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Freddie Gibbs on Why He's Not in the NBA, and the Greatness of MJ

The rapper was born a Bulls fan, and not even living in Los Angeles can change that: 'The Lakers suck right about now'<p>Freddie Gibbs has come a long …

Basketball

Frank Ocean Apparently Recording With Rich the Kid

<i>Photo via Tumblr</i><p>Frank Ocean and frequent Migos collaborator Rich the Kid are apparently hitting the studio together today, <i>FADER</i> reports. A confirmation from Rich's reps to <i>FADER</i> arrived after Rich tweeted (and then deleted) a screenshot of he and Frank talking on FaceTime. Despite taking it down, …

Frank Ocean

Justin Timberlake's Label Sued Over "Suit & Tie"

Justin Timberlake's label, Universal Music Group, is being sued over his 2013 hit "Suit & Tie," as TMZ reports. The lawsuit concerns a sample of Sly, Slick & Wicked's "Sho' Nuff," a 1973 song produced by James Brown. Two members of the group say UMG paid to sample the song, but didn't get the …

Brazil

Taylor Swift performs Blank Space acoustic version

Taylor Swift gives “Blank Space” an acoustic makeover in another video from the pop star’s September session at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. In the …

DJ Mustard and Travis Scott Join for "Whole Lotta Lovin'"

DJ Mustard and Travis Scott have teamed up for "Whole Lotta Lovin'." It premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, where Mustard chatted with Lowe about the song, working on new music, and more. Listen to the interview above and the new song below.<p>DJ Mustard released <i>10 Summers: The Mixtape Vol. 1</i> …

Travis Scott

Vince Staples Talks About Growing Up With Gangs on ESPN's "Highly Questionable"

Earlier today, Vince Staples appeared on ESPN's talk show "Highly Questionable." He talked at length about growing up around gangs in Long Beach, California, going to high school in the South, and more. Watch the full interview below, via <i>The Fader</i>.<p>Staples released his debut album <i>Summertime '06</i> in …

Vince Staples

Kanye West new music Fridays: Kim Kardashian says new music is coming

Ever since Kayne West dropped “Only One” on Dec. 31, 2014, fans spent the following year waiting for his highly anticipated new album <i>Swish</i>. West …

Kendrick Lamar Unveils Powerful New Song 'Untitled 2' on 'Fallon'

Rapper also sits down with 'Tonight Show' host to discuss his 11 Grammy nominations<p>Kendrick Lamar visited <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Big Sean performs at Lions halftime show

In the biggest year of his career, Big Sean returned home to show some gratitude. The Detroit rapper played during halftime of the Detroit Lions’ …

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole Trade Beats for 'Black Friday' Surprise

"Alright" rapper throws support behind Kanye West's presidential run on his ferocious version of J. Cole's "A Tale of 2 Citiez"<p>Kendrick Lamar and J. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Adele and Drake Want Adele to Remix "Hotline Bling"

<i>Drake photo by Pooneh Ghana</i><p>In a recent interview, Adele revealed that she wanted to do an official remix of "Hotline Bling". "I love Drake so much," she said. "I even got the coat that's in the video." In an interview following Drake Night at the Raptors game (via <i>Fader</i>), Drake strongly agreed that …

Chief Keef's Record Contract Suspended

<i>Photo via Instagram</i><p>Last year, Chief Keef was dropped from Interscope. It's now been reported that his contract with billionaire Alki David's company FilmOn has been suspended. In a statement to VladTV (via <i>Fader</i>), David cited disagreements with Keef's management.<p>"...His management went off and did a …

Black Lives Matter

Songs We Love: Daniel Caesar, 'Death & Taxes'

There's an uncertainty, unshakable at first sight, which comes with saving yourself from someone you love — that sliver of doubt about whether your choice was the right one. Daniel Caesar is a Toronto-native who left his home while in the 11th grade, after a fight with his parents over faith. His …

Erykah Badu calls out Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Awards

Erykah Badu hosted the BET Soul Train Awards on Sunday night, and as soon as the show started she took aim at one of hip-hop’s controversial stars: …

Kanye West auditions for 'American Idol' in final season teaser

Back in October, news broke that Kanye West “auditioned” for the final season of <i>American Idol</i> in San Francisco by performing his own song “Gold …

DOOM Checks in, Goes for a Swim, Rides a Boat in New Home Video

DOOM recently re-emerged after a quiet spell, sharing a Ghostface Killah collab as DOOMSTARKS before dropping tracks with PRhyme, A State of Mind, and M.E.D., Blu, and Madlib. Now, to promote a new "Villain Cap" released in collaboration with New Era, he's shared a home video. Shot in St. Lucia, …

Aquatic Sports

Tupac Shakur Biopic Recruits New Director

Music video vet Benny Boom promises to "make [2Pac] proud and uphold the legacy" as film approaches critical deadline<p>Eight months after director John …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ratking's Wiki Announces Solo Album Lil Me, Shares "Livin' With My Moms" Video

<i>Photo by Koki Sato</i><p>Ratking's Wiki has announced his solo album <i>Lil Me</i>. It's coming December 7 via Letter Racer. The album features Madlib, Micachu, Skepta, Ratking's Hak and Sporting Life, Kaytranada, Lee Bannon, Skywlkr, and more. Today, he shared the video for "Livin' With My Moms"—watch it below …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jeremih Drops New Single "Pass Dat"

Jeremih recently dropped his new single "Oui" and shared the vampire-filled video for "Lil Freak Shawty". Tonight, add another single to the pile. This one's called "Pass Dat"—listen below.<p>Jeremih's other recent offerings include "Don't Tell 'Em", "Planes", and "Tonight Belongs to U!".<p>Read "Waiting …

Brazil

From NPR Music, Two Jazz Performances That Wrestle With Race And Policing

Hi Code Switch readers! I'm here from NPR Music, where I mostly cover jazz. I thought you might be interested two big performances we recently featured in which the artists took a moment to talk about police intimidation and violence against African-Americans.<p>When Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah — a …

Thelonious Monk

Fall Out Boyz II Men perform 'Motownphilly' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

<i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> continued its mash-up Mondays with a showing from Fall Out Boyz II Men — yes, that’s Fall Out Boy + Boyz II Men. The combo group …

King Krule is about to release an album, film and book

When a sullen-faced, ginger-haired teen from Peckham released his debut album under the moniker of King Krule two years ago, we were blown away. With its blunt poeticisms and glowering odes to city life, <i>6 Feet Beneath the Moon</i> was one of the most brilliant and unique musical creations to have been …

Drown

50 Best Albums of 2015

Kendrick fought the power, Adele soared higher, D’Angelo shocked the world and more<p>By<p>As the curtain falls on 2015, it might be hard to remember any …

Don Henley

Songs We Love: Rusangano Family, 'Heathrow'

"When I see Police I'm Amadou Diallo/ Haunted by the bodies Sahara swallowed/ Did I flee Lampedusa to die over you? " asks the Togolese MC, MuRli on "Heathrow,' by the Limerick, Ireland-based trio, Rusangano Family. The song is a mix of immigrant emotions from a first-person perspective that's as …

BJ The Chicago Kid and Joey Bada$$ Team for "Nothin' But Love" Video

BJ the Chicago Kid is currently working on his album <i>In My Mind.</i> (It's slated to drop sometime early next year via Motown). Today, he's dropped a visual for "Nothin' But Love", his collaborative single with Joey Bada$$ featured on the mixtape <i>The Best of BJ the Chicago Kid</i>. Hannibal Buress appears on …

Brazil

See Nina Simone Talk Martin Luther King, Black Pride in Rare Interview

"It's a good time for black people to be alive," singer says in 1968 interview, which PBS has newly animated<p>Nina Simone discussed black rights and …

Black History

10 Best Adele Covers by Country Artists

From Little Big Town's harmony-rich "Rolling in the Deep" to Sugarland and Adele's epic "Chasing Pavements"<p>With Adele's <i>25</i> officially the biggest …

Little Big Town (Band)

Adele's 'Hello' gets the marching band treatment

There’s nothing like Adele’s “Hello” to get a bunch of college kids in the mood for the game, right?<p>This weekend, the Southern University Marching …

John Legend Employs Actual Star Sounds for New Song

Beatific holiday track "Under the Stars" features unique sonic frequencies of four stars in the universe<p>John Legend has teamed up with the literal …

Music Production