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Young Thug Paid Lil Baby To Rap Because He Feared The Younger Artist Would Go Back To Prison

Young Thug, who just released his new album Punk, has become one of the most influential rappers from Atlanta over the past several years, both artistically and culturally. Not only has his slippery approach to melody and rhythm inspired imitators and a legion of successors, including Gunna, Lil Keed, and more, but he has also […]

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Nas Explains That Voice On ‘Who Killed It?’ From ‘Hip-Hop Is Dead’: ‘I Was Bingeing James Cagney Movies’

Although its premise has long since been disproven, Nas’ album Hip-Hop Is Dead was one of his most successful albums commercially and remains in the upper half of his catalog in fan esteem — except for one song, the 1930s gangster movie-influence “Who Killed It?” While it’s technically a creative and innovative approach to the […]

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All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear

Keeping up with new music can be exhausting, even impossible. From the weekly album releases to standalone singles dropping on a daily basis, the amount of music is so vast it’s easy for something to slip through the cracks. Even following along with the Uproxx recommendations on a daily basis can be a lot to […]

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The Weeknd Postpones His ‘After Hours’ Tour So He Can Upgrade From Arenas To Stadiums

Due to the “constraints of arenas,” The Weeknd has postponed his After Hours Tour dates and announced that new dates will be forthcoming in 2022. The singer apparently got a taste for the scale a stadium performance can bring after performing at the 2021 Super Bowl and wants to bring that to the tour he […]

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Maxo Kream And ASAP Rocky Can’t Leave The ‘Streets Alone’ On ‘Weight Of The World’

Maxo Kream’s new album, Weight Of The World, is out now, arriving after an impressive rollout featuring the singles “Local Joker,” “Big Persona” with Tyler The Creator, and “Greener Knots.” We last heard from the Houston rapper in 2019, when he released the autobiographical Brandon Banks; Weight Of The World addresses the changes that have […]

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Kanye West’s Latest Performance Was At A Wedding In Venice, Italy

Guests at a wedding in Venice, Italy over the weekend were treated to an interesting surprise: A performance from none other than Kanye West. The rapper played a few of his hits at the wedding of D’Estree founder Geraldine Guiotte and Tiffany & Co. Vice President Alexander Arnault, wearing an Eyes Wide Shut-esque mask and […]

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Rick Ross Teams Up With Rap Snacks’ CEO And Founder For Their New Company ‘Hip Hemp’

Rick Ross has a new business venture. The rapper recently teamed up with Rap Snacks’ CEO and Founder James Lindsay as well as the San Diego-based hemp manufacturing company Hempacco to create a new company that will deliver a line of smokeable products, which includes cannabinoid cigarettes and hemp blunt rolling papers. The company is […]

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Jay-Z And Beyonce’s New Orleans Mansion Is Reportedly Up For Sale A Few Months After It Caught On Fire

Jay-Z and Beyonce are reportedly putting their New Orleans mansion on the market for the price of $4.45 million, according to TMZ. The building, which is located in the city’s Historic Garden District and was originally a Presbyterian church, covers 13,292 square feet and features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Spanish baroque architecture and four […]

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Artists On Gucci Mane’s Label Refused To Perform At Howard University In Support Of A Student Protest

The young class of artists on Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label started an HBCU tour last week. The rappers, which include Bic Fizzle, Big Scarr, Bigwalk Dog, Enchanting, and Hotboy Wes, will visit Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Howard University, Florida A&M University, and Texas Southern University over the course of eight days. The […]

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Young Thug Brings ‘Punk’ To ‘SNL’ With Electric Performances Of ‘Tick Tock’ And ‘Love You More’

The music world is currently enjoying Young Thug’s second album Punk as the rapper released it on Friday. He first announced the project two years ago, which came less than a week after he released his debut So Much Fun. After previewing songs at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival and during his NPR Tiny Desk, the […]