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A Tribe Called Quest Perform On SNL & Phife Dawg Looms Large (Video)

On one of the most highly-anticipated episodes of SNL in recent memory, A Tribe Called Quest joined host Dave Chappelle, as the show's musical guests. It was the group's first major television appearance since their performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on November 13, 2015, in celebration of... Read more

Maxwell Performs A New Song On TV For The First Time In 7 Years (Video)

From the beginning of his career, Maxwell has shown that live performance is a major component of who he is as an artist. Shortly after his debut, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he recorded an MTV Unplugged episode that still stands as one of the finest in the series. In fact,... Read more

Your Old Droog Takes the Stage in NYC and He Looks Like This…(Video)

Your Old Droog took the stage at NYC's Webster Hall tonight (9/3), ending months of speculation about his identity (including here at AFH). Droog, who released his first EP in June, set the Internet aflame due to his strikingly similar rhyme style to that of one Nasir Jones. That fire... Read more

Kanye West Performs at Made in America in Philadelphia (Video)

Kanye West headlined the Philadelphia stage of the Made in America festival Saturday night and was in top form. Check out a video of the performance below, as well as a live stream of today's acts which include Pharrell, YG, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Cypress Hill, Chance the Rapper and... Read more

Souls of Mischief Perform There is Only Now For the First Time Ever (Video)

The Souls of Mischief took the stage at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge tonight (8/28) and performed their new album, There is Only Now, for the first time ever. The Bay Area legends were backed by their producer Adrian Younge's band, Venice Dawn, as well as A Tribe Called Quest's Ali... Read more

Jazmine Sullivan Sings a Cautionary Song for Women to a Room Full of Men (Video)

Jazmine Sullivan's most powerful songs have had a consistent theme about the fallout when relationships go bad. She continues along those lines with "Stupid Girls," but delivers the message very differently than in the past. She premieres the cautionary tale for women in a New Orleans barbershop...full of men. The... Read more

One of the Greats Covers One of the Greats as Beyonce Perform’s Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor (Video)

Few women have been more iconic in music over the last 15 years than Lauryn Hill and Beyonce. Last night, during a stop in New Orleans for the On the Run Tour, Queen Bey rendered a heartfelt performance of Ms. Hill's classic, "Ex-Factor." Check out the video. Props on the... Read more

Common Performs Kingdom & Blak Majik on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)

Common continues his promo run in support of his new album, Nobody's Smiling. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed "Kingdom" with Vince Staples and "Blak Majik" with Jhene Aiko. Check out both performances below. Kingdom Come Blak Majik Related: Common Goes City To City In The Nobody’s Smiling... Read more

DJ Quik Performs a Brand New Song On Skee Live (Video)

DJ Quik made an appearance on Skee Live and performed a brand new song. The song is a departure from his G-Funk roots and features a prominent rock guitar. Quik performed the high energy cut with a full band. Check out "That Ni**az Crazy." What do you think of this... Read more

Nas Performs at Coachella. Watch the Full Set (Video)

Less than a week away from the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas hit the stage at Coachella and provided a reminder of why he has been relevant in Hip-Hop for more than 2 decades. Check out his full set below. Related: Executive Producer Noah Uman Speaks on the Making of... Read more

Watch Pharrell Perform at Coachella (Video)

Pharrell stepped from behind the boards to center stage at Coachella last night, performing a cross-section of his plethora of hits. He was also joined by Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and more. Check out the full set below. Part 1 Part 2 Related: Pharrell is... Read more

Talib Kweli Crushes “Get By” with a Live Band on Off the Record (Video)

More than 10 years after its release, Talib Kweli's inspirational anthem Get By remains lyrically, musically and emotionally relevant. Kweli recently participated in the Off the Record series and performed a rousing rendition of his signature song with a live band. Check out the video. Related: Here’s a New Video... Read more

TLC Perform What About Your Friends at the Vh1 Super Bowl Blitz (Video)

As the Super Bowl festivities ramp up, the ladies from TLC join the party. Chili and T-Boz performed a high energy rendition of What About Your Friends, and they've still got it. Check out the video. Related: T-Boz & Chilli Invite Lil’ Mama To Perform With TLC As Left Eye... Read more

Lauryn Hill Performs a Funked Up Version of Final Hour (Video)

Lauryn Hill's latest re-arrangements of her Miseducation classics have been winning. After releasing a scorching reggae-tinged performance version of Ex-Factor in December, she's now released a funked up performance of Final Hour. Check out the video. Related: Lauryn Hill Performs an Inspired 11-Minute Reggae-Influenced Version of Ex-Factor (Video)... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform 1st of tha Month at The Freakiest Show on Earth (Video)

For Karmaloop's Freak-A-Thon holiday live stream event, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krazyie, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone linked up to perform one of their breakthrough hits. The gold 1995 first single from E. 1999 Eternal produced by DJ U-Neek helped get the B.T.N.H. in the door, before their multi-platinum international superstar climb. Check this... Read more

Biz Markie Performs Just a Friend With a Live Band on Arsenio (Video)

Biz Markie performed his timeless song Just a Friend with a live band on the Arsenio show. Sounds so good...in a Biz Mark kinda way. Check out the video. Related: A 1990 Freestyle Surfaces From The Juice Crew’s Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, Tragedy Khadafi & Craig G... Read more

Drake Takes Over SNL. Here Are 4 Performances (Video)

Drake took over Saturday Night Live last night, assuming duties as both host and musical guest. In between sketches, he took the time to perform Started From the Bottom, Trophies, Hold On, We're Going Home and From Time (with Jhene Aiko). Check out all 4 performances below. Started From the... Read more

Kid ‘n’ Play Have Not Lost a (Kick) Step. Check out How They Rocked The Arsenio Hall Show (Video)

Kid 'n' Play crashed the party on The Arsenio Hall Show and performed Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody and Rollin' With Kid 'n' Play. And, just when you think it's going to be a chill performance, the kicks start flying...Check out the video. Related: AFH Old School Video Playlist (Video)... Read more

All 5 Members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform on the Arsenio Hall Show (Video)

All 5 members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show to perform their classic Crossroads and their new single Everything 100. Check out both performances below. Crossroads Everything 100 ft Ty Dolla $ign Related: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Pay Tribute to Eazy-E, Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. (Video)... Read more

Method Man Rips Through Bring the Pain During Mack Wilds’ NYC Show (Video)

If you haven't heard Mack Wilds' album, New York: A Love Story, it pays homage to 90's NYC Hip-Hop with tracks from Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Havoc and Salaam Remi, as well as guest verses from Method Man, Raekwon and more. Method Man showed love to Mack last night by... Read more

Bring ‘Em Back: D’Angelo Plays Curtis Mayfield’s Gimme Your Love in the Brown Sugar Era (Video)

If you're a fan of the 70's film Superfly or even Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle album, you know the impact that Curtis Mayfield had on soul music, Hip-Hop, film and pop culture, generally. I first saw D'Angelo channel the late, great Mayfield as he opened a soulful show on New... Read more

Janelle Monae Performs Dance Apocalyptic on SNL (Video)

Janelle Monae brought her quirky soul, funk fusion to SNL last night with a typically high energy performance. You can watch Dance Apocalyptic below. Related: Janelle Monae – Prime Time ft Miguel (Audio)... Read more

Here are the Official Winners of the 2013 Hip Hop Awards and Highlights from the Show (Video)

Last night's BET Hip Hop Awards honored MC Lyte with the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement award and featured performances from Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock, as well as a back in the day medley from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. You can watch Lyte's acceptance speech, view those performances... Read more

MC Lyte Performs “Cravin'” On The Aresnio Hall Show (Video)

It's quite amazing that its been roughly 25 years since the first female solo Hip-Hop record dropped in 1988. And although MC Lyte has already had a career that most could only dream of, she isn't done yet. This week she performed her brand new single "Cravin'" on The Arsenio... Read more

Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Pharoahe Monch Perform at A3C (Video)

The annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival is taking place in Atlanta this weekend. If you've never been, it's a truly special Hip-Hop experience. Our favorite moment so far is watching Big K.R.I.T. and Bun B rip through the remix to Country Sh*t from about 10 feet away yesterday. Below is some... Read more

Kanye West Performs New Slaves, Blood on the Leaves & Bound 2 with Charlie Wilson (Video)

Kanye West performed an amazing acoustic version of New Slaves that featured nothing but Charlie Wilson, an eerie piano and Ye. Even if you weren't checking for the original, this is worth a listen. Brilliant. You can also watch performances of Blood on the Leaves and Bound 2 below. New... Read more

Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Perform Collard Greens (Video)

Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar hit the stage in NYC last night and performed Q's Collard Greens. Check out the video. Related: Stalley – NineteenEighty7 ft Schoolboy Q (Video)... Read more

Drake Premieres Too Much on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

For any Drake fans waiting for him to stop singing and start spitting, this one's for you. Drizzy premiered a new song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and he went back to that pre-Started From the Bottom killer flow. Check out Too Much. Related: Drake – Nothing... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel Perform at Made in America (Video)

The Made in America festival had a strong line up this year. You can catch full performances from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel below. Kendrick Lamar A$AP Rocky Wiz Khalifa Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Miguel Related: Public Enemy Performs at the Made in... Read more

Public Enemy Performs at the Made in America Festival (Video)

Public Enemy took the stage at the Made in America festival and straight RIPPED IT. After 25 years, this is still riot music. You can watch the performance here. Related: Public Enemy – Rebels Without A Pause Trailer (Video)... Read more

Pete Rock & CL Smooth Perform at the Rocksteady 36th Anniversary Celebration (Video)

Pete Rock & CL Smooth performed at the Rocksteady 36th Anniversary celebration. You can check out video footage of a performances of They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) and Straighten It Out below. Related: Living Legends: Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Audio Playlist) They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Straighten It Out... Read more

EPMD & Redman Perform Headbanger at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Video)

The first time I heard EPMD's Headbanger was the first the first time I heard Redman and his verse DESTROYED me. The 3 united for a performance of the epic posse cut at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival. All that was missing was K-Solo...Check out the video. Related: Redman Performs... Read more

Schoolboy Q Performs New Song in NYC (Video)

Schoolboy Q performs a super tough new track that is presumably from his forthcoming Oxymoron album and possibly called Gangsta. Check out the video and prepare to get your mean face on with this one. YACH! YACH! YACH! YACH! Related: Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens ft Kendrick Lamar (Audio)... Read more

Jadakiss, Styles P & Sheek Louch perform in NYC (Video)

Salute to The Lox who hit the stage at BB King's in NYC earlier this week. Here's some highlight footage of their performance which included many of their joint classics and even some solo joints. Check out the video. D-Block...Related: Peter Jackson – Can’t Get Enough ft Jadakiss, Styles P,... Read more

Pharrell Performs Happy on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)

Skateboard P performs his feel good Summer song off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Check out Happy. Related: Pharrell Discusses the Making of Feds Watching with 2 Chainz (Video)... Read more

Mac Miller Performs with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Mac Miller rocked with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out his performance of S.D.S. (and do not sleep on that Watching Movies with the Sound Off album...). Related: Mac Miller – Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes ft Jay Electronica (Audio)... Read more

Rakim Performs at Brooklyn SummerStage 2013 (Video)

Rakim recently ripped a set at the Brooklyn SummerStage. Here's some high quality footage of the God MC performing Eric B. is President, Microphone Fiend, Paid in Full and more. Check out the video (starting at the 1:22 mark). Related: Rakim – Get Visual (Audio)... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Performs at the Fever Club in 1993 (Video)

Here's some vintage footage of Wu-Tang Clan performing in 1993, courtesy of DJ Tony Touch. The performance footage kicks in at about the 4 minute mark. Check it out below. Related: The Beatnuts & Big Pun Perform Off The Books in 1997 (Video)... Read more

Kanye West Performs Black Skinhead & New Slaves on SNL (Video)

Kanye West's new Yeezus album seems like it is going to be even darker than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. After premiering his song New Slaves on Friday night, Kanye debuted another incendiary new track from the album on SNL Saturday night. You can watch his performances of Black Skinhead... Read more

De La Soul Performs Jenifa Taught Me With The Roots (Video)

2 of the greatest groups in hip-hop history hit the stage together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video of De La Soul and The Roots crushing Jenifa Taught Me. Related: A Playlist Celebrating the Legendary Career of De La Soul (Audio)... Read more

Talib Kweli Performs Come Here with Bilal & The Roots (Video)

Talib Kweli performed his Bilal-assisted single, Come Here, with The Roots last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: Talib Kweli – High Life ft Rubix Cube & Bajah (Video)... Read more

DOOM Performs Ballskin in London (Video)

Here's some high quality footage of DOOM performing Ballskin in London. Check out the video. Related: JJ DOOM – Guv’nor (Video)... Read more

Yasiin Bey Performs in Paris (Video)

Yasiin Bey recently performed in Paris with the Robert Glasper Experiment. Here's some video of the event, which includes a guest appearance by Kanye West who performed Can't Tell Me Nothing. Check it out below.  Related:  Mos Def – The Light is not Afraid of the Dark (Prod. Kanye West)... Read more

KRS-One Freestyles and Performs a Verse From Step Into a World (Video)

The Blastmaster KRS-One kicks a freestyle and drops a verse from Step Into a World, and shows that he's still FRESH for 2013...Check out the video. Related: A playlist celebrating the career of the legendary blastmaster KRS-One (Audio)... Read more

Jurassic 5 perform at Coachella (Video)

After several years apart, LA underground kings Jurassic 5 reunited and rocked the stage at Coachella. You can watch their entire 1-hour set below. Related: Wu-Tang Clan perform at Coachella (Video) Here's the set list: Back 4 U I Am Somebody Jayou Nu-Mark desk solo Hip-Hop History Break Monkey Bars... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan perform at Coachella (Video)

In a preview of what may be to come in this 20th anniversary year of Enter the 36 Chambers, Wu-Tang Clan reunited on the stage in Coachella over the weekend. Check out videos of performances of Protect Ya Neck and C.R.E.A.M. below. Related: Mathematics – Face the Problemzz ft GZA,... Read more

Wale Performs Bad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Wale performed his new single "Bad" with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: Wale – Bad ft Tiara Thomas (Video)... Read more

Jean Grae Performs on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Here's a really dope performance by Jean Grae on the Sway in the Morning Show. It's the first one I can recall where the performer AND Sway stood... and she even got Sway to two-step. Check out the videos of "U&Me&EveryOneWeKnow" and "This Morning" below. Related: UNITY: A salute to... Read more

Killer Mike Performs Untitled on Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

Jimmy Fallon is not the only Late Night show stepping up its hip-hop game. Last night, Killer Mike hit the stage on David Letterman. Check out his performance of "Untitled" with a full band. Related: Killer Mike - Ready Set Go (Remix) ft T.I. & Big Boi (Video)... Read more

A Tribe Called Quest & Prince Perform at SXSW 2013 (Video)

What do these artists have in common? Two things: 1. they are some of the most transcendent artists in music, and 2. they shared the same stage at SXSW last night... Check out the videos of Tribe performing "Can I Kick It" and Prince performing bits of "Something in the... Read more