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Mos Def & Slick Rick Had A Lyrical Workout Over A Madlib Track On This 2009 Collabo (Audio)

In recent weeks, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) announced and seemingly executed his farewell to Hip-Hop, putting on a series of performances that he says are his final. He also

Ras Kass’ Powerful New Video Shows The Chilling Reality Of Our Amerikkkan Horror Story

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, Ras Kass is unveiling the video for “Amerikkkan Horror Story.” And why not? Trump’s campaign has been

Taylor Bennett Comes Out as Bisexual, a Major Step for Inclusiveness in Hip-Hop

LBGTQ visibility has been nearly nonexistent when it comes to Hip-Hop artists. For all of its inclusive, progressive, and positive aspects, Hip-Hop has very few artists in its history who

The Prophets of Rage Will Host The Anti-Inaugural Ball As We Prepare To Fight Back

On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be inaugurated as President of the United States. His swearing in will signal far more than a new executive branch

Raekwon, Pete Rock, Scarface & Vince Staples Discuss Hip-Hop’s Generation Gap (Video)

Last November, Long Beach, California hosted ComplexCon, a two-day event featuring performances, panels, and more all devoted to music and culture. As part of the convention, veteran radio personality and

Nick Grant Makes His Network TV Debut & Brings Down the House (Video)

With a Martin Luther King, Jr., themed slideshow adorning the set’s ceiling, Nick Grant made his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (January 16).

Cassidy Doesn’t Even Need a Beat To Outrap MCs, Bar None (Video)

Opening up 2017 with what can already be deemed one of the year’s most impressive freestyles, Cassidy was Funkmaster Flex’s latest guest at Hot97 and delivered yet another scorcher. Heads

Raekwon Is Stepping Into the Wild With a New Solo Album, Coming In March

Today (January 12) is Raekwon’s birthday, but it’s his fans who are getting gifted. The Wu-Tang Clan member and legendary MC announced the release date, title, and artwork for his

“Atlanta” Is Returning for Season 2 & Donald Glover Has Signed a MAJOR New Deal.

Fresh off two Golden Globe wins for his critically acclaimed television series Atlanta, Donald Glover has formally inked a deal ensuring the return of the show for its second season.

This Oral History of “Bling Bling” Shines a Light on Cash Money’s Early Days

New Orleans is not always mentioned when discussing the cities which have had the greatest impact on Hip-Hop culture, but the Crescent City has a claim to fame that can’t

BJ The Chicago Kid Was Part Of History Last Night. Here’s How His Story Began (Video)

Chicago recently hosted President Barack Obama’s official farewell event, a bittersweet moment in which the 44th commander-in-chief of the United States said a tearful (but uplifting) goodbye. Beyond his farewell

The Internet’s Syd Is Releasing Her Debut Solo LP. Watch the First Video Off “Fin”

After her recent announcement that she was working on a much-awaited solo album, the Internet’s frontwoman Syd has shared more details, including the album’s title and its first single. Fin

O.D.B. Steps Into The Booth & Blows Pharrell’s Mind In This Throwback Footage (Video)

In 2003, the Neptunes released a compilation album called Clones, which sported appearances from Busta Rhymes, Clipse, Nas, Snoop Dogg, and more. Though perhaps best known as housing Pharrell’s single

Stephen Colbert’s New Trailer Shows What To Expect From “Hidden Fences” (Video)

Amidst the excitement over Golden Globe wins from Viola Davis, Donald Glover, and Tracee Ellis Ross and projects like Atlanta, Fences, and Moonlight, some are sensing that Hollywood’s long history

Big K.R.I.T. Makes His Most Experimental Song To Date. Will His Music Stay This Way? (Audio)

In what will likely be one of the most exciting chapters of Big K.R.I.T.’s music career, his recent departure from Def Jam may be encouraging him to explore and push

Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis Ross & Meryl Streep Used Awards For Acting To Get Real (Videos)

Last night (January 9), the Golden Globes aired and with only 11 days until Donald Trump’s inauguration, the evening was peppered with political commentary. Donald Glover, Meryl Streep, and Tracee

Who’s the Greatest Hip-Hop Producer Of All Time? Starting Monday, You Decide.

On Monday (January 9), Ambrosia for Heads will launch the third installment of our “Finding the GOAT” competition. It began in 2014, when we asked you, the readers, to vote

Coachella Announces Its 2017 Lineup And Kendrick Lamar & Beyoncé Are On Top

Its name alone is synonymous with all things music festival, and now Coachella will host more headlining Hip-Hop and R&B talent since its 1999 inception. Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé serve

A Trump Presidency Will Likely Make the Failed War on Drugs Even Worse. Here’s Why.

In 2016, much headway has been made to counteract some of the harmful lingering effects of the so-called “war on drugs.” Criminal-justice reform has taken on invigorated energy, with more

This Big Pun Documentary Explores the Beautiful & Ugly Parts of an Icon’s Life (Video)

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Christopher “Big Punisher” Rios’s 1998 debut single, “Still Not a Player.” As the first Latin solo Hip-Hop artist to go platinum (thanks to

Freddie Gibbs Makes the Sun Shine All Day on Harry Fraud’s Mixtape (Audio)

There has been a lot to celebrate for Freddie Gibbs in recent months, beginning with his September acquittal of sexual-assault charges. In the months since, he has undoubtedly taken time

Cozz Is Signed To J. Cole’s Label But He’s Making His Own Dreams Come True (Video)

With the remarkable success of 4 Your Eyez Only, J. Cole has once again reminded fans that dreams do come true in the ‘ville. In fact, 2016 has been a

Nas Says We Need Racial “Healing” & Looks To Muhammad Ali For Guidance (Video)

Earlier this year, the world lost an icon in Muhammad Ali. The legendary boxer and civil-rights activist made history inside and outside of the ring, by boldly standing up against

Termanology Rips A Funkmaster Flex Freestyle. Pardon The Interruption (Video)

It’s been just over a month since Lawrence, Massachusetts’s Termanology dropped More Politics, a self-released LP featuring Bun B, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Kxng Crooked, Joey Bada$$, Your Old Droog,

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock Bring Holiday Spirit To Watts (Videos)

In its third annual installment, the TDE Christmas concert and toy giveaway took place on Tuesday (December 20), this time at the Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, a neighborhood of

Papoose Steps In For Remy Ma & Crushes A Track With Fat Joe (Audio)

Earlier this month, Papoose and his wife Remy Ma waxed a freestyle on Hot 97, couples style. Pap’ has been relatively quiet on the solo-music front, supporting the Grammy-nominated Remy

Waju Wants to Freeze Out Other MCs With His Cold Game. Is His Video Hot Enough?

Raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles by an African-American mother and Sierra Leonean father, Waju (pronounced Wah-joo) is preparing to release a new LP, JuiceBox. Merging elements of veterans

Talib Kweli & Styles P Are Releasing a Collabo Album & Taking It On Tour (Video)

Talib Kweli and Styles P have a storied history as collaborators, from 2004’s “Buck ‘Em Down” to 2015’s “Mathematics” and elsewhere, the two New Yorkers have maintained a working relationship

President Obama Is Not Done. He Has Big Plans For The Nation’s Next Leaders (Video)

In a month’s time, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be vacating the White House, along with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. The First Family has

2016: The Year Chance Stood With The People & Showed He’s So Much More Than A Rapper

In just under two weeks, we will be saying goodbye to 2016, a year during which the world faced turmoil at breakneck speed. From President Obama’s announcement of a federal

Apollo Brown, Skyzoo & Stalley Are On the Grind For An Overdue Payout (Video)

With September’s The Easy Truth, Apollo Brown and Skyzoo released one of 2016’s standout Hip-Hop offerings, collaborative or otherwise. While the Brooklyn, New York MC and Detroit, Michigan producer have

Jay Z’s Examination of How the Justice System Fails People of Color Is a Must Watch (Video)

Far too often, a person’s story of pain and struggle only receives its due attention when it’s too late. It’s true for Kalief Browder, who at 16 was arrested for

Oddisee Has Announced a New Album & Tour. Here’s the First Single Off “The Iceberg” (Audio)

Oddisee has been making major moves in 2016. The celebrated producer and MC dropped his Alwasta EP and the instrumental The Odd Tape this year, projects which continue to make

Common’s Latest Video Envisions a World With Empty Prisons & A True End to Slavery

With his eleventh studio album, Common continued the conceptual theme he began with 2014’s Nobody’s Smiling, in which he addressed gun violence and other racially disproportionate issues plaguing his native

2016’s Boldest & Most Important Political Statements In Hip-Hop & Beyond

2016 has been a rough year. From seemingly endless celebrity deaths to a political campaign unlike any other to racial tensions dominating headlines, these last 12 months have been riddled

Masta Killa Is Releasing A New Album. Method Man & Redman Join Him On His 1st Single (Audio)

Wu-Tang Wednesday, indeed. Already today (December 14), Heads have heard from Method Man, who joined Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, and Redman on “Ol Thing Back.”  Now, fans have even more new

Killer Mike Explains the Racist History of the Chronic War Against Legalization

In a new essay he penned for Rolling Stone, Killer Mike (born Michael Render) addresses the racially motivated disproportions in the marijuana industry, a topic that has become a major

Talib Kweli Takes Donald Trump To Task & Sounds Off On Kanye For Supporting Him (Video)

Talib Kweli is one of the most engaged social-media users in Hip-Hop, and he can be seen addressing issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression online, using

Token Releases An Explosive And Powerful Music Video About The Effects Of Bullying

Token has made his struggles with a learning disability well known, sharing with his fans that there was a time when anxiety, depression, obesity, and a learning disability once controlled

Pharrell Williams Says Women Will Lead the Revolution in 2020 (Video)

In what is proving to be a monumental year for African-American visibility in Hollywood, films like The Birth of a Nation and Moonlight exist side-by-side with television shows like Luke

Ab-Soul Freestyles & Breaks Down His Exceptional BARS For Ras Kass (Video)

Today (December 9), Ab-Soul released Do What Thou Wilt, his first solo album in two years. He stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss the new LP, and the

Brian Tyree Henry Drops Gems About Why All Of Us Are Paper Boi (Video)

One of television’s standout offerings in 2016 was Atlanta, the FX series created by and starring Donald Glover, who is joined on-screen by Brian Tyree Henry. Henry plays Alfred “Paper

This MF DOOM-Curated Playlist Features Classic Cuts & Brand New Remixes (Audio)

The masked man whose varying personas help make him one of Hip-Hop’s greatest innovators, MF DOOM, has released a 19-track mix as King Geedorah, a name he first recorded under

Childish Gambino Is Not Fakin’ The Funk. He Makes It Virtual Reality (Video)

Easily one of 2016’s most influential artists, Donald Glover has proven time and again that he can conquer the worlds of television and music simultaneously. He did it with 30

Ab-Soul Releases The Track List For His “Do What Thou Wilt” Album & A Dark New Video

On Friday, December 9, Ab-Soul will release Do What Thou Wilt, his first solo album since 2014’s These Days…The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has already released “Huey Knew,” “Braille,” and

Trevor Noah Says America Should Begin Treating Racism As a Disease (Video)

Today (December 7), The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was the guest on The Breakfast Club, where the South African comedian and author discussed in great detail the racially-fraught history

Wale Channels Nas & Shows Other MCs What He’s Really Like (Audio & Video)

UPDATE: Less than two days after releasing “Folarin Like” in audio, Wale drops the black-and-white video. Simplistic in its presentation, this may mark a return to early strides for the

DMX Made Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood Because Of A $1 Million Wager

In the span of seven months, DMX released two albums which combined went platinum seven times. It was 1998, and the Yonkers, New York rapper was taking the industry by

Ab-Soul’s New Album Is Dropping THIS WEEK. Here’s The New Single (Audio)

In October, Carson, California’s Ras Kass celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Soul On Ice, a storm of an LP home to “Nature of the Threat.” Considered today as

Yasiin Bey Will Release 2 More Albums…Including One With Mannie Fresh

It was in 2012 when news first broke that Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) had partnered with producer Mannie Fresh for what would prove to be a series