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Rick Ross Wages War On Birdman For Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled & Mannie Fresh (Video)

Rick Ross is no stranger to beefs. Over the years, the embattled MC has been a target of 50 Cent, street gangs, critics and countless fans who questioned the veracity

DOOM & Sade’s Mash-Up Bond Is No Ordinary Love. SADEVILLAIN 2 Strikes (Audio)

Last March, DJ/producer Seanh made one unlikely pairing that sounded sweet to so many music Heads. Sadevillain blended MF DOOM (care of Madvillain) with Sade, bringing the soaring voice of

Despite Her Epic Comeback, Remy Ma Says She Still Can’t Make The Music She Wants

Without question, Remy Ma mounted one of the greatest comebacks in Rap history upon her release from prison in August of 2014. That summer alone, she managed to record with

How Laurence Fishburne & Spike Lee Are Tied To Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” Video

Writer and director Ernest Dickerson, perhaps best known for his 1992 directorial debut Juice, worked extensively with Spike Lee in the 1980s and ’90s as his cinematographer. Together, they created

Nas & Jack White Take One Mic And Add A Bass, Piano & Drums (Video)

Over the course of Nas’ storied career, he has made few songs more urgent and emotional than “One Mic.” The single, released from 2001’s Stillmatic, samples Phil Collins’ cinematic “In

Big Boi Shows His Boomiverse Is Filled With Space Aged Funk (Audio)

For the last 25 years, Big Boi has been one of Hip-Hop’s leading proponents of Funk music. Multiple times, the Outkast co-founder has even worked with “Dr. Funkenstein” himself, Parliament-Funkadelic’s

9th Wonder & Salaam Remi Are Co-Producing The Roots’ Next Album

The Roots have not released an album in three years. ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin was the group’s 11th album. Now confirmed to be called End Game, the twelfth

Ice Cube Heads Straight Outta Compton To The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

He may be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Platinum-selling album Death Certificate, but Ice Cube will live forever on the streets of Los Angeles, literally. The Rap icon with a

5 Years After “1999,” Joey Bada$$ Is Still Fighting To Restore New York’s Place In Hip-Hop (Video)

Today (June 12) is the fifth anniversary of Joey Bada$$’ releasing his 1999 mixtape. The Brooklyn, New York MC used that opportunity to make a powerful impression on Hip-Hop. Starting

Snoop Televises The Revolution On The Most Political Song Of His Career (Video)

Snoop Dogg recently released his Neva Left album. However, the always busy Doggfather isn’t quite done promoting last year’s Coolaid either. “Revolutions” is a Just Blaze-produced track that is among

T.C. Izlam, Hipstep Founder & Former Zulu Nation Spokesperson, Has Died

The Hip-Hop, Drum & Bass, and “Hipstep” communities are today mourning the loss of T.C. Izlam, a former longtime member of the Universal Zulu Nation and a celebrated musical innovator

AZ, Raekwon & Prodigy Show That Rhymes Are Like Life Or Death To Great MCs (Video)

In April, AZ released a powerful collaboration alongside Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. “Save Them” was guttural East Coast Rap, produced by D.I.T.C. member Buckwild. These three MCs

Victory. Puff Daddy Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Entertainer List

Twenty years ago, Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records dominated the charts, with three #1 albums. Puffy’s No Way Out, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, and Mase’s Harlem World. Tragically,

MC Eiht Takes It Straight To Compton Right When It’s Most Wanted (Video)

This month, MC Eiht is preparing to release a deeply important album in his career. For nearly 30 years, the Compton’s Most Wanted front man has released a plethora of

Ice Cube Gave “Death Certificate” New Life. “Predator” May Be His Next Prey.

This past Friday (June 9), Ice Cube dropped a 25th anniversary edition of his sophomore solo album, Death Certificate. The MC re-released the 1991 Priority Records platinum LP with three

One MC Seamlessly Flips 27 Different Rap Styles In 8 Minutes (Video)

Mac Lethal makes the art of rapping seem quite fun. A onetime Rhymesayers member, the Kansas City, Missouri lyricist has worked with Tech N9ne, Chamillionaire, Cunninlynguists and others throughout a

2 Years After PumpkinHead Passed, A New Video Highlights His Undying Wisdom

On June 9, 2015 Robert “PumpkinHead” Diaz died. The Brooklyn, New Yorker had risen the ranks as a battle MC and was well underway into a discography that showed personal

Ice Cube Asks Bill Maher Why He Thought He Could Use The N-Word (Video)

Last night (June 9), Ice Cube appeared as a guest on Bill Maher’s program, Real Time. Generally, his appearance on the show alone wouldn’t necessarily be newsworthy, but in the wake

How Prison Transformed Tupac But Could Not Save Him From Death Row

On Valentines Day 1995, Tupac Amaru Shakur was processed into general population at Clinton Correctional Facility. Approximately eight months later, Pac left the maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York.

Ice Cube Shows 3 Decades Of Police Brutality & It’s Not Just White Cops (Video)

On June 9, Ice Cube released the 25th anniversary edition of Death Certificate. Featuring three freshly recorded songs, O’Shea Jackson adds to one of his most critically acclaimed bodies of

Outkast & UGK Redefined Southern Rap. A New Song Shows Their Work Isn’t Done (Audio)

In the early 1990s, both OutKast and UGK made some incredible records. From Atlanta, Georgia and Port Arthur, Texas, these two duos used Funk, Blues, Rock & Roll to create

Chuck D Tells Kool Moe Dee That Spike Lee Did For Public Enemy What Radio Wouldn’t (Video)

Kool Moe Dee is one of the first Hip-Hop solo stars. As Public Enemy’s Chuck D points out, Kool Moe Dee went from one third of the Treacherous 3 MCs

De La Soul’s Latest Album Produces Another Video With A Dramatic Reveal At The End

It is approaching a year since De La Soul’s …and the Anonymous Nobody album released. In the time since, there have been Grammy nominations, peaks on the Rap charts, and a

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Leave No Doubt That Women Are In Control (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Changes To America’s Infrastructure Could Make Our Tap Water Unaffordable

Now they say it got lead and stink in it (New World Water) Fluorocarbons and monoxide Push the water table lopside Used to be free now it cost you a

Illa J Welcomes Listeners Into His & J Dilla’s Childhood Home (Video)

Detroit, Michigan’s own Illa J, younger brother of J Dilla, is dropping his third solo studio album Home on Jakarta Records later this month. He has released a fittingly personal

Kemba Shows Exactly Why He’s Cosigned By Kendrick In “Caesar’s Rise” (Video)

Bronx, New York-bred rapper Kemba, a staple of the city’s Hip-Hop scene, changed his name from former moniker YC The Cynic to release his Negus album last year. More than

Tha Outlawz Say Tupac Declared His Beef With Biggie Was Over Shortly Before He Died (Video)

There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the last days of Tupac Shakur. There are reports that the superstar rapper had short term plans to squash his beefs,

Nocando Goes On A Rap Rampage. He Honors A Freestyle Legend Along The Way (Video)

Throughout the 2010s, Nocando has been one of the most interesting MCs making noise in the West Coast independent Hip-Hop scene. Claiming to have won more than 100 battles, this

Oakland’s Trey Coastal Use A Video Game To Show How Real Life’s Consequences Are (Video)

The Oakland, California trio known as Trey Coastal have a knack for storytelling. For their “R1 R2 L1 L2” visuals, the West Coast collective get pixelated and take us through a

The Original Ending To “Juice” Shows Bishop Choosing His Own Destiny (Video)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Juice. The film, which starred Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, and Tupac Shakur, in his debut role, became an

Kevin Hart Gets Real About His Past Substance Abuse & It’s No Joke (Video)

Kevin Hart is one of the most recognized comedians and actors on the planet. Much of that success has come from Hart’s ability to be self-deprecating and poke fun at

TLC & Snoop Dogg Take It Way Back For The Group’s 1st Video In 14 Years

As T-Boz sings on TLC’s recent single, “Way Back,” it’s been a long, long time comin’ for the legendary group’s return. With Chilli in tow, the iconic group will release

Mysterious Ads Cause Fans To Watch The Clock For A New Jay Z Album

Jay Z has not released an album since 2013’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail. That album arrived on July 4 of that year, after it was announced June 16, during the NBA

Ice Cube Updates N.W.A.’s Message To Police. But Not Much Has Changed (Audio)

Ice Cube is preparing to release the 25th anniversary edition of Death Certificate this week. Cube’s sophomore solo album (which actually dropped in 1991) featured Da Lench Mob MC calling

Ice Cube Will Tell Bill Maher To Check Himself In Real Time On Friday

It’s been a tempestuous few days for comedy, particularly in the careers of Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher. Griffin was recently fired from her CNN job after posing with a

Kevin Durant Has Inspired His Roc Nation Brother Jay Electronica To Release Music (Audio)

Jay Electronica certainly picks his spots. The MC/producer without an album to his name has used the last decade-plus to release verses that are forced to hold over fans. In

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain’t nothin’ like Hip-Hop music…Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the

Method Man Is Releasing The Meth Lab 2. He Recruits Dave East To Cook With Him (Video)

After a relatively quiet 2016, Method Man has started off 2017 on a tear. He has appeared on six songs in as many months, and even signed on to co-host

Ice-T Spits Punchy Bars On A Completely Different 6 ‘N The Mornin’ (Audio)

Although there are certainly other contenders, perhaps the verse of Ice-T’s career is “6 ‘N The Mornin’.” Thirty-one years ago the O.G. waxed an incredible tale about how his day

Phonte Raps About How Both Men & Women Are Losing The Battle Of The Sexes (Audio)

As 2017 marches towards its midpoint, Phonte has not released much music. The MC/singer gave us plenty to work with, care of the stellar Tigallerro collaboration in ’16, with Eric

Nick Grant Shows Musicality & Lyricism Live Strong In Hip-Hop In His Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Much of the well-deserved acclaim surrounding rapper Nick Grant’s steady rise in Hip-Hop relates to the South Carolina MC’s high-energy delivery and live performances. He recently tore down showcases at

25 Years Ago Today Kid ‘n Play Switched It Up For Class Act (Video)

While Kid ‘n Play’s Hip-Hop career dates back to 1987’s Select Records breakout “Last Night,” the ’90s would be their definitive decade. Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin brought

ScHoolboy Q Explains What It Would Take For A Black Hippy Album To Happen (Video)

ScHoolboy Q conducted a recent interview with Montreality. Within the conversation, the Los Angeles, California MC discusses his affinity for ’90s wrestling and details of his awkward “first time.” However,

Killer Mike Says Blacks Have Bigger Problems Than Bill Maher (Video)

This weekend’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher will go down in history as one of the veteran, Emmy-nominated talk show’s most memorable episodes. However, the former host of

U.T.F.O. Member Jeffrey “The Educated Rapper” Campbell Has Passed Away

Founding U.T.F.O. MC The Educated Rapper died yesterday (June 3) after a long battle with cancer. He was believed to be 54 years old. The man born Jeffrey Campbell formed

A 6-Year Old Boy Makes A Plea To End Violence. Pusha T Responds With A Letter & A Check (Video)

Pusha T is often respected for his ruthless lyrics. The member of Clipse, Re-Up Gang, and G.O.O.D. Music has amassed a catalog of hits illustrating the grind of the streets,

Regina King Aims To Make Dana Dane’s “Cinderfella” Into A Film

Veteran Brooklyn, New York MC Dana Dane is revered as one of Hip-Hop’s pioneering storytellers. Along with Slick Rick, Ice-T, Kool G Rap, Dane represented a mid-1980s crop of MCs

MC Eiht & DJ Premier Make Some New Music To Driveby (Audio)

For more than 30 years, the city of Compton, California has been a Hip-Hop landmark. While N.W.A. may have first put it on the global scale, MC Eiht, King T,

Kool G Rap, Termanology & Saigon Show They Can Outrun Life’s Biggest Obstacles (Video)

Kool G Rap has just released Return of the Don, and the Juice Crew legend’s triumphant return to his solo career does not disappoint. For more than three decades, the Queens,