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A playlist of 50 notable songs from this year, paired with older ones that connect with them spiritually or sonically.

“Futsal Shuffle 2020” arrives after a year and a half of stop-starts in the album’s roll out, widely believed to be the product of a cold war between the rapper and his label.

After a decade of unbridled innovation, 2019 felt like a tightening of the reins in hip-hop, delivering stellar albums where artists rapped with back-to-basics clarity and precision.

You know what? Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” deserves two music videos, especially when a drum line, majorettes and marching band are involved.

The enigmatic and reclusive producer Madlib joins hard-hitting emcee Freddie Gibbs for one of the most memorable Tiny Desks of the year.

Could one of these songs be the next “Old Town Road”?

Lizzo was nominated across five of the night’s top categories, including Best New Artist.

In a career – and personal life – loaded with enough drama to fuel an opera, Kanye West is finally presenting one

FKA twigs on producing her new album Magdalene, dance training, and the relationship between sacred and sensual.

The midwestern trio of Saba, Smino and Noname form super group named Ghetto Sage.