King Los Is A Fugitive With The Flow On This P.E. #1 Freestyle (Audio)

King Los is one of this generation’s most revered freestyle MCs. Joining the man who first gave him a major contract, Puff Daddy, the Baltimore, Maryland MC takes on the

A.G. & Roc Marciano Spit Ice Cold Flows Over A Warm Soul Record (Audio)

From completely different parts of New York City, A.G. and Roc Marciano are both MCs who favor grit, image-driven raps, and deadpan deliveries that still evoke visceral street scenes. The

KRS-One Returns To The Mic With A Vengeance. Now Hear This! (Album Stream)

It has been several years since KRS-One released an album. One of Hip-Hop’s most famous, controversial, and quoted MCs self-released Now Hear This yesterday (November 27). The Boogie Down Productions

MF DOOM Plots His 2016 Return From A Villain’s Island Lair (Video)

Earlier this week, DOOM (a/k/a MF DOOM) appeared alongside Phonte, DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ and Adrian Younge on PRhyme’s “Highs and Lows.” The veteran MC and onetime front man

Learn How Ice Cube Reportedly Got His Rap Name & His Previous Prince-Inspired Moniker (Audio)

Whether you read the books on Hip-Hop history or caught Straight Outta Compton in theaters, it’s documented that Ice Cube’s Rap career began with a group known as C.I.A. In

KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles Speak Truth To The People, On A Def Jef Remix (Audio)

In 2011, KRS-One and Bumpy Knuckles (a/k/a Freddie Foxxx) released Royalty Check. The 6.8.2 Records affair was 20 years after the two New York City hardcore MCs had worked together

J. Cole Takes Kendrick’s Beat For A Black Friday Freestyle And It’s More Than Alright (Audio)

While many are out spending on the day after Thanksgiving, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are still giving. The two have coordinated a “Black Friday” double barrel attack, with Kendrick

Kendrick Lamar Sends A Black Friday Message To All Who Doubt He’s Still A Lyrical Monster (Audio)

Earlier this year, Kendrick Lamar released his critically-acclaimed follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d. city. That album, To Pimp A Butterfly, was a departure from the narratives and music of

KRS-One: Police Are a “Federally Authorized Gang” & Presidential Candidates “Are a Joke” (Video)

“Trayvon Martin was your cure for Cancer. Freddie Gray was about to come up with something for planes that when they crash, they never exploded and everybody lives.” Those are

Erykah Badu’s New Mixtape Features A Duet With Andre 3000 (Mixtape)

At 12:00am today, Erykah Badu dropped But You Cain’t Use My Phone, an 11-track mixtape featuring her ingenious remix to Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (now called (“Cel U Lar Device”) as

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

Red Pill Joins Blu For A Song About The Strife Life On A Soothing Oddisse Beat (Audio)

Michigan MC Red Pill is gifted in putting the circumstances of everyday twenty-something living. He makes songs about recreational alcoholism, a generational chasm, and going in on some junk food.

Eddie Murphy Received the Nation’s Highest Prize for Comedy & Proves Why He Deserves It (Video)

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is given annually to those who have contributed a body of work that has greatly influenced comedy, and is considered the U.S.’ highest

Chuck D, Large Professor, & Nas Celebrate How Youth Have Shaped Music Throughout History (Video)

Revolt TV has launched a new series called “Breaking Genres,” which aims to examine the divisions within music, particularly as it relates to the varying labels used to define genres

Jay Rock & Kendrick Put Easy Bake Back In The Oven & Turn Up The Heat (Audio)

In August, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar heat up the oven with a 90059 entry called “Easy Bake.” Fresh out the oven at the time, the song was the perfect

Naughty By Nature Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates & Plan EP

It has been nearly five years since East Orange, New Jersey Hip-Hop trio Naughty By Nature has released a project. Vin Rock, Treach, and Kay Gee have announced plans to

KRS-One Apologizes to LL Cool J For Dissing Him, With A Detailed Freestyle (Video)

On Saturday night (November 21), KRS-One performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a concert joined by Rakim, Ras Kass, Domingo, DJ JS-1, and others, KRS was filmed (by Akil Esoon) as

Blu, Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz Carry Some Sweet Soul Across Oceans (Audio)

Fresh off of Home Sweet Home, Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz keep the chemistry flowing. The Virginia pair team with Blu for a triangle offense, who seizes some Australian Soul.

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

DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″‘s Long Awaited Collaboration w/ DOOM & Phonte Is Here (Audio)

The first lyrics you hear on “Highs & Lows” are very fitting to the situation, as Royce Da 5’9″ sings “hey there music world, you’ve been keeping ’em waiting.” As

Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Has Its Millionaire Buyer

More than a year and a half since fans learned of its existence, Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album has reportedly sold. Following offers reportedly above the

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

Sheek Louch & Fabolous Take No Losses & No Prisoners (Audio)

Sheek Louch and Fabolous keep the chemistry flowing. The former Def Jam Records label-mates release “No Losses” from next week’s Silverback Gorilla 2 album (December 4). These two 1990s MCs

Dot Demo Gets Demonic to Remind Us We’re All Possessed (Video)

22 year-old Bronx MC Dot Demo has yet to release his debut album, but his creativity and fully polished work thus far have earned him considerable buzz. With Somewhere In

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,

Kickin’ It New School: U.S. Education Reform Is Causing Concern for Disadvantaged Students (Audio)

14 years ago, the United States Congress passed a measure that re-instituted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the most extensive federal legislation involving education in the country’s history. Essentially,

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

Jill Scott’s In Concert Rendition Of Strange Fruit Echoes Through The Eras (Video)

Recently, A&E aired Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The televised concert featured Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Sting, John Legend, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

Curren$y’s Canal St. Confidential Single Embraces A Formula That Works (Video)

Curren$y is less than two weeks away from his first major label album in more than a year. Canal St. Confidential (December 4) maintains Spitta’s Warner Bros. Records discography, with

Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders & Calls Him a Revolutionary (Video)

Last night, Hip-Hop and politics merged in what may be the most powerful way in a generation. Killer Mike hosted presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia,

Pusha T Has An Album Less Than A Month Away & It’s Not “King Push”

For more than two years, Pusha T has been discussing his sophomore solo album, King Push. The G.O.O.D. Music MC/executive and founder of the Clipse and Re-Up Gang confirmed to

KRS-One Dismantles A Fan That Challenged Him To A Battle (Video)

This past weekend (November 21), KRS-One performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, Kris (who has a new album releasing this week) rocked a bill that also included Rakim, Ras Kass, Domingo,

M.O.P. vs. ONYX May Make Heads Ante Up & Slam Down Some Cash (Video)

M.O.P. and ONYX both emerged on the scene around the same time. These early 1990s New York City Hip-Hop crews won over Rap fans and beyond with an energy that

Redman Breaks Down “Bars” From His BET Cypher Verse (Video)

Last month, Redman became a trending term after his 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher verse. The Newark, New Jersey veteran MC appeared alongside his Def Squad cohorts Erick Sermon

Around the World, Street Art is Embracing Paris & Celebrating Its Resiliency

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have dominated international headlines, and while certainly not the only incidents of tragedy happening in the world today, tributes to the city, its victims,

Jadakiss Believes That Keeping It Real Has Led To His Mass Appeal (Video)

Even though the album is still less than a week old, Jadakiss has quickly proved that Top 5 Dead Or Alive will have no shortage of visuals. Following Friday’s (November

Talib Kweli Reveals What He Thinks Is Missing From Today’s Hip-Hop & Journalism

In a recent interview for Cultured Vultures, rapper Talib Kweli opened up to a young writer about the topical and philosophical, ranging from his thoughts on Indie 500, Hip-Hop’s global

Bishop Nehru Brings MC’ing Back To The Park In This Cool Video

Bishop Nehru, as a teenager, grasped so much of the greatness surrounding mid-1990s Hip-Hop. The MC from Rockland County, New York seemingly has more in common with acts like The

See If You’ve Got The “Juice” For This Quiz On Hip-Hop Films.

Since the very beginning, Hip-Hop culture has been documented on film. Whether documentaries, TV specials, thrillers, comedies, or action flicks, rapping, DJ’ing, breaking, and graffiti have been featured in cinema.

MC Lyte Proclaims Fetty Wap as a Hip-Hop Feminist. Here’s Why. (Video)

This past weekend, the White House Council on Women & Girls delivered an all-day event which focused on the lives of American women and girls of color, with a special

Def Diggin’ It. Redman & Lord Finesse Kick A Freestyle Together (Audio)

Following last month’s BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, so many people are talking about Redman’s freestyle skills. Tech N9ne told AFH this past week that Reggie Noble “murdered everything” in

15 Years After Releasing “Mama’s Gun,” Erykah Badu Remains As Cleva As Ever (Editorial)

At the time of its release, Erykah Badu’s sophomore album was often labeled as the sister album to D’Angelo’s Voodoo, which had dropped 10 months earlier. Released on November 21,

Nate Dogg Was A Phenomenal Singer, But He Remains Unsung. Watch The Episode (Video)

Nate Dogg has been a part of some of Hip-Hop’s biggest records. Whether his 213 family of Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Dr. Dre, Fabolous, or Eminem, Nathaniel Hale’s voice

Anderson .Paak & TOKiMONSTA Seamlessly Blend Soul With EDM (Audio)

In this month’s conversation with AFH, Anderson .Paak spoke about upcoming music with TOKiMONSTA. Totally different than his music with Dr. Dre, his music with Blended Babies, or his own

Dr. Dre’s Music Gets Orchestral. This Is A New Kind Of “Deep Cover.” (Video)

Dr. Dre’s music has pulled from many genres: R&B, Funk, Rock & Roll, Disco, Electronic, Jazz, and Pop. Now, Andre Young’s compositions are the inspiration behind an orchestra. Tonight (November

Tech N9ne’s Cypher I Shows A Mental Giant Hard At Work (Video)

Yesterday (November 20), Tech N9ne released his latest “Collabos” project, Strangeulation, Volume 2. The effort features several Strange Music-stacked cyphers. These purely skills displays showcase the values of the Kansas

Former Young Thug Road Manager Sentenced For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

In late April of this year, Lil Wayne’s tour bus was fired upon while in Atlanta, Georgia. While no parties were injured, the incident came at a time when Wayne

Bun B Knights LE$ As An Underground King. Curren$y Cosigns Too. (Video)

Jet Life Records affiliate MC LE$ has been rolling with Curren$y for years now. Along with Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Cornerboy P, his team is coming. Houston, Texas native

Jadakiss Explains What It Takes To Be Top 5 Dead Or Alive (Video)

Jadakiss’ Top 5 Dead Or Alive releases today (November 20). The long-anticipated Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records album is a conversation piece for The LOX MC’s own place in the game. With