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Smif N Wessun – Solid Ground ft Junior Reid

There are times when artists swerve from their usual style and a train wreck ensues, however sometimes, it just works. The latest from Smif N Wessun is a prime example

The Making Of Ice Cube’s It Was A Good Day (Video)

It’s been just over 20 years since Ice Cube unveiled his most-known solo record, “It Was A Good Day.” The Predator single is a staple in the G-Funk canon, and

Pusha T Decodes Nosetalgia (Video)

In the ongoing series, Pusha T sits with Life + Times to discuss “Nosetalgia,” his much-talked about Kendrick Lamar collaboration from My Name Is My Name, released today. This is one

DJ Premier vs. DJ Whoo Kid on The Whoolywood Shuffle (Video)

DJ Premier sat down with DJ Whoo Kid and told Hip-Hop stories for days. Primo spoke on being the official DJ for The Cypher, Gang Starr, the original more controversial

Pusha T – My Name is My Name (Album Stream)

Can’t wait to hear Pusha T’s My Name is My Name album? Not to worry, Pusha has released a full stream of the album for your listening pleasure. The album

Thundercat & The Roots – Heartbreaks + Setbacks Performance (Video)

One of the best parts about having The Roots on “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon is the exposure to new music. Heads can often hope that whether Mac Miller’s artistic

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Artists Announced

Taped tonight in Atlanta, BET’s 2013 Hip-Hop Awards is coming on October 15 at 8pm EST. With the cyphers already making big noise on Twitter (especially from the Aftermath Entertainment

Schoolboy Q – The Process (Video)

Schoolboy Q discusses growing up in LA, writing his first rhymes, the process for creating Oxymoron and more with Peter Rosenberg. Check out the video. Related: Schoolboy Q & Kendrick

Nas Reviews “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

Having already left his mark in Hip-Hop history, it seems Mr. Nasir Jones is focusing his efforts on a new profession: journalism. Ok not really, but his first album review,

Scolla – Roots

Whoo…Scolla just blazed this MF DOOM track–laid-back rhymes of substances completely in the pocket of this jazzy groove. This is Sunday music (and Monday and Tuesday…). Check out Roots. On

Pusha T – Sweet Serenade ft Chris Brown (Prod. Swizz Beatz)

Pusha T is back with a hypnotic new joint that features Chris Brown on the hook and Swizz Beatz on the track. But make no mistake, Pusha’s trademark steely flow

Yancey Boys – Quicksand ft Common & Dezi Paige

The J Dilla catalog is never-ending. One of Hip-Hop’s most talented musicians recorded at a Tupac-like pace throughout his extensive and dynamic career. Recently, Dilla’s younger brother Illa J (now

Eminem – Berzerk (Prod. Rick Rubin)

After confirming he will be releasing a new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, in November, Eminem releases the first single. It’s a return to Slim Shady mode over a

Oddisee – Lonely Planet

How should an artist follow up a year that included him winning “Best Hip-Hop/Rap” album by iTunes UK? By releasing a completely instrumental LP of course. Ok, maybe that isn’t

Big Sean – First Chain ft Nas & Kid Cudi

Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame is exfoliating some of its biggest assets. On “First Chain,” Sean channels early Kanye West’s penchant for Jacob The Jeweler talk, as he links with

Juvenile – Mo Money ft Curren$y

Juvenile and Curren$y, two generations of New Orleans MCs, unite on Juvie’s latest track. Mike Will made the beat. Check out Mo Money. Related: Curren$y – New Jet City (Mixtape)

Nas Raises Money to Aid Homeless Family (Video)

Nas has had the most incredible 3 week stretch as a brand ambassador for hip-hop that I can ever recall. After having a Harvard Fellowship named after him and appearing

Goodie M.O.B. on RapFix Live (Video)

Goodie M.O.B. sat down with Sway on RapFix Live and discussed the old days with OutKast, whether the rumors of a new Andre 3000 album were true and dropped an

Jay-Z “Picasso Baby” (Behind The Scenes Video)

Jay-Z’s day-long performance of Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby” at the Pace Gallery this month was not just to start conversation. Hov was joined by an elite film

Tech N9ne Hardknock TV Interview Pt. 1 (Video)

Tech N9ne is gearing up for his Something Else album, which has appearances from Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B., ¡Mayday! and more. On a couch in Venice Beach, California Tech broke down

Capital STEEZ – KING STEELO

Salute to Capital STEEZ who would have been 20 years old today. Here’s a track off his forthcoming posthumous project, King Capital. Check out KING STEELO. Related: Pro Era –

CJ Fly – tug-at-war

If you need some underground hip-hop in your life after the Jay-Z takeover weekend, Pro Era member CJ Fly has you covered. Check out his dope new song tug-at-war. Related:

RIP Jim Kelly

Rest in peace to Jim Kelly, one of the first black super heroes. The actor and martial arts expert died over the weekend at the age of 67 after a

Curren$y – Showroom 2

Curren$y stays rocking on soulful tracks and producer Cardo seems to have an endless supply. Check out their latest collaboration, Showroom 2. Related: Curren$y – Grizzly ft Young Roddy (Audio)

Mac Miller – Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes ft Jay Electronica

Mac Miller gets a verse from the elusive Mr. Electronica. Check out Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes. Related: Ab-Soul – The End is Near ft Mac Miller (Audio)

Tony Touch – It’s a Queens Thing ft Action Bronson & Kool G. Rap

After getting the best verse from LL Cool J in years, Action Bronson lays down a track with another legend. He and Kool G. Rap represent their borough on this

Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do

Daz Dillinger & WC revisit the Luniz classic “I Got 5 On It” beat in their latest release. Check out Wha Cha Gon’ Do. Related: Daz Dillinger – Late Nite

9th Wonder and Big K.R.I.T. in the Studio (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder have been making some magic together, lately. Here’s a super dope behind the scenes video of the two of them in the studio. 9th Wonder

Fabolous – B.I.T.E. (Video)

Here’s the latest video from Fabolous. Check out B.I.T.E. from his Soul Tape 2 mixtape. Related: Fabolous – The Soul Tape 2 (Mixtape)

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito reunite on WKCR for One Night Only (Audio)

Legendary underground radio icons Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito reunited for 1 show on their longtime home WKCR. If you’re a fan of 90’s hip-hop, particularly underground, you know few had

Joey Bada$$ and Pete Rock in the Studio (Video)

Joey Bada$$ dropped some heat with DJ Premier in January. Now, it seems the young gun is back in the lab cooking up something special with Pete Rock. Check out

Common Freestyles on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Common returned to the Sway in the Morning show and dropped another verse off the top of the dome. Check out the video. MCs act like they don’t know… Related:

Runt Dawg – East Coast ft Redman

Redman jumps on a track with an artist named Runt Dawg to rep his region. Check out East Coast. Related: Redman – Lookn Fly Too ft Method Man & Ready

50 Cent – Financial Freedom (Video)

50 Cent’s latest video was inspired by the 10th year anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Check out Financial Freedom. Related: 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ turns

Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)

It’s hard to believe, but after more than 20 years in the game, Common is about to release his first ever mixtape. To set it off properly, his first track

The People vs. Action Bronson (Video)

Here’s a hilarious video from Noisey of Action Bronson responding to YouTube comments about him and his video for The Symbol. Check it out below. Related: Action Bronson – The

Hood Life: A Hip Hop Guided Tour Of Compton (Video)

If you’ve been a fan of hip-hop at any time over the last 25 years, you know the significance of Compton to the culture. Here’s a video of a guided

Blu – Amnesia (Video)

Here’s a previously unreleased video from Blu for his 2011 song “Amnesia.” Blu dedicates the video to Capital STEEZ, who recently passed — and you’ll understand why if you watch

Frank Ocean – Wiseman

Frank Ocean created a new song for the Django Unchained soundtrack but though Quentin Tarantino thought it was dope, he didn’t think there was a scene in the film for

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