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Finding The GOAT Group: Clipse vs. The LOX. Who Is Better?

UPDATE: Ambrosia For Heads treats its "Finding The GOAT" battles with the utmost care for accuracy and authentic results. Over the weekend, we detected fraudulent voting in the results of our most recent battle. It was the only battle of the current tournament where voter fraud was identified. To prevent... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Clipse vs. The LOX. Who Is Better?

UPDATE: Ambrosia For Heads identified fraud in this poll. A new, 24-hour ballot has been created for this battle using new voting tools. Voting ends Tuesday (April 17) at the new battle poll. “Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest... Read more

Pharrell & Migos Make A Jam Called Stir Fry. It’s Hot & Spicy Funk (Audio)

UPDATE: Migos release the music video for "Stir Fry" which is a single from the now-available Culture II: ORIGINAL DECEMBER 20 STORY: After dropping their chart-topping, Grammy-nominated sophomore record Culture at the top of 2017, Migos is back and ready to make waves once again with their follow-up sequel. The... Read more

N*E*R*D Hand Kendrick Lamar The Mic Again. Their Second Collabo Flies (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & N*E*R*D’s Collabo Is Inspired By Lethal Law Enforcement Stops (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

N*E*R*D Return With A New Bounce That’s Got Rihanna Rapping (Video)

In the early 2000s, N*E*R*D put forth one of the ultimate fusions of Hip-Hop, Rock & Roll, and Pop. Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley brought their infectious Neptunes rhythms and melodies to the live stage. Two gold albums followed, along with major radio singles that showed just another room... Read more

An Argument For Why Snoop Is The Greatest MC Of All-Time (Video)

Despite the fact that he is one of Rap music's most widely recognized faces, voices, and outright brands, somehow many overlook the lyrical merits of Snoop Dogg. For 25 years, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. has given Hip-Hop Heads different looks within one of the genre's most sprawling and versatile catalogs.... Read more

Vic Mensa Holds Nothing Back On His New Single. The Autobiography Is Personal (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back and... Read more

Rock Star: Pharrell’s Childhood Story To Be Adapted Into Major Film Musical

Long before he donned some pretty memorable accessories, Pharrell Williams wore many hats. Fifteen years ago, emerging from hit-production duo The Neptunes, the Virginia Beach native built a full-on Rock force with N*E*R*D, he established his Star Trak label (which was hard at work with The Clipse, Fam-Lay, and Roscoe... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: The Neptunes vs. Just Blaze. 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

Pharrell & Ellen Aren’t Runnin’ From Homophobia. They Tackle It Head On. (Video)

This morning (January 5), Pharrell Williams appeared on Ellen. The Neptunes/N*E*R*D co-founder was not joined by "Runnin'" collaborator Kim Burrell, as originally planned. Earlier this week, the Grammy-nominated Gospel/Christian singer was cancelled from appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' show, following her sermon at Love and Liberty Fellowship Church International. After those... Read more

15 Years Ago, Mystikal Told Us To Bounce Back Up When Knocked Down (Video)

Fifteen years ago this Sunday (December 18), New Orleans, Louisiana native Mystikal dropped Tarantula, his fifth and final studio album to date. Its lead single, “Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against The Wall),” is like an early-2000s time capsule, from Mystikal’s erratic flow to the track’s bouncy Neptunes beat. It was... Read more

Snoop Dogg Is Finally Being Recognized For The Hip-Hop Legend He Is

In April of 1992, Snoop Dogg burst onto the Rap scene thanks to the title single from the Deep Cover soundtrack. The Long Beach, California MC with the smooth flow, seemingly effortless delivery, and calm demeanor in tight circumstances became an instant sensation. After playing a crucial role on Dr. Dre's... Read more

Pusha T Has Written Vicious Verses…And An Iconic Fast Food Jingle (Video)

Pusha T's catalog of hits includes "Grindin'," "Mercy," and "Runaway." The Virginia Beach, Virginia MC has a discography that spans more than 15 years. However, the same week he released the highly-anticipated single "Drug Dealers Anonymous" from his sophomore studio album, King Push, a new revelation was made surrounding his... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city vs. Clipse’s Lord Willin’. 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

Finding The GOAT Album: Clipse’s Lord Willin’ vs. T.I.’s Paper Trail. 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

Pharrell Shows That Freedom Is The Key To Universal Happiness (Video)

Pharrell makes statement records. Following the infectious commercial success of "Happy" through some difficult times socially, politically, and economically across the globe, the Star Trak explorer (now plugged into I Am Other) launches "Freedom." The song is built around rich instrumentation, and a strong piano. Skateboard P's vocal delivery transcends... Read more

Puff Daddy & Pharrell Get Loose on the Latest Bad Boy Release (Audio)

Over the last 20 years, there are few hitmakers who have impacted the sound of Hip-Hop music more than Puff Daddy and Pharrell. With collaborations like Busta Rhymes' "Pass the Courvoisier," and countless solo contributions, their combined hit list is unrivaled. After taking the stage together at last night's BET... Read more

Do Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Have Another Hit? Leave It To The Pros (Audio)

Snoop Dogg is the comeback master. Whether his albums are experimental or returns to early form, Tha Doggfather is able to always please enough masses in certain moments to reclaim the high-ranking post he's had in Hip-Hop and music for more than 23 years. BUSH (May 12) follows what may... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Uncle Charlie Wilson Revive The Funk With Retro Pharrell (Video)

Snoop Dogg & Pharrell have BUSH planned for May 12. First single "Peaches N Cream" shows that this is a major progression from Tha Doggfathers 2000s-era comeback with Skateboard P. However, Snoop uses a driving bassline and a song rooted in raw attraction to take dead aim on the dance-floor.... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Snoop Dogg vs. Guru…Who You Got

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, 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... Read more

Pharrell & Robin Thicke Ordered To ‘Give It Up’ To Marvin Gaye Estate

There are "blurred lines" in regards to the adage that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." A court has now found that Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I.'s 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" was too closely related to the 1977 Disco hit "Got To Give It Up," by Marvin Gaye. Per... Read more

Snoop Dogg Signs With Pharrell, Again, For An Album Called…Bush

UPDATE: Following October 2014's news that Snoop and Pharrell were back in business together (read below), some details have emerged on the forthcoming album. To be titled Bush, is due in March, 2015. Snoop reportedly confirmed this last night (January 7) at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Snoop Dogg vs. MJG…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in 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... Read more

Pharrell’s Happy Is The Best Selling Song On iTunes In 2014

Released in November of 2013, Pharrell's "Happy," the lead-single from his sophomore album, G I R L, takes the honors of being iTunes' best-selling song of 2014, per a XXL report. Written and produced by Pharrell, the I Am Other launchpad also took top-steaming honors for '14 on the Spotify platform.... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Pusha T vs. Joell Ortiz…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

Stevie Wonder, Pharrell & Sam Smith Cover A Beach Boys Classic (Video)

The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" is one of the most heartfelt Pop songs of the last 50 years. So much so that Statik Selektah wove in elements in his jut-grabbing collaboration from De La Soul's Posdnuos and UGK's Bun B. Stevie Wonder, a true Beach Boys contemporary who joined... Read more

Pharrell Embraces The Autumn With A Gust Of Wind (Video)

Pharrell's bigger-than-life presentation of G I R L continues with "Gust Of Wind." The latest single from the blockbuster album includes autumnal nymphs, choreography—and you guessed it, another leather full-brimmed hat in the visual. This LP anticipates year-round play... Related: T.I. and Pharrell Say Don’t Do Business Until Your Paperwork... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Have An Unreleased Song. Here’s a Snippet (Video)

Sometimes unreleased music deserves to be unreleased. Following Snoop Dogg's high-profile exodus from Death Row Records in 1998, the label released more than a few packaged albums that—while they had their moments—weren't up to snuff with Tha Doggfather and Doggystyle. These days, it appears that the S-N-double O-P might be... Read more

The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo Remixes A Bouncy New Joint From Little Dragon (Audio)

Swedish band Little Dragon have been on Heads' radar for some time. If the four albums made by the Electronic/Rock outfit haven't stood on their own, Yukimi Nagano's vocals (with the band's thumping basslines) have been heard alongside Big Boi in videos since before even Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors,... Read more

Mary J. Blige Links With Some Smooth Pharrell Production For A Jam About Missed Connections (Audio)

Everybody's had those missed connections. Since before the days of Craigslist, there have been those fatalistic encounters with others that pass all too quickly, without contact information exchanged. For the Think Like A Man Too Soundtrack, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell Williams recount experiences in a song called "See That... Read more

Pharrell’s Apollo Concert Is Available In Full Stream & Directed By Spike Lee (Video)

American Express's #AmexUNSTAGED is an incredibly dope concert series pairing innovative, chart-topping artists with exciting musical halls and cinematic visionaries for a very public, unedited, concert in full. After doing The Roots & John Legend's Amex-backed show some years back, iconic filmmaker Spike Lee hops on to show the light... Read more

Does Pharrell Have His Next Crossover Hit With Major Lazer In The Graffiti-Inspired Aerosol Can? (Video)

As Diplo continues to amass Hip-Hop production credits with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Wale, and Yelawolf, Diplo's Mad Decent Records artists continue to gain recognition. One of the stars on the label is Major Lazer, the trio of Jillionaire, Walshy Fire and Diplo has made noise working with Snoop,... Read more

No Malice Puts Clipse Fans’ Hopes To Bed. “Being Very Clear” (Video)

Like all great groups (Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan), The Clipse are currently sending some mixed messages in regards to their status. Both Pusha T and No Malice released studio albums in 2013, with very different sounds and messages. Push appeared on Mal's Hear Ye Him, which went... Read more

DJ Cassidy Goes From A-List Party Rocker To Song-Maker In Robin Thicke & Jessie J Visual (Video)

Part of the Roc Nation Management arm, DJ Cassidy's unique ear for playing sophisticated records that can get celebrities to let their guard down has made him a top entity for events and gatherings. Like many DJs, that ear for talent has led Cass to try an' hit the studio... Read more

Pharrell Unveils GIRL Tracklist, The Guests May Surprise You, Or Maybe Not

Pharrell dropped a cinderblock on the month of March this week, when he announced his sophomore solo album, G I R L, with just over two weeks until release date. The Neptune with the 400-gallon hat repped hard in 2013, and at the Grammy Awards in conjunction with the year.... Read more

Pharrell Is The Latest Household Name To Go The Surprise Album Route (Video)

As he's done many times before, with many different sounds and styles, Pharrell Williams really hit his stride in 2013. From work with Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, and Nelly, you couldn't seem to listen to a radio spot (on any station) without hearing The Neptunes' front-man. Well, outside... Read more

Did You Know Snoop is 0-16 at the Grammys? Pharrell Explains Why He Shouldn’t Care (Video)

GGN TV has really got something. Presumably during the Grammy Awards weekend, Pharrell Williams stopped by to kick it with Snoop Dogg. The longtime friends and collaborators trade compliments on their timeless music, and devoted care for the craft. During the discussion, Snoop reveals that he's never won a Grammy... Read more

Pusha T’s Sessions With The Neptunes Is Actually A Reunion For The Clipse?

Late last week, AFH reported that Pusha T was back in the lab with his mentors Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. As The Neptunes, P and Chad had been working with Pusha Ton since the late '90s, during The Clipse's first (shelved) LP. Well, Karen Civil, a woman in the... Read more