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Boogie’s Skydive Video Shows The Risks Of Taking A Leap For Love

Three months into 2019, Boogie has the distinction of releasing one of the year's best albums in Rap. January's Everythings For Sale stands tall in the Shady Records catalog for the Long Beach, California native who spent his formative years in the Compton streets that he represents. Notably, Boogie is... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Explains Scarface’s Genius In His Favorite Rap Verse (Video)

Freddie Gibbs has always been very open about how much Scarface has influenced his Rap style. On Pinata, Gangsta Gibbs dedicated a song to the Geto Boys member, reworking the lines from his eponymous Grip It! On That Other Level song. The Houston, Texas Rap legend appeared on the very... Read more

Stream J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival Live Featuring J.I.D., Rapsody, & More (Video)

2019 has been fruitful thus far for J. Cole, J.I.D., Ari Lennox, EarthGang, Omen, Lute, Bas, Cozz, and the Dreamville team. Earlier this year, the J. Cole's roster gathered in the studio to host a who's who of musical talent including Big K.R.I.T., Mike Will Made It, DJ Khaled, Swizz... Read more

L.A. Gangs Have Called A Historic Truce To Honor Nipsey Hussle (Video)

Less than one week after the March 31 passing of Nipsey Hussle, many communities are still recovering from the sudden tragedy. In addition to mourning the slain artist, activist, and entrepeneur, many people are taking action too. Yesterday (April 5), a vigil and peace treaty was held by street leaders,... Read more

Kxng Crooked Discusses The Times Hip-Hop Tried To Cancel Eminem & Defends Him

Kxng Crooked is having a very busy year. He has brought back his Hip Hop Weekly series and has vowed to feed his fans with at least one song per week for 2019. Additionally, the MC also known as Crooked I has rebranded a group including his younger brother. Involving some... Read more

Rhymefest Reveals Black Thought’s Secret To Writing Those Monster Rhymes

Chicago, Illinois MC, songwriter, activist, and actor Rhymefest recently appeared on Ebro In The Morning. The Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winner spoke on several topics, including a recent appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Following a public 2018 dispute surrounding the condition of Donda's House, a community and arts... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song Is Co-Produced By Alchemist & Features Smokey Robinson

In a little over a week, Anderson .Paak will release his second album in six months. April 12's Ventura promises to live in a different musical zip code than late 2018's Oxnard. Andy has made an impression in Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Electronic, Rock & Roll, and more. Within, he... Read more

Eric Holder Is Charged With The Murder Of Nipsey Hussle

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Approximately 100 hours after Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon (March 31), suspect Eric Holder is charged with his murder. Holder, who was apprehended by law enforcement Tuesday (April 2) was formally charged with murder in addition to two counts of attempted murder. Police allege... Read more

Ill Bill Delivers His Newest Rhymes Like A Hulk Smash To The Face (Video)

It has been almost one year to the day since Brooklyn, New York native Ill Bill dropped his two-track collaborative project, Split, with Oakland Thrash band Ghoul, bridging the culture's of both East and West Coast musicianship with hardcore Hip-Hop and Heavy Metal once again. The veteran Brooklyn MC's last... Read more

The Police Have Captured The Man Suspected Of Killing Nipsey Hussle

UPDATE: The same day that the Los Angeles Police Department publicly announced the suspect for the March 31 murder of Nipsey Hussle (and shooting two other men), authorities have captured the fugitive that investigators believe to be the killer. Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Holder was apprehended in Bellflower, California. The local CBS... Read more

G-Eazy, YG & Blueface Unite For A West Coast Anthem That Carries On Tradition (Video)

This past February, G-Eazy paid homage to America's left side with Los Angeles rapper Blueface and the trunk rattling single, "West Coast," teasing the forthcoming release of G-Eazy's next project. It has been two years since the Oakland, California MC released his fifth studio album, The Beautiful & The Damned,... Read more

JAY-Z Receives The NAACP President’s Award For His Social Activism (Video)

This past weekend (March 30) in Hollywood, California, the 50th NAACP Image Awards were held at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Winners from the event include Donald Glover (both for his FX series, Atlanta as well as his powerful music video for, "This Is America"), Bruno Mars for "Outstanding... Read more

KRS-One Speaks About The Power Of Hip-Hop To Change The World (Video)

Few Rap legends seem to have as much to say, especially beyond their lyrics, as KRS-One. However, in recent years, Blastmasta KRS has seemingly stepped away from the media spotlight. Equally, Kris Parker is sparse on social media. Last year he was said to be working with Dr. Dre, following... Read more

Cypress Hill’s Entire Next Album Will Be Produced By Black Milk (Video)

In 2018, Cypress Hill released its ninth album (and first in eight years) with Elephants On Acid. The effort was fully produced by DJ Muggs, who co-founded the group. On 2010's Rise Up, Muggs largely stepped aside on the boards to B-Real, as well as a cast including Pete Rock,... Read more

De La Soul Recall The Origins Of The Native Tongues & The MC Who Started It (Video)

Earlier this month, De La Soul's episode of Drink Champs featured an extensive and newsworthy preview. N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN released the part of the discussion where Posdnuos, Dave, and Maseo addressed their ongoing, and sometimes public negotiations with Tommy Boy Music surrounding the digital revenue and rights to the... Read more

Large Professor Reveals Nas Mentioned Aaliyah On The Original Ether

Last year, Rap fans witnessed one of the most personal and ruthless lyrical exchanges in the mainstream. Pusha-T revived his beef with Drake on a large scale with "Infrared." Within hours of the DAYTONA album-closer, Drake responded with "Duppy Freestyle." That track mentioned Pusha's then-fiancee (now his wife), Virginia Williams.... Read more

Ice Cube & Too Short Have A New Players Club And No Haters Are Allowed (Video)

With December 2018's Everythangs Corrupt, Ice Cube released his first solo album in eight years and further cemented his place as one of the most (and only) relevant Rap artists with a career stretching back to the mid-1980s. Always politically minded, the West Coast icon used the LP to comment on... Read more

38 Spesh Displays Why OGs Like Kool G Rap, DJ Premier & D.I.T.C. Co-Sign Him (Video)

Rochester is not a city regularly associated with Hip-Hop. This Upstate New York burg is the home of DJ Green Lantern, who, along with Emilio Rojas, is one of the few artists from the area to make an impact on the game in the last two decades. But that is... Read more

Exile, Choosey & Aloe Blacc Hit The Switch For A Lowrider Love Letter (Video)

Rap music and car culture have a long and colorful history together, especially as it pertains to lowriders. There are iconic images and videos involving Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, King T, Cypress Hill, MC Eiht, Mack 10, Kid Frost, Coolio, The Game, and others forever etched in... Read more

Murs Shares The 1st Release From His New Collaboration With 9th Wonder

At the top of this year, it was announced that Murs & 9th Wonder were preparing to release the seventh album in their union. 2019's upcoming The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over marks the pair's first effort since 2015's Brighter Daze. This past weekend, the Los Angeles,... Read more

Jordan Peele’s New Movie Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele's second directorial feature film opened this past weekend. Following 2017's Get Out (which earned the 40-year-old his first Oscar for original screenplay), Us has already shattered commercial projections and set new records in the Horror genre. According to a Variety report amid the weekend, Us achieved more than... Read more

Killer Mike Speaks About The Importance Of Voting In Local Elections (Video)

Outside of his work as a veteran solo artist and one-half of Run The Jewels, Killer Mike is a well-known entrepreneur and social activist. In the latest episode from BET's Finding Justice, Mike uses his platform to discuss yet another important topic as one of Rap's more trusted social voices.... Read more

Audio Push & Nick Grant Look Down On MCs That Just Can’t Keep Up (Video)

Just over one month ago, Inland Empire, California Rap duo Audio Push released their seven-track EP, Audio Mars, featuring Buddy, Rose Gold, Stacy Barthe, and Nick Grant. The drop marks the MCs' first release since 2018's, Inside The Vibe 2, and their first of 2019. With their latest project spinning... Read more

Open Mike Eagle’s New TV Show To Feature MF DOOM, Phonte & Method Man

Chicago, Illinois MC Open Mike Eagle has inserted wit and drama into his music for years. The artist behind such releases as 2016's Hella Personal Film Festival (with producer Paul White), 2017's Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, and last year's What Happens When I Try To Relax EP has partnered... Read more

Large Professor Speaks About His Lost Tapes With Nas (Video)

Nas typically keeps it strictly business when it comes to his social media usage so when he does take a moment to pause and get personal, it is notably with intention. On Thursday (March 21), the prolific MC took to Instagram to wish Large Professor and DJ Premier a happy... Read more

Scarface Says He Is The GOAT MC & Explains Why

Last month, Justin "The Company Man" Hunte published a special video breaking down his personal "Top 5, dead or alive MCs" list. In the visual essay, the prominent video personality, host, and member of the Ambrosia For Heads team explains his choices, which he asserts are purely music-based. "These five... Read more

Logic’s New Video Shows The Deep Wounds Society Is Inflicting On Artists

Few artists with the profile of Logic are half as prolific. This week, Bobby Tarantino announced what appears to be his first commercial project in less than three years. After giving fans YSIV (which reached #2 on the charts) only last September, Bobby has another LP in the chamber already.... Read more

Madlib Previews Some Of The Music He Made With Mac Miller

UPDATE: Following the recent footage of Madlib playing some unreleased collaborative music with Mac Miller, his team has released a statement. Rapp Cats, a California-based store and label run by Madlib’s manager and business partner, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt published a statement today (March 20). "What exists is what the two... Read more

Xzibit Details How Dr. Dre Operated On His Career & Brought It To Life (Video)

Twenty years ago, Xzibit's career buckled up for a skyrocketing trajectory. Since the mid-'90s, the prodigy of King T had released two albums, worked closely with E-Swift and Tha Alkaholiks, and recorded some incredible freestyles. A California transplant, Mr. X-To-The-Z was a true school MC with major distribution. He was... Read more

Samuel L. Jackson’s Interview Is Real & Unfiltered…Just Like His Best Characters

On screen, Samuel L. Jackson often plays characters that speak their minds with little compromise. Away from the film, set, the Chattanooga, Tennessee native is no a stranger to voicing his opinions with a similar approach. The unfiltered, often uncensored actor is now 70 years old and is still working... Read more

Andrew Yang Is The Rakim Of Politics (Video)

Rakim placed foresight and business-minded logic into the minds of Hip-Hop Heads the moment he rapped "Thinking of a master plan" on Paid in Full in 1987. More than thirty years later, a presidential candidate in the 2020 election is stepping forward with a vision that could legitimately solve America's deepening... Read more

Kxng Crooked Is Brutally Honest About The Breakup Of Slaughterhouse (Video)

Today (March 15), Drink Champs released its episode with Xzibit. Notably, another Southern California-based lyricist also guested on the show. Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I) joined N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's round-table alongside Mr. X-To-The-Z. In a two-hour discussion, the show played host to some of Crook's most revealing thoughts surrounding... Read more

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