To much anticipation, Nas released his Kanye West-produced eleventh album NASIR. While the jury is still undecided on it, Blu has reimagined the album’s second track, “Cops Shot the Kid,” as “Cops Kill Kids.” Whereas Nas and ‘Ye wax poetics about the police brutality against African American society, Blu’s take is more sobering and personal. […]

If there’s one thing I have always known in my years of consuming and enjoying hip hop, it is that I should never underestimate Big Daddy Kane. Each time he would disappear, King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal would strike back better than ever. From “Any Type Of Way” to his scene-stealing verse on Big L‘s “Platinum […]

XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida earlier today. In the wake of his tragic death, the rapper’s peers have taken to social media to mourn his loss and reflect on his legacy. Kanye West remembered the 20-year-old MC as an inspiration. “I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here,” […]

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios As news of XXXtentacion’s shooting death in Miami makes the rounds, his fans and friends have begun to react, taking to social media to share their thoughts, prayers, and admonitions to remember that despite XXX’s ongoing legal issues, he was still a person. According to TMZ, the embattled rapper was […]

For the last few months, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been dropping Hamilton-inspired singles every month as part of his #HamilDrops series. And today, he’s dropped a bomb—literally. Digging in the vaults, Miranda liberates an unreleased Mobb Deep song, “Boom Goes the Cannon.” Impacting almost a year to the day we lost the legend, Prodigy and Havoc […]

Returning to Netflix after its acclaimed 2016 debut, Luke Cage returns for a second season on the streaming platform in a matter of days (June 22nd). Accompanying the second season of Jessica Jones, the series will continue the adventures of the bulletproof superhero. Already notching strong early reviews, a final trailer for the season has […]

When Jay-Z and Beyonce announced the sequel to their popular On The Run tour for this summer, the news was met with speculation that the tour would be accompanied with a collaborative album. Jay-Z fueled the fire of speculation that the couple would be dropping a joint album as a companion to their most recent […]

Producer Lord Fubu released an eight-track instrumental project, First Name Lord, Last Name Fubu. Describing it as “Ambient,” the beat tape is as trippy as it is ethereal and soothing. The biggest surprise on the tape, however, is the appearance of A$AP Rocky on “Nights Like This.” A highlight of the project, the track can […]

Before they welcome their first child together, Cardi B and Offset grace their first cover together for Rolling Stone. The power couple shares their love story in the magazine’s upcoming issue, which calls their relationship a “hip-hop love story.” In the Ruven Afanador shoot, Offset—dressed in a red velvet suit—is seen kissing Cardi’s bare baby […]

After linking with GoldLink for “Got Friends,” Miguel returns with a set of visuals for “R.A.N.” Taken from the SuperFly soundtrack, the video splices in footage of the film with The Mighty Migs — along with SuperFly actress Lex Scott Davis — having to… well… run off on the plug twice. Directed by LeSean Harris, […]

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