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DJ Premier Details The Secret Battle Of The Beats He Had With RZA (Video)

Who is Hip-Hop's greatest producer of all-time? It's a question that has generated endless debate, over the years. In 2017, Ambrosia For Heads hosted a discussion among millions of readers, and let them decide by voting in an NCAA-style round robin tournament. DJ Premier emerged the victor in a 32-contender... Read more

It’s Vince Staples’ Show But Ray J Steals This Episode (Video)

Vince Staples has shown time and time again that he makes his own rules. Although he is from Long Beach and aware of the rich tradition of Southern California Rap artists, the MC is much more interested in blazing his own path rather than carrying on tradition. In fact, in... Read more

Jadakiss Says He’s The Most Underrated MC On A Song That Reminds Who He Is

Jadakiss has been unusually quiet in 2019. Save for some high profile features, the typically prolific LOX MC has been completely off the grid. In April, however, during an interview with Joe Budden, Jada indicated the year would not conclude without him putting his mark on it. During that conversation,... Read more

DZA, Benny & Pete Rock Are Releasing An EP. Here’s The 1st Song & Tracklist (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads 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... Read more

A New Jack City Remake Is Reportedly In The Works. Is It Time For Change?

Among the canon of Hip-Hop lifestyle films, few have had the impact and longevity of New Jack City. The 1991 Warner Bros movie, which was written by Thomas Lee Wright and Barry Michael Cooper, ushered in a new era of cinematic storytelling that not only brought to life the narratives... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Repeatedly Flirts With Funkmaster Flex In An Insane Freestyle

From the inception of his career, Tyler, The Creator has been nothing, if not controversial. The enigmatic and charismatic leader of the Odd Future collective has relished in stirring people up, whether it be through outlandishly homophobic jokes or references to being the son of the devil. Though his first... Read more

Common Kicks An Incredible Off The Top Freestyle For 5 Minutes (Video)

Common has been rapping about his love for Hip-Hop for 25 years. While his 1994 song "I Used To Love H.E.R." was a clever metaphor, it was not a gimmick. Comm' Sense truly has love for the culture. His love has been on display in the 4 odes he's made... Read more

Here’s Some New Heat From Roc Marciano & His New EP (Audio)

Roc Marciano has dropped an EP of never before released rarities, through Marci Enterprises/Fat Beats Records. The Prequel, available exclusively on red vinyl, features production from Roc Marci as well as Just Blaze. New single, "Not One," sounds like New York in the Summertime, with the Hempstead Long Islander bringing... Read more

Common Premieres A J Dilla-Produced Song About The State Of Hip-Hop In 2019

Since the release of his 1994 song "I Used To Love H.E.R.," Common has had a complex and well-documented relationship with Hip-Hop. At first listen, the song played like Common Sense's ode to a woman with whom he'd had a life long affair, which was a love-hate relationship. At the... Read more

Common Opens Up About Being Abused As A Child To Help Others Heal (Video)

From the outside looking in, Lonnie Rashid Lynn (professionally known as Common), has led a charmed life. The Chicago artist, who got his start in entertainment as a rapper, added acting to his repertoire and, over the course of his career, has won an Oscar, an Emmy and multiple Grammy... Read more

Bun B & His Wife Give A Detailed Account Of The Shootout In Their Home (Video)

Last week, the Hip-Hop community was stunned when reports surfaced that Bun B had been involved in a shootout in his home. A masked intruder had entered the UGK MC's house, held his wife Queenie at gunpoint, and attempted to steal his car. Now, a week later, Bun, Queenie and... Read more

The Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Has Been Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer (Video)

On June 19, 1991, the Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill was shot in the head, in the midst of an argument with his girlfriend. Miraculously, Bill survived the incident but it left him with only one functioning eye, an injury which was graphically depicted on the cover of the Geto Boys'... Read more

Erick Sermon, Styles P & AZ Team Up To Save The Rap Game (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads 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... Read more

Will Smith Interviews The Fan Who Made The New Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Film

Last month, a video clip titled Bel-Air took the web and social media by storm. The short film was a trailer, conceived and directed by emerging filmmaker Morgan Cooper, which re-imagined The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as a drama, set in 2019. The video did not focus on lookalikes or... Read more

JAY-Z Celebrates Nipsey Hussle With A Freestyle About Self-Empowerment (Video)

JAY-Z and Nipsey Hussle had a special bond. In many ways, the two men mirrored one another, albeit from different generations and different coasts. Both were entrepreneurs imbued with a hustler's spirit, who used the lessons they learned from the streets, both good and bad, as tools of motivation for... Read more

Ghostface Killah Finally Gets His Turn To C.R.E.A.M. A Wu-Tang Classic (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads 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... Read more

A New Video Shows Why Dwyane Wade’s Legacy Is Bigger Than Basketball

Shortly before the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA Season, Dwyane Wade announced it would be his last. The 6'4" shooting guard from Marquette University began his professional career with the Miami Heat, and after brief sojourns to the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, insured he would end his career with... Read more

Yelawolf Blasts Post Malone As A Cultural Appropriator (Audio)

Over the last several weeks, Yelawolf has been on an absolute tear. In preparation for the release of his new album, TM3 (Trunk Muzik 3), he has been releasing freestyles every week to set the tone. Thus far, he has used them both as vehicles to show his skills are... Read more

21 Savage Has Been Arrested By ICE And Faces Deportation

Atlanta-based artist 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta this morning (February 3), according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While Savage has been closely associated with Atlanta and its dominant music scene, it appears he is actually... Read more

It’s Official. DMX Has Been Released From Prison.

UPDATE: It's official. According to CNN, DMX is once again a free man. After spending a year in prison, Earl Simmons was released from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in Glenville, West Virginia, earlier today. Now that X is free, fans are hopeful that he and Swizz Beatz will finally release... Read more

There Were Some Incredible Freestyles In 2018. Here Are The Year’s Best (Video)

For all the chatter about Mumble Rap taking over, there have been a number of MCs who put on incredible lyrical displays in 2018. Artists like Royce 5'9, Styles P, Pusha-T, Evidence, Benny The Butcher, Jay Rock, Logic and J. Cole released projects packed with punchlines and substantive verses, and... Read more

Eminem Names His Top 12 Rap Diss Songs Of All-Time (Audio)

Despite being a perennial Grammy darling, with 44 nominations and 15 wins, Eminem's 2018 Kamikaze album has no nominations. The LP also was missing from a number of prominent "best album of the year" lists. But, make no mistake, Kamikaze, which became Em's 10th album in a row to reach... Read more

Eminem Returns To His Battle Rap Roots With The Year’s Best Freestyle (Video)

Apparently, December is the month in which Hip-Hop's most elite MCs seek to leave their mark. Last year, Black Thought nearly broke the internet with his 10-minute long Funkmaster Flex freestyle. This year, it's Eminem's turn. After a 2017 in which many saw Eminem as faltering with the release of... Read more

Method Man’s New Verse Is A Quick Reminder That He’s Still A Microphone Killah

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

Black Thought & Roc Marciano Spit Rhymes Hard Enough To Cut Diamonds (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

Eminem Has Just Released A Surprise Album To Silence His Critics. Listen Here (Audio)

When Eminem released his Revival album last December, the project was met with tepid reception from critics and fans alike. Em had set the bar exceedingly high, even for him, after a BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher in early October that nearly broke the internet, and dominated world news cycles... Read more

Kanye West Apologizes For His Slavery Comments & Breaks Down In Tears (Video)

For well over a decade, Kanye West has been one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture. From stating on live TV that then President George W. Bush did not care about Black people, to storming the stage at the 2009 VMAs in protest of Taylor Swift, Kanye has... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Discusses His Upcoming Role On Power & How It Came To Be (Video)

Earlier this week, 50 Cent and Courtney A. Kemp, the producers of Starz's hit show Power, announced that Kendrick Lamar would be joining this week's episode. While Kendrick has starred in a number of increasingly cinematic music videos, this believed to be his first acting role in a TV series... Read more

Drake Shows He’s Not Too Big To Step In The Booth & Rip A Freestyle (Video)

Over the last few weeks, Drake has firmly established that not only is he the biggest MC in Hip-Hop, he is the biggest artist in the world. With the release of his Scorpion album, the Toronto rapper, singer and actor has yielded some staggering results. His first week sales number... Read more

Wu-Tang Is For The Children…And Now It’s For The Climate Too (Video)

"When it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children." Back in 1998, Ol' Dirty Bastard stormed the stage during the Grammy Awards and interrupted the acceptance speech for Song Of The Year with those words. Since then, the phrase "Wu-Tang is for the children"... Read more

Rakim Shows He’s Still A Super Hero On A New Song For Luke Cage (Video)

Season 2 of Luke Cage premiered yesterday (June 22) and, as with the first season, the show continues to be steeped in Hip-Hop. Written by journalist Cheo Hodari Coker, who cut his teeth writing for VIBE magazine where he did some of the definitive interviews of The Notorious B.I.G., the... Read more

A Suspect Has Been Arrested For The Murder Of XXXTentacion

Three days after the violent murder of XXXTentacion, many are still reeling at the talented artist's death. Now, the Broward County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have a suspect in custody for the shooting. Dedrick D. Williams was arrested Wednesday (June 20) evening and charged with first degree murder,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Accepts His Historic Pulitzer Prize (Video)

Over the last few years, Kendrick Lamar has been on the kind of run enjoyed by few artists of any oeuvre. His album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was hailed as an instant classic and went on to be certified platinum, for over a million copies sold. To Pimp A Butterfly,... Read more

Snoop Gives Brutally Honest Advice To Kanye West About The Women In His Life (Video)

Over the last few weeks, Kanye West has drawn the ire of seemingly everyone, at one time or another. Whether it was due to his ongoing support of Donald Trump, his release of music seemingly designed to troll or outlandish comments about slavery, West's popularity is now at an all-time... Read more

Logic Replaces Eminem & Goes Berserk On A New Remix With Royce 5’9 (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

Kanye West’s New Song Explains Why He’s Wearing This Hat & It’s Not What You Think (Audio)

Maybe Kanye West should run for president. When it comes to dominating a news cycle, West may be the only person in the world who can compete with the person who currently holds that job. Since his return to social media nearly two weeks ago, Kanye has made headlines every... Read more

Kanye West Releases A Song That Proves Anyone Paying Attention To Him Is A Fool (Audio)

For the last week, Kanye West has had the internet on fire in both the best and worst possible ways. Seemingly every day, West has dominated the news cycle, with everything from epic announcements of new music produced by him on the way from Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Nas and... Read more

Rakim Reveals Nas Called Him For Advice Before He Ethered JAY-Z. Here’s What Ra Said (Video)

Recently, a number of MCs have openly rebelled against those that came before them. Lil Yachty said The Notorious B.I.G. was overrated. Young Dolph openly disrespected Pete Rock. And, too many rappers to count have favorably compared themselves to Tupac. But, it wasn't always that way. There was a time... Read more

ANoyd May Rule The World Better Than Nas & Lauryn Did With This Freestyle (Video)

ANoyd might not be a household name yet, but he is one to watch. Closely. The Connecticut-based MC is quickly establishing himself as among the most talented in his generation. Like Kendrick, Cole, Logic and Joey Bada$$, the up and coming artist flexes a more lyrical style than many of... Read more

Rakim Explains Why He Refused To Do A Gangsta Rap Album With Dr. Dre (Video)

When word broke in the early 2000s that Rakim was signed to Aftermath Entertainment, the Hip-Hop world went crazy. The prospect of arguably Hip-Hop's greatest MC working with a GOAT producer, was mind-blowing. At the time, Rakim was seen as an MC who was a celebrated member of a group... Read more

Nicki Minaj Releases A Hard HIP-HOP Track To Show She’s Still The Queen Of Rap (Audio)

It seems highly unlikely that Nicki Minaj's choosing to release her first new music of the year at the end of a week dominated by Cardi B was by coincidence. The two have been intertwined for months, as successful women rappers, featured guests on the same song, and potential combatants... Read more

Newly Released Surveillance Footage Shows Just How Real Safaree’s Robbery Was (Video)

Last week, Safaree Samuels--MC, former Love & Hip-Hop star, and Nicki Minaj's previous beau of 14 years--appeared on The Angie Martinez Show visibly shaken. When asked by Martinez if he was OK, Samuels, fighting tears, revealed that he had been robbed at gunpoint just hours earlier. "A couple hours ago... Read more

Drake Celebrates Talented Women Of All Colors In His Latest Video

Last night (April 6), Drake released "Nice For What," a song that may be the first single from the new album he announced he was finishing, earlier in the week. The New Orleans bounce record features a prominent sped up sample of Lauryn Hill's "Ex Factor," and instantly packs feel... Read more

Drake Flips A Lauryn Hill Classic For A Hot New Song With That X Factor (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

Craig Mack Has Passed Away At The Age Of 47

MARCH 15 UPDATE: The New York Times has confirmed that Craig Mack was 47 years old at the time of his passing. The Colleton County coroner reports that the rapper died of "natural causes." ORIGINAL MARCH 13 STORY: Craig Mack, the artist who, with his single “Flava In Ya Ear,"... Read more

Jordan Peele Is The 1st Black Screenwriter To Win The Oscar For Best Original Screenplay

Just two years after the #OscarsSoWhite movement that blasted Hollywood for a lack of diversity in Academy Award recognition of people of color, the pendulum has swung in a massive way. In theaters, Black Panther continues to make history, leading the box office for the third straight weekend with $65.7... Read more

Kool Keith Shows He Can Still Deliver Critical Beatdowns On A New Dr. Octagon Song (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

PRhyme Return To Rock It With One Of Their Best Tracks Yet (Audio)

For more than two years, listeners have been anticipating the return of PRhyme, the collective of DJ Premier and Royce 5'9. The duo's surprise formation in 2014 led to one of the year's best projects, bringing out the best in both Royce and Preemo, as they mined the sounds of... Read more

MF DOOM & CZARFACE Are Releasing A Joint Album. Here’s The First Song (Audio)

In 2013, Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck joined forces with 7L & Esoteric to form the group, CZARFACE. Since then, the collective has released four albums filled with grimy, no frills underground Hip-Hop. Along the way, they've worked with a who's who of MCs, including Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson,... Read more

Nas Performs With The National Symphony Orchestra & It’s Truly Illmatic (Video)

Over the years, Nas has had many distinctions. He is the namesake of a Harvard fellowship. He was given BET's "I Am Hip Hop Award." His album, Illmatic was chosen to be preserved in Harvard's library. And, just last week, he was given the Spotlight Award from the New York... Read more