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Joyner Lucas & Logic Make Peace To Go To War With Wack MCs (Video)

Two years ago, Logic and Joyner Lucas were engaged in a publicized Rap beef. While both MCs made appearances on Tech N9ne's 2016 song "Sriracha," problems were seemingly lingering at the time. Joyner, during a breakout rise, had been critical of the MC/producer already with two gold albums under his... Read more

Menace II Society Director Allen Hughes Will Make A New Tupac Docuseries

In 2017, director Allen Hughes directed The Defiant Ones. The HBO docuseries traced the lives of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who would make millions (and later billions) together at Death Row Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Beats Music. The N.W.A. co-founder and onetime Chairman of Interscope Records were interviewed, as... Read more

Lil’ Kim & Lil’ Cease Make Peace After 15 Years On Biggie’s Birthday (Video)

In 1995, Junior M.A.F.I.A. released a Top 10-charting debut album in Conspiracy. Executive produced by The Notorious B.I.G. (who vocally participated on more than half of the project), the LP made key introductions from rapping members Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease. Both Brooklyn representatives, Kim and Cease would follow Conspiracy... Read more

Phonte & Rapper Big Pooh Are Making New Little Brother Music

Last September, the three founding members of Little Brother performed a last-minute reunion concert in Durham, North Carolina. In the backdrop of the place where the collective formed, Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder got back together for The Art Of Cool Festival. It was the first show of... Read more

J. Cole & Ty Dolla $ign Cash In With A Modern Spin On A Classic Message (Audio)

J. Cole's collaborative spirit continues. While the platinum MC/producer's albums of the last five years have lacked guests (including last year's Grammy-nominated KOD), the Dreamville founder gives his all to others. That's been true of releases by 21 Savage, 9th Wonder's latest Jamla Records compilation (alongside Rapsody), and the Ville's... Read more

Billionaire Robert Smith Will Pay The Student Loans For An Entire College Class

At today's (May 19) graduation keynote address, 56-year-old billionaire Robert Frederick Smith made a monumental pledge to the 2019 Morehouse University grads in Atlanta, Georgia. The CEO of the San Francisco, California-based Vista Equity Partners told approximately 396 students at the historically Black, all-male college that he wanted to provide... Read more

Oakland, California Declares May 17 To Be Phife Dawg Day

Phife Dawg was a product of Queens, New York who represented for his borough and St. Albans section throughout his 25-plus-year music career. However, the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest also lived other places during his 45 years of life. One place Malik Taylor made his home was Oakland,... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Just Released An EP. Listen Here (Audio)

During the last week, the members of the Wu-Tang Clan have snatched the spotlight. Amid a 25th-anniversary campaign surrounding their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah produced documentary series Wu-Tang: Of Mics And Men. The... Read more

DJ Khaled Releases 1 Of Nipsey Hussle’s Last Songs (Audio)

On March 31, the day of Nipsey Hussle's tragic and untimely passing, Ermias Asghedom had given the music world his grandest statement. The month prior, 2018's Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy Award. While he did not get the trophy for "Best Rap Album," Nip' attended the ceremony in... Read more

Ghostface & RZA Release The 1st Song From The New Wu-Tang EP

Less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Wu-Tang Clan is releasing an EP later this week (May 17), in conjunction with Showtime documentary, Wu-Tang: Of Mics & Men. Heads now get some new music and information from the project released through Mass Appeal (who is also behind the film)... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Are Releasing A New EP This Week

Last Friday (May 10), the Showtime network premiered the four-part Wu-Tang Clan documentary, Wu-Tang: Of Mics & Men. The Mass Appeal film is directed and produced by Sacha Jenkins, with the members of Wu also serving as producers, and covers more than 30 years of history surrounding the nine founding... Read more

Tierra Whack Is Far From It With A Superior Freestyle

North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Tierra Whack made one of 2018's more original and unconventional albums in Whack World. While that independent release was 15 songs at approximately one minute apiece, this lyricist has a reputation for going off the rails with freestyles. Stopping by Tim Westwood's Capital XTRA studios, Tierra's clever... Read more

Jay Electronica Shows The Way To Make A Proper Hip-Hop Verse For A Love Song

Jay Electronica may not be considered a prolific MC in the eyes of many, but he is certainly a versatile one. The New Orleans, Louisiana rapper/producer has a dynamic spectrum of songs in his limited catalog. He makes his first appearance of 2019 on Rosie Lowe's "The Way," and it... Read more

The LOX Have Big Plans For 2019. A New Song Shows They’re Just Getting Started (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

Joey Bada$$ Brings Back Rap City’s Booth With Beast Coast & Big Tigger (Video)

At just 24 years old, Joey Bada$$ has been a purveyor of 1990s and 2000s Rap styles throughout the last decade—even if he was not around to firsthand witness all of it. The Pro Era front-man often represents a Brooklyn not unlike crews such as the Boot Camp Clik and... Read more

Method Man & N.O.R.E. Knock Out Bars Like Drink Champs In Their New Video

Method Man continues to go all in for his 2018 Meth Lab 2: The Lithium compilation campaign. The same week that Wu-Tang Clan gears up for its Of Mics & Men documentary to air on Showtime, Mr. Mef' (who co-produced the Sacha Jenkins-directed work) twists the cap off of his... Read more

Anderson .Paak Helps Flying Lotus’ Sound Soar On A Soulful Collab (Audio)

On 2016's Malibu Anderson .Paak vowed that he was cooling out on doing features. By that point, the versatile singer, MC, producer, and musician had made key cuts with Dr. Dre, TOKiMONSTA, The Game, MED, and Busdriver, among plenty of others. Between Malibu's early '16 drop and the Grammy nomination... Read more

RZA Explains Why He Believes Roc-A-Fella Records Mistreated ODB

This Friday evening (May 10), the documentary, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men will broadcast on Showtime. Veteran music journalist and filmmaker Sacha Jenkins directs the film which retraces the origins involving one of Hip-Hop's greatest groups. The collective of RZA, GZA, Method Man, U-God, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck,... Read more

Dave Chappelle Will Receive Comedy’s Most Prestigious Award

Dave Chappelle has won multiple Grammy and Primetime Emmy Awards during his incredible career as a comedian, actor, and writer. This October, the 45-year-old Washington, D.C. native is slated to collect the most prestigious honor available to a comedian. He will do so just miles from Silver Spring, Maryland, where... Read more

Styles P Has Released A New Album. His Song With Lil Fame Features 2 Pros At Work (Audio)

Today (May 3), Styles P has released his latest album, S.P. The GOAT: Ghost Of All Time. In recent years, the LOX member has haunted fans with an onslaught of freestyles and independent releases themed on his longtime nickname and Rap persona. He also took time for two celebrated collaborative... Read more

J.I.D.’s New Video Is Pure Misery

J.I.D. is inspired by movies. The MC named his mixtape series DiCaprio, which received its latest installment at the close of 2018. The Georgia native and Dreamville artist included a photo of the Titanic and Departed actor as that project's promotional artwork. However, the work eventually released with just an... Read more

The Cast Of In Living Color Reunites To Discuss Changing TV 25 Years Ago (Video)

Next month marks 25 years since In Living Color wrapped its fifth and final season. The FOX sketch comedy series started by Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced two handfuls of household names. The series, which debuted 29 years ago this month, also broke more boundaries in television than even its most... Read more

John Singleton Has Passed Away At The Age Of 51

UPDATE: Moments ago (April 29), the family of John Singleton confirmed that the 51-year-old film and television producer, director, and screenwriter has died. The report comes hours after family members released a statement to TMZ announcing that he would be removed from life support today. A Singleton family rep has... Read more

A New Documentary Explains D’Angelo’s 14-Year Absence From The Music Scene (Video)

Despite being one of the most acclaimed vocalists, musicians, and producers of the last 25 years, D'Angelo has released only three studio albums during his career. The 45-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer born Michael Archer debuted with 1995's Brown Sugar, before 1998's Voodoo, before taking 14 years to follow up with... Read more

The Roc Boys In The Building: JAY-Z & Cam’ron Have Ended Their Beef (Video)

Last night (April 26), JAY-Z performed his "B-Sides 2" concert at New York City's newly-reopened Webster Hall. It was the first time the Manhattan venue hosted a Hip-Hop show since Action Bronson took the stage in the summer of 2017. Following his 2015 rarities set, Jay performed songs from his... Read more

N’Dea Davenport & The Brand New Heavies Reunite For Some Escapism (Audio)

The Brand New Heavies formed in the mid-1980s London club scene. However, it was during the 1990s that the Acid Jazz outfit founded by Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy found its most successful stride. In 1990, Atlanta, Georgia native N'Dea Davenport joined the fold as the group's lead singer. This... Read more

Method Man Tells MCs What Time It Is With 2 Minutes Of BARS (Video)

Method Man is still dedicated to serving product from 2018's Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium. The Wu-Tang Clan MC made a visual to one of the independently-released LP's standout songs, "Two More Mins." Here, the veteran lyricist shows that even with TV shows, film credits, and classic songs under... Read more

John Singleton Is In A Coma After Suffering A Stroke

UPDATE: According to TMZ, director John Singleton remains in treatment more than a week after being hospitalized in California. The acclaimed director suffered a stroke on April 17. Sources now say that Singleton is currently in a coma. The publication obtained documents confirming that members of John's family are seeking... Read more

Bun B Shoots An Armed Masked Man Trying To Rob His Home

For nearly 30 years, Bun B has rapped about the dangers of street life. UGK built a discography of cautionary tales about life in Port Arthur, Texas with songs such as "One Day" and "M*rder" telling it like it is, without compromise. Life intersected with art yesterday. Reportedly, the 46-year-old... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Chops A DJ Premier And Royce 5’9 Sample & Adds Some Boom

In less than 48 hours (April 26), ScHoolboy Q is releasing his fifth album, CrasH Talk. The Grammy-nominated TDE artist had previously dropped two video singles in his LP campaign. Less than six weeks ago, Q led with “Numb Numb Juice." He followed with the Travis Scott-assisted "CHopstix." Now he... Read more

Geoffrey Owens Has Gone From Working At Trader Joe’s To Making Billions

Last August and September, actor Geoffrey Owens became part of the news cycle in an unexpected turn of events. The 58-year-old actor who famously portrayed "Elvin Tibideaux" on The Cosby Show throughout the late 1980s and early '90s was spotted by a customer at a Trader Joe's location in Clifton,... Read more

Lil Dicky Has Gone From Saving Money To Trying To Save Earth (Video)

Today (April 22) is Earth Day. The day of observing environmental awareness was instituted in 1970. It demands greater recognition as our planet continues to suffer from global warming, depletion of resources, deforestation, and many more blows to its health. Lil Dicky is a Rap artist who cares about what... Read more

Nas’ Illmatic Turns 25. This New Mix Reminds Why It Might Be Hip-Hop’s Greatest Album

Twenty-five years ago today (April 19), Nas released the album that future generations will likely use to measure Rap greatness. At the age of 20, Nasir Jones delivered Illmatic, a 10-track coming of age reflection that pulled images from Rotten Apple-era New York City, emphasized dreams of being a Rap... Read more

DJ Quik Recalls Making Tupac’s All Eyez On Me & The Advice Dr. Dre Gave Him (Video)

DJ Quik and Hi-C recently appeared on Los Angeles, California's KDAY radio station. The Compton, California natives who have a long collaborative history spoke to host Romeo about the shows they have been doing together in the Midwest. Quik also praised the upcoming Suga Free album that he worked on.... Read more

Evil Dee Details What Led To The Demise Of Rawkus Records

DJ Evil Dee was a onetime artist at Rawkus Records. In the fall of 1997, he hosted and mixed the first Soundbombing compilation. That release would propel the label launched by Jarret Myer and Brian Brater onto the radars of many. With it, plenty of Hip-Hop Heads got a taste... Read more

Nas & Mary J. Blige On Tour Is All We Need. Here’s The 411.

Nas and Mary J. Blige are embarking on their first ever collaborative tour this summer. Beginning in July, the artists with extensive creative history together will co-headline a North American run with stops in 22 cities between the United States and Canada. Previously, the two New York music veterans who... Read more

Rappers Might Start Going To Jail Because Of Their Lyrics

Rap music is often an art that imitates life. However, there appear to be new legal lines surrounding that freedom of expression. Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Jamal Knox v. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania. That case surrounds Cox, who is a Pittsburgh rapper also... Read more

Erick Sermon, Raekwon & N.O.R.E. Remind MCs They Fathered Their Styles (Audio)

After nearly 18 months of anticipation, Erick Sermon is releasing his eighth solo album later this week. On April 19, The Green-Eyed Bandit will drop Vernia, named after the legendary Brentwood, Long Island MC/producer's late grandmother. Following February's "That Girl," featuring Big K.R.I.T., Erick is unleashing a new single. This... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Announces The Title Of His New Album & It’s Coming Soon (Video)

As expected, ScHoolboy Q confirmed that he is dropping a spring 2019 album. However, Groovy Q provided specific details Monday afternoon (April 15). The TDE/Interscope Records release will be called CrasH Talk, and it arrives on Friday, April 26. With the announcement, Q provided some new music in a trailer.... Read more

This Derrick Rose Video Shows The Raw Emotion Players Feel When Being Traded

In sports, transactions happen every day. In an era of salary caps and free agency, few athletes can stay "franchise players." The business of team sports has changed that, and while some of the greats in past decades wore only uniform their whole career, many contemporary athletes will not even... Read more

Fab 5 Freddy’s Documentary Sets The Record Straight About A Chronic Problem

Fab 5 Freddy has worn many hats in Hip-Hop, in front of and behind the camera. The legendary host, director, producer, historian, and artist has been involved with Wild Style, Yo! MTV Raps, New Jack City, and a host of music videos. Fred Brathwaite's next project explores the modern history... Read more

LL Cool J Is Victorious In Lawsuit Against Rock The Bells Festival

It has been more than five years since the Rock The Bells music festival transpired. 2013's affair ended abruptly, citing poor sales before canceling the East Coast dates. However, starting in 2007, the traveling event was a major showcase for Hip-Hop talent in all facets. Headliners between '07 and '13... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song With André 3000 Is Nothing Short Of Amazing (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

Watch The Livestream Of The Nipsey Hussle Celebration Of Life Memorial

Today (April 11), Nipsey Hussle will be laid to rest in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Less than two weeks ago, on March 31 the 33-year-old born Ermias Davidson Asghedom was fatally shot outside of his Crenshaw District store, The Marathon. Now thousands of family, friends, fans, and other... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Shares Some Positive Energy With Help From Jill Scott (Video)

At the close of 2018, Big K.R.I.T. wrapped up a rather quiet year with five new songs, released in two doses. Entering 2019, Krizzle packaged these and three other new songs as TDT. Like all of the K.R.I.T. releases in the 2010s, this collection continued to permeate the consciousness of... Read more

Cypress Hill Is The 1st Latino Hip-Hop Group On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Just moments ago, it was announced that Cypress Hill is the latest Hip-Hop act headed to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The group formed by B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog (that has since added percussionist Eric Bobo) once made an anthem about what it takes to be a "Superstar."... Read more

Boogie’s Skydive Video Shows The Risks Of Taking A Leap For Love

Three months into 2019, Boogie has the distinction of releasing one of the year's best albums in Rap. January's Everythings For Sale stands tall in the Shady Records catalog for the Long Beach, California native who spent his formative years in the Compton streets that he represents. Notably, Boogie is... Read more

L.A. Gangs Have Called A Historic Truce To Honor Nipsey Hussle (Video)

Less than one week after the March 31 passing of Nipsey Hussle, many communities are still recovering from the sudden tragedy. In addition to mourning the slain artist, activist, and entrepeneur, many people are taking action too. Yesterday (April 5), a vigil and peace treaty was held by street leaders,... Read more

Kxng Crooked Discusses The Times Hip-Hop Tried To Cancel Eminem & Defends Him

Kxng Crooked is having a very busy year. He has brought back his Hip Hop Weekly series and has vowed to feed his fans with at least one song per week for 2019. Additionally, the MC also known as Crooked I has rebranded a group including his younger brother. Involving some... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song Is Co-Produced By Alchemist & Features Smokey Robinson

In a little over a week, Anderson .Paak will release his second album in six months. April 12's Ventura promises to live in a different musical zip code than late 2018's Oxnard. Andy has made an impression in Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Electronic, Rock & Roll, and more. Within, he... Read more