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  1. true crime
    True Crime’s Latest Obsession Is Solving Biggie and Tupac’s MurdersAnother day, another chance to unpack an unsolved murder.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.
  5. roll clip!
    Watch Andrea Martin Perform a Rap Written by Lin-Manuel MirandaHe wrote it in honor of her SCTV character Edith Prickley.
  6. rip
    Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Dead at 42He died due to sickle cell complications in Las Vegas.
  7. 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?
  8. ships
    Nicki Minaj Tells Ellen She’s Been Having a Lot of ‘Sleepovers’ With NasBut Nicki also says she’s celibate.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.”
  11. ‘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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. music videos
    With ‘Humble,’ Kendrick Lamar Comes for the ClubsKendrick Lamar is fired up and coming for the rap industry.
  16. Alex Trebek Has a Gift for Rapping — Here’s the ProofVIDEO: The proof is in the pudding, as they say.
  17. 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.
  18. early roles
    Long Before Moonlight, Mahershala Ali Rapped As Prince Ali — And He Was GoodBefore he was an Oscar winner, Mahershala was “Prince Ali.”
  19. Chance the Rapper’s Grammy Wins Were a Breakthrough, But He Was No UnderdogThose connections to Kanye and Apple go a long way.
  20. 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.
  21. respect the classics
    Roger Daltrey Thinks Rock Has ‘Reached a Dead End’ and Rap Is the FutureRock is dead they say. Long live rock.
  22. new music
    Listen to Common’s New Song, ‘Home’The track, featuring Bilal, dropped tonight.
  23. 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.
  24. music
    Jay Z Releases Reasonable Doubt DocumentaryHappy birthday, Brooklyn’s Finest!
  25. obits
    P.M. Dawn Rapper Prince Be Dies at 46The rapper formed P.M. Dawn with brother Jarrett, a.k.a. DJ Minutemix.
  26. 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.
  27. mashups
    Dag, Does This HamiltonStar Trek Mash-up Amaze and AstonishI am not throwing away my Spock.
  28. kendrick lamar
    Kendrick Lamar Drops Surprise Album, untitled unmastered.You can stream it here.
  29. 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.
  30. crimes and misdemeanors
    A. Banks Arrested After Biting a Bouncer’s BoobWeird Wednesday.
  31. reasons to love new york
    How Junglepussy Went From East New York to YaleThe 24-year-old is joining the likes of comedic rappers like Cam’ron and College Dropout–era Kanye West, making emotional connections through well-timed jokes.
  32. tom hanks
    Your Dad Tom Hanks Is an Amazing RapperHe did a flawless rendition of “City of Crime” on The Graham Norton Show.
  33. music
    Chief Keef Hologram Show Shut Down by PoliceFearing arrest, the rapper had opted not to appear at the Chicago-area Craze Fest in person.
  34. Where Comedy and Rap Meet with Zach SherwinTall, thin, white, and Jewish, not exactly how you’d describe most rappers. But that’s exactly how you’d describe Zach Sherwin; only you’d also […]
  35. reunions
    Ice Cube Reuniting N.W.A. for BET Experience ShowMaybe even Dre will show up.
  36. Chet Haze Just Doesn’t Get It About the N-WordTom Hanks’s rapper son defended his use of the N-word. Foolishly. 
  37. The Camel’s Dream, by Evan Waite and Frank Santopadre“I may be 46 years old, but it is never too late to chase my rap dreams,” said the Camel to his wife. “I want to move the crowd!” The Camel’s […]
  38. music
    Rapper Chinx Shot and Killed in NYCChinx was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys.
  39. Is Bobby Shmurda a Gangster or Simply ‘Guilty for Where I Live’?How an Empire-like rise plays out in real life.
  40. Why the McKanye Feud Is Bad for EveryoneThe problem with the Who Is Paul McCartney? controversy.
  41. A Guide to Malia Obama’s New Rap Favorites Pro EraHow to navigate the myriad releases of the Brooklyn rap collective.
  42. Rising Rap Stars Migos Are Expecting a Big 2015The Atlanta group’s Offset and Quavo talk fake feuds, jail time, and new music. 
  43. Thank You For Financing My Diss Track, by Erik CoferMom, Dad, I feel like it’s finally time for me to come clean about my latest project. You remember that $20,000 you loaned me six months ago? […]
  44. beef
    The Lil’ Kim–Nicki Minaj Feud Rages AgainLil’ Kim released not one but two Nicki dis songs this week.
  45. throwback thursday
    Newly Unearthed Video Shows Kanye Rapping Back in 1996At a Fat Beats record-store opening.
  46. 6 Ways to Fix Outkast’s Reunion TourI know you like to think your s**t don’t stank, but …
  47. Watch a Music Video Hannibal Buress Made with Open Mike Eagle Here’s a music video for the song “Doug Stamper” from comedian Open Mike Eagle that heavily features comedian Hannibal Buress. Buress bookends […]
  48. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Bring ‘The History of Rap’ to ‘The […] In case you missed Justin Timberlake’s visit to The Tonight Show on Friday, he and Fallon brought back their hit “The History of Rap” Late […]
  49. Donald Glover Is Putting Out a New Childish Gambino Album This Winter Ex-Community star Donald Glover put out this YouTube video this morning to announce the release of his new album under rap alter ego Childish […]
  50. Watch Rapper Wale in the Studio with Jerry Seinfeld Here’s rapper Wale and Jerry Seinfeld in the studio recording the track “Outro About Nothing” for Wale’s latest album The Gifted, which came […]
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