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10 Years Later, Nas Says He “Missed The Mark” When He Declared Hip-Hop Is Dead (Video)

A decade ago this week (December 19, 2006), Nas released his eighth solo album, Hip Hop Is Dead. The MC's first outing with Def Jam Records (with foe-turned-friend Jay Z at the helm) debuted at #1. Nasir released a title track, denouncing the culture he loved as a 15-year professional... Read more

De La Soul Spring Into Action With A Jam Designed To Make You Move (Audio)

Just over twenty five years ago, De La Soul's sophomore album included lead single "A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturdays." Produced by Prince Paul, the Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records single found the Long Island, New York trio (and guest Q-Tip, of A Tribe Called Quest) making an upbeat ode to... Read more

“De La Soul Is Dead” Turns 25 Today. This Playlist Celebrates the Album’s Samples & More (Mixtape)

Today (May 14) marks the 25th anniversary of De La Soul Is Dead, the sophomore full-length album from the iconic Long Island, New York trio. Following up their inventive 1989 debut 3 Feet High and Rising, the album featured the group's signature skits and instantly recognizable Rap styles. Buoyed by... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) vs. De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead. 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 The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

From 1988-1993, Skits Revolutionized Hip-Hop Albums. Here’s A Look At Some Of The Best (Audio)

Aye...did what's his name done get at you yesterday? That question, asked in a comedic interlude on Dr. Dre's seminal 1992 album The Chronic, will live in eternal infamy alongside the classic lyrics in between which it's sandwiched. That marriage, of Hip-Hop and comedy, was around before that and while... Read more

Oodles Of Downloads: De La Soul’s Whole Catalog Is Free For The Next 25 Hours!

As reported yesterday, the entire De La Soul music catalog is available for free download from just this minute (11am EST) to noon EST tomorrow (February 15). In part a Valentines Day gift, but more probably an early nod to the 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High And Rising, this... Read more

De La Soul Is Celebrating Their 25th Year By Giving Away Their Catalog For Free, For 25 Hours

In just over two weeks, De La Soul's groundbreaking debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising turns 25 years old. The first time Heads heard Posdnous, Trugoy, and DJ Maseo has already turned a quarter century old, as has the shapeshifting production from Prince Paul, and all the colorful artwork,... Read more