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Check out the video for Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightrope (Wondamix)”

ExternalVideo.954139&w=425&h=350&fv=    Janelle Monae Ft. B.o.B. x Lupe Fiasco “Tightro..., posted with vodpod    Janelle Monae is having a good year.  In addition to recently being chosen to honor Prince at the BET Awards, her new album ArchAndroid was just name one of the year's 10 best so far by mtv.com. ... Read more

It's official. John Legend and The Roots are releasing an album together in September

As you can tell by the numerous collabos between The Roots and John Legend on The Roots album, the 2 artists have been putting in some work together.  They will be releasing a full album called Wake Up! together in September, which sounds like it will be their equivalent of... Read more

Big Sean reminds me of The Pharcyde…but a little more gangsta…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ8fIMlTG84 ...and that's a good thing.  I'm not sure whether its his tone (which is reminiscent of Fat Lip's), his flow or his catchphrases, but there's something that takes me back to when The Pharcyde dropped when I hear this song.  What do you think?.... Read more

I Love Rick Ross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPJtZLq07C8&feature=player_embedded Dude is just dope musically.  Regardless of what you think of his hood cred, his music has overcome it time and time again.  Think about it.  He is the first person to survive a full on attack by 50.  In fact, he might even be bigger than he was... Read more

This is what D'Angelo is listening to these days. Can you dig it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDQ4pILHh9s The Urban Daily was fortunate enough to get the first interview with D'Angelo in 9 years.  He primarily discussed where his head is musically these days (check the video above) and avoided the personal drama, but obviously that is more than anyone has heard from him in quite a... Read more

Miguel drops the video for All I Want is You, ft. J. Cole (Official Video)

I posted a bit on Miguel a while back.  I've seen him at a showcase since then and, while the performance didn't kill me, I still think he has a lot of potential and dig his artistry.  Time will tell.  This video is a good start..... Read more

Pharrell discusses the importance of education and his responsibility as an artist to promote that. Could he be more dope? (Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTNnB93zPc Pharrell continues to demonstrate why he is a cut above the rest with his new initiative to promote kids staying in school.  If you haven't seen it yet, also check out his site Kidult.  It's like a cool cnn.com for kids that informs them without underestimating them..... Read more

In My Lifetime – Ayah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoSH90bSl08 Ayah is the great DJ Jazzy Jeff's latest protege.  She puts her spin on the sample of the timeless Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers, previously taken on by Mary and Trendz of Culture.  Those are BIG footsteps to follow, but Ayah does her thing..... Read more

Talk My Sh*t – Rhymefest (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXJkO7JGMEs This one grew on me in verse 2.  I met Rhymefest a few months ago at SXSW.  Good dude.  Never got his proper respect.  Speaking of Rhymefest, check out Kanye's new blog..... Read more

Pharrell on Christian Rich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jRLj8V1kk Check out the co-sign of Christian Rich's The Decadence..... Read more

T.I. Speaks One On One With Jamie Foxx (Video)

T.I. and Jamie Foxx chop it up mano a mano.  This is the best interview of T.I.P. I’ve seen since he got out.  The friendship and respect he and Jamie Foxx have makes this one intimate.  .... Read more

So Soulful

Listening to Rick Ross talk about his soulful musical influences inspired this playlist.  It features Curtis Mayfield, Mary J. Blige and others cited by the Teflon Don.  Tracklist below. Summer Madness - Kool & The Gang I Can’t Help It - Michael Jackson Give Me Your Love - Curtis Mayfield Holding... Read more

Rick Ross Discusses Teflon Don on Fader TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiCPXXUtLYg Rick Ross is soulful.  You can hear it in the rolling bass of Super High.  You can hear it in the way he rides tracks like an instrument in his lush orchestrations.  As he talks to Fader TV about his musical influences it all makes sense.  Take a look..... Read more

Black and White: An Interview With Sean Combs – Man and Machine

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/10065469 This is Diddy raw and uncut, intimate—maybe even vulnerable—like you’ve never seen him.  This is 1 part of the 2006 BET doc in the style of Tyson..... Read more

Set Me Free – Lloyd ft. Mystikal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clha5JwUZCo In the words of Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel, this is that “Ignorant Sh*t” but man is it hot!  Mystikal spits fire likes its 2001 and he and Lloyd rock a track that is vintage Nawlins Louisiana (Who Dat before J. Cole).  Enjoy..... Read more

I'm Ill – Red Cafe ft. Fabolous (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1czq6MQVI Really feeling this right now.  Definitely a party starter and could end up being the Summer anthem.  Diddy still has that ear for ill hip-hop….... Read more

Meditations on Hip-Hop, Vol. Too

Think of this as hip-hop for chilling, sitting back and relaxing or just marinating.  It’s hip-hop for a rainy day.  Just hit play, sit back and let it ride.  Tracklist is below. Kick it to the Beat – J-Live The Lights – Nicolay & Kay Do You Think About Me... Read more

Stairway to Heaven – Mary J. Blige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nEiWSeO-vc The incomparable Mary J. Blige puts her stamp on one of the greatest rock songs of all time.  Like it or not, you have to respect the artistry.  Randy Jackson, Travis Barker, Mary and others talk about the making of the song and what it meant to perform together..... Read more

Find Your Love – Drake (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyv4Bjja8yc As with most sad Kanye beats (808 & Heartbreak, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon), this track gets better with each listen.  Drizzy invests some time and energy in a pretty slick video..... Read more

Amorous – Jesse Boykins III (Official Video)

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/11454106 “‎​​I am a reawakening of the Romantic Movement ; an observer of Love and the Power it holds. So when given the opportunity to document my priceless experiences and connect them with moments in melody I’ve captured, I am humbled. Amorous is my appreciation for the relationship and the magic... Read more

I'm Beamin' – Lupe Fiasco (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4BEdyZ8bM He’s baaack…Lupe Fiasco returns with a cool breezy new joint.  This is vintage Lupe..... Read more

Where They Do That At? – K. Michelle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH21KcQzI1M Wow.  She can sang!.... Read more

Miguel Playlist

The 80’s are definitely back.  In some cases, that’s a bad thing.  Some hairstyles should never return.  In the case of Miguel, however, it’s a good thing.  He has a lot of Babyface in his vocal, and a hint of Prince, but check it out for yourself. .... Read more

Super High – Rick Ross ft. Ne-Yo (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtY2wHs44qI Another instant classic from Rick Ross.  The first single off the Boss’ new album, Teflon Don, featuring Ne-Yo.  Regardless of his street cred, dude’s music cannot be denied.  Click here to download..... Read more

It Ain't Easy – CJ Hilton (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KdTWZMgqDc Meet CJ Hilton.  At first glance, he may seem like another R&B cat spewing hip-hop lyrics.  Take another listen.  Hear the live bass line, drums and keys.  Then, realize they were all played by him.  Take another listen.  Hear the Marvin Gaye-tone.  Could he be the next D’Angelo?.... Read more

Fall Out Day

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/1953792 Check out this spoof on Groundhog Day featuring Pete Wentz from Itsthereal.com..... Read more

Gang Starr’s Guru Dead at 43

Keith "Guru" Elam died on April 20, 2010 at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer.  I knew Guru personally and he was always nice and humble when we spoke.  Regardless of all the rumors that swirled around his death, he left a lasting musical legacy, both... Read more

Jay-Z: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

  This Jay-Z documentary is a couple years old, but it remains one of the 2 best ever produced on him (the other being Fade to Black).   See a whole different side of Jay as he headlines the Glastonbury festival in the U.K.  The life and times of Shawn Carter,... Read more

Glee Hip-Hop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBFrbfoEgGg&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 Can those 2 words be used in the same sentence?.... Read more

The Many Faces of B.o.B.

B.o.B. played at S.O.B.’s on April 12.  He started with a true crunk set that would make the ATL proud, with nothing but his DJ (and manager) backing him.  Halfway through the show, he was joined by a full band and proceeded to rock the house with…well, a rock set.  If... Read more

Don't Let Me Fall – B.o.B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nGx3uQoT6s.... Read more

I'll Be in the Sky – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5EP3KHu-VI.... Read more

Put Me On – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eny_Bdy9aJ0.... Read more

Nothin' On You – B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTDv_szmL0.... Read more

Catch Me if You Can – Outasight

http://vimeo.com/groups/1555/videos/8835252 This one surprised me with its slinky 70's blaxploitation film sounding sample.  Does his flow remind you of Drake's?.... Read more

Many Moons Short Film – Janelle Monae (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHgbzNHVg0c Janelle Monae is making a LOT of noise after recently turning out hipsters and tastemakers in NYC, as her album release nears.  She has been on the scene for a few years steady building her base (yeah, the old-fashioned way).  A recent opening stint for E. Badu may have... Read more

Over – Drake (download)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0 Is it humanly possible for Drake to live up to the hype?  Only time will tell.  For now, he continues to release solid joints live Over.  Click here for the download..... Read more

Never Too Much – Classic Soul and R&B Playlist

Classic joints never get old.  They just get better.  Click here or above to play.  Trackist below: Never Too Much - Luther Vandross Rock With You - Michael Jackson Give Me the Night - George Benson Give it to Me Baby - Rick James September - Earth, Wind and Fire... Read more

Aziz Ansari Speak on R. Kelly on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Na_YF-Ibo Aziz Ansari speaks on R. Kelly.  Is he the new King of Comedy?.... Read more

Kevin Smith on Working With Prince

Kevin Smith details his experience "working" with Prince. .... Read more

Window Seat – Erykah Badu (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVp47f5YZg The Naked Truth - Does Erykah Badu succeed in getting you to question Group Think?.... Read more

Let's Go!!! – Playlist

Old school hip-hop playlist guaranteed to get you hyped. Tracklist below. Click here to play. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya? Jay-Z – Rock Star Lil Cease ft. Lil Kim and Puff Daddy – Play Around Big Pun – Glamour Life Mase ft. Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me... Read more

Beats by Kanyeezy

Does anyone else miss Kanye West?  I was at the 2009 VMAs where the infamous Taylor Swift bumrush occurred and I still don't get the backlash against Kanye West.  Yes, he rushed the stage and yes, Taylor Swift was America's sweetheart, but so what?  He had done this so many times... Read more

Erykah Badu ft. Lil Wayne – Jump Up in the Air and Stay There

Why wasn't this on the album? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFS-ThoW8vM.... Read more

Lady GaGa ft. Beyonce – Telephone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ95z6ywcBY.... Read more

Diggy Simmons – Made You Look (Freestyle)

Is it possible to have grown up in the Run-D.M.C. era and like Diggy Simmons? ExternalVideo.936907&w=425&h=350&fv= more about "Diggy Simmons - Made You Look (Freest...", posted with vodpod   .... Read more

Pharrell Williams – MIDEM Keynote (Video)

Is Pharrell Williams the greatest producer this century (so far)? The So Ambitious mixtape from Mick Boogie makes a strong case. Click here for the download. .... Read more

Pharrell Williams – MIDEM Keynote (Video)

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AFH: J Dilla Tribute

James Yancey, aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history, was born 39 years ago on February 7, 1974 and unfortunately passed away on February 10, 2006. We're celebrating his life and incredible impact with a number of the great tributes that have been... Read more