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The tragedy from Travis Scott’s concert is now influencing how music festivals structure their rules and regulations.

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The tragedy from Travis Scott’s concert is now influencing how music festivals structure their rules and regulations.

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After a two-year wait, the American R&B singer is preparing to release her second album that is sure to have female fans in their feels and craving more.

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After a two-year wait, the American R&B singer is preparing to release her second album that is sure to have female fans in their feels and craving more.

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The controversial musical artist has been showing off his baby bump to his TikTok viewers, which finally culminated in the ‘birth’ of his latest album in mid-September.

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The controversial musical artist has been showing off his baby bump to his TikTok viewers, which finally culminated in the ‘birth’ of his latest album in mid-September.

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Two of the largest rappers have entered a new chapter in their long war of words, and while many fans are grabbing popcorn, the battle is already stagnating.

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Two of the largest rappers have entered a new chapter in their long war of words, and while many fans are grabbing popcorn, the battle is already stagnating.

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It started as a freestyle on his livestream — now, TikTokers are rapping the song about the Adult Swim cartoon in front of historical sites.

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It started as a freestyle on his livestream — now, TikTokers are rapping the song about the Adult Swim cartoon in front of historical sites.

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The Korean indie music genre truly has something for all music enthusiasts, from R&B and hip-hop to rock and alternative.

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The Korean indie music genre truly has something for all music enthusiasts, from R&B and hip-hop to rock and alternative.

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From his generosity toward young hip-hop artists to his passionate performances, this rapper has proven that he deserves the title of hip-hop G.O.A.T.

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From his generosity toward young hip-hop artists to his passionate performances, this rapper has proven that he deserves the title of hip-hop G.O.A.T.

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Will the hip-hop artist ever be able to recover from the backlash he has received for over a decade, or is he past his prime?

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Will the hip-hop artist ever be able to recover from the backlash he has received for over a decade, or is he past his prime?

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While hip-hop and rap have become a phenomenon in China, these artists have abandoned both the genre’s Black roots and its emphasis on authenticity.

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While hip-hop and rap have become a phenomenon in China, these artists have abandoned both the genre’s Black roots and its emphasis on authenticity.

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If we want the genre to continue to make an impact and have a stable future, we cannot depend on music that is made to go viral on the video-sharing app.

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If we want the genre to continue to make an impact and have a stable future, we cannot depend on music that is made to go viral on the video-sharing app.

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Despite several decades separating the heights of their popularity, both the rapper and the English singer-songwriter share an unwavering independent spirit.

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Despite several decades separating the heights of their popularity, both the rapper and the English singer-songwriter share an unwavering independent spirit.

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As the late rapper moved forward in his career, he evolved musically as well as emotionally, becoming more introspective as he battled with his inner demons.

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As the late rapper moved forward in his career, he evolved musically as well as emotionally, becoming more introspective as he battled with his inner demons.

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The Portland hip-hop musician is growing both lyrically and artistically.

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The Portland hip-hop musician is growing both lyrically and artistically.

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The musician pairs the melancholy with the joyful aspects of life, creating a balance of carefree nostalgia.

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The musician pairs the melancholy with the joyful aspects of life, creating a balance of carefree nostalgia.

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Boasting poetic lyrics and lighter melodies, the Brooklyn native’s latest album is a concept record exploring what it means to have everything.

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Boasting poetic lyrics and lighter melodies, the Brooklyn native’s latest album is a concept record exploring what it means to have everything.

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Hailing from the U.K., the band mixes hip-hop, jazz, indie rock, pop and ambient house — and they haven’t let quarantine dampen their prospects.

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Hailing from the U.K., the band mixes hip-hop, jazz, indie rock, pop and ambient house — and they haven’t let quarantine dampen their prospects.

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The rapper and comedian, real name Dave Burd, opens up on his autobiographical FXX television show.

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The rapper and comedian, real name Dave Burd, opens up on his autobiographical FXX television show.

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The lo-fi artist’s extended play is unapologetically emotional and honest, providing an exploration of what it means to move on from heartache.

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The lo-fi artist’s extended play is unapologetically emotional and honest, providing an exploration of what it means to move on from heartache.

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The versatile musician has moved beyond her ‘Whip My Hair’ days, and she deserves a lot more recognition.

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The versatile musician has moved beyond her ‘Whip My Hair’ days, and she deserves a lot more recognition.

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Society is redefining what it means to be masculine and feminine. What does that mean for a culture rooted in gender roles?

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Society is redefining what it means to be masculine and feminine. What does that mean for a culture rooted in gender roles?

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The song is blowing up all over social media, but as a piece of music, it doesn’t have much going for it.

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The song is blowing up all over social media, but as a piece of music, it doesn’t have much going for it.

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These two have been working hard for their whole careers. It’s time to see them work together.

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These two have been working hard for their whole careers. It’s time to see them work together.

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After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.

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After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.

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The hip-hop artist sadly joins the ranks of influential artists taken far too soon.

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The hip-hop artist sadly joins the ranks of influential artists taken far too soon.

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The multi-talented musician and ‘Hamilton’ cast member is one of the most innovative artists working today.

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The multi-talented musician and ‘Hamilton’ cast member is one of the most innovative artists working today.

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The new exhibit ‘The [R]evolution of Hip Hop’ puts this genre’s long history in the limelight, highlighting its changes and triumphs.

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The new exhibit ‘The [R]evolution of Hip Hop’ puts this genre’s long history in the limelight, highlighting its changes and triumphs.

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If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.

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If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.

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“I’d take a personal connection of 10,000 people over a commercial audience of a million.”

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“I’d take a personal connection of 10,000 people over a commercial audience of a million.”

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Imagine listening to your favorite hip-hop songs in moody, angelic slow motion.

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Imagine listening to your favorite hip-hop songs in moody, angelic slow motion.

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The artist speaks out on some controversies in this new release.

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The artist speaks out on some controversies in this new release.

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The new album might be his worst one yet.

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The new album might be his worst one yet.

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While Gucci Mane has dropped some great hits, his newest album shows that he’s getting a little too comfortable with his patented formula.

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While Gucci Mane has dropped some great hits, his newest album shows that he’s getting a little too comfortable with his patented formula.

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The Big Easy is known for jazz, but is it what everyone’s listening to? It’s time to explore the multifaceted music scene that includes rock, rap and funk.

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The Big Easy is known for jazz, but is it what everyone’s listening to? It’s time to explore the multifaceted music scene that includes rock, rap and funk.

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EarthGang is the Southern dynamic duo you have been waiting for.

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EarthGang is the Southern dynamic duo you have been waiting for.

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XXL posts an annual list of top new artists. Which year produced the ones with the most staying power?

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XXL posts an annual list of top new artists. Which year produced the ones with the most staying power?

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The new Travis Scott documentary has some fun moments, but avoids deeper insights into the rapper’s life.

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The new Travis Scott documentary has some fun moments, but avoids deeper insights into the rapper’s life.

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How this nonprofit organization uses beatboxing to help kids create music and practice speech therapy

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How this nonprofit organization uses beatboxing to help kids create music and practice speech therapy

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Their new album is a revelation of the struggles the band members have been through, and their honesty is inspiring.

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Their new album is a revelation of the struggles the band members have been through, and their honesty is inspiring.

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Hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett talks about alienation on this EP. 

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Hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett talks about alienation on this EP. 

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The musician’s latest release reframes our issues as an opportunity for self-improvement, rather than an excuse for self-pity.

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The musician’s latest release reframes our issues as an opportunity for self-improvement, rather than an excuse for self-pity.

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Rap and hip-hop is once again turning to Africa for inspiration.

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Rap and hip-hop is once again turning to Africa for inspiration.

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Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.

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Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.

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Once ambiguously closeted, Lacy is now definitively out and making music that feels alive with bravado.

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Once ambiguously closeted, Lacy is now definitively out and making music that feels alive with bravado.

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While Q has yet to release his magnum opus, he’s showing every sign of reaching all-time status.

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While Q has yet to release his magnum opus, he’s showing every sign of reaching all-time status.

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It’s hard to be Puff, but it’s even harder being Puff’s son.

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It’s hard to be Puff, but it’s even harder being Puff’s son.

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From rap to jazz to soul, this up-and-coming artist does it all.

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From rap to jazz to soul, this up-and-coming artist does it all.

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The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.

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The ‘Pinata’ sequel, ‘Bandana,’ is slated to release next month.

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The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.

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The bloated album did well on the charts, but its standards are clearly lower.

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The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.

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The son of Rev Run has laid the groundwork for a successful career of his own.

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Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.

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Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.

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On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.

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On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.

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The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.

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The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.

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The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.

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The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.

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The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.

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The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.

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Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.

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Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.

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‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.

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‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.

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The trio of veterans are pushing sonic boundaries on the multifaceted collab.

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The trio of veterans are pushing sonic boundaries on the multifaceted collab.

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The rapper’s untimely death has only given his music a renewed sense of poignancy.

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The rapper’s untimely death has only given his music a renewed sense of poignancy.

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The Chicago-based musician is everything good about timeless hip hop.

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The Chicago-based musician is everything good about timeless hip hop.

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Shady’s back … but please don’t tell a friend.

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Shady’s back … but please don’t tell a friend.

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The self-proclaimed ‘mudboy’ insists he ain’t no joke.

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The self-proclaimed ‘mudboy’ insists he ain’t no joke.

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If Step No. 1 is calling attention to yourself, Russ has done that in spades. It’s his music that might not be up to snuff.

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If Step No. 1 is calling attention to yourself, Russ has done that in spades. It’s his music that might not be up to snuff.

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Rumor has it the project might even feature a Stevie Wonder collab.

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Rumor has it the project might even feature a Stevie Wonder collab.

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It’s one big chilled out synth-fest … where every song sounds the same.

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It’s one big chilled out synth-fest … where every song sounds the same.

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The album’s impressive streaming record might actually be its least surprising quality.

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The album’s impressive streaming record might actually be its least surprising quality.

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The eight-track ‘K.T.S.E.’ sees Taylor in gloss, with priceless production behind her and a voice like Noname.

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The eight-track ‘K.T.S.E.’ sees Taylor in gloss, with priceless production behind her and a voice like Noname.

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The Philadelphia rapper’s eccentric debut album, ‘Whack World,’ is a fresh and amusing trip into the mind of its subversive creator.

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The Philadelphia rapper’s eccentric debut album, ‘Whack World,’ is a fresh and amusing trip into the mind of its subversive creator.

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After a four-year hiatus, Minaj hopes to reclaim her title as Queen of rap.

 

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After a four-year hiatus, Minaj hopes to reclaim her title as Queen of rap.

 

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The big question is: Will we be getting their ‘Humanz’ sound, or a return to their more classic style?

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The big question is: Will we be getting their ‘Humanz’ sound, or a return to their more classic style?

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After two years’ hiatus, and on the heels of a slew of controversial remarks, West is back.

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After two years’ hiatus, and on the heels of a slew of controversial remarks, West is back.

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‘Testing’ is a new look for A$AP, and it definitely feels a little awkward.

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‘Testing’ is a new look for A$AP, and it definitely feels a little awkward.

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Lil Wayne’s 2008 album is a modern-day classic ‘cause Wayne win, and they lose.

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Lil Wayne’s 2008 album is a modern-day classic ‘cause Wayne win, and they lose.

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With its increasing popularity, sad rap spreads awareness about mental illness and drug abuse in an industry fixated on partying.

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With its increasing popularity, sad rap spreads awareness about mental illness and drug abuse in an industry fixated on partying.

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After taking a hiatus to explore other creative pursuits, Melinoe is back with a new single, ‘Cyclones,’ and fresh new sound.

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After taking a hiatus to explore other creative pursuits, Melinoe is back with a new single, ‘Cyclones,’ and fresh new sound.

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According to J. Cole, the fans are all to blame. And the rappers.

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According to J. Cole, the fans are all to blame. And the rappers.

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By fusing Lovecraftian horror with the story of one of the most notorious names in hip-hop, Joshua Chaplinsky took the genre in a refreshingly hilarious direction.

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By fusing Lovecraftian horror with the story of one of the most notorious names in hip-hop, Joshua Chaplinsky took the genre in a refreshingly hilarious direction.

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Will the old Iggy Azalea please come back to the stage?

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Will the old Iggy Azalea please come back to the stage?

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‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is the sixth mixtape by Logic and it currently has his fans reeling as ‘mixtape Logic’ makes a much-welcomed comeback.

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‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is the sixth mixtape by Logic and it currently has his fans reeling as ‘mixtape Logic’ makes a much-welcomed comeback.

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TDE’s ‘Championship Tour,’ their first full-label tour, is starting in Vancouver this May. Here are three reason why you should go see TDE’s artists.

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TDE’s ‘Championship Tour,’ their first full-label tour, is starting in Vancouver this May. Here are three reason why you should go see TDE’s artists.

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Watch out this month – artists are dropping albums like no tomorrow and you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a list of some you should definitely look out for.

 

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Watch out this month – artists are dropping albums like no tomorrow and you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a list of some you should definitely look out for.

 

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San Marcos rap collective PNTHN reflects on the five albums that helped define their sound.

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San Marcos rap collective PNTHN reflects on the five albums that helped define their sound.

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With their new album, ‘Vacation in Hell,’ dropping April 6, The Flatbush Zombies offer a solution to hip-hop’s problem with carbon-copy personas.

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With their new album, ‘Vacation in Hell,’ dropping April 6, The Flatbush Zombies offer a solution to hip-hop’s problem with carbon-copy personas.

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The new year has just begun, but these artists are already taking no prisoners with their lyrical mastery.

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The new year has just begun, but these artists are already taking no prisoners with their lyrical mastery.

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Atlanta-based hip-hop trio ‘Migos has wasted no time making their impact in 2018 with the release of ‘Culture II.’

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Atlanta-based hip-hop trio ‘Migos has wasted no time making their impact in 2018 with the release of ‘Culture II.’

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Though Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Bruno Mars took home a slew of high honors, critics claim that the Grammys snubbed female artists.

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Though Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Bruno Mars took home a slew of high honors, critics claim that the Grammys snubbed female artists.

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The rap collective, who released three albums in 2017 alone, are exploring new frontiers in hip-hop, both sonically and thematically.

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The rap collective, who released three albums in 2017 alone, are exploring new frontiers in hip-hop, both sonically and thematically.

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After four long years, Eminem has returned with ‘Revival,’ and it’s already garnering a series of less than positive reviews.

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After four long years, Eminem has returned with ‘Revival,’ and it’s already garnering a series of less than positive reviews.

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There are only two rules: Don’t eat spaghetti beforehand and leave your sweater at home.

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There are only two rules: Don’t eat spaghetti beforehand and leave your sweater at home.

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The holidays are right around the corner, the New Year is almost upon us and it’s time for the annual end-of-the-year top ten lists.

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The holidays are right around the corner, the New Year is almost upon us and it’s time for the annual end-of-the-year top ten lists.

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Brown University student Sebastián Otero Oliveras, an ethnomusicology major, is igniting social change one track at a time.

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Brown University student Sebastián Otero Oliveras, an ethnomusicology major, is igniting social change one track at a time.

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Marshall’s third full-length release shows another young, once-in-a-generation talent for production, songwriting and artistry.

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Marshall’s third full-length release shows another young, once-in-a-generation talent for production, songwriting and artistry.