Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
Machine Gun Kelly: "Race Is An Issue For People Like Macklemore"
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's new nine-minute single "White Privilege II." Machine Gun Kelly offered his two cents on the song when TMZ accosted him as he walked through the airport Tuesday morning. "Race is not an issue," MGK said. "Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and shit."
Iggy Azalea Responds To Macklemore "White Privilege II" Diss
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are ramping up their activity as they prepare for the February 26 release of This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
Macklemore is not going away any time soon. The rapper has been a mainstay on the charts since his breakthrough single "Thrift Shop," and with that success, he's had both positive and negative attention form critics and fellow rappers.
Talib Kweli Blasts Iggy Azalea Over Her Response To Macklemore
Macklemore's latest single, "White Privilege II," has been causing quite a storm on social media. On the track, he namedropped Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley, and the easiest target of them all: Iggy Azalea. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic," rapped Macklemore, referring to himself in the second person.
Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence. The outspoken rapper riffed on a variety of topics in last night's visionary stream of consciousness, including Macklemore's Grammy wins, and the VERY HOTTT topic of Drake's Rolling Stone interview.
What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
The streets of Ferguson are in an uproar tonight after a grand jury determined that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August, would not be facing criminal charges for his actions. Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times on a residential street.
Melle Mel: Macklemore's "Downtown" Is "Definitely A Good Look For Hip-Hop"
Macklemore has been catching a whole new new round of flak recently for his new music video "Downtown," for which he called on old school heads Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, & Big Daddy Kane to contribute a throwback '80s feel.
5 Things We Want From Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "This Unruly Mess I've Made"
It’s taken Macklemore and Ryan Lewis a little over three years to finish their sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.
Charts Don't Lie: September 1
We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
Yahoo! has announced a new tour which will include the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.
Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers & How They Fit Into Hip-Hop
With the emergence of Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, and most recently, Slim Jesus and Post Malone, the topic of white rappers has been a common argument within the hip-hop community. It's a complicated and divisive issue, so the FADER decided to get the equally hilarious and on-point Vince Staples and real live white rapper Mac Miller (or is he just a white dude that raps?
Here's The Title, Release Date & Cover Art For Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' New Album
After taking a few years off to let the sudden fame sink (and perhaps capitalize further off it), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are almost ready to release their sophomore effort. Today they've decided to unveil the album's title, cover art and release date.
Activist DeRay Mckesson Details His Conversation With Macklemore About "White Privilege II"
Macklemore's new single is the subject of heated debate on social media and elsewhere. Upon hearing "White Privilege II," Black Lives Matter activist and famed Twitter persona DeRay Mckesson called the song "important." He also apparently DM'd Macklemore and asked if he would be willing to get on the phone and talk about the track.
Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
The Grammys had a positive effect in terms of album sales, as those nominated and those who won both received a boost in the past seven days. Despite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city not taking home a Grammy, the rapper still saw a spike in his sales and an almost twenty-spot jump up the charts. Of course, four-time Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also benefited this past week, seeing a ten-spot jump into the top 15 of the Billboard 200 (as if they needed it).
Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
YouTube will be streaming its inaugural YouTube Music Awards ceremony live at 6 p.m. EST, with performances from Eminem, Tyler, the Creator and more. Relevant rap game nominees include Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The award show, which is being hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, features Spike Jonze as its creative director, and countdowns are currently taking place in Seoul, Moscow, Rio and London.