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Finding The GOAT Producer: Noah “40” Shebib vs. Puff Daddy & The Hitmen. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. The third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving... Read more

Bad Boy’s Hitmen Justify Taking Hits From The ‘80s & Making ‘Em Feel So Good (Audio)

Since the earliest days of Bad Boy Records there has was a production team in place known as The Hitmen. Sometimes known as "Puffy's Hitmen," the collective included Puff Daddy as a figurehead with a decorated staff that has at times included Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Nashiem Myrick, Sean C &... Read more

This 20th Anniversary Jay Z Mix Leaves No Doubt His Debut Was A Classic (Audio)

This Saturday (June 25) marks the 20th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt. The 1996 Roc-A-Fella/Priority Records LP would launch a career trajectory that has arguably been one of Hip-Hop's biggest, transcending from the Marcy Houses to the top of Hip-Hop, as well as streaming platforms, fashion, liquor,... Read more

Remy Ma Releases Her First Mixtape In 6 Years (Mixtape)

Remy Ma has not released a mixtape to the masses since 2008's BlasRemy, which dispersed in the midst of legal wars and a lot of tension. This year, the Castle Hill, Bronx native proved she's a different woman. Remy's grown, and focused on her career, her family, and spreading positive... Read more

Black Thought, Peedi Crakk & STS Can Barely Get A Breath In For This Posse Cut (Audio)

With strong ties to South Philly, North Philly, and West Philly, these three MCs run together in circles, beyond The Roots, State Property, and the overlapping Money Making Jam Boys. Black Thought, Peedi Crakk, and STS are three of the fastest rhymin', old school-honoring rappers from the City of Brotherly... Read more

Sean C & LV – Loud Dreams Vol. 1 Features Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. & Plenty More (Mixtape)

On his own, Sean C produced "Can't Knock The Hustle" and "Roc Boys" for Jay Z. The New Yorker not only co-founder the legendary X-Ecutionerz DJ crew (R.I.P. Roc Raida), but he was a major hand in Loud Records' success, thanks to his A&R role. Once he teamed with LV,... Read more

Pusha T & A$AP Ferg Have Some Explosive Chemistry On The Sean C & LV-Produced Hand In My Pocket (Audio)

From Tyler, The Creator, to Kendrick Lamar, to Big Sean, Pusha T has always been able to carve out some chemistry with the hot new lyricists of the day. The Clipse MC has many styles, and is seemingly always able to blend with others. Such is the case on "Hand... Read more

Bun B & Prodigy Link With Remy Banks & Charlie RED Over A Hitmen-Certified Beat (Audio)

Puffy's Hitmen were one of Hip-Hop's few examples of a hit factory. Mirrored after the producers, songwriters, and session musicians that drove the hit singles for labels like Motown, Stax, and Atco Records, this is something that's expensive and time-consuming. In other words, you'd better have a studio with many... Read more