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The Artifacts’ First Album In 20 Years Is On Its Way (Video)

New Jersey's Artifacts are revered as forefathers to the late '90s Underground Hip-Hop movement. MCs El Da Sensei and Tame One threw up their graffiti roots on important singles such as 1994's "Wrong Side Of Da Tracks" and called out for a culture of purists on "C'Mon Wit Da Get... Read more

Diggin’ In The Crates Meets The Artifacts As A.G. & El Da Sensei Join Forces (Audio)

In the mid-1990s, two of the most exciting duos in East Coast Hip-Hop were Showbiz & A.G. and The Artifacts. In June, JAY-Z shouted out his former Payday Records label-mate Andre The Giant in some of the songwriters he most respects. Sadat X & El Da Sensei Form New Group.... Read more

Artifacts Stay On The Wrong Side Of Da Tracks, But They’re Back With The Right Video

Twenty years ago this month (April 15, 1997), The Artifacts released their sophomore album, That's Them. El Da Sensei and Tame One (as well as DJ Kaos) followed the success of "Wrong Side Of da Tracks" and Between A Rock And A Hard Place with an album that paved the... Read more

Celebrate Redman’s Birthday With This Rare 1995 Funk Doc Prescription (Audio)

Today (April 17) is Reggie Noble's birthday. The man better known as Redman has been giving Hip-Hop Heads quote-worthy verses, one-of-a-kind charisma, and sheer originality for more than 25 years. In all of that time, he has been one tough mudder on the mic. In 1995, Funk Doc was in... Read more

Sadat X & El Da Sensei Form New Group. Here’s A 9th Wonder-Produced Introduction (Audio Premiere)

For more than 20 years, MCs Sadat X and El Da Sensei have run in the same circles. A product of Brand Nubian and The Artifacts, respectively, these East Coast lyricists have flipped words with flare to stand out amongst their band-mates and peers. Ambrosia For Heads is pleased to... Read more

Cannibal Ox, Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God & The Artifacts Sharpen Lyrical Blades With Black Milk (Audio)

Since their inception, Cannibal Ox's influences can be traced back to the early 1990s underground Hip-Hop (before it was ever called such). Two acts who seemed to greatly influence Vast Aire and Vordul Mega are Wu-Tang Clan and The Artifacts. The latter (Tame One and El Da Sensei) join U-God... Read more

Lewis Parker, Eastkoast, El Da Sensei & Shabaam Sahdeeq Make A Joint Worthy Of Soundbombing (Audio)

Yesterday (January 20), Joey Bada$$' B4.Da.$$ hit shelves and digital outlets as a callback to the lyrical, free-form, expressionist Hip-Hop from the East Coast of the late 1990s. Not a throwback exactly, Brooklyn's Bada$$ studied the O.G.'s, listened to the tapes, and aimed to show the grassroots take on Hip-Hop,... Read more

El Da Sensei – Everyday in the Street ft Tame One & DJ Kaos (Artifacts) (Video)

Here's a new video from El Da Sensei featuring Tame One and DJ Kaos (aka Artifacts). Check out Everyday in the Street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R19wE2INz2I&feature=player_embedded... Read more