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Evidence’s Weather Or Not Album Forecasts A Great 2018 In Hip-Hop (Audio)

Evidence has not released a solo album in more than five years. The co-founder of Dilated Peoples and Step Brothers changes that this week with his Weather Or Not. The

Mickey Factz & Royce 5’9 Serve Lyrics That Make Other MCs Say Their Prayers (Audio Premiere)

In 2016, Mickey Factz dropped The Achievement: circa ’82, a collaborative album produced entirely by Nottz and featuring Styles P, Phonte, Blu, Smoke DZA and more. “The Sermon” didn’t make

Evidence Reveals His Next Album Title & Tracklist. The New Video Is Bananas.

This April, Dilated Peoples and Stepbrothers member Evidence released “Throw It All Away.” The video single (which has been a staple on the Ambrosia For Heads playlist since) featured some

Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Show No One Has Your Back Like Family (Video)

Sean Price represents one of Hip-Hop’s most resilient stories. He burst onto the scene as one-half of Heltah Skeltah, making powerful impact on the charts as a key extension of

Rapsody Puts Pain To Words On A Knocking Nottz Beat (Audio)

North Carolina MC Rapsody has cemented a reputation for being equally as thoughtful as she is skillful on the mic. Her latest single “The Pain” is no exception. On it,

Ras Kass’ Powerful New Video Shows The Chilling Reality Of Our Amerikkkan Horror Story

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, Ras Kass is unveiling the video for “Amerikkkan Horror Story.” And why not? Trump’s campaign has been

Bumpy Knuckles Salutes ’70s & Early ’80s Rap Pioneers On A Nottz Track (Audio)

Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) released his first music in 1986. At the time, “Freddie C.” was part of the Supreme Force. In that year, Hip-Hop and Rap music were

Rapsody Releases Her New “Crown” EP. Listen Here (Audio)

Just one day after dropping an ambitious double-header with the release of not one, but two singles, Rapsody’s Crown EP has arrived. Yesterday (November 15), the Jamla rapper shared two

Mickey Factz & Styles P Stage A Rap Battle On “Vs” & We Win (Audio)

To follow up the “ode to true love” Mickey Factz released last week, the Bronx-bred MC joins the Ghost himself, Styles P, on another Nottz production—and this one’s no love

Mickey Factz Readies His Nottz Collabo LP With 15 Styles In 15 Minutes (Audio)

Mickey Factz has a decorated music career to date. The New York MC has been featured as a XXL “Freshman” in the 2009 yearbook, in addition to making widely circulated

Talib Kweli Invites Problem & Aloe Blacc On a Remix for Every Ghetto (Audio)

With one of the most expansive repertoires in Hip-Hop, Talib Kweli’s longevity and stamina cannot be questioned. In addition to his MCing, he’s an activist, writer, and a handful of

Rapper Big Pooh Is Still Putting Nottz Beats On Smash (Audio)

Last year, Rapper Big Pooh released Home Sweet Home with fellow Virginia native Nottz. Pooh and Nottz go back, a decade back, in the form of Little Brother’s “Life Of

REKS Shares The Recipe For Roasting Wack MCs & It Starts With Fire (Video)

For over a decade, REKS has been putting in work as one of Boston’s finest. During that time, the underground MC, known as Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme, has worked with

Blu & Nottz Raise The Bar and the Volume With Their Titans In The Flesh EP (Audio)

A decade ago, Blu was one of the most exciting MCs in Hip-Hop. By 2007’s Below The Heavens album with Exile, the Los Angeles, California MC perfected Everyman themes, with

A New Documentary On The Making Of J Dilla’s “The Diary” Features The Man, Himself (Video)

While not his first posthumous album, J Dilla’s The Diary stands apart from those of the past. The Mass Appeal and PayJay collaboration on the sixth J Dilla album since his

REKS Has A New Album Coming & The 1st Single Is “The Recipe” For Dopeness (Audio)

Veteran MC REKS is preparing to release a star-studded new album, his first since 2014. The Greatest X (pronounced The Greatest Unknown) hits stores this Summer, and features production from

One Of J Dilla’s Most Respected Collaborative Peers Makes A Beat From Scratch In His Style (Video)

Nottz and J Dilla had a colorful history. Both production purists, these MC/producer double-threats each benefited from the support of Busta Rhymes, Skillz, and Ghostface Killah placements at critical career

Token Says He IS The Underground And He Has The Bars To Prove It (Video)

In less than one year, Token has become of the most exciting unsigned artists in Hip-Hop. In March, he was prominently featured alongside Joell Ortiz in the That’s Hip-Hop album

The Game Joins Koache & Nottz On A Song That Feels Like Back In The Day (Audio)

Los Angeles MC Koache has released his debut album, Game Point. He’s joined on the project by West Coast OGs Xzibit and WC of Westside Connection, as well as young

Xzibit Moves Forward With Bars That Will Take Yiu Back (Audio)

Xzibit and Nottz go back. On the acclaimed 2000 LP Restless, the Virginia producer/MC shared a track with Dr. Dre in “U Know.” Z-to-the-Z and Nottz Raw would work again

Blu & Rapper Big Pooh Say It’s Do Or Die When The Stakes Are High (Audio)

In 2015, Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz came together to release Home Sweet Home. The Mello Music Group LP had been anticipated for years, and delivered with strength from the

Asher Roth, Nottz & Travis Barker Made Something Really Different, Together (EP Stream)

For years now, Heads have heard of Asher Roth and Nottz’ collaborative work. In 2010, the Pennsylvania MC and Virginia producer/MC made The Rawth, a free download EP. More than

Raekwon Joins Bumpy Knuckles, Treach & Trick-Trick For Some O.G. Wisdom (Audio)

Earlier this month, it was announced that Naughty By Nature’s Treach, Bumpy Knuckles, and Trick-Trick are at work on an album called O.G.ology. The LP is said to be fully

Treach, Bumpy Knuckles & Trick-Trick Announce Album, Entirely Produced by Nottz

Previously, Bumpy Knuckles (a/k/a Freddie Foxxx) has done complete collaborative albums with the likes of KRS-One, DJ Premier, and Statik Selektah. Today, the veteran Long Island, New York MC/producer announced

Blu, Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz Carry Some Sweet Soul Across Oceans (Audio)

Fresh off of Home Sweet Home, Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz keep the chemistry flowing. The Virginia pair team with Blu for a triangle offense, who seizes some Australian Soul.

Rapper Big Pooh Does It Again With a Stellar Album That Feels Like Home Sweet Home (Album Stream)

Throughout his career, Rapper Big Pooh has produced some of his best work when paired with producers with a penchant for soulful beats. From teaming with 9th Wonder as part

As Law Enforcer Violence Against Black Citizens Escalates, Talib Kweli Asks Which Side Are You On? (Video)

It’s been nearly three years since Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman. Since then attacks on Black citizens by law enforcement officers (or, in Zimmerman’s case, those fancying themselves

Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Suggest There Is No Such Thing As An Innocent Bystander (Audio/Video)

Alexander Hamilton once said, “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” There is a lot to stand up for in the world around us—and there are some who still

Rapper Big Pooh Looks at the True Cost of Being a Drug Boss (Audio)

Rapper Big Pooh’s lyrics often deal in relationships, a deep love of music, and sometimes, a passion for sports. On “300Z” from his upcoming Home Sweet Home album (November 13)

Rapper Big Pooh Dusts Off Childhood Memories Over Evocative Nottz Chops (Audio)

Rapper Big Pooh is gifted in the ability to present raps that many Heads can relate to. With Nottz composing a reflective arrangement of vocals (by Novej) and drums, the

Mac Miller Unleashes a Previously Unreleased Track Featuring Sean Price (Audio)

Given Sean Price’s tireless work ethic as an MC, there are bound to be a number of unreleased tracks featuring his grizzly vocals that surface over the next several months,

Asher Roth & Nottz Blow Your Head with a Chopped Public Enemy Loop (Audio)

In the last seven years, some of Asher Roth’s strongest lyrical displays, and most complete songs came from his sessions with Virginia veteran Nottz. Five (very short) years ago, the

yU Gets A Mind-Melting Beat From Nottz & Gets To Storytellin’ (Audio)

In an era when the compilation seems obsolete, Mello Music Group is focused on fighting the great fight. Following Phonte and Oddisee’s deeply-compelling “Requiem,” the upcoming Persona (March 10) sheds

Large Professor, Diamond D, Nottz & Black Milk Rework Diamond District’s LP (Album Stream)

In October, Diamond District delivered another potent album in March On Washington. An ode to their home city, Oddisee, yU, and X.O. maintained their level of range and consistentcy on

Asher Roth Lyrically Bugs Out On Some Cutting Edge Nottz Production (Video)

Asher Roth’s 2014 has been experimental, as has been the case surrounding the last three years of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania native MC. However, it also seems that the now-Def

9th Wonder Calls Nottz “Arguably The Best Beatmaker On The Planet,” Expands Soul Council

Throughout the ages, Nottz and 9th Wonder have worked on the same albums. Including releases from Little Brother, the Virginia and North Carolina producers, respectively, have a strong overlap in

Welcome Home Nottz, With A Tape Featuring Mac Miller, Royce Da 5’9 & More (Mixtape)

Nottz began his career as a producer at the young age of 15, continuously traveling back and forth from his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia to New York City to market

In The Mood For Some Pharoahe Monch, Blu, Royce Da 5’9 & More? Stream Coalmine Records’ Unearthed LP (Audio)

Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records has been consistently working with Hip-Hop luminaries from coast-to-coast, and abroad. The label has facilitated projects ranging from The Artifacts’ El Da Sensei to Blu & Nottz’

Slaughterhouse Release a Surprise New Mixtape (Mixtape)

Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden take mics by force. On a somewhat sleepy week, the Shady Records lyrical quartet swarmed to claim the conversation with

Rapper Big Pooh Signs With Mello Music Group, Plans To Release Album With Nottz

Founding Little Brother member Rapper Big Pooh has had a busy solo career for almost a decade. The Virginia native famously made Sleepers, the first solo project from the (other)

Stream Blu & Nottz’s New EP Gods in the Spirit EP in Full (Audio)

Blu and Nottz’s EP Gods in the Spirit is in stores now. It features guest appearances from Sene, Homeboy Sandman, Aloe Blacc, Scienze and more. If you’ve been looking for

Blu & Nottz release End Of The World ft Rashad From Their Upcoming EP Gods in the Spirit

Nottz and Blu release another track from their forthcoming EP. Check out End of the World featuring Rashad. Related: Blu & Nottz – Boyz II Men ft Nitty Scott, MC

Blu & Nottz – Boyz II Men ft Nitty Scott, MC

This is the first listen of material from Blu & Nottz’ collaborative EP, Gods In Spirit. 1990s Motown fans will feel this stylized title of a track that features a

J. Dilla – Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1) (Prod. Nottz)

Here’s the fully mastered version of a previously unreleased J. Dilla song that leaked a few years back (unfinished) and was produced by Nottz. Unlike many posthumous releases, this one

Nottz – Turn It Up ft Pete Rock (Video)

Aww yeah…Here’s a new video from Nottz featuring the Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock (and a bunch of samples from his classic beats). Check out Turn it Up. Related: Pete

Nottz & D.M.P. – Dead End Street

Here’s a new one from Nottz and his D.M.P. crew. Check out Dead End Street. Related: Nottz – You Need This Music featuring Pusha T (Audio)

Nottz – You Need This Music ft Pusha T & Dwele

Nottz is back with a collabo with Pusha T and Dwele. He chops up the same track Just Blaze used for Usher a few years ago but very differently. Check

Royce Da 5’9″ – On the Boulevard ft Nottz & Adonis

On the Boulevard, the latest to drop from Royce’s upcoming Success is Certain album, is a story rap about 2 Kenny’s.  Their lives are in stark contrast but lead to

Focus has been dropping a lot of joints with the former members of Little Brother lately.

First was Uh! ft Phonte.  Next up is L.O.V.E. (Lyrics Often Verbalize Everything) [feat, Rapper Big Pooh, Nottz].  Check it out. L.O.V.E. (Lyrics Often Verbalize Everything) [feat, Rapper Big Pooh,