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Hip-Hop Myths: Here Are 5 Common Misbeliefs That Will Surprise You

During its nascent period, Hip-Hop was dismissed by many as simply a passing fad, much like Disco. As we all can see now, those critics were drastically mistaken, and it

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos.

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): E-40 vs. Dr. Dre…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the

A Handwritten Letter from Tupac Confirms He Had Plans to Unify the Coasts.

A handwritten letter from Tupac has been unearthed that confirms he was seeking to do an album which would unify the coasts. In the letter, Tupac tells a friend he

E-40 & Too Short Dust Off The T.W.D.Y. Tag and Co-Sign IamSu! (Video)

In the late 1990s, when the Bay area was largely ignored by mainstream radio and video outlets, T.W.D.Y. formed. Ant Banks’ super-collective The Whole Damn Yay included icons such as

Finding The GOAT: E-40 vs. 8Ball…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Big Sean’s IDFWU Football Visual Brings ‘Em Out, Including E-40 & Kanye West (Video)

Big Sean’s done it again. The G.O.O.D Music MC’s “IDFWU (I Don’t Fuck With You)” single has become a viral hit. With that in mind, the Detroit wordsmith (joined by

Travel To Big K.R.I.T.’s Planet Of Cadillactica A Week Early (Album Stream)

With the new week, Big K.R.I.T. has looked to NPR First Listen (for the second straight time) to premiere his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (November 11) more than a

E-40 Is The Focal Point Of A New Jam By Ya Boy, Droop-E & Earl Himself (Audio)

Like UGK and Three 6 Mafia, E-40 is a major influence on the artists of today. The slangistical Vallejo vocalist has nearly 30 years in the game, changing his beats

Big Sean Sprinkles Fans With 4 New Songs, With Involvement From E-40, Kanye West & DJ Mustard (Audio)

Big Sean isn’t playin’. Less than 24 hours after announcing his rockin’ with Roc Nation, the Detroit, Michigan MC hits Heads with four new songs. Here’s the breakdown: “Paradise” Produced

West Coast Hip-Hop and R&B Has Never Been Stronger. Take a Listen (Audio)

The West Coast established itself as a Hip-Hop powerhouse in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Artists like Ice-T, N.W.A., DJ Quik, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop and more were

The Click’s E-40, B-Legit & The Cutlass Come Together On What We Been Doin (Video)

In the Hip-Hop family tree of relatives, two of the best bloodlined artists are E-40 and B-Legit. The two cousins from Vallejo, California released three albums with The Click (which

What Are Some Of The Records That Mean The Most To E-40?

Last week, Pitchfork ran their 5-10-15-20… series with Vallejo, California star E-40. The innovative concept feature looks at the records that shaped an artist through their own upbringing. Earl went

Suge Knight, Warren G, Game Party Together In Celebration Of E-40

E-40 is one of the figures that’s always been able to blend the West Coast. Even when California’s Rap community was filled with beef between Death Row, Snoop Dogg, Dr.

E-40 – All My N*ggas ft Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q (Video)

E-40 is joined by to leaders of the new school in his latest club banger. Check out the video for All My N*ggas featuring Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown. Related:

Murder Dog Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary

For fans of West Coast Hip Hop, especially of the Gangsta Rap variety, Murder Dog filled (and continues to fill) an important void that was left in the coverage of

E-40 – All My Niggas FT ScHoolboy Q & Danny Brown

Like Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40 has timeless appeal to the new crop of MCs. Here, the leader of The Click links up with Black Hippy’s ScHoolboy Q

Young Jeezy – R.I.P. (Remix) ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Too Short

Here’s the West Coast OG remix of Jeezy’s R.I.P. featuring Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Too Short. Check it out below. Related: The BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher ft Snoop,

E-40 & Too Short – Bout My Money ft Jeremih & Turf Talk (Video)

E-40 and Too Short flow over a vintage Bay Area funk track on Bout My Money featuring Jeremih & Turf Talk. Check out the video. Related: E-40, Too Short &

E-40, Too Short & Wiz Khalifa – Say I (Video)

Here’s a new video from E-40, Too Short and Wiz Khalifa. Check out Say I. Related: E-40 & Too Short – Money Motivated (Video)

E-40 & Too Short – Money Motivated (Video)

E-40 and Too Short, 2 Bay Area legends, are still putting in work. Check out their new video for Money Motivated. Related: E-40 smashes the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards West

Xzibit – Up Out the Way ft E-40 (Video)

After smashing the West Coast Cypher, Xzibit and E-40 are back with a new video. Check out Up Out the Way. Related: The West Coast Cypher ft Xzibit, E-40, Kendrick

The Making of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards West Coast Cypher (Video)

The West Coast Cypher featuring Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Kurupt, YG, Xzibit and DJ Quik was definitely one of the best of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Here’s a behind

Check out all of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers featuring DJ Quik, DMX, Mystikal, Eve, Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul, Xzibit, Kendrick Lamar and more below (Video)

There were some strong verses from OGs and young guns in this year’s Cyphers. Below are all the Cyphers, including verses from DMX, Eve, Jean Grae, Ab-Soul, Talib Kweli, Childish

2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Previews (Video)

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards tape tomorrow in Atlanta and air on Tuesday, 10/9. As the show draws closer a couple of Cypher previews have surfaced. First up, is a

E-40 vs. Nardwaur (Video)

E-40’s interview with Nardwar is thorough, even by Nardwaur’s standards. E-40 goes deep about his history and music old and new. This is a must for E-40 fans. Check it

Xzibit – Up Out the Way ft E-40

Here’s some more new music from Xzibit. Check out Up Out the Way featuring E-40. Related: Xzibit – Louis XIII ft King T & Tha Alkaholiks (Prod. Dr. Dre)

Rock The Bells 2012 Live Stream (Video)

Day 2 of Rock the Bells is taking place right now in California. Here’s a live stream of the event. Today’s acts include Big Daddy Kane (2:15 PST), DJ Quik

The Dogg Pound – What U Smokin’ On ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Kokane

Here’s the video for What U Smokin’ On, the OG West Coast collabo between Snoop Dogg, The Dogg Pound, E-40 and Kokane. Related: Living Legends – A playlist celebrating the

E-40 – What You Smokin’ ft Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt & Kokane (Video)

Here’s a new video from E-40 and he brought out some West Coast All-Stars. Check out What You Smokin’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt and Kokane. Related: E-40 – Catch

E-40 – Catch A Fade ft Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been putting in work with features lately. He dropped a dope verse on Ab-Soul’s ILLuminate and now he joins West Coast legend E-40. Check out the video

E-40 – What Happened to Them Days ft J Banks (Video)

E-40 waxes nostalgic on the Warren G-produced What Happened to Them Days featuring J Banks. Check out the video. Previously: E-40 – Just Be You ft Too Short & J

E-40 – Just Be You ft Too Short & J-Banks (Video)

Here’s a new video featuring some Bay Area OGs and it comes with a positive message of being true to yourself. Check out E-40’s Just Be You featuring Too Short

Today most people know Jive Records for Britney and Justin. Here’s why they’re the 11th most important hip-hop record label of all time.

Long before Clive Calder built Jive Records into the pop music juggernaut that featured Britney Spears, Nsync, The Backstreet Boys, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake, the label was the home

E-40 – Rear View Mirror ft B-Legit & Stressmatic (Video)

Here’s E-40’s latest video. You know what it is. Check it out.

Slim Thug has been on his grustle lately. He ripped verses for both E-40 and Big K.R.I.T. last month, and here’s a new solo joint from him.

Check out the video for Miss Mary. Click here for That Candy Paint from E-40 ft Slim Thug and Bun B and click here for Big K.R.I.T.’s Now or Neva

Keeping it on the West Coast tip, here’s some new E-40 ft Bun B and Slim Thug.

3 legends holding it down on a funky beat. This is some OG ish.  Check out That Candy Paint. Click here to download and click here to buy the album.

Ever see Rhyme & Reason? After nearly 15 years it still stands as one of the best films ever on hip-hop. Watch the whole movie here.

It takes a comprehensive look at hip-hop THE CULTURE through the words of some of the best rappers to advance it: Nas, Biggie, Pac, KRS-One, Q-Tip, RZA, Ice-T, MC Eiht,

Omar Akil drops the latest installment of PREEM-EAR where he breaksdown the most slept on tracks produced by DJ Premier. This week it's Can't Tell Me by Khaleel.

PREEM-EAR: Khaleel “Cant’ Tell Me” The Primo “Stan” strikes again!  Today I dug up a new layer of DJ Premier-laced DIRTy south.  If you pay attention to Preem like I