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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

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

Nipsey Hussle Proved His Dedication Far Beyond His Music

Less than 24 hours ago (March 31), Nipsey Hussle was the victim of a fatal shooting in South Los Angeles, California. More specifically, 33-year-old Ermias Davidson Asghedom, a father of two, a family man, an entrepreneur, a community activist, and a beloved figure of unity in Hip-Hop lost his life.... Read more

G-Eazy, YG & Blueface Unite For A West Coast Anthem That Carries On Tradition (Video)

This past February, G-Eazy paid homage to America's left side with Los Angeles rapper Blueface and the trunk rattling single, "West Coast," teasing the forthcoming release of G-Eazy's next project. It has been two years since the Oakland, California MC released his fifth studio album, The Beautiful & The Damned,... Read more

JAY-Z Receives The NAACP President’s Award For His Social Activism (Video)

This past weekend (March 30) in Hollywood, California, the 50th NAACP Image Awards were held at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Winners from the event include Donald Glover (both for his FX series, Atlanta as well as his powerful music video for, "This Is America"), Bruno Mars for "Outstanding... 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

Nipsey Hussle Has Been Shot And Killed

UPDATE: Approximately one hour after news broke of this afternoon's shooting, TMZ has now reported that Nipsey Hussle is dead, at 33 years old. While details continue to release, the artist born Ermias Asghedom was at the pinnacle of his career which included music, acting, his Marathon Agency and store, along... Read more

KRS-One Speaks About The Power Of Hip-Hop To Change The World (Video)

Few Rap legends seem to have as much to say, especially beyond their lyrics, as KRS-One. However, in recent years, Blastmasta KRS has seemingly stepped away from the media spotlight. Equally, Kris Parker is sparse on social media. Last year he was said to be working with Dr. Dre, following... 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

De La Soul Recall The Origins Of The Native Tongues & The MC Who Started It (Video)

Earlier this month, De La Soul's episode of Drink Champs featured an extensive and newsworthy preview. N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN released the part of the discussion where Posdnuos, Dave, and Maseo addressed their ongoing, and sometimes public negotiations with Tommy Boy Music surrounding the digital revenue and rights to the... Read more

J. Cole Explains Why Cancel Culture Is The Problem Not The Solution

Having spent more than the past decade polishing his craftsmanship as an MC/producer and staying true to his destined path as an uncompromising individualist, J. Cole has mastered the art of controlling one's narrative. While he admittedly isn't a fan of the "platinum, no features" memes that have become synonymous... 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

Large Professor Reveals Nas Mentioned Aaliyah On The Original Ether

Last year, Rap fans witnessed one of the most personal and ruthless lyrical exchanges in the mainstream. Pusha-T revived his beef with Drake on a large scale with "Infrared." Within hours of the DAYTONA album-closer, Drake responded with "Duppy Freestyle." That track mentioned Pusha's then-fiancee (now his wife), Virginia Williams.... Read more

RZA Is Pushing For Wu-Tang Clan To Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Since 2017, the Wu-Tang Clan group has been eligible to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. However, the nine-man New York Rap collective has yet to appear on the ballot. As 2019's induction ceremony takes place Friday night (March 29) in Brooklyn, RZA says that he... Read more

Ice Cube & Too Short Have A New Players Club And No Haters Are Allowed (Video)

With December 2018's Everythangs Corrupt, Ice Cube released his first solo album in eight years and further cemented his place as one of the most (and only) relevant Rap artists with a career stretching back to the mid-1980s. Always politically minded, the West Coast icon used the LP to comment on... Read more

38 Spesh Displays Why OGs Like Kool G Rap, DJ Premier & D.I.T.C. Co-Sign Him (Video)

Rochester is not a city regularly associated with Hip-Hop. This Upstate New York burg is the home of DJ Green Lantern, who, along with Emilio Rojas, is one of the few artists from the area to make an impact on the game in the last two decades. But that is... Read more

Exile, Choosey & Aloe Blacc Hit The Switch For A Lowrider Love Letter (Video)

Rap music and car culture have a long and colorful history together, especially as it pertains to lowriders. There are iconic images and videos involving Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, King T, Cypress Hill, MC Eiht, Mack 10, Kid Frost, Coolio, The Game, and others forever etched in... Read more

The Charges Against Jussie Smollett Are Dropped

In a breaking story, prosecutors have dropped its felony charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The move happened this morning (March 26), following an arrest late last month under the suspicion of making false reports regarding an incident in Chicago, Illinois on January 29. The actor was released on $10,000... Read more

MF DOOM Says He & Madlib Have Recorded Several Albums Worth Of Songs

This past weekend, Madvillain's Madvillainy celebrated its 15th-anniversary. Having released on March 23, 2004, the union of Madlib and MF DOOM marked a transformative moment in the careers of two Hip-Hop veterans with a passion for reinvention, character creation, and wildly inventive Rap music. Both of these artists rarely speak... 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

Murs Shares The 1st Release From His New Collaboration With 9th Wonder

At the top of this year, it was announced that Murs & 9th Wonder were preparing to release the seventh album in their union. 2019's upcoming The Illiad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over marks the pair's first effort since 2015's Brighter Daze. This past weekend, the Los Angeles,... Read more

Some Of Hip-Hop’s Top MCs Mourn Philadelphia Battle Rapper Tech 9

The Hip-Hop community is mourning the death of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Battle Rap veteran Tech 9 (aka Akeen Mickens). He is survived by a daughter. Details are still forthcoming in this developing story. “Sadly it’s true. We lost a Philadelphia and Battle Rap legend and pioneer,” fellow competitive MC Buttah Madison... Read more

Jordan Peele’s New Movie Has A Record Breaking Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele's second directorial feature film opened this past weekend. Following 2017's Get Out (which earned the 40-year-old his first Oscar for original screenplay), Us has already shattered commercial projections and set new records in the Horror genre. According to a Variety report amid the weekend, Us achieved more than... Read more

Killer Mike Speaks About The Importance Of Voting In Local Elections (Video)

Outside of his work as a veteran solo artist and one-half of Run The Jewels, Killer Mike is a well-known entrepreneur and social activist. In the latest episode from BET's Finding Justice, Mike uses his platform to discuss yet another important topic as one of Rap's more trusted social voices.... Read more

Audio Push & Nick Grant Look Down On MCs That Just Can’t Keep Up (Video)

Just over one month ago, Inland Empire, California Rap duo Audio Push released their seven-track EP, Audio Mars, featuring Buddy, Rose Gold, Stacy Barthe, and Nick Grant. The drop marks the MCs' first release since 2018's, Inside The Vibe 2, and their first of 2019. With their latest project spinning... Read more

Open Mike Eagle’s New TV Show To Feature MF DOOM, Phonte & Method Man

Chicago, Illinois MC Open Mike Eagle has inserted wit and drama into his music for years. The artist behind such releases as 2016's Hella Personal Film Festival (with producer Paul White), 2017's Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, and last year's What Happens When I Try To Relax EP has partnered... Read more

Large Professor Speaks About His Lost Tapes With Nas (Video)

Nas typically keeps it strictly business when it comes to his social media usage so when he does take a moment to pause and get personal, it is notably with intention. On Thursday (March 21), the prolific MC took to Instagram to wish Large Professor and DJ Premier a happy... Read more

Peanut Butter Wolf Speaks In-Depth About Madlib’s Unique Genius

Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf is the latest guest on Pandora's Questlove Supreme. Taped in Los Angeles, California, the episode finds Questlove, Phonte, Boss Bill, Laiya, Suga Steve asking the San Jose native Chris Manak about his label and its incredible catalog. Highlights include specific discussion on Lootpack's... Read more

Q-Tip Explains The Changes In Hip-Hop That Led To ATCQ’s Breakup

Q-Tip and Elton John have worked together on music. Elton appeared on A Tribe Called Quest's final album, courtesy of the song "Solid Wall Of Sound." The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-inducted British songwriter, singer, and pianist provided additional vocals to the track that sampled his "Bennie And The... Read more

Busta Rhymes & Conway Team Up To Turn Wack Rappers Into Ghosts

Last year, Busta Rhymes was among the A-list guests that featured on Westside Gunn's Supreme Blientele album. Also involving Benny The Butcher, "Brossface Brippler" is a highlight from that LP that is currently on Ambrosia For Heads' official playlist. Bussa' Bus keeps close ties with the Griselda Records family, building... Read more

Missy Elliott Assists Lizzo For A Banger That Sounds Large & In Charge

Minneapolis, Minnesota rapper Lizzo is no stranger to embracing individuality. The artwork to her upcoming album, Cuz I Love You, showcases the artist sitting in the nude in front of a blank photo backdrop. That LP's lead single, "Juice," celebrates being comfortable in a plus-sized body, placing an attitude within... Read more

JAY-Z’s Blueprint Album Will Be Preserved In The Library Of Congress

Every year, The Library Of Congress selects 25 musical titles to add to its National Recording Registry. This act is meant to honor pieces of art for their cultural significance for future generations. A National Recording Preservation Board decides the annual inclusions. This week, JAY-Z's The Blueprint album became the... Read more

Scarface Says He Is The GOAT MC & Explains Why

Last month, Justin "The Company Man" Hunte published a special video breaking down his personal "Top 5, dead or alive MCs" list. In the visual essay, the prominent video personality, host, and member of the Ambrosia For Heads team explains his choices, which he asserts are purely music-based. "These five... Read more

Logic’s New Video Shows The Deep Wounds Society Is Inflicting On Artists

Few artists with the profile of Logic are half as prolific. This week, Bobby Tarantino announced what appears to be his first commercial project in less than three years. After giving fans YSIV (which reached #2 on the charts) only last September, Bobby has another LP in the chamber already.... Read more

Madlib Previews Some Of The Music He Made With Mac Miller

UPDATE: Following the recent footage of Madlib playing some unreleased collaborative music with Mac Miller, his team has released a statement. Rapp Cats, a California-based store and label run by Madlib’s manager and business partner, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt published a statement today (March 20). "What exists is what the two... Read more

DJ Muggs Aims To Make Sure All Hip-Hop Heads Know Mach-Hommy’s Name (Audio)

Mach-Hommy may not be a widely-known name outside of a hardcore corner within the Hip-Hop scene, but for those who do know it, it's hears as something like a myth. His reputation is that of a secret weapon for producers who favor dusty samples, like Alchemist or Knxwledge. He made... Read more

Erick Sermon Is Back To Give Rap What It’s Been Missing With His New Song

Erick Sermon sometimes gets more credit for his production than his rhymes. However, for more than 30 years, the double-threat has penned some lyrics that are forever tattooed on the Hip-Hop consciousness. That has been true with EPMD, Def Squad, and alone. The MC who once proclaimed "I wish music... Read more

Nas & Travis Scott Discuss The Power Of Hip-Hop & Why Its Messages Cannot Be Stopped

In 2017, Nas and Travis Scott worked together alongside DJ Khaled for video single "It's Secured" (embedded below). On paper, these artists may seem to represent different corners of Rap music, even while both have close collaborative ties to Kanye West. Nas burst on the scene in the early 1990s.... Read more

J. Cole Says Losing A Grammy Was A Win For His Career

At the 61st Grammy Awards, which aired in February, J. Cole was not a winner. He was nominated for his collaboration on Miguel's War & Leisure (namely for "Best R&B Song" for "Come Through and Chill." He was also nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Performance," his collaboration with 6lack on East Atlanta Love Letter ("Pretty... Read more

Xzibit Details How Dr. Dre Operated On His Career & Brought It To Life (Video)

Twenty years ago, Xzibit's career buckled up for a skyrocketing trajectory. Since the mid-'90s, the prodigy of King T had released two albums, worked closely with E-Swift and Tha Alkaholiks, and recorded some incredible freestyles. A California transplant, Mr. X-To-The-Z was a true school MC with major distribution. He was... Read more

Kxng Crooked Is Inspired By The X-Men & Attacks A Cube Beat Like A Wolverine (Audio)

While many Heads may have become fans of Kxng Crooked (fka Crooked I) during his time with Slaughterhouse, the Long Beach, California native had a significant fan-base as a solo artist all the way back to 1995. In fact, for a time he was the flagship artist of Death Row... Read more

Kool Keith & Ced Gee Remember The Prodigy’s Keith Flint & The Hit They Made Together

On March 4, Keith Flint of the Electronic music group, The Prodigy, was found dead in his Essex, England home. Tragically, the 49-year-old took his life just one month after his final performance with the group. The British collective crossed over into the mainstream upon the release of their third... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song Celebrates LeBron James For His Activism (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

Samuel L. Jackson’s Interview Is Real & Unfiltered…Just Like His Best Characters

On screen, Samuel L. Jackson often plays characters that speak their minds with little compromise. Away from the film, set, the Chattanooga, Tennessee native is no a stranger to voicing his opinions with a similar approach. The unfiltered, often uncensored actor is now 70 years old and is still working... Read more

Andrew Yang Is The Rakim Of Politics (Video)

Rakim placed foresight and business-minded logic into the minds of Hip-Hop Heads the moment he rapped "Thinking of a master plan" on Paid in Full in 1987. More than thirty years later, a presidential candidate in the 2020 election is stepping forward with a vision that could legitimately solve America's deepening... Read more

Diamond D’s New Album Features Erick Sermon, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & More

It has been nearly five years since D.I.T.C. co-founder Diamond D released a solo album. The self-proclaimed "best producer on the mic" dropped one of his most exciting albums in the form of 2014's The Diam Piece. Producing all but one of the tracks (which was by DJ Scratch), the... Read more

Kxng Crooked Is Brutally Honest About The Breakup Of Slaughterhouse (Video)

Today (March 15), Drink Champs released its episode with Xzibit. Notably, another Southern California-based lyricist also guested on the show. Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I) joined N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's round-table alongside Mr. X-To-The-Z. In a two-hour discussion, the show played host to some of Crook's most revealing thoughts surrounding... 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

Schoolboy Q Said He’s Puff Daddy. His New Video Makes It Official.

Early this morning, ScHoolboy Q released his first solo music in nearly three years. Following 2016's Grammy-nominated The Blank Face LP, "Numb Numb Juice" marks a loud and proud return. Groovy Q wasted no time with the visuals to the song, which clocks in at less than 2:00 in length.... Read more

Dave Chappelle Teaches Will Smith How To Do Standup Comedy (Video)

Will Smith is many things. Actor, MC, humanitarian, father, social media influencer and husband are some of the titles he holds. However, the West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native says that standup comedy is a fascination of his that gives him fear. Smith's role on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, in film,... Read more