1. Tyler, the Creator and the Ironic(ish) Style of His Golf Wang Line

    May 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT “I mean, that’s my least favorite sport, to be honest,” says 23-year-old Tyler, The Creator, referring to the name of his clothing company, Golf Wang , a play on Wolf Gang, which is short for the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. “I don’t know, the word just looks sick…

  2. Rush Davis, 'Thousand Springs': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Rush Davis is an artist to watch. He's rightfully garnered a hefty co-sign from the legendary Lionel Richie, calling Davis a "once every twenty year" artist. A month after releasing his first single "Sin Pays The Bills," Davis premieres his R&B…

  3. Nas, 'Illmatic' At 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT There are few artists in hip-hop who have ever truly matched their hype. Twenty years ago today, on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones became one of them. On that day he released his highly-anticipated debut album, "Illmatic." And while the project didn't initially…

  4. Pitbull's THR Cover: 5 Things We Learned About 'Music's New Don'

    March 28, 2014 12:28 PM EDT Pitbull has had one of the most meteoric rises in pop over the past few years, going from a small-time Miami emcee to the so-called Mr. Worldwide, selling out arenas around the world -- and rapping about every single one of them. Look for Pit to perform Monday (March 31) on NBC's …

  5. Giorgio Moroder: Daft Punk's Disco Don Reflects on His Remarkable Re-Emergence (Exclusive)

    February 07, 2014 1:36 PM EST The 73-year-old EDM pioneer discusses how the robots re-energized his career Producer Giorgio Moroder, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer (“I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby”) before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film soundtracks (“Scarface,” “American Gigolo,” …

  6. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and…

  7. Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration

    January 21, 2014 10:39 AM EST Lil Bibby can still recall Drake's initial praise: "Streets need that TAPE! I'm waiting on it." Initially, the Twitter direct message inspired the rising Chicago rapper to reassess and record new songs for his debut mixtape "Free Crack," in hopes of meeting Drake…

  8. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Beyonce & Miley Cyrus

    December 27, 2013 1:26 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. " alt="" align="right"> Best: Beyonce Beyonce’s not afraid to smartly push boundaries with fashion. The “Love On Top” singer did just that at the release…

  9. DJ Khaled and TLC Rule on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 31, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Miami radio jock-turned-artist DJ Khaled scores his eighth consecutive top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “Suffering From Success” opens at No. 2 with 27,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The second-place debut makes Khaled only the fifth artist in the Nielsen era (Dec. 1992…

  10. Stalley, Master P, Outasight & DONCHRISTIAN: Free Music Round-Up

    August 09, 2013 4:39 PM EDT From street mixtapes to an EP that’ll probably accompany your remaining summer days, and even some more eclectic stuff in between, these free releases will keep your ears occupied for the weekend. Master P, "Famous Again" (Mixtape) Master P has been so consistent this year, and he…

  11. The Seed: Chris Brown, Kavinsky, Chamillionaire

    July 26, 2013 1:21 PM EDT This week, French electronic artist Kavinsky made a splash in R&B/hip-hop world with the release of "Odd Look (Remix)," featuring the Weeknd. The Canadian singer’s signature falsetto glides effortlessly over the Knight Rider-inspired track which was first featured on Kavinsky…

  12. Bubbling Under: YouTube Star Taryn Southern Heads to Radio With 'Crush'

    July 19, 2013 11:08 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Taryn Southern, Honor By August, Stalley and Todd Galberth Taryn Southern Comedic online sensation Taryn Southern seeks to add…

  13. Beyonce Teases 4.4.2013 #BeyHereNow Announcement

    April 03, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Beyoncé is set to make an announcement tomorrow (April 4) at 9am EST. The singer posted a six-second teaser of the reveal today on her YouTube channel. Bey' stands in a black 'fit and her metallic signature "Single Ladies" glove while an instrumental reminiscent of "…

  14. The Seed: Stalley, Travi$ Scott, Tank & More

    April 01, 2013 12:14 PM EDT During a busy week of releases from R&B/Hip-Hop veterans and trending newcomers, Maybach Music’s Stalley debuts “Swangin,” the first single off his upcoming major-label debut. Featuring legendary Houston rapper Scarface, the soulful, screw-filled cut borrows its beat and chorus from a…

  15. Bun B Debuts Beyonce's 'I Been On' Remix: Listen

    March 29, 2013 4:19 PM EDT Rappers Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Willie D, Scarface and Z-Ro appear on the track There has been a whirlwind of controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s latest song, "Bow Down/I Been On," but love it or hate it, a remix to the latter part of the song ("I Been On") has arrived. Bun B…

  16. Danny Brown, Juelz Santana and Ghostface Killah Hit SXSW Vice House Show, Then 'Peace' Out

    March 16, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Several New York rhymers and a Detroit rap kook rocked the party last night. Friday (March 15) was a hell of a night for hip-hop. Just as people began heading over to the Vice House party around 7 p.m., news was breaking across Twitter (originally from a TMZ report) that Lil Wayne was in…

  17. What's The Most Common Hot 100 Song Title?

    February 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST Alabama Shakes debuts on the Hot 100 with the latest entry titled 'Hold On.' Is that the most common song title in the chart's more than five-decade history? Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... On the latest Billboard Hot 100, Alabama Shakes debuts with "Hold On…

  18. Pink, 'The Truth About Love': Track-By-Track Review

    September 14, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Track-By-Track Reviews Carly Rae Jepsen - "Kiss" G.O.O.D. Music - "Cruel Summer" The Killers - "Battle Born" Let's face it: 2012 hasn't been a great year for the pop album. Sure, it's been an excellent year for the pop single, but when the year&…

  19. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  20. 2 Chainz, 'Based on a T.R.U. Story': Track-By-Track Review

    August 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT What is the true story -- er, excuse me, the T.R.U. story -- of Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz? The past year of the Atlanta rapper's life has encompassed a remarkable comeback story in which a 35-year-old man the world knew as Tity Boi changed his alias, became BFF with a score…

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