The performer died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday.
The rock band’s 10th full-length recaptures their early sound while sharpening their underratedly powerful message.
On Slay-Z, rap’s biggest Donald Trump fan continues on the warpath.
On his new album, Call It What It Is, the musician reflects on police brutality, ageing, and a pink balloon.
The Tribe Called Quest rapper left an indelible mark on hip-hop.
This Is What the Truth Feels Like mines the No Doubt singer’s divorce and tabloid-baiting new romance—but the honesty feels far from radical.
The upcoming biopic about the singer proves that the world still isn’t ready to tell her story.
untitled unmastered is another stunning but uneasy listen from a rapper trying to make the most of a screwed-up system.
Watching people watching things is a time-honored human tradition. It has also led to a quintessentially modern genre.
The rise of Action Bronson, the rapper and former chef, is the apotheosis of hip-hop and food culture.
Whether the occasion is a concert or an interview, women are making pigheaded behavior toward them public.
Jay Z’s music-streaming service feels like a sandbox for our most interesting pop stars, and rumors suggest it could enlist a corporate partner to solve its underlying problems.
The pianist Marcus Roberts tries to capture the essence of Ben Carson, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump on a new EP.
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made uses novelty rap to disguise self-loathing, barely.
Their latest album, Painting With, is a dizzying display of vocal synchronization.
Alleging abuse against someone powerful entails the risk of being blackballed. But right now, Kesha appears to be making allies as she sues to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke.
Kanye West's seventh album makes married life sound anything but blissful.
With a jailbreak, massive bonfire, and new song, he shed light on an internal struggle caused by external conflict.
The Life of Pablo debuted at Madison Square Garden with a mixture of joyful chaos, careful choreography, and boredom.
Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s HBO series complicates the myths of the ’70s but doesn’t make them interesting.