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Chance the Rapper Finally Details New Album 'The Big Day' on 'Fallon'

The Chicago hip-hop artist's first official studio LP, which he is selling instead of streaming, is out on Friday, July 26.
Josh Terry
3 days ago
News

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.
Josh Terry
3 days ago
Remembering Things

Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop Forever With These 10 Videos

Megan Thee Stallion is enlisting the help of legendary director Hype Williams for 'Fever: Thee Movie,' but his fingerprints have been on rap's visuals since the 90s.
Kristin Corry
3 days ago
News

Women Should Rap About Whatever They Want

So So Def label boss Jermaine Dupri recently said he's unimpressed by the current class of female rappers: "For me, it's like strippers rapping."
Kristin Corry
5 days ago
Remembering Things

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

With seven female rappers in the Hot 100 for the first time in a decade, we revisited the 1997 single that pioneered rap's sisterhood.
Kristin Corry
7.11.19
Remembering Things

Please Don't Play Drake's 'Fireworks' at Your July 4th Cookout

The 'Thank Me Later' song isn't as festive as its title suggests.
Kristin Corry
7.3.19
Objectively Correct Lists

8 of the Best ASMR Moments in Hip-Hop

"Hey, how you doin' lil mama? Lemme whisper in your ear."
Kristin Corry
7.3.19
Essays

Bad Bunny and J Balvin's Surprise Album 'Oasis' Could Have Been Better

The current kings of reggaetón and Latin trap give their fans the tag team event of the summer, for better or worse.
Gary Suarez
7.2.19
Hip-Hop

8 Projects to Stream to Feel Nostalgic for the Mixtape Era

Now that Chance the Rapper's first two mixtapes have finally hit Apple Music and Spotify, here are a few others to stream.
DeAsia Paige
6.28.19
News

Olympic Breakdancing Would Be a Win for Hip-Hop

One of the genre's foundational aspects could be making its way to the 2024 Paris games.
DeAsia Paige
6.27.19
News

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.
Kristin Corry
6.26.19
Essays

The Success of Lil Keed Cements Young Thug's Legacy

The YSL rapper’s 'Long Live Mexico' album proves Thugger's hard-won influence over rap’s new generation.
Gary Suarez
6.26.19
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