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Che Noir & 38 Spesh Are Reviving A Dying Breed Of Hardcore Hip-Hop (Video Premiere)

Within a very short time, Buffalo, New York native Che Noir has established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the microphone. This young MC only came on the scene a couple of years ago, but with the help of 38 Spesh and his TCF Music Group label,... Read more

Snoop Dogg Previews His Upcoming LP For KXNG Crooked & Details Suge Knight Song

After more than 25 years in the game, Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ Snoop Dogg is gearing up to release his 17th studio album, I Wanna Thank Me, later this year. A few weeks ago, Snoop released the single and a video to the title track of the album. In the... Read more

Bahamadia Makes A Statement For Gender Equality & She Will Not Be Ignored (Video)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rap veteran Bahamadia has been busy making music since her Gang Starr co-signed 1996 debut album, Kollage. Since then, she has been featured alongside the likes of The Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks, and Erykah Badu. Two years ago, Bahamdaia produced an entire EP, Dialed Up 2, strictly through... Read more

When It Comes To Lyrics, Oswin Benjamin Has Got That FIRE (Video)

Born in Brooklyn and raised in upstate New York's city of Newburgh, Oswin Benjamin is a seasoned MC that continues to make significant waves on his climb. In 2016, Benjamin was a part of one of the year's best cyphers alongside Chris Rivers and Denzil Porter, a session that ultimately... Read more

Krayzie Bone & Brady Watt Perform 2 Classic BTNH Songs For The Love Of Music (Video)

Renowned bassist, producer, and member of DJ Premier’s Badder Band Brady Watt has been bringing his groove to video lately, linking up with MCs and singers for a series of videos he's branded “Bass & Bars.” Each entry has the New Hampshire native (who has worked with Statik Selektah, Talib... Read more

New Jacks Take Heed…Ice-T Is Still Hustling O.G. Bars (Video)

Before he began his unprecedented 21-year run on Law Order: Special Victims Unit, Ice-T cemented a spot as a Gangsta Rap pioneer more than 30 years ago. Without question, Ice-T is an O.G. in the game. However, with longstanding TV roles, reality shows, and car insurance commercials, it can be... Read more

Page Kennedy Is An Elite Storyteller MC. His New Video Plays Out Like A Greek Tragedy

Page Kennedy may be most recognized for his TV and film roles, online comedy videos, and advertising campaign appearances. However, he has always been a Hip-Hop Head. In the last few years, the Detroit, Michigan native has been out to show the masses that he's a world class MC with... Read more

A New Documentary Tells The Story Behind Little Brother’s Debut Album (Video)

Little Brother is presently in the midst of a new chapter. After reuniting onstage less than a year ago in Durham, North Carolina, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh are currently recording new music together as Little Brother. Although 9th Wonder is reportedly not producing the material, he has given his... Read more

Common Prevents A Stick-Up In The Video For His 1st Swizz Beatz Collabo

Common seems to enjoy breaking the boxes that many people like to put him in. Back in 2000, at the conclusion of the DJ Premier-produced "6th Sense" on the Like Water For Chocolate album the historically conscious MC made light of his reputation, by portraying a vi*lent pimp. His Grammy-nominated Be... Read more

Cardi B & Rapsody Are Continuing Queen Latifah’s Tradition Of U.N.I.T.Y. (Video)

Over the last few years, Cardi B has achieved one of the top spots in music. The recent and first female rapper to take home the Grammy's "Best Rap Album" title, care of 2018's triple-platinum Invasion Of Privacy, went on social media tonight (July 11) to call attention to some... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Has An Updated Sound, But He’s Still A Beast (Video)

Beast Coast united back in May to put out their debut effort as a collective with Escape From New York. One of the standout songs from the Columbia/Sony Records album was "Distance," and now, it's getting the visual treatment. Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and The Underachievers come together for the... Read more

Inspectah Deck Is Terminating Wack MCs Who Are Trying To Change The Game (Video)

Inspectah Deck is gearing up for his second release of 2019. The Wu-Tang Clan co-founder has had a busy year, even beyond music. Deck's story was prominently featured in Sacha Jenkins' documentary, Wu-Tang: Of Mics & Men. Joey Bada$$ is playing the Rebel INS in the upcoming Wu-Tang: An American... Read more

DJ Eclipse Discusses The Legacy Of Fat Beats On Its 25th Anniversary

This coming Sunday (July 14) Fat Beats Records will celebrate its 25th-anniversary with a special New York City concert. In many ways, the Sony Hall event is a homecoming and a deserving pause for recognition to a keystone in Hip-Hop's independent movement. Non-Phixion, The Juggaknots, The X-Ecutioners' Rob Swift & Mista... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Sheds Tears In A Deeply Emotional Interview With Madlib (Video)

Last month, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released their second collaborative album, Bandana. It stands as one of the best albums of 2019 so far. Plenty has happened to the two artists since 2014's Pinata, which also garnered its fair share of acclaim. Since then, the two veterans secured a major... Read more

Common Joins A Street Performer In An Off The Top Cypher That’s GREAT!

Common is a Hip-Hop legend who carries his love of the art-form. No matter how many plaques, spokesman gigs, or hits that the Chicago, Illinois veteran achieves, he has never been too big to freestyle, participate in the culture, and spread awareness of its foundation. In the last month alone,... Read more

Ras Kass Rhymes With A Vengeance. He Vows To Make 2019 His Year (Video Premiere)

Twenty-three years ago, Ras Kass dropped his first studio album, Soul On Ice. The LP brilliantly balanced wordplay with rich information about history, religion, race, and life in the Southern California streets from the MC who reps both Watts and Carson. The Priority Records album featured production from Battlecat, Vooodu, Bird,... Read more

Ghostface Killah Announces His Next Album With A Heist-Themed Mini-Movie (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah is one of Rap's busier veterans. In the last five years, he has released as many projects. This includes a sophomore collaboration with producer/musician Adrian Younge, Inspectah Deck's CZARFACE squad, and a Lost Tapes drop in late 2018. Having already blessed fans with Czarface Meets... Read more

A$AP Rocky May Face 6 Years In Prison For Allegedly Defending Himself From 2 Men Who Were Stalking Him

A$AP Rocky is currently being detained in Stockholm, Sweden. The Harlem MC/producer is currently under investigation following a Sunday (June 30) altercation with two men. Rocky was in Stockholm for a concert amidst a set of European festival dates that the Polo Grounds/RCA Records artist must now miss. He was... Read more

Denzel Curry’s Performance Demonstrates Why He’s A Real Master Of Ceremony (Video)

Denzel Curry is a contemporary Rap star who is influenced by the greats. The Carol City, Florida MC channeled JT Money's Poison Clan with the artwork of his 2019 album, ZUU. Signed to Loma Vista Recordings through the same executive (Tom Whalley) responsible for first signing Tupac Shakur, Curry is... Read more

See The 1st Look At Wu-Tang: An American Saga Starring Joey Bada$$ & Dave East

Fresh off of Sacha Jenkins' recent Wu-Tang Clan documentary for Showtime, Of Mics And Men, Hulu has a new development in its dramatic series. Coming to the platform September 4, Wu-Tang: An American Saga unveils its first trailer. The one-minute clip features the origin story of Wu-Tang's founding members. Heads... Read more

Pete Rock’s Video For His Instrumentals Album Speaks Much Louder Than Words

In his accomplished career, legendary producer Pete Rock has crafted some of the most renowned tracks in the history of Hip-Hop music. Over three decades, his resume is replete with classic works with C.L. Smooth, Heavy D & The Boyz, Redman, Run-D.M.C., Nas, AZ, Common, Rakim, Raekwon, the late Big... Read more

J. Cole’s Dreamville Documentary Shows Creativity At Its Competitive Best

Throughout the ages, Hip-Hop benefits from the ensemble studio vibe. That was the case when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg rolled their Chronic. As Sacha Jenkins' film recently showed, this energy made Wu-Tang Clan form like Voltron for its 36 Chambers debut. Such was the vision for Tupac's unfinished One... Read more

Talib Kweli & B-Real Discuss People Of Color Being Blocked Out Of Legal Cannabis

B-Real is the latest guest on People's Party With Talib Kweli. There, the member of Cypress Hill and Prophets Of Rage tells the co-founder of Black Star and Reflection Eternal about the origins of his groups. The Los Angeles, California native breaks down Cypress' distinction among the the handful of... Read more

Nas’ Lost Tapes 2 Tracklist Has RZA, Pete Rock, Kanye, Alchemist & More Producing

After teasing fans with a short, cryptic social media video last month, Nas' Lost Tapes has a release date. The legendary and his Mass Appeal Records dropped a trailer for the compilation that is due July 19. The video, which includes a Statik Selektah-produced "Lost Freestyle" as its sound-bed, confirms... Read more

Elzhi Rapping To Diamond D Production Is A Winning Combination (Video Premiere)

Diamond D’s status as an icon in Hip-Hop is forever etched in stone. Since his classic debut Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop released in 1992, his groundbreaking work with the D.I.T.C. (Digging In The Crates Crew) and his production on multi-platinum album, The Score by The Fugees, Diamond D has consistently... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Draws Depictions Of Bandana Songs & He Goes Hard In The Paint (Video)

Freddie Gibbs is a ferocious MC who raps about the ills of hustling, gangland, and no-strings-attached romance. However, the Gary, Indiana veteran has a sense of humor. That wit regularly makes its way into similes and metaphors in lyrics, and music videos like 2018's "Automatic," where he played a dirty... Read more

Drag-On Rates Some Bars That Dissed Him. The Score & Response Are Surprising (Video)

Onetime Ruff Ryders rapper Drag-On is the latest guest on Rate The Bars. Seventeen years ago, the Bronx, New Yorker scored a gold album in his debut, The Opposite Of H20. However, by the mid-2000s, the "Spit These Bars" and "Down Bottom" creator faded from the spotlight as compared to... Read more

Common Kicks An Incredible Off The Top Freestyle For 5 Minutes (Video)

Common has been rapping about his love for Hip-Hop for 25 years. While his 1994 song "I Used To Love H.E.R." was a clever metaphor, it was not a gimmick. Comm' Sense truly has love for the culture. His love has been on display in the 4 odes he's made... Read more

Slick Rick Is Still Shinin’ In His First Video After Nearly 2 Decades

It's been more than 30 years since Slick Rick released his debut album, The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick, and 20 since The Ruler dropped his most recent project, The Art of Storytelling. His natural effect on both Hip-Hop and popular culture is palpable, as the British-born, Bronx bred MC's... Read more

Kemba Is A Gifted MC With Trust Issues. His New Music Video Shows Why.

Step-by-step, Kemba has built a pathway from the underground over the last decade and change. The Bronx, New York MC previously known as YC The Cynic now has a major label deal and a forthcoming album honoring his late mother (Gilda). "Nobody I Can Trust" is the biggest set-up to... Read more

Logic Couldn’t Get Eminem For The Collabo Video. But He Upgrades With A Clever Concept

Logic's chart-topping Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind was released in mid-May, and the MC/producer. Many Heads were wondering what a video with the Gaithersburg, Maryland spitter and Eminem would look like considering their hallmark collaboration for "Homicide" and now they're finding out that neither are actually rapping at all in... Read more

Three Times Dope Lived Up To The Name With This 1988 Braggadocious Gem (Video)

The City of Brotherly Love has always been a bastion of Hip-Hop culture. From an early graffiti scene to the pioneering Gangsta Rap of Schoolly D, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania gave the world a diverse and unique perspective of what East Coast Hip-Hop looked like outside of five boroughs of New York.... Read more

Bun B, Westside Gunn & Termanology Drop Concrete Bars Over A Statik Selektah Beat

During a recent interview with Talib Kweli for People's Party, Bun B revealed that he believes "the biggest" Hip-Hop song of all-time is "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." While the UGK co-founder opined in passionate detail, he also spoke about how Hip-Hop can work as a geographic textbook for its... Read more

ScHoolboy Q May Need Numb Numb Juice After Taking The Hot Wings Challenge (Video)

ScHoolboy Q admits that he was never one for the fanfare in the first part of his career. Like much of TDE, Groovy Q typically shuns the spotlight. He enjoys making his art, living a relatively private life, and occasionally roasting some of his friends and Rap peers on and... Read more

Rapsody Announces Her New Album & Shows Why She’s A Top Rated MC (Video)

Earlier today (June 27), Rapsody endorsed a video through his social platforms. The montage visual features a series of Black women appear, including Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Whoopi Goldberg, Maxine Waters, Aretha Franklin, and others. Available at Genesis320, the video features cryptic wording,... Read more

Lil Dicky Kicks A Freestyle With Comedy Without Sacrificing The Bars (Video)

This year, Lil Dicky took an Earth Day-themed song about saving the planet to the top of the charts. Even though the corresponding music video to "Earth" features Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, and a host of others, the Greater Philadelphia native is still very in touch with his... Read more

Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith Re-Create From Da South 25 Years Later & It Sounds FRESH

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince have been back in form lately. With some new music creeping out, Jeff and Will Smith have an unbreakable bond that goes back nearly 35 years. At the top of a newly-released video, The Fresh Prince jokes that the man who discovered him... Read more

ScHoolboy Q’s Video Shows An Eye For An Eye Leaves The World Blind

Today (June 26) marks exactly two months since ScHoolboy Q released his fifth album, CrasH Talk. One of the most anticipated collaborations on the TDE album was "Dangerous," featuring Kid CuDi on the song's chorus. Early in his career, Q made waves with "Hands On The Wheel," a Habits &... Read more

Anoyd & Statik Selektah’s Video Gets You In The Mood For Summer

This month, Bloomfield, Connecticut MC Anoyd partnered with Statik Selektah and ShowOff Records to release Yuck!. Featuring Nick Grant, Ufo Fev, and Statik's 1982 band-mate Termanology, the 10-song collection showcases one of the more exciting voices coming out of New England, and Hip-Hop at large. Whereas Anoyd built a reputation... Read more

Blu & Exile Provide Hope Through True And Livin’ Hip-Hop (Video Premiere)

Blu & Exile's breakthrough Below The Heavens remains a classic album in many Hip-Hop circles. The MC/producer LP formally introduced two artists who had been making waves for years in the most soulful, reflective, and relatable of ways. Since that 2007 LP, both Blu and Exile have taken journeys with... Read more

Benny The Butcher Explains Why Rap Is A Grown Man’s Game (Video)

Last Friday (June 21), Benny The Butcher released The Plugs I Met. The Black Soprano Family LP marks Benny's follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 album, Tana Talk 3. On this go-round, the Buffalo, New Yorker involved A-list Rap peers including Pusha-T, Black Thought, and Jadakiss, all over-top of Daringer and... Read more

LL Cool J Tells Mike Tyson About The Boxing Royalty In His Family (Video)

LL Cool J and Mike Tyson's relationship goes back nearly 35 years. Cool James name-checked Iron Mike on 1987's "I'm Bad" with the boxing-inspired bars: "I'm like Tyson, icin', I'm a soldier at war / I'm makin' sure you don't try to battle me no more / Got concrete rhymes,... Read more

Twista Takes It Back To Summer ’96 With A Verse That’s Blazing Hot (Video)

UPDATE: Twista has made the video for "Summer '96": ORIGINAL JUNE 25 STORY: One of Chicago's O.G. MCs is in the midst of a renaissance. This Friday (June 28), Twista is partnering with DJ Pharris to release Summer 96, a mixtape. Based on its title, the project pulls the onetime... Read more

Meek Mill’s Story Is Being Told In A Docuseries Produced By JAY-Z (Video)

Meek Mill is not only one of the biggest rappers of this decade; he has become a high-profile activist behind the ongoing efforts in criminal justice reform. Having been arrested at 19 years-old, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC has been on probation for more than 10 years. The terms of his... Read more

Rakim Reveals The Verse That Most Defines Him (Video)

This November marks 10 years since Rakim released an album. The Seventh Seal involved Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, and Styles P, alongside production from Nottz, Jake One, and Ty Fyffe. At the time, that SMC Recordings LP followed a 10-year-break since The Master. Unlike his first dozen or so years on wax,... Read more

Mary J Blige & Method Man Show Their Duet Still Has Mad Love To Give (Video)

Last night (June 23), the 19th BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. For many Heads, the highlight of the evening surrounded Mary J. Blige, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Yonkers, New York representative also performed a medley of her hits, spanning nearly... Read more

Warren G Turns Up The Bass To Show He’s Still Regulating 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago this month, Warren G unleashed an album that had a hand in saving Def Jam Records through a commercial drought season. The Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ may have been wrongfully overlooked at Death Row Records, but the "G" in G-Child may have stood for "Golden" at Russell... Read more

The Game Freestyles Over Old Town Road. This Ain’t Country (Video)

The Game is officially in album mode. The veteran Compton, California MC formally announced his ninth outing, Born 2 Rap this week. What's more, the onetime Dr. Dre protege asserts that it will be his final album in a dominant 15-year career of provocative music and actions. A press release... Read more

A New Video From Lupe Fiasco Shows Selling Out Was Never His Plan

Like most artists, Lupe Fiasco's body of work does not begin with his debut album. Food & Liquor, which dropped in 2006, was preceded not only by the mixtape Fahrenheit 1/15 Part I: The Truth Is Among Us a year prior, but also unreleased works which have been held in a proverbial vault.... Read more

Murs’ Next LP With 9th Wonder & The Soul Council Has A New Video & Release Date

Less than a month ago, Murs & 9th Wonder premiered two singles from the upcoming The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over at Ambrosia For Heads. "Ga$ Station Gucci Belt" (which Heads got a small taste of in late March) and "Night Shift" showed two different sides from... Read more