When 21 year old Little Simz unexpectedly took the stage earlier this year at a Mass Appeal SXSW showcase during Salva's DJ set, few members of the crowd reacted.
D'Angelo has been a pretty reclusive dude over the last few years. Not only did he not release an album between 2000's Voodoo and 2014's Black Messiah, the singer has not done a televised interview in over a decade.
News that Tyler, The Creator had been banned from entering the UK broke last week, and while some information was provided by both Tyler and his manager at the time (he's banned for 3 to 5 years, it was over lyrics from Bastard and Goblin), there wer
Featuring appearances from Rick Ross, YG, Wiz Khalifa and Jeremih, Krept & Konan's recently-released debut album isn't exactly what you'd expect from a pair of UK rappers. The Long Way Home has proven huge for the duo, breaking sales records
Dr. Dre's co-sign has affected the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so praise from the legendary producer is quite an honor. In a recent interview with Billboard, Dre, along with the surviving members of N.W.A.
Between "Straight Outta Compton," and Dr. Dre's accompanying soundtrack, N.W.A. has definitely been the hot topic of the last couple of days. We've heard a bit about the film from Dr. Dre recently, and now Ice Cube is reflecting on his former group.
Yesterday, news circulated that our good homie Boogie had officially inked a deal with Interscope-- only the label that houses soon-to-be rap legends like Kendrick Lamar, as well as veritable-legends like Dr. Dre and Eminem.
CyHi The Prynce Clarifies Label Situation, Speaks On Making "Elephant In The Room" Aug 13, 2015 at 07:52pm
CyHi The Prynce shook things up when he dropped "Elephant in the Room," a fictional narrative where he shot up the Def Jam offices while kidnapping Kanye West and throwing lyrical daggers at G.O.O.D. Music artists.
Here goes yet another magazine cover, with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube featured prominently. However, unlike the recent Rolling Stone cover and the Hollywood Reporter issue, Billboard nabs the actual N.W.A line-up for their cover.
Vic Mensa has earned some very important co-signs over short time, as well as landing himself a deal with Roc Nation, but according to the rapper, he wasn't seeking out any of it. In a new interview with the Guardian, Vic reveals that his outlook on his m
When Iggy Azalea stepped out on the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards, many people thought there was something different about her-- about her face specifically. It was hard to pinpoint what exactly, but Iggy looked different.
Taylor Swift is on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair. In her cover story, the songstress speaks about her super-cool friendships with people like Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez, and, apparently also Jay Z.
The majority of the information we've gotten from the Lil Wayne / Birdman beef that began last December has come from Weezy's camp.
Making his HNHH debut with Maxo 187 earlier this year, Houston's Maxo Kream impressed us with his trippy, trappy take on the city's classic sounds and his tireless, shape-shifting flow.
It seems like the Odd Future collective is slowing coming apart, if not already disbanded. Tyler, The Creator had OFWGKTA fans in a tizzy when he said "although it's no more, those 7 letters are forever" on twitter.
In terms of songs that use the names of caucasian female celebrities to stand in for other white substances, Donmonique's "Pilates" is second only to Migos' "Hannah Montana," the track that may have started the whole trend.
Stream Main Attrakionz "808s & Dark Grapes III" & Read Our Interview With The Duo Jun 29, 2015 at 04:25pm
Four summers ago, Squadda B and Mondre Man hit pay dirt with 808s & Dark Grapes II, a tape with a reputation that would very quickly outgrow its Kanye-referencing name.
Kendrick Lamar Wrote "The Blacker The Berry" Soon After Trayvon Martin's Death Jun 21, 2015 at 03:59pm
As much as Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly has been talked about, by critics, fans, and Kendrick himself, we're still learning new things about the album each time it's brought up.
Interview: Vince Staples On "Summertime '06", Working With No I.D. & The Beauty Of Atlanta Rap Jun 15, 2015 at 04:46pm
Not just anyone can release a double album these days.
Kanye West Reportedly Hints That He'll Drop New Music For North West's Birthday Jun 11, 2015 at 04:53pm
Kanye West called into HOT 97 today and spoke to their on-air personality Nessa about a few things. We don't have audio from their phone call just yet, but HOT 97 has tweeted out some of the highlights as have some listeners.
You probably know O.T. Genasis as the new face of Busta Rhyme's Conglomerate Records. Busta's first signee, though, is another L.A. guy, J-Doe, who's had years of industry experience under his belt.
Chuck Inglish Talks "2003" & Announces Upcoming Album "Everybody's Big Brother" Jun 9, 2015 at 03:03pm
It's been slightly over a year since we heard from Chuck Inglish, with his last album Convertibles dropping in April 2014.
Well, this is random, but Kid Cudi and radio personality Angie Martinez got into some light beef on twitter last night. Cudder dug up an old interview with Angie Martinez when she was at Hot 97, and posted it on twitter with his own commentary.
We kicked off our digital cover story series with Action Bronson for a March/April release. The story was timed with the release of Mr. Wonderful, Bronsolino's much-lauded debut album.
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