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Afrika Bambaataa’s Record Crates Helped Create The Hip-Hop Genre. Get A Look (Video)

Hip-Hop's three forefathers are often remembered as pioneers DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa. With all three men tied to the Bronx, New York of the 1970s, each brought a unique flare to the sound of the culture, with varying personal backgrounds. Herc, a native of Jamaica, had... Read more

Janelle Monáe Turns Into The Electric Lady (Video)

Earlier this year in an interview with Fuse TV, the soulful Janelle Monáe revealed that she is working on a conceptual project titled, Eephus, and it seems that she plans on taking notes from Beyoncé and releasing it unannounced. "I'm working on a new, cool creative project called 'Eephus'," she... Read more

Tim Westwood’s Reggae, Dub & Classic Hip-Hop Vinyl Weighs A Ton (Video)

To younger Heads, Tim Westwood may be known for his wild enthusiasm during guest-stops from the likes of Eminem, Drake, and Jay Z. However, the London-based BBC DJ has nearly 30 years rooted in bridging the gap and crossing the oceans in making Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, and House mixes.... Read more

Domino Breaks Down Where He Gets His Sounds & His Father’s Punk Roots In Crate Diggers (Video)

Hieroglyphics fans are up on Domino. Not to be confused with the Los Angeles rapper of the same name, San Francisco's Dom produced early joints for Del Tha Funkee Homosapien (when it was still spelled as such), as well as Souls Of Mischief and Casual. Dom, who has been a... Read more

DJ Scratch Lets Fuse Dig In The Crates (Video)

DJ Scratch is one of the more versatile, yet under-sung producers in Hip-Hop. A major DJ component in the late '80s-through-'90s iteration of EPMD, Scratch was a turntablism award-winner who learned under Jam Master Jay, before tackling production. In the 2000s, Scratch produced hits for Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, and... Read more

EPMD’s DJ Scratch Speaks About His Friend and Mentor Jam Master Jay (Video)

Rest in Peace to Jam Master Jay who we lost 11 years ago today. Jay was a friend and mentor to EPMD's DJ Scratch while Run-D.M.C. and EPMD toured together. Scratch recently sat down to discuss their friendship and how Jay looked out for him in the beginning of Scratch's... Read more

Devin the Dude Discusses His One For the Road Album (Video)

Devin the Dude sat down with Fuse to discuss his upcoming One for the Road album.  He gives the details about the overall vibe he was seeking for the album as well as breaking down specific tracks.  Check out the video. Related: Devin The Dude – One For The Road... Read more

Crate Diggers: J. Dilla (Video)

Here's a special edition of Fuse's Crate Diggers series. This episode takes a look at the massive vinyl collection of J. Dilla through the eyes of Talib Kweli, J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Dilla's mom and more. It plays more like a Dilla documentary than a Crate Diggers installment. Check out... Read more

Talib Speaks About His New Album Prisoner of Conscience with FUSE (Video)

FUSE caught up with Talib Kweli and spoke with him about his new album Prisoner of Conscience, including the Dilla track that is included on the project and working with Kendrick Lamar. Check out the video below. Related: Talib Kweli speaks on Diddy stepping to Mos Def about his verse... Read more

Big Daddy Kane Speaks with FUSE (Video)

Here's a really interesting interview of Big Daddy Kane. He talks with FUSE about being the only guest performer at Jay-Z's 8-night stand in Brooklyn last fall, being told Jay-Z would never make it when Kane tried to shop Jay's demo, performing at the Inaugural Concert with MC Lyte, his... Read more

Nas speaks to Fuse (Video)

Nas speaks to Fuse and talks about avoiding beefs, why he put the green dress on the cover of Life is Good and more. Check out the video. Related: See why Nas' Bye Baby was named one of our best videos of 2012.... Read more

Crate Diggers: Inside the vinyl collection of Jermaine Dupri (Video)

Jermaine Dupri has been making hits for the better part of 2 decades. As part of their Crate Diggers series, fuse sat down with the beatmaker to take an in-depth journey through his vinyl collection. Check out the video as well as a playlist of some of the music that... Read more

Andre 3000 inteview with Fuse (Video)

Here's a great interview of Andre 3000. He talks about Sorry (his song with TI), Big Boi's new album, the inevitable OutKast reunion question, raising awareness for prostate cancer and more. Check out the video. Related: A playlist celebrating the 18+ year career of OutKast (Audio)... Read more

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch interview with fuse (Video)

Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch dropped a red hot song last night. Here's an interview of the duo where they explain how they came together to record their forthcoming Wu-Block project, speak on 90's hip-hop and discuss current MCs they like (not surprisingly, Ghost likes Action Bronson). Check it out... Read more

Kendrick Lamar speaks with fuse about good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Video)

Here's a great interview with Kendrick Lamar by fuse. Kendrick speaks in detail about the meaning of his album cover for good kid, m.A.A.d. city and also touches on the message of Swimming Pools (Drank) and what music means to him, generally (it's more than music...). Check out the video.... Read more

Nas speaks about the video for Bye Baby (Video)

Nas discusses the video for Bye Baby with Fuse. Check it out below. Related: Nas performs at Rock the Bells (Full Video)... Read more

Nas speaks on Illmatic and Life is Good (Video)

Here's an interview where Nas reflects on Illmatic and how his life has changed since then. Related: Nas speaks on Kelis' reaction to the Life is Good album cover (Video)... Read more

Pete Rock and DJ Jazzy Jeff showcase and discuss their vinyl collections on Crate Diggers (Video)

Pete Rock has been in the news lately for his reaction to Lupe Fiasco rhyming over the TROY beat. Here's a video that showcases just how deep the Chocolate Boy Wonder's dedication to digging in the crates goes. It is his relentless search for the perfect beat that yielded beats... Read more

Kendrick Lamar speaks about his new album, working with Dr. Dre and more (Video)

Here's a cool interview of Kendrick Lamar by Fuse. They talked with him at SXSW about his new album, working with Dr. Dre and The Game, touring with Drake and signing with Interscope. Check it out below. Previously: Kendrick Lamar talks about his earliest musical influences and his connection with... Read more

J. Cole is a really likeable dude. Check out this interview from Fuse.

[dailymotion id=xe439w The album drops on 10/26.  In the meantime, if you don't have his Warm Up mixtape, click here to download it..... Read more