The Making of Mos Def's 'Black on Both Sides'

An oral history of the legendary record, 20 years later.


Ja Rule Awkwardly Attempts to Explain His Role in Fyre Fest

On 'Watch What Happens Live', the Queens rapper opens up about his involvement with the troubled event and why he's ready to throw another music festival.


How Do You Protect a Witness Like 6ix9ine?

The heavily tattooed Brooklyn rapper could be going into federal protection – that is, if it's even possible for him to disappear.


Megan Thee Stallion's 'Hot Girl Summer' Video Is Here, So Autumn Is Cancelled

Nicki Minaj, Rico Nasty, Ari Lennox and Summer Walker drive the boat in the long-awaited video.


Hear Pusha T and Lauryn Hill's New Kanye-Produced Song 'Coming Home'

The soulful jam is the second new single from King Push this week.


A Guy Meets A$AP Ferg in an Elevator – a Cult Fashion Brand Follows

The story of Places + Faces: clothing label, touring DJs and hip-hop's unofficial-official photographers.


Rap Has a Long History of Reclaiming the Golf Course

On the heels of YBN Nahmir's NSFW golf-themed collab with City Girls and Tyga, we go deep on rap's relationship with the links.


André 3000 Playing the Flute in Public Is the Purest Story of 2019

The rapper has been spotted with his flute "at least a dozen times" in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.


An Ode to Lil' Kim's 'Ladies Night,' One of the Best Posse Cuts of All Time

With seven female rappers in the US's Hot 100 for the first time in a decade, we revisit the 1997 single that pioneered rap's sisterhood.


Cardi B's 'Press' Video Shows She's Fully Controlling Her Narrative

The visual for her latest single comes just after she was indicted on felony charges for a fight in a strip club last year.


Lil Nas X's Debut Is What Happens When You Grow Up on the Internet

The "Old Town Road" artist's highly anticipated EP '7' is a product of coming of age in the streaming era.


Can Lil Nas X Turn 'Old Town Road' Into a Career?

The chart-topping rapper is releasing his debut EP, '7', on the 21st of June.