Rap and Hip Hop

  • The Lasting Legacy of Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak

    The Lasting Legacy of Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak

    Kanye West Kanye West released “808s and Heartbreaks” in the winter of 2008 following a year of both great professional success and deep personal tragedy. The Chicago rapper was contending with the loss of his mother, Donda, and a split with his then-fiancée while celebrating his milestone GRAMMY-winning album “Graduation.” His fifth studio album was highly introspect… more

  • Drake Tour 2015 Adds North American Arena Dates

    Drake Tour 2015 Adds North American Arena Dates

    Jungle Tour One of the hottest stars in today’s hip-hop scene, Drake has finally announced plans to go on tour in 2015. The Toronto native confirmed the details of his Jungle Tour on April 13, revealing five major arena dates for the spring starting May 24 at the Toyota Center in Houston. Find a full list of Drake’s upcoming tour dates featuring opening act Future, in addition to his upc… more

  • Nicki Minaj Tour Announces Summer 2015 North American Dates

    Nicki Minaj Tour Announces Summer 2015 North American Dates

    The Pinkprint Tour Still hot off the December release of “The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj announced on March 16 that she’ll be extending her ongoing tour to North America in the summer of 2015. At the time of the tour announcement, Minaj was on the road in Europe, but she’ll be returning stateside to kick off the U.S. venture in July. Although Minaj already assured fans on Twitter th… more

  • Kanye West and Paul McCartney Team Up for New Single

    Kanye West and Paul McCartney Team Up for New Single "Only One"

    New Music Almost two years after the release of Yeezus, Kanye West updated his website on New Year’s Eve 2015 to give his fans the first in a reported series of collaborations between him and classic rock icon Paul McCartney. The new Kanye West song, “Only One,” was also released on iTunes, and as of Jan. 5, the song holds the No. 5 slot on the iTunes singles chart. Listen to the… more

  • Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: OutKast at Summerfest 2014

    Vivid Seats Live Year in Review: OutKast at Summerfest 2014

    2014 in Review As part of our end-of-the-year blog series, Live Year in Review, Vivid Seats staffers will be looking back on some of the best live events attended in 2014. In this installment, Alyssa reviews the June 29 OutKast concert at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Every June and July, Milwaukee hosts Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” on the Henry Maier Festival … more

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