Hip-Hop

7/13/2020 by Carl Lamarre Last week was a special one for 50 Cent. Not only did the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper turn 45, but on Sunday night (July 12), his heralded protégé Pop Smoke scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon netting 251,000 equivalent album units. […]

Eminem and Kid Cudi get a lot off their chests in the “Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady,” their fiery first collaboration. The new track, which dropped at midnight, crams-in all the hot-button topics that are keeping up Em, Kid and the rest of us, from the ridiculous debate over whether or not to […]

7/7/2020 by Kiana Fitzgerald The metamorphosis of Chloe and Halle Bailey has been a sight to behold. The sisters have been growing — as women and musicians — in front of the world for the past several years, first entering the spotlight through evocative cover songs uploaded to YouTube in the early 2010s. Signed to […]

By Carl Lamarre Last night (June 26), St. Louis rapper, Huey, was reportedly shot and killed in the front yard of a home. He was 32. Best known for his famous 2006 single “Pop, Lock and Drop It,” Huey, born Lawrence Franks Jr., was killed in the Kinloch section of St. Louis Thursday night in […]

By Carl Lamarre As cries of racial injustice continue to reverberate throughout America, Usher is hoping to provoke change in a myriad of ways. After protesting alongside Trey Songz earlier this month and penning an op-ed for The Washington Post highlighting the importance of Juneteenth, on Friday (June 26), Usher skated back to his domain […]

6ix9ine achieves his first leader & Minaj adds her second. 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj‘s “Trollz” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song marks the first Hot 100 leader for 6ix9ine and the second for Minaj, who notches her first in a lead role. Plus, Lil Baby’s “The Bigger […]

The first single from the Nigerian artist’s next album Twice as Tall By Noah Yoo June 25, 2020 Afrobeat star Burna Boy has returned with another new song. According to a press release, “Wonderful” is the first single from Burna Boy’s forthcoming album Twice as Tall, set to arrive this summer. Listen to “Wonderful” below. […]

JPEGMAFIA’s got another new song that arrives with a self-directed music video. The new track, called “THE BENDS!,” opens with a sample of Donald Trump speaking at a November 2019 event in Atlanta called “Black Voices for Trump.” Peggy raps on the song, “My leader treat me like a enemy,” and also alludes to Trump’s […]

Beyonce is back with another serving of “Black Parade,” but this time, she slings out the a capella version to her celebratory anthem. On Friday (June 19), in honor of Juneteenth, Queen Bey released the original song with hopes of honoring small Black-owned businesses. “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and […]

Ethan James · Double Major in Media and Communications (Graduated 2020) Clout has been around for years and years in hip-hop. Y’all just don’t realise it because it’s gone under so many different names. Before it was clout – back in the mid 2000s to early 2010s – they called it swag. Rappers would see […]


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