Oriona Newman

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Drake Talks Music, Money and Chris Brown

With a new album due this summer, Drake weighed in on music, money and last year’s dust-up with Chris Brown in a cover-story interview for the July …

Kanye West Shares ‘American Psycho’ Short in Actually Watchable Form This Time

On June 14, Kanye West debuted a new teaser video for his <i>Yeezus</i> album. An homage to a scene from the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 …

Hear Pac Div’s Mibbs Go Solo With a Scoop DeVille Assist on Wavy ‘Freebass’ EP

Mibbs hails from long-hustling Los Angeles trio Pac Div, but he breaks out of the backpack on his debut solo EP, <i>Freebass</i>. Produced by hit-maker Scoop …

Believe It Or Not, Chloe x Halle’s First Song Was 'Terrible'

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>20gayteen is going strong<p>TRL<p>How are you …

New Videos: Bas Feat. J. Cole “Lit,” Plus Prodigy & The Alchemist and Freddie Gibbs

After pairing him with 50 Cent on “New York Times,” J. Cole gives his Dreamville artist Bas another push by starring in his new “Lit” video, off the …

Drake Touts Tour With Miguel and Future as Sweet, Slightly Raw ‘On My Way’ Emerges

Kanye West’s <i>Yeezus</i> is out today, but another rapper-singer who mixes arrogance, intense self-consciousness, and musical adventurousness already has …

Kanye West's New Album 'Yeezus' Is Trying Really, Really Hard

The interviews he's given in anticipation of its official release today read like the rantings of mad man shouting from the rooftops, throwing a tantrum and pounding his fists until everyone shuts up and listens.<p>The album itself is just as strenuous.<p><i>Yeezus</i> is dark and different, but unlike smooth</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Review: Kanye West, 'Yeezus'

Just to make thangs interesting, let’s start this off in the gooey middle: <i>Yeezus</i>’ midway point, wherein Kanye West reverts to his trillingly …

Drake Talks Chris Brown, Sex and ‘Nothing Was the Same’ with ‘GQ’

Drake is the cover star for <i>GQ</i>‘s July 2013 issue, on newsstands now. But while he may look his unassuming self on the actual cover, he wasn’t shy to …

Chief Keef Ties Up Illinois Legal System

Chief Keef had a busy day in court on Monday: The Chicago rapper appeared in a Skokie, Illinois, courthouse to plead guilty to speeding charges, and …

You Won’t Believe Who Kanye Got to Perform on ‘Yeezus’

By now you’ve listened to Yeezus about five times a day since it leaked last Friday. In case you were one of the few who were waiting to listen to it …

Q&A: Bun B on the ‘Incredible Journey’ of Creating His Hip-Hop Coloring Book

“It’s taken awhile for this thing to come together,” rapper Bernard Freeman, a.k.a. Bun B, tells <i>Rolling Stone</i> via phone from a Houston-area Waffle …

11 Times Jay-Z Used A Phone That Wasn't A Samsung Galaxy

Magna Carta Holy Fail.

New Music: Meek DeMeo Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Paper Birds”

Little is known about crooner Meek DeMeo aside from his incredible voice. The Minnesota native — whose deliberate mystique draws obvious comparisons …

Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite

Rapper Kanye West experienced two births of a sort over the weekend. Most important would be the birth of his child with Kim Kardashian. Then there was the leak of his latest album, <i>Yeezus,</i> an event that also set the social media world atwitter. After months of speculation, the album reveals itself …

Lil Wayne Explains ‘American Flag Stomping’ Footage

This week Lil Wayne found himself having to answer to more controversy as leaked footage from his “God Bless Amerika” video shoot in his hometown of …

How Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tears Down 30 Years of Hip Hop Orthodoxy

Ever since Kanye West’s <i>Yeezus</i> was announced, the general consensus has been that it’s a “producer’s record,” a label that really reflects the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jennifer Lopez, Living Icon, Is Your 2018 VMA Video Vanguard Winner

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Hip-Hop<p>She also raps about Drake, Quavo, and Young …

New Music: Pharrell “Just a Cloud Away”

Now that the full <i>Despicable Me 2</i> soundtrack is available for stream, fans can enjoy the second cut Pharrell contributed to the soundtrack. Like …

The Complete Guide To Every Kanye West Appearance On "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" Ever

How do you rage against commercialism while dating the woman who personifies it? Stay far away from her show.<p>Aired July 9, 2012<p>Kanye comes to the grand opening of Scott's restaurant. He fits in with everyone. Rob asks about Kanye's necklace. Kanye says it's from a friend from Japan and hides it in …

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again

Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant was born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, and started singing jazz while living in Paris. Back in the U.S., she won the Thelonious Monk vocal competition in 2010. The 23-year-old's first album, <i>WomanChild,</i> is now out — and few jazz debuts by singers or …

Taylor Swift Twitter Parody Puts Feminist Spin on Lyrics

It’s been less than a week since the parody account FeministTaylorSwift appeared on Twitter, but it’s already racked up more 85,000 followers with …

Local Natives’ Puppy-Starring ‘You & I’ Video Will Break Your Heart (and the Internet)

Local Natives’ <i>Hummingbird</i> opener “You & I” bears no obvious relationship to man’s best friend. But the song’s newly posted video tells the story of …

Music Midtown 2013 Lineup: Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Atlanta’s Music Midtown festival returns this fall, promising live performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, …

J. Cole Says Nas Was “Highly Impressed” with “Let Nas Down”

Fortunately for J. Cole, Nas likes at least one of his album cuts. Speaking with BET, the Roc Nation rapper recalled bumping into Mr. Jones on a …

Of Gods and Men: The Evolution of Kanye West http://pnps.co/11JsyLI

Lil Wayne defends trampling on American flag during music video shoot

Rapper Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that he did not intentionally step on the American flag during a music video shoot in New Orleans.<p>An onlooker …

Booker T. Unleashes the Blues on ‘Sound the Alarm’ – Album Premiere

On his new disc <i>Sound the Alarm</i>, Booker T. Jones’ organ pops with the same ripeness that it did on Booker T. and the MGs’ 1962 hit “Green Onions.” …