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Lil Wayne Confirms That When He Shot Himself It Was Really A Suicide Attempt (Audio)

Last Friday (September 28), Lil Wayne released his twelfth solo album, Tha Carter V. The Young Money LP arrives more than three years since Weezy F. Baby had a full-length LP, and more than five calendars since the New Orleans, Louisiana native put one of his albums on a CD... Read more

Drake’s Spotify Scorpion Sting. Are Playlists The New Payola?

Less than one week ago, Drake released his fifth official album, Scorpion. A double-dose signaling Drake's last release in his Young Money/Cash Money contract, the work involves JAY-Z, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Paul, and a posthumous vocal appearance from Michael Jackson. In several days, fans will learn if... Read more

Drake Tells The Story Of How He Fathered His Child With Brutal Honesty (Audio)

This morning (June 29), Drake released his fifth album, Scorpion. The YMCMB double-dose release involves a former foe in JAY-Z and includes production from DJ Premier, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul, No I.D., and Drake's longtime right-hand-man Noah "40" Shebib. In the last five weeks, Drake has been immersed in... Read more

Lil Wayne Has Settled His Lawsuit For Cash Money & More

This week marks the tenth-anniversary of Lil Wayne releasing Tha Carter III. On June 10, 2008, Wayne made a powerful statement to the charts, to his fans, and to all the skeptics of his "best rapper alive" proclamations. While the New Orleans, Louisiana MC may not have changed all of... Read more

J. Prince Says Drake Had A Diss Response That Would Have Ended Pusha-T’s Career (Video)

J. Prince has officially intervened in the ongoing beef between Pusha-T and Drake. The owner of Rap-A-Lot Records has served as an advisor to Drake for nearly a decade. As a multi-millionaire 30-year-exec with a reputation for no-nonsense "Geto Boy" tactics and street wisdom, the man also known as Lil... Read more

Did Drake Bring Malice Out Of Retirement? The Clipse Have New Music In The Chamber.

For most of the decade, The Clipse have been on ice. Pusha-T stepped forth with a bustling solo and executive career. Meanwhile, Malice (nka No Malice) penned a memoir on his personal and spiritual transformation and began making music to reflect his life outlook. In 2017, No Malice did an... Read more

Pusha-T Compares Drake To Trump In An Infrared Diss (Audio)

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after "Infrared," Drake responded in a BIG way. ORIGINAL STORY: 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... Read more

Drake Announces His Next Album & It Just Might Sting

This month marks three years since Drake released an album. The rapping-singing superstar gave his fans More Life in 2017. However, that Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic Records project was presented as a playlist, not an album. Additionally, the OVO founder did not submit the #1 release to the Recording Academy... Read more

Drake’s New Video Is The Most Important Thing He’s Done In His Career

Drake is among the few Hip-Hop artists who can afford to make a million-dollar music video in 2018. One of the reigning cash kings of popular culture creates all forms of his art with strong intent and frequently does things on a grand level. In making the music video to... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2017 (Battle 4): Drake vs. Logic

We have our opinions on the best albums of 2017, but rather than simply list them, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2017. With that in mind, we decided to make our Best Rap Albums Of... Read more

Drake Has Thrown Darts At Kendrick & JAY-Z, But Chooses Not To Face Them At The Grammys

Drake's More Life marked his seventh consecutive #1 project on the Top 200. The Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic Records "playlist" (as it was marketed) has already achieved double-platinum certification following its March release. However, Drake—who possesses three Grammy awards—reportedly has opted not to submit More Life for consideration in next... Read more

Mannie Fresh & Birdman Will Reunite The Big Tymers 20 Years In To Show They’re Still Fly

Years before Mannie Fresh and Birdman became household names to Rap music fans, they were simply the Big Tymers. Cash Money Records' co-founder followed in the steps of Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri, and Master P when he formed a group with his label's stalwart producer. Baby and Mannie released five... Read more

Mystikal Is Indicted For Rape & Kidnapping. Bond Set At $3 Million.

It has been more than 15 years since New Orleans, Louisiana rapper Mystikal released an album. With history on No Limit and Cash Money Records, one of the first mainstream-embraced Bounce artists has been making great music lately, alongside Mark Ronson, Mannie Fresh, and T.I. However, the 46-year-old born Michael... Read more

Rick Ross Wages War On Birdman For Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled & Mannie Fresh (Video)

Rick Ross is no stranger to beefs. Over the years, the embattled MC has been a target of 50 Cent, street gangs, critics and countless fans who questioned the veracity of his claimed crime boss past. Amidst it all, Ross has developed a teflon demeanor and learned to wield his... Read more

The 2017 Forbes Rap List Shows Drake Has Passed Wayne & Has Birdman In His Sights

The 2017 rankings for the Top 5 wealthiest Hip-Hop artists have been released. Compiled through estimation and public record, Forbes and its longtime editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg take an annual look at the assets and estimated wealth surrounding some of Rap music's leading artists, producers, and some of its multi-threat... Read more

Mannie Fresh Explains Why He Regrets What Cash Money Records Did To Hip-Hop (Audio)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Cash Money Records was a dominating force within Rap music. While the label dated back to the top of the decade, Juvenile's 1998 hit "Ha" made plenty of fans, DJs, and record industry followers say "huh." In short time, "Ha" was followed with... Read more

Nicki Minaj Re-Asserts Her Claim As The Queen Of Rap In Her New Video

Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma's beef quieted down in the last five weeks. The two New York MCs went from throwing apparent subliminal jabs to throwing heavy verbal artillery this year. After Rem' appeared to throw some televised shade Nick's way this month on Hip Hop Squares, Barbie brings her... Read more

Lil Wayne Joins Roc Nation. The “Best Rapper Alive” May Soon Get His Cash Money.

Lil Wayne has been symbolically estranged from Cash Money Records for more than two years. While Weezy F. Baby has since been photographed with onetime adoptive guardian Birdman (the label's co-founder) during his $51 million lawsuit, the New Orleans, Louisiana MC has been unable to release projects, namely the long-awaited... Read more

Rick Ross Threatens Birdman’s Life On A Record That’s Pure Disrespek (Audio)

For the last decade-plus, Rick Ross was widely perceived as a YMCMB affiliate, despite never being an official artist. The Miami, Florida rapper who has released seven albums with Slip-n-Slide/Def Jam Records released hit singles like "Stay Schemin'," "You A Boss," and "Maybach Music 2" with Cash Money/Young Money artists... Read more

Remy Ma Is Out To Ether Nicki Minaj. These 7 Minutes May Make Nick Lean Back (Audio)

In the last 48 hours, Nicki Minaj's fiery appearance on "Make Love" led many to believe that the Cash Money/Young Money Queen was gunning for crosstown MC, Remy Ma. Going strictly off ill subliminals, it would be hard to say who struck first, in a series of raps where the... Read more

Drake Opens Up For The First Time About Ghostwriting & Forcefully Defends His Pen (Audio)

In 2016, Drake does not often do interviews. The Canadian MC/singer was guarded upon his 2008-2009 entrance into the music industry. With the best-selling Hip-Hop album of 2016 in VIEWS, that wall has apparently only heightened. Drake typically addresses his life through lyrics, occasionally social media, and a few limited... Read more

Cash Money Records Vows To Release 500 Songs From The Vault

In the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, record labels could largely control what fans heard. Music was recorded, and the best of it...according to artist, producer, or label A&R, anyway... is what the public received in stores or online. Even if a project was promoted through an interview, advertised in... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Alchemist vs. Mannie Fresh. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. 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 deserving... Read more

This Oral History of “Bling Bling” Shines a Light on Cash Money’s Early Days

New Orleans is not always mentioned when discussing the cities which have had the greatest impact on Hip-Hop culture, but the Crescent City has a claim to fame that can't be ignored. In the 1990s and early 2000s, No Limit and Cash Money Records put one of America's most unique... Read more

Meek Mill Breaks His Silence On Drake, Game & Beans. He Has A LOT To Say. (Audio)

Last week, Meek Mill released mixtape DC4. The fourth installment of the Dreamchasers series, which began in 2011, finds the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC in a completely different spot than when he began. In the years since, Meek has two gold solo albums, two platinum singles, and his own roster of... Read more

Lil Wayne’s Manager Reveals Cash Money Blocked The Release Of Carter V & A Big Check For Wayne (Video)

For more than 15 years, Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records were family, literally. Out of the Hot Boys, Wayne evolved from a burgeoning raspy-voiced teenage Rap sensation in the late '90s to the label's flagship superstar throughout the 2000s into the early 2010s. In the closing days of 2014,... Read more

Master P Has Advice For Lil Wayne & Birdman And Says He & Wayne Have A New Record (Video)

On August 27, Lil Wayne organized and performed at the second annual Lil' Weezyana Festival in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Embraced by an adoring crowd, he made his ongoing dispute with former music and business partner Birdman known, saying "fuck Cash Money," resulting in an uproarious response from... Read more

Nicki Minaj Shows She’s Still A Monster With A Rugged New Freestyle (Audio)

Nearly six years ago, Nicki Minaj showed the world that she was a microphone "Monster" by stepping into the big leagues, surrounded by all-stars (Jay Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross). Many listeners thought Nick' bested her big brothers in that platinum moment. In the time since, the YMCMB superstar has... Read more

This Is NOT Supposed to Be Drake Dissing Joe Budden. What Do You Think? (Video)

The biggest Rap beef of 2016 has been fairly one-sided to date. Joe Budden has launched a handful of attacks in onetime friend Drake's direction, due to a diss he believed was coming his way from Drake on French Montana's song "No Shopping." The entire feud has been recounted several... Read more

Joe Budden Immediately Responds To Drake And Uses His Own Words Against Him (Audio)

The same day (July 16) Drake responded to two previous diss records by Joe Budden, Joe Budden promptly replied. As he vowed on his podcast, the Slaughterhouse MC was more than ready. "Afraid" closely followed French Montana and Drake's "No Shopping," with the Jersey City, New Jersey MC veteran addressing... Read more

Drake Responds To Joe Budden & Pumps Up The Beef (Audio)

It has taken more than two weeks since Joe Budden launched a diss campaign against Drake with the release of "Making A Murderer (Part 1)," for the Toronto MC to respond. A Rap battle that started in late June is now officially two-sided. On Drake's OVO Radio Show on Beats... Read more

Cash Money Records Continues Trying To Re-Sign Hot Boys, One By One

Whether Scarface and Rap-A-Lot, or Kurupt and Death Row, Rap labels have a history of on-again, off-again statuses with artists. New Orleans, Louisiana's Cash Money Records has a detailed reputation for having artists leave the label apparently upset, only to return later. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the... Read more

Curren$y & Juvenile Come Together As 2 New Orleans Masters Of Rhyme (Audio)

Curren$y and Juvenile are two proven journeymen of the New Orleans, Louisiana movement. Each MC has worked on at least two illustrious labels, been part of storied groups, and built dynamic catalogs that move minds and clubs alike. Teaming with Brooklyn, New York producer Harry Fraud, Spitta and Juvy come... 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

Drake Is The First Hip-Hop Artist Since Lil Wayne To Sell A Million Albums In A Week

The same week Drake enters the top 5 of the Forbes top-earning Hip-Hop artists list, he can count on even more income. The OVO Sound/Young Money/Cash Money/BBK/Universal Republic Records artist released Views less than one week ago (April 29). In that time since, he has sold a staggering 1.2 million... Read more

Kxng Crooked Celebrates Those That Came Before Him As He Plots His Future (Video)

On Februay 12, Kxng Crooked and Statik Selektah released their collaboration album, Statik Kxng. The album was filled with Statik's hard beats and Crooked's complex rhymes, as they took Hip-Hop back to the basics. "Let's Go," featuring Termanology, was one of the album's standout tracks, and now Statik Crook' have... Read more

Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne Reunite. Juvenile Joins In On A Totally New Sound (Audio)

After years of speculation, the hit-making team of Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, and Juvenile finally showcases their new music. Mannie mentored both Weezy and Juvy at Cash Money Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before the Big Tymers member and label producer would exit to sign with Def... Read more

Kanye West’s The College Dropout vs. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Mannie Fresh & Juvenile Say That A Reunion Album With Lil Wayne Is Underway (Video)

Juvenile and Lil Wayne made up one half of the Hot Boys (with B.G. and Turk). Also on the 1990s Cash Money Records roster were the Big Tymers, featuring Mannie Fresh and Baby (n/k/a Birdman). In 2016, three star forces from those two entities appear to be coming together. In... Read more

Common’s Be vs. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter II vs. Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Former Young Thug Road Manager Sentenced For Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

In late April of this year, Lil Wayne's tour bus was fired upon while in Atlanta, Georgia. While no parties were injured, the incident came at a time when Wayne was in a heated personal and financial dispute with label Cash Money Records, with whom he has recorded since the... Read more

Mannie Fresh Makes Super Tough Beat Live, Using 3 Random Records (Video)

It's no accident that Mannie Fresh is one of the pioneers in defining the sound of Southern Hip-Hop in the 90s and beyond. His distinctive style of "bounce" music, built on punctuated horn samples, rolling bass lines and plenty of bling sounds, shifted the direction of Hip-Hop, much like the... Read more

Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Is First 2015 Hip-Hop Project To Reach Platinum

Just weeks following his social media ambush from collaborator-turned-foe Meek Mill, Drake adds another accolade to his resume. Drake's February, 2015 release, If You're Reading This It's Too Late has been certified platinum, according to respected source, Chart News. Drake also confirmed the news: Platinum off the tape. Views up... Read more

Meek Mill Says Drake Does Not Write His Own Rhymes. Pillow Talk?

The same week that watched former collaborators Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson enter at least a one-sided beef, the trend continues. Meek Mill was at Drake's side in the famed 2012 club incident that resulted in lawsuits, and an all-out attack between Drake and Chris Brown. On July 22, via... Read more

Drake Makes Waves Of His Own As The Face Of Apple’s New Music Service

Today (June 8), the forthcoming Apple Music is not starting from the bottom. The electronics giant announced at San Francisco, California's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that Apple Music is on its way—June 30 to be specific. Moreover, Hip-Hop superstar Drake was on hand for the affair. Wearing a vintage Apple... Read more

Mystikal & Mark Ronson’s New Visual is Kinda Wrong…But It Feels Right (Video)

In the days when networks were still havens for the music video, it took a lot to command rotation. These days, visuals live online—where they also live forever. In that school of thought, artists often tend to favor quantity over quality, knowing that a view is a view. Mark Ronson,... Read more

Diddy Says Can’t Nobody Hold Him Down. Tops Dr. Dre on Forbes Hip-Hop List (Video)

After it was widely-speculated that Dr. Dre had become Hip-Hop's first billionaire, following Apple's purchase of his Beats by Dre headphones line, it appears Diddy remains Hip-Hop's wealthiest artist. Forbes has released its 2015 Forbes 5: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists list, along with a quick video detailing key revenue streams for... Read more

Mannie Fresh Recalls Big Tymin’ With First Check, DMX’s Dog Fancy (Video)

Mannie Fresh may be a lover of flaunting jewels, cars, and even helicopters on some of his album covers and in older videos. However, the New Orleans, Louisiana icon and Bounce music pioneer had some humble beginnings. In a particularly jovial mood, Mannie sat down with Montreality to discuss some... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 5): Eminem vs. Busta Rhymes…Who You Got?

With just 11 MCs remaining we have reached the critical Round 5 in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). Now, only five match-up’s—all running this week—separate Round 5 from the final six MCs, including Round 4 bye winner Big Daddy Kane. Since the elimination,... Read more