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  • Watch: Nicki Minaj reenacts album cover art in 'Ganja Burn' music video

    Watch: Nicki Minaj reenacts album cover art in 'Ganja Burn' music video

    To celebrate the release of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Queen--which arrived on Aug. 10 instead of the initial June release date but ahead of the rescheduled Aug. 17 date-- Nicki Minaj has shared a video for the album’s lead-off track “Ganja Burn.”  The visual was directed by Mert...
  • SZA shares first look at philanthropic fashion line

    SZA shares first look at philanthropic fashion line

    SZA is beginning to launch her own mini-empire in terms of broadening her easily lovable persona and brand outside of just music. The young singer-songwriter, who launched herself onto the platform of today’s top hitmakers in 2017 with the release of her CTRL album and buzzworthy headlining tour...
  • Run The Jewels' Killer Mike selected for Atlanta's High Museum of Art's board of directors

    Run The Jewels' Killer Mike selected for Atlanta's High Museum of Art's board of directors

    Rapper and activist Killer Mike--one half of the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels--has joined the High Museum of Art’s board of directors in his hometown of Atlanta. Killer Mike, born Michael Redner, is joining the board with three other prominent members of the Atlanta community including executives...
  • Tech N9ne annouces Independent Grind fall 2018 tour

    Tech N9ne annouces Independent Grind fall 2018 tour

    Tech N9ne is on his grind. That work-hard life has always served the Kansas City-based rapper well and has helped him become one of the most recognized figures in hip-hop. This fall, Tech N9ne will take his grind on the road for the Independent Grind Tour, which will hit cities from coast-to-coast...
  • Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, A$AP Rocky, more read mean tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': Watch

    Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, A$AP Rocky, more read mean tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': Watch

    Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” segment is one of the most popular on the late-night talk show. Even Obama came on and hilariously read mean tweets about himself, which is basically the premise of the sketch.  Most recently Jimmy Kimmel welcomed a hip-hop edition of Mean Tweets where a number of...
  • Listen: Nicki Minaj delivers the goods on 'Barbie Dreams'

    Listen: Nicki Minaj delivers the goods on 'Barbie Dreams'

    It has been a while since we have heard this version of Nicki Minaj. On Aug. 10, Minaj dropped a surprise LP for her fans to consume, Queen, which could be one of her best LPs to date. There are many tracks on Queen that are worthy of unlimited replay value, but one that has captured the gossip of...
  • Kanye West returns to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for first time since 2013: Watch

    Kanye West returns to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for first time since 2013: Watch

    Although he was rocking a pair of Yeezys, the weight of the interview Jimmy Kimmel was about to conduct with Kanye West on Thursday night was not lost on the late night talk show host, who acknowledged the “dragon energy” in the room during his opening monologue. Kanye’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel...
  • Listen: Yung Fume wants the 'Big Business'

    Listen: Yung Fume wants the 'Big Business'

    Yung Fume is a young man that wants the big business. The rapper, which hails from the streets of South London, wants it so bad that he created a new single about it. Titled, obviously, “Big Business,” the single finds Fume diving headlong into the same hip-hop style that has produced massive...
  • Travis Scott announces ‘Astroworld’ Festival in Houston this fall

    Travis Scott announces ‘Astroworld’ Festival in Houston this fall

    Rapper Travis Scott is bringing his new Astroworld album to life this fall, as he announced on Friday that he’ll be teaming up with ScoreMore Shows to produce a one-day music festival under the same name in Houston, Texas on Nov. 17 at NRG Park. Appropriately named “Astroworld Festival,” the single...
  • Ludacris buys groceries for strangers on numerous occasions

    Ludacris buys groceries for strangers on numerous occasions

    A heartening story has emerged from a great New York Times investigative piece by Jonah Engel Bromwich-- who is also a Pitchfork contributor. Apparently, Ludacris--whose real name is Christopher Brian Bridges--has been randomly buying groceries and other items for strangers when he feels he can help...
  • Watch Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt perform 'Orange Juice' at the last Low End Theory

    Watch Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt perform 'Orange Juice' at the last Low End Theory

    The Low End Theory--a Los Angeles nightclub that helped launch the careers of groups like Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder crew as well as Tyler, the Creator’s Odd Future collective--celebrated its final installment on Wednesday night, Aug. 8,  after a decade-long run. Of course, the event brought...
  • Listen: Method Man shares new single 'Grand Prix' off upcoming album

    Listen: Method Man shares new single 'Grand Prix' off upcoming album

    Johnny Blaze, Hott Nikkels, Tical, whatever you call him Mr. Mef is back. Method Man premiered a new single via Billboard Thursday (Aug. 9) to herald his upcoming project Meth Lab II: Lithium. Lyrically “Grand Prix” is classic Meth: killer wordplay delivered smoothly and yet with an edge like katana...
  • Atmosphere embark on fall 2018 tour

    Atmosphere embark on fall 2018 tour

    The Twin Cities is well known as being home to the one and only Prince. This booming metropolis also births a growing, yet still, underground hip-hop scene and the artists coming out of this region are ready to take the world by storm. One of those happens to be Atmosphere, who for the past 29 years...
  • Listen: J. Cole drops freestyle 'Album of the Year'

    Listen: J. Cole drops freestyle 'Album of the Year'

    J. Cole is creating buzz with his new music video release, “Album of the Year.” Through his lyrical performance, he introduces millennial fans to the art of freestyle, the kind of style that represents the origins of hip-hop that emerged in retro poetry lounges. His lyrics thrust the power of...
  • Know-Madik releases 'Love's Parousia' on Aug. 8. The album is available now on iTunes.

    Know-Madik drops new album, 'Love's Parousia'

    Hip-hop artist/songwriter/producer Bradley Mayo (known to most as Know-Madik) is back with a brand-new body of work, infused with the same passion and lyrical mastery fans have grown to love him for. His latest album was written and produced entirely by himself and was created in hopes of...
  • The Internet announces fall tour dates in promotion of ‘Hive Mind’

    The Internet announces fall tour dates in promotion of ‘Hive Mind’

    The musical collective known as The Internet has revealed the first batch of highly anticipated North American concert dates in promotion of their recently released studio album, Hive Mind. Announced on Wednesday morning, the band’s upcoming run of shows will start in early October with five arena...
  • Drake trademarking 'God's Plan' for possible TV game show

    Drake trademarking 'God's Plan' for possible TV game show

    Drake has a new music video that is creating buzz in the music industry. "God's Plan" is his latest release that has now gone viral.  The music video illustrates a powerful storyline that shows Drake traveling through the city of Miami where he visits strangers and provides surprise gifts of charity...
  • Listen: Cypress Hill head to Egypt in video for new single, ‘Band of Gypsies,’ ahead of fall tour

    Listen: Cypress Hill head to Egypt in video for new single, ‘Band of Gypsies,’ ahead of fall tour

    Veteran American hip-hop group Cypress Hill will be releasing their first studio album in eight years this fall when the newly announced Elephants on Acid arrives on Sept. 28. The upcoming studio album will be the group’s first since 2010’s Rise Up, and was previewed late last week when the group...
  • Listen to Travis Scott's 'SICKO MODE' featuring Drake off new album 'Astroworld'

    Listen to Travis Scott's 'SICKO MODE' featuring Drake off new album 'Astroworld'

    Travis Scott released his highly anticipated third studio album, Astroworld, on Friday (Aug. 3) and YouTube is loving the album’s third track. At the time of this writing, the audio video for “SICKO MODE” was #2 on trending, second only to Drake’s “In My Feelings” video. Drake is featured on “SICKO...
  • Watch: Tom Morello releases music video for 'We Don't Need You' featuring Vic Mensa

    Watch: Tom Morello releases music video for 'We Don't Need You' featuring Vic Mensa

    Whether he’s with Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage or going solo, one thing is certain: Tom Morello will always use the power of music to fight injustice. The guitarist recently shared a video for the first single from his upcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground. For “We Don’t Need You...
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