Who Had the Best BET Cypher?

The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards finally aired tonight and as usual, the cyphers were at the fore-front of people's attention. A$AP Mob, TDE and Slaughterhouse put on for their respective crews while Rittz, Rapsody, Jon Connor, Problem, Bad Lucc, Astro, Action Bronson and others dropped bars as well. For those that weren't able to

Initial Thoughts On Kanye West's 'Yeezus'?

Ye's efforts to keep Yeezus under wraps until it's June 18th release date have been extremely impressive, but the inevitable "leak" has occurred. And the internet has already been set ablaze with people voicing their initial responses. With a range of early-judgements leaning toward "genius" and spanning the spectrum to "pure garbage" with little to

Who Will Release the Best Album on June 18th?

When J. Cole dropped his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story back in September of 2011 he shared the release-date with the likes of Phonte, 9th Wonder, Evidence and more. Flash forward to 2013 and Cole is in a similar situation. Only this time the "competition" is Mac Miller, Statik Selektah and that one

Your 2Dope Opinion: MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" List

Now that MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game list has been revealed (#1: Kendrick Lamar | #2: 2 Chainz | #3: Rick Ross | #4: Nas | #5: Drake | #6: Big Sean | #7: Kanye West | #8: A$AP Rocky | #9 & #10: Future & Meek Mill), we'd like to get y'all opinion! Based on the past year, how does their list compare to yours? Who

Your 2Dope Opinion: Chief Keef Edition

After escaping the Vegas death heat, I pulled up my Twitter timeline and saw nothing but folks talking about Chief Keef. Not about a new song or label talk, but about his recent comments regarding Kanye West... @kanyewest ain't do shit for me Hoppin on da song wasn't enuff I made myself hot #300 all

Your (2)Dope Opinion: "First The Mobb Deep Break Up?"

In case you are one of the folks who don't know what's going on (and if you still don't want to know, I salute you. Now skip this post), a few nights ago Havoc started spewing all kinds of poorly spelled jibba-jabba at Prodigy on the Twitter insulting him and his manhood, only for Prodigy

Your (2)Dope Opinion: Who Would Be Your 2012 Freshmen?

If you watch Hou$e of Lie$, you'd know who Megalyn Echikunwoke is. Trust me, you need to watch Hou$e of Lie$ if only for catching her bucket-nekkid half all the time. We've all seen the list, and we all know we have our own respective opinions on the matter. Now it's your turn: who would

Your (2)Dope Opinion: Hottest MCs of 2011

Now that MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game list was fully revealed over the weekend, where do y'all stand with it? Just a brief glimpse at our c-section and I can already tell folks were never happy. Complaints about Rick Ross being #1; YMCMB taking 3 of the top 5 spots; Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole,

Your (2)Dope Opinion: What's Your Favorite Rap Battle?

With the recent hoopla surrounding the latest rap "battle" (I use that term very lightly because a tried and tested MC like Common battling an R&B artist with an overtly chivalrous nature like Drake is like holding a candle to the Sun), I wanted to first, highlight one of my favorite battles ever, and two,

Your (2)Dope Opinion: Who Was Your First Favorite Rapper?

AFH catches up with the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Kendrick Lamar, Skyzoo, Freddie Gibbs, Skillz, Murs and more to ask them who their first favorite rapper was. And now I'd like to turn the question to  y'all. Mine? DMX. PREVIOUS: Your (2)Dope Opinion: What’s the First Piece of Music You Bought?

Your (2)dope Opinion: Year End List Edition

If you've been checking the dopehouse since it was built in 2007, you know each year myself and Mek compile our list of our favorites from the past 365. And while we're narrowing down our selections as I type, I wanted to involve the dopeboyz/girlz and get y'all opinions on the matter. So, hit the

Your (2)Dope Opinion: What's the First Piece of Music You Bought?

Ever wanted to know what some of your favorite artists' first music purchase was? Check as AFH gets Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder, Murs, Kendrick Lamar, XV, Statik Selektah, Fashawn, tabi Bonney, Skyzoo, Serius Jones, Rapsody, Skillz and stic.man to reveal their answers. Now, it's your turn. Mine? ATLiens, of course.