The rapper’s new album, Post Traumatic, insists that the music go on, nearly one year after the death of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington.
The rapper, who died at 20, was a tragic hero to some young fans and artists, even while allegations of violence piled up against him.
The Carters’ surprise collaborative album, Everything Is Love, insists that past grievances are buried. Will the Beyhive feel the same way?
With Everything Is Love, pop’s biggest couple celebrates itself—and its significance to America.
On the highlights of two recent albums—Ye and Kids See Ghosts—the rapper reaches across genres to redefine “freedom” again and again.
The experimental musician’s powerful debut album, Soil, blends gospel and the gothic.
The singer, who died at 88, was a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and embodied the vicissitudes of a decades-long career in music.
The company’s quickly abandoned stance against misbehavior is a sign that the record industry still doesn’t want to police the ethics of its stars.
On Ye, the album he premiered Thursday night, the rapper speaks of his daughters (and wife) with a disturbingly voyeuristic tone.
Amid a few gripping moments, the rapper’s eighth album all-too-briefly glances at politics and mental health.
Four Atlantic staffers discuss hip-hop’s vicious and messy brawl of the moment and how the art of the diss track has evolved.
Steven Hyden’s book Twilight of the Gods argues that the appeal of the now-dwindling Baby Boomer guitar gods was only ever personal.
The rapper insisting that a photo of Whitney Houston’s bathroom be the cover art for Pusha T’s Daytona is a clear betrayal of his rhetoric about compassion.
At the Billboard Music Awards, the pop star asked for a “moment of action” after the massacre in Santa Fe, Texas—but kept quiet on what might prevent the next horror.
Kanye West and Janelle Monáe are among those artists to stage rhetorical battles between red and blue America.
The new season of a beloved podcast series smartly seeks not to taxonomize the monastic artist’s discography, but to contextualize it.
A song-of-the-summer contender about women kissing women is being received as anything but progressive.
In the season finale of “Atlanta,” as in his recent “This Is America” video, the artist shows his preoccupation with the burden and blessing of the communal bond.
In a wave of interchangeable Millennial pop stars, Charlie Puth’s dorkiness on his album Voicenotes proves an asset.