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Kendrick Lamar surprised fans with a new song "The Heart Part 4."

Trey Song claimed in an interview that he was the one that put Nicki Minaj on.

Drake has had a stellar year; he dropped his fourth studio album, Views, in April and it subsequently spent several weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Not only that, but the album also grabbed some Grammy nominations. That, plus a lucrative tour, adds up to lots of success (and money) for the […]

As award season is rapidly approaching, nominations are rolling out for the seasons’ major accolades. Tons of black artists are being recognized this year, from Denzel Washington, to Issa Rae, to Donald Glover (otherwise known as Childish Gambino). Sign Up For Our Newsletter! But 50 Cent is feeling a bit left out of the fun, […]

PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih have been beefing behind the scenes on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Summer’s Over Tour. On the Dallas stop, Jeremih came onstage and brought the beef to light, talking to fans who were screaming for PARTYNEXTDOOR, and alluding to some sabatoge that had been carried out against him. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Since then, Jeremih […]

Waka Flocka Fame, like many Americans, was going on an election-related twitter rant when he said that Barack Obama didn’t count as America’s first black president. After receiving a lot of criticism from a lot of people for asserting that belief, he defended himself with a more eloquent statement. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! But […]

Rapper Lil Yachty has made a name for himself and has a couple of hits under his belt. While his music has certainly gained him some fans, he has also earned infamy and the ire of the hip-hop community by demonstrating how little of rap’s most historic music he’s actually listened to before building a […]

When news broke that Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) was cast as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming “Star Wars” spin off, fans went well. The actor/rapper has always had a solid fan base, but with his new FX show, “Atlanta,” currently receiving rave reviews, he’ truly winning. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Still, […]

It’s time to induct some new members into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Of hip-hop’s most cherished acts, groups like RUN DMC, Public Enemy, Sugar Hill Gang, and N.W.A. are just some of the many who have already been inducted over the years. Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley Subscribers”] This year, […]

The portrayal of Dr. Dre in Michel’le‘s highly anticipated and controversial film, “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Me,” ignited a lot of conversation about his abusive behavior toward women. While it is common knowledge that some of the men of N.W.A and that era in general were notorious women abusers, not every female artist had […]

When Lil Wayne was on ESPN, he explained exactly what’s going on between him and Birdman concerning Lil Wayne’s album and all of the money that is owed to him. It’s been common knowledge for a while that Weezy is being totally screwed by Birdman and his own label, Cash Money, but it can be […]