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Anderson .Paak & Kendrick Lamar’s Collabo Is For Ridin’ Around & Shinin’ (Audio)

One of West Coast Hip-Hop's hottest, yet rarest collaborations is giving the culture another banger. Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak are sharing their latest funky joint-effort with "Tints." Debuting on Zane Lowe's Beats1 radio show, the premiere also featured an interview with .Paak, who described what he's been up to... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Explains His New Album Song By Song (Video)

Today (April 21) marks a full seven days since Kendrick Lamar released DAMN., the conceptually driven follow-up to the equally innovative and controversial To Pimp a Butterfly. Already garnering the MC critical and commercial acclaim to rival all of 2017's highest-rated LPs, DAMN. has inspired its fair share of analysis and reviews, which have... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Thinks The Grammys Shade Gangsta Rap. He Details Next Album (Audio)

This weekend, the 59th Grammy Awards will take place. The Sunday affair promises an on-stage collaboration between Q-Tip and Anderson .Paak and a host of high-profile Hip-Hop stars in attendance at Los Angeles, California's Staples Center. Even though the arena is just a few miles away from where ScHoolboy Q... Read more

Detroit vs. Everybody: Eminem & Big Sean Refuse To Be Outdone On “No Favors” (Audio)

Two of Detroit's most successful rappers have teamed up on a phenomenal duet, in the form of "No Favors." The most exciting song from forthcoming album I Decided features none other than Eminem, Motor City's King of Rap. Premiering January 18 on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show, the song's... Read more

Logic & Pusha T Take Out Their Enemies With A Flicka Da Wrist (Audio)

In March of 2015, Houston, Texas rapper Chedda Da Connect dropped "Flicka Da Wrist," a debut single from a relatively unknown artist which went on to become a viral behemoth. A Trap-focused ode to drug-cooking techniques, it became a cultural touchstone, remixed by artists including 2 Chainz and T.I. More... Read more

J Dilla’s Last Rap Album “The Diary” Is Coming. Here’s The First Single & Tracklist (Audio)

On the heels of J Dilla Weekend in Miami, the 10th anniversary of his passing, and the ongoing events in his honor taking place in Canada and elsewhere, J Dilla's name continues to reverberate on and off the MPC. The Detroit heavyweight producer and part-time MC has no doubt established... Read more

Will Smith Says He & DJ Jazzy Jeff Are Going On Their First Tour Ever (Video)

After recently releasing his first rap verse in ten years with a remix of Bomba Estereo's "Fiesta," Will Smith stopped by the Beats 1 studio for an interview with Zane Lowe. The new song of course draws speculation as to whether we can expect a new album from Will Smith... Read more

Nas Strolls Down Memory Lane, Talking The Legendary Producers Who Backed Him Early, With Zane Lowe

Illmatic XX has Nas really looking in his rearview. The sometimes reclusive Queensbridge MC is completely open in looking at the formation of his most celebrated album. Zane Lowe, who is getting unrivaled access to guys like Eminem, Jay Z, and Kanye West, sits down with Nasir on his audio... Read more

Eminem Talks Staying Close to His Roots and How He Sees Life After Rap with Zane Lowe (Video)

In the final installment of Eminem's interview with Zane Lowe, he discusses his love for Detroit, re-learning how to perform after getting sober and what he will do when he retires. Check out the video. Related: Marshall Mathers LP 2 Goes Platinum, Eminem Talks Love Game To Zane Lowe (Video)... Read more

Marshall Mathers LP 2 Goes Platinum, Eminem Talks Love Game To Zane Lowe (Video)

After two consecutive daily parts of Eminem's sit-down with the BBC's Zane Lowe, the in-studio Q&A video rolls out with part three, just hours after it was confirmed that Marshall Mathers LP 2 reached platinum in less than two weeks at retail (with Em's catalog rocking the charts too). In... Read more

Eminem Talks Loving Hip-Hop Again, Sobriety, & His Producer Chops In Interview (Video)

Part two of Eminem's sit-down with Zane Lowe unveils the elite MC's love of production. The beat-maker for Jay Z, 2Pac, Nas, and a lot of his Shady Records artists talks his love of Hip-Hop. Certainly on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, one can hear it, with vast references to... Read more

Eminem Explains Why He Didn’t do a Sequel to Stan on MMLP2 and More to Zane Lowe (Video)

Like Jay Z and Kanye West earlier in the year, Eminem made the trek to the UK and sat down for an extended interview with the BBC's Zane Lowe. Em discussed Rap God, why he did a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP, why he was nervous to work with... Read more

Kanye West Interview With Zane Lowe Pt. 4 (Video)

Part 4 of Kanye West's conversation with Zane Lowe concludes what has been one of the most honest interviews in years. Love him or hate him, Kanye West has no fear of expressing what he believes. In this installment, he talks about greatness, what he means by "slave," Kendrick Lamar... Read more

Jay-Z’s Interview with the BBC’s Zane Lowe (Part 2) (Video)

I'm digging Jay-Z's choice to have a series of intelligent conversations instead of standard interviews to support MCHG. Here's part 2 of his sit down with the BBC where he discusses the price and payoff of fame, the media and more. Check it out below. Related: Jay-Z Interview On BBC... Read more