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Donald Glover’s New Video Shows Hip-Hop America & How Great It Could Be

Just under four months ago, Donald Glover released one of the most unforgettable music videos of 2018. "This Is America" is artful, symbolic, and it is certainly jarring. The visual was a return to Rap for the versatile, genre-defying also artist also known as Childish Gambino. Since then, Glover released... Read more

Why Kanye West Is A Genius Regardless Of His Views Outside Of Music

Kanye West's cultural influence is undeniable. Few artists, especially in Hip-Hop have had a reign as long or as far-reaching as the artist who locked himself in a room doing five a beats a day for three summers. Remember when everyone wore those terrible shutter shade sunglasses after Graduation dropped?... Read more

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Releases So Far In 2018 (Audio & Video)

Approaching 2018’s midpoint, the year has been absolutely incredible for Hip-Hop and Rap music. For many artists, the album is now shorter than it has ever been. Releases are more concentrated and digestible than they have been been in decades. Moreover, the MC/producer double-threat is winning, as is the chemistry... Read more

Kanye West Shows He Still Does Some Of His Best Work With Kid Cudi (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

Pusha-T Compares Drake To Trump In An Infrared Diss (Audio)

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after "Infrared," Drake responded in a BIG way. ORIGINAL STORY: 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... Read more

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

Kanye West Is Releasing A New Solo Project & A Joint Album With Kid Cudi

It has been two big years since Kanye West released an album. Since The Life Of Pablo, the life of 'Ye has been a wild ride ever since. The period marked one of West's most private periods since abruptly canceling his 2016 tour and reportedly receiving medical treatment. For months,... Read more

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain't nothin' like Hip-Hop music...Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the music and lifestyle shaped an entire generation and has had untold influence around the world. The Rub: The History of... Read more

Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s Highs, Lows & Reasons To Stay Woke (Audio)

2016 is coming to a close. Years from now, how will we, the people, remember such an expansive year in Hip-Hop music, news, and culture? This year, some of the biggest MCs in the genre released new albums. Several of these efforts came in short notice, challenging new distribution platforms... Read more

Big Sean Wants All The Attention On His Lyrics, NOT His Life (Audio)

Big Sean has become a pop culture juggernaut of the 2010s. The Detroit, Michigan delegate for G.O.O.D. Music has seemingly always made clever Hip-Hop music that appeases lyric lovers and vibe seekers at once. However, Sean's personal life has started to eclipse the art—who he's dating, who he may be... Read more

Drake Is Out To Break Pusha T With Words & Stones (Audio)

Last week, Pusha T took his latest shots at Drake in "H.G.T.V." A byproduct of a longstanding beef between The Clipse and Lil Wayne/Cash Money, the President of G.O.O.D. Music knocked one of Kanye's other friends and collaborators, seemingly poking fun about Drake's beef with Puff Daddy. "Two Birds, One... Read more

Are Kanye West & Kid Cudi Really Beefing Over Drake? (Video)

In the last decade, Kid Cudi was one of G.O.O.D. Music's breakout success stories. The Cleveland, Ohio MC/singer made his debut on Kanye West's 2008 808's & Heartbreak album, before making way for his gold-certified Man On The Moon: The End Of Day first album (released seven years ago, yesterday).... Read more

Andre 3000 & Kanye West Are Surfing “Waves” In The Studio Together

Kanye West albums are often ensemble affairs. 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and 2004's The College Dropout are two specific albums known for their sprawling personnel. While the album now known as Waves has a February 11, 2016 release date, an alleged corresponding fashion show concert, and one bold... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Criticizes Kanye West’s New Album Title. Kanye Goes Nuclear

So much can change in 24 hours. Late last night (January 26), Kanye West announced that his seventh solo album had been re-named. The album known as Swish since mid-2015 suddenly was rechristened to Waves, less than one month away from its February 11 release date. Upon the announcement, made... Read more

Kid Cudi Takes The Pain & Loneliness To Make A Charged Message Of Hope (Audio)

For as much as he's evolved, Kid Cudi seemingly keeps coming back to his smash hit 2009 breakthrough, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day. Cleveland, Ohio's own MC/singer takes that amazing, original, and Electronically-informed sound and applies it to his life now. Making a rare new song release,... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Says He Will Never Do Interviews After This. It’s a Great One (Video)

Earlier this week Lupe Fiasco released his fifth (and reported final) album on Atlantic Records, Tetsuo & Youth, and has been making his media rounds to promote the album. In this interview on Sway In The Morning, he dropped a bomb saying that he will no longer be doing any... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

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

Big Boi Flows Over a Classic Stevie Wonder Track on the Lastest Mashup Monday (Audio)

Big Boi has been re-working classics for the last several weeks as part of his Mashup Mondays series. He's flowed over tracks from Shalamar, Blue Oyster Cult, A-Ha and more. His latest foray is a re-interpretation of his song She Hates Me, featuring Kid CuDi, using Stevie Wonder's Part-Time Lover.... Read more

Wale Addresses Complex Threat, Says Jay Z & Q-Tip Reacted To The News (Video)

After being silent since Friday (December 13), Wale finally addressed his taped phone-call with Complex magazine Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed. The Maybach Music Group verbally threatened the staff of the site and magazine, urging them to notify security in advance. The dispute stemmed from Wale's The Gifted being omitted from... Read more

Big Sean – First Chain ft Nas & Kid Cudi

Big Sean's Hall Of Fame is exfoliating some of its biggest assets. On "First Chain," Sean channels early Kanye West's penchant for Jacob The Jeweler talk, as he links with Def Jam Records big brother Nas, and contemporary/former label-mate Kid Cudi. Since the days of Nice & Smooth's "Gold," this... Read more

Kid Cudi- Solo Dolo Pt. II ft Kendrick Lamar

With his album springing a leak today, check out one of the stand out cuts off of Cudi's INDICUD featuring Kendrick Lamar. Related: Kid Cudi Ft. Too Short- ‘Girls’... Read more

Kid Cudi – Just What I Am ft King Chip (Video)

Kid Cudi releases some tripped out visuals for Just What I Am featuring King Chip. It's amazing what a difference a gold frame makes...Check out the video. Related: KiD CuDi – King Wizard (Audio)... Read more

KiD CuDi – King Wizard

Here's the full version of a dope new track from KiD CuDi. Check out King Wizard. Related: KiD CuDi – Just What I Am ft King Chip (Audio)... Read more

Hit-Boy – Old School Caddy ft KiD CuDi

Here's the new video for Hit-Boy's Old School Caddy featuring KiD CuDi. Check it out. Related: Hit-Boy - HIStory (Mixtape)... Read more

KiD CuDi – Just What I Am ft King Chip

Here's some new music from KiD CuDi. Check out Just What I Am featuring King Chip (pka Chip Tha Ripper). Related: Hit-Boy - Old School Caddy featuring KiD CuDi... Read more

Hit-Boy – Old School Caddy ft Kid Cudi

Hit-Boy (the producer behind tracks like My God, N's in Paris, A$AP Rocky's Goldie, and Kanye's Thearflu/Way Too Cold/Cold) is stepping from behind the board and up to the mic. Here's a new song from him. Check out Old School Caddy featuring Kid Cudi. Related: A$AP Rocky - Goldie (Video)... Read more

It’s been 17 years since No I.D. laced Common with the track for the classic I Used to Love H.E.R. Nearly 2 decades later, the Chicago legend that Kanye West cites as his mentor is still going strong. The latest installment of our Producer Series is dedicated to the music of No I.D. Click below to hear the mix.

Nearly 2 decades later, the Chicago legend that Kanye West cites as his mentor is still going strong.  The latest installment of our Producer Series is dedicated to the music of No I.D.  It's always interesting to listen to a producer's body of work over an extended period of time. ... Read more

You can always count on Kanye West to push boundaries. Check out the video for All of the Lights.

It features Rihanna and KiD CuDi and is directed by Hype Williams.  It looks like it has a Japanese anime/TRON influence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfFfqiYLp0&feature=player_embedded... 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

Jim Jones sounds like he's been listening to KiD CuDi…A LOT (like everyday, all day). Check out Perfect Day ft Juelz Santana.

What do you think?  Not a bad look but very unexpected. Click here to download..... Read more

KiD CuDi seems a lot happier when he's perfoming. Maybe Mr. Rager is just for the studio. Check out his performance of REVOFEV on the Conan O'Brien Show.

It's pretty dope that he's wearing a Prince shirt too. Speaking of Prince, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, ?uestlove lists his top 10 favorite Prince songs of all time.  One of them is this extended version of Little Red Corvette that is super ill: .... Read more

Here's some bonus KiD CuDi. It's not included in the album but it fits right in. The video is called Mojo's So Dope (but I'm sure KiD CuDi was not inhaling…).

This one is produced by the cool kids over at Decon. If you have not heard KiD CuDi's album, here's a friendly nudge..... Read more

Do you dig The Joy by Kanye West ft Curtis Mayfield, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson and KiD CuDi? Pete Rock's instant classic track was originally set for a group called Strong Arm Steady and was called "Makings of You." Check it out.

Props to NahRight.com for the scoop.  If you missed The Joy, do yourself a BIG favor and cop it right now here.  It's arguably the best of the G.O.O.D. Friday releases. 13 Makings of You by letskeepgoing Click here to download.  As dope as Pete Rock's production is, this track... Read more

KiD CuDi's album is incredible. It makes you understand why Kanye f*cks with him. Here's his performance of Maniac with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon and a couple of other choice cuts.

Warning. You have to be in the right head space to appreciate this. Think night music...rainy night music. Yeah, you got it. Enjoy. Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager drops on 11/9. Support (G.O.O.D.) hip-hop..... Read more

It's not Friday but check out Kanye West's new song All of the Lights ft Rihanna, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alicia Keys, KiD CuDi, Fergie and Elton John(??!!)

You may remember this one from Runaway.  It was the track that played during the "parade" with the Michael Jackson float.  Click here to listen and download the full track (props to Nahright.com).  Only 19 more days until Kanye's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy drops.  Fast forward to 7:32... Read more

KiD CuDi drops his video for Erase Me ft Kanye West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICaTsTkBPV8&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

Maniac is vintage KiD CuDi. If you like KiD CuDi or sad Kanye West music, take a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Mph0uPW7o&feature=related What's "sad Kanye West Music?"  You know it when you hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU&ob=av2e Click here to download Maniac..... Read more

Check out Kanye West's latest called Christian Dior Denim Flow ft Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie

Here's the latest G.O.O.D Friday installment. What do you think? Click here to download. .... Read more