Headlines (Take Matua)

All the hottest hip-hop headlines from around the world, as well as what's going on in our own back yard.

Jack Harlow says friendship with Drake is 'better than $10 million'

Harlow also said Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kanye all taught him how to rap

23/05/2022

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome their first child

One of music's biggest power couples have brought life into the world

20/05/2022

Te Reo Māori version of The Lion King coming to cinemas

'The Lion King Reo Māori' will be screening at the Māoriland Film Festival this June

19/05/2022

Kiwi baker creates incredibly realistic cake that looks exactly like Bluebird chips and dip

Even the chips are a cake!

18/05/2022

Kiwi bloke catches daily limit of crays before the anchor is even set

This cray catch was totally cray cray.

17/05/2022
Dr Dre and Eminem, and the new kendrick lamar album cover

Eminem tells Dr Dre he’s ‘speechless’ after bumping Kendrick Lamar's new album

Us too Marshall, us too

16/05/2022

'Best rugby moment of the year': Unreal winning try by Wellington club goes viral

What a way to win a game!!

16/05/2022

LISTEN: Kendrick Lamar drops highly anticipated new album 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers'

This is Kendrick's first full-length project since 2017's DAMN.

13/05/2022

Balenciaga's new 'destroyed' sneakers are retailing for nearly $3000

When mum makes you mow the lawns in your new kicks…

12/05/2022

There's a wild fan theory about the true meaning behind all of Kendrick Lamar's albums

We wouldn't put it past Kendrick.

12/05/2022

Rihanna's baby is due any day - here's 10 of her most fire pregnancy fits

She's a Fashion Killa - and so is her bub.

11/05/2022

Jack Harlow calls out Macklemore in freestyle over iconic Pharrell track

Harlow's hot streak continues.

11/05/2022

'Chinese Cuisine' from Mercury Plaza is coming back after shutting down in 2019

It's been nearly 3 years since they closed their doors.

11/05/2022

Young Thug is facing life in prison after being arrested

This does not sound great, ay?

10/05/2022

Countdown teams up with Culley's to bring you a new Ghost Chilli Marinade Hot Roast Chicken

Our national meal is getting a new spicy remix!

09/05/2022

Kendrick Lamar releases new track “The Heart Part 5” ahead of new album dropping May 13

King Kendrick has returned to grace us with another masterpiece.

09/05/2022
Drake and his comment responding to a troll on a troll on Instagram

Drake DMs Insta troll's wife because she 'needs some excitement in her life'

Is this every husband's worst nightmare?

05/05/2022

Eminem to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022

In only his first year of eligibility, Eminem will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

05/05/2022

Footage shows Dave Chappelle being attacked while performing on stage

Dave Chappelle was jumped while performing for 'Netflix Is a Joke'.

05/05/2022

Post Malone announces his first child is on the way

His own lil sunflower 😭😭

04/05/2022

K'Lee's guide to Mother's Day: What mums really want!

Our resident super-mum with all the tips you need to nail Mother's Day this weekend!

04/05/2022

Sony's rumoured to be putting ads into PlayStation games

Sony says the ads could start appearing in Playstation games before the end of 2022.

29/04/2022

Aotearoa's first hip-hop and rnb 'step class' is changing lives one banger at a time

Now there's a soundtrack we can definitely get down to!

27/04/2022

270kg of weed scattered across US highway after car crash

Sometimes it pays to be a police officer...

22/04/2022

David Tua to be inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

The man with the left hook from hell is about to get his flowers.

21/04/2022

A$AP Rocky detained at airport in connection with 2021 shooting

Fresh legal troubles for A$AP Rocky.

21/04/2022

Doctors forced to remove 2kg dumbbell stuck in man's rectum

Why go to the gym when you can bring the gym home with you?

20/04/2022

Drug dealer who sold Mac Miller fentanyl-laced pills sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison

It's been nearly four years since the world lost Mac Miller.

19/04/2022

Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers"

Kung-Fu Kenny is back and more mysterious than ever.

19/04/2022

WATCH: DMX's iconic live performance in front of 200,000 people at Woodstock '99

One of the greatest live sets in hip-hop history.

11/04/2022

The Game is reportedly putting together an Eminem diss-track according to Wack 100

Many have tried before, many have failed.

05/04/2022

Chris Rock addresses the Will Smith slap at his first standup comedy show since the incident

The star discussed the situation before his set, saying "I'm still processing what happened"

01/04/2022

New footage shows Jada Pinkett Smith laughing after Will Smith slaps Chris Rock

The footage filmed from behind the couple appears to show Jada laughing as Will walks off stage.

01/04/2022

Big Sean straightened his hair and the reactions are unreal

Big Sean has been catching heat for his new look on Twitter.

31/03/2022

Will Smith posts a written apology to Chris Rock after slapping him at the Oscars

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive."

29/03/2022

Will Smith apologies for Chris Rock slap at Oscars

"Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family."

28/03/2022

WATCH: Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars after joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith

What the hell just happened?

28/03/2022

WATCH: Kiwi UFC fighter Dan Hooker reunites with daughter after months apart

A legend inside and outside of the cage.

25/03/2022

Local barber documents his journey giving free haircuts to homeless in downtown Auckland

"A haircut or even just a smile, can totally lift a persons spirit."

24/03/2022

Charity walk RoadyForRoadies aims to raise cash for NZ's live music workers

Hollie Smith, Dave Dobbyn and more Kiwi greats are getting behind the cause.

23/03/2022

WATCH: Ruby Tui delivers yet another hilarious post-match interview after winning Super Rugby Aupiki

Safe to say she's got a career sorted after footy!

21/03/2022

Watch these Aussies freak out over Māori kai like kina, pāua and fry bread

It’s the comparison of pāua to a Dunlop tyre for me though.

16/03/2022

Aussie KFC are launching an fine dining degustation restaurant with an 11-course menu

Now this we can get behind 🙌🙌🙌

15/03/2022

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shares his hearty pre-workout breakfast feed on Instagram

Can you smell what he’s cooking?

15/03/2022

Maaka Pohatu performs 'Low' by Flo-Rida as if it was a Māori shed party anthem

"...The whole Marae was looking at her"

14/03/2022

Fuel up now because petrol prices are about to get more expensive for kiwis

From tonight, prices for fuel in New Zealand are expected to jump even higher than they already are.

11/03/2022

The Game says Eminem is not better than him, challenges him to a Verzuz battle

The Compton rapper is willing to throw down in a Verzuz battle.

07/03/2022

Michael B. Jordan and Will Smith to star in I Am Legend sequel

The two action stars are teaming up for sequel that no one asked for but fingers crossed it's good!

07/03/2022

Jack Harlow Starring in ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Reboot for His Acting Debut

30 years after the original, Harlow is here to prove that white men can in fact jump.

04/03/2022

Steven Adams launches clothing range with all profits going to scholarship opportunities for NZ kids

Steven Adams is a legend on and off the court.

03/03/2022