Hip Hop News & Editorials

J. Cole, Wale, Plies & More All Had Singles Go Platinum in 2016

New streaming rules mean that both Desiigner and N.W.A., Nelly and Kid Cudi have all gone platinum this year. Read More
Posted about 6 minutes ago by William E. Ketchum III

Tyler, The Creator: Pharrell’s “In My Mind” Helped Launch Odd Future

Many consider Pharrell’s "In My Mind" a failure, but it helped Tyler, The Creator launch his career. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Chuck Inglish: Anyone Who Says All Lives Matter is a Dick

The reunited Cool Kids emcee sits down with DJBooth for a passionate talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. Read More
Posted about 3 hours ago by Nathan S.

How Royce da 5’9” Had the Best Album Rollout of 2016

In the age of the surprise release, album roll outs still matter and Royce da 5'9" did it best with "Layers." Read More
Posted 18 hours ago by Yoh

Fear, Exhaustion & One Artist’s Admission He Needs Crowdfunding Help

A lost job, mounting bills, one artist is determined to make his best music yet despite a world of setbacks. Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Jason James

“This Is Not the Internet”: Joe Budden, Pokemon Go & the Fading Real World

These Drake fans almost died because they rolled up on Joe Budden like he was a rare Pokemon. Thanks internet! Read More
Posted 21 hours ago by Nathan S.

YG & Nipsey Hussle Fight The Power With “F.D.T.” Performance

YG continues to follow in the footsteps of N.W.A. and Ice Cube with a controversial late night TV performance. Read More
Posted 22 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Why Drake Is Already Working on a New Mixtape

Drake has already had another banner year, but he’s not resting on his laurels. Read More
Posted one day ago by William E. Ketchum III

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