In February, rising Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed while in an apparent house invasion in the Hollywood Hills. He had spent the preceding months spreading his deep, gravelly voice across songs with Nav, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and more, and though he'd dropped two successful and well-received mixtapes, he still had nevertheless to release a genuine debut album...

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in the event you could believe it, Nicki Minaj's No. 1 debut album, Pink Friday, was released nearly 10 full years back already. In that time, Minaj has appeared on a total of 109 songs (!) That have cracked the Billboard Hot 100 as both lead and featured artist, and while plenty have reached the best five, none have hit the best spot — up until today (May 11). On this week's Billb..

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By Jaelani Turner-Williams In April, despite being quarantined in the middle of touring with electronic duo Drama, Chicago funk/disco-infused hip-hop artist Ric Wilson still contained a sweet social distancing birthday party from residence — complete with a caramel cake from sweet city staple Angelica’s Bakery. The occasion also served as a pre-celebration for his new EP, They Ca..

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Remember last June as soon as Drake let's all know he'd entered "album mode"? By the time that post turns each year old — a little bit over a month from right now — he could indeed have another album out, marking a key entry in what may just be being nevertheless another) Summer of Drake. On Thursday (April 30), the rapper took to Instagram to announce "my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPI..

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Today (April 29) marks the tenth anniversary of the commercial release of Mac Miller's breakout mixtape, K.I.D.S. It was his fourth project in general, nevertheless thanks to songs like "Nikes On My Feet" and "Senior Skip Day," as well as its references to the 1995 coming-of-age drama Kids, it broke Miller to the mainstream and led to him going on his first ever tour that sold o..

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Rich Brian is the Santa of Quarantinesmas Day in his new video for "Bali." With the help of a particularly snazzy drone, Brian and Guapdad 4000 — who's featured on the song — give companions and strangers some gifts to assist them throughout social isolation. https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=nNPzRXdsH7kBrian's living pretty good — right considering that, his first name is Ric..

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Mykki Blanco is listening to Lady Gaga and jazz musician Alice Coltrane while lighting some fresh sage on their new track, "You Will Find It." This introspective new tune digs into the rapper's mind and features singer Devendra Banhart to deliver some wispy accompanying vocals. The product is practically an interview over a beat, detailing Blanco's thought process in 2020 and going..

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Chance The Rapper has spent the better segment of a week dropping bits and pieces of new songs on Instagram, so much so that he should just change his name to Chance The Dropper. His latest fresh tune is the largest in this new series although, bringing along both Lil Wayne and Young Thug to rap about love, lust, and just about everything in-between. https://www.Instagram.Com/p/B_dQ5..

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Lil Pump, the prominent dropout of Harverd University, probably is aware a thing or two about secret societies thanks to his collegiate statistics. He flaunts this academic knowledge on his new track, "Illuminati" that arrives as a teamwork with Anuel AA. In its flashy accompanying video, the two attend a funeral and get into a rap cypher with masked cult members. With all manner of..

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The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is challenging. Playlists and streaming-service suggestions can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and can contain anything — it's a snapshot of wha..

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Juice WRLD may be gone, nevertheless his music continues on. At midnight on Friday (April 24), the rapper's first posthumous single, "Righteous," was released alongside a video that will take you on an emotional ride. Directed by Steve Cannon, the visual splices with each other footage from Juice WRLD's short yet eventful life — we visualize him working in the studio, performing on..

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Leave it to Missy Elliott to get your ass up while in quarantine for a neon-tinged, twerk-friendly dance party. Soon after returning with the fittingly titled Iconology last year — which marked her first new project in over a decade — Missy is reintroducing fans to one of that EP's most enjoyable tracks, "Cool Off," with another must-see visual. In it, she springs to life as vari..

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