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T.I. Rates The Bars. He Gives Iggy Azalea More Love Than Tupac (Video)

“Rate The Bars” is a fun series that can test a rapper’s objectivity. MCs are often handed lyrics by artists in their crews, from their same cities, or even rivals

Eminem’s New Song Is A Scathing Rebuke Of Racism & White Privilege (Audio)

For the second time in 2 months, Eminem has delivered some of the most potent commentaries in music. In October, his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, a freestyle titled “The

Madlib, Talib Kweli & More Released New Music Today. Here’s Some Of The Best (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

T.I. Appoints Trae Tha Truth To Vice President Of Grand Hustle Records (Video)

For more than 30 years, MCs have held executive positions at records labels. From the days of Eazy-E’s Ruthless imprint or Schoolly D Records, it is not uncommon for artists

Big K.R.I.T., Akon & B.o.B. Have A Message For The System (Audio)

In a week that has witnessed the devastating murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hip-Hop is speaking out quickly. As Black men and women are dying at the hands

From Jay-Z To Ghostface, The Rub Touches Everything That Made 2000 To 2010 So Great (Mix)

Today (April 25), duo The Rub (DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres) release Oodles Of OOs. The Brooklyn, New York-based unit’s latest highly-curated mix pays tribute to Hip-Hop and R&B music

Tech N9ne Might Have A Lyrical Radio Hit, Alongside 2 Chainz & B.o.B. (Audio)

Tech N9ne has kicked down the doors of the music industry the last five years. The Strange Music co-founder has elite sales, jaw-dropping revenue streams, and everybody imaginable in his

Jodeci & B.o.B. Release a Song Against Domestic Violence on Nobody Wins (Lyric Video)

After previewing their song “Nobody Wins,” featuring B.o.B., at the 2014 Soul Train Awards last month, Jodeci releases the lyric video for the song which is a statement against domestic

Joell Ortiz Shows His Childhood Alongside B.o.B In Music Saved My Life (Video)

Joell Ortiz’ House Slippers look are in full fashion. For “Music Saved My Life,” Ortiz and B.o.B rap from the present day, with massive joy on their faces. Inner-twined in

T.I. Pens The New National Anthem (Audio)

Accentuated by Skylar Grey’s quintessentially anthemic vocals on the hook, T.I. delivers his message to America in the form of the track, “New National Anthem.” “Home of the brave and

B.o.B. Is Best Seen In Threes (Video)

B.o.B. drops three videos from his recently released mixtape, No Genre Pt. 2 via MTV. His video for “The Nation” features Atlanta’s 16 year old up and comer Jake Lambo

Joell Ortiz & B.o.B. Take A Moment To Celebrate Music Of All Kinds On A Heatmakerz Beat (Audio)

Joell Ortiz’s third solo album, House Slippers, is a transformation for the Slaughterhouse MC. Now signed to Penalty Records, the Brooklyn artist claims he’s made the freest album yet, with

March Through The Desert With B.o.B. In Follow Me (Video)

Hours after the release of his mixtape No Genre 2, B.o.B. unleashes visuals to his anthemic cut, “Follow Me.” Dressed in all white, the Grand Hustle affiliate takes to the

B.o.B. Makes A ’60s-Inspired Visual About Overcoming The Haterz (Video)

B.o.B. came into the mainstream nearly seven years ago with an anthem called “Haterz.” The mixtape number became a Southern sensation which helped garnet the Decatur MC/producer/singer attention from T.I.,

Purist B.o.B. Fans Will Rejoice With The Soulful Get It (Audio)

Like many artists that came to mainstream stardom around the turn of the new decade, B.o.B. has been accused of changing his strides once he started garnering RIAA plaques. However,

Big Boi Gets All Mixed Up With B.o.B., Third World & Wavves (Audio & Video)

Big Boi’s mash-up’s continue, as anticipated in the weekly series. The Outkast MC has tapped into Phantogram, Blue Oyster Cult, Big K.R.I.T., Sade, and UGK, and now he goes runs

J-Live – Headband Freestyle

This is pretty cool. J-Live left Brooklyn for Atlanta a few years back (with some time in Philadelphia, in between). The DJ/MC/Producer (Triple Threat) heard one of the year’s biggest

Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D (Mixtape)

Check out the new compilation mixtape from Hustle Gang. T.I along with the rest of the gang has been running around like crazy promoting this tape. With features from T.I.,

T.I. – Memories Back Then ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B & Kris Stephens (video)

After running into some clearance issues for the original version of this song, T.I. decides to drop the visuals for his Memories Back Then cut featuring K. Dot, Bob and

Trae the Truth – I’m on 2.0 ft J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga & Bun B (Video)

Here’s the video for Trae the Truth’s all-star track featuring J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga and Bun B. Check out I’m On 2.0. Related: J.

Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss

Wow. Trae Tha Truth brought out an all-star squad of MCs version 2.0 for his song I’m On. It features Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B,

B.o.B. – Strange Clouds ft Lil Wayne (Video)

Here’s the video for B.o.B’s collabo with Lil Wayne. Check out Strange Clouds.

Here are some of the best of the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers. These include, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Skillz, Blind Fury and of course Shady 2.0. Click below to check them out.

Who had the best verse? Big K.R.I.T., TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B. Reek Da Villain, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes and Ludacris Lady of Rage, Blind Fury, Dom

B.o.B. – Strange Clouds ft Lil Wayne

B.o.B. and Lil Wayne get their dub step on.  Check out Strange Clouds.

OutKast is reuniting??? It’s not certain but their recent signing to Epic Records is a strong signal that some new spaceagehiphopfunk music is coming soon. Until then, here’s an OutKast video playlist as a reminder of just how dope they are.

You’ll find songs by OutKast as well as a couple of their guest appearances. Check it out. Also, here’s a link to an article that details their rumored signing to

B.o.B. – High Life (Video)

B.o.B. flexes on this new joint. He hasn’t spit like this in a minute. Check out the video for High Life (haters beware). Kinda reminds me of this B.o.B.

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you’re not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades. 

B.o.B. get his X-Files on in the video for Dr. Aden. Check it out.

This is from his No Genre mixtape.

The interesting collabos continue. This time Eminem and B.o.B. link up for Things Get Worse.

This sounds like a throwback to the Slim Shady/Forgot About Dre era with some B.o.B. added to the mix. Click here to download.  And, in case you forgot…

Here’s some new J. Cole for you. My bet is on him to have the rookie album of the year. The song is called Pass Me By and features B.o.B. on the hook.

There were some incredible first albums last year from B.o.B., Drake and Nicki Minaj. Who’s got next this year? J. Cole? Wiz Khalifa? Click here to download.

B.o.B. rocks out on a sample from an 80’s classic by Foreigner. He is one of very few in hip-hop who could pull this off. Check out the performance of Cold As Ice.

This song just further builds his claim that he can’t be defined by one style.  Click here to download his No Genre mixtape.  Here’s Foreigner’s version of Cold As Ice:

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #4 Whut? Thee album???…there have been a lot of great songs in hip-hop over the years but not a lot of great ALBUMS. In 2010, there were at least 10…

When’s the last time you went back and listened to some of your favorite hip-hop albums from back in the day? I’m guessing if you randomly picked 10 of your

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #7 Rappin’ all over the world…you know that’s right when the hottest rapper of the year was from Canada.

Everyone knows New York City was the birthplace of hip-hop.  For years, the dominant s0und in the genre was from the city that never sleeps.  In the late 80’s the

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #9 Change the game…several artists expanded the boundaries of hip-hop in 2010.

1. B.o.B. – Bobby Ray dropped several crunk-filled mixtapes before releasing his first official album.  When the album dropped, however, it was filled with lots of pop, rock and just

B.o.B. is back with a new video and mixtape. No more pop ish. He's strictly spittin'. Check out The Watchers (video) and No Genre (mixtape).

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape No Genre.  It’s aptly-titled…The tracklist is below: 01. Beast Mode (Prod. by Infinity) 02. So So (Prod. by Jim Jonsin) 03.

B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa??? Yeah. It's as ill as it sounds. Check out F*ck the Money.

Is anybody else getting excited for Wiz’s album to drop? Click here to download..

B.o.B. has been on some Rock/Pop ish with Nothin' On You, Airplanes and Don't Let Me Fall, the 3 singles from his album. His back in Beastmode with is new single from his upcoming mixtape and he SPITS. Check it out.

We talked about his range a couple of days ago.  This is the other side.  It’s from his upcoming mixtape aptly called No Genre which is dropping on 12/7/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vvuLAl99ec&feature=player_embedded.

B.o.B. is a true artist. VERY few rappers can rock a mic and a guitar. Check out the video for Don't Let Me fall, his latest contribution to the culture.

A friend told me about B.o.B. 2 years ago.  He had some crunk mixtapes out that were very different than the music on his album and I wasn’t feeling it. 

Lupe Fiasco gets some help from his friends on the I'm Beamin' remix ft Asher Roth, Blu, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Dosage and B.o.B. There's strength in numbers…

Lupe and his crew have taken on the name All City Chess Club.  It’s not a stretch to assume they would not be offended by the term “backpackers.”  It’s good

Gotta support the homie B.o.B. He is a true artist (in any genre). Check out his MTV Unplugged performance.

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Check out the video for Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightrope (Wondamix)”

ExternalVideo.954139&w=425&h=350&fv=    Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightro…, posted with vodpod    Janelle Monae is having a good year.  In addition to recently being chosen to honor Prince

So it seems Lupe actually rocked Nothin' on You BEFORE B.o.B.

According to Nahright, Lupe was the original rapper on Nothin’ on You, but Atlantic chose B.o.B. for the track.  Though I love Lupe, after taking a listen to his version

Tightrope Remix – Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3obVteEVLI Lupe and B.o.B. fit with Janelle Monae.  They are 3 artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres.  B.o.B’s and Janelle’s albums are 2 of the most solid

The Many Faces of B.o.B.

B.o.B. played at S.O.B.’s on April 12.  He started with a true crunk set that would make the ATL proud, with nothing but his DJ (and manager) backing him.  Halfway through

Don't Let Me Fall – B.o.B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nGx3uQoT6s.

I'll Be in the Sky – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5EP3KHu-VI.

Put Me On – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eny_Bdy9aJ0.

Nothin' On You – B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTDv_szmL0.