The 27-year-old Los Angeles rapper has done it all and, like the rest of us, knows he's not perfect. In a Microphone Check interview, he's thoughtful about his past and his new album, Oxymoron.
Plus Silkk The Shocker, Jaheim, 702, Pharrell, Kirk Franklin and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on Lucy Pearl.
Years ago Ali Shaheed Muhammad told Danny Brown that he's the hip-hop Richard Pryor. "And I got it, too: making things funny that don't supposed to be funny," says Brown.
The Tennessee musicians on where they come from, their definition of trap music and relationships, both working and romantic.
You could go the traditional route when hunting for the the hip-hop head in your life, but here we suggest some less obvious ideas for everyone from the indie-label-budget baller all the way up to that I-woke-up-in-a-new-Bugatti paper spender.
This month Bun B, one half of the Underground Kingz, released his fourth solo project and celebrated the 21st anniversary of his group's first album. The musician from Port Arthur, Texas, also speaks about his drive, Ed O.G. and the meaning of trill.
Madison Square Garden has figured large in hip-hop culture, and this weekend the arena hosts two nights of Kanye West's Yeezus tour and the final performance of A Tribe Called Quest. We're giving away two tickets to Sunday night's show.
The Odd Future rapper and his friend Vince Staples also talk about what makes music good and the sorry state of rap journalism.
The duo from Huntsville, Ala. parted ways last fall but say now that they've had some time to grow as men, they're ready to clock back in.
For a special episode of Microphone Check we invited Prince Paul, Mike Dean, Faith Newman, Stretch Armstrong and Ralph McDaniels — all working in hip-hop 20 years ago — to tell stories about a singularly productive and creative year in the culture.