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Stream 88rising's New Album 'Head In The Clouds'

Featuring Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Joji, Playboi Carti, Blocboy JB, Yung Bans and more.<p>88rising has dropped its first album <i>Head In The Clouds</i> …

New Albums

YouTube Originals' G Funk Documentary Proves Warren G Saved Snoop Dogg's Career, He's Not Afraid of Suge Knight and Drake Should Thank Him

The G Funk era of hip hop was ushered in by three hip hop giants, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G. The genre represented everything west coast hip …

The Internet Is Losing It to Pusha-T’s ‘DAYTONA’

After weeks of teasers, Pusha-T has finally dropped third album <i>DAYTONA</i>. All seven tracks on the record have been produced or co-produced by Kanye …

J. Cole’s new album KOD is here

“3 meanings: Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed, Kill Our Demons. The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.”<p>Just days after announcing the …

New Albums

Kendrick Lamar Just Won A Pulitzer Prize

DAMN gets one of America's most prestigious awards in huge moment for hip-hop<p>The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and there were many expected winners of American journalism's highest accolade including a joint prize for <i>The New Yorker</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>' coverage of the Harvey Weinstein …

Drake Listened To A G Herbo Freestyle Clip For ‘Five Days Straight’ — And Got It Turned Into A Full Song

G Herbo has long been one of the most underrated lyricists in the game. The Chicago artist is a rapper’s rapper, which explains why Drake is such a fan. Drake enjoys his so much that his last five days has consisted of commenting on live stream sessions, watching Raptors games, and listening to the …

Eric B. and Rakim Say We Are Witnessing The Devolution of Rap Music

"You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music. The death of poetry and smoothness, they use this. The absence of a message," the first tweet …

N.E.R.D. Share Highly Anticipated New Album 'No_One Ever Really Dies' Ft. Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Gucci Mane, M.I.A. & More

The end of 2017 has been amazing for fans of <b>N.E.R.D.</b>, who have just released their first new album in seven years. The new project, <i>NO_ONE EVER REALLY</i> …

Pharrell Williams: ‘It rains and they shoot black people’

N.E.R.D are back with a politically charged new album featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and cosmic synths<p>Pharrell Williams is in a conference room at the London HQ of his record label, Sony. He’s here to play music from the new album by his alt-rap band N.E.R.D, the group he fronts …

Music

Look! Dr. Dre Announces Release Date for Eminem’s ‘Revival’

A few weeks back Eminem dropped off his new single, “Walk On Water,” featuring Beyonce. After weeks of teasing us about a new project, today we get a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

N.E.R.D Unveil New Album Featuring Kendrick, André 3000, M.I.A., More: Watch

Last night at ComplexCon—their first show in three years—N.E.R.D debuted their new album, which is reportedly called <i>No_One Ever Really Dies</i>. In addition to their recently released Rihanna-featuring single “Lemon,” the album features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, M.I.A., Gucci Mane, …

Wyclef Jean Explains Why It's Important to Protect Hip-Hop Culture

On the latest edition of SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” series, rapper, musician, and producer Wyclef Jean spoke about the importance of protecting …

Is N.E.R.D Getting Ready To Drop Their First New Album In Seven Years?

Source: TheNeptunes.org<p>Looks like <b>N.E.R.D</b>, the funk-rock group featuring <b>Pharrell Williams</b>, <b>Chad Hugo</b>, and <b>Shae Haley</b> is getting ready to make its return.<p>…

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'We’re Not Afraid of Trump.' Watch the Eminem Freestyle Everyone's Talking About

Eminem took aim at President Donald Trump in a freestyle released during the BET Hip Hop Awards Tuesday night.<p>“It’s the calm before the storm right …

Listen: Mýa – Ready For Whatever | Stream

The beautiful and incredibly talented, Mýa is back! After snatching a Grammy nomination for last year’s Smoove Jones album, Mýa is back today with a …

New Singles

Wu-Tang Clan Releases the Video for Their Redman Collabo "People Say"

Source: YouTube<p>Back in August, seemingly out of nowhere, a new <b>Wu-Tang Clan</b> collaboration with <b>Redman</b> just popped up.<p>It turns out that the song, called …

P. Diddy’s Son Delivered A ‘Paid In Full’ Freestyle So Fire That Even 50 Cent Can’t Deny It

In case you haven’t heard, P. Diddy’s son Christian Casey Combs is following in his dad’s footsteps as rapper calling himself King Combs, and he’s actually pretty good at it. So good, in fact, that even 50 Cent is finding his style undeniable. The normally grinch-like “Piggy Bank” rapper apparently …

Record boss Suge Knight makes shock claim that Tupac Shakur IS still alive

Rap record label CEO Suge Knight believes what many other conspiracy theorists have been saying for decades - Tupac Shakur is alive.<p>The 52-year-old …

Xscape Slays With Blazing Performance Of ‘Just Kick It’ At VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’

It’s a good thing Xscape got back together in 2017 because it was just in time for VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors.’ The theme of the night was the ’90s — when …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen: Yelawolf – PUNK ft. Travis Barker & Juicy J | Stream

Alabama’s very own, Yelawolf is back. Today the wordsmith returns with a brand new track for our listening enjoyment entitled “PUNK.” The track finds …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Master P: 5 Things To Know About Rapper Accused Of Cheating With T.I.’s Wife Tiny

You may have heard some rumors about T.I.’s wife Tiny stepping out with rapper Master P — allegations he’s totally shutting down. But who is this hip …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Remy Ma Just Brought 'Miley What's Good' Back With a Nicki Minaj Twist

If you thought the now-famous Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj feud had burned itself out, think again. During Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Remy Ma …

Jay-Z Paid Tribute To Chester Bennington With A Rare Performance Of ‘Numb/Encore’

Jay-Z’s heavy festival schedule this summer was the first sign for many that he had a new album on the way, and that came to fruition in the form of <i>4:44</i>, and now with the album in stores its time for Jay to start tearing down those festival stages.<p>Jay’s only European stop of the summer took place …

JAY-Z Addresses Kanye West Feud: 'What Really Hurt Me, You Can't Bring My Kid or My Wife Into It'

JAY-Z has opened up about his tumultuous relationship and alleged feud with Kanye West.<p>The rapper, 47, recently chatted with Rap Radar hosts Elliott …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Eminem’s greatest pre-fame rap battles

Let's all recall how Em made his name(s)<p>Look who’s back – back again. Eminem, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady – whatever you want to call him, the …

Watch JAY-Z’s ‘Bam’ Video Feat. Damian Marley

JAY-Z travels to Jamaica in the video for his Damian Marley-assisted single, “Bam.”<p>The documentary-like visual shows Marley giving Hov a tour of his …

Crunch Report | Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Elon Musk confirms that he just bought back X.com, the domain he owned in 1999<br>• Wiz Khalifa overtakes Psy to claim the most-watched YouTube video of all time<br>• Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups<br>• Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting …

See Eric B & Rakim Reunite for ‘Paid in Full’ Anniversary Concert

Legendary rap duo Eric B & Rakim reunited Friday night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark LP <i>Paid in Full</i>. …

Jay Z has used his latest albums as corporate bargaining chips

In the last four years, Jay Z has released two albums, both through non-traditional means. While most artists would sign with a record label to release their album, the most successful hip-hop artist of all time, a man worth $810 million, has made deals with a smartphone maker and carrier to cover …