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Drake concert at Fiserv Forum

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Drake to perform at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum this August with 21 Savage

Four-time GRAMMY-award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Drake is poised to bring his highly anticipated 2023 'It's All A Blur Tour' to the Fiserv Forum on August 3. The event will feature 21 Savage and is presented by Cash App, Visa, and Sprite, with Live Nation and FPC Live production. 'It's All A Blur' marks Drake's first tour since headlining the Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour in 2018. Over the past […]

todayApril 24, 2023

Rappers Danny Brown (left) and JPEGMAFIA embrace their abrasive sides on Scaring the Hoes, a joyously chaotic collaboration glued together by JPEG's collage-like production. Carlo Cavaluzzi/Courtesy of the artist

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JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown are here to blow up your function

Rappers Danny Brown (left) and JPEGMAFIA embrace their abrasive sides on Scaring the Hoes, a joyously chaotic collaboration glued together by JPEG's collage-like production. Carlo Cavaluzzi/Courtesy of the artist On the rap internet, "scaring the hoes" has become code for a certain type of hip-hop: anything abrasive or weird or super-lyrical, designed for repeat close listening. More broadly, the phrase has evolved into a euphemism for any rap considered unfit […]

todayApril 21, 2023

For Shawny Binladen and his collective the Yellow Tape Boys, sampling is a sacred act — the highest form of respect. Photo by GShotEm

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Shawny Binladen and the rise of sample drill

For Shawny Binladen and his collective the Yellow Tape Boys, sampling is a sacred act — the highest form of respect. Photo by GShotEm After Pop Smoke's tragic death in 2020, many wondered what would become of New York drill, and many naysayers claimed it died with him. Over the next year, several booming voices would knock at that door, but the man who broke it down was one who […]

todayApril 21, 2023

The disbelief and disrespect Megan Thee Stallion suffered at the hands of the culture after being shot by Tory Lanez proved one of the rules of misogyny and racism within hip-hop: Being exceptional doesn't make you the exception. Amanda Howell Whitehurst for NPR

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The Sunday Story: The unspoken rules of hip-hop

The disbelief and disrespect Megan Thee Stallion suffered at the hands of the culture after being shot by Tory Lanez proved one of the rules of misogyny and racism within hip-hop: Being exceptional doesn't make you the exception. Amanda Howell Whitehurst for NPR Last December, a jury convicted rapper Tory Lanez of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet. The high profile trial shined a light on the misogyny directed […]

todayApril 17, 2023

Ahmad Jamal, pictured in 2016. Rémy Gabalda/AFP via Getty Images

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Ahmad Jamal, measured maestro of the jazz piano, dies at 92

Ahmad Jamal, pictured in 2016. Rémy Gabalda/AFP via Getty Images For most jazz performers, a song is part of a performance. For Ahmad Jamal, each song was a performance. Over the course of a remarkable eight-decade career, Jamal, who passed away Sunday at the age of 92, created stellar recordings both as an ambitious youth and a sagely veteran. Jamal's death was confirmed by his daughter, Sumayah Jamal. He died […]

todayApril 17, 2023

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HYFIN Verified: Q talks his Jamaican heritage and the music that inspires his creativity

Courtesy: Daniel Prakopcyk HYFIN Verified Artist, Q, is a singer-songwriter from Pembroke Pines, Florida. Raised by his Jamaican musician parents, his father’s reggae, dance hall and Diwali rhythms have been sampled by artists as Rhianna, Sean Paul, Justin Bieber and Nikki Minaj. Mixing his own talent with notes from his father, Q creates timeless music. His songs have appeared in numerous television shows, and he was selected as one of […]

todayApril 14, 2023 3

RAYE performs a Tiny Desk concert.

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RAYE: Tiny Desk Concert

RAYE performs a Tiny Desk concert. "I'm a songwriter for a living, okay. I usually have all the words but I'm genuinely speechless." RAYE told the audience at her Tiny Desk. "All I've wanted is to be seen and respected as a musician." The South London-bred singer-songwriter had finally made her way to NPR headquarters, her signature cherry-hued pin curls full of bounce and a radiant smile spread across her […]

todayApril 12, 2023

Trina performs a Tiny Desk concert

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Trina: Tiny Desk Concert

Trina performs a Tiny Desk concert "I wanna introduce you guys to the baddest bitch," Trina told the audience of her Tiny Desk. "The original baddest bitch." It's a title no one but the hip-hop icon herself could been able to claim at the Tiny Desk — and for good reason. As a rapper, Trina has been pushing P since before her successors were even sitting up in Pampers and […]

todayApril 7, 2023

Atlanta rapper Latto belongs to a lineage of women inspired by Miami icon Trina, whose sexually explicit bars have both challenged gendered double standards and shown their staying power. Breyona Holt/Courtesy of the artist

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For Latto, explicit lyrics reflect a lived reality

Atlanta rapper Latto belongs to a lineage of women inspired by Miami icon Trina, whose sexually explicit bars have both challenged gendered double standards and shown their staying power. Breyona Holt/Courtesy of the artist This story was adapted from reporting for Episode 4 of Louder Than A Riot, Season 2. For more about sexual agency in hip-hop, including the pioneering raunch of Miami icon Trina and her complex journey with […]

todayApril 6, 2023

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