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Tony Yayo is Back with a Vengeance…and He Brought Joell Ortiz & Uncle Murda. This is New York Life (Audio)

Tony Yayo goes in with Joell Ortiz and Uncle Murda over a track that is hard as nails. This is New York Life. Related: Young Buck & Game Hit The Studio For The First Time In Almost 10 Years (Video)... Read more

Here’s a Playlist Celebrating the Life & Legacy of the 1 and Only Nate Dogg (Audio)

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Nate Dogg on the 3rd anniversary of his passing, here's a playlist of some of the many jewels he dropped on the Hip-Hop nation. Press play, sit back and vibe out to the sounds of Hip-Hop's greatest hook man. Related: RIP Nate... Read more

Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad & SZA Discuss OXYMORON (Video)

There have been several videos promoting the release of Schoolboy Q's OXYMORON, but this is one of the best. As they did when Kendrick Lamar released good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Google Play has put together a short film about Q and OXYMORON. He speaks candidly about battling addiction, the process... Read more

Feel Like Fighting After That Wack Super Bowl? M.O.P. & Mobb Deep Got You Covered (Audio)

The Super Bowl was wack. What way to take out some unreleased aggression than a new collabo from M.O.P. and Mobb Deep? Check out Street Certified. Props on the spot: 2DBZ Related: DJ Kay Slay Unifies Members Of Wu-Tang Clan, LOX, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga & M.O.P. To Honor The ’90s... Read more

Jean Grae is Self-Releasing a New Album Tonight. Here’s the First Single (Audio)

Just months after dropping Gotham Down: cycle 1: Love In Infinity (Lo-Fi) via her Bandcamp, Jean Grae is releasing another album tonight (January 14). Grae's Jeanie album, as its called, includes "The Mask." Here, you hear the ultra-talented daughter of Jazz vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin dabble into some singing. In... Read more

Mac Miller Continues His Soulful Sonic Journey on Eggs Aisle (Audio)

2013 was a transitional year for Mac Miller. He went from crafting more light-hearted music in the past to releasing an album that was deep, introspective and very soulful, with Watching Movies with the Sound Off. Tonight, he is releasing a new album called Live From Space, and he's shown... Read more

Pusha T Talks About What it Would Take for a Clipse Reunion Album and His Album Being the Best of the Year with Zane Lowe (Audio)

Pusha T says he “turns down features all the time,” and maintains that he’s got “album of the year” to Zane Lowe. The Clipse lyricist sits down at BBC Radio for a discussion about 2013, his My Name Is My Name solo debut, and why he refuses to phone-in features,... Read more

Vic Mensa Was Already a Microphone Beast in 2010. Here’s Proof…Children of the Sun (Audio)

Vic Mensa, along with Chance the Rapper, is one of the breakout Hip-Hop stars of 2013. Some may know him from Kids These Days and he's only flourished now that he's gone solo. Even when he was with the band, he dabbled in some solo material and he's released a... Read more

Redman and Method Man Rock Paris (Full Concert Video)

You may have caught this concert before. If so, it's still great holiday viewing and, if not, get ready to be entertained by 2 Hip-Hop heavyweights leaving it all on the stage. The dynamic duo of Redman and Method Man made their way to Paris last year and rocked out... Read more

Young Buck & Game Hit The Studio For The First Time In Almost 10 Years

Wow. In a year that's seen Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight photographed together, Jay Z and Dame Dash caught in a flick together, it now goes to the G-Unit camp, or former camp, together in the studio. In the falling out of Game from G-Unit in 2005, Buck was one... Read more

Talib Kweli Says Follow Him Down the Wormhole in His Latest Single (Audio)

Talib Kweli takes rappers to task for kicking false knowledge in his latest single. Illuminati? Materialism? Corrupt government? All in Kweli's cross hairs. He says follow him down the Wormhole, if you want the real. Check it out. Related: Talib Kweli, Marco Polo & DJ Premier Honor Guru (Video)... Read more

Mary J. Blige and Nas’ Rise Up Shepherd & Follow is the First R&B and Hip-Hop Christmas Collabo of the Season (Audio)

It's way too early for Christmas music, right? Not when it comes courtesy of Mary J. Blige and Nas...Nasir and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul have come together for an inspirational and soulful Christmas song that is more anthem than carol. Check out Rise Up Shepherd and Follow from the... Read more

Yancey Boys, T3 and C-Minus Trade Verses on a Dope Previously Unreleased Dilla Beat on Jeep Volume (Audio)

J. Dilla passed away more than 7 years ago but he lives on through his music. Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt & Dilla's brother Illa J) have unearthed a previously unreleased Dilla production and gone to work on it with C-Minus and Slum Village's T3. The beat sounds like it is... Read more

Serial Killers (Xzibit, Demrick and Cypress Hill’s B-Real) Release Legends Never Die Featuring Ea$y Money and Produced by Statik Selektah (Audio)

The latest release from the recently formed group Serial Killers (comprised of Xzibit, B-Real and Demrick) is driven by an acoustic guitar and has a vibe similar to some of Everlast's solo material post-House of Pain. It is reflective and moody, yet catchy. Check out the aptly titled Legends Never... Read more

Smif N Wessun – Solid Ground ft Junior Reid

There are times when artists swerve from their usual style and a train wreck ensues, however sometimes, it just works. The latest from Smif N Wessun is a prime example of the latter. Digressing from the sound of their previous releases, the Brooklyn MCs are releasing a new 6 song... Read more

The Making Of Ice Cube’s It Was A Good Day (Video)

It's been just over 20 years since Ice Cube unveiled his most-known solo record, "It Was A Good Day." The Predator single is a staple in the G-Funk canon, and something that while is very South Central-specific in its imagery, has been a tangible song to pretty much everybody who... Read more

Pusha T Decodes Nosetalgia (Video)

In the ongoing series, Pusha T sits with Life + Times to discuss "Nosetalgia," his much-talked about Kendrick Lamar collaboration from My Name Is My Name, released today. This is one of the biggest collaborations of 2013. Related: Pusha T – Decodes King Push (Video)... Read more

DJ Premier vs. DJ Whoo Kid on The Whoolywood Shuffle (Video)

DJ Premier sat down with DJ Whoo Kid and told Hip-Hop stories for days. Primo spoke on being the official DJ for The Cypher, Gang Starr, the original more controversial version of KRS-One's Outta Here, his relationships with Big L, Kanye, Tupac, Jay Z and more. Check out the video... Read more

Pusha T – My Name is My Name (Album Stream)

Can't wait to hear Pusha T's My Name is My Name album? Not to worry, Pusha has released a full stream of the album for your listening pleasure. The album features guest verses from Kendrick Lamar, Jeezy, Pharrell and more, as well as production from Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, Nottz,... Read more

Thundercat & The Roots – Heartbreaks + Setbacks Performance (Video)

One of the best parts about having The Roots on "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon is the exposure to new music. Heads can often hope that whether Mac Miller's artistic evolution, De La Soul deep cuts, or Big K.R.I.T's breakthrough, that bedrooms and living-rooms everywhere are getting exposed to better... Read more

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Artists Announced

Taped tonight in Atlanta, BET's 2013 Hip-Hop Awards is coming on October 15 at 8pm EST. With the cyphers already making big noise on Twitter (especially from the Aftermath Entertainment camp), here are all 34 participants, as reported by BET.com. This year's lineup features the usual breakthrough artists (Action Bronson,... Read more

Schoolboy Q – The Process (Video)

Schoolboy Q discusses growing up in LA, writing his first rhymes, the process for creating Oxymoron and more with Peter Rosenberg. Check out the video. Related: Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Perform Collard Greens (Video)... Read more

Nas Reviews “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

Having already left his mark in Hip-Hop history, it seems Mr. Nasir Jones is focusing his efforts on a new profession: journalism. Ok not really, but his first album review, which covered Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, definitely would have been a great start. In the review Nas... Read more

Scolla – Roots

Whoo...Scolla just blazed this MF DOOM track--laid-back rhymes of substances completely in the pocket of this jazzy groove. This is Sunday music (and Monday and Tuesday...). Check out Roots. On repeat already. Related: Scolla – The Jones ft Phil Ade & Gerald Walker (Audio)... Read more

Pusha T – Sweet Serenade ft Chris Brown (Prod. Swizz Beatz)

Pusha T is back with a hypnotic new joint that features Chris Brown on the hook and Swizz Beatz on the track. But make no mistake, Pusha's trademark steely flow and icy lyrics make this song all his. Check out Sweet Serenade. Related: No Malice – Shame The Devil ft... Read more

Yancey Boys – Quicksand ft Common & Dezi Paige

The J Dilla catalog is never-ending. One of Hip-Hop's most talented musicians recorded at a Tupac-like pace throughout his extensive and dynamic career. Recently, Dilla's younger brother Illa J (now of Slum Village/Dirty Slums) and Frank Nitt (of Frank-N-Dank) took some unreleased, largely unheard Dilla compositions, and got to work... Read more

Eminem – Berzerk (Prod. Rick Rubin)

After confirming he will be releasing a new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, in November, Eminem releases the first single. It's a return to Slim Shady mode over a heavy sample from Billy Squier's The Stroke. Check out Berzerk.... Read more

Oddisee – Lonely Planet

How should an artist follow up a year that included him winning “Best Hip-Hop/Rap” album by iTunes UK? By releasing a completely instrumental LP of course. Ok, maybe that isn’t the most traditional of routes to take for an artist following one of the biggest years of their career, but... Read more

Big Sean – First Chain ft Nas & Kid Cudi

Big Sean's Hall Of Fame is exfoliating some of its biggest assets. On "First Chain," Sean channels early Kanye West's penchant for Jacob The Jeweler talk, as he links with Def Jam Records big brother Nas, and contemporary/former label-mate Kid Cudi. Since the days of Nice & Smooth's "Gold," this... Read more

Juvenile – Mo Money ft Curren$y

Juvenile and Curren$y, two generations of New Orleans MCs, unite on Juvie's latest track. Mike Will made the beat. Check out Mo Money. Related: Curren$y – New Jet City (Mixtape)... Read more

Nas Raises Money to Aid Homeless Family (Video)

Nas has had the most incredible 3 week stretch as a brand ambassador for hip-hop that I can ever recall. After having a Harvard Fellowship named after him and appearing on CNN to discuss the enduring effect of racism, he has now started a fund to help Stanley Young, a... Read more

Goodie M.O.B. on RapFix Live (Video)

Goodie M.O.B. sat down with Sway on RapFix Live and discussed the old days with OutKast, whether the rumors of a new Andre 3000 album were true and dropped an a capella freestyle. Check out the videos below. Related: Goodie Mob – Special Education ft The Roots (Live Video) Part... Read more

Jay-Z “Picasso Baby” (Behind The Scenes Video)

Jay-Z's day-long performance of Magna Carta Holy Grail track "Picasso Baby" at the Pace Gallery this month was not just to start conversation. Hov was joined by an elite film crew. While most behind the scenes music video companions are a snooze, nothing Jay has done or said lately has... Read more

Tech N9ne Hardknock TV Interview Pt. 1 (Video)

Tech N9ne is gearing up for his Something Else album, which has appearances from Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B., ¡Mayday! and more. On a couch in Venice Beach, California Tech broke down some frustrations he has with critics with Hard Knock TV's Nick Huff. Tech also discusses his recent flood of album... Read more

Capital STEEZ – KING STEELO

Salute to Capital STEEZ who would have been 20 years old today. Here's a track off his forthcoming posthumous project, King Capital. Check out KING STEELO. Related: Pro Era – Like Water (Video)... Read more

CJ Fly – tug-at-war

If you need some underground hip-hop in your life after the Jay-Z takeover weekend, Pro Era member CJ Fly has you covered. Check out his dope new song tug-at-war. Related: CJ Fly – The Error (Audio)... Read more

RIP Jim Kelly

Rest in peace to Jim Kelly, one of the first black super heroes. The actor and martial arts expert died over the weekend at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer. Here's some footage showing why he was one bad mutha...Related: RZA - Baddest Man Alive ft The... Read more

Curren$y – Showroom 2

Curren$y stays rocking on soulful tracks and producer Cardo seems to have an endless supply. Check out their latest collaboration, Showroom 2. Related: Curren$y – Grizzly ft Young Roddy (Audio)... Read more

Mac Miller – Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes ft Jay Electronica

Mac Miller gets a verse from the elusive Mr. Electronica. Check out Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes. Related: Ab-Soul – The End is Near ft Mac Miller (Audio)... Read more

Tony Touch – It’s a Queens Thing ft Action Bronson & Kool G. Rap

After getting the best verse from LL Cool J in years, Action Bronson lays down a track with another legend. He and Kool G. Rap represent their borough on this new track from Tony Touch. Check out It's a Queens Thing. Related: Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix)... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do

Daz Dillinger & WC revisit the Luniz classic "I Got 5 On It" beat in their latest release. Check out Wha Cha Gon' Do. Related: Daz Dillinger – Late Nite ft WC (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

Fabolous – B.I.T.E. (Video)

Here's the latest video from Fabolous. Check out B.I.T.E. from his Soul Tape 2 mixtape. Related: Fabolous – The Soul Tape 2 (Mixtape)... Read more

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito reunite on WKCR for One Night Only (Audio)

Legendary underground radio icons Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito reunited for 1 show on their longtime home WKCR. If you're a fan of 90's hip-hop, particularly underground, you know few had the impact of Bobbito and Stretch who provided one of the rare regular outlets for the genre (shout out to... 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

Common Freestyles on the Sway in the Morning Show (Video)

Common returned to the Sway in the Morning show and dropped another verse off the top of the dome. Check out the video. MCs act like they don't know... Related: Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)... Read more

Runt Dawg – East Coast ft Redman

Redman jumps on a track with an artist named Runt Dawg to rep his region. Check out East Coast. Related: Redman – Lookn Fly Too ft Method Man & Ready Roc (Video Teaser)... Read more

50 Cent – Financial Freedom (Video)

50 Cent's latest video was inspired by the 10th year anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Check out Financial Freedom. Related: 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ turns 10 years old (Video) Here's what 50 had to say about the video: "This was inspired by 10years anniversary of... Read more

Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)

It's hard to believe, but after more than 20 years in the game, Common is about to release his first ever mixtape. To set it off properly, his first track from the project is a sequel to his classic "I Used to Love H.E.R.," produced by J. Period. Check out... Read more

The People vs. Action Bronson (Video)

Here's a hilarious video from Noisey of Action Bronson responding to YouTube comments about him and his video for The Symbol. Check it out below. Related: Action Bronson – The Tim Westwood Freestyle (Video)... Read more