KRS-One Apologizes to LL Cool J For Dissing Him, With A Detailed Freestyle (Video)

On Saturday night (November 21), KRS-One performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a concert joined by Rakim, Ras Kass, Domingo, DJ JS-1, and others, KRS was filmed (by Akil Esoon) as

Adele Sings Hello While Fallon & The Roots Play Classroom Instruments. Still Amazing! (Video)

Many of Adele’s biggest hits are rooted in heartbreak, loss or regret. The same holds true for her latest smash, “Hello.” Leave it to Jimmy Fallon, however, to make even

Nick Grant Kicks One of The Best Verses Of The Year…Excluding NOBODY (Video)

Ever heard of Nick Grant? He recently went on the Sway In The Morning show and delivered one of the best verses of the year, hands down, with no qualifications.

Dot Demo Gets Demonic to Remind Us We’re All Possessed (Video)

22 year-old Bronx MC Dot Demo has yet to release his debut album, but his creativity and fully polished work thus far have earned him considerable buzz. With Somewhere In

Erykah Badu Meets The Breakfast Club. Jay Electronica Comes To Make Sure They Act Right (Video)

Erykah Badu made her first appearance ever on The Breakfast Club this morning. Coincidentally, DJ Envy had run into Jay Electronica, who has a daughter with Erykah, the night before,

Large Professor Demonstrates His Beat-Making Process. Watch The Master At Work (Video)

Large Professor is the latest producer to try his hand at Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge. In the ongoing series, beatmakers are blindfolded, asked to pick 3 random records and

Jill Scott’s In Concert Rendition Of Strange Fruit Echoes Through The Eras (Video)

Recently, A&E aired Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The televised concert featured Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Sting, John Legend, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

Curren$y’s Canal St. Confidential Single Embraces A Formula That Works (Video)

Curren$y is less than two weeks away from his first major label album in more than a year. Canal St. Confidential (December 4) maintains Spitta’s Warner Bros. Records discography, with

KRS-One Dismantles A Fan That Challenged Him To A Battle (Video)

This past weekend (November 21), KRS-One performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, Kris (who has a new album releasing this week) rocked a bill that also included Rakim, Ras Kass, Domingo,

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

Redman Breaks Down “Bars” From His BET Cypher Verse (Video)

Last month, Redman became a trending term after his 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher verse. The Newark, New Jersey veteran MC appeared alongside his Def Squad cohorts Erick Sermon

Jadakiss Believes That Keeping It Real Has Led To His Mass Appeal (Video)

Even though the album is still less than a week old, Jadakiss has quickly proved that Top 5 Dead Or Alive will have no shortage of visuals. Following Friday’s (November

Bishop Nehru Brings MC’ing Back To The Park In This Cool Video

Bishop Nehru, as a teenager, grasped so much of the greatness surrounding mid-1990s Hip-Hop. The MC from Rockland County, New York seemingly has more in common with acts like The

MC Lyte Proclaims Fetty Wap as a Hip-Hop Feminist. Here’s Why. (Video)

This past weekend, the White House Council on Women & Girls delivered an all-day event which focused on the lives of American women and girls of color, with a special

Nate Dogg Was A Phenomenal Singer, But He Remains Unsung. Watch The Episode (Video)

Nate Dogg has been a part of some of Hip-Hop’s biggest records. Whether his 213 family of Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Dr. Dre, Fabolous, or Eminem, Nathaniel Hale’s voice

Dr. Dre’s Music Gets Orchestral. This Is A New Kind Of “Deep Cover.” (Video)

Dr. Dre’s music has pulled from many genres: R&B, Funk, Rock & Roll, Disco, Electronic, Jazz, and Pop. Now, Andre Young’s compositions are the inspiration behind an orchestra. Tonight (November

Tech N9ne’s Cypher I Shows A Mental Giant Hard At Work (Video)

Yesterday (November 20), Tech N9ne released his latest “Collabos” project, Strangeulation, Volume 2. The effort features several Strange Music-stacked cyphers. These purely skills displays showcase the values of the Kansas

Bun B Knights LE$ As An Underground King. Curren$y Cosigns Too. (Video)

Jet Life Records affiliate MC LE$ has been rolling with Curren$y for years now. Along with Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Cornerboy P, his team is coming. Houston, Texas native

Jadakiss Explains What It Takes To Be Top 5 Dead Or Alive (Video)

Jadakiss’ Top 5 Dead Or Alive releases today (November 20). The long-anticipated Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records album is a conversation piece for The LOX MC’s own place in the game. With

Sean Price’s Memory Continues to Inspire His Ruckdown Label Mates (Video)

Comprised of MCs P and Rim, Da Villins are members of the Ruckdown roster, the label imprint founded by the late Sean Price. Hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, Da Villins work

Pusha T’s “Untouchable” Video Makes It Crystal Clear How Cold His Wordplay Is (Video)

A week after assuming the reins of G.O.O.D. Music as its new President, Pusha T is showing he has no intentions of slowing down. A day after the announcement, Pusha

Just Blaze Tells Snoop Dogg His Desert Island, Top 3 Albums…All Are Rap (Video)

Snoop Dogg’s latest segment of GGN features producer/DJ Just Blaze. The same week he graciously offered up a plethora of his coveted 2000s drum sounds and samples, the veteran is

A-F-R-O Has Co-Signs From DJ Premier, GZA, Talib Kweli, R.A. & More. This Mixtape Shows Why

Last year, the then 17-year old MC known as A-F-R-O won a Rap competition judged by R.A. The Rugged, Talib Kweli, Murs, Jean Grae, Vinnie Paz, Locksmith, Rittz and more.

Spotlight: HANiF’s Anti-Hipster Rap Brings Boom-Bap Into 2015 & Beyond (Video)

HANiF is a New York City native whose February E.P. 12 Inch Vinyls is a 5-track snapshot of contemporary boom-bap, the sounds reminiscent of a previous era, but the content

Chance The Rapper Affiliate Saba Carves His Own Lane In A Compelling Double Video

Less than a month ago, Chicago, Illinois MC Saba made a giant breakthrough care of Chance The Rapper’s “Angels” single. Saba was with C.T.R. for the “Late Show” debut, and

As Semi Hendrix, Ras Kass & Jack Splash Seek Answers From God & the Government (Video)

Last month, Semi Hendrix released its debut album, Breakfast at Banksy’s, which signaled member Ras Kass’ second collaborative album in one year. After releasing 2014’s Blasphemy with Apollo Brown, he

See Inside the Mind of the Man Who Made the “Rap Yearbook” (Video)

Last month, writer Shea Serrano released The Rap Yearbook, an illustrated guide to the best Hip-Hop songs of every year, beginning with 1979. In addition to the classic high-school yearbook

23 Years Later, Spike Lee Finally Gets His Oscar & Uses It To Promote Diversity (Video)

It’s hard to believe that Spike Lee, the director of such iconic films as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X has never won an Academy Award for Best Director.

Redman Performs Mudface Songs For The 1st Time & Adds Some Classics (Video)

Redman recently promoted his Mudface album with an appearance on Sway’s Universe. There, the Newark, New Jersey MC connected with Sway, Brick City homie Heather B, and Tracy G for

20 Years Later, Life Is Good For AZ Too (Video)

Though both have gone on to have long, successful and deeply respected solo careers, AZ and Nas will always be connected. After all, for many, AZ was introduced through his possibly

A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi Gives a Tour of the Group’s Historic Beginnings (Video)

It’s been a big week for A Tribe Called Quest, whose 1990 debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm turns 25 this year. In celebration, a special

All 4 Members Of A Tribe Called Quest Perform On TV For The 1st Time In 15 Years (Video)

Yesterday (11/13), A Tribe Called Quest released the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. To celebrate, all 4 members reunited

A Tribe Called Quest Say They Have A Lot Of Unreleased Music In The Vault (Video)

Today (11/13), A Tribe Called Quest released the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Tribe members Phife Dawg, Jarobi and

Hannibal Buress Hilariously Compares Presidential Candidates To Rap Stars (Video)

If the vast number of presidential candidates feels daunting, Hannibal Buress has a little help for you. The Chicago, Illinois comedian joins F-Comedy in comparing more than seven candidates to

Redman Exhales On a Reggae Track And It’s Fire (Video)

Today (November 13) Redman releases his first album in nearly five years, Mudface. The Gilla House Records LP also delivers its second video single, “N***a Like Me.” Overtop a heavy

Anthony Hamilton Puts The Gospel In Hotline Bling And Gives It New Meaning (Video)

With all the covers, remixes and non-stop plays of the original, Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” which was already derivative, will not die. And, just when it seemed there could not be

Royce Da 5’9″, Pharoahe Monch & D12’s Denaun Demolish a Track With Bars That Cook (Video)

Fans are often told to stand up for Hip-Hop, but it’s increasingly rare that songs are of a quality that leave the listener with no choice but to rise from

Missy Is Joined By Pharrell In Another Game-Changing Video

Missy Elliott’s long-awaited return to her solo career has finally arrived, and immediately out of the gate, she is reminding Heads why she continues to be one of the most

RZA Found an Unheard O.D.B.Track & It’s Everything We Miss About Him (Video)

The idea of unexplored caches of unheard material from artists we’ve lost is a Hip-Hop Head’s dream. To hear previously unreleased verses and beats created by musicians who are no

Meet The Man Who Set The Internet On Fire As “The Black Stormtrooper” (Video)

Nearly a year ago, when the first official trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released, it was met with the exact type of explosive reaction

Jadakiss Brings Cameras To His Yonkers, New York Neighborhood (Video)

Jadakiss and The LOX helped make Yonkers, New York a Hip-Hop landmark. Along with their Ruff Ryders bandmates, especially DMX, the trio of MCs brought attention to the Westchester County

Puff Daddy Says New York Is Reclaiming Its Sound & Asserts He Is #1 Hip-Hop Producer (Video)

On his 46th birthday (November 4, 2015), Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs spent the early hours with Sway In The Morning. There, the Bad Boy Records founder and CEO spoke about

Necro, Vinnie Paz & Immortal Technique Take Hip-Hop Back To Its Essence (Video)

Remember when hardcore MCs were at the forefront of Hip-Hop? Necro, Vinnie Paz and Immortal Technique are bringing Heads back to those days with their new music video for “Take

Just Blaze Spins It All, From M.O.P. To ESG, Jay Z To Madvillain, In This DJ Set (Video)

Producer/DJ Just Blaze recently hit London, England as the latest installment of the Boiler Room traveling party. There, the man responsible for hits by Jay Z, Freeway, Fabolous, Jay Electronica,

Spike Lee Says Don’t Get It Twisted. “Chi-Raq” Is NOT A Comedy. (Video)

Earlier this week, film director Spike Lee released the trailer for Chi-Raq, a film that takes a look at Chicago’s seemingly incessant gun violence, which hasn’t gotten so bad, the

Chris Rivers’ & Sheek Louch’s I Got It Made Video Salutes Many More Legends Than Just Special Ed

Over the Summer, Chris Rivers released a slew of sizzling freestyles featuring both original and throwback tracks. Out of many quality offerings, one stood out in particular. The son of

Add-2 & Rapsody Go Back & Forth In Lyrics, And In This Cool Visual (Video)

Add-2 released his Prey For The Poor two months ago. The Chicago, Illinois native and Jamla Records artist continues a streak of poignant Rap over soulful beats. “Stop Play Rewind”

Vice’s New TV Channel Re-Invents the Way the World is Shared (Video)

Vice has unveiled a bold, ambitious new venture that aims to change the way stories about the world are shared on television. Viceland – a 24-hour cable channel – will

A Redman & Dr. Dre Collaboration? It’s Possible. Redman Speaks (Video)

In his extensive, nearly 25-year career, Redman has worked with a plethora of great producers. A protege of EPMD’s Erick Sermon, Red’ would eventually help introduce the masses to Rockwilder.

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