National Vince Staples tweeted a statement about the Christian mom whose tearful rant about Staples’ song “Norf Norf” went viral last week. You may be surprised by the young Cali MC’s response. The mom was shaken up after hearing Staples’ vulgar lyrics on the radio saying, “I’m raising four little girls, and that just breaks […]

Bonnaroo's 2016 lineup was set to be announced on Conan Tuesday night, but the festival's app accidentally posted the entire lineup.

Unlike last year, 2015 was a great one for music. The meh residue of 2014 quickly disappeared and 2015 emerged as a permanent no flex zone populated by big blessings, pimpin’ butterflies, and a dope band called the ‘Bama Shakes. From comebacks to clapbacks, 2015 presented itself as a very interesting year for music. Not […]

Vince Staples may just up and leave the rap game in two years.

On the heels of Meek Mill's Creed contribution "Lord Knows," Childish Gambino's own Creed track "Waiting For My Moment"

As charged as America’s political and social landscape is today, it’s no surprise that race is a recurring theme in hip-hop culture. The good folks over at The FADER invited Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and Long Beach native Vince Staples to have a discussion about race and White people’s involvement in the genre. Mac and Vince […]

Before Vince Staples burst on the scene as a XXL Freshman earlier this year, he made a dope appearance on Jhene Aiko‘s “Vapors” from her…

I was proud of hip hop as I watched the BET Hip Hop Awards last night. It was like I was hip hop’s momma (or…

  With a jam-packed performance list, it’s tough to say who really stole the show. Between Rae Sremmurd opening and Bobby Shmurda closing, the show rarely — if ever — had a down moment. From the #DontShoot #HandsUp moment provided by Common’s performance — which also featured an appearance from the parents of slain Ferguson […]