Nicki Minaj covers Rolling Stone magazine’s January 2015 issue, where she speaks on having an abortion as a teenager, her sympathy for Kanye West, the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and much more.
English rapper Little Simz and Cali singer-songwriter/producer Tiffany Gouché combine forces for a smooth new “Closer.”
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd strip down their hit single “Love Me Harder” in a recent live acoustic performance.
Airing Feb. 23, the 2015 BET Honors will celebrate Kanye West, Usher, and Phylicia Rashad with a Visionary Award, Music Arts Award and Theatrical Arts Award, respectively.
Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar performed a powerful untitled new song on The Colbert Report stage as the Stephen Colbert‘s final musical guest on Tuesday.
J. Cole is causing a stir with a new track titled “Fire Squad,” which takes aim at some of today’s popular white rappers and R&B singers.
Watch behind-the-scenes of British soul songstress Lianne La Havas recording “Baltimore” for Nina Simone tribute album ‘Autour De Nina.’
Indigenous DJ collective A Tribe Called Red give fans a Thanksgiving treat titled, “Burn Your Village To The Ground.”
MTV’s Artist To Watch is showcasing this year’s winners Fifth Harmony, who give a powerhouse performance of their girl-power anthem “BO$$.”
Top Dawg’s first lady SZA gets candid in “Sobriety,” a sullen new tune produced by Chris Calor, Cody, Thundercat, LoveDragon and Sounwave.
Kendrick Lamar shares his message of self-love and pays homage to Method Man on the Saturday Night Live stage with a performance of “i.”
New York City-based duo LION BABE taps Childish Gambino for their Nina Simone-sampling new single, “Jump Hi.”
Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli was recently joined by R&B crooner Bilal and Grammy-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper for a performance of “Come Here” at Blue Note NYC.
Adorned in his own jeweled crown, Usher covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, where he talks about his anticipated eighth studio album ‘UR,’ his upcoming tour, his two boys and much more.
The 2014 Soul Train Awards will feature performances by Chris Brown, Jodeci, Jeremih, Aloe Blacc, Nico & Vinz, Lisa Stansfield, Kem and Liv Warfield on Nov. 30th.
Gwen Stefani makes her solo musical return with a video premiere for her reggae-flavored new song titled “Baby Don’t Lie.”
Nicki Minaj appears in the November 2014 issue of GQ Magazine, where the rapper and hip-hop mogul speaks on her next chapter, toning down her outrageousness and more.
Hip-hop needs to be shaken up, but not in Instagram battles and beefs squashed via status updates.
After killing it at the 2014 BET Hip-hop Awards in a cypher, Snow Tha Product has teamed up with Atlantic labelmate Ty Dolla $ign for a smooth new tune titled “1 time.”
The 2014 BET Hip-hop Awards included an impressive cypher featuring Mississippi vet David Banner, Maryland rapper King Los, Naughty by Nature’s Treach, Cali femcee Snow Tha Product, and Chicago artist Vic Mensa.