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Here Are the 50 Most Compelling Visual Moments in Hip-Hop of 2013 (Video Playlist)

In our final 2013 wrap up, we tackle the most compelling visual moments in Hip-Hop of 2013. This is not a playlist of the best videos for hot songs (though

See the WORLD with DJ Jazzy Jeff…While Listening to DOPE Beats (Video)

If you saw any of the episodes of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Vinyl Destination series, you know it was one of the better Hip-Hop web series of 2013. It chronicled Jeff’s

When DJ Premier Speaks Hip-Hop Listens. Here are His 20 Favorite Songs of 2013.

There have been lots of wrap up lists of the “best of” 2013, including many of our own. When one of the greatest producers of all-time weighs in, however, Heads

Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2013. Stream and Download More Than 45 Mixtapes Here (Mixtapes)

2013 was a stellar year for mixtapes. In fact, with strong releases from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, Raekwon, Slum Village, Curren$y, Cam’ron, Lloyd Banks,

Ambrosia For Head’s 13 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2013 (Food For Thought)

2013 was a different kind of year in music. Not only did Rick Rubin return to crafting Hip-Hop albums, but he had a hand in three of the genre’s biggest

What Was Your Most Memorable Sports Moment in 2013? Skillz Recaps the Year in Sports…in Verse (Video)

Skillz has a tradition of recapping the year in rhyme. This year, he does a sports edition and it’s all there…the Super Bowl blackout, the Heat championship, Lance Armstrong, the

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of November 2013 (Audio Playlist)

The year is winding down, no doubt, but the good music kept coming in November. Here’s a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop last month, including songs from Busta

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of October 2013 (Playlist)

Here’s a look back at some of the Hip-Hop highlights from October. You’ll hear new music from Eminem & Kendrick Lamar, Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, J. Cole, Dead Prez, Tha

Did Slaughterhouse Have the Best Overall Cypher? (Video)

Kendrick Lamar’s Cypher verse has gotten the most attention (so far) but which group had the best overall Cypher? We polled Heads and the vote was resoundingly in favor of

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of September 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Summer brought the official start of Fall but the heat kept coming, musically. Here’s a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in September, including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Drake,

MC Lyte To Be Honored With BET’s I Am Hip Hop Award

With the upcoming 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on September 28, Billboard revealed today that MC Lyte will be receiving a lifetime

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month

M.O.P. Discuss Their Experience at AfroPunk 2013 (Video)

M.O.P. rocked the stage last weekend at AfroPunk. Here’s a video of the duo discussing their experience and reflecting a bit on their place in Hip-Hop. Related: Jason Dean –

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2013 (Live Stream)

The 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is in progress right now and EPMD just hit the stage (6:26pm EST). Redman and Pusha T will also be performing later. Check out the

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of June 2013 (Audio Playlist)

As we ease into July 4th weekend, here’s a look back at the best hip-hop that dropped in June. You’ll hear music from J. Cole, Nas, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Kanye

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of May 2013 (Audio Playlist)

As the year heats up, so does the music. May brought new and previously unheard tracks from Rakim, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, J. Cole, Aasim & Nas, Styles P, Jadakiss, Sheek

The 2013 XXL Freshmen Mixtape (Audio)

Here’s the official mixtape for XXL’s 2013 Freshmen Class. It features new music from Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Logic, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$ and more. You can listen to

Dizzy Wright, Logic & Angel Haze – 2013 XXL Freshmen Cypher (Video)

Say what you want about the 2013 XXL Freshmen Class, overall. There is NO QUESTION Dizzy Wright, Logic and Angel Haze are some of the dopest up and coming MCs

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of March 2013 Playlist (Audio)

As we ease into April, here’s a look back at some of the best hip-hop to drop in March. You’ll hear music from Kendrick Lamar & Jay-Z, Big K.R.I.T., Big

XXL Announces Freshman Class 2013 Cover

The good folks over at XXL decided to stir things up again today with the annual release of their Freshman Class Cover. The cover, just like most lists, has its

A Tribe Called Quest & Prince Perform at SXSW 2013 (Video)

What do these artists have in common? Two things: 1. they are some of the most transcendent artists in music, and 2. they shared the same stage at SXSW last

Big K.R.I.T. Performs at SXSW 2013 (Video)

Here’s another jewel from this year’s SXSW festival. You can watch a high quality version of Big K.R.I.T.’s entire set at Def Jam’s showcase below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – R.E.M.

Black Thought Speaks on his 2013 Plans (Video)

Black Thought talks about the solo blues/rock album he is working on, working on the Jimmy Fallon show, his recent lifestyle changes and more in this interview. Check out the