Back in 2017, Trae Tha Truth released Tha Truth pt.3, which included “I’m On 3.0″—a feature-heavy posse cut that featured verses from *inhales* Dave East, Royce 5’9, T.I., Curren$y, Tee Grizzley, E-40, Styles P, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, G-Eazy, Rick Ross, and Chamillionaire; and a hook by DRAM, Mark Morrison and Gary Clark Jr. And now, […]

YNW Melly Back in October, Kanye West kept the music world collectively holding its breath. After a controversy-filled year and a tepidly-received, seven-song album, everyone was curious what would do next. Well, it was supposed to be Yandhi. But, as we all know, that has yet to materialize. In the meantime, however, Ye seems to […]

With a follow-up to Legends Never Die dropping sometime this year, R.A. the Rugged Man kicks things off with a live rendition of a new song called “The Return.” Recorded during a recent tour stop in Amsterdam, the Shroom-laced track is backed by the sounds of The Missing Channel and released with a Western-tinged visual […]

Getty Image Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie celebrated his first Billboard No. 1 with his second album, as Hoodie SZN, the follow-up to his debut record, The Bigger Artist, climbed the charts in its third week to take the pinnacle of the top 200 albums chart. Atlantic Records reported the the achievement in […]

Smino is hitting the road. Looking to give his NOIR project a (deserving) push, the St. Louis native will embark on The Hoopti Tour this year. [embedded content] Kicking off with a pair of shows across seas in Manchester (3/16) and London (3/19), Smino and company will venture back to the states with stops in […]

Despite a few setbacks and getting caught in the whirlwind of Meek Mill’s Championships campaign, Problem‘s S2 project was worth the wait and another quality release in the West Coaster’s growing catalog. Kicking off the near year, Problem revisits the Separation sequel with a video for the introspective track, “I’m Cool.” [embedded content]

Getty Image Smino is one of the most exciting and eccentric voices to arrive in rap in the last few years. After a strong debut with 2017’s Blkswn, the St. Louis-raised, Chicago-bred rapper doubled down this past November with the bright and jittery follow-up Noir. The album puts Smino’s vocal sinuousness on full display and […]

Track by Track is a new music feature in which we task artists with breaking down each song on their latest full-length effort Track By Track. Timing is everything to Frances Cone. Even the band’s moniker is a nod to band mastermind Christina Cone’s family’s own impeccable chronology, borrowing the name from her great-grandfather and father, […]

As Blueface‘s profile rises courtesy of a handful of high-profile co-signs, some observers have drawn a parallel to Tekashi 69 and his similar rise to notoriety. Both rappers are notoriously gang-affiliated — Blueface with a Los Angeles Crip set, Tekashi with New York Bloods — and both achieved their infamy through social media antics and […]

“Surviving R. Kelly” and its aftermath continue to shock the music world as a national discussion is taking place about the disgraced R&B singer and his alleged actions over the years. One of Kelly’s accusers who was in the Lifetime docu-series is continuing to speak about her terrifying accounts with him. Lisa Van Allen recently…

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