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Scarface, Jadakiss, Meek Mill, John Legend, Akon & Anthony Hamilton Appear In DJ Khaled’s Never Surrender (Video)

DJ Khaled has pulled off some pretty substantial collaborations over the years. In addition to his extensive work with YMCMB and Maybach Music Group, it was Khaled who united Jadakiss

WC Explains Why He Avoided The Westside Connection & Cypress Hill Beef (Video)

One of the feuds that people tend to forget is the 1996 battle between Westside Connection and Cypress Hill. In the wake of 2Pac’s murder, Eazy-E’s death, and all the

Reap The Naturaw Gets Heat From Large Professor On The Wild Wild (Video)

The great Hip-Hop producers always seem to have a soft-spot for the hardcore storytellers. While not lyricists by some technical standards, Brooklyn duo Group Home was worthy of some of

Oddisee’s Got A Lot To Say On Album Bonus Cut Yeezus Was A Mortal Man (Audio)

In releasing his latest album, The Beauty In All, Oddisee let the music do the talking. One of the biggest stars out of the Low Budget Crew has a bonus-cut,

The Masterful Place & Time Of Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage (Food For Thought)

Place and time can be everything in art. If a creator properly conveys place and time, the viewer of the artwork can learn so much more about the world it

ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock Hop On Isaiah Rashad’s Shot You Down For The TDE Remix (Audio)

Black Hippy’s Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q get Isaiah Rashad’s message on “Shot You Down.” The pair punches in their own take on the theme, and welcome their TDE brother

Crooked I Channels Makaveli & Goes For Broke On Against All Odds (Audio)

When you upset Crooked I, you’ve got problems. Following this week’s airing of Slaughterhouse’s 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Crooked I does his rendition of 2Pac’s (as Makaveli) “Against All

Scoe Is Above Tha Unfluence With Kendrick Lamar, Just Blaze, Hi-Tek & Xzibit (Mixtape)

Once known as Roscoe, Scoe has redefined himself in a 15-year career waiting in the wings. Kurupt’s younger brother shared Young Gotti’s ability to combine a Philadelphia childhood with a

Cam’ron Delivers A Cold Freestyle In BET’s Backroom (Video)

The production and fashions might change, but Cam’ron stays the same. Killa hits BET’s Backroom to talk first-person to part-time lover about the protocol of a relationship with the Diplomats’

Chuck Inglish, Mac Miller & Ab-Soul Channel The Beastie Boys In Came Thru / Easily (Video)

The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish built a reputation on combining late ’80s 808 drums with futuristic flows and style. For the video for “Came Thru / Easily,” Chuck channels The

Exclusive: Rapsody & 9th Wonder Are In Our Area, Causing Mass Hysteria (Audio)

As Rapsody pulled from Nas’ famous entrance phrase on “Halftime,” 9th Wonder channeled Large Professor’s echoey reverb and thumbing percussion for “Mass Hysteria”—which we are proud to premiere at AFH.

Black Moon Tells Enta Da Stage Stories 20 Years Later (Video)

Twenty years ago this month, Buckshort, DJ Evil Dee and 5FT made history with their debut album Enta Da Stage. As Black Moon, the Brooklyn trio gave Hip-Hop a sound

Jon Connor Explains Chemistry With Dr. Dre & Preparing BET Awards Cypher (Video)

Ambrosia For Heads has been a big fan/supporter of Flint, Michigan MC Jon Connor for some time. Co-signed by Nas years ago, Jon has indeed confirmed that he’s the latest

Members Of Ultramagnetic MCs & Main Source Remember The Late Paul C.

For those that don’t know, one of Hip-Hop’s unseen hands in the late 1980s was a Queens, New York engineer/producer named Paul “C” McKasty. Large Professor, who came up with

Mistah FAB Has Something To Say About Life’s Letdowns, Including Cancer (Audio)

If you’ve ever seen him Rap live, you will testify that Mistah FAB’s MC’ing is elite. A true off-the-noggin freestyle master, FAB can battle, rock the party, and as seen

Madlib The Beat Konducta Provides A Psychedelic Time Machine Interlude In Black Widow (Audio)

Much has been written about J Dilla’s Donuts. Seemingly, it’s the most-discussed instrumental Hip-Hop project since DJ Shadow’s Entroducing. With volumes upon volumes of “Beat Konducta” albums, it’s disheartening that

Yelawolf Enlists Paul Wall For Some Trunk Muzik Hustling That Works On Two Levels (Video)

“Hustle” has become such a Hip-Hop cliche. Ever since Ricky Rozay’s breakthrough 2006 single, everybody’s hustling and/or a hustler, but everybody’s looking for dividends. Both Yelawolf and Paul Wall have

DMX Helps Omar Wilson Tell The World To Have A Little Faith (Audio)

If this were 1999, this would be one of the biggest hits on radio: homogenous R&B/Rap collaboration, melody, and hard-edged, personal revelations from Earl Simmons. Omar Wilson cranks out an

Freeway & The Jacka Coast 2 Coast Collaborate For Write My Wrongs (Mixtape)

Given his debut album’s seamless collaborations with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, Freeway has always been a versatile vocalist. While the Soul-sampling, the aggression, and the subject matters of Freezer’s

Terrace Martin Gives Drake’s From Time The Electro-Jazz Treatment (Audio)

Los Angeles-based Terrace Martin has been stepping out since Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin’ album. The Locke High alum has many styles, which are evident from his dynamic works with Kendrick

Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel Hash Things Out On TV (Video)

After a Twitter-fueled feud less than a month ago, friends-turned-foes Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel sit down on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show to discuss what it was that upset

Da Mafia 6ix – Go Hard ft Yelawolf (Video)

Given the hard sonic texture of “Go Hard,” along with the throwback qualities of reuniting 3/4 of Three 6 Mafia/Hypnotize Minds. The video matches, complete with fire, ’66 Chevy Impalas

Bun B Tells A$AP Rocky UGK’s Craziest (Almost) Fight Story (Video)

A$AP Rocky’s Noisey Back & Forth series rolls onward. On a Houston tour stop, Bun B hops on the bus and seemingly makes a rare faded appearance (post-2007) to tell

Jay Z Buys 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle’s $100 Mixtape, Crenshaw

We’re big fans of Nipsey Hussle over here at Ambrosia For Heads. But we’re not the only ones. It always seems to sound a little foreign when artists charge money

7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg + Dam Funk) – Faden Away

I cannot say that I saw this coming. However, as Snoop Dogg links with Eddie Murphy, why not do a song with Electro-Funk contemporary artist Dam Funk? Dam has been

Pusha T Says My Name Is My Name Is Inspired By 1994-1999 Hip-Hop Albums

In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Pusha T says that My Name Is My Name was made with the intention of no radio singles, a driving-music influence, and from

Action Bronson’s 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Sneak Preview (Video)

Bam-Bam Bronson goes off the top in a promo for October 15’s airing of the recently-shot 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards show. The Queens MC is now on a major

Pusha T Decodes Nosetalgia (Video)

In the ongoing series, Pusha T sits with Life + Times to discuss “Nosetalgia,” his much-talked about Kendrick Lamar collaboration from My Name Is My Name, released today. This is one

DJ Skizz – Metal Bars ft Masta Ace & Nature (Video)

DJ Skizz of Halftime Show fame loves New York. His B.Q.E. album features local legends like O.C., Cormega, and Craig G. On “Metal Bars,” Skizz linked a Brooklyn-Queens (® 3rd

Geto Boys Interview + Performance

Even before the death of Eazy-E, it had been nearly four years since N.W.A. was in a room together, amicably—and that was without Ice Cube. Eric B. & Rakim have

Pusha T – Juan Epstein Interview

I bought my copy of My Name Is My Name late last night. I went for two (one was a gift), but they only had one. As I purchased from

Slum Village – Let It Go / Greatness (Video)

Few Hip-Hop groups have faced more hardship than Slum Village. J Dilla and Baatin have passed away well-before their times. Elzhi left on difficult terms with management, as did makeshift

Jean Grae – Gotham Down: cycle 1: Love In Infinity (Lo-Fi) (Album Stream)

In the late 2000s, Jean Grae’s musical output slowed to a halt with her signing to Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith/Warner Bros. deal. In the last three years however, the New York

Molecules – Revenge (Video)

The Diggin’ In The Crates (D.I.T.C) family tree is real. The New York city production/MC collective has close affiliations with Kid Capri, Roc Raida, Ghetto Dwellas, Money Boss Players, Big

Boldy James & Alchemist – Reform School ft Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Da$h

Boldy James is the latest artist to get Alchemist’s undivided, brief attention for a full-on LP. My Chemistry Set drops next week on Decon, and features the Michigan MC who’s

Pusha T – Sweet Serenade ft Chris Brown (Video)

Pusha T’s sultry, R&B-ish cut from My Name Is My Name gets the video less than 24 hours before the album arrives. As imagined going back to Clipse/Star Trak days,

MED – MEDical Card ft J. Rocc, Balance And The Traveling Sounds (Video)

Once seemingly in the shadow of Madlib, Lootpack, Oh No, and the rest of the Stones Throw/Oxnard contingency, MED has truly stepped it up since 2010’s Classic. The low-key collaborator

?uestlove Explains Being A Music Snob, Putting Off Q-Tip & Others With Nerdery (Video)

Is Head an easy and endearing way of calling ourselves “music snobs”? Vanity Fair has a Music Snob series, and stops in with Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson—easily known as The Roots

Dizzy Wright – We Turned Out Alright ft Wyclef Jean (Video)

One of Dizzy Wright’s more inspirational songs from The Golden Age gets the video treatment. Not many could see this collaboration with Fugees’ co-founder Wyclef Jean coming. However, from Newark

Black Milk – Sunday’s Best / Monday’s Worst (Video)

Black Milk’s stellar storytelling cut gets a visual narrative. The cut is about preferring self-gratification over church on Sunday mornings, and then the greater consequences to Evil vs. Good. What

True Master – Strong Arm ft Ghostface Killah & Inspectah Deck

While he came up under Guru and Ill Kid Records, I always wanted True Master to get additional looks outside of the Wu-Tang Clan family. In a crew led by

Dom Kennedy – Dominic

Taking a page from the great Rickey Henderson, Dom Kennedy makes a song about himself in the third-person. Really, the catchy chorus and dreamy ’80s R&B-inspired cut is all about

Sean Price – Sean Shank Redemption

Sean Price’s apathy is second to none. After the “Jordan Shrug,” is the Sean P shrug—this symbol of not-caring, but being okay with that. This has afforded the Boot Camp

Lauryn Hill – Consumerism

It may be best to let Ms. Lauryn Hill tell it on this one: “Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come

Ka – Jungle (Video)

Grandmaster Melle Mel told us all, “It’s like a jungle / Sometimes make ya wonder / How I keep from goin’ under.” Brooklyn’s Ka can relate in his precautionary tales.

Big Sant – Firewater II ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez

In the way of Mississippi Hip-Hop, Crooked Lettaz and David Map are the cartographers. Back in 1999 on the soulfully-defiant Grey Skies album, D.B. and Kamikaze invited Penalty Records label-mate

Add-2 – Don’t Go

Jamla Records (Skyzoo, Rapsody, GQ) has announced the latest signing. 9th Wonder’s label added Chicago, Illinois MC Add-2. To coincide with the announcement, Add-2 has partnered with Away Team’s Khrysis

Marco Polo – 3-0-Clock ft Organized Konfusion (Video)

What better way to present a track from PA:2 than to go to the actual Port Authority? Marco waits outside while Pharoahe Monch and Prince Poetry kick their verses from

Da Mafia 6ix – Go Hard ft Yelawolf

Back in the late ’90s, at the height of putting kickers and amps through trunks, my cousin put me onto Tear Da Club Up Thugs. The music rivaled that of

Thundercat & The Roots – Heartbreaks + Setbacks Performance (Video)

One of the best parts about having The Roots on “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon is the exposure to new music. Heads can often hope that whether Mac Miller’s artistic