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J. Cole’s Dreamville Documentary Shows Creativity At Its Competitive Best

Throughout the ages, Hip-Hop benefits from the ensemble studio vibe. That was the case when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg rolled their Chronic. As Sacha Jenkins' film recently showed, this energy made Wu-Tang Clan form like Voltron for its 36 Chambers debut. Such was the vision for Tupac's unfinished One... Read more

Rapsody Dedicates A Song To The Strong Women Who Make Life Possible (Audio)

Rapsody has let the first half of 2019 on an unusually quiet note when it comes to music. Apart from a standout appearance on Smif-n-Wessun's The All album alongside Musiq Soulchild (see: "Ocean Drive"), the North Carolina native has been working behind the scenes, presumably on work that follows up... Read more

Black Star, DMX & Run The Jewels Are Among 2019 Soundset Headlining Performers

The Soundset Festival, the biggest annual Hip-Hop festival in the Midwest, has unveiled the all-star line-up for their 2019 event. Put on by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents, this large draw happening takes place in Minneapolis on May 26, 2019. This year will see artists from almost every era of... Read more

Buddy May Be One Of The Best Singing MCs. A New Song Shows Both Talents

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight 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, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Buddy Starts 2019 By Showing Why He Was 1 Of 2018’s Best

Buddy's Harlan and Alondra was named one of Ambrosia For Heads' favorite albums of 2018. The Compton rapper and singer showed off his appreciation for Funk and Soul on his debut full-length project, which paired him with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Khalid. Though rooted distinctly in Rap music, the album... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2018 (Battle 5): Mac Miller vs. Buddy

We have our opinions on the best releases of 2018, but rather than simply tell you our pick for #1, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2018. With that in mind, we decided to make our... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads’ Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018 List

It is that season where “best of” lists abound and, in a year that featured stellar music from artists young and old, 2018 kept Hip-Hop fans on the edge of our seats. Now is an excellent time to reflect on the best ones. Throughout December, Ambrosia For Heads will pit... Read more

Buddy Becomes The Robin Hood Of Compton In Another Great Music Video

Simmie Sims III, aka Buddy, is a Compton, California MC with one of 2018's best albums under his belt. An artist who worked with Pharrell, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg, and Suga Free early in his career, he is now an especially bright spot on RCA Records' roster. Buddy has only... Read more

A$AP Ferg Celebrates Giving Back To Harlem With A Soulful Single (Audio)

A$AP Ferg recently released his latest single "Brag." It comes in partnership with Adidas, who is helping the A$AP Mob rapper give back to his native section of Harlem. The partnership will help refurbish a running track near the neighborhood where Ferg grew up. As for "Brag," the Frankie P-produced... Read more

Buddy Is A Potent Example Of Why West Coast Hip-Hop Is Still So Great (Video)

The Greater Los Angeles Rap scene is evolving nicely in the 2010s. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Cozz, Jay Rock, Problem, YG, Jay Worthy, and others have taken the music new places while holding legacy and tradition with care. Out of all those names, Buddy may... Read more

Native Tongues Were Buddies But Were They Really Family? De La Soul Speaks (Video)

Out of all the collectives in Hip-Hop, few are more revered or complicated than Native Tongues. The group of artists was loosely composed of Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Black Sheep, Chi-Ali and others, with several offspring stemming from that core. Over... Read more

Buddy & Snoop’s Crime of the Century Sounds Like a West Coast Coming of Age (Audio)

Buddy's "Crime of the Century" sounds like a West Coast version of Jay Z and Memphis Bleek's "Coming of Age" from Jay's Reasonable Doubt album, mixed with a dash of "Deep Cover." Similarly to how Jay and Bleek did on "Coming of Age," Buddy and Snoop go back and forth,... Read more

Buddy – You Good ft DJ Quik & Suga Free

DJ Quik and Suga Free maintain a longtime collaborative history. One has to love how these two are on-again, off-again, musically and professionally. Heads always want to see Suga and Quik together, 'cause the music is a force like no other. The Pomona pimp and the Compton conductor link up... Read more

Buddy – Far as They Know ft Pharrell

Here's another collabo between Compton MC Buddy and Pharrell. Check out Far as They Know. Related: Buddy - Inspired (Prod. Pharrell) (Audio)... Read more

Buddy – Inspired (Prod. Pharrell)

Buddy, yet another dope MC from Compton, dropped a hot duet with Kendrick Lamar some months ago called Staircases, that was produced by Pharrell. Skateboard P once again blesses Buddy with another lush track. Check out Inspired. Related: Buddy - Staircases ft Kendrick Lamar (Audio)... Read more

Buddy & Kendrick Lamar – Staircases (prod. Pharrell Williams)

A video of Kendrick Lamar and Buddy performing a song called Staircases at SXSW hit a couple of weeks ago. Here's the recorded version which was produced by Pharrell. Heads will no doubt recognize the vintage Faze-O track that EPMD rocked on Please Listen to My Demo. Check it out... Read more