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Chris Brown Congratulates Rihanna and ASAP Rocky on Birth

Chris Brown appears to be offering congratulations to A$AP Rocky and Rihanna on their newborn baby. On Thursday (May 19), a short time after news broke that A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s child had been born, Chris Breezy put up a post on his Instagram Story that seemingly shows him sending well wishes to the happy […]

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna Welcome Baby Boy – Report

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna are officially parents. This afternoon (May 19), TMZ revealed that Rihanna had given birth to her and Rocky’s first child—and it’s a boy. The gossip outlet claimed their sources say the singer gave birth last Friday, May 13 in Los Angeles Calif. It remains unknown, however, what the child’s name is. It was […]

SSGKobe Plans to Keep People Invested With Upcoming U4EYA Album

Show & Prove: SSGKobeWords: Kathy IandoliEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. Louisiana is known for its rich, soulful roots, as well as reinventing the paradigm for music, which is exactly what SSGKobe is bringing to the rap landscape. The 18-year-old rhyme slinger was raised just […]

Rappers Who Accused Other Rappers of Stealing Their Sound

It’s hard for anything in music to be fully original, but sometimes, a shared sound between artists is far too identical. More often than not, rappers call out other rappers who jocked their sound in interviews, songs and social posts. Now, majority of the time, these moments are delivered in a good ol’ fashion subliminal. […]

Nick Cannon Doesn’t Want to ‘Populate the Earth Completely’

It looks like Nick Cannon might be done having children. On Wednesday (May 18), Cannon sat down for an interview with E! News’ Daily Pop, where he talked about new music and fatherhood. “I don’t know if I would have designed it this way but it’s one of those things,” Cannon said of having several children with […]

Migos Breakup Rumors Spark After Offset Unfollows Quavo, Takeoff

Is this the end of the Migos? On Wednesday (May 18), Twitter account @Kurrco noticed that Offset had unfollowed Quavo and Takeoff on Instagram. Generally seen as the millennial sign that a breakup of some sort is afoot, naturally, rumors began to circulate that the close-knit rappers are disbanding. “Migos done finally split up lol […]

Bishop Nehru Appears to Shoot Up Heroin in New Music Video

Bishop Nehru has released a controversial new video, which appears to show the rapper injecting heroin in the name of research. On Tuesday (May 17), Nehru released the video for his latest single “Heroin Addiction.” It features a title card disclaimer that reads, “On March 21, 2022, I decided to film myself trying HEROIN to note […]

Young Thug, YSL Responsible for Over 50 Violent Crimes, DA Says

Young Thug and his YSL associates are responsible for over 50 murders and instances of gun violence, according to the Fulton County, Ga. district attorney. On Friday (May 13), Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke with local Atlanta news station WSB-TV about her office’s investigation into the alleged violations of RICO laws by Young Thung, […]

XXXTentacion’s Mother Addresses His Abuse Allegations in X’s Doc

The trailer for the new XXXTentacion documentary has been released and it shows a gripping teaser into the life of the late polarizing rap star, including his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, addressing XXX’s abuse allegations. On Wednesday (May 18), Hulu unveiled the trailer for their new documentary Look at Me: XXXTENTACION, which is due out later this month. The […]

Nardo Wick’s Next Album on the Way & Lil Baby’s Advice Is in Mind

Show & Prove: Nardo WickWords: Georgette ClineEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. Twenty years ago, Clipse’s “Grindin’” was the soundtrack served at school lunch tables everywhere as kids banged on tabletops to mimic the Korg Triton drum presets used by producers The Neptunes. Two decades […]