Romeo Santos Is Feeling the Love

Upstairs at the 40/40 club, Jay-Z’s Flatiron District bar, the Bronx-born superstar Romeo Santos is curled up in a leather chair. Santos, who’s become famous for infusing falsetto vocals and hip-hop rhythms into traditional bachata music, isn’t here today to clink drinks and enjoy himself, even though he has a …

The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include August releases. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed but, for the most part, we’re left with a glut uninspired visuals. If the good videos we’ve already seen this year are any indication, …

Kelsea Ballerini Is Already Country Music’s Biggest Star

For several years now, the country-radio format has been notoriously stingy toward new female acts seeking airplay. Only one woman who’s arrived on the scene this decade has been able to establish a pattern radio success, and that’s 23-year-old Kelsea Ballerini. She got her most significant exposure beyond the country …

BeHindTheFrames – The Come Up

BTF aka BEHINDTHEFRAMES was born in New York and raised in Florida. During his earlier years, he fell in love with Rap. With a strong sense self and pride, his presence gives a statement that you don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not to be a Rapper. Giving …

Fat Joe x The Breakfast Club: Talks His & Remy's Solo Albums,Lil Wayne, Dinner W/LL Cool J, Vic Mensa & Others Learning From The OG's, NYC Artists Climbing The Charts

Video After The Jump Fat Joe came by The Breakfast Club studio to talk the following topics: – Remy Ma single on the way, new album coming soon – How involved are you and Remy in each other’s project – Being a male involved in a female rap beef – Thoughts on Jay-Z’s 4:44 being a …

Lana Del Rey’s Romance With Rap Is On Again

A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey. Photo: Getty s For all the talk her repurposing a ’40s and ’50s aesthetic, Lana Del Rey has always kept abreast the music the moment, and what the music the moment happens to be, more and more and more, is rap. “You were sort …

The Defiant Ones Goes Behind the Music in Mostly Compelling Ways

Dr. Dre. Photo: HBO Documentaries about musicians, or any prominent cultural figure, for that matter, have a tendency to deify their subjects. The Defiant Ones — an HBO docuseries about musical pioneers and business partners Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine that airs for four consecutive nights beginning Sunday — certainly …

LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom Comes Out As Transgender

Russom. Photo: Photo courtesy Gavin Russom In an illuminating prile on Grindr ahead LCD Soundsystem’s new album, Gavin Russom, the band’s synth player and vocalist since 2009, has come out as transgender. (Russom uses female pronouns and prefers “Gavin,” but may change her name.) It’s a process she says has …

The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

Photo: YouTube This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. 2017 has been a sparse year for quality music videos. The medium’s still operating at top speed: DJ Khaled released three videos just this week, and the threat a star-studded Jay-Z visual album looms …

Tupac Shakur’s Complicated Legacy, Explained

Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty s In September 1992, Vice-President Dan Quayle called on Interscope to pull a record called 2Pacalypse Now f retail shelves. There had been a murder in Texas; a teenager was accused fatally shooting a state trooper during a traffic stop. The accused was said to …

50 Cent Talks About Eminem's Influence On His Career, Early Struggles Of Growing Up In Queens, Top Pieces Of Career Advice & More With Forbes

Rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent sat down with Forbes’ contributor Dan Schawbel to talk about Eminem‘s influence on his entire career, how his early struggles growing up in Queens impacted his career decisions, how his near death experiences have changed his view the world, why you have to have thick skin to make it in …