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Wu-Tang Clan Are Going On Tour To Celebrate 25 Years Of 36 Chambers (Video)

Later this year, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate the 25th-anniversary of their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In November of 1993, nine MCs came together for the Loud/RCA Records release that would lay a foundation for the "killa bees" to swarm the industry with an unconventional... Read more

Nas Has Another Album Coming & RZA And Swizz Beatz Are Involved (Video)

Six weeks ago, Nas released his twelfth solo album, NASIR. Produced by Kanye West, the seven-track effort is part of the five albums recorded in Wyoming over the last year. Rolling with the G.O.O.D. Music team of producers marked a distinct creative moment for the Queens, New York legend. It... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Will Make His Acting Debut On Power

Some legendary Rap artists have launched acting careers while at the top of their music game. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, DMX, Queen Latifah, Eminem, Ice-T, and Mos Def are just some of the examples. One of Hip-Hop's reigning kings is now taking that next step. Kendrick Lamar will make his... Read more

Nas & Kanye West May Have Taken This Producer’s Beat & Album Cover To Use On NASIR

The buzz surrounding Nas’ full album with Kanye West behind the boards reached a fevered pitch this Spring, so when NASIR finally dropped on June 14th, reactions were quite extreme. Some lavished it with praise, while others were not impressed by the 7-track effort. However, there was another faction of... Read more

Del The Funky Homosapien Released From Hospital After Concert Fall Injury

UPDATE: Del The Homosapien has been released from a Denmark hospital. Earlier this month, the breakout star out the Hieroglyphics crew was seriously injured during a Gorillaz concert performance. The MC/producer underwent surgery after fracturing seven ribs and puncturing his lung. Del updated his condition to HipHopDX. He added that... Read more

RZA’s New Movie Is A Perfect Storm Of Hip-Hop Film Stars & OG Actors (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan's Abbott has been a longtime film director. The RZA's past credits include 2012's The Man With The Iron Fists, and last year's Love Beats Rhymes. This past weekend, the accomplished producer, MC, and entertainment mogul premiered the trailer to his third film, Cut Throat City. RZA screened the... Read more

Jay Smooth, Host Of NYC’s Longest-Running Hip-Hop Radio Show, Resigns In Protest

Jay Smooth, host and DJ of The Underground Railroad, the longest-running Hip-Hop radio program in New York, has announced that he is resigning from his post. The show runs on the non-commercial WBAI-FM station. Smooth's resignation is a direct protest of WBAI's recent hiring of Leonard Lopate, a former show... Read more

Chance The Rapper Releases 4 New Songs & Explains Why He Bought A News Site (Audio)

Chance The Rapper is making headlines once again, and per usual, if it's not for his music, then it's for his effort to further uplift Black culture within the public eye. Last week, Chance the Rapper spoke with the The Chicago Tribune to reveal his upcoming album will be a... Read more

9th Wonder Has Been Working With Smif-N-Wessun & The Album Is Done

Thirteen years ago, Buckshot and his Duck Down Music released three albums that would ultimately change the label's course for years to come. Between June and September of 2005, Sean Price released Monkey Barz, Buckshot & 9th Wonder dropped Chemistry, and General Steele and Tek returned to their original stage... Read more

Yasiin Bey Is Opening An Art Gallery To Keep Hip-Hop In The South Bronx

After Black Star album reports began in February, it has been a busier year than most for Yasiin Bey. He and partner Talib Kweli performed at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival just last weekend (July 14). It comes in the midst of a 20-year-celebration of their landmark Rawkus Records LP. Now,... Read more

Donald Glover’s Atlanta Has Been Nominated For 16 Emmy Awards

Just two months after the final episode of Season 2 aired, the award season heats up for Donald Glover's Atlanta. The FX series created by and starring the actor and musician known by stage-name Childish Gambino has received 16 Emmy Award nominations. For Glover, four of those inclusions relate to... Read more

The Souls Of Mischief’s Tajai is Designing A Hotel To Chill From 18 ‘Til Infinity (Video)

One of the founding members of Souls Of Mischief, as well as the super-group Hieroglyphics, Tajai Massey is stretching his creative capacity beyond music in 2018. Heads may not know that the Oakland, California MC/producer is also an architectural designer, and his latest project comes in the form of a... Read more

A Second Suspect In The Murder Of XXXTentacion Has Been Arrested

Less than three days after the June 18 murder of rapper XXXTentacion (aka Jahseh Onfroy) in Deerfield Beach, Florida, local authorities arrested Dedrick D. Williams. The 22-year-old Pompano Beach resident was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to violating probation for a prior charge related to car theft and driving without... Read more

Drake’s New Album Breaks Records Held By The Beatles, Michael Jackson & More

Drake's Scorpion is currently the talk of the music space. As many anticipated, the charts felt the sting most as the OVO founder's fifth album breaks new records and put the 31-year-old in a class of his own while besting some truly iconic musical peers. While Michael Jackson's posthumous vocal... Read more

Kid Capri Explains Why He Has Beef With Funkmaster Flex (Video)

Two of the most recognized names in DJ'ing, especially for those in and around the New York City area, are currently beefing. For those following social media, mixtape legend Kid Capri has minced no words in his opinions of Funkmaster Flex. Both men, who each claim Bronx, New York as... Read more

Queen Latifah’s New Venture Puts Ladies First & Behind The Camera

Early in her career, Queen Latifah was known for her skillful rapping and singing. The Flavor Unit standout splashed onto the scene with her debut album, All Hail The Queen. Nearly 30 years later, Queen Latifah's work in entertainment could never be pigeonholed, as the now mogul found her career... Read more

Del The Funky Homosapien Seriously Injured After Fall At Concert (Video)

Last night (July 8), the Gorillaz cut their Roskilde Festival appearance in Denmark short following an injury to longtime collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien. Del, who is a Rap veteran of nearly 30 years, fell off of the stage, halting the performance of the band's breakout 2001 single, "Clint Eastwood."... Read more

Drake’s Spotify Scorpion Sting. Are Playlists The New Payola?

Less than one week ago, Drake released his fifth official album, Scorpion. A double-dose signaling Drake's last release in his Young Money/Cash Money contract, the work involves JAY-Z, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Paul, and a posthumous vocal appearance from Michael Jackson. In several days, fans will learn if... Read more

Nas Backed A Pharmacy Startup. Now It Is Being Acquired For $1 Billion

Just as Nas returns to music with last month's Kanye West-produced NASIR album, a recent report shows that the musical legend has been doing just fine regardless of his album-making. At 44 years old, Nas is currently gaining recognition for his investments along with his introspective raps. The latest report shows... Read more

Cardi B Is The First Woman Rapper In Hip-Hop History To Have Two #1 Singles

Even as she awaits her first child, Cardi B is steadily making moves that haven’t been made before in Rap. Her latest single, “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin has climbed to the #1 slot on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart. This second hit comes after, “Bodak... Read more

Houston’s Mayor Declares June 26 Brad “Scarface” Jordan Day (Video)

For many Hip-Hop fans, the music of Scarface and the Geto Boys helped give the city of Houston, Texas an identity in music. Since the late 1980s, Brad Jordan's accounts of H-Town's Southside and its Fifth Ward showed the city's dangers as well as its triumphs. Thirty years into a... Read more

Now You Can Spot Samples By Diggin’…With An App On Your Phone

Sample Heads and digital crate diggers of the world can formally tip a collective cap to the innovative WhoSampled family today. The website and platform that has become the principal haven for those seeking the original audible ingredients of their beloved songs, as well as an easy-to-use list of song... Read more

Jackson 5 Patriarch Joe Jackson Has Passed Away At Age 89

Joseph Walter Jackson, one of music's most famed and successful managers, has died this morning (June 27). The 89-year-old Jackson was battling pancreatic cancer. In the last three years, the longtime executive behind the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson had suffered a stroke and survived an injury in... Read more

A Suspect Has Been Arrested For The Murder Of XXXTentacion

Three days after the violent murder of XXXTentacion, many are still reeling at the talented artist's death. Now, the Broward County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have a suspect in custody for the shooting. Dedrick D. Williams was arrested Wednesday (June 20) evening and charged with first degree murder,... Read more

Dr. Dre’s Next Film Project Is Bringing Marvin Gaye’s Life To The Big Screen

Dr. Dre has a great history of mixing music and film, and he's using that experience in attempting to bring to life the story of Marvin Gaye on the big screen. Dre famously was a producer for the 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, and now he's reportedly in the... Read more

Hip-Hop Steps Up In A Big Way At A Time When DJ Spinna Needs Our Help

On June 11 one of the most respected DJ/producers in modern music, Vincent Williams aka DJ Spinna sustained a ruptured appendix and had to have emergency surgery. His friend Moe Choi started a GoFundMe campaign to pay for his soaring medical expenses and cover lost wages. The esteemed DJ, producer,... Read more

JAY-Z Is Now President Of Puma’s Basketball Operations

A little over a decade ago, JAY-Z finished four years as the President of Def Jam Records. Shawn Carter helped give the label that distributed his Roc-A-Fella Records releases a face-lift and was part of signing a new regime that included Rick Ross, Jeezy, The Roots, and Ghostface Killah, among... Read more

XXXTentacion Has Been Killed In Florida Shooting

This afternoon (June 18), rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot near Miami, Florida. He was reportedly in his vehicle leaving a motorcycle dealer when two men allegedly approached the car, shot him, and then fled the scene. The 20-year-old artist born Jahseh Onfroy has passed away from the gunshot wounds, according... Read more

Lil Wayne Has Settled His Lawsuit For Cash Money & More

This week marks the tenth-anniversary of Lil Wayne releasing Tha Carter III. On June 10, 2008, Wayne made a powerful statement to the charts, to his fans, and to all the skeptics of his "best rapper alive" proclamations. While the New Orleans, Louisiana MC may not have changed all of... Read more

Rap Pioneer Jalal Mansur Nuriddin Of The Last Poets Has Passed Away At 74

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, one of the members of the Spoken Word group The Last Poets, has passed away yesterday (June 4). The native of Fort Greene, Brooklyn was 74. The Last Poets have released a statement on Nuriddin's passing: "It is with extreme sadness and a heavy heart that the... Read more

J. Prince Says Drake Had A Diss Response That Would Have Ended Pusha-T’s Career (Video)

J. Prince has officially intervened in the ongoing beef between Pusha-T and Drake. The owner of Rap-A-Lot Records has served as an advisor to Drake for nearly a decade. As a multi-millionaire 30-year-exec with a reputation for no-nonsense "Geto Boy" tactics and street wisdom, the man also known as Lil... Read more

DJ Premier Postpones “PRhyme 2” Tour Dates To Care For His Father

DJ Premier has revealed that he and Royce Da 5'9, his partner in PRhyme, must prematurely postpone the remainder of their PRhyme 2 Tour due to his father's declining health. The Gang Starr member released the following statement to fans, as told to Ambrosia For Heads: "Throughout the duration of my... Read more

DJ Paul Publicly Calls Out His Three 6 Mafia Co-Founder, Juicy J

This month marks 10 years since Three 6 Mafia released Top 5 charting album, Last 2 Walk. At the time, the Sony Records collective had whittled down to two rapping and producing members: DJ Paul and Juicy J. The two founders of the group (with the late Lord Infamous) had... Read more

J. Prince & Kanye West Tell Drake & Pusha-T To Stand Down

At present, the world is waiting to see if Drake will respond to Pusha-T's ruthless diss from last week. The two longtime rivals exchanged same-day verbal haymakers on last month's "Infrared" (Pusha-T) and "Duppy Freestyle" (Drake). Those stakes were upped on T's "The Story Of Adidon," which attacked Drizzy's family,... Read more

Ice Cube Says He Is Finishing The Script To The Final Friday Movie

This weekend, Ice Cube answered a few questions from fans and dropped some surprising news for those who love the artist's music and film output. Online, a fan asked the legendary West Coast MC when fans can expect a new Ice Cube album. The rapper simply responded "This fall." This... Read more

Top Dawg & Kendrick Lamar Challenged Spotify’s Censorship & Won

Last week, reports began to surface that major names in the music industry were taking Spotify to task for its "hateful conduct policy," which many viewed as a form of censorship. When it was first announced in early May, the policy was unveiled in conjunction with the news that the... Read more

Lil Dicky Is Joining Forces With Kevin Hart In A New Comedy Series Based On His Life

One of rapper Lil Dicky's trademarks is his fantastic music videos. Even as an independent artist, the Greater Philadelphia MC uses elaborate concept, self-deprecation, and some applicable life wisdom to complement his fast rapping and witty wordplay. If "Freaky Friday" or "Save Dat Money" didn't give fans enough insight into... Read more

Black Thought Is Releasing Two More Projects And They Are Coming Soon (Audio)

Earlier today (June 1), Black Thought released his first solo project in the form of Streams of Thought, vol. 1, a five-song E.P. featuring production from 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. With it, the longtime MC and founding member of the legendary Roots crew has given fervent Heads a taste... Read more

Drake Explains The Photo Of Him In Blackface

Yesterday (May 29), Pusha-T released his second diss record of Drake in less than one week. The latest song, "The Story Of Adidon" included verbal attacks on Drake's father, mother, producer Noah "40" Shebib, as well as an alleged child fathered by Drake and that child's mother. The song, recorded... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Accepts His Historic Pulitzer Prize (Video)

Over the last few years, Kendrick Lamar has been on the kind of run enjoyed by few artists of any oeuvre. His album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was hailed as an instant classic and went on to be certified platinum, for over a million copies sold. To Pimp A Butterfly,... Read more

Pusha-T Accuses Drake Of Fathering A Child He Abandoned (Audio)

In the last 24 hours, Pusha-T upped the ante in a longstanding beef with Drake. The release of "The Story Of Adidon" took a conflict that sprung out of a dozen-year-old Clipse vs. Lil Wayne problem and mentioned Drake's father, mother, and an alleged lover and child—who Pusha claims is... Read more

Drake Responds To Pusha-T’s Fiery Diss With A Molotov Cocktail (Audio)

Less than 24 hours after Pusha-T threw fresh fuel on a fiery beef with Lil Wayne and Drake, Drizzy sends a Molotov Cocktail back at The Clipse co-founder. As Push' and Wayne's dozen-year-old rift has grown to involve Drake and Birdman, Drake uses the opportunity to put Kanye West's skills... Read more

Artists Strike Back At Spotify After Its Censorship Policy & The Streaming Service Is Backing Down

After pushback from several artists and powerful music industry insiders, allegedly including Kendrick Lamar and his TDE record label, Spotify has reportedly decided to scale back its policy of punishing artists for personal misconduct, to some degree. The streaming company has reportedly told record-label executives, managers, and artists that it... Read more

Black Thought & 9th Wonder’s Collabo Album Arrives In Less Than 1 Week

Black Thought and 9th Wonder started the year off with a mammoth announcement. Both stated as much during a panel back in January. Today, it has been revealed that the first fruits of that project will harvest in less than one week. It seemed to be mounting anyway as The... Read more

Chance The Rapper Cautions Obama Over Presidential Library Plans

Chance The Rapper speaks his mind, even if the views may not always be popular with his fans, critics, or friends in very important places. "Lil Chano From 79th" is presently standing against his Presidential pal Barack Obama. Chance took to Twitter yesterday (May 23) to offer his opinion about... Read more

Pusha-T Confirms Nas’ Album Is Coming Next Month & Reveals What To Expect (Video)

In less than 11 hours from now, Pusha-T (as he currently stylizes it) will unveil a long-awaited project. He publicly stated the seven-song collection "is for my family...high taste level, luxury, drug raps fans." Details have emerged that an EP titled Daytona will feature Rick Ross and Kanye West, plus... Read more

No More Struggle: Joe Budden Is Joining Forces With Diddy To Take His Talents To TV.

Joe Budden has landed his latest television venture. It has been announced that MC-turned-media personality has partnered with Puff Daddy's REVOLT for a summer 2018 talk show titled State Of The Culture. In addition to hosting, Budden co-created the series and will produce. The news and culture round-up is slated... Read more

Spotify Has Made A Loud Statement By Muting R. Kelly, But It’s A Dangerous Precedent.

R. Kelly is today embroiled in what may prove to be the breaking point in the years-long backlash against him amidst allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, statutory rape and more. Though he's faced legal battles for decades—he was found guilty of battery in 1996, for starters—the award-winning, multi-platinum selling singer... Read more

Big T, Of “Wanna Be A Baller” Fame, Has Passed Away At Age 52

Big T, born Terence Glen Prejean, never became a household name as a Rap and singing artist. However, it is his part in 1998's "Wanna Be A Baller" that is seemingly the best known. On Monday (May 7), Prejean died in an area hospital at age 52. While his official... Read more

Meek Mill Is Using His New Platform To Be An Advocate For Criminal Justice Reform (Video)

Meek Mill was released from prison late last month, and he has been on a mission ever since. The platinum, #1-charting Philadelphia MC was the focus of an NBC special Dateline episode that aired Sunday (May 6). Filmed just 18 hours after his April 24  release from a prison cell,... Read more