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KXNG Crooked, Tech N9ne, Rittz & Chino XL Go Berserk On A Killer Collabo (Audio)

Nearly 20 years ago, Sway & King Tech released their major label debut compilation album, This Or That. With DJ Revolution behind the Technics 1200s, the album, which nearly broke the Top 100, was a crucial launch-pad in the careers of Eminem, Tech N9ne, Planet Asia, and a Long Beach... Read more

Rittz Opens A Vividly Clear Window To The Drama In His Life (Video)

Rittz' upcoming album Top Of The Line (May 6) includes the gripping single, "My Window." The track appears to be an autobiographical look into the Georgian MC's world, beneath the high-profile tours and touted chart placements. For the video, Heads can see the 2010s independent Hip-Hop success in a no-tell... Read more

Rittz Waits Out the Storm for a Better, Brighter Day Outside His Window (Audio)

As a roster member of Tech N9ne's Strange Music imprint, Rittz's career as an MC has taken him far outside the confines of his native Gwinnett County, Georgia. The 35-year-old spitter has made a name for himself as a gifted performer whose rapid-fire delivery has led to much comparison to... Read more

Hear The Best Hip-Hop of March 2016 In One Playlist (Audio)

For Hip-Hop fans, March 2016 will forever be associated with the loss of Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. Less than 2 weeks after his sudden passing, fans worldwide are still mourning. While March 22 undoubtedly will become an annual day of reflection and celebration for Hip-Hop, there were... Read more

Rittz, MJG & Devin The Dude Are 3 Southern Lyricists That Buck The Trends (Audio)

At a time when Greater Atlanta is producing some of the biggest stars in Hip-Hop, it can be difficult to know where exactly Rittz fits in. The Strange Music artist and longtime Yelawolf affiliate may not have much in common with the sounds and styles of his peers, but he... Read more

Witness The Greatness Of Run-DMC With This Rare 1985 Concert (Video)

On this day in 1984 (March 27), Run-D.M.C. released their seminal debut eponymous album. In the canon of game-changing Hip-Hop albums, that album is one of the first, and possibly the biggest. Run, D.M.C., and Jam Master Jay synthesized the hardness they heard in the genre's pioneers, and adapted it... Read more

Rittz Threatens Extinction To Competition In This Haunting Single (Audio)

Rittz has been one of the stars of the expanded Strange Music label. The Gwinnett County, Georgia MC is six weeks away from his third album on Tech N9ne's label, Top Of The Line (May 6). First single "Ghost Story" is a great illustration of the versatile Slumerican affiliate's proven... Read more

Yelawolf, Kxng Crooked, Royce Da 5’9″ & Rittz Host a Lyrical Clinic. MCs Take Note…(Audio)

Rittz is a confident MC--so much so that he invited three of Hip-Hop's fiercest spitters to join him on his remix. The result? Six minutes of nothing but rapid-fire BARS. Yelawolf, Royce Da 5'9" and Kxng Crooked (pka Crooked I) join the remix to Rittz's "LAF," and it plays like... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Rittz Works Out Some Aggression in Double-Time on Fish Hook (Audio)

Rittz gets a few things off his chest on "Fish Hook." He uses his trademark double-time flow to let off rapid-fire shots at multiple targets from haters on Twitter to parental critics, and even his frustrations at still being broke despite having a record deal. Check it out. Related: Rittz... Read more

Rittz & Twista Effortlessly Flip Rapid-Fire Flows on Bounce (Video)

Ever try to rap along with Rittz or Twista? Exactly...Few in the game flow faster than these artists, currently. The two rapid-fire spitters dropped their cool collabo, "Bounce," in August and now they've released the video. Much like the track, the visuals find Rittz and Twista in laid-back chill mode... Read more

Who Raps Faster Rittz or Twista? You Be the Judge (Audio)

Though Twista may not have been the first to speed rap, he perfected it, once holding the title in the Guiness Book of World Records for fastest rapper. Rittz, with his rapid fire double-time flow, was clearly influenced by Twista and shows the Chicagoan some love by having him guest... Read more

With Vintage Footage, Rittz Chronicles His Lifelong Love Affair With Rap (Video)

Rittz had a dream of being a professional rapper. While the Strange Music artist and onetime Yelawolf-backed MC has met his dream, the Atlanta native cannot forget the taboo and resistance he once faced for being a "white rapper." In the song, released earlier this week, Rittz tells his story.... Read more

Rittz Wants Recognition Outside Of The White Rapper Label (Audio)

Strange Music's own Rittz details the state of Hip-Hop today as it relates to race and, more specifically, being a "White Rapper." As an artist who is incredibly dedicated to the craft itself, Rittz delves into his own personal struggle to supersede the "white rapper" label and garner more respect... Read more

Catch Up On the Best in Hip-Hop Video From the Last Week (Video Playlist)

The last week brought several gems in Hip-Hop video. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunited to perform "Summertime" in Vegas, DJ Babu recounted what happened to a fan who punched DJ Premier in the face, Marco Polo made a compelling and entertainment argument about why "Your Old Droog" is... Read more

Rittz Turns Down and Makes Double Time Rap Sound Easy. It’s Not…(Video)

Signing to Tech N9ne's Strange Music has not changed Rittz. He's still bringing that hot double time fire when it comes to melting the microphone. Though his latest video is for his song "Turn Down," it's hard not to get amped by Rittz's blistering delivery. Check it out. Related: Rittz... Read more

8 Rappers Discuss the Impact of OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

The celebration of OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, continues. MySpace gathered reflections from B.o.B., Gangsta Boo, Trae the Truth, Big K.R.I.T., Rittz, David Banner, Bubba Sparxx and Freddie Gibbs about the impact of OutKast and the album, track by track. Check out the intro to the article below, along with a... Read more

Got BARS? These MC’s Do. Here Are The Best Freestyles of 2013 (Video)

There are few things more satisfying in Hip-Hop than a killer verse. It's why Kendrick Lamar shook up the Internet for 3 weeks (an eternity these days) with his Control verse...and then again with his BET Cypher. We've assembled a collection of the best freestyles (mostly "writtens") of 2013. Check... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (10/20/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought Cyphers from TDE, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, Jon Connor, Rapsody, Rittz and more as well as new videos from Method Man, Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, Yelawolf & Paul Wall, Joey Bada$$ and more. Check it all out below. The BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers The... Read more

Rittz – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Rittz is the latest to bless The Backroom on 106 & Park with an ill verse and he blazed it. Check out the video. Related: Rittz: Beyond the Booth (Video)... Read more

Rittz: Beyond the Booth (Video)

Rittz's music is readily available (especially if you're a Head) but interviews with the Strange Fruit MC are much rarer. A3C recently sat down with Rittz to get insight into his beginnings and goals. Check out Behind the Booth.... Read more

Rittz – Switch Lanes ft Mike Posner (Video)

Here's the new video for Rittz's catchy collabo with Mike Posner. Check out Switch Lanes. Related: Rittz – For Real (Audio)... Read more

Rittz – Switch Lanes ft Mike Posner

Rittz smooths it out on his latest release. Still a tough joint though...Check out Switch Lanes featuring Mike Posner. Related: Rittz – For Real (Audio) Click here to download... Read more

Yelawolf – Hammertime ft Rittz

Here's another dope Yelawolf & Rittz combo. Check out Hammertime. Related: Rittz – Sleep At Night ft Yelawolf (Video)... Read more

Rittz – Bloody Murdah (Remix) ft Tech N9ne (Video)

Rittz's latest video is for his collabo with Tech N9ne. Check out Bloody Murdah (Remix). Related: Rittz - White Jesus Revival (Mixtape)... Read more

Rittz – Paradise ft Nikkiya (Video)

Tech N9ne's newest signee Rittz contrasts his rapid fire, double-time flow with a laid back funky soul track on Paradise. It works. Dude's lyrical game is TOUGH. Check out the video. Related: Rittz - White Jesus: Revival (Mixtape)... Read more

Rittz – Questions 2012 (Video)

Earlier in the year, we named Rittz (Tech N9ne's newest signee to Strange Music) one of the MCs to have the biggest come up for a reason--dude has serious skills. If you are not up on him, this video of him wrecking the mic over the beat from Tech N9ne's... Read more

Rittz – Bloody Murdah ft Tech N9ne

Here's a new collabo from Rittz & Tech N9ne. Check out Bloody Murdah. Related: Yelawolf & Rittz - Growin' Up in the Gutter (Video)... Read more

Yelawolf – Heart of Dixie (Mixtape) + Growin’ Up in the Gutter ft Rittz (Video)

Here's a double play from Yelawolf. You can listen to and download his new Hear of Dixie mixtape and watch his new video for Growin' Up in the Gutter featuring Rittz below. Related: Yelawolf - Can It Be Download Mixtape... Read more

Rittz – White Jesus: Revival (Mixtape)

Rittz dropped a hot mixtape last year called White Jesus. If you're not up on him, he's like an ill combination of Yelawolf and Pimp C. He's updated the mixtape by dropping all but the best songs and adding several new ones, and he has features from Yelawolf, Big KRIT,... Read more

Here is our list of the underground MCs who had the biggest come up in the last year: The AFH Torch Bearers list. These MCs include Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Chuuwee, Dom Kennedy, The Jets (Tradeamark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Sir Michael Rocks), The Kid Daytona, Rittz, Schoolboy Q, Smoke DZA, Stalley and XV. Click here to see why we chose these MCs and to hear some of their music.

There have been a lot of lists declaring top MCs lately; some for the mainstream and some for the underground. In our opinion (and each list is just that--opinions) each list left some things to be desired. So...we decided to take matters in our own hands. Partly in response to... Read more

Rittz – Sleep At Night ft Yelawolf (Video)

Here's another ill collabo from Rittz and Yelawolf. Yelawolf is just on the hook for this one but Rittz has lyrics for days. Check out the video for Sleep At Night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ggHgSZXROPE... Read more

Rittz – Wishin’

Rittz dropped an incredible video for Wishin' a few weeks ago (click here if you missed it). It explored some of his deepest and darkest thoughts. Here's the download for the song.... Read more

Rittz – Wishin’ (Video)

Rittz skillfully crafts a dark tale of regret on Wishin'.  Both the song and the video paint a vivid picture of self-destruction.  The somber track, which was lifted from The xx, one of the best indie rock albums of 2009, further sets the tone.  He takes his skills to a... Read more

It’s a good day for mixtapes. First up is Rittz who killed it a few months ago with Fulla Sh*t ft Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T.

That song and more are on the mixtape White Jesus.  Dude spits. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. And here's the video for the title cut, which was directed by Yelawolf: http://vimeo.com/20774305 Download Mixtape... Read more

Been keeping it old school with the playlists, but this week decided to focus on some of the better tracks to drop recently.

You'll find tracks from Stalley, The Kid Daytona, Big K.R.I.T. + Gillade, Saigon, Terrace Martin, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Reks, Jay Electronica and more.  Press play, sit back and enjoy.... Read more