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November 17, 2018
Boxer Daniel Franco Sued Jay-Z And Roc Nation Sports Over A Brain Injury That He Suffered In The Ring

Boxer Daniel Franco Sued Jay-Z And Roc Nation Sports Over A Brain Injury That He Suffered In The Ring

Getty Image Boxing remains one of the most dangerous sports in the world. The damage it can do a person’s body and brain health are matched perhaps only by the perils of professional football. In the summer of 2017, former professional boxer Daniel Franco got to experience firsthand just how scary...

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Has Been Indicted By A Grand Jury On New Charges

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Has Been Indicted By A Grand Jury On New Charges

Getty Image On Tuesday, a Los Angeles grand jury indicted Eric Holder, the accused killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle, on two new charges. TMZ is reporting that Holder was hit with an additional two counts of assault with a firearm. Previously, the Los Angeles District Attorney had charged the...

Lil Nas X Used His ‘Old Town Road’ Profits To Buy Billy Ray Cyrus A New Car

Lil Nas X Used His ‘Old Town Road’ Profits To Buy Billy Ray Cyrus A New Car

Getty Image “Old Town Road” has turned out to be the gift that keeps on giving as Lil Nas X repays his country collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus in the most fitting way. Since Billy Ray helped Lil Nas X’s viral smash become a legitimate, No. 1 hit, it’s only right that Lil Nas X makes Billy Ray’s verse...

YG Reveals The ‘4Real 4Real’ Album Artwork Along With Its New Release Date

YG Reveals The ‘4Real 4Real’ Album Artwork Along With Its New Release Date

Getty Image YG’s new album, 4Real 4Real, has seen some hiccups in the course of its rollout, but it looks like the determined Def Jam rapper finally has everything on track for a final release date. The “Go Loko” rapper shared the 4Real 4Real album cover on his social media, along with its imminent...

Cardi B Is Reportedly Cancelling A Number Of Shows Due To Unexpected Cosmetic Surgery Complications

Cardi B Is Reportedly Cancelling A Number Of Shows Due To Unexpected Cosmetic Surgery Complications

Getty Image Yesterday, it was announced that Cardi B would be postponing her upcoming Femme It Forward shows in upstate New York this weekend, but no explanation was given — until now. TMZ revealed that Cardi was forced to cancel another concert — a Memorial Day Weekend concert in Maryland at 92Q...

Tyler The Creator Colors Way Outside The Genre Lines On His Groundbreaking Album, ‘Igor’

Tyler The Creator Colors Way Outside The Genre Lines On His Groundbreaking Album, ‘Igor’

Columbia Records The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need,...

Lil Nas X’s Partnership With Wrangler Has Caused Some Country Music Fans To Boycott The Brand

Lil Nas X’s Partnership With Wrangler Has Caused Some Country Music Fans To Boycott The Brand

Getty Image Lil Nas X is a great horse (in the back) to hitch your cart onto right now as his viral hit “Old Town Road” continues to take over the world. Wrangler revealed that they are team Lil Nas X, as yesterday, they introduced the new Wrangler Lil Nas X Collection. This comes after Lil Nas X...

Megan Thee Stallion Brushes Off The Haters In Her ‘Charlie’s Angels’-Inspired ‘Realer’ Video

Megan Thee Stallion Brushes Off The Haters In Her ‘Charlie’s Angels’-Inspired ‘Realer’ Video

Megan Thee Stallion isn’t worried about a hater. That’s the theme of the new video for “Realer” from her recently-released album Fever, which takes its visual cues from cheesy 1970s action series Charlie’s Angels as Megan and her crew flex and mean mug their way through a menacing showcase of...

Meek Mill Remembers His Early Motivation To Succeed Through A Nostalgic Video Of An Early Freestyle

Meek Mill Remembers His Early Motivation To Succeed Through A Nostalgic Video Of An Early Freestyle

Getty Image Meek Mill has come a long way from the streets of Philly where he first made his name battle rapping challengers and hustling to make ends meet. From being locked up at 19 years old for possibly trumped-up charges to being one of the hottest rappers in the game, Meek has overcome a...

Little Brother Announces They’re Returning With Their First Group Album In Almost Ten Years

Little Brother Announces They’re Returning With Their First Group Album In Almost Ten Years

Getty Image In an email to DJ Booth, foundational hip-hop group Little Brother has announced their return after a hiatus that lasted nearly a decade. While the group won’t continue with its original three-man lineup, Phonte and Big Pooh have decided to reunite as a duo with producer 9th Wonder’s...

Denzel Curry Explodes With Apocalyptic Prophecy On Flying Lotus’ Ominous ‘Black Balloons Reprise’

Denzel Curry Explodes With Apocalyptic Prophecy On Flying Lotus’ Ominous ‘Black Balloons Reprise’

Just weeks ago, Flying Lotus announced his first new album in five years, Flamagra, and ever since, he’s been sharing music videos for its singles featuring David Lynch, Little Dragon, and more. Today, he released the latest single, “Black Balloons Reprise” featuring Florida rapper Denzel Curry....

Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Was Awarded Custody Of His Daughter

Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Was Awarded Custody Of His Daughter

Getty Image After petitioning an LA court for custody of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter, Emani, the late rapper’s sister won out over Emani’s mother, according to TMZ. Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith, argued that the girl’s mother, Tanisha Foster, is unfit to care for the ten-year-old and that it would...

Seth Rogen Shared Kanye West’s Wild Idea For A Surround-Screen Movie Theater

Seth Rogen Shared Kanye West’s Wild Idea For A Surround-Screen Movie Theater

Getty Image Seth Rogen is the subject of a new profile from GQ, and towards the end of the piece, he spends some time talking about how Kanye West has influenced him. He started discussing how he tries to properly manage hubris, and he used West as an example of the good that can come from having a...

Jay-Z’s New Lawsuit Shows That The Industry Needs To Find A Better Way To Handle Sampling

Jay-Z’s New Lawsuit Shows That The Industry Needs To Find A Better Way To Handle Sampling

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Jay-Z is no stranger to legal hassle, but the latest legal entanglement the rap mogul faces might just be the greatest reflection of a problem that continues to crop up in hip-hop — and just how big of a problem it is. It’s an issue that has plagued hip-hop since its...

Meek Mill And Lil Baby Pray For Redemption In DJ Khaled’s ‘Weather The Storm’ Video

Meek Mill And Lil Baby Pray For Redemption In DJ Khaled’s ‘Weather The Storm’ Video

Forgive the expression, but it looks like DJ Khaled has, yes, another one. Khaled had been flying under the radar for a while, but when he finally released his latest album, Father Of Asahd, he made sure it landed in a bang. One video after another followed the project’s Friday release,...

Ed Sheeran Teased A New Collaboration With Chance The Rapper And PnB Rock

Ed Sheeran Teased A New Collaboration With Chance The Rapper And PnB Rock

Getty Image After keeping relatively quiet in 2018, Ed Sheeran is having a big 2019 so far. His new Justin Bieber collaboration, “I Don’t Care,” just debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it appears that was just the start of something bigger. Yesterday, he shared single art for a...

Future Snaps On Critics Who Mocked The Rolex He Gave His Son As A Birthday Gift

Future Snaps On Critics Who Mocked The Rolex He Gave His Son As A Birthday Gift

Getty Image Monday afternoon, Atlanta rapper Future seemingly lashed out in anger on Twitter at critics online who razzed him about his birthday gift to his son, a Rolex watch, which the Wizrd rapper excitedly posted to his Instagram. While Future Sr. was clearly pretty proud of himself for gifting...

Lizzo Reacted To James Corden’s Re-Work Of ‘Juice’ For His ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special

Lizzo Reacted To James Corden’s Re-Work Of ‘Juice’ For His ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special

Last night, James Corden hosted a special edition of The Late Late Show, a Carpool Karaoke primetime special that aired at 10 p.m. instead of its usual late (late) time slot. The highlight of the show was Corden driving around Las Vegas with Celine Dion for a delightful edition of Carpool Karaoke,...

Lil Nas X Partnered With Wrangler For An ‘Old Town Road’ Inspired Capsule Collection

Lil Nas X Partnered With Wrangler For An ‘Old Town Road’ Inspired Capsule Collection

YouTube Wranglers are far from the world’s most popular jeans, but something about the brand just seems to resonate with artists. Everyone from the likes of Mac DeMarco to Lil Nas X has sung the denim brand’s praises in the past. The latter artist’s surprise hit “Old Town Road” has permeated...

Megan Thee Stallion Thinks That She Wouldn’t Be Allowed To Rap Like Lil Uzi Vert And Playboi Carti

Megan Thee Stallion Thinks That She Wouldn’t Be Allowed To Rap Like Lil Uzi Vert And Playboi Carti

Getty Image On Friday, Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album Fever. Coming in at just over forty minutes, the project is 14 tracks of serious bars. Throughout her rise to mainstream popularity in the last few years, the last thing in question has been the 24 year old’s rapping ability. In...

DaBaby’s Security Reportedly Beat A Boston Rapper Into A Life-Threatening Coma

DaBaby’s Security Reportedly Beat A Boston Rapper Into A Life-Threatening Coma

Getty Image Charlotte rapper DaBaby is just beginning his breakout into mainstream stardom, but it seems he could already be in some legal trouble, as a recent performance in Boston turned into a violent confrontation for the 27-year-old and his security, leaving a local rapper in a serious coma....

Cardi B’s ‘Femme It Forward’ Tour With Megan Thee Stallion Has Been Postponed To The End Of Summer

Cardi B’s ‘Femme It Forward’ Tour With Megan Thee Stallion Has Been Postponed To The End Of Summer

Getty Image Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, along with City Girls and Teyana Taylor, were the subjects of a tour rumor after it was announced that Cardi would be holding a series of concerts in upstate New York called Femme It Forward celebrating women in hip-hop. However, it appears that eager...

Haiti Babii Rips Up Rap’s Rulebook In His Chinese New Year-Themed ‘Blue Dragon’ Video

Haiti Babii Rips Up Rap’s Rulebook In His Chinese New Year-Themed ‘Blue Dragon’ Video

It looks like there is yet another “Baby” to add to the ever-growing list of rappers who’ve tagged themselves with that infantile moniker, but this one is setting himself apart from the rest in some very eye-catching ways. Haiti Babii, who hails Oakland by way of Stockton, California, first caught...

Ty Dolla Sign And J. Cole’s ‘Purple Emoji’ Is A Passionate Love Letter To The Ladies In Their Lives

Ty Dolla Sign And J. Cole’s ‘Purple Emoji’ Is A Passionate Love Letter To The Ladies In Their Lives

Ty Dolla Sign is back in album mode and dropped off the first single from his upcoming album on the latest episode of Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show today. It’s called “Purple Emoji” and it features J. Cole, who is also gearing up for the release of new music this year. “Purple Emoji” is Zane...

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, And 21 Savage Bring The Heat In Their Pyrotechnics-Filled ‘Wish Wish’ Video

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, And 21 Savage Bring The Heat In Their Pyrotechnics-Filled ‘Wish Wish’ Video

The latest video from DJ Khaled’s guest-packed album, Father Of Asahd, is here to showcase a pair of fiery feature performances — literally. Cardi B and 21 Savage join Khaled to deliver their “Wish Wish” verses amid flaming tableaus that reflect the heat of their respective bars and Tay Keith’s...

Logic’s ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Debuted At No. 1 And Became His Third Chart-Topping Album

Logic’s ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Debuted At No. 1 And Became His Third Chart-Topping Album

Getty Image It’s been pretty much all wins for Logic lately. His Supermarket book was successful enough to make him the first rapper to have a New York Times best-selling novel, and he recently released a new album, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. That is performing well for him as well: On the...

Kodak Black’s Fingerprints, Gun, And Rental Car Were Reportedly Connected To A March Shooting

Kodak Black’s Fingerprints, Gun, And Rental Car Were Reportedly Connected To A March Shooting

Getty Image Kodak Black’s legal troubles continued when federal prosecutors reportedly linked him to a March shooting in Pompano Beach. TMZ reports that the prosecutors have charged Kodak with illegally buying three guns and using them in a shooting in the Florida neighborhood in which he grew up....

Kid Cudi Is In The Third Season Of ‘Westworld’ And Fans Are Sharing Excited Reactions

Kid Cudi Is In The Third Season Of ‘Westworld’ And Fans Are Sharing Excited Reactions

A few days ago, Kid Cudi said that he has new music coming out next year, and that he wants to take time to do things beyond music as well, writing, “New music next year!! Gonna work the rest of this year. In no rush to do anything right now. I dont drop albums every year anymore. Gotta give...

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 a...

Future Gifted His Five-Year-Old Son A Rolex And People Are Dragging Him For It

Future Gifted His Five-Year-Old Son A Rolex And People Are Dragging Him For It

Getty Image Finding the perfect gift for someone’s birthday is always challenging. Future thought he hit the mark when he gifted his five-year-old son a gold Rolex watch for his birthday. It was a touching and thoughtful move, but nearly all of Twitter was confused— possibly because most...

Travis Scott Plans To Donate All Proceeds From His Merch Sales At Hangout Fest To Planned Parenthood

Travis Scott Plans To Donate All Proceeds From His Merch Sales At Hangout Fest To Planned Parenthood

Getty Image Travis Scott has a long history of donating to charity. Ahead of his Super Bowl halftime show, he required the NFL to make a joint donation to an organization that fights for social justice and prison reform. The musician is now using his money to fight for affordable healthcare access...

Megan Thee Stallion Claps Back At Wolftyla For Saying She Wrote The ‘Simon Says’ Hook

Megan Thee Stallion Claps Back At Wolftyla For Saying She Wrote The ‘Simon Says’ Hook

Getty Image Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion is already in a songwriting credit controversy, just a few days after the release of her latest LP Fever. Megan was quick to squash the rumors with the help of Juicy J, who is credited on the track. It all started when singer and social media...

A Man Is Suing Jay-Z For Using A Sample On A 20-Year-Old Song, Claiming He Just Discovered The Rapper

A Man Is Suing Jay-Z For Using A Sample On A 20-Year-Old Song, Claiming He Just Discovered The Rapper

Getty Image Jay-Z and his Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life producer Timbaland are facing a whopping $2 million lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement on the track “Paper Chase.” According to TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Ernie Hines. Although the 1998 album Vol. 2 is one of Jay-Z’s most...

Gucci Mane Is Postponing His Canadian Tour Just A Week After Announcing It

Gucci Mane Is Postponing His Canadian Tour Just A Week After Announcing It

Getty Image Gucci Mane fans living in Canada will have to wait a little longer than expected to see the rapper perform live. That’s because he postponed his Live in Canada tour just a week after announcing it. The tour was originally scheduled for May but will now be pushed back several months. A...

Meek Mill Is Hinting At A New Project With Eminem And Jay-Z

Meek Mill Is Hinting At A New Project With Eminem And Jay-Z

Getty Image Meek Mill has been working closely with Jay-Z since his release from prison last year. Jay-Z supported Meek’s release and both the rappers have done extensive charity work aiming at prison reform. Meek and Jay-Z even started a foundation that seeks criminal justice reform. Meek has...

DJ Khaled, SZA, Meek Mill And John Legend Rocked ‘SNL’ With A Nipsey Hussle-Homaging Medley Performance

DJ Khaled, SZA, Meek Mill And John Legend Rocked ‘SNL’ With A Nipsey Hussle-Homaging Medley Performance

After a fittingly over-the-top medley performance of his new singles “Jealous” and “You Stay” on SNL, super producer DJ Khaled returned to the stage with SZA, Meek Mill, and John Legend to deliver an exuberant follow-up medley performance of “Just Us,” “Weather The Storm,” and “Higher” from his...

Watch DJ Khaled Run Through An Epic Medley Of ‘Father Of Asahd’ Singles On ‘SNL’ With Lil Wayne And More

Watch DJ Khaled Run Through An Epic Medley Of ‘Father Of Asahd’ Singles On ‘SNL’ With Lil Wayne And More

When it comes to superproducer DJ Khaled performances, you can bet he’ll bring all the extras you could ever ask for. With his new album, Father Of Asahd, releasing just a day ago, he and a plethora of guest stars including Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, and J Balvin hit the...

Pete Davidson Rapped About How He Preferred ‘Grace And Frankie’ To ‘Game Of Thrones’ On ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson Rapped About How He Preferred ‘Grace And Frankie’ To ‘Game Of Thrones’ On ‘SNL’

SNL knows they don’t have the biggest season finale of the weekend. But there’s no reason they can’t profit off the competition. Early into the last episode of Season 44, Pete Davidson showed up in a pre-taped music video to a) show off his rap skills and b) crow his love for Game of Thrones....

Lil Nas X Is Releasing His First EP ‘7’ Next Month

Lil Nas X Is Releasing His First EP ‘7’ Next Month

Columbia Records Lil Nas X‘s rise to fame has been unbelievably abrupt. His hit single, “Old Town Road,” quickly topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts back in March. Fans won’t have to wait for more: He’ll be dropping an EP titled 7 next month, mere weeks after becoming a superstar. Lil Nas X made...

Police Forced Tyler, The Creator To Cancel His First Show In London Since His Ban From The UK

Police Forced Tyler, The Creator To Cancel His First Show In London Since His Ban From The UK

Getty Image Tyler, the Creator‘s new album IGOR dropped Friday after much teasing, and shortly afterwards Tyler posted a photo of himself in front of Buckingham Palace. The rapper had been previously banned from entering the UK for three to five years due to lyrics which the government said...

Kid Cudi Announces He Has New Music Coming Next Year And Is Taking A Break From Touring Until Then

Kid Cudi Announces He Has New Music Coming Next Year And Is Taking A Break From Touring Until Then

Getty Image Kid Cudi fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from the rapper following his 2016 collaboration with Kanye West, Kids See Ghosts. Despite previous hints that new music would drop in 2019, there is yet to be a follow-up to his last solo album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin‘. But...

Juicy J Confirms A$AP Rocky’s New Album Is On The Way And It’s A ‘Masterpiece’

Juicy J Confirms A$AP Rocky’s New Album Is On The Way And It’s A ‘Masterpiece’

Getty Image A$AP Rocky fans won’t have to wait too much longer for new music. In a photo shared to his Twitter, Juicy J confirmed A$AP Rocky’s album is coming soon. “5:30am We cooked up a masterpiece!” the tweet says. The photo features Project Pat, Metro Boomin, and Crazy Mike, which could be...

MusicCares Launched The Mac Miller Legacy Fund To Help Artists Who Are Struggling With Substance Abuse

MusicCares Launched The Mac Miller Legacy Fund To Help Artists Who Are Struggling With Substance Abuse

Getty Image MusicCares — a nonprofit initiative started by The Recording Academy in 1993 in an effort to address social issues that directly impact the health and welfare of those within the music community — announced that it has launched the “Mac Miller Legacy Fund” to help young people who are...

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian West Announced The Name Of Their Fourth Child

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian West Announced The Name Of Their Fourth Child

Getty Image Last week, Kardashian-Jenner matriarch, Kris Jenner, appeared on the Ellen Show and was hit with the shocking news that she had a new grandchild arriving. Hours later, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West announced the birth of a baby boy via surrogate. In the week that has followed,...

Chance The Rapper Offers Groceries For A Year In Exchange For Bumping His New Song

Chance The Rapper Offers Groceries For A Year In Exchange For Bumping His New Song

Getty Image Social media challenges are all the rage these days as artists seek more creative ways to promote fans’ engagement with their new music. But as artists catch on, they’ve begun to find even more ways to prompt engagement, like offering prizes for their favorite participants. City Girls...

Tyler The Creator Gives A Fiery Performance Of ‘Earfquake’ In His New Video With Tracee Ellis Ross

Tyler The Creator Gives A Fiery Performance Of ‘Earfquake’ In His New Video With Tracee Ellis Ross

After much teasing, Tyler The Creator has released his latest album, Igor, today. It’s an enigmatic and visually distinct record, as he showed in the many video snippets he shared ahead of the release, and now he has expanded on that with a new video for “Earfquake.” The clip begins with Tracee...

Post Malone And Travis Scott Live Out Their Action Movie Fantasies In DJ Khaled’s ‘Celebrate’ Video

Post Malone And Travis Scott Live Out Their Action Movie Fantasies In DJ Khaled’s ‘Celebrate’ Video

DJ Khaled’s onslaught of videos continues with the release of the Joseph Khan-directed video for “Celebrate” with Post Malone and Travis Scott. In an unusual move for the promotional-minded producer, he forewent the process of a traditional rollout for his new album, Father Of Asahd, instead...

Youngboy NBA Was Ordered To Be Detained After His Probation Was Revoked For Social Media Use

Youngboy NBA Was Ordered To Be Detained After His Probation Was Revoked For Social Media Use

Getty Image Youngboy NBA’s social media use may have jeopardized his freedom, prompting a judge revoked his probation and order him detained, according to The Advocate, a newspaper based in the rapper’s hometown, Baton Rouge. The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, has been on...

Offset Is Challenging The Rumors Online About His Friend Ric Flair Being Dead

Offset Is Challenging The Rumors Online About His Friend Ric Flair Being Dead

Getty Image As news of wrestling legend Ric Flair’s hospitalization for a “serious medical condition” circulated online yesterday, it wasn’t long before both hardcore and casual wrestling fans began eulogizing the Nature Boy on social media. However, one person close to the wrestler didn’t like the...

DJ Khaled’s ‘SNL’ Appearance Will Feature A Murderers’ Row Of Big-Name Guest Stars

DJ Khaled’s ‘SNL’ Appearance Will Feature A Murderers’ Row Of Big-Name Guest Stars

DJ Khaled is mainly known as the maestro who pulls together massive collaborations and sparks iconic performances on his albums, so it’s only right that his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live‘s season finale is a blowout of epic proportions. He’s bringing a murderers’ row of big-name guest...

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