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RZA Wrecks A Party. He Freestyles Into Headphones & Scratches (Video)

In the last year, Wu-Tang Clan released an album whereby RZA handed the production reigns to DJ Mathematics. The Abbott executive produced, but the longtime leader of the Wu appears focused on his Hollywood career more than plugging out beats on the ASR-10 in his studios. However, do not get... Read more

The Roots’ SXSW Concert Cancels After Bomb Threat. A Suspect Is In Custody.

Saturday night (March 17), Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop band The Roots were scheduled to headline a South By Southwest concert. Black Thought, Questlove, and their group-mates had announced "The Roots & Friends" at Austin, Texas' Fair Market. The concert planned to feature Roots' jam session performances with Ludacris, Rapsody & 9th... Read more

The G-Funk Documentary Pulls Warren G From The Background & Makes Him The Pioneer (Video)

For nearly 25 years, Warren G has been a powerful force within Hip-Hop. A multi-platinum MC, a hit producer, and an accomplished DJ, Warren Griffin joined his 213 band-mates (Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg) and Daz Dillinger in putting Long Beach, California on the Hip-Hop map. While Warren's first three... Read more

KXNG Crooked, Elzhi, Rapsody, Nick Grant & More Will Take The AFH Stage At SXSW

On Wednesday, March 15, Ambrosia for Heads will be cohosting its first official showcase at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. The Ambrosia For Heads x My Executive Room Showcase will feature headlining appearances from Kxng Crooked, Elzhi, Rapsody, 9th Wonder and Nick Grant. The event will... Read more

DOOM & Jay Electronica’s Collaboration Surfaces From 2 Of Rap’s Most Elusive MCs

For more than 25 years, DOOM (a/k/a MF DOOM) has been one of Hip-Hop's hardest MCs to pin down. The British-born lyricist has historically swapped out names, reinvented himself with a masked face, and retreated to tropical islands for years on end. However, when the Operation Doomsday creator makes an... Read more

BJ the Chicago Kid Sings His Way Through His Musical Influences (Video)

Steadily rising as one of this generation's most gifted Soul artists, BJ the Chicago Kid has come a long way since his appearance on Kendrick Lamar's debut album, 2011's Section.80. The singer-songwriter released In My Mind in February, following up his 2012 full-length debut Pineapple Now-Laters and with it came... Read more

In 2016, Public Enemy Still Brings The Noise Like Few Others Can (Video)

No doubt some of the greatest recording artists of all time, the members of Public Enemy are also serious contenders when it comes to high-energy and memorable live performances. Known for including thought-provoking visuals and often incorporating live bands into their sets, the Long Island, New York legends continue to put... Read more

Witness The Talent Dr. Dre Saw In Anderson .Paak, As He Lights Up The Stage In A Full Concert (Video)

Anderson .Paak's rise in 2015 was nothing less than meteoric. The singer/songwriter/rapper/musician worked with DJ Premier, 9th Wonder and a host of others, and was the cornerstone of Dr. Dre's Compton album, participating on nearly half of the LP's songs. He also released The Anderson .Paak EP, with Blended Babies,... Read more

J. Prince & Bun B Discuss Rap-A-Lot Records Ties To Death Row & Beyonce (Video)

2016 marks 30 years since James "J." Prince launched Rap-A-Lot Records. The Houston, Texas-based independent label would go on to achieve #1 albums, numerous platinum plaques, and a hand in the careers of artists ranging from Scarface to Drake, Tha Outlawz to Trae Tha Truth. The label's founder is notoriously... Read more

Wyclef Jean Freestyles Off The Top Of The Head…In 5 Different Languages (Video)

As one third of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean is one of the most successful artists in Hip-Hop. In his solo career and with the group, Jean has sold tens of millions of albums and garnered numerous Grammy Awards. He is also among Hip-Hop's elite in talent, with his ability to... Read more

DOOM Performs An Alternate Version Of His JJ DOOM Single At SXSW 2016 (Video)

DOOM was a showcase headliner at last week's 2016 South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. There, the reclusive MC/producer did not appear in the flesh, but through video display. As part of a DOOMStarks (DOOM & Ghostface Killah) set March 17 at Elmo's, DOOM unveiled an alternate version... Read more

Nas Plays A New J Dilla Collabo, Produced By Madlib (Video)

In October of 2014, Nas began a public pursuit of bringing recognition to the music of J Dilla. During a Mass Appeal Records release party for Run The Jewels' second album, the investor in the label shared his take on a Dilla "donut" beat. The track would be called "The... Read more

Ghostface Killah Keeps O.D.B.’s Raw Spirit Alive In His Stage Show (Video)

Last night (March 17), Wu-Tang Clan co-founder Ghostface Killah performed live in Austin, Texas as part of 2016 South By Southwest. There, Ambrosia For Heads captured the Staten Island, New York veteran MC paying tribute to his late band-mate with a performance of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya." G.F.K. teamed with the... Read more

Forget Presidential Candidates. Are Our Computers Also Racist and Sexist? (Audio)

Austin, Texas is currently the place to be for music industry insiders, with a whole host of artists performing across a spectrum of genres. However, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is not just a place to get put up on the next hottest artist; it's also a well-established platform... Read more

Rap-A-Lot’s J. Prince & Bun B Will Hold A 2016 South By Southwest Keynote Conversation

Thirty years ago, James "J" Prince founded Houston, Texas-based Rap-A-Lot Records. Ever since, the independent label has played a heavy hand in the careers of Scarface and the Geto Boys, Bun B, Devin The Dude, Do Or Die, Pimp C, Trae Tha Truth, 5th Ward Boyz, Facemob, Seagram, Mike Dean,... Read more

Chuck D Gives a True Music History Lesson in His Conversation with Nardwuar (Video)

When it comes to conducting interviews, Nardwuar is a crate-digger, literally and figuratively. When he got his shot to interview Public Enemy's Chuck D, courtesy of Brother Ali and Z-Trip, the Canadian journalist took full advantage. As is often the case with Nardwuar interviews, he drove the discussion by going... Read more

Are Method Man & Redman Still The Jewels Of Def Jam? Check Out Their South By Southwest Showcase (Video)

Redman released his first LP (Whut? Thee Album) on Def Jam Records 22 years ago. With Method Man's own Tical debut blessing "the house that Russell and Rick built" 20 years ago this November, the Def Squad/Wu-Tang Clan connection are the elder statesmen of the imprint no longer owned by... Read more

Souls of Mischief Freestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Here's another freestyle from the SXSW edition of Sway in the Morning. This time the rhymes are courtesy of Souls of Mischief. Check out the video. Related: Oh No – Controlled Riots ft Souls of Mischief (Audio)... Read more

A Tribe Called Quest & Prince Perform at SXSW 2013 (Video)

What do these artists have in common? Two things: 1. they are some of the most transcendent artists in music, and 2. they shared the same stage at SXSW last night... Check out the videos of Tribe performing "Can I Kick It" and Prince performing bits of "Something in the... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Performs at SXSW 2013 (Video)

Here's another jewel from this year's SXSW festival. You can watch a high quality version of Big K.R.I.T.'s entire set at Def Jam's showcase below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. – R.E.M. (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft Jay-Z (Preview)

The annual music smorgasbord known as SXSW is in full effect until Sunday. No doubt, there will be countless gems from the festival that we will be posting on the daily. First up? A video of Young Guru playing a remix of Kendrick Lamar's "B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe" featuring... Read more

Raekwon – Shimmy Shimmy Ya + C.R.E.A.M. Live (Video)

Raekwon paid homage to his fallen brother ODB by performing Shimmy Shimmy Ya at SXSW. Check out video of that performance as well as C.R.E.A.M. below. Related: GZA performs Shimmy Shimmy Ya at SXSW (Video) http://vimeo.com/40099792... Read more

Here’s an in-depth interview of Nas that was done by Peter Rosenberg at SXSW. Nas talks about his favorite MCs, speaking with Michael Jackson, working with Damien Marley and more (Video)

Peter Rosenberg has a dope series called Noisemakers where he sits down with hip-hop legends and has an in-depth conversation with them about their entire career. He's done this with Diddy, ?uestlove, Bun B and more. His latest convo was with Nas and they spoke about everything from working with... Read more

Kendrick Lamar performs Hol’ Up at SXSW (Video)

Here's a really well shot video of Kendrick Lamar performing Hol' Up at SXSW. It gives a great view of the monster energy K. Dot brings to the stage when he performs live. Check it out below. Props to Cam Be for the production. Previously: Kendrick Lamar - Cartoons &... Read more

Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy and Sir Michael Rocks (The Jets) perfrom at SXSW 2012 (Video)

The hip-hop OGs weren't the only ones doing it at SXSW. The young guns got it in too. Here are 2 videos of The Jets crew performing. The first is Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Sir Michael Rocks doing First Place and the second is Trademark Da Skydiver &... Read more

Nas performs The Don live at SXSW (Video)

Here's some more footage from Nas' Illmatic concert at SXSW. After doing the entire album, he performed his new single The Don live for the first time. Check out the video below. Previously: Nas performs NY State of Mind and Life's A Bitch with AZ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS1DlKjdgRg... Read more

Nas performs New York State of Mind and Life’s A Bitch ft AZ at SXSW 2012 (Video)

Nas had an EPIC performance at SXSW last night. He performed Illmatic in its entirety and had not one but 2 DJs on the 1s and 2s. Those two DJs happened to be none other than Pete Rock and DJ Premier, who battled beat for beat mid-way through the show.... Read more

GZA pays tribute to ODB at SXSW by performing Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Video)

GZA tore down his showcase at SXSW. He performed with a full band that included drums, keys, guitar and a full horn section, and ripped through a set that included Liquid Swords, Shadowboxin' (he did his and Method Man's verse) and several other solo and Wu-Tang Clan classics. As part... Read more

Slaughterhouse, 50 Cent and Eminem perform at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at SXSW (Video)

Shady 2.0 took SXSW by storm last night. Slaughterhouse, 50 Cent and even Eminem put in work. The only person missing was Yelawolf. Below are videos of the full shows for both Slaughterhouse and 50 Cent (where he performed all of Get Rich Or Die Tryin,' accompanied by a full... Read more

Nas discusses the inspiration behind One Love (Video)

SXSW kicked off the music portion of the festival with Jay-Z (click here to see the full concert) and it's ending with Nas. On Saturday, Nas will perform all of his classic Illmatic album in its entirety. Here's a video of him discussing the story behind Halftime from Illmatic. Check... Read more

Jay-Z to perform at SXSW and Stream Show on YouTube (Video)

Just in...Jay-Z has confirmed he will be performing at SXSW again this year. The show will be live streamed on YouTube so everyone can check it out. Here's a video trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8kqtItPUI... Read more

Check out this new mini-documentary on Bun B. It features some good interview and performance footage from the Trill O.G. Both the sound and video quality are stellar.

It's not often you get to hear Bun B do some of his best cuts with a live band. Here's the doc (5 parts--courtesy of Noisey): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5... Read more

Here’s an incredibly entertaining interview with Big K.R.I.T.

Nardwuar, the interviewer, is a character, but dude is amazingly well-researched.  You can see the respect for each question on K.R.I.T.'s face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93zbaLjsLh0&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Jewels just continue to drop from SXSW. Check out this video of Black Milk performing with a full band.

Both the sound and video are professionally done, and gives you a great sense of what it was all about last week. http://vimeo.com/21305178... Read more

DJ Quik rocked the house at SXSW last week. Here’s a good interview about his upcoming album, Book of David.

The album drops on 4/20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCGZZBQQ-s&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you're not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades.  It is now the world's biggest music conference.  It has traditionally catered to indie rock but over the last few... Read more

Here’s a double dose of new Kanye West. Check out the remix to All of the Lights and the promo video for Kanye’s appearance at SXSW.

The All of the Light remix features Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake and the visual is a mix up of some of Kanye's best tracks.  Here's the video and you can listen to and download the track below: http://vimeo.com/20948755 Click here to download.... Read more