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Dave Chappelle’s New Comedy Special Is Coming Soon. Here’s The Trailer

In 2017, Dave Chappelle released four standup comedy specials. They came as part of a blockbuster deal with Netflix that returned the legend to the small screen. Dave's quartet of Deep In The Heart of Texas, The Age of Spin, Equanimity, and The Bird Revelation earned the comedian Grammy awards... Read more

Ice Cube Explains Why He Does NOT Want To Be On The Forbes List (Video)

Ice Cube once co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film All About The Benjamins. However, the 50-year-old mogul seemingly does not live his life under that tenant. From a chart-topping music career, to becoming a power-player in film, to launching a professional three-on-three basketball league, O'Shea Jackson is at the... Read more

A$AP Rocky Is Found Guilty Of Assault In Sweden

AUGUST 28 UPDATE: Two weeks following A$AP Rocky's guilty verdict regarding a summer 2019 assault conviction in Stockholm, Sweden, the rapper will not face additional punishments. Earlier this month, 30-year-old Rakim Mayers was dismissed from incarceration ahead of a verdict. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and fines, preventing... Read more

The City Of Milwaukee Has Dedicated An Entire Week To Celebrating Hip-Hop

UPDATE: Brad Jordan (aka Scarface) is currently running for the office of Councilman in Houston, Texas. The Rap legend is helping lead "Hip-Hop Goes To The Polls," an event at this month's Hip-Hop Week MKE in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On August 23, from 1 to 3pm EST, Jordan will join Wisconsin Lt.... Read more

JAY-Z Is Partnering With The NFL On Social Justice & Entertainment Initiatives

Since 2016, JAY-Z has been one of the highest-profile supporters of Colin Kaepernick in his battle against the NFL. In addition to wearing his jerseys in solidarity, Jay used his profile and art to mirror Kaep's demonstrations in support of justice for people of color. In February of this year,... Read more

Common Takes An MC From The Streets To The Tonight Show For A True Cypher

Anybody who has ever attended a Common concert knows that the Chicago, Illinois veteran is one of the best improvisers with the mic. For years, Comm' has impressed audiences with his knowledge of local landmarks, street names, and fun facts, no matter in what city he was performing. Meanwhile, even... Read more

Missy Elliott To Receive The Video Vanguard Award At 2019 VMAs

More than 20 years after "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Missy Elliott will receive one of the highest honors for music videos. The Portsmouth, Virginia MC/producer has been confirmed to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The televised ceremony will broadcast... Read more

Eddie Murphy Is Bringing Dolemite To Life In A New Star Studded Film (Video)

For 50 years, Rudy Ray Moore was a force in comedy. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Moore learned to command audiences as both a preacher as well as a nightclub dancer. Eventually moving to comedy, Moore would begin a recording career in the late 1950s that lasted until his... Read more

Wu-Tang, Pete Rock & Others Reunite To Celebrate 25+ Years Of Loud Records

Loud Records dominated the Rap music landscape in the 1990s and early 2000s. Steve Rifkind's label has some of the greatest all-time albums in the genre. To do so, Loud took chances by signing and supporting acts that defied the model at the major labels. Rifkind had been a leader... Read more

RJ Payne Say He’s The New Def Squad As He Spits Heat Beside Erick Sermon (Video)

RJ Payne is one of the anticipated artists on Benny's Black Soprano Family imprint. From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the onetime star of the Battle Rap circuit (then known as "Reignman") has fed the masses with an onslaught of releases in his If C*caine Could Talk series. Before formally inking with Benny... Read more

Mike Tyson Shares His Top 50 MCs List…And Joe Budden Is Not On It

At the top of this week, The Brew Podcast disseminated a ranked "Top 50 Greatest Rappers Of All-Time" list (embedded below) that has since captivated much of social media and the conversations around it. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based podcast dedicated to beer-making elicited some fans raising a glass, while other folks... Read more

Snoop Dogg Celebrates Suge Knight On A Song About Forgiveness & Respect

Snoop Dogg has just released what is perhaps the most anticipated song from his upcoming I Wanna Thank Me album. Last week, the Long Beach, California veteran released a "Countdown" video with Swizz Beatz modeled after his breakthrough smash hit, 1992's "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang." With Swizzy's rendition of G-Funk,... Read more

Benny & Westside Gunn Confirm That Griselda Has Joined Roc Nation Management

On 2018's critically-acclaimed Tana Talk 3, Benny The Butcher used JAY-Z's blueprint to showcase his outlook on "'97 Hov." Now, Benny and Westside Gunn have announced that their Griselda Records movement is taking that relationship one big step closer. This week, the two Buffalo, New Yorker artists confirmed joining the... Read more

The Game Channels Mad Max & Shows California Love (Video)

Almost twenty-four years ago, Tupac and Dr. Dre took "California Love" to the very top of the charts. While the two men did not get to work together much after, the two music videos complemented the song's two popular mixes. Together, this created an unforgettable moment for Rap fans. A... Read more

A$AP Rocky Released From Swedish Jail As He Awaits A Court Verdict

Moments ago (August 2) A$AP Rocky was released from a Swedish jail. The 30-year-old rapper born Rakim Mayers has been in custody for the last month amidst assault charges. During that incarceration, his representatives have described inhumane conditions, and the United States government reportedly intervened after Rocky's rights were allegedly... Read more

New Details Surface In The A$AP Rocky Case That Give Context To His Arrest

A$AP Rocky spent today (August 1) in a Stockholm, Sweden courtroom. The chart-topping rapper has been in custody for one month regarding an altercation involving his entourage and two men on the streets of the city. This morning, Rocky, who previously pleaded not guilty, said he's fighting for his freedom... Read more

YBN Cordae Freestyles Over 3 Generations Of Beats To Show He’s 1 Of A Kind

YBN Cordae has one of the most talked-about albums of the summer. The Lost Boy released less than a week and features Pusha-T, Anderson .Paak, and Chance The Rapper. Cordae realizes that he is still taking his sound new places. He stopped by Funkmaster Flex's freestyle platform to drop one... Read more

YBN Cordae Recites Nas & JAY-Z Verses Word For Word (Video)

Last week, Suitland, Maryland MC YBN Cordae released his solo debut, The Lost Boy. The YBN band-mate of Alabama's Nahmir and Texas' Almighty Jay has a largely different sound and message than his crew, especially on this album. With involvement from J. Cole, Pusha-T, and Chance The Rapper, The Lost... Read more

Ghostface Gets The Party Started With A Banger From His Upcoming Album (Video)

Tomorrow makes it August. Currently on the release calendar, that month has albums from Common, Rick Ross, and Joell Ortiz planned. It is also expected to see the release of GhostfaceKillahs, the straightforward-titled upcoming LP from the Wu-Tang Clan O.G. Ghost' has been on a prolific tear in the last... Read more

Snoop Dogg Teams Up With Swizz Beatz. It’s Nuthin’ But A G-Funk Thang (Video)

Snoop Dogg is gearing up for his 17th solo album amidst one of Rap's busiest and most extensive careers. Reportedly titled I Wanna Thank Me, the upcoming release is said to feature a song about one of Dogg's mentors, Suge Knight. While Snoop famously clapped back at verbal attacks and... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Talks Greasy To Impatient Fans On A Smooth Alchemist Beat (Audio)

Thanks to the way music is made and released, artists can easily drop multiple projects in a single year. In the underground, some artists release whole efforts in consecutive weeks. Others create daily, weekly, and monthly series of songs to engage fans. This culture can often leave fans focused on... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Freestyles Holding His Baby & Crowns Himself The Best Rapper Alive

Freddie Gibbs is not playing. Just under one month after releasing Bandana with Madlib, the veteran MC from Gary, Indiana is in a very confident stride. After more than a dozen years on the grind, the lyricist appears on The L.A. Leakers' show to freestyle, with his baby on his... Read more

The Wu-Tang Clan Series Will Be A Raw & Uncut Look At The Group’s Origins (Video)

Earlier this month, Heads got a 66-second trailer for the upcoming dramatic series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The 10-part biographical account of Wu-Tang Clan's beginnings is slated to premiere on Hulu on September 4. The trailer was a first look at Dave East (playing "Method Man") and Joey Bada$$ (portraying... Read more

Drake References Kevin Durant’s Injury In A Line As Cold As His City

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

Big Sean Absolutely Blacks Out On 1 Of The Best Verses Of The Year (Audio)

Big Sean's last solo album was his second-consecutive chart-topper. I Decided achieved platinum status, and was named among Ambrosia For Heads' "Best Albums Of 2017." The veteran Detroit, Michigan lyricist continued a journey in making personal, cohesive albums that addressed a life in the spotlight. Approaching his upcoming Don Life,... Read more

A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault. He Will Remain In Swedish Custody

Today (July 25), A$AP Rocky was charged with assault for an incident that took place last month in Stockholm, Sweden. As of last Friday (July 19), Donald Trump joined ongoing efforts by the US Department Of State to intervene with an ongoing investigation and detention of the chart-topping rapper, model,... Read more

Meek Mill’s Conviction Has Been Overturned & He Is Off Probation

Today (July 24) in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania courthouse, Meek Mill's 2008 conviction was overturned. After a hearing in the appeals court, the 32-year-old rapper will receive a new trial, as he tells his fans and supporters that he is no longer on probation. Following a 2007 arrest for drug and... Read more

J. Cole’s Production Brings Out The Best In Anderson .Paak’s Rap Flow (Audio)

Late last year J. Cole and Anderson .Paak collaborated on Oxnard, care of the song "Trippy." That chemistry builds in a significant way thanks to a song Cole produced for YBN Cordae's upcoming The Lost Boy album (July 26). "RNP (Rich Ni**a Problems)" features an especially bouncy beat, with the... Read more

T.I. Says Blacks Should Celebrate Veterans Day For Surviving The Drug War

T.I. is the latest guest on People's Party With Talib Kweli. In a nearly one-hour conversation that also involves co-host Jasmin Leigh, Tip discusses how his cult-lauded debut album, I'm Serious, lit a path to Rap superstardom. The three-time Grammy winner also explains the risks (and rewards) of putting his... Read more

The Meters’ Co-Founder Art Neville Has Passed Away At The Age Of 81

Legendary Funk and Soul musician Art Neville has died this morning (July 22). A co-founder of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, the keyboardist and vocalist known as "Poppa Funk" was 81 years old. According to the musician's family, he was in declining health over recent years. "It was peaceful,"... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s New Video Shows There’s Truly No Way Out Of The Game

Late last month, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib released one of 2019's best albums so far, Bandana. Made under dire circumstances in real-life, the Keep Cool/RCA Records album's visuals have been documenting "Freddie Caine" trying to exit the dope game. In late May, "Crime Pays" presented Gibbs trying to maintain a... Read more

Mahershala Ali Will Be The Star Of Marvel’s New Blade Franchise

Mahershala Ali is one of Hollywood's top power players of the last five years. However, the two-time Oscar winner in "The Best Supporting Actor" category is seeking leading roles, coming off his The Green Book win earlier this year. The 45-year-old Hayward, California native is taking his work into his... Read more

Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks For His 1st Standup Special In 30 Years

This weekend, Netflix released the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. With the new batch of episodes, Eddie Murphy appeared as a guest. The two comedians who helped make NBC a destination network for comedy in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, share memories of their trade... Read more

JAY-Z, Beyoncé & Childish Gambino Are In A Royal Mood (Audio)

This weekend, The Lion King opens to the masses. Starring the voices of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, and others, Disney's 25th-anniversary update on a classic franchise is expected to ring cash registers at box offices everywhere. In conjunction with the film, Beyoncé is at the helm... Read more

Donald Trump Says He Will Try To Help A$AP Rocky In Sweden

UPDATE: In a week that began with the U.S. State Department saying it was looking into A$AP Rocky’s continued incarceration in a Swedish detention center, for his role in an altercation that may have been self-defense, the matter has now risen to the head of the Executive Branch. President Donald... Read more

A New Video Shows Tupac’s Death Through The Eyes Of His Killer

Nearly 23 years ago, on September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight watched as Mike Tyson defeated Bruce Seldon in the 1st Round by technical knockout. Moments after the fight ended, the superstar rapper who had become Death Row Records' flagship act and the record label's CEO were caught... Read more

Eminem’s 1st Griselda Collaboration Starts With A Bang Alongside Conway (Audio)

It has been more than two years since Eminem inked a partnership with Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine, and their Griselda Records family. The March 2017 announcement followed with a Hall N' Nash (Wes' and Con's duo name) song produced by Just Blaze, "MachineGun Back." The Detroit/Buffalo connection continued... Read more

Nas Celebrates Prodigy & Queens On A Stellar Pete Rock Track (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

Common Prevents A Stick-Up In The Video For His 1st Swizz Beatz Collabo

Common seems to enjoy breaking the boxes that many people like to put him in. Back in 2000, at the conclusion of the DJ Premier-produced "6th Sense" on the Like Water For Chocolate album the historically conscious MC made light of his reputation, by portraying a vi*lent pimp. His Grammy-nominated Be... Read more

Cardi B & Rapsody Are Continuing Queen Latifah’s Tradition Of U.N.I.T.Y. (Video)

Over the last few years, Cardi B has achieved one of the top spots in music. The recent and first female rapper to take home the Grammy's "Best Rap Album" title, care of 2018's triple-platinum Invasion Of Privacy, went on social media tonight (July 11) to call attention to some... Read more

Inspectah Deck Is Terminating Wack MCs Who Are Trying To Change The Game (Video)

Inspectah Deck is gearing up for his second release of 2019. The Wu-Tang Clan co-founder has had a busy year, even beyond music. Deck's story was prominently featured in Sacha Jenkins' documentary, Wu-Tang: Of Mics & Men. Joey Bada$$ is playing the Rebel INS in the upcoming Wu-Tang: An American... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Sheds Tears In A Deeply Emotional Interview With Madlib (Video)

Last month, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released their second collaborative album, Bandana. It stands as one of the best albums of 2019 so far. Plenty has happened to the two artists since 2014's Pinata, which also garnered its fair share of acclaim. Since then, the two veterans secured a major... Read more

Why Kanye West Will Be JAY-Z’s Billionaire Brother

Five weeks ago, Forbes determined that JAY-Z has become the first Hip-Hop artist to reach billionaire status. The Roc Nation figurehead with an elaborate and diverse investment portfolio spanning streaming platforms, champagne, ride-share services, and much more. The milestone accomplishment follows a longstanding race between Jay and collaborators Dr. Dre... Read more

Common Joins A Street Performer In An Off The Top Cypher That’s GREAT!

Common is a Hip-Hop legend who carries his love of the art-form. No matter how many plaques, spokesman gigs, or hits that the Chicago, Illinois veteran achieves, he has never been too big to freestyle, participate in the culture, and spread awareness of its foundation. In the last month alone,... Read more

Jaz-O Confirms Inking Deal With JAY-Z’s Roc Nation

Some of JAY-Z's early and breakthrough Rap appearances came courtesy of his Marcy projects neighbor, Jaz-O. The Jaz, who was signed to EMI Records, featured his friend Jay on video singles "Hawaiian Sophie" and "The Originators." At the time, the two Brooklyn MCs employed a similar stuttered rhyme style. However,... Read more

A$AP Rocky Is Reportedly Being Held In Inhumane Conditions In Sweden

Rapper A$AP Rocky is currently being detained in Sweden. On Friday (July 5), the RCA Records star was ordered to two weeks in detention related to an altercation on the streets of Stockholm during the previous week (June 30). Despite reduced assault charges, the artist was deemed a flight risk... Read more

Ghostface Killah Announces His Next Album With A Heist-Themed Mini-Movie (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah is one of Rap's busier veterans. In the last five years, he has released as many projects. This includes a sophomore collaboration with producer/musician Adrian Younge, Inspectah Deck's CZARFACE squad, and a Lost Tapes drop in late 2018. Having already blessed fans with Czarface Meets... Read more

A$AP Rocky May Face 6 Years In Prison For Allegedly Defending Himself From 2 Men Who Were Stalking Him

A$AP Rocky is currently being detained in Stockholm, Sweden. The Harlem MC/producer is currently under investigation following a Sunday (June 30) altercation with two men. Rocky was in Stockholm for a concert amidst a set of European festival dates that the Polo Grounds/RCA Records artist must now miss. He was... Read more

Willie D & Scarface Could Both Become Houston City Councilmen

Last month, Brad Jordan (aka Scarface) announced his campaign to run for Houston City Council. With that step, the legendary lyricist and Geto Boys hit-maker revealed that he is putting his Rap name to bed, and beginning a trajectory that Jordan believes could go as far as the White House.... Read more

Denzel Curry’s Performance Demonstrates Why He’s A Real Master Of Ceremony (Video)

Denzel Curry is a contemporary Rap star who is influenced by the greats. The Carol City, Florida MC channeled JT Money's Poison Clan with the artwork of his 2019 album, ZUU. Signed to Loma Vista Recordings through the same executive (Tom Whalley) responsible for first signing Tupac Shakur, Curry is... Read more