HipHop

  • Lil Uzi Vert Speaks On Lil Peep’s Death

    He reveals frightening details of what one sober day is like for himself. The death of 21-year-old Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, brought forth not only a wave of heartbreak for his devout fan base, but also new dialogue on drug glorification in music, particularly among the young...
  • The Smithsonian Is Documenting the History of Rap in an Anthology of Hip-Hop

    The Smithsonian is documenting the rich history of hip-hop with The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The anthology aims to catalog that history by way of a gorgeous, 300-page collection of vintage rap visuals, along with nine CDs. Director and curator of Smithsonian Folkways, Huib Schippers, explains that...
  • Rick Ross speaks candidly about respecting women in Hip-Hop!

      While Hollywood has seen several of its leading men, most notably Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, fall from grace due to recent allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, MMG founder Rick Ross has no worries of similar troubles affecting the hip hop community. During a recent interview with MadeMen.com, Rozay proclaimed, “I’m gonna be...
  • Aux Cord: The Best Songs of 2017 (So Far)

    Kendrick, Carly, Khaled & more! Welcome to AUX CORD, TRL’s weekly playlist feature celebrating the latest and greatest in music. Each week, someone in the TRL orbit will be providing you with a completely custom playlist starring their current sonic faves. This week, TRL’s Senior Director of Social, Terron...
  • Rihanna Shows Off Rap Skills In NERD’s New Song ‘Lemon’

    Pharrell Williams’ olN*E*R*D band NERD makes a comeback with Rihanna in tow for their first single in seven years entitled ‘Lemon’. It’s a pure rap number, with no melodic vocals from the Barbadian goddess, but she proves to be just as good at spoken word as she is at...
  • Russell Simmons working with Fox on film about Rap Pioneer T La Rock

    Russell Simmons is making sure our pioneers are not forgotten. The Hip-Hop mogul is developing a film about Def Jam Records’ first artist T La Rock. In partnership with 20th Century Fox, Rush has announced that he has picked up the rights to Rock’s story as captured in Joshua Bearman’s “The Man Who Forgot...
  • Chance the Rapper Makes Rock Chart Debut With Francis and the Lights

    Rising hip-hop cornerstone, Grammy Award winner for best new artist and… budding rock star? Not exactly, but Chance the Rapper makes his first appearance on a Billboard rock chart, debuting at No. 48 on the-all-rock-genre Rock Airplay chart (dated Oct. 28), debuting as a featured artist on Francis and...
  • Future and Young Thug on ‘Super Slimey’ Is the Collaboration Rap Has Been Waiting For

    Since emerging from the underground rap scene, Future and Young Thug have both quickly built rabid fan bases with their unique flows and shout-outs to Atlanta and southern hip-hop culture. Now their first joint mixtape, Super Slimey, is here (released at midnight), giving fans the collaboration they’ve wanted and...
  • G Herbo : Humble Beast | 7.8

    “Malcolm” – G HerboVia SoundCloud Like many new rappers, what makes G Herbo interesting is his relationship to the present: how he makes his art speak to both his reality and his generation. But what defines Humble Beast is how he weaves the past to the present, tying forgotten...