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Andre 3000 Explains Why Big Boi Is The Best Rapper In OutKast

OutKast's André 3000 is in a season of transformation. The Georgia—born MC, producer, actor, and fashion designer now calls New York City his home. He's leading a line with Tretorn and breaking some of his silence surrounding beats, rhymes, and life. Following his summer conversation with Complex, 3 Stacks spent... Read more

A Video Traces The “Migos’ Flow” Back To Public Enemy, Bone Thugs & Biggie

Back in 2014, Snoop Dogg criticized what he said was the conformity of rappers in the contemporary scene. “Everybody’s trying to rap the same style, I don’t know who created it—if it was Future or Migos, but they all sound the same,” he said. Snoop then mocked the broken-up patter... Read more

Shaq Flagrantly Fouls Lavar Ball With A Rap, Masta Ace Stands Up For Kap & More (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it's easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the Last 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin "The Company Man" Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the Last... Read more

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 & The Fresh Prince a fitting choice for the first ever award--facing off against LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Kool Moe... Read more

One MC Seamlessly Flips 27 Different Rap Styles In 8 Minutes (Video)

Mac Lethal makes the art of rapping seem quite fun. A onetime Rhymesayers member, the Kansas City, Missouri lyricist has worked with Tech N9ne, Chamillionaire, Cunninlynguists and others throughout a career that's nearly 20 years deep. Quite often, Mac finds the humor and challenge in Rap, without compromising his supreme... Read more

A Harvard Student Made A Rap Album For His Thesis & It Earned Him Honors (Audio)

Over the last several years, Harvard University has established itself as one of the leading institutions of higher learning to embrace Hip-Hop and its role in academia. In 2012, producer 9th Wonder (Little Brother, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar) was named a Harvard Fellow, and taught a course titled The Standards... Read more

A New Documentary Shows Rap Has Been Around For More Than 70 Years (Video)

Ron "Amen Ra" Lawrence may not be a household name producer, but he's made hits that many know. The Dominica-born, Queens, New York-raised producer is an integral part of Puff Daddy's Hitmen collective at Bad Boy, with credits on Biggie Smalls' "Hypnotize," Puffy's "Been Around The World," and The LOX's... Read more

President Obama “Raps” A Blunt Message To Donald Trump (Video)

For years, BaracksDubs have made a number of videos which expertly edit clips of President Obama together to make it look like he is singing or rapping songs in the cultural Zeitgeist. Their latest video, no doubt intentionally timed to coincide with the Democratic National Convention, is by far their... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Discusses Stepping Away From Rap To Take Care Of His Daughter (Video)

Much like the title of his major label debut album suggests, ScHoolboy Q is an oxymoron. On the one hand, he is known for spitting some of the most unflinchingly real gangster tales in Hip-Hop, today. To hear him rap about his childhood and life as a young man is... Read more

Joe Budden Names His Favorite Battle Rappers, Speaks on Upcoming Battle with Hollow Da Don (Audio)

There was a big reaction when Eminem announced he would launch his new battle rap league with Joe Budden facing off against Hollow Da Don. Though he has not battled on stage before, Budden has a longstanding relationship with the art of battle rap, both as a fan and through... Read more

Kanye West and Dr. Donda West discuss one of his verses (Video)

Here's a really dope and candid video from back in the day of Kanye West and his mother Dr. Donda West discussing some of his verses. Check out the video. Related: Big Sean, Jay-Z & Kanye West – Clique (Audio)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul Rap on DJ Green Lantern’s Invasion Radio Show (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul crush the mic on DJ Green Lantern's radio show. They go in on the beat for Nas' Daughters no less. Check out the video of their verses and an interview of them where they discuss Slaughterhouse, West Coast MCs and more below. Related: Ab-Soul - Black... Read more

Merry Christmas to all. May your years only get better.

Christmas Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh8hB1tAip8 Christmas in Harlem .... Read more

Whoa. Estelle is also a dope rhymer.

I met Estelle recently.   She has great energy.  She's one of those people who is just cool not because she's trying to be cool but because it's just who she is.  In fact, she's so cool she cuts through pseudo cool.  Case in point, I saw her perform at a... Read more

Let's Go!!! – Playlist

Old school hip-hop playlist guaranteed to get you hyped. Tracklist below. Click here to play. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya? Jay-Z – Rock Star Lil Cease ft. Lil Kim and Puff Daddy – Play Around Big Pun – Glamour Life Mase ft. Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me... Read more