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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

Nas & Mary J. Blige On Tour Is All We Need. Here’s The 411.

Nas and Mary J. Blige are embarking on their first ever collaborative tour this summer. Beginning in July, the artists with extensive creative history together will co-headline a North American run with stops in 22 cities between the United States and Canada. Previously, the two New York music veterans who... Read more

Pete Rock Has Music With Heavy D That He’s Thinking About Releasing

Pete Rock is a living legend in Hip-Hop. Throughout the last 30 years, Pete has fed a dedicated fan-base with material from his duo with C.L. Smooth, solo albums, remixes, DJ sets, plenty of collaborative albums, and production work. However, like J Dilla, Madlib, Ayatollah, and others, Pete Rock has... Read more

Rappers Might Start Going To Jail Because Of Their Lyrics

Rap music is often an art that imitates life. However, there appear to be new legal lines surrounding that freedom of expression. Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Jamal Knox v. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania. That case surrounds Cox, who is a Pittsburgh rapper also... 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

ScHoolboy Q Announces The Title Of His New Album & It’s Coming Soon (Video)

As expected, ScHoolboy Q confirmed that he is dropping a spring 2019 album. However, Groovy Q provided specific details Monday afternoon (April 15). The TDE/Interscope Records release will be called CrasH Talk, and it arrives on Friday, April 26. With the announcement, Q provided some new music in a trailer.... Read more

Jadakiss Has A Solo Album Coming Soon & The LOX Are Working Too (Video)

Joe Budden sat down with Jadakiss this month for the latest episode of Pull Up. For nearly an hour, Budden and 'Kiss discuss a range of industry-related and personal topics. These include his relationship with Def Jam Records, both artists' sons pursuing Rap careers, revenue in the streaming age, Rap's... Read more

Stream Donald Glover & Rihanna’s “Guava Island” Film (Video)

Following Donald Glover's headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music Festival last night (April 12), he and director Hiro Murai debuted their 55-minute, "tropical thriller" for all to stream for the first 18 hours post-release. While it is currently available to all for free, the film between the Atlanta collaborators will... Read more

Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny Are Releasing A Joint Album Through Shady Records

Ever since it was announced on March 3, 2017, that Griselda Records had a signed a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records, Heads have been eagerly anticipating music to stem from this partnership. A couple of months later, Westside Gunn and brother Conway The Machine dropped a video, “Machine Gun Black.”... Read more

This Derrick Rose Video Shows The Raw Emotion Players Feel When Being Traded

In sports, transactions happen every day. In an era of salary caps and free agency, few athletes can stay "franchise players." The business of team sports has changed that, and while some of the greats in past decades wore only uniform their whole career, many contemporary athletes will not even... Read more

Fab 5 Freddy’s Documentary Sets The Record Straight About A Chronic Problem

Fab 5 Freddy has worn many hats in Hip-Hop, in front of and behind the camera. The legendary host, director, producer, historian, and artist has been involved with Wild Style, Yo! MTV Raps, New Jack City, and a host of music videos. Fred Brathwaite's next project explores the modern history... Read more

LL Cool J Is Victorious In Lawsuit Against Rock The Bells Festival

It has been more than five years since the Rock The Bells music festival transpired. 2013's affair ended abruptly, citing poor sales before canceling the East Coast dates. However, starting in 2007, the traveling event was a major showcase for Hip-Hop talent in all facets. Headliners between '07 and '13... Read more

Playtime Is OVER. Oswin Benjamin Has The Best Freestyle Of 2019

Oswin Benjamin has been on the grind in Hip-Hop for years. The New York City lyricist has made his appearances count, whether they were high-profile freestyles, Team Backpack cyphers, or features on Styles P, Anoyd, and Domingo albums. The close affiliate of Chris Rivers has just released his full-length debut,... 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

Watch The Livestream Of The Nipsey Hussle Celebration Of Life Memorial

Today (April 11), Nipsey Hussle will be laid to rest in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Less than two weeks ago, on March 31 the 33-year-old born Ermias Davidson Asghedom was fatally shot outside of his Crenshaw District store, The Marathon. Now thousands of family, friends, fans, and other... Read more

Bun B & Statik Selektah Will Make An Album From Scratch For All To See

Last August, Bun B released his first album in five years. Return Of The Trill saw the UGK co-founder and Port Arthur, Texas legend team up with Run The Jewels, 8Ball & MJG, Lil Wayne, the late Pimp C, and others on an album that was musically overseen by executive... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Shares Some Positive Energy With Help From Jill Scott (Video)

At the close of 2018, Big K.R.I.T. wrapped up a rather quiet year with five new songs, released in two doses. Entering 2019, Krizzle packaged these and three other new songs as TDT. Like all of the K.R.I.T. releases in the 2010s, this collection continued to permeate the consciousness of... Read more

2 Chainz, E-40 & Lil Wayne Show Lyricism Lives In All Regions (Video)

2 Chainz may have taken more than a year to deliver his latest full-length album, Rap Or Go To The League, but most fans and critics agreed it has been a highlight within the 2019 Rap landscape. There would have been plenty of buzz behind a new release from the... Read more

Tech N9ne Discusses His N9na Album & Being A B-Boy For Life

Tech N9ne is one of the most prolific Rap artists in his class. For 20 years, the Kansas City, Missouri MC has fed his devoted technicians with 20 albums, handfuls of collaborative projects, EPs, and group work. Notably, every release from Aaron Yates is a mapped out universe and part... 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

Oddisee Explains Why He’s NOT Underrated Or Underground

Oddisee has spent the 2010s making some of the most cohesive and thoughtful albums in Hip-Hop. 2012's People Hear What They See, 2015's The Good Fight, and 2017's The Iceberg are a three-album run as formidable as any in Rap. Meanwhile, the artist born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa has showered his fans with handfuls... Read more

Los Angeles Will Name The Intersection Of Crenshaw & Slauson Nipsey Hussle Square

Today (April 9), a little over a week after the death of artist and activist Nipsey Hussle, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue in South L.A. will be named after Hussle. The area is home to Hussle's The... Read more

A New Video Shows Why Dwyane Wade’s Legacy Is Bigger Than Basketball

Shortly before the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA Season, Dwyane Wade announced it would be his last. The 6'4" shooting guard from Marquette University began his professional career with the Miami Heat, and after brief sojourns to the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, insured he would end his career with... Read more

Cypress Hill Is The 1st Latino Hip-Hop Group On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Just moments ago, it was announced that Cypress Hill is the latest Hip-Hop act headed to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The group formed by B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog (that has since added percussionist Eric Bobo) once made an anthem about what it takes to be a "Superstar."... Read more

Boogie’s Skydive Video Shows The Risks Of Taking A Leap For Love

Three months into 2019, Boogie has the distinction of releasing one of the year's best albums in Rap. January's Everythings For Sale stands tall in the Shady Records catalog for the Long Beach, California native who spent his formative years in the Compton streets that he represents. Notably, Boogie is... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Explains Scarface’s Genius In His Favorite Rap Verse (Video)

Freddie Gibbs has always been very open about how much Scarface has influenced his Rap style. On Pinata, Gangsta Gibbs dedicated a song to the Geto Boys member, reworking the lines from his eponymous Grip It! On That Other Level song. The Houston, Texas Rap legend appeared on the very... Read more

Stream J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival Live Featuring J.I.D., Rapsody, & More (Video)

2019 has been fruitful thus far for J. Cole, J.I.D., Ari Lennox, EarthGang, Omen, Lute, Bas, Cozz, and the Dreamville team. Earlier this year, the J. Cole's roster gathered in the studio to host a who's who of musical talent including Big K.R.I.T., Mike Will Made It, DJ Khaled, Swizz... Read more

L.A. Gangs Have Called A Historic Truce To Honor Nipsey Hussle (Video)

Less than one week after the March 31 passing of Nipsey Hussle, many communities are still recovering from the sudden tragedy. In addition to mourning the slain artist, activist, and entrepeneur, many people are taking action too. Yesterday (April 5), a vigil and peace treaty was held by street leaders,... 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

Kxng Crooked Discusses The Times Hip-Hop Tried To Cancel Eminem & Defends Him

Kxng Crooked is having a very busy year. He has brought back his Hip Hop Weekly series and has vowed to feed his fans with at least one song per week for 2019. Additionally, the MC also known as Crooked I has rebranded a group including his younger brother. Involving some... Read more

Rhymefest Reveals Black Thought’s Secret To Writing Those Monster Rhymes

Chicago, Illinois MC, songwriter, activist, and actor Rhymefest recently appeared on Ebro In The Morning. The Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winner spoke on several topics, including a recent appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Following a public 2018 dispute surrounding the condition of Donda's House, a community and arts... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s New Song Is Co-Produced By Alchemist & Features Smokey Robinson

In a little over a week, Anderson .Paak will release his second album in six months. April 12's Ventura promises to live in a different musical zip code than late 2018's Oxnard. Andy has made an impression in Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Electronic, Rock & Roll, and more. Within, he... Read more

Red Bull Music Academy & Red Bull Radio To Shut Down

After 20 years of operation, Red Bull has announced that the Red Bull Music Academy will be closing its doors later this year. The decision was reportedly made to “phase out the existing structure” and introduce a new tactic for Red Bull's position within music. Additionally, Red Bull Radio, the... Read more

Russell Westbrook Fills The Stat Sheet With 60 In Dedication To Nipsey Hussle

Last night (April 2), Russell Westbrook mourned the death of his friend Nipsey Hussle the best way that he knows how, with a historic performance on the basketball court. The 30-year-old Point Guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder finished his team's defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers with a stat... Read more

Eric Holder Is Charged With The Murder Of Nipsey Hussle

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Approximately 100 hours after Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon (March 31), suspect Eric Holder is charged with his murder. Holder, who was apprehended by law enforcement Tuesday (April 2) was formally charged with murder in addition to two counts of attempted murder. Police allege... Read more

Ill Bill Delivers His Newest Rhymes Like A Hulk Smash To The Face (Video)

It has been almost one year to the day since Brooklyn, New York native Ill Bill dropped his two-track collaborative project, Split, with Oakland Thrash band Ghoul, bridging the culture's of both East and West Coast musicianship with hardcore Hip-Hop and Heavy Metal once again. The veteran Brooklyn MC's last... Read more

The Police Have Captured The Man Suspected Of Killing Nipsey Hussle

UPDATE: The same day that the Los Angeles Police Department publicly announced the suspect for the March 31 murder of Nipsey Hussle (and shooting two other men), authorities have captured the fugitive that investigators believe to be the killer. Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Holder was apprehended in Bellflower, California. The local CBS... 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

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