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Mannie Fresh Breaks Down The Making Of Juvenile’s Biggest Hit

Just over 20 years ago, on November 3, 1998, Juvenile released his third album, 400 Degreez. The Cash Money Records release would go on to achieve quadruple platinum certification, becoming the label's most commercially successful release. Like all the CMR releases at that time, the entire effort was produced by... Read more

Madlib & Oh No Are Brothers Doing Big Things In Their New Video

On March 1, the Dublin based outfit, All City Records, is set to release their compilation record, Gangster Music Vol. 1, featuring Blu, Exile, Kaytranada, Quelle Chris, Max B, and Mndsgn, amongst others. In addition to the guest production and MC features for the project, each track will be accompanied... Read more

21 Savage Discusses His Arrest For The First Time (Video)

21 Savage was arrested on February 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The news shocked the Rap community. Most were unaware that the artist also known as Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom, prompting additional surprise when officials stated he was living in the United States illegally. The timing... Read more

Tobe Nwigwe Is 1 Of Hip-Hop’s More Versatile MCs. This Video Shows His Bountiful Talent

For those who don't know him, Tobe Nwigwe is a fast-rising MC from a small Houston suburb. The SWAT, as its known, is an acronym for Southwestern Alief, Texas. For the past two years, Nwigwe's climb can be credited to his YouTube and Instagram series, #GetTwistedSundays. The videos find Tobe... Read more

Nas Delivers A Verse That Reminds Hip-Hop Is Global

It was Nas’ onetime nemesis JAY-Z that famously proclaimed, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” but Nasir Jones has also lived up to that ideal in the last half-decade. The venture capitalist has invested in everything from Lyft to Dropbox, and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing... Read more

Denzel Curry Covers Rage Against The Machine & Slays The Evil Empire

Carol City, Florida's Denzel Curry is one of the more energetic rappers to make it big over the last five years. The 23-year-old has recently worked with the Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J, and J.I.D. Originally a member of the Raider Klan, Curry's solo career has been on a steady climb... Read more

Fashawn Freestyles A Powerful Message To Young MCs Who Are Acting Reckless

Fresno, California's Fashawn is currently on tour with his Mass Appeal Records label-mates. Approaching the tenth anniversary for his and Exile's stellar Boy Meets World debut, the MC delivers a clean and lyrically exploratory freestyle. Fresh off of his latest Nas collaboration (this month's "Apostles"), Fashawn hits Power 106's L.A. Leakers... Read more

80s vs. 90s Hip-Hop: Which Is Better? A New Video Shows It’s All Love

Today is Valentine’s Day. For many Heads, love is in the air. So, what better way to celebrate than to premiere a brand new medley of iconic Hip-Hop love songs from top acapella group Naturally 7. For those unfamiliar with this New York City outfit, Ambrosia For Heads previously premiered... Read more

Mike Tyson Says He Had His Best Fight Ever When He Was High

Mike Tyson is the latest guest on B-Real's The Smokebox. Iron Mike is joined by former NFL offensive tackle and fellow Brooklyn, New Yorker, Eben Britton. Sitting in the smoky ride with Cypress Hill's front-man, Mike Tyson details his relationship with cannabis, which goes back to 1970s Brownsville, Brooklyn. Mike says... Read more

Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down The Lead Role In The Matrix

In the closing days of 1999, much of the globe was weary about the potential hazards of Y2K. The technological scare was real, as valid experts, computer experts, and programmers clamored with the fear that all computerized machines would stop working at the end of December 31, 1999. This widespread... Read more

The 1st Actors In The New Wu-Tang Series Have Been Cast. See Ghostface & RZA

In late 2018, surrounding the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, it was reported that a drama series based on the formation of Wu-Tang Clan is in development. Hulu ordered 10 episodes of the series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The events of the upcoming drama pull extensively... Read more

Ghostface Killah Is Kicking New Flavor In His First Video With CZARFACE

With their full-length collaborative project dropping in just a few days (February 15, 2019), CZARFACE and Ghostface Killah have released the first music video from their upcoming collaboration album, Czarface Meets Ghostface. The Silver Age Records LP marks the sixth full-length release from the trio consisting of producer/DJ 7L and... Read more

Conway The Machine Is No New Jack But He Uses Nino Brown For Inspiration

Griselda Records' Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, and Benny The Butcher brought 2018 to a boil. The three Buffalo, New Yorkers got the expanded props that longtime and cult fans had been offering for years. Even though Conway had already released The Blakk Tape and Everybody Is F.O.O.D., the MC... Read more

Dave Chappelle Wins Best Comedy Album Grammy For 2nd Straight Year

For the second consecutive year, Dave Chappelle has won big at the Grammy Awards. One year ago, the comedian took home his first trophy for 2017's Dave Chappelle: The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas. The win was for "Best Comedy Album." A few hours ago... Read more

Drake & Meek Mill Show The Destruction They Avoided By Ending Their Beef (Video)

A year ago, Meek Mill and Drake's relationship appeared to still be at an impasse. Certainly, there were physical barriers. While Drake was preparing his Grammy-nominated Scorpion, Meek Mill was still inside a Chester, Pennsylvania prison cell. The two had been on the outs since Meek's mid-2015 against his longtime... Read more

50 Cent Discusses Power Prequel & Confirms Sean Penn Will Star

Late last year, 50 Cent announced that he is producing a Power prequel. Since the Starz series launch in 2014, it has seen critical success with a "1.55 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49," according to Deadline. However, with 50 Cent's character, "Kanan Stark" leaving the series... Read more

John Singleton Recalls Trying To Convince Tupac To Hang Up His Mic In 1993

While director John Singleton's career spans a hearty three decades and is chock full of incredible stories to revel in, memories surrounding his cherished interactions with Tupac remain as fresh as ever. In a new interview with The Daily Beast's Stereo Williams, which arrived in tandem with his Poetic Justice... Read more

2 Chainz Explains Why True Wealth Isn’t About Having The Most Expensivest Things (Video)

2 Chainz is putting the finishing touches on his fifth solo album, Rap Or Go To The League. The Atlanta, Georgia veteran played his newest songs for Joe Budden. Due later this year, the Def Jam Records release currently includes appearances by Chance The Rapper, E-40, Lil Wayne, and Travis... Read more

Freeway Reports That His Kidney Transplant Is A Success (Video)

Earlier today (February 5), Freeway underwent a successful kidney transplant in a Baltimore, Maryland hospital. Moments ago, the State Property MC and Roc Nation artist just took to social media to let everyone know that he is in good condition and thankful for the results. "Thank y'all for all the prayers... Read more

21 Savage Didn’t Face Deportation Until He Became A Positive Influence

21 Savage's highest charting and best selling single to date boasted about his finances and warned that anyone who tried him for his riches would be shot. 2017's braggadocious "Bank Account" told a totally different story than the contents of Savage’s late 2018 album,  i am > i was. The... Read more

A Reluctant Argument For Why Drake Is The Greatest Rapper Of All-Time (Video)

Aubrey Drake Graham is one of the most polarizing Rap stars of all-time. A top reason behind these strong opinions is because Drake transcends the title of "rapper." A whole generation learned about the artist through his acting role on Degrassi. In the late 2000s, when Drake burst onto the... Read more

Token & Tech N9ne Bully Rappers In A Back & Forth Display Of Lyricism

Nearly six years ago, in 2013, Salem, Massachusetts MC Token released one of his first YouTube videos for a contest curated by GroundZeroOnline's MK Loves Music. At 14 years old, Token relished the opportunity to display his lyrical skills on the mic. However, it was Token's entry for producer Kato... Read more

Nicki Minaj Stings Drake & Cardi B In Her New Video

Over the last year, Nicki Minaj has been in an odd professional position. The same year that Cardi B released a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated album, Minaj's Queen did not achieve the same recognition. The Young Money veteran's fourth LP peaked at #2 and was not nominated in any category by the Recording Academy.... Read more

J. Cole & 21 Savage Join Forces To Feast On Fake MCs (Video)

21 Savage closed out 2018 with an impressive collection of songs. A standout came from "a lot," which featured a seemingly unlikely guest in J. Cole. These two leaders come from different corners of Hip-Hop but together made something that still feels authentic and purposeful, down to the lyrics. Directed... Read more

Killer Mike & DJ Envy Have A Heated Exchange About Public vs. Private School

Killer Mike appeared on The Breakfast Club this week. The co-founder of Run The Jewels and veteran Atlanta, Georgia MC discussed his new Netflix series, Trigger Warning With Killer Mike. In addition to hosting, Mike co-created and produced the show. The first season's six episodes became available to the public... Read more

Conway The Machine & Alchemist Make Music So Dope It’s Lethal (Video)

Conway The Machine has been one of the flagship artists of Griselda Records for several years now. He is also one part of the new generation of acts at Eminem's Shady Records (with brother and frequent rhyme-partner Westside Gunn). Some Heads are still getting to know Conway. Today, he premieres... Read more

Termanology & Lil Fame Mash Out A Tough Statik Selektah Beat

When the trio of Termanology, Lil Fame, and Statik Selektah connect, it is an energetic affair. Term' has been down with Statik Selektah throughout his career, and the same goes for M.O.P.'s Lil Fame. Not surprisingly, the Lawrence, Massachusetts MC has side groups with both artists, 1982 and Fizzyology respectively.... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt’s New Album Spells DOOM For His Generation (Video)

Late in 2018, Earl Sweatshirt released his fourth album, simply-titled Some Rap Songs. The LP showcases Earl’s sharp wordplay and conversational delivery. Moreover, the 24-year-old also shows that he is evolving as a producer. He favors carefully-crafted loops instead of the kind of grabby production that can detract from the... Read more

Slick Rick Tells The Stories Of His Jewelry Collection Piece By Piece (Video)

While Slick Rick is widely recognized as one of Rap's greatest storytellers, he is also well known for his flamboyant jewelry. For more than 30 years, along with the eye-patch and colorful suits, the MC almost exclusively appears in specially-designed jewelry. Precious metals and jewels are on his fingers, around... Read more

Just Blaze Says He’s Given M.O.P. All The Beats Intended For Their Roc-A-Fella Album

Just Blaze is the latest guest on Let The Record Show. The highly-respected producer tells hosts Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace about the personal significance of songs by Main Source, Nas, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Genesis, and others, as they play on a turntable. At the end of... Read more

RZA & Ghostface Killah Are Making A Horror Movie Based On Wu’s Real Life Experiences

This week, Wu-Tang Clan is screening its upcoming documentary Of Mics And Men at the Sundance Film Festival. While promoting the four-part Showtime doc, RZA and Ghostface Killah revealed that they have another film endeavor on the horizon, a Suspense Horror feature. RZA (aka Robert Diggs) will direct. Meanwhile, the... Read more

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Is The Victim Of A Disgusting Hate Crime

Actor Jussie Smollett is recovering from injuries related to a hate crime. The Empire actor known for playing the role of "Jamal Lyon" was attacked in Chicago, Illinois and hospitalized this morning (January 29). While walking in an undisclosed section of the Windy City, two masked men directed homophobic and... Read more

Boogie & J.I.D. Reject Industry Gimmicks In Favor Of Real Rap

Last Friday, Compton's Boogie released his first album since signing with Eminem's Shady Records. The record is one of the better offerings so far in a young year, following a versatile—often humorous MC who looks at a dynamic life coming out of Hub City. Besides Marshall Mathers, the most notable... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan’s Documentary Trailer Shows 9 MCs’ Triumph Through Life With Mics

Wu-Tang Clan is in the midst of celebrating the crew's 25th anniversary award tour. Two months ago, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turned 25. The Clan came together for a short film, and is currently on the road commemorating the milestone. This Spring, acclaimed Hip-Hop journalist, author, and filmmaker Sacha... Read more

The Black Eyed Peas Are On A New Vibration. They’ve Got The Jazz (Video)

The Black Eyed Peas released their Masters Of The Sun Vol. 1 album last October, and they continue to showcase visuals from the LP that features Nas, Phife Dawg, De La Soul's Plug 1, and Slick Rick. The California veterans just dropped their video for "VIBRATIONS, pt.1 pt.2," one of... Read more

MC Lyte & Positive K Reunite After 30 Years & They’re Still Not Havin’ It (Video)

Thirty years ago, Positive K linked with MC Lyte to create the memorable video single "I'm Not Having It" from the First Priority Basement Flavor compilation. The conceptual song about suitors getting rejected from women endured. It arrived the same season as MC Lyte's Lyte As A Rock debut, and played... Read more

Benny’s Video Shows Him As The Butcher. He Verbally Slices & Dices To Alchemist’s Beat

Griselda Records rarely shows signs of touching the brakes. The label that rocked 2018 with a bevy of releases is off to a fast start in 2019. Benny The Butcher takes a Tana Talk 3 favorite and blesses Heads with the proper visual. The Buffalo, New York MC veteran dropped... Read more

AZ Is Not Part Of Marley Marl’s Crew But His Video Shows He’s Still Got Juice

Last Friday (January 18), AZ premiered some new music at Ambrosia For Heads. "It's Time" is a fitting title for the Brooklyn, New York O.G. who has teased fans with Doe Or Die 2 throughout the decade. This June makes it an even 10 years since S.O.S.A. put an album... Read more

Eminem Will Show The Real 8 Mile In His Virtual Reality Documentary

Even as a musical superstar, Eminem has remained rooted in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. His home is there, and his recording studio is there, where many of the artists on his label record. Although historically out of the traditional celebrity lifestyle, Eminem is regularly in attendance at the city's... Read more

Method Man Recites The First Rap He Ever Wrote (Video)

Method Man is a GRAMMY-winning MC whose nearly 30-year career in music makes his success story one of Hip-Hop's greatest. Since 1993's "Method Man" off the Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Meth's reputation as an elite lyricist has gone unquestioned. But, like most rappers, the Staten Island, New York... Read more

Jamla Is The Squad & This Freestyle Shows Why Reuben Vincent Made The Team

Jamla Records is a brand that Hip-Hop Heads can trust. Since its earliest days, 9th Wonder's label has put its stamp on a host of talented artists that care about music. In 2018, Jamla Is The Squad II showed a plethora of talent on the imprint the includes Rapsody, Elzhi... Read more

Black Panther & Kendrick Lamar Receive Oscar Nominations

The nominations for next month's 91st Academy Awards just announced this morning (January 22). The televised event set to take place on February 24. For fans of Black Panther and BlacKkKlansman in particular, there may be good reasons to watch. Both Black Panther and BlacKkKlansman are nominated for the highest honor, "Best... Read more

2 Chainz Wakes His New Year Up With A FLY Freestyle (Lyric Video)

2 Chainz is one of several high-profile artists did things different in 2018 than in years past. While many of the Atlanta, Georgia veteran's friends were recording out in Utah and Wyoming as part of a series of Def Jam albums with Kanye West at the helm, Titty Boi dropped... Read more

The Making Of The Self-Destruction Video Shows The Power Of Hip-Hop Unity

In the late 1980s, Rap music had a problem. At the time the genre was exploding with national and overseas tours, incidents were taking place at some of those concerts that were smearing the reputation of the Hip-Hop culture. As the safety of show-goers was a significant concern, mainstream media... Read more

Trae Compares Bars By Scarface & Bun B. His Ratings May Mess With 2 Texas Legends

Trae Tha Truth rates the bars of Scarface and Bun B in a specially-themed episode of Rate The Bars. The H-Town veteran compares excerpts from two O.G.'s widely considered to be ambassadors of Texas Rap to the rest of the world. In the '80s and '90s, Face and Bun Beata were... Read more

Atmosphere’s Video Shows A Father & Son B-Boy Team As Rebels With A Cause

Last October, Atmosphere's Slug and Ant released their ninth studio album, Mi Vida Local. In support of the LP, the Minneapolis, Minnesota duo have released a handful of videos that play to themes of aging, death, alienation, and finding the good around despite so much bad news. Atmosphere now drops... Read more

Smif-n-Wessun’s 1st Album In 8 Years Is Coming. Playtime Is Over For Weak MCs

Following two 9th Wonder-produced records in 2018, Smif-n-Wessun is releasing their first album in nearly eight years. The All will arrive in just over one month, on February 22, 2019. The Duck Down Music release is produced entirely by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. Last month, General Steele and... Read more

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