A New Phife Dawg Album Is Coming In 2021

This week, Ambrosia For Heads recorded what is likely the final What’s The Headline episode of the year. In the season 2 finale, we react to some of the LPs that our readers told us we missed after our “Best Albums List” for 2020. Additionally, we discuss next month’s 63rd Grammy Awards, including a “Best Rap Album” category that will absolutely yield a first-time winner. Those same Grammys are giving a Lifetime Achievement Award to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, nearly 40 years after “The Message.” What’s The Headline discusses why the gesture is meaningful but bittersweet, as it applies to Hip-Hop pioneers and innovators who never received Grammy gold before. That same sentiment holds for the upcoming Olympic event debut of breakin’ as a sport.

This episode also discusses the upcoming sophomore album from Phife Dawg. Released posthumously, the LP is now being handled by A Tribe Called Quest. According to reports, the Ventilation LP follow-up will reportedly feature a Phife collaboration with Redman and Busta Rhymes. We also discuss new music by Conway The Machine, Murs & DJ Fresh, Madlib, and Eminem, among others.

Consequence Takes A Tour Of Queens In The Video For His Last Phife Dawg Collaboration

Heads can catch other recent AFH What’s The Headline interviews with Statik Selektah, Lyric Jones, The LOX, MC Eiht, Mobb Deep’s Havoc, Duckwrth, Lord Finesse, and Prince Paul & Don Newkirk. All episodes of the show are available wherever you stream your pods.

Here Is What Else Is Happening Of Note:

Lil Wayne reportedly sells his publishing, including songs by Young Money’s Drake and Nicki Minaj, to Universal for $100 million. (Rap Up)

Eminem releases Music To Be Murdered By (Side B), a 16-song supplement to his early 2020 album. It includes contributions from DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, and Ty Dolla $ign.

A DJ Screw biopic is in development with Sony Pictures (BET)

MF DOOM, Flying Lotus, and Thundercat team for “Lunch Break,” a seven-years-later addition to Grand Theft Auto. (Stereogum)

Pharrell Williams details his age-defying skincare routine with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN (Drink Champs)

#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads’ official playlist, featuring new music AZ, Tobe Nwigwe, Royce 5’9, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Ill Bill, Nana, Cordae, Lyric Jones, Nas, Oddisee, Boldy James, Benny The Butcher, 2 Chainz, REASON, Jack Harlow, MC Eiht, The LOX, and others.