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Drake Releases His More Life Playlist & It’s A Return To More Hard Rapping (Audio)

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

Cheers. There’s Still Great Hip-Hop Being Made. Here’s A Bunch (Audio Playlist)

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

Listen To Some Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs Of 2016 & More In 1 Playlist (Audio)

2016 is officially a wrap. For many it will go down as one of the more challenging years in recent memory, but, no matter what may have transpired, it was a period in which a lot of great music was released. Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s... Read more

Frank Ocean’s Blond(e) Gets Bleached To Its Roots By !llmind (Audio)

It's safe to say that with the release of Blond(e), Frank Ocean has delivered one of the year's most sought-after musical content of 2016. His inclusion of Andre 3000 only added to the fervor, with music fans justifiably clamoring over any new material from the Outkast MC who has never... Read more

Andre 3000 Calls Out MCs Who Use Ghostwriters On A New Verse (Audio)

Perhaps more than any MC in Hip-Hop history, Outkast's André 3000 knows how to make his feature guest verses count. Whether alongside UGK, T.I., DJ Drama, Goodie Mob, or DJ Unk, 3 Stacks has used just 16 or so bars to satisfy fans who have waited a decade-plus for anything... Read more

Frank Ocean Makes A Powerful Plea For Tolerance In The Wake Of The Orlando Tragedy

In 2012, singer and songwriter Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr page to pen a beautiful letter that announced his forthcoming album Channel Orange was inspired by a man he loved. Though not a coming-out statement in the traditional sense, it nonetheless exposed a deeply personal facet of the young... Read more

More Than 18,000 Petition To Make Mixtapes Eligible For Grammy Awards

Artists ranging from Chance The Rapper to Frank Ocean, J. Cole to Jhene Aiko, De La Soul to Lil Wayne have used the mixtape format. The term of mixtape itself has evolved greatly over the last 15 years. What began as a DJ or host-driven compilation sold on the black... Read more

Erykah Badu Has a New Mixtape Coming Next Week. What Will Its Future Hold?

Erykah Badu gave legs to Drake's "Hotline Bling," courtesy of her own, extended rendition. This was even before Drizzy's meme mushroom-clouding video released. As her Soundcloud page alluded, many speculated that the interpretative cover would belong to a forthcoming mixtape. In a new interview with Noisey, Ms. Badu confirms that... Read more

Odd Future’s The Internet Bring a New Form of Soul for a Special Affair (Audio)

The Odd Future collective is as diverse as any in music. On one side of the spectrum, there are MCs like Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt who've brought a new brand of rebellion and nihilism to Hip-Hop. On the other side, there are the soothing and soulful sounds of... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Says Odd Future Is No More

UPDATE 2: The plot thickens. Despite Tyler's clarification yesterday, Earl Sweatshirt has seemingly affirmed Tyler's initial statements suggesting that Odd Future is no more. no sympathy for male virgins who're in their feelings about tyler pointing out and solidifying the obvious.— EARL (@earlxsweat) May 29, 2015 UPDATE: Contrary to the... Read more

Frank Ocean Sings a Beautiful Version of At Your Best on Aaliyah’s Birthday (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. The talented and beautiful singer and actor would have been 36 years old yesterday (1/16). To celebrate her lasting legacy, Frank Ocean has released an amazing cover of "At Your Best." The song, which was originally written and performed by the Isley Brothers in 1976 as... Read more

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 household names, nationwide. That presence has never faded but in the last few years there has been a Cali Renaissance... Read more

GQ Calls Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Best Album Of The 21st Century

GQ recently revealed their 21 best albums of the 21st Century that includes some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B. The man at the top of their list may be no surprise, but the album of choice could be. Selecting Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as... Read more

Game Means Everything He Said In Bigger Than Me, Cause He Filmed It (Video)

What could've been dismissed as yet another "feeling myself in the booth" moment, Game's "Bigger Than Me" is bigger than that. The Compton star visioned the song as a single, with a Matt Alonzo-directed visual as deliberate and dramatic as the bars themselves. Themed in Horror-style, Game chainsaws his way... Read more

Game Calls Out XXL Freshmen Covers, Soft Lyrics & States What Class He’s In (Audio)

For the last decade, few artists are as outspoken as The Game. Between the storied beefs, DVD antics, the public squabbles, and mic-checking (and some subsequent truces with) everybody along the way from Joe Budden to Lil B to Ras Kass to Jay Z to Suge Knight, it's been an... Read more

Frank Ocean & Diplo Link With Some Royalty From The Clash / Gorillaz For Hero (Audio)

Converse has successfully managed to intersect branding and art, and let art win. The shoe-maker from way-back continues to align interesting collaborations in the studio, following last year's jaw-dropper from Andre 3000, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and the Gorillaz. Two of the Gorillaz' "musical directors" (as after all, the band... Read more

Kanye West To Headline 2014 Bonnaroo, Joining Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean & Chance The Rapper

If you're the type of Head to check out one festival each concert season, Hip-Hop is making it hard on you. Following OutKast's announcement of headlining both Coachella and OVO Fest, now it appears that Kanye West is throwing his movement into the festival mix. 'Ye has been announced to... Read more

Check Out Jay Shells Hitting L.A. With Street Signs Of Lyrics By Ice Cube, DJ Quik, Xzibit & Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Previously, artist Jay Shells canvased the streets of New York at Hip-Hop lyric landmarks with street signs reminding those in the know. These discreet-looking acts of guerilla street art were a hit to Heads in passing, as well as on the Internet. Now Shells hits the streets of L.A., placing... Read more

Frank Ocean – Lost (Video)

Frank continues to pull out hits from his debut Channel Orange. Check out the latest, Lost, and let us know what you think. Related: Frank Ocean – Eyes Like Sky... Read more

Frank Ocean – Eyes Like Sky

Here's a previously unreleased song from Frank Ocean from the Channel Orange sessions. It's a mid-tempo acoustic guitar-driven track that sounds more like some of the material from his Nostalgia, Ultra album. Check out Eyes Like Sky. Related: Frank Ocean – Wiseman (Audio)... Read more

Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (Remix) ft OutKast

How do you make an incredible Frank Ocean song that featured Andre 3000 doper? Add Big Boi to it...Check out the remix to Pink Matter. OutKast. Nuff said. Related: Big Boi speaks on Andre 3000′s apology on Sorry (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar speaks on his favorite things (Video)

Kendrick Lamar speaks about 2 of his favorite albums of the year: Nas' Life is Good and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange. Check out the video. Related: See why we named Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools (Drank) on of the best videos of 2012.... Read more

Frank Ocean – Wiseman

Frank Ocean created a new song for the Django Unchained soundtrack but though Quentin Tarantino thought it was dope, he didn't think there was a scene in the film for it. Frank let the song loose via tumblr. Check out Wiseman. Related: Frank Ocean – Pyramids (Video)... Read more

Frank Ocean – Pyramids (Video)

Frank Ocean takes a tripped out, existential journey in the 8 min+ long video for Pyramids. This one is definitely not safe for work but it's one of the most interesting videos of the year. Check it out below. Related: Frank Ocean - Sweet Life (Audio)... Read more

Mann – Bend ft Kendrick Lamar & Frank Ocean

Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean lend vocals to a new track by Mann. Check out Bend. Related: Frank Ocean - Sweet Life (Prod. Pharrell)... Read more

Yuna – Thinkin’ Bout You (Video)

Yuna has done some beautiful covers of songs over the years. Here's another one. Check out her interpretation of Frank Ocean's Thinkin' Bout You. She records various vocal parts on the fly to create a lush set of background vocals. Related: Yuna video playlist including a cover of Nirvana's Come... Read more

Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Full Album Stream)

Frank Ocean's channel ORANGE album hit iTunes yesterday. If you haven't heard it yet, you can check out a full album stream here.  Related:  Frank Ocean performs Bad Religion on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)... Read more

Frank Ocean performs Bad Religion with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Frank Ocean performed his new song Bad Religion with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. He also announced his album channel ORANGE was available on iTunes (a week earlier than anticipated). Check out the video below and you can buy the album here. Related: Frank Ocean... Read more

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

Pyramids is the first official single from Frank Ocean's upcoming debut album, Channel Orange. Check it out below. Related: Frank Ocean - Voodoo... Read more

Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church in the Wild (Video)

Here's a powerful new video from Jay-Z & Kanye West for Watch the Throne's No Church in the Wild featuring Frank Ocean. Neither rapper appears in the video. Instead, it depicts intense images of civil unrest. You can see the video below. Related: Biggie and Jay-Z perform Get Money (Video)... Read more

Frank Ocean performs at Coachella 2012 (Video)

Frank Ocean performed at Coachella last night. Here's a look at the whole performance. Related: Frank Ocean - Voodoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FymmcleIhEo... Read more

Frank Ocean – Voodoo

Here's some new music from Frank Ocean. Cool out to Voodoo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xosfhDTjR5c... Read more

Palate Cleanser – AAFH (Playlist)

We asked you a couple of days ago what non-hip-hop music was your favorite right now. Not surprisingly, the responses were INCREDIBLY diverse. So...here's a palate cleanser playlist for you that incorporates some of the artists you mentioned. This is a dark, meditative, beat-driven playlist inspired in part by Halloween... Read more

Frank Ocean – Swim Good (Video)

Here's a new video from Frank Ocean's stellar Nostalgia, Ultra album.  Check out Swim Good. http://vimeo.com/29085815... Read more

Watch The Throne – Album (Snippets)

Can't wait to hear Watch the Throne? Ticketmaster has posted 30 second snippets of every song. As we said in our review, the album is complex, so 30 seconds per song won't do it justice, but at least you'll get a feel for it sonically. Click here for the snippets. ... Read more

Kris Kasanova goes in on Frank Ocean’s Novacane track. Check out Kane.

Click here to download.  If you don't have Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape yet, click here to download it.  It's special.... Read more