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Pusha-T Confirms Nas’ Album Is Coming Next Month & Reveals What To Expect (Video)

In less than 11 hours from now, Pusha-T (as he currently stylizes it) will unveil a long-awaited project. He publicly stated the seven-song collection "is for my family...high taste level, luxury, drug raps fans." Details have emerged that an EP titled Daytona will feature Rick Ross and Kanye West, plus... Read more

J. Cole Explains Why He Made His 1985 Diss Record Of Lil Rappers (Video)

When J. Cole speaks, it is not to be taken lightly. In recent years, the North Carolina superstar MC/producer and Dreamville label founder has shunned the public eye, or at least many of their questions. After decidedly not allowing interviews altogether for late 2016's 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole posted... Read more

What Happens When You Make An Old Head Listen To New Hip-Hop (Video)

Last November, Long Beach, California hosted ComplexCon, a two-day event featuring performances, panels, and more all devoted to music and culture. As part of the convention, veteran radio personality and Hip-Hop artist Angie Martinez led a discussion focused on the so-called "generation gap" in Hip-Hop. The group of experts who... Read more

Raekwon, Pete Rock, Scarface & Vince Staples Discuss Hip-Hop’s Generation Gap (Video)

March 13 UPDATE: Complex has released a longer video from the "Discussions" event in November 2016: Last November, Long Beach, California hosted ComplexCon, a two-day event featuring performances, panels, and more all devoted to music and culture. As part of the convention, veteran radio personality and Hip-Hop artist Angie Martinez... Read more

Cam’ron Talks Jim Jones Beef For The Last Time. He Says Dipset Is “Over” (Video)

Hip-Hop is in a climate of reunions. A Tribe Called Quest shocked the music world last month with a secretly recorded album, their first in 18 years. After more than 20 years away from album-making, Pete Rock & C.L. have confirmed an LP for 2017. The L.O.X. have inked a... Read more

Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Left Eye, & Missy Elliott Invited the World to Ladies Night Nearly 20 Years Ago (Video)

In November 1996, Lil' Kim would release her celebrated debut album, Hard Core. Nearly 20 years later, the LP still stands tall as one of the most iconic pieces of music from any MC, period. For many, her being a woman was only secondary to her talents as a performer,... Read more

Ever Heard This Nas, AZ & Foxy Brown Freestyle From 1997? It’s Firm Business (Audio)

Back in 1997 when Nas, AZ and Foxy Brown announced they were forming a super group called The Firm and their album would be released on Dr. Dre's then new label Aftermath Entertainment, Heads went crazy with anticipation for the project. Though they would only release one album, which for... Read more

J. Cole Says Capitalism is Like Paid Slavery and It’s Time for Change (Video)

Remember the Occupy movement and all the energy around the imbalance between the 1% and all the rest? As passionate as many in the country were about those issues, the protests at the time have faded leaving little more than a footnote. Whether it's bills, family issues or just the... Read more

Nas Opens Up About His Life With Angie Martinez; Says New Music Possible Coming Today (Video)

Nas has always been an open book through his art, narrating not only for himself but for the streets. However, he typically has been a little less forthcoming in interviews. Yesterday, he sat down with Angie Martinez and the two had an intimate conversation amongst friends. Nas opened up about... Read more

Ep. 3 of The Message Documentary Looks at the Complicated Relationship Between Women & Hip-Hop (Full Video)

Episode 3 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, examines the treatment of women in Hip-Hop, as well as the rise of mega Hip-Hop entrepreneurs. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy are discussed, as well as Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Guests include Nas,... Read more

Angie Martinez Interviewed By Power 105 Team, Talks 2Pac (Video)

Since her recent resignation from her longtime seat at HOT 97, Angie Martinez steps into the other side of the booth and fields questions from her new colleagues, Power 105's DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and the rest of the gang. In the interview, Angie discusses her desire for growth... Read more

A Day Later, Angie Martinez Announces Power 105 Is Her New Home

The good news: Angie Martinez is staying on radio. The bad news: For almost 24 hours, Heads (New York tri-state ones, especially) were duped into believing that Ang's HOT 97 exit was her farewell to radio. Au contraire. Today (June 19), it was announced that the Bronx native is headed... Read more

Angie Martinez Announces Final Day On Air, Resigns From HOT 97

After nearly 25 years at HOT 97, Angie Martinez announced today via social media platforms that she is resigning. Dating back to the 1980s, as a teenager, Angie, a Bronx native, began at the New York City-based station in one of their lowest capacities: answering phones, and paying dues. A... Read more

Rick Ross Reveals Diddy’s Ad Libs in “Nobody” Were Actually Real Talk. Puff Was Going In (Audio)

Rick Ross sat down with Angie Martinez to discuss his forthcoming Mastermind LP. During the interview, Ross detailed the process of how Nobody, his re-take on Biggie's You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You), was made. Not only did Ross seek the proper approvals from Diddy, he reached out to other... Read more

Jay-Z’s Speaks About Magna Carta Holy Grail, Dame Dash, Blue Ivy, Social Media and Much More With Angie Martinez (Video)

A lot of people have been talking about Magna Carta Holy Grail the last few days, but now the man, himself, weighs in. Jay-Z stopped by NYC's Hot 97 today to discuss the album and more with Angie Martinez...and yes, he does really have Obama on the text... Check out... Read more

Nas interview with Angie Martinez (Video)

Nas stopped by the Angie Martinez Show on NYC's Hot 97 and talked about working on his new album, getting 18 grammy nominations with no wins, being named the greatest hip-hop lyricist ever by CNN, being friends again with Kelis and more. Check out the video. Related: Nas performs at... Read more

Angie Martinez introduces A$AP Rocky to Rakim (Video)

Here's a really dope video where Angie Martinez orchestrates a surprise introduction of A$AP Rocky to his namesake Rakim. It's great to see different generations of hip-hop come together. There is no question from his reaction the respect Rocky has for Rakim. Check it out.... Read more

Before his recent troubles T.I. did one of his best interviews ever for BET in their Food For Thought series right before things went down (again). If you want to hear something deeper from him than what's been in the tabloids, check this out. It might actually leave you with a different impression of Tip.

This is part of BET's ongoing series which has also featured Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Ice Cube in the past.  It features 3 different conversations between T.I. and Angie Martinez, Harry Allen and Stephen A. Smith that are cut together to flow like one conversation.  In case you missed it,... Read more

Speaking of Kanye, check out the (entire) dope interview he did on the Angie Martinez Show today.

Kanye speaks on: The new album The power of Twitter (ambrosia4heads...) Drops the new single, See Me Now (click here to download) Says Nicki Minaj has the potential to be the 2nd biggest MC ever (to EMINEM) The Power remix with Jay-Z The album (potentially) dropping on 11/16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSjgPFyyu4.... Read more