"When I grew up, drug dealers and people who was doing illegal stuff to get money, I never saw it as like a glorified thing."
Notes on the producers, songwriters, guests and key themes on the latest from the virtuosic, celebrated MC
'Coloring Book' rapper is a Best New Artist Grammy nominee has already made history
Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown and more in the year in rhymes
Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, Cool Breeze, more band together for joyous performance
Our take on the Atlanta rapper's ninth studio album
Not even the hip-hop icon's legacy could keep Georgia youth camp open
Ambitious LPs, masterful mixtapes and more
Hip-hop pioneers celebrated in Atlanta
"We recorded 103 songs over the past couple of years," he says of working with the pop star on "inspirational" fourth LP
Before N.W.A's 1988 boom, there was plenty of bass
Your guide to Chicago's loudest weekend, with Paul McCartney, Tove Lo and more
Fifth album 'Woman' attempts "stories that you can feel"
'What Happened, Miss Simone' sheds light on everything from singer's sex obsession to late-career resurgence
Atlanta singer takes us inside her "urban pop-slash-R&B-hip-hop" return