Archives

Kanye West Rocked Chaka Khan Like Nobody’s Business, Long Before Through The Wire (Audio)

In September of 2003, Kanye West made his solo debut with "Through the Wire," a song he wrote and recorded while his jaw was literally wired shut following a car accident. It famously samples Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire," a 1985 single whose profile with a new generation was raised... Read more

Travel Back To 1983, The Exact Moment Hip-Hop Was Played On Daytime NYC Radio (Audio)

Thirty-two years ago, Hip-Hop was emerging on a host of record labels large and small. However, while these 12" singles and pioneering albums may have been party highlights, and closely examined in the clubs, the bedrooms, and the subsequent tapes made, they were not often heard on radio—especially at daytime.... Read more

Here’s an Old School Soul Mix from Biz Markie That Just Feels Good (Audio)

Biz Markie is a legendary MC and beatboxer but, over the last several years, he has relied on his formidable DJ skills perhaps more than anything else. If you've ever had the privilege to attend one of his sets, you know the Biz digs deep in the crates. Here's an... Read more

Like Hip-Hop and 80’s Music? These 2 Mixes Will Blow Your Mind (Audio)

DJ Scene had a love for Hip-Hop turntablism and 80's music. So...why not put the two together? His 2080s Mixes (Vol. 1 & 2) do just that, blending a wide-range of 80's music with some of the illest scratching you'll hear. Volume 1 covers the spectrum including Michael Jackson, Prince,... Read more

XV – Chaka Shao Khan

Here's a soulful new joint from XV. His producer DJ Tech-Neek flips a Chaka Khan sample quite lovely. Check out Chaka Shao Khan. Also, be sure to catch XV talking about his early musical influences tomorrow night in part 2 of our documentary, Where It All Began (click here for... Read more

Weekends are for chilling and breaking up the daily routine, right? Welcome to Soul Cooking, where each Saturday you will find playlists featuring some of the finest soul music ever made. In this week’s inaugural edition, you can expect joints from Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Roy Ayers, Rose Royce, The Staples Singers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, The Brothers Johnson and more.

This playlist was inspired by a cool article by TheWellVersed on The 10 Non Hip-Hop acts to watch in 2011.  Ambrosia For Heads will always endeavor to serve you the best in hip-hop (old and new), but as with any good meal, sometimes you need a palate cleanser.  Also,  as... Read more