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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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”

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