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Behind The Scenes Footage From The Tupac Biopic Shows The Star’s Resemblance Is Scary

Last month brought the first look at a trailer for the upcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, and now behind the scenes footage gives a closer look at the cast and characters portrayed in the film. Among those featured in the nearly 15-minute long clip are Demetrius Shipp, Jr.... Read more

Tupac Shakur’s Final 7 Days Of Life The Subject Of New Film (Video)

Tupac Shakur had an extensive entourage of close people in the last year of his life. Gobi Rahimi says he was one of the closest. Rahimi produced several of Shakur's music videos, as well as directed "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" from the diamond-certified All Eyez On Me. With camera in hand and... Read more

Jay Z & Beyonce Are Superstar Entertainers. See Rehearsals From The On The Run Tour (Video)

From their ongoing On The Run Tour, Jay Z and Beyonce allowed some cameras to capture some exclusive, behind-the-scenes access. See how the longtime collaborators-turned-married power-couple prepares for their arena tour, at a stop in Miami, Florida. In between some chizzled choreography, precise timing, Heads can see some tenderness between... Read more

Before the Madness: Here’s a Previously Unseen Look at “College Dropout-Era” Kanye West (Video)

Earlier this week, Billboard Associate Editor Erika Ramirez made a monster of a story, when she created The Oral History Of Kanye West's College Dropout. 'Ye's debut album, which turns 10 years old soon, featured involvement from Talib Kweli, Freeway, and Consequence, who contributed, as well as Jay Z, Mos... Read more

Take a Raw Behind the Scenes Look at Big K.R.I.T.’s Tour with Macklemore (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. recently commenced a nationwide tour with Macklemore. Here's an intimate behind the scenes look at some of K.R.I.T.'s experiences thus far on the journey. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time (Video)... Read more

A Behind the Scenes Look Inside a Concert With Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's a look inside a concert with Kendrick Lamar, as described by K. Dot, himself. Kendrick discusses how he prepares for shows, how he involves the crowd, his writing process and more. The video also features a lot of high quality footage from Kendrick's live show which now includes a... Read more

Rick Rubin Explains the Making of Eminem’s Berzerk Record (Video)

During the video shoot for Eminem's Berzerk, Rick Rubin sat down to explain the concept behind the record and how it evolved into the final product. He talks about both he and Em wanted to do something that was a throwback to the early days of Hip-Hop. Check out the... Read more

Behind the Scenes Look at the Recording of Rakim & DMX’s Don’t Call Me (Video)

Rakim and DMX took the 'net by surprise last week with the release of their joint track Don't Call Me. Here's a behind the scenes look at the recording of the song. Check out the video. Related: Rakim Performs at Brooklyn SummerStage 2013 (Video)... Read more

Kanye West Says He and Jay-Z Made Watch The Throne to Compete With Drake (Video)

Drake had his homecoming in Toronto last night and brought out Diddy, Ma$e, TLC, J. Cole, Wale, Lil Wayne and Kanye West. While on stage, Kanye proclaimed that the only reason he and Jay-Z made Watch the Throne is because they felt they needed to compete with Drake. Check out... Read more

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Reaction to Hearing Jay-Z’s Verse on B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe for the First Time (Video)

The title says it all... Related: Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft Jay-Z (Audio)... Read more

9th Wonder and Big K.R.I.T. in the Studio (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder have been making some magic together, lately. Here's a super dope behind the scenes video of the two of them in the studio. 9th Wonder talks extensively about the first time he met K.R.I.T. and the two share insights about the rap game. Get this... Read more

Joey Bada$$ and Pete Rock in the Studio (Video)

Joey Bada$$ dropped some heat with DJ Premier in January. Now, it seems the young gun is back in the lab cooking up something special with Pete Rock. Check out the behind the scenes footage of the two of them in the studio together. Related: Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Prod.... Read more

Behind the Scenes of Joey Bada$$ performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

A few weeks ago, Joey Bada$$ and The Roots connected to make pure hip-hop magic on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as they performed an amazing rendition of Joey's Waves. Here's a RIDICULOUSLY beautifully-shot piece by Creative Control that documents the behind-the-scenes for Joey the day of the performance. Check... Read more

Behind the scenes footage of the filming of Ghostface Killah’s Mighty Healthy video (Video)

Here's some rare footage from the set of the video shoot for Ghostface Killah's Mighty Healthy, courtesy of Choke No Joke. You can check out the behind the scenes footage and the original video below. Shake that body, party that body...Props: NahRight Related: Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch - Wu... Read more

Behind the Scenes with DJ Quik at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers (Video)

DJ Quik talks about the origins of Cyphers, the difference between MCs and rappers and more behind the scenes at the BET Hip Hop Awards West Coast Cypher. Check out the video. Related: Sneak peek of the West Coast and Ruff Ryders Cyphers (Video)... Read more

Mystikal & DJ Quik in the studio (Video)

Last week Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey dropped a video documenting their unexpected yet dope collabo. This week? It's Mystikal and DJ Quik's turn. Check out this behind the scenes video of them in the studio working on what sounds like it could be something special. Related: Here’s a playlist... Read more

The making of DJ Khaled’s song Hip-Hop featuring Nas, Scarface & DJ Premier (Video)

Nas and Scarface on a J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League track with DJ Premier scratching on the hooks?? Epic. Here's a behind the scenes video showing the making of the record called Hip-Hop which will be featured on DJ Khaled's upcoming album. Check it out. Related: Nas discusses his "ghost writers" (Video)... Read more

Pharrell and Rick Ross on the making of Presidential (Video)

Pharrell laced Rick Ross with one of the funkiest tracks on God Forgives, I Don't. Here's some behind the scenes footage of Pharrell and Ross in the studio discussing the making of Presidential. Related: Rick Ross - 3 Kings featuring Dr. Dre & Jay-Z (Video)... Read more

Slaughterhouse Tour Episode. 4 (Joe Budden Arrested) (Video)

Slaughterhouse has been releasing a cool series of videos chronicling their latest tour. Here's installment #4 which addresses their recent show in NYC where Joe Budden was arrested. Joell Ortiz provides some comic relief about the arrest as well as some behind the scenes commentary on the show. Check it... Read more

Behind the scenes look at the making of the Trayvon Martin tribute featuring Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of a Trayvon Martin tribute that's being done by Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) and Dead Prez. The song will be called Made You Die and is set to the track from Nas' Made You Look. Check out the video below.... Read more

Slaughterhouse tour behind the scenes (Video)

Here's some quality behind the scenes footage of Slaughterhouse on tour. Last night they performed at SXSW, and we will be in the building on Friday when they hit the stage again at the Shady 2.0 showcase. More to come. Check out the video. Previously: Slaughterhouse - Hammer Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BADRmmniiXM&feature=player_embedded... Read more

The Game – The City ft Kendrick Lamar (Behind The Scenes Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of The Game's video for The City featuring Kendrick Lamar. Check it out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSWxGH7m0Po&feature=plcp&context=C43b9357VDvjVQa1PpcFOK66YNZlTTNxxllmQ8RY14ktfpTzeetiE= Here's the full song from The Game's The RED Album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyxOBpPVf9w... Read more

Curren$y & The Jets – Behind the Scenes at the Smoke Out Festival (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at Curren$y & The Jets during their experience at the Smoke Out Festival in San Bernadino, CA. The video also includes some performance footage. Check it out below. Also, you can check out the full performance here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDRjU--uZ_U&feature=player_embedded... Read more

The Making of Nas’ It Ain’t Hard to Tell Video as told by Video Music Box’s Ralph McDaniels

Here's an incredible article on the making of Nas' It Ain't Hard to Tell video.  It features in-depth input from Ralph McDaniels, founder and host of NYC's Video Music Box, who produced and directed the video.  Below is an excerpt from the article and you can read the whole article... Read more

Behind The Scenes With Big K.R.I.T. & Va$htie At Insomnia Video Shoot (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. has a track called Insomnia on his new 4eva N a Day project. Here's a true behind the scenes look at the making of the video for the track. The BTS look features some words from K.R.I.T. and Va$htie, the director of the video, as well as a... Read more

Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the Studio (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the studio. There's a snippet of new track (fresh), crate digging for beats and some good comradery. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF5b5gMa0YQ... Read more

I Am: Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's a beautifully shot behind the scenes look at a day in the life of Kendrick Lamar. Check out the video below. Props to Rocksmith. http://vimeo.com/35127663 Also, if you missed it, check out our interview of Kendrick Lamar where he discusses his earliest musical influences and the inspirations that led... Read more

Kids These Days on Tour (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Kids These Days that also features some looks at them in concert and a hilarious ending. These kids got talent. Check out the video. http://vimeo.com/36120341... Read more

Talib Kweli presents Black Star Live Part 2 (Video)

Here's a cool clip featuring some new music from Black Star, as well as some behind the scenes footage of their tour and Talib Kweli talking about what's in store for the Black Star family in 2012.  Check out the video. Click here for more new music from Black Star.... Read more

The Roots – Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot for undun (Video)

The countdown is on till 12/6 when The Roots release their new album, undun. Here's a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the album, as well as the album cover and tracklist. Check them out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhjTil0mq8&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1 Here's the album cover and tracklist: 1) Sleep 2) Make... Read more

Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae Behind the Scenes Rehearsal Footage (Video)

Here's some dope behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli, Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae rehearsing for their showcase at the CMJ conference in New York this weekend. Each one is doing it big with a live band. The footage shows a snippet of each performing as well some... Read more

Method Man in the studio recording a new album and mixtape (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Method Man in the lab recording a new album (Crystal Meth) and mixtape (Cliff's notes).  The soundtrack to the footage features samples of some of his new songs.  Based on this, the projects sound HOT.  Check out the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThBkfzupxOE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Common – Sweet: Making of the Video (Video)

Common is about to drop a new single from his forthcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer. It's called Sweet and sounds like it is going to be extra soulful. Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of the video for Sweet, as well as a small taste of... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Money on the Floor Behind The Scenes Studio Session (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s Money on the Floor featuring 8Ball, MJG and 2 Chainz dropped a couple of weeks ago.  Here's a dope behind the scenes look at the making of the track from Cinematic TV and shot by the good folks at Motion Family.  Check it out.  Click here to download... Read more

Murs & Ski Beatz – Love & Rockets v. 1 Ep. 4 (Video)

Murs & Ski Beatz have collaborated on an entire album and shot a web video series as a lead up to the release of the album. Here's the 4th installment of the series, Love & Rockets v. 1, which features behind the scenes footage and new music from the album.... Read more

Nas – The Making of the Nasty Video (Video)

Nas' Nasty blew the web up earlier this Summer. The video is on the way. Before it drops, here's an entertaining behind the scenes look at the making of the video done by the folks over at Decon. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eJvkVC_KuE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

3 Little Digs – Behind Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf’s Happy Birthday Hip-Hop (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf did their first collabo nearly a year ago, but it only surfaced in the last couple of weeks. Here's a video by 3 Little Digs that captured part of the experience. Check out the behind the scenes of Happy Birthday Hip-Hop. http://vimeo.com/27897045 Click here to download... Read more

Here’s a cool little short film on Big Boi called The Crown Life.

As the name suggests, it's brought to you by Crown Royal (with product placements aplenty) but it's actually a well done behind the scenes look.  They do justice to the often underrated and too little celebrated other half of OutKast.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kZehIu2--I&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Last week Elzhi dropped his incredible tribute to Nas’ Illmatic. Here’s a cool video that tells how it went down.

Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-T7RPUT6M&feature=player_embedded If you haven't downloaded ELmatic yet, click here.  It's a monster.... Read more

Pusha T and Malice have been making noise independently lately but what’s up with The Clipse?

Check out this video which sheds some light on the status of The Clipse, as well as some behind the scenes footage of TiRon, Nickelus and Phil Ade. http://vimeo.com/22885429... Read more

Need some more Dr. Dre in your life? Check out this behind the scenes footage from the making of the video for Kush.

The audio is mostly Kush playing (not a bad thing) interspersed with some brief commentary from 50, Dre and some true G's...Check it out: http://www.vimeo.com/17018095.... Read more

Rick Ross' Aston Martin Music might be the coldest song on Teflon Don. Here's the behind the scenes on the making of the video.

http://www.vimeo.com/15732982 And, in case you missed the making of the Aston Martin Music track, click here to check it out (it's serious).  .... Read more