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Run The Jewels Surprise Release Their New RTJ3 Album As A Free Christmas Gift (Audio)

Since their inception, Run The Jewels have always put their fans first. They released both their first and second eponymous albums for free, in addition to selling them for digital

Big Sean Has A New Album Coming, But His New Single Features Mixtape Rhyming (Audio)

Tonight (December 22), Big Sean announced he has a new album coming in early 2017. I Decided, Sean’s fourth studio LP, will be released on February 3, via G.O.O.D. Music

Chance The Rapper & Jeremih Modernize A Jackson 5 Classic For Their Christmas Mixtape (Audio)

Chance The Rapper is honored with the distinction of 2016’s most anticipated and most acclaimed Hip-Hop mixtape. Coloring Book takes the notion of “not for sale music” to the Grammy

Dres, Ras Kass, ONYX & More Bring Great ’90s Rap Back (Audio)

The Snowgoons are gifted in helping veteran Hip-Hop artists find new dimension in their catalogs. That is precisely why M.O.P., Parrish “PMD” Smith, ONYX, Reef The Lost Cauze and others

Papoose Steps In For Remy Ma & Crushes A Track With Fat Joe (Audio)

Earlier this month, Papoose and his wife Remy Ma waxed a freestyle on Hot 97, couples style. Pap’ has been relatively quiet on the solo-music front, supporting the Grammy-nominated Remy

It’s Never Lights Out For Redman. He Drops His 4th Verse In A Week (Audio)

Redman has released four songs in less than a week. However, nobody is complaining one bit. The Def Squad and Gilla House MC is in strong form lately, gearing up

Method Man Reminisces On How Hard Livin’ Led To His Hard Spittin’ (Audio)

This week, Method Man has been incredibly busy. The Staten Island, New York star MC appeared on Juelz Santana’s comeback single “Ol’ Thing Back.” With Redman on that cut, the

Kool G Rap, Canibus & Chris Rivers Send An Omen That Real Lyricism Is Back (Audio)

One of 2016’s most steadfast MCs, Chris Rivers is a clear disciple of that hard-nosed late ’80s and 1990s lyricism. While the Bronx, New Yorker’s greatest influence would appear to

For Wale, Either You’re With Him Or You Get The Heisman (Audio)

From Phife Dawg’s Bo Jackson and Joe Namath name-checking verse on “Scenario” to Kanye West’s “Barry Bonds,” Hip-Hop loves sports (and vice versa). While artists like Master P chased sports

Redman Is Back Behind The Boards. This Gilla House Track Has Red’s Bars & Beat (Audio)

While Redman’s rapping abilities are nearly impossible to miss, people tend to overlook Reggie Noble’s production. The artist who began as a DJ for Lords Of The Underground’s DoItAll evolved

This Alternate Version Of “How Long Will They Mourn Me” Has An Unreleased Tupac Verse (Audio)

Long before they were label-mates at Death Row, Tupac Shakur and Nate Dogg made a jam together. Thug Life’s 1994 single “How Long Will They Mourn Me?” is eerie, given

Oddisee Has Announced a New Album & Tour. Here’s the First Single Off “The Iceberg” (Audio)

Oddisee has been making major moves in 2016. The celebrated producer and MC dropped his Alwasta EP and the instrumental The Odd Tape this year, projects which continue to make

Madvillain Returns With A Full Version Of A Song That’s A Blizzard Of Bars (Audio)

It has been more than a dozen years since Madvillain released its debut album. DOOM and Madlib made as interesting (and complementary) a duo as any in Hip-Hop since. The

Taylor Bennett Turns A Health Scare Into A Beautiful New York City Night (Audio)

Chicago’s Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper’s talented younger brother, links with Brooklyn’s Stro and singer Jordan Bratton on “New York Nights.” The song is the product of a health scare

U-God Spits Venom Toward Some Wu-Tang Brothers But Warns No One Else Can (Audio)

Last month, Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God went public with a multi-million dollar suit against RZA and the group’s manager (RZA’s brother, Divine). For six years, the Brooklyn, New York veteran says

Scarface & Lil Troy Have Ended Their 15 Year Beef. Troy Breaks It Down. (Audio)

Scarface is a 30-year living legend MC. Over the years, there have been certain lyrics where Heads have wondered who the Houston, Texas rapper/producer/DJ may be speaking to. In other

Masta Killa Is Releasing A New Album. Method Man & Redman Join Him On His 1st Single (Audio)

Wu-Tang Wednesday, indeed. Already today (December 14), Heads have heard from Method Man, who joined Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, and Redman on “Ol Thing Back.”  Now, fans have even more new

Method Man, Redman, Jadakiss & Juelz Santana Bring That Ol Thing Called Hip-Hop Back (Audio)

At the height of the mid-2000s Dipset reign, Juelz Santana brought an edge to Diplomats/Def Jam Records. There, the Harlem, New Yorker with the punchlines, unforgettably ad-libs, and youthful charms

Busta Rhymes Unleashes The Dragon On A Fiery Swizz Beatz Track (Audio)

Last month, Busta Rhymes made key contributions to A Tribe Called Quest’s We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service album. In an usually slow five year period for

Casual Is Tired Of Facing Lesser MCs, So He Battles Himself (Audio)

Casual stays busy. The Oakland, California veteran MC and co-founder of the Hieroglyphics crew recently released a project with Detroit, Michigan’s Phat Kat as Ron Jon Bovi (Neaux Mursi). In

Sha Stimuli Releases 1 Of The Most Intelligent Songs Of The Year. Hip-Hop At Its Finest (Audio)

When Sha Stimuli released his 2009 debut album My Soul To Keep, Just Blaze was one of the star contributors. “Move Back” / “The Reason” featured Roc-A-Fella Records alums Freeway

Parrish Smith Has Hit Squad Heat On A New Solo Single (Audio)

Parrish Smith (aka PMD) has been building a solo career for more than 22 years. Whenever legendary group EPMD was on hiatus, both Parrish and partner Erick Sermon struck with

Oh No & Tristate Join Evidence For A Song That Shows Wack MCs The Front Door (Audio)

Gangrene co-founder, producer/MC Oh No has teamed up with Tristate of Planet Asia’s bi-coastal super-group Gold Chain Military for a collaborative LP on the Hieroglyphics’ imprint. Oh No will reportedly

J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only Album Is Great For The Ears Too. (Audio)

This morning (December 9), J. Cole released his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only. The 10-track, 44 minute effort features no guest verses. This feat is also true of Cole’s

Ab-Soul Hasn’t Forgotten Who Dissed Kendrick. This Black Hippy Goes To War. (Audio)

In February of this year, just hours before Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Awards grabs, Jay Electronica declared war. The Roc Nation veteran, who had stood beside K-Dot during 2013’s “Control” moment,

This MF DOOM-Curated Playlist Features Classic Cuts & Brand New Remixes (Audio)

The masked man whose varying personas help make him one of Hip-Hop’s greatest innovators, MF DOOM, has released a 19-track mix as King Geedorah, a name he first recorded under

An Official Mix Traces The Evolution Of Freddie Foxxx Into Bumpy Knuckles & It Punches.

On Gang Starr’s 1998 single “The Militia,” Freddie Foxxx rapped, “When you speak of who’s the dopest MCs, I don’t come up / But when you speak about who’s the

Rapsody & GQ Team Up & Show That Jamla Is The Squad That’s Saying Something (Audio)

North Carolina’s Rapsody and Oakland, California’s GQ have been two steadfast members of 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records. In the last month, Rap’ released her Crown EP. GQ has been quiet

A Tribe Called Quest & Many More Gave Hip-Hop Much To Be Thankful For In November (Audio)

November 2016 was one of the most tumultuous months in a generation. Regardless of one’s political affiliation the world seemingly changed over one long night on November 8 for hundreds

Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna & Masta Killa Join Joe Young On A Stellar Remix (Audio)

Last month, rapper Joe Young released a grimy, Dame Grease-produced banger, titled “Crack Babies.” Young was one of the select few, not named Luke Cage, to coax Method Man out

Wale Channels Nas & Shows Other MCs What He’s Really Like (Audio & Video)

UPDATE: Less than two days after releasing “Folarin Like” in audio, Wale drops the black-and-white video. Simplistic in its presentation, this may mark a return to early strides for the

Shia LaBeouf Says Compare Him To Eminem. Is He Really Da Bomb? (Audio)

In the last month, Shia LaBeouf’s rhyme skills have come into strong focus. Ever since the MC appeared on Sway On The Morning, the Disney actor-turned-X-Men star elicited a lot

Ab-Soul’s New Album Is Dropping THIS WEEK. Here’s The New Single (Audio)

In October, Carson, California’s Ras Kass celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Soul On Ice, a storm of an LP home to “Nature of the Threat.” Considered today as

Members Of Souls Of Mischief & Freestyle Fellowship Tag Team With Battle Rhymes (Audio)

In the early 1990s, Los Angeles, California’s Good Life Café played host to some legendary lyricists with its open mic Hip-Hop shows. From Jurassic 5 (Rebels of Rhythm and Unity

Wale Fires Back At J. Cole And He Names Names (Audio)

In the last 48 hours, J. Cole not only announced an album, he released a documentary leading up to 4 Your Eyez Only. Then, music heard in the doc’ released

Lloyd Banks’ “The Last Of A Dope Era Dying” Is Symbolic Of So Many Changes (Audio)

Perhaps second to only the “Hip-Hop as a woman” metaphor, MCs have long employed the parallels of rapping with hustling. The very first song on Outkast’s debut album (“Myintrotoletuknow”) said

Shia LaBeouf Goes At Rosenberg’s Neck & Saves Some For Lil Yachty (Audio)

Just weeks after earning the admiration of some – and the ire of others – thanks to his recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, actor (and apparently now, MC)

The LOX Drop 2 New Songs & Prove They’re Back in a Major Way (Audio)

Heads are still jubilant since learning of the news that The LOX have signed with Roc Nation, a major move for the Yonkers, New York street legends. But that wasn’t

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock Release The Full Stream For “Don’t Smoke Rock” & It’s Crack (Audio)

Don’t Smoke Rock, the long-awaited album by legendary producer Pete Rock and Harlem’s own Smoke DZA, released on Babygrande Records, is finally here — and not since DJ Premier and

Havoc Reminds He’s 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Best Double Threats With A Tough Beat & Verse For Cormega (Audio)

Queens, New York meets the Queen’s country on this collaboration between Queensbridge veterans Cormega and Havoc and British MC Giggs. “Ironic” is the latest reminder that while Havoc is beloved

Prodigy & DaVillins Have A Simple Message On A Dope Beat: Fall Back (Audio)

There’s something so right about the juxtaposition of gully rhymes paired with smooth, jazzy beats. On “FOH PT 2,” Sean Price protégés DaVillins enlist Prodigy to kick “rugged raps” about

Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy Take Flight. Hear Their Album Early. (Audio)

Throughout the 2010s, Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy have put in consistent work—often on the same tracks. The two New Orleans, Louisiana representatives helped fuel Curren$y’s Jetlife crew for

Run The Jewels 3 Is Coming In January. Here’s The Artwork, Tracklist & A New Single (Audio)

In October, Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, confirmed that their third eponymous albums was in the works, and kicked it off with the blistering single,

Bumpy Knuckles Salutes ’70s & Early ’80s Rap Pioneers On A Nottz Track (Audio)

Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) released his first music in 1986. At the time, “Freddie C.” was part of the Supreme Force. In that year, Hip-Hop and Rap music were

Joell Ortiz & Chris Rivers Say What They Feel And Some Might Get Hurt (Audio)

Joell Ortiz, Chris Rivers, and Whispers have a close working relationship. These three New York City MCs share an affinity for hard-nosed, in-your-face raps that combine wit, arrogance, and a

Statik Selektah Remixes Some Older Dave East That Shows The Talent Nas Saw (Audio)

Today, Dave East is an MC who is cosigned by Nas, backed by Mass Appeal, and working with a who’s who of Hip-Hop. In 2014, the Harlem, New Yorker was

Atmosphere’s Slug Breaks Down The Real Meaning Of “Lucy Ford.” (Audio)

In year 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota Hip-Hop duo Atmosphere released two seminal EPs, Ford One and Ford Two. Produced by group member Ant, as well as Anticon’s Jel, Moodswing 9, and

Evil Dee & Joell Ortiz Give Ras Kass’ “Etc.” An East Coast KNOCK (Audio)

Earlier this year, Ras Kass celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Soul On Ice. The LP broke new ground by combining a deep dive into philosophy, religion and

J Dilla & Madlib’s Unreleased Collab From 2002 Brings Da Rawkus (Audio)

For Hip-Hop fans, there are few record catalogs more revered than that of Stones Throw. The label, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is the home to such artists as

These Four Emerging MCs Show Real Talent On “Counterfeit” (Audio)

Chicago arts collective 119 delivers the second single off their upcoming Countdown 2 Midnight compilation, featuring Chi-Town wordsmiths Saba, Noname (formerly Noname Gypsy) and Phoelix alongside Brooklyn’s own Chelsea Reject.