The Hypersexual Gay Men On Empire Are Problematic AF

Empire is my guilty pleasure. Every week, I enjoy the ratchet soap-opera vibes and the subtle social issues the Lee Daniels-created series touches, especially as it relates to the LGBTQ community. Empire has boldly discussed sexuality and gender in ways… Continue Reading

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Stro Finally Drops His Debut Album "Grade A Frequencies"

Twenty-year-old rapper Stro may be just dropping his first solo LP today (April 21), but he’s far from a new jack. The Brooklynite first rose to national fame after appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2009, performing his single “Stop… Continue Reading

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Best Songs of the Week Featuring D.R.A.M., Flatbush Zombies and More

Ethan Miller/Randy Shropshire, Getty s (2) This week’s edition XXL‘s best songs takes a look at both ascendant rap stars and stalwarts hip-hop’s bursting underground. These tracks all have at least a few things special about them, but we will… Continue Reading

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The Break Presents: Ski Mask The Slump God

Krishan Bansal Even though XXXTENTACION is grabbing the internet’s attention by the neck, he’ll tell you straight up Ski Mask The Slump God is the better rapper. Born near the Swap Shop in Deepside, a rough area that’s a part Broward County,… Continue Reading

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Missy Elliott Among Black Futurists Celebrated In The Little Simz-Narrated ‘Afrofuturism’ Series

Legendary music artist Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott used her six studio albums to fer a futuristic outlook Hip Hop culture. ALSO READ: Marvel Releases Variant Album Covers For Nas, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott & More] Hit songs such as the Timbaland-produced “The… Continue Reading

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A Conversation With Stro On ‘Grade A Frequencies’ LP, NYC Radio & Bringing Back Album Skits

(AllHipHop Features) Brian “Stro” Bradly hasn’t even reached his 21st birthday, yet he’s already spent most this decade building an impressive resumé in television (Red Band Society), film (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), and music (“Champion”). America was introduced to… Continue Reading

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Ed Sheeran ‘to quit music’ after Divide World Tour

Ed is currently on the UK leg his sold out ÷ world tour, but according to a report, it might be his final one, ever. The Daily Star claims the Grammy and Brit Award winning-singer will take a five-to-ten year break… Continue Reading

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Stro Finally Drops His Debut Album "Grade A Frequencies"

Twenty-year-old rapper Stro may be just dropping his first solo LP today (April 21), but he’s far from a new jack. The Brooklynite first rose to national fame after appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2009, performing his single “Stop… Continue Reading

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