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It’s The Roc In Here. Beanie Sigel & Freeway Discuss Reuniting With Jay Z (Video)

Jay Z conducted two high profile B-Sides concerts for his new Tidal music service last weekend (5/15 & 5/16). While Jay pulled out his bag of tricks, including a diss

Troy Ave Releases a New Banger With 50 Cent (Audio)

While artists like Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson brought back a New York Rap sound akin to 90s acts like Buckshot and Ghostface Killah, Troy Ave drew his influences from

George Clinton Considers Rakim & Eminem GOATs, Praises Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Along with James Brown and Sly Stone, George Clinton revolutionized R&B, twisting Soul music into pure Funk. He became the mastermind behind Parliament, as well as companion band, Funkadelic. Clinton

Daz Speaks on Suge Knight Causing His Beef With Kurupt and How It Was Resolved (Video)

In the early to mid-90s, Death Row Records put together a string of releases enviable to this day by most record labels. From The Chronic to All Eyez on Me,

Even Ghostface Killah Thinks Action Bronson Sounds Like Him…But He’s Not Mad (Video)

Though the chatter has subsided as of late, for years fans commented on the striking similarity of Action Bronson’s voice to that of Ghostface Killah. While Bronson has clearly established

Oddisee Reveals He’s Produced a Song for Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole (Video)

Oddisee’s The Good Fight is bringing a lot of attention to the Diamond District cofounder. Despite the fact that he’s been making music on a large scale for more than a

From Outkast To Jeezy, Atlanta Is Decorated With Rap Quotes (Video)

Jay Shells has made history. Part Hip-Hop historian, part avant-garde artist, Shells has hit New York, Los Angeles, and other major cities with his red-and-white Rap Quotes. These signs honor

Snoop, Pharrell, Nia Long and Stevie Wonder Do Some Soulful Time Traveling on California Roll (Video)

They say history repeats itself. So, why wouldn’t the future have parts of it that look like the past? We see this often with fashion, hairstyles and even sounds that

Rapsody Uses TVs As A Metaphor For The Message In The Music (Video)

“What we chase ain’t the same / I’m still that rapper / That your favorite rapper’s scared to rap after.” – Rapsody At a pinnacle point in her career, Rapsody releases

Nitty Scott, MC Remixes Omarion & Throws A Party Of Her Own (Video)

Nitty Scott, MC has released a new music video for her remix of “Post To Be.” The original song is by Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, and is

These MCs Are Often Unsung & Underrated…But They Are GOATs (Video)

When you ask Hip-Hop fans to name their Top 10 MCs, there are certain names cited consistently–Nas, Tupac, Eminem, Biggie, Jay Z…but, inevitably, there will be artists mentioned that seem

A$AP Rocky Joins the Growing List of MCs Singing…And He Sounds Amazing (Video)

From the beginning, A$AP Rocky has been an artist who is unafraid to go against the grain and be experimental. As an MC from Harlem, New York, Rocky deviated from

The LOX Bring It Back, Proving They Still Are The Streets (Video)

The LOX are relentlessly releasing material. Even as Styles P, Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch are aiming to put numbers on the boards with weekly freestyles (dropping in bundles), the trio

Masta Ace, Stricklin & Wordsworth Make You Look With A Ferocious Freestyle (Video)

Group eMC, now consisting of members Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin, made a guest appearance on Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah this week. The Penalty Entertainment trio came very prepared as they delivered a

Tupac Shakur’s Final 7 Days Of Life The Subject Of New Film (Video)

Tupac Shakur had an extensive entourage of close people in the last year of his life. Gobi Rahimi says he was one of the closest. Rahimi produced several of Shakur’s music videos,

Freeway Illuminates The Community, In Protest Of Police Brutality (Video)

While Freeway was visiting the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area in protest for justice for Freddie Gray, he filmed a video for his song “Illuminate,” which he dedicated to the slain 25

Killer Mike Names His Favorite MCs and Talks Deep Hip-Hop History With Snoop (Video)

Killer Mike is the latest guest on Snoop Dogg’s GGN. The Run The Jewels co-founder brings some flammable treats for Tha Doggfather, as the two wax poetic about a range

Bilal Portrays A Modern Day Healer In His Charged New Visual (Video)

Since the release of his debut 1st Born Second, Bilal garnered acclaim as a Soul singer. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native’s compelling lyrics and beautifully crafted instrumentation, along with his infectious vocal range

If Eminem’s Stan Was a Movie About Drake, It Would Look Like This (Video)

Writer and director Christopher Cole has put together an ironic and deeply satirical short film about a man’s obsession with Drake. The clip, titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too

Murs Evocatively Honors The Life Of A Late, Fellow Rhymesayer (Video)

With the release of Have A Nice A Life, Murs took a moment to remember Eyedea. While they were not frequent collaborators, Murray and Eyedea were label-mates throughout much of the

Camp Lo Present The Ups & Downs Of A Relationship In Their Latest Ski Beatz Collaboration (Video)

Camp Lo and Ski Beatz have been collaborating for almost 20 years. We first heard Sonny Cheeba, Geechie Suede and Ski combine forces on the groovy 1997 album, Uptown Saturday

Killer Mike Eloquently Destroys Arguments That Hip-Hop Fosters Violence (Video)

Over the last few years, Killer Mike has firmly established himself as one of Hip-Hop’s most impressive spokespersons. Mike was thrust into the spotlight in 2014 as he passionately and

Devin The Dude Once Again Captures The Soul In The Mundane (Video)

From Queen Latifah to Phonte, plenty of highly-skillful MCs have successfully transitioned into singing careers. Devin The Dude is one—like Pharoahe Monch and Z-Ro—who never conceptually went there. Yet throughout

Ice Cube Reveals He Originally Wanted Dr. Dre to Produce Amerikkka’s Most Wanted (Video)

As we reported earlier, today (5/16) is the 25th anniversary of the release of Ice Cube’s debut album, Amerikkka’s Most Wanted. To celebrate the milestone, Cube has made a series

Pharoahe Monch Gives An Enticing Performance In Keep Pushing (Short Film)

Producers of the upcoming film Revolutions Per Minute, have released a prequel to the movie, titled Keep Pushing. The visual is set sometime in the early 1990s. Almost 15 minutes long, the

Run The Jewels Release a Powerful Animated Visual About Police (Video)

Over the last few years, Run The Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P), have released some of the most politically-charged music, in any genre. Songs like “Close Your

Why Did Jay Z Sign Vic Mensa? Watch His Blackout Freestyle Over Roc Boys (Video)

Less than halfway into 2015, it’s already been a monster year for Vic Mensa. The multi-talented Chicago MC has collaborated with Kanye West twice, and was recently signed to Jay

Watch Crazy Hood’s Award-Winning Short Film, Avaricious: The Story Of Will (Premiere)

Miami, Florida-based Crazy Hood Productions is making a strong foray into film, through the Crazy Hood Film Academy. The collective including DJ EFN and Michael Garcia has released Avaricious: The

In A 1-Minute Trailer, True Detective: Season 2 Gives Goosebumps (Video)

In the opening days of 2014, HBO’s “True Detective” came, and rocked worlds with its circular storytelling, gripping suspense, and commanding performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (who also

Earl Sweatshirt & BadBadNotGood Reunite For a Televised Live Performance (Video)

While on tour to promote his new album, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, Earl Sweatshirt stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to perform alongside Canadian Jazz

Vince Staples’ Long Beach Transforms Into A Metaphoric Apocalypse (Video)

Vince Staples has made several enduring videos already, in his short career. For the Snoh Aalegra-assisted “Senorita,” the two No I.D. proteges raise the stakes like never before. The Summertime

Adore The Soothing Soul Of Sam And Bobby? Try Leon Bridges (Video)

In nearly every genre of music, it’s popular to go back to the future. Whether its the early days of Bluegrass, the Slab music of Houston, or the 1970s L.A.

Why Are Women Excluded From the Conversation About Hip-Hop’s Greatest MCs? (Video)

Like nearly everything in life, Rap is co-ed. From the beginning, women have been among the world’s most innovative MCs. They have the ability to offer fresh perspectives to a

Raekwon & Snoop Dogg Are Still B-Boys, Celebrating Hip-Hop’s Elements (Video)

Raekwon and Snoop Dogg may be in Rap’s ruling elite. However, these early 1990s alums still capture the music as they fell in love with it. “1,2 1,2″ is a

Mystikal & Mark Ronson’s New Visual is Kinda Wrong…But It Feels Right (Video)

In the days when networks were still havens for the music video, it took a lot to command rotation. These days, visuals live online—where they also live forever. In that

Blueprint’s Writing & His Range Are Why He Is A King Without A Crown (Video)

Columbus, Ohio MC/producer Blueprint just released King, No Crown on his own Weightless label. The Soul Position/Greenhouse member is one of the enduring figures of the late ’90s, early 2000s

Fashawn Takes An Above The Law Classic & Hits Freestyle Switches (Video)

Fashawn stopped by Tim Westwood’s crib to freestyle. The mainstay British DJ knew just what to hit Fash’ with. Beginning with Above The Law’s “Black Superman,” the Mass Appeal Records

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Claim They Are Often Misunderstood In New Single (Video)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Heads know that the Cleveland, Ohio collective began as B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e. One of Rap music’s greatest ears for talent, Eazy-E, suggested a name-change somewhere before 1994’s Creepin’ On

Eddie Murphy Returns With Protest Reggae, Inspired By Difficult Headlines (Video)

Eddie Murphy may have avoided the spotlight to humor the masses during this spring’s “SNL40″ special appearance. However, the iconic comedian/actor wastes no time getting back to one of his

Questlove Goes On A Quest For Musical Culture In Cuba (Video)

Questlove performed in Cuba this past month a couple days after President Obama’s meeting with Raul Castro at the Summit of The Americas in Panama. A video, “Quest For Cuba” shows The Roots

Tish Is the First Woman MC to Do the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle. She CRUSHES It (Video)

Tish Hyman is a rare talent who is on the verge of exploding. The Bronx, NY artist is one of the select few who is equally and supremely gifted at

The eMC Take It To Brazilian Streets With Diamond D Funk (Video)

If you listened to the theme of 2008’s The Show, you know that The eMC is worldwide. Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Stricklin are well-received overseas, given their energetic live shows

Can An MC Be Considered The Greatest of All-Time After 5 Years? This Short Film Says YES (Video)

“Can it be that it was all so simple then?” The nostalgia effect is a strong one in Hip-Hop, and causes us not only to look back with optimistic revision,

Ras Kass Salutes The O.G.’s Of Hip-Hop (Video)

Southern California veteran Ras Kass celebrates his 20-plus-year run in “So OG.” As the West Coast Rap mainstay reminisces over a laid-back lavish beat, several critical figures of the 1990s

Finding The GOAT: Who Is the Greatest MC Of All-Time & Why Do We Care? (Video)

Chances are, if you are a Hip-Hop fan, at some point in your life, you’ve been embroiled in a conversation about who is Hip-Hop’s Greatest Of All-Time (GOAT) MC. Whether

De La Soul Explain Their Criteria For What Makes a Great MC. Do You Agree? (Video)

Many have opinions about what criteria makes a great MC, but few have the credentials to back them up like De La Soul. As Hip-Hop survivors and thrivers for more

The Original Jedi Mind Tricks Lineup Reunites In This Dark Visual (Video)

Jedi Mind Tricks have reunited and are gearing up to release their eighth album, The Thief and the Fallen on their Enemy Soil label on June 2, 2015. This album

Q-Tip & The Chemical Brothers Still Know How to Make the Party Get Up and GO (Video)

As an MC, a DJ, and as a producer, Q-Tip knows how to inject the rhythm into the people. The Abstract is quite concrete in his ability to exterminate wallflowers,

Yasiin Bey Explains His New Creative Process and Worldview in Detail (Video)

Yasiin Bey is a true creative anomaly. The artist formerly known as Mos Def spent the late 1990s and early 2000s churning out material, basking in the collaborative spirit, and

Chris Rivers’ Latest Visual Examines The Battle for Greatness (Video)

As Heads may know, New York MC Chris Rivers is an avid boxer and is just as passionate about the sport as he is about his music. He participated in