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Do or Die Are Releasing a Sequel to Picture This. Love in the Sky is the First Single (Audio)

After a nine year hiatus since the release of their last album, Get That Paper, Chicago’s Do or Die returned to the scene earlier this year with Withdrawal, a joint

Oddisee Takes an Introspective Look at How We Fit Into the World (Video)

From its release, Oddisee’s album The Good Fight has proven to be head and shoulders above many of this year’s releases. The Mello Music Group LP’s title applies both as

What’s All the Fuss About With Jay Electronica? This Mix Says It All (Audio)

Over the years, Jay Electonica has become one of Hip-Hop’s most enigmatic figures. With no albums and a paucity of unofficial mixtapes in his catalog, the elusive MC still manages

Need Some Unreleased Madvillain in Your Life? Two Tracks Surface (Audio)

Madvillain, the duo comprised of Madlib and MF DOOM, released their 2004 collaborative project Madvillainy and instantly became cult heroes in the Hip-Hop underground. Since that Stones Throw project, and

Vic Mensa Flexes His Singing Chops on a Complete Re-Invention of Future’s Codeine Crazy (Audio)

Before Vic Mensa went solo in 2013, he was in a band. Not a Hip-Hop band, a collective of 7 artists and musicians who excelled at playing music across genres.

Stro Celebrates His Ideal Woman on a Lil Bow Wow Update (Video)

Stro (fka Astronomical Kid and Astro) is all grown up. After stepping into the spotlight in 2011 as a contestant on X Factor with his infectious song, “Stop Looking at

Mick Jenkins Gets Up and Gets Down in Reverse on a New Concept Track (Audio)

Mick Jenkins is proving to be one of the more creative voices to emerge in Hip-Hop in quite some time. The Cinematic Music Group artist (Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$) rarely

The Story of Kid ‘n Play Is Much More Complex Than Haircuts & Kick Steps. Watch Their Unsung Episode (Video)

In the late 80s and early 90s, Kid ‘n Play had an enviable string of hits in music, film and on TV, and they did it as nice guys. But,

Today Is International Boombox Day. Celebrate With the Volume WAY PAST TEN (Video)

Today (7/20), is International Boombox Day. Whether the day of recognition is an official holiday or not, it seems as good a time as any to celebrate one of the

Blu Epitomizes the Term “Real Hip-Hop” on The Return (Video)

Blu was not a gang banger. He makes that crystal clear in his opening line on “The Return.” Yet, unlike many of his peers who make false claims of affiliations,

Slaughterhouse Make Some Real Fight Music for Southpaw (Audio)

For the last few years, the members of Slaughterhouse have been pursuing their individual muses. Since their album Welcome to: Our House was released, Royce Da 5’9″ teamed with DJ

Buckshot & Smif N Wessun Have a Boot Camp Clik Reunion on a Statik Selektah Banger (Video)

Last week, Statik Selektah released his stellar Lucky 7 album on Duck Down Music. That compilation, which Statik says is his last solo project, features a smorgasbord of MCs, including

YG Twists a P-Funk Classic for Some of That New California Love (Audio)

“I really got somethin’ to say. I’m the only one that made it out the West without Dre. I’m the only one that’s ’bout what he say. The only one

Capone, Noreaga & Tragedy Khadafi Celebrate The Stand Up Men in Their Lives (Audio)

Too often in life, we celebrate those who have passed away after it’s too late for them to hear the praises. Capone, Noreaga and Tragedy Khadafi seek to rectify that

Here’s a Look Back at the Amazing Talents of Biz Markie in 1988 (Video)

Biz Markie may be one of Hip-Hop’s most underrated talents. Perhaps because he was a perennial jokester, people sometimes overlook his prodigious abilities as both an MC and a human

Kendrick Lamar Joins Jidenna in the Video for the Fiery Remix to Classic Man (Video)

Three weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar set the web on fire with the addition of some scorching verses to Jidenna’s infectious song, “Classic Man.” Now, the remix gets the visual treatment

If Brandy Was Singing In Disguise on the Subway, Would You Wanna Be Down? (Video)

For more than two decades, Brandy has entertained audiences around the world, both as a singer and an actress. But, is she good enough for New York City subway riders?

Joell Ortiz, Chris Rivers, Bodega Bamz & Emilio Rojas Rep Their Cultural Pride on Latino Pt. 2 (Video)

Joell Ortiz revisits “Latino,” the cultural pride anthem from his 2007 debut album, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles. On the updated 2015 version, he brings in fellow MCs Chris Rivers, Bodega

Ever See This 1999 Cypher With 50 Cent, Consequence, Punchline & N.O.R.E.? (Video)

Here’s a look back at a behind the scenes, true Hip-Hop moment between N.O.R.E., Consequence, Punchline and 50 Cent. The four MCs were gathered in 1999 and launched into an

Jill Scott Gets Closure…and It Does NOT Come With Breakfast (Audio)

Who keeps it realer than Jill Scott? Jilly from Philly releases her latest single from her upcoming Woman album, which hits stores on July 24, and it’s another raw and

This Extended Season 6 Trailer Is a Must Watch For Walking Dead Fans (Video)

Comic-Con 2015 is in full swing in San Diego and with it comes a host of epic announcements and trailers. Today brought an extended look at the next season of

Drake Has a Message for His Enemies: He Has Energy And He Doesn’t Stand Alone (Video)

Drake takes a look at pop culture and turns it on its head in the instantly rewind-worthy new video for “Energy.” The visual, for the song which is directed straight

Yelawolf, Kxng Crooked, Royce Da 5’9″ & Rittz Host a Lyrical Clinic. MCs Take Note…(Audio)

Rittz is a confident MC–so much so that he invited three of Hip-Hop’s fiercest spitters to join him on his remix. The result? Six minutes of nothing but rapid-fire BARS.

Kendrick Lamar Says He Knew He Arrived When He Recorded With Snoop (Video)

For fans who have listened to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album more than once since its release, the album has the rare quality of revealing new elements with

Diamond D Has More in Common With Wu-Tang Clan Than Hot Tracks (Video)

Diamond D’s album The Diam Piece was one of 2014’s unsung gems. In many ways, the LP was a return to form for Diamond, both in terms of sharp lyrics

Murs Gets Real About the Consequences of Infidelity, While Keeping It Light (Video)

Murs has made a career of making songs that are deeply insightful, yet supremely entertaining. Whether debating the merits of organized religion on songs like “Gods Gone Crazy,” or tackling

Warren G Is Releasing a Sequel to His Regulate Album and It Will Feature Unreleased Nate Dogg Vocals.

Dr. Dre gets ample props for The Chronic and 2001 as G-Funk masterpieces, as does DJ Quik for his many contributions to the genre. Aside from Warren G’s titular song

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of June 2015 in One Playlist (Audio)

June brought a number of welcomed surprises in Hip-Hop. Method Man announced he would be releasing a new album in August and dropped three new songs. Jay Rock also revealed

Hear the Greatness of Nina Simone as Interpreted by Lauryn Hill, Common, Mary J. Blige & More (Album Stream)

Later this week (7/10), RCA will release Nina Revisited…A Tribute to Nina Simone, celebrating one of the most enigmatic and acclaimed voices of the last century. Ahead of the album,

Why Wait Till February to Celebrate J. Dilla? Watch This Incredible Video Mix (Video)

February has become the time to pay tribute to J. Dilla because it is the month of the legendary producer’s birthday and the anniversary of his death. But, does that

Jay Rock Is One of Hip-Hop’s Realest MCs. It’s All in the Gumbo (Audio)

Hip-Hop is filled with posers and fake gangsters. There are so many who glorify senseless violence, materialism and drug consumption–all for a check. So, when something real is said, it

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie Release Their Annual Summertime Mix (Download)

When it comes to music, there’s nothing that says it’s summertime quite like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie’s annual mix. Perfect for BBQs, sitting by the pool or cruising

Stacks on Stacks on Stacks: Here’s a Mix of 20+ Andre 3000 Featured Verses (Audio)

It’s been nine years since Andre 3000 recorded a full album. 2006’s Idlewild marked the end of OutKast’s remarkable 12-year run that included six grammy awards and millions of LPs

Chris Rivers Gets Zapped With a Catfish on a Computer Love Remake (Audio)

Chris Rivers is known for blisteringly fast and aggressive raps, akin to those of his father, Big Pun. Like father, like son, when it comes to smoothing it out on

Rihanna Throws Caution, Clothes & Everything Else to the Wind in the Video for BBHMM (Video)

On the heels of becoming the biggest selling singles artist of all-time, Rihanna is not resting on her laurels. Not one to play it safe, she releases the visuals for

Kendrick Lamar Just Released the Video of the Year. Alright Is Truly EPIC (Video)

Remember when music videos were artistic statements that could immediately shift the cultural zeitgeist? Kendrick Lamar has released just such a tour de force in his epic visual for “Alright.”

Puff Daddy & Pharrell Get Loose on the Latest Bad Boy Release (Audio)

Over the last 20 years, there are few hitmakers who have impacted the sound of Hip-Hop music more than Puff Daddy and Pharrell. With collaborations like Busta Rhymes’ “Pass the

Meek Mill and Drake Re-Team on a Track So Hard, It’s Criminal (Audio)

After a nearly three year break since the release of his debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, Meek Mill’s follow up, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is in stores now. One

Mass Appeal: This Gang Starr Mini-Documentary Is A Must Watch (Video)

Here’s an amazing documentary detailing the history of Gang Starr. Though the film is ostensibly about the making of their hit song “Mass Appeal,” from Hard to Earn, it begins

Erykah Badu & The Roots Perform The Ultimate Hip-Hop Medley (Video)

Erykah Badu and The Roots took the stage together at the 2015 Roots Picnic and performed the mother of all tributes to Hip-Hop. Black Thought kicked things off, ripping through

Why Did Nas Sign Dave East? Because He’s Hungry. Just Listen (Video)

Every once in a while, you can hear the hunger in an MC’s voice. Whether it’s untempered desire for success or the unabashed quest for the throne, there’s an edge

Timbaland Loves Double Threats. Tink Is Up Next (Audio)

Whether it was Lauryn Hill changing his life or he and Missy Elliott changing the world together, Timbaland has always loved double threats–artists who can sing and rap. It’s no

Jay Rock Watches His Life Flash Before His Eyes in Money Trees Deuce (Video)

Earlier this month and seemingly out of nowhere, Jay Rock returned with “Money Trees Deuce,” one of his finest songs in years. As the name suggests, the track picks up

Fight or Flight: What Would You Do If You Were Faced With The Real Terminator? (Video)

Terminator Genisys hits theaters next week (July 1). In the lead up to the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently put his talents to use to benefit After-School All-Stars, an organization dedicated

No Jokes: Jon Stewart Speaks the Ugly Truth About the Terrorist Attack in Charleston (Video)

In a world full of click bait, desperate grabs for ratings and endless streams of information, it can be difficult to make sense of events like the tragedy that occurred

Snoop Says Dr. Dre “Hated” Deep Cover and Was Not Going to Release It (Video)

Michael Rapaport was the latest guest on Snoop’s GGN web series and the conversation was like no other. For the first 7 minutes, the two went deep about the night

$48,000 Sunglasses??? 2 Chainz Says They Better See The Future (Video)

2 Chainz has a fun and outrageous web series where he travels the world to see some of the most expensive things on earth. Typically joined by a famous friend,

Jill Scott Is Releasing a New Album Next Month And Going On Tour

Jill Scott has set a release date for her next album. Woman will be Scott’s fifth studio LP and her first since 2011’s The Light of the Sun. The project

Large Professor Names His Top 5 Producers & Details Rakim’s Recording Process (Video)

Large Professor recently released his new album titled Re: Living. He joined the Sway in the Morning show to discuss the album and his career, generally. The conversation between Extra

Joey Bada$$ Shows the Dark Side of Chasing Money in Paper Trail$ (Video)

Though it was released in early January, Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$ has held up as one of the strongest albums of the year. The LP is packed with stellar production and
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