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Imagine Beat Street & Wild Style Embodied In One Man (Video)

The name Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Pabon, may not be widely-known, but his pioneering work in Hip-Hop has been experienced worldwide since 1982. The acclaimed B-Boy was featured in the 1984

Nipsey Hussle Lives Up To His Name With Powerful Words Of Motivation (Audio)

There’s a reason why Nipsey Hussle sold 1,000 copies of a mixtape priced at $100, which was simultaneously released for free. Since he began his career over a decade ago,

The Roots Are Chosen For The NBA Finals Theme Song & Do It Like Champions (Audio)

Earlier in the year, PRhyme, the duo of DJ Premier & Royce 5’9″, were commissioned to create the theme song for ESPN’s NBA Countdown. “Rockin’ With The Best” was one

Nas Performs At The Bad Boy Reunion & Stunts On EVERYBODY (Video)

“Escobar Season has returned.” With those four words, Puff Daddy launched one of the most epic records in Nas’ prized catalog. With a swelling, gothic arrangement, “Hate Me Now” was

YG & Drake’s Chemistry Stays Strong With A Question For The Haters (Audio)

One of the centerpieces to YG’s triumphant 2014 major label debut My Krazy Life was the breakthrough platinum single “Who Do You Love?” Drake lent his spotlight to the Compton,

Brooklyn Officially Declares May 21 “Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Day” (Video)

After a star-studded reunion celebrating 20 years of Bad Boy Entertainment Friday night (May 20), which continued into the early morning (May 21), in order to honor The Notorious B.I.G.’s

Casey Veggies Returns With His Highest Profile Mixtape To Date (Audio)

Inglewood, CA MC, Casey Veggies has released the fourth mixtape from his “Greatly Customized” series. The Roc Nation signee has been percolating for years, having put out two albums and

Nas, Jay Z & More Help Celebrate 20-Years Of Bad Boy In Epic Fashion (Video)

Last month, Puff Daddy joined Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning show to announce that he was reuniting his Bad Boy Entertainment family to celebrate 20 years of the iconic

8,000 People Have Petitioned Against Billboard’s Choice Of Madonna For A Prince Tribute

Since Prince’s death nearly a month ago on April 21, there have been a number of tributes to him by way of songs, covers, concert performances, and more. Artists celebrating

Members Of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill & Rage Against The Machine Are Forming A Supergroup

The emergence of a new website on Tuesday (5/18), prophetsofrage.com, set the Internet ablaze with speculation that it might be related to a new project involving Rage Against The Machine

DJ Premier’s 1st Fully-Produced Album Since PRhyme Is A Radical Departure. Meet Torii Wolf (Video)

Over the course of his 30 years in music, DJ Premier has been one of the most respected names in Hip-Hop. The iconic DJ and producer has worked with countless

DJ Quik Makes A Sequel To His Classic “Tonite” & It’s A Problem (Video)

Last month, DJ Quik and Problem released a surprise joint EP titled Rosecrans. As the title suggests, the project is a celebration of their mutual hometown of Compton, and is

Drake vs Everybody: Why He’s The Best Rapper You Love To Hate (Video)

For the 1.2 million people who showed their love for Drake by way of first week sales of his VIEWS album, there are millions more who take great pleasure in

Chance The Rapper May Finally Have A Shot At Grammy Consideration After Years Of Being Denied

For years, Chance The Rapper has defied conventions and conducted his career his way. Despite being one of the most successful artists of this decade, Chance has refused to sign

Here’s A 20-Year Celebration Of Tupac’s All Eyez On Me Through Its Samples (Video)

Earlier this year (February 13), Tupac’s magnum opus, All Eyez On Me, turned 20-years old. The LP was historic, as Rap’s first double album, and it embodied all sides of

Nick Grant Takes Erykah Badu’s Window Seat & Destroys It (Video)

Last year, Nick Grant made a name for himself with not one, but two of the finest freestyles of the year. He appeared on the Sway In The Morning show

REKS Has A New Album Coming & The 1st Single Is “The Recipe” For Dopeness (Audio)

Veteran MC REKS is preparing to release a star-studded new album, his first since 2014. The Greatest X (pronounced The Greatest Unknown) hits stores this Summer, and features production from

Jamila Woods Releases A Song That Flips A J Dilla-Inspired Rarity By The Roots (Audio)

Though she has been on the scene for some time, having worked with Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and others, Jamila Woods came to the attention of many through a

Here’s A Never Before Released Method Man Freestyle From 2004 (Audio)

Tim Westwood continues his Throwback Thursday series with a never before released Method Man freestyle from 2004. Meth kicks bars over Obie Trice’s “The Set Up,” a beat that sounds

Royce 5’9″ Details Just How Much Eminem Helped Him In Getting Sober (Video)

Over the last few years, Royce 5’9″ has been extremely candid about his struggles with alcohol, both in his music and in conversations. Recently, however, Royce opened up about the

This Killer Mike Interview Shows HE Should Have Run For President (Video)

Last year, Killer Mike set the Internet ablaze when he announced he was running to be a Georgia State Representative. Though the campaign was short-lived due to a technicality, the

Grand Puba Takes It Back To The Essence Of Jazz Loops & Break Beats (Audio)

Last month, Grand Puba released a new album, Black To The Future. Though it had been 7 years since his previous LP, the Brand Nubian co-founder showed that he had

Afrika Bambaataa’s Leadership Of The Zulu Nation Has Ended Due To Abuse Allegations

In a move that demonstrates how seriously the United Zulu Nation (UZN) is taking allegations of sexual abuse against its co-founder and Hip-Hop pioneer, Afrika Bambaataa, the organization has announced

Masta Ace Says To KRS-One & MC Shan About Their New Battle: “Please, No More” (Video)

Last month, in a surprising move, MC Shan launched a full-scale verbal attack against KRS-One, re-igniting their 30-year old “Bridge Wars” rivalry that most thought had long been settled. Shan

Styles P & Sheek Louch Unearth A Deep DJ Premier Cut And Put Their Shine On It (Audio)

The LOX have a bond that cannot be broken. Even when they are pursuing solo projects, the 20+ year collective of Styles P, Sheek Louch and Jadakiss are never far

Maxwell Performs A New Song On TV For The First Time In 7 Years (Video)

From the beginning of his career, Maxwell has shown that live performance is a major component of who he is as an artist. Shortly after his debut, Maxwell’s Urban Hang

The Game Releases The Realest Song About Mothers Since “Dear Mama” (Audio)

One day after Prince died, The Game released “Rest In Purple,” a powerful tribute song that spoke to how Prince’s music affected Game personally, and how his death caused Game

Alicia Keys Is Releasing Her 1st Album in 4 Years. Here’s The Lush New Single (Audio)

In the 4 years since the release of her album Girl On Fire, Alicia Keys has been active as a spokesperson for several products, an advocate for various causes, and

Drake Knocks 50 Cent Off Forbes’ List Of The Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Many laughed at Drake and his dance moves in the video for “Hotline Bling,” but the Toronto rapper is laughing all the way to the bank. Forbes has released its

Big K.R.I.T. & Lupe Fiasco Join Dee-1 In The Fight Against Reckless Hip-Hop (Video)

In April, Dee-1 recruited Big K.R.I.T. and Lupe Fiasco for the remix to his song “Against Us.” With lyrics like “I ain’t in this game to prostitute my soul for

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of April 2016 In One Playlist (Audio)

For years to come, April 2016 will be remembered as the month that brought purple snow in the form of Prince’s death. In the wake of his departure, there have

Nas Joins The Weeknd To Premiere The “Tell Your Friends” Remix At The Met Gala (Video)

Last night, the annual Met Gala took place in New York City. Billed as “the party of the year,” the event is a benefit ball for the Metropolitan Museum of

Swizz Beatz Says DMX Is “Clean, Focused” And Working With Dr. Dre & Kanye West

DMX, one of the biggest artists of the turn of the millennium, might be poised for an epic comeback. As fans know, Dark Man X has battled substance abuse and

Prince’s Cover Of An 1800’s Spiritual Shows All Aspects Of His Greatness (Video)

Part of what made Prince so great was his supreme talent on so many levels. He could dance, sing, play 27 instruments and, despite his prodigious gifts, his work ethic

Here’s An Oral History Of The Making Of The Fat Boys’ “All You Can Eat”

More than 30 years after its release, Krush Groove remains an all-time favorite Hip-Hop film for many. The movie, which was loosely based on the rise of Def Jam Recordings,

Nia Long Reveals Just How Real Boyz N The Hood Was For Her (Video)

Though she was there to promote her appearance in Keanu, Nia and Snoop spend a good amount of time discussing other roles she has inhabited over the years. Early in

Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Connection Between Dr. Dre & Anderson .Paak (Video)

Much has been written about the connection between Anderson .Paak and Dr. Dre, since the rising star appeared on six of the tracks on Dre’s 2015 Compton album. While Dre

Eminem & D12 Go Off During A 25-Minute Previously Unreleased 2004 Cypher (Audio)

Tim Westwood continues his Throwback Thursday series with the release of an epic 25-minute cypher featuring Eminem, D12 and Stat Quo. While portions of the freestyle have surfaced over the

D’Angelo Performs Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows In April” In An Emotional Tribute (Video)

Earlier today, D’Angelo released a stirring and subdued version of Prince’s “Venus De Milo,” as a tribute to his fallen hero. The song is featured on Prince’s Parade (Music from

Fat Joe Is Still Gangsta Enough To Make A True Hip-Hop Love Song (Audio)

Over the decades, Hip-Hop has had a long tradition of love songs by artists who were respected as MCs and men. LL Cool J was among the first, if not

D’Angelo Pays Tribute To Prince With A Rendition Of “Venus De Milo” (Audio)

As much as anyone since, D’Angelo is a disciple of Prince. The artist’s fingerprints are all over D’Angelo’s music, from the falsetto and stacked harmonies of “Me & Those Dreamin’

Questlove Remembers Prince & Says “He Was More Hip-Hop Than Anyone”

For decades, Questlove has unabashedly worn his fandom of Prince on his metaphorical purple sleeve. The Roots Crew drummer and music savant has referenced His Royal Badness countless times in

Listen To Prince’s Final Concert In Full (Audio)

Just days before his sudden and tragic death on April 21, Prince had been embarked on a tour as the sole performer. Although he famously surrounded himself with some of

Ever See The Time Prince Surprised Q-Tip On Stage & Started Jamming? (Video)

In addition to his mind-blowing talent and off the charts charisma, part of what made Prince so legendary was his mysteriousness. Even in a world where every millisecond is documented

The Game Releases “Rest In Purple,” A Powerful Tribute Song To Prince (Audio)

Over the course of the next several weeks, there are going to be a slew of tributes to Prince, who passed away suddenly yesterday (April 21) at the age of

Celebrate The Life & Legacy Of Prince With This Mix Of Deep Cuts & Rarities (Audio)

How do yo begin to celebrate the catalog of an artist who released upwards of 50 albums and reportedly had hundreds in the vault (some of which found their way

Conscious Daughters Gave Us Somethin’ To Ride To And It’s Forever Fonky (Video)

In the canon of G-Funk, several names come to mind: DJ Quik, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and, of course, Dr. Dre. Even unexpected artists like Talib Kweli and Masta

Prince Has Passed Away At The Age Of 57

In an enormous loss for music and pop culture, Prince Rogers Nelson, known to the world simply as Prince, has passed away at the age of 57. TMZ reports that

A$AP Ferg Clears His Throat And Spits Like He Never Has Before (Video)

The runaway success of singles like “Work,” “Shabba” and “New Level” has caused some to misjudge A$AP Ferg as an MC. On each of the songs, he chopped big trap

DJ Quik Says Kanye West’s Celebrity Supersedes His Talent & Challenges Him (Video)

Yesterday (April 19), DJ Quik and Problem announced they were releasing a joint EP today, titled Rosecrans. The project, which is named after the storied street that travels through the
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