The Playlist: Desiigner and Fergie Aren’t Done Just Yet

Hear the tracks that caught our pop critics’ attention, from Jacob Collier’s “Hajanga” to Angel Olsen’s “Shut Up Kiss Me.”

Hear the tracks that caught our pop critics’ attention, from Jacob Collier’s “Hajanga” to Angel Olsen’s “Shut Up Kiss Me.”

Artist Who Inspired Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Video: ‘I Was Really Speechless’

Vincent Desiderio, an artist in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., recently learned that his painting “Sleep” served as the inspiration for Mr. West’s latest music video.

Vincent Desiderio, an artist in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., recently learned that his painting “Sleep” served as the inspiration for Mr. West’s latest music video.

First Words: Donald Trump Versus the ‘Haters’

The Republican nominee borrowed the language of the rappers who once idolized him and turned it into another weapon in his rhetorical arsenal.

The Republican nominee borrowed the language of the rappers who once idolized him and turned it into another weapon in his rhetorical arsenal.

Bernie Worrell, Whose Keyboards Left an Imprint on Funk and Hip-Hop, Dies at 72

Mr. Worrell created indelible signatures on Parliament and Funkadelic songs while showing that synthetic sounds could be earthy and untamed.

Mr. Worrell created indelible signatures on Parliament and Funkadelic songs while showing that synthetic sounds could be earthy and untamed.

Album Review: Kodak Black’s ‘Lil B.I.G. Pac’ Wrestles With Hard Choices

The rapper, who is back in jail, has released a vivid mixtape that spouts bravado but also includes a stark reckoning about his personal choices.

The rapper, who is back in jail, has released a vivid mixtape that spouts bravado but also includes a stark reckoning about his personal choices.

Prince Be, Who Infused Rap With Mysticism, Dies at 46

The singer’s psychedelic pop-rap group, P.M. Dawn, which had hits in the early 1990s, was both popular and maligned.

The singer’s psychedelic pop-rap group, P.M. Dawn, which had hits in the early 1990s, was both popular and maligned.

CD Reissues: Van Morrison, Sarah Vaughn and More

Other albums include the sensual, thrusting and lightly comic rap of Egyptian Lover, and the Rasta jazz of Count Ossie.

Other albums include the sensual, thrusting and lightly comic rap of Egyptian Lover, and the Rasta jazz of Count Ossie.

Review: Sean Combs Leads a Bad Boy Reunion, With a Surprising Amount of Soul

The show celebrated the Notorious B.I.G., who would have turned 44 on Saturday. “The greatest rapper of all time isn’t here to celebrate with us,” Mr. Combs said before the concert closed with “I’ll Be Missing You.”

The show celebrated the Notorious B.I.G., who would have turned 44 on Saturday. “The greatest rapper of all time isn’t here to celebrate with us,” Mr. Combs said before the concert closed with “I’ll Be Missing You.”