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His father was assassinated. Now, the son of Kim Jong Nam appears to speak out in a video.

LONDON — It is only 40 seconds long, but the video purportedly showing Kim Han Sol, a nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, added another turn to an already astonishing series of events on Tuesday.<p>“My father has been killed a few days ago. I'm currently with my mother and my sister,” he says, …

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Prince Wrote About Women In a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.<p>When I heard that Prince had passed away, it was the first time the death of a celebrity hit me in a real and immediate way. There was disbelief, followed by …

Feminism

Hip-Hop

Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 6 hours ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 2 days ago<p>The Enduring Link Between Rock And Hip-Hop<p>A conversation with Daryl McDaniels -- …

Never say never: Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is now on Apple

Kanye West made it sound pretty definitive back in February when he vowed his latest album would "never never never" be on Apple.<p>But the hip hop superstar has gone back on his word: the album, "The Life of Pablo," is now available on Apple Music.<p>It's also available on Apple (AAPL)'s music streaming …

Apple Music

17 Albums You Need to Listen to in April

Tune in to this month's best new releases.<p>This month is loaded with new releases from a favorite soft-hearted rapper to an iconic rock n' roll star. While we rack our brains over whether Beyoncé is or isn't actually releasing an album on April 1st (reportedly featuring Adele and Mariah Carey), …

Sampling Steve Miller Band: A Listener's Guide

Geto Boys, Gillian Welch and more — look back at artists who borrowed from the Space Cowboy<p>Given their entrenched position as a classic-rock-radio …

Stream Big Sean & Jhené Aiko's 'Twenty88' EP Now

Including a new track with K-Ci & JoJo.<p>Big Sean and Jhené Aiko prove their artistic synergy with the release of their joint EP <i>Twenty88</i>. The artists steer clear of stealing the spotlight from each other as the rapper flexes his ability to fuse with Jhené’s dreamier R&B songs across eight seductive …

Hip-Hop

A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 1 day ago<p>Tay-K's Capital Murder Case Is The Quintessential American Tragedy<p>Aaron Williams 03.19.18 2 days ago 16 Comments<p>Why Lil Xan's 'Betrayed' May Secretly Be One Of Rap's Best Anti-Drug Anthems …

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Talib Kweli Fires Back at Gene Simmons Over Rap Death Wish

"Would it be unfair of me to say I'm looking forward to the death @genesimmons or nah?" MC Tweets<p>Talib Kweli struck back at Gene Simmons over Twitter …

Killer Mike: Free speech -- unless it's rap?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If your child attended a school where male athletic coaches were accused of sexually harassing female students, would you want school administrators to investigate the allegations or punish the young man who made them public?<p>In an important case now before the U.S. Supreme Court -- Bell v. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Grammys 2016: Grading the Performances

1 of 19<p>Kendrick Lamar, “The Blacker The Berry / Alright / New Track"<p>On a night of polite performances, Kendrick Lamar was willing to sweat it out and …

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Rap & Hip-Hop

Kanye West rapping over the Seinfeld theme is a whirlwind of narcissism

It was only a matter of time before the most self-obsessed rapper of his generation was drawn into the vortex of self-absorption that is <i>Seinfeld</i>. …

Kanye West

NBA All-Star Weekend 2016: See all pics from Toronto's biggest parties

NBA All-Star Weekend 2016: See all pics from Toronto’s biggest parties<p>Date February 15, 2016<p>And that’s a wrap!<p>Drake WeekendNBA All-Star Weekend has …

Toronto

Kanye West asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion on Twitter

'All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help...'<p>One of the more surprising threads to emerge from Kanye West's messy release of <i>The Life of Pablo</i> involves his personal finances. If you believe the celebrated rapper, he owes a serious chunk of change: before hitting the</i> …

Silicon Valley

Kanye West's bewildering, frustrating 'Pablo'

Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" (GOOD/Def Jam) sounds like a work in progress rather than a finished album. It's a mess, more a series of marketing opportunities in which West changed the album title and the track listing multiple times, to the point where the very thing that made West tolerable …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Music

How SZA’s Massive Success Marks A Turning Point For Women In R&B<p>Elias Leight 03.29.18 16 hours ago<p>With 'God's Plan,' Drake Finally Validates His Claim As The Number One Rapper In Hip-Hop<p>Aaron Williams 03.29.18 17 hours ago<p>Are The Eagles Still The Eagles Without Their Leader Glenn Frey?<p>Corbin Reiff …

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Grammys 2016: Red carpet arrivals

Top 5 Rappers From Queens

Welcome to part one of five of “The Top Five Rappers by NYC Borough”. In this five part article, I’ll go through each borough of New York City – the …

Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded

Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded | Black Vinyl Re-Issue | Vinyl LP Record [2LP]<p>In listing the greatest albums in Hip Hop history, one title …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Young Rappers

<i>Vote for what you believe will be the future legends in this golden Hip-Hop/Rap era... Also who is currently the best young rapper. From the best new</i> …

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Nick Grant, Killer Mike & Big K.R.I.T Are All About "Royalty"

<i>’88 is an ode to his birth year, but also to the culture he is an avid student of. 1988 is what many consider to be the golden year of Hip Hop being</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Boosie Badazz Denounces Claims He Faked Cancer Illness

Boosie Badazz has denounced claims that he faked his cancer illness.<p>The Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper took to Instagram yesterday (January 24) to …

Young Thug Willing To Battle The Game

Young Thug says he would battle The Game on a joint record.<p>During an appearance on Sway In The Morning, Young Thug spoke on his feuds with fellow …

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