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Spice 1, Kurupt & Devin The Dude Are Proud To Be Hip-Hop OGs (Audio)

For more than 30 years, Spice 1 has been giving fans his brand of raw, uncut Hip-Hop. The Hayward, California representative released three gold-certified albums at the top of the 1990s, venting on the anxieties of staying strapped in the 'hood. Throughout that time, the onetime protege and label-mate of... Read more

Joell Ortiz & Hit-Maker Salaam Remi Have Released A New EP. Take A Listen.

This past year has been busy for Brooklyn, New York's Joell Ortiz. Last year, the Slaughterh*use co-founder linked up with veteran Michigan producer Apollo Brown for the release of their joint venture, Mona Lisa. Then at the beginning of 2019, Joell caught a wave with Dipset affiliates The Heatmakerz 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

TDE vs. Dreamville: Who Wins The Battle With These 2 New Songs?

Last November, J.I.D. admitted that competition between Dreamville Records and TDE is a very real thing. During his DiCaprio 2 campaign, the Georgia MC described his primary motivation was helping his squad, started by J. Cole, outshine the team that includes Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and others. “Being... Read more

Kool Keith, B-Real & Joell Ortiz Show MCs How To Level Up (Audio Premiere)

Next month (July 12), veteran MC innovator Kool Keith will see the release of his latest album, simply titled KEITH. Produced entirely by The Beatnuts' Psycho Les, KEITH will feature appearances by Houston's Paul Wall, Cypress Hill front-man B-Real, and Crooklyn Dodger lyrical slugger, Jeru The Damaja. Following last month's... Read more

Erykah Badu Tempts Fans With A 1980s Pop Cover (Audio)

Erykah Badu is no stronger to cover songs. She and D'Angelo powerfully remade Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Your Precious Love" early on in both of their careers. Erykah's 1997 Live! collection includes a harmonic rendition of Rufus & Chaka Khan's "Stay." More recently, the singer covered the likes of... Read more

Wale Uses Roy Ayers For Inspiration To Ramp Up The Summer (Lyric Video)

Last year Wale kept his fan-base satiated with three EPs worth of music. From Spring to Fall, the veteran MC delivered It's Complicated, Self Promotion, and Free Lunch. In 2019, the Warner Records artist has been working on some things behind the scenes. However, in a new Thelonius Martin-produced single,... 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

Benny The Butcher Welcomes RJ Payne To His Team. They Celebrate By Bodying A Beat

Benny The Butcher and his Griselda Records team are in the midst of a banner year. After a Westside Gunn mixtape (Fourth Rope) and a new Conway The Machine project (EiF3), this month saw the release of "Headlines," featuring the three of them alongside DJ Premier production. Later in 2019,... Read more

Denzel Curry Delivers A Wrecking Ball Verse While Flying Lotus Flips Quasimoto (Audio)

Last year, Denzel Curry released TA13OO, featuring appearances from GoldLink, J.I.D, JPEGMAFIA, and more. In 2019, Curry linked has with Australian radio station Triple J to reprise Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade," adding his spin with a verse from TA13OO's "SIRENS [Z1RENZ]" and an added personal touch of... Read more

Injury Reserve’s New LP Shows They Deserve A Spot In 2019’s Starting Lineup (Audio)

Tempe, Arizona Rap trio Injury Reserve formed in 2013, but it wasn't until the release of their 2015 mixtape Live From The Dentist Office that the crew started turning heads. Their use of Jazz samples, eclectic choice of guest features, and sporadic spazz-out vocal tendencies helped push forth a signature... Read more

Large Professor Delivers Bars That Are Hard As Steel On A New Song (Audio)

Large Professor is a legend on the mic, behind the boards, and manning the turntables. While this triple-threat has not dropped an album since 2015’s Re:Living, he has still been contributing beats and rhymes to other artists’ projects. Be it kicking a dope verse on The Good People’s recent Good... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Just Released An EP. Listen Here (Audio)

During the last week, the members of the Wu-Tang Clan have snatched the spotlight. Amid a 25th-anniversary campaign surrounding their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah produced documentary series Wu-Tang: Of Mics And Men. The... Read more

DJ Khaled Releases 1 Of Nipsey Hussle’s Last Songs (Audio)

On March 31, the day of Nipsey Hussle's tragic and untimely passing, Ermias Asghedom had given the music world his grandest statement. The month prior, 2018's Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy Award. While he did not get the trophy for "Best Rap Album," Nip' attended the ceremony in... Read more

DJ Premier & Griselda Have Released One Of 2019’s Best Songs. Listen Here (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

Ghostface & RZA Release The 1st Song From The New Wu-Tang EP

Less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Wu-Tang Clan is releasing an EP later this week (May 17), in conjunction with Showtime documentary, Wu-Tang: Of Mics & Men. Heads now get some new music and information from the project released through Mass Appeal (who is also behind the film)... Read more

Kool Keith Has A New Album Coming. He Turns To B-Real For The 1st Single

In the last 20 years, Kool Keith has become one of Hip-Hop's most prolific MCs. The co-founder of the Ultramagnetic MC's has a career that spans more than 35 years in Rap. However, the Bronx, New Yorker has never slowed his roll. Instead, the advanced lyricist has created characters, groups,... Read more

Rapsody Dedicates A Song To The Strong Women Who Make Life Possible (Audio)

Rapsody has let the first half of 2019 on an unusually quiet note when it comes to music. Apart from a standout appearance on Smif-n-Wessun's The All album alongside Musiq Soulchild (see: "Ocean Drive"), the North Carolina native has been working behind the scenes, presumably on work that follows up... Read more

Ladies First: Monie Love Discusses Being A Mother In Hip-Hop (Audio)

Happy Mothers Day. Approaching this holiday, the hosts of Father Hoods Podcast KGB, DJ EFN and Manny Digital decided that they would change up their regular programming, which focuses on interviewing men in the Hip-Hop industry about raising children. This time around, the cast put the ladies first. The Father... Read more

Diamond D Released A New Album Filled With Great MCs. Listen Here.

Yesterday (May 10), Diamond D released his first album in nearly five years, The Diam Piece 2. On the producer/MC/DJ's Dymond Mine Records imprint, the release features Talib Kweli, Xzibit, Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg, Styles P, Raekwon, A-F-R-O, Elzhi, Twista, David Banner, and Fat Joe, among a host of others.... Read more

Jay Electronica Shows The Way To Make A Proper Hip-Hop Verse For A Love Song

Jay Electronica may not be considered a prolific MC in the eyes of many, but he is certainly a versatile one. The New Orleans, Louisiana rapper/producer has a dynamic spectrum of songs in his limited catalog. He makes his first appearance of 2019 on Rosie Lowe's "The Way," and it... Read more

The LOX Have Big Plans For 2019. A New Song Shows They’re Just Getting Started (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

Anderson .Paak Helps Flying Lotus’ Sound Soar On A Soulful Collab (Audio)

On 2016's Malibu Anderson .Paak vowed that he was cooling out on doing features. By that point, the versatile singer, MC, producer, and musician had made key cuts with Dr. Dre, TOKiMONSTA, The Game, MED, and Busdriver, among plenty of others. Between Malibu's early '16 drop and the Grammy nomination... Read more

Rah Digga & Planet Asia Are Lyrical Legends Bringing Doomsday To All Pretenders (Audio)

Since Planet Asia came on the scene towards the end of the 1990s, he has cooked up quality product at an impressive rate. Not only has the Fresno, California MC dropped countless albums, EPs, mixtapes, and collabs, he is behind the Gold Chain Military movement that includes a number of... Read more

Redman Explains How He & Method Man Became Hip-Hop’s Dynamic Duo (Audio)

UPDATE: Take It Personal Radio has included the interview in a two-part, mega-mix that clocks in at more than seven hours: ORIGINAL MAY 4 STORY: Recently, Take It Personal Radio hosts DJ 360 and Philaflava took some time to speak with Newark's own Reggie Noble for an in-depth interview. Throughout,... Read more

Blu & Exile Reunite For A Soulful Song About How Hip-Hop Is True & Livin’ (Audio)

After meeting in the early 2000s, Los Angeles, California MC Blu and fellow native producer Exile recorded and released their first studio album in 2007 with the critically acclaimed, Below The Heavens. One album (2012's Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them) and a decade after, Blu... Read more

Styles P Has Released A New Album. His Song With Lil Fame Features 2 Pros At Work (Video)

AUGUST 27 UPDATE: Styles P and Lil Fame released a video for "The Professionals:  ORIGINAL MAY 3 STORY:  Today (May 3), Styles P has released his latest album, S.P. The GOAT: Ghost Of All Time. In recent years, the LOX member has haunted fans with an onslaught of freestyles... Read more

Eminem & Logic Kill The Game On Their 1st Collabo (Audio)

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Stream Bun B & Statik Selektah’s Star-Studded TrillStatik Album

In the middle of this month, UGK's own Bun B and highly-respected producer Statik Selektah hosted a live recording and taping for their collaborative album, TrillStatik. The two veterans have extensively worked together in the past on Statik albums as well as his group with Termanology, 1982. This collaboration was... Read more

The Jungle Brothers Are Back With A Song That Feels Like A Real Park Jam (Audio)

Throughout the last decade, the Jungle Brothers have been quite quiet when it has come to releasing music. Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee, and DJ Sammy B can still tear down a concert, evident in their 2016 New York City Roots Picnic display. However, these co-founders of the Native Tongues... Read more

Erick Sermon, Styles P & AZ Team Up To Save The Rap Game (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

Stream A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Pete Rock Beats From The 1990s (Audio)

Early samplers and drum machines often have their own distinct sound, which is largely due to the limitations of technology at the time. These constraints yielded the creativity and ingenuity from a generation of legendary Hip-Hop producers. The E-mu Systems SP-1200 and the Akai MPC-60 were the predominant samplers during... Read more

Kxng Crooked Reworks An OutKast Song With A Message About Being Driven

Throughout his extensive career, KXNG Crooked may have seemed like a music industry outcast. The Long Beach, California native weathered the storm of "Ringtone Rap" while remaining deeply rooted in his ways of dazzling lyricism. During the 1990s, he was an artist on Death Row Records at a time that... Read more

N’Dea Davenport & The Brand New Heavies Reunite For Some Escapism (Audio)

The Brand New Heavies formed in the mid-1980s London club scene. However, it was during the 1990s that the Acid Jazz outfit founded by Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy found its most successful stride. In 1990, Atlanta, Georgia native N'Dea Davenport joined the fold as the group's lead singer. This... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Chops A DJ Premier And Royce 5’9 Sample & Adds Some Boom

In less than 48 hours (April 26), ScHoolboy Q is releasing his fifth album, CrasH Talk. The Grammy-nominated TDE artist had previously dropped two video singles in his LP campaign. Less than six weeks ago, Q led with “Numb Numb Juice." He followed with the Travis Scott-assisted "CHopstix." Now he... Read more

Dr. Dre & LL Cool J Have Recorded More Than 40 Songs Together (Audio)

Dr. Dre rarely grants interviews. He admits it, and adds that he does not enjoy talking about himself in public. Since 2017's The Defiant Ones documentary on HBO, Andre Young has participated little in the way of press, beyond product or album promotion. If there is one Rap peer who... 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

Nolan The Ninja Cuts To The Front Of His Class With His Mello Music Debut (Audio)

Detroit, Michigan MC/producer Nolan The Ninja is at the forefront of Motown's Underground Hip-Hop scene. Along with his partner-in-crime A-Minus, and contemporaries like battle cat Ty Farris, the reinvented Bang Belushi, RSXGLD’s Ro Spit, and more, he is leading the charge of a hardcore brand of Rap coming out of... Read more

Your Old Droog Drops 2 Videos On The Move To Go With His Brand New Album

UPDATE: Your Old Droog released a double-video. "The Cheese" is an ode to school-bus transportation, while "Under The Train (Transporting)" examines the marketplace under the El.  Your Old Droog has returned in style with the release of his latest full-length album. After a relatively prolific 2017 in which he... 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

Ghostface Killah Finally Gets His Turn To C.R.E.A.M. A Wu-Tang Classic (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

Nas’ Illmatic Turns 25. This New Mix Reminds Why It Might Be Hip-Hop’s Greatest Album

Twenty-five years ago today (April 19), Nas released the album that future generations will likely use to measure Rap greatness. At the age of 20, Nasir Jones delivered Illmatic, a 10-track coming of age reflection that pulled images from Rotten Apple-era New York City, emphasized dreams of being a Rap... Read more

MF DOOM, Your Old Droog & Mach-Hommy Body A Beat Like King Kong (Audio)

Brooklyn, New York's Your Old Droog surprised Hip-Hop Heads today with a track featuring MF DOOM and star sensation Mach-Hommy. Produced by V Don, "RST" shows off the talented trio flowing over a soulful, synth-heavy beat. For Droog, who has put in work throughout to mid-to-late 2010s, this work stands... Read more

A 300+ Song Mix Gives The Definitive History Of Southern Hip-Hop (Audio)

For more than 30 years, Rap music from the South has stood out. Many cities have their own sound, slang, and influences. During the 1980s and 1990s, many Southern Hip-Hop artists had to assert that their communities "had something to say" in the Rap music conversation. However, by the late... Read more

Evil Dee Details What Led To The Demise Of Rawkus Records

DJ Evil Dee was a onetime artist at Rawkus Records. In the fall of 1997, he hosted and mixed the first Soundbombing compilation. That release would propel the label launched by Jarret Myer and Brian Brater onto the radars of many. With it, plenty of Hip-Hop Heads got a taste... Read more

Erick Sermon, Raekwon & N.O.R.E. Remind MCs They Fathered Their Styles (Audio)

After nearly 18 months of anticipation, Erick Sermon is releasing his eighth solo album later this week. On April 19, The Green-Eyed Bandit will drop Vernia, named after the legendary Brentwood, Long Island MC/producer's late grandmother. Following February's "That Girl," featuring Big K.R.I.T., Erick is unleashing a new single. This... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song With André 3000 Is Nothing Short Of Amazing (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

Conway The Machine Is Back To Devour The Rap Competition On His New Album (Audio)

The Griselda Records team is well known for its prolific output since the mid-2010s. In particular, Conway The Machine has solidified a position as one of the hardest out with his Everybody Is F.O.O.D. series of albums. After his Reject drops from years previous ingratiated him with Heads, the Buffalo,... Read more

M.O.P. & Benny Up The Ante On A Beat That’s As Hard As Nails (Audio)

Much of the Rap community has been celebrating the Griselda Records movement in recent years. While brothers Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine have made their Buffalo, New York team one of the more exciting collectives in Rap, Benny The Butcher's 2018 Tana Talk 3 LP only added to the... Read more

Yelawolf’s New Song Details How His Substance Abuse Started (Audio)

Yelawolf has been releasing freestyles and singles for the last couple months, in advance of his Trunk Muzik III album. This highly anticipated project has been in the works for more than a year and arrived at the stroke of midnight Friday. Out of the 14 tracks on TM3, “Drugs” is clearly... Read more