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Takeover: JAY-Z & Beyonce Just Released An Album. It’s Their World Now (Video)

Following two confessional albums that put some vulnerable moments of their relationship and marriage on public display, JAY-Z and Beyoncé unite for a collaborative album. Today (June 16), The Carters released their first ever joint project, a nine-track effort with no warning. The move comes as the superstar couple is... Read more

Virgil Abloh Becomes First African American Artistic Director At Louis Vuitton

Ever since Hip-Hop culture glorified the idea of being "paid in full," Louis Vuitton has become a status symbol of style and success in the community. In the '90s, Raekwon sported a Louis satchel when he was photographed alongside Ghostface Killah in Supreme tees. Busta Rhymes has donned several suits... Read more

Alchemist Dug Samples In Paris Record Stores Then Made An EP With Local MCs (Audio)

Lush, abundant, playful; these three words perfectly describe Paris L.A. Bruxelles the recent project by acclaimed producer (and MC) Alchemist. This project sees him team up with a crew of French-language rappers. DOOM & Alchemist Together Is Two Thumbs Up For Hip-Hop (Audio) Released via Red Bull Music Academy/Konbini Radio, the project... Read more

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 Clan, Swizz Beatz, EPMD, The Jungle Brothers, Big Daddy Kane, and many others. Across the river, in Queens, the Meadows... Read more

Conscious Daughters Gave Us Somethin’ To Ride To And It’s Forever Fonky (Video)

In the canon of G-Funk, several names come to mind: DJ Quik, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and, of course, Dr. Dre. Even unexpected artists like Talib Kweli and Masta Ace have delved in the genre. However, one of the most unheralded G-Funk gems comes courtesy of a female duo... Read more

Aloe Blacc Remembers Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Paris & More This Christmas (Video)

Aloe Blacc has released a stunning and powerful video for his song, "Merry Christmas Mr. Brown." The song is a wistful reflection about a number of the tragic losses that have become emblazoned in our minds over the last few years. Specifically, he pays tribute to Michael Brown, Eric Garner,... Read more

Around the World, Street Art is Embracing Paris & Celebrating Its Resiliency

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have dominated international headlines, and while certainly not the only incidents of tragedy happening in the world today, tributes to the city, its victims, and its spirit have loomed large. Since the November 13 events, millions across social media platforms voiced support, and now... Read more

Anonymous Has Placed ISIS In Its Crosshairs As Retribution for Paris Tragedy (Video)

The world's most infamous group of hackers, Anonymous, is once again using its skill set to bring down ISIS (Islamic State or Iraq & Syria), the group purported to be involved in the horrendous attacks in Paris on November 13. Anonymous, colloquially known as "hacktivists," have a pedigree that reads... Read more

Yasiin Bey Addresses The Tragedy in Paris & Releases a Powerful Song (Audio)

Yasiin Bey has a residence in Paris and has deep connections to the city. As a practicing Muslim, he also has deep connections to Islam. Bey has always been one of Hip-Hop's most intelligent and outspoken activists, both in lyrics and deed, and he's given a 21-minute interview that is... Read more

Watch A 40 Minute Run The Jewels Set In An Old Parisian Train Station (Video)

Filmed by French team La Blogothéque, Killer Mike and El-P transform a decommissioned train station in Paris known as La Recyclerie into a Hip-Hop hotbed as the MCs perform tracks from their recently released collaborative project, Run The Jewels 2. For close to 40 minutes the rapping duo tear up... Read more

Bas Heads To Paris From JFK To Charles de Gaulle (Video)

When Bas met future label mate J. Cole, he became the first rapper outside of his friends to compliment him on his abilities and went on to sign him as one of the first artists on Dreamville Records. That was in 2009. Bas went on to release a few successful... Read more

Here’s Some Previously Unreleased D’Angelo That Will Get You Jonesing for More (Audio)

Few artists have had such a huge impact on music with such a small catalog of recordings as D'Angelo. Both Brown Sugar and Voodoo are revered and considered by many to be classics but, sadly, D has not released a new album since 2000. That will change (sorta) next week... Read more

Redman and Method Man Rock Paris (Full Concert Video)

You may have caught this concert before. If so, it's still great holiday viewing and, if not, get ready to be entertained by 2 Hip-Hop heavyweights leaving it all on the stage. The dynamic duo of Redman and Method Man made their way to Paris last year and rocked out... Read more

James Brown Live in Paris (Video)

Happy belated birthday to James Brown. The Godfather of Soul, whose music was a staple of early hip-hop samples, would have celebrated his 80th birthday on May 3rd. To celebrate the legend, the folks at OKP found a video of an entire concert he did in Paris in 1971 with... Read more

Crooked I and Joell Ortiz freestyle in Paris (Video)

Crooked I and Joell Ortiz dropped 2 hot a capella verses in Paris recently in front of the Eiffel Tower (skipping the obvious Watch the Throne reference...kinda). Check out the video. Related: Pusha T, Joell Ortiz & Raekwon – Tick Tock (from The Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack) (Audio)... Read more

An evening in Paris with Talib Kweli (Video)

Here's a very cool interview of Talib Kweli. It has some gems about how he prepares for and executes his shows and contains scenic footage of Paris, where the interview was conducted. Check it out below. Related: Talib Kweli presents Black Star Live (Video)... Read more

Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) – Forever Alive & Sexy Sax Man (Video)

Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) performed a bunch of new songs in Paris a few weeks ago. A couple of videos dropped previously and now here are 2 additional songs. Check out his performances of Forever Alive & Sexy Sax Man below. Previously: Yasiin Bey - Niggas in Poorest (Video)... Read more