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Mickey Factz brings Fat Joe and Bun B with him to Paradise for the remix. Check it out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT2C_uWMs84 Click here to download Mickey Factz' mixtape I'm Better Than You. Here's the tracklist: 1. Diamond Dust (Produced by Mickey Factz) 2. I’m Better Than You Feat. Steve-O (Produced by Don Cannon) 3. Legend (Produced by Precize) 4. Paradise Remix feat. Fat Joe & Bun B (Produced by Precize)... Read more

If you're feeling Black Milk, check out Nottz' Blast That. It features a hot Black Milk beat and the Milk man himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMTKVbbnMns Click here to download..... Read more

It's a new day and Omar Akil is bringing a New World Order to Ambrosia for Heads. Check out his remix of Bun B's classic Trill O.G.

New World Order:  Bun B - Trill O.G. Have you ever played an album to death?  Or have you ever questioned why your favorite artist put that bomb ass song at the end of their CD as the third hidden track (and its untitled at that)?  If you've ever skipped... Read more

New Kanye West: check out So Appalled ft Jay-Z, RZA, Pusha T, Swizz Beats and Cyhi the Prynce.

At this rate, is Kanye going to have anything left for the album?  Word on the street is these are just the outtakes.  The best is yet to come... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5FLvOLL_aQ Click here to download..... Read more

Newcomer Shad brings more respect to 2010 for hip-hop. Check out his We, Myself and I video.

This one is visually reminiscent of On to the Next One but the comparisons stop there...unless you think the dope rap/rock collabo also reminds you of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5UaQCQoOwc&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

Nicki Minaj's Right Thru Me is surprising. No gimmicks, no funny voices, just good music…

After the mixtapes and cameos, it's showtime for Nicki Minaj--time for her to show and prove by herself (without Weezy, without Drake, without Robin Thicke...).  From the looks of it, she may just be hip-hop's Lady GaGa:  lots of pomp and circumstance, but also the goods to back it up.  Here's... Read more

Black Milk’s Album of the Year may be the most slept on rap album in 2010.

Black Milk's aptly titled Album of the Year is the Detroit producer's 3rd album and he has definitely found his stride.  His beats are so on point that the rhymes are secondary, but once you give them a listen they are also engaging.  You can hear influences ranging from Dre... Read more

DJ Premier is one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. Ambrosia for Heads contributor Omar Akil is a Primo scholar and fan. Check out the first installment in his weekly column dedicated to Premier.

PREEM-EAR A DJ Premier track = Rare chopped up sample + ill drum loop + vocal sample as hook (manipulated by turntables). While Preem has never deviated from this formula (in almost 22 years as a producer), his tracks always, always, always sound different and familiar at the same time. ... Read more

Jay-Z's book, Decoded, hits stores on November 16th. Here's a little something to whet your appetite.

Decoded was initially written as an in-depth biography but the word is when it was done it was a little too personal for Hov. So, instead, he opted to release Decoded which is still biographical but more indirectly, as it tells his story in large part by breaking down lyrics... Read more

If you like Outkast’s first album or anything from Death Row Records, check out Ab-Soul’s All Feelin’. It’s a return to the funk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaerNUTh44 Click here to download. Not feeling the Outkast comparison?  Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f5VKdK1c3Q.... Read more

Will Jay-Z be hip-hop’s first billionaire? Check out his one-on-one with billionaire Warren Buffet in Forbes.

Here's the full interview between hip-hop's richest entertainer and Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest people in the world. Click here to read the article. .... Read more

Bruno Mars has got talent. Beautiful Girls was just the beginning. Check out Liquor Store Blues ft Damian Marley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMHiFGnQOgU Bruno recently performed at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and killed it.  His album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, drops on October 5th.  Click here to download the track..... Read more

Kanye West continues to be G.O.O.D. to his fans. This week's track is Lord Lord Lord ft Mos Def, Swizz Beats, Raekwon and Charlie Wilson.

This track is built on a 70's funk jam.  It's different from anything Kanye has done in a long while.  Check it out for yourself here..... Read more

50 Cent's new joint They Burn Me sounds like its from The Massacre era…

...but it's an outtake from Before I Self Destruct.  Still, it's vintage 50. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks07DTvThAA Click here to listen and download..... Read more

How could people miss the fact that Kanye's of Runaway at the VMAs was not celebrating assholes but lamenting the fact that he can be one sometimes?

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Check out J. Cole's interview with the Smoking Section. This one is more about beats than rhymes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-od9foCWRQE&feature=player_embedded During the interview he talks about beats he wishes he made.  One was Xxxplosive by Dr. Dre and the other was Raekwon's Ice Cream.  He specifically mentions how genius the sample use was on Ice Cream.  Check out the Chef's classic and the sample below.  The sample is from... Read more

DJ Brans – Worldwide ft M-Dot & Armageddon

Here's a hot new joint by DJ Brans featuring M-Dot & Armageddon.  It's got that BOOM BAP and lyrics to go.  Check out the video for Worldwide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1WrSyMOX3o Click here to download.  ... Read more

Naledge from Kidz in the Hall just dropped his Twenty Something Mixtape. Check it out here.

Below is one of the tracks, Player of the Century, featuring Freddie Gibbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK19RKYVaFw Click here to download the mixtape.  Track list is below: .... Read more

Diggy Simmons is legit. People will not look at him as Run's son for long (if they even do now…). Check out his new AIRBORNE mixtape.

Diggy burst onto the scene last Winter with his Made You Look freestyle over Nas' classic track.  Six months later and he's dropping his own mixtape with the likes of Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell.  The future is looking bright for the rap legacy of the Simmons family.  Click here... Read more

Speaking of great Snoop Dogg classics, check out John Legend and The Roots’ take on Little Ghetto Boy.

This one is off the full album collabo between John Legend and The Roots that will be dropping on 9/21.  The album is all covers of soul classics from the 60s and 70s that have a political theme. ExternalVideo.967034&w=425&h=350&fv=videoId%3D604473945001%26amp%3BplayerID%3D10172910001%26amp%3BplayerKey%3DAQ%252E%252E%2CAAAAAAAA5vE%252E%2CEeb-O-20Rk8OOHarFBBmNsbiBU9ieS50%26amp%3Bdomain%3Dembed%26amp%3BdynamicStreaming%3Dtrue Here's Dr. Dre's Lil Ghetto Boy from the Chronic featuring Snoop... Read more

Curren$y continues to step up his game with 4 Hours & 20 Minutes (Ride to H-Town).

Fans of Snoop D-O double G will instantly get the reference Curren$y spits in the first line he drops on 4 Hours & 20 Minutes.  It's just one of the many things about him that remind you of the Doggfather (and the mighty Kurupt).  Check out the video and judge... Read more

Statik Selektah is known for dropping classic mixtapes but now he is dropping singles. Check out 1982 ft Bun B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TRzymRKa3Y&feature=player_embedded And, in case you're not familiar with Statik Selektah's mixtapes, check out The Look of Love, the tribute to J. Dilla he did with Q-Tip a few years ago.  It's vintage Dilla.  Click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below: 01 - Q-Tip - One Love Intro... Read more

Hip-hop may not be dead but vinyl officially is. The legendary Fat Beats record store closed on 9/4/10. Check out DJ Premier's tribute.

The art of DJ'ing lives on through Serato, but for purists who prefer vinyl things just got a little tougher.  Fat Beats record store was a staple of hip-hop in NYC (as well as in LA and Amsterdam) and it closed its doors forever (or at least in that location...)... Read more

Kanye West has the best digital game on the planet! Between what he said on twitter today and Devil in a New Dress nobody is touching him.

If you didn't see what Kanye West wrote on Twitter today, click here.  It's incredible.  It shows the intelligence, maturity and evolution of one of the greatest artists of the last decade.  Given all the celebrity gaffes on Twitter, he is showing its Power, as well.  That's not where it... Read more

Nipsey Hussle gets his "gangsta Drake" impression on in Grind Mode. G's need love too though…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZQnpM5zzmE Click here to download..... Read more

Gotta support the homie B.o.B. He is a true artist (in any genre). Check out his MTV Unplugged performance.

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Chris Brown and Tyga's mixtape Fan of a Fan has been out for a minute but if you missed it, it's surprisingly good.

Click here to download.  Of course it features, Deuces which has quietly become one of the biggest songs of the Summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUSRxTpI80&ob=av2e.... Read more

Will iTunes' Ping become the Facebook or Twitter for the purchase of music, TV and movies?

Here's an interesting article from Om Malik that makes a compelling argument that Ping, the new social networking feature just added to the latest version of iTunes, will change the face of digital commerce.  What do you think?  Click here for the article. .... Read more

Wow. Faith Evans MURDERED her version of Biggie’s classic Everyday Struggle. She didn’t even need Raekwon’s verse (but it didn’t hurt).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaXkcHmaFE0 Click here to download. Here's Biggie's track, in case it's been a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogvlB2SP4k And, in case you're interested, here's the original track Biggie sampled, Either Way by Dave Grusin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADrZfzPrAY&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

Kidz in the Hall is one of the most slept on groups of the last few years. Naledge from Kidz drops a hot solo joint with Make it Happen.

Click here to download.  And, if you're one of the ones who slept on Kidz, check out their classic mixtape with Mick Boogie called Detention. .... Read more

If the names Phonte and Nicolay mean anything to you then you know how The Foreign Exchange gets down. If not here's some chill out rap.

Check out the latest single from The Foreign Exchange called Maybe She'll think of me.  Little Brother may be gone, but the brother Phonte rocks on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fKMYvoSM5Q Click here to download. .... Read more

Wiz Khalifa sounds a lot like Wale on his new song Black and Yellow…but that's not a bad thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zyfH-tIq8w Click here to download. .... Read more

My Mic Sounds Nice the new documentary from BET premieres on 8/30 at 10pm. It is one of the best hip-hop films ever.

If you are a fan of hip-hop, documentaries or just great TV, check out the premiere of My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop on BET at 10pm on Monday, August 30. The show is the most comprehensive look at the role of women in hip-hop, ever,... Read more

New school is showing love to the old school today. Big K.R.I.T. rides a Souls of Mischief track on Somedayz

Somedayz – Big K.R.I.T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVgq-QrwRM Here’s the classic Souls of Mischief joint, ’93 til Infinity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP56Tf5fpjM&feature=player_embedded …as well as an ill version by Kidz in the Hall, Wheelz Fall Off (’06 Til): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VUxm8jRoNw&feature=player_embedded …finally the original, a song called Heather by Billy Cobham.  The sampled part start at 2:03 (wait... Read more

Freddie Gibbs put his spin on a classic Dr Dre beat (really Isaac Hayes) on his latest song Something New and did it real justice.

Check out the video showing a bit of the making of the song and click below for the download. Closed Sessions: Freddie Gibbs http://vimeo.com/14194755 Click here to download Something New. Also, check out a few other uses of the sample by Dr. Dre, as well as the original by Isaac... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Mixtape – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Glass House - Big K.R.I.T. ft. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7FjBvhu3Gk If you like what you heard above, click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below. 01. Return Of Forever (ft. Big Sant) 02. Country @*#$! 03. Just Touched Down 04. Hometown Hero 05. Viktorious 06. See Me... Read more

If you miss Little Brother, you'll dig this 9th Wonder-produced joint by Big Remo called Wonderbread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3bnknJ1sQQ Click here to download..... Read more

Young Jeezy drops his 1000 Grams mixtape in preparation for his album. Check it out here.

TM 103, the album, drops on September 28th.  Until then, click here to get your fix with 1000 Grams.  Here's the tracklist: 1. Intro 2. Death B4 Dishonor [Young Jeezy: “It’s Not A Diss” 3. Choppa N Da Paint 4. Dope Boy Swag 5. In Da Wall 6. Powder 7.... Read more

Curren$y continues holding down the New School with 4 Hrs & 20 Minutes (Ride to H-Town)

2010 is looking incredible for hip-hop.  It is going to go down as one of the best.  Some of the greats have dropped their best albums in years (Eminem, The Roots, Nas (with Damien Marley) and Rick Ross) and the new crop (Drake, J. Cole and Wiz Khalifa) are killing... Read more

New J. Cole, "Blow Up." This may be that fire you've been waiting for.

J. Cole is on a roll with Blow Up and Bun B for President.  Click here to listen and download..... Read more

Speaking of Kanye, check out the (entire) dope interview he did on the Angie Martinez Show today.

Kanye speaks on: The new album The power of Twitter (ambrosia4heads...) Drops the new single, See Me Now (click here to download) Says Nicki Minaj has the potential to be the 2nd biggest MC ever (to EMINEM) The Power remix with Jay-Z The album (potentially) dropping on 11/16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSjgPFyyu4.... Read more