Curren$y – The Stoned Immaculate (Full Album Stream)

Curren$y rocked NYC's Webster Hall last night (along with Styles P and Smoke DZA). Today, he releases a full stream of his album The Stoned Immacualte which hits storse on 6/5 (it's going to be a hot Tuesday with that and Big K.R.I.T.'s album dropping). Check out the full stream... Read more

Slaughterhouse interview with RawHustle TV (Video)

It's been a strong week of interviews, with clips dropping from 9th Wonder, Pharoahe Monch, Big K.R.I.T., Nas and more. Now it's Slaughterhouse's turn. Check out this video where they discuss how the group formed, working with Eminem, their recording process, the making of Hammer Dance (straight jokes) and more... Read more

Joey BadA$$ – Waves

Here's a new track from Joey BadA$$ the latest product from the brainchild behind Cinematic Music Group (Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA) and Creative Control. The song is called Waves. If it's any indication, be prepared to hear the name Joey BadA$$ for a looong time. Check it out below.... Read more

MTV’s 2012 Hottest MCs in the Game (Video)

MTV dropped its 7th annual installment of its hottest MCs in the game last night. They were: 1. Rick Ross, 2. Drake, 3. Kanye West, 4. Nicki Minaj, 5. Lil Wayne, 6. Jay-Z, 7. Meek Mill, 8. Big Sean, 9. Wiz Khalifa, 10. Wale. And by now, you probably already... Read more

The 10 Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums Of 2012

Here's a really dope article from The Well Versed listing their 10 most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2012, including Big K.R.I.T., Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar and more. Check out what they said about Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid in a Mad City below. Which album are you looking... Read more

Statik Selektah and Termanology collaborated as 1982 to release one of the best albums of 2010. We caught up with each of them to talk about their earliest experiences with hip-hop. Check out the videos below where each discusses Where It All Began for him in hip-hop.

Statik Selektah Statik Selektah is one of the hardest working and illest producers around. Made in the mold of legendary producers like DJ Premier and Pete Rock, his tracks have defined today's underground sound. And, he has worked with everyone from Freddie Gibbs, Termanology, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T. and Reks... Read more

Cinematic Soul Playlist

Hip-hop has long been influenced by the cinematic soul of the 70's. Whether you're a fan of Big K.R.I.T. or Biz Markie, UGK or Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre or Just Blaze...you can hear the influence of music from films like Shaft, Super Fly, The Mack, The Payback. Here's a playlist... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads’ 2011 Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of the Year: Here’s a look at our picks for the best of the best in 2011. You’ll find words on each as well as samples of the music. Tell us your picks for 2011.

It's that time of year again, when you're hit with a ton of year end, best of lists. We're going to keep it simple. We have 2 lists: best hip-hop albums/mixtapes of the year and songs of the year. First up, here are our picks for the best hip-hop albums/mixtapes... Read more

The Roots – Make My (Video)

Here's a really intense video from The Roots. It's for their song Make My and depicts a violent and disturbing exchange. Make My is their collabo with Big K.R.I.T., but K.R.I.T.'s verse is not featured in the video. The Roots' upcoming undun album is a concept album which is “an... Read more

The Roots – Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot for undun (Video)

The countdown is on till 12/6 when The Roots release their new album, undun. Here's a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the album, as well as the album cover and tracklist. Check them out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhjTil0mq8&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1 Here's the album cover and tracklist: 1) Sleep 2) Make... Read more

Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day in Hell (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from Freddie Gibbs.  It features production from Big K.R.I.T., J.US.T.I.C.E. League and others, and guest verses from Jeezy, 2 Chainz and Alley Boy, to name a few.  Click below to download Cold Day in Hell. Click here to download.  Here's the tracklist:... Read more

Hip-Hop & Love from A3C – Here’s a recap of one of my best hip-hop experiences ever.

A3C was an amazing hip-hop experience this weekend. It was a 3-day hip-hop festival and conference featuring informative panel discussions during the day and showcases with a mind-blowing amount of dope artists at night.  Much like at South by Southwest, there was no floss--just a collective respect and love for... Read more

Fabolous just dropped a mixtape with a lot of old soul samples.

I'm digging this return to vintage soul in hip-hop. You can hear it in music by Big K.R.I.T., The Jets, Curren$y and The Alchemist and others. If you missed the inaugural installment of our Soul Cooking playlist which explores soul classics, click here. You can listen to the whole Fabolous... Read more

Cinematic Music Group has been dropping some quality music videos. Smoke DZA’s The World is the latest.

And, the beat is oh so soulful. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X96SR8sdf1U&feature=player_embedded# If you missed it, they also did Big K.R.I.T.'s Dreamin' video. Click here to watch.... Read more

We’ve been talking a lot about influences this week: OutKast on A.Dd+, PE and Ice Cube on Freddie Gibbs and Self Scientific…

Now check out what the Trill O.G. Bun B has to say about his influence on Big K.R.I.T. The video is kinda hard to hear but it's worth focusing your attention on the jewels Bun B drops. Also, check out the down and dirty video put together by Big K.R.I.T.... Read more

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you're not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades.  It is now the world's biggest music conference.  It has traditionally catered to indie rock but over the last few... Read more

Some of these XXL 2011 Freshman Cyphers are pretty tight (especially parts 2 and 3). Check out all 3 below.

YG, Mac Miller, Diggy Simmons and Lil Twist Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B and CyHi Da Prynce Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and Fred Da Godson... Read more

XXL just released their 2011 Freshmen list. Who did they miss?

This years 11 includes Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi Da Prynce, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Twist, Big K.R.I.T., Diggy Simmons, Fred the Godson, Yelawolf, Lil B, Mac Miller, and YG.... Read more

Been keeping it old school with the playlists, but this week decided to focus on some of the better tracks to drop recently.

You'll find tracks from Stalley, The Kid Daytona, Big K.R.I.T. + Gillade, Saigon, Terrace Martin, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Reks, Jay Electronica and more.  Press play, sit back and enjoy.... Read more

Happy MLK Day. It’s a day of reflection so here’s a playlist that reflects many perspectives on the State of the Union 82 years after the birth of the man named King.

You'll find music from Common, Black Star, Nas, Actual Proof, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., 2Pac and others. Enjoy and keep the dream alive. .... Read more

It’s the real…hip-hop…courtesy of Saigon and Just Blaze in The Greatest Story Never Told. Check it out and some of Saigon’s classic mixtapes.

With Saigon, J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T. there's a resurgence in rappers talking about real things. Saigon has been putting in work for over 10 years. It's good to see the album is finally dropping on February 15, after some classic mixtapes. Click here to download.  While you wait for... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #4 Whut? Thee album???…there have been a lot of great songs in hip-hop over the years but not a lot of great ALBUMS. In 2010, there were at least 10…

When's the last time you went back and listened to some of your favorite hip-hop albums from back in the day? I'm guessing if you randomly picked 10 of your favorites and listened to them from front to back, you would want to skip at least 5 tracks on each... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #7 Rappin’ all over the world…you know that’s right when the hottest rapper of the year was from Canada.

Everyone knows New York City was the birthplace of hip-hop.  For years, the dominant s0und in the genre was from the city that never sleeps.  In the late 80's the West Coast, particularly LA, began to take over and it had a several year reign that corresponded with the fall... Read more

It's a great day for underground rap…which is a nice segue into the #8 reason why 2010 is the best year ever in hip-hop: The Return of the Underground.

This one is a bit of a contradiction.  The incredible underground releases this year certainly contributed to the musical strength of the year overall, but underground rap is consistently pretty strong.  It's the hits that are more unpredictable.  That's confirmed just by looking at Soundscan sales info.  This year will... Read more

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

Yelawolf Is Releasing A New Album & It’s A Return To Trunk Muzik (Audio)

After a tumultuous period leading up to and after the release of his third album, Trial By Fire, in the Fall of 2017, Yelawolf is back with some long-promised new music. The Slumerican Records CEO teased the arrival of TM3 (Trunk Music 3) for most of last year, but judging... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top Tier Lyricist

In the eyes of many Hip-Hop fans, Chicago's Lupe Fiasco was an exciting addition to the music and culture during the mid-2000s. In his first two albums, a slew of mixtapes, and a la carte songs, the Chicago, Illinois native won over the masses and represented a new guard of... Read more