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Rapsody Explains the Concept of Her Thank You Very Much Video (Video)

Rapsody has been a special artist to us for a number of years. In addition to being one of the illest lyricists out, she also gave us one of our first interviews when we were just getting started. Her talent is only matched by her humility and authenticity. Recently, Rapsody... Read more

Think Ross & Jeezy Phoned in the Verses for War Ready? Think Again. The Reunion is Real (Video)

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy shook things up when their collabo, War Ready, dropped. For anyone who thought the 2 simply phoned in their verses and posed for an obligatory Instagram shot, think again. The reunion appears to go deeper than rap. The 2 also linked for an extended 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

Kendrick Lamar Speaks on the First Time He Worked With Dr. Dre (Video)

Kendrick Lamar speaks on the first time he met Dr. Dre and gives the behind the scenes story on the recording session for their collabo, Compton. Check out the video. Related: Kendrick Lamar Speaks on His Earliest Experiences with Hip-Hop (Video)... 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

Skyzoo – Behind The Scenes of the Spike Lee Was My Hero Video Shoot (Video)

The homie Skyzoo has a dope song called Spike Lee Was My Hero that features Talib Kweli on his album A Dream Deferred. Here's an inside look at the making of the video where Skyzoo breaks down the concept of the video and talks about how Spike Lee ultimately heard... 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

T.I. gives the behind the scenes story on the recording of Sorry with Andre 3000 (Video)

T.I. has an incredible collabo with Andre 3000 called Sorry on his forthcoming album, Trouble Man. I've heard the song and it's one of T.I.'s finest. It's grown man rap, similar to works on Nas' Life is Good like Daughters and Bye Baby, that is fitting of both T.I. and... 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

Behind the scenes at the making of the video for Nas’ Daughters (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at the video Nas is making for Daughters from Complex. Nas discusses the video and the significance of the song to him. Check it out below. Related: Nas - The Don (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Making of I Got This Video + Road Less Traveled (Ep. 2) (Video)

Here's a double play from Big K.R.I.T. First up is a behind the scenes look at the making of the video for his single I Got This. Next is part 2 of his vlog of the last days leading up to the release of his upcoming album Live From the... 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

Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School Part 2 Lesson 3: Cotton Candy feat. Mikey Rocks (Video)

Ski Beatz is on the verge of releasing the second installment of his slept on 24 Hour Karate School compilation series. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect which features some behind the scenes with Ski and Sir Michael Rocks from Cool Kids. Check it out. And, if you're... Read more

PAC DIV – The Series Ep. 1 (Video)

PAC DIV are the latest to create a web series...and they're off to a good start.  In this first episode, you get an inside look at their home studio, beat-selecting and song-making process (some new music), and some footage of them on the road.  Check it out. http://vimeo.com/27181295... 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

Didn’t mean to leave Dom Kennedy off that list of new West Coast G’s…

Check out this behind the scenes video of him at the Key Club in LA.  It's worth it just for the James Brown soundtrack accompanying it. http://vimeo.com/20543445 Speaking of the Godfather of Soul, here are some more classics of his that have shaped the sound of hip-hop. At 55 seconds:... Read more