Album Review: Cardi B Is a New Rap Celebrity Loyal to Rap’s Old Rules on ‘Invasion of Privacy’

The 25-year-old’s debut album shows off her hard work, versatility and ambition, mixing quick-jab rhymes with the enthusiasm and charm that have made her a star.

Popcast: Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 2018

A conversation about the earnest rapper and the SoundCloud renegade, both successes of modern internet-driven rap fandom.

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Bieber Boosts a Friend, and 14 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Sudan Archives, Sophie, Aminé and more.

Album Review: Indie Rap Veterans Return to a Genre Still in Need of Opposition

New albums by Dr. Octagon and Jean Grae & Quelle Chris carry forward the spirit of the 1990s hip-hop underground.

Cardi B to Co-Host ‘The Tonight Show’ With Jimmy Fallon on Monday

The rapper, who has been a hit on his show as a guest, will be interviewing guests and performing a song.

Sales, Not Streams, Propel Jack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ to No. 1

Mr. White’s latest debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart with help from a ticket bundle and 27,000 copies sold as vinyl LPs.

Judge Gives DMX a Year in Prison and a Chance to Be Heard, Musically

The entertainer had pleaded guilty to tax evasion after federal investigators said he had failed to pay taxes on earnings from his music.

Amid Controversy, XXXTentacion Scores His First No. 1 Album

The Florida rapper, who is awaiting trial on charges of abuse and witness tampering, is a hit on streaming services.