King Mez’s Honest Interview About His Music, Dr. Dre and Life’s Shift for #NextUp [EXCLUSI…
From Raleigh to 'Compton,' rapper King Mez is #NextUp. Read on as the 'Long Live the King' creator opens up about working with Dr. Dre, how his life has shifted in a year and the new music he has on the way.
ChinahBlac Puts Her Man in Check in ‘Keep Your Word’ Video [EXCLUSIVE]
ChinahBlac, the 2015 GRAMMY Amplifier winner, tackles a big issue when it comes to relationships in the Rick Mordecon-directed visual for "Keep Your Word."
Jeezy Writes Open Letter to Address His ‘Concerns and Frustrations,’ Releases New Song ‘Go…
Jeezy is following Kanye West's footsteps and proclaiming his power as a God. The rapper releases a new song "God" along with an inspirational open letter addressing his "concerns and frustrations" with communities around the world.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Bring Hip-Hop Vets Along for the Ride in ‘Downtown’ Video
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis pay homage to the great hip-hop pioneers before them in the cinematic visual for "Downtown." Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, Eric Nally and Melle Mel join forces with the duo as they stroll and cruise through the streets of Spokane, Wash.
Alessia Cara Debuts ‘Four Pink Walls’ EP
Take a bit of Amy Winehouse, mix in a dash of Alicia Keys and add some Jewel flavor and you have Alessia Cara, a Canadian-bred singer who just released her debut EP, 'Four Pink Walls,' ahead of schedule.
Future Leads a Secret Society in ‘Where Ya At?’ Video Featuring Drake
It's a secret society and all Future asks for is trust. The Freebandz leader takes a seat at the round table with his trusted associate Drake in the video for "Where Ya At?" off his critically acclaimed 'DS2' album.
T-Pain and Juicy J Put Cheapskates on Blast in ‘Make That S— Work’ Video
T-Pain decides to flip the script in the visual for his DJ Mustard-produced strip club banger "Make That S--- Work" featuring Juicy J.
La La Cheating on Carmelo Anthony With Maino Rumor Is Heating Up on Twitter
Maino may have a new mixtape, K.O.B. 3, out in these hip-hop streets but he's not making headlines today for his music. The Brooklyn rapper is at the center of a rumor that he and La La Anthony have been hooking up. Twitter is running wild with the news that the actress is likely cheating on he…
Jay Electronica Claims He’s the ‘God of Hip-Hop,’ Throws Shots at Drake & J. Cole [VIDEO]
The summer of 2015 has been heating up with hip-hop beef and Jay Electronica is adding fuel to the proverbial fire with some stinging remarks he made during a show in London last week.
Rotimi Talks ‘Power’ Moves, New Song ‘Lotto’ & Wise Words From 50 Cent and Tyrese [EXCLUSI…
Singer Rotimi opens up about his new song "Lotto," signing with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, his role on 'Power' and more.
2015 OVO Fest After-Party Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Three Critically Injured
After Drake sent lyrical shots at Meek Mill onstage during OVO Fest at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on Monday night (Aug. 3), two people were killed and three others critically injured when shots were fired at an after-party at Muzik nightclub.
Treasure Davis Talks ‘Heart Flavored Summer’ EP, Stevie Wonder’s Outlook on Life and Creat…
Singer Treasure Davis opens up about her new EP, 'Heart Flavored Summer,' Stevie Wonder's outlook on life and creating colors you can hear.
2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Include Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Jennifer Hudson & M…
From Nicki Minaj to Jennifer Hudson and more, check out the nominees for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Fantasia Gets Married to the Man ‘God Made Just for Me’ [PHOTOS]
Fantasia has found a supernatural love. The singer, who "never thought this would happen," got married to fiance Kendall Taylor on Saturday (July 18).
Ghostface Killah Threatens Action Bronson: ‘I Will Gut You Like a Pig’ [VIDEO]
Don't mess with Ghostface Killah or he'll "gut you like a pig." The rapper stays true to the ethos that "Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthing ta f--- wit" in a six-minute, threat-filled rant aimed at Action Bronson.
Kendrick Lamar Gets Shot by a Cop and Takes It With a Smile in ‘Alright’ Video
The next seven minutes of your day are about to hit you hard after watching the black-and-white visual for Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," a track off his sophomore album, 'To Pimp a Butterfly.'
Meek Mill and Drake Deliver a Stern Warning on ‘R.I.C.O.’
Meek Mill's sophomore dream has finally come true. The rapper's second album, 'Dreams Worth More Than Money,' has officially arrived after more than a year of delays. One of the project's standout tracks is the Drake-assisted "R.I.C.O."
2015 BET Awards Winners
Artists like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have racked up six nominations apiece for the 2015 BET Awards. Find out which categories they came out victorious in at the awards show as well as other nominees such Beyonce, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, the Weeknd and more.
Estelle Shines During Performance of ‘All That Matters’ for Off the Record [EXCLUSIVE]
Watch Estelle shine with her stripped-down performance of 'All That Matters' for The Boombox's Off the Record series.
Raury’s XXL Freshman Freestyle Proves He’s a Solid Storyteller [VIDEO]
Raury likely isn't the first rapper that comes to mind when you think of hip-hop but that doesn't mean his skills aren't comparable to the rest of the artists gracing the 2015 XXL Freshman Class cover. The Atlanta native showcases why he deserves a spot alongside his peers in his Fres…
Vince Staples’ XXL Freshman Freestyle Is Full of Knowledge and Pain
Vince Staples is already making the summer a scorcher with the release of his XXL Freshman Freestyle. The rapper serves up some heat with bars centered on struggle and pain.
DeJ Loaf’s XXL Freshman Freestyle Is Here [VIDEO]
Do more, talk less. Those are words to live by, which Detroit native DeJ Loaf emphasizes in her XXL Freshman Freestyle.
Fetty Wap’s XXL Freshman Freestyle Arrives [VIDEO]
Kicking off the showcase of lyrical dexterity is New Jersey's own Fetty Wap. Watch the rapper deliver his 2015 Freshman Freestyle here.
The Game Sued for $12 Million After Fight on Basketball Court
A seemingly innocent game of basketball could cost the Game more than $12 million.
Rick Ross Arrested in Georgia
Rick Ross' penchant for smoking weed has gotten him in trouble once again. The rapper was arrested for marijuana possession in Georgia Wednesday afternoon (June 10).
2015 XXL Freshman Class Cover Revealed
Prepare yourself for the celebrations and the debates because the 2015 XXL Freshman class cover is here.
Kendrick Lamar Enters Taylor Swift’s Kick-Ass World in ‘Bad Blood’ Video
Taylor Swtft debuted the visual for her 1989 cut "Bad Blood" at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 17) and the result was cinematic excellence with some solid bars from Kendrick Lamar.
Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Chinx’s Death
Waking up to news that a friend had passed away is how many rappers unfortunately began their day Sunday (May 17) after finding out that New York rapper Chinx had been gunned down. The hip-hop community is sharing sympathy for his family and friends on social media.
Chris Brown Tells Blac Chyna to ‘Chill Out’ With Feud Against Tyga and Kylie Jenner
Chris Brown is stepping in to diffuse the drama bomb between Tyga and Blac Chyna.
Big Sean and Ariana Grande Break Up, Remain ‘Close Friends’
Another hip-hop couple bites the dust. Big Sean and Ariana Grande are no longer walking down lover's lane. The couple announced their breakup on Monday (April 20) by releasing a joint statement.