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The Best New Hip-Hop This Week

Happy new year! So, uhh… Yeah. It’s been a rough week, right? And unfortunately, it’s not a week that offered up much relief in the form of a whole bunch of great new music. Sorry. In the space of a week (yes, just one) we found out about the loss of a rap hero in […]

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‘Verzuz’ Postpones ‘Ashanti Vs. Keyshia Cole’ Again As The Show Reverts To Its Old Format

Bad news, Verzuz fans. After previously postponing the upcoming Ashanti Vs. Keyshia Cole battle, the show announced it again pushed back their upcoming appearance out of COVID-19 safety concerns. In a statement posted to the Verzuz social channels, the organizers also revealed the show would be returning to its original format, with each artist calling […]

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Run The Jewels’ New ‘Ju$t’ Remix From What So Not Started Out ‘As A Bootleg’

Run The Jewels worked with a number of artists on RTJ4, on both the album itself and on remixes they’ve released after the fact. Last month, for example, they teamed up with Royal Blood on an aggressive rework of “The Ground Below,” and now they’ve brought another collaborator into the fold. This time, it’s Australian […]

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Nicki Minaj Agreed To Pay $450K In Her Tracy Chapman Sample Lawsuit

As Tracy Chapman’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Nicki Minaj came to a close, the two sides apparently came to a settlement without going to court. Nicki agreed to pay Chapman $450,000 for her unlicensed sample of “Baby Can I Hold You” in the leaked song “Sorry,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. In September, U.S. District […]

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The Weeknd Stirs Up Anticipation For His Super Bowl Halftime Show In A New Pepsi Commercial

While The Weeknd was understandably peeved about not securing any Grammy nominations for this year, he’s getting ready to do something that no other Grammy nominee will do in 2021: headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The big game is set to go down on February 7, and ahead of then, The Weeknd has teamed […]

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Dvsn’s ‘Use Somebody’ Single Takes Inspiration From Kings Of Leon’s 2008 Hits

Dvsn arguably had one of the best R&B albums in 2020 with A Muse In Their Feelings. The effort was their first in almost three years, but it was beyond worth the wait. However, the patience of their supporters will be rewarded to a further extent as the duo announced a new album with the […]

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RMR’s ‘Her Honeymoon’ Video Depicts The Many Ways A Failing Relationship Can End

Thanks to the beautiful work of social media, RMR saw his breakout moment arrive in 2020 thanks to the overnight success of his “Rascal” single. Fast forward almost a full year and the enigmatic act is back with new music for fans. His latest release comes in the form of his new “Her Honeymoon” video. […]

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YG, Day Sulan, And D3szn Get In The Ring To ‘Hit Em Up’

After making a fairly quick return to drop his 2020 album, My Life 4Hunnid, it appears YG could have more up his sleeve in 2021. Kicking off the campaign for the new year, the Compton rapper slides through with his latest track, “Hit Em Up.” YG’s latest effort sees him cruising with his 4Hunnid labelmates, […]

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Jazmine Sullivan And Ari Lennox Embrace A Late-Night Temptation With ‘On It’

Jazmine Sullivan is regarded as one of, if not the best, vocalists to step foot into the R&B genre over the last decade. Her debut album Fearless and her most recent release, 2015’s Reality Show were both met with undeniable acclaim while landing her a number of well-deserved Grammy nominations. However, since that 2015 album, […]

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Lil Baby And Russ’ New Collab Promises Things Will Get ‘Ugly’

For the first time in their careers, Russ and Lil Baby have joined forces for a new collaboration. The track, which is entitled “Ugly,” is one Russ has been teasing for the better part of the last week. The new release is an equally triumphant and egotistic effort that finds both rappers asserting their dominance […]