Just yesterday, we were given the disheartening news that A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams had passed away at 26. The outpouring of condolences on social media made the tragedy a bit easier, as the many lives Yams affected were revealed.
While possessing the pipes of a young Michael Jackson, The Weeknd has generally hidden within the confines of dark, murky production, creating a highly influential sound, but limiting his crossover success to a certain degree.
Kendrick Lamar could've easily made his SNL performance all about him (and had every right to), but while it seemed natural that the Compton rapper would perform a new solo cut following his energetic "i" performance, he decided to put on for his team instead.
Cruises seem to be giving traditional music festivals a run for their money as of late, with plenty of options (Coachella, Weezer, Holy Ship etc.) for those who want to a more party-driven experience than the usual boat getaway delivers.
Vic Mensa has been experimenting with plenty of different production styles over the last little while, including rapping over Disclosure, and going full UK Dance with his mostly sung venture, "Down On My Luck".
Every time you think Juicy J has got as big as he can possibly get, he seems to raise the bar. After putting in a decade of work with legendary Memphis horrorcore group Three 6 Mafia, Juicy had a renaissance in his solo career.
Tinashe already sang the national anthem at Dodger Stadium once, and it was only about 5 months ago. However, with her new album dropping this week, she's returned to the Dodgers field to perform once again.
Will Smith has been a successful actor for so long, it's easy to forget that he began his career in hip hop. This weekend the man behind Big Willy Style briefly returned to music in a performance of his DJ Jazzy Jeff-assisted track, "Summertime".
Bobby Shmurda has been gaining an unbelievable amount of hype since dropping the video for "Hot Nigga". Within a few weeks, the New York rapper had already inked a deal with EPIC, and this weekend he made his live television debut to perform the song.