Do Remember When AZ & Pete Rock Made A Gem That Was Rather Unique (Audio)

Almost exactly a year and a half after his show-stopping appearance on Nas’ Illmatic, AZ Tha Visualiza released his debut album, Doe Or Die. In October of 1995, AZ carefully

Do Remember When Prodigy Reminded Us He Was One Of The Realest (Audio)

The Hip-Hop community remains in a state of collective mourning, still reeling from the unexpected loss of Prodigy earlier this week. The 42-year-old Queensbridge MC – who at only 18

Do Remember When Soul II Soul Took A Classic Hip-Hop Beat & Kept It Movin’ (Video)

In 1989, Soul II Soul’s unique blend of R&B, Dance, and Hip-Hop music not only crossed oceans from its British origins, it had everybody crossing the dance-floor to find a

Do Remember: Run DMC vs. Kool Moe Dee on “Graffiti Rock” (Video)

It was 1984 and New York City was home to a youth culture that was piquing the interest of not only its residents, but also the press. Hip-Hop was steadily

Do Remember: Black Star’s K.O.S. (Determination) (Audio)

1998’s breakthrough album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star introduced the Hip-Hop masses, and eventually the mainstream, to two brilliant Brooklyn, New York creative visionaries. The Rawkus Records

Do Remember: Main Source’s Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (by Rob Swift)

In honor of the upcoming Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Ambrosia For Heads asked living turntable legend Rob Swift to do our weekly Do Remember piece. From Scratch (alongside his X-Ecutioners band-mates),

Do Remember: Pumpkinhead’s Emcee (Audio)

On Tuesday (June 9) of this week, Brooklyn, New York MC Pumpkinhead passed away. The 39 year-old Brooklyn, New York native born Robert Alan Diaz left behind more than a

Do Remember: Cali Agents’ (Planet Asia & Rasco) Crash The Boards (Audio)

Low key, one of the stronger groups of the Underground Hip-Hop glory years are touring together this summer—and we don’t even mean Jurassic 5 (who is also doing a set

Do Remember: Talib Kweli & DJ Quik’s Put It In The Air (Audio)

Few artists have the excitement leading into their solo debut as Talib Kweli, especially by 2000s standards. Entering Quality, the Brooklyn, New York MC had already found success with two

Do Remember: The Whassup Ad Campaign Was the Hip-Hop Nation’s Greeting to the World

The Sunday (May 17) series finale of “Mad Men” has many thinking about the powers of advertising and messaging. In the early days of its existence, Hip-Hop often was used

Do Remember: Rawkus Records’ Soundbombing 2 Album (Audio)

May 18, 1999, Rawkus Records would enter their most definitive year with their fifth full-length release in Soundbombing II. Distributed by the same Priority Records that had been so integral

Do Remember: The Nonce’s Mix Tapes (Video)

2015’s Los Angeles, California Hip-Hop scene includes a plethora of colorful figures. It is now cool (and accepted) to be unconventional. Whether Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, or Blu, plenty of

Do Remember: AZ’s S.O.S.A. (Save Our Streets AZ) Album (Audio)

Like sports, what a musician does as a free agent often determines his or her future. Some artists privately seek out their next label home, and get right to work.

Do Remember: De La Soul & Camp Lo’s So Good (Audio)

Since Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, Tommy Boy Records has been in on the ground floor of helping out Heads “looking for the perfect beat.” Tom Silverman’s independent label

Do Remember: Fu-Schnickens’ Breakdown (Video)

The music industry is filled with plenty of curiosities. One lesser profiled head-scratcher is the fact that the Fu-Schnickens released only two albums, and yet the East Flatbush, Brooklyn trio

Do Remember: DJ QBert’s Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik (Mixtape)

Although he does not get nearly enough credit in mainstream Hip-Hop circles, DJ QBert is one of the proven masters within the culture. The San Francisco, California DJ/turntablist/producer born Richard

Do Remember: Scritti Politti, Mos Def & Lee Majors – Tinseltown To Boogie Down Remix (Audio)

Heads may or may not be up on Scritti Politti. However, the band from Leeds, England has been working for almost as long as Hip-Hop has been around. Since 1977,

Do Remember: DJ Yella & Kokane – 4 Tha E (Eazy-E Tribute) (Video)

Today (March 26) marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright. The founder of N.W.A. and Ruthless Records left a crater on the face of modern music

Do Remember: Black Eyed Peas Joints & Jam (Video)

Few groups in Hip-Hop can reinvent themselves, twice. The Black Eyed Peas accomplished this, and on a major stage to boot. 1998 would prove to be a pivotal year for

Do Remember: When Charles Hamilton Passed The Mic To An Unknown Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Miss Lauryn Hill once eloquently rhymed, “Seasons change, mad things re-arrange.” In life, love, and Hip-Hop, is this not a rugged truism? As the world shifts, there are some interesting

Do Remember: The Fugees’ Vocab (Hip-Hop Remix) (Video)

Plenty of legendary Hip-Hop groups got extra large off of their sophomore album, not the debut. Based solely on beginnings, Mobb Deep, Naughty By Nature, and The Roots all would

Do Remember: Rhymefest’s This Is How We Chill (Audio)

Early this week, Rhymefest joined Eminem and Common (simultaneously) at becoming one of three Hip-Hop artists to have won a Grammy Award and an Oscar Award. The Chicago, Illinois MC

Do Remember: Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s The Creator (Video)

In the last week, Android released a new campaign, “Handshake.” Notably, phones were not (at all) featured in the one-minute television ads, but rather a series of celebrations from athletes,

Do Remember: Zion I & Planet Asia’s Critical (Audio)

February brought some saddening news to many Heads. Zion I, the veteran duo of Zumbi (f/k/a MC Zion) and partner Amp Live are parting ways. The split is amicable, and

Do Remember: Cannibal Ox’s Painkillers (Video)

This month, after 14 years, a reunited Cannibal Ox announced a sophomore album, Blade Of The Ronin. The announcement after years of refuting the prospects of a follow-up to 2001’s

Do Remember: Fat Joe, Nas, Big Pun, Raekwon & Jadakiss’ John Blaze (Video)

1998 was a critical turning point for Fat Joe. Two albums deep, the Bronx, New Yorker had made Represent and Jealous Ones Envy with the hardcore Hip-Hop Head in mind

Do Remember: The Roots – Silent Treatment (Video)

In the last week, The Roots’ sophomore album Do You Want More?!!!??! turned 20 years old. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania band’s first foray with the Top 200 and the charts altogether,

Do Remember: Haze Presents…NY Reality Check 101 (Mixed By DJ Premier)

This week, it was announced that 2015 will see the release of DJ Premier’s first solo album, Last Session @320. The album and its title are an homage to the

Do Remember: TRU & C-Bo – That’s How We Break Bread (Audio)

In truth, it’s been a pretty quiet decade for Master P. For the most part, the No Limit Records founder seems to have chosen a pathway out of the Rap-Race

Do Remember: Killer Mike & M.O.P. – Push Back (Audio)

With Killer Mike on the minds of Ambrosia For Heads staff and readers this week, “Do Remember” looked deep within the Adamsvillain’s catalog this week. Back in 2008, Killer Mike

Do Remember: Shaqueen – Shaqueen Rules (Audio)

From Bumpy Knuckles, to MF DOOM, to NYOIL, Hip-Hop has seen some powerful re-inventive forces with artists. To Heads with deeper knowledge of mid-1990s New York Hip-Hop, Shaqueen certainly comes

Do Remember: D’Angelo’s “She’s Always In My Hair” (Audio)

With Black Messiah‘s top of the week release, D’Angelo has seemingly captured the consciousness of music once more. The Richmond, Virginia star crooner has slowly returned to the scene throughout

Do Remember: Beanie Sigel, Grand Puba & Sadat X’s Bread & Butter (Audio)

With Beanie Sigel currently in our hearts and on our minds, this week’s “Do Remember” seemed fitting to dedicate to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC born Dwight Grant. Following two Top

Do Remember: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Big Daddy Kane With Biz Markie’s Erase Racism Video

For anybody with a pulse, this has been a difficult month. Regardless of political views, ethnic background, or age, the lives lost and the protest has been an awakening of

10 Years After His Death, Do Remember: Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Hippa To Da Hoppa (Audio)

Ten years ago today (November 13, 2004), the world lost a great one in Russell Jones. Best known as the Ol’ Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan, the Brooklyn, New

Do Remember: DJ Crazy Toones, Kurupt & Soopafly’s Gangbang Music (Video)

Heads need to be up on DJ Crazy Toones. A former member of WC & The M.a.a.d Circle, this South Central, Los Angeles-based DJ is nice on the turntables. Still

Do Remember: O.C.’s “Born 2 Live” (Video)

Twenty years ago today (October 18), O.C. released his debut album, Word…Life. On the now-defunct-but-legendary Wild Pitch Records, the Organized Konfusion affiliate (who would later become an integral part of

Do Remember: Sadat X & Brand Nubian’s Lump Lump Remix (Audio)

It took more than seven years for Sadat X to release a solo album. While Grand Puba briefly left Brand Nubian to pursue solo interests in the mid-1990s (to some

Do Remember: A Great Day In Harlem (Hip-Hop Version, 1998)

This week, the esteemed veteran music and culture journalist Michael A. Gonzalez penned a piece for Red Bull Music Academy about September 29, 1998. The day, deemed by XXL magazine

Do Remember: Geto Boys’ Bring It On, The Ultimate Rap-A-Lot Posse Cut (Audio)

Plenty of Hip-Hop groups have seen lineup changes. Ice Cube famously (and rather loudly) exited N.W.A in 1990 to pursue solo interests away from Ruthless Records. After a fast-track to

Do Remember: Original Flavor & Jay Z’s Can I Get Open? (Video)

In the story of Roc-A-Fella Records, there is often an under-played element in the story: Ski Beatz. A Greensboro, North Carolina native, Ski (as he was known for more than

Do Remember: Mystic’s The Life (Video)

Thirteen years after its release, Mystic’s Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom continues to be a stone in the sand of the fast-paced 2000s. The only album released by

Do Remember: Mountain Brothers’ Galaxies: The Next Level (Video)

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hip-Hop Heads were well-versed with The Jungle Brothers. By the late ’90s and early 2000s, it was the Mountain Brothers on many radars.

Do Remember: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud’s Girls, I Got ‘Em Locked (Video)

Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud’s “Girls, I Got ‘Em Locked” was hardly what would constitute a hit by today’s radio standards. However, like so many 12″ plates of the

Spotlight: Dot Demo Wants His People to Remember Where They Came From & Rise Up (Audio)

Dot Demo is a Bronx, New York native whose affinity for the thought-provoking content on songs like “Blak Gesus” and his 2014 mixtape Delta Theory has set him apart from

Tower Records’ Place in Music History Is Being Remembered in New Doc (Video)

It goes without saying that every generation of music fan has its earliest, almost primordial memories of when and how it fell in love with music. For some, these memories

Remembering Sean Price’s Giant Sense of Humor, in the Words of Duck Down’s Dru-Ha

As the co-CEO of Duck Down Music, Drew “Dru-Ha” Friedman plays an integral role in the label’s operations, but those duties have been overshadowed by his relationships with his artists,

Remember the blood bath scene in the movie Blade? Akon uses the music from it for his new song Drop Down ft Ludacris.

Always thought this music was dope in the movie.  I guess Akon did too… Click here to download.

Cee Lo Green's singing is dope no doubt but remember when he used to be a rapper? Here's a reminder.

And here’s his latest (singing) video for his song called It’s OK: