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Royce 5’9 Performs Caterpillar & Infests Red Rocks With His Wordplay (Video)

Already this year, Royce 5'9 has released two hearty albums. The first is the second installment of his collaboration with producer DJ Premier, PRhyme 2. He quickly followed with his latest solo set, Book Of Ryan, which featured a smorgasborg of A-list MCs including Eminem, J. Cole, Jadakiss, and others.... Read more

Black Star Show Why One Of Their Defining Messages Remains Timeless (Video)

Black Star represented a needed voice in the late 1990s when Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli first emerged under the group name. Their “Definition” single and its next track reprise, “RE:DEFinition,” spoke out against violence in Hip-Hop at a time when the community was mourning the losses... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Are Going On Tour To Celebrate 25 Years Of 36 Chambers (Video)

Later this year, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate the 25th-anniversary of their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In November of 1993, nine MCs came together for the Loud/RCA Records release that would lay a foundation for the "killa bees" to swarm the industry with an unconventional... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Discusses His Upcoming Role On Power & How It Came To Be (Video)

Earlier this week, 50 Cent and Courtney A. Kemp, the producers of Starz's hit show Power, announced that Kendrick Lamar would be joining this week's episode. While Kendrick has starred in a number of increasingly cinematic music videos, this believed to be his first acting role in a TV series... Read more

Termanology & Conway Are Termanator And The Machine (Video)

Termanology has paid more than enough dues over the last two decades. Today, the Massachusetts MC who has divided his years in New York is one of the most prolific voices in the independent scene. "Term Brady" has done tracks with legendary producers like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor,... Read more

N.O.R.E. Is Already A Drink Champ. He & Fat Joe Go For Dodge Ball Next (Video)

For more than 20 years, N.O.R.E. has been a beacon for New York Hip-Hop. The Lefrak City-born, Queensbridge representative is one half of respected duo in Capone-N-Noreaga who shaped a style in the streets since the late '90s. However, in modern years, the rapper once known by Noreaga is a... Read more

Songstress Mereba Takes A 9th Wonder Beat On A Soulful & Personal Journey (Video)

Songstress Marian Mereba is unapologetic about following her intuitions and remaining her authentic self. This quality applies to life's trials and her music. Latest video single "Black Truck" presents a multifaceted artist who intertwines Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, and Folk storytelling. After self-releasing music like her 2013 EP, Room For Living, Mereba is... Read more

Nas Has Another Album Coming & RZA And Swizz Beatz Are Involved (Video)

Six weeks ago, Nas released his twelfth solo album, NASIR. Produced by Kanye West, the seven-track effort is part of the five albums recorded in Wyoming over the last year. Rolling with the G.O.O.D. Music team of producers marked a distinct creative moment for the Queens, New York legend. It... Read more

J. Prince Reveals How He & Mike Dean Got Dr. Dre’s Secret Production Formula (Video)

From the somber swing of Scarface’s The Diary to the flamboyant complement to JAY-Z & Kanye West's Watch The Throne, Grammy Award-winning producer, mixer, engineer, and musician Mike Dean has been a versatile sound provider for 25 years. Few creators can do as much as Mike in the genre, across... Read more

Mysonne Says He’s Today’s Tupac & Nas On The Best Freestyle Of The Year (Video)

Mysonne is far from a new artist. The Bronx, New York MC has made his impression felt for years, on major platforms like his show-stopping performance at last year's BET Hip Hop Awards cypher stage. However, awareness surrounding the MC who appeared on Ma$e's Double Up and Ruff Ryders' Ryde... Read more

Redman Gets The Party Started For His Muddy Waters Sequel In His Latest Video

Despite having almost 30 years in the Rap game under his belt, Redman maintains his star-power by approaching his projects with a rookie-like energy. Through staying active and enthusiastic, the Funk Doc has shown his witty wordplay to a new generation of fans—despite just a few projects in recent years.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Will Make His Acting Debut On Power

Some legendary Rap artists have launched acting careers while at the top of their music game. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, DMX, Queen Latifah, Eminem, Ice-T, and Mos Def are just some of the examples. One of Hip-Hop's reigning kings is now taking that next step. Kendrick Lamar will make his... Read more

Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky Remind The World They Are GREAT MCs (Video)

Two years ago, Tyler, the Creator released a loosie single/video titled "WHAT THE F*CK RIGHT NOW," in which the Odd Future co-founder rapped over Kanye West's "Freestyle 4," a beat taken from West's 2016 effort, The Life Of Pablo. Purely recorded for fun, the music video featured fellow rapper birthed... Read more

Jay Electronica Serenades Erykah Badu With Drake…Erykah Is Not Amused (Video)

While a plethora of rappers and MCs are in the midst of the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, recording themselves dancing to Drake's Scorpion hit as his album remains at the top of the Billboard charts, Jay Electronica seems to be more interested in sharing his love for one of the Toronto superstar's earlier... Read more

The Internet Keep On Truckin’ With Another Stone Cold Groove (Video)

Riding the mint wave of momentum after the release of Hive Mind, which is the Los Angeles-based Funk/R&B/Soul collective’s fourth studio album, The Internet has dispensed the third set of visuals tied to the freshly unveiled project. Swiftly following up the videos for “Roll (Burbank Funk)” and “Come Over,” “La... Read more

RZA’s New Movie Is A Perfect Storm Of Hip-Hop Film Stars & OG Actors (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan's Abbott has been a longtime film director. The RZA's past credits include 2012's The Man With The Iron Fists, and last year's Love Beats Rhymes. This past weekend, the accomplished producer, MC, and entertainment mogul premiered the trailer to his third film, Cut Throat City. RZA screened the... Read more

Buddy Is A Potent Example Of Why West Coast Hip-Hop Is Still So Great (Video)

The Greater Los Angeles Rap scene is evolving nicely in the 2010s. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Cozz, Jay Rock, Problem, YG, Jay Worthy, and others have taken the music new places while holding legacy and tradition with care. Out of all those names, Buddy may... Read more

Scott Storch Explains His Role On Dr. Dre’s 2001 & Defends Dre’s Production Contributions (Video)

Scott Storch's documentary Still Storch reveals a lot of things about the producer. On the surface, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native is talented and was able to use his ability as a musician to create some of the biggest hits of the late '90s and 2000s. He also let the fortune... Read more

Black Thought Delivers His Most Powerful Verse Ever, In Tribute To Trayvon Martin (Video)

Black Thought is at the top of his game, and he knows it. His first solo project, the 9th Wonder & Soul Council-produced Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1, has garnered critical acclaim, including from AFH. At a time when Tariq Trotter says he feels as though he has never been... Read more

Quentin Miller Drops Hints About Writing For Drake & Kanye In His Funk Flex Freestyle (Video)

Atlanta, Georgia MC Quentin Miller has seemingly been a ghostwriter whose name still haunts aspects of Drake's career. Three years ago, Meek Mill first outed the rapper as one of Drake's writers, after the two previously amicable rappers collaborated on "R.I.C.O." A reference track of Miller rapping Drake's early 2015... Read more

Brockhampton Is Making Major Moves. They Blend Old Styles With New Methods (Video)

Lately, Brockhampton has been defying their conventional methods of releasing music. As opposed to collecting up their songs and releasing them at once, the versatile Los Angeles, California-based Hip-Hop collective is tuning up to release their new album, The Best Years Of Our Lives, but have been leaking a bunch... Read more

Scott Storch’s Documentary Covers The Highs & Lows Of 1 Of Dr. Dre’s Muses (Video)

Many Hip-Hop fans may know Scott Storch from his beats. During the late 1990s, 2000s, and even current day, the former Roots member has been responsible for the sounds of some of Rap's chart-topping hits. From the keyboard line on Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E." to Beyonce's "Me, Myself And I,"... Read more

J. Prince Reveals The Original Plan For Scarface & Tupac’s “Smile” (Video)

J. Prince has shunned the spotlight for much of Rap-A-Lot Records' 32 years of business. The label's founder, the man born James Smith, has gone public in a very big way this year. The Houston, Texas native published his memoir The Art And Science Of Respect. Right as the text... Read more

Will Smith Gives 1 Of His Realest Interviews. He Says He’s Finally Being Authentic (Video)

Will Smith is at a crossroads in his career. Throughout the last 33 years, the West Philadelphia native has balanced music, film, TV, philanthropy, and a celebrity family. In all of those fields, the 49-year-old has seemingly thrived on the highest level. Recently, two freestyles showed a fierce return to... Read more

Black Thought, Snoop & Slug Buy Out Theater Screenings For Sorry To Bother You

Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry To Bother You is in theaters now. Collaborators and peers from Boots' Rap career have become major supporters of the film in different ways. Black Thought, Snoop Dogg, and Atmosphere's Slug bought out showings in their respective areas, offering free tickets to fans, to ensure... Read more

Drake Shows He’s Not Too Big To Step In The Booth & Rip A Freestyle (Video)

Over the last few weeks, Drake has firmly established that not only is he the biggest MC in Hip-Hop, he is the biggest artist in the world. With the release of his Scorpion album, the Toronto rapper, singer and actor has yielded some staggering results. His first week sales number... Read more

The Real Hangover: Ed Lover Tells The Story Of His Wild Night Out With Mike Tyson (Video)

Ed Lover is best known as one of the hosts of Yo! MTV Raps in the late-1980s and early-1990s. However, the Queens, New Yorker has worn many hats over the years including rapper, actor, radio personality, and even dance innovator. His prominent positions in TV and radio have allowed him... Read more

Mac Miller Is Back From The Dead With A New Video & Album Coming

Mac Miller has shown tremendous range over the last five years. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native MC/producer's previous album was 2016's acclaimed, The Divine Feminine. That effort marked the REMember Music founder transitioning further into concepts and depth. The LP dealt with various women throughout the now-26-year-old's life. Previously, Mac had... Read more

Boots Riley Is Staging A Coup At The Box Office And With A New Album (Audio)

In 2012, The Coup released their sixth solo studio album with Sorry To Bother You. It marked the first time that the cult-lauded Oakland, California act used no samples in their music and all tracks were of live instrumentation. Now, six years later, Boots Riley's band returns without DJ, Pam... Read more

H-Town MCs Freestyle Their Way. Lil Keke’s Off The Top Rap Is Far From Screwed Up (Video)

Houston, Texas veteran Lil Keke recently appeared on Sway In The Morning. A onetime protege of DJ Screw, this Southside MC has more than 20 years of stock in the game. A member of the Screwed Up Click, Keke made many of his cult-lauded singles like "Pimp Tha Pen," DJ... Read more

Donald Glover’s Atlanta Has Been Nominated For 16 Emmy Awards

Just two months after the final episode of Season 2 aired, the award season heats up for Donald Glover's Atlanta. The FX series created by and starring the actor and musician known by stage-name Childish Gambino has received 16 Emmy Award nominations. For Glover, four of those inclusions relate to... Read more

Too Short Explains How Tupac Almost Kept Pimp C From Working With JAY-Z (Video)

With 2000's guest spot on JAY-Z's Top 20 hit "Big Pimpin'," UGK scored their most visible collaboration to date. Produced by Timbaland, it appeared on Jigga's triple-platinum Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter and is easily one of the rapper's biggest commercial successes. At the time, Underground Kingz Bun B... Read more

Black Thought Assists Roots Affiliate Mumu Fresh In A Moving Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

For the latest in their Tiny Desk series, NPR recruits DMV artist Mumu Fresh who, despite her name, is already a seasoned veteran when it comes to the local cubicle concert. In February, Mumu teamed up with August Greene, the super-group featuring Common, Karriem Riggins, and Robert Glasper, in a... Read more

Black Star Is Performing Live With A Band Right Now. Watch Here (Video)

Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, aka Black Star, are performing live right now Live at Jazz à Vienne 2018. If you miss the live performance, stay tuned. We will update the post with the on demand video, if it is made available.... Read more

This Black Eyed Peas’ Video Shows What A Horrible Mess Our Country Has Become

It is no secret that the Black Eyed Peas, throughout the last 20 years, have taken their Hip-Hop talents to Pop music pursuits. The shift would lead millions upon millions of music fans across the globe to the group that began as a product of the 1990s Underground Hip Hop... Read more

J.I.D. Makes J. Cole Proud By Demolishing This XXL Cypher (Video)

It has been a busy 2018 for Dreamville Records. J. Cole's K.O.D. set new streaming records upon release, in addition to garnering critical acclaim (including appearing on Ambrosia For Heads' midyear best-of list). Cozz released a strong sophomore in Effected, which features Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, and Cole. Meanwhile, EarthGang released... Read more

Jay Rock’s Video Shows Him As A Street Fighter Who Plays No Games

Jay Rock's third album Redemption has been one of Hip-Hop's most heralded albums of the last month, and his videos are living up to the quality of the tracks they represent. The TDE mainstay MC is keeping that visual train moving with the release of his video for Redemption's straightforward... Read more

Kid Capri Explains Why He Has Beef With Funkmaster Flex (Video)

Two of the most recognized names in DJ'ing, especially for those in and around the New York City area, are currently beefing. For those following social media, mixtape legend Kid Capri has minced no words in his opinions of Funkmaster Flex. Both men, who each claim Bronx, New York as... Read more

Queen Latifah’s New Venture Puts Ladies First & Behind The Camera

Early in her career, Queen Latifah was known for her skillful rapping and singing. The Flavor Unit standout splashed onto the scene with her debut album, All Hail The Queen. Nearly 30 years later, Queen Latifah's work in entertainment could never be pigeonholed, as the now mogul found her career... Read more

Dave Chappelle Introduces A Funky “Tiny Desk” Concert With Style & Humor (Video)

Dave Chappelle may be known for his comedic prowess, but his taste in music is almost as legendary. Case in point, the Washington D.C.-based funny man recently joined NPR's "Tiny Desk" series as a sit-in host and introduced one of his favorite musicians. French harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet, who has played... Read more

Wu-Tang Is For The Children…And Now It’s For The Climate Too (Video)

"When it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children." Back in 1998, Ol' Dirty Bastard stormed the stage during the Grammy Awards and interrupted the acceptance speech for Song Of The Year with those words. Since then, the phrase "Wu-Tang is for the children"... Read more

AZ Gets Down To Firm Biz As He Rates The Rhymes Of Nas, Future & More (Video)

AZ is the latest guest on the "Rate The Bars" program. Many Hip-Hop Heads revere the Brooklyn, New Yorker for his lyricism, wordplay, and imagery. The MC said to be at work on his long-anticipated Doe Or Die 2 is a fitting and qualified judge for others' rhymes. As a... Read more

Warren G’s Documentary Trailer Shows How The G-Funk Era Is Forever (Video)

Nearly a year and a half ago, Warren G's G-Funk documentary made waves at the 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival. A partnership with filmmaker Karam Gill, the movie examines how a sub-genre of Hip-Hop largely credited to Warren, half-brother Dr. Dre, as well as an artists and producers such... Read more

Del The Funky Homosapien Seriously Injured After Fall At Concert (Video)

Last night (July 8), the Gorillaz cut their Roskilde Festival appearance in Denmark short following an injury to longtime collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien. Del, who is a Rap veteran of nearly 30 years, fell off of the stage, halting the performance of the band's breakout 2001 single, "Clint Eastwood."... Read more

Prince Paul Explains Why He’s Bothered By 1 Important Gravediggaz Credit (Video)

Prince Paul was a founding member of The Gravediggaz. At a time when he was still very active in producing De La Soul records, the Long Island, New Yorker assembled a quartet with Stetsasonic band-mate Frukwan (aka "The Gatekeeper"), as well as onetime Tommy Boy Records label-mate Poetic (aka "The... Read more

The 1st Peak At The Trayvon Martin Film Is A Powerful Look At The Movement He Launched

JAY-Z is in the midst of promoting his joint album EVERYTHING IS LOVE with his wife Beyoncé. The couple is currently on their On The Run 2 Tour this summer. However, at the same time, the legendary Brooklyn, New York MC is continuing his political initiatives to spread awareness of... Read more

Will Smith Reacts To The 65′ Mural Of Him Made For A West Philadelphia School (Video)

Will Smith name-checking West Philadelphia in the theme song to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air took a city section with a rich history, a vibrant culture, and a no-nonsense reputation and made it known—at least by name—in the mainstream. From the Overbrook neighborhood, Smith and business partner James Lassiter named... Read more

Evidence’s Latest Video Is A Trippy Journey Through His Brilliant Mind

Evidence is back again, this time with some new visuals from his latest solo album, Weather Or Not. The new video for “The Factory,” puts Heads face to face with the stoic MC with some added flavor. The collage video features a variety of imagery spanning from coastal views to... Read more

The First Look At The Bobby Brown Story Is Absolutely Crazy (Video)

Bobby Brown's life story is an inspirational and cautionary tale. The Boston, Massachusetts-bred "Every Little Step" singer who achieved worldwide fame as a solo artist following his departure from New Edition in the mid-1980s. By the '90s, Brown also played a hand in molding Top 40 radio to accept more... Read more

Houston’s Mayor Declares June 26 Brad “Scarface” Jordan Day (Video)

For many Hip-Hop fans, the music of Scarface and the Geto Boys helped give the city of Houston, Texas an identity in music. Since the late 1980s, Brad Jordan's accounts of H-Town's Southside and its Fifth Ward showed the city's dangers as well as its triumphs. Thirty years into a... Read more