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Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg Take A$AP Ferg’s Song To A New Level (Video)

A$AP Ferg is a student of the 1990s Rap scene. It's in his fashion, his cars, and his frequent choice of features—and more importantly, in his lyrics. Whereas A$AP Rocky was deeply influenced by UGK and Three 6 Mafia, Ferg has openly stated his influence from acts like Wu-Tang Clan,... Read more

Busta Rhymes Can Still Break Ya Neck With Raps In Only 41 Seconds… (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

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

Nas Makes Us Look At The Real Reasons Young Black Men Are Dying Too Young (Audio)

Since his days as a teenager, Nasir Jones has been gifted in telling the stories surrounding his experiences and the lives of others. On "One Love," he put the correspondence between friends—one free and one incarcerated into song. On "U.B.R.," Nas narrated, in verse, the journey and success of Rakim—one... Read more

Jim Jones Gets Teary Detailing His Sacrifices For Cam’ron & Dipset (Video)

Yesterday (February 8), it was announced that Jim Jones signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation. The same night, the Bronx, New York native and onetime The Diplomats mainstay appeared on Funkmaster Flex's show. There, Jim sat for more than an hour, and cleared the table on his frustrations with Cam'ron—a... 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

Hip-Hop Took The Gold In August. Hear The Best Of The Month (Audio)

August was filled with the Olympics and some of the worst heat of the year, but it also brought some great Hip-Hop. De La Soul released their first album in 12 years, and it debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. Andre 3000 had some choice words for ghostwriters. Nas... Read more

Daylyt Explains His Face Tattoo & Its Much Deeper Than You Think​ (Video)

In recent years, the interest driving the sport of Battle Rap rivals that of mainstream Hip-Hop. While there are no album sales to track, and less resources to hype a career (the daily stream of songs and videos), Hip-Hop superstars (Eminem, Drake) are showing that they personally are excited by... Read more

Fat Joe & Remy Ma Cook Up Another Smash (Audio)

In the beginning of March, Fat Joe and Remy Ma released "All The Way Up." The song was the first single from Joe and Remy's upcoming join album, Plata O Plomo, and featured ad libs from French Montana and production from Cool & Dre. As nearly anyone with ears knows,... Read more

Hip-Hop Stood Tall In July. Here’s Some Of The Best Of The Month (Audio Playlist)

July was a tense and complicated month. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, both captured on film, led to national protests, heated discourse and some misguided shootings of police officers, presumably in retaliation. Political conventions held by the Democratic and Republican parties further divided the nation... Read more

This Is NOT Supposed to Be Drake Dissing Joe Budden. What Do You Think? (Video)

The biggest Rap beef of 2016 has been fairly one-sided to date. Joe Budden has launched a handful of attacks in onetime friend Drake's direction, due to a diss he believed was coming his way from Drake on French Montana's song "No Shopping." The entire feud has been recounted several... Read more

Drake Responds To Joe Budden & Pumps Up The Beef (Audio)

It has taken more than two weeks since Joe Budden launched a diss campaign against Drake with the release of "Making A Murderer (Part 1)," for the Toronto MC to respond. A Rap battle that started in late June is now officially two-sided. On Drake's OVO Radio Show on Beats... Read more

Joe Budden Explains Why He Dissed Drake & Warns He’s Well Prepared For ANY Response (Audio)

At the top of June, Drake shocked the Hip-Hop space when he apparently dissed Joe Budden and Puff Daddy on a la carte release "4PM In Calabasas." For Joe's part, the lines were presumed to be a response to Budden's criticism of Views on his "I'll Name This Podcast Later" (Episode... Read more

Nas, Jay Z & More Help Celebrate 20-Years Of Bad Boy In Epic Fashion (Video)

Last month, Puff Daddy joined Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning show to announce that he was reuniting his Bad Boy Entertainment family to celebrate 20 years of the iconic label that dominated music in the mid to late 90s. At the time, the media mogul revealed that, in addition... Read more

Puff Daddy, The LOX, Ma$e, Lil’ Kim & More Announce Bad Boy Reunion Tour Dates

It was almost one year ago that Puff Daddy reunited with much of his Bad Boy Worldwide hit-makers for a medley concert at the 2015 BET Awards. The televised June event featuring followed a co-headlined Snoop Dogg concert at Madison Square Garden in February. Symbolically, that concert was at the... Read more

Nas, Kanye West & French Montana Are Trying To Figure It Out Like The Rest Of Us (Video)

This month marks three years since French Montana's studio debut, Excuse My French. Backed by both Puff Daddy and Rick Ross, the Coke Boys veteran caught up fast in the music industry machine with an album featuring Drake, The Weeknd, and Scarface, among many others. A Top 5 debut, Montana... Read more

Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Mary J. Blige To Rock The Jingle Bells In Newark

Hot97, one of the nation's preeminent Hip-Hop radio stations, has announced a holiday celebration featuring a massive line-up that includes headliner Busta Rhymes as well as Puff Daddy, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Sean Paul, and Jeremih. Taking place on Saturday, December 5, the "Hot for the Holidays"... Read more

Legacy: Why Going Back Is Best For Puff Daddy & Bad Boy’s Future

Following last month's Bad Boy Records 20th anniversary set at the 2015 BET Awards, Puff Daddy announced that he is planning a tour with some of the artists he shared the stage with. Only mentioning Lil' Kim by name (who, many know, was never an official Bad Boy Records artist), the... Read more

The Legends Of Bad Boy Records Come Out To Play At BET Awards (Video)

A big part of what's made Bad Boy Records such a great label over the last 20-plus years is the label's ability to deliver cathartic performances. Whether it was peer-criticism, tragedy, or legal woes, Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy family used the stage to remind the world that they... Read more

Chinx Murdered In Queens, New York In Drive-By Shooting

Chinx has been confirmed dead. The artist born Lionel Pickens died this morning (May 17) after being shot multiple times in his native Queens, New York around 4am, according to The Associated Press. The incident, which critically injured another man, was reportedly a drive-by shooting. Pickens and the man were... Read more

Raekwon Goes Wall to Wall with Busta Rhymes & French Montana (Audio)

After releasing twenty-one freestyles over Soul classics last year, as part of his Throwback Thursday series, Raekwon is gearing for a new solo album. The LP is titled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxury Art) and the latest single, "Wall to Wall," features guest appearances from French Montana and a typically animated... Read more

Remy Ma Joins DJ Khaled in the Video For They Don’t Love You No More (Remix) (Video)

Remy Ma has wasted no time getting back to work since her return from prison. The fierce Bronx MC has spoken with several media outlets about her time away, and has already begun recording her next album. The verse that re-established her right from the start, however, was her lead-off... Read more

DJ Khaled Releases His Single with Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill…Does It Live Up to the Hype (Audio)

Earlier today, DJ Khaled was featured in an interview where he went on a bit of a "tirade" about owning the summer with his anthems for the last 8 years, when asked if he could do it again. Khaled said he his streak would continue because he has Jay Z... Read more

Fat Joe Interpolates A Little Classic Queen Latifah Alongside Rick Ross & French Montana (Audio)

Back in 2010, Fat Joe took an unmistakable Soul II Soul vocal riff, and made it into a grimy summertime anthem alongside Young Jeezy for his first Darkside LP. While the faces have changed, the D.I.T.C. member-turned-global superstar has done it again. Interpolating Queen Latifah's catchy 1993 chorus from "Just... Read more

Rick Ross & Diddy’s 2014 Version Of You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills You Arrives In Living Color (Video)

Throughout the week, in interviews and in teasers attached to other Mastermind videos, Rick Ross and Diddy have alluded to "Nobody." The song, pulling from Rick Ross' early 2013 drive-by shooting attack in South Florida, is built around The Notorious B.I.G.'s eerie "You're Nobody (Til' Somebody Kills You)." With French... Read more

With Help From Diddy, Rick Ross Releases the Biggie-Inspired “Nobody” (Audio)

Last week, we wrote about Rick Ross' listening session for Mastermind, which included a track called Nobody that was a re-take on The Notorious B.I.G.'s You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You). The track features a hook from French Montana and ferocious ad libs from Puff, similar to the ones he... Read more

Mobb Deep Dusts Off An Infamy Classic For A Mack Wilds Remix With French Montana (Audio)

While everybody is stuck on The Infamous, Hell On Earth, and Murda Muzik, Mobb Deep's fifth album, Infamy remains pretty tight. The last Loud Records effort featured Big Noyd and The Infamous Mobb close, with some of Havoc's best work. One cut that still gets "Burn" is the track of... Read more

Wale, Stalley & More Join Rick Ross On MMG’s Priorities Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Throughout the ages, labels have found methods to showcase the depths of their talented rosters. Soundtracks and bonus disc samplers have given way to compilations and mixtapes. The latest iteration of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group trucks onward with the usual suspects (Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Gunplay, Omarion), as well... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 3 (Full Album Stream)

For the third installment in as many years, Self Made Vol. 3 is on the horizon. The most popular compilations in current-day Hip-Hop are known for breaking will-be mainstream stars and making some trunk-rattling street and club anthems. The third joint from the collective of Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill,... Read more

Pusha T Decodes “Doesn’t Matter”

Pusha T recently sat with Life + Times and decoded his song "Doesn't Matter" off of his Wrath Of Caine mixtape. Check out the video and see if you decoded the lyrics the way he intended. This is pretty dope to see one of the top lyricist in the game break... Read more

Curren$y – These B*tches ft French Montana (Video)

Here's a new video from Curren$y and French Montana. Unfortunate title... Related: Curren$y – Livin’ for the City (Video)... Read more

Pusha T – Doesn’t Matter ft French Montana (Video)

Pusha T's latest video is for the French Montana-assisted Doesn't Matter off Pusha's Wrath of Caine mixtape. Mean. Check it out below. Related: Pusha T – Millions ft Rick Ross (Video)... Read more

Jadakiss – Paper Tags ft Styles P, Wale & French Montana

Jadakiss & Styles P reunite on Paper Tags which also features Wale and French Montana. This is from Jadakiss' Consignment mixtape which drops on Friday. Check it out below. The Kid Daytona & Jadakiss - Low (Remix)... Read more

Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller

Beanie Sigel is back. And, he dropped a hot verse over French Montana's Shot Caller track (which heads will recognize as a chop of the Lords of the Underground's classic Funky Child record). Check out Beanie's Shot Caller below. Previously: Travis Barker - Just Chill ft Beanie Sigel, Bun B... Read more

2012 XXL Freshman Class

So...XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2012 today. It consists of Future, Kid Ink, Danny Brown, French Montana, Macklemore, Don Trip, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea and Roscoe Dash. There are some VERY notable omissions (but more on that later). Which list makes you more irate between this one... Read more

Rick Ross – Stay Schemin’ ft Drake and French Montana (Video)

Fresh off the release of his mixtape Rich Forever (click here to listen and download it), Rick Ross drops a video for Stay Schemin' featuring Drake and French Montana. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E_10tfbfO94... Read more