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  1. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Earl Sweatshirt Breaks Boundaries, Dipset Returns, and MoreFeaturing Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Boosie, Black Thought, Dipset, Benny the Butcher, and Key Glock.
  2. the law
    Tekashi 6ix9ine Trial Set for 2019 at Bizarre Hearing on How Rap Beefs WorkThe judge needed some clarifications.
  3. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Smino Gets Silky, Cupcakke Pushes Boundaries, and MoreFeaturing Smino, Cupcakke, Zilla Rocca, and Lil Peep.
  4. last night on late night
    Eminem Rapping “Venom” on the Empire State Building Is the Superhero We DeserveThis should have just been in the movie, right?
  5. crime
    Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Kidnapped and Beaten in Brooklyn Robbery“As crazy as it sounds.. yesterday morning I had a feeling that it was my day to die.”
  6. aubrey
    Drake Raps Behind Barz Freestyle, Because 25 Songs Just Wasn’t Enough“I got way too big off Views / Back to the basics, I won’t lose.”
  7. music
    Listen to Future’s New Mixtape Beastmode 2It’s the summer of hip-hop and there is no time for sleep.
  8. kids see ghost
    Kanye Is Releasing Two Albums This SummerA solo project, plus a collab with Kid Cudi.
  9. music
    Cardi B Drops New Single ‘Be Careful’She is risen!
  10. the law
    DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tax FraudBefore he faced the music, the judge played DMX’s hit “Slippin” upon request.
  11. Mike D on His New Life, NYC Versus L.A., and How Rap Has ChangedThirty-seven years later, he can say, with a smile, “I learned a lot of things in the Beastie Boys — including how to appreciate a good time.”
  12. grammys 2017
    Drake, Who Has Enough Trophies, Reportedly Didn’t Submit More Life to GrammysHis very good playlist album won’t get any nominations.
  13. marketing gimmicks
    Eminem (Probably) Revealed His Next Album’s Title With Fake Pharmaceutical SiteThe website for “Revival” advertises a fake pharmaceutical with a lot of Eminem references.
  14. where's the beef?
    Azealia Banks Shares an Apology to Nicki Minaj and Her Noncommittal ResponseBanks also apologized for working with Minaj’s ex Safaree Samuels.
  15. playlists
    How a Hit Rap Song Happens NowThe most influential playlist in music is Spotify’s RapCaviar, which turns mixtape rappers into megastars. And it’s all curated by one man.
  16. true crime
    True Crime’s Latest Obsession Is Solving Biggie and Tupac’s MurdersAnother day, another chance to unpack an unsolved murder.
  17. apologies
    Rick Ross Calls Misogynistic Comments About Female Rappers ‘a Mistake I Regret’Ross says he will now focus on signing women through his upcoming VH1 music-competition series.
  18. rick ross
    Rick Ross Doesn’t Sign Women Because ‘I Would End Up F*cking a Female Rapper’“I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f*ck a couple times.”
  19. controversies
    The ADL Criticizes Jay-Z’s ‘The Story of O.J.’ Lyrics for Anti-SemitismThe Anti-Defamation League is concerned the song promotes damaging stereotypes of Jewish people.
  20. roll clip!
    Watch Andrea Martin Perform a Rap Written by Lin-Manuel MirandaHe wrote it in honor of her SCTV character Edith Prickley.
  21. rip
    Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Dead at 42He died due to sickle cell complications in Las Vegas.
  22. surprise albums
    Bryson Tiller Just Surprise-Released His New Album a Month EarlyWill this be the album that proves his success isn’t a fluke?
  23. ships
    Nicki Minaj Tells Ellen She’s Been Having a Lot of ‘Sleepovers’ With NasBut Nicki also says she’s celibate.
  24. big fish theory
    With ‘Big Fish,’ Vince Staples Announces His New Album Big Fish TheoryVince’s new album Big Fish Theory is due in June.
  25. point of clarification
    Miley Cyrus Attempts to Clarify Her Controversial Comments About Hip-Hop“I am expanding personally/musically and gravitating more towards uplifting, conscious rap.”
  26. ‘Fear’ Is One of Kendrick Lamar’s Best Tracks to DateIt wouldn’t be true Kendrick Lamar if he didn’t bring up the most problematic problem.
  27. On ‘Loyalty’ Rihanna Plays It Casual With Kendrick LamarRihanna’s appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” has more of a story than you might think.
  28. radio vulture
    Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Is a Brilliant, Anxious Reflection of the WorldIt’s been two years since Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and we are not alright.
  29. What Does Kendrick Lamar’s Overly Dedicated Tell Us About DAMN.?As Kendrick Lamar prepares to release DAMN., we look back at his earlier work for signs of where he was heading all along.
  30. music videos
    With ‘Humble,’ Kendrick Lamar Comes for the ClubsKendrick Lamar is fired up and coming for the rap industry.
  31. Alex Trebek Has a Gift for Rapping — Here’s the ProofVIDEO: The proof is in the pudding, as they say.
  32. free music
    Chance the Rapper Is Thinking About Selling His Music From Now onHe’s frustrated that it’s difficult for free releases to make the Billboard charts.
  33. early roles
    Long Before Moonlight, Mahershala Ali Rapped As Prince Ali — And He Was GoodBefore he was an Oscar winner, Mahershala was “Prince Ali.”
  34. Chance the Rapper’s Grammy Wins Were a Breakthrough, But He Was No UnderdogThose connections to Kanye and Apple go a long way.
  35. the eric andre show
    The Eric Andre Show Was the Only Late Show Weird Enough for 2016It’s powered by its creator’s agonizing awareness of the banality of late-night talk shows and the urgent need to destroy them.
  36. respect the classics
    Roger Daltrey Thinks Rock Has ‘Reached a Dead End’ and Rap Is the FutureRock is dead they say. Long live rock.
  37. new music
    Listen to Common’s New Song, ‘Home’The track, featuring Bilal, dropped tonight.
  38. so bad it's bad
    From Kendrick Lamar to Jay Z: The Best Rappers’ Worst Guest VersesKendrick’s new verse on Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is merely the latest entry in a subgenre so exclusive that it’s actively repellent.
  39. music
    Jay Z Releases Reasonable Doubt DocumentaryHappy birthday, Brooklyn’s Finest!
  40. obits
    P.M. Dawn Rapper Prince Be Dies at 46The rapper formed P.M. Dawn with brother Jarrett, a.k.a. DJ Minutemix.
  41. rap
    Future’s DS2 Finally Went Platinum, But Where Does He Go From Here?Future’s career following DS2 demonstrates one of the dominant narratives in his songs preceding it: the progression from focused high to confused hangover.
  42. mashups
    Dag, Does This HamiltonStar Trek Mash-up Amaze and AstonishI am not throwing away my Spock.
  43. kendrick lamar
    Kendrick Lamar Drops Surprise Album, untitled unmastered.You can stream it here.
  44. the rappers are not what they seem
    Donald Glover Wants Atlanta to Be ‘Twin Peaks With Rappers’Glover created, wrote, exec-produced, and starred in the new comedy.
  45. Is Bobby Shmurda a Gangster or Simply ‘Guilty for Where I Live’?How an Empire-like rise plays out in real life.
  46. rebecca black successors
    Is This the Worst Rap Video in History?Rap! In! Space!
  47. coloring books
    Here’s a Holiday Gift Idea: A Rapper Coloring BookJust add color!
  48. Middle-Aged Female Rapper is Top NotchNicki who?
  49. Meet Kwayzar the Seer, ‘The World’s Oldest Cyber Rapper’Horny goat weed, y’all!
  50. game of thrones
    Listen to a Game of Thrones RapIt was bound to happen.
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