Check out previous Ones, and listen to new rap from Tommy Richman and more on our Spotify playlist.—Alphonse Pierre, Pitchfork, 18 Sep. 2023 With one final week left of summer, the heavy hitters in rap, R&B and pop have come out to play, as seen by Drake feat.—Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 15 Sep. 2023 Independent rap star Macklemore will perform in Portland on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roseland Theatre.—oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023 Last night provided the multi-hyphenate a moment to reflect on all of the success she’s acquired so far in her career as a breakout female rap star.—Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 13 Sep. 2023 The ever-growing television medium is keeping the legacies of two of the most important figures in rap — and overall pop culture — alive, and now the projects are competing for Emmys.—Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Sep. 2023 On top of Saweetie's viral moment and bounce back, the 2023 VMAs were a big night for women in rap.—Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 The occasional glimpses of R&B and rap royalty (Keyshia Cole, Fat Joe and Ashanti, to name a few)?—Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 The song ends rap’s year-long drought without topping the Hot 100, a feat just missed by other rap superstars including Drake, 21 Savage, Lil Durk and J. Cole.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023
The two stars rapped their verses while showing off their best assets.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 12 Sep. 2023 In the video, which is set at the beach and an extravagant pool, Cardi and Megan don a series of flashy outfits — including matching red swimsuits at the end — to rap to the raunchy track.—Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 At one point, Megan Thee Stallion leads a bunch of men around an office on leashes while rapping an original song about being a boss.—Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Surrounded by singers in white robes, Ja Rule raps his verses emphatically as a projector screen showcasing a sunset plays behind them.—Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 7 Sep. 2023 But Shota’s already set his head back on the desk, rapping his knuckles along with the rain.—Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, 29 Aug. 2023 His career in the entertainment world has spanned a few different industries, from rapping to wrestling to acting and writing for TV.—Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023 The only problem is the terrifying red-eyed, midnight black horned demon crawling (and rapping) on her ceiling, illuminated by a snowy TV screen in an homage to another freaky suburban nightmare classic, Poltergeist.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 1 Sep. 2023 Eminem has sent a cease and desist letter demanding the Republican presidential candidate stop rapping his music during his 2024 campaign, the Daily Mail reports.—Brendan Morrow, The Week, 29 Aug. 2023 See More
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