Russell Simmons Hopes ‘The Scenario,’ a Hip-Hop Musical, Has Mass Appeal

He is collaborating with Universal Music Group to produce this play about rap’s ascension as a dominant pop-culture force.

The Playlist: Mariah Carey Shakes It Off, and Depeche Mode Looks for Revolution

The new songs that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Syd’s “Body” to Kate Tempest’s “England Is Lost.”

Get ‘Bad and Boujee’ Onstage With Migos

Hip-hop group Migos has a No. 1 hit on the Billboard chart with “Bad and Boujee.” Step onstage at the album release party when the crowd goes wild. (Note: Lyrics include vulgar language.)

The Playlist: Missy Elliott Reappears With a Boast, and Wire Returns With a Blast

Hear the new songs (and albums) that caught our pop critics’ attention this week, from Wire, Juanes, Real Estate and more.

Rap Trio Migos Cracks the Code to a No. 1 Hit, One Drop at a Time

This Atlanta group, riding high since the Golden Globes, is set to release “Culture,” its second album, on Friday.

Lee O’Denat, Whose Hip-Hop Website Caught Many Eyes, Dies at 43

Mr. O’Denat’s WorldStarHipHop.com became one of the 250 most-visited sites in the United States, driven by its raw footage of street life.

Lee O’Denat, Whose Hip-Hop Website Caught Many Eyes, Dies at 43

Mr. O’Denat’s WorldStarHipHop.com became one of the 250 most-visited sites in the United States, driven by its raw footage of street life.

Lee O’Denat, Whose Hip-Hop Website Caught Many Eyes, Dies at 43

Mr. O’Denat’s WorldStarHipHop.com became one of the 250 most-visited sites in the United States, driven by its raw footage of street life.