Popcast: From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders

A Jay-Z album, documentaries about Sean Combs and Dr. Dre, and the death of Prodigy have stirred new ideas about older artists. A discussion, on Popcast.

Playlist: The Playlist: Nine Inch Nails and Shabazz Palaces Issue Retorts for Anxious Times

Hear the new songs that caught our critics’ attention this week from Nine Inch Nails, Shabazz Palaces and more.

Playlist: The Playlist: Nine Inch Nails and Shabazz Palaces Issue Retorts for Anxious Times

Hear the new songs that caught our critics’ attention this week from Nine Inch Nails, Shabazz Palaces and more.

Review: Kendrick Lamar, Rap’s Skeptical Superstar, Eschews Arena Spectacle

The rapper’s tour supporting his fourth album, “DAMN.,” is focused, direct and unglamorous.

OMB Peezy Leads a Webster Hall Lineup of Rap

This rapper from Sacramento by way of Alabama is joined by SOB x RBE’s Bay Area tributes and G Perico’s Los Angeles gangster rap homage.

OMB Peezy Leads a Webster Hall Lineup of Rap

This rapper from Sacramento by way of Alabama is joined by SOB x RBE’s Bay Area tributes and G Perico’s Los Angeles gangster rap homage.

Tidal Keeps Jay-Z’s Numbers Private, and DJ Khaled Spends a Second Week on Top

The most high-profile new album last week was Jay-Z’s “4:44,” but it doesn’t appear on the latest Billboard chart.