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Cardi B Was 'Just Playing' About Trying to Free Joe Exotic

Like the rest of us, Cardi B has been super into Tiger King, and like the rest of us, knows Carole Baskin did it. In a series of since-deleted tweets, the rapper vowed to launch a GoFundMe account to free Joe Exotic, who is in prison after a jury found him guilty in a murder-for-hire plot to take […]

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Nipsey Hussle's Legacy Endures a Year After His Death

The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.” Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Hussle’s death and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever. He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains […]

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After Drake Shares First Pics of Son, Adonis' Mom Posts Another Adorable Batch

After Drake finally gave us a glimpse of his toddler Adonis this morning (March 30), we just can’t get enough of the curly-haired cutie! Luckily, Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux, shared her own series of photos of the adorable toddler, the last of which hilariously Photoshopped hers and Drake’s hair to match blond Adonis’. “all this […]

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Hoodie Rap & Soul Samples: The Brilliance Behind Conway the Machine & Alchemist's Chemistry on 'LULU'

There’s an easy chemistry on LULU, the seven song EP by Conway the Machine produced entirely by Alchemist, out Monday (March 30). The project taps into the spirit of a bygone era, when Ghostface was obliterating RZA soul loops. The resurgence and interest in what’s considered underground rap is noticeable but not solely based on nostalgia — it’s […]

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Hayley Williams Reveals Why She Passed on a Lil Uzi Vert Guest Feature

Hayley Williams called into Apple Music on Monday (March 30) to chat with Zane Lowe about her new solo music and spill some serious tea about passing up a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert. “This is so, so random,” she said via FaceTime. “But I get asked to do like features on country songs sometimes. […]

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Lil Durk Is 'All Love' in Heartfelt New Video: Watch

Lil Durk dropped the music video for his latest single on Saturday (March 28), and it’s “all love.” The visual features a more introspective look at the Chicago native’s experiences in his hometown, with scenes cutting between his home and recording studio and performances on stage in front of crowds. Both the song and video — […]

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Kill Nigel & Theophilus London Get Too 'Attached' to Lust on New Single: Exclusive

Lust can be a tricky thing to balance. Sometimes it’s hard to judge if the other person shares the same feelings, and other times — like with Kill Nigel — you find yourself in too deep. The New York-based rapper expresses such on new single, “Attached.” Premiering exclusively on Billboard today (March 30), Kill Nigel finds […]

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Thundercat and Flying Lotus On Working Together: 'You Want Somebody Who Cares'

When producer and Brainfeeder label boss Flying Lotus first worked with renowned bassist Thundercat in 2011 on his debut album, The Golden Age of Apocalypse, the duo was tempted to lean on Auto-Tune. Nearly a decade later, Thundercat’s falsetto is stronger than ever on his upcoming album’s second single, “Dragonball Durag.” Says Flying Lotus: “He […]

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Tierra Whack Just Flipped an Alanis Morissette Classic Into a Quarantine Anthem

Isn't it "Ironic" how much we need "Stuck" right now? Tierra Whack is feeling like a lot of us right now: sick and tired of being cooped up. The rapper known for the bite-sized songs on Whack World shared her feelings with fans over the weekend with the message that “this song is dedicated to everyone […]

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Tidal Shares Unreleased Demo of Jay-Z & The-Dream's 'Holy Grail': Listen

Jay-Z fans are in for a treat. After The-Dream previewed an unreleased version of Hov’s “Holy Grail” during his songwriters battle with Sean Garrett Saturday night (March 28), Tidal unleashed the demo of the song’s reference track, which features him singing the hook previously handled by Justin Timberlake. “Jay’s probably gonna kill me for playing […]