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Pete Rock Says Biggie Wanted The Main Ingredient Interlude Beats For His Album (Audio)

UPDATE: Pete Rock clarified today's earlier report regarding his Touré Show interview. The legendary producer, MC, and DJ points out that it is 1994's Main Ingredient, and not Mecca & Soul Brother, whose interlude beats Biggie Smalls wanted: it was main ingredient not mecca ????????‍♂️ — PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) August 9,... Read more

Daz Dillinger Says He Produced Some Of The Classics Credited To Dr. Dre & Names Them (Video)

In the mid-1990s, Daz Dillinger became an elite music producer. In addition to a heavy hand in his Dogg Pound group with Kurupt, the Long Beach, California representative laced high-profile tracks for Tupac Shakur's chart-topping All Eyez On Me, as well as tracks for Snoop Dogg, WC, C-Murder, and Nate... Read more

Common & Questlove Share Stories About Bargaining For Beats From J Dilla & D’Angelo

On January 25, Common was the guest for the first live audience recording of Questlove Supreme. At Manhattan's Gramercy Theater, Questlove, Laiya, Suga Steve, and Boss Bill interviewed Common for nearly two hours. Ambrosia For Heads was front and center for the event. Today (February 21), that interview is available... Read more

Google Is Throwing A Party For Hip-Hop’s Birthday And Billions Are Invited

Today (August 11), Google has unveiled its first ever Hip-Hop "Doodle." Perhaps better known as the dynamic logo at the top of the search engine, the doodle often changes to celebrate holidays, milestones, and cultural events. For 48 hours, the digital giant will pay homage to Hip-Hop's birthday. That date is celebrated on August 11... Read more

The Blueprint: How 1 Kanye West Beat Tape Changed Roc-A-Fella Records Forever (Audio)

In September of 2001, JAY-Z released his sixth album. The Blueprint was wholeheartedly a pivot. To his fans, Shawn Carter had an incredible consistent streak of quality, authenticity, and event-worthy album-making. Five years removed from his debut album, S.Dot sought a new sound, and raised the stakes in every possible... Read more

J. Cole Reveals The Beat For “Neighbors” Is 1 Of His Other Songs Played Backwards (Video)

Sometimes the best place to hide something is in the most obvious place. A prime example of that adage occurred during J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only Tour stop in Anaheim, California last night (July 9) when the Dreamville founder revealed a gem for that particular crowd’s ears only regarding... Read more

9th Wonder Releases 7 Beats Custom Made For Redman. It’s Time 4 Sum Aksion!! (Audio)

Redman's classic catalog includes some heavy-hitting producers. With a lot of co-production to his credit, Red' made many of his most celebrated hits with Def Squad mentor Erick Sermon. RZA, Pete Rock, Parrish Smith, DJ Scratch, and Rockwilder (who made a critical early appearance on Dare Iz A Darkside) are... Read more

Swizz Beatz Premieres A New Song Featuring Nas, Jay Z, DMX & Jadakiss And It’s Unreal (Video)

Note: To hear the track, skip to 2:27:15 in the long video, or play the short clip just below. Although they have both reached G.O.A.T. status among Hip-Hop producers, with catalogs of hits rivaled by few, at their cores, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz are still DJs too. With nothing... Read more

Just Blaze & Swizz Beatz Have A Beat Battle For The Ages. Watch The Masters Work (Video)

Note: To hear the track, skip to 2:27:15 of the video. Although they have both reached G.O.A.T. status among Hip-Hop producers, with catalogs of hits rivaled by few, at their cores, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz are still DJs too. With nothing left to prove behind the boards, each now... Read more

Colin Kaepernick Takes A Stand By Sitting During National Anthem

Regardless of what the season holds for San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the NFL veteran made a bold statement before it officially begins. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native and University of Nevada graduate deliberately sat down through the American national anthem yesterday (August 26). Colin opted to remain seated on... Read more

Da Beatminerz Show How They Made Those Thunderous Boot Camp Clik Beats (Video)

DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt are one of the most successful brotherly groups in Hip-Hop. As Da Beatminerz, the Brooklyn, New York record clerks-turned-DJ/producers have laced ageless knocking beats for Smif-n-Wessun, The Roots, Mos Def, and of course Black Moon (which Evil is one-third of). From Academy Records to... Read more

Kanye West’s 1997 Beat Tape Travels To The Past In A “Spaceship” (Audio)

In 1998, Kanye West the producer broke through in a major way. The hungry artist from Chicago, Illinois landed on two big albums, care of joints on Foxy Brown's platinum #1, Chyna Doll (see: "My Life") and Jermaine Dupri's star-studded solo debut, Life In 1472 (see: the Nas-assisted "Intro [Turn It... Read more

Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Connection Between Dr. Dre & Anderson .Paak (Video)

Much has been written about the connection between Anderson .Paak and Dr. Dre, since the rising star appeared on six of the tracks on Dre's 2015 Compton album. While Dre had long before co-signed .Paak, in word and deed, he gave Anderson the ultimate stamp of approval by signing him... Read more

Diddy Says Can’t Nobody Hold Him Down. Tops Dr. Dre on Forbes Hip-Hop List (Video)

After it was widely-speculated that Dr. Dre had become Hip-Hop's first billionaire, following Apple's purchase of his Beats by Dre headphones line, it appears Diddy remains Hip-Hop's wealthiest artist. Forbes has released its 2015 Forbes 5: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists list, along with a quick video detailing key revenue streams for... Read more

Marsha Ambrosius Blends Jeru, Sade and Dr. Dre on Stronger. Hearing is Believing (Audio)

Marsha Ambrosius gets a rare appearance from Dr. Dre on her latest single, "Stronger." The track itself completely revamps two classics into one by combining production samples from Jeru The Damaja's "Come Clean" and a reintroduction of Sade's infectious hook from her track, "Love is Stronger Than Pride." The former... Read more

“THE FORBES LIST JUST CHANGED.” Dr. Dre Speaks on Becoming the First Billionaire in Hip-Hop (Video)

In a celebratory video that appears to have been recorded last night, Dr. Dre, along with Tyrese, speaks briefly about the Forbes list changing "in a big way." Dre's comments are no doubt related to the Forbes Hip-Hop list which recently, put Diddy atop with $700MM and Dre at #2... Read more

Is Dr. Dre About to be Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire?

Tonight, reports have hit the web that Apple is in negotiations to buy Beats, owned by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, for $3.2 billion. Given Dr. Dre's recently estimated net worth of $550 million, it is quite possible sale of his equity stake in Beats could make him Hip-Hop's first... Read more

Here’s an Extended Version of the Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar Beats Commercial with Their MONSTER New Track (Video)

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar released one of the hardest commercials of the year earlier in the week, featuring Dre and Dot in the studio going to work on a monster track. It surely left Heads wanting for more and our request has been granted. Here's nearly a minute and... Read more

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar Star in One of the Illest Commercials in Years. Could the Song Be a Preview of What to Expect From Kendrick’s Next Album? (Video)

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar star in a new commercial for the Beats line. It features the 2 in the studio with Kendrick spitting a new verse over a hard-hitting new Dr. Dre beat. Could this be a preview of what's to come on Kendrick's new album? Detox, anyone? Related:... Read more

Complex’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time (Food For Thought)

Complex recently compiled their list of The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time. No doubt, there are a ton of bangers on the list, but naturally, it is one that could be endlessly debated. Check out the intro to the list below and you can read the full article... Read more

Here’s another sneak peek at the upcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary.

This one features a very candid interview about Phife's ongoing battle with Diabetes. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest hits most theaters this month. Click here for a list of dates and places and a link to a playlist we did of joints produced by... Read more

Here’s a spirited interview of Phife and Michael Rapaport on the upcoming A Tribed Called Quest documentary.

Beats, Rhymes & Life:  The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest will be in theaters soon.  Check out the interview.... Read more

Is there anybody else who can’t wait for the A Tribe Called Quest documentary? Those who were fortunate enough to see it at Sundance have been raving about it. It premieres at the Tribeca Film festival on 4/27 and hopefully in theaters soon thereafter. Until then, see below for a sneak peek at a clip from the movie: Beats, Rhymes & Life.

Those who were fortunate enough to see it at Sundance have been raving about it. It premieres at the Tribeca Film festival on 4/27 and hopefully in theaters soon thereafter. Until then, see below for a sneak peek at a clip from the movie: Beats, Rhymes & Life.... Read more