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  • Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' gets a dance party started in a New York City subway

    Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' gets a dance party started in a New York City subway

    It's a song that's moving the masses – literally. Rapping sensation Cardi B has had a banner year in 2017, signing her first major label recording contract with Atlantic Records and releasing her debut commercial single "Bodak Yellow." The song quickly became a massive hit in North America, claiming...
  • Eminem reveals tracklist for upcoming album 'Revival'

    Eminem reveals tracklist for upcoming album 'Revival'

    Rapper Eminem is just days away from the release of his anticipated new album Revival, and the "Walk on Water" creator has officially released the tracklist for his ninth studio effort. Revival will hit stores everywhere on Friday, Dec. 15 and features guest spots from Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, X...
  • AXS picks: The best albums of 2017

    AXS picks: The best albums of 2017

    2017 might have disappointed us in many ways, but music was not one of them. Many can say hip-hop reigned supreme—with releases from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Tyler, the Creator and many other heavy hitters—but the music world as a whole did not let us down. In addition to hip-hop making an impressive...
  • Swizz Beatz in the studio with Chance the Rapper for upcoming album

    Swizz Beatz in the studio with Chance the Rapper for upcoming album

    Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz is on to the next one. Following his graduation from Harvard Business School earlier this month, the "Money in the Bank" creator has returned to the studio for his next release, and he's enlisting some A-list talent to collaborate with. With emerging rapper Tekashi6...
  • Frank Ocean teases new album on Tumblr

    Frank Ocean teases new album on Tumblr

    On the heels of finally making his 2016 visual album Endless available on physical media, R&B enigma Frank Ocean has now teased the existence of a new album. As noted by Pitchfork, Ocean took to Tumblr on Nov. 27 and posted a mysterious message that read, “’WELL I MADE THE ALBUM BEFORE 30. I...
  • Eminem announces release date for 9th studio album 'Revival'

    Eminem announces release date for 9th studio album 'Revival'

    Shady's back, tell a friend. On Dec. 15, Eminem is releasing his long-awaited ninth studio album Revival. A campaign for fake medical ads for a drug called Revival first surfaced when Em's manager, Paul Rosenberg posted a photo to Instagram promoting fellow Shady Records artist, Yelawolf's new album...
  • JAY-Z releases 3 new videos

    JAY-Z releases 3 new videos

    Rapper JAY-Z has spent the last few years of his career aggressively flouting the conventions of the music industry. In 2013, he teamed up with Samsung to release his 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, to the electronics giant’s customers for free. The following year, he made major waves by...
  • Listen to D.R.A.M.'s Christmas mixtape '#1HappyHoliday'

    Listen to D.R.A.M.'s Christmas mixtape '#1HappyHoliday'

    In a remarkable display of generosity, Hampton, Va.-based rapper D.R.A.M. released a new Christmas themed mixtape entitled #1HappyHoliday. The three-song digital release includes one new track as well as covers of Nat King Cole’s holiday classic “The Christmas Song” and Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell...
  • Watch: Jay-Z mashup 'Jigga What, Jigga Who' and Drake's 'Know Yourself'

    Watch: Jay-Z mashup 'Jigga What, Jigga Who' and Drake's 'Know Yourself'

    During his Nov. 23 performance at Montréal, QC’s Bell Centre, hip-hop icon Jay-Z paid homage to one of the Great White North’s biggest stars. At the show, which is part of his current 4:44 Tour, the “Story of OJ” hitmaker rapped his 1998 hit “Jigga What, Jigga Who” over the beat of Drake’s “Know...
  • Listen: Margo Price's remarkable cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

    Listen: Margo Price's remarkable cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'

    On Nov. 22, country-soul rising star Margo Price memorable a notable guest appearance on NPR’s long-running radio talk show “Fresh Air.” A talented up-and-coming musician appearing on the Terry Gross hosted program isn’t notable in of itself but an unexpected cover performed by Price makes her...
  • Post Malone confirms new album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' out Dec. 1

    Post Malone confirms new album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' out Dec. 1

    The good times keep rolling for Post Malone, who has officially set a release date for his forthcoming album Beerbongs & Bentleys. In a recent interview with podcast H3, the "Rockstar" singer announced he will drop his highly anticipated sophomore LP on Dec. 1. It will follow 2016's Stoney...
  • JAY-Z pauses concert to tell 9-year old she has the potential to be president

    JAY-Z pauses concert to tell 9-year old she has the potential to be president

    As an artist, music mogul, husband and father of three, JAY-Z is used to multitasking and wearing different hats. The 4:44 rapper combined his paternal instincts with his artistry when he paused his show in Cleveland on Nov. 19 to deliver some important words of encouragement to a 9-year old girl in...
  • Watch: Eminem returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ with a trio of duets alongside Skylar Grey

    Watch: Eminem returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ with a trio of duets alongside Skylar Grey

    Eminem made his seventh musical performance on Saturday Night Live last night, and he had a little help from pop singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. The veteran MC was part of Saturday’s episode that was hosted by another big rapper in Chance the Rapper. For his performance this time around, Eminem made...
  • Emo-rapper Lil Peep has died at age 21

    Emo-rapper Lil Peep has died at age 21

    Rising rapper Lil Peep, whose blend of hip-hop and emo carved out a new lane for both genres, has died, according to a statement from his publicist. No cause of death has been announced. He was just 21. Born Gustav Åhr, Lil Peep had seen his career take off in 2017. Following the release of mixtapes...
  • Jhené Aiko and Metro Boomin both performing at The Novo in LA on Dec. 22

    Jhené Aiko and Metro Boomin both performing at The Novo in LA on Dec. 22

    Hip-hop and R&B fans in Los Angeles will be getting an early Christmas present this year as the singer Jhené Aiko and producer Metro Boomin are both scheduled to perform shows at The Novo in downtown L.A. on Dec. 22. Aiko will be the first to hit the stage, as she's scheduled for a 7:30pm show...
  • Tyler, The Creator announces winter tour with Vince Staples

    Tyler, The Creator announces winter tour with Vince Staples

    West coast hip-hop stars Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples are responsible for two the best rap albums of 2017: Flower Boy and Big Fish, respectively. Now, the duo are teaming up for a winter tour that will hit 23 cities in early 2018. Along with Odd Future affiliate Taco, Tyler and Vince will...
  • Watch Chance the Rapper's promo video before he hosts 'SNL' this weekend

    Watch Chance the Rapper's promo video before he hosts 'SNL' this weekend

    Chance the Rapper may have some pre-show jitters before he takes on hosting duties on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, but the show's cast is here to help him work it out – literally. In a new clip taken in the "SNL" studios, Chance teams up with cast members Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon and Pete...
  • Watch Tiffany Haddish's hilarious impressions of Cardi B & Mary J Blige on 'SNL'

    Watch Tiffany Haddish's hilarious impressions of Cardi B & Mary J Blige on 'SNL'

    On Nov. 12, standup comic Tiffany Haddish made history by becoming the first African-American comedian to host “Saturday Night Live.” And appropriately, she was hilarious during her time at Studio 8H.    One of the best parts of her appearance was a skit entitled “Lion King Auditions.” In it...
  • Watch Eminem's explosive performance of 'Walk on Water' at the 2017 MTV EMAs

    Watch Eminem's explosive performance of 'Walk on Water' at the 2017 MTV EMAs

    On Nov. 12, Eminem reasserted his artistic primacy by opening the 2017 MTV European Music Awards with an explosive performance of his new single “Walk on Water.”   Eminem, clad in his traditional uniform of a black hoodie and cap, stared directly into the camera as he intensely rapped lyrics about...
  • Beastie Boys announce vinyl reissue of ‘To The 5 Boroughs’ and more

    Beastie Boys announce vinyl reissue of ‘To The 5 Boroughs’ and more

    Vinyl copies of the Beastie Boys’ 1996 instrumental LP The In Sound From Way Out! have been off the shelves for some time now, so the surviving members of the classic hip-hop trio have decided to bring it back. Announced earlier this week, the group will re-release the 1996 album in addition to 200...
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