Legal troubles have placed XXXTentacion and 6ix9ine on the industry’s margins, but their freedom to break musical rules there is gaining them attention and fans.
Category Archives: Rap and Hip-Hop
Roxanne Shante was among the first solo female rappers when she made “Roxanne’s Revenge” in 1984. Her stymied career is now the subject of a biopic.
Hear the week’s 10 most notable new tracks from Willie Nelson, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Zorn and more.
The rapper played Fortnite on the video-game platform with a professional gamer and some famous friends. Hundreds of thousands tuned in.
A collaboration between the musician Damso and the country’s soccer association was ended after feminist groups and politicians said his lyrics demeaned women.
Beach House raises the stakes, Theresa Wayman from Warpaint debuts a solo project and Jeremih drops a slinky EP: hear the week’s most notable new tracks.
Mr. Vadukul departed from depicting rappers as street toughs, taking a cinematically surreal approach with subjects like Eminem and Dr. Dre.
War on Women teams up with Kathleen Hanna, Sidi Touré sings about joy, and Rae Sremmurd previews a triple album: hear the week’s most notable tracks.
A 10-part limited series on USA is a lightly fictionalized account of the various investigations into the two rappers’ deaths two decades ago.
The album, masterminded in part by Kendrick Lamar, held strong in its second week on the Billboard chart, notching nearly 120 million streams.