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Chicago rap star Chance the Rapper hosted a hip-hop heavy edition of "Saturday Night Live" last night.
Chance was the star of the evening, hosting and performing in several areas skits.
Pop star Joe Jonas, DJ Zedd, rapper Cardi B and actress Yara Shahidi have been named among Forbes magazine's new 30 Under 30 list of top young American innovators.
Teenagers like actress Amandla Stenberg, R&B singer Khalid, and classical musician Jackie Evancho also make the cut for the Class of 2018, alongside movie stars Riley Keough and Zoe Kravitz, and supermodel Karlie Kloss.
Tragedy struck at a concert featuring rapper Boosie over the weekend.
Boosie was the featured performer at a motorcycle concert in Gardena, California early this morning when gunshots rang out.
Rapper Lil Wayne and his lawyers continue to battle with Cash Money Records, over back royalties.
Lil Wayne has filed new court documents, and this time he is seeking information on a financial deal between Cash Money and Tyga.
Kxng Crooked has a lot to say about the current state of affairs in the world. The Long Beach spitter will speak about social and political issues on his forthcoming album Good Vs Evil 2: The Red Empire.
"When I first started creating Good Vs Evil I wondered how I would get my audience to listen to a project covering social injustice, racism, classism etc. in a climate where most rappers are making music about poppin' Xanax and drinking lean,” says Crooked in a statement. “My immediate afterthought was who gives a f-ck what other artists are doing, Hip Hop needs this album!"
Eminem has increased speculation of a new album with a viral campaign linking him to fake drug Revival.
According to reports, billboards for the drug have been popping up across the U.S., and Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, posted an Instagram photo of one of the ads, which feature an African-American couple on a blue background, attached to the building opposite his office window.
Rapper Drake has reportedly ruled himself out of the running for the 2018 Grammy Awards after failing to submit his More Life project for consideration.
A source tells The Associated Press the Canadian hip-hop star did not offer up the March release for Recording Academy officials to potentially nominate in the Album of the Year or Best Rap Album categories, while none of the tracks, including the hit singles "Fake Love," "Passionfruit," and "Free Smoke," were entered for awards like Song of the Year, Record of the Year, or Best Rap Song.
Kentrell "YoungBoy Never Broke Again" Gaulden is only 17 years old, but the rapper is already gaining a lot of attention. The Fader even selected YoungBoy to appear on the cover of its latest issue.
During the feature, the "Untouchable" performer was asked about signing to Atlantic Records.
The Memphis rapper's sequel to the 'I Am' project is now available for pre-order.
Memphis rap legend Yo Gotti is set to release two new projects. His I Still Am album will arrive on October 27.