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Missy Elliott's New Album 'Iconology' Is Here to Save Us All

Ahead of receiving MTV's Video Vanguard Award, Missy Elliott has released a "collection of new songs" for the first time since 2005.
Kristin Corry
2 days ago
Interviews

Redefining Black Masculinity with Channel Tres

With the release of his new EP 'Black Moses,' the Compton-bred artist challenges the way Black men are perceived in society.
DeAsia Paige
8.16.19
News

We Investigated Blueface's Claim That He's Slept With 1,000 Women in 6 Months

"It's like sometimes it might be a threesome, it might be a foursome. I done had a fivesome."
Drew Schwartz
8.8.19
News

No, Kamala Harris Didn't 'Lock Up' Lil' Kim in 2006

Recently found footage from a 2006 BET reality show has some people convinced that Harris is responsible for the rapper's sentence.
Kristin Corry
8.2.19
News

Let Drake's 'Care Package' Put You in Your Feelings

The Toronto rapper repurposes old fan favorites like "Girls Love Beyoncé" and "Paris Morton Music" for a nearly flawless compilation.
Kristin Corry
8.2.19
Interviews

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.
Kristin Corry
7.30.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.29.19
Objectively Correct Lists

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.
Kristin Corry
7.23.19
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
7.16.19
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
7.15.19
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
Rap

'Revenge of the Dreamers III' Is What Happens When J. Cole Finally Lets Go

The 'platinum with no features' rapper loosens up and even seems to have fun on his star-studded new album.
DeAsia Paige
7.9.19
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