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T.I. Outlines What He Sees As The Positive Aspects Of The Crack Era (Video)

Although the crack epidemic is one of the most tragic times for addiction, poverty, and crime, it has an odd relationship with Rap music. Iconic songs and albums have used the free base form of cocaine as thematic inspiration. This ranges from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's "White Lines... Read more

Swizz Beatz Explains Why The JAY-Z, Nas & DMX Collabo Has Not Come Out (Video)

Yesterday, Swizz Beatz released his POISON album. For the Bronx, New York representative, it is his third retail release over the last 16 years. Rather than bring attention to his catalog, the Grammy Award-winning producer, rapper, DJ, and musician has spotlit so many moments for his peers in Rap, R&B,... Read more

Method Man Invites Some Respected MCs To His Meth Lab. See The Tracklist & Trailer (Video)

This fall, Method Man is releasing the second installment in his Meth Lab series. The esteemed Wu-Tang Clan veteran is again working closely with fellow Shaolin MC Hanz On, who curates the "season 2" project which will drop on November 13 via his eponymous imprint. While 2015's first volume showed Meth'... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Was Originally RZA, GZA & ODB But Protect Ya Neck Changed Everything (Video)

In one of the most epic installments yet of the Drink Champs podcast, Wu-Tang Clan joined N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for a conversation that lasted 3 hours and change. While the Clan was not at full strength, Method Man, Raekwon, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and DJ Mathematics represented well for... Read more

N.O.R.E. & Pharrell Reunite For One More And It’s Another Hit (Video)

Since 1998, N.O.R.E and Pharrell have been making great music together. In fact, though Pharrell and his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo had been around the industry for several years, contributing to tracks produced by Teddy Riley and others, N.O.R.E. was one of the first acts to give Chad and Pharrell... Read more

LL Cool J Tells The Full Story Of When He Knocked Out Jamie Foxx (Video)

Over the last couple of years, Drink Champs, hosted by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, has become one of the most popular podcasts, and with good reason. The show, fueled by the hosts' familiarity and respect for their guests, along with a healthy amount of alcohol, often leads to some of... Read more

Pete Rock & DJ Premier Compare Stories On Producing Jay Z, Nas & Biggie (Video)

DJ Premier and Pete Rock are reportedly working on a joint album. The two producers have shared credits, each producing classic singles for Nas' Illmatic. They've also positioned tracks alongside one another on LPs by Heavy D & The Boyz, Rakim, and Non-Phixion, among others. Even when they compete, the... Read more

Naughty By Nature Explain How Signing With Sugar Hill Almost Made Them Go New Jack City

Naughty By Nature celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2016. The New Jersey trio released new music, including a reunion with Queen Latifah, and toured multiple times. In truth, the group has been together, and recording professionally much longer than 25 years. In 1989, as The New Style, Treach, Vin Rock,... Read more

Ever See This 1999 Cypher With 50 Cent, Consequence, Punchline & N.O.R.E.? (Video)

Here's a look back at a behind the scenes, true Hip-Hop moment between N.O.R.E., Consequence, Punchline and 50 Cent. The four MCs were gathered in 1999 and launched into an impromptu cypher over a Trackmasters instrumental. This was notably before 50 Cent's 2000 shooting and showcases his delivery without the... Read more

N.O.R.E. Puts His Spin on Believe Me (Audio)

"Where the real Queens at? Shout out Capone-N-Noreaga." Lil Wayne shouted out N.O.R.E. on, Believe Me, his new duet with Drake. N.O.R.E. heard it and ran with it, creating his own version of the Vinylz & Boi-1da track. Check it out. Related: Capone-N-Noreaga Are Back In Business. They Recorded An... Read more

N.O.R.E., Styles P and Raekwon Release Their Inner Lion (Audio)

N.O.R.E., Styles P and Raekwon release their inner Lion on a jazzy throwback track. Check it out. Related: N.O.R.E. and Busta Rhymes Go In on a Classic Hip-Hop Break Beat. Check Out Manners (Audio)... Read more

N.O.R.E. and Busta Rhymes Go In on a Classic Hip-Hop Break Beat. Check Out Manners (Audio)

N.O.R.E. and Busta Rhymes dusted off the classic Joe Cocker track that was used by the Ultramagnetic MC's, 2Pac and more--and they ROCK it. Check out Manners. Related: Native Tongues Fans Rejoice As Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes Release Their Collabo (Mixtape)... Read more

N.O.R.E. and REKS Speak Their Minds About the Hip-Hop Industry and the People Who Run it In Jesus Takes the Wheel. Check out Who Got Named (Video)

N.O.R.E. and REKS speak their minds on everything from lack of radio play to Kanye rants to the hype around Kendrick Lamar's Control verse and much more on Jesus Take the Wheel. It's more commentary and critique than shots (though there are a couple of shots as well--and they name... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/17/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought one of the best Hip-Hop videos of the year with Just Blaze & Baauer's Higher, a stylish short film featuring some incredible combat scenes. It also featured new music videos from Stalley featuring Schoolboy Q, Dizzy Wright, and Styles P featuring N.O.R.E. and Chris Rivers... Read more

N.O.R.E – The Problem (Lawwwddd) ft Pharrell (Video)

N.O.R.E. gets an old school hip-hop history lesson from a hot teacher in his video for The Problem (Lawwwddd) featuring Pharrell. It's complete with visuals of Raiders jerseys, shell toe Adidas, fat gold chains, Kangols, Timbalands and more. Check it out below. Related: N.O.R.E. – Built Pyramids ft Large Professor... Read more

N.O.R.E. – Built Pyramids ft Large Professor (Video)

N.O.R.E. gets busy over a TOUGH Large Professor track. Check out the video for Built Pyramids. Related: Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap – Naturally Born (Audio)... Read more

N.O.R.E. – Gangstas Don’t Die ft Jadakiss

N.O.R.E. & Jadakiss go in on Gangstas Don't Die. Check it out below. Related: Jadakiss - We Gettin' Money ft Styles P & Trae Tha Truth (Video)... Read more