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Vic Mensa Puts A Classic Fugees Beat On 10,000 With An Incredible Verse (Audio)

After recently shedding his signature dreadlocks for a new look, Vic Mensa is viscerally pursuing a fresh start for his next move. The Chicago, Illinois MC has a diverse palette

Vic Mensa Reminds Why He’s One Of The Best Freestylers Of His Generation (Video)

Almost a year after Vic Mensa dropped his well-received debut album, The Autobiography (included in Ambrosia For Heads’ Best-of ’17 list), he is still putting in work like he was

Rhymefest Rates Kanye’s Rhymes & Identifies The Beginning Of His Downfall (Video)

Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Kanye West had a bit of a public falling out recently. Well, actually, it was more like the two longtime friends and collaborators ending up at

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

Kanye West Is Writing A Philosophy Book On Twitter. So Far, It’s Insightful

Kanye West has pushed the boundaries of what is expected from a musician, and he continues to do so. While fans are always eager to hear any new music from

Saba Confronts His Demons & Mortality With A Bleak Certainty In Life (Video)

As listeners have learned with the unfolding of Saba’s new album Care For Me, beginning with the release of the project’s first video single (“Busy”) last month, it’s has been

Saba Explores Social Anxiety & Depression In Powerful New Video

For any creator who considers social anxiety a personal adversary, one of life’s grandest conundrums is embracing the opportunity that comes along with the perception of your art, while simultaneously

Common Looks Back At His Time With Dilla On A Song Fit For February (Audio)

Common has transcended Hip-Hop. He is now a political activist. He’s won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award for his song “Glory” featuring John Legend in the film

Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana Has Died At The Age Of 27

Fredo Santana has become one of Chicago, Illinois’ emerging voices. He was active in his city’s 2010s movement and also worked with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Migos, Juelz Santana, and his

Vic Mensa Explains Why The Government Does Not Want The People To Be United (Video)

Twenty-four-year-old Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa was asked what makes someone a threat to the government in his most recent Montreality interview. In reply, Mensa dropped some knowledge about the

John Amos Reveals He Was Fired From Good Times For Trying To Make It More Authentic (Video)

At a crucial point in American television, Good Times presented one of the first beloved Black TV fathers (along with Redd Foxx’s “Fred Sanford”) in John Amos’ groundbreaking portrayal of “James

Jamila Woods’ Colorful “LSD” Video Features Some Chance Acid Rap

Jamila Woods’ contributions on Chance The Rapper’s 2016 Coloring Book were some of that album’s most essential. The Chicago, Illinois singer, poet, and educator has a long history with her

Barack Obama Is Opening A Recording Studio On Chicago’s South Side (Video)

Former president Barack Obama leaves behind an enormous political legacy, but his memory is not relegated to domestic and international policy. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will likely go

Chance The Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools (Video)

Chance The Rapper is blazing a path all his own. He garnered critical acclaim in 2013, with his mixtape Acid Rap, and became a household name in Hip-Hop circles. By

Finding The GOAT Producer: No I.D. vs. A Tribe Called Quest. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. The third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a

Chance The Rapper & Jeremih Modernize A Jackson 5 Classic For Their Christmas Mixtape (Audio)

Chance The Rapper is honored with the distinction of 2016’s most anticipated and most acclaimed Hip-Hop mixtape. Coloring Book takes the notion of “not for sale music” to the Grammy

2016: The Year Chance Stood With The People & Showed He’s So Much More Than A Rapper

In just under two weeks, we will be saying goodbye to 2016, a year during which the world faced turmoil at breakneck speed. From President Obama’s announcement of a federal

Rhymefest To Transform Kanye West’s Childhood Home Into Studio & Arts Center

For more than a decade, Kanye West and Rhymefest have made substantial records together. The two Chicago, Illinois representatives first caught the Grammy Award wave during writing and demo’ing “Jesus

Saba & Noname Turn The Church & The Liquor Store Into Symbols Of Chicago (Audio)

This time last year, West Side, Chicago’s Saba got his big break as a featured artist on Chance The Rapper’s “Angels.” On “Church / Liquor Store,” he enlists fellow Chicagoan

Vic Mensa Vows To Make Change In The Booth…The Voting Booth (Video)

“I’m Vic Mensa. I’m 22 and affecting change in the hood is why I vote.” That’s the closing statement in a video produced by Vevo’s Why I Vote Campaign featuring

Noname’s Debut Mixtape ‘Telefone’ Is Here & It’s Off the Hook

Chicago, Illinois is proving to be one of the MVPs in putting forth artists whose inventive sounds are helping to define an entire generation of Hip-Hop and Soul. From Chance

Mick Jenkins, Jesse Boykins III & Noname Help Illustrate theMIND (Video)

With references to “The Rugrats,” Patti Mayonnaise (of “Doug” fame), “Recess,” and “Hey Arnold,” Mick Jenkins’ verse in “Animated Ambition” is a shoutout to ’90s kids raised on Nickelodeon and

Chance The Rapper & Jamila Woods Take a Soul-Baring Ride Home (Audio)

Since breaking through to mainstream recognition through her work on Macklemore’s powerful social critique, “White Privilege II,” Chicago, Illinois’ Jamila Woods has been busy working on her debut LP. The

Chris Crack & Vic Spencer Look To “Cement” Their Place In Chicago’s Rich History Of MCs (Interview & Video)

Who Is Chris Spencer?? For those who are not familiar with all of the rising talent in Chicago, then this is definitely a good question to ask. Chris Spencer is not

Jamila Woods Makes an Anthem for Black Girls Everywhere (Audio)

Chicago-based singer Jamila Woods first turned Heads on a major level through her work on Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment’s 2015 Surf album on “Sunday Candy.” Currently gearing up

Mick Jenkins Eloquently Makes Sense Out Of His Windy City (Audio)

Mick Jenkins has been fast at work entering the new year. The Chicago, Illinois MC has been recording a lot with producer THEMpeople. Today (January 7), Mick unveiled “Grenade Theory,”

Chance the Rapper Says Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Film Is An “Oversimplification Of A Bigger Problem” (Video)

Over the last couple of weeks, acclaimed film director Spike Lee has been on a serious press junket to promote his latest film, Chi-Raq. The film itself is a study

Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor vs. Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding

Mick Jenkins’ Wave[s] Continues To Hydrate Minds After The Water[s] (EP Stream)

One year to the day after The Water[s], Chicago, Illinois MC Mick Jenkins returns to the shore with The Wave[s]. The Cinematic Entertainment artist follows his acclaimed breakthrough with 29

Drive Slow Through Twista & Do Or Die’s Collaborative EP (Album Stream)

After more than 20 years of being recognized as break-out stars from Chicago, Illinois’ Hip-Hop scene, Twista and Do Or Die’s collaborative EP has released. Withdrawal is a six-song effort from the

Chance The Rapper Praises Kirk Franklin’s Influence, Reveals Ideal Future Plans

Chance The Rapper gave a lecture to students apart of Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archive & Research Institute recently (April 30). The program’s mission is to “facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge,

Twista & Do Or Die Give Fans That Classic Chi City Choppin’ (Audio)

The appeal in a Twista & Do Or Die joint EP lies in the fact that both of these acts have been pioneering voices from Chicago, Illinois. With that effort,

Mick Jenkins’ New Vid Takes A Deeper Look At Violence In Chicago (Video)

Mick Jenkins’ The Water[s] remains one of the strongest, most-talked about mixtapes/street albums of 2014. It’s deeper than Rap with the Jazz-influenced Chicagoan. The DJ Dahi-produced “Dehydration” is a powerful,

Common Talks Chicago Music, Culture, & The “Heat” That Inspired Him & Nobody’s Smiling (Audio)

Days before the release of his 10th studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, Common delivers an insightful interview with Combat Jack discussing the inspiration behind his upcoming album (2:45) and the significance

Common & Rhymefest Team With Urban League To Create Thousands Of Youth Jobs

Today’s Chicago Sun-Times reports that two Hip-Hop stars from the city are collaborating with the Urban League to provide jobs for those in need of employment. The report suggests that

Today It All Makes Sense: A Retrospective on the Chicago Hip-Hop Sound (Food For Thought)

Published by: Bandini “This the city of Chicago, the state of confusion The style I’m using is free or at least it would be if my mind was…” – Malik

Common freestyles in Chicago over Otis (Video)

The mighty Common kicked a true off the top freestyle over the Otis beat (chopped up nicely) in his hometown Chicago. Check out the video below. Related: Common – Celebrate

Black Star & Common Perform Respiration in Chicago (Video)

Black Star hit House of Blues in Chicago and brought out hometown hero, Common, to perform their classic Respiration. Check out the video below.

It’s been a good week for Chicago MCs. Rockie Fresh and Naledge from Kidz in the Hall make it even better. Check out the video for Living.

Kids These Days kicked off the week showing there’s room for more than one hip-hop band and Rockie Fresh ends it showing there are more Chicago MCs than those named