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Putting their cathartic solo albums behind them, Beyoncé and Jay-Z pair up for a collaborative album that toasts their wealth and wedded bliss - although sometimes a little too zealously

The Carters

Everything Is Love

★★★☆☆

Few recording artists have gotten so much mileage out of the state of their marriage like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. 2016’s great pop soap opera was the fallout from the rapper’s reported infidelity with the woman known only as Becky With the Good Hair. 978 more words

Pop And Rock

There's been all kinds of controversy and clamour, but Kanye West's revealing, absorbing and sometimes annoying new album is better than it has any right to be

Kanye West

Ye

★★★☆☆

He might compare himself to Steve Jobs, William Shakespeare and Pablo Picasso, but the person Kanye West resembles most is Harry Houdini. 1,000 more words

Hip-hop And Rap

Businessman, actor, model and sometimes rapper... there's no limit to what A$AP Rocky can do. But maybe now it's starting to affect his music

A$AP Rocky

Testing

★★★☆☆

In an interview with GQ late last year, Rakim Mayers, otherwise known as A$AP Rocky, took stock of his recent achievements. He spoke of his friendship with Raf Simons and Michèle Lamy (“ is like my fairy godmom”), the success of artists in his A$AP Mob entourage (“Twelvyy’s album came out. 984 more words

Hip-hop And Rap

This IS America: A Critique by Alexa DeVon

I am positive that you have seen the music video for Childish Gambino’s new single, “This is America.” It begins quite entertaining, with Mr. Glover dancing and making facial humorous expressions. 248 more words

Hip Hop And Rap

At what point does crying ‘lynching’ trivialize the word?

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a “public lynching.” Bill Cosby’s people say his conviction was a lynching, too. 929 more words

Entertainment

Nothing short of wildly entertaining, Cardi B overcomes old guard hip-hop scepticism by delivering a flawed but funny debut album

Cardi B

Invasion of Privacy

★★★★☆

The success of Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow caused some consternation in hip-hop circles. Here was a track whose author blithely admitted was a facsimile of Kodak Black’s 2014 hit No Flockin. 998 more words

Pop

By the sounds of things, Young Fathers have tried to make their singular, experimental pop more straightforward on their third album. It hasn't worked, but it's fantastic listening nonetheless

Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar

★★★★☆

“We’re game for trying anything,” said Young Fathers’ Graham “G” Hastings in an Observer interview last month. Stubbornly unclassifiable, the Edinburgh trio indeed have a habit of trying anything. 988 more words

Pop And Rock