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Jay Z: “The War On Drugs is an Epic Fail”

​In less than four minutes, Shawn Carter (along with illustrator Molly Crabapple) expertly breaks down the sickening results of the “war on drugs” and the damage it has done disproportionately to Black communities. — Watch

Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. — Watch

Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

  Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly twenty years. His artistic mind and tremendous talent give rise to the kind of music that…More

Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. — Watch

Kendrick Lamar - i

​Sing it. Feel it. Self-love. This is hip-hop. — Watch

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Summer's Over Tour

Party Next Door and Jeremih


Sun, 12/11 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2

Snoop Dogg

Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Mon, 12/12 8:00pm. Tickets and Info



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Berner - “OT” Ft. Wiz Khalifa

​Berner puts in OT on the tree in this video. The popular rumor is that 7.5 pounds of cannabis were used in the making of, but it’s no surprise. Everyone… Watch

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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read

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Vince Staples - Señorita

Disturbing images of a desolate suburbia and an unsettling finale that shows the complexity of Staples’ perspective. First video and single from this young… Watch

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Fashawn - Higher

Beautiful images of fatherhood, culture, and mental elevation in Fashawn’s latest release from album The Ecology available now. Watch

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Georgia Anne Muldrow - Great Blacks

Queen Georgia Anne, divinely designed and delivering beautiful rhymes. Watch

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Janelle Monáe, Jidenna - Yoga

Baby bend over. Let yo booty do the yoga. Ms.Monáe looking luscious and practicing poses to her latest release available here. Watch

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Jhené Aiko - Eternal Sunshine

​Aiko floating over her most trying moments in life, including her car accident with her daughter and the loss of her brother, reminding us of all the good… Watch

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Camp Lo - Bright Lights

​Still bringing real hip-hop straight from the Bronx, Camp Lo and producer Ski Beatz deliver the latest from Ragtime Hightimes available now. Watch

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Locksmith - Blinded ft. Jarren Benton and Futuristic

​I believe in me. Success is all that I see. Words of empowerment from Locksmith. Watch

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Prhyme - You Should Know ft. Dwele

​Another great track from PRhyme featuring the atmospheric vocals of Detroit’s Dwele. Watch

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Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta

​Filmed in Compton, featuring his people, Kendrick keeps it real with his first video release since To Pimp a Butterfly dropped on March 16th. Watch

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Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F*@k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch

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The 1978ers - Far

​MC yU of Diamond District and producer Slimkat sharing a transcendent experience from People of Today. Watch

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When White Journalists try to Pimp a Butterfly

When Kendrick Lamar drops an album, it’s no surprise that every media entity with even a remote connection to hip-hop will feel compelled to write about it.… Read

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Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch

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Hip-Hop History: Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)

Digable Planets. Originators of Crooklyn’s cool, holders of hip-hop’s essence. Off 1994’s Blowout Comb Watch

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Raz Simone - Macklemore & Chief Keef

Simone calling out hip-hop’s weak spots in his latest release from the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch

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Joey Bada$$ - Like Me

Love and pain from the young Bada$$. Off B4.DA.$$ Watch