The music industry is taking a harder look at what’s happening in the Tar Heel state.

Benny The Butcher — The Plugs I Met The Butcher’s comin’. Black Soprano Family’s Benny The Butcher broke out with last year’s Tana Talk 3, an album that detailed drug deals over soulful instrumentation. Now, The Butcher returns with the latest chapter in his saga: The Plugs I Met. Benny tapped some big names for […]

Common feat. Daniel Caesar — “HER Love” Twenty-five years ago, Common released one of his most beloved songs ever in “I Used to Love H.E.R.” Dropped on Resurrection, the narrative-driven single worked as an ode to hip-hop and a reflection on where it had been. Since then, Com has continued to revisit the concept on […]

Future — Save Me Future looks to be saved. Just months after releasing The WIZRD, Hndrxx unleashes a brand new seven-song EP in the form of Save Me. Arriving with some serious buzz, Save Me features an array of producers. This includes K-Major, Richie Souf, Detail, Bobby Raps, Kyle Nelson, Will Yanez, Fuse, Seth Firkins, […]

Anyone who really loves to win gets double the motivation from taking an L.

Ava DuVernay’s gripping 'When They See Us' has Blair Underwood hoping things would turn out differently if the same thing happened today.

Cardi B — “Press” Cardi B takes some shots at the “Press” with her brand new single. After teasing the cut’s lyrics on social media, the Bronx rapper fires off a series of one-liners at enemies and the tabloids with a hard-hitting new track. “Cardi don’t need more press,” she boasts. “Kill ’em all, put […]

Misogyny in hip-hop is still looking to surveil the likes of Megan Thee Stallion to display a sexual expression that is only for the pleasure of men.

Young Thug feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott — “The London” What happens when three of rap’s biggest names team up with one of hip-hop’s most sought-after beatmakers? Young Thug attempts to answer that question with “The London,” a T-Minus-produced collaboration featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott. Jermaine uses the new release to boast about […]

DJ Khaled — Father of Asahd DJ Khaled’s back with more mogul talk. Two years after Grateful, the proud dad unleashes “another one” with his latest star-studded effort, Father of Asahd. As usual, Khaled comes with some familiar names and faces. The LP includes appearances from Cardi B, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, SZA, […]