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Stalley Makes His Return With A Smooth Style That Feels All So New (Audio)

In 2018, Stalley continued his Tell The Truth: Shame The Devil EP series with volumes 2 and 3. It has been that series, combined with 2017 albums New Wave and Another Level, that has maintained the respected catalog of the Massillon, Ohio native since moving on from Rick Ross' Maybach... Read more

Evidence Talks About The Time Kanye West Jacked His Beat (Video)

Twenty-five years ago, The College Dropout put a long-striving Kanye West the spotlight. 2004 proved to a breakthrough for the Roc-A-Fella Records artist who had been stacking credits since the late '90s. After some critical production work on albums by JAY-Z, Beanie Sigel, Scarface, and Talib Kweli, 'Ye was able... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Explains How Platinum Rappers Can Be Broke In A Complex Freestyle

Big K.R.I.T. released his latest solo studio album K.R.I.T. IZ HERE last month. The campaign began with a title track video that put the MC/producer's former major label in the cross-hairs, visually equating artist bidding wars to slave auctions. K.R.I.T. has done it on his own, and never relied on... Read more

Blimes Tells One Of The Best Method Man Stories Ever (Video)

San Francisco, California's Blimes (fka Blimes Brixton) and Seattle, Washington's Gifted Gab have only known each other for five years, but they have established the kind of bond that is much deeper than Rap. As B.A.G. (Blimes And Gab), the two recently performed at 2019 Soundset, one of their biggest... Read more

Joell Ortiz Is The Captain Of His Destiny & He’s On A Course For Greatness (Audio)

Joell Ortiz has been on a tear in the last nine months. He fed fans a beloved album alongside producer Apollo Brown in the form of late 2018's Mona Lisa. The Brooklyn, New York veteran opened 2019 with a joint effort, Gorilla Glue, with Fred The Godson and longtime production affiliates,... Read more

Murs & Rapsody Team Up On A Song Produced By 9th Wonder’s Daughter

Together as a unit, Murs & 9th Wonder have always been known to make unique music with poignant messages surrounding community awareness and social strife. It is those familiar refrains that make their way on to the duo's latest single, "High Noon." Featuring Jamla Records' Rapsody and Reuben Vincent, the... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Was Being Celebrated AND Investigated By LAPD

A new report reveals Nipsey Hussle was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department at the time of his untimely passing. According to the New York Times, authorities at the LAPD and the city attorney's office opened an investigation into the Slauson rapper and his The Marathon Clothing store... Read more

Krayzie Bone & Brady Watt Perform 2 Classic BTNH Songs For The Love Of Music (Video)

Renowned bassist, producer, and member of DJ Premier’s Badder Band Brady Watt has been bringing his groove to video lately, linking up with MCs and singers for a series of videos he's branded “Bass & Bars.” Each entry has the New Hampshire native (who has worked with Statik Selektah, Talib... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Has An Updated Sound, But He’s Still A Beast (Video)

Beast Coast united back in May to put out their debut effort as a collective with Escape From New York. One of the standout songs from the Columbia/Sony Records album was "Distance," and now, it's getting the visual treatment. Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and The Underachievers come together for the... Read more

Rick Ross Sets A Just Blaze Track On Fire Big Time (Audio)

AUGUST 2 UPDATE: Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz have released the video to "Big Tyme": ORIGINAL JULY 2 STORY: Rick Ross is releasing a sequel to his 2006 chart-topping debut, Port Of Miami. Bolstered by smash single "Hustlin,'" the Def Jam Records album that put the former Erick Sermon protege... Read more

Kemba Is A Gifted MC With Trust Issues. His New Music Video Shows Why.

Step-by-step, Kemba has built a pathway from the underground over the last decade and change. The Bronx, New York MC previously known as YC The Cynic now has a major label deal and a forthcoming album honoring his late mother (Gilda). "Nobody I Can Trust" is the biggest set-up to... Read more

Logic Couldn’t Get Eminem For The Collabo Video. But He Upgrades With A Clever Concept

Logic's chart-topping Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind was released in mid-May, and the MC/producer. Many Heads were wondering what a video with the Gaithersburg, Maryland spitter and Eminem would look like considering their hallmark collaboration for "Homicide" and now they're finding out that neither are actually rapping at all in... Read more

Bun B, Westside Gunn & Termanology Drop Concrete Bars Over A Statik Selektah Beat

During a recent interview with Talib Kweli for People's Party, Bun B revealed that he believes "the biggest" Hip-Hop song of all-time is "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." While the UGK co-founder opined in passionate detail, he also spoke about how Hip-Hop can work as a geographic textbook for its... Read more

In 2000, M.O.P. Went Hunting For CD Bootleggers To Mash Out (Video)

M.O.P. released their debut LP 25 years ago with To The Death. While the Select Records drop remains discussed by Rap purists, Lil Fame and Billy Danze seemed to widen their reach with every album since, culminating with Y2K's fourth effort, Warriorz. The Mash Out Posse's fourth and most commercially successful... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Anderson .Paak Freak A Madlib Beat Like Giannis (Audio)

Everything leading up to Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's highly-anticipated sophomore collaborative album Bandana (June 28) has proven that the work has been worth the wait. First announced in 2016, the RCA/Keep Cool Records LP has already seen three of its singles drop with "Flat Tummy Tea" in February and the... Read more

Bun B Tells Talib Kweli Why T.R.O.Y. Is The Biggest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time (Video)

Back in 2011, Bun B accepted a position at Rice University to co-teach a class about Religion and Hip-Hop Culture. Since then, the UGK co-founder has imparted his knowledge in these areas to hundreds of Texas. Beyond academia, Bun regularly reflects on his experiences as an MC, a father, and... Read more

GoldLink & Tyler Are 2 Of Music’s Most Versatile Voices. They Collaborate To Elevate

GoldLink is preparing to drop his forthcoming album Diaspora next week (June 12). In anticipation, he's giving fans another strong sampling of what's to come. The Washington, D.C. native teamed up with Tyler, The Creator and Jay Prince for "U Say." The track features transient Bossa Nova-inspired instrumentals that slowly... Read more

Griselda & DJ Premier Put The Boom Bap Back In New York Rap (Video)

Last month, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher dropped the Griselda trifecta's highly-anticipated DJ Premier-produced single "Headlines." The Payday Records collaboration linked the three MCs with a producer who had a major hand in inspiring their sound and Rap aesthetic. The first union between the Gang Starr... Read more

25 Years Ago, Snoop & Tha Dogg Pound Barked At All The Biters (Video)

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight's record label was giving the mainstream music world an electric charge from the streets of Los Angeles. 1992 saw Dr. Dre's solo debut, The Chronic. Eleven months later, Snoop Doggy Dogg presented his style with a game-changing D*ggystyle LP with Dre and... Read more

Smif-n-Wessun Take Brooklyn To South Beach In A Perfect Video For Summer

Back in February, Ambrosia For Heads premiered Smif-n-Wessun's "Ocean Drive" as a part of the Boot Camp Clik duo's latest album, The All. As Heads would later learn, the Duck Down Music release was one of SnW's best works to date. Now the Brooklyn, New Yorkers are treating fans to the... Read more

Murs & 9th Wonder Share The First 2 Songs From Their Final Collabo Album (Premiere)

On July 19, Murs and 9th Wonder will release the seventh and final installment of their collaborative union, The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over. The project, which was announced back in January, is entirely produced by The Soul Council, the collective of 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Nottz, Eric G,... Read more

Do Remember Snoop Made Some Of His Best Music In The 2000s (Video)

In the ears and minds of many Rap fans, Snoop Dogg's 1993 debut may always be his album to beat. A keystone in the G-Funk movement, Dr. Dre and Doggy Dogg made a masterpiece while with Death Row Records. Doggystyle showed Snoop's Rap peers some new moves on how to... Read more

20 Years Ago, Mobb Deep, G Rap & Alchemist Made 1 Of The Realest Collabos (Audio)

Mobb Deep has released two highly-acclaimed albums in the mid-1990s. Prodigy and Havoc's sophomore set, The Infamous, is one of the most beloved LPs of all-time. A year and a half later, they delivered Hell On Earth, a menacing follow-up that stayed the course. By the close of the 1990s,... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Has A Very Real Conversation About Depression, Pressure & Loss (Video)

Last month, ScHoolboy Q released his fifth album, CrasH Talk. Q's third consecutive LP to debut in the Top 3 comes after a challenging period in the MC's personal life. He lost two friends in less than a year: Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle. Moreover, the Grammy-nominated rapper and father... Read more

Phonte & Open Mike Eagle Go Verse For Verse With Jokes About Who’s More Woke (Video)

Open Mike Eagle's Comedy Central show with Baron Vaughn has produced a lot of unique visuals, most of which draw on Black Identity in present day America. Last week, Open Mike teamed up with MF DOOM for a visual about police brutality called "Police Myself," and this week, the Chicago,... Read more

Eminem & Logic Kill The Game On Their 1st Collabo (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 go back... Read more

Benny Treats Rap Like The Streets. He’s Out To Run Competition Off The Block (Video)

In less than 12 months, Benny The Butcher went from being a respected and veteran voice in the underground to an elite force throughout all of Rap music. The Buffalo, New Yorker was one of the hand-picked guests invited to J. Cole's Revenge Of The Dreamers, Volume 3 sessions. More recently,... Read more

Open Mike Eagle & DOOM Make A Powerful Video About How We Imprison Ourselves

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn began a new Comedy Central series last week that focuses on social commentary. Titled The New Negroes, every episode ends with an original song and video created by the Chicago, Illinois-born MC and features one other artist. Ahead of tonight's showing of the episode... Read more

Black Moon Is Releasing A New Album This Summer. Evil Dee Describes The Sound.

When heads think of Black Moon, many immediately trudge back to their heralded 1993 debut Enta Da Stage. Beyond its textured sampling and aggressive lyrics, the Nervous Records LP helped detail an East Coast equivalent to Gangsta Rap. While there where no lowriders, or bandanas in Buckshot Shorty, 5FT, and... Read more

Gifted Gab’s New Album Showcases Her Talents For Rapping AND Singing (Audio)

Gifted Gab broke through in a major way when she dropped her Blimes Brixton-assisted song and video for "Come Correct" early last year. It was the biggest moment to date in a career that stems back to 2015's Girl Rap, work with Nacho Picasso, Mic Capes, and Vitamin D, along with... Read more

Watch A Live Stream Of Bun B & Statik Selektah Making Their TrillStatik Album (Video)

In an era of increased access for fans, Bun B and Statik Selektah are taking things to a new plateau. The UGK co-founder and the esteemed producer/DJ for Joey Bada$$, Sean Price, Styles P, and so many others are making an album right now (April 17). First announced last week,... Read more

In 2010, Big K.R.I.T. Updated A Souls Of Mischief Classic For A New Day

Big K.R.I.T. began his Rap journey almost 15 years ago. He recorded mixtapes for years, navigating a scenic country road into the industry. In a 2011 interview with Nardwuar, the Meridian, Mississippi native revealed he recorded his seminal K.R.I.T. Wuz Here standout "Something" in his bathroom. It was proof that... Read more

Tierra Whack’s New Video Proves She Can Eat Most MCs For Lunch

Tierra Whack is not only an incredible MC, but the way she presents her art is seriously influencing the way rappers release their music and visuals. In 2018, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native released Whack World, a 15-minute visual album featuring a different video for each track. It helped showcase Whack's... Read more

Yasiin Bey Has Premiered A New Album As An Art Exhibit

It's been a while since heads got new music from Yasiin Bey. The MC formerly known as Mos Def announced his retirement from Hip Hop music in a 2016 Facebook Live video, but it never really seemed like he was ready to hang up the mic. He continued to hit... Read more

Cypress Hill’s Entire Next Album Will Be Produced By Black Milk (Video)

In 2018, Cypress Hill released its ninth album (and first in eight years) with Elephants On Acid. The effort was fully produced by DJ Muggs, who co-founded the group. On 2010's Rise Up, Muggs largely stepped aside on the boards to B-Real, as well as a cast including Pete Rock,... Read more

Phonte Has Just Released A Surprise EP. Listen Here.

With less than 24 hours notice, Phonte just released his second project since last March. 2018's No News Is Good News marked the North Carolina MC/singer/producer's first solo effort and Rap album in nearly seven years. It was subsequently named one of 2018's best efforts by Ambrosia For Heads. For 2019,... Read more

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