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Kendrick Lamar Releases the Video for the Ultra-Funky King Kunta. Can You Dig It? (Video)

Even before Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album was released, his song “King Kunta” already had people buzzing. Reports that, upon hearing the song for the first time, Pharrell

Kendrick Lamar Decodes His New Album and Reveals Who the Butterfly Is (Video)

Kendrick Lamar came to New York for a few short hours to announce his participation in Hot 97’s 2015 Summer Jam concert. During his stint in the city, he sat

Rapper Big Pooh Talks Words Paint Pictures, History With Little Brother and Kicks a Freestyle (Video)

Rapper Big Pooh stopped by the Sway in the Morning show to promote his stellar Words Paint Pictures joint project with Apollo Brown. Pooh spoke about how he, Phonte and

Ludacris Opens Up to Sway About His Most Personal Album Ever (Video)

On the eve of the release of his Ludaversal album, his first in four years, Ludacris sat down with Sway for an extended one on one conversation. Consistent with the

Remember Mixtape Wiz Khalifa? He’s Back…With Curren$y (Audio)

Before the Pop charts and the Gold plaques, Wiz Khalifa was one of the most revered MCs on the mixtape circuits. Projects like Burn After Rolling and Kush & Orange

Kendrick Lamar is Running Hip-Hop…Literally. Watch Clips From His Mobile Concert (Video)

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok partnered for a unique showcase featuring what might be Kendrick’s first live performances from his new album To Pimp a Butterfly. They selected 100 guests to

Charles Hamilton Takes Over a Jay Z Classic With a Complex Off the Top Freestyle (Video)

A couple of weeks ago, Charles Hamilton slayed Sway’s Five Fingers of Death Freestyle challenge. He went completely off the top for nearly 7 minutes over not five but EIGHT

Ever See This Early 90s 8-Minute Wu-Tang Clan Cypher? You Should…(Video)

When rhymes are razor sharp, there’s no need for a track, a beat or even a hand clap. Wu-Tang Clan make that abundantly clear in this eight minute, a cappella

Remy Ma Takes Beats But No Prisoners on Her Truffle Butter Freestyle (Audio)

Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj are cool in real life, but on wax? Remy takes no prisoners. She does take beats, though, and for her latest she jack’s Ms. Minaj’s

Logic Brings the Pain With a Freestyle Over a Method Man Classic (Video)

Several of the best freestyles of the past year have come courtesy of Logic. He’s ripped mics for Sway, LA Leakers and even the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. Part

Fabolous Jumps on Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones II and Goes Berserk (Audio)

What is it about Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones II instrumental that brings out the best in MCs? Prodigy and Havoc’s original version is an enduring classic and, of course, the

Ever Hear This Mix of Jay Z Mashups with Songs By Biggie, 50 Cent, Whodini, The D.O.C., Soul II Soul and More? (Mixtape)

Here’s a look back at a mixtape of Jay Z mashups put together by DJ Lennox. He takes thirty of Jay’s choicest vocals and seamlessly blends them with songs made

A Kendrick Lamar/Jerry Seinfeld Mashup? So Wrong…But Hard Not to Listen (Audio)

You know an album has impact when mashups of its songs are being created just a week after its release. Last week, in a sneak attack, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp

Big Daddy Kane Names His List of the Greatest MCs of All-Time. Who Made the Cut? (Video)

“Me, KRS and Rakim changed the whole way people rhymed…”–Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane is widely considered to be one of the greatest MCs of all-time and, for many,

There’s a Reason Why Nas Signed Bishop Nehru. Just Listen (Audio)

Imagine you’re an 18-year old up and coming MC and you get the opportunity to work with DOOM…and Nas decides to sign you. Those dreams come true represent just a

Rapper Big Pooh Releases His Finest Music Since Little Brother (Album Stream)

Rapper Big Pooh has had a host of quality releases since his days with vaunted group Little Brother with Phonte and 9th Wonder. From 2005’s Sleepers to his entire Fat

Chris Tucker is Doing His First Ever Full-Length Stand-Up Comedy Special (News)

Long before he was one of the biggest box office draws on the planet, Chris Tucker was a stand-up comedian with gut-wrenching skills. Sharing the stage on Def Comedy Jam

Yazz The Greatest aka Hakeem from Empire is a Real MC. Just Watch His Freestyle (Video)

Many do not know the name Yazz the Greatest, but the name Hakeem Lyon, along with the hit show Empire, has taken the nation by storm. Before embodying Hakeem, Bryshere

Ever See This Show-Stopping Rakim Freestyle? (Video)

Imagine you’re in a crowd on the street witnessing one of the greatest MCs of all-time unleashing a vintage verse. What would you do? If that MC’s name was Rakim,

Ever See Eminem’s Lyrical Explosion on This Classic Biggie Beat? (Video)

Here’s a look back at a young Eminem going absolutely berserk on the classic “Kick in the Door” beat that DJ Premier produced for The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album, Ready

Kevin Hart Responds to Mike Epps with Raw Honesty and Defiance (Video)

Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning show has become the home of some of the realest interviews in media. Many of the most poignant moments in an otherwise slew of

The Rich History of Latino Contributions to Hip-Hop Are Detailed in a New Audio Documentary (Video)

For some, the knowledge of Latinos’ impact on Hip-Hop does not go much deeper than the catalogs of Fat Joe and Big Pun. However, the contribution made by Latinos to

Surprise, Surprise. Kendrick Lamar’s New Album is Out Now! (News)

In yet another sign of the ever-changing record business in the digital age, Top Dawg Entertainment has delivered a very welcomed surprise to the Hip-Hop world. Kendrick Lamar’s new album,

Joey Bada$$ Waxes Philosophical About Perception vs. Reality (Audio)

“If we are what we eat, then we’re already deceased…” Joey Bada$$ waxes philosophical on his latest release, “Perception vs. Reality.” The song was produced by his Pro Era brother

Charles Hamilton Gets Deep About His Struggles With Mental Illness and Reviving His Career (Video)

Earlier this week, Sway in the Morning released a 6+ minute Charles Hamilton freestyle that stands among the best of the year, so far. Prior to destroying the 5 Fingers

Ever See This Classic Redman & Keith Murray Freestyle From the Mid-90s? (Video)

Back in the mid-90s, few crews were more formidable than Def Squad. The collective featured the fierce MC skills of Erick Sermon, Redman and Keith Murray and Sermon’s signature thumping

AZ Paints a Vintage Picture on a Beautiful and Timeless Track (Audio)

Earlier this week, Ambrosia For Heads premiered episode 1 of Learn From Legends, a new web series where up and coming producer Rodney Hazard sits with iconic Hip-Hop producers to

Da Brat Rhymes on Big Sean’s Blessings and ABSOLUTELY SMASHES IT (Audio)

MC Lyte. Queen Latifah. Lauryn Hill. Missy. Those names are often mentioned in the discussion of great MCs who happen to be women, but now-a-days people act like they forgot

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): KRS-One vs. Chuck D…Who You Got?

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us

Kendrick Lamar’s Full Biggie Freestyle Tribute is 7 Minutes of Madness Over 4 Biggie Classics (Video)

Yesterday (March 9th), iconic LA DJ Big Boy hosted Kendrick Lamar as his first guest on his new show on Real 92.3 FM. Given the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s

MF DOOM Heads Rejoice…KMD’s 2nd Album Reissues as a Children’s Pop-Up Book (News)

There are multiple turning points in MF DOOM’s illustrious career. Still a major label artist, 1993 saw DOOM (then known as Zev Love X), Subroc, and Onyx The Birthstone Kid

Snoop, Pharrell & Charlie Wilson Reunite for More Soulful Goodness (Lyric Video)

Almost ten years ago to the day, Snoop Dogg released “Signs” as the third single from his album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. The song featured the vocal talents

How Does a $100,000 Martini Taste? 2 Chainz & Big Sean Show You (Video)

2 Chainz has partnered with GQ for a tongue in cheek series where he travels the world to partake in its most outrageously costly offerings. In the second episode of

Raekwon Needs Help Finishing The Purple Tape Film. Hip-Hop Stand Up (Video)

Back in January, Raekwon debuted a trailer for what looks like an amazing documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…guest starring Ghostface Killah

J-Live Heads West for Some Sun and FUNK…and He Pays It Forward (Video)

J-Live is an oft unheralded underground king. Justice Allah was once a school teacher and now, he saves his lessons for lesser rappers. The NYC born and bred MC headed

Tupac Mashed Up with Gwen Stefani? Holla Back Girl If Ya Hear Me (Audio)

On paper, mixing Tupac with Gwen Stefani sounds like sacrilege. But, the end result works shockingly well. Sadly, Pac’s career did not overlap with The Neptunes’ dominant era, but this

Remember When Jay-Z and DMX Battled and Got Shown Up by Their Security Guard? (Video)

Here’s a look back at one of the best moments of one of Hip-Hop’s finest documentaries, Backstage. The scene was set for two of the all-time greats, DMX and Jay-Z,

It’s a Gangsta Party with Game and Meek Mill, But Nobody’s Celebrating (Audio)

Game and Meek Mill release some modern day reality Rap with their latest collaboration, “The Soundtrack.” The two rekindle the chemistry they displayed on Game’s “Scared Now,” from his 2012

Kendrick Lamar Announces Album Release Date and Title. Here’s the Story (News)

Few albums have been more anticipated in the last year than Kendrick Lamar‘s long-awaited follow up to his debut major label release, good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Well, the wait is

Method Man Says Making Fans Wait 88 Years to Hear the Final Wu Album is “Stupid”…and That’s Putting it Nicely (News)

When news broke earlier this week that Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Wu-Tang Clan’s one of a kind and likely final album, might not be heard by the public

Murs & Slug Serve Up a Reminder That They Wrote the Book For This Generation of MCs (Audio)

In addition to his many solo albums, Murs has released several noteworthy collaborative projects over the years. He’s worked with 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin, Fashawn and, more recently, ¡Mayday!. However,

Talib Kweli Lights the Way to the Premiere of Game of Thrones (Audio)

HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones returns a little over a month from now on April 12th. As they did before last season’s premiere, HBO has commissioned some esteemed MCs

Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent & Paul Rosenberg Tell The Story of Shady Records (Video)

In 1999, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records. While the expectations might have been great, few could have predicted that Eminem would go on to become the best-selling artist

Curren$y Drops Some More Audio Dope From His Pilot Talk 3 Re-Up (Video)

Curren$y and Ski Beatz have a special chemistry. Spitta has a penchant for dark, soulful beats, and Ski, as one of the architects of Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Camp Lo’s

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of February 2015 All in One Playlist (Audio)

The month of February had less days, but it was not short on good music. The tight four weeks brought new songs from Kendrick Lamar, Ghostface Killah, Scarface, Method Man,

Looking For Your In To The Media/Music Industry? Here’s Your Chance.

Ambrosia For Heads is actively seeking a highly-motivated reader of the site interested in becoming a 2015 spring/summer intern. This non-paid three-month internship will require no more than 15 hours

Ludacris Calls Fake MCs’ Bluffs on the First Single From His New Album (Audio)

By the sounds of Ludacris’ first single from his forthcoming album, Ludaversal, he’s got something to prove. Namely, that the Luda who rhymed with aggression over vicious beats like “Southern

EMC Are Back with Heavy Beats and Fly Thoughts (Audio)

eMC, the collective of Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin, have re-formed for what sounds like it’s going to be another strong release (notably without former member Punchline). Their new album,

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Action Bronson vs. Joell Ortiz…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the

Yelawolf is a True Son of Anarchy With His Whiskey in a Bottle (Video)

Last year, Yelawolf got a high profile song placement in the final season of Sons of Anarchy, with his song “Till It’s Gone.” With the video for “Whiskey in a
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