Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


jhene-081716.jpg 6lack had some star power join him on his newest single, "First F**k." Jhené Aiko joins the Atlanta crooner with some sultry backups of her own. The new collaboration is a slow groove with a sensual tone. 6lack sings, "Got me pulling on your hair/ I'ma make it mine for the night." Then Aiko retorts, "I bet you'll love me more after the first f**k."

MaryJBlige-062416.jpg Mary J. Blige had the honor of revealing the headliners for this year's upcoming Essence Festival. The announcement includes a power-packed list of female headliners this year including Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica and Lalah Hathaway.

Nelly-041315.jpg Nelly has confirmed a new string of tour dates supporting country act Florida Georgia Line. The run is set to kick off on June 2 in Austin, Texas and will wrap with two shows in Alpharetta, Ga., on Oct. 20 and 21.

drake-070916.jpg Drake scored the Best Male Solo Artist prize at the recent BRIT Awards. Drizzy was in good company as A Tribe Called Quest also took home an award in the hip-hop genre. The event has taken some social media heat, however, as no UK-based rappers won.

kendrick-lamar-070416.jpg Kendrick Lamar has made an appearance on a track from producer and bassist Thundercat. The track is titled "Walk On By" and appears on the latter's forthcoming new release Drunk. It marks the second connection for the pair, who previously worked together on K.Dot's To Pimp A Butterfly.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna has shared a sneak peak of her new cosmetics line with fans. The new line will come in collaboration with cosmetics manufacturer LVMH and is set to premier next fall. News of the new products came via Riri's official cosmetics Instagram @FentyBeauyCosmetics.

chrisbrown-062316.jpg Model Karrueche Tran has filed for a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown. Tran alleges that Brown threatened to kill her. "He said if no one else can have me, then he's gonna 'take me out.'" The restraining order requires Brown to stay at least 100 yards away from Tran, her mother, Cindy Adamson, and her brother, Raymond.

jcole-120815.jpg J. Cole has revealed plans for an extended world tour. The 57-date trek has been dubbed the 4 Your Eyez Only tour and will kick off with a US leg on June 1st at the Music Farm in Columbia, South Carolina. That leg will wrap on June 17th at the Norva in Norfolk, Virginia.

miguelllll-060916.jpg Miguel and DJ Premier have revealed their new track "2 Lovin U." The track was initially penned as early as 2014 for Miggy's release Wildheart, but ultimately withheld from the release because he felt it didn't quite fit.

pharrell-020514.jpg Pharrell Williams has joined an already packed lineup for this year's upcoming Roots Picnic event. Solange, Lil Wayne and of course The Roots will also give headlining performances at the event, which will take place on Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on June 3. "This definitely speaks to the staying power of the Roots . . ."

lauryn-hill-080416.jpg Lauryn Hill has become a grandmother. Her son Zion Marley and his girlfriend have reportedly had a baby. Hill has yet to publicly make a statement on her new grandson. However, Zion's father Rohan Marley has made multiple posts on social media sites.

kelly-061616.jpg Many fans missed out on R. Kelly's set at the recent Soulquarius Festival over the weekend. The event took place at the Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, California and various sources have reported that many technical and logistical glitches kept fans from catching some of the night's best music.

drake-070916.jpg Drake has opened up about his beef with Meek Mill as well as a host of other topics in a new interview. The uncommonly candid interview took place on his OVORADIO station, while speaking with host DJ Semtex.

chrisbrown-062316.jpg Chris Brown has revealed plans for a tour with 50 Cent. The run will also feature appearances by French Montana, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, Kap G, and Casanova. Breezy broke news of the upcoming run via his official Twitter handle.

mariahcarey-061616.jpg Mariah Carey has a new boyfriend. Backup dancer Brian Tanaka and Carey have made it official. After a public and heartbreaking separation from her previous love, billionaire James Packer, Carey was shook up. However, it appears now she has found a new love.

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