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.

What does "4:44" mean? Jay-Z explains the key track and title to his new album

The mystery has finally been revealed.

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.

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."

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.

Frank Ocean, Young Thug "Slide on Me" Lyrics: A breakdown of the defiant remix

In their first official collaboration, Young Thug and Frank Ocean detail the ways they're changing the culture.

7 secrets Kendrick Lamar revealed about 'Damn.' in first on-record interview since release

Lamar opened up to Zane Lowe of 'Beats 1.'

Chance the Rapper's music has inspired fans to campaign for him as mayor of Chicago

Chance the Rapper's love for his hometown of Chicago runs deep in the lyrics of his music.

How Kendrick Lamar charted his path from 'To Pimp a Butterfly' to 'Part IV'

If hip-hop wants Kendrick Lamar to be its savior, then the game is going to have learn to play by his rules.

Kendrick Lamar "Humble" Lyrics: A breakdown of the possible Big Sean diss

Is a beef brewing between these two hip-hop stars?

Nicki Minaj rides an inflatable unicorn in "Make Love" music video

Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj teamed up for their new visual.

Did Drake threaten Makonnen? "Tuesday" rapper details their alleged confrontation

The Atlanta rapper also revealed why he left the OVO Sound label.

Drake's 'More Life': Is "Free Smoke" about Kid Cudi?

Drake may be reigniting his feud with Kid Cudi.

Drake's 'More Life' playlist is everything the 'Views' album should have been and more

Drake finally sounds like he's having fun building his empire.

7 most ruthless disses from Remy Ma's second Nicki Minaj diss track "Another One"

"Another One" isn't nearly as brutal or as long as "ShETHER," but it still brings the heat.

Who is Nicki Minaj talking about on "Make Love"? Lyrics for Gucci Mane's new single

Here is who we think could be the aim of her cutting lyrics.

Does Future diss Ciara on "My Collection"? 5 times Future gets personal on 'HNDRXX'

Future opens up on second album release this month.

Future's 'HNDRXX' is here: Download and streaming options for the new album

Here's how to listen to Future's latest album release.

Jay Z will become the first rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Pyrex ceiling has been broken.

Future's New Album Track List: 5 of the best songs from his self-titled album

A look at the best songs on the rapper's latest album.

Kendrick Lamar: Best guest verses from rap's most sought-after feature

Need to liven up a deadbeat track? Call King Kendrick.

Drake and Future reconnect over sports in "Used to This" video. What a time to be alive.

Their duo's first together since 2015 luxury rap mixtape 'What a Time to Be Alive.'

YG drops "One Time Comin'" dedicated "in loving memory to the victims of police brutality"

The raps are devastatingly blunt, describing the fears of "driving while black" and facing a potentially trigger-happy cop.

Eminem releases "Campaign Speech" eviscerating Trump supporters, announces new album

The rapper offers his take on what he would do as president and ethers Trump supporters.

T.I. explains his 'Us or Else' EP and how Black Lives Matter affects every American life

"This nation of ours is supposed to stand for something greater, and right now it's sucking pretty bad."

Danny Brown's brilliant "Pneumonia" is like a fever dream set to a hip-hop beat

Hip-hop's resident Stanley Kubrick returns with the second single off his highly anticipated 'Atrocity Exhibition.'

Desiigner, Ghostface Killah and Others React to 16-Year-Old Rapper Rich Chigga's Viral Rap

Rich Chigga is making waves in the music industry, fanny pack and all.

Drake Joe Budden Meek Mill Feud Explained — The 7 Moments That Led to This Mess

Budden got very emotional about one line in Drake's rap that might not even be about him. You mad?