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OK, We Definitely Lost Drake

The music video for "God's Plan" may be the moment we see Drake cross the "too famous to be in touch with reality" threshold.
Marc-Aurèle Baly
2 days ago
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

A German Rapper Went Viral on YouTube and Everyone in America Is Confused

“Bro, what? This man is doing cocaine off an iPhone!”
Julius Wußmann
2.15.18
Premieres
Premieres

Raise a Fist to MC Sole's Anti-Fascist Experimental Hip-Hop

Stream 'Let Them Eat Sand,' the Denver rapper, producer, and podcaster's revolutionary new "anarchistic hip-hop" album.
Kim Kelly
2.2.18
Get Acquainted
Get Acquainted

Lil Skies Is Probably Going to Be Really Famous (Or Maybe He Already Is?)

His biggest hit, "Red Roses," is more of a showcase than a standalone hit. To really tear up the charts, he needs his own massive hook, a Lil Uzi Vert-style breakout track.
Alex Robert Ross
2.2.18
Essays
Essays

So Is 'Culture II' Any Good?

The new Migos project—stretched out over 24 tracks that clock at an hour and 45 minutes—is proof you can never have too much of a good thing.
Paul Thompson
2.1.18
brief histories
brief histories

A Brief History of Tomi Lahren’s Ongoing Faceplant with Hip-Hop

“Ok Tammy.”
Dan Ozzi
1.30.18
grammys 2018
grammys 2018

Watch Kendrick Lamar and U2 Open the 2018 Grammys

The Compton rapper performed hits from his 'DAMN.' album at Madison Square Garden Sunday night.
Lawrence Burney
1.29.18
PROFILES
PROFILES

Higher Brothers Are Chinese Hip-Hop's Greatest Hope

Between Chengdu and Shenzhen last year, the relentless trap four-piece told us—as they tell everyone—that they wanted to "bring their Worldwide Shit to the entire world." This year, they'll get their chance.
Lauren Teixeira
1.28.18
New music
New music

Venezuelan-American Rapper Jack Russell's "Chamito Maraña" Is Pure Fire

"I want to separate the sound from my image," he tells us of his new, pixelated video.
Diego Urdaneta
1.28.18
Essays
Essays

Fredo Santana's Influence Is Immeasurable

Calling Fredo a "rapper" sells him short, not because the title can't be a worthy honorific in the right hands, but because Fredo's notoriety came as much from the character he played as the music itself.
David Drake
1.26.18
In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Long Live Fredo Santana, a Rapper More Genuine Than Anyone Realized

Following the rapper's tragic death at the age of 27, his close collaborator and friend DJ Kenn remembers him: "RIP Fredo Santana!"
DJ Kenn
1.26.18
roundtables
roundtables

So Are These New Drake Songs Any Good?

With 'Scary Hours,' Drake released two new singles called "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity" over the weekend. How do they sound? Here are our Drake Takes.
Noisey Staff
1.22.18