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Souls Of Mischief Freestyle New Verses To 93 Til Infinity

The Souls Of Mischief have been celebrating 30 years of Hip-Hop respect with the fans that provided it. Tajai, A-Plus, Phesto Dee, and Opio are in the midst of a tour with 93 stops (dates below) celebrating the 30th anniversary of 93 Til' Infinity, the quartet's acclaimed debut album—and its... Read more

Atmosphere Producer Ant Made Music For A Decade Before Making A Dollar

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Brother Ali's incredible album, Shadows On The Sun. The 2003 Rhymesayers Entertainment release was produced by Ant of Atmosphere—a producer and DJ known to deliberately avoid the spotlight. In a two-part conversation with Brother Ali's The Travelers Podcast, Ant opens up about his... Read more

New Unreleased Footage Shows Tupac Hours Before He Was Shot

The night of September 7, 1996 changed history. Tupac Shakur, one of the biggest stars of Rap, was fatally struck that night in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The attack happened the same night Tupac and his label co-founder, Suge Knight, were in an altercation outside the MGM... Read more

Main Source Has Released A Collection Of Their Lost Tapes

Hip-Hop trio Main Source released an acclaimed 1991 debut album in Breaking Atoms. Large Professor, Sir Scratch, and K-Cut teamed with The Wild Pitch Records to release earned a coveted four-and-a-half mic rating from The Source magazine upon release for an LP that introduced the world to Nas (as well as Akinyele), along with... Read more

Flavor Flav Shows Off His Piano & Drum Skills

In his role in Public Enemy, Flavor Flav is often considered one of Hip-Hop's greatest hype-men. On several songs throughout the P.E. catalog, the Bronx-born, Long Island, New York-bred artist flexed his MC chops. He also was an accomplished DJ and radio personality 30 years ago. However, some may not... Read more

Heavy D’s Impact On Hip-Hop Cannot Be Overstated

There have been a number of valiant attempts to highlight some of the most significant Hip-Hop moments, milestones and people of the last half century. The 2023 Grammy Awards dedicated nearly 15 minutes to an epic tribute featuring performances by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J,... Read more

Page Kennedy Makes A Song So Real It Hurts

For more than six years, Detroit, Michigan MC Page Kennedy has been making noise. A purebred MC, Page embodied a pivot to Hip-Hop. The actor from S.W.A.T., Weeds, Blue Mountain State, and countless other roles began releasing albums with 2017's Torn Pages, and his Straight Bars mixtape series. He made... Read more

Nas Shows What Real Black Magic Is On A New Song

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Phonte Delivers 1 Of The Year’s Most Personal Verses

Yesterday (July 18), Black Milk released his latest album, Everybody Good?. The heralded Detroit, Michigan producer, MC, and musician involved the likes of Mick Jenkins, Karriem Riggins, and Quelle Chris on the 12-song LP. However, a highlight from the Everybody Good? release is "No Wish," a collaboration with Phonte and Raphael Saadiq. Black Milk... Read more

Biz Markie’s Life Story Is Being Told In A New Documentary

Two years ago this month, Hip-Hop lost a legend in Biz Markie, who succumbed to a longtime bout with type 2 diabetes. The New York artist born Marcel Hall was a famed MC, DJ, producer, actor, and avid collector of artifacts from the culture. A member of the Juice Crew... Read more

Nas & Hit-Boy Are Making More Magic Together

Nas and Hit-Boy have announced their fifth collaboration album since 2020. This week (July 21), the MC/producer tandem is slated to release Magic 2. It marks the follow-up to Magic, released in the closing days of 2021. That nine-song collection featured DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg. After speculation online, Hit-Boy... Read more

Boot Camp Clik Reunites For The First Time In 16 Years

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Dr. Dre Names The 8 Artists He Would Most Like To Work With

Throughout his career, Dr. Dre has worked with some of the music greats that came before him. Dre made important music with George Clinton, The Dramatics, and Rick James, to name a few. However, the producer/artist known for his reclusive nature and hard-to-reach status, has also been selective about some... Read more

Ice Cube Details How The NBA Is Blocking The BIG3

Ice Cube's three-on-three basketball league, the BIG3 has been around for over six seasons. It has offered additional life to the professional basketball careers of former NBA stars Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, and others. The league has scored television contracts, and continues to thrive—even through the pandemic. However,... Read more

JAY-Z & Biggie Battled But It Wasn’t A Fair Fight

For more than 25 years, Hip-Hop fans have debated who is better between The Notorious B.I.G. and JAY-Z. Both men’s names are perennially heard in conversations about who is the greatest MC of all-time. For them, however, there was something bigger than Hip-Hop: Brooklyn. Fans have not been the only... Read more

Ice Cube Details The Connection Between The Music Industry & Prisons

For over 35 years, Ice Cube has been an independent artist—from Ruthless Records to a lengthy tenure at Priority Records—to running his own Lench Mob imprint. In a new conversation with Bill Maher, Cube explains why he has avoided major labels despite his success. At 17:00 in The Club Random Podcast, Cube... Read more

Black Star’s New Album Has Been Liberated

In early 2022, Black Star released their first album in nearly a quarter century. No Fear Of Time was produced entirely by Madlib and featured a guest verse from Black Thought. By the end of '22, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli's sophomore LP was one of the year's best albums and signaled a growing... Read more

Immortal Technique & Ill Bill Send A Powerful Message About Breath Control

Brooklyn, New York veteran MC/producer Ill Bill recently released his latest album, BILLY®. The Uncle Howie/Fat Beats Records LP features Kool G Rap, Tragedy Khadafi, Vinnie Paz, NEMS, Lord Goat (fka Goretex), Skam2, Slaine, Q-Unique, and others. It also packs production from DJ Muggs, Statik Selektah, Stu Bangas, and more.... Read more

Busta Rhymes Is Moved To Tears By His Lifetime Achievement Award

Moments ago tonight (June 25), Busta Rhymes received the BET Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award before delivering an emotional speech. B.R. was presented the prestigious award by Marlon Wayans and Swizz Beatz, who spoke before and after a video vignette featuring testimony from Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Mariah Carey (who praised M.O.P.'s... Read more

Redman, Erick Sermon & Keith Murray Show How Def Their Squad Is

The Def Squad has been going strong for over 30 years. As Hip-Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, the three-MC core of Erick Sermon, Redman, and Keith Murray showed up in style at the 2023 BET Awards. Erick Sermon kicked off the medley performing his 2001 solo song "Music" from his album of the same... Read more

Jim Jones Claps Back At Pusha-T & Disses The Clipse

Last week, snippets from a new Clipse song release. The track debuted in Paris, France during Pharrell Williams' first Louis Vuitton show. With Pharrell, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, J Balvin, and others in attendance, the Skateboard P-produced song featured Pusha-T lyrics that many have speculated are a jab to rapper Jim Jones.... Read more

Pusha-T Is Out To Make Jim Jones Cry On A New Diss Record

Yesterday (June 20), a new Clipse song made its debut at Pharrell Williams' first Louis Vuitton show in Paris, France. Since February, the Neptunes and N*E*R*D cofounder has been serving as Creative Director of Menswear for Louis Vuitton—a position previously held by his friend, the late Virgil Abloh. This week,... Read more

Street Justice For Rap Artists Continues With Young Dolph

Last week (June 14), a man deemed a "person of interest" related to Young Dolph's 2021 murder was found dead in the Orange Mound section of Memphis, Tennessee. The body of Joshua Taylor was discovered Wednesday afternoon in an automobile at Spottswood Avenue near Buntyn Street. Responders say the victim... Read more

Black Thought & Black Rob Black Out On A New Song

Two years ago, the talented Black Rob passed away from various reported health complications, including a heart attack, multiple strokes, diabetes, and kidney failure. It happened in the same one month period where Hip-Hop mourned the passings of (onetime Black Rob collaborator) DMX and Digital Underground's Shock G. The former... Read more

Killer Mike Refuses To Let Andre 3000 Out-Rap Him On Their New Song

This week (June 16), Killer Mike is preparing his first solo album in over a decade. Down to its title, Michael promises to be a highly-personal LP from the Run The Jewels cofounder who previously made R.A.P. Music, I Pledge Allegiance II The Grind, and his major label debut Monster.... Read more

Method Man Explains Why He Did Not Want To Do All I Need

Method Man won a Grammy Award for his Mary J. Blige collaboration "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By." The song, which originated as a track on Meth's 1994 solo debut Tical, went on to receive a Puff Daddy remix, and become a classic in both... Read more

M.O.P. & Cormega Are Cut From A Different Cloth Of MCs

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Babyface Hosts A Tiny Desk Concert For The Ages

One of the greatest songwriters of all time, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, decided to flex his resumé for Black Music Month. The icon and co-founder of LaFace Records hosted an NPR Tiny Desk concert that stands among the best. In a special performance, the musician, singer, and creator laid out his... Read more

Posdnuos Celebrates Dave On A Beautiful Tribute Song

Today (June 9), Statik Selektah released his first solo album since 2020. Round Trip, arriving on ShowOff/Mass Appeal Records, maintains Statik's gift for assembling interesting groupings of MCs for thought-provoking concepts, over his acclaimed production. This particular collection, Statik's 10th, involves four members of Wu-Tang Clan together on a posse... Read more

The Fugees Reunite For What May Be Their Last Show

Lauryn Hill surprised fans tonight (June 3) with a special Fugees reunion concert during the 2023 Roots Picnic. Taking place at West Philadelphia's The Mann Center, Saturday headliner Ms. Lauryn Hill brought out her former band-mates Wyclef Jean and Pras. Backed by The Roots, the Grammy Award-winning trio performed classics,... Read more

Vic Mensa Kicks The Year’s Two Best Freestyles Back To Back

Over the last decade, Vic Mensa has cemented himself as one of the most exciting freestylers of his generation. The Chicago, Illinois MC often uses the free-form opportunities to provide substantial commentary—whether notes about ugly Hip-Hop history, his personal conflicts, or systemic oppression. Just days after a fellow Roc Nation... Read more

Snoop Dogg Releases One Of His Hardest Verses In Years

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Music Legend Tina Turner Has Passed Away At Age 83

Music legend Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. No cause of death was provided, but The New York Times reports that Turner passed at her home outside of Zurich, Switzerland. She was said to be battling kidney disease and other illnesses, following an extensive music and film... Read more

One Of JAY-Z’s Most Infamous Crimes Was A Lie

Since 1999, the world has been led to believe that JAY-Z stabbed record executive Lance "Un" Rivera in the back due to Jay's belief that Un had bootlegged and leaked JAY-Z's Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter album weeks before its release date. The incident occurred at an... Read more

The D.O.C.’s Documentary Shows His Next 10 Years

In 2022, The D.O.C. screened an autobiographical documentary at The Tribeca Film Festival. The self-titled doc features appearances by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short, Tha Dogg Pound, Xzibit, Tone-Loc, and late Death Row songstress Jewell, as well as The D.O.C. and Erykah's daughter, Puma. The artist,... Read more

The D.O.C. Explains Why Biggie Is His #1 MC

In September of 1994, photographs were taken of The D.O.C., The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, and Saafir together. The historic moment combining MCs from Texas, New York, California happened backstage at Chicago, Illinois' Riviera Theatre. That month, Bad Boy Records was amid its "Big Mack" campaign, when Craig Mack released... Read more

J. Cole’s Latest Guest Verse Is Much Bigger Than Hip-Hop

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

The D.O.C. Is Performing Again For The First Time In 33 Years

Earlier this year, one of Hip-Hop's legendary songwriters, The D.O.C., gave fans his most comprehensive display of bars in 20 years. The MC closely associated with Dr. Dre, N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, and others, appeared on video single "Fast Ones" by The Codefendants. The track, later belonging to the This Is... Read more

Conway The Machine Gives Funkmaster Flex The Year’s Best Freestyle

Earlier this month, Conway The Machine released his first solo album of 2023. WON'T HE DO IT arrived on Conway's Drumwork Music Group label, and features Fabolous, Juicy J, Ransom, and Sauce Walka, as well as his longtime Griselda crew cohorts Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher. To promote the... Read more

LL Cool J Rocks A Q-Tip Beat With Force

In the closing days of 2019, Hip-Hop Heads learned that LL Cool J had returned to the label he helped make legendary. James Todd Smith was back on Def Jam Records. Moreover, the Queens, New York icon has teamed with another borough great to work on music, with Q-Tip producing... Read more

MGK Blasts Jack Harlow On A Hard-Hitting Diss Record

On April 28, Jack Harlow released his latest album, Jackman. The follow up to Harlow's Grammy-nominated Come Home The Kids Miss You album was a surprise release that came just a few days after Harlow announced it. Unlike, Come Home, which contained radio-friendly hits, like the Fergie-sampling "First Class," and... Read more

Jack Harlow Says He’s The Best White Rapper Since Eminem

Last week, Jack Harlow released his latest album, Jackman. The Generation Now/Atlantic Records collection includes the song "They Don't Love It" (embedded below). On that track, the Louisville, Kentucky MC asserts himself among the best white Rap artists in a bold way. “Ya boy’s strivin’ to be the most dominant ever... Read more

The Best & Worst Posthumous Rap Albums Of All Time

Last week (April 26), during a concert at Los Angeles, California's El Rey Theater, Tyler, The Creator told his hometown crowd about a very significant provision in his will. “Some of these [songs] are so good I can’t just let ’em sit on my hard drive,” Tyler told the crowd... Read more

Jack Harlow Calls Out Whites Who Want To Be Black From Afar

Yesterday (April 28), Jack Harlow released third album. Jackman. is a 10-track offering, with zero features that clocks in at 24 minute. DJ Dahi, Boi-1da, and Hollywood Cole were among the producers involved on the Generation Now/Atlantic Records project, which follows Jack's platinum debut and gold follow-up. On the album,... Read more

Method Man Uses One Mic To Rework A Nas Classic

Almost 30 years ago, Method Man joined his Wu-Tang Clan cohorts for a special remix of SWV's "Anything." The song featured multiple samples, ranging from Funk-Disco group Freedom to freshly released hits by the two groups on the track. "Anything" became a pivot point for Sisters With Voices, taking their opening song from the debut album and setting up... Read more

Dear Mama Shows There Is Still So Much We Don’t Know About Tupac

On Friday (April 21), the first two episodes of Dear Mama premiered. The docuseries, covering the parallel journeys of Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur, is directed by Allen Hughes, one-half of the Hughes Brothers team that gave viewers Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, and documentaries, including The Defiant Ones. In addition to the live broadcast... Read more

Jay Electronica Exhibits Great Lyricism To A Swizz Beat

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Heavily Sampled Jazz Legend Ahmad Jamal Has Passed Away

Ahmad Jamal, the Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist, band leader, and composer, has died. He was 92 when he passed earlier today (April 16) at his Massachusetts home. Jamal, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has over 70 years of recordings in his discography—which also includes the Ahmad Jamal Trio, and collaborative... Read more

Black Thought’s Streams Of Thought Vol. 4 Is Done & Packed With All-Stars

On Friday (April 14), Black Thought released his sixth solo project in the last five years. Since 2018, a time when The Roots have not been dropping albums, the co-founder of The Roots has enhanced his solo career with his first-ever projects of this kind. Thought launched the Streams Of... Read more

Snoop Dogg Reveals The Record Deal He Nearly Took Before Dr. Dre Called

In 1992, Snoop Dogg made his debut alongside Dr. Dre on "Deep Cover," the title song from the soundtrack of the same name. The song arrived as Dr. Dre made a high-profile exit from N.W.A. and Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. Dre would join manager Marion "Suge" Knight at Death Row, a... Read more