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Kxng Crooked Nods To Eric B. & Rakim As He Destroys Another Statik Selektah Beat (Audio)

Real recognize real. Even though he says he hates the term “Real Hip-Hop” (as do we…) at the end of his new song, Kxng Crooked is most definitely a fan

Your Old Droog & Termanology Bend A Soulful Statik Selektah Record Till It Curves (Audio)

Although Statik Seleketah said 2015’s Lucky 7 would be his final solo album, he is still hard at work producing high quality tracks for other artists. The producer has a

Drake Responds to Obama’s Claim That Kendrick Lamar Would Beat Him In A Battle (Audio)

Drake has been under siege from all sides over the last 12 months. Though the Toronto MC has grown accustomed to MCs, singers and fans throwing shots at him, the

Nas Is Balling Like It’s March Madness On This New Freestyle (Audio)

It’s been nearly 4 years since Nas released an album, but he’s stayed active through surgical strikes, here and there. In 2015, he laced tracks with Scarface, Jeezy, Dave East

What Music Does a Genius of Rap Like? GZA Explains (Video)

For more than 20 years, Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA has been viewed as a genius of Rap, literally and figuratively. But, what does he listen to in his spare time? When

The LOX Send Some New York Love To California (Audio)

Colonel Loud’s 80s Funk-influenced ode to California, and all of its offerings, has steadily taken over airwaves, headphones and speakers across the nation. The original got a boost from a

Kxng Crooked Is A MONSTER. This Acapella Freestyle Is Downright Scary (Video)

Kxng Crooked has been lyrical royalty, long before he dubbed himself a King. The MC, formerly known as Crooked I, has been abusing microphones for more than 20 years, both

A$AP Rocky Releases A Mesmerizing Video & A Red Hot New Song With Pharrell (Video)

Today (January 27) has been a big day for A$AP Rocky. The MC named after Rakim has released a red hot new song with Pharrell, as well as a mesmerizing

Freddie Gibbs Takes Kanye West’s Madlib Beat & Makes It A Gangsta Party (Audio)

In 2014, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib released a collaborative album together, titled Piñata. Many believe Madlib’s soulful and complex productions brought out Gibbs’ best work to date, and the album

Masta Ace Rocks A Throwback Flow That’s Still Fresh All Around The World (Audio)

Last year, Masta Ace re-released his fifth solo album, A Long Hot Summer, and he added two bonus cuts. In November, Ambrosia For Heads premiered “GMO,” the first of those

With Or Without Funk Volume, Dizzy Wright Is Plotting His Future & It Looks Bright (Video)

Over the last several weeks, there has been a lot of chatter about the demise of Funk Volume, the label home to Hopsin, Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright and more. As

2 Chainz Makes A Video That Is Funny, Odd & Unsettling, For “Watch Out” (Video)

So many videos these days are paint by numbers. Seemingly, the vast majority fall into the category of ridin’ ’round shinin’, hangin’ with the homies or ballin’ in the club.

Stalley’s “Saving Yusuf” Mixtape Is A Return To His Soulful Slap (Mixtape)

For several years, Stalley has excelled in creating what he has dubbed “Intelligent Trunk Music.” As the name suggests, the sound is characterized by Stalley’s own brand of thoughtful lyrics,

Big K.R.I.T., Killer Mike & Nick Grant Are Royalty In Rap And Life (Audio)

Atlanta MC Nick Grant turned heads last year with not one, but two of the strongest freestyles of the year. Grant put on dazzling lyrical displays for 5 minutes at

A Tribe Called Quest & Leaders Of The New School Perform Scenario Remix in 1992 (Video)

Footage of A Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of the New School performing “Scenario” is rare. Video of them performing the remix of that classic? Priceless. However, earlier this month,

Chasing The Cat Makes Key & Peele Gangsta In Their First Feature Film (Video)

When word broke that Key & Peele was ending after its fifth season last year, fans were dismayed. The outrageous sketch comedy show had filled a void that had been

TDE’s President Punch Rhymes Better Than A Lot Of MCs (Audio)

Over the last 5 years, Top Dawg Entertainment, more commonly known as TDE, has grown into one of the most powerful record labels in Hip-Hop. The company’s roster includes Kendrick

RZA Was Politically Correct About His Opinion of Martin Shkreli. Ghostface Is More Blunt (Video)

The lore around Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, the album for which Wu-Tang Clan created a single copy and sold it to the highest bidder, has grown to be

MC Eiht Reveals How He & DJ Quik Ended One Of Hip-Hop’s Ugliest Beefs (Video)

For nearly 6 years, DJ Quik and MC Eiht were embroiled in one of Hip-Hop’s most vicious feuds on record. However, around 1997, the two men ended their infamous beef

Casual & Phat Kat Ride Through A Tunnel That Leads Straight To Pure Grimy Hip-Hop (Video)

Casual and Phat Kat have formed a new group called Ron Jon Bovi. The pair are gearing up to release an album titled Neaux Mursi, a homonym double entre from

DJ Premier Tells The Story Of This Photo With D’Angelo, Alchemist & J. Dilla, In His Words

DJ Premier tells Ambrosia For Heads the story about the night he, D’Angelo, Alchemist and J. Dilla gathered in the studio and took what would become an iconic photo. These

Naughty By Nature Reunite With Queen Latifah On A Song Filled With Love (Video)

The ties between Naughty By Nature and Queen Latifah run deep. When NBN first got their start, it was fellow Jersey native Latifah who helped guide them, along with her

Snoop Tells The Oscars Where They Can Go & Says Let’s Have Some “Hood Awards” (Video)

It was all good just a week ago…Last week, it seemed there was cause for celebration regarding the recognition of the contributions of African-Americans in the arts by the key

Jeezy Shows a Life of Bittersweet Redemption in the Video for “Sweet Life” With Janelle Monae

Like the song, the video for Jeezy’s “Sweet Life,” featuring Janelle Monae, is a story of redemption. Jeezy shows the different paths his life could have taken and how he

Ever See This 1992 Cypher With Bushwick Bill, Snoop, Scarface, RBX & Big Mike? (Video)

The connections between Death Row and Rap-A-Lop Records run deep, from the top down. Respective label heads Suge Knight and J. Prince have been tight for years and, the labels’

Shabaam Sahdeeq Spits That Grown Man Rap Over A Hard Boom Bap Track (Audio)

“You got too many rappers and not enough MCs. That’s how I feel about it.” From the outset of Shabaam Sahdeeq’s “GMR (Grown Man Rap),” he sets the tone. Tired

Isaiah Rashad Returns In A Big Way With “Smile” (Audio)

After a breakout year in 2014, TDE signee, Isaiah Rashad, was relatively quiet in 2015. The label’s soldiers have regularly taken turns allowing their label mates to shine, and it

Snoop & Too Short Give Colonel Loud Some of That OG “California” Love on the Remix (Audio)

In 2015, Colonel Loud’s “California” became one of the more unexpected breakthrough records of the year. The Fort Lauderdale-born artist, who now resides in North Carolina, after spending 10 years

MCs Say They’re Freestyling…But They Ain’t Been Rhyming Like Common Sense (Audio)

Over the years, the definition of the term “freestyle” has blurred. The word initially referred to a rhyme, written or spontaneous, that was not about a particular topic but, instead,

Run-D.M.C. Will Be The First Rap Artists To Receive A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The relationship between Hip-Hop artists and the Grammy Awards has been curious, at best, over the years. Things did not get off to a good start when DJ Jazzy Jeff

Ghostface Killah Teams Up With Omarion On A Stone Cold Groove (Audio)

Ghostface Killah and Omarion might seem like an unlikely combination, but the Wu-Tang Clan veteran has never allowed himself to be put in a box. From Babyface to Beyonce, Tony

Kendrick Lamar Meets With President Obama And Vows To Pay It Forward (Video)

What a year Kendrick Lamar has had. In the last 12 months, he released his To Pimp A Butterfly album, spawning critical acclaim strong enough to generate 11 Grammy nominations

It Was No Fluke…Token Is a Lyrical Assassin Who Will Obliterate Any & All Sucka MCs (Video)

Last year, 17-year old rapper Token burst onto the scene with “No Sucka MCs,” a lyrical display that stood among the best of 2015. Now, less than 2 weeks into

The Game & Trey Songz Release A Record About The Ladies That Might Make Many Blush (Audio)

The Game released 36 songs in 2015, via his The Documentary 2 and 2.5 albums. The star-studded albums were considered by many to be among the finest in Game’s catalog,

Kendrick Lamar Brings To Pimp A Butterfly Live To Your Living Room With A Full Band (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been very protective of how he presents his album, To Pimp A Butterfly, live. The critically-acclaimed LP, which has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards (the most

Ball So Hard: DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ Score The Theme Song To NBA Countdown (Video)

Releasing a star-studded deluxe edition of their stellar album, PRhyme, was not enough for DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″. After collaborating with the likes of Black Thought, DOOM, Phonte,

Dr. Dre Leaks A New Song With T.I. To Show He’s Back To Business (Audio)

Although not much music has officially been released by them, Dr. Dre and T.I. have been collaborating for years. T.I. is rumored to have been in the lab often with

It’s DOOM’s Day. Celebrate The Masked Villain’s Birthday With This Mega Mix (Audio)

Happy Birthday to DOOM. The masked villain turns 45 years young today (1/9). While he’s been relatively quiet over the last year, he ended 2015 with a bang, collaborating with

Channing Tatum Lip Sync Battles With “Run The World (Girls) & Beyonce Appears…(Video)

Last night (Jan 7), Spike TV’s show, Lip Sync Battle, hosted Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The spouses went head to head in an epic showdown. Given that they both had

RZA Says Blacks Need To Take Responsibility For The Images They Portray To Police (Video)

RZA recently spoke with Bloomberg Politics about a number of issues, including his recent back and forth with Martin Shkreli, the controversial pharamceutical executive who purchased the lone copy of

Andre 3000 Discusses His First Starring TV Role & Wanting To Put Out New Music

Over the last decade, Andre 3000 has been incredibly sparing in his output of new music. The Atlien has not put out an album since Outkast’s 2003 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of December 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

The number of Hip-Hop releases in December slowed, but the quality did not. In fact, it was one of the densest months of the year in terms of audio dope.

MC Eiht Gives The Raw & Uncut Story Of What Turned Compton Into A “War Zone” (Video)

For nearly 30 years, MC Eiht has been delivering raw and uncut stories from the streets of Compton. Whether as part of Compton’s Most Wanted or solo, songs like “Growin’

Skillz’s Rap Up Masterfully Covers The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of 2015 (Audio)

Like clockwork, Skillz serves up his annual summary of the year that was, with a masterful rap. There is nothing like his blow by blow rhyme to remind us all

Kendrick Lamar Ends 2015 With 1 Of The Most Emotionally Raw & Visually Stunning Videos

When we look back at 2015 years from now, the annum for Kendrick Lamar will be viewed as one of the most complete for any artist in any genre or

Logic, Slug & Killer Mike Show All Hip-Hop Is Fruit From The Same Tree (Audio)

There’s a lot of intolerance in Hip-Hop these days. The youth are accused of having a lack of respect for the history of the culture, and Heads who are older

KRS-One Interviews Rakim About The Genesis Of His Rhyme Style (Video)

In a moment that can only be described as “surreal,” Rakim and KRS-One had a conversation about the genesis of Rakim Allah’s rhyme flow, while observers looked on in reverent

Kendrick Lamar Witnessed His First Murder When He Was 5 Years Old (Audio)

Kendrick Lamar recently spoke, at length, with NPR. While fans of Kendrick likely have heard bits and pieces of a number of the subjects Kendrick addressed in the interview, he

The Best Freestyles of 2015 Left Heads Spinning and Microphones Smoking (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than watching an MC get on the mic and spit a freestyle. The definition of the word “freestyle” has been fluid over

Rest In Peace To Harlem Globetrotter Legend Meadowlark Lemon (Video)

Rest in peace to George “Meadowlark” Lemon who died in Scottsdale, AZ on Sunday, December 27. For fans of the Harlem Globetrotters from the 1960s and beyond, Lemon was synonymous
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