Tag Archives: Rap and Hip-Hop

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the new songs that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop’s Year of Dangerous Living Put the Accused on the Charts

Source: New York Times » Music

In Hollywood and the media, allegations of misconduct brought down powerful men. But the opposite happened in rap, creating a crisis between creators and consumers.

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The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

Source: New York Times » Music

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

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With Russell Simmons, #MeToo Comes for a Hip-Hop Pioneer

Source: New York Times » Music

The media mogul Russell Simmons is accused of raping three women. Our culture reporter Melena Ryzik talks about The New York Times’s investigation into Mr. Simmons and the significance of women of color speaking out about alleged predatory behavior.

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Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Source: New York Times » Music

A song about joy vaulted Mr. Williams into the stratosphere, but now his long-running side project is returning with an album filled with outrage.

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Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

Source: New York Times » Music

The week’s most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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Sunday Routine: How Mashonda Tifrere, Art and Hip-Hop Maven, Spends Her Sundays

Source: New York Times » Music

Ms. Tifrere spends much of her day with her 10-year-old son, Kasseem, often using the High Line to walk to art galleries, restaurants and skate parks.

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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Source: New York Times » Music

With all major awards shows under scrutiny for how they incorporate diversity, hip-hop and R&B dominate the major categories.

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