Food for Thought

Jay-Z has been on a massive promo tour for the launch of Decoded. If you've seen one interview you've seen them all. This Bloomberg piece is a little different. It's a look at Jay through the eyes of some of his most powerful friends and influences. Check it out.

The video is the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Game Changers series which has featured people like Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the founders of Google) and Steve Jobs. 

Kanye's album leaked today and I don't know how I feel about that…

On the one hand, part of me thinks “It’s a reality of the biz.  It happens to everyone.”  The other part of me thinks “This dude has given out free

Does Swizz Beatz get his props as being one of the best rap producers of all time? Check out his new song Bang Bang ft Pharrell and Pusha T.

You hear a lot about Dre, Kanye, Timbaland and Pharrell, but Swizzy seems to hang below the radar when it comes to recognition as one of the all-time great producers. 

The game is to be told and sold. Check out the Top 8 Reasons Why Rappers Make Better Business Men.

From Digital Music News: Think hip-hop’s dead?  Think again: it’s the 3rd largest genre – ahead of pop, and behind rock and country.  And, it accounts for more than 1

There was not a lot cracking in hip-hop today so here’s a little insight into the music that has been influencing the biggest star in hip-hop–Jay-Z. It’s not what you would expect.

Ambrosia for heads has been keeping tabs on the recent musical influences of hip-hop’s biggest stars.  Over the next few weeks, we will showcase what is moving those driving hip-hop

DJ Premier is one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Ambrosia for Heads contributor Omar Akil is a Primo scholar and fan. Check out the first installment in his weekly column dedicated to Premier.

PREEM-EAR A DJ Premier track = Rare chopped up sample + ill drum loop + vocal sample as hook (manipulated by turntables). While Preem has never deviated from this formula

Will Jay-Z be hip-hop’s first billionaire? Check out his one-on-one with billionaire Warren Buffet in Forbes.

Here’s the full interview between hip-hop’s richest entertainer and Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest people in the world. Click here to read the article. .

Kanye West has the best digital game on the planet! Between what he said on twitter today and Devil in a New Dress nobody is touching him.

If you didn’t see what Kanye West wrote on Twitter today, click here.  It’s incredible.  It shows the intelligence, maturity and evolution of one of the greatest artists of the

Will iTunes' Ping become the Facebook or Twitter for the purchase of music, TV and movies?

Here’s an interesting article from Om Malik that makes a compelling argument that Ping, the new social networking feature just added to the latest version of iTunes, will change the

Speaking of Kanye, check out the (entire) dope interview he did on the Angie Martinez Show today.

Kanye speaks on: The new album The power of Twitter (ambrosia4heads…) Drops the new single, See Me Now (click here to download) Says Nicki Minaj has the potential to be

Google is the gatekeeper of virtually all information on the web. Here's what they're CEO had to say about the future of information.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, recently spoke extensively on the future of  the gathering, indexing and dissemination of information at the Techonomy conference, a gathering of people from around the globe

The truth about Inception (serious spoiler alert)

Much has been written and discussed about the movie Inception (a must see if you haven’t already–but go ready to focus intensely for a 2.5 hour period). Many people have

In Rick Ross' Free Mason, Jay-Z opens his verse by saying "they put the Devil on me." Here's what he meant.

The collaboration between Rick Ross and Jay-Z titled Free Mason has set the hip-hop world on fire over the last couple of weeks.  This has primarily been because the song

The evolution of Kanyeezy: Here's a timeline showing how Kanye West is quietly becoming the best MC in the game.

The first time I saw Kanye West perform in person was when Talib Kweli brought him onstage in 2003.  Kanye did not have an album yet but was making a

"The Decision" by LeBron James generated $2.9 million for charity. Are you still mad? Here's the story.

Click here to check out the full story of how the real Ari and David Geffen helped orchestrate the biggest non-criminal, sports news story in a decade..

Power is Kanye's return from a self-imposed hiatus and a big departure from 808 & Heartbreak, but is he still in the same dark place?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Yo3FJDrbc Check out the above video (21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson) on which part of the hook to Power is based.  Pretty dark, right?  Also, why does Kanye

Get your Terminator on. Advancements in artificial intelligence are rapidly progressing.

Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator, and The Matrix have been depicting a world in which computers have overtaken humans in intelligence for decades, and the result has always

This is what D'Angelo is listening to these days. Can you dig it?

The Urban Daily was fortunate enough to get the first interview with D’Angelo in 9 years.  He primarily discussed where his head is musically these days (check the video above)

Can you truly connect with someone on Facebook? Do you really want to?

How did you become friends with your best friend?  Why did you fall in love with your loved one?  The author of this article argues that human connections are formed

If hip-hop was dead it lives again with Drake and The Roots

With yesterday being Tupac’s birthday, it seems fitting to take a few ticks to reflect on the current state of hip-hop.  It’s been a bleak couple of years (with some notable exceptions

Pharrell discusses the importance of education and his responsibility as an artist to promote that. Could he be more dope? (Video)

Pharrell continues to demonstrate why he is a cut above the rest with his new initiative to promote kids staying in school.  If you haven’t seen it yet, also check out

What is Google TV and Why Should You Care?

Do you ever use your computer or laptop while watching TV?  Soon there will be no need because you can do everything you want to do on your TV screen. 

What About the Numbers? – De-Coding the Mysterious Numbers on LOST

The mystery of the LOST numbers illuminated by Kunal M: So, while Lost ended last night with a very emotional episode that I actually thought was pretty good, the mystery

What Do Dreams Mean?

Ever wondered what your dreams mean or why you keep having the same one over and over again?  Ever “wake up” and realize you’re still asleep?  Ever wonder if you’re

Sound Control – The Slow Death of High Fidelity

  The sound quality of music has been going down for years while the volume has been going up.  Is it still music to your ears?  Click here for the

Email Rage?

Studies now show that people are more prone to snap than before—especially when using computers.  Click here to read the full story..

Is Facebook the New Internet

Is Facebook integrating itself into all things on the web and potentially mobile?  Click here to read Mark Cuban’s take..

What is the Future of Media?

This comprehensive study of the media consumption habits of 8-18 year olds offers a preview of how media primarily will be used in the future.  Click here for the article.

Are Tweets the New Tattoos?

The Library of Congress will be archiving all public tweets for posterity. Do you want your words kept forever?  Click here for the story..

The Tower of Babel

Do we all have the capacity to speak every language buried within?  Click here to read about a Croatian girl who was in a coma woke up only being able

Musings on Foursquare and (at least) 2 More Cents

FourSquare, the social network that allows you to check in at restaurants and stores and tell friends about the things you’re doing and buying there, is getting a lot of

Net Neutrality – Do You Want Internet Service Providers Controlling What You Can Access Over the Web?

Court’s decision may have a fundamental access on what content you can access via the web, at what speed you can access that content and which companies control those things. 

The Difference Between Men and Women's Brains

Recent studies have shown differences in men and women’s brain that may explain some of the most commonly noted gender differences.  Click here for the full article..

Will Humans and Machines Merge in the Next 30 Years?

2001: A Space Oddysey? Terminator? The Matrix? these were all preparing us for the (relatively immediate) future, if this man is right.  Click here to read the Rolling Stone article.