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Scarface Names More Than 15 MCs Better Than Him. Do You Agree? (Video)

The legendary Scarface stopped by the Sway in the Morning show in promotion of the release of his new book, Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and

From Yonkers to Brooklyn: Fabolous Has Got These 90s Freestyles on Lox (Audio)

After several weeks of stellar freestyles over 90s beats, Fabolous remains at the head of the pack. Loso has delivered some of his best verses in years over tracks by

Never Before Released Footage From Friday Rehearsals Surfaces Featuring Ice Cube & Chris Tucker (Video)

Last week, was the 20th anniversary of the release of the film Friday. Starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, the movie has become a cult classic both because of the

Lloyd Banks Perfectly Matches The Pharcyde’s Flow on His Passin’ Me By Freestyle (Audio)

Lloyd Banks has released some of the best freestyles of the month, but he’s outdone himself with the latest. Banks picks The Pharcyde’s seminal “Passin’ Me By” track, produced by

Styles P Has Got the Inner City Blues. What’s Going On in 2015? A Lot…(Audio)

From The D.O.C. to Scarface, Spice 1 to Yasiin Bey, Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” has been the source of some of Hip-Hop’s most meditative songs. The dark chords from

Yelawolf & Eminem Serve Revenge Cold With Red Hot Flows (Video)

Yelawolf has released the official video for “Best Friend,” his mournful prayer with Eminem. The song is part sorrowful reflection and part vengeful sermon about past transgressions each has suffered

Few MCs Can Flow on a Big Daddy Kane Classic. Jadakiss is One of Them (Audio)

“Raw,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” “Smooth Operator”…Those are Big Daddy Kane classics, for sure, but for many Heads there is no finer lyrical performance from Kane than the one he

Did You Know Erick Sermon Could Have Signed Biggie? The Green Eyed Bandit Speaks (Video)

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Erick Sermon. The Green Eyed bandit has launched a new collection of Hip-Hop rugs called Def Rugs, and is releasing

Kendrick Lamar and Glasses Malone Search for Harmony Over a Bone Thugs Inspired Track (Audio)

Although there have been a slew of freestyles over classic Hip-Hop tracks from the 90s lately, Glasses Malone’s “Thuggin'” featuring Kendrick Lamar is something different. The two MCs come together

Nas & AZ’s Illmatic Collabo Was Supposed to Be Over Juicy. Hear What Could Have Been (Audio)

Though the sample has now been used countless times, Heads will forever associate the deep bass line and knock from Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” with The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” flip on

Here’s an Amazing New Film About the Evolution of Hip-Hop Radio in the 80s (Video)

Red Bull Music has put together an amazing new documentary about the evolution of Hip-Hop radio in the 80s. Titled Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio

J. Cole Unleashes a New Visual About Young Love…Literally (Video)

Last year’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album fully-delivered on the promise J. Cole has shown since the days of his mixtape, The Warm Up. That project put Cole on the

ONYX Are Back and Ready to Revolt Against All Corrupt Authorities (Audio)

Since the days of “Slam,” ONYX have always made fighting music. As the years have progressed, so has the message for Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr. The two have returned

Fifteen Years Later, Love & Basketball Still Endures (Lifestyle)

Fifteen years ago this month, Gina Prince-Bythewood made her directorial debut with Love & Basketball. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, the film became a quintessential love story for an

Showtime Is Releasing a Documentary on Allen Iverson. Watch the Trailer (Video)

Along with Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson is one of the first athletes of the Hip-Hop generation who wore the culture on his sleeve. From the cornrows to the saggy jeans,

Killer Mike Celebrates His Birthday With Flair (Video)

It’s been quite some time since Killer Mike released solo material, in lieu of his work with El-P as part of Run the Jewels. Even Mike’s last solo album, R.A.P.

Two Decades Later, Does Grandmama Still Fly? Larry Johnson Speaks (Video)

Along with commercials like Michael Jordan’s “Be Like Mike” Gatorade campaign and Anfernee Hardaway’s “Lil Penny” series, few basketball ads from the 90s are more iconic than Larry Johnson’s “Grandmama”

This Throwback Hip-Hop VIDEO Mix Will Blow Your Mind (Video)

Here’s an absolutely devastating throwback Hip-Hop video mix from UK DJ E Double D. The mix and song selection, from the late 80s and early 90s, would be enough but,

Lloyd Banks Drops a Killer Freestyle on a Vintage Dr. Dre Beat (Audio)

Of the many 90s Hip-Hop freestyles over the last few weeks, Lloyd Banks has released some of the best. After tackling classics by Black Moon and Raekwon, Banks sets his

Fabolous Has Been a Bad Boy on These 90s Beats. Check His Latest Freestyle (Audio)

The recent onslaught of MCs rapping over 90s beats has, in most cases, been a welcomed homage to what many consider to be the Golden Era. Jadakiss, Styles P, Lloyd

Run the Jewels Drop a Gem for Record Store Day (Audio)

Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) show their support for Record Store Day (4/18) with the release of a vinyl 12″ record. The offering sports a brand new song

Ever See This Cypher With Snoop, Kurupt, Daz, Nate Dogg and Dr. Dre? (Video)

Ain’t nuthin’ like a gangsta party…Here’s a look back at an amazing studio moment from The Chronic era. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Kurupt and Daz conduct a crazy off the top

Celebrate 25 Years of A Tribe Called Quest With This Incredible Mix (Audio)

This has been a landmark year for A Tribe Called Quest. After celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Low End Theory album being certified platinum in February, yesterday (4/17) marked

In a Week of Massive Trailers This May Be the Biggest. Batman vs. Superman (Video)

Even before the Summer of 2015 Box Office officially gets started with the May 4th release of The Avengers, fans may already be looking well past August for their movie

The Luniz Still Got “5 On It”—Just A Little Early This Year (Mixtape)

Earlier this week, Oakland, California duo the Luniz announced they were reuniting after a more than 10-year hiatus. MCs Yukmouth and Numbskull wasted no time delivering on the promise, releasing

TIME Names Kanye West 1 of the 100 Most Influential People. Hate Him or Love Him, It’s True (Video)

Kanye West has come a long way from lobbying Dame Dash and Jay Z for a record deal as an artist. Since his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004,

Raekwon Performs a New Song on Revolt Live (Video)

Raekwon kept busy last year with his Throwback Thursday Freestyle series and the A Better Tomorrow album with Wu-Tang Clan. It’s been four years, however, since the Chef released a

Astro Shortens His Name But Keeps Pushing Forward Lyrically (Audio)

As he’s gone from a boy to a man, The Astronomical Kid has shortened his name to Astro and now Stro. No matter the moniker, since his seventh place finish

Murs Serves Up Some Protest Music in His Powerful Visual for No More Control (Video)

Over the years, Murs has been unafraid to travel down paths many MCs would not go. Whether it’s pursuing his love of graphic novels or taking a hard and unflinching

Ever Hear This Rare Mos Def & Talib Kweli Freestyle? (Audio)

One of the most disappointing moments in Hip-Hop relates not to something that happened, but rather something that didn’t. After releasing the nearly universally acclaimed album Mos Def & Talib

Yelawolf & Eminem Look to the Heavens for a Place to Send Their Enemies (Audio)

Yelawolf has released the full version of an epic collaboration with Eminem. Each MC is capable of delivering rapid-fire blistering lyrical assaults, but they divide and conquer on “Best Friend.”

Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster. No One on Sesame Street is Safe (Video)

The season might be over for FOX’s breakout hit, Empire, but that doesn’t mean the show’s matriarch, Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson), is taking a break. Instead, she’s

Finding the GOAT: These MCs Are Going to Round 4

The polls have closed and, after a fiercely competitive and unpredictable Round 3, there are only 21 MCs remaining in the quest to name Hip-Hop’s greatest MC, as determined by

Curren$y Picks Up the Pace on Sidewalk Show. It’s Still Soulful Though…(Video)

Curren$y has a penchant for laid-back, soulful beats. Few can ride a track with the flexibility and ease of Spitta. Ski Beatz also has a taste for these dark and

Donnie Trumpet & Chance the Rapper Deliver Some Colorful Sunday Candy (Video)

Donnie Trumpet & Chance the Rapper have made a colorful visual for their joyous and Gospel-tinged “Sunday Candy.” The artists are collaborating under the name The Social Experiment, and the

Imagine Nas Over Some of Kanye West’s Hardest Beats…Now Take a Listen (Mixtape)

Over the years, while Nas has rocked over some classic beats, one of the few criticisms levied against the iconic MC has been his beat selection. With a catalog that

Raekwon & Ghostface Take the 2015 Coachella Stage and Rock Like Veterans (Video)

The first weekend of the 2015 Coachella Festival is taking place this weekend in Indio, CA. The stages and tents will be filled with performers and DJs all weekend long,

Ever See This Mos Def Freestyle From 1992? The Star Power is Already Clear (Video)

Long before his acclaimed collaboration with Talib Kweli, Mos Def was a star. Here’s a look back at the then 19-year old MC (now known as Yasiin Bey), stepping to

Fabolous Needs to Do an Album With Havoc. Listen to Him WRECK This Mobb Deep Track (Audio)

Over the last several weeks, there have been a slew of artists dropping freestyles over classic 90s Hip-Hop beats, but Fabolous has been the author of some of the very

Vic Mensa Releases the Official Version of His Kanye West Collaboration. U Mad? (Audio)

Vic Mensa has been steadily putting in grind time for more than 6 years. The Chicago MC burst onto the scene in 2009 as part of the Hip-Hop band, Kids

Rapsody Drops a Thunder Clap Freestyle Over Biggie’s Who Shot Ya (Video)

Rapsody’s profile has taken on new heights over the last few weeks after her inclusion as one of only two guest MCs on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album.

Lloyd Banks Sounds Like He Was Built to Flow on This Raekwon Classic (Audio)

Lloyd Banks is on a mission with these takeovers of classic 90s Hip-Hop beats. After rocking out over Black Moon’s “How Many MCs” earlier in the week, Banks serves up

Celebrate the Incomparable Jill Scott’s Birthday With This Mix of Remixes & Covers (Audio)

Happy Birthday to the incomparable Jill Scott who celebrated her born day on April 4th. Since her voice is the gift that keeps on giving, it seemed only right to

Here’s Vintage Footage of Lauryn Hill Showing and Proving Her Freestyle Vocab (Video)

Before becoming mega-platinum stars with multiple Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill and Wyclef used to actively go from school to school searching for worthy MCs to battle. One look at this

DJ Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Features Big K.R.I.T., Freeway, Styles P, Raekwon & More (Mixtape)

After several hot leaks over the last few months, DJ Kay Slay releases his latest mixtape, The Industry Purge. The project features a host of guest MCs, including, Raekwon, Styles

No 90s Beat is Safe. Tony Yayo Sparks Up Channel Live (Audio)

While it’s fairly common in Hip-Hop for MCs to jack each other for beats, the practice is usually directed at the hot track of the moment. Last year, songs like

MC Lyte is Still Checking Mics Effortlessly. Just Watch (Video)

“When you say you love me, it doesn’t matter. It goes to my head as just chit chatter.” Ever since MC Lyte uttered those words on 1988’s “Paper Thin,” the

Ludacris and Marshawn Lynch Are in Full Beast Mode in His Latest Visual (Video)

Ludacris’ new album hit stores last week, but his hustle continues. Ludaversal showcases some of Luda’s most aggressive rhymes in years and none are more hard-hitting than in “Beast Mode.”

Chuck D Gives a True Music History Lesson in His Conversation with Nardwuar (Video)

When it comes to conducting interviews, Nardwuar is a crate-digger, literally and figuratively. When he got his shot to interview Public Enemy’s Chuck D, courtesy of Brother Ali and Z-Trip,

DJ Premier Is a Supreme Producer But Can He Rap? Nah, But Here’s a Dope Interview (Video)

While at SXSW, PRhyme, DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″, stopped by for a special edition of Sway in the Morning. They spoke on a litany of new topics, including
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