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Nas Names 5 Of His Favorite Rap Songs In Celebration Of Hip-Hop’s 45th Birthday (Video)

This past Saturday, Hip-Hop celebrated a significant milestone. August 11, 1973, marks the day that DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) rocked a benchmark party in the rec room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. As a result, many Hip-Hop Heads, scholars, and even tech giants honor that day as the culture's... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Jamie Foxx Create A Dope Collabo On The Spot (Video)

Snoop Dogg interviews are some of the best in Rap music, and that was the case this week for a  segment of Sway In The Morning. The two respective greats discussed old times, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, Snoop's latest album Bible Of Love, his ongoing relationship with Suge Knight... Read more

Slick Rick’s Most Cautionary Tale Was His Own, Told Over Warren G Funk (Video)

Slick Rick is a master storyteller with quite a tale to tell from his own life. The Ruler maintains a unique physical aesthetic which consists of Kangol caps, eye-patch, designer wardrobe, and enough gold jewelry to make Mr. T blush. His signature look was as magnetic as his laconic delivery,... Read more

Slick Rick May Still Be Hip-Hop’s Best Storyteller. A New Video Explains Why.

Slick Rick's most recent album was The Art of Storytelling. That was 1999. However, Ricky Walters' place in Hip-Hop may very well be cemented. The British-born, Bronx-raised MC was part of a class that literally captivated the listener through verses. Beyond a series of cool lines, the Def Jam Records... Read more

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 music and lifestyle shaped an entire generation and has had untold influence around the world. The Rub: The History of... Read more

This Rare 1986 Documentary Is An Amazing Hip-Hop History Lesson (Video)

In 1986, one of the earliest documentaries on Hip-Hop was made by a Dutch TV company. Big Fun In The Big Town, directed by Bram van Splunteren, featured on air Belgian host, Marcel Vanthilt, traveling the streets of New York City to gain a better understanding of the burgeoning culture.... Read more

Teddy Riley Receives 2016 Soul Train Legend Award & Performs A Medley Of Hits (Video)

In the canon of great producers, few stand taller than Teddy Riley. From the mid-80s to the mid-90s, the talented songwriter, artist and trackmaster had such a defining movement, an entire genre was created to describe his sound. New Jack City Is Turning 25. New Revelations From Its Writer Will... Read more

Rahzel Provides Jewels On The History & Evolution Of Beatboxing (Video)

Rahzel The Godfather of Noyze has become one of the household names for beatboxing. The New Yorker and onetime member of The Roots has worked with a range of artists including Erykah Badu, Ben Harper, Common, Rakim, Everlast, and Sean Paul, among many others. With more than 20 years of... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, Bahamadia Headline 39th Annual Rocksteady Anniversary

For the 39th year, New York City and neighboring Hip-Hop fans will be treated to a free concert—headlined by legends. Sunday (July 31) Central Park's Summer Stage will play host to the Rocksteady Crew Anniversary concert. This year's event will be headlined by Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, and... Read more

Slick Rick Announces Victory Tour With A Host Of US Dates

Less than two weeks after being granted United States citizenship, Slick Rick is celebrating by way of a Victory Tour. The onetime Def Jam Records platinum MC will kick off a slew of dates next month, the run through the duration of summer. The tour with be along the East... Read more

Andre 3000 & Kanye West Are Surfing “Waves” In The Studio Together

Kanye West albums are often ensemble affairs. 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and 2004's The College Dropout are two specific albums known for their sprawling personnel. While the album now known as Waves has a February 11, 2016 release date, an alleged corresponding fashion show concert, and one bold... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel & Nicole Paris’ Beatbox Cypher Is Supernaturally Dope. (Video)

Based upon its recognition in the mainstream, beatboxing may seem passé. While Rap groups like the Fat Boys and Get Fresh Crew kept the booming sound effects closely in tow, the emergence of the Hip-Hop producer and improved technology have challenged the gifted breath control and malleable mouths of yesteryear.... Read more

Black Thought, Redman, Doug E. Fresh & More Lead the 2015 Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night (October 9), the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards were taped at Atlanta, Georgia's Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Hosted by "Uncle" Snoop Dogg, the annual affair honored Scarface with the "I Am Hip Hop Award," and handed out trophies to Rap and R&B's brightest and best. For TV... Read more

Slick Rick’s Great Adventures Of Slick Rick vs. Too Short’s Life Is…Too Short. 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

Is Doug E. Fresh The World’s Greatest Entertainer? Check The Tapes, Featuring Slick Rick (Audio)

Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew are a legendary Hip-Hop crew. Through the mid-1980s, the beat-boxing MC and his team included names like Chill Will and MC Ricky D. Somewhere in 1986, Rick would step solo before Doug's Oh, My God! album. In those early days though, the... Read more

J-Live Releases Two In One, Filled With Warmth & Light (Videos)

J-Live's Around The Sun is an album worthy of revolutions in your CD player, turntable, or simply in your MP3 player/streaming cloud. The Brooklyn, New Yorker remains devoted to cohesive projects, with strong commentary on social issues, in addition to life issues Heads all go through. For a compelling visual,... Read more

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 up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Doug E. Fresh Receives I Am Hip-Hop Award With A Moving Speech (Video)

Last night (October 14), during BET's airing of the 2014 Hip-Hop Awards, Harlem's Doug E. Fresh was the recipient of the I Am Hip-Hop Award. Taking the stage, the "Human Beat Box" thanked the Original Get Fresh Crew, with whom he recorded for nearly a decade. Doug thanked Slick Rick,... Read more

Redman Shows How He Rocks on a Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick Classic (Audio)

After taking the Internet by storm last week with a blistering verse over a DJ Quik track, Redman rocks out over Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick's classic, "The Show" (with a few other choice samples). Check out "Rockin' Wit Marley Marl." Related: Redman Does His Take On An Old... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Monie Love & Kwame Celebrate AJ Calloway’s Birthday (Video)

On air personality AJ Calloway (106 & Park, Extra) celebrated his 40th birthday in epic fashion during his #lovelivelifeweekend in Martha's Vineyard. During an 80's themed party Saturday night at the Dreamland club in Oak Bluffs, MA, he was treated to performances from Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Monie Love... Read more

The ’80s & ’90s Versions Connect, As Doug E. Fresh & Snoop Dogg Perform La-Di-Da-Di (Video)

In the 1980s, Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick made history with a Reality Records rhyme-routine 12" known as "La-Di-Da-Di." MC Ricky D's introduction to the masses alongside "The Human Beatbox King" was a moment in time, making Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By" forever rooted in the Hip-Hop consciousness. By... Read more

Episode 1 of The Message Documentary Speaks on Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., LL Coo J & Much More (Full Video)

Episode 1 of BET's Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, covers roughly the first decade of Hip-Hop. It addresses pioneers like Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Cold Crush Brothers and more. It also features several luminaries including Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier,... Read more

Nas, RZA & More Discuss The Earliest Days of Hip-Hop in The Message Hip-Hop Documentary (Video)

BET's 4-part Hip-Hop documentary, The Message, premieres tonight at 10pm. Part 1 focuses on the early days of Hip-Hop and features Doug E Fresh, Fab 5 Freddy, Ice Cube, DJ Premier, Grand Wizard Theodore, Nas, MC Lyte, Questlove, Russell Simmons, Snoop, RZA, Sway, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Eve, Swizz Beatz... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick & Big Daddy Kane Perform The Hits At 2013 Soul Train Awards (Video)

For as long as Heads can remember, Harlem's Doug E. Fresh has been calling himself the World's Greatest Entertainer. With the energy the living, working Hip-Hop pioneer brought to the 2013 Soul Train Awards, which aired last night, it's hard to disagree. Joined by Cali Swag District (who were discovered... Read more

Celebrate Father’s Day With A Tribute To Some Of The Men Who Raised Hip-Hop

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there from AFH. Here's an old school playlist from some of the fathers of hip-hop. You'll hear music from artists like Run-D.M.C., Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Whodini, LL Cool J, The Fat Boys, Doug E. Fresh & Slick... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Square Off & Slim in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

The legendary Doug E. Fresh took it back to basics in The Backroom on 106 & Park. The Original Human Beat Box did what he does best, accompanying his sons Square Off and Slim's verses with more than 3 minutes of fresh beat boxing. Check out the video. Related: Will... Read more

Will Smith & Doug E. Fresh perform in Miami (Video)

Let's take it back to the old school. Let's take it to Union Sq...or maybe Miami. Here's a dope video of Will Smith returning to Fresh Prince mode and dropping an ill verse with Doug E. Fresh on the beat box. Big Tigger's reaction says it all. Check it out... Read more

Mister Cee – Best Of Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh (Mixtape)

Mister Cee goes way back on his latest Best Of mix. This week, he tackles the music of Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. You can listen to and download the entire mix below. And it goes a little somethin' like this...Related: Mister Cee - The Best of Bad Boy... Read more

Naughty By Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Goodie M.O.B., Big Daddy Kane & Kurtis Blow – Soul Train Awards All Star Tribute to Heavy D (Video)

The legends came out at the 2011 Soul Train Awards to pay tribute to Heavy D. Big Daddy Kane, Naughty By Nature, Goodie M.O.B. and Kurtis Blow performed some of Mr. Big Stuff's classics. Check out the video. Click here for our Heavy D tribute video playlist.... Read more

Check out Beat Street to pass some quality time.

Complete with cameos by Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, The System, Kool Herc, New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew and Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five...it's still fresh! Click below to watch the whole movie.... Read more

Sean Price is the latest to rock the Rising to the Top track on Sabado Gigante. He does it justice. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13D_7NvKdyI Click here to download.  Here's some of the hip-hop lineage for this track: This one is for the new heads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UAAVv5e7kg Any old heads in the house? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NANIUizP18 And here's the classic original silky smooth Rising From the Top from Keni Burke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7K7O5ziHmk.... Read more