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The Coup’s Boots Riley’s Debut Film Looks Like It May Be 2018’s Breakout Movie (Video)

For 25 years, Boots Riley has injected satire into his social, political, and racial commentary into the music of The Coup. In a celebrated catalog, songs like "5 Million Ways To Kill A CEO," "Fat Cats Bigga Fish," and "Me And Jesus The Pimp In A '79 Grenada Last Night"... Read more

Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” Returns In March. Here Is The Latest Trailer (Video)

UPDATE #2: A second trailer to Atlanta Season 2 (aka "Robbin Season") has been released to the public by FX. This one stars Donald Glover. The 30-second music-bedded video shows "Earnest 'Earn' Marks" falling into several different environments, alluding to the season ahead: heavy rotation pic.twitter.com/Rcl9xadwjl — AtlantaFX (@AtlantaFX) January... Read more

Evidence & DJ Premier Show They’re True Masters Of This Thing Called Hip-Hop (Video)

Evidence is just two weeks away from his third solo album, Weather Or Not. Coming January 26 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, the Dilated Peoples and Step Brothers member's first solo LP in more than six years already promises to be something serious. In 2017, Heads got a taste of the realness... Read more

Irv Gotti Says He Stopped Suge Knight From Releasing A Jennifer Lopez Sex Tape (Video)

In 2002, Irv Gotti produced two #1 remix singles for Jennifer Lopez. As a supplement to the actress-singer's quadruple-platinum J.Lo LP, she took a page from Mary J. Blige by releasing J To Tha L-O!: The Remixes. Like it's companion, the Epic Records remix album went to #1, featuring Hip-Hop guests... Read more

Video Music Box Was The 1st Rap City & Ralph McDaniels Was The Mayor (Video)

Today (July 15), "Uncle" Ralph McDaniels will resume his longstanding post as one of the hosts at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. As he has done in four different decades, Ralph finds Hip-Hop culture in the flesh and transmits his excitement, passion, and belief onto the masses. A DJ, college student,... Read more

Kur Is The Next Great MC From Philadelphia. Uptop! Uptop! Makes The Case That He’s Ready (Video)

Pronounced "core," Kur has released a string of mixtapes which showcase his talent for punchlines and engaging storytelling about his native Uptown Philly. Colloquially known as UpTop, his stomping grounds serve as the inspiration for Kur's latest video, which takes an everyday portrayal of his neighborhood and combines it with... Read more

Token Explains His Journey As An MC & How Music Saved His Life (Video)

Less than one week ago, Salem, Massachusetts MC Token released his debut project, Eraser Shavings. The 17-track effort featuring production by Nottz, Clinton Sparks, and Jon Glass (among others) arrives just as the lyricist turns 18 years old. Although he is a teenager, this MC is hardly new to the craft.... Read more

Token Recaps The Week In Hip-Hop News In A Hard-Hitting Freestyle (Video)

Salem, Massachusetts MC Token has made quite a name for himself over the last year. From an incredible collaboration with Joell Ortiz and Snow Tha Product to a show-stopping Sway In The Morning freestyle, the 17 year-old is one of the most exciting MCs to burst on the scene as... Read more

Step Inside The Mind of Earl Sweatshirt With A Wildly Diverse DJ Set (Video)

Earl Sweatshirt is the latest to play a DJ set for Boiler Room. Performing under the alias "Earl Fletcher" at Babylon Skate Shop in Los Angeles, the Odd Future member's set is truly all over the place. Some may see it as a sprawling mess. For others, it is a... Read more

A.G. Reveals All-Star Lineup For Next Solo LP & Discusses D.I.T.C. Reunion (Video Interview)

A.G. was one of the performers on hand at this past weekend's second annual J Dilla Weekend in Miami, Florida. Like fellow performers T3 (Slum Village), Black Thought, Royce Da 5'9, Diamond D, and honoree Pete Rock, Andre The Giant worked with Dilla before the producer/MC's February 10, 2006 death.... Read more

R. Kelly Sings His Life Story In A 45 Minute Audiobiography (Video)

R. Kelly is known for going off the dome when crafting his songs. The Chicago, Illinois R&B mainstay has a talk-singing method that pulls from '60s and '70s groups like the Chi-Lites, Billy Paul, and Isaac Hayes. However, Robert Kelly's lyrics have often been a product of his own era,... Read more

The Weeknd Releases A Stunning & Disturbing Strip Club Video Like You’ve Never Seen

Throughout his meteoric career, The Weeknd has had a penchant for disturbing and boundary pushing videos. This year alone, his visuals have centered around wrecks, explosions, immolation, murder and other mayhem. His latest is a short film for "In The Night," and it is unsettling, even by The Weeknd's standards.... Read more

Ghostface Killah Finally Chases Down Action Bronson…In A Video Game (Video)

Although it would be eclipsed by the subsequent high profile beef between Drake and Meek Mill, in mid-Summer, a verbal dust up occurred between Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson that seemed like it had been primed for years. While Bronson and Ghost worked together on 2011's "Meteor Hammer," the constant... Read more

As Law Enforcer Violence Against Black Citizens Escalates, Talib Kweli Asks Which Side Are You On? (Video)

It's been nearly three years since Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman. Since then attacks on Black citizens by law enforcement officers (or, in Zimmerman's case, those fancying themselves as such) have continued, seemingly without cessation. The latest such incident happened just this week, when footage of a South... Read more

Rihanna Throws Caution, Clothes & Everything Else to the Wind in the Video for BBHMM (Video)

On the heels of becoming the biggest selling singles artist of all-time, Rihanna is not resting on her laurels. Not one to play it safe, she releases the visuals for her boundary pushing song, "Bitch Better Have My Money." With the same theme of the song, the visual is a... Read more

Here’s a VIDEO Mix of 90s Gems For True Lovers of Hip-Hop (Video)

DJ E Double D does it again. The UK-based DJ/VJ has put together an amazing blend of Hip-Hop videos. This is a full-on visual mixtape, complete with cutting, scratching, beat juggling and, above all, some incredible music. He balances classic staples and deep album cuts by De La Soul, Mobb... Read more

In A 1-Minute Trailer, True Detective: Season 2 Gives Goosebumps (Video)

In the opening days of 2014, HBO's "True Detective" came, and rocked worlds with its circular storytelling, gripping suspense, and commanding performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (who also produced). In just an eight episode format, this show was one that had many Heads talking. By design, Nic Pizzolatto's... Read more

Ras Kass Salutes The O.G.’s Of Hip-Hop (Video)

Southern California veteran Ras Kass celebrates his 20-plus-year run in "So OG." As the West Coast Rap mainstay reminisces over a laid-back lavish beat, several critical figures of the 1990s Hip-Hop scene appear in the form of VHS footage. This gives the viewer the impression they are watching a Rap... Read more

Chris Rivers’ Latest Visual Examines The Battle for Greatness (Video)

As Heads may know, New York MC Chris Rivers is an avid boxer and is just as passionate about the sport as he is about his music. He participated in the 2014 Golden Gloves and has a goal of becoming heavyweight boxing champion of the world someday. The visual for... Read more

The Knux Encounter A Mirage In Their Late Night Journey (Video)

On their upcoming album Eleven (April 28), The Knux duo consisting of members Kentrell "Krispy" Lindsey and Alvin "Joey" Lindsey, have released their first video for the album on their track "Mirage." The Brothers Lindsey made quite the entrance into the Hip-Hop scene with their electric Rock elements and flashy word play in songs such... Read more

Flying Lotus Interviews Kendrick Lamar and Premieres Unreleased Verse (Audio)

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar have collaborated on a number of projects. Last year, Kendrick lent his staccato jazz vocals to "Never Catch Me" from the producer's You're Dead LP, and K. Dot tapped FlyLo to produce "Wesley's Theory," the first song on Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly album. The... Read more

See Some Rare, HQ & Vintage Footage Of The Funky 4 + 1 Rockin’ (Video)

One of the many things in Hip Hop today that takes a track to the next level is the artist video. It provides the MC or group with exposure of not only the voice and production, but gives the audience a face to put along with it. We often take... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Hope for A Better Tomorrow Against a Backdrop of Visual Chaos (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow" could not have come at a more relevant time. The group's song about social injustice is the perfect soundtrack to one of the most tumultuous times in American history in the last decade. Set against a backdrop of visual footage from protests for Michael Brown,... Read more

Loaded Lux Revisits His Past on the Autobiographical Action on Site (Video)

Loaded Lux made his name in battle rap meticulously studying the details of his opponents' lives and mercilessly using that information against them. On his single "Action on Site," Lux turns his glare on himself and releases a self-reflective, autobiographical piece about his own past. Whether or not he would... Read more

Jay Electronica Joins Common & Vince Staples On Stage for the Kingdom Remix (Video)

As reported, Jay Electronica joined Common and Vince Staples on stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta for a powerful remix to Common's Kingdom. Last night, the trio did another performance of the remix at the AAHH! Fest in Chicago and footage of Jay Elec's verse was captured.... Read more

Ab-Soul is the Consummate Storyteller in the Latest Episode of CRWN (Video)

Ab-Soul is the latest participant in the CWRN interview series, hosted by Elliott Wilson. Soulo showed himself to be a master storyteller as he touched on multiple topics ranging from the disease that severely damaged his eyesight to the roles each member of TDE plays in the collective to discussing... Read more

Murs & ¡Mayday! Deliver Blistering Freestyles While Having Fun (Video)

Sometimes even the best content slips through the cracks...A little over 3 weeks ago, Murs and ¡Mayday! (¡Mursday!) burst into BET's Backroom and CRUSHED it with 3 killer verses. What's more? They had fun. You can see it in their delivery. If you missed this (like we did) it is... Read more

Styles P & Chris Rivers on a 3-Part Alchemist Beat? FIRE (Video)

Styles P and Chris Rivers (Big Pun's son) team up on an Alchemist track that twists and turns on "The Myth & The Omen." The beat changes 3 times, shifting from grimy to boom bap to incredibly soulful. Check out the video. Related: Chris Rivers (aka Baby Pun) Goes 0... Read more

Le$ and Curren$y are on the Come Up (Video)

A day after releasing their mixtape, Organized Crime, Jet Life members Le$ and Curren$y are right back at it. They release the video for "Come Up," off Le$' Ace mixtape, produced by Cookin' Soul. Check it out. Related: Curren$y’s Jet Life Crew Releases Its Organized Crime Mixtape (Audio)... Read more

What are DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ and Adrian Younge Cooking Up? Crack Music…(Video)

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" have released a short video clip that looks like a teaser for something bigger to come. As Premier is on the wheels and producer Adrian Younge dusts off records, Royce lets off a BLISTERING verse. Whatever the case may be, Hip-Hop needs more of... Read more

Nardwuar & Aziz Ansari Talk Master P, Hootie & The Blowfish and Much More (Video)

Nardwuar turned his offbeat interview style and impeccable research on Aziz Ansari. Rather than strictly talk comedy, the two also covered a broad range of musical topics spanning from Master P to Hootie & The Blowfish to Q-Bert and more. Check out the video. Related: Nardwuar vs. ?uestlove (Video)... Read more

Childish Gambino Drops a Scorching Freestyle on Hot 97 (Video)

Childish Gambino does not get enough credit as one of the illest lyricists out right now. Whether its the Cypher, on wax or on radio shows, Mr. Glover shreds mics. After shutting down the Internet last year with his Sway in the Morning Pound Cake freestyle, he's back at it.... Read more

Game Recruits Too Short & Problem in the Visuals for Or Nah (Video)

Too Short, Problem and more join Game in the video for "Or Nah." The song, interpolates Too Short's "Don't Fight the Feeling," and maintains the G-Funk bounce of the original. Check out the video. Related: Game Leads A Charge Against Police Brutality With More Than 10 All-Star Guests (Audio)... Read more

The Week in Video Brought New Redman, Camp Lo, Curren$y, Your Old Droog, M.O.P., Mac Miller & More (Video Playlist)

The week in video brought closure on the mystery of Your Old Droog, freestyles from Redman, G-Unit and Freddie Gibbs, and new music videos from M.O.P., Camp Lo, Mac Miller, Jhene Aiko, Lecrae and Curren$y. See it all and more in this video playlist. Related: Last Week in Video Featured... Read more

Killer Mike is a Member of the NRA. Here’s Why (Video)

Over the last several weeks, Killer Mike has established himself as one of Hip-Hop's most outstanding spokespersons. His intelligent and well-reasoned perspective regarding police violence against citizens has landed him spots on both CNN and FOX News. He recently spoke with OkayPlayer about his thoughts on the 2nd Amendment right... Read more

Raury Almost Whispers a Freestyle BUT IT BOOMS (Video)

Raury is an up and coming MC from Atlanta. Like fellow Atliens OutKast, Goodie M.O.B., T.I. and Cyhi, he is a SPITTER. He recently dropped a verse on the Sway in the Morning show unlike any you may have heard in a while. Barely speaking above a whisper, he proceeded... Read more

Lecrae Celebrates the Lady in His Life on All I Need is You (Video)

When's the last time you heard a Hip-Hop love song? There are many that talk about sexual conquests but few that truly celebrate the qualities that manifest love--strength, support, loyalty...Lecrae touches on that and more in "All I Need is You," as he describes that special lady in his life.... Read more

Your Old Droog Takes the Stage in NYC and He Looks Like This…(Video)

Your Old Droog took the stage at NYC's Webster Hall tonight (9/3), ending months of speculation about his identity (including here at AFH). Droog, who released his first EP in June, set the Internet aflame due to his strikingly similar rhyme style to that of one Nasir Jones. That fire... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Freestyles Over Believe Me & 0 to 100 on Tim Westwood TV (Video)

Freddie Gibbs touched down in the UK and paid a visit to the Tim Westwood Show. While there, he laid down a blistering verse over "0 to 100" and "Believe Me." Signed or independent, Gibbs is still Gangsta. Check out the video. Related: Statik Selektah, Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs... Read more

Remy Ma Fact Checks Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black (Video)

During a recent interview with MTV News, Remy Ma fact checked the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, which is set in a women's prison. The recently returned MC looked at several clips, breaking down what was real or fake about each. Check out the video. Related: Remy... Read more

Ready for the Return of the Daywalker? Blade 4 May Be in the Works (Video)

According to the New York Daily News, Wesley Snipes is in discussions to reprise one of his signature roles. In 1998, Snipes depicted Blade, the day-walking, martial-arts fighting vampire who kicked ass and took names later. A few weeks ago while promoting The Expendables III, Snipes himself confirmed he would... Read more

The Week in Video Featured Killer Mike, Remy Ma, The Roots & D’Angelo, Redman & Kurupt, Your Old Droog & More (Video Playlist)

As the Summer winds down, compelling and entertaining videos keep coming. Last week brought new music videos from Redman & Kurupt, Lupe Fiasco, Fredro Starr, Rick Ross, Krazy Drayz (from Das Efx) & Smiff N Wessun, Astro and Remy Ma, freestyles from Stalley, Brianna, Troy Ave and Travi$ Scott, the... Read more

J. Cole Lights it Up at Made in America in Philadelphia (Video)

J. Cole joined the likes of Kanye West, Big Daddy Kane and more yesterday at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. Cole ran through a set that included songs from both his albums and his vaunted mixtapes. Check out the performance below. You can also watch a live stream... Read more

Kanye West Performs at Made in America in Philadelphia (Video)

Kanye West headlined the Philadelphia stage of the Made in America festival Saturday night and was in top form. Check out a video of the performance below, as well as a live stream of today's acts which include Pharrell, YG, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Cypress Hill, Chance the Rapper and... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Monie Love & Kwame Celebrate AJ Calloway’s Birthday (Video)

On air personality AJ Calloway (106 & Park, Extra) celebrated his 40th birthday in epic fashion during his #lovelivelifeweekend in Martha's Vineyard. During an 80's themed party Saturday night at the Dreamland club in Oak Bluffs, MA, he was treated to performances from Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Monie Love... Read more

Travi$ Scott Kicks a True Off the Top Freestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Many MCs claim to go "off the top" when they freestyle...few actually do it. It takes a different level of courage and skill to let the words flow without guarantee of what will come. Travi$ Scott did just that on Sway in the Morning and you can see the infectious... Read more

Brianna Perry Has Got BARS with Knowledge. Check out this Verse (Video)

Brianna Perry has been on her Rap grind for a minute. So much so that she was the inaugural MC to do Sway's Five Fingers of Death. The talented MC continues to evolve her career which now includes starring in the reality show Sisterhood of Hip-Hop. She returned to Sway... Read more

Troy Ave & Young Lito Take on the 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle While Counting Money (Video)

BSB's Troy Ave and Young Lito were the latest to take on Sway's 5 Fingers of Death MC challenge where they rhymed over 5 random beats. With no shortage of swagger, the two traded off beat for beat while Troy counted stacks of money. When asked why, he told Sway... Read more

Unsung Profiles the Epic Rise and Fall of Troop in its Latest Episode (Full Video)

With silky smooth singles like "I'm Not Souped," "Spread My Wings" and "All I Do is Think of You," Troop followed the tradition of predecessors like The Jackson 5 and New Edition as dancing and singing male R&B group sensations. And, like many other artists prior to them, their meteoric... Read more

Ghostface Killah Joins Aspects & Cody Coyote on What You Get Now (Video)

Ghostface Killah joins Aspects and Cody Coyote on "What You Get Now." The track, which was produced by Snowgoons, would fit right in with some of the spookier productions by RZA and, as of late, Adrian Younge. Check out the video for "What You Get Now." Related: Ghostface Killah Joins... Read more