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KRS-One’s Return Of The Boom-Bap 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

This weekend, the first KRS-One album to not be billed as Boogie Down Productions turns 20 years old. On September 28, 1993, Jive Records and Kris Parker teamed to release

CJ Fly – Sadderdaze ft Ab-Soul

Pro Era and Black Hippy pop off a coast-to-coast collaboration over a sample quite familiar to Reasonable Doubt lovers, CJ and Soulo offer a link from Thee Way Eye See

Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (Mixtape)

The year of Chicago continues with Vic Mensa’s latest project, INNANETAPE. This effort features Chance The Rapper, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ab-Soul, Kenna, Rockie Fresh and plenty of others. Between

Salaam Remi – One: In The Chamber (Album Stream)

After considerable work with Nas, Amy Winehouse and others, veteran producer Salaam Remi has readied his solo debut, One: In The Chamber. Now, the producer who laced “Thief’s Theme,” “Get

Drake Named Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador (Video)

Kanye West’s Louis Vuitton internship. Jay-Z Blue at Chrysler-Jeep. 9th Wonder becoming a Duke University professor. The places Hip-Hop is going continues to wow me. Today proved to be no

Homeboy Sandman – Men Are Mortal (Video)

From his Stones Throw EP from this year, Kool Herc, BoySand kicks an scorching verse while jump-roping. If you find walking and chewing bubblegum simultaneously to be a challenge, you

Curren$y – Jetflix Documentary (Video)

Curren$y, Mousa and the rest of the Jetlife clique made a recent tour documentary including some studio sessions, performance footage, and cars, a fake-Bill Duke-sighting, girls and smoke-breaks along the

Danny Brown – Dope Fiend Rental ft ScHoolboy Q

Danny Brown’s Old releases tomorrow, September 30. An early glimpse “Dope Fiend Rental” captures D.B.’s essence. The song chronicles his rugged street-life days, his penchant for rough sex, and all

Wise Intelligent – The Walking Dead ft B. Smith

Wise Intelligent has stayed very busy since his days with pioneering Trenton, New Jersey collective the Poor Righteous Teachers. The man who once battled Jay Z (when Jay was rollin’

Salaam Remi – Eleanor Rigby ft Stephen Marley

Hip-Hop and The Beatles stay closely related—but we won’t list all the samples here for obvious reasons. Nas’ go-to producer, veteran Salaam Remi teamed with Stephen Marley to give their

N.O.R.E Plans To Fall Back From Rapping After Melvin Flynt II: Da Final Hustle

N.O.R.E’s last hurrah with Penalty/Tommy Boy Records was 1999’s Melvin Flynt, Da Hustler. A cult-favorite among Capone-N-Noreaga fans, the record featured that signature EZ-Elpee production, along with work with The

Big Sean Road To Hall Of Fame Documentary (Video)

It’s been about a month since Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame released. In some post-promotion, Sean released this cool 25-minute documentary exploring the making of the album. In the contents,

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Artists Announced

Taped tonight in Atlanta, BET’s 2013 Hip-Hop Awards is coming on October 15 at 8pm EST. With the cyphers already making big noise on Twitter (especially from the Aftermath Entertainment

Jon Connor Announces He Has Signed With Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment

Flint, Michigan’s Jon Connor used his 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher verse to announce a signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Connor ended his verse by saying he was sick

Kendrick Lamar Controls The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

Hot off the presses from Atlanta, Kendrick Lamar “killed” this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, and we were there to witness it. Symbolic of what Kendrick’s Control verse did to

Omar Aura – The Weekend ft Luz Maria (Video)

California’s Omar Aura is one of the young purveyors of the G-Funk, which is highly evident in sound and theme on “The Weekend.” This sounds like 2013 Doveshack. From the

Pusha T – King Push (Video)

With My Name Is My Name less than a month away (got several copies pre-ordered myself), Pusha Ton kept the gold fronts in for the second black & white video

Genovese – Walk The Streets ft Styles P (Video)

Remember Genovese ads all through The Source, Blaze and XXL? This descendant of the notorious Genovese Family was on the cusp of a breakthrough in the early 2000s, when he

Kid Ink – I Know Who You Are ft Casey Veggies (Video)

Two of Los Angeles’ most-discussed acts come together for a collaborative video—shot in a clothing boutique. “I Know Who You Are” has one of the catchier choruses as of late.

Raekwon – Marble Cake Freestyle

Currently, I’ve got Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in the automobile, so after lengthy listens of a Hip-Hop classic, some fresh Raekwon is (always) a welcomed treat. Chef Rae serves

Drake – CRWN Interview Pt. 3 (Video)

In the final 25-minutes of Drake’s sit-down interview/conversation with Elliott Wilson for MySpace Video, Universal’s superstar took questions from the crowd. With Drake’s propensity to dodge most interviews, this is

Murs – The Questions Interview (Video)

Murs is up there with any current Hip-Hop artist in giving captivating interviews. Musically, Murray’s got incredible stories of his work with everybody ranging from Lucky.i.am and Slug, to Dame

Edan Pays Tribute To The Poets Of Rhythm (Video)

The Poets Of Rhythm are a veteran Funk outfit from Munich, Germany that are celebrating their 21st year of making music. To Heads, you may have heard the P.O.R. band

Skeme – Bare With Me (Mixtape)

DJ Skee has one of the most respected ears for talent in Hip-Hop. The Minnesota native whose immersed himself in Los Angeles’ music community has helped Game, Charles Hamilton and

Drake – CRWN Interview Pt. 2 (Video)

As promised, Drake & Elliott Wilson’s filmed conversation/interview gets a part deux. – Drake breaks down the behind-the-scenes picture at OVO (October’s Very Own). – Drake discusses his relationship with

A$AP Rocky – Fashion Killa (Video)

The same week that he stars in Drake’s “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” video, A$AP Rocky rolls out his visual to “Fashion Killa.” What’s more, he gets Rihanna to star

Deadly Venoms – 1998 Interview (Video)

In the era of Slaughterhouse, Black Hippy, Run The Jewels, CZARFACE and others, Heads are used to super-groups. One super-group that never got the shine they deserved is the Deadly

Dead End Alliance – Sun Hit Da Fade Pt. II ft Z-Ro & Lil Keke (Video)

Within the sects of the Screwed Up Click was the Dead End Alliance. H-Town Rap fans know, and although DJ Screw, Fat Pat, and Big H.A.W.K have all passed away

Official Schoolly D & DJ Code Money T-Shirts Released

Rakim Told Me author/Hip-Hop curator Brian Coleman is a friend of AmbrosiaForHeads. The Boston-based veteran journalist recently launched Good Road Goods—a shirt line that includes vintage fully-licensed photographs that are

Nature – Time Is Money ft N.O.R.E. (Video)

The last addition to The Firm (Cormega’s replacement) has had a persistent career since parting ways with The Trackmasters. The Queensbridge MC stays active with his peers, visiting LeFrak’s N.O.R.E.

Aloe Blacc – Love Is The Answer ft Pharrell

Twice, Stones Throw Records has helped skilled underground Hip-Hop artists hone their abilities in the renaissance genre of Soul music. Following the crossover success of Athletic Mic League’s Mayer Hawthorne,

Dizzy Wright – Tell ‘Em My Name (Video)

In the tradition of Eminem, Snoop Doggy Dogg and The Disco 3 (Fat Boys), Dizzy Wright makes his namesake anthem in a video that doubles as a moving look-book for

Drake CRWN Interview Pt. 1 (Video)

Elliott Wilson moderates the long-form Drake CRWN interview that took place this week at New York University’s Skirball Center. MySpace got the video, and is rolling out portions this week.

Tito Lopez – Y.O.U. (Video)

T.I.T.O. is still plugging away at his much-anticipated debut album, but Gulfport, Mississippi’s finest keeps churning out thought-evoking content with charisma and know-how. This “Y.O.U.” is the title-track from his

Drake – Hold On (Video)

Whether it’s inspired by the famous “In The Air Tonight” sequence on “Miami Vice,” Scarface or Grand Theft Auto: Miami, Drake channels 1985 on South Beach in his visual narrative for

Mack Wilds – Keepin’ It Real

We told you recently that Mack Wilds was working with an arsenal of Heads-heralded producers including Salaam Remi and DJ Premier. Premo’s fansite announced that “Keepin’ It Real” is produced

R.I.P. To Flipside From O.F.T.B.

Watts, California has a deep social history, as captured in films like Killer Of Sheep and moments like Wattstax. In Hip-Hop, the notorious section of South Central Los Angeles has

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – Highway Robbery (Album Stream)

Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson links with Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor (Reef The Lost Cauze, Blueprint, Has-Lo) for a whole album, Highway Robbery. Following 2012’s Gigantic Vol. 1 LP by Small

J-Live – Headband Freestyle

This is pretty cool. J-Live left Brooklyn for Atlanta a few years back (with some time in Philadelphia, in between). The DJ/MC/Producer (Triple Threat) heard one of the year’s biggest

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Harold’s

Inspired by Harold’s Chicken in the Chicago area near to Gibbs’ Gary upbringing, this is the Deeper EP‘s interpretation of chickens that aren’t classified as poultry. Whether it’s fiends, females

DJ Skizz – Day In The Life ft REKS, Rasheed Chappell, Maffew Ragazino & Liza Colby (Video)

DJ Skizz’ B.Q.E. album gets a visual from three respected indie MCs that align with his radio playlists over the years. The song captures the daily ambitions and struggles of

Drake Confirms Wu-Tang Clan Collaboration

Fresh off of releasing “Wu-Tang Forever,” Drake confirmed to Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson that a remix is coming—during their sit-down interview (complete with audience). A person close to Drake also

Step Brothers – Nothing To See/Hear

This project has been in discussion since 2008, and this Fall, we’ll finally get a Step Brothers album. Rhymesayers Entertainment won the (alleged) bidding war to release the collaborative project

Talib Kweli – Turnt Up (Video)

Kweli shot a video in Tokyo, Japan for his “Turnt Up” Prisoner Of Conscious joint that samples Coldcut’s famed remix of Eric B. & Rakim’s “Paid In Full.” From Hi-Tek’s

De La Soul’s Buhloone Mindstate 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

By: Bandini There are some great “win-win” debates out there. For instance, which era of the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Lakers really was the best? Sean Connery or

Rapsody – Kingship (Video)

She Got Game continues to slam dunk its way onto iPods, CD-Rs, and playlists everywhere. Rapsody made a video for standout single “Kingship,” produced by the almighty DJ Premier. Shot

Justin Timberlake – TKO

Justin Timberlake may go down in history as thee artist of 2013. On the horizons of his second album of the calendar year, 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), JT unleasheds”TKO”

Ag Da Coroner – Crushed Grapes (Mixtape)

Outdoorsmen member Ag Da Coroner teamed with producer ATG for a full nine-song EP/mixtape, Crushed Grapes. Featuring band-mate Mayhem Lauren as well as Mobb Deep affiliate Lord Nez, the East

Cormega – On The Road ft Lil Fame & Ill Bill

From the Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) mixtape, three New York indie MC’s who all were once signed to major labels link up for a charged track produced by DJ

Bishop Lamont – Full Circle

There have been a plethora of Aftermath Entertainment artists deserving of retail projects, but who didn’t get one: Last Emperor, King T, RBX, Mel-Man, and of course, Bishop Lamont. In