Fredo Santana Dies at 27, Lil Durk, Wale and More Pay Tribute

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana reportedly has passed away on Saturday (Dec. 20). A cause death is unconfirmed, but according to TMZ, the 27-year-old rhymer died from a fatal seizure. Producer Maxo Kream, a longtime collaborator and friend Santana, confirmed the sad news on his Instagram page. "Damn man I’m lost …

Missy Elliot Honors Aaliyah On Her 39th Birthday!

Today would have been Aaliyah’s 39th birthday. In her honor, longtime friend, Missy Elliot shared a touching tribute by penning a heartfelt note about the beloved singer. Another frequent collaborator both Aaliyah and Missy, producer, Timbaland, also celebrated the day with a message his own. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born …

KLK Beats – Cruising (Album Stream)

After spending time in Boston honing his craft, versatile beatsmith KLK Beats traveled back home to his native Tokyo o finish his impressive debut, Cruising, featuring a number East Coast heavy-hitters.   KLK’s approach to production is undoubtedly rooted in Hip-Hop and its myriad influences (Soul, Jazz, Funk, and R&B), but …

Steph Lecor – Face

As part We the Best Music, Steph released her first debut single “Saturday” charting on Billboard at #38. Steph was also the host Complex’s show “Her Take.” This was a web series sponsored by Champs retail store. Her debut album is slated to drop in a few months. Today, she …

Meet All 9 Producers on SiR’s ‘November’ Album

On Friday, January 19, singer-songwriter and producer SiR will release November, his full-length debut on Top Dawg Entertainment and the follow-up to 2017's Her Too EP. Following the album's release, the Los Angeles native will be at the center the conversation, but the project would have never come together over …

Drake Expands His Partnership With Toronto Raptors

It looks like Drake is expanding his role with the Toronto Raptors. Already, the Toronto-bred rapper is the "global ambassador" for the team, a title that has found him performing at games, showing up to support the team and even helping to design special OVO jerseys for the team to …

Kendrick Lamar to Perform at the Grammys

The list Grammy performers keeps expanding.  Kendrick Lamar has now been added as the show opener, sources have told Billboard. Kendrick, who is up for seven awards f the strength his most recent album, DAMN., has become one the most explosive performers in recent Grammy history. From his memorable performance in 2014 with Imagine …

Rap, Writing, and Finally Giving My Grandmother Her Flowers

On January 8, I called my grandmother to wish her a happy birthday, but she didn’t remember who I was. Trapped at the intersection dementia, Alzheimer's, and years being improperly prescribed medication to the point needlessly taking antipsychotics, her not recognizing my voice was a long time coming. Still, everything happened …