Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


jcole-081517.jpg J. Cole has released a new video for "Kevin's Heart," which appears on the rapper's new album KOD, featuring actor Kevin Hart. The new clip, directed by J. Cole and Scott Lazer, alludes to Hart's highly publicized prior infidelities and features Hart hitting the grocery stores as shoppers leer at him with disapproving glances.

jamesdimmock-050917.jpg Meek Mill was released from prison on bail Tuesday, after a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The rapper has been in jail since last November, after he was sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating his probation.

beyonce-110217.jpg Beyoncé has teamed up with Google for another $100,000 donation to four historically Black Colleges or Universities. The schools chosen are Texas Southern University, Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

prince-082317.jpg Prince's family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Illinois hospital that treated the singer a week before his death as well as pharmacy chain Walgreens.

janetjackson-050217.jpg Janet Jackson has announced that she is adding a slate of summer dates to her 2017 State of the World tour. The pop icon, who postponed her 2016 World tour to allow time to plan a family, has a busy summer planned, as she's also hitting the festival circuit. Janet will be playing FYF, Panorama and Outside Lands, and will also headline the upcoming Essence Festival.

eminem-092316.jpg Eminem celebrated ten years of sobriety on Friday by announcing the huge milestone on social media. In between his headlining sets at Coachella, the 45-year-old rapper shared a photo to Instagram, Saturday, proudly displaying a medallion he received for achieving the milestone.

rihanna-012318.jpg Rihanna has confirmed that she will be releasing a new lingerie line, Savage x Fenty. While there is no official release date, the line is expected to debut later this year.

wizkhalifa-022218.jpg Wiz Khalifa has revealed that his next studio album, Rolling Papers 2, will be released on July 13. The album was originally titled Khalifa Kush.

beyonce-110217.jpg Beyoncé performed a duet with J Balvin during her second set at Coachella. The duo teamed up for the song "Mi Gente." "ESTO ES PA LOS LATINOS Y EL MUNDO," Balvin wrote on Instagram, which translates to "This is for the Latinos and the world."

tonibraxton-011618.jpg Toni Braxton and Birdman are planning an extravagant Great Gatsby-themed wedding. "This is my second wedding, and I'm over 40," Braxton revealed to People. "It's like Carrie Bradshaw, the last bride. It'll be elegant and a little sexy."

nicki-minaj-041318.jpg Nicki Minaj will be the musical guest on the May 19 episode of Saturday Night Live. She is returning for the SNL season finale after a gap of four years. It will be her third appearance on the show.

prince-022718.jpg Prince's official memoir will be released later this year, ICM Partners' Esther Newberg has announced. Three editors met with Prince at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis, and a deal was made weeks before he died in April 2016.

imge4-062716.jpg Maxwell will headline the inaugural Black Summer Night For Social Justice event this August in New York City. A portion of profits from the concert will benefit the Me Too movement as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center. The purpose of the concert is to spark action regarding civil rights issues, both locally and nationally.

kanye-west-070916.jpg Kanye West announced on Twitter that he's dropping two new albums this summer, a solo record and a collaborative effort with Kid Cudi. His solo record will have 7 songs in it, and will be released on June 1. The collaborative effort with Cudi is titled Kids See Ghost and is set for release on June 8.

beyonce-110217.jpg Beyoncé announced earlier this week that she will distribute $100,000 in scholarships to four historically black universities. She plans to give $25,000 each towards the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative.

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