Tag: Rap and Hip-Hop

The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs

ImageTaylor Swift announced her seventh album, “Lover,” with a perky track, “You Need to Calm Down.”CreditMario Anzuoni/Reuters [embedded content] Taylor Swift looks around and sees enemies everywhere on the aggrieved but not triumphant “You Need to Calm Down.” Tsk-tsk is a familiar mode for her, and typically she inhabits it with cheekiness and a raw […]

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‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Way and 8 Other Public Spaces Named for Rappers

Weather: Grab an umbrella! Rain all day, easing in the afternoon. High in the low to mid-60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageThe rapper Lil’ Kim speaking at the ceremony announcing Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way in Brooklyn.CreditShannon Stapleton/Reuters This week, Mr. Wallace, who was killed in 1997, got another honor: Fulton Street […]

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Bushwick Bill, Rapper Who Told Harrowing Tales in Geto Boys, Is Dead at 52

Bushwick Bill, who helped inject vivid psychological horror and lightly morbid comedy into Southern hip-hop storytelling and became one of the genre’s most recognizable characters, died on Sunday at a Colorado hospital. He was 52. A representative for the rapper confirmed the death to The Associated Press. Last month, Bushwick Bill announced that he had […]

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