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Do Remember When AZ & Pete Rock Made A Gem That Was Rather Unique (Audio)

Almost exactly a year and a half after his show-stopping appearance on Nas’ Illmatic, AZ Tha Visualiza released his debut album, Doe Or Die. In October of 1995, AZ carefully

Nas Speaks On The Importance Of Black History In EVERY Month (Video)

Just last week, PBS aired an incredible performance with Nas and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The televised special saw the Queensbridge native rap

Nas Performs With The National Symphony Orchestra & It’s Truly Illmatic (Video)

Over the years, Nas has had many distinctions. He is the namesake of a Harvard fellowship. He was given BET’s “I Am Hip Hop Award.” His album, Illmatic was chosen

Nas Receives Spotlight Award From The New York City Mayor’s Office

On his legendary debut album Illmatic, Nas told listeners that “nothing’s equivalent to the New York state of mind.” The city has played a background in Nasir Jones’ lyrics for

Black Thought & Royce 5’9 Rap About Writing Their Way To Better Lives (Audio)

Hamilton, as a cultural phenomenon, has already done so much for Hip-Hop by way of social awareness, so it’s no surprise that each time its name comes up, there’s always

Nas & Dave East Show How They Wrote Their Way Out In The Video For Their Hamilton Collabo

It’s been nearly 3 years since the seminal musical Hamilton took Broadway and the world by storm, and the play’s cultural impact continues. While it still plays to sold out

Ambrosia For Heads Presents: G.O.A.T. Producers – The Pete Rock Edition (Playlist)

Ambrosia For Heads’ G.O.A.T. Producers series takes in-depth looks at the production discographies of some of Hip-Hop and R&B’s greatest of all-time producers. As part of an exclusive partnership with Pandora,

Nas & The National Symphony Are Taking Illmatic From QB To The Kennedy Center (Video)

Back in 1994, Nas’ debut Illmatic peaked at #12 on the charts. The commercial performance was highly respectable for an emerging Rap artist, but Hip-Hop Heads who heard and loved

Jadakiss & Styles P Revamp A Whodini Classic To Show That Loyalty Is Timeless (Audio)

Whodini’s biggest hit “Friends” has proven itself to be an ageless Hip-Hop song. The standout single from 1984’s Escape album has a message that has endured more than 33 years

DJ Premier Says He & Pete Rock May Be Exclusively Producing De La Soul’s Next Album (Video)

DJ Premier has had one of his busiest years in recent memory. The Gang Starr member released and produced albums by MC Eiht and Torii Wolf. He just followed those

Big K.R.I.T. Flips Nas’ 1996 Message Into A Freestyle For The Ages (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. appeared on Sway In The Morning this week to promote his new double-album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. After discussing the Multi Alumni release with Sway, Heather

Nas’ Original Demo For “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” Left No Doubt He Would Prevail (Audio)

It’s not uncommon for rappers to commence in their teens or even become famous in those years. Rakim was 19 when Paid In Full was released. LL Cool J was

Steve Stoute Explains Why He Took Nas From The Underground To The Mainstream (Video)

Music industry veteran Steve Stoute recently launched UnitedMasters, a company that allows musicians to market directly to their fans across digital platforms. The service promotes artists keeping their master recordings

Pete Rock Goes Hard In The Paint At Waka Flocka For Disrespecting Hip-Hop’s OGs

At the top of this month, rapper Waka Flocka Flame appeared in a lengthy video interview with the ThisIs50 staff. Among a host of topics, the gold-certified rapper defended his generation and

See The Evolution Of Hip-Hop From 1979 To The Present In 30 Minutes (Video)

Over the years, there have been a number of vehicles that show the transformation of Hip-Hop from its inception to the present. The vast majority of these tend to be

The Man Who Guided Nas’ Career Has $70 Million To Help Hip-Hop Artists Keep Their Masters

Master recordings are coveted in the music industry. In the 1980s and 1990s, many Hip-Hop artists signed contracts that gave away ownership of master recordings to record labels. With resources,

Irv Gotti Explains Why Nas & Murder Inc.’s Brief Union Was A Huge Mistake (Video)

Irv Gotti is the latest guest on Drink Champs, and the beverages flowed in a big way. The Queens, New Yorker began as a DJ, became one of Hip-Hop’s biggest

How Nas & De La Soul Battled For The Future Of Hip-Hop & Splintered It Forever (Video)

Last month, producer 9th Wonder remembered July 2, 1996’s impact on the Hip-Hop community. During one of the biggest commercial booms of Rap albums, Nas released It Was Written the

Big K.R.I.T.’s New Collabo Shows He’s A True Descendant Of The Dungeon Family (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Large Professor Supplies Fashawn With A Vintage Beat & He Skates On It (Video)

Decked out in a red t-shirt supporting one of Mobb Deep’s favorite spirits and bandana as a sign of respect to the “late, great Prodigy, The H.N.I.C,” Fashawn takes to

DJ Premier Credits Nas With Helping Choose 2 Very Illmatic Samples (Video)

Production is more than just making beats and shopping them to artists. By 1994, DJ Premier had produced three Gang Starr albums, in addition to important records for KRS-One, Heavy

Nas Was Only 16 When He Wrote Illmatic. He Reminisces On The Music That Made Him (Video)

Since his days of being “too scared to grab the mics in the park” and “breakin’ into candy factories,” Nas’ youth is legendary. Since Illmatic, the son of Jazz trumpeter

A Study Identifies Words That Make Each MC Unique. Here’s What Defines Some Of The Best.

In 2014, data scientist Matt Daniels released a comprehensive study that stirred up intense discourse in the Hip-Hop community. The analysis dissected over 35,000 lyrics to determine which MCs had

Nas Lends His Words To A Remix For A$AP Rocky Affiliate Joe Fox (Audio)

Nas has dropped guest verses for folks he believes in, across genre. British singer Joe Fox was a powerful force on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP album in 2015. He appeared on

Nas & Ghostface Killah’s Collabos Set The Stage For A Strong A3C (Audio)

Two of New York’s finest MCs, Nas and Ghostface Killah, have a great history of bringing out the best in each other when they’re on the same track. Both possess

The Game Drops His Best Verse In Years & Lil Dicky Is At Least As Good (Audio)

Two years ago, Lil Dicky released one of the most creative records in some time with his song “Pillow Talking.” Housed on his album, Professional Rapper, the song was a

Nas Details What Made Biggie One Of The Greatest To Ever Touch The Mic (Video)

Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. were both friends and rivals. With a complicated history—one of legend, the two artists tragically never were able to share a song—despite plans for a

Rapsody Is Releasing A New Album. Her Single With Busta Rhymes Is Downright Scary (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Saba May Be The Next Great Chicago MC. Just Ask Andre 3000 (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Large Professor Helped Take Nas Over The Top. Now He Tries It With Fashawn (Audio)

In the early 1990s, Large Professor was a master mentor to fellow young MCs. While the Main Source front-man was pivoting to his solo career, he mentored Nas, Akinyele, and

A New Biggie Documentary Features Unreleased Footage And Nas & JAY-Z Rapping His Lyrics (Video)

In less than one month, the Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. documentary will air on television. This is the first doc authorized by the rapper’s estate, and contains never

9th Wonder Compares The Impact Of Kendrick’s DAMN To P.E.’s It Takes A Nation (Video)

9th Wonder’s introduction to the Hip-Hop industry (by way of Little Brother’s The Listening) is not even 15 years old. However, in that time, the producer/DJ/professor has become a powerful voice

Meek Mill’s New Conscious Rap May Be His Most Important Song Yet (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and

Dr. Dre & Nas Blow The Roof Off On Their Lost Collabo (Audio)

February of 2009 was an interesting time for Aftermath Entertainment. After taking 2008 off entirely (as far as albums), Eminem launched “Crack A Bottle.” Released on Groundhog Day (February 2),

Nas Performs “Hate Me Now” With A Brass Band & It’s All Love (Video)

Rakim, Prodigy, Queen Latifah, Talib Kweli, and Joey Bada$$ are just a few of the big names in Rap music who have shared the stage with the Soul Rebels, an

This 6 Hour DJ Premier Tribute Takes All Other Mixes Out With The Fader (Audio)

DJ Premier has had a busy June. After years upon years in the making, he and Year Round Records released MC Eiht’s Which Way Iz West album. Furthermore, Preemo, Brady

A Theory Explains Why Nas Sounds Off Beat On His New DJ Khaled Collabo

As fans continue to await news of a follow-up to Nas’ 2012 LP Life Is Good, DJ Khaled has been one of the leading voices in suggesting that such a return

Nas Says His Place In Hip-Hop Is Secured & The Album Is Too (Video)

Hours after his 2017 BET Awards performance, DJ Khaled releases the latest video from his Grateful album. The veteran DJ-turned-superstar has made a lot of noise in the last 12

Pusha T & Jadakiss Move Major Keys On A Heavyweight Collabo With DJ Khaled (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Prodigy From Mobb Deep Has Passed Away At Age 42

According to Nas and figures across Hip-Hop, rapper Prodigy (aka Albert Johnson) has died today (June 20). The co-founder of Mobb Deep was 42 years old in a career that

Nas & Jack White Take One Mic And Add A Bass, Piano & Drums (Video)

Over the course of Nas’ storied career, he has made few songs more urgent and emotional than “One Mic.” The single, released from 2001’s Stillmatic, samples Phil Collins’ cinematic “In

Tha Outlawz Say Tupac Declared His Beef With Biggie Was Over Shortly Before He Died (Video)

There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the last days of Tupac Shakur. There are reports that the superstar rapper had short term plans to squash his beefs,

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain’t nothin’ like Hip-Hop music…Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the

Nas, Ghostface Killah & Just Blaze To Headline 2017 A3C Festival

2017 marks 13 years of A3C. The Hip-Hop festival and conference in Atlanta, Georgia has announced its headliners and confirmed performers for this year (taking place October 4-8). With an

Nas & Lauryn Hill Plan To Rule The World Together On Tour

On September 7, Nas and Lauryn Hill will kick off a 17-date joint tour that will bring the “If I Ruled the World” collaborators across the United States and into

Kool G Rap Reveals Def Jam Passed On Nas Because He Sounded Too Much Like Him (Video)

There are few, if any, record labels that have a more storied tradition than Def Jam Recordings. The company started by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons would be the musical

Snoop Dogg & KRS-One Release Their First Ever Collabo & It’s Lights, Camera, Action (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Kool G Rap Details How He Helped Launch Nas’ Career & Releases New Cormega Collabo (Video)

In 1995, Kool G Rap released the highest-charting single of his career, “Fast Life.” The song merged two Queens legends, as G Rap collaborated with the white-hot Nas, fresh on

Big K.R.I.T. & B.O.B. Ask When Exactly Was America Great On “Peace Piece” (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let us fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive

Nas Makes Us Look At The Real Reasons Young Black Men Are Dying Too Young (Audio)

Since his days as a teenager, Nasir Jones has been gifted in telling the stories surrounding his experiences and the lives of others. On “One Love,” he put the correspondence