Wale Talks New Album, J. Cole Friendship, & Rift With Kid Cudi | For The Record

Wale has returned with his sixth studio album, Wow… That’s Crazy, marking nearly 10 years since his official debut, Attention Deficit. Wale sat down with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman for a 'For The Record' discussion on the album, which boasts features from artists like Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and Megan Thee Stallion. … Continue reading Wale Talks New Album, J. Cole Friendship, & Rift With Kid Cudi | For The Record

Lil’ Kim On Her Legacy & Working With City Girls | For The Record

Fresh off winning BET’s I Am Hip-Hop award, Lil' Kim stopped by 'For The Record' to discuss her fifth studio album, 9. During the candid conversation with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, Kim looked back on her decades-long career, discussed working with City Girls, and shared her thoughts on Jermaine Dupri’s controversial comments … Continue reading Lil’ Kim On Her Legacy & Working With City Girls | For The Record

Damian Lillard On ‘Big D.O.L.L.A.,’ & His Rap Battle With Marvin Bagley III | For The Record

NBA point guard Damian Lillard began rapping under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A. long before his career with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Oakland native’s most recent album is Big D.O.L.L.A., featuring appearances by Lil Wayne, Mozzy, and Jeremih. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Lillard sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations … Continue reading Damian Lillard On ‘Big D.O.L.L.A.,’ & His Rap Battle With Marvin Bagley III | For The Record

Polo G On ‘Die A Legend’ & Growing Up In Chicago | For The Record

In June, Polo G released his debut album, Die a Legend. The project came on the heels of the rising Chicago rapper’s first Billboard Hot 100 hit, 'Pop Out' with Lil Tjay. On the latest episode of 'For The Record,' the young MC sat down with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss … Continue reading Polo G On ‘Die A Legend’ & Growing Up In Chicago | For The Record

Rapsody Explains Why She’s Not A “Female MC” & Raps A Lauryn Hill Verse | For The Record

Rapsody’s latest album, Eve, is stacked with guest appearances by J. Cole, GZA, JID, Queen Latifah, D’Angelo, and more. More notably, the North Carolina rapper makes a concerted effort to pay tribute to her inspirations, naming each song on the 16-track project after a black woman. On the latest episode of For The Record, Rapsody … Continue reading Rapsody Explains Why She’s Not A “Female MC” & Raps A Lauryn Hill Verse | For The Record

T-Pain Genius Level: The Voice That Changed Pop Music (Full Interview)

On March 19, groundbreaking rapper, singer, and producer T-Pain stopped by Genius for the latest installment of Genius Level, their live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. During the conversation with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, T-Pain participated in a retrospective spanning his over … Continue reading T-Pain Genius Level: The Voice That Changed Pop Music (Full Interview)

How Do We Deal With Michael Jackson & R. Kelly’s Abuse Allegations? | For The Record

The controversial Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, aired on HBO on March 3 and March 4, prompting viewers to revisit the King of Pop’s alleged sexual abuse of two boys. Just a few months earlier, Lifetime aired a six-part documentary titled Surviving R. Kelly, focusing on R&B singer R. Kelly’s long history of allegations of … Continue reading How Do We Deal With Michael Jackson & R. Kelly’s Abuse Allegations? | For The Record

2 Chainz Talks ‘Rap Or Go To The League,’ Working With LeBron & Ariana Grande | For The Record

2 Chainz’s fifth studio album, Rap or Go to the League, came together with the assistance of LeBron James, who served as the A&R on the project. The star-studded guest list includes appearances from Young Thug, Travi$ Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, and more. On the latest episode of 'For The Record,' … Continue reading 2 Chainz Talks ‘Rap Or Go To The League,’ Working With LeBron & Ariana Grande | For The Record

Is Offset The Best Migos Member? | For The Record

After a few delays, Offset became the final member of Migos to drop his debut solo album with FATHER OF 4. It follows Quavo’s October 2018 project, QUAVO HUNCHO, and Takeoff’s November 2018 release, The Last Rocket. To discuss FATHER OF 4 and debate which Migos member is the best, Genius’ Head of Artist Relations … Continue reading Is Offset The Best Migos Member? | For The Record

Does Drake Have A Classic Album? | For The Record

Drake is one of the biggest rap stars of the decade, dropping five solo albums, a collaborative album with Future, and a pair of mixtapes since 2010. While the rapper is known for chart-topping hits, his albums have sparked more debate. Does Drake have classic albums? If so, which ones? To further discuss the topic, … Continue reading Does Drake Have A Classic Album? | For The Record

Is J. Cole The Greatest Rapper Right Now? | For The Record

On J. Cole’s first single of 2019, 'MIDDLE CHILD,' the North Carolina rapper contemplates his place between the old and new generations of hip-hop. Despite Cole’s respect for both groups of rappers, the Dreamville boss ultimately concludes on the T-Minus-produced track that he’s the “greatest right now.” To discuss Cole’s claim, Genius’ Head of Artist … Continue reading Is J. Cole The Greatest Rapper Right Now? | For The Record

Future Discusses ‘The WIZRD,’ His “King’s Dead” Verse & Quitting Lean | For The Record

Future is kicking off 2019 with his latest album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD. The new project, which was previewed by 'Crushed Up' and 'Jumping on a Jet,' serves as the proper follow-up to 2017’s FUTURE and HNDRXX. On the latest episode of 'For The Record,' Future sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations … Continue reading Future Discusses ‘The WIZRD,’ His “King’s Dead” Verse & Quitting Lean | For The Record