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Donald Glover’s New Video Shows Hip-Hop America & How Great It Could Be

Just under four months ago, Donald Glover released one of the most unforgettable music videos of 2018. "This Is America" is artful, symbolic, and it is certainly jarring. The visual was a return to Rap for the versatile, genre-defying also artist also known as Childish Gambino. Since then, Glover released... Read more

Scott Storch’s Documentary Covers The Highs & Lows Of 1 Of Dr. Dre’s Muses (Video)

Many Hip-Hop fans may know Scott Storch from his beats. During the late 1990s, 2000s, and even current day, the former Roots member has been responsible for the sounds of some of Rap's chart-topping hits. From the keyboard line on Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E." to Beyonce's "Me, Myself And I,"... Read more

Chance, Wayne & 2 Chainz Make A Video That Even Skeptics Will Have No Problem Liking

Chance The Rapper has changed his career's scenery quite a bit in the years between Acid Rap and this month's Coloring Book. The Chicago, Illinois MC's first single "Angels" stresses that he is still rolling with the same people he always was, but for fans of the fully-independent MC it... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Lives Up To His Name With Powerful Words Of Motivation (Audio)

There's a reason why Nipsey Hussle sold 1,000 copies of a mixtape priced at $100, which was simultaneously released for free. Since he began his career over a decade ago, the Crenshaw MC has strived to live up to his name, often making motivational songs that are inspirational to himself... Read more

Kanye West Introduces ‘The Life of Pablo’ As a Living, Breathing Visual Experience (Videos)

With the weeks-long rollout for his recently released The Life of Pablo, Kanye West elicited plenty of attention for his eighth studio album. But, in typical Yeezy fashion, a new album was just the beginning. The Chicagoan took over New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden to debut the third... Read more

Former Young Thug Road Manager Sentenced For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

In late April of this year, Lil Wayne's tour bus was fired upon while in Atlanta, Georgia. While no parties were injured, the incident came at a time when Wayne was in a heated personal and financial dispute with label Cash Money Records, with whom he has recorded since the... Read more

What Do Cole & Kendrick’s Hair Have to Do With Progress? Talib Kweli Explains In A New Essay

With a long history of being socially and politically critical, not only in his lyrics but also outside of the studio, Brooklyn, New York MC Talib Kweli has shared his strong beliefs on a vast array of topics including racism, police brutality, and the prison industrial complex. In addition, he... Read more

Lil Dicky TORCHES a Sway in the Morning Freestyle. Bars Like Federal Prison…(Video)

Lil Dicky is a funny MC. He smiles, cracks jokes and has a good time with his rapping. But, when it's about those bars, he is deadly serious. Many first saw Dicky in his hilarious video for "Ex-Boyfriend," a song where he comically vents about the insecurities he as about... Read more

DMC Attributes Run-DMC’s “Downfall” to Negative Music, Urges Rick Ross To Own His Past (Audio)

As Hip-Hop continues to rapidly evolve, many of the messages being delivered to its fans today may raise a few eyebrows. This week's The Library Podcast hosted by Tim Einenkel, features pioneering Rap star DMC. Speaking about contemporary Rap music as well as his own catalog with Run-DMC, the Queens,... Read more

Noisey Releases The Biggest Posse Cut Ever Featuring More Than 35 Rappers (Video)

In the quest to put together the ultimate posse cut, Noisey assembled 35+ rappers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York for a series of verses to be fused into one song. After seeding verses in pieces for the last few weeks, they have now released the full 42 minute... Read more

Killer Mike Adds A Scorching Verse To T.I.’s Hit Single (Audio)

T.I. and Young Thug previously released "About The Money," the mainstream-aimed video single from Tip's Paperwork album. With Young Thug being the most recently, in a prolific lineage of T.I. proteges, ranging from Young Dro to Yung LA to B.o.B. to Iggy Azalea. However, in addition to Grand Hustle's reputation... Read more

T.I. & Young Thug Play With Colors In The Self-Directed About The Money (Video)

T.I.'s Paper Work single "About The Money" appears intended to show the Grand Hustle rapper's mojo, aside from his bank accounts. Thus, for the video on the Young Thug-assisted song, Tip keeps things simple. The toys are kept at home, as the pair rock on a soundstage, and let the... Read more

T.I. Might Be About The Money, But He’s Still Got His Skills In Making Great Rap Music (Audio)

Few Rap stars have the ability to find the kind of balance that T.I. does. The ATL trap veteran is able to seemingly always appease his core audience, while growing the circle through catchy production, out of genre guest-work, and Euro-Dance samples. Gearing up for Paperwork, Tip continues what he... Read more