Kanye West's Lost 'Good Ass Job' Album: a Complete Timeline
Fifteen years ago, Kanye promised that his 'College Dropout' album series would end with 'Good Ass Job.' What happened?
Classic Hate: The Internet Hates on Nas' 'Illmatic'
"Nas stole his style from Kool G Rap and continues to beat us in the head with nothing but hype."
Classic Hate: The Internet Hates on Eminem's 'Slim Shady LP'
The 'Slim Shady LP' is considered a classic today, but looking back at the original reactions reveals just how much the album was hated.
L.A. Salami's New EP is Beautiful & You Need To Listen To It
There's no better feeling than discovering incredible music from a new artist. This is that feeling.
Lil Wayne on Tour Bus Shooting: They "Tried to 2Pac Me"
Just hours before his seizure, Wayne played a new song referencing his escape from last year's shooting of his tour bus.
Meet Daveed Diggs, the Rappingest Rapper in "Hamilton"
Long before "Hamilton" brought hip-hop to Broadway, Daveed Diggs was an astoundingly talented rapper breaking rap's rules.
From Eminem to Kendrick Lamar, Rappers Who Embraced Sobriety
Music and drugs go hand in hand, but many of the game's legends are stone cold sober.
Behind the Vic Mensa I Thought I Knew, 'There's ALot Going On'
A jarringly personal new song from Vic about his struggles with drugs and even suicide makes me reconsider how I view him.
Holy Sh*t, Busdriver's Remix of Chance The Rapper's "Juice"
There aren't many rappers who could pull off a remix of "Juice" that measures up to the original, but Busdriver just did it.
Joey Bada$$ Irving Plaza Show Cancelled, Hip-Hop Ban Begins?
Joey BadA$$ show at Irving Plaza was canceled and it appears as though hip-hop's being singled out.
J. Cole's Back to Making Dope Beats, What Will the New Album Sound Like?
It's been almost two years since "2014 Forest Hills Drive" - what does this behind-the-scenes clip mean for the future of new Cole music?
Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Bernz & Jarren Benton "Outta My Brain"
Strange Music's Bernz just came through with the rap anthem to set your summer off right. You need to hear this.
The Best Songs That Didn't Make The Album Because of Samples
From "Control" to the brand new "Grown Ass Kid," you could make a classic hip-hop album from the dopeness that an uncleared sample killed.
Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Chance's Original Version of "Waves/Famous"
Chance plays the OG version of two "Life of Pablo" songs and they're better than the cuts that made the album.
Unearthed Phife Dawg Interview Tells the Inside Story of Tribe's Break Up
A long lost Phife interview gives us new insight into the hip-hop legend's life and the break up of Tribe.
This Woman Clears the Samples on Your Favorite Albums, Here's How
We connected with a 25 year industry veteran, who has worked with Drake, Kendrick and more, to break down the business of clearing a sample.
Eminem's Selling Bricks From His Childhood Home on the "MMLP" Cover
Eminem offers up a unique chance at owning a piece of his history. Stans won't want to miss this!
An Ode to Rage Against the Machine, Hip-Hop's Greatest Rock Band
No one's ever blended the two genres together more powerfully and expertly than Rage.
Kanye's Best Protégé Isn't Chance The Rapper. So Who Is?
If Chance isn't Kanye's best protégé as he raps, who is? How about Lupe, Cudi, Travis Scott and, Big Sean?
Hopefully the Gorillaz Can Make Vic Mensa Great Again
With news of a Gorillaz and Vic Mensa studio tag-team, it could mean we finally get the music we've been waiting for from Mensa.
'So Far Gone' vs. 'Acid Rap': Which Album Had the Bigger Impact?
With big new albums from Drake and Chance behind us, we look back to see how their breakthrough releases stack up against each other.
T.I. Releases Dr. Dre-Produced "Dope," But We're Excited For His New Just Blaze Record
Though T.I.'s new single is "Dope," we are keeping an eye on the one he has in the chamber.
All 74 People Credited on Chance The Rapper's 'Coloring Book'
From Anderson .Paak to Young Thug and everyone in-between, we explore all of Chance's 'Coloring Book' collaborators.
R.I.P. Isao Tomita, Synth Pioneer & Hip-Hop Sample Favorite
Though the name Isao Tomita is likely new to you, he's certainly responsible for huge amounts of your favorite music.
A Tribute to Slurpees & Three 6 Mafia's Underrated Production Genius
From "Stay Fly" to "Int'l Player's Anthem" and much more, DJ Paul and Juicy J are some of the best to ever flip a sample.
Kanye, Lamar Odom & The Miraculous Healing Power of Music
Odom credited Kanye's music with helping him heal and he's not alone. From Alzheimer's patients to autistic children, music is powerful medicine.
Freddie Gibbs' Next Album is Made Up of Those Madlib Beats Kanye Passed On
Kanye decided not to use a gang of Madlib beats on "Pablo," but they're getting a second life breathed into them by Gangster Gibbs.
Chance The Rapper Premieres "Blessings" Announces #Chance3
The Chicago native makes his fifth national television appearance of 2016.
Justin Timberlake's Comeback Starts in Two Days—Can He Conquer R&B Again?
JT's return to music is imminent, can he kick young guys like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller off the R&B/Pop throne he once occupied?
The Team That Took The Weeknd From "House of Balloons" to Pop Stardom
Breaking down the original "House of Balloons" team that The Weeknd has reunited with for his next album.
Forget Drake, Snoh Aalegra's "Don't Explain" is the Album You Should Be Listening To
The album you need to hear with production from Boi-1da, Dahi, and Dukes isn't the album you think....
As a New Album Approaches, It's Mick Jenkins Season
How the changing of seasons changes how I look at and listen to Mick Jenkins.
The Classic "All Falls Down" Hook Came Together by Accident, Says Syleena Johnson
Syleena Johnson went into the studio to record a song for her album, four hours later she and Kanye had created a classic.
Drake's Never Had a No. 1 Solo Hit in the U.S., Will "One Dance" Be His First?
Desiigner somehow has more No. 1 songs in the U.S. than Drake, but it feels like that's going to finally change with "One Dance."
Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Joey Purp's "CORNERSTORE" with Saba & theMIND
The rising Chicago emcee delivers a must listen on "CORNERSTORE" in ways that are far more important than your typical song.
Beyoncé's 'Lemonade': A Deep Dive Into the Liner Notes
We all know The Weeknd is on Bey's new album, but did you know that Outkast, Soulja Boy and many more also earned credits?
Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Black Thought Harvard Freestyle
Black Thought just effortlessly killed your favorite rapper while sitting on a couch. You need to hear this.
Royce da 5'9" Has a "Few Songs Lying Around" With Eminem, Confirms New PRhyme Album
With Layers fresh in our ears, Royce talks what's next and we can't help but get excited.
ODB's Son Watched Him Do Drugs the Day He Died, Reveals Dark Side of the Legend
A chilling story from ODB's son reminds us that behind the glorification lies some real darkness.
Logic Says He's Working on Two New Albums, Breaks Down Unreleased Verse
Logic dops some hints about new music and while it's exciting, don't hold your breath or you won't be breathing for a long time.
Reebok Chased Kendrick Lamar for 2 Years for Shoe Deal
A rapper teaming up with a shoe company is nothing new, but per usual Kendrick Lamar does things differently.
The First Real Hint That J. Cole's Recording a New Album Has Arrived
J.Cole's been completely silent on the new album front, but a new interview reveals he's in the studio and actively recording.