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November 17, 2018
Cardi B Posted A Fiery Video To Show Support For Government Workers Who Aren’t Getting Paid During The Shutdown

Cardi B Posted A Fiery Video To Show Support For Government Workers Who Aren’t Getting Paid During The Shutdown

Getty Image Cardi B is an American treasure. Over the course of her meteoric rise, the public has enjoyed her social antics, boisterous raps, and of course her twerking. Now, it seems we can add political commentary to that list. On Wednesday afternoon, the 26-year-old rapper posted a video to...

Cardi B And City Girls Shake Their Tiger-Painted Assets In Their Eye-Popping ‘Twerk’ Video

Cardi B And City Girls Shake Their Tiger-Painted Assets In Their Eye-Popping ‘Twerk’ Video

Our collective ears pricked up when we first heard that Cardi B would be lending her services to the already-formidable, Miami bounce banger “Twerk” by City Girls. The ass-shaking anthem was the standout first single of November’s Girl Code. When the remix was announced, it set the internet...

Soulja Boy Is More Influential Than You Think — But Does It Matter?

Soulja Boy Is More Influential Than You Think — But Does It Matter?

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Hip-hop wouldn’t be where it is today without Soulja Boy. It might seem like that statement is as outlandish as the ones Soulja himself made about Kanye West and Drake on The Breakfast Club earlier today, but once you take a second to think about it, it’s true. Back in...

The Original Ending Of ‘Black Panther’ Was ‘Problematic For A Few Reasons’ According To Its Editor

The Original Ending Of ‘Black Panther’ Was ‘Problematic For A Few Reasons’ According To Its Editor

Marvel By this time next week, Black Panther will be Oscar-nominated Black Panther. The Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, and the Ryan Coogler-directed film has put itself “in consideration” for multiple categories, including Best Director, Best Adapted...

Jay Electronica Came Out Of Twitter Retirement To Respond To Soulja Boy’s Claim About Drake

Jay Electronica Came Out Of Twitter Retirement To Respond To Soulja Boy’s Claim About Drake

Getty Image Soulja Boy set off a huge debate about his legacy and influence today when he made the outrageous claim that Drake copied his style on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show. Wondering why he didn’t have a similar comeback to Meek Mill last year, he went off on a tangent that...

On ‘The Wizrd,’ Future’s Greatest Challenge Might Be Putting His Personal Evolution Into His Music

On ‘The Wizrd,’ Future’s Greatest Challenge Might Be Putting His Personal Evolution Into His Music

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Evolve or die. It is an age-old tenet of life — really, one of the universal natural laws that govern all existence — yet it’s also something that music fans, for some reason, can’t stand artists doing. You see it all the time: An artist finally cracks the code for both...

Future Now Has As Many Billboard Hot 100 Hits As Taylor Swift

Future Now Has As Many Billboard Hot 100 Hits As Taylor Swift

Getty Image Future is one of rap’s most prolific figures. In the nine years since his song, “Tony Montana” made a splash on national airwaves, the Atlanta artist has released close to 15 mixtapes and six albums, including joint projects with Zaytoven, Young Thug, and Drake. And while that high...

Tekashi 69’s Label Tried To Get Him To Move To LA To Live Near Drake And Kanye

Tekashi 69’s Label Tried To Get Him To Move To LA To Live Near Drake And Kanye

Getty Image In a new profile on controversial, incarcerated rapper Tekashi 69, the CEO of Tekashi’s label says he tried to get the “Gummo” rapper to move out of New York before it all came crashing down. Elliott Grainge, CEO of 10K Projects, said that after a kidnapping and robbery attempt in 2018,...

DJ Mustard And Migos’ Boastful New Single ‘Pure Water’ Will Make You Wish For Warmer Weather

DJ Mustard And Migos’ Boastful New Single ‘Pure Water’ Will Make You Wish For Warmer Weather

Interscope It may be the dead of winter now, but DJ Mustard, renowned ratchet music producer and prolific purveyor of skeletal, turn-up anthems, has returned to remind us all of the warmer months ahead with his latest single, the boastful “Pure Water,” featuring first-time collaborators Migos. He...

Boogie Says His Son Roasted Him For Having Fewer Instagram Followers Than Blueface

Boogie Says His Son Roasted Him For Having Fewer Instagram Followers Than Blueface

The music business can be a competitive place, especially when it comes to hip-hop, but most artists usually only feel the pressure from record execs and business partners. Unfortunately for up-and-coming Compton rapper Boogie, it looks like his own biggest critic lives right in his own home....

‘Culture III’ Is A Pivotal Moment For Migos’ Musical Legacy And A Major Storyline Of 2019

‘Culture III’ Is A Pivotal Moment For Migos’ Musical Legacy And A Major Storyline Of 2019

Getty / Uproxx Studios Last week, DJ Mustard announced a single called “Pure Water” featuring Migos would be dropping today. There’s been no indication that the track will be on Migos’ upcoming Culture III, but it will be still intriguing to hear how the Atlanta group sounds over the hypnotic beat...

Childish Gambino And Lil Wayne Are Headlining Maryland’s 2019 Broccoli City Festival

Childish Gambino And Lil Wayne Are Headlining Maryland’s 2019 Broccoli City Festival

Getty Image Many traditional music festivals boast gigantic lineups, but Maryland’s Broccoli City is a different type of event in that it is also a conference, meaning that it has a more intimate music bill. That said, Broccoli City, which takes place on April 26 and 27 at FedEx Field, is still...

Soulja Boy Claims Drake Blew Up Copying His Style: ‘I Taught Him Everything He Knows’

Soulja Boy Claims Drake Blew Up Copying His Style: ‘I Taught Him Everything He Knows’

Rappers are known for occasionally making outlandish claims, but the latest claim from noted rap pioneer Soulja Boy may take the cake for most bizarre, with just a large enough nugget of truth thrown in to really warrant some consideration. In a new interview with Hot 97’s The Breakfast Club,...

Colin Kaepernick Does Not Approve Of Travis Scott Playing The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Colin Kaepernick Does Not Approve Of Travis Scott Playing The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Getty Image Update: Last night (January 15), Ebro Darden — the Hot 97 radio host who works with Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa — tweeted that Kaepernick does not approve of Travis Scott’s Super Bowl halftime performance, writing, “Kap did not approve this bullsh*t! Get the f*ck outta here….”...

Neal Brennan: R Kelly And His ‘Goons’ Tried To Beat Up Dave Chappelle For Making Fun Of Him

Neal Brennan: R Kelly And His ‘Goons’ Tried To Beat Up Dave Chappelle For Making Fun Of Him

YouTube The release of Surviving R. Kelly has brought new attention to the litany of sexual misconduct allegations brought against R. Kelly. The Lifetime miniseries laying out each accusation has made many reevaluate their collaborations with Kelly, and made many wonder exactly why it took so long...

Vic Mensa Covered The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ With His Punk Band To Honor Dolores O’Riordan One Year After Her Death

Vic Mensa Covered The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ With His Punk Band To Honor Dolores O’Riordan One Year After Her Death

Getty Image Some folks really hate cross-genre covers, but given the right combination of artists, they can actually be pretty decent and fun, especially when rappers cover rock staples. Such is the case with 93Punx’ borderline industrial-sounding cover of The Cranberries’ signature song, “Zombie.”...

Future Didn’t Want To Admit To His Fans That He Quit Lean

Future Didn’t Want To Admit To His Fans That He Quit Lean

Future is in full album promotion mode. His new project The Wizrd is very much on its way, and to herald its imminent arrival, the Atlanta rapper has emerged from his recording layer with a bounty of new content for us to dissect. Future began the year by releasing a new single alongside an icy,...

City Girls And Cardi B Tease Their Upcoming ‘Twerk’ Video With A Provocative Trailer

City Girls And Cardi B Tease Their Upcoming ‘Twerk’ Video With A Provocative Trailer

Getty Image When Cardi B turned up on the remix to City Girls’ “Twerk” on Girl Code, they sent up a smoke signal to women all over the world that their new turn-up anthem had arrived. Shortly thereafter, City Girl Yung Miami issued a $25,000 twerk challenge, selecting 25 dancers from fans’...

Why Florida Producer Ronny J Is The King Midas Of Soundcloud Rap

Why Florida Producer Ronny J Is The King Midas Of Soundcloud Rap

Atlantic Records Let’s say you’re a rising star on the cloud rap circuit. You’ve begun to build a following, you’ve racked up a viral single that has your name buzzing in the right circles, labels are bidding on your services — you just need that one hit to take you over the top. Who do you call?...

ASAP Rocky Will Be A Speaker At SXSW 2019, As Will Jordan Peele And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

ASAP Rocky Will Be A Speaker At SXSW 2019, As Will Jordan Peele And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Getty Image ASAP Rocky recently embarked on his Injured Generation Tour, which will take him all over the US and includes a stop in Toronto. It now looks like Rocky is adding one more stop to the traveling show. On Tuesday morning, it was announced that Rocky will be one of the speakers at this...

Mac Miller’s Parents Will Attend The Grammys To Accept If He Wins The Rap Album Of The Year Award

Mac Miller’s Parents Will Attend The Grammys To Accept If He Wins The Rap Album Of The Year Award

Getty Image Mac Miller, whose 2018 album Swimming is nominated for Rap Album Of The Year at the 2019 Grammys, won’t be able to accept the award should he win, so his parents are going in his place. TMZ reports that his parents, Karen Meyers and Mark McCormick, plan to attend the ceremony and will...

Who Is James Turrell And Why Did Kanye West Just Give Him $10 Million?

Who Is James Turrell And Why Did Kanye West Just Give Him $10 Million?

Florian Holzherr/Getty/Uproxx If you’re like anyone who uses the internet, you’ve likely heard that Kanye West just donated $10 million to James Turrell, which probably led to you immediately exclaiming, “Who the f*ck is James Turrell?!” Backing up a bit… Kanye had quite the 2018, it led many of...

Pissed Off TSA Agents Are Reportedly Playing Uncensored Rap Music In Airports To Protest The Shutdown

Pissed Off TSA Agents Are Reportedly Playing Uncensored Rap Music In Airports To Protest The Shutdown

Getty Image From Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” to Kanye’s “Lift Yourself,” unpaid, disgruntled TSA agents have begun blasting uncensored rap songs on airport loudspeakers as the government shutdown drags into its history-making 25th day. Rap has always been considered a genre born of protest, but now...

Kim Kardashian Would Rather Be Stuck In An Elevator With Taylor Swift Than Drake

Kim Kardashian Would Rather Be Stuck In An Elevator With Taylor Swift Than Drake

If you scratch the surface, Drake and Taylor Swift have a lot in common. They both value loyalty above over pretty much anything else, they both mine their past relationships for creative material to the point of self-parody, and they both have ongoing feuds with Kanye West. Kanye’s wife, Kim...

Trae Tha Truth’s ‘I’m On 3.0’ Has So Many Features It’s Ten Minutes Long

Trae Tha Truth’s ‘I’m On 3.0’ Has So Many Features It’s Ten Minutes Long

If you don’t know who Trae Tha Truth is, you should be ashamed of yourself. Okay, not really. Despite his veteran status in the Houston rap scene — he’s been around since the late ’90s as both a solo artist and half of ABN with fellow H-town rap fixture Z-Ro — he’s never really had a huge,...

Vince Staples Explains His Sober Lifestyle By Sharing A Chilling Reality

Vince Staples Explains His Sober Lifestyle By Sharing A Chilling Reality

Getty Image In GQ’s new story “Creating While Clean,” musicians like Ben Harper, Jason Isbell, and Steven Tyler share their reasoning for sober living in a field best known for wild parties and excessive habits. However, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples presents an alternative perspective at the end...

Post Malone Thinks R. Kelly’s Collaborators Are Right To Pull Their Music With Him

Post Malone Thinks R. Kelly’s Collaborators Are Right To Pull Their Music With Him

Getty Image As the backlash against R. Kelly continues to grow, more and more artists are speaking out against the singer. Former collaborators are distancing themselves from Kelly, and Lady Gaga has gone as far as removing “Do What U Want,” which features Kelly, from streaming services. Chance The...

85,000 Fans Urge Big Boi, Maroon 5, And Travis Scott To Take A Knee At The Super Bowl To Support Colin Kaepernick

85,000 Fans Urge Big Boi, Maroon 5, And Travis Scott To Take A Knee At The Super Bowl To Support Colin Kaepernick

Getty Image Over 85,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking Super Bowl performers Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Travis Scott to take a knee during their halftime set in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and his ongoing fight with the NFL. The petition, originally started in November with the...

South Florida Rapper YNW Melly’s Upcoming Album Will Feature Kanye On The Track ‘Mixed Personalities’

South Florida Rapper YNW Melly’s Upcoming Album Will Feature Kanye On The Track ‘Mixed Personalities’

YNW Melly Back in October, Kanye West kept the music world collectively holding its breath. After a controversy-filled year and a tepidly-received, seven-song album, everyone was curious what would do next. Well, it was supposed to be Yandhi. But, as we all know, that has yet to materialize. In...

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Earns His First No. 1 As ‘Hoodie SZN’ Climbs On The ‘Billboard’ 200

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Earns His First No. 1 As ‘Hoodie SZN’ Climbs On The ‘Billboard’ 200

Getty Image Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie celebrated his first Billboard No. 1 with his second album, as Hoodie SZN, the follow-up to his debut record, The Bigger Artist, climbed the charts in its third week to take the pinnacle of the top 200 albums chart. Atlantic Records reported the the...

Smino Announces His 2019 ‘Hoopti’ International Tour

Smino Announces His 2019 ‘Hoopti’ International Tour

Getty Image Smino is one of the most exciting and eccentric voices to arrive in rap in the last few years. After a strong debut with 2017’s Blkswn, the St. Louis-raised, Chicago-bred rapper doubled down this past November with the bright and jittery follow-up Noir. The album puts Smino’s vocal...

All The Best Live Music In Los Angeles This Week

All The Best Live Music In Los Angeles This Week

Unsplash Los Angeles is one of the finest music cities in the world, which is both a gift and a curse: There’s always a ton of great music being played somewhere, but there’s so much of it that it can be difficult to sort through it all and find the best stuff. If that’s a problem you’ve faced,...

Blueface Shoots His Shot With Tekashi 69’s Child’s Mother On Instagram

Blueface Shoots His Shot With Tekashi 69’s Child’s Mother On Instagram

Via Youtube As Blueface‘s profile rises courtesy of a handful of high-profile co-signs, some observers have drawn a parallel to Tekashi 69 and his similar rise to notoriety. Both rappers are notoriously gang-affiliated — Blueface with a Los Angeles Crip set, Tekashi with New York Bloods — and both...

The Killers Address Gun Violence And The Border Wall On Their Soaring New Ballad, ‘Land Of The Free’

The Killers Address Gun Violence And The Border Wall On Their Soaring New Ballad, ‘Land Of The Free’

When The Killers released their latest album, 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful, it featured the song “Run For Cover” which shouted out “fake news” in a moment of rare political rhetoric from the Las Vegas band. The cycle included interviews with bandleader Brandon Flowers speaking out about President...

Tidal Denied That Its Streaming Numbers Are Officially Under Investigation For Potential Fraud

Tidal Denied That Its Streaming Numbers Are Officially Under Investigation For Potential Fraud

Getty Image Update: On Monday, January 14, a Tidal representative denied that the streaming service is under investigation by Norwegian authorities for inflating streaming numbers, telling Complex, “Tidal is not a suspect in the investigation. We are communicating with Økokrim. From the very...

Ski Mask The Slump God Is Making Meme Rap The Undeniable Next Wave Of Hip-Hop

Ski Mask The Slump God Is Making Meme Rap The Undeniable Next Wave Of Hip-Hop

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios When it comes to hip-hop’s enduring, endearing appeal to the masses, so much is built on nostalgia. Lyrical references often mine the idyll of adolescence, the recognition of pop cultural references from movies, sports, and other ephemera, and perhaps most importantly,...

The Weeknd’s ‘Lost In The Fire’ Lyrics Are Being Called ‘Homophobic’

The Weeknd’s ‘Lost In The Fire’ Lyrics Are Being Called ‘Homophobic’

Getty Image The Weeknd’s new song with French produce Gesaffelstein, “Lost In The Fire,” has gotten a lot of attention lately, but between the speculation and now criticism that the track has received, it might be for all the wrong reasons. While some listeners have focused on The Weeknd’s spiteful...

Kanye Thinks It’s OK To Listen To R. Kelly And Michael Jackson’s Music Despite Their Histories

Kanye Thinks It’s OK To Listen To R. Kelly And Michael Jackson’s Music Despite Their Histories

Getty Image R. Kelly isn’t somebody who has a lot of support behind him at the moment. Since the Surviving R. Kelly documentary came out, former collaborators have spoken out against the singer, criminal investigations are underway, and Kelly’s label is being pressured to drop him. Meanwhile,...

Tekashi 69 Is Reportedly Already Working On His Next Album While Incarcerated

Tekashi 69 Is Reportedly Already Working On His Next Album While Incarcerated

Getty Image Now that he has less time to spend on clout-chasing social media shenanigans, it looks like Tekashi 69 is using his time more productively, according to TMZ. The 22-year-old “Fefe” rapper who was arrested on racketeering charges late last year has apparently been spending his...

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...

Earl Sweatshirt Said His Next Music Will Be ‘Riskier Sh*t’ Because He’s No Longer On A Major Label

Earl Sweatshirt Said His Next Music Will Be ‘Riskier Sh*t’ Because He’s No Longer On A Major Label

Getty Image Even though Earl Sweatshirt’s albums have all been released via the major label Columbia (as well as his own imprint, Tan Cressida), but his music is very much alternative. At no time on any of his albums has it sounded like Sweatshirt was being held back creatively, and yet, that may...

Big Boi Has Been Added To The Super Bowl Halftime Show Alongside Maroon 5 And Travis Scott

Big Boi Has Been Added To The Super Bowl Halftime Show Alongside Maroon 5 And Travis Scott

Getty Image Historically, the Super Bowl halftime show has been a coveted gig. Legends like Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and others have all played the primetime slot, but this year in Atlanta, artists aren’t exactly scrambling at the opportunity. Rihanna reportedly turned down...

Travis Scott Required A Charity Donation From The NFL In Order To Perform At The Halftime Show

Travis Scott Required A Charity Donation From The NFL In Order To Perform At The Halftime Show

Getty Image Travis Scott has agreed to join Maroon 5 on stage at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show, but with a price. Instead of asking for more money, Travis Scott requested that the NFL join him in donating to charity. Scott and the NFL will make a $500,000 joint donation to Dream Corps, an...

Kanye Reportedly Quit Coachella After They Refused To Build Him A Giant Dome

Kanye Reportedly Quit Coachella After They Refused To Build Him A Giant Dome

Getty Image Kanye West backed out of headlining this year’s Coachella Festival just two days before his involvement was announced. The reason? Coachella wouldn’t build him a giant dome as a stage. According to Billboard, festival executives warned Kanye that building a giant dome just four months...

Cardi B Was Served With A Lawsuit While On Set At Her New Neflix Show

Cardi B Was Served With A Lawsuit While On Set At Her New Neflix Show

Getty Image Cardi B was served a lawsuit as she walked onto the set of her new Netflix series Wednesday night. The lawsuit is over an alleged attack on a fan that took place in May at the Met Gala. Back in May, a pregnant Cardi B and husband Offset were at The Mark Hotel in New York City when fan...

Snoop Dogg Doing Hockey Play-By-Play Is What The Sport Needs

Snoop Dogg Doing Hockey Play-By-Play Is What The Sport Needs

Getty Image Hockey, like every other sport, is trying to figure out ways to get younger fans into the game — and just casual sports fans. The in-arena experience for hockey is as good as most any live sporting event experience, but the game doesn’t translate quite as well on television. Great...

Missy Elliott Makes History As The First Female Rapper Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott Makes History As The First Female Rapper Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Getty Image Getty Image After 30 years in the music industry, Missy Elliott will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019, making her the first female rapper ever to be nominated and inducted. Missy Elliott is the third rapper inducted into the Hall of Fame, following Jermaine Dupri’s...

Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s ‘Done With Music’ In A Stunning Instagram Post

Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s ‘Done With Music’ In A Stunning Instagram Post

Getty Image Shocking news arrived Friday evening in the form of an announcement from Lil Uzi Vert. The Philadelphia rapper took to Instagram to tell the world that he’s quitting music. The 24-year-old artist posted a photo of his Gucci-sock-clad feet and wrote: I wanna take the time out to say I...

Future’s ‘The Wizrd’ Documentary Reveals An Alternate Tracklist For His Joint Album With Drake

Future’s ‘The Wizrd’ Documentary Reveals An Alternate Tracklist For His Joint Album With Drake

Getty Image Future’s highly anticipated, new documentary that we first reported on last week has finally arrived. After preview screenings in New York and Los Angeles this past week, The Wizrd premiered on Apple Music on Friday (January 11). A work, nearly seven years in the making, the documentary...

A Plane With A ‘Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly’ Banner Flew Over Sony’s Offices

A Plane With A ‘Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly’ Banner Flew Over Sony’s Offices

Getty Image Since the first airing of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, people are scrambling to distance themselves from the controversial singer. In just the past few days, for example, past collaborators like Lady Gaga, Phoenix, and Nick Cannon have apologized for working with Kelly....

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