#TBT: Early Beyonce Singles
#TBT: Early Beyonce Singles May 5, 2016 at 10:35am
Beyonce, 34, has been a member of R&B royalty for nearly twenty years -- ever since Destiny’s Child released its self-titled debut album in 1998. She has become more of of an experimentalist in recent years. But even before she edged nearer to R&B’s sonic frontier, she was eager to take risks and place her explosive, physical, sexual vocal delivery in unfamiliar environments.
Jay Z Reportedly Working On "Lemonade" Response Album
Jay Z Reportedly Working On "Lemonade" Response Album May 4, 2016 at 11:14am
Beyonce's LEMONADE did not cast her husband Jay Z in a particularly positive light. Her retelling of her emotional journey through Jay's infidelity resulted in one of her best albums to date, as well as one of her most commercially successful -- all 12 songs from the album are currently charting.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 30)
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 30) Apr 30, 2016 at 02:49pm
Though Beyonce's LEMONADE had the internet coming for Jay Z, he still has enough clout for everyone who showed up to DJ Khaled's opening slot on the FORMATION tour to pose for a photo with the New York legend, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Khaled himself (who's now being managed by the mogul). Outside of that, we saw Drake nimbly avoid an out of bounds ball at a recent NBA game, which promptly turned into its very own meme, as well as a series of selfies with the 6 Mom, Sandy Graham. 
Karrine Steffans Admits She Used To Be Jay Z's "Becky"
Karrine Steffans Admits She Used To Be Jay Z's "Becky" Apr 29, 2016 at 07:08pm
Writer and former music video vixen Karrine Steffans has received a great deal of fame in the hip-hop world, for her role in music videos as well as her liaisons with certain rap superstars, including Lil Wayne, with whom she had a lengthy and dramatic relationship, documented in her 2013 book "How to Make Love to a Martian." In a new essay published by the online magazine xoJane -- written in response to Beyonce's new Lemonade album
Jay Z Was Reportedly Involved In Creation of Beyonce's "Lemonade"
Jay Z Was Reportedly Involved In Creation of Beyonce's "Lemonade" Apr 28, 2016 at 09:45am
Since basically nobody saw Beyonce's Lemonade coming, in the sense that it would be a public airing of Jay Z's dirty laundry, it was a common assumption that Jay Z didn't see it coming either -- both during Sunday's premiere of the visual album and the ensuing fallout, which largely taken the form of an internet witchhunt for "Becky with the good hair."
Rita Ora Responds To Beyonce "Becky" Rumors
Rita Ora Responds To Beyonce "Becky" Rumors Apr 26, 2016 at 02:46pm
Beyonce's thorough roasting of her husband Jay Z on Lemonade raised a few question, chief among them: who did Jay Z sleep with? Who is “Becky with the good hair?”
Rita Ora Is BeyHive's New Target For "Becky With The Good Hair"
Rita Ora Is BeyHive's New Target For "Becky With The Good Hair" Apr 26, 2016 at 11:49am
Moments ago we reported on how Rachel Roy has officially put rumors to rest that she is the Beyonce-referenced "Becky with the good hair." Nonetheless, the BeyHive isn't done finding a new target for "Becky with the good hair," recently settling upon Rita Ora, after the singer posted an incriminating Snapchat.
Rachel Roy Releases Statement, Denies Being "Becky With The Good Hair"
Rachel Roy Releases Statement, Denies Being "Becky With The Good Hair" Apr 26, 2016 at 11:26am
Beyonce turned the internet upside down when it turned out LEMONADE was actually an entirely new (visual) album from the pop star. That was the only thing getting the internet topsy-turvy, the fact that Beyonce alleges that her husband Jay Z cheated on her in the album created in even more controversy, putting the BeyHive to work in attempt to locate "Becky with the good hair."
TV Cook Rachael Ray Catches Heat From Beyoncé Fans Over Confusion With Rachel Roy
TV Cook Rachael Ray Catches Heat From Beyoncé Fans Over Confusion With Rachel Roy Apr 24, 2016 at 05:28pm
The BeyHive is very passionate, but today, some were misdirected in their attempts to fight for their queen. When suspicion arose that fashion designer and ex-wife of Dame Dash, Rachel Roy, was the woman Beyoncé deemed "Becky with the good hair" on LEMONADE, some quickly mistook the name for Rachael Ray, beloved (an in this case, totally innocent) TV cook.
Rachel Roy Acknowledges Beyoncé's "Becky With The Good Hair" Lyric, The BeyHive Attacks
Rachel Roy Acknowledges Beyoncé's "Becky With The Good Hair" Lyric, The BeyHive Attacks Apr 24, 2016 at 10:08am
Beyoncé's LEMONADE was the event it promised to be, delivering on the musical and visual side of things, but also supplying some big surprises -- namely, more or less confirming rumors that Bey's husband, Jay Z, had cheated on her. There are multiple references to the infidelity throughout the album, but one lyric proved catchier and more damning than the rest -- "he better call Becky with the good hair."
Serena Williams Twerks & Jay Z Cheats In Beyonce's "Lemonade," Stream Here
Serena Williams Twerks & Jay Z Cheats In Beyonce's "Lemonade," Stream Here Apr 24, 2016 at 01:42am
Beyonce's new album, Lemonade, is now available on Tidal, though one shouldn't cop the album without watching the film of the same name that preceded its release. Tabbed as a "visual album," "Lemonade" plays out as one abstract but narrative-driven film, just under an hour in runtime. Music videos of most of Lemonade's tracks are sprinkled in throughout the film, each one essential to the larger storyline.
Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince
Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince Apr 21, 2016 at 05:14pm
What would hip hop even look like if we lived in a world where Prince never existed? It'd be much less colorful and funky, I"m sure, and some of its most vibrant artists would never have had the courage to step out of the box were it not for one of the weirdest artists of all time. André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, and Young Thug (so basically, all of The Life Of Pablo's squad) in particular have Prince to thank for some, if not most, of their musical and/or fashion styles, and the rest of the rap game isn't far off either.
Every Rap Single To Go #1 On The Hot 100
Every Rap Single To Go #1 On The Hot 100 Apr 21, 2016 at 09:17am
If you've been watching the charts over the last few years, you'll know that rap isn't dominating the Hot 100, and many of the songs that do make their way to the number one spot might no necessarily represent the genre all that well. Looking back at all the prior rap #1s on the Hot 100, this trend moves in waves. In the early 90s, we saw acts like Vanilla Ice and Marky Mark earning the highest honors of chart presence, but by the early 00s, the reigning singles on the chart were largely authentic rap and R&B songs. 
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17 Apr 18, 2016 at 01:24pm
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 16)
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 16) Apr 16, 2016 at 12:03pm
This week, we saw Kobe Bryant retire after 20 seasons with the Lakers, and there were plenty of tributes on Instagram. Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and ScHoolboy Q, who all made it out to the final game, managed to take a pretty epic photo together, making us wish another collaboration into existence, while The Game grammed his Lakers-inspired gear, promoting his upcoming 1992 project in the process.
Kanye West, Jay Z, & Kendrick Lamar Attended Kobe Bryant's Final Game
Kanye West, Jay Z, & Kendrick Lamar Attended Kobe Bryant's Final Game Apr 14, 2016 at 10:15am
Rappers and hip hop moguls shelled out as much as 40 grand to witness Kobe Bryant's final game in person. And it was worth it. Kobe dropped 60 points, including the Lakers last 15 points of the game, and hit the game-winning jumper with 31 seconds to play.
I Got You, Fam: 10 Rapper-Athlete Bromances
I Got You, Fam: 10 Rapper-Athlete Bromances Apr 13, 2016 at 07:42pm
The elite class of athletes and musicians share much in common -- wealth, fame, a central role in popular culture. So it should not come as a surprise that there is, generally speaking, a great mutual respect between rappers and athletes. Sometimes this respect engenders friendship. Sometimes it engenders rappers and athletes throwing each other alley-oops... on and off the court.