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Scarface’s Life Story Is Told Against The Soundtrack Of His Latest Song (Video)

Plenty of Hip-Hop legends are living, but not nearly as many are releasing consistent, quality product. Scarface is approaching 30 years on wax, and his newest single, "Black Still," finds him spitting hard, political rhymes with fire in his belly. The just-released Deeply Rooted: The Lost Files contains six new... Read more

Meek Mill’s New Conscious Rap May Be His Most Important Song Yet (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 and... Read more

Devin The Dude Reveals How DJ Premier Prevented “Doobie” From Burning Out (Video)

Fifteen years ago, Texas MC/singer Devin The Dude released one of his most important albums, Just Tryin' ta Live. From Rap-A-Lot Records, the album reunited Devin with Dr. Dre following a 2001 collaboration. Additionally, one of Hip-Hop's other most revered producers, DJ Premier worked with The Dude on single "Doobie... Read more

Devin The Dude Recites The First Rhyme He Ever Wrote. He Hasn’t Changed A Bit (Video)

Last month, Devin The Dude and his Coughee Brothaz clique self-released Acoustic Levitation. The Texas-based MC/producer is up to his famous three W's: wine, weed, and women on an independent release that involves some lush harmonies from the MC who is a highly capable singer. Devin The Dude's career spans... Read more

Devin The Dude Explains How Without Scarface, He Would Have Rapped A Lot Less

Devin The Dude and Scarface are two Houston, Texas icons who are credited with helping elevate Southern Hip-Hop and making it as competitive as any other city on Rap's map. Both born in 1970, the two are equally synonymous with Rap-A-Lot Records, where 'Face found a home with Geto Boys... Read more

Drake Releases His More Life Playlist & It’s A Return To More Hard Rapping (Audio)

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

Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg & Devin the Dude Got the Job Done & Then Some (Audio)

Nearly a decade after going solo, Devin the Dude released his fourth studio album, Waitin' to Inhale. The LP's title was a perfect combination of the Houston, Texas rapper's lyrical cheekiness and appreciation for cannabis and all of its properties, medicinal and otherwise. By the time his André 3000 and... Read more

Rittz, MJG & Devin The Dude Are 3 Southern Lyricists That Buck The Trends (Audio)

At a time when Greater Atlanta is producing some of the biggest stars in Hip-Hop, it can be difficult to know where exactly Rittz fits in. The Strange Music artist and longtime Yelawolf affiliate may not have much in common with the sounds and styles of his peers, but he... Read more

Nas, Bun B and More Celebrate Pimp C in a Tribute Video

Today (12/4), Nas' Mass Appeal Records released Long Live The Pimp, an album featuring previously unreleased material by the fallen UGK member. The project features songs with Nas, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B and more. Coupled with the album, several artists have participated in a tribute... Read more

Devin The Dude Once Again Captures The Soul In The Mundane (Video)

From Queen Latifah to Phonte, plenty of highly-skillful MCs have successfully transitioned into singing careers. Devin The Dude is one—like Pharoahe Monch and Z-Ro—who never conceptually went there. Yet throughout his 21-plus-year-career, the Florida native has dropped those moments on albums where the raps are so secondary. "One For The... Read more

Travel To Big K.R.I.T.’s Planet Of Cadillactica A Week Early (Album Stream)

With the new week, Big K.R.I.T. has looked to NPR First Listen (for the second straight time) to premiere his sophomore major label album, Cadillactica (November 11) more than a week early. Guests on the Cinematic/Def Jam Records affair, per usual, include many of K.R.I.T's inspirations, including the likes of... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Pimp C vs. Devin The Dude…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Do Remember: Geto Boys’ Bring It On, The Ultimate Rap-A-Lot Posse Cut (Audio)

Plenty of Hip-Hop groups have seen lineup changes. Ice Cube famously (and rather loudly) exited N.W.A in 1990 to pursue solo interests away from Ruthless Records. After a fast-track to stardom, Young Jeezy departed from Boyz N The Hood to become a Corporate Thug at Def Jam. Cee-Lo, and later... Read more

Scarface Talks With Devin The Dude & Discovers How Devin Got His Name (Video)

In the second episode of The Devin The Dude Show, Scarface sits down Dev to laugh and chop it up about his favorite Odd Squad album (2:00), his top Houston rappers (6:15), getting Devin to smoke weed on his new album (8:00), and a story about Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill... Read more

Devin the Dude Hosts Bun B as the First Guest on His New Talk Show (Video)

Taking a page from Snoop's GGN, Devin the Dude has launched his own talk show. His first guest is none other than Bun B. The two chop it up about the origins of UGK (originally 4 members with a different name), Bun's relationship with Drake, Bun's early days of recording... Read more

Devin the Dude Makes a New Video About One of His Favorite Pastimes (Video)

Over his 2+ decade career, Devin the Dude has been unabashed about his love for the medicinal. His latest video continues the longstanding theme. Check out I'm Just Gettin' Blowed. Related: Here’s Some Soulful New Goodness From Devin the Dude to Get You Lifted (Video)... Read more

Daz Dillinger Reunites Snoop Dogg & Devin the Dude on His Latest Track (Audio)

Daz Dillinger reunites Snoop Dogg and Devin the Dude on his latest track. Check out Blow'd. Related: Daz Dillinger Keeps it Real Witcha (Audio)... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You'll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked I, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Jon Connor, Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Nitty Scott, MC, Kendrick Lamar, YG, 50 Cent,... Read more

Sean C & LV – Loud Dreams Vol. 1 Features Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. & Plenty More (Mixtape)

On his own, Sean C produced "Can't Knock The Hustle" and "Roc Boys" for Jay Z. The New Yorker not only co-founder the legendary X-Ecutionerz DJ crew (R.I.P. Roc Raida), but he was a major hand in Loud Records' success, thanks to his A&R role. Once he teamed with LV,... Read more

DJ Whoo Kid & DJ Skee Drop Off A South By Southwest Mixtape Featuring Casey Veggies, Curren$y & Devin The Dude (Mixtape)

For the second year in a row, G-Unit veteran DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Skee, and DJ MLK spotlight the South By Southwest music week with a thematic mixtape. This year's entry, SXEW (South by East West), features multi-platinum superstars like Lil Wayne and T.I., as well as veterans like Devin... Read more

Here’s Some Soulful New Goodness From Devin the Dude to Get You Lifted (Video)

Devin the Dude is back with some soulful new goodness. Check out Lifted featuring Doughbeezy. Related: Devin the Dude Laments the One That Got Away in the Video for Probably Should Have (Video)... Read more

Devin the Dude Laments the One That Got Away in the Video for Probably Should Have (Video)

Devin the Dude does a comedic re-enactment of his tale of love that was taken for granted and then lost in the video for Probably Should Have. Related: Devin The Dude – One For The Road (Album Stream)... Read more

Devin the Dude Discusses His One For the Road Album (Video)

Devin the Dude sat down with Fuse to discuss his upcoming One for the Road album.  He gives the details about the overall vibe he was seeking for the album as well as breaking down specific tracks.  Check out the video. Related: Devin The Dude – One For The Road... Read more

Devin The Dude – One For The Road (Album Stream)

With one of his funkiest an eclectic projects to date, Devin The Dude is back with his latest offering for a free listen. The Houston MC gives us a sample of One For The Road, an LP that can seems to be geared towards enjoyment with the greener things in... Read more

Devin the Dude – Probably Should Have

It's been a minute since we've had something new from Devin the Dude but he's back with a new record. Here's Probably Should Have. Related: Freddie Gibbs, Devin the Dude, Killa Kyleon, Starlito & Propain – Rollin’ (Audio)... Read more

Freddie Gibbs, Devin the Dude, Killa Kyleon, Starlito & Propain – Rollin’

Here's a laid-back funky track from Freddie Gibbs, Killa Kyleon, Starlito, Propain and Devin the Dude on the hook. Check out "Rollin'." Related: Devin the Dude – Wut Tha Fuk ft Slim Thug & Cory Mo... Read more

Devin the Dude – Wut Tha Fuk ft Slim Thug & Cory Mo

Devin the Dude is in a new film called Highway. Here's the second new release from the soundtrack this week. Check out Wut Tha Fuk featuring Slim Thug & Cory Mo. Related: Devin the Dude – We Get High ft Coughee Brothaz (Video)... Read more

Devin the Dude – We Get High ft Coughee Brothaz (Video)

Here's a brand new video from Devin the Dude. Check out We Get High featuring Coughee Brothaz. Related: Devin The Dude – Seriously Trippin’ (Full EP Stream)... Read more

Devin The Dude – Seriously Trippin’ (Full EP Stream)

There are a lot of full streams dropping lately. Here's one from Devin The Dude. You can listen to all of his new EP Seriously Trippin' below. Related: Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate (Full Album Stream)... Read more

The Dirty South began playing a major role in rap music long before No Limit and Cash Money. The #16 most important record label in hip-hop music is Rap-A-Lot Records. Check out a playlist of their key artists below.,

#16 Rap-A-Lot Records Not from Houston but I Rap-A-Lot...Long before Cash Money and long before No Limit, Rap-A-Lot records was the voice of hip-hop in the South. Founded by J Prince in 1986, the label put Houston on the map. That was no small feat given that rap music was... Read more

Here’s a mix to take you into your weekend and beyond…You’ll find new music featuring Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Styles P, DJ Quik, Wiz Khalifa, Rapper Big Pooh, Stalley, Wale, Devin the Dude, J. Cole, Mobb Deep, EDO.G, Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″ and more.

There's been a lot of good music released in the last few weeks. Here's just a taste.  It starts off laid back and soulful and finishes with that boom bap. Check it out. Ambrosia For Heads LONS Mix by Parfit... Read more

Devin the Dude always keeps it 100% funky. With a Herbie Hancock-inspired track and a hook that would make Anthony Hamilton proud, Got Bills To Pay is no exception.

Check it out. Click here to download. The singer on the hook brings some of that Anthony Hamilton gravely soul music and the track sounds like it was inspired by a faster version of this (starting at 41 seconds in): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo5GcYeh7XA And, here's some of that Anthony Hamilton goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4LVf9qdFYA... Read more

Dayumm. This new Devin the Dude joint is funky. Check out I Like What U Do.

Click here to listen to I Like What U Do, courtesy of Rap Radar.  Here's another joint called Gotta Be Me which is the title of the album which drops today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TsSoRODJhk.... Read more

While we're on the G-funk tip, remember when Devin the Dude looked like he would be that next dude after his verse on Dr. Dre's Chronic 2001? He never blew up but he's still dropping bombs. Check out Jus Coolin'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID9hbOQ8-M8 Click here to download.  And, in case you missed the Dr. Dre reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6K7dB3T6ho.... Read more