Photo via DeMo Sherman/Rappcats/IMDB Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Abe Beame is welcoming a basketball landscape post toxic NBA Rings Culture. Today, DJ Screw and Dilla are gods and legends deified  on t-shirts. It’s easy to forget before any of this happened, they were the cult […]

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6 Takeaways From the Inaugural ‘Lovers & Friends’ Festival Music – 11 mins ago Photo Credit: Luther Redd After years of delays, the inaugural Lovers & Friends went down in Las Vegas. Although the festival wasn’t perfect, it was a great time for lovers of old school R&B. Lovers & Friends — the throwback hip-hop […]

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Photo via Young Devyn/Instagram The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Donald Morrison’s love language is this photo of Big Boi and Criss Angel. Young Devyn – “Rap Sheet” featuring […]

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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Stunning Video for “N95” Music – 36 seconds ago Photo Credit: Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar has released the video for “N95.” The song appears on his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. This shit hard.  A day after releasing his critically acclaimed new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, […]

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Kendrick Lamar to Embark on ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ Music – 12 seconds ago Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation With fellow pgLang artists Baby Keem and Tanna Leone, Kendrick Lamar will head off on ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ this summer. The Big Steppers are coming to a city near you. Following the […]

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Kendrick Lamar Has Released ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,’ His First New Album in 5 Years Music – 17 mins ago Photo Credit: pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope/Aftermath Five years since his last solo drop, Kendrick Lamar returns with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, his final album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The long-awaited fifth solo […]

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Quelle Chris Wants His Flowers While He’s Living Music – 8 mins ago Photo by M.A.T. for Quelle Chris. We spoke with Quelle Chris about the making of his new album, DEATHFAME, and how he’s still testing the outer reaches of his potential after 20 years at the forefront of rap’s avant-garde. Quelle Chris loves a […]

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Independent rap journalists will recommend you new music until their voices give out. Keep it that way by supporting Passion of the Weiss via a subscription to our Patreon. Michael McKinney understands the cultural importance of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci.” April brought about yet another slew of great DJ sets, with the best stuff spanning styles, […]

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Photo via Dayo Lamar/Instagram Where else will you find the thoroughly researched rundown of the best up-and-coming artists from the continent of Africa on a weekly basis? At the top it’s just us. Support truly independent journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. African music never sleeps, and neither does Leonel. Dayo […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner is currently organizing a Free YSL protest. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” After a long hiatus, Kendrick is finally […]

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Photo via FX/Hulu In the ‘Atlanta’ cinematic universe, Paper Boi still frequents this site. Show your support for our tireless staff of writers by subscribing to the Passion of the Weiss Patreon. Jayson Buford wants you to give Sigourney Weaver the flowers she deserves. Abe Beame isn’t with the casual mushroom epidemic happening in Brooklyn […]

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