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Benny, Conway & 38 Spesh Rewrite A Page Out Of Scarface’s Diary (Audio Premiere)

Rochester, New York MC/producer 38 Spesh has made a hard push in the last two years to reach the forefront of underground Hip-Hop. Be it releasing a litany of solo and collaborative albums or mentoring promising young talent like Che Noir, T.C.F. Music Group's founder has established himself as a... Read more

Rakim Raps His Unreleased Lyrics That Were Dissing Big Daddy Kane (Video)

Earlier this week, Rakim published his memoir, Sweat The Technique: Revelations On Creativity From The Lyrical Genius. The God MC's first text tells his life story as well as offers insight into songwriting and rhyming. In promotion of the book (which he wrote with author, activist, and former Source editor Bakari... Read more

A New Jack City Remake Is Reportedly In The Works. Is It Time For Change?

Among the canon of Hip-Hop lifestyle films, few have had the impact and longevity of New Jack City. The 1991 Warner Bros movie, which was written by Thomas Lee Wright and Barry Michael Cooper, ushered in a new era of cinematic storytelling that not only brought to life the narratives... Read more

Skyzoo & Pete Rock Break Down The Making Of Their Brand New Collabo Album (Video)

Heads were gifted an outstanding collaborative album titled Retropolitan last Friday (September 20) by top-tier lyricist Skyzoo and legendary producer/DJ Pete Rock. The 12-track Mello Music Group LP (embedded below) celebrates Hip-Hop culture and the city that birthed it. As Sky' puts it, the project is a love letter that... Read more

DJ Premier Details Why He Chose J. Cole For Gang Starr’s New Song (Audio)

On Friday (September 20), Gang Starr released its first single in more than 16 years. "Family And Loyalty" features two verses from Guru (who passed away in 2010), a DJ Premier-produced track, and a guest appearance from J. Cole. Calling into Sway In The Morning, Premier explained some background on... Read more

DMX Explains Why He Did Not Want To Do Ruff Ryders Anthem (Video)

Twenty-one years ago, DMX carried his debut and sophomore albums to the top of the charts. By the end of 1998, the Yonkers, New York MC was a Hip-Hop superstar, giving Rap fans a plethora of hardcore anthems. One song, in particular, would help brand X's crew, The Ruff Ryders,... Read more

DaBaby Makes A Song That Shows He’s A Grown-Up MC With A Real Message

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, also known by his Rap moniker DaBaby, has been having a stellar campaign in 2019. After being featured in XXL's "Freshman" class this season, the 27-year-old MC released his debut album, Baby On Baby, which reached the top 25 of the Billboard 200 charts. It was accompanied... Read more

DJ Shadow’s Next LP Features Ghostface, Raekwon, Plus A Nas & Pharoahe Monch Collab

In July, veteran producer and mixmaster DJ Shadow released a collaboration with De La Soul. The Davis, California native who was part of the Solesides/Quannum Projects family released "Rocket Fuel" prompting fans to assume that a new album was on the way. Now, Heads learn that it's going to be... Read more

Black Moon Is Rising Once More. Here’s Their New Video, Album Tracklist & Guests

More than three months, Black Moon released its first music video in more than 16 years. "Creep Wit Me" reunited Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee, and 5 ft after years of anticipation that the Brooklyn, New York trio would follow-up Total Eclipse. Heads now have more details surrounding Rise Of Da... Read more

Gang Starr Has New Music. J. Cole Joins This Moment Of Truth (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

T.I. & Teyana Taylor Hunt Traffickers & Abusers In A Powerful New Video

T.I. recently dropped a 12-plus-minute double video for the songs “You” and “Be There” off of 2018’s DIME TRAP album. While many recording artists claim their visuals "are a movie," the “You (Be There)” vid' may deliver on that promise with higher production value. More importantly, Grand Hustle’s head honcho... Read more

Flavor Flav Tells The Origin Story Behind Wearing Clocks (Video)

For Slick Rick, it has been the eye-patch and truck jewelry. LL Cool J has his Kangol cap. Run-D.M.C. is forever associated with three-stripe Adidas shell-toes. Raider hats, bandanas, Clark's Wallabees. Many rappers and groups have iconic props to go with their incredible music. For more than 30 years, Flavor... Read more

Skyzoo Gets Pete Rock To Kick A Rare Verse & Both Drop Jewels (Audio Premiere)

Tomorrow (September 20), Skyzoo & Pete Rock are releasing an anticipated collaborative album, Retropolitan. The pair's first outing together features the Brooklyn, New York veteran taking on the lyrics recorded to exclusively P.R. production. Guests on the Mello Music Group LP include Styles P, Raheem DeVaughn, and an already-released posse... Read more

Young M.A. Kicks A Freestyle That’s Germane & So So Def (Video)

With only nine days until Young M.A drops her debut album Herstory In The Making, the Brooklyn, New York MC visited Funkmaster Flex’s HOT 97 studio, self-proclaimed "home away from home." The popular MC builds the hype in the best way she knows possible. M.A busts a two-part freestyle that... Read more

Nas & DJ Premier May Have Just Announced A New Gang Starr Album. Aiight? Chill

Twenty-five years ago, Nas left a voicemail on DJ Premier's answering machine that the fans got to hear. The smoky-voiced Rap phenom joined DJ Scratch, MC Eiht, and A.G., among others, on the "Aiight Chill" interlude for Gang Starr's fourth album, Hard To Earn. A few weeks later, Nas dropped... Read more

J. Cole, Lute & DaBaby Show Why NC Is 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Hottest States Under The Sun

Dreamville continues to celebrate this year's release of Revenge Of The Dreamers III with more and more visuals. The label's collaborative record dropped this summer and presented vocals from each member of the collective: J. Cole, J.I.D, Bas, Lute, Ari Lennox, Cozz, Omen, and EarthGang. Just a month ago, Heads... Read more

Tobe Nwigwe & Paul Wall’s Collabo Is Fit For 2 Champions Of The H-Town People (Video)

Tobe Nwigwe is having a stellar 2019 campaign. Earlier this March, the Houston, Texas native released his fourth studio project, Three Originals. It features standout singles and visual accompaniments for "Peep Game," "Caged Birds," and "Bountiful." Then, just last month, Nwigwe unveiled a completely live album, Tobe From The Swat:... Read more

Anderson .Paak Mashes Up Erykah Badu & Lil Nas X To Make Old Town Road Brand New

Anderson .Paak is one of the more versatile artists in popular music. In the last 12 months alone, his two albums, 2018's Oxnard and 2019's Ventura present a singer, an MC, and a musician who can occupy different corners of genre and style. Moreover, the Southern California native creates a... Read more

Snoop & Slick Rick Join Forces On An Anthem About Self-Pride & Upliftment

Since the very beginning of his career, Snoop Dogg has cited Slick Rick as a top influence. On Snoop's hallmark debut album, the smooth-talking Long Beach, California MC covered one of MC Ricky D's best-known verses in the form of "Lodi Dodi." Crossing coasts, bridging generations, meshing styles, and putting... Read more

Flavor Flav Speaks Candidly About His Addiction & Why It Was Time For Change

From Public Enemy to reality television, Flavor Flav has been a star within music and culture. While his legendary Hip-Hop group condemned drug addiction, Flav publicly battled substance abuse. Since the group's success in the early 1990s, Flav had several high-profile arrests, including several with drug charges. In one of... Read more

Puff Daddy Details How “I’ll Be Missing You” Saved His Life & Put Hope In Rap Music

Earlier this month, the third season of Hip-Hop Evolution released on Netflix. Hosted by veteran London, Ontario MC Shad, the documentary series continues to tell the stories of our culture through intimate interviews, rare footage, and all the right music. In Season 3, Episode 2, "Life After Death," Biggie's later... Read more

ANoyd’s Freestyle Shows Why He’s A Top MC Who Belongs On Everybody’s Radar (Video)

Earlier this summer, Connecticut MC ANoyd linked up with Statik Selektah and ShowOff Records to release his album Yuck!, featuring Nick Grant, Ufo Fev, and Termanology. A' and Statik later dropped visuals for one of the album's standout singles, "The Mood." Despite ANoyd's recent ventures in flexing his album-mode muscles,... Read more

Big Boi, Sleepy Brown & CeeLo Green Have A Dungeon Family Reunion With Bad Intentions

Shortly following his halftime performance at 2019's Super Bowl LIII, Big Boi did a led tour with members of the Dungeon Family in Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown, Organized Noize, and KP The Great. While on the road, Sleepy Brown and Big Boi's rejuvenating reunion invigorated the two longtime friends to... Read more

Pharoahe Monch’s Song Brings Wordplay Back On A Whole New Level (Lyric Video)

Pharoahe Monch is one of Hip-Hop's supreme lyricists, and has been so for more than 25 years. The Queens, New Yorker's wordplay includes metaphors, similes, alliteration, assonance, and many of the other parts of speech that many are taught about in English/Reading class. Even living with asthma, the Organized Konfusion... Read more

Ghostface Killah’s New Album Uses Shaolin Soul To Teach The Youth (Audio)

This month, Ghostface Killah released his latest solo endeavor. Titled Ghostface Killahs, the new, independent project involves Wu-Tang Clan partners Method Man, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa, as well as Cappadonna. Notably, G.F.K. also features some of the artists he's been grooming for years, including Theodore Unit affiliates Solomon Childs... Read more

Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Yasiin Bey, DJ Quik & E-40 Headline 2019’s A3C Festival Lineup

A3C has announced its 2019 lineup. This year the Atlanta, Georgia festival is running for six days and features a host of artists from across the generations of Hip-Hop. Topping the bill of legends we have Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), who will be putting on a 20th-anniversary Black On... Read more

DMX Is Back On Def Jam. It’s About To Get Hot Again

At the beginning of this year (January 25), DMX was released from a West Virginia prison after spending much of 2018 behind bars for a tax evasion conviction. Since then, the onetime superstar has been on a climb that feels distinct in a career filled with peaks and valleys. The... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Blows Up His Enemies In His New Video…Literally

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Bandana is among 2019's best Hip-Hop albums. The sophomore outing from the MC/producer battery has been complemented by a series of lighthearted videos starring Gangsta Gibbs. Including some album imagery, these visuals are based on a dr*g kingpin with a complicated past trying to live a... Read more

25 Years Later, Easy Mo Bee & Mister Cee Recall Making Biggie’s Ready To Die (Video)

This week (September 13) marks the 25th-anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, Ready To Die. Part of Bad Boy Records' "B.I.G. Mack" campaign, Biggie Smalls and Craig Mack took the fledgling label to new places in September of 1994. Since its release, Biggie's breakthrough LP has been certified six-times-platinum... Read more

Yasiin Bey To Perform Black On Both Sides As 20th-Anniversary Homecoming Concert

This fall marks 20 years since Mos Def released his acclaimed solo debut, Black On Both Sides. The gold-certified Rawkus Records release followed praises from Black Star's album a year earlier. It also showed a versatile artist who rapped, sang, and commanded audiences with a purist's, stripped-down approach to Hip-Hop... Read more

Happy Birthday To Big Daddy Kane. Ever Hear His “Raw” Remix With Kool G Rap?

Today (September 10) marks Big Daddy Kane's birthday. Commanding audiences far and wide since he was a teenager, the now 51-year-old living legend continues to be among the culture's best performers. From collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Joell Ortiz, as well as new freestyles, King Asiatic continues to add to... Read more

Rapsody’s Eve Is 1 Of The Year’s Best Albums In Any Category

In terms of receipts from paying dues, Rapsody possesses suitcases full of them. Her career dates back to an inconspicuous debut on 9th Wonder's Dream Merchant 2 interludes a dozen years ago. That look came after years of studying under the famed producer, long before she ever touched one of his beats... Read more

Common Launches A Progressive Charter School In Chicago’s South Side (Video)

Less than two weeks ago, Common released his 12th album, Let Love. Featuring production from Karriem Riggins as well as the late J Dilla, the LP also involves Swizz Beatz, A-Trak, and BJ The Chicago Kid, among others. The music campaign coincides with Common's latest book, Let Love Have The... Read more

RZA Says The Wu Documentary & TV Series Have Strengthened The Clan’s Bond (Video)

Earlier this week, the first wave of episodes from Wu-Tang: An American Saga premiered on Hulu. The dramatic miniseries chronicles the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. Executive produced by RZA and Method Man, the series follows The Abbott and his siblings on a street journey that eventually leads to one... Read more

Ras Kass’ Soul On Ice Sequel Uses Lyricism To Confront New Threats (Audio)

Over two decades ago, Ras Kass planted a flag for lyricism that balanced accounts of life in the streets of South Central with information found in the books that upset the setup. That unique gift culminated on Soul On Ice, the MC's 1996 debut that has been heralded in circles... Read more

RZA Breaks Down 10 Kung Fu Films That Wu-Tang Clan Sampled (Video)

It's on the introduction of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) that listeners first hear a vocal sample that heeds a threat: "The Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous." The rough and unpolished sample, taken from the martial arts movie Ten Tigers from Kwangtung, presents a taste of cinematic flavor that... Read more

Danny Brown’s Q-Tip Produced Song Yields 1 Of The Year’s Weirdest Videos

This month marks three years since Danny Brown's last album, Atrocity Exhibit. After four solo releases, celebrated mixtapes, and a collaborative catalog that includes Black Milk-assisted project, D.B. is embarking on an exciting close to 2019. The Detroit, Michigan MC's Uknowhatimsayin¿ is the name of his fifth album. As reported... Read more

Skyzoo, Elzhi & Griselda Body A Pete Rock Beat On 2019’s Hardest Posse Cut (Audio)

In just over two weeks (September 20), Skyzoo & Pete Rock are releasing their joint album, Retropolitan. The 12 all-new songs finish a campaign that began at the top of 2019. Styles P and Raheem DeVaughn are among guests. However, one song contains an arsenal of lyrical talent. "Eastern Conference... Read more

The 1st Look At Bad Boys For Life Is Pretty Epic. Will & Martin Are Back (Video)

The trailer for the third and final installment in the Bad Boys trilogy has been revealed. Titled Bad Boys For Life as both a nod to a Bad Boys II quote and an excuse to employ a cinematic remix of P. Diddy's "Bad Boys For Life." The movie is slated... Read more

Boogie’s Freestyle Questions Whether Buying Back The Block Is The Right Thing (Video)

Boogie made one of 2019's better albums in Everything's For Sale. The Long Beach, California native who was later raised in the streets of Compton, confronts the issues of our time with wisdom and witty cynicism. A young father who spent years grinding on Soundcloud on a path that's ultimately... Read more

Joell Ortiz Joins The Greats In Making A Heartfelt Dedication To His Mother (Audio)

Late last year, Joell Ortiz released one of his most revered works in Mona Lisa, a collaborative album with producer Apollo Brown. Since then, the Brooklyn, New York veteran has hardly sat still. He opened the year with a joint project, Gorilla Glue, alongside Fred The Godson that was produced by... Read more

Little Brother Discuss Their New Album, Personal Growth, 9th Wonder & More

With less than 24 hours of notice to fans, Little Brother released its fifth album, May The Lord Watch two weeks ago. Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh reunited after nearly a decade to make a record that honors the group's legacy with skill and wit. Meanwhile, the body of work... Read more

Alchemist Brings His New LP Featuring Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren & Conway To Video

Back in 2012, The Alchemist teamed up with a sunglasses company called 9FIVE for a signature Alchemist edition of spectacles. Those shades came with an exclusive album titled Yacht Rock on limited-edition vinyl. That continuous cassette-style two-sided mix features Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Oh No, Big Twins, Chuck Inglish, and... Read more

Lupe Fiasco’s Clever Wordplay Gets To The Real Roots Of Street Organizations (Video)

Lupe Fiasco released his latest album, Drogas Wave, approximately one year ago. It is the second album in his Drogas (Spanish for "drugs") trilogy. The series started with early 2017’s Drogas Light, and Lupe has since stated that it will end with Skulls later this year. The latest collection of... Read more

DMX Growls At Lying Rappers On A Collabo With Rick Ross & Swizz Beatz (Audio)

At the beginning of this year, DMX left a West Virginia prison after approximately a year behind bars. From there, the onetime superstar continued his campaign tour to celebrate 20 years of debut LP, It's Dark And Hell Is Hot. He rocked the Twin Cities' Soundset Festival, and is slated... Read more

Dave Chappelle’s Logo Is A Tribute To X-Clan

This week, Dave Chappelle released his fifth Netflix special since 2017. The one-hour Sticks & Stones sees the Grammy Award-winning comedian tackling taboo issues, as advertised in the Morgan Freeman-narrated trailer from earlier this month. Between the standup segment and an epilogue, the credits roll. After the credits, as Chappelle... Read more

Pusha-T & Lauryn Hill Show What Hip-Hop Sounds Like If They Rule The World

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

Skyzoo Is Gearing Up For 1 Of The Biggest Albums Of His Career & It’s All Good (Video)

Skyzoo is embarking on one of his biggest albums in an already-decorated discography. Next month, S-K-Y and Pete Rock will release Retropolitan (September 20) on Mello Music Group. Both Sky and Rock have done some of their best work with a single collaborator. In addition to legendary work with C.L.... Read more

Rakim’s “Sweat The Technique” Memoir Will Arrive In Less Than A Month

For several years, Rakim has discussed plans to release a memoir. The text would place the legendary Long Island, New York MC born William Griffin, Jr. in the company of Hip-Hop peers including LL Cool J, KRS-One, Ice-T, Chuck D, Scarface, and the Beastie Boys. After initial plans to release... Read more

Meek Mill Is Finally Free. His 12-Year Legal Battle Comes To An End (Video)

Last month, with an overturned conviction, Meek Mill was removed from probation after spending a decade between incarceration and court-mandated regulations. Following July's development of a new presiding judge and the removal of probation, Meek had been awaiting word surrounding a possible re-trial of his 2007 arrest in his hometown... Read more