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Coolio Explains Why His Tupac Collaboration Was Deliberately Erased (Video)

In the mid-1990s, two of the biggest stars in music were rappers, Coolio and Tupac Shakur. At the 38th Grammy Awards in February of 1996, the two men competed for "Best Rap Solo Performance." Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" took the trophy home, while Tupac's "Dear Mama" joined singles by Biggie, Dr.... Read more

An New Video Shows The Rise Of The Soulquarians & Why Things Fell Apart

During the week of special engagements leading up to last Sunday's Grammy Awards, The Roots held a four-day residency at The Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. During the day, the three-time Grammy-winners programmed events that included the first live taping of Questlove Supreme with guest Common, as well as a Black... Read more

Scarface Updates A Powerful Public Enemy Classic For The Chaos Of 2017 (Video)

Back in August, Scarface previewed some new music for Ambrosia For Heads and TBD. Backstage at his concert with upcoming EP collaborator DJ Quik, the Houston, Texas Hip-Hop legend played a new song from his phone that showed the Geto Boys O.G. reworking Public Enemy’s 1988 video single “Black Steel... Read more

Scarface Is In The Studio With A Key Producer. Rappers Are “In Trouble.” (Video)

One never knows what Scarface's status is until he decides to push the button on music. The Houston, Texas legend has claimed retirement multiple times in his decorated career, only to come back and make some incredible music after the hiatus. In what he considers his 30th year in the... Read more

Dr. Dre Reveals He & Eminem Started Making Their 1st Hit Within Seconds Of Meeting (Video)

Musicians can potentially require an extensive amount of days, weeks, months, or even years to produce a hit record, especially if it is their first. When Dr. Dre met Eminem for the first time in Dre's Los Angeles home studio, their creative process only needed a matter of seconds to... Read more

The Roots Confirm 17th Album Title & Preview Some Sounds (Video)

It has been nearly two and a half years since The Roots released an album. 2014's ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin featured Dice Raw as well as Raheem DeVaughn, and was rooted heavily in a cohesive theme. It was also largely co-produced by Richard Nichols, the band's longtime manager/producer,... Read more

Prince’s Paisley Park Will Be A Museum & Open For Public Tours This Fall

For nearly 30 years, Paisley Park served as Prince's home and the location where he created the vast majority of his music. Built in 1988, the complex located outside of Minneapolis, MN took on mythic proportions akin to estates like Michael Jackson's Neverland and Elvis Presley's Graceland. It was the... Read more

Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Connection Between Dr. Dre & Anderson .Paak (Video)

Much has been written about the connection between Anderson .Paak and Dr. Dre, since the rising star appeared on six of the tracks on Dre's 2015 Compton album. While Dre had long before co-signed .Paak, in word and deed, he gave Anderson the ultimate stamp of approval by signing him... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Talks About The Class Differences In Present Day L.A., Addiction In A Jarringly Real Interview (Video)

ScHoolboy Q's OXYMORON is one of 2014's more polarizing albums. Heads might like it, Heads might love it, Heads might not feel it at all. However, it could be argued that in the desensitized space of Hip-Hop, no album from the last five months deserves a closer listen to the... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Makes a Sexy & Stylish Video for Studio (Video)

ScHoolboy Q keeps hitting Heads with OXYMORON visuals. Longtime Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate, and Motown Records artist in his own right BJ The Chicago Kid assisted in one of the album's more intimate tracks, "Studio." Cutting back and forth from the boards to the bedroom, Groovy Q reveals why it's... Read more

Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Discuss the Early Days of Performing for Only 9 People (Audio)

Schoolboy Q sat down with LA's Power 106 last night to discuss OXYMORON. In one of the more poignant moments of the interview, Kendrick Lamar called in to congratulate his label mate and the 2 had a humble and real discussion about how hard they had to work to reach... Read more

Guess Who’s Making Another Album Together…Pusha T & The Neptunes Are in the Studio Right Now (Video)

Pusha T recently announced that he would be holing up in the studio with The Neptunes for 20 straight days to work on his new album, King Push. The date has arrived and, true to his word, Push, Pharrell and Chad are at work. Check out Pusha revealing the plan... Read more

Timbaland Speaks on Nas’ Collabo with Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake & More (Video)

A picture of Nas, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland in the studio caused a lot of commotion a couple of months ago. Everyone assumed their joint effort would be on Jay-Z's new album. Then Magna Carta came but there was no Jay/Nas/Justin/Tim collabo. Well, Timbaland speaks on the mystery song.... Read more

Andre 3000 is in the Studio with Mike Will (Video)

Look who's recording again...Here's a video of Andre 3000 and Mike Will in the studio together that you likely will find incredibly exciting and frustrating at the same damn time. Check it out below. Related: Big Boi speaks on the possibility of an OutKast reunion and more (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Speaks on His Recent Discussion With Eminem (Video)

A picture of TDE and Shady 2.0 in the studio surfaced a few weeks ago. Kendrick Lamar spoke about what it was like to really chop it up for the first time. They talked about 8 Mile, Kendrick's album, staying creative and more. Check out the video. Related: Schoolboy Q... Read more

Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland in the Studio

Not to be outdone by Eminem (again?) whose currently in the studio with Black Hippy, apparently Jay-Z is also in the studio with Nas, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake. It's going to be a cold winter for wack MCs. Who knows what this collabo will sound like. Until then, check this... Read more

Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Royce the 5’9″ in the Studio

Wow. After performing in Detroit tonight, the Black Hippy crew joined Eminem in the studio. Is it possible the TDE/Shady 2.0 collabo is in the works? Only time will tell. In the meantime, take a look of this pic and think of what might be. Related: Black Hippy – UOENO... Read more

Jay-Z and Raekwon in the Studio

Looks like the Chef and Hov are cooking up a heat Roc. The 2 were photographed last night by Jay-Z's long time A&R man, Lenny S, at Jay-Z's studio. Check out the full story over at HipHopDX. Related: The Dream-High Art ft. Jay-Z (Audio)... Read more

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Reaction to Hearing Jay-Z’s Verse on B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe for the First Time (Video)

The title says it all... Related: Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft Jay-Z (Audio)... Read more

Big Boi Speaks on Apple of My Eye, His Love for Music, OutKast and More (Video)

Here's some cool behind the scenes footage of Big Boi. He talks about his love for music, the meaning of "Apple of My Eye," the difference between making a solo album vs. an OutKast album and more. Check out the video. Related: Big Boi – Apple of My Eye ft... Read more

DJ Premier and Joey Bada$$ in the Studio (Video)

A shorter version dropped before, and now here's a great extended look at the studio session where Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier made Unorthodox. It gives an up close and personal look at Primo's studio and shows him passing invaluable knowledge of the game to Joey. Check out the video.... Read more

9th Wonder and Big K.R.I.T. in the Studio (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. and 9th Wonder have been making some magic together, lately. Here's a super dope behind the scenes video of the two of them in the studio. 9th Wonder talks extensively about the first time he met K.R.I.T. and the two share insights about the rap game. Get this... Read more

Joey Bada$$ and Pete Rock in the Studio (Video)

Joey Bada$$ dropped some heat with DJ Premier in January. Now, it seems the young gun is back in the lab cooking up something special with Pete Rock. Check out the behind the scenes footage of the two of them in the studio together. Related: Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Prod.... Read more

Pro Era in the Studio Making PEEP: The Aprocalypse (Video)

Here's a behind the scenes look at Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew in the studio during the making of their PEEP: The Aprocalypse mixtape. Check out the video. Related: Pro Era – PEEP: The Aprocalypse (Mixtape)... Read more

Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier in the studio (Video)

Joey Bada$$ gets the co-sign from none other than the legendary DJ Premier. Check out the video of them in studio discussing the song they are working on together. Related: Behind the Scenes of Joey Bada$$ performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)... Read more

ZZ Ward & Freddie Gibbs perform Criminal in Studio (Video)

Freddie Gibbs joins ZZ Ward in the studio for a bluesy soulful rendition of her song Criminal. Gangsta Gibbs drops his verse over live guitar, bass and drums. Dopeness. Check out the video. Related: ZZ Ward – Cryin’ Wolf ft Kendrick Lamar (Audio)... Read more

Mystikal & DJ Quik in the studio (Video)

Last week Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey dropped a video documenting their unexpected yet dope collabo. This week? It's Mystikal and DJ Quik's turn. Check out this behind the scenes video of them in the studio working on what sounds like it could be something special. Related: Here’s a playlist... Read more

9th Wonder – Tutankhamen (Album) + He and Cyhi The Prynce collaborate for the first time (Video)

Here's a double dose of 9th Wonder. He released a 40-song album of instrumentals called Tutankhamen, which you can download here. Also, he and Cyhi The Prynce recently worked together for the first time. Check out the video of them together in the studio below. Related: Phonte - The Life... Read more

Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the Studio (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Young Jeezy, DJ Quik and Warren G in the studio. There's a snippet of new track (fresh), crate digging for beats and some good comradery. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF5b5gMa0YQ... Read more

Tito Lopez in the studio with Dr. Dre (Video)

Tito Lopez set the web on fire last summer when he spit some verses for Dr. Dre in Dre's kitchen and earned Dre's co-sign. That on the spot rhyme session led to studio time with the good doctor. Here's some video footage of Tito laying down a track with Dre.... Read more

Kanye West plays Big Brother for Jay-Z for the first time (Video)

Here's some pretty dope footage of the studio session where Kanye West played Big Brother (the original version) for Jay-Z the first time. It kicks in at around the 1 minute mark. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-ZpPdqhTs3U... Read more

T.I. in the Studio With Dr. Dre (Video)

T.I. has been in the studio with Dr. Dre. Check out what he had to say about the experience, as well as a sneak preview of the track they laid down.... Read more

In the studio with Bun B and 14KT (Video)

Here's a really dope behind the scenes video that shows Bun B working with 14KT, the winner of Red Bull's 2010 beat-making competition (Big Tune). It gives insight into Bun's process of making music and, more importantly, who he is as a person. Though he is undeniably a legend, he... Read more

Method Man in the studio recording a new album and mixtape (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Method Man in the lab recording a new album (Crystal Meth) and mixtape (Cliff's notes).  The soundtrack to the footage features samples of some of his new songs.  Based on this, the projects sound HOT.  Check out the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThBkfzupxOE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Dr. Dre plays a snippet of a new song (Video)

Dr. Dre recently held an in studio listening station and played part of a new song. The beat is tough--vintage Dre--and sounds like it may feature Jay Rock. Check out the video below. If you missed it, here's Dre's Die Hard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jPNiCeR-8aA... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Money on the Floor Behind The Scenes Studio Session (Video)

Big K.R.I.T.'s Money on the Floor featuring 8Ball, MJG and 2 Chainz dropped a couple of weeks ago.  Here's a dope behind the scenes look at the making of the track from Cinematic TV and shot by the good folks at Motion Family.  Check it out.  Click here to download... Read more

PAC DIV – The Series Ep. 1 (Video)

PAC DIV are the latest to create a web series...and they're off to a good start.  In this first episode, you get an inside look at their home studio, beat-selecting and song-making process (some new music), and some footage of them on the road.  Check it out. http://vimeo.com/27181295... Read more

Kendrick Lamar now has co-signs from 2 of the dopest producers in hip-hop.

Dr. Dre thought highly enough of him to have Kendrick in the studio working on Detox.  Now check out this video where Pharrell gives him major props.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MezI92xjT4&feature=player_embedded Click here to hear one of the many great songs on Kendrick's new album, Section 80.  Also, here's a pretty extensive interview... Read more

Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single HiiiPoWeR last week. Here’s some footage of him and the good Dr. Dre in the lab undoubtedly cooking up some more heat for Kendrick’s upcoming album, Section 80.

The footage is to the soundtrack of HiiiPoWeR (produced by J. Cole). Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpY_udWm_0k&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Beat lovers get ready to feast on some true ambrosia for heads. Witness the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League’s sample battle.

Here's some footage of Drake in the studio with the mighty J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League where he challenges them to battle one another with their dopest samples.  It's part of the Any Given Monday series that has been making Mondays a day to look forward to.  It ranks right up there with... Read more

More Kanye…it's just too damn G.O.O.D. Here's an article from Complex magazine that gives intimate details on the making of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in Hawaii with the likes of Pete Rock, KiD CuDi, The RZA, Pusha T, Nicki Minaj and many, many others.

Here's how the story begins: "Did you look at my eyes?" asked Kanye West over the phone. He was calling from Milan. It was the middle of October 2009. It had been over a year since the completion of his last LP, 808s & Heartbreak, but this conversation was my... Read more