After battling drug addiction and alcoholism, the Detroit rapper emerges from a downward spiral with Quaranta, his most thoughtful album, embracing the wisdom of his 40s.
The singer Cassie has accused the rap mogul of subjecting her to years of abuse, in a suit made possible by the Adult Survivors Act. Can the case spark a sexual assault reckoning within hip-hop?
Ahead of a daring return to music, the outrageous half of OutKast talks New Blue Sun, his wild ayahuasca trip and why he gets so many requests to play flute at funerals.
Trotter, aka Black Thought, reflects on his childhood in Philly, his decades-long friendship with Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and his life as a musician. Trotter's new memoir is The Upcycled Self.
The arrest of Duane Davis in the 1996 shooting of the rapper in Las Vegas is a huge development in a case that has evaded closure, as competing narratives and mythologies have emerged in its place.
The show has always been the biggest dedicated stage for hip-hop. In the year of its 50th anniversary, with chatter of its demise looming, how do those in the building see things?
The pop star has always loved out-trolling her trolls. But Doja Cat's fourth album and dramatic rollout pushes that persona further, interpreting her antics through a playfully demonic lens.
The stylish genre-bending rapper has been pursuing his moment for years. With his debut album, How Do You Sleep At Night?, he finally gets to make a big first impression.
The 2010 Nicki Minaj album Pink Friday brought vibrant new shades to hip-hop.
The Chicago rapper and poet is among the greatest lyricists of her generation. In asking tough questions of the art she practices, her third album reveals a fearless and visionary performer.
Commentator Kiana Fitzgerald examines hip-hop game-changer Missy Elliott — as we celebrate 50 years of the genre.
Genesis Owusu has won just about every award he could in his home country of Australia with his debut album. Now with album number two, he's ready to take on America.
One of the world's biggest stars performs a few of the world's biggest songs at the Tiny Desk.
An eight-hour concert Friday night was a procession of generations of hip-hop royalty, from the Sugar Hill Gang to current stars like Lil Wayne. Run-DMC gave what was billed as their last performance.
In 2003, T.I. and other Atlanta rappers created new subgenre of rap: trap music. Twenty years later, its influence is everywhere.