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Chill Moody Has Rakim’s Attention. He Should Have Yours Too (Audio)

Hailing from the same part of Philadelphia made famous by Will Smith on “The Fresh  Prince of Bel-Air,” Chill Moody has amassed a list of accomplishments that make him a

BrvndonP Promotes “No Fakery” In His Rhymes Or His E-40 & Lecrae Cosigns

As the Bay Area competes for a second straight NBA Championship (care of the Golden State Warriors), its Hip-Hop scene is also booming in the mid-2010s. While the veteran guard

R.O.T.’s MuGGz & Tay Dayne Are Out To Reclaim Manhattan’s Hip-Hop Roots (Audio)

The island of Manhattan has been instrumental to Hip-Hop culture. Since the late 1970s, the top DJs from the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn would play at and party in the

Here’s Why G-Jet Is The Latest Artist On A Roster That Includes GZA, Grand Puba & Freeway (Video)

In late May and June, the Smokers Club Tour crosses the United States. As fans pack venues to see the likes of Cam’ron, Smoke DZA, The Underachievers, Pro Era’s Nyck

Imagine If Jimi Hendrix & Prince Had A Guitar Prodigy Son. Meet Marcus Machado (Audio & Video)

In the life of every music lover there comes a time when a live performance reminds us of the purest form of power in talent – to reinvigorate, re-inspire, and

Spotlight: Tim Gent Aims To Put Clarksville, Tennessee On The Lyrical Rap Map

Today (January 25), Clarksville, Tennessee MC Tim Gent is releasing his latest project. For The Love is a free effort by the impressive sensation, who balances precise lyricism with the

Spotlight: HANiF’s Anti-Hipster Rap Brings Boom-Bap Into 2015 & Beyond (Video)

HANiF is a New York City native whose February E.P. 12 Inch Vinyls is a 5-track snapshot of contemporary boom-bap, the sounds reminiscent of a previous era, but the content

SPOTLIGHT: Nolan The Ninja Aims To Restore Detroit’s Hardcore Rap Legacy (EP Stream)

Today (November 10), Detroit, Michigan MC/producer Nolan The Ninja released his debut vocal EP, F.T.H. The 11-track follow-up to this year’s Lo-Fi L∞ps instrumental effort, features veteran MCs such as

Spotlight: Despite His Name, Rain910 Is Here To Shed Light On His People’s Pain (Video)

North Carolina has consistently proven itself to be a breeding ground for forward-thinking, soulful, and prolific MCs, a tradition be carried on today by Rain910. Hailing from the land of

Spotlight: Ace Cosgrove Aims to Feed the Uninspired with New Project (Album Stream)

24-year-old Ace Cosgrove is a Maryland MC for whom 2014 was a watershed year. Two of last year’s releases, Simple Criticism and UsVsRobots, introduced him to a wide swath of

JR & PH7 Are Beatmakers for Some of Hip-Hop’s Most Respected MCs. Hear Why (EP Stream / Video) (EP Stream / Video)

Cologne, Germany production duo JR & PH7 has amassed a career that includes an extensive list of collaborators, from Sean Price to King Mez, Phonte to Freeway. From Europe, this

SPOTLIGHT: DAP The Contract Plays With Genre & Defies Expectations (Audio / Video)

Often times, for as colorful and diverse as Hip-Hop music may appear, there is a constant cry for more originality. There are storytellers, social activists, party-starters, and technically-savvy lyricists, but

Spotlight: Dave East Shows Everything That He’s About On Around Here (Video)

Spanish Harlem, New York’s Dave East is one of the artists who is making big noise in the last several months. His Black Rose mixtape is making its rounds, with

Spotlight: Salomon Faye Brings “Luv” To Hip Hop & Gets It In Return (Video)

Salomon Faye may be under the radar for now, but given the quality and originality of tracks like “Luv,” he’s going to have a hard time staying undetected. For those

SPOTLIGHT: Retro Is Highly Futuristic With 2 Amazing Visuals & A Cool Style (Videos)

Atlanta, Georgia’s Retro (a/k/a Retro Tha Kid) has a delicate balance of youthful imagination and grown-up perspective. In two videos, “Wonderland” and “Resist,” Heads can see just how vivid one

SneakerBoxChock Takes The Stage In His Visual To Elephants (Video)

Recently, AFH put the “Spotlight” on New Jersey MC SneakerBoxChock and his song “Elephants.” Chock keeps it moving, and came with a compelling visual to match his message about the

SPOTLIGHT: SneakerBoxChock Makes A Powerful Opening Statement In Elephants (Audio)

If one of Hip-Hop’s great roles is to educate each other on what’s going on, Heads should take a close listen to Camden, New Jersey’s SneakerBoxChock. Also known simply as

AFH MC Spotlight

When it comes to Hip-Hop, one of the biggest elements is the sense of excitement that trickles throughout the community with the discovery of fresh new music. Well here at

SPOTLIGHT: DeLorean – Breathe ft Curtis Snow (Video)

Houston has a long lineage of dope MCs. DeLorean is the next MC on deck to step up and rep the city. Check out his steely flow over an extra