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Finding The GOAT Group: Geto Boys vs. Goodie Mob. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to... Read more

David Banner Releases A Powerful New Video From One Of The Best Rap Albums Of 2017

David Banner released a stellar album in 2017's The God Box. Mississippi's mainstream Rap pioneer involved Black Thought, Big K.R.I.T., CeeLo Green, Raheem DeVaughn, and Tito Lo were all involved in the Banner Vision/EMPIRE LP. A focal point of the album (presently included on the official Ambrosia For Heads playlist)... Read more

David Banner’s New Album Features Black Thought & K.R.I.T. (Full Audio Stream)

It has been six and a half years since David Banner released an album. In some circles, that Death Of A Pop Star collaboration with 9th Wonder was considered some of D.B.'s finest songwriting. The Mississippi MC/producer with three Top 10 LP releases has thrived without the album format. Now... Read more

David Banner Raps From The Perspective Of A Tree Used To Hang Black Men (Audio)

For nearly 20 years, David Banner has spoken deeply and frequently about issues of race in and out of the recording booth. The MC/producer double-threat hails from Jackson, Mississippi, a place with some ugliness in its past, especially with regards to the prejudice, violence, and institutional racism against Blacks and... Read more

Big Boi, CeeLo & Organized Noize Unite For A Dungeon Family Reunion (Audio)

UPDATE: The official music video for "We The Ones": ORIGINAL MAY 6 POST: Last week, Hip-Hop celebrated Outkast and Organized Noize with the 23rd anniversary of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. That LaFace Records classic was a true collaboration between Andre 3000, Big Boi, and the production trio of Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray, as... Read more

CeeLo Borrows Childish Gambino’s Muse For His Own Funky Fling (Audio)

Childish Gambino's "Redbone" was one of the biggest, most welcome surprises of 2016. Long before the song opened Get Out, it first signaled Donald Glover's deep dive into Funk music, emerging with a sound rich with inspiration, yet all his own. "Awaken My Love!" is a beautiful collection of modern... Read more

Raekwon Salutes Marvin Gaye With Some Musical Healing On The Anniversary Of His Death (Audio)

One week ago, Raekwon released his seventh album, The Wild. The ICE H20 Records release features rhyme commentary on the state of Hip-Hop and relationship break-ups, as well as some classic Shallah Raekwon slick talk. Additionally, there is a tribute to Marvin Gaye, simply titled "Marvin." The Wu-Tang Clan swordsman... Read more

CeeLo Green Wants Beyoncé & He’s Not Afraid To Say It (Video)

Taking risks is a big part of CeeLo Green's career. Coming from Goodie Mob, the Georgia MC/singer explored acapella poetry, Spoken Word, Jazz, and fully formed ballads on his self-titled debut in 2002. In the years since, the Dungeon Family alum won big when he formed Gnarls Barkley with Dangermouse.... Read more

Dang! This Mac Miller & Anderson .Paak Collaboration Is So Soulful (Audio)

After a relatively quiet 2016 for him, Mac Miller is on the verge of a return to the spotlight. Today (7/28), he has announced he is releasing his next studio album, titled The Divine Feminine, this September. Mac Miller Reflects On Career, Addiction & Rap Identity In Revealing Mini-Doc (Video)... Read more

CeeLo Green Celebrates The Mind-Blowing Greatness Of His Favorite MCs (Audio)

Veteran MC CeeLo Green has proclaimed that he is back in the Rap game. In the 21 years since Goodie Mob released the acclaimed Soul Food debut album on LaFace Records, CeeLo has ascended into a pop music sensation, care of Gnarls Barkley, The Voice, and a certain profane viral... Read more

How Organized Noize Created The Atlanta Hip-Hop Sound With Outkast & Goodie Mob

In looking at Rap superstars, their producers are never far behind in recognition. Rick Rubin was the musical architect that would have a hand in the success of Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, and Beastie Boys. Dr. Dre's "Midas Touch" with N.W.A., Snoop Dogg (and to a lesser extent) Tupac cleared... 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

Dungeon Family Was At Full Strength On This Outkast, Goodie Mob & Cool Breeze Collabo

At the end of the 1990s, the Dungeon Family's meteoric rise was fully in stride. Outkast had three platinum, critically-acclaimed albums. Goodie Mob was close behind, with two gold LPs of a similar pedigree, and late '99's World Party closely in tow. Labels wanted in on the magic happening in... Read more

Cee Lo’s Soaring Single About The Here & Now Gets Animated (Video)

Even if through animation, people make the world go 'round. Cee Lo Green's latest single "Sign Of The Times" captures the careful balance that is the world in 2015. Over-top a beat bases on Bob James' "Taxi" theme (also known as "Angela" to Jazz Heads), this song strikes its own... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Killer Mike vs. Cee-Lo Green…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Big Gipp & Cee-Lo Spoof Doublemint & Pepsi Commercials With Charm (Video)

Heads may remember the Doublemint Gum commercials of the '80s and early '90s. Matching twins regularly had fun, in the silly ads for Wrigley's green-packed breath-freshener. That appears to be the source of inspiration for Big Gipp & Cee-Lo's "Shine Like Gold" video. Compare: With the country gas station and... Read more

Big Gipp Brings A New Single Out With Cee-Lo Sounding Especially Worldly (Audio)

Blood runs thicker than water in The Dungeon Family. Through label-drama and creative impasses, Big Boi and Andre 3000 stayed working together, even if not in the traditional Outkast capacities. When Jive Records baller-blocked 3 Stacks from rapping on Sir Lucious Left Foot, 'Dre let his production skills tell the... Read more

Cee-Lo & Goodie Mob Honor Amy With A Visual (Video)

One of the standout cuts from Goodie Mob's 2013 (full) reunion album, Age Against The Machine was "Amy." The song, about Cee-Lo's first interracial sexual experience, was among several songs in the last calendar that addressed the issue. The video taps right into the subject matter, as you may have... Read more

Goodie MOB – Soul Food (Performance Video)

It seems some of the albums we called "classics" back in the mid-'90s don't sound nearly as good today as they did when they came out. Other times, it seems that albums we weren't so liberal about calling the (other) c-word, perhaps are. Goodie Mob's 1995 debut Soul Food is... Read more

Goodie Mob – I’m Set (Video)

Goodie Mob's reunion album, Age Against The Machine, has had an interesting roll-out. The artwork was released in pieces, and now the Dungeon Family O.G.'s release the visuals to "I'm Set" with this three-and-a-half-minute cut-and-paste video. Verse excerpts are meshed with crocodiles, snakes, wolves, lions and other violent attacks in... Read more

T.I. – Hello ft Cee-Lo (Video)

Here's T.I.'s video for Hello, his Pharrell-produced collabo with Cee-Lo. Check it out. Related: Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D (Mixtape)... Read more

T.I. – Hello ft Cee-Lo (Prod. The Neptunes)

Speaking of Cee-Lo, he laces T.I. with a soulful hook over a signature Neptunes track on T.I.'s latest release. Check out Hello. Related: T.I. – Sorry ft Andre 3000 (Audio)... Read more

DJ Drama – Never Die ft Jadakiss, Nipsey Hu$$le, Cee-Lo & Young Jeezy

DJ Drama has a project dropping in October. Here's an introspective track from the album featuring Jadakiss, Nipsey Hu$$le and Young Jeezy with Cee-Lo on the hook. Check out Never Die. Related: Jadakiss – We Gettin’ Money ft Trae Tha Truth & Styles P (Video)... Read more

Slaughterhouse – My Life ft Cee-Lo (Video)

Here's the video for Slaughterhouse's song with Cee-Lo. Check out My Life. Related: Crooked I - Psalm 82: v6 (Mixtape)... Read more

Slaughterhouse – My Life ft Cee-Lo

My Life featuring Cee-Lo Green is the newest single from Slaugherhouse. Related: Slaughterhouse - Hammer Dance (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB9nFiJChDo... Read more

The Neptunes laced Cee-Lo with a really soulful track on Bridges.

This is a bit of a different sound from Pharrell and Chad but it's a great look.  Check it out. Click here to download.... Read more

It’s been 17 years since No I.D. laced Common with the track for the classic I Used to Love H.E.R. Nearly 2 decades later, the Chicago legend that Kanye West cites as his mentor is still going strong. The latest installment of our Producer Series is dedicated to the music of No I.D. Click below to hear the mix.

Nearly 2 decades later, the Chicago legend that Kanye West cites as his mentor is still going strong.  The latest installment of our Producer Series is dedicated to the music of No I.D.  It's always interesting to listen to a producer's body of work over an extended period of time. ... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #9 Change the game…several artists expanded the boundaries of hip-hop in 2010.

1. B.o.B. - Bobby Ray dropped several crunk-filled mixtapes before releasing his first official album.  When the album dropped, however, it was filled with lots of pop, rock and just a little bit of crunk...and it was dope.  In addition to garnering 5 Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year,... Read more

Cee-Lo’s No One’s Gonna Love You is a cool video and not just because of the naked Scarlett Johansson lookalike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HytmxLXxOQ&feature=player_embedded This plays like a mini-indie film.  Props to Cee-Lo for always following his muse and pushing the boundaries of music genres by covering this Band of Horses song..... Read more

Meditations on Hip-Hop, Vol. Too

Think of this as hip-hop for chilling, sitting back and relaxing or just marinating.  It’s hip-hop for a rainy day.  Just hit play, sit back and let it ride.  Tracklist is below. Kick it to the Beat – J-Live The Lights – Nicolay & Kay Do You Think About Me... Read more