Chance the Rapper’s Tiny Desk Concert set showcases the best of his casual, heartfelt hip-hop

He was born to stunt on that tiny, prestigious stage.

Kanye West’s reported split with Tidal is the latest rift in his complicated relationship with Jay-Z

Some bromances are forever and some simply aren't built to last.

Jay-Z's '4:44' apology: A breakdown of the rapper's response to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

When life serves you 'Lemonade,' drink deep and find the courage to bare your soul.

Jay-Z's '4:44' isn't just a response to Beyoncé, it's what we love best about hip-hop

The 47-year-old rapper is confessing his growing pains to the world.

Eric Benét claps back at Jay-Z over that "Kill Jay Z" line

The R&B singer was not game to let Jay Z drag up his past without getting a word in.

Public Enemy surprise release 'Nothing Is Quick in the Desert' celebrates their 30-year anniversary

The group's 15th album toasts to fallen rap heroes and attempts to direct the culture's political rage toward something productive.

Every Jay-Z album, ranked

In advance of Hova's new album '4:44,' we look back at the emcee's catalog and sort the best from the worst.

Iggy Azalea shuts down potential feud with Halsey: "I don't know her"

Rapper Iggy Azalea is taking the high road when it comes to Halsey's comments.

Vince Staples burns through nihilism and house beats on 'Big Fish Theory'

The Long Beach rapper takes a bold left-turn on his just-released sophomore LP — a move that might alienate some longtime fans.

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video presents a violent, provocative portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."

Migos 'Crash Bandicoot' Chain: 5 times rappers have repped classic video games

Quavo's 'Crash Bandicoot' chain is the latest in a long-running trend. Leave it to hip-hop to bring the achievement trophy to entirely new levels of awesome.

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.

Halsey just started a feud with Iggy Azalea

The pop singer thinks Azalea is a "fucking moron."

Young Thug can't decide if he wants to be a pop star on 'Beautiful Thugger Girls'

For the first time in years, Young Thug seems somewhat unsure of who he is artistically.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep dead at 42

The Queens-bred rapper was recently hospitalized in Las Vegas for complications caused by sickle cell anemia.

Like Tupac Shakur himself, 'All Eyez on Me' is way better at confronting racism than misogyny

It's a pattern that is starting to define biopics about famous rappers.

Jay Z confirms what the internet already knew: '4:44' is his next album and it's coming very soon

The follow-up to 2013's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is out this month.

New Tupac biopic 'All Eyez on Me' takes a skewed look at the sexual assault allegations against him

While he acknowledges Tupac as a flawed figure, director Benny Boom has made a movie that is more reverent than revolutionary.

What is going on in Young Thug's disturbing and violent 'EBBTG' trailer?

And who thought this video was a good idea?

Billboard Music Awards 2017: Watch Diddy wish the Notorious B.I.G. a happy birthday

Diddy also brought out Biggie's son, Christopher Jordan Wallace, to help with his tribute.

Vince Staples' 'Big Fish' may be the only hip-hop album that matters for the rest of 2017

We've got to get these rappers out of the water. There's a big fish coming.

Snoop Dogg's 'Neva Left' album: Download and streaming options for new release

The rapper is back with his 15th studio album.

Miley Cyrus slams hip-hop culture in 'Billboard' profile: "I can't listen to that anymore"

Cyrus says she no longer listens to hip-hop music.

'Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm' review: How did this marijuana game get a 5-star user rating?

The hype for this app is stronger than whatever Wiz is smoking.
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Prince's 'Sign O the Times' is as relevant today as it was at its release

The times have changed slightly, but the signs remain the same.

Video shows that with one hand and three chords, you, too, can write a Chainsmokers hit

Most chart-topping pop relies on simple songwriting formulas. The Chainsmokers happen to have a particularly narrow one.

Kendrick Lamar 'Damn.': A glossary of all the spiritual, political and personal references

A glossary of the key terms and references that should make decoding 'Damn.' slightly easier for aspiring Kendrick Lamar scholars.

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn.' Release: A complete list of all the shots at Fox News

Lamar criticizes the network for stereotyping his music and misleading the American public.