The rapper’s “Darkness” video tries to fight gun violence while also glorifying it.
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“If I had a comment on my own trailer … I sometimes felt there was too much fur covering [the actors’] own faces.”
Fine Line is the latest major pop album to go all in on classic rock while updating—or at least repurposing—its message.
A new book, from the hosts of the Switched on Pop podcast, approaches the genre with laserlike focus and palpable enthusiasm.
The year’s most memorable songs, by Beyoncé, James Blake, Hot Chip, and more
The musician, who co-created some of the year’s standout records, from Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, is always asking, “How do you cut all the bullshit out?”
The hugely popular 21-year-old rapper, who died after a reported seizure, captured inner instability with ingenious sing-alongs.
The record, which features new songs from Blood Orange, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lauryn Hill, captures the journey of the film’s protagonists while avoiding some of the story’s clichés.
Kesha opens up about being back to party-animal mode despite her ongoing struggle with the producer Dr. Luke.
By going public with rights disputes with her former label, she leverages her fame as an asset.
The Atlanta singer Jacquees continues staking a bold claim with his ’90s-influenced second album.
Magdalene, the avant-garde pop star’s triumphant second album, pairs tenderness and noise.
The rapper’s Christian album is not a departure from his values but an intensification of them: boldness over coherence.
The rapper’s IMAX movie, Jesus Is King, puts a choral Christian concert into an artist’s crater to beautiful—but cold—effect.
Male angst has dominated pop history. But something feels different with artists such as Rex Orange County, Hobo Johnson, and Chris Farren.
The musician named an exclusive party after an HIV-prevention drug. Why?
Berhana, the Atlanta musician behind 2016’s “Janet,” talks about incorporating diverse geographic influences in his debut album, HAN.
The Blondie singer’s memoir, Face It, wryly recounts making the most of being ogled.
In 1989, the band reached for the mainstream with its sixth album. Thirty years later, the record’s stab at timelessness ironically makes it sound dated.