The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”

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Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION - "Falling Down"Before his death last November, the massively influential Lil Peep recorded a song with fellow sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, who himself had proven to be a transformative figure in hip-hop after his breakout hit “Tuesday.” Sometime afterward, before being shot dead this past June, the controversial and wildly popular … More »

Stream Eminem’s Surprise New Album Kamikaze

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Eminem - KamikazeEminem has released a surprise new album called Kamikaze. Earlier tonight, the Detroit rapper teased his involvement with Marvel’s upcoming Venom film, and the song featured in the teaser clip has now been released in full. Kamikaze was executive produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem and features guest appearances from Royce Da … More »

Trouble & Drake – “Bring It Back (Tyler, The Creator Remix)”

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Late last month, Tyler, The Creator shared a “throwaway song” called “OKRA,” his second loosie (following “Ziploc“) since releasing the messy, deeply personal album (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy last year. And now he’s come through with another one-off: a remix of “Bring It Back,” Atlanta street-rap veteran Trouble’s recent collaboration with Drake, which … More »

Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, & Big Sean – “Aries (YuGo) Part 2″ (Feat. Quavo & Pharrell) Video

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Last year, Mike Will Made-It released a new album, Ransom 2, that had a track on it called “Aries (YuGo)” featuring Pharrell. Today, that song’s gotten a remix/sequel that adds a few more guests: Rae Sremmurd, Big Sean, and Quavo are all on the new version of the song, which also comes along with … More »

Your Guide To The 2018 Grammys: Will They Leave Kendrick Out In The Cold Again?

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The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »

Jay Rock – “King’s Dead” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake)

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Jay Rock took it easy and stuck to features after his motorcycle accident in 2016. But last month he returned to the spotlight at Top Dawg Entertainment’s annual Christmas concert, and today he helms “King’s Dead,” a new track featuring Future, TDE counterpart Kendrick … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Heart Of A Lion” (Feat. YG)

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Mike WiLL Made-It has teamed up with Compton rapper YG for a new track called “Heart Of A Lion,” inspired by Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller’s heartbeat during training and designed to soundtrack an ad for Adidas’ new Z.N.E. Pulse apparel collection. “I’ve always been a fan of adidas and how they … More »

Jazz Cartier & Mike Will Made-It – “Nobody’s Watching”

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The young Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier makes a frantic, claustrophobic form of rap music. So it’s cool that the people at Red Bull have teamed him up with the hitmaking Atlanta super-producer Mike Will Made-It, possibly bringing out Mike Will’s backpacker side in the process. “Nobody’s Watching,” the new track that Cartier and Mike Will … More »

Rae Sremmurd – “Perplexing Pegasus”

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“Perplexing Pegasus” is a great title for a Rae Sremmurd song, and now it’s the title of an actual Rae Sremmurd song. On the heels of Swae Lee’s recent hit “Unforgettable,” the brothers Sremm have shared the first taste of the upcoming SremmLife 3. “Perplexing Pegasus” was produced by WiLL Made It, and … More »