Megan Thee Stallion extends her support to hometown after Astroworld tragedy

Megan Thee Stallion wants to “help and support” the victims of the Astroworld Festival tragedy. Eight fans lost their lives and hundreds were injured following a crowd surge during Travis Scott’s performance at his event at Houston‘s NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5. The “WAP” hitmaker admitted she feels “terrible” about the disaster and wants […]

Lineup unveiled for Jay-Z’s Made in America 2021 festival (video)

DaBaby and Justin Bieber will headline Jay-Z’s Made in America 2021 festival. The 51-year-old hip-hop legend was forced to ax the popular event, which was due to take place last September at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. And overnight it was confirmed that the event will […]

The Weeknd named Male Artist of the Year at 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The Weeknd was crowned Male Artist of the Year at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The annual music awards ceremony returned on Thursday night, May 27, 2021, with a masked in-person ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the star-studded bash saw the […]

Roddy Ricch claims Apple Music’s Top Global Album of the Year

Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial has been named the Top Global Album of 2020 by Apple Music. The rapper-of-the-moment’s debut record leads the streaming service’s Top 25 Albums of the Year list. Standout track “The Box” — which garnered 13.7 million plays worldwide in its debut week — also topped the Top […]

Lil Baby and Roddy Ricch among stars featured on new ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Lil Baby and Roddy Ricch are among the stars featured on Forbes‘ annual 30 Under 30 list. Every year, the financial bible honors 600 influential young figures across 20 categories, and this year the likes of Doja Cat, Ava Max, Lana Condor, Sabrina Carpenter, Kaitlyn Dever and Ramy Youssef also were featured. TikTok dancer Jalaiah […]

Taraji P. Henson to host 2020 American Music Awards

Taraji P. Henson will host the American Music Awards. The “Empire” actress will host the event for the first time on Nov. 22, 2020, for ABC, having previously overseen the BET Soul Train Awards in 2009 and 2010 and the Black Girls Rock! Show in 2017 for the network. The 50-year-old star said in a […]

Megan Thee Stallion wins big at 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards

Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. The “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker took home three prizes on the night, including the revered Hip Hop Artist of the Year trophy. The rap sensation’s “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé was crowned Best Collaboration, while Megan also took home Hustler of the […]

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch lead American Music Awards 2020 nominations

The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead the American Music Awards 2020 nominations with eight each. The pair will compete for the prestigious Artist of the Year award, alongside Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, while The Weeknd has also scored nods for Favorite Music Video, Favorite Male Artist (pop/rock), Favorite Song (pop/rock), Favorite Album […]

DaBaby and Roddy Ricch lead BET Hip Hop Awards nominations

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards is almost here and ahead of the award show, which airs Tuesday, October 27, BET has released this year’s nominees. DaBaby and Roddy Ricch are leading this year’s artists with the most nominations. The “Suge,” rapper, who was awarded “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” tops the list earning 12 […]

Saxophonist Imani Lauren shares advice for next generation of jazz musicians

When you think of a saxophonist you might not think of a Black woman with tattoos, jamming out to the covers of hit songs, but that’s exactly who Imani Lauren is. Affectionately known as “Sax Bae,” Imani Lauren is a female saxophonist from West Philadelphia. Lauren was always attracted to music and instruments growing up. […]

Pop Smoke’s star-studded posthumous album finally arrives

Pop Smoke‘s star-studded posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, has been released. After some controversy surrounding the original artwork for the record, which the late rapper’s manager, Steven Victor, the boss of record label Victor Victor, rectified and changed at the request of his estate, the collection has finally arrived. The […]

Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch among big winners at 2020 BET Awards

Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch were among the big winners at this year’s BET Awards. The ceremony was held virtually on Sunday night, June 28, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lizzo, who accepted the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist accolade, thanked Beyoncé for “everything [she has] done for Black culture” during her acceptance […]

Drake leads 2020 BET Awards nominations with 6 nods

Drake leads the 2020 BET Awards with six nods. The “God’s Plan” hitmaker is up for no less than six nominations, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Collaboration and Video of the Year for “No Guidance” with Chris Brown. He also goes head-to-head with himself in the Viewer’s Choice Award for his collaboration with Brown […]

50 Cent vows to complete late rapper’s album

50 Cent has vowed to complete late rapper Pop Smoke’s posthumous album. The “In Da Club” hitmaker, who will serve as executive producer, is determined to finish the record and has even reached out to fellow rappers Drake and Roddy Ricch to get them involved. Alongside two snaps of himself outside and inside his private […]

Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and YG paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle during the Grammys

Nipsey Hussle was among those remembered during the Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment. Hussle — who was shot dead last March — was honored with a wider tribute from Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, DJ Khaled, John Legend, YG, and Kirk Franklin, who performed a number of his songs, including “Higher.” During the performance, videos of […]

Nipsey Hussle punctuates DJ Mustard’s ‘Perfect Ten’ with introspective spit

The groundwork for hip-hop records featuring iconic producers was unquestionably laid down with Dr. Dre’s eponymous The Chronic nearly three decades ago. In many minds, his quest for perfection was met, as he introduced the world to a crew that would dominate the music scene for the better part of the ’90s. As fate would […]