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20 Rappers & Singers Who Suffered From Addiction

While some superstars are able to overcome addiction and clean up their acts quietly and swiftly, it takes others years of struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and “rock bottom” career-threatening moments including arrests, near-death experiences or worse to admit that help is needed. Check out 20 Rappers & Singers Who Suffered From Addiction. Continue reading…

Video: Raz Fresco – Up North

Raz Fresco reps the 6 and the Great White North (it happens to be Canada Day) in his new visual for “Up North” off his self-produced Pablo Frescobar project, which is available today at your favorite digital retailer. The tape includes guest spots from Raekwon, Bishop Nehru and Chuck Inglish and is available to stream in […]

Nike Air Max 95 JD Sports Exclusive

It's been 20 years since the Nike Air Max 95 stepped on the scene and it's still running strong, which is great news for sneaker enthusiasts everywhere. The runner just landed at JD Sports in a colorway that you won't be able to score at your local retailer -- that is, unless a JD Sports is around the corner from you. Continue reading…

MINX – Tried By 12 Freestyle

MINX does her thing over East Flatbush Project’s “Tried By 12? instrumental. The Bars & BLT’s mixtape is on the way. Previously: MINX – Party And Bullshit Freestyle (Video)

2015 XXL Freshmen Cypher Part 3 Features DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap & Shy Glizzy [VIDEO]

Three of the hottest up-and-comers in rap are up next in part three of the 2015 XXL Freshmen cypher. Detroit rhymer DeJ Loaf, New Jersey’s own Fetty Wap and DMV rapper Shy Glizzy spit lyrical flames over a sinister beat produced by Don Cannon. Continue reading…

'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Nyemiah Supreme Is Struggling, Brianna Perry Gets a Hit, Diamond Needs to Reprioritize

If there is one thing to learn from this season of Sisterhood of Hip Hop it's that life isn't always easier on the West Coast. Before Nyemiah Supreme was set to pack her bags and head out West, the New York-based rappe Continue read...

Video: Bilal ft. Kendrick Lamar – Money Over Love

Kendrick does not appear, but still worth a watch. Bilal’s new album In Another Life is out now. Previously: Bilal ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Pleasure Toy | Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Video)

Stro – Ya Never Know

Tomorrow isn’t promised. That’s the theme of Stro‘s new cut “Ya Never Know”, as debuted by DJBooth earlier today. Produced by Lazy Knuckles. Previously: Stro ft. Bishop Nehru – K.I.N.G. (Video)

Video: Thelonious Martin – Wrong or Right

Check out the latest visual from Thelonious Martin in support of his Wünderkid album. I want to know what happens next! Previously: Thelonious Martin ft. Topaz Jones & $aint Ross – The Home Team (Video)

KXNG Crooked & Truth Ali – Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix)

Producer Jonathan Hay taps KXNG Crooked and Truth Ali for a tribute to fellow Kentuckian and late country star Keith Whitley, who passed away in 1989 and would have turned 60 today. The track draws from Whitley’s 1988 song “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and will appear on Hay’s The Urban Hitchcock LP, dropping on TIDAL […]

Locksmith – Lofty Goals (Album Stream)

Bay Area bar-barian Locksmith dropped his new album Lofty Goals a couple of days back and I must admit that I snoozed. Well, I just watched his recent freestyle on Sway in the Morning and I’m awake now. Stream Lofty Goals, which features guest slots from the likes of Jarren Benton, Futuristic and Chris Webby, in full […]

Video: Fetty Wap ft. Jay Jones & Hollygrove Keem – Zoo

New visuals from Fetty for “Zoo” featuring Jay Jones and Hollygrove Keem. Check out Fetty spitting with DeJ Loaf and Shy Glizzy in the 3rd installment of the XXL Freshman Cypher here. Previously: Fetty Wap – D.A.M. (Dats All Me)

Hurt Everybody & Mick Jenkins – Social Network (GANG)

Hurt Everybody are joined by Mick Jenkins on the undeniably turnt “Social Network (GANG)”, which will appear on the group’s 2K47, due out on July 4th. Produced by Mulatto Beats. Previously: Mick Jenkins – P’s & Q’s (DECODED)

Cassidy ft. Fred Monay & Chubby Jag – Poppin (Remix)

Cass, Fred Money and Chubby Jag rework Rico Richie’s “Poppin” for their latest offering. Previously: Cassidy ft. Various Artists – MMM (Remix)

50 Cent Clowns Sha Money XL for Failing to Pay Bobby Shmurda's Bail [VIDEO]

Never one to keep his mouth shut, 50 Cent speaks out against his former manager, Sha Money XL, for failing to pay his Epic Records signee, Bobby Shmurda's bail. Continue reading…

Emilio Rojas ft. Hi-Rez – All I Know

Emilio Rojas drops a new DJ Pain 1 produced track off his L.I.F.E. EP, which will be available on July 10th. Previously: Emilio Rojas ft. Mark Battles – On Top

Maffew Ragazino ft. Roc Marciano – Better Recognize

Maffew’s new project, Eight Million Stories, is out today and available on iTunes for purchase as we speak. Check out the Frank The Butcher produced “Better Recognize” featuring the god Roc Marciano below. Previously: Maffew Ragazino ft. Easalio – All IV You

10 Years Later: Remembering the Greatness of Luther Vandross

Ten years after his untimely death on July 1, 2005, we remember Luther Vandross and his soulful impact on R&B and soul music. Continue reading…

Video: Big Sean – Focus (Vlog)

Over some behind the scenes footage from Summer Jam, his most recent videos and the BET Awards, Sean Don enlightens us on the nature and importance of focus. Previously: Big Sean ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games

Premiere: Aaron Cohen – Panes (Prod. by Myth Syzer)

A one-off from our guy Aaron Cohen. Produced by French producer Myth Syzer, who caught my ear with a few years back with this release. Previously: Aaron Cohen – Home Less (EP)

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