Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and More Nominated for 2017 NAACP Image Awards

Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo, Getty s (2) Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and Donald Glover have ensured hip-hop’s representation at the 2017 NAACP Award. Chance and Kendrick each earned four nominations for the upcoming awards ceremony while Glover racked up five for his FX series Atlanta. The critically acclaimed …

Marquelle – I Know | Download & Listen

Marquelle is a 20-year-old singer and songwriter from Greensboro, North Carolina. His submission, “I Know,” bears the DNA early 00s R&B, but is delivered in the dark, despondent style more current singers like The Weeknd. You can listen to more his music on his ficial SoundCloud page. Read what he writes …

Win Tickets to The Weeknd’s Starboy Tour

Kevin Winter, Getty s The Weeknd‘s new Starboy album has proven to be one the year’s most anticipated projects and the singer has certainly delivered with a solid release. After dropping the Daft Punk-assisted title track and its video along with songs like “False Alarm” and the rattling “Party Monster,” to hold …

Kanye West Is Back at Home Recording New Music

Jason Kempin, Getty s After being hospitalized last month for reported exhaustion, Kanye West returned home in late November, his condition improving as he rests. In an altogether unsurprising but nonetheless encouraging turn events, TMZ is now reporting that West has begun to record music as part his rehabilitation and recovery …

Drake Scores Best-Selling Album and Single on iTunes for 2016

Kevin Winter, Getty s Another day, another massive W for Toronto’s favorite son. Today (Dec. 7) the Associated Press reported that Drake’s latest project, Views, was 2016’s top selling album on iTunes. Drizzy’s single “One Dance” was also the most downloaded song. This news arrives just one day after it was announced that …

Grammys Say Chance The Rapper Had Nothing to Do With Streaming-Only Albums Being Eligible

Kevin Winter, Getty s The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy awards were announced Tuesday (Dec. 6), and Chance The Rapper is at the top the list, racking up seven total nods, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. That second inclusion is notable, because Coloring Book is the first streaming-only project …

From Denny’s to the Top of Hip-Hop: Wale & J. Cole’s 7 Years of Friendship Article

Wale and J. Cole have remained close since entering into hip-hop on Jay Z’s tour bus seven years ago. Names are missing from both J. Cole’s verses on “False Prophets.” He alludes without revealing, sketching silhouettes without faces, but through his descriptive writing, it gives listeners enough to speculate. The …

Ad-Rock Launches Sneaker With Proceeds Going to Planned Parenthood [PHOTO]

We could not be more stoked to announce our latest collaboration with #BeastieBoy Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock. What began as a quest for a winter shoe has now evolved into an opportunity to garner support for women’s health. The Keep x Ad-Rock limited edition Ramos features a weather resistant, nylon …

Lil Wayne’s Former Bus Driver Suing Birdman, Young Thug & Peewee Roscoe Over Highway Shooting

Christopher Polk / Kevin Winter / Rick Diamond, Getty s Lil Wayne’s former tour bus driver is suing Birdman, Young Thug and Peewee Roscoe for their alleged involvement in a 2015 highway shooting Weezy’s tour bus he was driving. According to Courthouse News, Alvin Lewis filed a lawsuit on Nov. …

Lil Wayne Nixes Scheduled Concert in Curacao, Rep Denies Seizure Reports

Kevin Winter, Getty s Did Lil Wayne suffer another medical emergency? Apparently, Weezy canceled his performance at SummerFall in Curaçao on Saturday night (Nov. 26). There’s no ficial word on why he nixed his appearance. TMZ is reporting that concert organizers were told that Wayne suffered another seizure in Miami …

Drake and Kendrick Lamar Nab Nominations for 2017 People Choice Awards

Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt, Getty s Drake and Kendrick Lamar are among the nominees for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Drizzy nabbed five mentions, including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Album (Views) and Favorite Song (“Work”). Oddly, Drake didn’t get a nod in the Favorite Hip-Hop Artist category, however, fellow …