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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

Dres, Ras Kass, ONYX & More Bring Great ’90s Rap Back (Audio)

The Snowgoons are gifted in helping veteran Hip-Hop artists find new dimension in their catalogs. That is precisely why M.O.P., Parrish "PMD" Smith, ONYX, Reef The Lost Cauze and others have trusted the German quarter with major albums in their respective discographies. On their own, Det Gunner, Sicknature, DJ Illegal,... Read more

Samuel Jackson Joins KRS-One, Talib Kweli & More In The Fight Against Police Violence (Audio)

"All you celebrities out there, here's a chance to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing that we ain't going to stop till people are free." Those are the words of esteemed actor Samuel L. Jackson, as he opens the deeply powerful "I Can't Breathe," featuring Mad... 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

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

50 Cent Taught Everybody How To Rob MCs 15 Years Ago This Week

Months after 50 Cent survived getting shot nine times in his own front yard, the Southside, Queens rapper released one of the decades most memorable diss tracks with the Trackmasters-produced cut, "How To Rob." Fif released the single 15 years ago yesterday (August 10). The jux-meets-jokes record, which was featured most... 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

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 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

Oh No – Whoop Ass ft Sticky Fingaz

When's the last time you hear a new verse from Sticky Fingaz??? Oh No (Madlib's younger brother) got a tight verse from the Onyx alum on his new song Whoop Ass. On top of that, the track is built on samples from the old Dolemite movies. Hotness. Check it out... Read more