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Finding The GOAT Group: ONYX vs. M.O.P. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

25 Years Ago, ONYX Knew Just How To Make Heads Back Up & Slam (Video)

On Friday (March 30), ONYX's debut album Bacdafucup turned 25 years old. The LP is quintessential Big Apple "tough-guy Rap" and perhaps one of the more hardcore Hip Hop albums of all-time. Back in 1991, the group sent a demo of some of their earliest music to Jam Master Jay,... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan & ONYX’s “The Worst” Was 1 Of The Best Crew Collabos (Video)

When Wu-Tang Clan emerged with their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers in 1993, it warned the Rap world to protect its neck from the collective's chokehold. ONYX did the same when they "slammed" anything and anyone in their way. Five years later, in 1998, Wu-Tang and ONYX reached... Read more

ONYX May Have Never Slammed If They Weren’t Stuck In Traffic With Jam Master Jay (Video)

Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was instrumental in the development of fellow Queens, New York Hip-Hop group ONYX. Later on, Jay would ink Jayo Felony and 50 Cent, but no artist experienced more success on JMJ Records than Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz and company. Jay signed ONYX and secured the Def... Read more

M.O.P. vs. ONYX May Make Heads Ante Up & Slam Down Some Cash (Video)

M.O.P. and ONYX both emerged on the scene around the same time. These early 1990s New York City Hip-Hop crews won over Rap fans and beyond with an energy that at times, was Punk Rock and Heavy Metal. Both acts loved yelling, screaming, and barking into the microphones, as they... Read more

Keith Murray Apologizes For His Poor Battle Against Fredro Starr & Says He Was on Meds (Video)

Earlier this week, Keith Murray and Fredro Starr battled at Brooklyn, New York’s Milk River. The battle was over a year in the making, having already been postponed once. When the event finally did take place, fans were incensed by what they viewed as a completely one-sided performance, in favor... Read more

Fredro Starr Dismantles Keith Murray In Their Battle & They Nearly Come To Blows (Video)

After more than a year of hype, promotion, and anticipation, Keith Murray and Fredro Starr finally battled. Yesterday, the October 4 battle at Brooklyn, New York's Milk River saw the two 1990s major label stars from their crews (Def Squad and ONYX, respectively) square off in a crowded boxing ring.... Read more

Keith Murray & Fredro Starr’s MC Battle Is Back On The Books (Video)

UPDATE: In the summer of 2014, it was announced that veteran 1990s MCs Keith Murray (Def Squad/UnderGods) and Fredro Starr (ONYX) would face off in a competitive battle. After the event was promoted, it postponed. More than one year after it was first reported, the match-up is back on. Next... Read more

Travel Back To A Funkmaster Flex Playlist With ONYX, Redman & Kool G Rap (Mix)

Even before he was dropping bombs, Funkmaster Flex was explosive to airwaves. On May 7, 1993 the DJ assisted the newly-launched HOT 97 set the weekends off proper. The Bronx, New York mixmaster began an 11pm-2am "Friday Night Street Jam" show on 97.1 FM, bringing the energy of the streets... Read more

ONYX’s Latest Protest Song Advocates “No Justice, No Peace” (Audio)

ONYX (Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr) recently released "Against All Authorities," an outcry against the agencies that are not protecting nor serving all people. The New York City vets rallied up the troops and pointed fingers at law enforcement, courts, and legislators. Now, the stripped-down lineup of the 100 Mad... Read more

ONYX Are Back and Ready to Revolt Against All Corrupt Authorities (Audio)

Since the days of "Slam," ONYX have always made fighting music. As the years have progressed, so has the message for Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr. The two have returned with more riot music but the target is very different than before. "Against All Authorities," their new release and the... Read more

The Week in Video Featured Killer Mike, Remy Ma, The Roots & D’Angelo, Redman & Kurupt, Your Old Droog & More (Video Playlist)

As the Summer winds down, compelling and entertaining videos keep coming. Last week brought new music videos from Redman & Kurupt, Lupe Fiasco, Fredro Starr, Rick Ross, Krazy Drayz (from Das Efx) & Smiff N Wessun, Astro and Remy Ma, freestyles from Stalley, Brianna, Troy Ave and Travi$ Scott, the... Read more

Fredro Starr Takes Heads For A Walk In His New York (Video)

Over a year ago, ONYX's Fredro Starr and Brown Bag AllStar's Audible Doctor released "That New York." The track illustrates the NYC that Starr come up in, from stick-up kids, to bodegas, stuntin' on 7th Avenue, to ski-mask maneuvers. So for the video, Fredro gives it to you live: Related:... Read more

Discover The Origins Of ONYX Straight From The Source (Audio)

One of the first groups to show the East Coast exactly what wilin' out means was the fearsome foursome known as ONYX. Formed in 1988, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr, Sonny Seeza, and Big DS would go on to create their critically acclaimed, Def Jam released, debut album, Bacdafucup in '93... Read more

Reks, Fredro Starr & Ruste Juxx Form an Unholy Alliance (Audio)

Reks teams up with Fredro Starr and Ruste Juxx as they "welcome you to Hell" on his latest single, "Unholy." The Lawrence, Massachusetts artist features the eerie, horn heavy production on his upcoming collaborative project with Hazardis Soundz, Eyes Watching God. The conceptual album is divided into two parts, "God's... Read more

ONYX Kicks That 100 Mad Rah-Rah In Buc Bac (Video)

Less than three months removed from WakeDaFucUp, ONYX is far from done promoting the Snowgoons-produced LP. Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr have no love for weakness on "Buc Bac." The apocalyptic, black-and-white visual finds the Queens-Brooklyn tandem down in their bunker, ready for war on the happy-go-lucky, soft-hearted Hip-Hop out... Read more

Watch ONYX’s Sticky Fingaz & Fredro Starr Brutally Body A Freestyle (Video)

HipHopDX & Team BackPack's Rooftop Freestyle series in Hollywood has included some buzzing names in Hip-Hop's come-up scene. Additionally, a host of veterans have rolled through and kicked some verses in the sunshine. However, can anybody ever say they came as hard as Fredro Starr and cousin Sticky Fingaz? The... Read more

WakeDaFucUp With The New ONYX LP, Their First Studio Album In 11 Years (Album Stream)

After a strong buzz building, ONYX's sixth studio album (and first true LP in 11 years), WakeDaFucUp, hits retailers. This LP is produced entirely by veteran European production crew The Snowgoons. Featuring Cormega, Sean Price, A$AP Ferg and others, WakeDaFucUp (released on the Queens crew's own Mad Money label) is... Read more

Stairwell Jux, Timberland Beat Downs & Mean Mugs Flourish In ONYX’s Whut Whut (Video)

Last week, ONYX unleashed "Whut Whut," the Snowgoons-produced fight-inciter from WakeDaFucup. The album, an homage of sorts to BacDaFucUp, drops tomorrow (March 18th). So with that, Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr drop off the visual, which could be easily mistaken for a 1992 leftover, with the attitude, the imagery, and... Read more

Feeling Stressed? ONYX Knows The Time In Whut Whut (Audio)

Like confrontational Rap? ONYX are living, breathing, active masters in the angst-ridden, combative Hip-Hop that emerged in the Horrorcore era, but applies especially in today's stressful times. Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr link with The Snowgoons production outfit (Ill Bill, Sean Price, Slaine) for "Whut Whut." The song fits nicely... Read more

ONYX Brings Worlds Together, Courtesy Of A$AP Ferg & Sean Price On This Defiantly New York Track (Audio)

Last year, A$AP Ferg recruited ONYX for his major label debut, Trap Lord. Sticky Fingaz and company shined on the album, bridging the generations... and showing how not giving a f**k never really ages. The favor is returned now, as ONYX get Ferg, and an early '90s Rap contemporary for... Read more

Onyx is Reuniting in 2014…But First Here are a New Album and Video from Fredro Starr (Audio & Video)

In advance of Onyx's upcoming reunion album (see below), Fredro Starr has released a solo project that was produced entirely by Audible Doctor. You can stream all of Made in the Streets below, as well as watch the first video from the LP below. And about that new album... MAD... Read more

Fredro Starr Contemplates How Different the World Could Be on What If II (Audio)

Fredro Starr has released part 2 of his song What If, where he speculates on how different the world would be if certain things had happened differently ("What if the NRA changed all the gun laws and no one could by guns out of the gun stores?"). Take a listen... Read more

Onyx Reminds Listeners That They Still Get Live, With A Hand From Statik Selektah (Audio)

Arguably, Onyx has not made a new studio album since 2003's Triggernometry. The Cold Case Files series balanced new recordings with old recordings in the digital format. However, Sticky Fingaz, Sonsee and Fredro Starr have all stayed busy in various forms. Now working on Cuzo the mad-face is back at... Read more

Grand Theft Audio V (Mixtape)

Here's the official mixtape for Grand Theft Auto V. It features verses from Jadakiss, Kool G. Rap, Prodigy, Jon Connor, Vado, Action Bronson, Fredro Starr, Cormega, Lil Fame from M.O.P. and more. You can listen to the entire mixtpae and download it below. Related: GTA 5 Franklin Trailer ft Jay... Read more

Fredro Starr – Ain’t No Other Kings

Here's another new one from Fredro Starr. Check out Ain't No Other Kings. Related: Fredro Starr – That New York (Audio)... Read more

Fredro Starr – That New York

Fredro Starr spits that Onyx flame over a rolling funky bass line. His delivery is more low key than back in the day but it still knocks. Check out That New York. Related: Oh No – Whoop Ass ft Sticky Fingaz (Audio)... Read more