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Salute to Little Brother’s Phonte & 9th Wonder Who Will Be Honored by Their College

Shout out to Little Brother's Phonte and 9th Wonder who will be honored by their alma mater, North Carolina Central University, as part of their Forty Under Forty Awards Gala. It's great to see Hip-Hop Scholars recognized as such. North Carolina Central University had this to say about the Gala:... Read more

Little Brother’s Rapper Big Pooh Rocks a 9th Wonder-esque Beat (Audio)

Little Brother's Rapper Big Pooh teams up with BJ the Chicago Kid on a trunk-rattling track by Praise that features some 9th Wonder-esque funk. Pooh sounds right at home on this track and it's a reminder of just how nice this third of LB is. Check out "Last Dance." Related:... Read more

GQ Represents 9th Wonder’s Jamla Army in The Backroom (Video)

GQ, the Oakland MC and member of 9th Wonder's Jamla Army, is the latest to drop a verse in The Backroom. With 9th on the wheels, GQ steps up and blesses the blue mic. Check it out. Related: GQ Gets A Star-Studded Record With Nipsey Hussle & A Rapper Big... Read more

GQ, Problem & Bad Lucc Create a New East/West Coast Connection over a 9th Wonder Beat (Audio)

If you're not familiar with GQ, 9th Wonder's latest protege, this is a good place to start. The North Carolina spitter's crisp lyrics penetrate 9th's dense beats with precision. He links with Problem and Bad Lucc, 2 of the finest of Cali's new generation on "Falls Down." Hip-Hop, stand up.... Read more

RZA & Wu-Tang Clan Have A Recorded Album That Nobody Knows About, And They’re Only Selling 1 Copy?

Ready for the craziest news you've likely heard in 2013? Okay, here goes: Wu-Tang Clan has a new album. No, it's not the delayed A Better Tomorrow. Instead, this 31-track, 128-minute album was allegedly recorded in the country of Morocco, according to an exclusive report by Forbes staff writer and... Read more

If You Aren’t Up On YG, This Kendrick Lamar-Assisted Track Will Put Your Attention In A Chokehold (Audio)

Although he's still a relatively new face in Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar has fast found the ability to knight other artists into the spotlight. While K.Dot has many pockets of fans, some Heads gravitate towards the Compton MC for his unpredictable flows, honesty, and eloquent wordplay that align him with the... Read more

9th Wonder, Rapsody & Add-2 Stop By Juan Epstein To Show That Jamla Is The Squad (Audio)

Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds Juan Epstein interviews are quickly ramping up in 2014. From 3rd Bass' MC Serch and A&R extraordinaire Dante Ross already (with conflicting views in some places), the radio duo hones in on 9th Wonder and two of his Jamla Records stand-outs, Rapsody and newer addition,... Read more

Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2013. Stream and Download More Than 45 Mixtapes Here (Mixtapes)

2013 was a stellar year for mixtapes. In fact, with strong releases from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, Raekwon, Slum Village, Curren$y, Cam'ron, Lloyd Banks, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Action Bronson, Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes and more, it can be argued... Read more

Problem Brings That New Gangsta Boogie with Understand Me. Check Out the Video (Video)

Problem is a big part of the new West Coast movement that has arisen over the last few years, along with TDE, Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies and others. Like Whaaat STILL gets the party started...Here's his latest video, Understand Me. Related: BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: Asia Sparks,... Read more

Redman Drops Sampler To Muddy Waters 2 (Audio)

It's been over three years since Redman revealed he was planning Muddy Waters 2. The sequel to Reggie Noble's 1996 LP (and arguably his best) has been alluded to since. In a new video, Redman says that the project has become a mixtape, and like Nipsey Hussle or Lil' Kim,... Read more

Stalley’s Trunk Waves In Houston In The Swangin’ Remix With Chamillionaire, Bun, ESG, Lil Keke & Trae Tha Truth (Audio)

From Beyonce to Stalley, everybody loves a Houston remix. Maybach Music Group's Stalley aligns some of H-Town's finest with his remix to "Swangin'." Already with Scarface on the O.G. version, Stalley recruited platinum stars Bun B and Chamillionaire, as well as highly-respected indie MCs ESG, and the Screwed Up Click's... Read more

Game Celebrates the Woman in His Life with a Flip of D’Angelo’s Lady (Video)

Game releases another video from his 2012 album Jesus Piece. All That (Lady) is built on D'Angelo's neosoul classic ode to the Lady in his life. Game, Big Sean and Lil Wayne all drop verses celebrating the lady in their lives. Check it out below. Related: Game & Nipsey Hussle... Read more

The Game – OKE (Mixtape)

Here's a bangin' new mixtape from The Game. It has features from Too Short, Juicy J, Problem, Schoolboy Q, Nipsey Hussle, Jeezy and more. You can stream and download OKE below. Download Mixtape Related: The Game – California Republic (Mixtape)... Read more

Big Sant – Firewater II ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez

In the way of Mississippi Hip-Hop, Crooked Lettaz and David Map are the cartographers. Back in 1999 on the soulfully-defiant Grey Skies album, D.B. and Kamikaze invited Penalty Records label-mate Noreaga (N.O.R.E.) to rap with them about that (other) ish that makes your soul burn slow. Almost 15 years, David... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of September 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Summer brought the official start of Fall but the heat kept coming, musically. Here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in September, including Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, The Lox, Cam'ron, AZ, Rapsody, Juvenile, Freddie Gibbs, Common and Organized Konfusion. And even though it's not Hip-Hop,... Read more

Skeme – Bare With Me (Mixtape)

DJ Skee has one of the most respected ears for talent in Hip-Hop. The Minnesota native whose immersed himself in Los Angeles' music community has helped Game, Charles Hamilton and Freddie Gibbs get established through mixtapes that played like albums. Now Skee's set his sites (with DJ Base) on local... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

Rapsody – Kingship (Prod. DJ Premier)

I attended a small listening session for Rapsody's upcoming mixtape She Got Game last night. It is hands down one of the best projects of the year so far (album or mixtape) with production from 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Terrace Martin and more, as well as guest verses from Ab-Soul, Raekwon,... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of July 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Jay-Z dominated the headlines in July, but there was a LOT of good music from other artists last month, as well. Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop to drop in July. You'll hear music from MC Lyte, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Rapsody, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Daz Dillinger, Nipsey... Read more

Problem – The Separation (Mixtape)

Problem's mixtape, The Separation, is one of the best to drop this year. It sports beats by producers the likes of Warren G and Terrace Martin, as well as guest verses from Snoop Dogg, T.I., The Game, Wale, Wiz Khalifa and more. It's a strong addition to the canon of... Read more

Rockie Fresh – God is Great (Video)

Rockie Fresh combines slick visuals, a tight flow and an extra tough beat in the video for God is Great. No MMG features on this one. The Chicago MC stands on his own. Check it out below. Related: Rockie Fresh – Life Long ft Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle (Video)... Read more

Game – Till We Meet Again (R.I.P. Frogg)

Game releases a tribute record to a friend who was shot and killed last month. Here's Till We Meet Again (R.I.P. Frogg). Related: Game – Judas Closet ft Nipsey Hussle (Prod. Timbaland) (Audio)... Read more

Reese – My N*ggas My Dogs (Video)

Here's some new heat from Reese. Check out the video for My N*ggas My Dogs. Related: Rockie Fresh – Life Long ft Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle (Audio)... Read more

Game – Rollin’ ft Kanye West, Trae The Truth, Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Z-Ro

Here's the latest from Game. Check out Rollin' featuring Kanye West, Trae The Truth, Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Z-Ro. Related: Game – Judas Closet ft Nipsey Hussle (Prod. Timbaland) (Audio)... Read more

Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples ft Wale & Drake (Video)

Here's the latest video from Rick Ross. Check out Diced Pineapples featuring Wale & Drake. Related: Stalley – Fountain of Youth ft Rick Ross & Nipsey Hu$$le (Video) Click here for a breakdown of the lyrics.... Read more

Stalley – Loud Motors

Stalley reunites with his Lincoln Way Nights producer, Rashad, for Loud Motors. If you like that melodic, deep deep trunk funk of that album, this one will move you. Check it out below. Related: Stalley – Fountain of Youth ft Rick Ross & Nipsey Hu$$le (Video)... Read more

DJ Drama – My Way ft Common, Kendrick Lamar & Lloyd (Snippet) (Audio)

DJ Drama's Quality Street Music is in stores next week. Here's a snippet of a song from the album called My Way which features Common, Kendrick Lamar & Lloyd. You'll hear all of Common's verse, the hook and just a taste of Kendrick's verse. Check it out. Related: DJ Drama... Read more

Childish Gambino – Royalty (Mixtape)

Childish Gambino delivered on his promise to drop a new mixtape today.  Features include Nipsey Hu$$le, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Beck, Danny Brown, Ghostface Killah, RZA and more.  You can listen to and download all of Royalty below.  Related:   Childish Gambino - 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 2 (Full Album Stream)

MMG's Self Made Vol. 2 drops on Tuesday. You can listen to a stream of the entire album below. Standout cuts include Power Circle, where Kendrick Lamar joins MMG and spits fire. Check it out below. Related: Rick Ross - Touch'n You featuring Usher (Video) Here's the tracklist: 01. Gunplay,... Read more

Childish Gambino – Silk Pillow ft Beck

Now here's a really cool combo. Childish Gambino teams up with Beck on his latest release. Check out Silk Pillow.  Related:  Childish Gambino - Black Faces ft Nipsey Hu$$le Here's Beck's classic Where It's At.... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound – Bouncin’ ft Snoop Dogg & Dom Kennedy

Here's another multi-generational Cali anthem. Check out Bouncin' by The Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Dogg and Dom Kennedy. 20+ years and G-Funk still lives strong. Related: David Banner - Californication ft Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hu$$le & Ras Kass and 9th Wonder - Enjoy ft Warren G, Murs & Kendrick... Read more

Game – GreyStone + Bills Is Paid + It Must Be Tough

Here are 3 new joints from Game off his forthcoming mixtape California Republic, which Game says will drop on Thursday. Check out GreyStone featuring Fat Joe and Young Chris, Bill Is Paid featuring Nipsey Hu$$le, and It Must Be Paid featuring and produced by Pharrell. Props: 2DBZ Previously: Behind The... Read more