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Chance Blesses Fans With a New Song & Good Heavens, It’s Beautiful (Video)

Jimmy Fallon said it best on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. “People are going crazy over this tonight. The internet’s gonna go nuts for this one,” he said

Jakk Frost Has 1 Of The Year’s Best Freestyles. This Is How It Should Be Done (Video)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania veteran MC Jakk Frost has worked extensively with guys like DJ Premier, Freeway, Sean Price, and Jedi Mind Tricks’ Vinnie Paz. While Frost has showered the mixtape game

Drake Is The First Hip-Hop Artist Since Lil Wayne To Sell A Million Albums In A Week

The same week Drake enters the top 5 of the Forbes top-earning Hip-Hop artists list, he can count on even more income. The OVO Sound/Young Money/Cash Money/BBK/Universal Republic Records artist

Tupac’s Original Version Of “Dear Mama” Emerges & It Features A Sample Of Yo-Yo On The Chorus (Audio)

In 1995, Tupac Shakur would release what may be the most definitive song of his career in “Dear Mama.” Appearing on the #1, multi-platinum Me Against The World album, the

At 50, Janet Jackson Still Has The Goods To Make You Say “Dammn Baby” (Video)

Today (May 5), the world has been gifted with two huge pieces of Janet Jackson-related news. First, reports have shared that the 49-year-old superstar and her husband Wissam Al Mana

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

Kool Herc Says HBO Unfairly Used His Likeness…& Now He’s Suing

HBO’s Vinyl has become the latest in the television network’s string of hit series. Based on 1970s New York City, it traces the music industry’s growing pains and triumphs and

Nas, Kanye West & French Montana Are Trying To Figure It Out Like The Rest Of Us (Video)

This month marks three years since French Montana’s studio debut, Excuse My French. Backed by both Puff Daddy and Rick Ross, the Coke Boys veteran caught up fast in the

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Nice & Smooth Each Announce Tour Dates

Spring and summer concert season is officially upon us. Two acclaimed Hip-Hop duos who have not released albums together in decades have each announced tour dates. Pete Rock & C.L.

The Federal Government Is Telling North Carolina to Back Off in Support of LGBTQ Rights (Video)

The Tar Heel State has become a hotbed in the ongoing battle for LGBTQ rights, with particular emphasis on the “T.” North Carolina legislators recently passed House Bill 2, which

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

Tupac Shakur’s Estate Is Now In The Hands Of The Man Who Signed Him

Late Monday (May 2), Afeni Shakur died in Marin County, California at the age of 69. The mother of Tupac and Sekyiwa Shakur had become a mainstream figure, not just

DJ Premier Shares the First Taste of Another Winning Collaboration (Audio)

DJ Premier’s track record for collaborating with young artists outside the confines of the traditional Hip-Hop sound is arguably one of the best. From his work with Anderson .Paak to

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

Run the Jewels Deliver An Ominous Warning In Virtual Reality (Videos)

Don’t let the first several seconds of darkness fool you – Run the Jewels’ new video is immersive, conceptual, and dope. The black-and-white 360-degree virtual reality ready visual for “Crown” is

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

Prince & Kendrick Lamar’s Full Performance Surfaces & They Tear Down The Stage (Video)

In October of 2014, video surfaced of Prince and Kendrick Lamar performing together. The Twin Cities Pop icon and King Kunta from Compton (a title he was six months away

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

Tupac’s Mom, Afeni Shakur, Has Died At The Age Of 69

Afeni Shakur, mother of 1990s Hip-Hop superstar Tupac Amaru Shakur, has died early this morning (May 3). She was 69 years old. While a cause of death has yet to

Latyrx Finally Visualizes One Of Hip-Hop’s Best Songs About A Femme Fatale (Video)

Out of Davis, California’s Solesides movement emerged Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, and author/scholar Jeff Chang. Another key part of the mid-1990s wave would be Latryx. Heard on Blackalicious’ 1994 Melodica EP,

“Space Jam 2” Is Coming…& It’s Starring Lebron James

In late 1996, Space Jam hit theaters and unleashed a phenomenon. Equal parts sports film and children’s cartoon, it featured Michael Jordan in his heyday and the iconic Bugs Bunny in

Nipsey Hussle Looks to the Horizon for His Victory Lap (Audio)

It’s been some time since Los Angeles, California MC Nipsey Hussle has been discussing plans for his next album, Victory Lap. Given his already extensive discography of mixtapes dating back

Russell Simmons Crowns Def Jam’s Greatest Album & His Favorite Artist (Video)

Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin began releasing Def Jam Records singles in 1984. Started in a New York University dorm room (occupied by Rubin), the company would expand to become

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

This Mix Of 1980s Hip-Hop Travels A Road Of Riches That Will Leave You Paid In Full (Audio)

When we look back in Hip-Hop, our gaze often hones in on the 90s, and rightfully so, as that era spawned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clang, Tupac, Jay-Z, OutKast, Snoop and

Your Old Droog Reels In Another Mac Miller Beat To Filet With Sharp Rhymes (Audio)

When Your Old Droog burst onto the scene (in the eyes of many) in 2014, Mac Miller was among the first notable collaborators he crossed paths with. “Sleepers” would be

Anderson .Paak’s “Malibu” Visuals Are Worth Every Bit Of The Wait (Video)

Anderson .Paak’s Malibu is far and away one of 2016’s most-talked about albums, especially in terms of acclaim. Now signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, the Californian opened the year

Freeway & Scholito Freestyle On Sway In The Morning (Video)

Today (April 29), Freeway releases his fifth studio LP, Free Will (which is available for full stream). The North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC appeared on Sway In The Morning to celebrate

Queen Latifah To Play Master P’s Mom In Upcoming Biopic

Master P is moving forward with his biopic. The No Limit Records founder and multi-platinum rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana has announced an Academy Award-nominated actor (and peer) attached to

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

De La Soul Move “And The Anonymous Nobody” Release Date & Give Fans A Snack.

De La Soul has changed the release date of the group’s eighth album. The 2015 crowd-funded And The Anonymous Nobody… album is now said to be arriving August 26. To

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

BJ the Chicago Kid Sings His Way Through His Musical Influences (Video)

Steadily rising as one of this generation’s most gifted Soul artists, BJ the Chicago Kid has come a long way since his appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, 2011’s Section.80.

The Racial Wealth Gap Is Ruining Black & Brown American Families (Video)

In 2013, Robert Reich featured prominently in a documentary entitled Inequality for All, which is a blistering critique of income inequality in the United States. Reich is a celebrated economist

Slick Rick Announces Victory Tour With A Host Of US Dates

Less than two weeks after being granted United States citizenship, Slick Rick is celebrating by way of a Victory Tour. The onetime Def Jam Records platinum MC will kick off

In 2016, Public Enemy Still Brings The Noise Like Few Others Can (Video)

No doubt some of the greatest recording artists of all time, the members of Public Enemy are also serious contenders when it comes to high-energy and memorable live performances. Known for

Freeway Celebrates His “Free Will” By Sharing His LP, Early! (Album Stream)

Tomorrow (April 29), Freeway will release his fifth studio album, Free Will. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC’s latest is his second on the New York City-based Babygrande Records, and features Young

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

Royce 5’9″ Announces Layers North American Tour Dates

Earlier this month, Royce 5’9″ released Layers, his first solo album in more than four years. Executive produced by Mr. Porter (D12) and Royce, the album earned the MC his

Vince Staples Hits a Trippy House Party & Invites Us Along for the Ride (Video)

Last summer, Major Lazer’s Switch released “Ghost,” an Electronica inspired Hip-Hop party anthem. Now releasing music as part of a newly founded group With You, he left Major Lazer back

J Dilla, Nas & Madlib’s Visual Is So Sick It’s Hallucinogenic (Video)

A week and a half ago, J Dilla’s The Diary album finally released. Ten years after the producer/MC’s death, his family and the Nas-backed Mass Appeal Records delivered an album

Millions Of Americans May Soon Lose Their Jobs…To Their Trucks (Video)

Ever since The Jetsons brought the concept of flying cars into the homes of millions, the concept of futuristic forms of travel has become fodder for exploration in much popular

Havoc & Method Man Spray Lyrical Bullets Over A Cold Alchemist Beat (Audio)

Twenty years ago, Mobb Deep tapped Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man for Hell On Earth‘s “Extortion.” The song was bombastic blackmail, as some of Loud Records’ stars came together to tackle

Willie D Reveals The Origins Of Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (Audio)

In the last three years, Scarface has had at least two very memorable interview conversations with the Combat Jack Show. In his latest episode, Combat sits down with another high

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

Prince’s Vault Of Unreleased Recordings Is Detailed By Jimmy Jam & Close Associates (Video)

It has been less than one week since Prince Rogers Nelson died (April 21). As information releases about Prince’s cause of death and last days, fans and historians are trying

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