genius

Lil Kim Weighs in on Jermaine Dupri’s ‘Stripper Rappers’ Comments

Lil Kim Weighs in on Jermaine Dupri's 'Stripper Rappers' Comments

Fresh off the heels of her dazzling BET Hip Hop Awards performance, Lil Kim stopped by Genius to talk about an array of topics on their For the Record series. Rob Markman and the QB spoke about her legacy, collaborating with the City Girls, and most interestingly, they weighed in on Jermaine Dupri’s controversial comments […]

Jonah Hill Nails 1990’s Hip Hop Quiz

JonahHillNails'sHipHopQuiz

Jonah Hill is doing a press run for his film, Mid90s, which is out now in select cities and goes wide this Friday. Hill stopped by Genius, and in addition to a traditional interview, he participated in a 1990’s Hip Hop Quiz and aced it. Hill additionally took the Mid90s Hip-Hop Quiz. “I’d say my […]

Source Exclusive: Universal Music VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks Kicks, Culture and the ‘Urban Legends’ of Vinyl

the source exclusive urban legends andre torres interview stadium goods

Any self-respecting music fan understands the significance, importance and just straight up awe that comes with the words Universal Music Enterprises — a company with decades worth of classic records at their disposal. Now, imagine having that same enthusiasm about the music empire, and then getting the dream opportunity to spearhead its department of urban […]

Vic Mensa Breaks Down “OMG” On Genius’ Video Series ‘Verified’

unnamed

Vic Mensa’s new “capsule” The Manuscript dropped last week and its standout track is the Pharrell-produced “OMG.” Both Skateboard P and Pusha T are featured on the track; P holds down the chorus while Pusha drops a jaw-dropping last verse. The song came together the second time Mensa and Pharrell hit the studio together. “I […]

Genius 1997 Merch Collection

aafafceedeac

Genius released a merch collection inspired by 1997, an iconic year for music and pop culture. To recap – Bad Boy Records ruled the summer, Titanic crashed the box office, the Spice Girls made “girl power” a global phenomenon, and Fiona Apple delivered a defiant acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs. Genius 1997 is inspired by […]

Genius Kicks Off “Genius Level” Live Conversation Series with First Guest, The-Dream

IMG

The series will spotlight the music industry’s most influential icons, beginning with a tribute to Grammy award-winning artist and songwriter Terius “The-Dream” Nash, in conversation with veteran music journalist and Genius’s Head of Artist Relations, Rob Markman. Genius, the world’s largest destination for song lyrics and musical knowledge, announced today the launch of Genius Level, […]

Kevin Durant Makes It Known That Drake Is His Favorite Rapper

drake, kevin durant

NBA player Kevin Durant has made it very clear who his favorite lyrical artist. In a recent sit down with Genius, the brand new Golden State Warrior talks to journalist Rob Markman about getting mentioned in songs by rappers. From J. Cole to JAY Z, Durant has definitely gained some recognition in the Hip Hop world. Even so, […]

Kevin Durant Reflects on Being Name Dropped By Jay Z, Drake and More

Screen Shot    at

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s most recent mega-star–almost there, Steph Curry–is naturally fodder for rap songs galore. The lanky, cool University of Texas alum is friends with Wale, Jay Z and Drake, and is considered one of the league’s true Hip Hop Heads; on any given day you can see him tweeting about rap and rappers, from […]

Desiigner Reads His “Panda” Lyrics and It’s Hilarious

panda

We absolutely love when rappers read their own lyrics. It’s almost like watching them watch themselves in some weird sort of way. Desiigner stopped by Genius and sat down to read his lyrics to his #1 single, “Panda” that’s still topping charts. It’s pretty entertaining watching Desiigner sort of conduct the words to his hit […]

Pusha T Breaks Down Lyrics For New Track “M.F.T.R.” on Genius

MFTR

We’re a little over a week away from Pusha T‘s sophomore solo album, Darkest Before Dawn. With the ever-increasing anticipation thickening the air, Push got with Genius to reveal the lyrics for an upcoming track, “M.T.F.R.” which features The Dream on the hook. M.F.T.R. premiered this morning on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 radio show and the track’s lyrics for feature some gloves […]

Jadakiss Answers The Questions From His Classic Single “Why??”

Jadakiss Why Genius

As he gears up to release his forthcoming highly anticipated album “Top 5 Dead or Alive,” Yonkers native Jadakiss sat down with Genius to briefly answer some questions from his now classic 2004 hit record “Why??” Kiss answers all of the questions with his trademark charm and wit. Peep it the video below.

Eminem Invests Into Genius

Eminem Genius

In our most recent issue of The Source Magazine Power 30, which is currently on newsstands, we listed Genius f/k/a Rap Genius, as the number 1 digital Hip-Hop platform on the web. This was a historic move considering WorldStarHipHop had owned the #1 spot since the inception of the Power 30 List. As the accolades […]

Mac Miller Breaks Down “100 Grandkids” With Genius

macmiller

It’s been two years since Mac Miller‘s last studio album, but his latest project GO:OD AM proves he hasn’t missed a beat. The album’s lead single “100 Grandkids” is a wellspring of witty metaphors and introspective lyrics, some of which Mac broke down in a new interview with Genius. With lines like “What’s a God without a little O.D.?” and “You […]

Joe Budden Talks “SlaughterMouse” With Genius; Speaks Candidly About Relationship With Eminem

Screen Shot    at

Say what you will about Joe Budden; he’s probably heard it all. A veteran whose career spans a dozen years, and which has straddled both mainstream success and underground dominance — namely as member of the hyper-lyrical supergroup Slaughterhouse — Budden’s story is quite a tale. Though his tumultuous love life has taken the spotlight in recent years, the Jersey vet instead […]

Vince Staples Goes In-Depth on Lyrics from ‘Summertime ’06’ with Rap Genius

image

After maintaining a steady upward trajectory within the underground rap sect, Def Jam‘s best kept secret, Vince Staples dropped a scorcher of a debut album with Summertime ’06. With ubiquitous high praise pouring in across the blogosphere, Staples took some time out to provide a first-hand break down of the album’s lyrics and concepts with the folks over at Genius. […]