Wu-Tang Clan’s Millionaire Album Buyer Comes Forth, Just As RZA Distances Himself.

Last month, it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan’s perceived seventh album had been sold for a sum of more than $1 million. Produced by veteran Wu affiliate Cilvaringz, the work

“Straight Outta Compton” Dominated 2015 in Many Ways. So Why the Golden Globes Snub?

Just a few days after the Recording Academy left many Heads scratching their, well…heads, over Grammy nominations, the Hollywood Foreign Press has got many people asking “what were they thinking?”

The Power Circle Opens: Wale & Jay Rock Have Words Over Kendrick Lamar

It was all good three years ago… 2012 was a breakthrough year for the alliance forged between TDE and Maybach Music Group. While several records would follow, Kendrick Lamar notably

Sean Price Music Will Release For Years To Come, According To Duck Down

This month, Duck Down Music (formerly known as Duck Down Records) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It’s been a challenging year for the independent label launched by Dru-Ha and Black

Kendrick Lamar Leads 2016 Grammy Nominees With 11 Nominations. Will They Get It Right Now?

The 2015 Grammy nominees have been announced, and Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with 11 nominations related to his critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly album. His nominations include Album

Talib Kweli & Niko Is Are Attacked In Copenhagen As Part Of Alleged Hate Crime

2015 has been a year filled with hate crimes—from vitriolic hate speech to racially-motivated massacres, across the globe. Veteran MC Talib Kweli and his latest Javotti Media protege Niko Is

Naughty By Nature Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates & Plan EP

It has been nearly five years since East Orange, New Jersey Hip-Hop trio Naughty By Nature has released a project. Vin Rock, Treach, and Kay Gee have announced plans to

Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” Has Its Millionaire Buyer

More than a year and a half since fans learned of its existence, Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album has reportedly sold. Following offers reportedly above the

Pusha T Has An Album Less Than A Month Away & It’s Not “King Push”

For more than two years, Pusha T has been discussing his sophomore solo album, King Push. The G.O.O.D. Music MC/executive and founder of the Clipse and Re-Up Gang confirmed to

M.O.P. vs. ONYX May Make Heads Ante Up & Slam Down Some Cash (Video)

M.O.P. and ONYX both emerged on the scene around the same time. These early 1990s New York City Hip-Hop crews won over Rap fans and beyond with an energy that

Former Young Thug Road Manager Sentenced For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

In late April of this year, Lil Wayne’s tour bus was fired upon while in Atlanta, Georgia. While no parties were injured, the incident came at a time when Wayne

De La Soul Announces Album Release Schedule & More in Special Message for Fans

Originally slated for a September 2015 release, De La Soul’s forthcoming album ...And the Anonymous Nobody has been pushed back several months, but all for good measure. In a recently

Just Blaze Gives Away His Early 2000s Drum Sounds…For Free Download

Between 2000 and 2005, producer Just Blaze made iconic songs with the likes of Jay Z, Fabolous, The Game and Freeway. The Patterson, New Jersey native DJ/producer worked closely with

AZ Says Doe Or Die 2 Is Still Coming, With Beats By DJ Premier & Pete Rock

It has been more than five years since Brooklyn, New York veteran MC AZ announced plans for a Doe Or Die sequel. With his 1995 Top 15 debut as inspiration,

Reflection Eternal’s Hi-Tek Joins 9th Wonder’s Soul Council

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Hi-Tek has been a major player in some of the most influential Hip-Hop albums of the last 20 years. A onetime Rawkus Records artist, the producer/DJ worked extensively

Pusha T Named President Of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has appointed Pusha T to label president today (November 9). The announcement came via press release from Pusha’s spokesperson. The Grammy-nominated veteran MC has released one

Outkast Turned Down a Super Bowl Performance & It’s Ms. Jackson Who’s Sorry

Big Boi was a guest this week on ESPN’s The Dan Le Batard Show. As he’s done in the past, he made predictions about this week’s NFL match ups but,

Eminem’s Lyrical “Genius” Only Grows With His Latest Partnership

For many years, Rap Genius was the go-to place for Heads looking to peep the lyrics to favorite songs, making the website one of the first to cater to the

An Attorney Is Seeking to Re-Open an Investigation of RZA & Raekwon For Murder

In 1999, two reported Staten Island, New York drug dealers, Jerome “Boo Boo” Estella and Corey “Shank Bank” Brooker were murdered in unrelated incidents. Two rival drug dealers, Anthony and

The Story Of Hip-Hop’s Creation Is Being Re-Examined By Some Of Its Most Respected Pioneers (Video)

Editor’s Note: The first edition of this story credited Crazy Legs as Rock Steady Crew founder. It has been brought to Ambrosia For Heads’ attention that Crazy Legs is in

The D.O.C. Breaks Down His “Formula.” He Says Yawning Helped Him Speak Again (Video)

In late August, it was revealed that The D.O.C. had regained use of his vocal chords. Displaying the regenerated ability in a Sirius XM interview then, the Dallas, Texas native

Pete Rock Is Producing Smoke DZA’s Entire Next Album (Video)

In addition to his acclaimed work with C.L. Smooth, Pete Rock has produced albums for the likes of Smif-n-Wessun, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, and I.n.I. The Mount Vernon, New York

Jerry Heller Is Still Ruthless. He Sues Dre & Cube For Straight Outta Compton Biopic Profits

2015 film blockbuster Straight Outta Compton has developed a cultural appreciation for the music, careers, and social obstacles of N.W.A., as well as its individual members. In addition to becoming

Action Bronson Reveals What Will Keep Him In An Alaskan Hospital For Weeks (Audio)

Yesterday (October 27), Action Bronson posted to Instagram that had undergone an emergency surgery while filming in Alaska. The Queens, New Yorker notified fans that he was okay, but did

Vince Staples Clarifies “Golden-Era” Remarks. In Doing So, He Raises Some GREAT Questions (Audio)

Vince Staples appears in a Time magazine video that published online yesterday (October 27). In it, the Def Jam Records artist from Long Beach, California was asked to reflect on

Peter Dougherty, ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Creator, Has Passed Away (Video)

In today’s era, when MTV hardly plays any music, it becomes easy to forget just how influential the television network was to the promotion of music and popular culture. Its

Action Bronson Rushed To Emergency Surgery In Alaska

UPDATE: TMZ has obtained exclusive information surrounding Action Bronson’s October 28 hospitalization. As the MC/web personality is currently recovering, reports that he consumed whale blubber and raw caribou, among

Erykah Badu Has a New Mixtape Coming Next Week. What Will Its Future Hold?

Erykah Badu gave legs to Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” courtesy of her own, extended rendition. This was even before Drizzy’s meme mushroom-clouding video released. As her Soundcloud page alluded, many speculated

Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Team With Paramount For Series About Murder Inc.

Following the blockbuster success of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, an onslaught of Hip-Hop biographies are coming to large and small screens. Last week, it was announced the Warner Bros.

There May Be a Path to De La Soul’s Catalog Going Digital. One Exec Explains.

Sampling and interpolating has been a part of Hip-Hop since Rap’s first mainstream hit. Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” relied heavily on replayed elements of Chic’s “Good Times” to start a

The Beastie Boys Open Up Their Oscilloscope Studio To NYU Students

In the 2000s, the Beastie Boys opened their own New York City recording studio. Oscilloscope Laboratories, as its known, is a full service Canal Street studio, with its office and

Two “Empire” Execs Sign On For Sugar Hill Records / Sylvia Robinson Biopic

As Straight Outta Compton dominated cinema box offices in 2015, another Hip-Hop label biopic is in pre-production. The Sugar Hill Records story is in development with Warner Bros. Pictures, according

In What Could Be Straight Outta Compton’s Night, Chris Rock Will Host The Oscars

In a year that may see Straight Outta Compton get Academy Award consideration, the creator and star of CB4 will play a major role in the ceremony. Rock, who spoofed

Lupe Fiasco Made A Food & Liquor Sequel. Now He’s Making The Cool 2.

In 2012, Chicago, Illinois MC Lupe Fiasco released Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. The 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records release was an overt sequel to Lu’s 2006

Tracy Morgan Announces A Bunch Of 2016 Stand-Up Comedy Tour Dates

Just days after his “SNL” hosting that made major media news, Tracy Morgan has taken the next step in his comeback. The New York City native “30 Rock” actor, writer,

Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Refused to Mock Bill Cosby on SNL 40 (Video)

Earlier in the year, Saturday Night Live celebrated its milestone 40th anniversary on air with a multi-hour mega special. The episode featured performances by Kanye West, a who’s who list

Tracy Morgan Returns To Stand-Up Comedy For First Time Since Accident

This coming Saturday (October 17), Tracy Morgan will make his return to host “SNL.” Not only is the former cast member returning to his NBC alma mater, he is making

On The 20th Anniversary Of The Million Man March, Hip-Hop Shows Up

Today (October 10), a protest march was held in the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. played host to the Justice Or Else March, a gathering intended to raise awareness and protest

Checkmate. GZA’s Liquid Swords Is Platinum Just Before Its 20th Birthday.

GZA (f/k/a The Genius) has become only the third Wu-Tang Clan member to achieve a platinum solo album. The Brooklyn, New York MC and one of the group’s onetime leaders

DJ Premier Made Others’ Albums Great. Now Nas, Snoop & Dre Are There For Preemo. (Video)

In January of this year, it was revealed that Gang Starr’s DJ Premier would step to the front with his solo debut, Last Session @ 320. The forthcoming LP’s title

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince May Be Making Some Brand New Funk Together, Again

Earlier this month, Will Smith said he is almost certain that he and DJ Jazzy Jeff (as “DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince”) are soon embarking on the Philadelphia,

Three 6 Mafia’s Koopsta Knicca Passes Away At 40 Years Old

Academy Award winning group Three 6 Mafia has lost another member. Koopsta Nicca (a/k/a Robert Phillips) has died. The Memphis, Tennessee native passed away this morning (October 9) from complications

Kendrick Lamar Is Performing Several Dates With Jay Rock and a Full Band (Video)

Over the last few years, Kendrick Lamar has been on the road performing as much as any artist in Hip-Hop. In 2013, alone, the Compton MC did well over 100

Eminem Says Tupac “Was a Superstar in Every Aspect of the Word,” In a Moving Tribute

Since he was teenager, Eminem has felt a special bond with Tupac. The young Marshall Mathers grew up idolizing the immortalized MC and, years later as a well-established artist and

The Game’s New Album May Be The Most Star-Studded Ever. Here’s The Tracklist for The Documentary 2.5

After months of anticipation, The Game is releasing The Documentary 2, the sequel to his heralded debut album, tonight at midnight (EST). As reported earlier, however, this will just be

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates N.W.A. Again. Will They Get It Right Now?

The nominations for inductees into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and among the names offered up as possible choices is N.W.A. The group who

The DJ Premier & DOOM Collaboration Is Almost Here & Black Thought Is Joining the PRhyme Party

DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ and Adrian Younge’s PRhyme collaboration is the gift that keeps on giving. The album, which featured vocals by Royce and production by Preemo, using samples

Kendrick Lamar Says He Would Not Be Here Today If It Was Not For Eazy-E

Over the years, much has been made of Kendrick Lamar’s affinity for Tupac Shakur. The Compton MC often has discussed the impact seeing Dr. Dre and Pac filming the video

Prince Paul & Wordsworth To Feature On “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Series

This week (October 9), Dreamworks Animation Studio will launch its latest series, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Appearing exclusively on Netflix, the series is a reboot of the famed “The Rocky

Puff Daddy Wants Bad Boy To Be Epic Again. So That’s Where He Signed.

In the more than 20-year history of Bad Boy Records, Puff Daddy has inked deals with a number of distributors. In the 1990s glory years, Clive Davis’ Arista helped put