Beyoncé and Jay-Z, seen here performing "Drunk In Love" at the Grammy Awards in 2014, released a joint album called EVERYTHING IS LOVE on Saturday.
June 16, 2018 The couple released it exclusively on Tidal Saturday afternoon.
The hosts of Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning (left to right: Ebro Darden, Laura Stylez, Peter Rosenberg) in New York in 2015.
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June 9, 2018 Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg remain vocal gatekeepers in an era of SoundCloud rappers and digital playlists.
June 2, 2018 Kanye West's newly-released ye is already 2018's most polarizing album. Two of NPR Music's critics sat down to try and make sense of West's motivations and musical accomplishments.
June 1, 2018 Throughout his career, Kanye West has been considered a lightning rod of controversy. He is releasing a new album called: Ye.
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Black Thought of The Roots is ready for his close-up with the release of Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1.
May 31, 2018 On the eve of his first solo release, Streams of Thought, Vol. 1, The Roots' MC sheds light on his darkest inspiration and expanding vulnerability.
Lyor Cohen delivered the SXSW keynote address at Austin Convention Center in March 2018.
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May 17, 2018 The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality.
After years of solo silence, André 3000 returns with two new soul-baring songs.
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May 13, 2018 The reclusive half of OutKast dropped two new soul-baring solo songs — and jumped into social media — to celebrate and mourn his mom and dad.
Writer, actor and musician Donald Glover.
May 6, 2018 He acted in nearly every skit. He performed new Childish Gambino music. He might be the smartest working man on TV.
May 2, 2018 Momentum is building in an effort to push music industry groups to cut ties with R&B star R. Kelly over long-standing sexual assault and harassment allegations.
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With two new songs, Kanye West shows his affinity for President Trump and the art of the troll.
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April 28, 2018 Kanye West premieres new songs, "Lift Yourself" and "Ye Vs. The People," following his week of Twitter trolling and political power trips.
Kelis reveals new details about her "tumultuous and toxic" former marriage with Nas in a new interview.
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April 26, 2018 The singer and chef details a "toxic" marriage defined by mental and physical abuse, the second accusation of violence to be made by a former partner of the rapper.
J. Cole in the "ATM" video.
April 20, 2018 The first video from his new album KOD features the North Carolina rapper parodying trap's infatuation with cash and drug-addled fantasy.
Kanye West returned to Twitter this week to post aphorisms... and announce several new albums, including one from Pusha-T (left).
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April 19, 2018 Hip-hop has been everywhere this week, with the genre's biggest stars teasing surprise album releases — oh, and winning historic Pulitzer Prizes.
Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so.
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April 19, 2018 The Pulitzer Prize for Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. represents a shifting tide in rap's cultural status. But a juror who helped select the prize says it means as much for an institution like the Pulitzers.
April 17, 2018 Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN., the first hip-hop or rap album to ever win the prestigious award.
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