| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
There's a line in New York rapper ASAP Ferg's syrupy new track "Talk It," a musical response to the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Mo., that underscored the calcified nature of relations between black communities and the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
"$50K for a verse, no album out!" Nicki Minaj spits in the middle of her Earth-shattering guest spot on Kanye West's "Monster." Think about that for a second: When the track, which also features Jay Z, Rick Ross and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, first hit the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Let's be honest, ticketed New Year’s Eve parties tend to offer the same exact things. You can usually count on an open bar, a buffet, champagne, party favors and lots of bros in vests. It can be hard to choose which party to go to because, really,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Beyonce's surprise self-titled album was, unsurprisingly, the most tweeted-about album of 2014, but overall, Justin Bieber generated the most buzz in the music crowd on Twitter, according to a comprehensive new report from the social media platform....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Last time around, the race for Grammy rap album proved to be so hotly contested its eventual winner, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, wound up apologizing to leading favorite Kendrick Lamar.
And for the second year in a row, the rap album category has sparked...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:16 AM
UPDATE: Timbaland gave the go-ahead to release the full version of the Tink-assisted original version of the new Rick Ross and Jay Z song "Movin' Bass" and the good folks at Fake Shore Drive ripped it for your listening pleasure. Listen below.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:07 AM
One of music’s hottest up-and-coming rappers is headed for a regional venue.
French Montana, whose 2013 debut “Excuse My French” topped the rap and R&B charts and hit No. 4 on Billboard’s overall albums chart with the platinum...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Update: Keef posted a text conversation with Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ to Twitter that if accurate, reveals he's officially no longer on Interscope and hasn't been for a week now:
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| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:40 PM
More than guitars, more than drums and certainly more than the shirt guitarist Dave Navarro characteristically went without, nostalgia was crucial to Jane's Addiction's hometown concert Saturday night in Los Angeles. Fortunately for the band — if...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:42 AM
A combination of gruff rap and beats that sound like "Tetris" on crystal meth, Mykki Blanco is equal parts Marilyn Manson and DMX. She is also the female alter ego of 28-year-old California native and former Chicagoan Michael Quattlebaum Jr., and you...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...