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Earl Sweatshirt Finds Himself With 'Nowhere2Go'

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.


Vince Staples' 'FM!' Is A Potent Critique Of How We Consume Black Art (And It Slaps!)

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.


Could Future & Juice WRLD Be Trap's Trojan-Horse Advocates For Drug Policy Reform?

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.


Travis Scott And Drake Head To 'Sicko Mode' Houston, Where It's Always Nighttime

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.


Travis Scott Recruits Tame Impala And John Mayer For 'SNL'

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.


Saba: Tiny Desk Concert

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.


The New Kanye Reaffirms His Love For President Trump On 'SNL'

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.


Backlash Over White Hip-Hop Curator At National Museum Of African American History

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.


The 5 Lives Of 'Tha Carter V'

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.


Stream Noname's Instant-Classic 'Room 25'

Friday, September 14, 2018

One of most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year instantly becomes one of the best.


Eminem Became A Parody Of Himself And Everybody's Laughing

Monday, September 10, 2018

Now that Kamikaze's suicide mission is complete, how will Eminem resurrect his love for hip-hop?


Pittsburgh Rapper Mac Miller Reportedly Dead At 26

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.


Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.


T.I.: Tiny Desk Concert

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.


Young Thug's Remix Of Elton John's 'Rocket Man' Is Totally Unexpected

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

If only Thug had kept this same energy on Slime Language.


An Afro-Surrealistic Worldview Looms Over This Year's Video Music Awards

Monday, August 20, 2018

From Childish Gambino's dystopian vision of America to The Carters' takeover of the Louvre, absurdity is the new black and it fuels the best music videos nominated this year.


Kendrick Lamar's 'Power'-Ful TV Acting Debut Has Been Years In The Making

Monday, July 30, 2018

After his star turn on 'Power', the cinematic sweep of Lamar's music videos deserve a revisit.


PJ Morton: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 02, 2018

New Orleans' native son brought his musical Gumbo — and a 10-piece orchestra — to the Tiny Desk for some well-seasoned soul and a lesson in creative freedom.


Drake Is Too Big To Fail. He Should Risk It All On 'Scorpion' Anyway

Thursday, June 28, 2018

If Drake truly wants to take his career to the next level, he might try something unprecedented: conceding defeat.


It's Impossible To Reconcile XXXTentacion's Art With His Violent Life

Friday, June 22, 2018

We break down the controversy surrounding rapper XXXTentacion in life and in death.