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Justin Timberlake Performs New Music at the Direct TV Super Bowl Party (Video)

Jay-Z joined Justin Timberlake for JT's first ever live performance of "Suit & Tie" last night at the Direct TV Super Bowl Party. You can watch footage of that, as well as JT performing 2 new songs ("Pusher Love Girl" and "That Girl") from his upcoming album below. Related: Justin... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre perform in Los Angeles (Video)

To commemorate the end of his BET Music Matters tour, Kendrick Lamar brought Dr. Dre to perform Compton & The Recipe with him. The roar from the crowd when the Good Doctor hit the stage says it all. Check out the video. Related: Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle (Prod. Hit-Boy)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar performs ADHD at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival (Video)

Here's a professional-quality video of Kendrick Lamar performing ADHD at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out the video below. Related: Talib Kweli - Push Thru featuring Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y... Read more

A Tribe Called Quest & Leaders of the New School perform Scenario at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Video)

Here's the official video footage of that epic performance of Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of the New School at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival last weekend. As we mentioned, it was the first time the song had been performed live in 20 years. This video has professional... Read more

Jill Scott Storytellers Sneak Preview (Video)

Vh1 is doing a Storytellers featuring Jill Scott. If you've ever been fortunate enough to see her live, you know how special this is going to be. If not, get ready. Here's a sneak preview of the Storytellers--a full clip of her performing Blessed. Check it out below. The full... Read more

Kids These Days on Tour (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Kids These Days that also features some looks at them in concert and a hilarious ending. These kids got talent. Check out the video. http://vimeo.com/36120341... Read more

The Roots Perform My ft Big K.R.I.T. (Video)

The Roots performed with Big K.R.I.T. last night at New York City's Highline Ballroom. Check it out below. Also, click here to check out our playlist of music from The Roots spanning the last 2 decades. You can buy undun here. Make My ft Big K.R.I.T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Ir05jYMD7Y... Read more

Kendrick Lamar brings Busta Rhymes onstage to play his verse from the remix to Rigamortus (Video)

We told y'all a few months ago about that remix of Kendrick Lamar's Rigamortus featuring Busta Rhymes. It still has not dropped...but K. Dot brought out Busta Bus while in LA and there's footage with the verse and more. If you missed it before, it is a MUST. Check it... Read more

Talib Kweil gives an impromptu performance of his new song Distraction and Thieves in the Night during an Occupy Wall Street protest against economic inequality. Check out the video.

Talib Kweli drops 8 minutes of knowledge in rhyme in this impromptu performance on some steps during a peaceful protest against economic equality (Occupy Wall Street).  First, he performed a brand new song called Distraction and then he spit some verses to Thieves in the Night.  It's a great reminder... Read more

J. Cole performs Work Out and Cole World on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)

Keeping with the live music theme, here are a couple of performances by J. Cole from the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. He does a version of Work Out that is funkier than the recorded version, and below is his performance of Cole World.  Also, click here for a behind the... Read more

The A3C hip-hop festival began Thursday in Atlanta and AFH is here covering it. We caught Rapper Big Pooh kept the energy at a high level when he hit the stage. Below is our footage of him performing Nobody Like Me, which gives you a taste. Check it out.

The A3C hip-hop festival began today in Atlanta and we're here covering it.  It's hip-hop in its purest form.  There is music in every room and the talent ranges from people doing their first shows to legends like Grandmaster Flash and MOP.  Tonight, there were several showcases.  We caught J-Live... Read more

Black Star & Common Perform Respiration in Chicago (Video)

Black Star hit House of Blues in Chicago and brought out hometown hero, Common, to perform their classic Respiration. Check out the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG4OxyC6_Yo&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Live at S.O.B.’s (Video)

We gave you our thoughts on the special performance Kendrick Lamar put on Wednesday night in NYC at S.O.B.'s.  Now hear what Kendrick had to say about it.  Here are 2 professionally-produced videos featuring highlights from the night and reflections from the man, himself.  Check them out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk1yUMCfITw&feature=player_embedded http://vimeo.com/28553015... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Live From New York (Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LdhQyL6m74U Kendrick Lamar just BLEW UP New York's legendary SOB's venue. The crowd was as live as any crowd I've ever seen there (and I've seen a few...). I also don't recall any artist from the West Coast getting more love there than what Kendrick received tonight. The audience knew... Read more

XV – On the Road (Video)

XV seems like a good dude.  He's been on the road for a while and recently touched down in his hometown of Wichita, KS.  Here's some footage of some performance and interviews that give some insight into his mental.  He's one to watch.  Check it out. http://vimeo.com/26667703... Read more

Footage of Rakim and Nas performing at Paul Rosenberg’s (Eminem’s manager) party.

These videos dropped a couple of days ago, but if you missed them, they are well worth a look.  Check them out below. Rakim - Eric B. Is President and Follow the Leader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPPf552f1Ek&feature=player_embedded Nas -N.Y. State of Mind and The World is Yours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Z7CEL96ko&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Live in Nashville – Video

This video is courtesy of Break on a Cloud.  It features some footage of K.R.I.T. going in on Just Touched Down and a montage of his experiences on the road.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3HAkVaKaKA&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here’s some footage of Q-Tip and Kanye West performing at the Brooklyn Hip-Hip Festival.

Kanye does a medley of 3 songs. The audio is through the boards, so the sound is right. Check it out. http://vimeo.com/26591533 Update: Here's some additional footage from Karmaloop TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wgZJf6ellk&feature=player_embedded... Read more

There are so many bangers on Big K.R.I.T.’s Returnof4eva, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Here's a video for ONE of them. Check out this live performance video of My Sub which was produced by 3 Little Digs. http://vimeo.com/24975016 Click here for another incredible live performance by K.R.I.T. of The Vent.  And, click here to download the album.... Read more

B.o.B. rocks out on a sample from an 80’s classic by Foreigner. He is one of very few in hip-hop who could pull this off. Check out the performance of Cold As Ice.

http://vimeo.com/18539778 This song just further builds his claim that he can't be defined by one style.  Click here to download his No Genre mixtape.  Here's Foreigner's version of Cold As Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UdXbMyo1rU.... Read more

Blu continues to rep hard for the underground. Check out this performance of a new song called EaseYourMind.

Here's another Blu song (with Exile) called In Remembrance from one of my favorite albums of 2007 called Below the Heavens. Both the lyrics and the track are on point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIhY62SRWXY.... Read more

KiD CuDi seems a lot happier when he's perfoming. Maybe Mr. Rager is just for the studio. Check out his performance of REVOFEV on the Conan O'Brien Show.

It's pretty dope that he's wearing a Prince shirt too. Speaking of Prince, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, ?uestlove lists his top 10 favorite Prince songs of all time.  One of them is this extended version of Little Red Corvette that is super ill: .... Read more