listen: Shabazz Palaces Returns With 'Shine A Light'

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sentient beings and mysteries await as the experimental hip-hop group announces a new album and tour dates.

Comment

Kendrick Lamar's First Interview After Releasing 'DAMN.' Is A Doozy

Friday, April 21, 2017

In his first conversation since the release of his new album, the greatest rapper alive offers revelations and deeper mysteries to prod

Comment

Beats And Geeks: Who Knew Bill Nye And Tyler, The Creator Had So Much In Common?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The new theme song for 'Bill Nye Saves the World' comes courtesy the former Odd Future frontman.

Comment

Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.

Comment

Morning News Brief: North Korea Anniversary, Turkey Referendum

Friday, April 14, 2017

North Korea marks its founder's birthday. Turkish voters go to the polls for a draft constitution. Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post joins the conversation. Kendrick Lamar releases a new album.

Comment

Kendrick Lamar, From On High, Has The Whole World Watching

Thursday, April 06, 2017

On the eve of release for a rumored new album, the view from the top must be lonesome for the God MC.

Comment

Raekwon And Cee-Lo Pay Tribute To Marvin Gaye On New Song

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Wu wordsmith and Goodie Mob vocalist team up on "Marvin."

Comment

Songs We Love: A Tribe Called Quest, 'Dis Generation'

Friday, March 31, 2017

The latest video from Tribe's standout reunion album is a poetic distillation of rap's generation gap.

Comment

Daye Jack's Video For 'Lady Villain' Is A Coincidental Companion Piece To 'Get Out'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Try to recognize the signs — race and relationships get a horrific send-up in this video that mirrors the recent hit social thriller Get Out.

Comment

Kendrick Lamar Fires A Warning Shot With New Song 'The Heart Part 4'

Friday, March 24, 2017

The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.

Comment

Kendrick Lamar's Cryptic IV Hints At His Forthcoming Testament

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The bigger question is not when, but how Lamar's next LP will make a connection between God and gangsta rap.

Comment

Run The Jewels Questions Our Innocence In New Video For 'Legend Has It'

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A video that questions the rising rate of mass incarceration, systemic disorder and the most unusual suspects? RTJ pulls all the triggers.

Comment

First Listen: Shawty Lo, 'R.I.C.O.'

Monday, March 20, 2017

When the Atlanta rapper died in a tragic car accident last September, his untimely passing felt like the death of old Atlanta. On R.I.C.O., he resurrects it with an autobiographical portrait.

Comment

Drake Unveils 'More Life,' Calls The Project A Playlist, Not An Album

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 22-song "playlist" is available to hear on Spotify, Apple and Tidal, among others.

Comment