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November 17, 2018
Travis Scott Was Sued For Missing A Performance To Be With His Newborn Child

Travis Scott Was Sued For Missing A Performance To Be With His Newborn Child

Getty Image As we reported recently, Travis Scott’s live show is one of the most sought after tickets in the world right now. People are flocking to Astroworld Tour in record numbers. And while Scott has certainly shown that he knows how to put on a performance, he hasn’t always been so reliable in...

Jay Electronica Hinted At A Potential Collaborative Project With Jay-Z

Jay Electronica Hinted At A Potential Collaborative Project With Jay-Z

Getty Image Fans have been waiting on Jay Electronica for close to a decade. Back in 2010, the elusive rapper had signed a deal with Jay-Z’s artist management company and record label Roc Nation. Since then, however, the New Orleans rapper’s output has been incredibly sparse, with Electronica only...

Megan Thee Stallion Teases Her New Song ‘Sex Talk’ With A Clever Twist On Late-Night Hotlines

Megan Thee Stallion Teases Her New Song ‘Sex Talk’ With A Clever Twist On Late-Night Hotlines

Getty Image Texas rapper Megan Thee Stallion has come seemingly out of nowhere to become hip-hop’s talk of the moment, blowing up after her run of attention-grabbing freestyles sent listeners looking for her 2018 debut, Tina Snow. She’s striking while the iron is still smoking hot, promoting her...

Gunna’s Drip-Obsessed ‘Richard Millie Plain’ Video Is An Iced-Out Laser Light Show

Gunna’s Drip-Obsessed ‘Richard Millie Plain’ Video Is An Iced-Out Laser Light Show

Gunna pretty much lets you know what he’s about right up front. Just look at the title of his most recent album: Drip Or Drown 2. The Atlanta rapper is all about the ice, so it’s no surprise that his latest video from Drip Or Drown 2 is a display that could make a Canadian hockey team tear up at...

Macklemore Fits Right In As A Boy Band Member In Why Don’t We’s ‘I Don’t Belong In This Club’ Video

Macklemore Fits Right In As A Boy Band Member In Why Don’t We’s ‘I Don’t Belong In This Club’ Video

Macklemore gets a lot of flack for being a “pop/conscious” rapper, but his latest move is likely to turn that critique up to eleven on the joke-o-meter. Boy band Why Don’t We shared their new video for “I Don’t Belong In This Club” with Macklemore guest starring, and he looks like he could ee...

Ditch The Big Venues And Hit Up These Lesser-Known LA Music Hot Spots

Ditch The Big Venues And Hit Up These Lesser-Known LA Music Hot Spots

Unsplash/Uproxx Switching Scenes is brought to you by Boost, a brand that knows the best experiences come when you change things up. Los Angeles is rarely left off of the tour itineraries of your favorite bands. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, everyone comes to LA. But big acts filing in and out...

Chance The Rapper Is Teasing Tour Dates After An ‘Owbum’ Drop, And Fans Think New Music Is Coming Soon

Chance The Rapper Is Teasing Tour Dates After An ‘Owbum’ Drop, And Fans Think New Music Is Coming Soon

Getty Image Chance The Rapper has been busy with the announcements lately. Last week, he announced that he was having his second child with wife Kristen Corley, announced a new album coming in July last month, and took to Twitter to tease some tour dates today. Got a concert in New York after my...

Lizzo And Missy Elliott Are Body Positive On Their Collaborative Hip-Hop Banger ‘Tempo’

Lizzo And Missy Elliott Are Body Positive On Their Collaborative Hip-Hop Banger ‘Tempo’

Getty Image A couple months ago, Lizzo revealed that she had joined forces with hip-hop legend Missy Elliott on a new song, and she further confirmed the news back in February. Yesterday, she shared a brief teaser video announcing that the song, “Tempo,” would be released today, and now the track...

Why Daniel Caesar Thinks Black People Are ‘Being Sensitive’ About YesJulz — And Why He’s Dead Wrong

Why Daniel Caesar Thinks Black People Are ‘Being Sensitive’ About YesJulz — And Why He’s Dead Wrong

Getty Image Early this morning, Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar very likely woke up to a big bowl of “Yikes” for breakfast. Overnight, a video recording from an Instagram Live stream he made spread across the internet like wildfire, engulfing social media in the flames of outrage, with Daniel...

Red Bull Music Festival Announced Their Spring 2019 Lineup In New York With FKA Twigs, Tierra Whack And More

Red Bull Music Festival Announced Their Spring 2019 Lineup In New York With FKA Twigs, Tierra Whack And More

Getty Image The Red Bull Music Festival is coming back to New York City this spring and is officially kicking off on April 30. This will be their seventh time hosting the international music series in NYC and are really making a splash with their lineup. Headlined by FKA Twigs, Rosalia, Teyana...

With Kendrick Lamar Teasing A Possible New Album, Fans Should Expect The Unexpected

With Kendrick Lamar Teasing A Possible New Album, Fans Should Expect The Unexpected

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios What does the man who’s done it all do next? That’s the question facing Kendrick Lamar as he considers his next musical move in a career that’s seen him take the industry by storm, shake up the rap game right down to its roots, and bizarrely, watch accolade after...

Jay-Z’s Classic Album ‘The Blueprint’ Is Being Added To The National Recording Registry

Jay-Z’s Classic Album ‘The Blueprint’ Is Being Added To The National Recording Registry

Getty Image The Associated Press reports that 25 new albums, songs, and speeches have been selected for addition to the National Recording Registry and Jay-Z’s classic 2011 album, The Blueprint, is among them. Other albums joining Jay’s soulful classic include Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly and Cyndi...

Lollapalooza Shared Its Full 2019 Lineup, Featuring Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, And A Lot More

Lollapalooza Shared Its Full 2019 Lineup, Featuring Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, And A Lot More

Here it is your 2019 #Lolla Lineup! Grab your 4-Day Tickets and get ready to party with Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers, J Balvin + more! https://t.co/jgl8NuVyQA pic.twitter.com/LoUsDJtcMF — Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) March...

R. Kelly’s First Social Media Post Since ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Is A Birthday Song For His Daughter

R. Kelly’s First Social Media Post Since ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Is A Birthday Song For His Daughter

Getty Image On January 1, R. Kelly took to Instagram and Twitter to share the art for his then-new song, “Born To My Music.” A couple days after that, the first part of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series aired, which has been detrimental to the singer: He has since been arrested multiple...

Post Malone’s Official ‘Wow.’ Video Features The Viral Bearded Dancer Who Took Over The Internet

Post Malone’s Official ‘Wow.’ Video Features The Viral Bearded Dancer Who Took Over The Internet

43-year-old dancer Mike Alancourt is living his best life thanks to Post Malone and his latest hit single. When a video of Alancourt getting down to “Wow.” with some unexpectedly wicked choreography hit his local dance studio’s Instagram, it spread like wildfire, earning him recognition on Post’s...

Daniel Caesar Berated Black People In A Drunken Rant And Now Fans Are Calling Him ‘Canceled’

Daniel Caesar Berated Black People In A Drunken Rant And Now Fans Are Calling Him ‘Canceled’

Getty Image R&B singer Daniel Caesar was the butt of a homophobic joke from Dave Chappelle just last week, but it looks like he may have burned whatever traces of sympathy he may have gotten from his audience. During a live chat on Instagram Tuesday night (March 19), the “Freudian” singer...

Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper, The Killers And More Have Been Announced As Part Of The Woodstock 50 Lineup

Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper, The Killers And More Have Been Announced As Part Of The Woodstock 50 Lineup

Getty Image 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music And Arts Fair, the historic festival that was held on a dairy farm in upstate New York. It was billed as “3 Days of Peace and Music” and included performances from many of the era’s defining acts. This August, the festival’s...

Female Rappers Are Taking Over Hip-Hop, But Deep Rooted Misogyny Is Still Prevailing

Female Rappers Are Taking Over Hip-Hop, But Deep Rooted Misogyny Is Still Prevailing

Getty Image There are more popular women with successful rap careers than ever before. Artists like Cardi B, Rico Nasty, Noname, Tierra Whack, and many more are leaving limiting terms like “femcee” in the dust. Gender be damned, they’re a breath of fresh air for the rap game. The bad news is that...

Madlib Crushes Fans’ Hopes For A Rumored Mac Miller Collaboration Project

Madlib Crushes Fans’ Hopes For A Rumored Mac Miller Collaboration Project

Getty Image Mac Miller fans, brace yourselves for some disappointment. As it turns out, the hoped-for Maclib collaborative EP between the late Pittsburgher and veteran underground hip-hop producer Madlib is probably never coming out. Despite the fact that Madlib played portions of one of the...

Lollapalooza Reveals Its 2019 Lineup Of Janelle Monae, Lil Wayne, And Tame Impala With Puppies And Muzak

Lollapalooza Reveals Its 2019 Lineup Of Janelle Monae, Lil Wayne, And Tame Impala With Puppies And Muzak

As you can probably tell from the video above — or just, like, checking a calendar — summer is coming and with it, the return of one of the biggest music festivals in the US, Lollapalooza. The festival announced a huge chunk of its lineup via an original reveal video, live chatting with fans on...

Cardi B Lands Her First Starring Role Alongside J Lo And Constance Wu In A Stripper Heist Movie

Cardi B Lands Her First Starring Role Alongside J Lo And Constance Wu In A Stripper Heist Movie

Getty Image Cardi has turned into the hottest female rapper over the past year. She undoubtedly put together the better remix to “Thotiana” as compared to her rival, Nicki Minaj, who now gets Cardi chants at her own shows. In her free time, she’s licking prestigious awards and now, you can add in a...

Myspace Lost A Lot Of Music And With It, Hip-Hop Lost A Huge Chunk Of Its History

Myspace Lost A Lot Of Music And With It, Hip-Hop Lost A Huge Chunk Of Its History

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios For the past several years, much ado has been made of the wave of rowdy, rule-breaking rappers that bubbled up from the underground on the music streaming site Soundcloud, dubbing their movement in honor of the service and praising or censuring the DIY, freeform...

Questlove Partnered With Live Nation To Introduce Meatless ‘Impossible’ Cheesesteaks At Venues Around The Country

Questlove Partnered With Live Nation To Introduce Meatless ‘Impossible’ Cheesesteaks At Venues Around The Country

Getty Image Questlove is truly a jack-of-all-trades and he’s showing off his entrepreneurial spirit with his latest venture. The legendary Philadelphian is teaming up with Live Nation to launch a meatless, plant-based cheesesteak that will be available at 40 venues across the country beginning this...

Tierra Whack Gets The Job Done On Over A Minimal Beat On The Witty ‘Unemployed’

Tierra Whack Gets The Job Done On Over A Minimal Beat On The Witty ‘Unemployed’

Tierra Whack is back, right on schedule. Her latest track, “Unemployed,” is once again the Zane Lowe World Record, premiering just moments ago on the Australian DJ’s Beats 1 Radio show. On this one, the high concepts and autobiographical tales get stripped away for some down-and-dirty,...

The Lineup For J. Cole’s Rescheduled ‘Dreamville Festival’ Features 21 Savage, SZA, And More

The Lineup For J. Cole’s Rescheduled ‘Dreamville Festival’ Features 21 Savage, SZA, And More

Getty Image In September of last year, J. Cole was supposed to host his first ever Dreamville Festival in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence forced him to postpone the event, and he tweeted at the time, “Mannn. Due to this Hurricane heading to NC, we have to cancel Dreamville...

JID Almost Ran Away From His Nardwuar Interview Like Lil Uzi Vert Over A Question About Pizza

JID Almost Ran Away From His Nardwuar Interview Like Lil Uzi Vert Over A Question About Pizza

By now, Lil Uzi Vert’s 100-yard dash to escape the bizarrely penetrating questions of Nardwuar The Human Serviette should be considered legendary. Only months later, other rappers have begun referring to the viral moment in their own interviews when Nardwuar’s expansive knowledge gets too deep for...

Ariana Grande Is Encouraging Fans To Get Political By Bringing Registration Booths On Her Sweetener Tour

Ariana Grande Is Encouraging Fans To Get Political By Bringing Registration Booths On Her Sweetener Tour

Getty Image Ariana Grande has been incredibly busy lately. While releasing a new video with 2 Chainz, performing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and teaming up with Starbucks to create a new drink, she’s finally going on tour. The Sweetener Tour kicked off last night in Albany, New York, and it...

Post Malone Surprised The Bearded Dancer Who Went Viral Dancing To ‘Wow.’ On ‘Ellen’

Post Malone Surprised The Bearded Dancer Who Went Viral Dancing To ‘Wow.’ On ‘Ellen’

Getty Image You may have seen a video recently of an older gentleman with a beard performing some impressive choreography to Post Malone‘s late 2018 hit, “Wow.” You probably took note of this man’s seemingly advanced age and his figure and his… well… whiteness, and how they all seemed at odds with...

Ariana Grande Included A Subtle Tribute To Mac Miller At The Emotional First Show Of Her ‘Sweetener’ Tour

Ariana Grande Included A Subtle Tribute To Mac Miller At The Emotional First Show Of Her ‘Sweetener’ Tour

Getty Image Ariana Grande has had a historic stretch over these past few months, making her “Sweetener World Tour” perhaps the most anticipated concert run of the year. The trek began last night at Times Union Center in Albany, New York, and the show included a subtle tribute to Mac Miller, with...

Tayla Parx Is Ready To Go From Writing Hits For Ariana Grande To Chasing Her Own Dreams Of Stardom

Tayla Parx Is Ready To Go From Writing Hits For Ariana Grande To Chasing Her Own Dreams Of Stardom

Madeleine Dalla Tayla Parx is a prime example of the record industry phenomenon where a “new” artist doesn’t quite fit that description. While the 25-year-old singer/songwriter is coming into prominence as one of the pens behind devastating hits like Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies” and Ariana...

Diddy Struggled To Use An Electronic Nose Cleaner In A Hilarious Instagram Video

Diddy Struggled To Use An Electronic Nose Cleaner In A Hilarious Instagram Video

Getty Image Diddy is a man who wears many hats. Among them are hip hop producer, business mogul, and pop culture icon. Now, it seems we can add goofy internet dad to that list. Seemingly taking a page out of his friend Will Smith‘s book — whose wildly popular Instagram content has updated the...

Kodak Black Caught Backlash For Homophobic Comments About Young MA

Kodak Black Caught Backlash For Homophobic Comments About Young MA

Getty Image Throughout his career, Kodak Black has been a magnet for the sort of negative attention that keeps managers and PR reps up at night. Last January, the rapper was arrested for Grand Theft and Child Neglect and for much of the last year, the 21-year-old has been dealing with an ongoing...

ASAP Rocky Hopped On The Menacing Remix Of Comethazine’s ‘Walk’

ASAP Rocky Hopped On The Menacing Remix Of Comethazine’s ‘Walk’

Getty Image St. Louis rapper Comethazine is among a slew of artists on Alamo Records that are currently bombarding the mainstream. His labelmates include buzzing acts like 03 Greedo, Asian Doll and Lilgotit. Comethazine’s big break came in early 2018 with the song “Bands,” which blossomed into a...

Lil Skies Has Himself And Gunna Committed In An Effort To ‘Stop The Madness’ In His New Video

Lil Skies Has Himself And Gunna Committed In An Effort To ‘Stop The Madness’ In His New Video

Lil Skies is going a little crazy in the video for his latest Shelby single, “Stop The Madness.” In the video, directed by Sara Lacombe, Skies has himself committed to a mental hospital, where under the watchful care of a buxom nurse, he works out some of his issues by rampaging around his cell in...

Lil Wayne And Saweetie Encourage Each Other To ‘Get Nasty’ In Kid Ink’s Twerk-Filled ‘YUSO’ Video

Lil Wayne And Saweetie Encourage Each Other To ‘Get Nasty’ In Kid Ink’s Twerk-Filled ‘YUSO’ Video

LA-based party rapper Kid Ink had a relatively quiet 2018 after storming onto the airplay charts with a vengeance with hits like “Main Chick” and “Show Me” in 2015. He seems to have laid low to spend some time sharpening his hit-making pen and getting his next act together, culminating in a...

Drake Reflects On How Communities Are ‘Conditioned To Hate’ In A New Short Film About Gun Violence In Toronto

Drake Reflects On How Communities Are ‘Conditioned To Hate’ In A New Short Film About Gun Violence In Toronto

Drake has always put on for his hometown of Toronto and, recently, they’ve been putting on for him, too. First, it was the Toronto Raptors renaming their practice facility after Drake’s brand OVO and also adding an alternate jersey with the OVO color scheme. Now, Mustafa The Poet, a singer,...

Rick Rubin Teaches Malcolm Gladwell The Trick To Being A Successful Producer On Their Podcast

Rick Rubin Teaches Malcolm Gladwell The Trick To Being A Successful Producer On Their Podcast

Getty Image If you could picture anyone to do a podcast with social psychology writer Malcolm Gladwell, you would probably never come up with legendary music producer Rick Rubin as a logical choice. Maybe that’s why the pairing is a perfect choice and why their podcast, Broken Record, is entering...

On The Workmanlike ‘Crazy But It’s True,’ Lil Gotit Wears His Atlanta Influences On His Sleeve

On The Workmanlike ‘Crazy But It’s True,’ Lil Gotit Wears His Atlanta Influences On His Sleeve

Alamo Records The crux of the ho-hum feeling Gotit’s latest project elicits is his relation to the true pioneers of the genre. Gotit’s big homie is Gunna. Gunna’s big homie is Young Thug. Gotit’s probably a third or fourth generation representative of this particular vein of Atlanta gangsta rap. It...

Filmmaker Kevin Smith Confirms Redman And Method Man Will Appear In The Jay And Silent Bob Reboot

Filmmaker Kevin Smith Confirms Redman And Method Man Will Appear In The Jay And Silent Bob Reboot

Via Instagram As filmmaker Kevin Smith introduced it, method acting is here — and it comes in the form of Method Man and Redman teaming up yet again to join forces on the Jay and Silent Bob reboot. While we’re in a period where everyone is making reboots of classic shows, this is one is going to...

Someone Played City Girls’ ‘Act Up’ At Church And Got The Congregation All Riled Up

Someone Played City Girls’ ‘Act Up’ At Church And Got The Congregation All Riled Up

Getty Image City Girls’ sophomore album Girl Code is a few months old at this point, but still appears to be going strong on the charts, moving up thanks to their strong singles “Twerk” featuring Cardi B and now, “Act Up.” The latter song has become something of a clarion call for party girls who...

All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear

All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear

Getty Image Keeping up with new music can be exhausting, even impossible. From the weekly album releases to standalone singles dropping on a daily basis, the amount of music is so vast it’s easy for something to slip through the cracks. Even following along with the Uproxx recommendations on daily...

Frank Ocean’s New Tattoo Features Art From ‘The Simpsons’ Animator Matt Groening

Frank Ocean’s New Tattoo Features Art From ‘The Simpsons’ Animator Matt Groening

View this post on Instagram new tat based on “Life In Hell” infographic by Matt Groening (1983) creds to @blondedblog on twitter #frankocean A post shared by FRANK OCEAN (@frankoceanblonded) on Mar 17, 2019 at 9:58am PDT Enigmatic singer and songwriter Frank...

DMX Opened Kanye’s Latest Sunday Service With One Of His Trademark Passionate Prayers

DMX Opened Kanye’s Latest Sunday Service With One Of His Trademark Passionate Prayers

Getty Image DMX may be best known for his gruff and aggressively clipped rap style, but another hallmark of the star’s early 2000’s run was his inclusion of impassioned prayers as intros and interludes on his dark, violent albums. They often provided a strange contrast with his borderline sadistic...

Juice Wrld Earns His First No. 1 Album As ‘Death Race For Love’ Debuts On Top Of The Charts

Juice Wrld Earns His First No. 1 Album As ‘Death Race For Love’ Debuts On Top Of The Charts

Getty Image Last week, it was predicted that Juice Wrld’s new album, Death Race For Love, would debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and could earn over 150,000 equivalent album units for the week ending March 14. The results are in, and it turns out that those prognostications were correct:...

Watch The Trailer For Meek Mill’s Documentary Series ‘Free Meek,’ Which Is Co-Produced By Jay-Z

Watch The Trailer For Meek Mill’s Documentary Series ‘Free Meek,’ Which Is Co-Produced By Jay-Z

Back in May, it was revealed that Meek Mill was working on a documentary series about his legal battles, and that Jay-Z was among the executive producers. Now a trailer for the Amazon Prime Video series has been shared, and Free Meek will begin streaming sometime this summer. The film’s synopsis...

J. Cole Doesn’t Love The ‘Platinum With No Features’ Gag As Much As He Used To

J. Cole Doesn’t Love The ‘Platinum With No Features’ Gag As Much As He Used To

Getty Image J. Cole is one of the most successful rappers of this decade, and the numbers don’t lie: All five of his albums have gone No. 1, and each one has been certified platinum. Notably, his three most recent records earned that distinction despite the lack of featured artists. As music fans...

Preview An Unreleased Song From Mac Miller’s Collab Album With Madlib

Preview An Unreleased Song From Mac Miller’s Collab Album With Madlib

Getty Image A DJ set from producer Madlib in San Diego Saturday night turned into a preview party for an unreleased Mac Miller song. The iconic DJ had apparently recorded a collaboration between Thundercat, Freddie Gibbs, and the late Mac Miller before the rapper’s untimely death in...

21 Savage Performs On Stage For The First Time Since His ICE Arrest

21 Savage Performs On Stage For The First Time Since His ICE Arrest

Getty Image The details of 21 Savage’s ICE detention have been circulating ever since his arrest on Super Bowl Sunday. Since then, the rapper has been dealing with numerous lawsuits and legal trouble. Although he is still facing deportation, Savage made his first appearance on a stage over the...

Offset Says He’s Adding Four New Songs To A Repackage Of ‘Father Of 4’

Offset Says He’s Adding Four New Songs To A Repackage Of ‘Father Of 4’

Getty Image Offset has been a busy man this year. Less than a month ago, the Migos rapper dropped his first solo album, Father Of 4. He also held an “ask me anything” session on Twitter where he responded to questions from fans. In one response, Offset announced on Twitter that a new Migos album...

Lil Uzi Vert Appeared To Cut Off His Dreads In A Video Posted To Instagram

Lil Uzi Vert Appeared To Cut Off His Dreads In A Video Posted To Instagram

Getty Image Lil Uzi Vert is going through it. For months now, the 24-year-old rapper has been locked in a battle with his label concerning the fate of his forthcoming album Eternal Atake. For reasons that have yet to be made clear Atlantic doesn’t seem to be allowing Uzi to release the project, a...

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