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Inspectah Deck Reflects on the Good, the Bad and the Mad of ODB (Video)

It’s been more than 10 years since Hip-Hop lost one of its most eccentric and beloved personalities. With the passing of O.D.B. in 2004, one of history’s most legacied and

Has President Obama Done Right By The Hip-Hop Community? Killer Mike Shares His Views (Videos)

Killer Mike (born Michael Render) has been making moves in his music career for more than a decade, working alongside the likes of Outkast, Ice Cube, Funkadelic, and of course

This Father/Daughter Beatbox Team Will Blow Your Mind. Watch Them Battle (Video)

Nicole Paris has uploaded a handful of videos on her YouTube channel in which she showcases her phenomenal beatboxing skills, but the latest installment is an inter-generational tête-à-tête featuring Paris

Meek Mill Pops A Wheelie & Rides Through His 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle (Video)

Meek Mill may be an acquired taste to some. However, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania veteran brings an impassioned delivery without failure, no matter what the track’s vibe is. That’s what makes

Big K.R.I.T. Shows His Inspiring Life Journey in a New Short Film (Video)

It has been a wondrous five years for Big K.R.I.T. From Kritwuzhere to the Top 10 of the charts, the Meridian, Mississippi MC/producer is proof that hard work and persistence

Rihanna Throws Caution, Clothes & Everything Else to the Wind in the Video for BBHMM (Video)

On the heels of becoming the biggest selling singles artist of all-time, Rihanna is not resting on her laurels. Not one to play it safe, she releases the visuals for

Stephen Colbert Takes Over Local TV In Monroe, MI and Makes It the Eminem Show (Video)

Monroe, Michigan (pop.20,733). 25 miles south of Detroit, the small town’s glory days during the war of 1812 make it an important American city for history buffs, and as the

Locksmith Freestyles So Hard He Scares the Beat Away…And He Has A Message (Videos)

Richmond, California’s Locksmith, a rapper who established himself early on as a vicious lyricist while partaking in MTV’s MC Freestyle Fellowship, has served up not one, but two helpings of

Eminem Helps Signal The Return Of Epic Blockbuster Visuals, But Can All Enjoy? (Video)

Eminem has released a 30-second trailer for his “Phenomenal” video. Part music video, part short-film, the moment alludes to its place as the latest big budget, high concept visual from

Redman & Erick Sermon Re-Team To Make An Anthem For Deebo Tactics (Video)

Redman knows what really goes on. The Brick City MC releases a new video, clowning at misfortunes of those who get stuck-up in today’s dog-eat-dog world. “Somebody Got Robbed” is

Kendrick Lamar Just Released the Video of the Year. Alright Is Truly EPIC (Video)

Remember when music videos were artistic statements that could immediately shift the cultural zeitgeist? Kendrick Lamar has released just such a tour de force in his epic visual for “Alright.”

Even At 14 Years Old, Amy Winehouse’s Voice Could Bring Down The House (Video)

Amy Winehouse only lived to be 27 years old. The London, England songstress’ 2011’s death came as a major tragedy, following two breakthrough albums at the time of her passing.

Lost Ones: Common & Eminem Recorded Tracks For DJ Jazzy Jeff’s LP. Why Didn’t Sony Release It? (Video)

In a new interview with Polish Hip-Hop outlet Popkiller, DJ Jazzy Jeff shares details about much of his career, including history into his solo debut (2002’s The Magnificent), his early

August Alsina Looks At What Hip-Hop Is Really About At Its Core (Video)

Even though August Alsina is not a traditional MC, Hip-Hop is a big part of his music. The Def Jam Records-backed singer follows up 2014’s Testimony with “Hip-Hop,” a single

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

Kendrick Lamar Strikes Heartfelt Chords Performing A Symbolic “Alright” (Video)

Hope can be hard to find in 2015. There are mass-shootings, continuous fatalities attached to incidents of police brutality, and a quest for justice that can seem elusive. Kendrick Lamar

The Legends Of Bad Boy Records Come Out To Play At BET Awards (Video)

A big part of what’s made Bad Boy Records such a great label over the last 20-plus years is the label’s ability to deliver cathartic performances. Whether it was peer-criticism,

The Mystique & Mystery Behind Your Old Droog Is Unveiled In A Mini-Doc (Video)

Your Old Droog took Hip-Hop lovers by storm in 2014. Faceless throughout several Internet-buzzing releases, some Heads even went as far as thinking that the clearly New York City narrative

Kenny Dope Rocks All Vinyl, From Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s, To J Dilla To Bob James (Mix)

Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s name does not come up as often as it should. The Brooklyn, New York producer/DJ is one half of Masters At Work. Also known as Nuyorican Soul,

Fresh Dressed Continues To Make Rounds, A Film As Colorful As Its Fashion Focus

From Run-DMC rapping about their Adidas to A$AP Rocky’s self-proclaimed status as a Fashion Killa, the merging of clothing and Hip-Hop has been a mainstay throughout the culture’s history. From

Audio Push Redefine What’s Regular In Normally (Video)

Hailing from the Inland Empire, a sprawling suburban section of Southern California that is far enough from Los Angeles to have its own cultural identity but close enough to still

Oddisee Delivers One of Hip-Hop’s Standout Performances in 2015. This Is Special (Video)

Oddisee’s The Good Fight is touted as one of 2015’s most cohesive, relateable albums. Beyond simply Hip-Hop, the Diamond District member’s latest solo outing dabbles in Jazz, R&B, and Spoken

Rick Ross Is A Mastermind At Giving Fans What They Want, In A Remix (Video)

It’s been a hard week for Rick Ross. Following his arrest, the Miami, Florida superstar MC reportedly lost an estimated $100,000 in earnings. However, R.R. returns to his modus operandi—giving

DJ Quik Truly Is Unsung. Watch An Incredibly In-Depth Look At His Career (Video)

From his reportedly uncredited assistance with Dr. Dre in the 2000s to his days on Death Row Records working under his government pseudonym (David Blake), DJ Quik epitomizes “unsung.” For

Vic Mensa Is Breaking New Ground. But He Can Still Crush Old Ice Cube Beats (Video)

Vic Mensa fronted a Rock & Roll band. Vic Mensa made hits with House music. But can Vic Mensa obliterate some ’90s and 2000s G-Funk? Most definitely. The Save Money

Raury Finds The Blues Backdrop For Devil’s Whisperer (Video)

One week after sharing “Devil’s Whisperer,” Raury follows up with the visual. The song serves as a fusion of genres, tying in Blues conventions, with a rapid-fire flow to close

Skyzoo & Westside Gunn Have Luxury & Lyrics To Go (Video)

Just a month removed from his headlining performance at the 11th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Barrel Brother Skyzoo is bringing Brooklyn and New York City back to life yet again

Erykah Badu & The Roots Perform The Ultimate Hip-Hop Medley (Video)

Erykah Badu and The Roots took the stage together at the 2015 Roots Picnic and performed the mother of all tributes to Hip-Hop. Black Thought kicked things off, ripping through

King Los Rips What May Be the Best Freestyle of the Year…Off the Top (Video)

King Los has been responsible for some of the best freestyle moments of the last several years. Just as Supernatural, J.U.I.C.E., Eminem, Crooked I, and Canibus helped certify The Wake

Why Did Nas Sign Dave East? Because He’s Hungry. Just Listen (Video)

Every once in a while, you can hear the hunger in an MC’s voice. Whether it’s untempered desire for success or the unabashed quest for the throne, there’s an edge

The Internet and Kaytranada Look to the Stars for the Perfect Girl (Video)

Tyler, the Creator’s Odd Future menagerie has given Heads a lot of quality music to knock, including his own discography and those of Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Domo Genesis, and

E-40 Makes A Clever Yet Simple G-Code Anthem, Assisted By The Whole Industry (Video)

E-40 knows how to make catchy songs. Whether it’s mid-2000s ringtone rap, Hyphy hits, or his Click tracks from the early ’90s, 40 Water knows how to pen a hit.

Jay Rock Watches His Life Flash Before His Eyes in Money Trees Deuce (Video)

Earlier this month and seemingly out of nowhere, Jay Rock returned with “Money Trees Deuce,” one of his finest songs in years. As the name suggests, the track picks up

Fight or Flight: What Would You Do If You Were Faced With The Real Terminator? (Video)

Terminator Genisys hits theaters next week (July 1). In the lead up to the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently put his talents to use to benefit After-School All-Stars, an organization dedicated

There’s A Lot Of Unreleased Biggie Music Left, Says Easy Mo Bee (Video)

Following the 1999 release of Born Again, many fans of The Notorious B.I.G. have been led to believe that the reserves of music were largely tapped. Unlike Tupac Shakur or

Chris Rivers Releases a Video For His Scorching Big Pun & LOX Freestyle (Video)

Chris Rivers’ “You Ain’t Recognized” is one of his 2015 standout moments. The freestyle combines Rivers’ dad’s “You Ain’t A Killer” with The LOX’s DJ Premier-produced “Recognize” for a vicious

Big Sean’s Powerful New Video Shows How One Person Can Change the World (Video)

Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise continues to be a highlight within the 2015 album landscape. With catchy anthems, thematic singles, and signature wordplay-driven cuts, there’s more. “One Man Can Change

Talib Kweli, Boots from The Coup & Kool A.D. Team For Amazing Animation (Video)

Kool A.D. is among 2015’s most versatile MCs. The former Das Racist cofounder has gone on to defy genre, style, and all around convention in recent years. For “Hickory,” he

Good Interview, Mad Questions. This 60-Second Kendrick Lamar Q&A is All Right (Video)

In a new mini-interview with Vevo, Kendrick Lamar managed to answer 14 questions in just 60 seconds. The MC, who just celebrated his 28th birthday, responds to the quotidian (“what

This PBS Documentary On Atlanta Music Reveals Killer Mike’s Daily Routine (Video)

Several weeks back, PBS’ “Music Voyager” program took to Atlanta, Georgia. Host Tacuma Bradley hit Peachtree and beyond to spend time with Killer Mike, The Bush Brothers, and Ruby Velle

Snoop Says Dr. Dre “Hated” Deep Cover and Was Not Going to Release It (Video)

Michael Rapaport was the latest guest on Snoop’s GGN web series and the conversation was like no other. For the first 7 minutes, the two went deep about the night

Jeb Bush Turns a Political Speech Into a Slow Jam with The Roots & Jimmy Fallon (Video)

In 2011, The Roots found themselves in hot water when then-Republican Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachmann stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” The Minnesota State Representative appeared on the late-night

The Eminem Show: Marshall Mathers To Produce & Music Supervise New Series

As one of Motor City’s most well-known representatives in Hip-Hop, Eminem has put Detroit, Michigan on the proverbial map with projects like the 2002 blockbuster film 8 Mile and its

The Robert Glasper Trio Has Got It Covered When It Comes To Jhene Aiko (Video)

Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper has a long history of blending his own musical stylings with Hip-Hop, and his latest release embodies his appreciation for both. Covered:

$48,000 Sunglasses??? 2 Chainz Says They Better See The Future (Video)

2 Chainz has a fun and outrageous web series where he travels the world to see some of the most expensive things on earth. Typically joined by a famous friend,

Roc Marciano’s Intricate Verse Illuminates Alongside Ka & Preservation (Video)

Brownsville Ka and Roc Marciano have a ton in common. These two sparse New York City spitters have been riding together for years, two veteran underdogs, who helped each other

Take A Walk Through Grand Daddy I.U.’s Neck Of The Woods (Video)

MC/Producer Grand Daddy I.U. has released a video for his single “Neck Of The Woods.” The record is from his latest album P.I.M.P (Paper Is My Priority), which was released

Large Professor Names His Top 5 Producers & Details Rakim’s Recording Process (Video)

Large Professor recently released his new album titled Re: Living. He joined the Sway in the Morning show to discuss the album and his career, generally. The conversation between Extra

Joey Bada$$ Shows the Dark Side of Chasing Money in Paper Trail$ (Video)

Though it was released in early January, Joey Bada$$’s B4.Da.$$ has held up as one of the strongest albums of the year. The LP is packed with stellar production and

Killer Mike Speaks About the Rachel Dolezal Fiasco on The Nightly Show (Video)

On the heels of an announcement earlier this week that he was running for George State Representative, and an abrupt end to the campaign, rapper and political activist Michal Render