2 hrs ago
Will Smith considers return to music; 'The Wolverine' trailer; new Beyonce song leaks: PM...
Actor Will Smith answers questions during a press conference for his new film "After Earth" in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
6 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Chicago's hip-hop ecosystem feels vast and angry right now. Amid the teen menace of Chief Keef and the bizarre, grown-up petulance of Kanye West - who debuted some prickly tunes on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend - you'll find " Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out ," an ornery new mixtape from Chi rapper-producer Tree.
10 hrs ago
The Memphis Flyer
Reppin' for Memphis: Q & A with Drumma Boy
Rap producers hailing from Memphis are largely known for bass-filled, dark-sounding, buck beats perfect for gangsta walking or jookin' to, but they're not recognized for being influenced by famous composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Tue May 21, 2013
Single takes: New and notable singles
Mayer Hawthorne's latest has a bit of a hip-hop feel, unlike his past Motown-inspired albums.
J. Cole Explains Why He Moved Up His Album Release Date To Match Kanye West's
In his latest track " Cole Summer ," J. Cole expressed how everybody wasn't always 100% confident in his work.
RapCity examines sneaker culture through Bata Shoe Museum's Out of the Box
On this week's episode of RapCity, we visit Bata Shoe Museum's Out of the Box exhibit and trace the origins of sneaker culture and how it intersected with hip-hop, featuring sketches from the greatest designer ever, Tinker Hatfield, to the greatest hip-hop sneaker designer of all-time, Kanye West, and his collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
National Public Radio
Kanye West Stands Alone
What happened over the weekend? At 8:34 on Friday night, Kanye West tweeted . He said he'd be premiering a song in a half hour and we'd have to do what he said to hear it - we'd have to go to a particular address and stand outside with other people and watch a video projected onto the side of a building.
Music's 3Rs 05.20.13: Tempted By The Dumb of Another
Music's 3Rs 05.20.13: Tempted By The Dumb of Another Posted by Sean Comer on 05.20.2013 From Kanye West debuting new songs on SNL and Bill Wyman being done with the Rolling Stones to Smashing Pumpkins covering "Space Oddity," Beyonce's pregnancy rumors and more, 411's Sean Comer breaks down the Right, the wRong and the Ridiculous from the week in ... (more)
Why Kanye West May Prove to Be the Perfect Punk Rock Rapper
This weekend Kanye West released two new singles off his upcoming album, Yeezus , in the most grandiose possible fashion.
Mon May 20, 2013
Kendrick Lamar Inspired By Kanye West 'Yeezus' Rollout
Just after he came offstage following a triumphant set - on the Boom Boom Stage at the Hangout Festival , Compton, California, MC Kendrick Lamar switched from world-beating rapper to hip-hop fan.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Jersey Journal
A tough, politicized Kanye West makes two new songs public
"Don't do no press, but I get the most press, kid," said Kanye West on "Mercy." He's not wrong.
The Bling Ring Movie Soundtrack To Be Released June 11th 2013
Soundtrack Mix Of Hip-Hop, Kraut-Rock And Electronica To Feature Kanye West, Frank Ocean, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Phoenix, Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., Azealia Banks, Deadmau5, Can, Klaus Schultze, Oneohtrix Point Never, And Much More ! Def Jam Recordings will release the original motion picture soundtrack for THE BLING RING, director Sofia Coppola's hotly ... (more)
Kanye West Plays New Songs on 'SNL', Album Title Teased
On the Ben Affleck -hosted season 38 SNL finale, the artist played new tracks "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" as strobe lights flashed and signs with phrases like "Not for Sale" played in the background.
Sat May 18, 2013
Kanye West premieres 'New Slaves' single and video via building projections
In a very-forward thinking fashion, Kanye West unveiled the first taste of his upcoming album on Friday night via video projection.
Thu May 16, 2013
Kanye West renounces celebrity status in epic rant
Maybe Kim Kardashian 's pregnancy and his upcoming fatherhood are starting to get to him.
Chris Rock and Eminem collaboration featured on new Eminem album?
Is a Chris Rock Eminem collaboration part of Slim Shady's next hip-hop album tracklist? The latest rumor mill says it appears so, based on Rock's own hints he's dropped about working in the studio.
[News] Jay-Z & Raekwon Photographed In The Studio Together
The Purple Tape meets "The Blueprint" as two titans of 1990s New York Hip Hop apparently come together after 20 years of running in similar circles.
How Jay-Z, Kanye West and Leo DiCaprio's Dad Inspired the Best Scene in 'The Great Gatsby'
Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby is at its best when it's having fun and re-creating the heartthrobbing electricity that pulsed through the veins of the young and wealthy in 1920s New York City.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kanye West's Lamborghini gets stuck in Kim Kardashian's L.A. gate
Kanye West's $750,000 Lamborghini got stuck in girlfriend Kim Kardashian 's security gate on Monday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Monsters and Critics
Drake nominated for 12 BET Awards
The 26-year-old Canadian rapper is nominated three times for Video of the Year for his hits 'Started from the Bottom', 'No Lie' featuring 2 Chainz, and 'Problems' featuring A$AP Rocky, and is also up for Best Male Hip Hop and the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award.