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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Lil’ Kim took the Apollo stage Thursday for her first headlining performance there, and as promised, she brought along some friends. The Jump Off with Lil’ Kim and Friends kicked off with The Queen Bee’s performance of her 2003 hit “The Jump Off.” She rapped and danced to songs including “Big Momma Thang,” “Queen B*****” and “Magic […]

exdez/Getty Nas, a veteran in the hip-hop game, is encouraging fans to see a new exhibit honoring his genre’s 50th anniversary. “Check out Hip Hop: Conscious Unconscious, a photo exhibit documenting the 50-year evolution of one of the most influential cultural movements of our generation, Hip Hop,” the rapper wrote on Instagram. “Shoutout to the photographers […]

ABC/Randy Holmes Smokey Robinson is ready to release some new music. People reports the 82-year-old Motown legend will drop GASMS, his first studio album in more than nine years, on April 28. The new collection features songs written and produced by Smokey; he’s already dropped the first single, “If We Don’t Have Each Other,” to streaming services.  “I chose […]

Rae Sremmurd returns with another track and Lil Yachty delivers a non-rap album in this edition of New Music Friday. Check out a full list of the latest music to come out in the culture. Daniel Caesar, “Do You Like Me” — Produced by Caesar, Raphael Saadiq and Dylan Wiggins, the track sees Daniel singing about his insecurities in a romantic relationship. […]

Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records (NOTE LANGUAGE) Chlöe‘s released the lead single for her upcoming debut album. “Pray It Away” finds the singer turning to church and prayer to get rid of the pain from dealing with the wrong guy. “Maybe I should go and take it to church/ And wash it away ’cause I want that n**** […]

Courtesy Universal Music Group Coi Leray‘s “Players” is seeing success on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was all recorded in one take.  “When I went in there, we spent an hour and 20 minutes on that song,” she tells Billboard of the studio session. “I go in there and cut all my melodies. I gotta bring the writers into […]

Ari Lennox has dropped the music video for her song “Waste My Time.” In the clip, Lennox is seen sitting across from a therapist, who asks her why she keeps falling for the same type of men. The video then begins, giving a visual display of the thoughts going through her mind as she ponders the question. “Waste My Time” […]

Courtesy Sol Blume Sol Blume will make a return at the end of April, with Brent Faiyez and Kehlani headlining this time around. The fourth annual festival will take place April 29 and 30 at Sacramento’s Discovery Park. Ella Mai, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Bada$$, Sabrina Claudio, Mariah the Scientist, LaRussell, Alex Isley and more will take the stage on the first day, headlined by Brent. On day two, which Kehlani will headline, […]

Roger Kisby/Getty Images for LiveXLive) (NOTE LANGUAGE) Cordae just dropped his Anderson .Paak-assisted and J. Cole-produced single “Two Tens,” but according to the rapper, he and .Paak have a lot more songs over Cole’s beats in the vault. “We literally got a mix tape full of joints of me and .Paak on — well, we got an EP full of […]

Lloyd Bishop/NBC Billboard and Vibe have been slowly unveiling their choices for the best 50 rappers of all time. They recently revealed numbers 21 through 30, a combination of living and deceased emcees. Coming in at #30 is Lauryn Hill, who the outlets say “has influenced a host of hip-hop artists over the decades.” Pusha T secured the 29th position, followed in reverse […]


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