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Black Thought Assists Roots Affiliate Mumu Fresh In A Moving Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

For the latest in their Tiny Desk series, NPR recruits DMV artist Mumu Fresh who, despite her name, is already a seasoned veteran when it comes to the local cubicle

Queen Latifah’s New Venture Puts Ladies First & Behind The Camera

Early in her career, Queen Latifah was known for her skillful rapping and singing. The Flavor Unit standout splashed onto the scene with her debut album, All Hail The Queen.

Punch Looks To Add His Name To TDE’s Champion MC Roster (Audio)

In 2004, Carson, California became the birthplace for one of the world’s elite Hip-Hop ensembles, Top Dawg Entertainment. With the additions of Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, SiR, ScHoolboy

Jorja Smith Sings From The Soul About Love, Loss & Police Brutality (Video)

Just days after Toronto native Daniel Caesar delivered a brilliant, Gospel-driven set as a part of NPR’s Tiny Desk series, enter 21-year-old English singer/songwriter Jorja Smith. Jorja has already received

NFL Player Malcolm Jenkins Uses Signs & Silence To Send A Very Clear Message (Video)

Throughout the 2017-2018 NFL season, NFL players took to the field to line up against their opponents, not necessarily those awaiting the first whistle in different colored jerseys on the

Logic & Sam Smith Self Reflect In Style For A Timbaland-Produced Gospel Ballad (Video)

Last November, English Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sam Smith released his second studio album, The Thrill of It All, a follow-up to his massively successful debut, In The Lonely Hour, which

A New Video Shows The Insane Amount Of Work That Went Into Making SNL’s “A Kanye Place”

It’s been a massive week for Donald Glover and his music alias, Childish Gambino. After a top-notch appearance as both host and musical guest for SNL over the weekend (May 5),

A Lost Track Featuring Snoop & Dr. Dre Helped Launch Warren G’s G-Funk Era (Audio)

In November of 1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg’s debut album became a commercial and artistic juggernaut for Rap music, especially on the West Coast. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. was a lanky

Lauryn Hill Takes Her Beat Back From Drake & Adds A Nice New Verse (Video)

Drake is currently promoting his Scorpion album, due on an undisclosed date next month. In preparation, the OVO founder and superstar artist recently released “Nice For What,” a video single

GZA Slices Through The Tiny Desk To Perform Liquid Swords With A Brass Band (Video)

It’s been a decade since Wu-Tang’s GZA released his sixth studio album, Pro Tools. Among the projects he has dropped in the years previous, it is almost no contest which

Token Is Learning Success In The Industry Doesn’t Come Without New Problems (Video)

At 18 years young, Salem, MA MC Token has done more at his age than most musicians get the opportunity to do in a lifetime, but that’s not to say his

Kris Kasanova Is Out To Prove His Bars Will Always Come With A Little Something Extra (Video)

Music has been, and continues to be, a staple in Kris Kasanova’s life. Learning and studying the art of Hip-Hop since his years on this Earth crossed into the double

Chris Crack & Vic Spencer Look To “Cement” Their Place In Chicago’s Rich History Of MCs (Interview & Video)

Who Is Chris Spencer?? For those who are not familiar with all of the rising talent in Chicago, then this is definitely a good question to ask. Chris Spencer is not

King Lil G Brings Warmth To Watts’ Projects On “Cold Christmas” (Audio)

Despite relatively tepid American winters growing up in Watts, California, King Lil G’s experiences during December weren’t always as warm, giving, and lavish as the department store aisles may have

Joell Ortiz & Token Kill Microphones At Will…With No Witnesses (Audio)

What is Hip-Hop? Just ask Joell Ortiz. One year removed from his collaborative album with Illmind, Human, MC Joell Ortiz will be answering that question with his Brooklyn bred bars

Anderson .Paak’s Music Excited Dr. Dre & DJ Premier. His Story Is One Of Paid Dues. (Interview)

Although he was born Brandon Anderson Paak, most people who are close to the Southern California artist know him best as Breezy. A nickname that has stuck throughout most of

Don’t Let The Fresh Face Fool You. 17 Year Old Rapper Token Is No Sucka MC (Video)

For those of who have witnessed the rhymes of 17 year-old wordsmith A-F-R-O, an emerging MC who some, like R.A. The Rugged Man, have dubbed “the future of Hip-Hop,” here’s

Life Behind The Badge In Baltimore: One Officer Speaks Out On Corruption & Systematic Racism (Video)

Underneath Hip-Hop’s umbrella, there have been numerous artists and activists who have entered the discussions on the dark cloud of police brutality that has been hanging over the nation. Rapper

Vic Mensa Ends All Questions About Why Jay Z Signed Him With This Freestyle Over Classic Biggie (Audio)

Over the past few months, Vic Mensa has been adding his own flavor to the work of others, including his re-imagining of Future’s “Codeine Crazy,” his “Breakfast Bars” segment attacking

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Aim To Reach Victims Of Chicago Violence (Video)

Chance The Rapper and his cohorts consisting of Donnie Trumpet and the uber talented Social Experiment (SOX) have had quite the summer following the release of their successful, star studded

Kool Keith & L’Orange Wander Through Time To Discover New Sounds (Video)

The latest visuals from Kool Keith and producer L’Orange’s upcoming project, Time? Astonishing!, open in a similar vein as some classic MF Doom intros or a ’60s comic book television

PRhyme & Logic Pull On The Gloves and Enter The Ring In Beast Mode (Audio)

PRhyme (Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier) and Logic are coming off a big 2014 with the release of two of, arguably, the best albums of the year. Logic’s Under

Skyzoo & Westside Gunn Have Luxury & Lyrics To Go (Video)

Just a month removed from his headlining performance at the 11th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Barrel Brother Skyzoo is bringing Brooklyn and New York City back to life yet again

Styles P Shows His Love for the West Coast on His Latest Freestyle (Audio)

In a game where MC’s regularly stick their necks out to prove their talents to the rest of the competition, Hip-Hop can be an unforgiving, constant grind. Styles P is

Whether It’s His Beat Or Kendrick Lamar’s, Fabolous Will Be Awwright (Video)

Fabolous has been on a freestyle tear recently, making his lyrical moves and laying them to waste over classic jams from the likes of fellow New Yorkers Nas, Mobb Deep,

One Week Later, Ea$y Money Is Still The Motive (Audio)

Bars come easy for Ea$y Money as the Show Off recording artist unloads a brand new single just one week removed from the release of his album, The Motive Of

Rapper Big Pooh Shows 1 of the Scariest Things in Life for Black Men…Being Pulled Over By the Police (Video)

For decades, Hip-Hop has played a pivotal role as a voice for the people and especially so during tough, critical moments in United States history. Most recently, that role has

3,2,1…Lupe Fiasco & Consequence Start The Countdown (Audio)

With over 25 years combined in Hip-Hop, artists like Lupe Fiasco and Consequence are still out to make music that counts in 2015. This year alone has already graced Heads

Chance The Rapper Confronts Suicide, Consults ‘Mr. Happy’ In Short Film (Video)

In his lead acting debut, Chancellor Bennett (a/k/a Chance The Rapper) takes the role as a nervous supply store employee in the short film, Mr. Happy. The mini-movie itself is

Action Bronson & Chance Let Their Soul Glow In Spoofing “Coming To America” (Video)

An homage to the Eddie Murphy led film, Coming To America, Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper take their version across the Atlantic to Albania in visuals for Bronsonelli’s single,

Flashback To Hot 97’s Very First Episode of Juan Epstein With Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds (Audio)

Due to the inclement, snowy weather in New York, Peter Rosenberg had to reschedule an episode of Juan Epstein that they had originally planned for, but fear not. Rosenberg decided

Keep An Eye Out For Raz Simone And The Rest Of “Them” (Video)

It appears that Raz Simone is gearing up for 2015 to be his true coming out party. Powerful and intuitive, Raz stacks content chocked full of social and cultural commentary

Better Late Than Never. Kendrick Lamar Wins His First Grammy

After the 2014 56th Grammy Awards, there were many Hip-Hop Heads who were left frustrated after Kendrick Lamar left the Award Ceremony without a single statue after being nominated seven

MTV Has Uncovered A Raw Interview With Ol’ Dirty Bastard From 1997 (Video)

One of the introductory members to New York’s mega Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard left the Earth and the Wu far too early at the young age of

Watch A 40 Minute Run The Jewels Set In An Old Parisian Train Station (Video)

Filmed by French team La Blogothéque, Killer Mike and El-P transform a decommissioned train station in Paris known as La Recyclerie into a Hip-Hop hotbed as the MCs perform tracks

J. Cole Talks 2014 Forest Hills Drive & Being The Voice Of A Generation On Combat Jack (Audio)

Considered one of 2014’s Men of The Year according to AFH, J. Cole hops into 2015 continuing promotion for his critically acclaimed project, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on The Combat

Lupe Fiasco “Delivers” On Late Night With Seth Meyers (Video)

Grammy Award winning artist Lupe Fiasco hit the stage for Seth Meyers’ Late Night on NBC to perform his latest single, “Deliver,” to a live studio audience. Lupe, who despite

Eminem Released Infinite 18 Years Ago Today

With the anticipated release of his 9th studio album, Shady XV, Eminem continues to prove that he still has a ton of fire left in his gut. Look no further

Kendrick Lamar Continues To Spread The Love With i (Video)

Kendrick Lamar continues his mission to save lives musically with the official video to his lead single, “i.” Kendrick clearly understands the grasp his music has within the Hip-Hop realm

Michael Jordan First Hit The Court With The Chicago Bulls 30 Years Ago Today

Tomorrow night the NBA will tip-off, marking it’s 69th season. However, it was almost thirty years ago to the day on October 26, when a Brooklyn-born, North Carolina-raised 21-year old

Snoh & Common Say Bad Things Over A No I.D. Instrumental (Audio)

The history between Common and No I.D. has been well documented for some years, but their relationship with Swedish R&B songstress Snoh may be a little lesser known to the

Joey Bada$$ Is Just Trying To Get Paid (Audio)

Coupled with the beginning of his B4.Da.$$ Tour with Vince Staples and Pro Era affiliates CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and Nyck Caution, Joey Bada$$ drops some fresh new music for

¡Mayday! & Murs Let The Beast Out The Box (Video)

Head to the underground of Miami inside a dimly lit, graffiti splashed room filled with DJs scratching up their turntables and B-boy’s cutting up the dance floor in the latest

Yelawolf Freestyles Over Pink Floyd’s Money (Audio)

Just before the upcoming release of his second studio album, Love Story, Yelawolf is back paying homage to Rock legends with his latest freestyle, “Money.” Yelawolf takes over the track

The Final Installment Of A$AP Rocky’s SVDDXNLY Series (Video)

The previous four episodes of Noisey’s SVDDXNLY Series gives the viewer an inside look into A$AP Rocky’s introduction into Hip-Hop, the history behind the A$AP Mob, and his rise to

Jermaine Dupri Discusses His Role With Kris Kross, TLC, & Fresh Fest ’84 (Audio)

Jermaine Dupri hits the Hot 97 studio for an in depth interview with Peter Rosenberg to introduce his new artist Rolls Royce Rizzy in which they discuss his latest single,

Logic & Childish Gambino Are Just Driving Ms. Daisy (Audio)

Childish Gambino takes off his Spider-Man suit and steps back in front of the microphone alongside Visionary Music Group captain Logic for their latest single, “Driving Ms. Daisy.” Logic, who

A$AP Rocky Is Surrounded By Hip-Hop & Fashion’s Elite In SVDDXNLY Part 4 (Video)

While following him during Rihanna’s Diamonds Tour in 2013, Noisey and their SVDDXNLY series give another in depth look into the life of A$AP Rocky as he leaves his home

Joey Bada$$ Talks Enlightenment, Spirituality & His Respect For 50 Cent & DMX (Video)

With his album B4.DA.$$ near completion, Joey Bada$$ sits down with Montreality for an interview that delves into a wide variety of topics including his late friend and Pro Era

In Light Of The Protests In Ferguson, Vic Mensa Understands That The People Have All The Power

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Vic Mensa delves into his personal experiences growing up in the inner city of Chicago as compared to the recent events in