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Donald Glover’s New Video Shows Hip-Hop America & How Great It Could Be

Just under four months ago, Donald Glover released one of the most unforgettable music videos of 2018. "This Is America" is artful, symbolic, and it is certainly jarring. The visual was a return to Rap for the versatile, genre-defying also artist also known as Childish Gambino. Since then, Glover released... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Returns To His Underground Roots On A Sizzling Beat By Alchemist (Audio)

Alchemist has been collaborating with some really interesting MCs for his "45 Craft Singles" series, and for his latest, he's enlisted a pretty big star of the moment. Wiz Khalifa's made a move over into the commercial echelon over the past few years, but he hasn't forgotten his humble mixtape... Read more

N.O.R.E. & Pharrell Playfully Honor Robert Palmer’s Addicted To Love Video

N.O.R.E. has diversified his brand and repertoire in the 2010s. The Lefrak City, Queens rapper now reaches the masses with his Drink Champs platform alongside DJ EFN and his On The Run Eatin' food series. However, the same MC who impressed the Hip-Hop masses alongside partner Capone for C-N-N's 1997 debut, The... Read more

Method Man, Redman, Snoop & Cypress Hill Are Touring As The Mount Kushmore Of Rap

As concert heats up, a legendary lineup has just been announced and is hitting the road. The duo of Redman & Method Man will join Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and Wiz Khalifa as headliners for the first annual Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour. Other artists involved include Taylor Gang's Berner,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock Bring Holiday Spirit To Watts (Videos)

In its third annual installment, the TDE Christmas concert and toy giveaway took place on Tuesday (December 20), this time at the Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, a neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. Label-mates Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, and Lance Skiiiwalker all put on for... Read more

Logic Brings Out The Best In Lil Wayne On Sucker For Pain (Audio)

To say Lil Wayne has been embattled for the last couple of years would be an understatement. The MC who proudly proclaimed himself the "best rapper alive" in the 2000s, and who coupled that with being one of the best selling artists of that decade, has been embroiled in an... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Criticizes Kanye West’s New Album Title. Kanye Goes Nuclear

So much can change in 24 hours. Late last night (January 26), Kanye West announced that his seventh solo album had been re-named. The album known as Swish since mid-2015 suddenly was rechristened to Waves, less than one month away from its February 11 release date. Upon the announcement, made... Read more

Busta Rhymes’ New Mixtape Features DOOM, Raekwon, The LOX & Leaders Of The New School

Busta Rhymes has released his new mixtape, The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation), and while Q-Tip may have taken this one off, Busta brought in an all-star lineup to fill the void. In fact, to call this a mixtape seems a disservice, as it's really an... Read more

Are Paid Streaming Services Relevant In A YouTube, SoundCloud, DatPiff-Dominated Hip-Hop World?

Some of the biggest Hip-Hop albums of 2015 were released without much advanced notice. In August, Dr. Dre released Compton, his first studio album of the millennium, and the third in an illustrious lineage that includes The Chronic and 2001, just a couple weeks after it was announced. However, at... Read more

Problem Clears The Table, Name-Checking Peers & Claiming His Place (Video)

It has been nine years since Problem made his breakthrough mixtape, Deal Or No Deal. Approaching a decade, after appearances on albums by Snoop Dogg, E-40, DJ Quik, and Wiz Khalifa, the Compton, California native is still without a studio full-length. On "50 Shades Of Grey," Problem speaks up. The... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April 2015 in One Playlist (Audio)

The month of April 2015 in Hip-Hop brought some welcomed surprises. A slew of artists released high quality freestyles over classic 90s beats, including Fabolous, Jadakiss, Styles P and Lloyd Banks, to name a few. Raekwon laid the groundwork for his F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) album, with releases featuring... Read more

Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa’s Chemistry Never Rests, Even If They Do (Audio)

After a friendly, little conversation on Twitter, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have leaked another single from their newest project, #2009. Heads have seen and heard Jet Life and Taylor Gang collaborate on numerous singles and celebrated mixtapes like their 2009 joint project How Fly, but after the release of "Uber... Read more

Remember Mixtape Wiz Khalifa? He’s Back…With Curren$y (Audio)

Before the Pop charts and the Gold plaques, Wiz Khalifa was one of the most revered MCs on the mixtape circuits. Projects like Burn After Rolling and Kush & Orange Juice help to launch one of Hip-Hop's most distinctive voices into orbit. Wiz's laid-back flow and penchant for soulful tracks... Read more

Drake, Wiz Khalifa & Childish Gambino Can Make Fun Of Themselves, Or Read Along As You Make Fun Of Them (Video)

Many of today's elite Rap superstars may seem immune to the rough, rugged, and raw criticism they receive on social media. Short of Wale and Lupe Fiasco, not many of the chart-topping artists will entertain the trolls. As guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the stars are asked to confront some... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Wiz Khalifa vs. Drake…Who You Got? (Video)

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA Can Touch The Sky Sitting Down (Video)

Following last week's (October 23) "Touch The Sky" release from 1st Of The Month, Vol. 5, Cam'ron, Wiz Khalifa, and Smoke DZA shared the visual. Thematically, all three independent Hip-Hop icons decided to sit this one down. From couches and chairs (Cam's notably being on top of a Harlem high-rise),... Read more

Cam’ron Touches The Sky With Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA (Audio)

Cam'ron is one of the most influential MCs of the wave right now. Both Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA, who had loose ties to Dipset since battling J.R. Writer in the early 2000s, owe a lot to Killa Cam. The irreverence, the humor, the style of the Harlem, New York... Read more

Here Are the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers. Who Had the Best Verse (Video)

The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featured a variety of artists and different styles. From up and comers to grizzled veterans, each had something to prove. Many also had something meaningful to say, with references to the killing of Mike Brown and the protests in Ferguson manifesting throughout several verses.... Read more

Dr. Dre Estimated To Have Made More Than Next 24 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Stars, Combined

It's Dre Day, and everybody's celebratin'. Following 2013's announcement that Jay Z and Puff Daddy were the Forbes Cash Kings (top earners) of the year, they can watch the throne now. As anticipated, Dr. Dre assumes the pole position—following a year where Apple bought his Beats By Dre Electronics line... Read more

The Final Installment Of A$AP Rocky’s SVDDXNLY Series (Video)

The previous four episodes of Noisey's SVDDXNLY Series gives the viewer an inside look into A$AP Rocky's introduction into Hip-Hop, the history behind the A$AP Mob, and his rise to stardom. In the final installment of the series, Rocky goes for a slice of pizza with his crew and chops... Read more

Visit Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood (Album Stream)

One week before its public August 19 release, Wiz Khalifa gives a tour of his Blacc Hollywood. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MC, who now calls Hollywood home offers a detailed experience of his twenties: a platter of self-medication, fame, fun, and love. The Rostrum/Atlantic Records album features longtime collaborator Curren$y, as... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Gets Lifted With A Deeper Musicality Than Usual (Audio)

In the last four years, Wiz Khalifa has mastered injecting vibe into music. A proficient rapper early in his career, the Taylor Gang General makes mood music, for life's more perplexing moments. With a new sound in his upcoming Blacc Hollywood album, Wiz vibes out on "So High." Featuring Ghost... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of July 2014 (Audio)

July brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music from Jeezy & Jay Z, Black Thought, Raekwon, G-Unit, Rah Digga, Q-Tip, Cormega, Wale, "Your Old Droog," Elzhi, Chubb Rock, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, Common, Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief, Scarface and more. Check out a playlist of the Best... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Releases a Brooding Song About Success (Video)

For many, their first exposure to Wiz Khalifa came by way of his massive 2010 single, "Black and Yellow." But, long term fans know that Wiz had put in work for several years before reaping the fruits of his labor. Now, some 4 years later, as he embarks on the... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Throws A Gangsta Party With Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign On A DJ Mustard Beat (Audio)

With Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa is out to make a very specific, stylized album. Once a "Black & Yellow" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania star, Wiz has found uber-success since moving to the land of the palm trees, finding a celebrity partner in Amber Rose, and making albums with his Big Homie, Snoop... Read more

Nas, Rick Ross & Schoolboy Q Join Wiz Khalifa on the Remix to We Dem Boyz (Audio)

Wiz Khalifa switches up "We Dem Boyz" for the remix. He slows it down, injects more melody and adds Nas, Rick Ross and Schoolboy Q. The end result has a different feel but is just as hot. Check it out. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Look What I Got On (Video)... Read more

Kanye West To Headline 2014 Bonnaroo, Joining Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean & Chance The Rapper

If you're the type of Head to check out one festival each concert season, Hip-Hop is making it hard on you. Following OutKast's announcement of headlining both Coachella and OVO Fest, now it appears that Kanye West is throwing his movement into the festival mix. 'Ye has been announced to... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/14/13) (Video Playlist)

This was an exceptionally strong week in video. We got new music videos from Eminem, Eddie Murphy, 50 Cent, Macklemore & Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd and The Foreign Exchange, as well as performances from Drake (after he tries to holler at Scarlett Johansson), Kanye West and Nas. Check... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Look What I Got On (Video)

The video for Wiz Khalifa's Look What I Got On matches the psychedelic and ambient mood of the song. The visuals feature heavily filtered footage of Wiz performing and other compelling imagery to set the tone. Check it out below. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Look Into My Eyes (Audio)... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel Perform at Made in America (Video)

The Made in America festival had a strong line up this year. You can catch full performances from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel below. Kendrick Lamar A$AP Rocky Wiz Khalifa Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Miguel Related: Public Enemy Performs at the Made in... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Look What I Got On

Wiz Khalifa sheds his laid back style for a double-time flow on his latest release. Check out Look What I Got On. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Look Into My Eyes (Audio)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Look Into My Eyes

Now focused on family and albums, Wiz Khalifa's output (at least what he releases) has slowed quite a bit in 2013. Touring, family and a big year for expanding Taylor Gang Records has kept the Steel City MC from churning out songs. "Look Into My Eyes" is a welcomed catch-up.... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Old Chanel ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Wiz Khalifa teams up with Smoke DZA on Old Chanel. The song is a return to Wiz's darker, edgier mixtape sound. Check out the video. Related: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – For Her (Cookin’ Soul Remix)... Read more

Wale – Rotation ft 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Travi$ Scott)

Wale's latest release features verses from 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. The track, which was produced by Travi$ Scott, has a dark and brooding feel, reminiscent of some of Kid CuDi's moodier music. Check out Rotation. Related: Wale – Poor Decisions ft Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco (Audio)... Read more

Action Bronson – The Rockers ft Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Harry Fraud)

Action Bronson's latest is produced by Harry Fraud and features Wiz Khalifa. Check out The Rockers. Related: Tony Touch – It’s a Queens Thing ft Action Bronson & Kool G. Rap (Audio)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – For Her (Cookin’ Soul Remix)

Here's another insanely soulful remix from Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y. Check out For Her. Related: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Revenge & Cake (Remix) (Audio)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Revenge & Cake (Remix)

Here's an incredible jazz remix of Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y's Revenge & Cake, courtesy of Cookin' Soul. Check it out below. Related: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Toast (Video)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Toast (Video)

Here's another new one from Curren$y. He and Wiz Khalifa team up in the video for Toast. Check it out below. Related: Curren$y – New Jet City (Video)... Read more

Curren$y – Choosin’ ft Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross

Curren$y re-teams with Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross for the first time since the "Super High Remix." This time it's over a Lex Luger-produced track called "Choosin'" off Spitta's upcoming New Jet City mixtape. Check out "Choosin'" below. Related: Rick Ross - Super High (Remix) featuring Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa... Read more

E-40, Too Short & Wiz Khalifa – Say I (Video)

Here's a new video from E-40, Too Short and Wiz Khalifa. Check out Say I. Related: E-40 & Too Short – Money Motivated (Video)... Read more

AFH Best of November Playlist (Audio)

As November winds down, here's a playlist of some of the dope music that dropped (and there's a lot) this month. You'll hear new music from Redman, Ghostface & Sheek Louch, Masta Killa, T.I. & Andre 3000, KRS-One, Rick Ross, Dead Pres & Nas, Big Boi, Freeway, Wiz Khalifa, Joe... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Rise Above ft Pharrell, Tuki Carter & Amber Rose

Pharrell joins Wiz Khalifa on the latest track from O.N.I.F.C. Check out Rise Above. Related: Wiz Khalifa – The Bluff ft Cam’ron (Video)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – The Bluff ft Cam’ron (Video)

Here's the new video for Wiz Khalifa's collabo with Cam'ron. Check out The Bluff. Related: Wiz Khalifa – It’s Nothin’ ft 2 Chainz (Video)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – The Bluff ft Cam’ron + Nardwaur vs. Wiz Khalifa

Cam'ron joins Wiz Khalifa on his latest release from O.N.I.F.C. Check out The Bluff. Also, stick around for a really dope new interview of Wiz by the one and only Nardwaur. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Gone ft Juicy J (Audio)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Gone ft Juicy J

Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J team up for a new collabo. Check out Gone. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Cabin Fever 2 (Mixtape)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Cabin Fever 2 (Mixtape)

Wiz Khalifa drops off his 2nd mixtape of the year. You can listen to and download all of Cabin Fever 2 below. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice (Mixtape) Download Mixtape... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – It’s Nothin’ ft 2 Chainz (Video)

Wiz Khalifa drops off his latest video. Check out It's Nothin' featuring 2 Chainz. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Remember You ft The Weeknd (Audio) Check out the scoop on the lyrics here.... Read more

Xzibit – Enjoy the Night ft Wiz Khalifa & David Banner

Here's the latest from Xzibit. Check out Enjoy the Night ft Wiz Khalifa and David Banner. Related: Xzibit – Napalm (Video)... Read more