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Getty Image Genre-bending Chicago rapper/singer Juice WRLD‘s struggles with addiction are well-documented, but yesterday, he vowed that he would give up lean — the mixture of codeine cough syrup and soda — for good in an effort to protect his burgeoning relationship. As Complex reported today, he seems serious, publicly declaring that he won’t let […]

Javotti Media Talib Kweli made his name as a conscious rapper. His whole mode — from those first bars on Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star — was to speak truth to power, regardless of the consequences. That doesn’t exactly make for an easy life as an artist. Kweli is an active part […]

Getty Image At the moment, all existing musical records are cowering in fear, because Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is breaking just about all of them. The single has been an absolute chart success, and now, it is chasing one of the biggest records of all time. The song is officially the No. 1 […]

Getty Image In the ultimate case of “good news, bad news,” Offset, who was facing charges for gun possession, now has even bigger problems on his plate after the charges were dropped. According to TMZ, the only reason the state of Georgia dropped its pending case against the rapper is that the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

Track by Track is a new music feature that presents artists with the challenge of digging deep into their latest album one song at a time. Today, KAINA takes us through her debut LP, Next to the Sun. Chicago is a city of many bright, inclusive, multi-faceted artistic genres. It’s a place where collectives thrive […]

Getty Image The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now. The easiest concepts […]

Getty Image There’s a common refrain in rap that comes from an age-old idiom: “People never get their flowers while they can still smell them.” While rappers often compete with one another for chart positions and the subjective crowns of hip-hop’s various hotspot regions, it’s been rarer to see and hear them paying homage to […]

[embedded content] Share This Video Of all the early 2019 success stories, the one that perhaps stands out the most is that of Megan Thee Stallion, who went from dropping her Tina Snow mixtape late in 2018 to featuring on XXL‘s 2019 Freshman cover and becoming a sensation with the release of her fan-favorite album, […]

Getty Image Currently, ASAP Rocky is in a Sweden prison due to his arrest following a physical altercation with a man on the streets of Stockholm. He is being held for two weeks while prosecutors decide whether or not to charge him with aggravated assault, and while he’s waiting, the conditions are reportedly “inhumane,” as […]

Getty Image It looks like Chance The Rapper has some new entries on the Billboard charts. No, it’s not new music (yet). Chance’s breakout mixtapes, 2013’s Acid Rap and 2012’s 10 Day, were made available on streaming platforms on June 28. Now that they’re streaming, the projects are up for Billboard 200 album chart consideration. […]


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