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Mistah F.A.B. May Be The Greatest Off The Top Freestyler EVER. This Will Sway You (Video)

Few MCs have bodied Sway In The Morning's "5 Fingers Of Death" challenge as many times as Mistah Fab. Given Sway's Oakland, California roots, it's only natural that he champions the former Mac Dre pupil. However, make no mistake — Fabby Davis earned his spot as a proven serial killer... Read more

DJ Green Lantern Makes A Slick Remix To Nas’ Biggest Song Of 2018 (Audio)

DJ Green Lantern has been Nas' DJ for years. The accomplished mixmaster who has worked with Eminem, The LOX, and dead prez has become a fixture in Nas' stage show. A native of Rochester, New York, Green has also produced Ludacris' Top 20-charting hit "Number One Spot," Busta Rhymes' Rick... Read more

Redman Brings 1990 Hip-Hop To The Present & It Sounds So Beautiful (Video)

Late last week, Redman released his latest single, "1990 NOW." In the song, Reggie Noble delights in making the kind of Hip-Hop that influenced him to grab the microphone, and tell millions of fans when it was "Time 4 Sumaksion." The Newark, New Jersey star MC has commanded the masses... Read more

Lauryn Hill Responds To Her Critics In A MAJOR Way. This Is A Re-Education.

Just over two weeks ago, Grammy Award-winning musician/artist Robert Glasper opened up about Lauryn Hill in an interview with Houston, Texas' 97.9 The BOX. The revealing 40-minute conversation found Glasper recalling his time with L-Boogie in 2008 as a touring musician. Those memories were not positive, as the pianist says... Read more

Trippie Red Proves So-Called Mumble Rappers Can Be Lyrical Too (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

Former Geto Boys Member DJ Ready Red Has Passed Away

DJ Ready Red, a former member of the Geto Boys, has died. Red's former band-mate Willie D reports that the accomplished producer and DJ suffered a fatal heart attack today (August 24). The man born Collins Leysath was with the group in its mid-1980s debut and stayed with the Rap-A-Lot Records... Read more

Cypress Hill Says DJ Muggs Is Dead In Their Weirdest Video Ever

Cypress Hill will release their long-awaited Elephants On Acid album in less than five weeks (September 28). The first C.H. LP in nearly a decade puts founding group member DJ Muggs back at the production controls. Based on this month's first video single "Band Of Gypsies," and some early accounts... Read more

Redman Releases A New Song That Sounds Like 1990 In All The Best Ways (Audio)

Redman's "Muddy Waters Too Movement" continues. Funk Doc is gearing up for the long-awaited sequel to his 1996 landmark third LP. Following the recent video drops "Ya!" and "I Love Hip Hop," the promotional push for the upcoming album continues with "1990 NOW." This Gilla House Records single, produced by... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Wu-Tang Clan vs. Cypress Hill. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’ annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry (which has been determined), including the possibility for... Read more

Royce 5’9, Jadakiss, Fabolous & Pusha-T’s Sizzling Bars Send Summer Off In Style (Video)

In two weeks, summer 2018 will come to a close. As he promised since springtime, Royce 5'9's Book Of Ryan has had "Summer On Lock" in the ears of Hip-Hop fans. The independent LP featuring Eminem, J. Cole, Logic, and others was also a centerpiece in Ambrosia For Heads' best... Read more

Erykah Badu Reminds That Live Music Is Supposed To Sound BETTER Than The Record (Video)

Erykah Badu is the latest guest at the Tiny Desk. With some gold-accented fronts in, the veteran singer brought her grace, style, and showmanship right along with her singing gifts to the Washington, D.C. bureau. The Dallas, Texas native also brought her incredible band. The ensemble includes a flutist (Dwayne... Read more

TDE Has Another Reason Why It’s The Most Dominant Hip-Hop Label Of The 2010s (Video)

Last week, Top Dawg Entertainment added another MC to its star-studded label. Reason comes from the same city of Carson, California that Ab-Soul reps. He quietly slid onto TDE's first #1 release of 2018, the Black Panther soundtrack ahead of his public welcome. However, if "Seasons" remained off your radar,... Read more

A Ghostface Killah Lost Tapes Album Filled With All-Stars Is Coming. Here Is The 1st Song & Tracklist

In 2002, Nas famously released The Lost Tapes. The album reportedly pulled from records not used during the sessions for I Am..., Nastradamus, and Stillmatic. Boasting production from Alchemist, Kanye West, and Illmatic alum L.E.S., the Ill Will/Columbia Records release with the catchy artwork snuck into the Top 10, despite... Read more

Nas Names 5 Of His Favorite Rap Songs In Celebration Of Hip-Hop’s 45th Birthday (Video)

This past Saturday, Hip-Hop celebrated a significant milestone. August 11, 1973, marks the day that DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) rocked a benchmark party in the rec room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. As a result, many Hip-Hop Heads, scholars, and even tech giants honor that day as the culture's... Read more

Smif-N-Wessun Join Termanology On A Song That’s Rugged & Raw (Video)

It has been a busy season for Smif-n-Wessun. Last week, Tek joined Pharoahe Monch on Wu-Tang Clan and Sean Price's remix to "Pearl Harbor." Meanwhile, General Steele joined Buckshot for a Sean P tribute video, "Apartheid." Both solo appearances came after 9th Wonder confirmed producing Smif-n-Wessun's next album with his... Read more

DOOM & DJ Muggs Assassinate Kanye West In Their Latest Video

Artistically, DJ Muggs pulls no punches. The Cypress Hill co-founder is known for a raw and uncompromising style. His brand is Soul Assassins, and from GZA to Sick Jacken, Ill Bill to Planet Asia, he historically aligns with MCs that are not afraid to speak their mind on the microphone.... Read more

Pharoahe Monch Bodies An Official Wu-Tang Clan Remix With Sean Price & Tek (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

B-Real’s Next Solo Album Will Be Produced By Scott Storch

Things are ramping up in the Cypress Hill camp. Tomorrow, DJ Muggs is releasing Dia Del Asesinato, his latest Soul Assassins creation. Meanwhile, last week, C.H. gave fans the first real taste of next month's Elephants On Acid album. The psychedelic video single "Band Of Gypsies" shows the crew with... Read more

Salute To Hip-Hop Couples. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris Are Now Married

Remy Ma and Papoose. Offset and Cardi B. Solé and Professor Griff. There are multiple marriages of two rappers throughout history and currently. Hip-Hop can add a new couple to that list after last weekend. Jean Grae and Quelle Chris have married. The couple and friends, including Tanya Morgan's Donwill... Read more

The Last XXXTentacion Suspect Surrenders. It’s A New Era For Solving Rap Star Murders.

Just over six weeks after 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot during a robbery in Deerfield Beach, Florida, all four of his suspects have been arrested and indicted for murder. The incident took place on June 18 just outside of a motorcycle dealership while the #1 charting artist Jahsey Onfroy... Read more

3 Years After Sean Price’s Passing The Boot Camp Clik Is Still Saluting Him (Video)

Three years ago today (August 8, 2015), the world lost a true original with the passing of Sean Price. The Brownsville, Brooklyn MC was a deft lyricist as a vocation, and also renowned for his role as a father, a husband, and a mentor and ally to so many peers.... Read more

A Report Suggests Beyoncé & Kanye’s TIDAL Streaming Numbers Were Inflated (Video)

In recent weeks, several of the major streaming platforms have been under public fire for some of their hate speech policies and excessive marketing. While JAY-Z's Tidal service has avoided those headlines, an ongoing investigation into the platform raises some other questions entirely. VICE News has published a video that... Read more

The Lady Of Rage Details The Serious Health Issues She’s Been Facing

Veteran MC and actress, The Lady Of Rage, has been battling some serious health issues this year. Over the weekend (August 4), the onetime Dr. Dre protege told the public just what has led to some concert cancellations in addition to pain and uncertainty in the Farmville, Virginia native's life.... Read more

Drake’s New Video Shows No One Is Better At Being In Their Feelings Than He Is

Drake has released a music video to his #1 single, "In My Feelings." The Scorpion track produced by Noah "40" Shebib, TrapMoneyBenny, and Blaqnmild has created a viral moment with its "Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding? / Say you'll never ever leave from beside me / 'Cause... Read more

The Jungle Brothers Are Recording Their First Album In More Than A Decade (Audio)

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jungle Brothers' debut album, Straight Out The Jungle. The trio of Mike Gee, Afrika Baby Bam, and Sammy B came together with an Idlers/Warlock Records release that showcased a fusion of Hip-Hop and House as well as forecast the Native Tongues movement. That... Read more

Charlamagne’s DNA Was Not Found On The Person Accusing Him Of Sexual Assault

This weekend, media personality and author Charlamagne Tha God declared his innocence regarding a very serious accusation from more than 17 years ago. At that time, in C.T.G.'s home state of South Carolina, the radio station employee was accused of rape by a then-15-year-old girl named Jessica Reid. Those charges... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Are Going On Tour To Celebrate 25 Years Of 36 Chambers (Video)

Later this year, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate the 25th-anniversary of their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In November of 1993, nine MCs came together for the Loud/RCA Records release that would lay a foundation for the "killa bees" to swarm the industry with an unconventional... Read more

Nas Has Another Album Coming & RZA And Swizz Beatz Are Involved (Video)

Six weeks ago, Nas released his twelfth solo album, NASIR. Produced by Kanye West, the seven-track effort is part of the five albums recorded in Wyoming over the last year. Rolling with the G.O.O.D. Music team of producers marked a distinct creative moment for the Queens, New York legend. It... Read more

Mysonne Says He’s Today’s Tupac & Nas On The Best Freestyle Of The Year (Video)

Mysonne is far from a new artist. The Bronx, New York MC has made his impression felt for years, on major platforms like his show-stopping performance at last year's BET Hip Hop Awards cypher stage. However, awareness surrounding the MC who appeared on Ma$e's Double Up and Ruff Ryders' Ryde... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Will Make His Acting Debut On Power

Some legendary Rap artists have launched acting careers while at the top of their music game. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, DMX, Queen Latifah, Eminem, Ice-T, and Mos Def are just some of the examples. One of Hip-Hop's reigning kings is now taking that next step. Kendrick Lamar will make his... Read more

RZA’s New Movie Is A Perfect Storm Of Hip-Hop Film Stars & OG Actors (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan's Abbott has been a longtime film director. The RZA's past credits include 2012's The Man With The Iron Fists, and last year's Love Beats Rhymes. This past weekend, the accomplished producer, MC, and entertainment mogul premiered the trailer to his third film, Cut Throat City. RZA screened the... Read more

Black Thought Delivers His Most Powerful Verse Ever, In Tribute To Trayvon Martin (Video)

Black Thought is at the top of his game, and he knows it. His first solo project, the 9th Wonder & Soul Council-produced Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1, has garnered critical acclaim, including from AFH. At a time when Tariq Trotter says he feels as though he has never been... Read more

DJ Premier & Casanova Take It Back To The Days Of Gully Hip-Hop (Audio)

DJ Premier has been a go-to sound provider for some of the more vocally aggressive MCs in Hip-Hop. Names like M.O.P., Bumpy Knuckles, Just-Ice, Pitch Black, Ill Bill, and Big Shug have made gems alongside the Gang Starr producer and DJ. In that style of Rap, especially within the five... Read more

9th Wonder Has Been Working With Smif-N-Wessun & The Album Is Done

Thirteen years ago, Buckshot and his Duck Down Music released three albums that would ultimately change the label's course for years to come. Between June and September of 2005, Sean Price released Monkey Barz, Buckshot & 9th Wonder dropped Chemistry, and General Steele and Tek returned to their original stage... Read more

Black Star’s Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey Define What Hip-Hop Means To Them Today (Audio)

Celebrating 20 years since their landmark album, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have been busy taking their show on the road. On Saturday (July 14), the pair rocked the hometown stage at the 2018 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The day before (July 13), the former Rawkus Records... Read more

Busta Rhymes Has A New Album Bubblin’. His Verse For Anderson .Paak Shows He’s Back (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

Redman’s Muddy Waters Too Is Coming. This New Song Will Make You Say YA! (Audio)

In late June, Redman surprised fans when he released an a la carte video called "I Love Hip-Hop." The Def Squad MC was straightforward about the culture and genre that propelled him from a hungry battle rapper running with Biz Markie to a headlining star the last 25-plus years. That... Read more

Donald Glover’s Atlanta Has Been Nominated For 16 Emmy Awards

Just two months after the final episode of Season 2 aired, the award season heats up for Donald Glover's Atlanta. The FX series created by and starring the actor and musician known by stage-name Childish Gambino has received 16 Emmy Award nominations. For Glover, four of those inclusions relate to... Read more

Childish Gambino Releases 2 New Songs That Feel As Good As The Summer Sun (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

Black Star Is Performing Live With A Band Right Now. Watch Here (Video)

Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, aka Black Star, are performing live right now Live at Jazz à Vienne 2018. If you miss the live performance, stay tuned. We will update the post with the on demand video, if it is made available.... Read more

A Second Suspect In The Murder Of XXXTentacion Has Been Arrested

Less than three days after the June 18 murder of rapper XXXTentacion (aka Jahseh Onfroy) in Deerfield Beach, Florida, local authorities arrested Dedrick D. Williams. The 22-year-old Pompano Beach resident was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to violating probation for a prior charge related to car theft and driving without... Read more

J.I.D. Makes J. Cole Proud By Demolishing This XXL Cypher (Video)

It has been a busy 2018 for Dreamville Records. J. Cole's K.O.D. set new streaming records upon release, in addition to garnering critical acclaim (including appearing on Ambrosia For Heads' midyear best-of list). Cozz released a strong sophomore in Effected, which features Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, and Cole. Meanwhile, EarthGang released... Read more

Kid Capri Explains Why He Has Beef With Funkmaster Flex (Video)

Two of the most recognized names in DJ'ing, especially for those in and around the New York City area, are currently beefing. For those following social media, mixtape legend Kid Capri has minced no words in his opinions of Funkmaster Flex. Both men, who each claim Bronx, New York as... Read more

Warren G’s Documentary Trailer Shows How The G-Funk Era Is Forever (Video)

Nearly a year and a half ago, Warren G's G-Funk documentary made waves at the 2017 South By Southwest Film Festival. A partnership with filmmaker Karam Gill, the movie examines how a sub-genre of Hip-Hop largely credited to Warren, half-brother Dr. Dre, as well as an artists and producers such... Read more

Drake’s Spotify Scorpion Sting. Are Playlists The New Payola?

Less than one week ago, Drake released his fifth official album, Scorpion. A double-dose signaling Drake's last release in his Young Money/Cash Money contract, the work involves JAY-Z, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Paul, and a posthumous vocal appearance from Michael Jackson. In several days, fans will learn if... Read more

Swizz Beatz Says He & Nas Made An Album Together In 2016 & A Taste Is Coming

It was in the summer of 2016 that DJ Khaled released "Nas Album Done." That video single, belonging to the Miami, Florida-based DJ/producer's #1 album Major Key signaled something that eventually came to fruition—in June 2018. Last month, Nas released Nasir, a project produced entirely by Kanye West. Debuting at... Read more

Drake Tells The Story Of How He Fathered His Child With Brutal Honesty (Audio)

This morning (June 29), Drake released his fifth album, Scorpion. The YMCMB double-dose release involves a former foe in JAY-Z and includes production from DJ Premier, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, No I.D., and Drake's longtime right-hand-man Noah "40" Shebib. In the last five weeks, Drake has been immersed in... Read more

Jackson 5 Patriarch Joe Jackson Has Passed Away At Age 89

Joseph Walter Jackson, one of music's most famed and successful managers, has died this morning (June 27). The 89-year-old Jackson was battling pancreatic cancer. In the last three years, the longtime executive behind the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson had suffered a stroke and survived an injury in... Read more

DOOM, DJ Muggs & Freddie Gibbs Serve Eye For An Eye Justice To Real-Life Killers (Video)

Last week, DJ Muggs and DOOM announced plans for a fast-track collaborative project simply titled Muggs x DOOM due this Friday (June 29). With that word came first single "Death Wish," which features Freddie Gibbs (the same Friday that he released his self-titled album). Approaching release date, the trio unleashes... Read more

Anita Baker’s Lifetime Achievement Tribute Performance Brings Us All Joy (Video)

Last night (June 24), Anita Baker received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 BET Awards. The gesture places the iconic songstress in the company of Prince, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, and others. One of music's "quiet storms," Baker's career is profiled, from her real messages of love, loss, and... Read more