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Prodigy, Rapper Who Helped Forge the Sound of New York Hip-Hop,...

Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

Prodigy, Rapper Who Helped Forge the Sound of New York Hip-Hop,...

Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

Listen to 10 Essential Chris Cornell Songs

The singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, who will be remembered as one of grunge’s distinctive voices, has died at 52.

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Anxiety Leads to Joy and Jabs on New...

The rapper reflects on interior concerns on his “tart and punchy” fourth studio album, “DAMN.”

Critical Shopper: The Man Who Loathed Pajamas

When home no longer feels like a safe place, the Critical Shopper resorts to sleepwear at Sleepy Jones.

Review: Drake the Creator Meets Drake the Curator on ‘More Life’

His new release isn’t an album or a mixtape, but a playlist — a format that hasn’t been used to express an artistic vision...

An Appraisal: Chuck Berry, Fiery and Flinty Rock ’n’ Roll Innovator

With songs like “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, created a sound and style that made him...

Review: Ed Sheeran’s Secret Weapon on ‘Divide’? Being Unabashedly Uncool

Mr. Sheeran’s new album isn’t a statement of stylistic freedom or experimentation, but an assault on the pop charts from a performer skilled in...

Critic’s Notebook: Future and the Art of Flooding the Market

Over the past three years, the rapper has been telling one long, wide, deep story. Now he could top the charts with two different...