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Rapsody’s Tiny Desk Concert With A Full Band Is Must Watch Music (Video)

Rapsody kicks off NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts" series for 2016. Joined by mentor 9th Wonder (on the drum/sample pads) and a full band, Rapsody pulls three songs from different places in her discography. With Howard University students in attendance, Rap' performs "Godzilla," "The Man," and "Hard To Choose." There is... Read more

KRS-One’s Live Show Is Still #1. Catch This Medley (Video)

The same week he released twelfth solo album Now Hear This, KRS-One performed a homecoming concert at Manhattan's S.O.B.'s. There, the Boogie Down Productions co-founder freestyled an apology to LL Cool J for a line he spit on the road just days prior. But that wasn't all. The iconic MC... Read more

Tracy Morgan Announces A Bunch Of 2016 Stand-Up Comedy Tour Dates

Just days after his "SNL" hosting that made major media news, Tracy Morgan has taken the next step in his comeback. The New York City native "30 Rock" actor, writer, host, and stand-up comedian has announced a series of 2016 comedy dates, spanning four months. This notably follows a 2014... Read more

PRhyme’s DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ & Adrian Younge Are Making a Rare Performance Together.

This year, PRhyme embarked on a strong, multi-national tour. DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" brought Your Old Droog and Boldy James with them, and rocked stages far and wide. Somebody who was not at the dates was Adrian Younge, one of PRhyme's members—the man who created the beats that... Read more

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Take The Purple Tape Anniversary Celebration On The Road

On August 1, Raekwon's solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... turns 20 years old. The gold-certified RCA/Loud Records release is acclaimed for its intricate lyricism, groundbreaking lexicon, and gritty RZA production. With its "co-starring" credit going to Ghostface Killah (who followed one year later with his own acclaimed solo... Read more

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s First Concert Post To Pimp a Butterfly in HD (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok partnered for a one of a kind rollout of Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly album and Reebok's ZPump Fusion shoe. 100 lucky fans and tastemakers were given the opportunity to watch Kendrick perform for the first time since the release of his LP, and receive a... Read more

Kendrick Lamar is Running Hip-Hop…Literally. Watch Clips From His Mobile Concert (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok partnered for a unique showcase featuring what might be Kendrick's first live performances from his new album To Pimp a Butterfly. They selected 100 guests to try out their new ZPump Fusion shoe in a 5K race. Unbeknownst to the guests the soundtrack for the race... Read more

Def Jam is Celebrating Its 30th Anniversary with a Mega Concert of Artists Old and New

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, the record company many would argue was the most important in cementing Hip-Hop's legacy. Def Jam has been celebrating the landmark milestone throughout the year with re-releases, box sets and more. Today, they've announced they will be throwing a mega concert... Read more

Watch Common’s First Ever Live Performances From Nobody’s Smiling (Video)

Last night (7/21), Common held a release party at NYC's Gramercy Theatre for his new album, Nobody's Smiling. He treated an intimate but extremely hyped crowd to an energetic performance of many of the album's songs for the first time, as well as a run through many of his classics.... Read more

Watch Pharrell Perform at Coachella (Video)

Pharrell stepped from behind the boards to center stage at Coachella last night, performing a cross-section of his plethora of hits. He was also joined by Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and more. Check out the full set below. Part 1 Part 2 Related: Pharrell is... Read more

Kanye West Explains Why He Calls Himself a Genius…and It Makes Perfect Sense (Video)

Much has been made of Kanye West's infamous "rants" at his concerts but, as is often the case, his actions and words make much more sense in full context. Kanye played the Prudential Center in Newark on 2/15 and he had a lot to say. Yeezy spoke for 20 minutes... Read more

Kanye West Tells Sway to Shut the “F” Up on Stage at His Latest Show (Video)

Just when you thought the Kanye West/Sway fiasco was dead and buried, Kanye lobs some napalm to reignite the controversy. Last night, during his latest concert, Ye took time out from his set to call out both Sway and Charlemagne the God by name, telling them to "shut the f*ck... Read more

Here’s a Video Recap of Kendrick Lamar’s CES Experience Set to a Remix of Westside, Right On Time (Video)

In the Summer of 2012, Kendrick Lamar dropped his Westside, Right On Time single with Young Jeezy during TDE's fan appreciation week. That song got the remix treatment as part of a video recap of Kendrick's experience at CES last week. Check out the video and remix below. Related: Kendrick... Read more

Redman and Method Man Rock Paris (Full Concert Video)

You may have caught this concert before. If so, it's still great holiday viewing and, if not, get ready to be entertained by 2 Hip-Hop heavyweights leaving it all on the stage. The dynamic duo of Redman and Method Man made their way to Paris last year and rocked out... Read more

A Behind the Scenes Look Inside a Concert With Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's a look inside a concert with Kendrick Lamar, as described by K. Dot, himself. Kendrick discusses how he prepares for shows, how he involves the crowd, his writing process and more. The video also features a lot of high quality footage from Kendrick's live show which now includes a... Read more

The History of Rock the Bells: A 10 Year Retrospective (Video)

When a festival’s debut features the entire Wu-Tang Clan as headliners (after a lengthy crew tour hiatus), it’s probably safe to say that it's made for fans, by fans. Fast forward to the year 2013, and almost an entire decade has flew by since Guerilla Union's Rock The Bells Festival... Read more

Mayer Hawthorne Performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)

Mayer Hawthorne's music has hints of The Doobie Brothers and old Hall & Oates, update to feel contemporary and uniquely his own. His album, Where Does This Door Go, is one of the best soul releases of the year. He recently performed his single Her Favorite Song, as well as... Read more

James Brown Live in Paris (Video)

Happy belated birthday to James Brown. The Godfather of Soul, whose music was a staple of early hip-hop samples, would have celebrated his 80th birthday on May 3rd. To celebrate the legend, the folks at OKP found a video of an entire concert he did in Paris in 1971 with... Read more

Method Man Performs Live in LA with RZA and Redman (Video)

Shout out to Method Man who celebrated his birthday last night by performing in Los Angeles with special guests RZA and Redman. Check out the video of performances of Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin Ta F*ck Wit and Rockwilder below. Related: Check out new music from Method Man, Redman, Ghostface, Cappadonna... Read more

Roc Marciano, Sean Price & Buckshot in Concert (Video)

Roc Marciano, Sean Price and Buckshot are on a limited East Coast tour of Boston, NYC and DC. If you're not in any of those 3 cities or can't make it out to a show, here's a video playlist of performances from each of the 3 dope MCs. Check it... Read more

Ultramagnetic MCs perform in London in 1990 (Video)

Wow. Here's a dope back in the day gem. Check out this video of a full Ultramagnetic MCs set from 1990. Props: Tim Westwood Related: Kool Keith – Goodbye Rap (Video)... Read more

Elzhi performs Blue Widow in Poland (Video)

Here's some dope footage of Elzhi performing Blue Widow in Poland. Check out the video. Related: Elzhi – Blue Widow (Video)... Read more

Sean Price performs on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Sean Price, Buckshot, 9th Wonder and DJ Premier were recently on the Sway in the Morning show. They chopped it up about bootlegging and more, and Sean Price performed Bar-Barian and Straight Music. Check out the video. Related: Sean Price – Haraam (Video)... Read more

Nas & Lauryn Hill Announce Life is Good/Black Rage Tour

Nas & Lauryn Hill are coming to a town near you (hopefully). The 2 announced a joint tour today called Life is Good/Black Rage. Check out the dates and locations below. Related: Nas performs Hate Me Now (Video) Oct. 6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY) Oct.... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole in concert in North Carolina (Video)

Kendrick Lamar is on tour with BET as part of their Music Matters initiative where they showcase rising stars. Last night, the tour hit North Carolina and K. Dot was joined by Carolina's own J. Cole. Check out footage of Kendrick and Cole hanging backstage (with Rapsody & 9th Wonder)... Read more

Slaughterhouse, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway and more perform in NYC (Video)

Slaughterhouse, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway and more performed in NYC last night. Here's some footage of the highlights. Check out the video. Props: EME Related: Pharoahe Monch speaks with Montreality (Video)... Read more

Slaughterhouse Tour Episode. 4 (Joe Budden Arrested) (Video)

Slaughterhouse has been releasing a cool series of videos chronicling their latest tour. Here's installment #4 which addresses their recent show in NYC where Joe Budden was arrested. Joell Ortiz provides some comic relief about the arrest as well as some behind the scenes commentary on the show. Check it... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Live From New York (Review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LdhQyL6m74U Kendrick Lamar just BLEW UP New York's legendary SOB's venue. The crowd was as live as any crowd I've ever seen there (and I've seen a few...). I also don't recall any artist from the West Coast getting more love there than what Kendrick received tonight. The audience knew... Read more