HipHopDX editorials

Yeezus Returns: 9 Gaudy Lyrics From Kanye West’s “T.L.O.P.” Premier

Ye gave the world the first listen to his long-awaited seventh studio album and he dropped some outlandish bars.

All Eyez On Him: Celebrating 2Pac’s Magnum Opus

February 13, 2016 marks the 20 year anniversary of Tupac Shakur's legendary double disk. Author Michael Namikas delivers the retrospective.

Protect Ya Neck: Most Outrageous Quotes From Ghostface Killah’s Martin Shkreli Slander

Tony Starks was his usual self with a lot more commentary on the healthcare system.

In Search Of A Rap Lead Super Bowl Haltime Show

Chorus lines of “pro-black” music are at an all time high, even at the Super Bowl, though Hip Hop is still largely excluded.

Tweets Is Watching: Kanye West’s Album Premiere Tickets Sell Out In Ten Minutes

Reggie Miller responds to Drake’s ping pong challenge, and Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator troll on Rolling Stone Cover.

All Eyez On Memes: Future Drops “Evol” & More Kanye West Butt Jokes

Real questions for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton that demands answers.

Instagram Flexin’: 50 Cent Makes Fun Of Rival Puff Daddy

Bow Wow states he will be the next king of late night television, and The Game clarifies ruling in $10 million dollar lawsuit.

Stray Shots: Manufacturing The "Whip/Nae Nae" Success & Splitting Up The Music Business

Have major labels found their groove in the age of digital distribution and streaming?

All Eyez On Memes: Amber Rose Embarrasses Kanye West & Neil Degrasse Tyson Schools B.O.B.

EXCLUSIVE: Macklemore looks like a very special Nickelodeon character.

The 6 God Has Returned: Five Explosive Rhymes From Drake’s “Summer Sixteen”

And just like that, Drizzy drops the first single to the highly anticipated “Views From the 6.”

Stray Shots: “Pettygeddon 2016” Featuring Kanye West, Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa

Who really came out on top during the three-way scuffle that broke the internet?

8 Things We Learned From Kanye West's Epic Twitter Slandering Of Wiz Khalifa

Kanye West tried to absolutely destroy Wiz Khalifa on Twitter today over "WAVES" and Kim Kardashian.

Umi Says: A Deep Journey Through Mos Def's Discography

One writer's odyssey through the oeuvre of the artist formerly known as Mos Def.

Hip Hop & Copyright Part 2: You Can Be Sued For Samples On Free Mixtapes

Amir Said returns with a followup to his piece on Top 5 Myths About Copyright and Hip Hop.

Trap Karaoke Is A Rap Nerd’s Paradise

What better way to perform everything from “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to “March Madness” in a room full of strangers?

The Importance Of Being Macklemore

Macklemore joins a conversation he knows very well but does he go far enough?

Tweets Is Watching: Talib Kweli Blasts Iggy Azalea Over Macklemore's "White Privelege II"; Iggy Azalea Responds

Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar work together in the studio, and Iggy Azalea blasts her record label Virgin Records.

All Eyez On Memes: Meek Mill & Stacey Dash Take Epic L’s

Social media continues to indulge in memes relating to The Dab.

Instagram Flexin' (Beef Edition): 50 Cent Says He Needs No Protection; Claims He "Wiped Out" Murder Inc.

A rotating cast of characters surrounding 50 Cent all had beef this week.

Instagram Flexin’: Birdman And Lil Wayne Are Sighted In The Studio

Miami declares January 20 as “DJ Khaled Day,” and Waka Flocka Flame analyzes the beef between 50 Cent and Meek Mill.

Yasiin Bey vs. Mos Def: The Shunning Of America & Taking "Conscious Rap" To Its Logical Extreme

For Yasiin Bey, being a free citizen of the world may be his most important project of all.

7 Reasons Kemba Walker Should Be Rap’s Next Big Name-Drop

After dropping a franchise high 52 points on the Jazz, Kemba Walker is poised to be the next big name-drop for rappers all over the country.

Stray Shots: R. Kelly's Shocking Confessions & Why Artists Still Work With Him

R. Kelly’s explosive GQ interview dug up a nugget of his rarely talked past; his own childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a family member.

First Listen: Staff Reactions To Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Following the teaser at the end of “Real Friends,” Ye drops the full version of the Madlib produced track featuring K.Dot.