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M.O.P.’s Fame & Heltah Skeltah’s Rock Join A Band For A Menacing Beastie Boys Cover (Video)

On his landmark album 1999 Black on Both Sides, Mos Def (nka Yasiin Bey) staked the claim for “Rock n Roll” being Black Music. “Elvis Presley ain’t got no soul,” he

Torae & Nick Grant Take The Torch From Big Daddy Kane And Hold It High (Audio)

“Someone tell Praise to bring the bass and the treble in…” From the opening declaration, “Okay, let’s get the figures and facts” made in his typical take-no-prisoners style, Brooklyn, New

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

Nas Dusts Off A Gil Scott-Heron Sample For A Nasty Look At Addiction (Audio)

Nas is an executive producer (and rhyme-writer) on the series, The Get Down. Set in the 1970s Bronx, the show looks at the earliest days of Hip-Hop music and culture,

Ludacris Reworks Sisqo’s Smash Hit To Create A New Type Of Fantasy (Audio)

In 1999, Dru Hill’s Sisqó freaked the charts with his solo smash hit “Thong Song.” While “Got To Get It” had broken into the Top 40, the veteran Baltimore, Maryland

The Weeknd Takes A Sample DOOM & Biggie Rocked And Freaks It For The Club (Audio)

For lovers of samples, Isaac Hayes sophomore album Hot Buttered Soul is a must-own album. Released during 1969 on Enterprise/Stax Records (where Ike was a major writer and producer), this

Fabolous Pays Homage To 2 Lauryn Hill Classics At Once (Video)

Fabolous has been wildly consistent at making songs about relationships, seemingly never alienating the other sides of his audience. Like LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, or T.I., Fab’ has been

King Harris II Colors His Own West Coast Reality Into An Ice-T Classic (Audio Premiere)

Oxnard, California (by way of Long Beach) MC King Harris II is gearing up for the release of his Nightmare On Wolff Street album tomorrow, on “Friday the 13th” no

Action Bronson’s Latest Is A Blue Chip Off Of Biggie & Super Cat’s Block (Audio)

Action Bronson has garnered some of the strongest acclaim of his career through the Blue Chips mixtape series with Party Supplies. Some of that same chemistry made its way onto

Styles P, Joey Bada$$ & Droog Reload The Clipse On A Black Milk Beat (Audio)

Fifteen years ago, Pusha T and No Malice kicked in the door to the industry with “Grindin’.” The Lord Willin’ single received some of the most captivating Neptunes production of

Freddie Gibbs Flips A Jay Z Vol 2. Concept With Some Hard Knock Bass (Audio)

Back in 1998, Jay Z and Swizz Beatz tapped into a musical pocket completely different from Jay’s work with DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Irv Gotti, or Timbaland. The Ruff Ryders’

Snoop Dogg Revisits Donny Hathaway’s “Little Ghetto Boy,” With His Daughter, Lalah (Video)

A recent match-up between Snoop Dogg, Lalah Hathaway, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper is a glorious collaboration which in many ways was thought of years ago. Hathaway, the daughter of

Mack Wilds Does The Right Thing In This Spike Lee-Inspired Music Video

Already, 2016 has started on a high note for Tristan “Mack” Wilds. The actor/sing was one of the stars of Vh1’s The Breaks, which premiered last week (January 4). Now

Rashida Jones Teleports To ’90s R&B Videos. Catch The TLC, Da Brat & SWV References

Rashida Jones very much grew up around music. She is the daughter of Quincy Jones, sister of QDIII, and almost a sister-in-law to Tupac Shakur (Rashida’s sister Kidada was engaged

Tech N9ne & Murs’ Problems Go Up In Smoke, Like Cheech & Chong (Video)

As revealed in last month’s interview, Tech N9ne releases a video for Strangeulation, Vol. 2‘s Murs and Ubiquitous (CES Cru) collaboration. The pair of independent stalwarts use Cheech & Chong’s

Pimp C, Nas & Juicy J Take TLC’s What About Your Friends And Make It TRILL (Audio)

At the end of his life, Pimp C made no secrets about his unhappiness with the industry, and some of the folks in his circle. While Chad Butler and Bernard

Blackalicious Mash Up Fantastic Mr. Fox For an Animated Lyrical Explosion (Video)

With their first new album in a decade, Imani, Vol. 1, Blackalicious are pulling out all of the stops. The Sacramento, California mainstays could have just made a typical video.

Fabolous’ New Visual Recreates “Juice” and Guess Who’s Bishop? (Video)

After a series of weekly freestyles, and a comprehensive throwback mixtape alongside DJ Clue, Fabolous is back to work. The Def Jam/Desert Storm MC returns to promoting his The Young

Warren G & Nate Dogg Found Fame Reworking ’80s Grooves. So Why Not An Encore? (Audio)

In 1994, Warren G & Nate Dogg brought the other gifted components of 213 to the forefront with “Regulate.” On Warren’s Def Jam Records debut, and Death Row Records’ Above The Rim

Big Sean, Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign Recreate The Opening Credits To “Martin” (Video)

Big Sean’s “Play No Games” is a 1990s experience by design. The Dark Sky Paradise single heavily-samples Guy’s “Piece Of My Love.” So for the video to the Chris Brown

DJ Quik & Hi-C Remix Rihanna With A Flair For The Early 1990s (Audio)

Rapper/producer DJ Quik released his own remix of Rihanna’s latest single with longtime friend and collaborator Hi-C. The two West Coast natives are remembered for being part of the movement

Chris Rivers & Denzil Porter Hold A Lyrical Stick-Up, So Run Your Bars (Video)

It’s prime season for “Lootchini.” Chris Rivers and Denzil Porter took their Camp Lo-borrowing update, and produce a visual. Perhaps a small nod to Point Break, the pair of lethal

Emilio Rojas Nods To Nas & Kurtis Blow, Imagining If He Ruled The World (Audio)

“If I Ruled The World” is a powerful idea. That is precisely why Kurtis Blow made a hit out of it. Nas followed, honoring Kurtis and the America single 11

Joey Bada$$ & Nyck Caution Kick The Truth to the Youth Over New School Boom Bap (Audio)

Nyck Caution is the latest member of the Pro Era crew to step towards the spotlight. With help from the original break-out Joey Bada$$ and a nostalgic beat from Chuck

Just Blaze Re-Examines The Musical Magic In Michael Jackson’s Human Nature (Audio)

2015 has seen Just Blaze shake things up with some instrumentals. The New Jersey producer/DJ really became a go-to sound source for flipping, altering, and reinvigorating certain samples, especially in

Audio Two’s Milk Dee Is Still Top Billin’, With Sean Price & Murda Mook (Audio)

Not only is Audio Two’s 1987 “Top Billin'” a Rap/Hip-Hop classic, Milk Dee and Gizmo’s moment in the sun remains an early and critical representation of Brooklyn, New York. From

Tink Reworks A Biggie Favorite With A Timbaland Beat & Big Budget Visual (Video)

Tink has been an eye and ear-grabbing sensation in R&B/Pop for nearly a year. Timbaland’s singing pupils rival, if not eclipse some of his Rap proteges over the last 20

Action Bronson & Chance Let Their Soul Glow In Spoofing “Coming To America” (Video)

An homage to the Eddie Murphy led film, Coming To America, Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper take their version across the Atlantic to Albania in visuals for Bronsonelli’s single,

Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One Dress Up A Snoop Dogg Hit With A Funky Tuxedo (Video)

One of the low-key, simply amazing collaborations going on right now is Tuxedo. A duo, the group consists of crossover hit DJ-turned-singer Mayer Hawthorne and Seattle, Washington producer Jake One.

Could Ricky, Raheem and Cain Have Survived? OG Maco Flips the Remix (Audio)

Manolo Rose’s “Run Ricky Run” is a sonic tour de force. The song taps characters and storylines from Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society and Juice, as cautionary tales

Here’s a Flawless Blend of Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige on President’s Day (Audio)

For decades, the president’s most mentioned in Hip-Hop are the late ones…So, on Presidents Day here’s a look back at a flawless blend of Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige

If You Love The Vid To The Furious 5’s The Message, F.Stokes Is Worth Your Time (Video)

F.Stokes is one of the best kept secrets of Hip-Hop right now. This Madison, Wisconsin native (who has spent a ton of time in Chicago) has a live show where

Joey Bada$$’s J Dilla & The Roots-Produced Cut Gets A DMX-Inspired Visual (Video)

With the Dilla Day spirit on high, Joey Bada$$ unleashes the visual for “Like Me.” This is his B4.Da.$$ showpiece, boasting production by The Roots and a posthumous J Dilla

Here’s a Look at Every Member of X-Men Ever…in 12 Minutes (Video)

With new reports that “X-Men” will be coming to the FOX family, from the same team that brought Heads “24,” it’s a great day to take a long look at

Soul II Soul’s Caron Wheeler Supports Omar On The Delightfully Soulful Treat You (Video)

At the height of the “Hip-House” movement, Soul II Soul was seemingly in every Head’s Walkman, car stereo, or home music library. It was Caron Wheeler’s jaw-dropping notes (along with

Freddie Gibbs – BFK (Video)

The visuals for Freddie Gibbs’ BFK (Baby Face Killa) look like a 2012 Gary, Indiana version of the video for Ain’t Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang. You can watch the

Roc Marciano – Bozak

Roc Marciano takes it back with the title for his latest song. You can get the Bozak (and hear EPMD’s similarly named classic) below. Related: Roc Marciano – Momma’s Song

Sheek Louch, Ghostface Killah and Jadakiss make exquisite use of a Fat Boys catch phrase (see below). Check out Stick ‘Em (Audio)

WU-BLOCK. Related: Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Shrooms ft Styles P (Audio) Peep the reference:

Busta Rhymes – Doin’ It Again ft Reek Da Villain and Chanel Nicole (Video)

Here’s a new video from Busta Rhymes for his song Doin’ It Again off Year of the Dragon. The song sports the same track used on Hi-Tek’s Round & Round

Nipsey Hu$$le – Get Away ft Ken Malik

Nipsey Hu$$le goes in on an early 2000s throwback track (see below). Check out Get Away featuring Ken Malik. Related: Nipsey Hu$$le – They Know (Video) Here’s the original track.

Trae Tha Truth – F*cked Up World ft Z-Ro & Noble (Video)

Trae Tha Truth updates a Makaveli classic with F*cked Up World featuring Z-Ro & Noble. Check out the video. Related: Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T.,

Talib Kweli – To the Music ft Maino (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Wow. 9th Wonder chopped up an 80’s R&B classic LOVELY (more on that below) for Talib Kweli’s new song. Check out Talib’s To the Music featuring Maino. Be on the

Pac Div – Gimme What You Got

Here’s a hot new joint from Pac Div. OC fans will instantly recognize the classic sample. Check out Gimme What You Got. Related: Pac Div – Automatic Here’s the OC

Stalley spits live on Shade 45 (Video)

Stalley was on Shade 45 and spit some verses over that Rhyme No More beat DJ Premier laced for Jay-Z. Check out the video below. Related: Stalley – Hammers &

Angie Stone – Do What U Gotta Do (Video)

First D’Angelo comes back, and now Angie Stone. Check out her video for Do What U Gotta Do (which has more than a hint of Left & Right in the

Childish Gambino – Body ft Prodigy

Childish Gambino looks up with Prodigy over an ill Portishead sample on his latest. Check out Body. Related: Childish Gambino – Royalty (Mixtape) Here’s the Portishead original.

AG (from Show & AG) – Toca Tuesday Freestyles (Video)

AG from Show & AG has not lost a step. He represented hard for 90’s MCs on Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out how he flows on the head-nodding,

Ice-T discusses Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Video)

Ice-T dropped a bunch of incredible freestyles from the likes of Eminem, Redman, Lord Finesse, Nas and more leading up to the premiere of his documentary Something From Nothing: The

Hodgy Beats – Fordab*tches

Hodgy Beats goes in over a vintage track from D’Angelo’s first album. Check out Fordab*tches. Related: Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP (Mixtape) Click here to download. Here’s the D’Angelo song.

Raekwon – Luxury Rap ft JD Era (Video)

Here’s the latest video from Raekwon’s Unexpected Victory mixtape. Check out Luxury Rap featuring JD Era. There’s also some footage of him checking out some luxury cars at the end,