Follow-up to Yeezus likely to arrive in September, but West's plans are always subject to change
The young Chicagoan's acid-washed rap act combines great showmanship with tight musicianship, writes Lanre Bakare
Sean Michaels: casting call for forthcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton said to reinforce racial stereotypes
This letter to the rapper's home town is one of the hip-hop albums of the year, writes Lanre Bakare
Rapper hasn't started recording Nothing Was the Same followup, which will reportedly be about his hometown of Toronto
By confining its list to artists, the radio station concealed the real sources of power in the music industry – and made it look less white than it really is
From hip-house pioneers through the urban nightmarists to the rappers inspired by literature, here are some of UK hip-hop's finest moments
Pete Cashmore: The composer has said that he wants to include a new, updated rap version of Rum Tum Tugger's song in the musical Cats. Will it sound anything like this?
The eccentric hip-hop innovators are as endearing as they are skilled, while a slick song-and-dance man plays to the crowd writes Dorian Lynskey
The faceless artist-producer has gone from the London dance underground to deals with Dr Dre and Skrillex. Not too shabby, then …
Joe Bishop wasn't the only person to say the singer's Hard Out Here was racist. But why is she shifting the focus on to 'trolls' rather than addressing legitimate concerns about the exploitation of black women?
3 Jul 2014: The hardcore rap veteran has reconvened his metal project, Body Count and talks to Paul Lester about raising kids, annoying vegetarians and men turning soft