Beyoncé and Jay-Z Deliver a Surprise Album: ‘Everything Is Love’

The married titans of popular music released their long-rumored collaborative project after a concert in London on Saturday.

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, ‘Grandfather of Rap,’ Is Dead at 73

With the Last Poets, he recited rhythmic verses over conga drumming, speaking to disaffected black youth and helping lay the foundation for hip-hop.

Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Ties a Record Held by Eminem and the Beatles

The rapper’s new album is his eighth consecutive to open at No. 1, with the equivalent of 208,000 U.S. album sales its debut week.

Muslim Rapper’s Plans to Play at the Bataclan in Paris Prompt Furor

Marine Le Pen is among the backers of a campaign to prevent the musician Médine from appearing at the venue, the site of a terrorist attack in 2015.

Playlist: The Playlist: Kanye West’s Breakout Star 070 Shake, and 10 More New Songs

Hear our critics’ weekly playlist, including serpentwithfeet, Snail Mail and Jorja Smith.

15 Songs in 15 Minutes: Inside Tierra Whack’s Whimsical, Twisted World

A 22-year-old Philadelphia rapper has arrived with “Whack World,” an audacious mini-album and music video.