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Kemba Is A Gifted MC With Trust Issues. His New Music Video Shows Why.

Step-by-step, Kemba has built a pathway from the underground over the last decade and change. The Bronx, New York MC previously known as YC The Cynic now has a major label deal and a forthcoming album honoring his late mother (Gilda). "Nobody I Can Trust" is the biggest set-up to... Read more

Logic Couldn’t Get Eminem For The Collabo Video. But He Upgrades With A Clever Concept

Logic's chart-topping Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind was released in mid-May, and the MC/producer. Many Heads were wondering what a video with the Gaithersburg, Maryland spitter and Eminem would look like considering their hallmark collaboration for "Homicide" and now they're finding out that neither are actually rapping at all in... Read more

Three Times Dope Lived Up To The Name With This 1988 Braggadocious Gem (Video)

The City of Brotherly Love has always been a bastion of Hip-Hop culture. From an early graffiti scene to the pioneering Gangsta Rap of Schoolly D, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania gave the world a diverse and unique perspective of what East Coast Hip-Hop looked like outside of five boroughs of New York.... Read more

Bun B, Westside Gunn & Termanology Drop Concrete Bars Over A Statik Selektah Beat

During a recent interview with Talib Kweli for People's Party, Bun B revealed that he believes "the biggest" Hip-Hop song of all-time is "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)." While the UGK co-founder opined in passionate detail, he also spoke about how Hip-Hop can work as a geographic textbook for its... Read more

ScHoolboy Q May Need Numb Numb Juice After Taking The Hot Wings Challenge (Video)

ScHoolboy Q admits that he was never one for the fanfare in the first part of his career. Like much of TDE, Groovy Q typically shuns the spotlight. He enjoys making his art, living a relatively private life, and occasionally roasting some of his friends and Rap peers on and... Read more

Rapsody Announces Her New Album & Shows Why She’s A Top Rated MC (Video)

Earlier today (June 27), Rapsody endorsed a video through his social platforms. The montage visual features a series of Black women appear, including Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Whoopi Goldberg, Maxine Waters, Aretha Franklin, and others. Available at Genesis320, the video features cryptic wording,... Read more

Lil Dicky Kicks A Freestyle With Comedy Without Sacrificing The Bars (Video)

This year, Lil Dicky took an Earth Day-themed song about saving the planet to the top of the charts. Even though the corresponding music video to "Earth" features Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, and a host of others, the Greater Philadelphia native is still very in touch with his... Read more

Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith Re-Create From Da South 25 Years Later & It Sounds FRESH

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince have been back in form lately. With some new music creeping out, Jeff and Will Smith have an unbreakable bond that goes back nearly 35 years. At the top of a newly-released video, The Fresh Prince jokes that the man who discovered him... Read more

ScHoolboy Q’s Video Shows An Eye For An Eye Leaves The World Blind

Today (June 26) marks exactly two months since ScHoolboy Q released his fifth album, CrasH Talk. One of the most anticipated collaborations on the TDE album was "Dangerous," featuring Kid CuDi on the song's chorus. Early in his career, Q made waves with "Hands On The Wheel," a Habits &... Read more

Anoyd & Statik Selektah’s Video Gets You In The Mood For Summer

This month, Bloomfield, Connecticut MC Anoyd partnered with Statik Selektah and ShowOff Records to release Yuck!. Featuring Nick Grant, Ufo Fev, and Statik's 1982 band-mate Termanology, the 10-song collection showcases one of the more exciting voices coming out of New England, and Hip-Hop at large. Whereas Anoyd built a reputation... Read more

Blu & Exile Provide Hope Through True And Livin’ Hip-Hop (Video Premiere)

Blu & Exile's breakthrough Below The Heavens remains a classic album in many Hip-Hop circles. The MC/producer LP formally introduced two artists who had been making waves for years in the most soulful, reflective, and relatable of ways. Since that 2007 LP, both Blu and Exile have taken journeys with... Read more

Benny The Butcher Explains Why Rap Is A Grown Man’s Game (Video)

Last Friday (June 21), Benny The Butcher released The Plugs I Met. The Black Soprano Family LP marks Benny's follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 album, Tana Talk 3. On this go-round, the Buffalo, New Yorker involved A-list Rap peers including Pusha-T, Black Thought, and Jadakiss, all over-top of Daringer and... Read more

LL Cool J Tells Mike Tyson About The Boxing Royalty In His Family (Video)

LL Cool J and Mike Tyson's relationship goes back nearly 35 years. Cool James name-checked Iron Mike on 1987's "I'm Bad" with the boxing-inspired bars: "I'm like Tyson, icin', I'm a soldier at war / I'm makin' sure you don't try to battle me no more / Got concrete rhymes,... Read more

Twista Takes It Back To Summer ’96 With A Verse That’s Blazing Hot (Video)

UPDATE: Twista has made the video for "Summer '96": ORIGINAL JUNE 25 STORY: One of Chicago's O.G. MCs is in the midst of a renaissance. This Friday (June 28), Twista is partnering with DJ Pharris to release Summer 96, a mixtape. Based on its title, the project pulls the onetime... Read more

Meek Mill’s Story Is Being Told In A Docuseries Produced By JAY-Z (Video)

Meek Mill is not only one of the biggest rappers of this decade; he has become a high-profile activist behind the ongoing efforts in criminal justice reform. Having been arrested at 19 years-old, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC has been on probation for more than 10 years. The terms of his... Read more

Rakim Reveals The Verse That Most Defines Him (Video)

This November marks 10 years since Rakim released an album. The Seventh Seal involved Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, and Styles P, alongside production from Nottz, Jake One, and Ty Fyffe. At the time, that SMC Recordings LP followed a 10-year-break since The Master. Unlike his first dozen or so years on wax,... Read more

Mary J Blige & Method Man Show Their Duet Still Has Mad Love To Give (Video)

Last night (June 23), the 19th BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. For many Heads, the highlight of the evening surrounded Mary J. Blige, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Yonkers, New York representative also performed a medley of her hits, spanning nearly... Read more

Warren G Turns Up The Bass To Show He’s Still Regulating 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago this month, Warren G unleashed an album that had a hand in saving Def Jam Records through a commercial drought season. The Long Beach, California MC/producer/DJ may have been wrongfully overlooked at Death Row Records, but the "G" in G-Child may have stood for "Golden" at Russell... Read more

The Game Freestyles Over Old Town Road. This Ain’t Country (Video)

The Game is officially in album mode. The veteran Compton, California MC formally announced his ninth outing, Born 2 Rap this week. What's more, the onetime Dr. Dre protege asserts that it will be his final album in a dominant 15-year career of provocative music and actions. A press release... Read more

A New Video From Lupe Fiasco Shows Selling Out Was Never His Plan

Like most artists, Lupe Fiasco's body of work does not begin with his debut album. Food & Liquor, which dropped in 2006, was preceded not only by the mixtape Fahrenheit 1/15 Part I: The Truth Is Among Us a year prior, but also unreleased works which have been held in a proverbial vault.... Read more

Murs’ Next LP With 9th Wonder & The Soul Council Has A New Video & Release Date

Less than a month ago, Murs & 9th Wonder premiered two singles from the upcoming The Iliad Is Dead And The Odyssey Is Over at Ambrosia For Heads. "Ga$ Station Gucci Belt" (which Heads got a small taste of in late March) and "Night Shift" showed two different sides from... Read more

E-40’s Next Album Features Redman, Method Man, Scarface & ScHoolboy Q

Next month, E-40 will release his 29th album. Practice Makes Paper is due July 26, adding to one of the largest and more respected catalogs of a nearly 30-year Rap veteran. As has been the case since 40 Water's mid-90s run, the Heavy On The Grind Entertainment release includes a... Read more

B.o.B. Tributes O.D.B. & Bumrushes The Set To Shame Fake Rappers (Video)

In the mid-2000s, Decatur, Georgia teenager B.o.B. was one of Hip-Hop's most exciting and versatile voices. With a stylized name inspired by an OutKast Stankonia single, sang, he played guitar, he produced, and the protege of hit-making producer Jim Jonsin could certainly rap. Early mixtape standout "Haters" took everybody by storm,... Read more

Chance & YBN Cordae’s Lyrics & Beat Prove They’re Making Hip-Hop For All Ages (Video)

Maryland-raised 21-year-old rapper YBN Cordae has been making a name for himself these past few years. His Young Boss Ni**as collective has been booming for several years, breaking through many walls care of YBN Nahmir's debut viral 2017 hit, "Rubbin Off The Paint." Then came follow-up looks such as "Have... Read more

dead prez & Andra Day Come Together To Shed Light On Injustice (Video)

Respected DJ/producer J. Period (Black Thought, Common, K'naan) wanted to pump up the activism in Hip-Hop. He rallied peers including DJ Khalil, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Young Guru to executive produce a compilation that reminds fans of music’s power to evoke social change. The 10-track The Rise Up Project brings... Read more

Missy Elliott Is The 1st Female MC To Enter The Songwriters Hall Of Fame (Video)

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become the first female Hip-Hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. While JAY-Z became the first artist in Rap to join the prestigious circle two years ago, Missy follows a 2018 where Jermaine Dupri was admitted. Both appeared in New York City... Read more

Black Moon Release Their 1st Video In 15 Years. The New Album Is Coming Soon.

It has been 16 years since Brooklyn, New York's Black Moon released a studio album. Boot Camp Clik's breakout artists are back with their first new music since 2003's Total Eclipse. Along with an exciting new music video, the collective of Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee, and 5 ft have a... Read more

Common Uses A J Dilla Beat To Show His Love For HER Is Strong As Ever (Video)

At the beginning of this month, Common was a surprise guest at the 12th-annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. Back in the late 1990s, the MC who was making Like Water For Chocolate at the same time his friends were making Things Fall Apart. The SoulQuarians worked on both albums, so... Read more

In 2000, M.O.P. Went Hunting For CD Bootleggers To Mash Out (Video)

M.O.P. released their debut LP 25 years ago with To The Death. While the Select Records drop remains discussed by Rap purists, Lil Fame and Billy Danze seemed to widen their reach with every album since, culminating with Y2K's fourth effort, Warriorz. The Mash Out Posse's fourth and most commercially successful... Read more

Bun B Tells Talib Kweli Why T.R.O.Y. Is The Biggest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time (Video)

Back in 2011, Bun B accepted a position at Rice University to co-teach a class about Religion and Hip-Hop Culture. Since then, the UGK co-founder has imparted his knowledge in these areas to hundreds of Texas. Beyond academia, Bun regularly reflects on his experiences as an MC, a father, and... Read more

Spread Love The Brooklyn Way. A Street Is Named After Biggie Smalls (Video)

Just over 47 years ago, on May 21, 1972, Christopher Wallace was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. As a youth, Wallace was raised by his mother, Voletta, a preschool teacher, at 226 St. James Place in Clinton Hill. From his booming stage entrance during a pivotal... Read more

Big K.R.I.T.’s Video Shows How Record Companies Treat Rappers Like Slaves

Less than 24 hours after announcing his upcoming K.R.I.T. Iz Here album, Big K.R.I.T. delivers the first video from the July 12 affair. A title song of sorts, "K.R.I.T. Here" is an affirmation of all that the Meridian, Mississippi double-threat has accomplished in the last decade. Ten years ago, K.R.I.T.,... Read more

The Truth About Kanye West: He’s Andy Kaufman (Video)

David Letterman and Kanye West's 2019 interview is available to the public. The highly-publicized My Next Guest Needs No Introduction episode includes footage filmed at West's California home as well as an on-stage conversation before a live audience. Notably, during the revealing interview, the MC/producer/fashion designer makes a striking self-comparison... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Will Play Inspectah Deck In The Upcoming Wu-Tang Clan Bio Series

Last month, following the premiere of Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men, a DJ Juanyto interview for HOT 97 on Staten Island with members of the Clan and its extended family suggested that Dave East would not be the only rapper to appear in an upcoming biopic. Joey Bada$$'s name... Read more

Marlon Craft’s Video Calls Out The REAL American Gangsters

Marlon Craft is an MC from New York City (Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, to be specific) who appeared on Masta Ace and Marco Polo's November 2018 album, A Breukelen Story. That release was named one of Ambrosia For Heads best of the year, and it involved Craft in an ensemble that... Read more

Meek Mill Is Getting A Chance To Prove His Innocence In Front Of A New Court & Judge

For more than a decade, Meek Mill's freedom has rested in the hands of a single judge, Genece Brinkley. After multiple lengthy stays behind bars (including one that just ended in 2018), Meek, Roc Nation, his record company, legal team, and legions of fans have campaigned that the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Read more

Griselda & DJ Premier Put The Boom Bap Back In New York Rap (Video)

Last month, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher dropped the Griselda trifecta's highly-anticipated DJ Premier-produced single "Headlines." The Payday Records collaboration linked the three MCs with a producer who had a major hand in inspiring their sound and Rap aesthetic. The first union between the Gang Starr... Read more

Locksmith Is A Fiercely Independent MC. His Symbolic New Video Shows It

Richmond, California's Locksmith had a busy 2018. He partnered with Mello Music Group's Apollo Brown to release the eight-song project No Question. Later last year, Lock' followed with Ali, a hard-hitting collection of solo songs that features Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, Jarren Benton, and Murs. Notably, in spring of... Read more

Black Thought, Yasiin Bey, Pharoahe Monch & Tobe Nwigwe Make A New Live At The BBQ

Yesterday (June 1), The Roots hosted their 12th-annual picnic in the legendary group's hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event moved this year to the Mann Center, in the same West Philly that Questlove represents. With active three stages, the day was filled with incredible performances, including a 20th-anniversary rendition of... Read more

Common Premieres A J Dilla-Produced Song About The State Of Hip-Hop In 2019

Since the release of his 1994 song "I Used To Love H.E.R.," Common has had a complex and well-documented relationship with Hip-Hop. At first listen, the song played like Common Sense's ode to a woman with whom he'd had a life long affair, which was a love-hate relationship. At the... Read more

B-Real & Brady Watt Add Some Dr. Dre & DJ Premier To Cypress Hill’s Biggest Hits

Renowned bass player, producer, and member of DJ Premier's Badder Band Brady Watt has been bringing his groove to video lately, linking up with MCs and singers for a series of videos he's calling "Bass & Bars." Each entry has Watt laying down a bassline for a guest to recite... Read more

25 Years Ago, Snoop & Tha Dogg Pound Barked At All The Biters (Video)

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight's record label was giving the mainstream music world an electric charge from the streets of Los Angeles. 1992 saw Dr. Dre's solo debut, The Chronic. Eleven months later, Snoop Doggy Dogg presented his style with a game-changing D*ggystyle LP with Dre and... Read more

Watch The Beastie Boys’ Documentary Celebrating 25 Years Of Ill Communication

Following the release of the Beastie Boys Book in late 2018, Michael Diamond (aka Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) have been in the public eye. Since the book hit store shelves, the two MC/producers expounded on the Beasties' bitter split with Def Jam, the group very nearly calling... Read more

Smif-n-Wessun Take Brooklyn To South Beach In A Perfect Video For Summer

Back in February, Ambrosia For Heads premiered Smif-n-Wessun's "Ocean Drive" as a part of the Boot Camp Clik duo's latest album, The All. As Heads would later learn, the Duck Down Music release was one of SnW's best works to date. Now the Brooklyn, New Yorkers are treating fans to the... Read more

Royce 5’9 & Kxng Crooked Discuss Who Was Better On Renegade: JAY-Z Or Eminem (Video)

Kxng Crooked is the latest respected Hip-Hop lyricist to segue into driving dialogue in the music media. Recently, the Long Beach, California lyricist also known as Crooked I launched Crook's Corner. Taking a concept from his hashtag of longstanding Hip-Hop discussions on social media with peers and fans, the MC... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s 1st Video From Their New Album Is Criminal Minded

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have released the third single (and first music video) to their upcoming Bandana album. A follow-up to 2014's Pinata, the major label-backed Bandana is arriving on June 28 via Keep Cool/RCA Records. The upcoming collection of songs (available for pre-order) is confirmed to feature Killer Mike,... Read more

Jeru The Damaja Returns With A Message That’s Right On The Money (Video)

Twenty-five years to the month after unveiling his acclaimed debut album, The Sun Rises In The East, Jeru The Damaja has returned with a critically potent message for the masses in a new track titled “Harriet Tubman." Never timid to recount social, political, and worldly malpractice throughout his career, the... Read more

Conway The Machine’s Freestyle Wrecks Shop Alongside Benny & Rick Hyde (Video)

Earlier this month, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher released "Headlines," a standalone single produced by the legendary DJ Premier. The Payday Records song stands as a benchmark intersection between the three self-made stars of Griselda Records and the Gang Starr O.G. According to Wes' recent interview... Read more

J. Cole & Ty Dolla $ign Cash In With A Modern Spin On A Classic Message (Video)

UPDATE: Ty Dolla $ign and J. Cole have released the music video for "Purple Emoji," nine days following the single. Both artists appear in the music video that also includes a variety of romantic couples:  ORIGINAL MAY 20 STORY: J. Cole's collaborative spirit continues. While the platinum MC/producer's albums... Read more

Bushwick Bill Reveals The Reason The Geto Boys Tour Was Canceled (Video)

UPDATE: Following last Friday's (May 24) announcement that the Geto Boys' recently announced reunion tour plans have canceled, longtime group member Bushwick Bill has clarified those initial reports. “For all y’all out there that thought I was healthy enough to make a tour, I’ve been in the hospital since May... Read more