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T.I. Rates The Bars. He Gives Iggy Azalea More Love Than Tupac (Video)

"Rate The Bars" is a fun series that can test a rapper's objectivity. MCs are often handed lyrics by artists in their crews, from their same cities, or even rivals and past enemies. Raekwon, Royce 5'9 and Rah Digga have all had potent things to say about excerpts that are... Read more

Eminem’s New Song Is A Scathing Rebuke Of Racism & White Privilege (Audio)

For the second time in 2 months, Eminem has delivered some of the most potent commentaries in music. In October, his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, a freestyle titled "The Storm" that was a 5-minute takedown of Donald Trump, became headline news around the world. Em was not the first... Read more

Madlib, Talib Kweli & More Released New Music Today. Here’s Some Of The Best (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

T.I. Appoints Trae Tha Truth To Vice President Of Grand Hustle Records (Video)

For more than 30 years, MCs have held executive positions at records labels. From the days of Eazy-E's Ruthless imprint or Schoolly D Records, it is not uncommon for artists to control the music they makes and others'. Over the last 20 years, some of these labels have subsequently empowered... Read more

Big K.R.I.T., Akon & B.o.B. Have A Message For The System (Audio)

In a week that has witnessed the devastating murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hip-Hop is speaking out quickly. As Black men and women are dying at the hands of law enforcement without conviction, DJ Greg Street brings B.o.B., Big K.R.I.T., and Akon together for "I Am Somebody." Built... Read more

From Jay-Z To Ghostface, The Rub Touches Everything That Made 2000 To 2010 So Great (Mix)

Today (April 25), duo The Rub (DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres) release Oodles Of OOs. The Brooklyn, New York-based unit's latest highly-curated mix pays tribute to Hip-Hop and R&B music from 2000-2010. Ranging from Lil Jon to JayLib, this 57 minute master-mix features blending, scratching, and very engaging turntablism. Elsewhere... Read more

Tech N9ne Might Have A Lyrical Radio Hit, Alongside 2 Chainz & B.o.B. (Audio)

Tech N9ne has kicked down the doors of the music industry the last five years. The Strange Music co-founder has elite sales, jaw-dropping revenue streams, and everybody imaginable in his Rolodex. Although his video numbers thrive on YouTube, one thing that has evaded the Kansas City, Missouri O.G. often appears... Read more

Jodeci & B.o.B. Release a Song Against Domestic Violence on Nobody Wins (Lyric Video)

After previewing their song "Nobody Wins," featuring B.o.B., at the 2014 Soul Train Awards last month, Jodeci releases the lyric video for the song which is a statement against domestic violence. Set against footage of escalated interactions between couples, the song's lyrics make a plea for cooler heads prevailing instead... Read more

Joell Ortiz Shows His Childhood Alongside B.o.B In Music Saved My Life (Video)

Joell Ortiz' House Slippers look are in full fashion. For "Music Saved My Life," Ortiz and B.o.B rap from the present day, with massive joy on their faces. Inner-twined in the video, Heads can see dramatic flashbacks to a chubby juvenile Joell, and the pain and hardship that prompts his... Read more

T.I. Pens The New National Anthem (Audio)

Accentuated by Skylar Grey's quintessentially anthemic vocals on the hook, T.I. delivers his message to America in the form of the track, "New National Anthem." "Home of the brave and free (It’s America) Free just to murder me (land of the handgun) Land of the beautiful (home of the shotgun)... Read more

B.o.B. Is Best Seen In Threes (Video)

B.o.B. drops three videos from his recently released mixtape, No Genre Pt. 2 via MTV. His video for "The Nation" features Atlanta's 16 year old up and comer Jake Lambo and follows the wordsmiths through the sunlit city streets of Boston. After you watch their East Coast takeover, be sure... Read more

Joell Ortiz & B.o.B. Take A Moment To Celebrate Music Of All Kinds On A Heatmakerz Beat (Audio)

Joell Ortiz's third solo album, House Slippers, is a transformation for the Slaughterhouse MC. Now signed to Penalty Records, the Brooklyn artist claims he's made the freest album yet, with a celebration of life's blessings, as well as his recent focus on health and happiness. With that, the artist who... Read more

March Through The Desert With B.o.B. In Follow Me (Video)

Hours after the release of his mixtape No Genre 2, B.o.B. unleashes visuals to his anthemic cut, "Follow Me." Dressed in all white, the Grand Hustle affiliate takes to the open road as he marches physically and lyrically through the desert over spirited guitar samples produced by B.o.B. himself. Feel... Read more

B.o.B. Makes A ’60s-Inspired Visual About Overcoming The Haterz (Video)

B.o.B. came into the mainstream nearly seven years ago with an anthem called "Haterz." The mixtape number became a Southern sensation which helped garnet the Decatur MC/producer/singer attention from T.I., and in turn, Atlantic Records. Hardly an abrasive voice, Bobby Ray had a unique approach to dealing with those trying... Read more

Purist B.o.B. Fans Will Rejoice With The Soulful Get It (Audio)

Like many artists that came to mainstream stardom around the turn of the new decade, B.o.B. has been accused of changing his strides once he started garnering RIAA plaques. However, Bobby Ray feels differently. Jim Jonsin's onetime protege and the Grand Hustle artist released "Get It," a self-produced song that... Read more

Big Boi Gets All Mixed Up With B.o.B., Third World & Wavves (Audio & Video)

Big Boi's mash-up's continue, as anticipated in the weekly series. The Outkast MC has tapped into Phantogram, Blue Oyster Cult, Big K.R.I.T., Sade, and UGK, and now he goes runs to the Wavves for an Electronic raw sound, while running a line into Third World, for some Reggae in "Run... Read more

J-Live – Headband Freestyle

This is pretty cool. J-Live left Brooklyn for Atlanta a few years back (with some time in Philadelphia, in between). The DJ/MC/Producer (Triple Threat) heard one of the year's biggest radio records in B.o.B's 2Chainz-assisted "Headband." Having worked with iconic producers such as DJ Premier, Prince Paul, Pete Rock and... Read more

Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D (Mixtape)

Check out the new compilation mixtape from Hustle Gang. T.I along with the rest of the gang has been running around like crazy promoting this tape. With features from T.I., B.O.B., Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, Chip, Travi$ Scott, and more, this tape is guaranteed to get a few spins.... Read more

T.I. – Memories Back Then ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B & Kris Stephens (video)

After running into some clearance issues for the original version of this song, T.I. decides to drop the visuals for his Memories Back Then cut featuring K. Dot, Bob and the beautiful Kris Stephens as he gears up for the release of his Hustle Gang mixtape entitled, Get Dough Or... Read more

Trae the Truth – I’m on 2.0 ft J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga & Bun B (Video)

Here's the video for Trae the Truth's all-star track featuring J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., Jadakiss, Gudda Gudda, Tyga and Bun B. Check out I'm On 2.0. Related: J. Cole discusses his upcoming album with Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss

Wow. Trae Tha Truth brought out an all-star squad of MCs version 2.0 for his song I'm On. It features Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss--all on a flip of Mark Morrison's classic Return of the Mack track. Check it out. Here... Read more

B.o.B. – Strange Clouds ft Lil Wayne (Video)

Here's the video for B.o.B's collabo with Lil Wayne. Check out Strange Clouds.... Read more

Here are some of the best of the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers. These include, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Skillz, Blind Fury and of course Shady 2.0. Click below to check them out.

Who had the best verse? Big K.R.I.T., TechN9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B. Reek Da Villain, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes and Ludacris Lady of Rage, Blind Fury, Dom Kennedy and Skillz Yelawolf, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Eminem Click here for the rest... Read more

B.o.B. – Strange Clouds ft Lil Wayne

B.o.B. and Lil Wayne get their dub step on.  Check out Strange Clouds.... Read more

OutKast is reuniting??? It’s not certain but their recent signing to Epic Records is a strong signal that some new spaceagehiphopfunk music is coming soon. Until then, here’s an OutKast video playlist as a reminder of just how dope they are.

You'll find songs by OutKast as well as a couple of their guest appearances. Check it out. Also, here's a link to an article that details their rumored signing to Epic. A lot of their videos have been pulled from YouTube, so we've added a few more below.... Read more

B.o.B. – High Life (Video)

B.o.B. flexes on this new joint. He hasn't spit like this in a minute. Check out the video for High Life (haters beware). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GymOXu4m7os&feature=player_embedded Kinda reminds me of this B.o.B.... Read more

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you're not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades.  It is now the world's biggest music conference.  It has traditionally catered to indie rock but over the last few... Read more

B.o.B. get his X-Files on in the video for Dr. Aden. Check it out.

This is from his No Genre mixtape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXXDjL9tOs&feature=player_embedded... Read more

The interesting collabos continue. This time Eminem and B.o.B. link up for Things Get Worse.

This sounds like a throwback to the Slim Shady/Forgot About Dre era with some B.o.B. added to the mix. Click here to download.  And, in case you forgot... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5a93wABHNM... Read more

Here’s some new J. Cole for you. My bet is on him to have the rookie album of the year. The song is called Pass Me By and features B.o.B. on the hook.

There were some incredible first albums last year from B.o.B., Drake and Nicki Minaj. Who's got next this year? J. Cole? Wiz Khalifa? Click here to download.... Read more

B.o.B. rocks out on a sample from an 80’s classic by Foreigner. He is one of very few in hip-hop who could pull this off. Check out the performance of Cold As Ice.

http://vimeo.com/18539778 This song just further builds his claim that he can't be defined by one style.  Click here to download his No Genre mixtape.  Here's Foreigner's version of Cold As Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UdXbMyo1rU.... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #4 Whut? Thee album???…there have been a lot of great songs in hip-hop over the years but not a lot of great ALBUMS. In 2010, there were at least 10…

When's the last time you went back and listened to some of your favorite hip-hop albums from back in the day? I'm guessing if you randomly picked 10 of your favorites and listened to them from front to back, you would want to skip at least 5 tracks on each... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #7 Rappin’ all over the world…you know that’s right when the hottest rapper of the year was from Canada.

Everyone knows New York City was the birthplace of hip-hop.  For years, the dominant s0und in the genre was from the city that never sleeps.  In the late 80's the West Coast, particularly LA, began to take over and it had a several year reign that corresponded with the fall... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #9 Change the game…several artists expanded the boundaries of hip-hop in 2010.

1. B.o.B. - Bobby Ray dropped several crunk-filled mixtapes before releasing his first official album.  When the album dropped, however, it was filled with lots of pop, rock and just a little bit of crunk...and it was dope.  In addition to garnering 5 Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year,... Read more

B.o.B. is back with a new video and mixtape. No more pop ish. He's strictly spittin'. Check out The Watchers (video) and No Genre (mixtape).

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape No Genre.  It's aptly-titled...The tracklist is below: 01. Beast Mode (Prod. by Infinity) 02. So So (Prod. by Jim Jonsin) 03. How U Do That (Prod. by Kutta) 04. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (feat. T.I.) (Prod. by Kutta) 05. Higher... Read more

B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa??? Yeah. It's as ill as it sounds. Check out F*ck the Money.

Is anybody else getting excited for Wiz's album to drop? Click here to download..... Read more

B.o.B. has been on some Rock/Pop ish with Nothin' On You, Airplanes and Don't Let Me Fall, the 3 singles from his album. His back in Beastmode with is new single from his upcoming mixtape and he SPITS. Check it out.

We talked about his range a couple of days ago.  This is the other side.  It's from his upcoming mixtape aptly called No Genre which is dropping on 12/7/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vvuLAl99ec&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

B.o.B. is a true artist. VERY few rappers can rock a mic and a guitar. Check out the video for Don't Let Me fall, his latest contribution to the culture.

A friend told me about B.o.B. 2 years ago.  He had some crunk mixtapes out that were very different than the music on his album and I wasn't feeling it.  He kept telling me about seeing B.o.B. live and how ill he was going from guitar to drums and so... Read more

Lupe Fiasco gets some help from his friends on the I'm Beamin' remix ft Asher Roth, Blu, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Dosage and B.o.B. There's strength in numbers…

Lupe and his crew have taken on the name All City Chess Club.  It's not a stretch to assume they would not be offended by the term "backpackers."  It's good to see so many facets of hip-hop again.  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBXlko3bsU Click here to download..... Read more

Gotta support the homie B.o.B. He is a true artist (in any genre). Check out his MTV Unplugged performance.

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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

So it seems Lupe actually rocked Nothin' on You BEFORE B.o.B.

According to Nahright, Lupe was the original rapper on Nothin' on You, but Atlantic chose B.o.B. for the track.  Though I love Lupe, after taking a listen to his version I can understand why they went with B.o.B.   Bob's sing-songy flow on the song seems like a much better accompaniment... Read more

Tightrope Remix – Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3obVteEVLI Lupe and B.o.B. fit with Janelle Monae.  They are 3 artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres.  B.o.B’s and Janelle’s albums are 2 of the most solid to drop this year.  Lupe is next…Download Tightrope here. .... 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