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Royce 5’9 Follows His Best Album With One Of His Most Powerful Videos

Royce 5’9 released what many fans consider to be the best album of his career in 2018. Already solidified as one of Hip-Hop’s top-tier lyricists, the MC's seventh solo LP demonstrated tremendous growth both as a man and an artist. Book Of Ryan is widely recognized as one of the best... Read more

Killer Mike Has Made The Most Dangerous Show On Television (Video)

In just a few hours (January 18), Season 1 of Trigger Warning With Killer Mike will be available. One of the most consistent Hip-Hop artists of the last decade and a leading activist within the culture takes his charisma, his ability to ask hard questions, and his courage to television,... Read more

Dave Chappelle Details The Night R. Kelly Confronted Him With His Goons

Earlier this week, Chappelle's Show co-writer Neal Brennan revealed to The Breakfast Club that more than 15 years ago, R. Kelly and his entourage stepped to Dave Chappelle in Chicago. The confrontation took place as a response to the Comedy Central show's "Pee On You" sketch. While Brennan said he... Read more

Boogie Shows Why Eminem Signed Him With An Off The Top Freestyle (Video)

After years of resilience and balancing fatherhood with logging long hours at the studio, Compton, California's Boogie is gearing up to see his hard work pay off. Just a week and a half away from making his anticipated debut on Shady Records (Everything's For Sale), the 29-year-old rapper born Anthony... Read more

Chapelle’s Show Has Been Under Attack. Its Co-Writer Defends It.

Chapelle's Show is responsible for some of the most cutting-edge comedy on television of all-time. In the early 2000s, Dave Chappelle's sketch series was groundbreaking, provocative, and in some ways prophetic to social issues that followed. Comedian Neal Brennan wrote and directed many of the show's most memorable episodes. In... Read more

E-40 Is 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Smartest Hustlers. He Breaks Down His Businesses Beyond Rap

Twenty years ago, E-40 named his album, Charlie Hustle: The Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire. While the moniker and subtitle may have been accurate at the time, the founder of Sick Wid It Records has seemingly lived up to that statement ever since. As 40 Water's career has been going... Read more

N.W.A.’s Forgotten Member Explains Why He Was The First To Leave The Group

For those who watched 2015's Straight Outta Compton film, there was no mention or reference to Arabian Prince. The rapper/producer was a founding member of N.W.A., but left the group in 1988, the same year that the Straight Outta Compton album released. During an interview with Unique Access' Soren Baker, the... Read more

Problem Is Back & He’s Speaking Wins Into Existence (Video)

Having focused on his Rosecrans EP with DJ Quik in 2016 and then the full Rosecrans album in 2017, Problem has been busy. The artist who came in the game with Snoop Dogg and Quik has had less time for solo endeavors in recent years. Well, to celebrate the five-year... Read more

R.A. The Rugged Man Readies His 1st Album Since 2013. He Returns With Lethal Lyricism (Video)

R.A. The Rugged Man has been a standard bearer for the sometimes-repulsive yet often-witty raps since he burst on the scene in the mid-1990s, However, since Y2K, this veteran MC has grown to be so much more. His development as a lyricist was apparent on his 2013 album, Legends Never... Read more

Royce 5’9, T.I., Snoop, Rick Ross & More Join Trae Tha Truth On The Ultimate Posse Cut

Trae Tha Truth assembles some of the most impressive collaborations in all of Hip-Hop. The Houston, Texas native isn't playing around with the release of "I'm On 3.0." The third installment of the song keeps a tradition dating back to 2011 alive. It features T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce... Read more

Kevin Hart Apologizes To Native Americans For Throwing A Cowboys & Indians Party

Kevin Hart appeared on The Breakfast Club to address the climate of comedy against the current cancel-culture taking place on social media. “Everything with comedy is a gamble," said Hart. "You [are] throwin’ the dice every time. You might not laugh at this sh*t, and that’s the gamble that I’m... Read more

What’s The Real Definition Of A Freestyle? The Great Debate Continues (Video)

Last month, Ambrosia For Heads revisited a 1997 conversation between LL Cool J, Redman, DMX, Method Man and MTV News' Abbie Kearse. The interview unpacked the varying definitions of a freestyle, pulling opinions of the MCs from some different eras and backgrounds. As can be seen and heard by the definitions... Read more

GoldLink Raps About His Sense That Mac Miller Was Doomed

GoldLink participated in the COLORS video series to debut his latest single “Justine’s Interlude.” The twice-Grammy nominee Washington, D.C. rapper once again toggles the line between Rap & R&B in his latest release, a meditative song only comparable to the artist’s melodic voice. Crooning about tenderness, keeping loved ones close,... Read more

Locksmith’s State Of The Rap Union Address Is A Fiery Freestyle

A month removed from the release of Ali, Locksmith continues to shine a light on his veteran talent. The MC's latest stop finds the Richmond, California native at the helm of DJ Kay Slay's booth, in which the TeamBackPack staple shows off his fierce freestyle skills. Clocking in at just... Read more

Aaron McGruder Discusses The Boondocks Being Ahead Of Its Time

Since broadcasting earlier this month, Surviving R. Kelly has many people re-examining their position on the onetime R&B superstar. This month's six-part documentary on Lifetime details the accusations against the 52-year-old by alleged victims. These include claims of sex with underage girls and graphic accounts of abuse and predatory tactics... Read more

Eddie Murphy Is Coming Back To America Just In Time

Nearly two years ago, it was revealed that Eddie Murphy was working on a sequel script to one of his most beloved films, Coming To America. The original 1988 John Landis-directed movie was based on a story by Murphy. He starred in the film as "Prince Akeem" alongside a talented... Read more

This Video From Nas’ Most Recent Album Is Everything

After a mid-November short film compromised of more than half of his Kanye West-produced Nasir album, Nas continues to release the music videos a la carte. Earlier this week, the lyrical legend dropped the jarring and provocative "Cops Shot The Kid" visual, including a Slick Rick cameo. He has since... Read more

Stro Is With Nas Now & He’s Ready For Mass Appeal (Video)

Booklyn's Stro The MC signed to Mass Appeal last October. It was the culmination of several years of work, and now the New York spitter is releasing his first content of the new year. Off of his Mass Appeal-released Nice 2 Meet You, Again EP, the rapper formerly known as... Read more

Kevin Hart Speaks About Why We Find Joy In The Unhappiness Of Others

Kevin Hart is a recent guest on Sway In The Morning. He addresses the recent controversy surrounding his stepping down from hosting this year's Academy Awards. While there were some suggestions that Kevin might return to the post for next month's 91st Oscar event, he puts those notions to bed.... Read more

Buddy Starts 2019 By Showing Why He Was 1 Of 2018’s Best

Buddy's Harlan and Alondra was named one of Ambrosia For Heads' favorite albums of 2018. The Compton rapper and singer showed off his appreciation for Funk and Soul on his debut full-length project, which paired him with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Khalid. Though rooted distinctly in Rap music, the album... Read more

dream hampton Speaks About The Horrors Of Making Surviving R. Kelly

In the last week, the six-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime. The investigative work examines the extensive abuse allegations against the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer. Kelly's accusers are all women of color, many of whom were minors at the time. In the documentary, each goes into detail about... Read more

Evidence Explains How Life Completely Changed While Making Weather Or Not (Video)

Almost a year ago to date, Rhymesayers MC Evidence released his third studio album, Weather Or Not, featuring DJ Premier, Alchemist, Styles P, Rapsody, and his Dilated Peoples cohorts. Shortly after the drop, Ambrosia For Heads' Editor-In-Chief, Jake Paine, joined Ev on a Manhattan hotel balcony to discuss the album... Read more

Nas Throws His Hands Up In Solidarity With Those Unjustly Killed By Cops

Near the midpoint of 2018, Nas released his NASIR album, produced entirely by Kanye West. Apart from having one producer, the legendary MC's 11th album saw a different rollout than his other works. It was not until mid-November that fans got a video from the Mass Appeal/Def Jam Records release.... Read more

Dame Dash Discusses The Rift R. Kelly Caused Between Him & JAY-Z Because Of Aaliyah

Beginning last Thursday, January 3, the Lifetime network has aired the six-part documentary, Surviving R. Kelly. The series takes viewers through the life of Robert Kelly from 1970 to the present day. More notably, the documentary executive produced by dream hampton examines the sexual allegations and legal actions against the... Read more

This New Documentary Shows The Untold Story Of 3 Hip-Hop Fashion Pioneers

For as long as there has been Hip-Hop, fashion has been an integral part of the culture. From what people wore, how they wore it, the expression of clothing and accessories influenced people who did not listen to Rap, or participate in the four elements. By the 1980s, as Run-D.M.C.... Read more

Kevin Hart Explains Why He Stepped Down As Oscar Host & Why He Might Come Back

Kevin Hart was given a significant opportunity when he was invited to host the 91st Academy Awards, taking place in February. For any host, it's a massive undertaking. Arguably a gig with the biggest audience a performer may ever have, hosting the Oscars is a milestone most would consider a... Read more

Pharoahe Monch Just Released A New Song & It’s Pure Crack (Video)

Pharoahe Monch may have just released the most exciting new song in the first week of 2019. Last year, the esteemed lyricist partnered with M.O.P's Lil Fame for the menacing a la carte video single, "24 Hours." The Queens, New Yorker also made standout appearances on Masta Ace & Marco... Read more

Alchemist Tells B-Real About Just How Much His Time With Cypress Hill Shaped Him

B-Real can get some interviews on his Smokebox TV that go beyond typical taped conversations. Beyond the obvious reasons included in the title, "Dr. Greenthumb" asks great questions and seems engaged in wanting to understand his guests' story. The Cypress Hill MC's latest episode with Alchemist does not disappoint. In... Read more

Westside Gunn & Conway Explain What To Expect From Their Partnership With Eminem

Even though the MCs of Griselda Records (Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher) have been grinding for years, it wasn’t until 2018 that they really started to get proper recognition for their music and movement. With all three of the main lyricists dropping critically-acclaimed albums last year, they... Read more

Too Short & Others Explain How Record Companies Are Robbing Artists Blind (Video)

For decades, record labels and the artists they represented, have developed a love/hate relationship. If the public bought records, fame followed. Fortune, however, was not guaranteed. Some of the more successful artists across music did not receive compensation to reflect their success on charts or stages. In the most recent... Read more

8Ball & MJG Release Their First New Song In Years (Video)

Many of the legendary Southern Rap groups are in an odd space. Since 2006, OutKast has been on hiatus, with André 3000 and Big Boi making rare and delightful appearances together on their own watches. Although fans have received new collaborative music as recently as last year, the death of... Read more

A New Documentary Will Show Michael Jordan Raw & Uncut (Video)

Widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan’s life on and off the court is quite well documented. However, an upcoming 10-part "30 For 30" documentary series titled The Last Dance will put a spotlight specifically on Mike’s sixth and final championship with the Chicago Bulls in... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Won Big In 2018. He Takes One Final Victory Lap (Video)

Next month, Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap turns one. That same week, Nip's major label debut in a discography filled with elite mixtapes will compete for "Best Rap Album" at the Grammy Awards (February 10). If it gets the win, Nip' will have come a long way from his decade as... Read more

Bun B & Gary Clark Jr. Perform A Heartfelt Tribute To Pimp C

To celebrate what would have been Pimp C’s 45th birthday on December 29, Bun B dropped an emotive live rendition of his recent tribute to his close friend and partner in UGK. It has been 11 years since highly influential MC/producer Chad Butler passed away in West Hollywood due to... Read more

There Were Some Incredible Freestyles In 2018. Here Are The Year’s Best (Video)

For all the chatter about Mumble Rap taking over, there have been a number of MCs who put on incredible lyrical displays in 2018. Artists like Royce 5'9, Styles P, Pusha-T, Evidence, Benny The Butcher, Jay Rock, Logic and J. Cole released projects packed with punchlines and substantive verses, and... Read more

Masta Ace, REKS & Rakaa Partner To Show They Still Live Hip-Hop To The Fullest

From three different cities, three respected MCs come together to do damage. Brooklyn, New York's, Los Angeles, California's Rakaa Iriscience, and Lawrence, Massachusetts' REKS unite on the "To The Fullest" video. With the lyricists' respective styles weaving seamlessly throughout their delivery, this arrangement lives up to its name. The song... Read more

Vic Mensa Says Biggie Knew Who Shot Pac & Suge Knew Who Shot Big In A Fiery Freestyle

As has been the case throughout the last five years, Vic Mensa had a busy 2018. The Chicagoan showed no signs of slowing down or taking a pause this year, both in terms of making music and staying in some headlines. Mensa released Hooligans on Roc Nation. The eight-song release... Read more

Suge Knight Describes The Night Tupac Was Shot & Retraces Their Route Step By Step

The night of September 7, 1996 changed history forever. Mike Tyson defeated Bruce Seldon in a WBA championship fight that lasted less than two minutes. He entered the ring to a song by friend Tupac Shakur, who attended the MGM event seated beside manager and employer Suge Knight. After the... Read more

The Luniz’ Biggest Hit Is A Backdrop For The Most Anticipated Horror Film Of 2019

More than two decades ago, The Luniz burst onto the scene with their 1995 crossover hit "I Got 5 On It." During a year of releases that included Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... and Mobb Deep's The Infamous, the duo of Numskull and Yukmouth had their debut LP Operation... Read more

Reason Shows He Stands With TDE’s Finest By Freestyling On Kendrick & Jay Rock Beats

Top Dawg Entertainment artist Reason has proven that he has bars, but he's also shown that he can use his lyrical ability to make great music as well. He showcased such ability on 2017's There You Have It, an independent project which was remastered and re-released earlier this year by... Read more

Royce 5’9 Is Ready To Do Bad Meets Evil 2 & Challenges Fans To Rally Eminem

A lot happened with two of Royce 5'9's groups in 2018. The Detroit, Michigan MC's partnership with DJ Premier, PRhyme, released its second album in the early part of the year. Meanwhile, Slaughterhouse—a quartet that Nickel Nine has been part of for the last decade, formally dissolved not long after... Read more

Aesop Rock Has An Album Coming Next Month. His New Video Is Twisted.

Lyrical wunderkind Aesop Rock was a standout sensation during the Underground Hip-Hop boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. His poetic imagery and didactic bars were complex conundrums that many listeners enjoyed unraveling. The MC/producer worked with the likes of MF DOOM, El-P, and the Weathermen during a celebrated... Read more

Ice Cube’s New Video Has One Nation Under A G-Funk Groove

Earlier this month, Ice Cube released his first solo album in eight years with Everythangs Corrupt. As the title may suggest, the 30-plus-year Rap legend tackles numerous social and political issues on the project. The LP's first single “Arrest The President” takes aim at the White House and called for handcuffing the... Read more

Black Thought Performs His Solo Material But The Roots Still Have His Back

Black Thought delivered not one but two solo projects in 2018, more than satisfying a very devoted and patient fan-base. While both volumes in the Streams Of Thought series featured dazzling wordplay and quote-worthy lyricism, they each had their unique sound behind them. The June-released Volume 1 featured production from... Read more

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tell Migos To Sit Down & Shut Up About Being The Best Rap Group

In the midst of a trending debate surrounding "the King Of R&B," another title may be up from grabs. In January of this year, Migos member Offset boasted to radio show, Big Boy's Neighborhood, "[Migos] is the biggest group ever. Ever. In pop, Hip-Hop all that, because every genre in... Read more

Tory Lanez Disses Royce 5’9 & Then Gets A Very Serious Warning

Over the last 24 hours, Royce 5'9 was dissed by Toronto, Ontario singer/rapper Tory Lanez on social media. The incident began after a fan asked Royce if he thought Lanez was the victor in last month's battle with Joyner Lucas. Nickel Nine responded "No." Hours later, Tory—who was not tagged... Read more

Method Man & Redman Have Nothing To Prove But Still Go For Broke

Last Friday (December 14), Method Man released his Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium. The Wu-Tang Clan MC's latest catalog addition involves Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, N.O.R.E., and Cappadonna among a cast of hungry up-and-coming MCs from Staten Island, New York. That ensemble includes Mr. Meth's longtime protege Streetlife, as well... Read more

Curren$y Explains How Underground Hip-Hop Makes Dollars & Sense

New Orleans, Louisiana veteran MC Curren$y is an underground sensation who has made a name for himself by staying out of the way, and in his lane. The laid-back lyricist most associated with classic cars and smoking herb seemingly never gets caught in drama. Instead, he has built a booming... Read more

Nas Appears As A Rap Pharaoh In The Black Eyed Peas’ Ode To Hip-Hop

Last week, Nas appeared in the video to one of his best songs of 2018. The track and subsequent visual are courtesy of a guest verse on Swizz Beatz' "Echo." Days later, Nasir appears in another highlight feature shot from the year. This time it's from the Black Eyed Peas'... Read more

LL Cool J, DMX, Redman & Method Man Explain The Real Definition Of A Freestyle

Twenty-one years ago this month, LL Cool J released his "4, 3, 2, 1" single. Not unlike "I Shot Ya" two years prior, one of the most respected figures in Rap recruited a team of ferocious MCs to share the mic. In addition to Canibus, whose early career appearance and... Read more