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Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage (NOTE LANGUAGE) Lil’ Kim took the Apollo stage Thursday for her first headlining performance there, and as promised, she brought along some friends. The Jump Off with Lil’ Kim and Friends kicked off with The Queen Bee’s performance of her 2003 hit “The Jump Off.” She rapped and danced to songs including “Big Momma Thang,” “Queen […]

exdez/Getty Nas, a veteran in the hip-hop game, is encouraging fans to see a new exhibit honoring his genre’s 50th anniversary. “Check out Hip Hop: Conscious Unconscious, a photo exhibit documenting the 50-year evolution of one of the most influential cultural movements of our generation, Hip Hop,” the rapper wrote on Instagram. “Shoutout to the photographers […]

Rae Sremmurd returns with another track and Lil Yachty delivers a non-rap album in this edition of New Music Friday. Check out a full list of the latest music to come out in the culture. Daniel Caesar, “Do You Like Me” — Produced by Caesar, Raphael Saadiq and Dylan Wiggins, the track sees Daniel singing about his insecurities in a romantic relationship. […]

Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records (NOTE LANGUAGE) Chlöe‘s released the lead single for her upcoming debut album. “Pray It Away” finds the singer turning to church and prayer to get rid of the pain from dealing with the wrong guy. “Maybe I should go and take it to church/ And wash it away ’cause I want that n**** […]

Courtesy Universal Music Group Coi Leray‘s “Players” is seeing success on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was all recorded in one take.  “When I went in there, we spent an hour and 20 minutes on that song,” she tells Billboard of the studio session. “I go in there and cut all my melodies. I gotta bring the writers into […]

Todd Owyoung/NBC Ari Lennox has dropped the music video for her song “Waste My Time.” In the clip, Lennox is seen sitting across from a therapist, who asks her why she keeps falling for the same type of men. The video then begins, giving a visual display of the thoughts going through her mind as she ponders the question. “Waste […]

Courtesy Sol Blume Sol Blume will make a return at the end of April, with Brent Faiyez and Kehlani headlining this time around. The fourth annual festival will take place April 29 and 30 at Sacramento’s Discovery Park. Ella Mai, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Bada$$, Sabrina Claudio, Mariah the Scientist, LaRussell, Alex Isley and more will take the stage on the first day, headlined by Brent. On day two, which Kehlani will headline, […]

Roger Kisby/Getty Images for LiveXLive) (NOTE LANGUAGE) Cordae just dropped his Anderson .Paak-assisted and J. Cole-produced single “Two Tens,” but according to the rapper, he and .Paak have a lot more songs over Cole’s beats in the vault. “We literally got a mix tape full of joints of me and .Paak on — well, we got an EP full of […]

Amy Sussman/WireImage Days after announcing her debut album, In Pieces, is dropping in March, Chlöe‘s returned with a teaser for the project’s lead single, “Pray It Away.” In a photo shared on her socials, Chlöe’s seen kneeling and holding her hands up in prayer in the middle of a room surrounded by lit candles. “1ST PIECE.#PRAYITAWAY. JAN 27TH,” she captioned the posts, revealing the song’s release […]

credit exdez/Getty Vevo is joining in on the celebration of hip-hop’s anniversary. The music video network is teaming up with artists across the genre for some specialized and original content. Artists including A$AP Rocky, Common, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Naughty by Nature, Salt-N-Pepa and Public Enemy have been tapped for special editions of either Vevo Footnotes or Vevo ctrl.  The network will also celebrate with […]