Over the course of two days, music critic Craig Jenkins spoke with Mac Miller in New York for a profile. This interview — edited here for length and clarity — was the basis for that profile. It offers a window into Miller’s creative process, his life, and what he’d hoped to do next. Loss is […]

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Fans are one step closer to hearing Anderson .Paak’s next LP. Dr. Dre announced he finished mixing his Aftermath Entertainment signee’s album in an Instagram post on Wednesday night (September 12). “Just finished mixing the album,” Dre wrote. “It’s a celebration bitches!!” Shortly thereafter, Paak confirmed the news on Twitter. “ALBUM DONE,” he tweeted. “Time […]

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Eminem has been at the center of attention in Hip Hop since the release of his surprise album Kamikaze, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be going back into hiding anytime soon. Amid his much-publicized rap beefs with Machine Gun Kelly and Joe Budden, Slim Shady is now being teased for an appearance on RiFF RAFF’s next album. […]

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The Diplomats haven’t put out an official album since 2004’s Diplomatic Immunity 2. The individual members of the NYC Hip Hop collective — Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey — have attempted to reunite over the years for an album but it never quite came to fruition. Now, Jones has teased a tracklist to […]

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NEWNAN, GA – The people came out in droves after 2 Chainz launched the Pink Traphouse, a pop-up located in his hometown of Atlanta. And just in time for the Halloween season, 2 Chainz plans on upping the ante with a haunted version. Chainz hopped on Instagram on Monday (September 10) to announce the ghoulish […]

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Labor Day weekend officially put another summer music festival season in the books. (Global Citizen, we see you over there at the end of September, but, sorry, according to our charts, you count as autumnal.) It was another overcrowded year that kicked off with Beychella, powered through heatwaves, various types of deluges, and, in Germany, […]

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Houston, TX – Scarface is the internet’s latest victim of a vicious rumor. After news started to circulate the Geto Boys OG was diagnosed with lung cancer, Scarface jumped on Twitter to set the record straight. “The internet will kill you quicker than a gun will,” he wrote. “I sympathize with people who are really sick […]

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While all sane individuals can comprehend that Ariana Grande had nothing to do with Mac Miller’s sudden passing, the pop superstar, who was in a two-year relationship with the late rap star, is reportedly still taking the tragic news pretty hard. According to a well-placed Entertainment Tonight source, Grande, 25, is simply “devastated” by the […]

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Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 26, TMZ reports. The rapper was reportedly found unconscious at his San Fernando Valley residence on Friday afternoon and pronounced dead on the scene. Miller has publicly battled substance abuse for years, and was arrested for a DUI in May. “I used […]

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As news sweeps across the internet and social media of Mac Miller’s untimely passing at the age 26, so is the shock and sadness from his peers. Earlier today (September 7), TMZ reported news of his death due to an apparent drug overdose. Born Malcolm James McCormick in 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the talented MC […]

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Mac Miller is nervous. He’s pacing, running scales and planning outfits in the Late Night With Stephen Colbert green room during a Monday taping where he’s the musical guest. It’s a windowless white space with two extraneous doors that don’t appear to move or lead anywhere; like a Scooby-Doo trap room. Wardrobe deliberations go on […]

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Nike has commanded much of the attention in the sneaker industry due to its new deal with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but adidas is making moves too. The company announced a collaboration with Childish Gambino — a.k.a. Donald Glover — social media on Wednesday (September 5). The Twitter and Instagram accounts for adidas Originals […]

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I love Van Halen. Their debut album was the first rock music I ever loved, before I knew who they were or what they were doing. The band has now been together for more than 40 years and is technically still active, although it doesn’t really seem like it. In fact, it’s a bit disingenuous to […]

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