Rap & Hip-Hop

Rap nerds: Stop what you’re doing and go play with this massive interactive lyrics analysis

In 2014, the pop-culture data analysis website <i>The Pudding</i> released an analysis of rappers’ vocabularies that still gets trotted out occasionally. …

Hip-hop Music

Is Tupac Still Alive? Suge Knight Reveals To Ice-T Why He’s Sure The Rapper Is In New Doc — Watch

Whoa! Tupcac Shakur’s closest pal Suge Knight is claiming that the late rap legend might still be among us. We’ve got the details on how he’s telling …

Celebrity Gossip

Fans Think Travis Scott Rapped About Getting Kylie Jenner Pregnant

His explicit verse on "Love Galore" is very telling.<p>Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant with Travis Scott's child, and fans think the rapper dropped hints about it in one of his lyrics from SZA's "Love Galore." The song, which dropped in April, includes some explicit lines from Scott:<p>You like to …

Travis Scott

This Former Love & Hip Hop Star Might Surprise You With How Far She's Come In Her Rap Career

This Former <i>Love & Hip Hop</i> Star Might Surprise You With How Far She’s Come In Her Rap Career<p>Don't sleep on this femcee!

Love & Hip Hop

Rock of Heltah Skeltah Finally Drops Debut Album, ‘Rockness A.P. (After Price)’

With over two decades in the game, it’s hard to believe <b>Rock</b> is just now releasing his debut solo album. But, I guess that’s what happens when you’ve …

Skrillex's New Kendrick Lamar Remix Is Like Getting Run Over, in a Good Way

The "HUMBLE." flip features foundation-rattling horns, dizzy breakbeats, and, yes, lots of drops,<p>Earlier this week, we ran an article praising the low-key collaborations that have mostly defined Skrillex's year so far—subtle production turns where he helped his friends be their best selves. Well, …

Music

Usher's Attorney Responds To Male Accuser Claiming Koreatown Spa Sex

Los Angeles, CA – The saga continues … and no, we’re not talking about the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album. After Usher’s male accuser claimed he had sex …

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan drops ‘Pharma Bro’ diss track

The hits just keep on coming for Martin Shkreli.<p>Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new track Friday dissing the convicted felon — who famously shelled out $2 …

Hip-hop Music

Lil B Says He’s the Only Rapper Who Doesn’t Sound Like Future or Migos - XXL

Lil B has always stood out among other rappers and now he’s claiming he’s one of the few original artists left in hip-hop. On Friday (Sept. 22), the …

Hip-hop Music

Bhad Bhabie’s Rap Career Is A Cynical Cash Grab Rooted In Cultural Appropriation

We have to talk about Bhad Bhabie. We didn’t want to. But here we are. The label system in place that give her a shot over the number of passionate, die-hard rappers currently grinding in rap’s eroded middle class, should be called out by name — Atlantic Records has forced our hand by reportedly …

Music

Wu-Tang Release Their Album Tracklist And A Song Featuring Redman & Inspectah Deck (Audio)

It is less than one month away from Wu-Tang Clan’s <i>The Saga Continues</i> project. With Redman-assisted “People Say” marking the first look of the next …

Hip-hop Music

Macklemore Releases New Album 'Gemini' [STREAM]

A post shared by Ben Haggerty (@macklemore) on Sep 21, 2017 at 9:40pm PDT<p>Macklemore has returned with a new solo album, <i>Gemini,</i> which features …

New Albums

Travis Scott's 5 best songs

Kylie Jenner is pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, 25, according to PEOPLE. While Jenner gets the bulk of news …

Entertainment

The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

This week, Kendrick Lamar linked up with his previous collaborator Rapsody on a new track, the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new single, and Cut Copy released its fifth studio album.<p><b>Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:</b>

Entertainment

Skrillex Drops His Remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Humble"

It’s the day many of you have been waiting for. Skrillex has finally unleashed his remix of “Humble,” the lead single off Kendrick Lamar's fourth …

Music

MC Eiht ft. DJ Premier & Lady of Rage “Heart Cold,” Rock ft. Kofi Black “Shine Down” & More | Daily Visuals 9.22.17

Everyone knows you can’t know where you going unless you know where you been so let some Hip-Hop OG’s give y’all a history lesson on how things used …

Hip-hop Music

This granny blings out rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan to Macklemore

Chinatown granny Eva Sam is a real gem in the eyes of her rapper customers.<p>For nearly three decades, the Macau native has been selling custom bling …

Hip-hop Music

Rapsody talks hip-hop and racism in America: Trump 'took the sheep off the wolf'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hip-hop had been tackling racism, police brutality and criminal justice reform in America decades before they became cornerstones of modern presidential campaigns, and Rapsody is humanizing these hot-button issues by giving them faces and names.<p>The North Carolina rapper, whose latest album …

Politics

Jay-Z Reveals His Thoughts on President Donald Trump: "Man, This Is a Joke"

<b>Jay-Z</b> is voicing his perspective on the state of the United States.<p>During a sit-down Q&A with TIDAL's Rap Radar podcast, the father-of-three was …

Donald Trump

Macklemore’s Latest Effort Falls Flat Without Ryan Lewis

Macklemore’s mainstream moment arrived too loudly and precipitously, and he always seemed to be too pure of an underground rap guy to know exactly …

Music

3 Things to Know About Travis Scott, the Rapper Expecting a Baby with Kylie Jenner

This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.<p>Kylie Jenner is already a mini mogul – and now she’s about …

Travis Scott

Jay-Z Has Some Ideas for His Next Project Based on the Current State of America - XXL

Throughout his storied career, JAY-Z has used succinct spurts of potent lyricism to render complex societal phenomena into readily digestible bits of …

Hip-hop Music

Hip-Hop Cash Kings: Preview & Contest 2017

Last year, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the first-ever Hip-Hop Cash Kings package, <i>Forbes</i> compiled the above mini-documentary: “From Bronx to Billions.” This year, as <i>Forbes</i> celebrates its 100th birthday, we’ve got another worthy edition of our annual accounting of rap’s highest-paid acts. …

Hip-hop Music

Dear ‘Love & Hip Hop’: Gay men are not TV accessories

(Photo: VH1)<p>Despite how much we may pretend that watching reality television is beneath us, there’s something to be said for the rise of the <i>Love &</i> …

Love & Hip Hop

The Time Jay Z Called SZA A Fluke To Her Face

While the SZA has built a cult like following for her distinct approach to R&B, not everyone was an early believer. Apparently, that included Jay Z, …

Jay Z

Celebrate the Official Last Day of Summer With Snoop Dogg's Famous Rib Recipe

Celebrate the Official Last Day of Summer With Snoop Dogg’s Famous Rib Recipe<p>Whether you're celebrating or mourning the end of summer, these ribs …

BBQ

Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective …

Music

Hear Skrillex's Volatile Remix of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

Star producer puts his own stamp on Lamar's Number One hit<p>Skrillex released an unruly remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" on Friday, destabilizing the …

Music

Stream’s Rapsody Album ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

Rapsody unveils an introspective, wide-ranging effort with <i>Laila’s Wisdom</i>, the North Carolina rhymer’s first offering since partnering with Roc …

Hip-hop Music

J Balvin Wrote 'Mi Gente' To 'Unite The People' In The Face Of Xenophobia

To call J Balvin's "Mi Gente" vibrant and diverse would be a severe understatement, as the global smash does so much more than bring everyone to the …

Hip-hop Music