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Beyoncé Leads With 9 Grammy Nominations

Beyoncé Leads With 9 Grammy Nominations

Beyoncé in May at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Atlanta Treads Cautiously in a Clash of Hip-Hop and Neighborhood

Atlanta Treads Cautiously in a Clash of Hip-Hop and Neighborhood

The Metropolitan, a business and arts district in southwest Atlanta, counts music studios among its businesses. Hip-hop has become a pop-cultural signature for the city.
A Turntable Reborn Turns Its Back on Its Hip-Hop Legacy

A Turntable Reborn Turns Its Back on Its Hip-Hop Legacy

Tony Prince, right, and Barrington Oakley, a British D.J. known as Cutmaster Swift, with a Technics turntable. “If you wanted to be taken seriously, you saved up and you bought a pair,” Mr. Oakley,
Advertising: Rick Ross Documentary Video Doubles as Ad for Checkers

Advertising: Rick Ross Documentary Video Doubles as Ad for Checkers

Checkers, the fast-food chain, is first mentioned about halfway through a three-and-a-half minute Rick Ross video.
Advertising: Rick Ross Documentary Video Doubles as Ad for Checkers

Advertising: Rick Ross Documentary Video Doubles as Ad for Checkers

Checkers, the fast-food chain, is first mentioned about halfway through a three-and-a-half minute Rick Ross video.
Begging on Liberia’s Streets by Day, Heating Up Its Clubs by Night

Begging on Liberia’s Streets by Day, Heating Up Its Clubs by Night

Emmanuel Dongo, a Liberian rapper known as Lyrical D, performing last month at the Code 146 nightclub in Monrovia.
Clyde Stubblefield, the ‘Funky Drummer’ for James Brown, Dies at 73
Chinese Rappers Take Aim at American Antimissile System in South Korea

Chinese Rappers Take Aim at American Antimissile System in South Korea

The group CD Rev in Chengdu, China, last year. It has produced music videos about the American-made antimissile system in South Korea, China’s claims in the contested South China Sea and Mao’s legacy.
Workspace: An Office Built Around Hip-Hop

Workspace: An Office Built Around Hip-Hop

Steven Victor of Universal Music Group has set up his office with a nod to the recording industry’s past.
A Tupac Musical Gets a Second Chance

A Tupac Musical Gets a Second Chance

The cast of “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” a musical that makes use of the Tupac Shakur songbook, rehearsing for the True Colors Theater Company production.
Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange Knowles, a Houston native, has announced a benefit concert for Harvey relief on Sept. 28 at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, with the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Makes Its Move to No. 1

Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Makes Its Move to No. 1

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" has climbed to the top of the Hot 100 chart.
Q&A: What if a Bear Took an N.B.A. Star’s Place? Shea Serrano Has an Answer

Q&A: What if a Bear Took an N.B.A. Star’s Place? Shea Serrano Has an Answer

The sportswriter Shea Serrano has followed up his best-selling “The Rap Year Book” with a new book about basketball, and other things.
Chengdu Journal: With Dreadlocks, Rhythm and Flow, China Embraces Hip-Hop

Chengdu Journal: With Dreadlocks, Rhythm and Flow, China Embraces Hip-Hop

The Higher Brothers performing in Chengdu, China, in September. Hip-hop has gone mainstream in China, and Chengdu is the center of the action.
Style Q & A: The Roots’ Black Thought on Philadelphia Style. And His Beard.

Style Q & A: The Roots’ Black Thought on Philadelphia Style. And His Beard.

“The beard is a reflection of both wisdom and royalty,” Tariq Trotter, a.k.a. Black Thought, said.
Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

The boy band Prettymuch brings the sound and attitude of 1990s male R&B into modern pop.
The Look: The Ease of Monrovia’s ‘Hipco’ Clubs

The Look: The Ease of Monrovia’s ‘Hipco’ Clubs

Edward Herron, a stylist at 146 in Monrovia, Liberia.
Rap Disrupted Music First. Now It’s TV and Film.

Rap Disrupted Music First. Now It’s TV and Film.

Questlove, the drummer of the Roots, remembers an unfinished skit from “Chappelle’s Show” based on a song by the rapper Nas.
Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Eminem’s “Walk on Water,” from his upcoming “Revival” album, has both deft turns of phrase and deeply awkward moments.