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Chuck D Gives a True Music History Lesson in His Conversation with Nardwuar (Video)

When it comes to conducting interviews, Nardwuar is a crate-digger, literally and figuratively. When he got his shot to interview Public Enemy’s Chuck D, courtesy of Brother Ali and Z-Trip,

Are Method Man & Redman Still The Jewels Of Def Jam? Check Out Their South By Southwest Showcase (Video)

Redman released his first LP (Whut? Thee Album) on Def Jam Records 22 years ago. With Method Man’s own Tical debut blessing “the house that Russell and Rick built” 20

Souls of Mischief freestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Here’s another freestyle from the SXSW edition of Sway in the Morning. This time the rhymes are courtesy of Souls of Mischief. Check out the video. Related: Oh No –

A Tribe Called Quest & Prince perform at SXSW 2013 (Video)

What do these artists have in common? 2 things: 1. they are some of the most transcendent artists in music, and 2. they shared the same stage at SXSW last

Big K.R.I.T. performs at SXSW 2013 (Video)

Here’s another jewel from this year’s SXSW festival. You can watch a high quality version of Big K.R.I.T.’s entire set at Def Jam’s showcase below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – R.E.M.

Kendrick Lamar – B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft Jay-Z (Preview)

The annual music smorgasbord known as SXSW is in full effect until Sunday. No doubt, there will be countless gems from the festival that we will be posting on the

Raekwon – Shimmy Shimmy Ya + C.R.E.A.M. Live (Video)

Raekwon paid homage to his fallen brother ODB by performing Shimmy Shimmy Ya at SXSW. Check out video of that performance as well as C.R.E.A.M. below. Related: GZA performs Shimmy

Here’s an in-depth interview of Nas that was done by Peter Rosenberg at SXSW. Nas talks about his favorite MCs, speaking with Michael Jackson, working with Damien Marley and more (Video)

Peter Rosenberg has a dope series called Noisemakers where he sits down with hip-hop legends and has an in-depth conversation with them about their entire career. He’s done this with

Kendrick Lamar performs Hol’ Up at SXSW (Video)

Here’s a really well shot video of Kendrick Lamar performing Hol’ Up at SXSW. It gives a great view of the monster energy K. Dot brings to the stage when

Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy and Sir Michael Rocks (The Jets) perfrom at SXSW 2012 (Video)

The hip-hop OGs weren’t the only ones doing it at SXSW. The young guns got it in too. Here are 2 videos of The Jets crew performing. The first is

Nas performs The Don live at SXSW (Video)

Here’s some more footage from Nas’ Illmatic concert at SXSW. After doing the entire album, he performed his new single The Don live for the first time. Check out the

Nas performs New York State of Mind and Life’s A Bitch ft AZ at SXSW 2012 (Video)

Nas had an EPIC performance at SXSW last night. He performed Illmatic in its entirety and had not one but 2 DJs on the 1s and 2s. Those two DJs

GZA pays tribute to ODB at SXSW by performing Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Video)

GZA tore down his showcase at SXSW. He performed with a full band that included drums, keys, guitar and a full horn section, and ripped through a set that included

Slaughterhouse, 50 Cent and Eminem perform at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at SXSW (Video)

Shady 2.0 took SXSW by storm last night. Slaughterhouse, 50 Cent and even Eminem put in work. The only person missing was Yelawolf. Below are videos of the full shows

Nas discusses the inspiration behind One Love (Video)

SXSW kicked off the music portion of the festival with Jay-Z (click here to see the full concert) and it’s ending with Nas. On Saturday, Nas will perform all of

Jay-Z to perform at SXSW and Stream Show on YouTube (Video)

Just in…Jay-Z has confirmed he will be performing at SXSW again this year. The show will be live streamed on YouTube so everyone can check it out. Here’s a video

Check out this new mini-documentary on Bun B. It features some good interview and performance footage from the Trill O.G. Both the sound and video quality are stellar.

It’s not often you get to hear Bun B do some of his best cuts with a live band. Here’s the doc (5 parts–courtesy of Noisey): Part 1 Part 2

Here’s an incredibly entertaining interview with Big K.R.I.T.

Nardwuar, the interviewer, is a character, but dude is amazingly well-researched.  You can see the respect for each question on K.R.I.T.’s face.

Jewels just continue to drop from SXSW. Check out this video of Black Milk performing with a full band.

Both the sound and video are professionally done, and gives you a great sense of what it was all about last week.

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you’re not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades. 

Here’s a double dose of new Kanye West. Check out the remix to All of the Lights and the promo video for Kanye’s appearance at SXSW.

The All of the Light remix features Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake and the visual is a mix up of some of Kanye’s best tracks.  Here’s the video and