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DJ Jazzy Jeff Shows NOBODY Rocks A Party Like He Can (Video)

For more than 30 years, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been one of the most formidable turntablists in Hip-Hop. Jeff's techniques literally transformed the way DJs approached moving crowds. As one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Jeff was one of the last grandmasters to warrant top billing... Read more

Yasiin Bey Premieres New Music In An Intimate 15-Minute Set (Video)

Yasiin Bey is reportedly said to be hanging up his red microphone soon. The Brooklyn, New Yorker formerly known as Mos Def has vowed that he is soon taking a hiatus from albums and performing. As there are an estimated three LPs set to release in the near future, the... Read more

Hear J Dilla’s Unreleased Demos & His Story Told By The Man Who Helped Launch His Career (Audio)

J Dilla's sprawling discography can be a challenge to process. The Detroit, Michigan visionary was a producer, an MC, a member of many groups, a musician, and somebody who loved a laissez-faire approach to his music. In his 32 years of life, he made lots of it. In his career,... Read more

J Dilla Pieced Together Some Of His Musical Influences In This Mixtape (Audio)

August 22 marked the tenth anniversary of The Shining, the J Dilla album released only a few months after his passing in 2006. Tributes to the LP could be seen across social media and elsewhere online, proving that even after death, the iconic Detroit producer continues to delight and inspire.... Read more

BJ the Chicago Kid Sings His Way Through His Musical Influences (Video)

Steadily rising as one of this generation's most gifted Soul artists, BJ the Chicago Kid has come a long way since his appearance on Kendrick Lamar's debut album, 2011's Section.80. The singer-songwriter released In My Mind in February, following up his 2012 full-length debut Pineapple Now-Laters and with it came... Read more

Step Inside The Mind of Earl Sweatshirt With A Wildly Diverse DJ Set (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt is the latest to play a DJ set for Boiler Room. Performing under the alias "Earl Fletcher" at Babylon Skate Shop in Los Angeles, the Odd Future member's set is truly all over the place. Some may see it as a sprawling mess. For others, it is a... Read more

This 360° Run The Jewels Concert Is As Close As It Gets To Being On Stage With Them (Video)

Over the years, Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have shown themselves to be among the most energetic performers in Hip-Hop. Mike and El pour as much passion into their onstage delivery as they do their fiery lyrics. To capture the energy and show what it... Read more

Just Blaze Spins It All, From M.O.P. To ESG, Jay Z To Madvillain, In This DJ Set (Video)

Producer/DJ Just Blaze recently hit London, England as the latest installment of the Boiler Room traveling party. There, the man responsible for hits by Jay Z, Freeway, Fabolous, Jay Electronica, and Cam'ron rocked an hour-long set that spoke to his vast array of sonic interests. Captured on video, Heads can... Read more

Snoop Dogg Drops ‘Em & They’re All Hot In This ’70s & ’80s DJ Set (Video)

The same August 20 night that DJ Quik tore down a Los Angeles, California roller-disco party, Snoop Dogg jumped behind the wheels too. "DJ Snoopadelic," with 7 Days comrade Dam-Funk in tow as well as Tha Dogg Pound's Daz Dillinger, spun nearly an hour of relaxed, groovy joints. Snoop used... Read more

DJ Quik Pitches In On A Rolling Skate Party In This “Fonky” DJ Set (Video)

Before he was rapping and producing, DJ Quik was a top mixmaster from Compton, California. In the nearly 30 years since getting career launched, Heads have become well acquainted with the smooth (sometimes belligerent) raps from David Blake, and his funky grooves behind the boards. What not all get access... Read more

Here Is a Previously Unreleased Sean Price Cypher & A Way to Help His Family (Video)

As the Hip-Hop world still processes the shocking and tragic loss of Sean Price over the weekend, tributes to the Heltah Skeltah co-founder, Boot Camp Clik member and all-around dope MC, are starting to surface. Sean P has already been immortalized by a mural in his hometown of Brooklyn by... Read more

How Does DJ Premier Rock a Party in Russia? Like an OG…Watch His 90s Boiler Room Set (Video)

DJ Premier recently took his talents to Russia. While there, he produced a track with a local artist and rocked a Boiler Room party. For his hour-long DJ set, Preemo covered the full 90s Hip-Hop spectrum, spinning music by Biggie, Tha Luniz, Nas, Crooklyn Dodgers, Boogie Down Productions, Pete Rock... Read more

Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier & Adrian Younge Takeover the Boiler Room (Video)

Royce Da 5'9", DJ Premier and Adrian Younge, the collective known as PRhyme, tookover the Boiler Room recently for a night for true music Heads. The event, which was held at New York's Chung King Studios, began with a DJ set by Younge, where he spun 45s of breaks used... Read more

Black Milk Plays An Hour-Long Set Of His Futuristic Funk (Video)

Boiler Room DJ sets are great opportunities to test versatile artists in new mediums. Whether Madlib, Pete Rock, or Erykah Badu, all are capable of traditional sets that include bands, microphones, and LCD screens. This medium allows producers in particular to sequence their own productions and projects into a concert,... Read more

45 King Plays The Classics & The Breaks, Rocking An Hour-Long DJ Set For Boiler Room NYC (Video)

One of the true links in Hip-Hop's chain from the mid-1980s to today is 45 King. Often credited as the founder of the original Flavor Unit, 45 King is also the man responsible for discovering MCs like Queen Latifah, Chill Rob G, and others, all while producing classic material for... Read more

Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Joey Bada$$ & Kirk Knight Freestyle (Video)

Now School meets Next School in this cypher between Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight, with Evil Dee on the wheels. Check out the video. Related: Pro Era – Like Water (Video)... Read more

Pete Rock – The Boiler Room Hip-Hop and R&B Classics Mix (Audio)

Here's a 60+ minute mix of R&B and hip-hop classics from the Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock. This is guaranteed to make your day better. You can listen to and download the entire mix below. Related: Pete Rock: Reminisce for a Spell Documentary (Video)... Read more

Erykah Badu DJs at Boiler Room in Los Angeles (Video)

Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu) has been getting her DJ on for a minute. Her set is typically very eclectic and consists of everything from new hipster music to underground hip-hop to her own classics (and lots of sound effects). Here's a 30-minute video of a recent set... Read more