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Nike’s Stock Is At An All-Time High After Its Support Of Colin Kaepernick

While some upset parties have attempted to ignite their Nike products, the apparel giant's stock is what is really on fire. Nike's stock just reached an all-time high, and the apparel company can thank their recent signing of Colin Kaepernick and the powerful social media, print, digital, and television ads... Read more

The Roots Will Turn 2018’s Picnic Into A Dave Chappelle-Hosted Jam Session

The Roots Picnic has become one of the culture's longest-running artist-run Hip-Hop festivals. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania event has expanded to include New York City satellite festivals, and seen its share of historic moments. The 2018 affair has been announced and will see the event playing out a little differently. On... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Tracklist & Release Date For “Black Panther” Soundtrack

On January 29, Marvel Studios hosted an early premiere of Black Panther ahead of its February 16 United States release. One of the most anticipated films of 2018, the superhero flick is bound to be a blockbuster success, thanks in no small part to its cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.... Read more

Eminem Responds To His Critics With A Remix That Revives His New Album (Audio)

Three weeks after Eminem released Revival, he knows that his ninth album may have some fans questioning their faith in Marshall Mathers' music-making. Although Em' stayed mostly quiet since December 15, the Shady Records founder breaks his silence with a new verse courtesy of the "Chloraseptic (Remix)." It arrives with... Read more

2 Chainz Is Working With Q-Tip On An Album To Show The World He’s A Lyricist (Video)

While respected by his peers, 2 Chainz is generally not revered as a lyricist among most Hip-Hop Heads. Enlisting the help of A Tribe Called Quest’s visionary rapper/producer Q-Tip, the Playaz Circle artist hopes to change that perception. To follow up his fourth studio album as a solo artist, last... Read more

2 Chainz Shows He Has Freestyle Fire In His DNA As He Rips Kendrick’s Hit (Video)

Though an immensely successful rapper with six Grammy nominations (and one win), six Platinum (or better) selling singles, and even more juggernaut appearances as a featured guest on some of Rap's hottest records, 2 Chainz isn't a rapper whose name immediately comes up when discussing the best freestylers in the... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Pete Rock vs. Kanye West. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Just Blaze vs. Kanye West. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Jay Pharoah Is Funny But This Freestyle Is No Joke (Video)

Jay Pharoah is not the first comedian who can imitate famous rappers and singers as part of his act. However, it is abundantly clear that the Virginia native is out to be the best. This past week, the former SNL cast member (who ranked #55 in Rolling Stone's all-time funniest... Read more

De La Soul Describe Their Million Dollar Album With Priceless Jewels

In two days (August 26), De La Soul will release its eighth album, and the Anonymous Nobody. Released through the trio's own AOI (Art Official Intelligence) imprint, the album follows up on 2004's The Grind Date with an assortment of features, and at least one theme. While the Long Island, New... Read more

Statik Selektah Gets 2 Chainz To Breathe That Hot Fire (Video)

This month, Statik Selektah opened up the roll-out to his album, appropriately titled 8. "Smoke Break" features 2 Chainz, and represented a directional shift for the Def Jam Records star, as well as a bit of an an extension for the producer/DJ/radio host who has worked with much of the... Read more

Big Sean & 2 Chainz Show Out On A Mega Kanye West Posse Cut (Audio)

It has been four years since Cruel Summer showed the facelift of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music. After a lot of mentions, Cruel Winter appears to be upon fans—in the midst of a heatwave. The same morning that some new 2 Chainz and Statik Selektah premiered, the first verified glimpse of... Read more

2 Chainz Leaves The Trap For Statik Selektah’s Soulful Boom Bap (Audio)

2 Chainz' versatility is his marketability. The same Atlanta, Georgia MC who made a smash hit nearly a decade ago with Dolla Boy and Lil Wayne ("Duffle Bag Boy") has since appeared on party tracks ("I'm Different"), Slab tracks ("Money On The Floor"), and even one of the finer 2010s... Read more

Chance, Wayne & 2 Chainz Make A Video That Even Skeptics Will Have No Problem Liking

Chance The Rapper has changed his career's scenery quite a bit in the years between Acid Rap and this month's Coloring Book. The Chicago, Illinois MC's first single "Angels" stresses that he is still rolling with the same people he always was, but for fans of the fully-independent MC it... Read more

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Stage A Rap Battle & Throw Heavyweight Blows (Video)

Due to their immense commercial success, sometimes people forget that 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne can really RAP. They use the video for "Bounce," from 2 Chainz's just released album Collegegrove, to remind all that their pen games remain sharp as steel. Drawing heavily from a recent episode of Empire,... Read more

A Documentary On Organized Noize Looks At The Genius & Drama In The Dungeon (Video)

Organized Noize is one of the most impactful musical groups of the last 25 years. The Atlanta, Georgia-based trio of Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, and Ray Murray would be deeply responsible for the mainstream (and critical) success of Outkast, TLC, Goodie Mob, and a litany of other acts, ranging from... Read more

2 Chainz Makes A Video That Is Funny, Odd & Unsettling, For “Watch Out” (Video)

So many videos these days are paint by numbers. Seemingly, the vast majority fall into the category of ridin' 'round shinin', hangin' with the homies or ballin' in the club. In addition to a dearth of creative concepts, the production value of these clips have also been on a rapid... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of August 2015 in 1 Playlist (Audio)

August 2015 was an incredibly complex month for Hip-Hop. On the one hand, it was filled with tragedy and will forever be remembered as the month when we lost the great Sean Price. On the other hand, the month also brought a new album from Method Man, the first album... Read more

2 Chainz Showcases His Often Underrated Lyrical Abilities on Goat (Audio)

2 Chainz is preparing the release of TrapAVelli Tre, the next installment in his TrapAVelli mixtape trilogy. The project will feature a variety of guest artists, including Wiz Khalifa and Kevin Gates, as well as production from Mike Dean and more. His latest leak is "Goat," featuring The-Dream, and production... Read more

$48,000 Sunglasses??? 2 Chainz Says They Better See The Future (Video)

2 Chainz has a fun and outrageous web series where he travels the world to see some of the most expensive things on earth. Typically joined by a famous friend, he's experienced everything from $2 million shoes to a $100K martini. In the latest episode of the show, aptly-titled Most... Read more

How Does a $100,000 Martini Taste? 2 Chainz & Big Sean Show You (Video)

2 Chainz has partnered with GQ for a tongue in cheek series where he travels the world to partake in its most outrageously costly offerings. In the second episode of season two of the show, aptly-titled The Most Expensivest Sh*t Ever, 2 Chainz and Big Sean are treated to the... Read more

Tech N9ne Might Have A Lyrical Radio Hit, Alongside 2 Chainz & B.o.B. (Audio)

Tech N9ne has kicked down the doors of the music industry the last five years. The Strange Music co-founder has elite sales, jaw-dropping revenue streams, and everybody imaginable in his Rolodex. Although his video numbers thrive on YouTube, one thing that has evaded the Kansas City, Missouri O.G. often appears... Read more

2 Chainz for Mayor? It Could Happen in 2016.

2 Chainz demonstrated his political prowess quite well recently in a spirited debate with CNN's Nancy Grace about the legalization of marijuana. Now, it seems he may be prepared to go a step further and run for mayor in his city of residence, College Park, GA. In the last few... Read more

2 Chainz Eloquently Argues the Merits of Legalizing Marijuana on CNN (Video)

Many may not know that before his Rap career, 2 Chainz finished number two in his high school class and attended college. The resilient MC has a strong command of the language both on and off the mic. He donned his debate hat on CNN recently and had a substantive... Read more

Jamie Foxx Gets the Party Started with 2 Chainz & DJ Mustard (Audio)

Jamie Foxx turns to the hit-making machine that is DJ Mustard for his latest musical effort. Mustard abandons his trademark "hey hey hey hey" on the beat for a more subtle approach that also infuses a bass guitar in lieu of keyboards. 2 Chainz drops a verse, as well. Check... Read more

Game Leads A Charge Against Police Brutality With More Than 10 All-Star Guests (Audio)

Enough is enough. Game is among the Hip-Hop stars reacting to the murder of Michael Brown. The multi-platinum Compton, California rapper amassed a group of his contemporaries to speak out against police murdering civilians of color. Called "Don't Shoot," the point and the pain is clear from the onset. In... Read more

Def Jam is Celebrating Its 30th Anniversary with a Mega Concert of Artists Old and New

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings, the record company many would argue was the most important in cementing Hip-Hop's legacy. Def Jam has been celebrating the landmark milestone throughout the year with re-releases, box sets and more. Today, they've announced they will be throwing a mega concert... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Brought a Righteous Verse from Lecrae, Videos from Common, Cormega, ONYX, YG & More (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought some heavy hitters, including Lecrae conquering Sway's 5 Swingers of Death MC challenge with a righteous verse, 19-year old Kanye freestyling, new music videos from Cormega, Common, ONYX, YG, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper and more, Snoop interviewing Jimmy Kimmel, short clips on Apollo... Read more

2 Chainz Remakes Michael Jackson’s Thriller Video for Freebase (Video)

On December 2, 1983, arguably one of the most recognized videos of all time was released in the form of the 13 minute music video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller." It was MTV's first ever world premiere and it set a precedent for a future that would change the forefront for... Read more

Ice Cube Goes From Gangsta Rap To Booty Bass On Drop Girl (Video)

Ice Cube is a musical chameleon in the best way possible. After his celebrated tenure as a Gangsta Rap innovator in N.W.A. and C.I.A., Cube went solo and was among Hip-Hop's first artists to seek out pan-am production. Before Masta Ace had a West Coast sound, and Fat Joe had... Read more

Ice Cube Teams Up With 2 Chainz on His Latest Release (Audio)

Ice Cube is back with a hot new track and a guest verse from 2 Chainz. This is very different from past Cube offerings, but it still bangs. Check out "Drop Girl," also featuring Red Foo. Related: Think Kevin Hart is Funny? Ice Cube Doesn’t. Here’s Why (Video)... Read more

The Message: The Complete Story of the Evolution of Hip-Hop (Video)

Next week (6/4 at 10pm EST), BET is premiering part 1 of a 4 part documentary on the evolution of Hip-Hop. The film will cover all 40+ years of the Hip-Hop era and will examine how it spread across the country, region-by-region. Participants include Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Kendrick... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Brought an Eclectic Mix of Gritty Visuals & Old School Memories (Video Playlist)

The past week in Hip-Hop video brought our first look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix, Schoolboy Q revealing that he wanted the world to end in 2012, Game throwing flames at 50 Cent & Suge Knight, Marley Marl reminiscing, and new music videos from Run the Jewels, Smif-n-Wessun, The... Read more

What Do Strip Joints and Cemeteries Have in Common? Schoolboy Q Has the Answer (Video)

Schoolboy Q has released the video for What They Want, his collaboration with 2 Chainz. It was filmed in New Orleans and features the unlikely combination of footage from cemeteries and strip clubs. Needless to say, it is NSFW. Related: Who’s Realer Than Schoolboy Q These Days? Watch Him Decode... Read more

Bun B – Fire ft Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & Serani

Bun B drops a new joint featuring Rick Ross & 2 Chainz. Check out Fire. Related: Statik Selektah – Funeral Season ft Styles P, Bun B & Hit-Boy (Audio)... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

Robin Thicke – Give It 2 U ft Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz (Video)

What do Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, EDM, Funk, Cheerleaders, Parade Floats and Twerkin' have in common? Robin Thicke's new video for Give It 2 U. The follow up to the summer's biggest song is another smash. Check it out. Related:... Read more

2 Chainz Performs Feds Watching With The Roots (Video)

Just weeks after ?uestlove's manager's memoir excerpts criticized his label-mate 2 Chainz, The Roots and Tity Boi shared the stage. Pharrell was not around, but whether you're a fan of Game Theory or Based On A T.R.U. Story, "Feds Watching" is one of the smoothest songs of 2013. The B.O.A.T.S.... Read more

Drake – All Me ft 2 Chainz & Big Sean

Drake gets 2 Chainz and Big Sean on his latest single. Here's All Me. Related: Drake Releases 4 New Songs to Kick Off the Launch of his New Album Nothing Was the Same (Audio)... Read more

DJ Premier Speaks on His Favorite Current MCs and More (Video)

Here's one that might be a scratcher for some Heads...The legendary DJ Premier, the stalwart of hip-hop credibility, named Drake as the current MC with whom he wants to work and praises 2 Chainz rhyming ability. Check out the video of him on The Combat Jack Show below to learn... Read more

Game – Ali Bomaye ft 2 Chainz & Rick Ross (Video)

Game drops a video for one of the hardest tracks on last year's underrated Jesus Piece album. Check out Ali Bomaye featuring 2 Chainz and Rick Ross. Related: Game – Till We Meet Again (R.I.P. Frogg) (Audio)... Read more

2 Chainz – Feds Watching ft Pharrell (Video)

Fresh off his performance at the BET Awards, 2 Chainz releases the video for Feds Watching, his collaboration with Pharrell. Check it out below. Related: Pharrell Discusses the Making of Feds Watching with 2 Chainz (Video)... Read more

B.o.B. – Headband ft 2 Chainz (Video)

B.o.B. releases his video for Headband featuring 2 Chainz (no appearance from the Old Spice man though). Check it out below. Related: T.I. - Memories Back Then ft B.o.B. & Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Performs at the BET Awards (Video)

Kendrick Lamar had a BIG look at the BET Awards last night, being the only performer to hit the stage 3 times. Check out his performances of Problems with A$AP Rocky & 2 Chainz, How Many Drinks with Miguel, m.A.A.d. city and B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe with the one... Read more

Pusha T – Who I Am ft 2 Chainz & Big Sean

New music from the hip-hop Ric Flair, Pusha T (wooo!). Check out Who I Am featuring 2 Chainz & Big Sean. Related: Pusha T – Numbers on the Boards (Video)... Read more

Wale – Rotation ft 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Travi$ Scott)

Wale's latest release features verses from 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. The track, which was produced by Travi$ Scott, has a dark and brooding feel, reminiscent of some of Kid CuDi's moodier music. Check out Rotation. Related: Wale – Poor Decisions ft Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco (Audio)... Read more

Pharrell Discusses the Making of Feds Watching with 2 Chainz (Video)

Here's a glimpse inside the mind of Pharrell and the way he creates music. It turns out it wasn't just the Feds Watching 2 Chainz that inspired that track. Pharrell recounts how his observations of how 2 Chainz and his crew move directly lead to Pharrell's creation of the track.... Read more

2 Chainz – Feds Watching ft Pharrell

Here's a hot new joint from 2 Chainz that was produced by and features Pharrell. Check out Feds Watching. Related: Curren$y – Capitol ft 2 Chainz (Audio)... Read more

A$AP Rocky – F*ckin’ Problems ft 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar (Video)

A$AP Rocky drops a video for his collabo with 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Check out F*ckin' Problems. Related: A$AP Rocky – Purple Kisses (Video)... Read more

Saigon says he wants to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face (Video)

The headline is "Saigon says 'I want to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face.'" What follows is an interview where he very eloquently makes a case for identifying content as being for mature audiences, where appropriate. Check out the video for some food for thought from Saigon.... Read more