Hip-Hop

Interviews

Open Mike Eagle Is a Warrior

In the back room of a modest venue in Barcelona, the alt-rapper talks about the economy of his art, the poisoned chalice of independence, and his new project, 'What Happens When I Try to Relax.'
Alex Robert Ross
13 hours ago
Noisey News

6ix9ine Arrested on Federal Racketeering and Firearms Charges

The rapper and two of his associates were arrested in New York City last night. Their arraignment is set for later today.
Alex Robert Ross
17 hours ago
Interviews

An Interview in a Nail Salon with Leikeli47 About Her New Album ‘Acrylic’

A morning at a nail salon with Brooklyn rapper Leikeli47 revealed why her sophomore album, 'Acrylic' provides a snapshot of black life and a masterclass on the value of black-owned businesses.
Kristin Corry
3 days ago
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Some Inventive, Alternative Hip-Hop

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Homeboy Sandman & Edan's 'Humble Pi' and Open Mike Eagle's 'What Happens When I Try to Relax.'
Robert Christgau
4 days ago
New music

Alright, Here's the Whole of That 'Grinch'-Inspired Tyler, The Creator EP

The weirdly bright-eyed 'Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' makes an early claim for Christmas collection of the year.
Alex Robert Ross
4 days ago
Noisey News

Tyler, the Creator's New 'Grinch' Track Is Christmas Music for Pranksters

The Odd Future rapper is releasing an EP, 'Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.' There's also a new song, "Lights On," featuring Santigold and Ryan Beatty. Man, it's good.
Kristin Corry
5 days ago
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Having Migos on Carpool Karaoke Is the Best Thing James Corden's Ever Done

The North Atlanta trio put their spin on classics like Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" while carrying a wild amount of cash.
Kristin Corry
11.14.18
Noisey News

How Much of 'Scorpion' Did You Actually Listen To?

A report from Rolling Stone says Drake's Spotify numbers for 'Scorpion' largely come from six of the record's 25 songs.
Kristin Corry
11.12.18
Noisey News

Lil Wayne and Future's 'SNL' Sketch About Consent Was Unexpectedly Hilarious

"Permission" was funny as hell, the two rap icons hitting their cues perfectly.
Alex Robert Ross
11.12.18
New music

Fuck It, Let's Listen to a New Ice Cube Song Called "Arrest The President"

He suggests that Donald Trump is Satan before dismissing your "vape sticks." It is, in some sense, heroic.
Alex Robert Ross
11.9.18
New music

Saba and Mick Jenkins Link Up Wonderfully on New Single "Stay Right Here"

The new song also features R&B singer Xavier Omär.
Alex Robert Ross
11.9.18
New music

After All That, Earl Sweatshirt Has Released His New Single "Nowhere2Go"

Earl's first single since 2016 arrived this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
11.8.18