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Drake’s New Video Shows No One Is Better At Being In Their Feelings Than He Is

Drake has released a music video to his #1 single, "In My Feelings." The Scorpion track produced by Noah "40" Shebib, TrapMoneyBenny, and Blaqnmild has created a viral moment with its "Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding? / Say you'll never ever leave from beside me / 'Cause... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Show Conscious MCs Can Make The Forbes List Too

On his song "Moment Of Clarity," JAY-Z infamously rapped "I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars / They criticized me for it, yet they all yell 'holla' / If skills sold, truth be told / I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli / Truthfully I wanna rhyme like... Read more

A Theory Explains Why Nas Sounds Off Beat On His New DJ Khaled Collabo

As fans continue to await news of a follow-up to Nas' 2012 LP Life Is Good, DJ Khaled has been one of the leading voices in suggesting that such a return is imminent. A fire was stoked when he released "Nas Album Done" in 2016, and the flames continue to fan... Read more

Nas Says His Place In Hip-Hop Is Secured & The Album Is Too (Video)

Hours after his 2017 BET Awards performance, DJ Khaled releases the latest video from his Grateful album. The veteran DJ-turned-superstar has made a lot of noise in the last 12 months through Nas collaborations. On "It's Secured," the pair keep the chemistry bubbling, alongside some chorus work from Travi$ Scott.... Read more

Pusha T & Jadakiss Move Major Keys On A Heavyweight Collabo With DJ Khaled (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Rick Ross Wages War On Birdman For Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled & Mannie Fresh (Video)

Rick Ross is no stranger to beefs. Over the years, the embattled MC has been a target of 50 Cent, street gangs, critics and countless fans who questioned the veracity of his claimed crime boss past. Amidst it all, Ross has developed a teflon demeanor and learned to wield his... Read more

Jay Z & Beyonce Celebrate Their Lives, Catalogs & Shining Trophy Cases (Audio)

Just hours after Beyoncé's artful Grammy performance Sunday night (February 12), she releases new music alongside husband Jay Z, and Roc Nation's DJ Khaled. All three attended the 59th Grammy Awards, with the Carters (accompanied by Blue Ivy, Beyonce's mother, and Jay's longtime right-hand Ty Ty) were in the front... Read more

Royce Takes The Keys From Khaled & Jay Z And Unlocks A New Level (Audio)

Royce 5'9" says he's starting to have fun young again. That is deeply apparent on his "I Got The Keys" freestyle. In what may be shaping up to be a weekly song series from Nickel Nine, the Detroit, Michigan veteran takes one of the biggest records of 2016 (by DJ... Read more

Something Is Very Wrong With Kanye West. He Cancels His Tour. (Video)

2016 has been a whirlwind ride for Kanye West, including #1 albums, game-changing music videos, armed robberies within his family—and that's only some of the "highlights." The Saint Pablo Tour—which corresponds to West's February The Life of Pablo album has been making its rounds across the United States—featuring the artist... Read more

Nas’ Album Is Done & The Video Is MAJOR

DJ Khaled's latest album is a three-ring circus of Rap excitement. Major Key has Jay Z throwing subliminal shots in the directions of those testing his prowess. The #1 release has Drake re-popularizing an Akinyele street single just as he did for Rappin' 4-Tay a few years back. However, for... Read more

Beanie Sigel Confirms A Collaborative Project With Jadakiss

In 2001, Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel were two of the most exciting new solo artists in Rap music. While Jada' had been on wax since 1994 with the LOX, Sigel was becoming Jay Z's most exciting protege on the Roc-A-Fella Records roster. They had even appeared together on 1998's "Reservoir... Read more

Hip-Hop Stood Tall In July. Here’s Some Of The Best Of The Month (Audio Playlist)

July was a tense and complicated month. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, both captured on film, led to national protests, heated discourse and some misguided shootings of police officers, presumably in retaliation. Political conventions held by the Democratic and Republican parties further divided the nation... Read more

J. Cole’s Key To Success Is Don’t Sell Your Soul To Record Labels (Audio)

2016 has been relatively quiet for J. Cole. The Fayetteville, NC MC started the year off at an apex, with a stellar concert special and documentary, care of HBO. Since then, Cole has laid low, save for his support of his Dreamville artists, like Bas. J. Cole & Bas Are... Read more

Nas’ Album Is Done & Khaled Has The Single To Prove It (Audio)

Yesterday (July 27), DJ Khaled confirmed that Miss Lauryn Hill helped clear a Fugees sample for his upcoming Major Key album (July 29). In that interview, Khaled said that the "Fu-Gee-La" riff would be woven into Nas' appearance on the star-studded Epic Records compilation. One day later, "Nas Album Done"... Read more

DJ Khaled May Be The Key Reason Big Pun & Fat Joe’s Twinz (Deep Cover 98) Became A Hit (Video)

In 2004, the Terror Squad released #1 single "Lean Back." With verses by Fat Joe and Remy Ma, T.S. shouted out DJ Khaled. Outside of Miami, Florida, the DJ, radio personality, and producer (of the alias "Beat Novacane") was not a known name in the mainstream. In 2016, Khaled Mohamed... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean Are Together For The 1st Time Since “Control” On “Holy Key” (Audio)

Nearly 3 years ago Big Sean released a song that had been left on the cutting room floor for his album Hall Of Fame, due to clearance issues. When that song, "Control," leaked, it caused an explosion in the Hip-Hop world that may yet to be matched. Rather than anything... Read more

Jay Z Locks In With Subliminal Shots. Only He’s Got The Keys. (Video)

Jay Z is one artist who has been generous in giving hugely high profile songs to others' albums. From records like the "Dear Summer" break of silence (and perceived subliminal shot at Game) on Memphis Bleek's 534, to a "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)" verse for Kanye West addressing the... Read more

Chance, Wayne & 2 Chainz Make A Video That Even Skeptics Will Have No Problem Liking

Chance The Rapper has changed his career's scenery quite a bit in the years between Acid Rap and this month's Coloring Book. The Chicago, Illinois MC's first single "Angels" stresses that he is still rolling with the same people he always was, but for fans of the fully-independent MC it... Read more

President Obama Invites Some Of Rap’s Biggest & Brightest To Keep Giving “The Message”

On Friday April 15, President Obama invited a group to the White House in order to better understand and bring awareness to his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. According to The Root, that meeting group included several handfuls of Hip-Hop acts, including J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Pusha... Read more

Nas Details That Time He & Biggie Were Supposed to Collaborate (Video)

"Gimme the Loot" is a Hip-Hop staple, a classic piece of the Notorious B.I.G.'s repertoire from what is arguably one of the most influential debut albums in history. But what some may not know is that 1994's Ready to Die almost inspired a remix to the song featuring Nas, another young MC who also... Read more

Skillz’s Rap Up Masterfully Covers The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of 2015 (Audio)

Like clockwork, Skillz serves up his annual summary of the year that was, with a masterful rap. There is nothing like his blow by blow rhyme to remind us all of the good, bad and often bizarre happenings of 2015. In his latest installment, Skillz covers seemingly everything that dominated... Read more

DJ Khaled Holds it Down with Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ace Hood & Usher (Audio)

DJ Khaled resets the lineup on the remix to "Hold You Down." He keeps it smoothed out on the R&B tip but recruits Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ace Hood and Usher on the vocals. Check it out. Related: Finding The GOAT: Rick Ross vs. Fabolous…Who You Got?... Read more

Remy Ma Releases Her First Mixtape In 6 Years (Mixtape)

Remy Ma has not released a mixtape to the masses since 2008's BlasRemy, which dispersed in the midst of legal wars and a lot of tension. This year, the Castle Hill, Bronx native proved she's a different woman. Remy's grown, and focused on her career, her family, and spreading positive... Read more

Dr. Dre Estimated To Have Made More Than Next 24 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Stars, Combined

It's Dre Day, and everybody's celebratin'. Following 2013's announcement that Jay Z and Puff Daddy were the Forbes Cash Kings (top earners) of the year, they can watch the throne now. As anticipated, Dr. Dre assumes the pole position—following a year where Apple bought his Beats By Dre Electronics line... Read more

Game Leads A Charge Against Police Brutality With More Than 10 All-Star Guests (Audio)

Enough is enough. Game is among the Hip-Hop stars reacting to the murder of Michael Brown. The multi-platinum Compton, California rapper amassed a group of his contemporaries to speak out against police murdering civilians of color. Called "Don't Shoot," the point and the pain is clear from the onset. In... Read more

Remy Ma Joins DJ Khaled in the Video For They Don’t Love You No More (Remix) (Video)

Remy Ma has wasted no time getting back to work since her return from prison. The fierce Bronx MC has spoken with several media outlets about her time away, and has already begun recording her next album. The verse that re-established her right from the start, however, was her lead-off... Read more

DJ Khaled Releases His Single with Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill…Does It Live Up to the Hype (Audio)

Earlier today, DJ Khaled was featured in an interview where he went on a bit of a "tirade" about owning the summer with his anthems for the last 8 years, when asked if he could do it again. Khaled said he his streak would continue because he has Jay Z... Read more

Rick Ross Releases a Video for the Soulful Oyster Perpetual (Video)

While Oyster Perpetual did not make the final cut on Rick Ross' forthcoming Mastermind album, that didn't stop Ross from making a video for the track, which is one of his most soulful releases in quite some time. The visuals feature a lot of footage (some not suitable for work)... Read more

Diddy To Executive Produce Rick Ross’ Mastermind Album (Video)

There was a time in Hip-Hop when executive production from different moguls was all the rage. Jay Z co-executive produced Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, Suge Knight co-executive produced DJ Quik's Safe + Sound, 50 Cent co-executive produced Freeway's Free At Last album, Diddy & The Hitmen were associate executive... Read more

Take a Look Back at the Best Video Content of the Past Week (Video Playlist)

The past week in video brought new music videos from Ice Cube, Schoolboy Q and DJ Khaled featuring Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Akon, John Legend & Anthony Hamilton, dope freestyles from Crooked I and Childish Gambino and pieces on Mike Tyson, J. Cole, Ab-Soul and more. Check out the video... Read more

Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, John Legend, Akon & Anthony Hamilton Appear In DJ Khaled’s Never Surrender (Video)

DJ Khaled has pulled off some pretty substantial collaborations over the years. In addition to his extensive work with YMCMB and Maybach Music Group, it was Khaled who united Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel, it was Khaled who pushed the button on "Grammy Family," which will be a highlight of the... Read more

Scarface, Jadakiss and Meek Mill Shine On New DJ Khaled Track That Also Features Akon, Anthony Hamilton & John Legend (Audio)

Granted, seeing DJ Khaled attached to a track makes many Hip-Hop heads a bit hesitant to take a listen. But when a song features both Jadakiss and Scarface, it deserves our ear, even if for just a little bit. Which brings us to "Never Surrender", a track that strays far... Read more

DJ Khaled – Hell’s Kitchen ft J. Cole & Bas

Although J. Cole doesn't usually swerve into the DJ Khaled music lane, his flow seems right at home on his latest collab with the We The Best CEO. The track is titled "Hell's Kitchen", and also features Bas on the mic. "Hell's Kitchen" is the latest from DJ Khaled's Suffering From... Read more

DJ Khaled- No New Friends ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne

Drake mentioned releasing 2 new songs this week during his trip to Elliot Wilson's radio show last week and delivers as promised. Here's the first of two new song releases. This was the track that was supposed to be the SFTB remix but it "took on a life of it's... Read more

Nas performs DJ Khaled’s Hip-Hop live at Rock the Bells (Video)

Nas brought out Scarface during his set at Rock the Bells last night. Face ran through My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me and Guess Who's Back, and he and Nas ended with their instant classic duet Hip-Hop. Check out the footage below. Related: Nas - Bye Baby (Video)... Read more

Fat Joe – Pride N Joy ft Kanye West, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash, Busta Rhymes, Ashanti, Miguel & Jadakiss (Video)

Fat Joe's video for Pride N Joy features Kanye West, Roscoe Dash and Miguel, as well as several other guest appearances. Check it out below.... Read more

DJ Khaled – They Ready ft J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar

After setting the web on fire last week with Hip-Hop the Nas & Scarface collabo, DJ Khaled is back with another gem. This time, instead of working with hip-hop legends, he brought out some of the best next generation MCs--J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar. Check out They Ready... Read more

DJ Khaled – I Wish You Would/Cold ft Kanye West & Rick Ross (Video)

Here's a new video from Kanye West & Rick Ross courtesy of DJ Khaled. Check out I Wish You Would/Cold. Related: DJ Khaled - I Wish You Would/Cold featuring Kanye West & Rick Ross (Video)... Read more

Check out DJ Khaled’s Hip-Hop featuring Nas & Scarface and produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League with scratches from DJ Premier. EPIC (Audio)

Related: The making of DJ Khaled's Hip-Hop featuring Nas & Scarface (Video) and A Playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Scarface (Audio)... 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

Here’s a new song from Kanye West. Check out Thera Flu featuring DJ Khaled.

Related: Kanye West - Mercy ft Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz... Read more

¡Mayday! – TNT (rmx) ft Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor & Stevie Stone

Here's a red hot remix to ¡Mayday!'s TNT featuring Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor & Stevie Stone. Check it out below. Previously: ¡Mayday! - TNT ft Dead Prez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TghPQgvRfE... Read more

Wu is in the building!! Check out these 2 new joints from Raekwon and The RZA.

Here's Raekwon's remix to Rock N Roll ft DJ Khaled, The Game, Pharrell and Busta Rhymes: Click here to download. And, here's RZA's Only the Rugged Survive: Click here to download.... Read more

Here’s a hot new Summer joint from DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.

Check out I'm On One.  Get ready to hear this one for a long time.... Read more