Kxng Crooked & Statik Selektah Serve Up That Good Food For The Soul (Audio)

Ever have someone say you wouldn’t accomplish something? Kxng Crooked did, and boy were they wrong. The sometimes Slaughterhouse member (formerly known as Crooked I) links with Statik Selektah on

Adele Sings Hello While Fallon & The Roots Play Classroom Instruments. Still Amazing! (Video)

Many of Adele’s biggest hits are rooted in heartbreak, loss or regret. The same holds true for her latest smash, “Hello.” Leave it to Jimmy Fallon, however, to make even

Nick Grant Kicks One of The Best Verses Of The Year…Excluding NOBODY (Video)

Ever heard of Nick Grant? He recently went on the Sway In The Morning show and delivered one of the best verses of the year, hands down, with no qualifications.

Rick Ross Reveals It’s Far From All Good on Crocodile Python (Audio)

Rick Ross continues to discuss both his highs and his lows in his recent releases. On the latest, “Crocodile Python” from his forthcoming Black Market album (12/4), Ross taps producer

Erykah Badu Meets The Breakfast Club. Jay Electronica Comes To Make Sure They Act Right (Video)

Erykah Badu made her first appearance ever on The Breakfast Club this morning. Coincidentally, DJ Envy had run into Jay Electronica, who has a daughter with Erykah, the night before,

Large Professor Demonstrates His Beat-Making Process. Watch The Master At Work (Video)

Large Professor is the latest producer to try his hand at Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge. In the ongoing series, beatmakers are blindfolded, asked to pick 3 random records and

Jadakiss Goes Head To Head With Nas and Styles P On “Rain” (Audio)

To be the best, you have to beat the best. Jadakiss’ new album Top 5 Dead Or Alive hits stores and streaming services at midnight (11/20). For the last few

Pusha T’s “Untouchable” Video Makes It Crystal Clear How Cold His Wordplay Is (Video)

A week after assuming the reins of G.O.O.D. Music as its new President, Pusha T is showing he has no intentions of slowing down. A day after the announcement, Pusha

LL Cool J’s Radio Turns 30. Watch His 1st Ever Interview & Other Early Moments (Video)

Thirty years ago today (November 18), LL Cool J released his debut album Radio and launched not only one of Hip-Hop’s most enduring careers, but also one of its most

A-F-R-O Has Co-Signs From DJ Premier, GZA, Talib Kweli, R.A. & More. This Mixtape Shows Why

Last year, the then 17-year old MC known as A-F-R-O won a Rap competition judged by R.A. The Rugged, Talib Kweli, Murs, Jean Grae, Vinnie Paz, Locksmith, Rittz and more.

Common Speaks To The Next Generation of Chicago Youth On a New Track With Lil Bibby (Audio)

For more than 2 decades, Common has been Hip-Hop’s Chicago ambassador. From Kanye to Lupe, Common has sought to support not only the MCs from the City of Wind, but

20 Years Later, Life Is Good For AZ Too (Video)

Though both have gone on to have long, successful and deeply respected solo careers, AZ and Nas will always be connected. After all, for many, AZ was introduced through his possibly

Yasiin Bey Addresses The Tragedy in Paris & Releases a Powerful Song (Audio)

Yasiin Bey has a residence in Paris and has deep connections to the city. As a practicing Muslim, he also has deep connections to Islam. Bey has always been one

The Golden Era of Hip-Hop Is RIGHT NOW. Logic Proves It With His “Innermission” (Audio)

The Golden Era of Hip-Hop is RIGHT NOW. That statement will always be true no matter when it is uttered because in addition to enjoying today’s great music (and there

All 4 Members Of A Tribe Called Quest Perform On TV For The 1st Time In 15 Years (Video)

Yesterday (11/13), A Tribe Called Quest released the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. To celebrate, all 4 members reunited

A Tribe Called Quest Say They Have A Lot Of Unreleased Music In The Vault (Video)

Today (11/13), A Tribe Called Quest released the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Tribe members Phife Dawg, Jarobi and

If This Song Couldn’t Make Rick Ross’ Album, Black Market Must Be Crazy Good (Audio)

Rick Ross has released a new song that departs in some significant ways from much of what he’s done of late. For starters, “Amazing Grace” opens with a warning against

Your Old Droog Combines Basketball, Seinfeld & Electro Funk (Audio)

Your Old Droog will not be pinned down. Over the last 18 months, he has tapped into 90s Hip-Hop, Jazz and Classic Rock as sonic canvases on which to paint

Rapper Big Pooh Does It Again With a Stellar Album That Feels Like Home Sweet Home (Album Stream)

Throughout his career, Rapper Big Pooh has produced some of his best work when paired with producers with a penchant for soulful beats. From teaming with 9th Wonder as part

Anthony Hamilton Puts The Gospel In Hotline Bling And Gives It New Meaning (Video)

With all the covers, remixes and non-stop plays of the original, Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” which was already derivative, will not die. And, just when it seemed there could not be

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah Team For Another Wu-Block Banger (Audio)

Three years ago, Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch formed a Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block connection that yielded one of the finest and most overlooked albums of 2012. Wu Block featured

Pusha T Shows He Is Still Lyrically Untouchable On His Latest Song (Audio)

In the same week it was announced that he’s been appointed as the president of G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T shows that he is still running things on the mic, as

Royce Da 5’9″, Pharoahe Monch & D12’s Denaun Demolish a Track With Bars That Cook (Video)

Fans are often told to stand up for Hip-Hop, but it’s increasingly rare that songs are of a quality that leave the listener with no choice but to rise from

And Then There Was A Never Released DMX Track…Ain’t Nowhere To Hide (Audio)

Dame Grease has produced tracks on every single one of DMX’s albums. Dark Man X’s longtime collaborator produced the majority of tracks on It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, including

Chris Rivers Writes A Moving Letter To His Father, Big Pun, On His Birthday

Happy Birthday to Big Pun. The lyrical Bronx Bomber would have been 44 years old, yesterday (11/10). In the past year, Chris Rivers, Pun’s son, has broken out and established

Can He Kick It? J. Cole Does With A Soulful ATCQ Remix (Audio)

As the release date for the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of A Tribe Called Quest’s People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm debut album fast approaches (11/13), they drop

Meet The Man Who Set The Internet On Fire As “The Black Stormtrooper” (Video)

Nearly a year ago, when the first official trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released, it was met with the exact type of explosive reaction

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of October 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

When the year is tallied, October 2015 likely will be remembered as the month where The Game released not one, but two heralded sequels to his The Documentary album. And,

Through Thick & Thin Puff Daddy & The LOX Still Make Great Music Together (Audio)

Last week, Puff Daddy released a surprise free album on his birthday (11/4) titled, MMM, an ode to “Money Making Mitch,” from the film Paid In Full. While the entire project

KRS-One Is Releasing His First Album Since 2012. Hear The Hard-Hitting 1st Single (Audio)

In a series of tweets, KRS-One has announced a new album and released the first single. The LP will hit stores on November 24 and will be titled Now Hear

Chris Rivers’ & Sheek Louch’s I Got It Made Video Salutes Many More Legends Than Just Special Ed

Over the Summer, Chris Rivers released a slew of sizzling freestyles featuring both original and throwback tracks. Out of many quality offerings, one stood out in particular. The son of

Logic Will Not Fade Away. He’s Just Getting Started (Audio)

Logic’s forthcoming new album The Incredible True Story hits stores next week on November 13. For the last several weeks, the talented Maryland spitter has been releasing quality songs and

Outkast Turned Down a Super Bowl Performance & It’s Ms. Jackson Who’s Sorry

Big Boi was a guest this week on ESPN’s The Dan Le Batard Show. As he’s done in the past, he made predictions about this week’s NFL match ups but,

Your Old Droog Shows Why He Looks Back to Move Hip-Hop Forward (Video)

Over the last year, Your Old Droog has carved out a lane that is reminiscent of 90s-era New York Hip-Hop, but which is distinctly contemporary. Droog’s cadence is influenced by

These Pictures Show Where Iconic Hip-Hop Album Covers Were Photographed

Earlier this year, Mass Appeal put together an amazing gallery of pictures that showed the locations where some of the most iconic album covers in Hip-Hop were photographed. That collection

As Law Enforcer Violence Against Black Citizens Escalates, Talib Kweli Asks Which Side Are You On? (Video)

It’s been nearly three years since Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman. Since then attacks on Black citizens by law enforcement officers (or, in Zimmerman’s case, those fancying themselves

Big K.R.I.T. & Rapsody Slice Up a 9th Wonder Beat With That Guillotine Flow (Audio)

Two of Hip-Hop’s top lyricists in Big. K.R.I.T. and Rapsody have linked again to paint a precise picture over a 9th Wonder canvas. This is not Rap and K.R.I.T.’s first

Ever Hear This 1996 Nas & Cormega Cypher? (Audio)

Nas and Cormega have been linked for more than 20 years, ever since Nasir shouted out Mega on Illmatic‘s “One Love” in 1994. Although the two would go on to

Ty Dolla $ign is a Great Songwriter. He Joins Forces With Babyface, One of the Best Ever, on Solid (Video)

Ty Dolla $ign has quickly shown himself to be one of the most talented songwriters of his class. In addition to writing smashes for Kanye West, Chris Brown, Trey Songz,

Chris Rivers Has That Medicine for Heads That Have Been Hurting From Wack Hip-Hop (Mixtape)

2015 has been the year that Chris Rivers has stepped out of the shadow of being Big Pun’s son and shown the world he shines on his own. For the

Hit-Boy & James Fauntleroy Flip Shanice’s Smile Into a Frown (Video)

Back in 1991, Shanice released “I Love Your Smile” one of the happiest songs released until…”Happy.” The song was instantly catchy and, inculcated by its title, put a smile on

Adele Makes Her Triumphant Return With a Powerful New Video Co-Starring Mack Wilds

By the end of 2011 and well into 2012, it was nearly impossible to escape Adele. The powerhouse UK singer had permeated pop culture in a way that seemed impossible

The Weeknd & Eminem Use Virtual Reality to Show Just How Explosive Their Remix Is (Video)

Earlier this month, a remix of The Weeknd’s smash “The Hills” surfaced with a verse from Eminem. That version was quickly pulled and all that remained were sped up, slowed

Planet Asia Wages War Against Major Record Companies & Spares No Hostages (Video)

Planet Asia has been a West Coast Hip-Hop staple for the better part of 20 years. Although the Fresno, California veteran was once signed to the major label, Interscope Records,

Big Daddy Kane Celebrates Macklemore For Working With Hip-Hop’s Pioneers (Video)

One of the more polarizing occurrences in Hip-Hop this year has been Macklemore’s song “Downtown.” Since his massive ascension in 2012, the Seattle MC has had both passionate supporters and

The Game & Scarface Make a Record So Real About Tupac It Hurts (Audio)

On Friday (10/16), The Game released The Documentary 2.5, the second installment of the sequel to his debut album. Far from leftovers, the album stands as one of Game’s best

Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Refused to Mock Bill Cosby on SNL 40 (Video)

Earlier in the year, Saturday Night Live celebrated its milestone 40th anniversary on air with a multi-hour mega special. The episode featured performances by Kanye West, a who’s who list

Logic Reflects On How Far He’s Come With Gratitude in a Dazzling Lyrical Display (Audio)

In an era that has de-emphasized lyricism in favor of big tracks and even bigger hooks, Logic is an outlier. The Gaithersburg, Maryland MC has distinguished himself with rapid-fire, complex

Yasiin Bey & Robert Glasper Perform De La Soul’s Stakes Is High (Video)

Concert-going Heads know, rarely are two Yasiin Bey shows the same. The MC formerly known as mighty Mos Def can do Hip-Hop sets, singing sets, and often weave in Dancehall

A Tribe Called Quest Release a Groovy Remix to Bonita Applebum Produced By Pharrell (Audio)

Although “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo” was the first single from A Tribe Called Quest’s seminal album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, for many, it