Hip-Hop/R&B

Death Grips breaks up, cancels all live shows

Death Grips. Photo courtesy of Big Hassle.

Death Grips has broken up. The announcement comes after three years of critically acclaimed releases, but also months of uncertainty that included canceled shows and splits with their label.



Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Spin our Fourth of July playlist for a hit of music made by Americans, for Americans about America.



Nicki Minaj explains her Iggy Azalea comments at the BET Awards

Nicki Minaj explains her Iggy Azalea comments at the BET Awards

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to semi-explain her comments toward Iggy Azalea at the BET Awards.



Watch: Trey Songz perform “Na Na” on Jimmy Kimmel

Watch: Trey Songz perform "Na Na" on Jimmy Kimmel

Trey Songz celebrated the release of his new album, “Trigga,” with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday.



Watch: Nicki Minaj blasts Iggy Azalea during BET Awards speech

Watch: Nicki Minaj blasts Iggy Azalea during BET Awards speech

When Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at Sunday’s BET Awards, she took the opportunity to throw a few jabs at fellow nominee Iggy Azalea.



Smokey Robinson at Hudson Gardens, 6-29-14 (photos)

Smokey Robinson

Motown and the Miracles frontman Smokey Robinson returned to Colorado to play Hudson Gardens on Sunday.



Listen: Lil Wayne shares “Krazy” from “Tha Carter V”

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has shared the new track, “Krazy,” which will appear on his much anticipated “Tha Carter V.”



Air Dubai has high hopes for new album, “Be Calm,” exposure from 2014 Warped Tour

Air Dubai from left, Jon Shockness, Nick Spreigl, Julian Thomas, Taylor Tait, Lawrence Grivich and Michael Ray. Photo by Emily Driskill, provided by 7S Management.

After a four-year hiatus since its last proper album, Air Dubai is preparing its first release for Los Angeles-based Hopeless Records, “Be Calm,” which is set to drop on July 1.



Trash Talk, Left Brain play free show at the Hi-Dive, 6-24-14 (photos, review)

Trash Talk

“You F***ing got into this show for free,” Trash Talk’s Lee Spielman kept yelling at the packed and thrashing Hi-Dive audience, egging them on into a mosh pit that stretched to the bar and toward the back of the venue.



Red Rocks shooting: Police dispatch audio surfaces

Police put this man in handcuffs during an investigation into a shooting that occurred at Red Rocks Amphitheater Thursday night, June 19, 2014. Three individuals in a Chevy Suburban stopped by police at 7th Avenue and Kalamath Street were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

TMZ has obtained the police dispatch audio from the Red Rocks shooting on Thursday following the Nas, Flying Lotus and Schoolboy Q concert.