When Rihanna chose Sanam to be her henchwoman in her iconic BBHMM video, she sent her a message: "I think you're so fucking rare."
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
Twenty-year-old Shaquon Thomas was an up-and-coming rapper who couldn't steer clear of the cops or the bullets of enemies.
"Burundi" features one of the masters of slam poetry at the top of his game.
It's been a busy week for Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, who refused to even show up for a separate robbery hearing Wednesday by insisting he wasn't healthy enough to make it to court.
He's got a new track, "Back at It," produced by Spaghetti J. I don't know who Spaghetti J is, but he did a great job.
The video is grotesque in the best way possible.
As the legendary Detroit rap group prepares for the June release of their new album, Yes, we take a look back on the revolving-door history of Slum Village.
DVS has been a staple of New York's underground rap scene for years, and his new album is a reminder that this city still has a nuanced personality if you look in the right places.
It'll make you want to dance and eat some wings.
It's a POV-style "night with bae," complete with weed and christmas lights.
The 90s hip-hop scion's lawyer claims he was temporarily blind when he ran over two men in a parking lot, and the surviving victim says he can't remember what happened.
After 20 years of dealing with substance abuse and schizophrenia, the Nottingham rapper is finally about to release his first album.
Take a break from all that ear-assaulting music and put on something that's actually pleasant to listen to.
Swag Toof are two rapper dudes, one from Kansas and one from Las Vegas, who've come to NYC to get real weird. This means selling an EP for $100, which comes with a letter signed in blood.
Mr. Wonderful was down at Austin's SXSW recently, and we went along to grab some footage of our man in action.
We spoke with Posdnuos about the history of sampling, music lawsuits, and the new method they've developed for this album.
Nacho's music springs from the dark, depressive side of Seattle. But like Kurt Cobain, his twisted lyricism is balanced with an offbeat sense of humor.
"This shit is bringing back the soul in TV and I'm with it."
Rappers have been in games forever—well, since Wu-Tang Forever. But now Yeezy's making one. And that's a good thing.
This video, for Tower II's song "Hustle and Starve," features rappers Czarquan and Shogun Ack making great use of low-key lighting as they mob around New York City.
Something about London lends itself to these catchy beats. Maybe it's the weather.
The song on its own could easily be a straight-up club banger, but the video brings out its bizarro trip-hop weirdness.
It's a reminder that rap can experiment with old tastes and patterns without being derivative.