BET Awards

What's up with hip-hop

Rye Rye continues to reap the rewards of her Interscope debut album, Go! Pop! Bang!, over a year after its release. She was nominated for the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category at the 2013 BET Awards, which airs on June 30. And her song "Sunshine" appears on the soundtrack album, out this week, of the new Sofia Coppola film, The Bling Ring.

Also out this week: R&B singer Chrisette Michele's new album, Better, which features an appearance from rising Baltimore hip-hop artist Kenton Dunson. The album's closing track, "Can the Cool Be Loved?" features both Dunson and Bilal. Dunson will also be opening for Chicago's Chance the Rapper at Hot 97's Who's Next?...