D’Angelo Pays Tribute To Prince With A Rendition Of “Venus De Milo” (Audio)

As much as anyone since, D’Angelo is a disciple of Prince. The artist’s fingerprints are all over D’Angelo’s music, from the falsetto and stacked harmonies of “Me & Those Dreamin’

The Game Releases “Rest In Purple,” A Powerful Tribute Song To Prince (Audio)

Over the course of the next several weeks, there are going to be a slew of tributes to Prince, who passed away suddenly yesterday (April 21) at the age of

Celebrate The Life & Legacy Of Prince With This Mix Of Deep Cuts & Rarities (Audio)

How do yo begin to celebrate the catalog of an artist who released upwards of 50 albums and reportedly had hundreds in the vault (some of which found their way

Kendrick Lamar Makes A Tribute Video For Kobe Bryant’s Retirement (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Kobe Bryant share a connection that goes deeper than their ties to Los Angeles. When Kendrick faced off against Jay Z for the first time on a

This DJ’s Dedication To Jam Master Jay & MCA Rocks To The Heavens (Mix)

Today (October 30) marks the 13th anniversary of the day Jam Master Jay (a/k/a Jason Mizell) was murdered. The iconic Run-D.M.C. co-founder profoundly influenced Hip-Hop’s sound, turntable techniques, and fashion—in

Eminem Says Tupac “Was a Superstar in Every Aspect of the Word,” In a Moving Tribute

Since he was teenager, Eminem has felt a special bond with Tupac. The young Marshall Mathers grew up idolizing the immortalized MC and, years later as a well-established artist and

Yasiin Bey Will Perform a Special Tribute to J. Dilla For One Night Only in London (News)

It’s been more than 9 years since Hip-Hop lost J. Dilla. Each year in February, Heads celebrate the late great producer and the tributes have extended from Dilla Day to

Nate Dogg Left A Giant Vacancy In Music. J. Period’s Tribute Mix Says It All… (Audio)

Four years ago today (March 15, 2011), Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale died, tragically, after complications from a stroke. Since his earliest days, alongside Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Nate Dogg

Ras Kass Joins His Twin Sons, Davincci & SKAM2? For A Nonstop Bar Salute To J Dilla (Audio)

In honor of J Dilla’s annual birthday weekends celebration(s), Ras Kass is one artist who joined in on the tributes. Running in some of the same circles back in the

Frank Ocean Sings a Beautiful Version of At Your Best on Aaliyah’s Birthday (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. The talented and beautiful singer and actor would have been 36 years old yesterday (1/16). To celebrate her lasting legacy, Frank Ocean has released an amazing

Was Kendrick Lamar’s SNL Performance a Tribute to Method Man & ODB? RZA Speaks (Video)

Last week, Kendrick Lamar took the stage on Saturday Night Live and gave an incredibly dynamic performance of his current single, “i.” The rendition featured a live band and Kendrick

Rest in Peace to the Legendary Jam Master Jay. Here’s a Tribute Mix (Audio)

Jam Master Jay, legendary DJ for Run-D.M.C., was tragically taken from us twelve years ago today (10/30/02). There’s not much to say about Jay that hasn’t already been covered, so

Large Professor Releases a Tribute to Nas on His Birthday (Audio)

The connection between Nas and Large Professor spans decades. Extra P introduced Nas to the world via Nas’ mind-bending guest verse on Live at the BBQ and then shepherded much

Here’s a Mix Celebrating the Ruthless Villain Eazy-E on His Birthday (Audio)

As we celebrate the birthday of Eazy-E, here’s a mix from DJ Diablo and KDAY’s Julio G that covers several aspects of the Ruthless Villain’s legacy. You’ll hear music from

From One Soul Brother To Another, Pete Rock Salutes James Brown (Audio)

Today (August 1), James Brown biopic Get On Up has its theatrical opening. In celebration of the Mick Jagger-produced film, Pete Rock—who’s Soul Brother #1 moniker is a nod to

DJ Premier Tells the Story of How He Became a DJ (Video)

Salute to DJ Premier who was honored by Serato today for his contribution to DJ culture. As part of the tribute, they’ve put together a phenomenal video of Premier discussing

J. Period Honors The Iconic Biggie Smalls With March 9th Revisited (Mixtape)

DJ J. Period is among the absolute best deejays doing it right now. When he’s not providing the sounds for the Brooklyn Nets, the longtime affiliate to Zion I, Black

RIP Big Pun. Here’s Mister Cee’s 2014 Tribute Mix (Audio)

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the day Big Pun passed away. Here’s a new tribute mix celebrating the life and legacy of the big man, courtesy of Mister Cee.

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley. Here’s a Mix Celebrating His Life & Legacy (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley who would have celebrated his 69th birthday today. Here’s a tribute mix from Mister Cee celebrating the life and legacy of one of the world’s

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. Here’s Mister Cee’s Baby Girl Bday Mix (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. Here’s a mix by Mister Cee celebrating her life and music. Related: Aaliyah Video Tribute (Playlist)

Happy Birthday to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, The Incomparable Mary J. Blige (Video Playlist)

What’s the 1/11? Mary J. Blige’s birthday…and what better way to celebrate her than through her music? It’s easy to forget how many hits she has but it’s kinda RIDICULOUS.

Mister Cee Pays Tribute to Heavy D with a Mix (Audio)

Rest in peace to Heavy D who passed away 2 years ago today. Mister Cee paid tribute to the Overweight Lover with a mix which you can stream and download

Mister Cee – 2Pac Tribute Mix

Mister Cee is back doing what he does best: mixing great music. With that comes what has become his tradition of making mixes that pay tribute to Lost Legends. Here’s

Remembering George Duke: A Tribute Playlist (Audio)

Rest in peace to George Duke. The multi-talented jazz musician died at the age of 67 yesterday, after a battle with Leukemia. Duke’s music was a landmark presence in hip-hop,

Happy Birthday MCA: A Tribute To The Beastie Boy (Video)

Happy Birthday to Adam Yauch, aka MCA from The Beastie Boys. The MC with the unforgettable raspy voice would have been 49 years old today. Here’s a video recap of

Raheem DeVaughn – Trigga Man (Travyon Martin Tribute) ft Styles P

Raheem DeVaughn has released a tribute to Trayvon Martin which features a guest verse from Style P. Here’s Trigga Man. Related: Young Jeezy – It’s a Cold World (Trayvon Martin

Young Jeezy – It’s a Cold World (Trayvon Martin Tribute)

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, Jeezy releases a tribute to Trayvon Martin with some words about the song. You can listen to It’s a Cold World and

Salute to Adam Yauch aka MCA of The Beastie Boys (Video Playlist)

Salute to Adam Yauch, aka MCA of The Beastie Boys, who passed away one year ago today. The Beastie Boys always pushed the boundaries of hip-hop both musically and visually,

Guru – Moment of Truth (Video) + Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Audio)

Here’s more love for Guru on the 3rd anniversary of his passing. First up is an amazing short film that is previously unreleased. It features never before seen interview and

DJ Premier – Guru Tribute Mix

Today marks the third anniversary of our loss of Guru. To celebrate his life, here’s the mix that his Gang Starr partner DJ Premier did as a tribute. Since Guru

DJ Finesse – B.I.G. over Premier (Biggie Tribute Blend Mix)

Here’s an incredibly dope project. DJ Finesse put together a Notorious B.I.G. tribute mix featuring blends of Biggie’s vocals over various DJ Premier beats. He even got the co-sign from

Mister Cee – Nate Dogg Tribute Mix

We’re keeping the love for Nate Dogg going. Here’s a tribute mix Mister Cee did dedicated to him today. You can listen to and download it below. Related: AFH: Nate

AFH: Nate Dogg Tribute (Playlist)

SXSW is always bitter sweet for me now. On the one hand, there is really no better experience on earth for a music lover. No matter what genre of music

AFH: J Dilla Tribute

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Mister Cee – Big Pun Tribute Mix

Today is the 13th anniversary of Big Pun’s untimely passing. As has become tradition, Mister Cee did a mix celebrating Pun’s life and music. You can listen to and download

Questlove J. Dilla tribute (Video)

It’s never a bad day for some J. Dilla music. Here’s an hour long set of Dilla-produced beats spun by the one and only Questlove. Check out the video. Related:

Mister Cee’s ODB Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Today is the 8th anniversary of the day we lost Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Thursday 11/15 would have been his birthday. Here’s Mister Cee’s tribute mix celebrating the life of

Happy Birthday Big Pun

Salute to Big Pun who would have turned 41 today. Below is the tribute mix Mister Cee did earlier in the year to celebrate the life of the big man.

A mix and video playlist to celebrate the life of Heavy D (Mixtape & Video Playlist)

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the day we lost Heavy D. As has become customary on the anniversary of these losses, Mister Cee did a tribute mix celebrating the

Jam Master Jay Tribute (Video Playlist)

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the day we lost Jam Master Jay. Here are some videos celebrating the life of one of hip-hop’s most iconic DJs. Related: Run-D.M.C. performs

Chris Lighty Tribute (Video)

If there were any questions about the impact Chris Lighty had on hip-hop and music, generally, last night’s stirring tribute to him at the Hip-Hop Awards answered them. The late

Mister Cee’s 2Pac Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

16 years. That’s how long it’s been since we lost 2Pac on that terrible Friday the 13th. As has become his custom on these days, Mister Cee dropped a mix

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

Happy birthday to the King of Pop. As has become his custom on meaningful dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee did a tribute mix. You can listen to the whole

Questlove releases his demo reference track for the Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute (Audio)

Back in April we got to see the Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute that featured The Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy. It turns out the

Here’s a playlist celebrating the 21+ year career of the legendary DJ Quik (Audio)

DJ Quik is in the muthaf*ckin house! And, he’s been here for more than 21 years dropping joint after joint after joint. People often forget there’s more than 1 legendary

Happy Birthday GURU (Video Playlist)

Happy birthday to GURU who would have been 51 today. Here’s a (mostly) video playlist celebrating a life of Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Related: DJ Premier GURU Tribute Mix (Audio)

Michael Jackson – Mister Cee Tribute Mix

Here’s some more Michael Jackson love on the anniversary of his death. As has become customary on these dates for fallen legends, Mister Cee celebrates MJ’s life with a tribute

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Birthday Tribute (Playlist)

Happy Birthday to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. We miss you. Here’s a playlist celebrating her life. Related: Aaliyah Tribute Video Playlist Birthday by Parfit on Grooveshark

Donna Summer Tribute Playlist

Rest in peace to the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. While she wasn’t hip-hop, her musical influence was felt in hip-hop, most notably as the underpinning to Digital Underground’s Freaks

The Beastie Boys – Mister Cee Tribute Mix (Mixtape) + Chappelle Show Performance (Video)

The love for The Beastie Boys’ MCA continues to flow. Like Mick Boogie, Mister Cee also did a mix honoring The Beasties when they were inducted into the Rock &