Weathering Young Thug’s Tornado

A visit with the rapper around his birthday moves from a late night in the studio to a hectic video shoot at his Georgia home.


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Popcast: Taking Notes From Kanye West

Times music critics discuss the influence of Mr. West’s album “808s and Heartbreaks” on current musical styles.


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Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito, Hip-Hop Heralds, Are Saluted in a Film

A documentary lauds the D.J. stars of “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show” on Columbia University’s radio station, WKCR, for eight years in the ’90s.


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The Culture Issue: The Passion of Nicki Minaj

The world’s biggest female rap superstar has meticulously crafted her own image — and maintained it with uncompromising control.


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ArtsBeat: Fetty Wap’s Debut Gives Hip-Hop Another Week Atop Album Chart

The rapper’s self-titled album opened at No. 1, and Don Henley’s first studio album in 15 years debuted at No. 3.


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Pop & Rock Listings for Sept. 18-24

A selected guide to concerts in the New York City area.


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Review: Mac Miller Releases His First Major-Label Album, “GO:OD AM”

This rapper is an East Coast formalist — he’s from Pittsburgh — and good at it.


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Pop, Rock & Cabaret Listings for Sept. 4-10

A selected guide to concerts in the New York City area.


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