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Talib Kweli Is Recording An Album Produced By Diamond D. Take A Look. (Video)

Earlier this year, Diamond D released his latest album, The Diam Piece 2. On that LP, "The Zone" features Talib Kweli as well as Terror Van Pooh, and Niko Is. The Bronx, New York producer, MC, and DJ and the Brooklyn, New York MC, entrepreneur, and show host have some... Read more

DJ Premier Reveals All The MCs He Asked To Be On The Gang Starr Album & What Happened

At the top of the month, Gang Starr released One Of The Best Yet. The seventh album by Guru and DJ Premier features familiar collaborators such as Big Shug, Group Home, Jeru The Damaja, M.O.P., and Freddie Foxxx. Additionally, J. Cole, Talib Kweli, Royce 5'9, Q-Tip, and Nitty Scott, MC... Read more

King Los Kicks The Year’s Best Freestyle. MCs Should Be Shook (Video)

When it comes to the freestyle, King Los is one of the most exciting artists of all-time. Although the Baltimore, Maryland native has made some potent songs and revered projects, his calling card has always been what he does on the spot. Following last month's standout showing at the 2019... Read more

LL Cool J Discusses The Importance Of Owning All Of His Music (Video)

LL Cool J is one of Hip-Hop's first artist-moguls. At the same time he established himself as one of the most dominant MCs of all time, James Todd Smith was adding film, fashion, and more to his resume. Appearing on Sway In The Morning this week, Uncle L also broke... Read more

This 1998 Black Thought & Common Freestyle Is An Incredible Hip-Hop Moment In Time

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's own DJ Cosmo Baker is known worldwide for his connection to Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul, frequently creating classic party series such as The Rub and The Remedy. The latter, which he hosted alongside DJ Rich Medina, helped to spotlight artists such as The Roots, J Dilla, Jill Scott, and... Read more

Sean Price & Lil Fame’s “Price Of Fame” Collabo Album Is Arriving Very Soon

Ahead of Sean Price's passing in 2015, the Brooklyn, New York veteran was said to be at work on several albums, including solo material and collaborative projects. Sean's fourth solo album, Imperius Rex, eventually released in 2017. That Duck Down LP was named by Ambrosia For Heads among the best of... Read more

Action Bronson & Alchemist’s Lamb Over Rice EP Has Flavor. Listen Here (Audio)

This morning (November 22), Alchemist and Action Bronson released their collaborative EP, Lamb Over Rice. The MC and producer battery regularly work together on television. However, the genesis of the bond has been on heralded mixtapes like 2012's Rare Chandeliers, which is getting a special limited-edition vinyl re-release. The whimsical... Read more

Statik Selektah, Paul Wall & Benny Team Up With A Message From The Soul (Audio)

Statik Selektah has made albums with Termanology, Kxng Crooked, Bun B, and Bumpy Knuckles, just to name a few. One of the busiest producers/DJs/radio hosts in Hip-Hop has just announced another collaborative project—arguably with an unlikely partner. On November 28, Statik and Houston, Texas veteran Paul Wall are releasing Give... Read more

Rapsody’s Latest Freestyle Shows Why She Is Already In The Winner’s Circle (Video)

Yesterday (November 20), Rapsody expressed her disappointment following the announcement of the 2020 Grammy Award nominations. While late 2017's Laila's Wisdom earned two nominations, 2019's exceptional LP Eve was not included in Wednesday's list. In a social media post, the Jamla/Roc Nation MC admitted that she was "frustrated" and "disappointed."... Read more

Pusha-T Bodied Features In 2019. He Keeps The Trend Going Over DJ Shadow Production

Following last year's Grammy nomination for DAYTONA, Pusha-T has been a Rap role-player in 2019. He appeared on lauded albums by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Benny The Butcher, GoldLink, and YBN Cordae. At the same time, Push' released a collaboration with Lauryn Hill, plus reunited with brother NoMalice for Kanye... Read more

From Dreams To Reality…J. Cole’s Squad Has Been Nominated For A Grammy

The nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards have been announced. The upcoming year's contenders celebrate a host of potential first-time winners, especially in Rap and Hip-Hop. In the "Best Album Category," there are several key contenders. Notably, J. Cole (who has never previously won a Grammy) earned that distinction with... Read more

Consequence Trades Rhymes With Phife On One Of His Last Songs (Audio)

The late Phife Dawg would have turned 49 years old tomorrow (November 20). Sadly, Malik Taylor passed away more than three-and-a-half years ago. The MC/producer was not able to see the final album from A Tribe Called Quest, 2016's We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service. However,... Read more

Masta Ace & Marco Polo’s New Remix Rescues Heads From A Sunken Place (Video)

It's been just over a year since Masta Ace & Marco Polo teamed up to release their collaborative album together, A Breukelen Story. The Fat Beats Records album was named one of Ambrosia For Heads' Top Albums Of 2018. The conceptual ode to Brooklyn seamlessly balances out two stories. One,... Read more

Evidence Drops A New Instrumental Album. Check Out 26 Beats From A Proven Master.

Nearly 25 years into his career, Evidence's music continues to get better and better. That says a lot for an artist who took audiences by storm with the Dilated Peoples across several albums since the late 1990s. However, in the solo department, releases like last year's Weather Or Not offer... Read more

Rome Streetz Reps Hard…And Raps Harder For That Throwback New York Sound (Video)

An affiliate of Smif-N-Wessun's Tek, Brooklyn, New York's Rome Streetz is one of the MCs buzzing in the current Big Apple underground. Over the years, he's put in work with the likes of Snowgoons, Agallah (fka 8-Off), and 38 Spesh. In 2019, he has released several projects, including Headcrack, with... Read more

Kanye West Claims He & Dr. Dre Are Making A Sequel To His New Album

Less than one month ago (October 25), Kanye West released his ninth solo album, JESUS IS KING. The Spiritual 11-song collection involved a Clipse reunion, appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, and Jazz artist Kenny G, as well as guest production from Timbaland. The G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam Records LP subsequently topped... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Explains How Using Other Producers Made Him A Better Writer (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is finishing the decade strong. In 2010, he delivered a mixtape that elevated the medium in the form of K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. Earlier this year, he offered fans another high-level album in K.R.I.T. IZ HERE. It was an appropriate bookend in a decade where the MC/producer left an... Read more

Twista & A-F-R-O Bridge 2 Generations Of Rapid Fire Flows To A Diamond D Beat (Video)

In May of 2019, Diggin’ In The Crates co-founder Diamond D released The Diam Piece 2 album. The 16-track LP features Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Elzhi, David Banner, and Xzibit, as well as many more that have worked with the Bronx producer/MC/DJ over a career that dates back 30... Read more

Cam’ron Opens Up About Past Beefs With JAY-Z And Nas & How They Made Peace

On December 7, 2019, it will have been 15 years since Cam'ron released what he considers his favorite album in the discography, Purple Haze. The 2004 album was his second with Roc-A-Fella Records, fourth overall, and was arguably when The Diplomats were at their zenith as a New York City... Read more

Dave East Plays Meth’ On TV & He Comes Correct Freestyling To Classic Wu Production

2019 has been a big year for Dave East. Not only did the Harlem, New York rapper finally drop the album that is being called his true debut, Survival, but he is also portraying Method Man (fka Shotgun) in the Hulu miniseries Wu-Tang: An American Saga. While promoting Survival (which... Read more

Dr. Dre Explains Why Eminem Was The Missing Link In Making 2001 (Video)

Twenty years ago today (November 16, 1999), Dr. Dre released his sophomore solo album, 2001. It became a benchmark album that book-ended a decade that the producer and rapper had fueled. Personally and musically, plenty had happened since The Chronic, which marked Dre's first album since leaving N.W.A. and Eazy-E.... Read more

As Tical Turns 25, Method Man Brings The Pain To A Havoc Beat (Video)

Twenty-five years ago today (November 15, 1994), Method Man gave fans his Tical album. The Def Jam Records album was the first Wu-Tang Clan solo album following Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) almost exactly a year earlier. Meth's RZA-produced debut would achieve platinum status and earn the Shaolin representative a... Read more

Royce 5’9, T.I. & CyHi Use Bold Bars To Redefine The Meaning Of Savage (Video)

Yesterday (November 14), Royce 5'9 released a powder keg of bars in the song "Black Savage." Produced by the decorated MC, the song was posted on social accounts by the NFL, reportedly tied into JAY-Z's Inspire Change initiative with the league. However, the song is not about football. Instead, the... Read more

Nas & Pharoahe Monch’s 1st Collabo Unites 2 Hip-Hop Kings From Queens (Audio)

Nas and Pharoahe Monch each grew up in Queens, New York. While Nasir reps Queensbridge, Pharoahe hails from another section, South Jamaica. Both MCs made impact in 1991. The same year that Monch's crew, Organized Konfusion, released its self-titled debut, Nas famously appeared on Main Source's "Live At The Barbeque."... Read more

Lauryn Hill Releases A Song For Those Wondering Where Her Mind Is

For the last 20 years, Ms. Lauryn Hill has been scarce with new music. The legendary singer and MC has released just a handful of solo songs this decade. However, 2019 has been more active than in other years. L-Boogie made a rare return to Hip-Hop collaborations, assisting Pusha-T on... Read more

Sources Credit JAY-Z’s NFL Partnership With Getting Colin Kaepernick A Workout

On Tuesday (November 12), it was reported that Colin Kaepernick will be participating in a workout for NFL franchises. The news came almost three years since Kaep' took an NFL snap. Since then, he settled with the league on a formal grievance surrounding collusion between team owners against his playing.... Read more

Pusha-T & YBN Cordae Endured Real-Life Nightmares To Reach Rap Dreams (Video)

YBN Cordae is having a stellar campaign in 2019. This summer, the man born Cordae Amari Dunston dropped his debut album The Lost Boy, a project many Hip-Hop Heads consider among the best releases of 2019. The record hosted a slew of talent as well, including appearances from Meek Mill,... Read more

Eddie Murphy Is Starring In & Producing Beverly Hills Cop 4

As a sequel to Coming To America is currently being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, Eddie Murphy confirms that he's reprising another role from his 1980s string of blockbuster movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy is producing and starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4 in a partnership between Netflix and... Read more

Royce 5’9 Drops 1 Of The Most Savage Verses Of 2019 (Audio)

Royce 5'9 has been working hard behind the scenes in 2019, after releasing two acclaimed albums last year. Following The Book Of Ryan (named one of Ambrosia For Heads' top albums of '18), Royce began the new year with the highly-potent "Field Negro" single. Since then, he's remained quiet. Former... Read more

Black Thought Is Teaching A Free Master Class On How To Be An MC

Black Thought is revered as one of Hip-Hop's great MCs. For years, the South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representative shied from the spotlight, apart from his music and some acting. However, now Tariq Trotter is educating others how to excel at the craft. The Roots' front-man is leading Carnegie Hall's first-ever Master... Read more

The Game & Anderson .Paak’s Collaboration Is A New Westside Story (Video)

At the top of this month, The Game released a new single from what is billed to be his final album. Jayceon Taylor maintains the longstanding, bubbling chemistry with Anderson .Paak on "Stainless," which arrives ahead of November 29's Born 2 Rap. The lyrics to "Stainless" celebrate Game's career as... Read more

Colin Kaepernick Is Working Out For NFL Teams This Weekend

Colin Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since the 2016 preseason. In the nearly three years since the then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a snap, he has presumably won millions from the NFL in a settlement following a 2017 grievance filed surrounding collusion among franchise owners. Through representatives,... Read more

Talib Kweli & El-P Recall Rawkus Records Taking A Chance On Underground Hip-Hop

Run The Jewels and Company Flow co-founder El-P is the latest guest on Talib Kweli's The People's Party Podcast, with co-host Jasmin Leigh. The two natives of Brooklyn, New York have plenty of history together, including Hip Hop For Respect. They were label-mates at Rawkus Records during an inflection point... Read more

Scarface’s Political Agenda Is Just Like His Music: Revolutionary (Video)

Scarface is the latest guest on The Connect Podcast. Hosted by fellow Houston, Texas native and longtime 'Face collaborator Slim Thug, as well as O.G. Chi, Rico, and DJ Young Samm, the H-Town cast interviewed Brad Jordan at length. The interview was filmed as the legendary MC-turned-politician advanced one step... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Tupac Affiliate Bad Azz Has Passed Away At The Age Of 43

Long Beach, California representative Bad Azz has died, according to multiple sources including Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Kxng Crooked. The 43-year-old MC born Jamarr Antonio Stamps was heard on albums including Makaveli's Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz, and Christmas On Death Row. After... Read more

Drake Cuts Surprise Concert Short After Being Booed At Camp Flog Gnaw (Video)

Last night (November 10), Drake was a surprise guest at Tyler, The Creator and OFWGKTA's fifth-annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. The two-day Los Angeles, California music festival included headlining performances by Tyler, The Internet, YG, and Solange, among others. Sunday night's lineup featured question marks, leading to lots of speculation.... Read more

Danny Brown Is Living His Best Life Rapping Over 1 Of Q-Tip’s Best Beats (Video)

Last month, Danny Brown delivered a strong addition to his respected discography. uknowhatimsayin¿ features Run The Jewels, Consequence, and JPEGMAFIA, among others. Q-Tip, who provides some vocals, executive produced the collection of songs. The Abstract, who began working on this LP with Danny years ago, also laced the Warp Records... Read more

Atmosphere’s New Video Is About The Quest For Peace Of Mind

As the cold winds of winter begin to blow through Minneapolis once again, Atmosphere, return with a new video, which draws on their state's natural beauty for inspiration. Following on from last year's Mi Vida Local, their ninth studio album, the Rhymesayers duo deliver an emotional and poignant track in... Read more

KRS-One Is Back In The Studio & He’s Inviting Fans To Join Him (Video)

KRS-One is currently recording a mixtape in the studio. Since mid-2018, photos have suggested that Kris Parker has reunited in the lab with Dr. Dre, among others. However, as the world waits to see if KRS' The World Is MIND follow-up will feature some Andre Young sounds, Blastmasta' lets fans... Read more

Action Bronson & Alchemist Announce A Collaborative EP Arriving This Month

Today, (November 10), Alchemist and Action Bronson announced that they are teaming up for a seven-song project entitled Lamb Over Rice. The EP is set to drop on November 22, and as Alchemist added, is "out the stashbox," which suggests they could be a collection of songs the duo has... Read more

Homeboy Sandman Is A True Original. Watch Him Spit A Freestyle Like No Other MC.

Fresh off the release of his Dusty album (embedded below), Queens, New York's Homeboy Sandman popped by Peter Rosenberg’s HOT 97 late show to converse about life, his artistic journey, the importance of uniqueness, and monotony in today’s Hip-Hop climate. The 39-year-old Elmhurst representative, who has solidified himself as one... Read more

Jadakiss Confirms An Unreleased Concept Song Where He & Big Pun Battled (Video)

Jadakiss has amassed an incredible discography over the last 25 years. Along that journey, the LOX and D-Block member has shared the mic with some of the greats, including JAY-Z, DMX, Nas, Royce 5'9, Eminem, and Scarface, to name a few. Recently, 'Kiss appeared on Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed's... Read more

Scarface Is One Giant Step Closer To Winning A Seat On The Houston City Council

After 30 years in Hip-Hop, Brad "Scarface" Jordan announced his run for Houston's City Council in District D this June. After months of campaigning, the number of candidates in the race was recently reduced from over 100 potential candidates to 24 in a runoff on Tuesday (November 5). With only... Read more

EARTHGANG Performs A Colorful Song From 1 Of This Year’s Most Original Albums (Video)

EARTHGANG, comprised of rappers Olu (aka Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (aka Doctur Dot), is having a breakthrough 2019. Backed by J. Cole's Dreamville Records, EARTHGANG is now responsible for one of the year's best LPs with their full-length debut, MirrorLand. Earlier this summer, the duo appeared on the chart-topping Revenge... Read more

Guru’s Son Transforms Into His Father For Gang Starr’s New Video

A week after releasing One Of The Best Yet, Gang Starr delivers the second visual from the album. In the first video, "Family And Loyalty," DJ Premier, guest J. Cole, and Gang Starr Foundation's Big Shug were joined by Guru's son, Keith Casim "K.C." Elam. Heads may have noticed a... Read more

Ice Cube Says Hollywood Let John Witherspoon Down, In A Powerful Tribute

Late last month, comedian and actor John Witherspoon passed away at the age of 77. The man affectionately known as "Pops" had a career that dated back to the 1970s. After working with Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, and David Letterman on stage and screen, Witherspoon (born John Weatherspoon) experienced a... Read more

Talib Kweli Says The New Black Star Album With Madlib Is Done

Nearly two years ago, Yasiin Bey spilled the beans that Black Star was at work on a sophomore album. In February of 2018, the artist formerly known as Mos Def told Colorado audiences that he and Talib Kweli were working on an album with Madlib. “New Black Star with Madlib, Talib... Read more

Reason Is Not Your Same Ol’ Rapper. He Continues To Show He’s Built To Last (Audio)

Reason was one of the best new artists of 2018. For those paying attention to online mixtapes, the Carson, California MC had been making noise during the mid-2010s. However, when he stepped forth with "The Soul" and word that he'd joined Top Dawg Entertainment, it was an entrance worthy of... Read more

A 20-Year-Old Hears Mobb Deep For The 1st Time & It Brings Him To Tears (Video)

Kvng Guap is 20 years old. Like many folks of that age, he may not have been regularly exposed to some of the Rap music released before his birth. Guap has a video account that includes first-watch reactions to some of the artists, groups, and songs that he wishes to... Read more

Rob Swift & Mista Sinista Reappear With A New Single From Their Latest Group (Audio)

Rob Swift and Mista Sinista are two of the most respected artists in Turntablism. Onetime members of the legendary X-Ecutioners crew (aka The X-Men), these two New Yorkers established a name for themselves within the culture alongside the late Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, DJ Boogie Blind, and DJ Precision. The... Read more