AFH TV Exclusives

  • Killer Mike Has Made The Most Dangerous Show On Television

    Gil Scott-Heron said the revolution will not be televised. Apparently, Killer Mike did not get the memo. He has made the most dangerous show on television.

  • Kendrick Lamar: Where It All Began

    Kendrick Lamar gives us an in-depth interview about the music that shaped him and led him to Hip-Hop. He discusses everything from the earliest influences on his musical tastes to the deep connection between him, DMX and Tupac. He is candid, introspective and insightful. Witness the story of w...

  • Murs Details Making "The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over" With 9th Wonder

    Over the past 15 years, Murs and 9th Wonder have made some of the best collaboration albums between an MC and a producer. These works have become standouts in their respected catalogs. In the mix of both men's careers and personal lives, they carved out time to make The Iliad Is Dead And The Odys...

  • DJ Premier Discusses The Making Of Gang Starr's Moment Of Truth Album

    When DJ Premier said “the real Hip-Hop,” he meant it. Guru was not just rapping words on their album Moment Of Truth, he was telling true stories. Premier discusses the meaning of their classic album, song by song.

    On March 30, 1998, Gang Starr stepped forth with Moment Of Truth. Guru and DJ ...

  • Little Brother Discuss Their New Album, Growing As Men, 9th Wonder & More

    Little Brother's Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh sat with AFH TV for an extensive discussion about the making of their new album, May The Lord Watch. Despite the interview commencing after 11pm, and an interruption in the middle of the conversation, Pooh and Phonte spoke for more than an hour about ho...

  • Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny Will Never Compromise The Griselda Sound

    Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher have built something truly incredible for Rap. These three Buffalo, New York MCs along with producer Daringer have cultivated a style of Rap that calls back to the 1990s grit, with a flare that is taking Hip-Hop into the future.

    In a con...

  • Pete Rock Discusses His Don't Smoke Rock Joint Album With Smoke DZA

    Pete Rock discusses Don't Smoke Rock, his joint album with Smoke DZA. Pete speaks about his unique relationship with DZA, working with guests like Rick Ross, the musicians with whom he would most like to work (dead or alive), and whether or not he and CL Smooth will release new music.

  • Spice 1 Revisits The Songs That Made Him A Gangsta Rap Legend

    For more than 30 years, Spice 1 has made Rap music on his terms. His songs can be violent, menacing, and heartless. However, as Spice explains, they are realistic portrayals of life in the East Bay. This rapper also prides himself on how he tells it, from his flow to gripping imagery.

    Speaking...

  • DJ Eclipse Discusses Fat Beats' Legacy For Its 25th Anniversary

    Fat Beats is one of the most iconic Hip-Hop record stores to have ever existed. DJ Eclipse was there from the beginning, and he discusses the history and legacy of the store for its 25th anniversary.

  • Smif-N-Wessun Discuss Giving 25 Years Of Their All To Hip-Hop

    In the mid-1990s, Smif-N-Wessun burst onto the scene brandishing two barrels locked-and-loaded with raw Rap talent. Following a breakthrough appearance on Black Moon's seminal Enta Da Stage, the skills of Tek and Steele shimmered on their 1995 debut, Dah Shinin'. Da Beatminerz-produced album bala...

  • EPMD Are Working On A New Album & It's Big Business

    EPMD discuss their forthcoming album, Big Business, how they've stayed relevant for 30+ years, the artists who taught them how to be MCs, mentoring the artists in Hit Squad and Def Squad, the importance of making music with lyrics that will live past the moment, being Hip-Hop's Funk pioneers, tou...

  • Blimes And Gifted Gab Tell Their Story & Kick A Verse Worth Talking About

    Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab have developed strong chemistry on the microphone. They give AFH TV an exclusive taste with an acapella performance of an upcoming song with a fresh rhyme routine.

    From San Francisco and Seattle, respectively, B.A.G. is two talented MCs come from different scenes...

  • Kool Keith Details Making His Most Personal Album & Staying Lyrically Sharp

    Kool Keith is an artist with many renowned aliases: Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, and Tashan Dorsett, to name a few. Produced by The Beatnuts' Psycho Les, "KEITH" is a fitting title for an album that Keith says allows him to express himself differently.

    Keith speaks to AFH TV at his Bro...

  • Benny The Butcher Explains Why Rap Is A Grown Man's Game

    Benny The Butcher speaks in-depth about his Plugs I Met release. He discusses the role Buffalo played in shaping him, why Daringer and Alchemist bring out the best in him, running his own record company, the importance of being 100% real in his music, working with Black Thought, Jadakiss and Push...

  • Sa-Roc Explains Why Rhymesayers Is The Perfect Fit For Her

    Interviewed backstage at the Soundset Festival, Sa-Roc describes why bringing her talent to Rhymesayers Entertainment was the perfect fit.

    The Atlanta, Georgia (by way of Washington, D.C.) representative looks at some of her powerful lyrics from video single "Forever." She describes overcoming...

  • Masta Ace & Marco Polo Discuss How Brooklyn Shaped Them & Hip-Hop Forever

    Masta Ace and producer Marco Polo first teamed up in 2004 on the song "Do It Man," and again on "Nostalgia." Their chemistry was apparent and they began discussing doing an entire album together. More than a decade later, their schedules aligned, and they joined forces to make A Breukelen Story. ...

  • Tech N9ne Discusses His N9na Album & Being A B-Boy For Life

    Tech N9ne is one of the most prolific Rap artists in his class. For 20 years, the Kansas City, Missouri MC has fed his devoted technicians with 20 albums, handfuls of collaborative projects, EPs, and group work. Notably, every release from Aaron Yates is a mapped out universe and part of a direct...

  • Locksmith Explains Why He Hasn’t Written A Rhyme Since High School

    Locksmith has built his career by spitting some of the hardest and smartest rhymes in Rap. Speaking with AFH TV, the Richmond, California MC reveals that he writes none of those bars down. Since Lock' was a battle rapping sensation or a standout in The Frontline, he's manufactured his verses in h...

  • Boogie Is Compton’s Next Great MC & He Plans To Be The Biggest Of All

    "This world will take your dream from you quick if you don't stay locked in," Boogie says on a cold day in Lower Manhattan. He is referring to a lesson intended for his young son, but it comes from personal experience. For five years, the Compton representative has been persistently pushing the l...

  • Diamond D Discusses His New Album Featuring Styles P, Xzibit, Elzhi & More

    Diamond D's newest album is The Diam Piece 2. The LP follows a series that launched in 2014 when the Diggin' In The Crates co-founder dropped his acclaimed first installment. The Bronx, New York MC, producer, and DJ already promises a third volume on the horizon, with the recording done. Speaking...

  • Erick Sermon Discusses His Vernia Album & Previews Music

    Erick Sermon is preparing to release his eighth solo album, Vernia. At Def Squad Studios in Long Island, the Green-Eyed Bandit extensively details his LP featuring Raekwon, N.O.R.E., Too Short, Devin The Dude, No Malice, Big K.R.I.T., Pharrell, Styles P, AZ, Shaquille O'Neal, Xzibit, and David Ba...

  • 9th Wonder Discusses The Benefits Of Owning His Own Record Label

    9th Wonder discusses Rapsody's The Idea Of Beautiful album, as well as releases with Buckshot and Murs. 9th also talks about owning his own label, what he looks for in an artist, how he tailors beats to specific MCs, teaching at Harvard and Duke, paying it forward and more.

  • Cyhi The Prynce Discusses His Debut Album & Working With Kanye West

    Cyhi The Prynce discusses his long-anticipated dubut album, No Dope On Sundays. He also talks about working with Kanye West and Jay Z, why he's one of the best lyricists and more.

  • Cormega Discusses His New EP, Losing Prodigy & Why The Fans Matter Most

    In the closing week of 2018, Cormega self-released Mega. The five-song project (that also includes the instrumentals) marked the MC's first in more than four years. The New Yorker partnered with Streetrunner, the veteran Grammy Award-winning producer co-credited for Meek Mill, JAY-Z, and Rick Ros...