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T.I. Is Recognized By Georgia State Senate For His 2 Nonprofit Organizations

T.I. is officially completing his transformation from trapper to philanthropist. The Georgia State Senate is celebrating the Atlanta native born Clifford Harris' work in the community. The veteran rapper and executive appeared at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Friday (March 22). Tip was recognized for his nonprofit organizations... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Album Features Andre 3000 & Nate Dogg

In less than a month (April 12), Anderson Paak will release his fourth solo album, Ventura. It marks the singer/MC/drummer/producer's second release with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, arriving less than six months after Oxnard. Last month, Paak took home a Grammy Award for 2018 single "Bubblin'," his first solo release... Read more

Locksmith & Murs Are Stars Who Shine Brightly By Being True To Themselves

Late last year, Locksmith delivered Ali. It was his fourth solo studio album and one of his more well-rounded efforts. One of the standout tracks on the project was "Stars," featuring Murs, and it told a very interesting and personal story about Richmond, California-born MC and how he's navigated the... Read more

2 Chainz & Ariana Grande’s Latest Collabo Is About How Love Rules (Video)

2 Chainz has put out one of 2019's best albums in the form of Rap Or Go To The League. One of the most acclaimed tracks from his fifth solo studio LP is "Rule The World," which features Ariana Grande. As he continues to roll out key visuals from the... Read more

IDK Is Locked & Loaded With An Aggressive Verse That Takes Aim At Logic (Video)

In 2019, so many Rap beefs seem to live in the subliminal. Fans are left to interpret verses, explore timelines, and analyze who MCs are speaking to. In his latest song, "Trigger Happy," IDK leaves nothing to interpretation. The English-born, Prince George's County, Maryland-raised MC claims that his presence threatens... Read more

Westside Gunn & Nick Grant Make Other MCs Pay The Price On A Soulful Collabo

Late last year, Nick Grant hopped on Westside Gunn's "My First Draco." The song is a slow Rap ballad that reminisces about the two MC's come-up in the streets. The track was an inclusion on Hitler Wears Hermes VI. Now, Gunn and Grant are teaming up again for the Walterboro, South Carolina's... Read more

Big Boi Announces Dungeon Family Tour With Goodie Mob & Organized Noize

Big Boi recently purchased the home that included The Dungeon Studio. In the basement of Rico Wade's family's house back in the early 1990s, OutKast, Goodie Mob, and other artists recorded some of their earliest music. Wade's Organized Noize, with Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray, was at the helm, mentoring... Read more

MC Breed & Tupac’s Message Is Still Relevant. It’s Time To Get Yours

Tupac Shakur was born in New York City. He spent his teens in Marin City, California, following a brief but meaningful stop in Baltimore, Maryland. Pac's life is one of extremes and contradictions. At a time when Shakur was portrayed to be condemning the East Coast Rap community, he was... Read more

Common Brings His A-Game On A Cold Collabo With Joell Ortiz

DJ Absolut has been a sound provider who in addition to playing others' records is dropping heat of his own. Previously, Ambrosia For Heads presented Rap fans with some unearthed Mobb Deep freestyles via the New York mixmaster. Now, Heads can get a taste of more Big Apple-inspired heat headed... Read more

J.I.D. & Mereba Look Out For One Another On A Soulful Soiree

In the wake of DiCaprio 2, Dreamville's J.I.D. is currently touring. But that's not stopping him from releasing new music. Last night (February 24), he promised that new music would be coming out today and he made good on his word. What fans probably weren't expecting is that he'd be... Read more

Breakdancing Is Being Considered To Become An Official Olympic Sport

The wheels are reportedly in motion to include breaking as one of four new sports at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The announcement of Hip-Hop's most physical element's inclusion is slated to be revealed by the local organizing committee (OCOG) on Thursday (February 21). The Associated Press confirms the... Read more

Tha Alkaholiks Take Their Party On Tour To Celebrate 25 Years Of 21 & Over

Twenty-five years ago last August, Tha Alkaholiks' 21 & Over was released on the fledgling Loud Records. At a time of Gangsta Rap, the West Coast-based group the trio of Tash, J-Ro, and E-Swift had a new kind of flavor. The collective was mentored by Compton Rap O.G., King T. However,... Read more

21 Savage Discusses His Arrest For The First Time (Video)

21 Savage was arrested on February 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The news shocked the Rap community. Most were unaware that the artist also known as Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom, prompting additional surprise when officials stated he was living in the United States illegally. The timing... Read more

20 Years After Big L’s Passing, This Rarity Showcases The Man Behind The Punchlines

Twenty years ago today (February 15, 1999) Big L was fatally shot just steps from his childhood home at 45 West 139th Street in Harlem. It was the block he prophetically deemed the "The Danger Zone" in his early songs. On that fateful Monday night, Lamont Coleman was struck nine... Read more

Erick Sermon & Big K.R.I.T. Join Forces To Celebrate Southern Women (Audio)

Erick Sermon's eighth solo studio album Vernia has been in the works for more than a year. The Hip-Hop legend drops off a new single to whet fans appetite on the LP that they pre-funded. "That Girl" is a strong release from the EPMD MC/producer and celebrates women of the... Read more

Dr. Dre Is Finishing Busta Rhymes’ 1st Album In 7 Years

It was more than a decade ago that Busta Rhymes was an artist on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. The tenure yielded only one album, 2006's The Big Bang. That LP earned the veteran MC his only #1 album, and included an ensemble of guests that ranged between Stevie Wonder and... Read more

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Rewind To 2009 With A New Joint Album (Audio)

The album many heads have been waiting for is finally here. 2009, which is a reference to the year Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y's first joint venture was released, dropped Friday (February 8) and sounds like it took years in the making to complete. Comprised of 14 tracks and production from... Read more

Freeway Reports That His Kidney Transplant Is A Success (Video)

Earlier today (February 5), Freeway underwent a successful kidney transplant in a Baltimore, Maryland hospital. Moments ago, the State Property MC and Roc Nation artist just took to social media to let everyone know that he is in good condition and thankful for the results. "Thank y'all for all the prayers... Read more

Nicki Minaj Stings Drake & Cardi B In Her New Video

Over the last year, Nicki Minaj has been in an odd professional position. The same year that Cardi B released a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated album, Minaj's Queen did not achieve the same recognition. The Young Money veteran's fourth LP peaked at #2 and was not nominated in any category by the Recording Academy.... Read more

J. Cole & 21 Savage Join Forces To Feast On Fake MCs (Video)

21 Savage closed out 2018 with an impressive collection of songs. A standout came from "a lot," which featured a seemingly unlikely guest in J. Cole. These two leaders come from different corners of Hip-Hop but together made something that still feels authentic and purposeful, down to the lyrics. Directed... Read more

AZ Releases A Mixtape Of Freestyles & Guest Appearances To Remind His Legacy Is Strong

It may seem like the nearly decade-long wait for AZ's Doe Or Die 2 has lasted forever. However, the East New York MC has been putting out some appetizers to hold fans over for the main course, and he has done so on a consistent basis. Earlier this month, Ambrosia... Read more

The Black Eyed Peas Are On A New Vibration. They’ve Got The Jazz (Video)

The Black Eyed Peas released their Masters Of The Sun Vol. 1 album last October, and they continue to showcase visuals from the LP that features Nas, Phife Dawg, De La Soul's Plug 1, and Slick Rick. The California veterans just dropped their video for "VIBRATIONS, pt.1 pt.2," one of... Read more

MC Lyte & Positive K Reunite After 30 Years & They’re Still Not Havin’ It (Video)

Thirty years ago, Positive K linked with MC Lyte to create the memorable video single "I'm Not Having It" from the First Priority Basement Flavor compilation. The conceptual song about suitors getting rejected from women endured. It arrived the same season as MC Lyte's Lyte As A Rock debut, and played... Read more

Benny’s Video Shows Him As The Butcher. He Verbally Slices & Dices To Alchemist’s Beat

Griselda Records rarely shows signs of touching the brakes. The label that rocked 2018 with a bevy of releases is off to a fast start in 2019. Benny The Butcher takes a Tana Talk 3 favorite and blesses Heads with the proper visual. The Buffalo, New York MC veteran dropped... Read more

J. Cole Claps Back At All The Haters Who Counted Him Out

Moments ago, J. Cole released his latest single "Middle Child." Produced by Toronto's T-Minus (Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Ludacris, Lil Wayne), the record marks the Dreamville leader's first song of 2019. He released his fifth solo studio album, KOD, less than one year ago. Cole also spent some time blessing other... Read more

Smif-n-Wessun’s 1st Album In 8 Years Is Coming. Playtime Is Over For Weak MCs

Following two 9th Wonder-produced records in 2018, Smif-n-Wessun is releasing their first album in nearly eight years. The All will arrive in just over one month, on February 22, 2019. The Duck Down Music release is produced entirely by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. Last month, General Steele and... Read more

AZ Takes A Classic Kool G Rap Beat & Demonstrates Why He’s Great (Audio Premiere)

AZ enjoyed a relatively quiet 2018. The highly-respected Brooklyn, New York lyricist was the subject of a documentary involving commentary by Rakim, Nas, Pete Rock, and Foxy Brown. He made a few careful appearances, one with early mentor Daddy-O of Stetsasonic and another with Fresno, California's Planet Asia. However, when... Read more

N.W.A.’s Forgotten Member Explains Why He Was The First To Leave The Group

For those who watched 2015's Straight Outta Compton film, there was no mention or reference to Arabian Prince. The rapper/producer was a founding member of N.W.A., but left the group in 1988, the same year that the Straight Outta Compton album released. During an interview with Unique Access' Soren Baker, the... Read more

Royce 5’9, T.I., Snoop, Rick Ross & More Join Trae Tha Truth On The Ultimate Posse Cut

Trae Tha Truth assembles some of the most impressive collaborations in all of Hip-Hop. The Houston, Texas native isn't playing around with the release of "I'm On 3.0." The third installment of the song keeps a tradition dating back to 2011 alive. It features T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce... Read more

Ain’t No Such Thing As Halfway KXNG Crooked Verses. He Goes All In With Mobb Inspiration

KXNG Crooked has always been nice on the mic, but he's not above paying respects to the greats who shaped his style. The Slaughterhouse MC formerly known as Crooked I just released a freestyle that would make Mobb Deep proud. Titled "Halfway Me," the song is an homage to the Queensbridge... Read more

Stro Is With Nas Now & He’s Ready For Mass Appeal (Video)

Booklyn's Stro The MC signed to Mass Appeal last October. It was the culmination of several years of work, and now the New York spitter is releasing his first content of the new year. Off of his Mass Appeal-released Nice 2 Meet You, Again EP, the rapper formerly known as... Read more

10 Years Ago, Raekwon & Dr. Dre Cooked Up A New Formula For Dope Hip-Hop

Almost 10 years ago, Raekwon blessed Rap fans with one of the most anticipated Wu-Tang Clan solo albums since Y2K. Chef had previously made one of the highest-acclaimed LPs not only within the Wu family catalog, but throughout all of Hip-Hop care of his 1995 solo debut, Only Built 4... Read more

Alchemist Tells B-Real About Just How Much His Time With Cypress Hill Shaped Him

B-Real can get some interviews on his Smokebox TV that go beyond typical taped conversations. Beyond the obvious reasons included in the title, "Dr. Greenthumb" asks great questions and seems engaged in wanting to understand his guests' story. The Cypress Hill MC's latest episode with Alchemist does not disappoint. In... Read more

Cormega Releases His 1st Project In 4 Years & It’s Full Of Realness

Early in this decade, Cormega proved that one could still make major noise through the independent channel. The Queensbridge veteran accomplished more on his own than any famed label could seemingly do for the unique spitter. Throughout the last 20 years, Mega has fed his faithful fan-base with award-winning gems... Read more

The Luniz’ Biggest Hit Is A Backdrop For The Most Anticipated Horror Film Of 2019

More than two decades ago, The Luniz burst onto the scene with their 1995 crossover hit "I Got 5 On It." During a year of releases that included Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... and Mobb Deep's The Infamous, the duo of Numskull and Yukmouth had their debut LP Operation... Read more

Reason Shows He Stands With TDE’s Finest By Freestyling On Kendrick & Jay Rock Beats

Top Dawg Entertainment artist Reason has proven that he has bars, but he's also shown that he can use his lyrical ability to make great music as well. He showcased such ability on 2017's There You Have It, an independent project which was remastered and re-released earlier this year by... Read more

Ice Cube’s New Video Has One Nation Under A G-Funk Groove

Earlier this month, Ice Cube released his first solo album in eight years with Everythangs Corrupt. As the title may suggest, the 30-plus-year Rap legend tackles numerous social and political issues on the project. The LP's first single “Arrest The President” takes aim at the White House and called for handcuffing the... Read more

Black Thought Performs His Solo Material But The Roots Still Have His Back

Black Thought delivered not one but two solo projects in 2018, more than satisfying a very devoted and patient fan-base. While both volumes in the Streams Of Thought series featured dazzling wordplay and quote-worthy lyricism, they each had their unique sound behind them. The June-released Volume 1 featured production from... Read more

A$AP Rocky Makes 1 Of His Best “Testing” Songs Into An Experimental Video

Ever since A$AP Rocky records first hit the streets, he's usually had proper visuals to accompany the best of them. Even in the early days with "Peso" and "Purple Swag," the Harlem, New York MC/producer has been "a pretty M.Fer" with polished visuals to match. On that note, Lord Flacko... Read more

Ice Cube Calls Out AmeriKKKa’s New Bullies. He’s Fighting Back.

Today (December 7) Ice Cube released his first album in eight years. Everythangs Corrupt finds the Hollywood mogul basking in his early Rap aesthetic of calling out systems of oppression. First single "Arrest The President" took aim at the White House and called for handcuffing the President for illegal activities.... Read more

Juicy J Has Turned Water Into Big Cash Through An Investment

Whenever Juicy J is a guest on The Breakfast Club, they bring out the "CA$H Counter," and it rings every time he says the word "cash." The legendary Three 6 Mafia rapper/producer has been cashing in for some time now beginning as a member of the Oscar-winning Memphis, Tennessee group,... Read more

Noname Makes A Video That Really Stands Out, Just Like Her Music

One of the more acclaimed independent releases of 2018 is Noname's Room 25. The Chicago, Illinois-based lyricist dropped her self-funded effort back in September without an accompanying set of videos ahead of arrival. With more than a million monthly streams on Spotify, the accolades warrant the visuals to the LP that... Read more

Reason’s Video Shows The Nightmares That Come With Living A Gangsta Life

Reason re-mastered re-released his 2017 release There You Have It to make a formal introduction earlier this year. That was after he signed with TDE, whose executive team knew that it was a mixtape worth broadcasting. While 2017 is winding down, fans are still getting offerings off of the TDE... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Releases 2 Songs That Nod To UGK, Too Short & The Isley Brothers

Two weeks ago Big K.R.I.T. surprised fans with a three-track EP called Thrice X. It was the first time since the Meridian, Mississippi native released solo music since his third LP, 2017's 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. Now, Big K.R.I.T. is dropping even more music to finish off 2018... Read more

Erick Sermon Details EPMD’s Terrible 1st Contract & How They Got The Big Payback

EPMD is one of those groups that are always mentioned among Hip-Hop's legendary duos, however it always seems like they don't quite get their full due. That was especially true of a mid-1980s contract that the pair of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith signed. They later got the big payback... Read more

Page Kennedy’s Video Shows A Toxic Relationship & It’s All Too Real

Page Kennedy dropped his Same Page, Different Story album back on August 10 and ever since, he's been steadily supporting the release with visuals. Last month, the Detroit, Michigan MC released a video for his song "No Cosign" during which he described the stigma of being an actor who raps... Read more

An MRI Video Shows How Human Beat Boxing Works From The Inside Out

MRI scanning machines are often used for more serious medical matters: broken bones, tumors, etc. But now, at least in one case, medicine and Hip-Hop are coming together to show us how impressive the skill of beatboxing is. In a 2018 video posted by The New York Times, beat-boxer Timo... Read more

Stan Lee, Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Has Passed Away At 95

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' co-creator, former president and illustrator, has died at the age of 95. According to CNN, the comic giant was taken by ambulance from his home in Los Angeles to Cedar's Sinai Medical Center on Monday morning (November 12). He later passed away, although an exact cause... Read more

Elzhi & Conway Team Up On A Soul Classic & It’s Nothing Sweet (Audio)

9th Wonder's Jamla Records continues to reach new levels with its talent and exciting releases. Yesterday (November 8) the collective released Jamla Is The Squad II, a sequel to the first project of the same name. Every MC and producer currently with the North Carolina-based label makes an appearance on... Read more

Anderson .Paak Flexes On A New Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Anderson .Paak fans have just one week to wait for Oxnard (November 16) and have already received some musical offerings from him prior to the Aftermath Entertainment LP's release. The MC/singer/drummer/producer's latest showcase is single, "Who R U?" With a beat by Dr. Dre and Mell Beet, it marks the first... Read more