Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


michael-jackson-062216.jpg Production is underway on a new Broadway Musical exploring the life of the nation's most beloved pop star, the late Michael Jackson.

pharrellwilliams-060717.jpg Pharrell Williams is working with Kenya Barris on a new stage musical about Juneteenth, the African-American holiday honoring the date which is widely recognized as the last day of slavery in the US. Peter Saji will produce the show.

chrisbrown-101917.jpg Chris Brown has released a new video for "To My Bed," the latest single off of his album Heartbreak on a Full Moon.

djkhaled-112316.jpg DJ Khaled has hinted that another collaboration with Justin Bieber might be coming in the near future. The duo previously collaborated on the hit 2017 track "I'm the One," which also featured guest appearances from Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.

wizkhalifa-022218.jpg Ahead of the release of his album Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa has unveiled his new single "Hopeless Romantic." The long-awaited album, Wiz's first in four years, is due on July 13.

mary-j-blige-110817.jpg Mary J Blige is set to star in Paramount's upcoming horror thriller, Body Cam, which revolves around the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white LAPD policemen.

raesremmurd-013018.jpg Rae Sremmurd has released a new video for "Guatemala," a song taken off of Swae Lee's Swaecation portion of Rae Sremmurd's triple album SR3MM, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

akon-031618.jpg Akon has announced that he will launch his own cryptocurrency, called "Akoin." In a recent appearance at Cannes Lions 2018, the Missouri-born rapper of Senegalese descent said his cryptocurrency will be out in early July.

ne-yo-101609.jpg Ne-Yo has teamed with Eric Bellinger for the video for Bellinger's latest track "Dirty Dancing." The two Grammy-winning hip-hop artists pretend to be a dance instructor and his assistant, who turn the classroom into a dance floor.

2chainz-061617.jpg 2 Chainz is set to headline the upcoming Trillectro Music Festival, along with SZA and RL Grime. The festival makes its return following a one-year hiatus. The event will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C. on September 22.

wale-111417.jpg Wale has dropped his latest video for the track "Negotiations." The song appears on his latest EP Self Promotion. The video, which was directed by Chris Hernandez, finds Wale sitting down with corporate executives as they try to sign an agreement with him.

lauryn-hill-041718.jpg Lauryn Hill has revealed an impressive slate of special guests that will join her for her upcoming U.S. tour, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018.

imge1-101116.jpg Dr. Dre is bringing late music icon Marvin Gaye's story to the screen. Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, F. Gary Gray and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz have tried in vain to tell the story of the Motown legend, but the rapper has obtained the rights from Gaye's estate.

jay-z-030118.jpg Jay-Z has been named Puma's President Of Basketball Operations. The new post requires the rapper to assist with the brand's creative direction and products as well as recruit NBA players and fellow artists to the apparel brand.

frankocean-102717.jpg A new student-taught course at the University of California, Berkeley will focus on the life and work of Frank Ocean. The course was proposed by second-year students and roommates Preya Gill and Deborah Chang, who initially bonded over Ocean's music.

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