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Kendrick Lamar is Running Hip-Hop…Literally. Watch Clips From His Mobile Concert (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok partnered for a unique showcase featuring what might be Kendrick’s first live performances from his new album To Pimp a Butterfly. They selected 100 guests to

Charles Hamilton Takes Over a Jay Z Classic With a Complex Off the Top Freestyle (Video)

A couple of weeks ago, Charles Hamilton slayed Sway’s Five Fingers of Death Freestyle challenge. He went completely off the top for nearly 7 minutes over not five but EIGHT

Logic Brings the Pain With a Freestyle Over a Method Man Classic (Video)

Several of the best freestyles of the past year have come courtesy of Logic. He’s ripped mics for Sway, LA Leakers and even the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Part

Tech N9ne Takes A Venting Session & Translates It To A Monster MC Moment (Video)

Despite the make-up, the merchandise, and all the trimmings of self-made wealth, Tech N9ne is a minimalist. His new single “Aw Yeah? (interVENTion)” does not have a catchy beat at

Ludacris’ Personal Revelations Come To Life With The Roots’ Support (Video)

Ludacris truly seems to have something special with Ludaversal (March 31). The DTP founder’s most honest, most vulnerable, and most courageous album to date comes at a time when Heads

Chance The Rapper Confronts Suicide, Consults ‘Mr. Happy’ In Short Film (Video)

In his lead acting debut, Chancellor Bennett (a/k/a Chance The Rapper) takes the role as a nervous supply store employee in the short film, Mr. Happy. The mini-movie itself is

Dr. Dre Says Straight Outta Compton Will Clarify N.W.A.’s Perceived Misogyny (Video)

Among N.W.A.’s legendary tracks are “Just Don’t Bite It,” “Findum, Fuckum & Flee,” and the interlude, “To Kill A Hooker.” Nearly 25 years after the group famously disbanded, Dr. Dre

J. Cole & Cozz Showcase That Dreams Can Come True (Video)

Buzzing Dreamville signee Cozz drops the visual for the “Knock Tha Hustle Remix,” a single off of his Cozz And Effect project, adding two standout verses to the inspiring visual. As

Wale & Jerry Seinfeld Chat About Nothing…Or The Significance Of White Sneakers (Video)

After acclaimed mixtapes, Wale’s first “Seinfeld”-inspired LP, Album About Nothing is less than one week away (March 31). The comedian behind the hit 1990s NBC sitcom, Jerry Seinfeld, has been

Run The Jewels & Zack De La Rocha Fight Back Against Police Brutality (Video)

You may have recognized the song in recent Under Armour commercials, now Run The Jewels have released an official music video for “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” featuring

G-Unit With The Roots? Why Hasn’t This Happened Before? (Video)

For the last 15 years—and pretty much always—G-Unit and The Roots have been across the room from each other in Hip-Hop. While 50 Cent and Questlove are two of the

Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Get Blue On Letterman (Video)

As part of his media runs promoting the new album Mr. Wonderful, Action Bronson stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to perform. He was joined by Chance The

Emilio Rojas and Joell Ortiz Rap About Growing Up with Nada…and Overcoming (Video)

Emilio Rojas released a new music video for “Nada” featuring Joell Ortiz, off his upcoming project L.I.F.E.. The song features Emilio and Joell rapping about their living situations while growing

Hit-Boy Is Not Your Average Producer/MC. His Lessons From Early Kanye Show (Video)

Fifteen years ago, Kanye West came into Hip-Hop producing for MCs who had very different surroundings and inspiration than him (Beanie Sigel, Jay Z, Dilated Peoples). By the time it

Ludacris Says Don’t Get It Confused, He Keeps It Realer Than Most Rappers (Video)

Although Heads are only learning it weeks before the album, Ludaversal (March 31) appears to be Ludacris’ stripped down album. Like the 22 year-old “daily driver” Acura on the album

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

Big Daddy Kane Names His List of the Greatest MCs of All-Time. Who Made the Cut? (Video)

“Me, KRS and Rakim changed the whole way people rhymed…”–Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane is widely considered to be one of the greatest MCs of all-time and, for many,

Michel’le Says Suge Knight Protected Her, After Dr. Dre Broke Her Nose (Video)

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Eazy-E-‘s tragic death (March 26, 1995). With Ruthless Records on the minds of many Heads, the consideration ramps up. Michel’le was an R&B

Action Bronson Talks Visual Cookbook & Menu, How His Mom Laced Alchemist (Video)

Just one day old, Action Bronson’s major label full-length debut Mr. Wonderful appears to be met with early praise. Speaking on the HOT 97 Morning Show on release day (March

yU & Slimkat’s 1978ers Get Celestial While Tracking The Distance In Far (Video)

Diamond District is a heralded group with two celebrated studio albums, and a remix effort that excites as much as any in the last few calendars. However, outside the group,

Yazz The Greatest aka Hakeem from Empire is a Real MC. Just Watch His Freestyle (Video)

Many do not know the name Yazz the Greatest, but the name Hakeem Lyon, along with the hit show Empire, has taken the nation by storm. Before embodying Hakeem, Bryshere

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,

J. Cole Leads a Slave Uprising in His Latest Visual. The Revolution is Televised (Video)

J. Cole has released a new music video for “G.O.M.D.” off of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album. While the song itself may put Heads in a party vibe with

Producer J-Zone Speaks on Classic Break Beats and How to Chop Samples (Video Premiere)

For more than 15 years, Queens, New York’s J-Zone has had a career in music that is as unconventional as his sound. A lover of records, both old Funk, R&B,

Action Bronson Really Is Mr. Wonderful To Plenty. What Can He Do For You? (Video)

More often, people are talking about “life coaches.” Motivating, encouraging, at times, assertive, these people help their fellow human navigate the tricky waters of life, and come out happier, healthier,

With Millions Stuck On Her Words, Rapsody Commands The Moment (Video)

Rapsody fans know how important this week truly is. Appearing on Kendrick Lamar’s record-breaking To Pimp A Butterfly as of its Monday sneak attack release, it is presumed that the

Brownsville Ka Gives Hope a Spin In The Face Of Ill Street Blues (Video)

When its made well, music can be escape. However, nobody said that escape guarantees relief. Ka (a/k/a Brownsville Ka) has built a revived solo career (post-Natural Elements) in making sparse,

Freddie Gibbs & Chill Moody Join Mr. Green’s Live From The Streets (Video)

Mr. Green has travelled the world on his “Live From The Streets” video series, recording and interviewing street artists from various cities and sampling their sounds to create original Rap

Snoop Dogg & Uncle Charlie Wilson Revive The Funk With Retro Pharrell (Video)

Snoop Dogg & Pharrell have BUSH planned for May 12. First single “Peaches N Cream” shows that this is a major progression from Tha Doggfathers 2000s-era comeback with Skateboard P.

The Game Reveals Details About The Documentary 2 Including Its Release Date (Video)

Last Summer, Game heated things up when he put some hard and fast details to his plans to make a sequel to his breakthrough major label debut, 2005’s The Documentary.

J. Cole Reflects On His Art & Career With Tavis Smiley (Video)

In support of his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive and its corresponding 64-city world tour, J. Cole recently gave an interview on the Tavis Smiley show. The interview touches on

Jill Scott Brings Down The House & The Tears In Her Grand Return (Video)

Jill Scott is something special. While the signs of Spring typically conjure up songs about new love, lust, or at least the pursuit—”Jilly from Philly” knows that not all are

Big Shug & DJ Premier Wave The Gang Starr Flag In This Dedication To The Craft (Video)

Big Shug is more than 20 years strong in hittin’ Heads off with straightforward, working man verses. The Boston, Massachusetts MC who was a member of Gang Starr prior to No

DJ Quik Talks Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, Eazy-E and More (Video)

DJ Quik is one of the best interviewees out right now. The same day Kendrick Lamar’s early-bird release of To Pimp A Butterfly is drawing some Quik comparisons, Montreality released

Want To Understand Lil Wayne’s $51 Million Lawsuit? Lawyer Combat Jack Breaks It Down… (Video)

Lawsuits in the entertainment media can be pretty damn confusing sometimes. Fresh off of the multi-million dollar “Blurred Lines” ruling in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family/estate against Robin Thicke, Pharrell

Ultramagnetic MC’s Make A Colorful Vid To Ego Trippin’ Almost 30 Years Later (Video)

The Ultramagnetic MC’s debut album, 1988’s Critical Beatdown may be the Bronx, New York group’s most celebrated work. However, the Next Plateau Records release lacked the emerging video medium enjoyed

Lil Fame Talks Production Techniques, M.O.P. Beginnings and Biggie Smalls (Video Premiere)

Following last week’s opening entry to the “Learn From The Legends” video series (Da Beatminerz), producer Rodney Hazard stays in Brooklyn, New York to talk to another 20-plus-year innovator in

Charles Hamilton Gets Deep About His Struggles With Mental Illness and Reviving His Career (Video)

Earlier this week, Sway in the Morning released a 6+ minute Charles Hamilton freestyle that stands among the best of the year, so far. Prior to destroying the 5 Fingers

Method Man Clarifies Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Confusion, Criticizes Hip-Hop Media (Video)

Method Man recently sat down with HuffPost Live to clear the air on the recent confusion regarding the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album, and also to

Charles Hamilton Has Everything To Prove In A 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle (Video)

Five years ago, Charles Hamilton was seemingly on top of the world. The Harlem, New York MC  who happens to be MC Lyte’s cousin had inked a deal with the

Kendrick Lamar’s Full Biggie Freestyle Tribute is 7 Minutes of Madness Over 4 Biggie Classics (Video)

Yesterday (March 9th), iconic LA DJ Big Boy hosted Kendrick Lamar as his first guest on his new show on Real 92.3 FM. Given the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s

Pete Rock Brings Out the Best in Edo. G. Listen to the Music They Make (Video)

Edo. G does not just rap about it, he lives it. Roxbury, Boston’s star MC for more than 25 years takes his Pete Rock-produced “Make Music” track, and sets it

Snoop, Pharrell & Charlie Wilson Reunite for More Soulful Goodness (Lyric Video)

Almost ten years ago to the day, Snoop Dogg released “Signs” as the third single from his album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. The song featured the vocal talents

Da Beatminerz Share Their Production Secrets with an Up and Coming Producer (Video Premiere)

For more than 20 years, Da Beatminerz helped define a predominant, defiantly Brooklyn, New York sound. With low end bass, heavily filtered samples, and rich sonic textures, the Bushwick-based crew

Saukrates Makes A Poignant Return, Highlighting Industry Rule #4080 (Video)

Saukrates has been 20 years deep in Hip-Hop. An early Canadian staple as both an MC/producer, the Toronto, Ontario native was working with Xzibit long before Dr. Dre and Rockwilder

Footage Released Of Suge Knight’s Fatal Hit And Run (Video)

In the latest update in what is seemingly Hip-Hop’s biggest story of 2015, video footage has been made public (by TMZ) of Marion “Suge” Knight’s fatal hit and run. Taking

Joey Bada$$ & Maverick Sabre Make A Soulful Counter To Police Profiling (Video)

After Joey Bada$$ & Maverick Sabre’s B4.Da.$$ collaboration, single “On & On” received a video inspired partly by police brutality, the pair extend the conversation. “We Don’t Wanna Be” shows

J-Live Heads West for Some Sun and FUNK…and He Pays It Forward (Video)

J-Live is an oft unheralded underground king. Justice Allah was once a school teacher and now, he saves his lessons for lesser rappers. The NYC born and bred MC headed

Rick Ross Needs No Assistance Movin’ Bass In His Latest Visual (Video)

Rick Ross’ “Movin’ Bass” was the latest in a 10-year run of major collaborations between he and Jay Z. The Hood Billionaire and the near real-life billionaire blitz with bars

Juvenile Says He’ll Retire A Cash Money Soldier, Talks No Limit Rivalry (Video)

In all honesty, Juvenile is not an MC whose hit records have equated to compelling interviews. Like his breakthrough hit “Ha,” the Hot Boy-turned-Rich Gang member is not a man