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Wyclef Jean’s Tiny Desk Concert Shows His In-Your-Face Guitar Skills (Video)

Following The Roots’ appearance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” last week, another genre-bending Hip-Hop veteran hits the Washington, D.C. platform. Wyclef Jean, joined by his band and latest protégé vocalist Jazzy

The Grammys Are Making Changes To Do Better By Rap. Now Maybe Snoop & Nas Can Win.

Since the Grammy Awards began to include Rap music as a category in 1989, the eventual winners often have been suspect, at best. While many might consider DJ Jazzy Jeff

Talib Kweli’s 10 Favorite Albums Are An Eternal Reflection Of Great Music

Last month, Raekwon raised some eyebrows and even more discussion when he listed his Top 10 albums. While his own acclaimed purple tape and Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele were on the

Kanye West Ends Show After Learning Kim Kardashian Was Held At Gunpoint (Video)

This weekend, two major festivals were being held in the New York City area. The Roots hosted their first ever New York version of their annual picnic, featuring D’Angelo, Wu-Tang

Scientists Show Proof Hip-Hop Has Revolutionized Music the Most Since 1960 (News)

For decades, fans of Hip-Hop have considered it one of the most important developments in Pop culture. Now, scientists say they have proof that it is in fact the most

Friday Is The New Tuesday…Albums Will Now Drop In Time For The Weekend

An age-old tradition for music consumers is about to change. For Heads who waited outside record stores on Tuesday mornings, or stay up way too late waiting to buy from

Want to Make a Music Video with Nas? Here’s How (Video)

Nas has partnered with Mass Appeal and Maker Studios to make a new video for Illmatic’s Represent, and they are looking for ideas from YOU. If your idea is selected,

Here’s a Video Playlist of Some of the Best Music Videos, Performances and Interviews From the Past Week

This week in video brought new music videos from Black Milk, Pusha T, Slum Village, Murs, Childish Gambino and Prince, words from Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel, Pharrell & Spike

Pharrell Williams talks style with MTV (Video)

Pharrell talks fashion and philosophy with MTV. Check out the video. Related: T.I. – Hello ft Cee-Lo (Prod. The Neptunes)

Justin Timberlake’s Return to Music (Video)

After nearly 7 years away from music, guess who’s back in the lab? Justin Timberlake is reportedly releasing a new single at 12am Monday that may feature The Carters (Jay

Joe Budden previews new Slaughterhouse music (Video)

Here’s a 10+ minute preview of new music from Slaughterhouse, courtesy of Joe Budden himself. The video is nothing but beats and eats (Joey gets his grub on throughout). Check

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 – Full Performances of Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and more (Video)

The Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place in Chicago this weekend. On the hip-hop side, Big K.R.I.T. and A$AP Rocky hit the stage last night and today Schoolboy Q (5:45)

Here’s an in-depth interview of XV where he breaks down his earliest musical interests and some of the events that inspired him to become an artist. This is Where It All Began in hip-hop for XV.

XV is going to win. He has just started to get his props over the last couple of years but you can tell he is a longtime student of music.

Erick Sermon speaks with Sway Calloway on the making of his track, Music (Video)

Erick Sermon sat down with Sway and broke down the story of his classic, Music, including the MONSTROUS cost due to the Marvin Gaye sample. You can watch the convo

You can clearly hear the influence of Outkast in A.Dd’s music…but that’s a GREAT thing.

Check out their song Greedy. Click here to download.  Speaking of Outkast, here’s a dope track from back in the day:

I Love Rick Ross

Dude is just dope musically.  Regardless of what you think of his hood cred, his music has overcome it time and time again.  Think about it.  He is the first

Sound Control – The Slow Death of High Fidelity

  The sound quality of music has been going down for years while the volume has been going up.  Is it still music to your ears?  Click here for the

What is the Future of Media?

This comprehensive study of the media consumption habits of 8-18 year olds offers a preview of how media primarily will be used in the future.  Click here for the article.