GZA 2015

GZA Hits Studio With 'Rare' Collaborator Vangelis, Cancels Tour Dates

With his upcoming album Dark Matter in the works, Wu-Tang Clan MC GZA is laser focused on the creative process -- so much so that he canceled some of his tour dates. While disappointment may have fallen upon his fans, the rapper finds solace in the studio with what he calls a "rare" collaborator: Vangelis.
Kylie Jenner and Tyga

Kylie Jenner Stars in Tyga's 'Stimulated' Video

After keeping their relationship somewhat off camera (possibly because she was underage for most of it), Tyga and Kylie Jenner are showing the world their love in the video for his song "Stimulated."
Kanye West MTV VMAs 2015

Kanye West Wing: Who Makes Up the Cabinet for His 2020 Presidency?

Kanye West announced his candidacy for the 2020 election during tonight's MTV VMAs (as one does), and with all the buzz around his candidacy, we're left wondering which of his many notable collaborators would be making the move from sound board to board room alongside Mr. West.
Scott Storch, 2014.

Scott Storch Responds to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Downtown' Lyric: 'Thanks for the Shout-Out'

In the video for their long-awaited new single "Downtown," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit the streets of Spokane, Wash., with Bronx hip-hop pioneers Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee on mopeds. One of the striking lyrics in the video is a pointed reference to the big-name producers of hip-hop's mid-2000s bling-bling era, notably Scott Storch, who responded to the shout-out to Billboard.
Nile Rodgers poses with the 2015 BMI Icon Award

Nile Rodgers Crowned BMI Icon at 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

It was party central last night (Aug. 28) in Beverly Hills when prolific music legend and Chic innovator Nile Rodgers was feted as BMI’s Icon Award honoree. The occasion was the organization’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Soul Singer Andra Day Channels Amy Winehouse on ‘Cheers to the Fall’: Album Review

Soul Singer Andra Day Channels Amy Winehouse on ‘Cheers to the Fall’: Album Review

Singing about heartache over retro-soul backdrops is an approach that has been thoroughly mined and ­mastered in the last decade, most notably by the late Amy Winehouse and James Brown revivalists Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. San Diego native Andra Day, who kickstarted her career by posting R&B takes of songs by Eminem and Muse on YouTube, ably attempts a similar sound on her debut, 'Cheers to the Fall,' touting ­collaborations with Raphael Saadiq.