Happy Birthday, Jermaine Dupri!

Jesse Grant, Getty s Happy Birthday, JD! Jermaine Dupri, So So Def founder and legendary hip-hop/R&B producer turns 45 years old today (Sept. 23). JD looms large over the past 25 years popular music. From his early successes with Kris Kross and Xscape and So So Def Records, to his chart-topping success with megastars like… Read More »

Jay-Z Performs ‘Numb/Encore’ and ‘Family Feud’ on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

BBCRadio1VEVO YouTube Fresh f a headlining set at the 2017 Meadows music festival, JAY-Z stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge for a short set. His first performance on the series in over a decade, the 4:44 rapper performed “Family Feud” and paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by doing “Numb/Encore.” “I dedicate this song to… Read More »

Macklemore Releases New Album ‘Gemini’ [STREAM]

Macklemore has returned with a new solo album, Gemini, which features appearances by Lil Yachty, Offset and Kesha. This is first time in a decade that Macklemore has released music without Ryan Lewis, though the decision to work on solo music was amicable. Macklemore’s new project follows last year’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, though he told NPR… Read More »

Lil Yachty Drops Animated Virtual Reality Video for ‘Forever Young’ Featuring Diplo

Lil Yachty returns with an animated virtual reality experience for his song with Diplo, “Forever Young.” Always innovative, Yachty’s latest effort is available for viewing compatible VR-headsets and devices exclusively on VRTGO. Directed by Yung Jake, the video features a world characters, giving viewers a “colorful pop-up-book-like VR experience.” This latest drop comes about a… Read More »

The NFL Releases Statement on JAY-Z Super Bowl Rumors: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

Jamie McCarthy, Getty s It was rumored a few days ago by a couple British papers, including Metro that JAY-Z had turned down a gig to perform at the Super Bowl. The report made waves, taken as Jay standing in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who has essentially been blackballed from the NFL and still remains unsigned after… Read More »

Khalid Releases Acoustic Soul Ballad ‘Perfect’

Khalid is having a phenomenal year, so far. The rapper-singer had a top 10 hit with “Location” and recently nabbed a MTV VMA trophy. Following his cameo on Lorde’s “Homemade Dynamite (Remix),” the 19-year-old artist released a new song called “Perfect.” Fair warning: it’s a sad tune, but it sounds great nonetheless. According to Khalid,… Read More »