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The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack (Full Album Stream)

A LOT of hot music has dropped from The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack over the last several weeks. Now you can listen to the whole thing. Here's a full album stream featuring new music from Wu-Tang Clan (together and solo), Kanye West, Kool G Rap, Pusha T, Freddie... Read more

J-Live – Hot vs. Dope Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Some (though not enough) know J-Live as a dope MC. Heads know he is a skilled DJ, as well. Here's a new mixtape from him featuring recent music from Yasiin Bey, Kendrick Lamar, Murs & Fashawn, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Killer Mike, Rick Ross, Skyzoo, CL Smooth, Raekwon, Jean Greae,... Read more

Here’s a playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Method Man (Audio)

Clifford Smith. Johnny Blaze. Tical. No matter the moniker used, after nearly 20 years of shredding mics, Method Man is the epitome of a hip-hop Living Legend. He is the latest hip-hop icon we recognize in our series where we celebrate our legends while we still have them. Here's a... Read more

Method Man helms the first release from the soundtrack to RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fist. The song is called Built For This and Freddie Gibbs and Streetlife join Meth on the track (Video)

Tical. If this is any indication, the soundtrack is about to be a MONSTER. Check out the video below which features stills from The Man With The Iron Fists. Related: Method Man & Redman perform Cereal Killer for the first time ever (Video)... Read more

Method Man & Redman perform Cereal Killer at Rock the Bells (Video)

Here's a video or Redman and Method Man performing Cereal Killer live (supposedly for the first time ever). The footage is low fi but you get a good sense of the experience. Check it out below. Related: Redman - Bridging the Gap (Audio)... Read more

Method Man speaks on working with RZA, Crystal Meth, Blackout 3 and more (Video)

Method Man keeps it 100% real in this interview where he discusses working with RZA again on his upcoming album Crystal Meth, working with Redman on Blackout 3, how Blackout 2 was slept on, the possibility of How High 2, which "critics" matter to him and more. Check out the... Read more

Method Man shifts into Johnny Blaze mode and drops a red hot a capella verse in a late night cypher. Check it out below(Video)

Wow. Method Man just simultaneously co-signed and son'd up and coming MC, Bigstat. The 2 were hanging out and Meth was giving Bistat big props. After Meth's strong endorsement of Bigstat's skills, they started to rhyme and, while Bigstat was nice, Meth said it best in his verse: "Don't ever... Read more

Erick Sermon – Breath of Fresh Air (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from Erick Sermon with features from Method Man, Redman, Keith Murray, KRS-One and more. Listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Playlist for Lover’s of Hip-Hop (Audio)

Like most relationships, the one between Hip-Hop & Love is complicated. Here's a playlist showing its many sides. You'll find music from Common, Mos Def, Dead Prez, The Roots, OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Murs, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharoahe Monch, Slum Village, Heavy D, Method Man, Biggie and many more. Some... Read more

Was there ever any question that Def Jam Recordings would be the #1 most important hip-hop record label of all time??? Here’s a 30-song playlist of music from some of the legendary Def Jam artists: LL, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, Redman, Method Man and more.

Before record labels were considered “the enemy” their brands actually meant something. Artists dreamed of being on the same label as the MCs they grew up idolizing and some labels had such credibility fans would buy the record just because it was on that label. We decided to look at... Read more

You’re All I Need–the prequel. Before Mary J. Blige blessed the track, Method Man held it down solo. Check out this demo version of his classic.

The essence is there, but it feels very different from the final version. His tempo is slower and more deliberate, the track is stripped down and there's a spoken exchange between some women at the end. Click here to download.... Read more

Method Man in the studio recording a new album and mixtape (Video)

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Method Man in the lab recording a new album (Crystal Meth) and mixtape (Cliff's notes).  The soundtrack to the footage features samples of some of his new songs.  Based on this, the projects sound HOT.  Check out the video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThBkfzupxOE&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here’s a new joint from 3/4 of Def Squad. Check out Look by Erick Sermon ft Redman and Method Man.

Also, if you missed our Erick Sermon playlist featuring tracks produced by the Green Eyed Bandit, click here. Click here to download.... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie dropped a crushing July 4th mix last year. Here’s part 2…

Click here to listen to and download Summertime 2.  The tracklist is below.  Here's Part 1 if you didn't get it last year. Here's the tracklist: 1 Intro: Summer Breeze 2 Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: Summertime 3 Smif–n-Wessun: Bucktown 4 Jagged Edge: Where The Party At? 5 R. Kelly:... Read more

Wu-Tang fans get ready. Here’s an 11 and a half minute freestyle from Method Man, U-God and Masta Killa.

Oh yeah, it's serious.  This comes courtesy of the Tim Westwood Show.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS7sZ1qUqnA&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Erick Sermon just dropped a new song and it inspired us to take a look back at his career. The latest Producer Series installment is dedicated to the Green Eyed Bandit.

When he first unleashed his sonic imprint in 1988 as part of EPMD, Erick Sermon was one of the first producers to bring P-Funk to hip-hop. Over the better part of the next 2 decades, he went on to give classic tracks to some of the most legendary names in... Read more

The latest installment of the Producer Series Playlists features the music of Hi-Tek.

A lot of love goes to the East and West Coasts, as well as the South, but the Midwest often does not get its props in hip-hop. Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Hi-Tek has been killing the game for well over a decade. He was one of the staple producers for... Read more

After 10 years, Backstage is still one of the most candid behind the scenes looks at life on tour in hip-hop. Watch the whole movie below.

It's fascinating to go back and look at the likes of DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Jay-Z in the earlier stages of their careers. Even more insightful is the look at Damon Dash, Jay-Z's infamous partner in crime in building Roc-A-Fella Records. Some of his exchanges vividly depict... Read more

This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has often been the go-to guy for the greatest rappers in the game. You know what to expect: Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z,... Read more

Redman's mixtape dropped earlier in the week. Lite 1 Witcha Boy ft Method Man and Bun B is from his upcoming album and it's got that flame on it. Check it out.

Redman's album Reggie drops on 12/7. Click here to download Lite 1 Witcha Boy. If you missed Redman's mixtape Pancake & Syrup click here..... Read more

You may remember Reek Da Villain from BET's Hip-Hop Awards Cypher. Money is ill. Check out Mechanics (the remix) ft Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz

The fact that he's riding the track that Method Man crushed on Bring the Pain just makes it more ill. Here's Meth's joint: And, the original track was called I'm Your Mechanical Man by Jerry Butler (the sampled part comes in at around the 3:00 mark but the whole song... Read more