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Chance the Rapper Releases Two New Songs Kind of like Pokemon Sun/Moon, you can choose your Chance mood.
the week in rap
This Week in Rap: Earl Sweatshirt Breaks Boundaries, Dipset Returns, and More Featuring Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Boosie, Black Thought, Dipset, Benny the Butcher, and Key Glock.
Jerrod Carmichael Is Adapting Dapper Dan’s Upcoming Memoir for the Big Screen Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day’s Harlem boutique counted many of hip-hops biggest stars from the ‘80s and ‘90s as clients.
How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now The most influential playlist in music is Spotify’s RapCaviar, which turns mixtape rappers into megastars. And it’s all curated by one man.
Touring the Children’s Museum With Asahd Khaled, the Busiest Baby in Hip-Hop The 10-month-old child of DJ Khaled is probably the first baby to come out of the womb with a perfect Instagram presence.
Lil Uzi Vert and Kurt Cobain Have Some Things in Common The Philadelphia rapper is climbing the charts with a melancholy hit about death.
point of clarification
Miley Cyrus Attempts to Clarify Her Controversial Comments About Hip-Hop “I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap.”
Cardi B Explains How She Always Looks So ‘Schmoney’ ▶️ “A lot of people try to put a whole entire Gucci outfit on — it doesn’t go well, sis.”
On ‘Loyalty’ Rihanna Plays It Casual With Kendrick Lamar Rihanna’s appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” has more of a story than you might think.
respect the classics
Let’s Not Go Back to the Good Old Days of Real Rap Beef Drake’s vicious shot at Kid Cudi’s mental health may be a tactical error.
Listen to Common’s New Song, ‘Home’ The track, featuring Bilal, dropped tonight.
How Luke Cage Plans to Please Binge Watchers and Hip-Hop Fans Alike “We wanted to do a show that was unapologetically hip-hop and apologetically black.”
6 Pretentious Ways to Boost Your Get Down Viewing Experience Six ways of seeing The Get Down differently while waiting for the show to take off (as it eventually does).
Meet the Woman Giving Healing Crystals to Hip-hop Stars Radio personality Devi Brown explains why crystals are so special, and why rappers are clutching them onstage.
all hail the queens
Michelle Obama Praises Missy and Queen Latifah “I’m so grateful to you for your passion and your contributions to our world.”
How Charlamagne Became Tha God of Hip-Hop Radio What do Hillary Clinton, Martin Shkreli, and Kanye West have in common? They’ve all been interrogated by Charlamagne, hip-hop’s puckish Howard Stern.
Real Wedding Album: A Nontraditional Production “I knew I wasn’t going to be an all-white bride. I wanted to create a dramatic look, something different.”
Killer Mike Wrote Marvel’s Hip-Hop Covers Intro “The age of Internet lists has shows us how difficult it is to please everyone, but Marvel manages to represent Hip-Hop in every one of its various incarnations since its glorious inception.”
The Gay Hip-Hop Club Night Jay Z Probably Doesn’t Know He Inspired Hard Cock Life has become a platform for queer rappers and performers in the U.K.
Male Gaze: Kendrick Lamar’s Soulful Puppy Eyes Crowned Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at last night’s BET Awards.
Janette Beckman on What It Was Like to Photograph the Punk Scene And her later days, when she switched over to capturing the world of hip-hop.
hip hop squares
Go Behind the Scenes of MTV2’s Hip Hop Squares Valid question: Is that Fat Joe, or did Bruce Vilanch shave his head?
Lil B at NYU: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? Internet-beloved rapper drops wisdom on uncomprehending college crowd.
Carnegie, Rockefeller, Carter? Jay-Z’s American Dream Cultural horse-trading at star-studded Carnegie Hall concerts.
Watch Ice-T Talk About His Documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap If you’re going to trust anyone to walk you through the history of hip-hop, it’s this guy. Load More