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Eddie Murphy Is Starring In & Producing Beverly Hills Cop 4

As a sequel to Coming To America is currently being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, Eddie Murphy confirms that he's reprising another role from his 1980s string of blockbuster movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy is producing and starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4 in a partnership between Netflix and... Read more

Black Thought Is Teaching A Free Master Class On How To Be An MC

Black Thought is revered as one of Hip-Hop's great MCs. For years, the South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representative shied from the spotlight, apart from his music and some acting. However, now Tariq Trotter is educating others how to excel at the craft. The Roots' front-man is leading Carnegie Hall's first-ever Master... Read more

Ab-Soul Releases A New Verse For A Good Reason (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 its ever been. Not only are we able to... Read more

The Game & Anderson .Paak’s Collaboration Is A New Westside Story (Video)

At the top of this month, The Game released a new single from what is billed to be his final album. Jayceon Taylor maintains the longstanding, bubbling chemistry with Anderson .Paak on "Stainless," which arrives ahead of November 29's Born 2 Rap. The lyrics to "Stainless" celebrate Game's career as... Read more

Colin Kaepernick Is Working Out For NFL Teams This Weekend

Colin Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since the 2016 preseason. In the nearly three years since the then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a snap, he has presumably won millions from the NFL in a settlement following a 2017 grievance filed surrounding collusion among franchise owners. Through representatives,... Read more

Scarface’s Political Agenda Is Just Like His Music: Revolutionary (Video)

Scarface is the latest guest on The Connect Podcast. Hosted by fellow Houston, Texas native and longtime 'Face collaborator Slim Thug, as well as O.G. Chi, Rico, and DJ Young Samm, the H-Town cast interviewed Brad Jordan at length. The interview was filmed as the legendary MC-turned-politician advanced one step... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Tupac Affiliate Bad Azz Has Passed Away At The Age Of 43

Long Beach, California representative Bad Azz has died, according to multiple sources including Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kxng Crooked. The 43-year-old MC born Jamarr Antonio Stamps was heard on albums including Makaveli's Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz, and Christmas On Death Row. After... Read more

Drake Cuts Surprise Concert Short After Being Booed At Camp Flog Gnaw (Video)

Last night (November 10), Drake was a surprise guest at Tyler, The Creator and OFWGKTA's fifth-annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. The two-day Los Angeles, California music festival included headlining performances by Tyler, The Internet, YG, and Solange, among others. Sunday night's lineup featured question marks, leading to lots of speculation.... Read more

KRS-One Is Back In The Studio & He’s Inviting Fans To Join Him (Video)

KRS-One is currently recording a mixtape in the studio. Since mid-2018, photos have suggested that Kris Parker has reunited in the lab with Dr. Dre, among others. However, as the world waits to see if KRS' The World Is MIND follow-up will feature some Andre Young sounds, Blastmasta' lets fans... Read more

Ice Cube Says Hollywood Let John Witherspoon Down, In A Powerful Tribute

Late last month, comedian and actor John Witherspoon passed away at the age of 77. The man affectionately known as "Pops" had a career that dated back to the 1970s. After working with Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, and David Letterman on stage and screen, Witherspoon (born John Weatherspoon) experienced a... Read more

Talib Kweli Says The New Black Star Album With Madlib Is Done

Nearly two years ago, Yasiin Bey spilled the beans that Black Star was at work on a sophomore album. In February of 2018, the artist formerly known as Mos Def told Colorado audiences that he and Talib Kweli were working on an album with Madlib. “New Black Star with Madlib, Talib... Read more

Reason Is Not Your Same Ol’ Rapper. He Continues To Show He’s Built To Last (Audio)

Reason was one of the best new artists of 2018. For those paying attention to online mixtapes, the Carson, California MC had been making noise during the mid-2010s. However, when he stepped forth with "The Soul" and word that he'd joined Top Dawg Entertainment, it was an entrance worthy of... Read more

A 20-Year-Old Hears Mobb Deep For The 1st Time & It Brings Him To Tears (Video)

Kvng Guap is 20 years old. Like many folks of that age, he may not have been regularly exposed to some of the Rap music released before his birth. Guap has a video account that includes first-watch reactions to some of the artists, groups, and songs that he wishes to... Read more

Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Doesn’t Agree With The Term “Blaxploitation Film” (Video)

Eddie Murphy co-produced and stars in Dolemite Is My Name, a new film that looks at the creative pursuits of Rudy Ray Moore. Murphy, who plays Moore and his alter-ego "Dolemite," began plans to make the movie more than 15 years ago. He recently recalled telling the Arkansas native, who... Read more

The Game Saves 1 Of His Best Songs For His Last Album

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 its ever been. Not only are we able to... Read more

The LOX Bang Out On A Song About Having Each Other’s Backs (Audio)

The LOX promised a documentary before 2019's conclusion, per Jadakiss' Pull Up episode with Joe Budden. Nearly six months ago, 'Kiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch gave fans "On That Sh*t," a new single. From Sheek's project, he assembled the squad for a song that blends wisdom with that classic... Read more

Kevin Hart Breaks The Silence On His Life-Changing Car Accident & Road To Recovery

Over Labor Day weekend (September 1), comedian and actor Kevin Hart was involved in a car accident that very nearly cost him his life. The 40-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native's custom 1970 Plymouth Barracuda left the famous Mulholland Highway near Calabasas, California. It was reported that Hart was a passenger in... Read more

Doctor Dré Reveals He Has Lost Eyesight To His Ongoing Battle With Diabetes (Video)

Doctor Dré and Ed Lover are behind many fans' fondest memories of Hip-Hop on television. The former Yo! MTV Rap hosts added comedy, swagger, and lots of authenticity to the show between 1989 and 1995. Those TV talents extended to making music, 1993 film Who's The Man?, and radio. For... Read more

John Witherspoon Has Passed Away At 77 Years Old

Actor John Witherspoon has died. The 77-year-old's family confirmed the news Tuesday evening (October 29). Affectionately known as "Pops," Witherspoon (who was born "John Weatherspoon") is remembered for his work in the Friday franchise, and roles in The Hollywood Shuffle, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, House Party, and others. After... Read more

Kanye West Finally Admits That Sway Had The Answers (Video)

In late 2013, Kanye West gave Sway In The Morning a watershed moment. Host Sway Calloway suggested West empower himself, and in turn, others when he seemed to be at his highest. At a time when Kanye's later-revealed financial woes were making their way into the public, West erupted, "How,... Read more

Dave Chappelle Accepts Comedy’s Highest Honor With Heartfelt Words For His Peers

On Sunday night (October 27), Dave Chappelle received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The prestigious award was given just miles from where the 46-year-old spent a big part of his youth. "That's why I love my art-form.... Read more

Eddie Murphy Explains Why Dolemite’s Story Was So Inspirational (Video)

This month, Eddie Murphy stars in Dolemite Is My Name. The new film, available in theaters and on Netflix, finds the star actor playing the late Rudy Ray Moore, who died in 2008 at the age of 81. Moore created the "Dolemite" persona, which made films, albums, and merchandise. Appearing... Read more

Nas & Dave East Say They’re Cut From The Same Cloth On A New Collaboration (Audio)

Dave East is gearing up for his most significant album to date. Survival will arrive on November 8 through Mass Appeal/Def Jam Records. To get there, East unleashes his latest collaboration with Nas, "Godfather 4." It was Nas and his label that helped sharpen a spotlight on the East Harlem... Read more

The Secret Service Visited Eminem After His Threatening Lyrics Toward Donald Trump

Along with YG and Nipsey Hussle, Eminem has been one of the most vocal critics of the sitting US President. Two years ago to the month, Marshall Mathers used the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards as an opportunity to not only condemn Donald Trump, but to also disassociate from the... Read more

Eric B. Is Getting Paid In Full…As An Actor On TV

Eric B. is recognized as one of Hip-Hop's earliest artist-executives. As one-half of Eric B. & Rakim, the Queens, New Yorker helped was part of a movement that raised the bar on lyricism, production, and album-making in Rap. Now, the man born Eric Barrier is lending his talents to the... Read more

Bone Thugs Help Out A Fan Who Had A Thuggish Ruggish Time In Cleveland (Video)

After more than 25 years making albums, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has fans from across the globe. One particular fan, Japanese rapper Ryo Muranaka, took things to extremes to meet the group. According to reports, Ryo sold his possessions to raise money to travel to Cleveland, Ohio, the hometown of the legendary... Read more

Biggie Smalls Is Nominated For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last month marked 25 years since The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut album, Ready To Die. This morning, the impact of Biggie Smalls' short-but-amazing career is reinforced with a nomination into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The Brooklyn, New Yorker born Christopher Wallace is in a nomination class... Read more

Joe Budden Says He Encouraged Slaughterhouse To Replace Him (Video)

Joe Budden sits down with Freddie Gibbs on the latest episode of Pull Up. On a New York City rooftop, the two men discuss a number of topics. The Gary, Indiana native stresses that he wants to be included on the Top MCs lists, which Budden is no stranger to,... Read more

DMX Checks Himself Into Rehab

For much of 2019, DMX has been in a comeback stride. At the beginning of this year (January 25), DMX was released from a West Virginia prison after spending much of 2018 behind bars for a tax evasion conviction. Since then, the onetime superstar has been on a climb that... Read more

King Los Kicks The Best Verse Of The Night In The Last Standing BET Cypher

Last night (October 8), BET broadcast the 2019 Hip Hop Awards. The event included a tribute to Lil' Kim (featuring a Junior M.A.F.I.A. reunion of sorts), performances by Rapsody, YBN Cordae, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Rick Ross, and a salute to Battle Rap. Notably, a TV event recognized for... Read more

Wesley Snipes Explains Why He Refused To Be In The New Jack City Sequel

In 1991's New Jack City, "Nino Brown" tells "G-Money," "It can never go back to the way it was." It's a profound scene in the movie where one character eventually asks the other, "Am I my brother's keeper?" The actor who played "Nino," Wesley Snipes, has a similar sentiment surrounding... Read more

Kxng Crooked Explains Why Slaughterhouse Needs To Release One Last Album

It was nearly a year-and-a-half ago that Kxng Crooked suddenly announced his exit from Slaughterhouse. In April of 2018, the group's co-founder disbanded from the collective formed a decade earlier by Joe Budden, Royce 5'9, and Joell Ortiz. Although the Shady Records act had been relatively idle since 2014's House... Read more

Shaq Claps Back At Damian Lillard & Disses Charles Barkley In The Crossfire

Days ago, Damian Lillard released his second Shaquille O'Neal diss track, "I Rest My Case." The current NBA star persisted to call out the Hall Of Famer player's rapping abilities. This came after Shaq responded to some comments Dillard made on The Joe Budden Podcast about his MC skills back... Read more

Damian Lillard Gets Flagrant With Shaq On A Foul Diss Track

Last week, Shaquille O'Neal and Damian Lillard entered into a Rap battle. Two of the more successful and revered professional athletes (each in basketball) have achieved respect and recognition in the genre. In the 1990s, Shaq released four albums and collaborated with the likes of Biggie Smalls, Def Squad, Phife... Read more

Rapsody Says She’s The GOAT In A Verse That Proves She’s 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Best MCs

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

Travis Scott Continues To Take The Art Form Of Music Videos To A Higher Level

Last year, Travis Scott made an exceptionally creative release in the form of Astroworld. Named one of Ambrosia For Heads' best albums of 2018, the collection pulled from Gang Starr and The Screwed Up Click in the same amusement park-inspired universe. At nearly an hour (in a year of short... Read more

Shaq & Dame Lillard Foul Each Other With Diss Tracks Over Who’s The Better Rapper

Shaquille O'Neal and Damian Lillard never played in the NBA at the same time. Shaq hung up his size 23 sneakers in 2011 after finishing up with the Boston Celtics. A little over a year later, Dame laced up for the Portland Trailblazers for the very first time. Although the... Read more

“Belly” Actor & Dancehall Artist Louie “OX” Rankin Has Passed Away

Details are emerging surrounding the death of actor and musician Louis Rankin. Often known as "Ox," that nickname was also the role for Rankin (born Leonard Ford) in Hype Williams' 1998 film, Belly, starring opposite DMX, Nas, and others. According to TMZ, the Jamaican-born artist died Monday (September 30) in... Read more

T.I. Kicking Metaphors Over A Soul Sample Is Pure Money (Video)

Hip-Hop loves a metaphor. From Kendrick Lamar to Common, Tupac to Nas, the great MCs love to make songs that seem like they are about one thing, that double as another. From “I Used To Love H.E.R.” (and Common's latest iteration in the saga) to Kanye West's "Homecoming," many metaphors... Read more

Eddie Murphy Explains How His Next Standup Special Will Be Different Than His Past Work

More than two months ago, reports suggested that Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to return to standup comedy. The speculation came with a Netflix appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld asked his peer about a possible comeback for his show on a platform that is paying... Read more

Rap Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Has Passed Away

Rapper Jimmy Spicer has reportedly died after a battle with advanced cancer on his brain and lungs. Several prominent Hip-Hop figures, including Ralph McDaniels, Dante Ross, and R.A. The Rugged Man reacted to the news on social media. Born James Bromley Spicer, the artist was one of the first Hip-Hop... Read more

DMX Toasts To His Comeback Campaign In A Video With Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz

At the end of August, Swizz Beatz released "Just In Case," featuring DMX and Rick Ross. The song was a companion to Godfather Of Harlem series, with the hit-making producer curating the soundtrack. It also marked a milestone in a comeback year for X. The Yonkers, New York representative began... Read more

A Third Suspect Has Been Charged In Connection With Mac Miller’s Fatal Overdose

SEPTEMBER 27 UPDATE: Arrests and charges continue to mount in association with Mac Miller's 2018 fatal overdose. Following news earlier this week that a second arrest was made, now a third suspect has been taken in. According to TMZ, Stephen Walter was arrested Monday (September 23) in Los Angeles, California.... Read more

Rakim Raps His Unreleased Lyrics That Were Dissing Big Daddy Kane (Video)

Earlier this week, Rakim published his memoir, Sweat The Technique: Revelations On Creativity From The Lyrical Genius. The God MC's first text tells his life story as well as offers insight into songwriting and rhyming. In promotion of the book (which he wrote with author, activist, and former Source editor Bakari... Read more

DJ Premier Details Why He Chose J. Cole For Gang Starr’s New Song (Audio)

On Friday (September 20), Gang Starr released its first single in more than 16 years. "Family And Loyalty" features two verses from Guru (who passed away in 2010), a DJ Premier-produced track, and a guest appearance from J. Cole. Calling into Sway In The Morning, Premier explained some background on... Read more

DMX Explains Why He Did Not Want To Do Ruff Ryders Anthem (Video)

Twenty-one years ago, DMX carried his debut and sophomore albums to the top of the charts. By the end of 1998, the Yonkers, New York MC was a Hip-Hop superstar, giving Rap fans a plethora of hardcore anthems. One song, in particular, would help brand X's crew, The Ruff Ryders,... Read more

DJ Shadow’s Next LP Features Ghostface, Raekwon, Plus A Nas & Pharoahe Monch Collab

In July, veteran producer and mixmaster DJ Shadow released a collaboration with De La Soul. The Davis, California native who was part of the Solesides/Quannum Projects family released "Rocket Fuel" prompting fans to assume that a new album was on the way. Now, Heads learn that it's going to be... Read more

Flavor Flav Tells The Origin Story Behind Wearing Clocks (Video)

For Slick Rick, it has been the eye-patch and truck jewelry. LL Cool J has his Kangol cap. Run-D.M.C. is forever associated with three-stripe Adidas shell-toes. Raider hats, bandanas, Clark's Wallabees. Many rappers and groups have iconic props to go with their incredible music. For more than 30 years, Flavor... Read more

Anderson .Paak Mashes Up Erykah Badu & Lil Nas X To Make Old Town Road Brand New

Anderson .Paak is one of the more versatile artists in popular music. In the last 12 months alone, his two albums, 2018's Oxnard and 2019's Ventura present a singer, an MC, and a musician who can occupy different corners of genre and style. Moreover, the Southern California native creates a... Read more

Puff Daddy Details How “I’ll Be Missing You” Saved His Life & Put Hope In Rap Music

Earlier this month, the third season of Hip-Hop Evolution released on Netflix. Hosted by veteran London, Ontario MC Shad, the documentary series continues to tell the stories of our culture through intimate interviews, rare footage, and all the right music. In Season 3, Episode 2, "Life After Death," Biggie's later... Read more