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Evil Dee & Mr. Walt Mine Some Amazing Beats & Put ‘Em To The Test (Video)

DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt are one of the most successful brotherly groups in Hip-Hop. As Da Beatminerz, the Brooklyn, New York record clerks-turned-DJ/producers have laced ageless knocking beats

Chance, Wayne & 2 Chainz Make A Video That Even Skeptics Will Have No Problem Liking

Chance The Rapper has changed his career’s scenery quite a bit in the years between Acid Rap and this month’s Coloring Book. The Chicago, Illinois MC’s first single “Angels” stresses

Joey Bada$$ Revamps His Sound For Some Motivational Music (Audio)

For more than five years, Brooklyn, New York’s Joey Bada$$ has been credited with taking elements of his city’s (and greater New York City) 1990s sound and tweaking it for

T.W.D.Y. Unified The Bay Area To Make For A True Holiday Celebration (Video)

In early 1999, commercial Rap music was evolving. The Bounce music sound of No Limit and now Cash Money Records had greatly influenced what was being played on the coasts.

Footage Released Of Troy Ave Opening Fire At T.I. Concert (Video)

Last night (May 25), a shootout occurred during a concert headlined by T.I. at New York’s Irving Plaza. Shots were fired backstage sending the audience scattering in a panicked frenzy,

Maxwell Pours His All Into Lake By The Ocean (Video)

Maxwell’s return-from-hiatus single “Lake By The Ocean” is worth the seven-year wait. Ever the charmer, the veteran vocalist uses a simple theme for the single’s visual. Going to a faraway

ScHoolboy Q & Curren$y Join Mistah F.A.B. For Cold Bars On A Chilly Loop (Audio)

Just hours after he unleashed his Sway In The Morning “5 Fingers Of Death” Golden State Warriors edition freestyle, Mistah F.A.B. promotes his next album in a more old fashioned

This Artist’s Vision Merges Hip-Hop’s Epic Past With the Future

Based in the United Kingdom, artist Dan Lish is a stellar example of just how influential Hip-Hop has become, not just to music fans around the world, but to those

Mistah F.A.B. Slam Dunks His 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle Like A Warrior (Video)

Tonight (May 26), the Golden State Warriors aim to strike back against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 at home. The 9:00pm EST match-up prompted Bay area native Sway

How Token Overcame A Language Disability To Become A Gifted Lyricist (Video)

At 17-years-old, Token has already embarked on a successful journey as an MC, working with Joell Ortiz and Snow that Product in addition to one of the most memorable appearances

Anderson .Paak & T.I. Elevate “Come Down” Through A Dazzling Performance (Video)

Anderson .Paak’s Malibu has many charms. “Come Down,” produced by Reflection Eternal’s Hi-Tek is just one. As the California singer, MC, and drummer continues to take his independent Empire release

Chuuwee Returns to Remind Us It Isn’t All About the Benjamins (Video)

Sacramento, California’s Chuuwee is an MC whose stylistic flavor belies the places he’s been. His sound is deftly delivered in the lane of his now-native NorCal, but the 25-year-old spent

Several People Shot At T.I. Concert. Troy Ave Allegedly Hit. 1 Man Dead.

Several gunshots were fired at T.I.’s concert at New York’s Irving Plaza at approximately 10:15pm EST on May 25, according to WABC TV. One man is reported to be dead

Craig Mack Releases A Video & New Song Explaining Why He’s Not A Bad Boy

Last weekend, Bad Boy Entertainment hosted an epic reunion weekend at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Virtually every major artist in the record labels’ 20+ year history was in attendance, including Ma$e,

Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Announce Summer 2016 Tour Dates

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have released a number of albums together. In 2010, the pair joined Method Man for a 2010 Wu Massacre Def Jam Records trio project.

Killer Mike Explains Why The Trap Does Not Make Dollars Or Sense (Video)

One of the pivotal records of Killer Mike’s career was his appearance on Outkast’s “Snappin’ & Trappin’.” Right as the mainstream erupted around 2000’s Stankonia release, Mike came in with

A 3D Printer Made This Building. Is Your Crib Next? (Video)

If you’ve got room for a warehouse-sized printer and around $140,000 to spare, you very well could be in the running to print out your next home. That’s because some

Muslim Women Are Poplocking in Hijabs to Help Eradicate Stereotypes (Video)

Muslim communities around the world today are facing persecution and worse, and rhetoric in the media often contributes to the spread of stereotypes. In the United States, presumptive Republican presidential

Invisibl Skratch Piklz Are Releasing Their First Studio Album Ever (Video)

For more than 25 years, Northern California has been an epicenter for turntablism long before the term even existed. Labels like Bomb Hip-Hop put out compilations that celebrated scratching, mixing,

Jay Z Addresses Lemonade While Smashing The “All The Way Up” Remix (Audio)

One of the hottest records of the year just got a whole lot hotter. After ruling the radio and clubs for the last couple of months, Fat Joe & Remy

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

Run-DMC & Aerosmith Bluntly Revisit “Walk This Way” 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago this month, Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith teamed for “Walk This Way.” Eleven years after the Boston, Massachusetts band recorded the initial version of their single, its creators—Steven Tyler

A Breast Cancer Survivor is Walking Topless to the White House to Raise Awareness (Video)

Awareness of breast cancer may be at an all-time high, at least in the United States. Organizations like the Susan G. Komen for the Cure have made the ubiquitous pink

The Mystery of Madlib Revealed In His Most In-Depth Video Interview

Certain Hip-Hop artists go to an extreme to avoid the media. Dr. Dre and Eminem are two of the more selective artists, who often shun easily-available press, even during album

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

Easy Mo Bee Confirms Tupac Was Trying To End The East/West Beef

Easy Mo Bee is one of the artists who worked with Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. the closest, during the mid-1990s. While acts like Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Method Man, and

This Is Your Brain On Technology…How You’re Getting Jacked

Technology and its relationship to ways of thinking about the world are commonplace and as societies continue to develop newer, stronger, and more effective tools for living, philosophical conversations are

Kanye West’s 1997 Beat Tape Travels To The Past In A “Spaceship” (Audio)

In 1998, Kanye West the producer broke through in a major way. The hungry artist from Chicago, Illinois landed on two big albums, care of joints on Foxy Brown’s platinum

The Game & Dave East Venture Into a World Where Bad Boy Is On Death Row (Audio)

2016 is proving to be Dave East’s best year of his career – by leaps and bounds. The New York City MC who was signed by Nas has been a prominent fixture on the

Mister Cee Celebrates Biggie’s B’day With A Mix Of Rarities & Deep Cuts

This past weekend, the world celebrated the life of Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G. Puff Daddy reunited much of the Bad Boy Records family (and friends) with

Chance The Rapper Makes History “Coloring” His Way Onto The Charts

Two Thursdays ago (May 12), Chance The Rapper released his third official mixtape, Coloring Book. Featuring Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and a host of

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,

Yasiin Bey’s Mysterious New Music Shows His Many Sides (Audio)

For the second time this month, Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def) emerges with a new song. Like the last (posted below), this is part of his Dec. 99th moniker. Today’s

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

These Rarely Seen Snapshots Document Iconic Hip-Hop Looks & Candid Moments

Fans of Hip-Hop photography have had a lot to celebrate of late. In addition to the advent of Instagram, where iconic photographers like Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, Chi Modu, and

Nutrition Facts Labels Are Getting Renovated to Reflect Growing Health Concerns

In 1994, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring companies to label packaged foods with the “Nutrition Facts” label, under the Nutrition Label and Education Act of

EPMD Has Upcoming Album Business. PMD Clarifies Production Roles (Audio)

This summer, EPMD is going on Ice-T’s the Art Of Rhyme Tour. The Long Island, New York duo of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith will join Public Enemy, Mobb Deep,

The Flows of the Best MCs in the World Are Dissected…Brilliantly (Video)

What makes lyricists like Rakim, MF DOOM, Notorious B.I.G. and others stand out? For Heads, reasons can vary but it’s a generally accepted tenet that what makes them and others

De La Soul’s Guest-Packed “And The Anonymous Nobody” Tracklist Is Revealed

One of 2016’s most anticipated albums is De La Soul’s And The Anonymous Nobody. The August 26 LP is the Long Island, New York trio’s first proper studio work in

Z-Ro Puts Aside His 50 Cent Beef But Still Has Some Axes To Grind (Audio)

Upon 50 Cent’s meteoric rise in Rap music during the early 2000s, he made a few enemies, quickly. Part of the G-Unit general’s persona was how he spoke so freely,

Havoc & Alchemist’s Joint Album “The Silent Partner” Is Available For Full Stream (Audio)

Tomorrow (May 20), Havoc & Alchemist release their first joint album, The Silent Partner. Whereas Hav’s other half in Mobb Deep, Prodigy, has released two full-length projects with ALC, this

Rakim Narrates & The Firm Appears In Documentary On AZ (Video)

In 2004, Nas famously made single “The Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim” for his Street’s Disciple album. The Queensbridge MC paid homage to the lyrical half of Eric B. & Rakim

Greg Nice Reveals Details About The East/West Peace Album Tupac Was Recording When He Died (Video)

In the month of May, the unreleased music of Tupac Shakur has been the topic of discussion. The reported 152 songs belonging to the estate of the slain Hip-Hop superstar

A New Documentary On The Making Of J Dilla’s “The Diary” Features The Man, Himself (Video)

While not his first posthumous album, J Dilla’s The Diary stands apart from those of the past. The Mass Appeal and PayJay collaboration on the sixth J Dilla album since his

Unsettling Animal-Human Hybrids Are Being Proposed To Provide Cures for Common Disease (Audio)

The pursuit of wellness knows no bounds. Throughout history, human beings have relied on remarkably innovative (although perhaps not always effective) techniques to address illness – like the ancient Egyptian toothache cure

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