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Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor & Locksmith Are Bringing Bars Back To Hip-Hop (Video)

In a time where name-dropping and direct disses are getting all the attention in Hip-Hop, a group of independent MCs is bringing back some old fashioned, cypher-oriented raps with hard punches aimed at no one in particular. The song "Back To The Bars (Intro)" features East Coast spitters MCs Joell... Read more

Kool G Rap’s New LP Has Production From DJ Premier, Pete Rock & Alchemist. Listen Here (Audio)

Kool G Rap doesn't let his legend status stop him from continuing to do what he loves. Last year, the Corona, Queens veteran dropped his Return Of The Don album, and in 2018, he's following up the solid effort with a collaborative album full of heavy hitters behind the boards... Read more

Lloyd Banks Releases A Hot New Mixtape ft Joe Budden, Prodigy & More (Audio Stream)

Last week, Lloyd Banks released "Reap What You Sow," the lead single from his latest project and one of the strongest lyrical barrages of his career. Prior to the song's release, the Queens, New York MC tweeted of the new EP arriving today (September 26), "time to show these fools... Read more

Chinx Murdered In Queens, New York In Drive-By Shooting

Chinx has been confirmed dead. The artist born Lionel Pickens died this morning (May 17) after being shot multiple times in his native Queens, New York around 4am, according to The Associated Press. The incident, which critically injured another man, was reportedly a drive-by shooting. Pickens and the man were... Read more

Raekwon, Styles P, Sheek Louch & Vado Line Up The Lyrics For DJ Kay Slay (Audio)

DJ Kay Slay's Rolodex weighs a ton, and the Hip-Hop mainstay is never afraid to use it. The Drama King "declares war" calling in 2/3 of The LOX, along with Raekwon, Vado, and Rell. "I Declare War" is four MCs, one singer, and an iconic mixmaster/radio personality. Coming from The... Read more

Noisey Releases The Biggest Posse Cut Ever Featuring More Than 35 Rappers (Video)

In the quest to put together the ultimate posse cut, Noisey assembled 35+ rappers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York for a series of verses to be fused into one song. After seeding verses in pieces for the last few weeks, they have now released the full 42 minute... Read more

30 Of Your Favorite Rappers Are Getting Together On One Track (Video)

Just days after the Shady cXVpher rattled the Hip-Hop nation, traveling to five locations to film one grandiose, show-stopping cypher, a new trend in Hip-Hop may be on the rise. Noisey/VICE have announced Rap Monument. With a trailer released, this video plans to combine 30 artists in their element, for... Read more

Grafh Makes One Of His Hardest Joints In Years, Alongside Raekwon & Vado (Audio)

Grafh has been a New York City street Rap mainstay for more than a dozen years. Backed and supported by folks like Chaz Williams and Black Hand Entertainment as well as DJ Kay Slay, Grafh has had trusted ears and power-players in his corner. On "Walk In New York," Heads... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

After 35 Years In Hip-Hop, DJ Kay Slay Brings Papoose, Vado & Ransom To Illustrate His Present-Day Definition (Video)

If ever you've watched the film Style Wars, you know that DJ Kay Slay's roots in Hip-Hop run deep. Back when he was an Uptown train-bomber (with paint, that is) named "Dez" to his days winning back at Justo's Mixtape Awards, The Drama King brought as much love for the... Read more

Vado, Prodigy & Chinx Drugs Kick Some Cocky Raps Over An Old Eagles Record (Audio)

Vado is gearing up to release his We The Best Entertainment debut. The Harlem veteran teams up with The Coke Boyz' Chinx Drugs and Mobb Deep's Prodigy for "Zoo Muzik." The cut looks at the animal instincts and animal ambitions (word to 50 Cent) of the streets. P raps "The... Read more

Vado, Schoolboy Q and Vic Mensa Freestyle on RapFix Live (Video)

Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa and Vado stopped by RapFix Live and dropped some a capella verses. Check out the video of their cypher. Related: Here's the Full Version of ScHoolboy Q & Raekwon’s Blind Threats Collaboration (Audio)... Read more

Vado Puts On The Fedora For Sinatra, With Production By Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Plus Heatmakerz (Mixtape)

Despite a burning buzz, Vado's never been big on charging fans for music. Now backed by DJ Khaled's We The Best imprint, the Diplomats' second-generation artist comes forth with Sinatra. The project, an EP, is free to listeners, despite high production values from multi-platinum producers like Scott Storch, Cool &... Read more

Vado Flips Black Rob’s Whoa Track on His New Single. Here’s Be Like (Audio)

Vado is back with a hard-hitting new single that interpolates Black Rob's 2K club banger, Whoa, and updates it for 2013. The title plays on a popular current day meme catchphrase. Check out Be Like. Related: Vado – Fast Lane ft Raekwon (Video)... Read more

Grand Theft Audio V (Mixtape)

Here's the official mixtape for Grand Theft Auto V. It features verses from Jadakiss, Kool G. Rap, Prodigy, Jon Connor, Vado, Action Bronson, Fredro Starr, Cormega, Lil Fame from M.O.P. and more. You can listen to the entire mixtpae and download it below. Related: GTA 5 Franklin Trailer ft Jay... Read more

Vado – Fast Lane ft Raekwon (Video)

Vado and Raekwon channel Kool G Rap and Nas for "Fast Lane." The lyrics from this Slime Flu 4 mixtape are just as lush and illustrious over signature 1995 Buckwild production. These two sound really great together. Rae is so versatile, as is Vado. Certain songs are untouchable, but this... Read more

Sheek Louch & Styles P – Bout Me + Sheek Louch, Styles P & Vado – The Sound of NYC

Here's a double dose of of D-Block. First up is Sheek Louch & Styles P on Bout Me. Next, the 2 team up with Vado on The Sound of NYC. Check out both below. Related: Styles P – Red Eye ft Jadakiss (Video) Sheek Louch & Styles P - Bout... Read more

Vado – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Vado is the latest to step up to the blue mic in The Backroom on 106 & Park. Check out the video. Related: Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era - The Backroom Freestyle (Video)... Read more

Vado – Off Hiatus

Here's a solid new cut from Vado. Check out Off Hiatus. Related: Vado - Celebration (Video)... Read more

Raekwon – Unexpected Victory (Mixtape)

Chef Raekwon brings in the New Year with a new mixtape. You can listen to and download Unexpected Victory below. It features Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, LEP Bogus Boys, Styles P, Capone N Norega and more. Download Mixtape... Read more

Hip-Hop Christmas Playlist

Here's a Hip-Hop Christmas playlist. Merry Christmas from AFH.... Read more

Vado – Celebration (Video)

Here's the video for Vado's banger, Celebration. Check it out. http://vimeo.com/27650440... Read more

Vado’s Toca Tuesday Freestyle is one of the nicer ones to drop in a few weeks.

Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWw3DemWPJw These Toca Tuesday Freestyles continue to be among the best out there these days. Click here for more.... Read more

Vado, Jadakiss and Ludacris take it back to the days when a track was hard drums and an even harder hand clap.

Here's Check 'Em Out. Click here to download.  Remember when these types of tracks used to be the standard for hip-hop? Check these out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s5DCRAAsyc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4478SMAc2qM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0mKgnC6acE... Read more

XV’s All For Me ft Cyhi Da Prynce, Vado & Erin Christine is a good way to bounce into your weekend.

Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNffdPRbKkU... Read more

Vado combines 2 of his stronger cuts in the video for Wake Up and Beat Knocking. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxzZ710T2bY&feature=player_embedded... Read more

CyHi Da Prynce is the 2nd best rhymer on G.O.O.D. Music…and he may just be coming for Kanye. Check out how he gets down on XV’s All For Me also ft Vado & Erin Christine.

CyHi killed his verse on So Appalled and MURDERED his freestyle on Shade 45.  Dude is poised to come up in 2011.  Could G.O.O.D. Music become the Young Money of 2011? Click here to download..... Read more

Vado and Raheem DeVaughn make some gangsta Quiet Storm hip-hop with It’s You. Check it out.

This one is surprisingly dope.  Vado and Raheem mesh much better than you would expect. Click here to download.  It's a fine line between corny and laid back, but when a hip-hip ballad is done properly it's a good look.  Here are a few others that have straddled the line... Read more

Merry Christmas to all. May your years only get better.

Christmas Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh8hB1tAip8 Christmas in Harlem .... Read more

It's official. Christmas in Harlem is now the latest (and maybe) last G.O.O.D. Friday gift from Kanye West.

There was an earlier version of this a few days ago, but this is the fully mastered version.  It features CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and Teyana Taylor.  Thank you for an incredible year of music, Kanye. Click here to download..... Read more

Ever heard of OUN? You will soon. He sounds like a hungry Jadakiss…but maybe even nicer….

Check out this freestyle, starting at 2:22. Even if he wrote it and rehearsed it 100 times, it's ill...if he is coming off the top, MCs beware.  Vado looks like his feelings were hurt. ExternalVideo.971259&w=425&h=350&fv=  .... Read more