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Wyclef Jean’s Tiny Desk Concert Shows His In-Your-Face Guitar Skills (Video)

Following The Roots' appearance on NPR's "Tiny Desk" last week, another genre-bending Hip-Hop veteran hits the Washington, D.C. platform. Wyclef Jean, joined by his band and latest protégé vocalist Jazzy Amra, perform. The three-song jam session concert comes on the heels of Carnival III: The Rise and Fall of A... Read more

The Grammys Are Making Changes To Do Better By Rap. Now Maybe Snoop & Nas Can Win.

Since the Grammy Awards began to include Rap music as a category in 1989, the eventual winners often have been suspect, at best. While many might consider DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince a fitting choice for the first ever award--facing off against LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Kool Moe... Read more

Talib Kweli’s 10 Favorite Albums Are An Eternal Reflection Of Great Music

Last month, Raekwon raised some eyebrows and even more discussion when he listed his Top 10 albums. While his own acclaimed purple tape and Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele were on the list, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) missed the cut. That prompted some discourse from fans, surrounding the classic LP upon... Read more

Kanye West Ends Show After Learning Kim Kardashian Was Held At Gunpoint (Video)

This weekend, two major festivals were being held in the New York City area. The Roots hosted their first ever New York version of their annual picnic, featuring D'Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Swizz Beatz, EPMD, The Jungle Brothers, Big Daddy Kane, and many others. Across the river, in Queens, the Meadows... Read more

Scientists Show Proof Hip-Hop Has Revolutionized Music the Most Since 1960 (News)

For decades, fans of Hip-Hop have considered it one of the most important developments in Pop culture. Now, scientists say they have proof that it is in fact the most revolutionary form of music since 1960. Much has been discussed about the rise of Rock & Roll and the "British... Read more

Friday Is The New Tuesday…Albums Will Now Drop In Time For The Weekend

An age-old tradition for music consumers is about to change. For Heads who waited outside record stores on Tuesday mornings, or stay up way too late waiting to buy from digital retailers on a work/school-night for a particular anticipated release, times, they are a changin'. Billboard has reported that effective... Read more

Want to Make a Music Video with Nas? Here’s How (Video)

Nas has partnered with Mass Appeal and Maker Studios to make a new video for Illmatic's Represent, and they are looking for ideas from YOU. If your idea is selected, you will have the opportunity to work with Nas and acclaimed director, Jason Goldwatch, to bring the video to life.... Read more

Here’s a Video Playlist of Some of the Best Music Videos, Performances and Interviews From the Past Week

This week in video brought new music videos from Black Milk, Pusha T, Slum Village, Murs, Childish Gambino and Prince, words from Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel, Pharrell & Spike Lee, Devin the Dude, Bun B, Common and Questlove, a performance from MC Lyte, a great documentary on Ice Cube... Read more

Pharrell Williams talks style with MTV (Video)

Pharrell talks fashion and philosophy with MTV. Check out the video. Related: T.I. – Hello ft Cee-Lo (Prod. The Neptunes)... Read more

Justin Timberlake’s Return to Music (Video)

After nearly 7 years away from music, guess who's back in the lab? Justin Timberlake is reportedly releasing a new single at 12am Monday that may feature The Carters (Jay and Bey). Until then, here's a video teaser from JT. Related: Jay-Z & 9th Wonder – Black American Gangster (Mixtape)... Read more

Joe Budden previews new Slaughterhouse music (Video)

Here's a 10+ minute preview of new music from Slaughterhouse, courtesy of Joe Budden himself. The video is nothing but beats and eats (Joey gets his grub on throughout). Check it out below. Related: Slaughterhouse rhymes in The Back Room on 106 & Park (Video)... Read more

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 – Full Performances of Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and more (Video)

The Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place in Chicago this weekend. On the hip-hop side, Big K.R.I.T. and A$AP Rocky hit the stage last night and today Schoolboy Q (5:45) and Danny Brown (7:40) have sets. Kendrick Lamar brings it home tomorrow (4:45). Here's a video that will allow you... Read more

Here’s an in-depth interview of XV where he breaks down his earliest musical interests and some of the events that inspired him to become an artist. This is Where It All Began in hip-hop for XV.

XV is going to win. He has just started to get his props over the last couple of years but you can tell he is a longtime student of music. We talked to him about his earliest influences and he spoke of everyone from The Delphonics to Marvin Gaye to... Read more

Erick Sermon speaks with Sway Calloway on the making of his track, Music (Video)

Erick Sermon sat down with Sway and broke down the story of his classic, Music, including the MONSTROUS cost due to the Marvin Gaye sample. You can watch the convo below and see E Double do a live version of the song. Also, click here for our playlist of Erick... Read more

You can clearly hear the influence of Outkast in A.Dd’s music…but that’s a GREAT thing.

Check out their song Greedy. Click here to download.  Speaking of Outkast, here's a dope track from back in the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HarAKzpFSHE... Read more

I Love Rick Ross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPJtZLq07C8&feature=player_embedded Dude is just dope musically.  Regardless of what you think of his hood cred, his music has overcome it time and time again.  Think about it.  He is the first person to survive a full on attack by 50.  In fact, he might even be bigger than he was... Read more

Sound Control – The Slow Death of High Fidelity

  The sound quality of music has been going down for years while the volume has been going up.  Is it still music to your ears?  Click here for the story..... Read more

What is the Future of Media?

This comprehensive study of the media consumption habits of 8-18 year olds offers a preview of how media primarily will be used in the future.  Click here for the article. .... Read more