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.

Everything you need to know about Aotearoa's new COVID-19 'Traffic Light' system

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the new step in the COVID-19 response plan and we're breaking it all down for you.

6 hours ago

WATCH: Sean Wainui's friends and whānau perform incredibly moving haka for his wife and kids

21/10/2021

Kanye West has officially changed his name to 'Ye'

The rapper was given the tick of approval by a judge earlier today to change his name to 'Ye' with no middle or last name.

19/10/2021

Māori All Black, Chiefs star Sean Wainui tragically dies in car crash

18/10/2021

Megan Thee Stallion on importance of mental health: "It's okay to want to get therapy"

14/10/2021

Offset bought Cardi B a house for her birthday

13/10/2021

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson makes his rap debut in Tech N9ne's new song 'Face Off'

11/10/2021

Kim Kardashian West joked that she divorced Kanye West because of his 'personality'

Kim Kardashian West poked fun at her divorce from Kanye West during her opening monologue on 'Saturday Night Live'.

11/10/2021

Aotearoa musicians and promoters get behind #VaxForLife

Help save summer and get vaccinated now!

08/10/2021

Kiwi UFC star Kai Kara-France marries fiance in his own backyard

07/10/2021

YouTube removes 2 R. Kelly channels after guilty verdict

07/10/2021

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion win big at the BET Awards with WAP

06/10/2021

Tyler the Creator wins Hip-Hop album of the year award at the BET Awards

06/10/2021

Snoop Dogg pledges to be 'on point' at the Super Bowl

05/10/2021

PM Jacinda Ardern announces plan to move Auckland out of Lockdown

04/10/2021

Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J Blige will be playing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

01/10/2021

Chrissy Teigen's heartbreaking tribute to late son Jack "Mom and Dad love you forever"

"A year ago you gave me the greatest pain I could ever imagine to show me I could survive anything" wrote Teigen on Insta.

30/09/2021

WATCH: Megan Thee Stallion teams with Nike for Fit Girl Fall

30/09/2021

Mary J. Blige teases new album coming out this November

30/09/2021

WATCH: Tomorrow People drop brand new music video for "Say My Name"

29/09/2021

Eminem is opening a Mom’s Spaghetti restaurant

28/09/2021

New content series aims to help young people navigate their mental health journey

28/09/2021

Breaking: R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Counts in Racketeering and Sex Trafficking Trial

28/09/2021

It turns out A$AP Rocky's Met Gala outfit was just a quilt knitted by someone's nana

27/09/2021

Israel Adesanya is moving to the US

27/09/2021

Netflix just confirmed Tiger King: Season 2 is coming this year

Tiger King is back.

24/09/2021

Rihanna opens up about finding success 'scary', says doesn't want to be viewed as an 'icon'

23/09/2021

WATCH: TikToker hilariously acts out Rita Ora meeting Taika Waititi's Māori whānau

22/09/2021

Fugees are in talks about reuniting for first time in 15 years

22/09/2021

Two men arrested while attempting to get into Auckland with $100k and boot full of KFC

21/09/2021

Rita Ora in 'great place' with Taika Waititi

Rita Ora is in a "great place" with Taika Waititi but doesn't want to say much about their relationship.

20/09/2021

Mac Miller's 2014 mixtape ‘Faces’ is heading to streaming services for the first time

It'll be available from October 15th.

17/09/2021

Chance the Rapper compares Kanye West to Michelangelo

14/09/2021

WATCH: Essential workers perform haka for locked down whānau who'll miss father's tangihanga

10/09/2021

The 2021 BET Hip Hop Award Nominees Have Been Announced

10/09/2021

Ray-Ban's and Facebook debut their new smart glasses

10/09/2021

Kendrick Lamar has applied for the copyright of 32 new songs on ASCAP

07/09/2021

Cardi B gives birth to her second child

Rap star Cardi B has welcomed her second child with husband Offset.

07/09/2021

Drake drops limited edition Nike Certified Lover Boy merch

Drake has teamed up with Nike for his new ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Nike merchandise line.

01/09/2021

Kanye breaks Spotify record for most-streamed album in 24hrs with DONDA

The 44-year-old hip-hop star has been smashing records left right and centre since his much-delayed LP hit streaming services on Sunday.

01/09/2021

Michael Jordan's used underwear is up for auction for $500

01/09/2021

Kanye West is trying to legally change his name to 'Ye'

25/08/2021

Fans think Destiny’s Child may be reuniting

20/08/2021

A Tauranga man is trying to sell yesterday’s KFC on Facebook Marketplace for $100

18/08/2021

Eminem Lands First Major Acting Role Since 8 Mile

18/08/2021

Snoop Dogg's very own red wine hits the shelves in New Zealand

18/08/2021

WATCH: Ruby Tui's hilarious reaction to Snoop Dogg watching the Black Ferns Sevens' haka

16/08/2021

How connecting with Māori culture played a key role in our Olympic success

12/08/2021

Lizzo gives TED Talk on twerking: "Welcome to TED Twerk"

Lizzo has delivered her first TED Talk!

06/08/2021

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora debut as a couple on the red carpet

04/08/2021