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Men Of The Year: How Killer Mike & J. Cole Represented Hip-Hop Honorably In 2014 (Food For Thought)

Happy 2015 from Ambrosia For Heads! As we, as Heads, reflect on the year that was, it’s important to look for the specific individuals that made it great. In Hip-Hop,

David Banner Shuts Decembers Down. Burning Thumbs Is An Uncomprising Look Back At ’14 (Audio)

One of the greatest albums released after the year-end album lists in recent years was 2010’s Death Of A Pop Star by David Banner & 9th Wonder. Not out for

A Year Isn’t A Year Until Skillz’ Wraps It Up With His Rap. 2014, Salute! (Audio)

In less than 48 hours, 2014 is in the bag. Even though he reportedly swore he wouldn’t do it anymore a few years back, Skillz pleased the people with a

5 Things That Made Hip-Hop Proud in 2014 (Food For Thought)

Looking at the culture, 2014 had plenty to offer. In addition to the albums, the mixtapes, the songs, and the videos, there was real action. The year, from the Hip-Hop

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of November 2014 (Audio)

November was dominated by members of Wu-Tang Clan and Shady 2.0. Eminem, the Wu, Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier, Ghostface Killah and Slaughterhouse all had big records (or several).

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of October 2014 (Audio)

October yielded some of the hardest Hip-Hop of the year. Whether it was seasonal, Mercury in retrograde or something in the water, MCs brought their A-games. Here’s a playlist of

Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah Perform I Wanna Be Down Remix (Video)

Nearly 20 years after the release of one of Hip-Hop’s finest remixes, Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah reunited at the BET Hip Hop Awards for a sizzling performance

Here Are the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers. Who Had the Best Verse (Video)

The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards featured a variety of artists and different styles. From up and comers to grizzled veterans, each had something to prove. Many also had something

Here Are Highlights From the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards in 5 Tweets

The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta and they brought some epic moments, including an appearance by the parents of Michael Brown. Here’s a summary of what’s

Who’s Part Of The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers? See The List!

The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on October 14 at 8pm. Hosted by “Uncle” Snoop Dogg, the affair will reportedly include performances by Jay Electronica, Common, T.I., Mike WiLL

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of August 2014 (Audio)

August was a banner month for Hip-Hop. Not only was there good music but several artists used their talents to speak out against the killing of Michael Brown and the

Kanye West Performs at Made in America in Philadelphia (Video)

Kanye West headlined the Philadelphia stage of the Made in America festival Saturday night and was in top form. Check out a video of the performance below, as well as

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of July 2014 (Audio)

July brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music from Jeezy & Jay Z, Black Thought, Raekwon, G-Unit, Rah Digga, Q-Tip, Cormega, Wale, “Your Old Droog,” Elzhi, Chubb Rock, KRS-One,

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in June 2014 (Audio Playlist)

June brought some of the best Hip-Hop of the year, so far. We got new music from G-Unit, Common, Marsha Ambrosius & Dr. Dre, Ab-Soul & Kendrick Lamar, Souls of

The Best Hip-Hop in May Included Slaughterhouse, KRS-One, Ghostface, Ab-Soul, Common, Cormega, The Roots & Much More (Audio Playlist)

Before we get too deep into June, here’s a look back at some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in May and there was an abundance…You’ll hear new music from

Here Are Some of the Best Freestyles of 2014 (So Far) (Video Playlist)

UPDATED to include fiery verses from Lupe Fiasco, Lecrae, Remy Ma, Vic Mensa, Elzhi and more. The last few weeks have brought some killer freestyles. Here’s a video playlist of

Troy Ave Unveils His Own Brand of Gangsta Rap With His 2014 XXL Freestyle (Video)

27 year-old Troy Ave has been waiting for a few years to make it to the cover of XXL magazine, and in 2014, he finally gets his opportunity. Once the photo

Vic Mensa Turns Down A “Deal” And Then Breaks Out For XXL’s Freshman Freestyle (Video)

Vic Mensa’s been displaying an incredible amount of versatility lately with the releases from the Trance-like, House-inspired “Down On My Luck,” to his feature on Donnie Trumpet’s jazz heavy, “Pasadena.”

Jay Z, ScHoolboy Q, Drake & Eve Among 2014 BET Awards Nominees

The 2014 BET Awards are scheduled to air live from Los Angeles, California’s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29. Six weeks ahead, the network has shared its nominees in the

XXL Reveals Its 2014 Freshman Class (Video)

XXL has revealed its 2014 Freshman Class. Past years have generated TONS of controversy and this year’s likely will follow suit. Take a look at the class below and weigh

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here’s a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You’ll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked

Damn It Feels Good To Hear A Gangsta: The 2014 Revival Of Gangsta Rap (Food For Thought)

In just its first quarter, 2014 has witnessed its share of high profile releases. ScHoolboy Q unleashed his major label debut, OXYMORON, while Rick Ross’ continued his growth with concept

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in February 2014 (Audio Playlist)

February was a short month but it was not short on good music. Here’s a playlist of some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in the month. You’ll hear music

RIP Big Pun. Here’s Mister Cee’s 2014 Tribute Mix (Audio)

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the day Big Pun passed away. Here’s a new tribute mix celebrating the life and legacy of the big man, courtesy of Mister Cee.

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in January 2014 (Audio)

Before we get too deep into February, here’s a look back at some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in January 2014. After a slow start, we got new music

Does Kendrick Lamar Have a New Album Coming? TDE’s Top Dawg Announces 6 New Releases for 2014.

More than any other artist in Hip-Hop, 2013 was the year of Kendrick Lamar and, by proxy, TDE. Kendrick took the title of MTV’s Hottest MC in the game and