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’80s, Baby: Check out the Totally Rad Retro Makeovers One Artist Gave a Few of Our Faves

Recording artists Cardi B and Bruno Mars attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images for NARAS) No, it’s not #ThrowbackThursday—but we’re willing to call it #WayBackWednesday, because we’re knee-deep in nostalgia after seeing a series of artworks immortalizing some of […]

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Myspace Lost A Lot Of Music And With It, Hip-Hop Lost A Huge Chunk Of Its History

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios For the past several years, much ado has been made of the wave of rowdy, rule-breaking rappers that bubbled up from the underground on the music streaming site Soundcloud, dubbing their movement in honor of the service and praising or censuring the DIY, freeform aesthetic nature that the site helped […]

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Drake Showed Adonis’ Mom Sophie Brussaux The VIP Treatment During His Assassination Nation Tour

Getty Image It looks like Drake is still on good terms with Sophie Brussaux, the mother of his son Adonis, despite some reported bumps early in their relationship. The artist/model was given VIP treatment during the Paris stop of Drake’s Assassination Nation Tour in the AccorHotels Arena, as reported by TMZ, who caught footage of […]

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Drake’s Michael Jackson-Featuring ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ Was Not On His Setlist After ‘Leaving Neverland’

Getty Image Ever since the airing of the Leaving Neverland documentary, which details allegations of child molestation against legendary musician Michael Jackson, support for the singer has been hard to come by. His music has been banned by radio stations around the world, his streaming numbers dropped significantly after the documentary debuted, and Jackson has […]

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Drake’s Dad Defends Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly

Dennis Graham. Photo via Facebook/Dennis Graham This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Drake’s father is weighing in on hot button news items and we kind of wish he wouldn’t. In an interview with Variety, Dennis Graham defended Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly, both of whom are facing egregious allegations. Smollett, who stars (for now […]

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Meek Mill Brought Out Drake At His LA ‘Motivation Tour’ Stop To Perform ‘Going Bad’ And ‘Sicko Mode’

Getty Image Meek Mill surprised fans with a special guest appearance from his newly-reconciled rap brother-in-arms Drake during his Motivation Tour stop at the Hollywood Palladium last night, leading Drake to declare that despite Soulja Boy’s protests to the contrary, Meek definitely had the biggest comeback of 2018. In fact, he said as much between […]

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Drake DMed Soulja Boy To Patch Things Up After Soulja’s ‘Draaake?’ Meme Went Viral

Getty Image Soulja Boy has been on a bit of a press tear lately, beginning with his meme-spawning viral interview with The Breakfast Club in January in which he accused the international star of appropriating his flow to blow up. Since then, Soulja Boy’s influence on hip-hop has received a critical re-evaluation while Soulja himself […]

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All The Other Classic Rap Mixtapes That Belong On Streaming Alongside Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’

Uproxx Studios Now that Drake’s classic mixtape So Far Gone is available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify, fans have started wondering what other groundbreaking tapes from the “blog era” of hip-hop deserve similar veneration. Many of those older mixtapes don’t exist in their original forms online anymore, even though many of them were […]

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Drake Reportedly Bought Himself a $400,000 Custom Phone Case for Valentine’s Day (and All I Want Is a Condo)

Drake attends the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Lord, let me find somebody who loves me like Drake loves Drake. My solidly middle-class problems just started feeling real, real broke when I heard buzz that Drake, the […]

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‘Thotiana’ Is Officially Blueface’s First Billboard Top 20 Hit

Blueface is still here. After bursting into the public consciousness in the fall with his offbeat rhymes and his ridiculous boasts, the California rapper and his breakout hit “Thotiana” only seem to be growing in popularity. The song recently entered its fourth week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and on Tuesday, it climbed to […]

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Drake’s Dad Once Slid In Tiffany Haddish’s DMs But She Didn’t Want To Be ‘Drake’s Step Momma’

Getty Image When Drake cast his dad, Dennis Graham, in his commercials for Virginia Black whiskey, we had no idea how close those ads were to the truth. As it turns out, Dennis really is the big flirt he plays on TV, as revealed by comedian Tiffany Haddish in an interview with Glamour UK. While […]

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Why Rappers Won’t Be Satisfied With The Grammys Until Hip-Hop Wins Album Of The Year

Getty Image Another year, another bittersweet Grammy ceremony for hip-hop. While it’s true that efforts to improve voter diversity in previous years has resulted in a more representative sample of the best the genre had to offer in 2018, it didn’t seem that increased diversity resulted in any more credibility for the honors among rap’s […]

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Drake’s Reacts To His Grammy Acceptance Speech Getting Cut Off: ‘Too Raw For TV’

Getty Image When Drake won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” it appeared that he had a bigger agenda during his acceptance speech than just thanking God and his fans. While the Canadian star tried to appear gracious and humble, the content of his speech was anything but as he downplayed […]

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All The Hip-Hop Award Mistakes The Grammys Should Avoid For The 2019 Show

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Despite being the biggest night in music and the biggest music genre, the Grammys and hip-hop have had a … tense relationship. For hip-hop, it seems like it just can’t get any respect from the Grammys. The Grammys, meanwhile, need hip-hop’s youth and relevance (not to mention, its sizable audience), […]

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No Drake, Childish Gambino or Kendrick Lamar? Basically, Cardi B Is Putting on the 2019 Grammy Halftime Show 

Cardi B performs onstage during Day 3 of Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) It’s about that time—the 2019 Grammys ceremony is coming up soon! However, it looks like the awards show deemed “music’s biggest night” had a tough time booking performers. According […]

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Meek Mill’s Mafia Movie-Inspired ‘Going Bad’ Video With Drake Is A Meeting Of Rap’s Biggest Bosses

[embedded content] Share This Video Rappers love gangster movies. They love rapping about them and they love acting them out — especially in their music videos. That’s why the premise of Meek Mill’s “Going Bad” video doesn’t just co-star guest feature Drake, but also contains cameos from just about every major player in hip-hop, including […]

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Childish Gambino, Drake, And Kendrick Lamar All Reportedly Turned Down Performing At The 2019 Grammys

Getty Image Hip-hop has always had a contentious relationship with the Grammys, but it seems that this year more than any other, the long-running awards show is having problems maintaining its grip on the genre’s attention. In an interview with New York Times, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich lamented the show’s inability to even interest the […]

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Meek Mill And Drake Play Chicken With Luxury Cars In The Teaser Trailer For Their ‘Going Bad’ Video

Getty Image When he was released from prison last year, one of the first things Meek Mill did was patch things up with erstwhile rival Drake. Their repaired relationship eventually led to the duo pairing up for the first time since the infamous “Twitter fingers” incident for a track on Meek’s Championships comeback album, “Going […]

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