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Schoolboy Q Said He’s Puff Daddy. His New Video Makes It Official.

Early this morning, ScHoolboy Q released his first solo music in nearly three years. Following 2016's Grammy-nominated The Blank Face LP, "Numb Numb Juice" marks a loud and proud return. Groovy Q wasted no time with the visuals to the song, which clocks in at less than 2:00 in length.... Read more

Dave Chappelle Teaches Will Smith How To Do Standup Comedy (Video)

Will Smith is many things. Actor, MC, humanitarian, father, social media influencer and husband are some of the titles he holds. However, the West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native says that standup comedy is a fascination of his that gives him fear. Smith's role on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, in film,... Read more

Rome Streetz Is A Brooklyn MC Keeping The Borough’s Rugged Rap Tradition Alive (Video)

Brooklyn, New York has a rich Rap tradition. No matter the era or section of the borough, MCs favor gritty imagery, descriptive accounts of street life, and a song of survival. This quality is true in the music of Biggie and JAY-Z, Big Daddy Kane and Stetsasonic, Smif-n-Wessun and Smoothe... Read more

Dave Chappelle Refuses To Apologize After Calling Singer Daniel Caesar Gay (Video)

Sunday night (March 10), Dave Chappelle and R&B singer Daniel Caesar made guest appearances on John Mayer's Instagram Live show Current Mood. The encounter between the comedian and the "Get You" singer, however, was fumbling and awkward. The moment Mayer introduces Daniel Caesar for a performance, Chappelle interjects and comments,... Read more

Homeboy Sandman & Edan Rap And DJ In A Way That Will Make Hip-Hop Pioneers Proud

Last year, Queens, New York MC Homeboy Sandman connected with triple-threat DJ/rapper/producer, Edan to serve up some Humble Pi, courtesy of Stones Throw Records. With their joint LP, the highly-talented duo proved they were bred and conditioned into Hip-Hop, showcasing some of the sharpest rhymes delivered in a classically, over... Read more

A Short Film Shows What The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Would Look Like In 2019

Next year, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air turns 30 years old. It's been nearly three decades since Will Smith introduced America to a fictionalized version of himself, playing a West Philadelphia-native who gets relocated to Bel Air, California to stay out of trouble and live with his extended family. During... Read more

De La Soul Are Fighting To Own The Music They Created (Video)

In the last two weeks, the three members of De La Soul have been at the center of a discussion surrounding ownership of catalog and the fairness of record label contracts. That discourse stems from the trio of Dave, Maseo, and Posdnuos notifying fans on social media that they are... Read more

Locksmith & Murs Are Stars Who Shine Brightly By Being True To Themselves

Late last year, Locksmith delivered Ali. It was his fourth solo studio album and one of his more well-rounded efforts. One of the standout tracks on the project was "Stars," featuring Murs, and it told a very interesting and personal story about Richmond, California-born MC and how he's navigated the... Read more

2 Chainz & Ariana Grande’s Latest Collabo Is About How Love Rules (Video)

2 Chainz has put out one of 2019's best albums in the form of Rap Or Go To The League. One of the most acclaimed tracks from his fifth solo studio LP is "Rule The World," which features Ariana Grande. As he continues to roll out key visuals from the... Read more

The Luniz & Krayzie Bone Remake I Got 5 On It As A Horror Theme Song (Video)

When the trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming Horror film Us dropped at the tail end of 2018, it nodded to a mid-'90s Rap classic. Many Hip-Hop Heads had the same nostalgic reaction as the dad in the first-look footage when an eerily remixed take of the Luniz classic single “I Got... Read more

Benny The Butcher And Smoke DZA Are Winning & It’s Not Because Of Luck

Smoke DZA is an MC who thrives on collaborative chemistry. The Harlem, New Yorker who came in the game as one-half of Smoke & Numbers has made some of his best work while vibing with peers. For example, he has done multiple cuts with A$AP Twelvyy, Action Bronson, and Curren$y,... Read more

D.L. Hughley Calls Out Those Who Hate R. Kelly But Excuse Michael Jackson

This week, D.L. Hughley was a guest on both The Breakfast Club and Sway In The Morning. The 56-year-old Los Angeles, California native is returning to television with Uncensored. Premiering on TV One next week, the talk show will confront the issues of the day head-on, and reportedly without compromise.... Read more

IDK Is Locked & Loaded With An Aggressive Verse That Takes Aim At Logic (Video)

In 2019, so many Rap beefs seem to live in the subliminal. Fans are left to interpret verses, explore timelines, and analyze who MCs are speaking to. In his latest song, "Trigger Happy," IDK leaves nothing to interpretation. The English-born, Prince George's County, Maryland-raised MC claims that his presence threatens... Read more

JPEGMAFIA Has Found The New Frontier For Experimental Hip-Hop (Video)

Based in Los Angeles, California producer and rapper JPEGMAFIA (aka Peggy) first made noise with his 2015 mixtape, Communist Slow Jams. His music is as attention-grabbing as that tape's title, which was followed by Darkskin Manson (2015) and Black Ben Carson (2016).  A former Air Force member who did a tour of Iraq, JPEG' has been... Read more

J.I.D. Has Put Together The Anti-Drug Anthem Of The Year & It’s Dope

One of the highlights of J.I.D.'s late 2018 DiCaprio 2 album is "Off da Zoinkys." The Christo-produced song calls for sobriety, while focusing simply on dope deliveries and substantial bars. "Y'all ni**as need to lay off the drugs, some of y'all need to lay off the dope /My ni**as gettin'... Read more

Dave East Will Play Method Man In The Upcoming Wu-Tang Clan TV Series

Last month, several cast members were confirmed for Hulu's upcoming 10-part dramatic series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The series is created, written, and executive produced by RZA as well as Alex Tse–the screenwriter of the 2018’s Superfly remake. Method Man and The Abbott are billed as executive producers. Meanwhile, Ghostface... Read more

Joe Budden Breaks Down In Tears Discussing De La Soul’s Economic Plight (Video)

One of the biggest stories in Hip-Hop over the last week has surrounded De La Soul. As the Long Island, New York trio celebrated a milestone anniversary for 1989 debut, 3 Feet High And Rising, they went public regarding a battle with a former record label, Tommy Boy. The group's... Read more

Mick Jenkins Makes A Song About Seduction With Consent (Video)

27-year-old Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins released his latest studio album, Pieces Of A Man, in October of last year to much critical and fan acclaim. Named after Gil Scott-Heron's LP of the same name, Pieces Of A Man pulled together an impressive supporting entourage (Ghostface Killah, Black Milk, KAYTRANADA) to accompany... Read more

2 Chainz Celebrates Black Wealth & Buys The Block In His New Video

Last Friday (March 1), 2 Chainz released Rap Or Go To The League. It's the Atlanta, Georgia MC's first album in two years and documents the artist's growing stature as a rapper's rapper. For some fans over the last decade, Chainz has been more closely associated with Trap music than... Read more

Here Are All The Hidden Messages In J. Cole’s Middle Child Video

Nearly one month ago, North Carolina MC/producer J. Cole released the highest charting single of his career. "Middle Child," produced by T-Minus, opened the Dreamville founder's 2019 release calendar. Now a music video, the single has reached #4 on the Pop charts at the same time that Cole is also... Read more

Daylyt’s Blistering New Freestyle Becomes A History Lesson

Daylyt may be known best for his work as one of Hip-Hop's premiere battle rappers since he began on YouTube back in 2010. In recent days, the Watts, California MC has spent his time prepping the release of his latest album, Awake The Kids, which dropped late this past January.... Read more

MC Eiht & Brady Watt Make A Westside Connection On A New Version Of m.A.A.d. City

Brady Watt is one of the most respected bass players in Hip-Hop. In addition to his role in DJ Premier's Badder Band, the New Hampshire native has played on albums by Joey Bada$$, Curren$y & Ski Beatz, Statik Selektah, as well as Styles P & Talib Kweli's collaborative effort. Apart... Read more

Mike Tyson Recalls The Time He Bribed A Cop With His Car (Video)

In late 2017, Ed Lover shared a captivating Mike Tyson story wherein the champ gave him a Bentley Azure after a wild night of New York City partying. The only catch was, the former Yo! MTV Raps host and C'mon Son Podcast creator says that he was unaware that the gesture... Read more

First Method Man Rapped To A Trap Beat, Now It’s Redman’s Turn (Video)

UPDATE: Redman has released the "Trap House" music video, featuring Kazzie:  ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 6 STORY: In late 2018, Method Man tried his hand at a different kind of sound than typically associated with Wu-Tang Clan's Iron Lung MC. From his recently-released Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium project, "Killing... Read more

MC Breed & Tupac’s Message Is Still Relevant. It’s Time To Get Yours

Tupac Shakur was born in New York City. He spent his teens in Marin City, California, following a brief but meaningful stop in Baltimore, Maryland. Pac's life is one of extremes and contradictions. At a time when Shakur was portrayed to be condemning the East Coast Rap community, he was... Read more

The Rap Purge Is Here & Bas Is Leading The Way (Video)

Since 2014's Last Winter, Queens, New York rapper Bas has been releasing material through Dreamville Records/Interscope, both solo albums and appearances on label compilations. He's earned a reputation for being an artist whose attention is paid closely to each facet of his image as Rap star: lyrical content, visual complements and... Read more

Blu’s Next LP Is Produced By Oh No. The 1st Single Is A Dedication To Cali’s Lost Angels

UPDATE: Blu & Oh No have released the music video for "The Lost Angels Anthem":  ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 4 STORY: 2018 proved to be a busy year for veteran Los Angeles, California MC/producer Blu. The 35-year-old released two albums: Gods In The Spirit, Titans In The Flesh with Nottz, and... Read more

Anderson .Paak Announces “Ventura” Album Release Plans & National Tour Dates

UPDATE: Less than one week after his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Anderson .Paak confirmed the news he discussed while speaking as a guest. Following last November's Oxnard album, Andy will release Ventura on April 12, 2019. Paak's second album with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment promises to... Read more

De La Soul Speak In Detail About What Went Wrong With Their Record Company

This week, the legendary group De La Soul announced to the public that they are currently unhappy with their former record label, Tommy Boy. These revelations came with good news for music fans, as De La's first six albums are reportedly soon to made available to digital retailers and streaming... Read more

J. Cole Is Hunting Rappers & Keeping Their Heads As Trophies (Video)

One month ago, J. Cole opened his 2019 with "Middle Child." After some cryptic messaging leading into the T-Minus-produced song, Cole delivered on January 23 with some words aimed at those who doubt him. “Ni**as been countin’ me out,  I’m countin’ my bullets / I’m loadin’ my clips / I’m... Read more

The Academy Awards Finally Do The Right Thing. Spike Lee Wins His 1st Oscar.

Moments ago, Spike Lee earned his first Oscar Award. The 61-year-old won the honors for "Best Adapted Screenplay" for his work on 2018's BlackKklansman. He shares the win with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Willmott. The award-winning script is based on the memoir of the same name by Ron... Read more

Yelawolf Says He’s The Muhammad Ali Of Rap In A Heavyweight Freestyle

As the release of the third installment in his Trunk Muzik series steadfastly approaches, Yelawolf is back to remind Heads that feels he can spit circles around these regular Rap cats. In the past two months, the Gadsden, Alabama MC and Slumerican Records has released two scathing freestyles with his... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Has Long Been A King. Now, He Celebrates Beautiful Queens

Born in North Dakota and raised in Georgia, Atlanta based artist Elhae's career in music began with his family in church. After learning to play the piano, compose his own music, and sing alongside his mother in the local church's choir, Elhae's passion grew. Since, Elhae released his first official... Read more

Boogie Disrespects Eminem In The Most Respectful Way In His New Video

Since releasing his Shady Records debut in January, Compton, California's Boogie has added his name to a long list of Los Angeles MCs whose presence in today's Rap game makes the City of Angels a continuous force in today's Hip-Hop environment. Along with Jay Rock, Nipsey Hussle, Reason, G. Perico,... Read more

Ryan Coogler Is Producing A Film Based On A Real-Life Black Panther

Ryan Coogler has written and directed three beloved films, including Fruitvale Station, Creed, and last year's blockbuster Black Panther. Starting with late 2018's Creed II, the 32-year-old is also moving into film production. The Oakland, California native is now reported to be producing a film on slain Black Panther Party... Read more

Ari Lennox Is The 1st Lady Of Dreamville. J. Cole Helps Bring Her Biggest Song To Video

J. Cole’s Dreamville Records has one of the most talented and expansive rosters in music. While the Hip-Hop creatives include J.I.D., Bas, Cozz, EarthGang, Lute, and Omen, Ari Lennox has been the versatile songstress on the 'Ville for almost five years. The Charlotte, North Carolina singer has had prominent features... Read more

The 1st Look At The Michael Jackson Documentary Suggests His Image Will Not Survive

In January, the four-hour documentary Leaving Neverland screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Next month, the general public can view the controversial film that examines accusations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson. The estate of Jackson, who died a decade ago, has denounced the film. Ahead of its March 3... Read more

Mannie Fresh Breaks Down The Making Of Juvenile’s Biggest Hit

Just over 20 years ago, on November 3, 1998, Juvenile released his third album, 400 Degreez. The Cash Money Records release would go on to achieve quadruple platinum certification, becoming the label's most commercially successful release. Like all the CMR releases at that time, the entire effort was produced by... Read more

Madlib & Oh No Are Brothers Doing Big Things In Their New Video

On March 1, the Dublin based outfit, All City Records, is set to release their compilation record, Gangster Music Vol. 1, featuring Blu, Exile, Kaytranada, Quelle Chris, Max B, and Mndsgn, amongst others. In addition to the guest production and MC features for the project, each track will be accompanied... Read more

21 Savage Discusses His Arrest For The First Time (Video)

21 Savage was arrested on February 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The news shocked the Rap community. Most were unaware that the artist also known as Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom, prompting additional surprise when officials stated he was living in the United States illegally. The timing... Read more

Tobe Nwigwe Is 1 Of Hip-Hop’s More Versatile MCs. This Video Shows His Bountiful Talent

For those who don't know him, Tobe Nwigwe is a fast-rising MC from a small Houston suburb. The SWAT, as its known, is an acronym for Southwestern Alief, Texas. For the past two years, Nwigwe's climb can be credited to his YouTube and Instagram series, #GetTwistedSundays. The videos find Tobe... Read more

Nas Delivers A Verse That Reminds Hip-Hop Is Global

It was Nas’ onetime nemesis JAY-Z that famously proclaimed, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” but Nasir Jones has also lived up to that ideal in the last half-decade. The venture capitalist has invested in everything from Lyft to Dropbox, and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing... Read more

Denzel Curry Covers Rage Against The Machine & Slays The Evil Empire

Carol City, Florida's Denzel Curry is one of the more energetic rappers to make it big over the last five years. The 23-year-old has recently worked with the Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J, and J.I.D. Originally a member of the Raider Klan, Curry's solo career has been on a steady climb... Read more

Fashawn Freestyles A Powerful Message To Young MCs Who Are Acting Reckless

Fresno, California's Fashawn is currently on tour with his Mass Appeal Records label-mates. Approaching the tenth anniversary for his and Exile's stellar Boy Meets World debut, the MC delivers a clean and lyrically exploratory freestyle. Fresh off of his latest Nas collaboration (this month's "Apostles"), Fashawn hits Power 106's L.A. Leakers... Read more

80s vs. 90s Hip-Hop: Which Is Better? A New Video Shows It’s All Love

Today is Valentine’s Day. For many Heads, love is in the air. So, what better way to celebrate than to premiere a brand new medley of iconic Hip-Hop love songs from top acapella group Naturally 7. For those unfamiliar with this New York City outfit, Ambrosia For Heads previously premiered... Read more

Mike Tyson Says He Had His Best Fight Ever When He Was High

Mike Tyson is the latest guest on B-Real's The Smokebox. Iron Mike is joined by former NFL offensive tackle and fellow Brooklyn, New Yorker, Eben Britton. Sitting in the smoky ride with Cypress Hill's front-man, Mike Tyson details his relationship with cannabis, which goes back to 1970s Brownsville, Brooklyn. Mike says... Read more

Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down The Lead Role In The Matrix

In the closing days of 1999, much of the globe was weary about the potential hazards of Y2K. The technological scare was real, as valid experts, computer experts, and programmers clamored with the fear that all computerized machines would stop working at the end of December 31, 1999. This widespread... Read more

The 1st Actors In The New Wu-Tang Series Have Been Cast. See Ghostface & RZA

In late 2018, surrounding the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, it was reported that a drama series based on the formation of Wu-Tang Clan is in development. Hulu ordered 10 episodes of the series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The events of the upcoming drama pull extensively... Read more

Ghostface Killah Is Kicking New Flavor In His First Video With CZARFACE

With their full-length collaborative project dropping in just a few days (February 15, 2019), CZARFACE and Ghostface Killah have released the first music video from their upcoming collaboration album, Czarface Meets Ghostface. The Silver Age Records LP marks the sixth full-length release from the trio consisting of producer/DJ 7L and... Read more

Conway The Machine Is No New Jack But He Uses Nino Brown For Inspiration

Griselda Records' Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, and Benny The Butcher brought 2018 to a boil. The three Buffalo, New Yorkers got the expanded props that longtime and cult fans had been offering for years. Even though Conway had already released The Blakk Tape and Everybody Is F.O.O.D., the MC... Read more