Watch Just Blaze & Young Guru Reminisce On Roc-A-Fella, Jay & Dame, Constructing “Song Cry,” The Influx Of EDM & More

By | 9 Comments

If there are two non-rapping but infinitely important people to Hip-Hop, they're Just Blaze and Young Guru.


Scarface Wonders “Who Stole The Soul” Of Hip-Hop, Compares It To A “Drive-Thru”

By | 23 Comments

Scarface started a huge, but necessary discussion across the web recently, including in <a href="">our comments section</a> on Saturday.


Is Scarface Wrong For Believing Black Culture Is Being Driven Out Of Hip-Hop?

By | 69 Comments

Ask the oldest of old heads and they'll tell you someone like Chuck Berry or Fats Domino created Rock & Roll.


Lupe Fiasco Talks New Album, Admiration For New Artists, Early Retirement & More With HardknockTV

By | 4 Comments

Lupe Fiasco has become a firestarter as much for his words off than mic as on it lately, so when Hardknock TV got a chance to chat with him ahead of the September release of Food & Liquor 2, they got Lupe to open up about a number of topics, including: -- His interesting perspective on why he isn't in a rush to do music with talented young rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Blu.

Young Roddy

The Second Annual Hoop & Hang Recap

By | 18 Comments

For the second year in a row, <a href="">Hoop & Hang</a> was a resounding success and our personal highlight for SXSW.

SXSW 2012

Kicks On Court: The Hoop & Hang Edition


<a href="">Nice Kicks:</a> "As this week unravels, we continue our recap coverage of the fun-filled SXSW week.

SXSW 2012

#HoopxHang 2012

By | 2 Comments

We had <a href="">so much fun last year</a>, we decided to do it again like Cosby and Poitier.


Waka Flocka, Drake & Draya Michele Make It Rain On The “Round Of Applause” Set

By | 7 Comments

People say what they will about Waka Flocka's presence in the rap game, not that he cares good or bad, but he always finds a way to associate his name with a hit amidst any ongoing drama.


Behind The Scenes: Common’s “Blue Sky” Video


A quick behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot for <a href="">Common's</a> latest single, <a href="">"Blue Sky,"</a> for his upcoming The Dreamer, The Believer.


J. Cole Talks Collaborating With Kendrick, “Work Out,” Producing, “Lost Ones” Leak & Record Labels

By | 10 Comments

<a href="">J. Cole</a> does a lot of interviews.


Kendrick Lamar: Compton’s Most Wanted

By | 29 Comments

What started off as watching a kid from Compton's YouTube video of him <a href="">rhyming over</a> Jay-Z and Alicia Keys "Empire State Of Mind" has turned into something I never saw coming.

SXSW 2011

On The First Annual Hoop & Hang Presented By Hardknock TV, The Smoking Section & Nike Basketball

By | 47 Comments

What started as an offbeat conversation in June came to fruition this past Saturday at SXSW in Austin, TX.

SXSW 2011

On Mistah F.A.B., SXSW & Freestyling

By | 7 Comments

Nick from <a href="">HardKnock</a>, <a href="">April Bombai</a>, <a href="">Devi Dev</a> and I were starving after all the crap ended on Friday night in Austin.


Blu’s In A “NOYORK!” State Of Mind

By | 15 Comments

<a href=""> It's easy to fly under the radar in the rap game these days. Tons of fans constantly have their eyes and ears on rappers' day to day matters expecting routine leaks and news like clockwork. Meanwhile, rappers who stay quiet "too long" in internet time make people start wondering if they'll end up on a milk carton. Blu, despite claiming otherwise, has been one of those dudes shying from the limelight since he wowed the e-masses with 2007's Below The Heavens alongside Exile. Perhaps there's a method to the madness since heads are used to new music being released and readily available at a rapid pace. Yet it's evident Blu's fans really wanted to know if he planned on releasing another effort meeting or exceeding Heavens's magnitude. Now Mr. Barnes is here for the faithful waiting to hear from the elusive MC. He chatted with <a href="">Hard Knock TV</a> on his latest endeavors as well as his experience thus far as a signee to Warner Bros.


Big Sean Is Lucky And G.O.O.D.

By | 18 Comments

<a href=""> It doesn't take the most religious person in the world to understand the power of a blessing. While I'm not familiar with his theological practices, <a href="">Big Sean</a> is a testament to such.


Big Boi Is Still Out Here Hustlin’

By | 7 Comments

<a href=""> And by "hustlin'," this means still on the road promoting everything associated with his brand. Someone once said, "hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." In the case of <a href="">Big Boi</a>, it's the two working together in harmony to create positive results.

Sign Up