Hip Hop

Mixtapes have long played an important role in hip-hop. Often viewed as an unfiltered, more authentic alternative to the traditional album release, the mixtape format as we now know it rose to prominence in the blog-era 2000s, just as hip-hop heads were becoming more internet savvy. The careers of some of the leading genre’s biggest […]

Tune in to our weekly mix of the biggest rap and R&B tracks. This week’s FIRE EMOJI playlist helps illustrate what might just be the broadest collection of Rap releases to emerge in the first quarter of 2019. With much of the Tory scuttlebutt flaring out by the Monday afternoon, and Lil Uzi declaring his […]

See who won big at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The 61st annual Grammy awards ceremony took place Sunday evening (February 10th) as 15-Grammy winner Alicia Keys hosted an evening in which music’s best gathered in Los Angeles’s STAPLES Center to receive the industry’s highest honors. Naturally, hip-hop’s dominations prevailed with Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Childish Gambino and Drake […]

Drake accepts the award for Best Rap Song. Before he was cut off, Drake was delivering on a pretty inspiring speech when he took to the stage to accept the award for Best Rap Song at the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony. Sunday night, Drizzy beat out colleagues Travis Scott (“SICKO MODE”), Jay Rock (“King’s Dead” and “WIN”), and Eminem (“Lucky […]

Hip-Hop makes history at the 2019 GRAMMYs. Among those winning big at the 61st annual GRAMMY awards celebrations was Childish Gambino who, depsite his absence, earned several of the night’s highest honrs, including Song oF The Year for his “This Is America” track, marking the first time a rap song has ever won in the […]

Gain a deeper understanding of 21 Savage’s ICE Arrest and “British roots.” 21 Savage’s recent arrest at the hands of ICE has raised a surplus of questions. While the hip-hop community mobilizes to stand united in the #Free21Savage movement, fans are left picking up the pieces. Many have already seized the “21 is British” narrative, […]

DJ Khaled wants the recognition he deserves! DJ Khaled is feeeeling himself since shedding even more weight with his Weight Watchers plan. The mega-producer revealed his weight last month and he was weighing in at 293 pounds, having lost a total of 34 pounds so far since joining the weight loss company last year. Khaled recently shared an image of himself on […]

The rapper is apparently British with an invalid visa. 21 Savage was arrested and detained by ICE this weekend in Atlanta. The rapper remains in the legal authorities’ custody and risks being expulsed from the United States. The government officials claim the rapper entered the country legally in 2005 from the UK but later let his visa expire. If the validity […]

MackWop is hellbent on making that J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar album happen. Insofar as unrequited hip-hop wishes go, many fans hold a Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole collaboration album in high regard. The project has undergone various status updates, with rumor of its conception strengthening and waning with the lunar’ cycle’s consistency. Still, many choose to remain optimistic, as both […]

Boi-1da says that new Drake soon come. Have no fear, Boi-1da is here and comes bearing strong news. In a recent stop by Power 106 LA’s The Cruz Show, the Toronto hitmaker discussed a few topics including his recent GRAMMY nomination, and, of course, his work with Drake and when discussing the latter, he revealed that the makings of a […]


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