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Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake.

Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake.

He fundamentally rewrote the rules of entry for what it meant to be a rapper in the 2010s. And it seems everyone followed.
A Secret Ingredient in Songs of Summer

A Secret Ingredient in Songs of Summer

For me, one world-traveling, chart-conquering rhythm — deployed by the likes of Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber and Drake — defines the sweatiest time of year.
Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

The Toronto Raptors’ biggest fan annoys some N.B.A. watchers. But do they outnumber those who can’t get enough of his courtside trolling?
On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

The rapper Drake brings nosebleed-section booing to his courtside seats at Toronto Raptors games. It’s perfect for the N.B.A.
On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

The rapper Drake brings nosebleed-section booing to his courtside seats at Toronto Raptors games. It’s perfect for the N.B.A.
Playlist: The Playlist: Solange’s Surprise, and 14 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Solange’s Surprise, and 14 More New Songs

Solange released a new album, “When I Get Home,” early Friday with little notice.
Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Drake’s appearance to accept the Grammy for best rap song was a surprise. Then producers cut his microphone off.
The Best and Worst of the Grammys

The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Cardi B danced atop a posh set and rapped while luxuriating on a grand piano during her performance of “Money.”
2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

Kendrick Lamar’s work on the soundtrack to Marvel’s “Black Panther” earned him eight Grammy nominations.
The 28 Best Albums of 2018

The 28 Best Albums of 2018

Clockwise from bottom left, Janelle Monáe; Soccer Mommy; Neneh Cherry; Ariana Grande; Juice WRLD; Charlie Puth
The 65 Best Songs of 2018

The 65 Best Songs of 2018

Clockwise from top left, Gunna; Ella Mai; Lady Gaga; Carrie Underwood; Cardi B
Playlist: The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs

Miley Cyrus teams with the producer Mark Ronson for a dramatic country-tinged song, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.”
Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.

Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.

Cardi B’s Instagram feed recently filled with short videos focusing on Nicki Minaj.

diary of a song: The Story of ‘Mo Bamba’: How a SoundCloud Rap Track Goes Viral

Today, a rap recorded in 20 minutes can go from internet obscurity to a Drake-approved club smash. The artists Sheck Wes, 16yrold and Take A Daytrip show us how they did it.

In Kiki Challenge, Muddy Indian Farmers Show World How to Groove

A village twist on an internet dance craze takes the world by storm.

In Kiki Challenge, Muddy Indian Farmers Show World How to Groove

A village twist on an internet dance craze takes the world by storm.
Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is the Year’s Biggest Album. But Can You Find It in Stores?

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Is the Year’s Biggest Album. But Can You Find It in Stores?

Drake’s “Scorpion” surpassed a million in sales before the physical CD ever reached stores like the FYE in Ridgewood, Queens.
Hip-Hop Is Evolving. Just Ask Its Superstars.

Hip-Hop Is Evolving. Just Ask Its Superstars.

Jay-Z is grappling with the idea that he is seen as an elder in hip-hop. Above, the rapper riding a personal watercraft while wearing a helmet was turned into a meme this summer.