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A Near 500-Song Mix Showcases The Magnificent History Of West Coast Hip-Hop (Audio)

West Coast Hip-Hop is incredible. So many of its pioneers are still making albums, doing shows, and adding to their legacy. As a tribute to the Left Coast immense contributions

Too Short vs. MC Hammer: 2 Of Oakland’s Finest Were Beefing Subliminally

In the year between September of 1990 and 1991, three Oakland, California Hip-Hop acts would have albums receive platinum certification. Digital Underground would be first, with Sex Packets. In January

Digital Underground’s Money-B Reveals The Secret History Of Tupac’s “I Get Around” (Video)

In 1993, Tupac Shakur dropped Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…, his sophomore solo LP and the home to singles “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” and “I Get Around.”

Watch 40 Years Of Hip-Hop History In 4 Minutes In A Mind-Blowing Mashup (Video)

It ain’t nothin’ like Hip-Hop music…Over the last 40 years, there have been few forces in pop culture with more impact than Hip-Hop. Like Rock & Roll before it, the

Tupac Will Enter The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Gene Simmons Can Kiss Off.

In just five years of releasing albums, Tupac Shakur transformed Hip-Hop music and culture. The New York-born lyricist made songs about love, family, decadence, teenage pregnancy, police brutality, and humiliating

Shock G Takes It Back To The Streets With A Lit Freestyle…Literally (Video)

Shock G and his brainchild of Digital Underground helped introduce the world to Tupac Shakur, Saafir, and others. The Oakland, California group may have taught the world how to do

Why Tupac Is The Most Influential MC Of All-Time 20 Years After His Death

Twenty years ago (September 13, 1996) Tupac Amaru Shakur died in the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. The last year of his life had been his most successful, his

Tupac’s All Eyez On Me vs. Digital Underground’s Sex Packets. 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

Alright, Stop What You’re Doing…The Muppets Do the Humpty Dance (Video)

Digital Underground have proudly boasted “No Nose Job” in their funky Hip-Hop run since the late 1980s. If there’s somebody who can say the same, it’s Gonzo from The Muppets

Finding The GOAT: Slick Rick vs. Shock G…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Do Remember: Mystic’s The Life (Video)

Thirteen years after its release, Mystic’s Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom continues to be a stone in the sand of the fast-paced 2000s. The only album released by

Why Are the 90’s Considered the Best Era of Hip-Hop? Listen to This Mix (Audio)

Here’s part 2 of DJ Vadim‘s stellar back in the day mixtape series. In this installment, he tackles 90’s Hip-Hop…with aggression. Rather than strictly catering to the hits, he digs

Alex Trebek Recites Cypress Hill & The Beastie Boys. He Will Keep the Day Job…(Video)

Earlier in the year, a clip of Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek reciting lyrics from Biggie, Dr. Dre, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy provided a minute and change of comic relief.

Prince Paul Drops An Alternative Mix To His Project With P-Funk/Talking Heads’ Bernie Worrell (Audio)

Just on the strength of De La Soul’s first three albums, Prince Paul makes a case for one of Hip-Hop’s greatest producers. That ignores his tremendous contributions to Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz,

Tommy Boy kicks off the Top 5 as the 5th most important hip-hop record label of all time.

#5 Tommy Boy Records More than any other hip-hop record label on this countdown, Tommy Boy Records is noteworthy not for impressive stats or significant accomplishments of individual artists, but