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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

Drake Announces Partnership With Michael Jordan's Nike Brand for OVO Sneakers, Shares Pics

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>Kanye West officially ditched Nike for Adidas last week. Now Drake will fill his shoes (ha). As <i>Billboard</i> reports, Drizzy announced last night at a show in Portland that he has partnered with Michael Jordan's Nike brand. He posted a series of sneaker designs to Instagram, …

Shoes

R. Kelly Performs with 2 Chainz on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Like we need any help getting excited, R. Kelly brought his upcoming album, <i>Black Panties</i>, to <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> last night. The R&B legend performed a …

New Music: Attitude Feat. Timbaland & Twista “Stunt”

Timbaland’s camp keeps it moving with another one from the vault. This week, they release a track from a longtime collaborator Attitude and …

Jay Z Ranks His Albums From 'Blueprint' to 'Kingdom Come'

Regarding 'Blueprint 3,' he says, 'Sorry critics, it's good'<p>Rapper Jay Z ranked his 12-disc discography today on his culture website Life and Times. …

Rick Ross Addresses ‘Mastermind’ Delay

Our suspicions were confirmed on the new Wale and Meek Mill-bolstered “No Games” remix when Rick Ross announced that his upcoming album, <i>Mastermind</i>, …

R Kelly: 'Weak people are the ones that are the haters'

He's the multi-million selling R&B star whose life has been dogged by scandal – and he's back with a new album Black Panties. R Kelly talks about the darkest points of his career, why he's an alien and how he doesn't feel sorry for Chris Brown<p>R Kelly, according to the man himself, is an alien. He's …

Jay Z Ranks His Own Albums

Here are Jay Z's rankings, best to worst, plus his added commentary:<p>It's no surprise that Hova's first album, the 1996 "Reasonable Doubt," earned top spot.<p>The rapper's debut went platinum and ended up on Rolling Stone's list of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' alongside 2003's "The Black …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Surface Remix Project: Linkin Park feat. Steve Aoki "A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES" Remix Contest

Remix "A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES" to win prizes including release on an upcoming Linkin Park EP, $2,500, a Surface Pro 2 and more.<p>Indaba Music<p>Remix "A …

Nelson Mandela, RIP

One of the most beloved leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.<p>Mandela, who inherited a country on the verge of …

Kanye West: 'My Next Album Is Going to Be Eight Songs'

The rapper discussed design and new music at Miami's Art Basel last night<p>Kanye West has made great effort to position himself as an artbiter of art …

7 Things You Should Know About Beats Music

How Dr. Dre's new music streaming service could break out of the pack<p>Beats Music, from the Dr. Dre company that brought you expensive headphones full …

Beyoncé Sings Beautiful Tribute Of 'I Will Always Love You' For Paul Walker

While at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA Beyoncé dedicated a performance of 'I Will Always Love You' and her hit "Halo" to the late Paul Walker.<p>Walker passed away in a car accident November 30 in Santa Clarita.<p>Beyoncé is currently on her Mrs. Carter World Tour.<p>Listen to it below:

Los Angeles

The Respectful Rappers Tumblr Everyone Loves Is Racist and Stupid

If your first exposure to black people is through rap music, chances are you might be in a little over your head. That’s certainly what happened to …

Skyzoo & Antman Wonder Pay Homage to Jay Z with ‘An Ode to Reasonable Doubt’ EP

Although it was slow to catch on when it first arrived 17 years ago, Jay Z’s <i>Reasonable Doubt</i> is undoubtedly a classic (just ask the man himself). …