Queen & Slim Soundtrack Features New Songs By Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lil Baby, Vince Staples, & More

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Queen & SlimThe upcoming movie Queen & Slim stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a black couple on their first date forced to go on the run after killing an Ohio police officer in self-defense. It was written by Lena Waithe and serves as the feature-length directorial debut of Melina Matsoukas, the director of Beyoncé’s “Formation” … More »

Vince Staples – “So What?”

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Vince StaplesA few days ago, Vince Staples shared a trailer for something called The Vince Staples Show. And today, he’s officially launching the project. As it turns out, The Vince Staples Show is an episodic web series that “showcases Staples’ music and unfiltered personality in short videos set in some of the wild situations … More »

Vince Staples Shares The Vince Staples Show Trailer

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Vince Staples has shared a trailer for something called The Vince Staples Show. It’s a little unclear exactly what it will be at this point — the trailer calls it “an all new original series” — but whatever it is, it’s coming out this Thursday (8/23). The clip shows Staples in a car giving instructions … More »

Kenny Beats’ YouTube Show Might Be The Rap Album Of The Year

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Kenny-BeatsA fascinating thing about rap music: It may be the only form of music where personality and digital ephemera matter at least as much as music itself. Within rap music, hit songs make a difference, of course. So do classic albums. But they aren’t the only things that matter. Transcendent rap moments can come in … More »

Vince Staples Signs To Motown, New Music Coming This Month

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Vince Staples has signed to Motown Records. The rapper’s previous albums were put out on Def Jam. Both labels are still under the much larger umbrella of the Universal Music Group. The announcement was made during an annual meeting for Capitol Music Group. More »

Common – “Hercules” Video (Feat. Vince Staples)

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Common released his last studio album, Black America Again, back in 2016. Last year, he shared an album with August Greene, his supergroup with pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins. Today, Common announced his forthcoming solo LP and shared a new single. “Hercules” is the second single off Let Love, following lead … More »

J. Cole’s All-Star Dreamville Rap Camp Makes Beautiful Chaos

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DreamvilleThere have been rap camps before. In the sessions for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West famously flew basically all the artists he liked out to Hawaii, hung a “What would Mobb Deep Do?” sign on the studio wall, and tried to figure out whether he could create any magic. He could. More »

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

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J. Cole - Revenge Of The Dreamers 3J. Cole’s Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January, and features vocals from Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, and J.I.D. According to the album’s Wiki page, over 100 artists were invited to the recording sessions along with big-name producers such as Mike Will Made It, DJ … More »

Lil Nas X drops star-studded music video for ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Rico Nasty, and more

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Lil Nas X drops star-studded music video for ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Rico Nasty, and moreOld Town Road Remi

Lil Nas X‘s viral hit “Old Town Road” has finally received a music video, or rather, a movie, which premiered Friday, May 17. The country rapper made no qualms about assembling the star-power for the “Old Town Road” movie which is laden with A-listers, from Diplo, Chris Rock, Rico Nasty to Haha Davis, Vince Staples, Jozzy, and Young Kio. The Billboard No. 1 recently got a remix treatment from Diplo who has set his sights on his own country project. The EDM star also brought out Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for his closing Stagecoach performance.

The Calmatic-directed music video chronicles the journey of X as he is transported into present day Old Town Road after climbing through a time-warp tunnel. The cowboy-clad rapper dance battles, horse-races, and stumbles into the town hall with Cyrus in an entertaining clash of old “Old Town Road” and new “Old Town Road”. Watch the full video below:

Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road” Video

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Billy Ray Cyrus & Lil Nas XLil Nas X’s improbable, inexorable rise to the top of the charts and country-rap stardom continues to be one of the feel-good stories of the year. “Old Town Road,” a supremely goofy song with a Nine Inch Nails sample and a Billy Ray Cyrus remix, blew up organically thanks to some TikTok memes … More »