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Teyana Taylor’s Video Shows Her In A Love Triangle With Method Man & Ghostface

With the release of a new video, Teyana Taylor single-handedly revived the style of New York in the ‘90s while also breathing life back into R&B classics of the same era. The G.O.O.D. Music artist self-directed the video for “Gonna Love Me (Remix)” that features Ghostface Killah, Method Man and... Read more

Ghostface Killah & CZARFACE Are Making An Album Together. Hear The 1st Single

At the top of the decade, Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck made some of the most remarkable material of his career after he formed a group with Underground Hip-Hop stalwarts 7L & Esoteric. CZARFACE became more than just a super-group of the "Speaking Real Words" collaborators from way back. Modeled after... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Wu-Tang Clan vs. Heltah Skeltah. 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

Do Remember When DOOM Was Just An MC With Peachfuzz On His Chin (Video)

MF DOOM is a master of disguise. However, he was not always known by his modern moniker, and did always cover his face. Back in 1988, as Zev Love X, the London-born wordsmith created the Rap group KMD, along with his younger brother DJ Subroc and Rodan (who would later... Read more

MF DOOM, Inspectah Deck & Esoteric Deliver A Video Fit For Villainous Rhymes

In 10 days, CZARFACE and MF DOOM will release CZARFACE Meets METAL FACE. The project fully unites the masked villain with the veteran fusion of Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric. Previously, Daniel Dumile participated in the cipher (2015's "Ka-Bang!") to a strong reception. On this upcoming go-round,... Read more

MF DOOM & CZARFACE Are Releasing A Joint Album. Here’s The First Song (Audio)

In 2013, Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck joined forces with 7L & Esoteric to form the group, CZARFACE. Since then, the collective has released four albums filled with grimy, no frills underground Hip-Hop. Along the way, they've worked with a who's who of MCs, including Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson,... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan & Redman Are Back To Teach Lessons To Wack MCs (Video)

Last October, Wu-Tang Clan released The Saga Continues. The album marked a first for the Clan, in that DJ Mathematics assumed RZA's role as producer. Using some of The Abbott's same equipment from those early '90s joints, the Queens, New York native producer (and DJ for Red & Meth) orchestrated... Read more

Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Show No One Has Your Back Like Family (Video)

Sean Price represents one of Hip-Hop's most resilient stories. He burst onto the scene as one-half of Heltah Skeltah, making powerful impact on the charts as a key extension of the Boot Camp Clik. However, a series of events made the MC formerly known as Ruck nearly have to hang... Read more

Redman Explains Why He Would Rather Endure Gruesome Pain Than Suffer Disloyalty (Video)

Later this month, Masta Killa will release Loyalty Is Royalty (September 29). Three of that album's guests include Redman, Method Man, and Inspectah Deck. In line with the title of the Wu-Tang Clan member's fourth album, those three affiliates spoke about what loyalty means to them. Masta Killa’s New Album... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan & Boot Camp Clik Rock On For Sean Price & ODB (Lyric Video)

Last month, Sean Price's posthumous LP Imperius Rex included the track "Clans & Cliks." Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck shared the mic with Sean, Rock, and Smif-n-Wessun of the Boot Camp Clik in a massive Hip-Hop union. As Rockness Monsta readies his tribute to his fallen Heltah... Read more

Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Join Forces On A Song That Makes You Duck Down (Audio)

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

Inspectah Deck’s Rhymes Still Hit Like A Fistful Of Peril (Audio)

If it's not broken, then why fix it? Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and New England Hip-Hop veterans 7L & Esoteric added new chapters to their decorated careers in 2013 when they formed Czarface. The comic book-inspired outfit defended Hip-Hop's honor with hard rhymes, hard beats, and a lot of stylish... Read more

Inspectah Deck & Beneficence Declare Digital War In Times Square (Video)

Approaching the release of this month's Basement Chemistry album (January 29), Newark, New Jersey veteran MC Beneficence is going all in. Following last week's MC Eiht-assisted collaboration, Bene' releases a visual to his look with Wu-Tang Clan/CZARFACE's Inspectah Deck. "Digital Warfare" has been a single from the Ill Adrenaline Records... Read more

The Plot Thickens in Part 2 of Czarface’s Cinematic Series (Video)

Picking up right where the previous video left off, 7L, Esoteric and Inspectah Deck are back with the second installment of their Czarface music video series. Marking the release of their sophomore album together, Every Hero Needs A Villain, their video for "The Great (Czar Guitar)" started this cinematic series... Read more

Make Sure You’ve Heard GZA & CZARFACE’s Syllable Smashing Collab (Audio)

Earlier this month, CZARFACE released their sophomore album, Every Hero Needs A Villain. The sophomore outing from Inspectah Deck, Esoteric, and 7L features a smorgasbord of sharp lyrics, dense with wordplay, and chopped down samples. While the guests are exciting (Juju, Large Professor, R.A. The Rugged Man), GZA is at... Read more

Return Of The Great: Czarface Is Back On The Scene (Video)

Today (June 16) marks the official release date of Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric's follow-up to their self-titled debut as Czarface: Every Hero Needs A Villain. With the release of their sophomore album together, they've also put out a new music video for the song "The Great (Czar Guitar)." The... Read more

Lost Ones: How A Flood Destroyed Inspectah Deck’s RZA-Produced Solo Debut (Video)

Listen to Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Like, really listen hard. Then, listen to Wu-Tang Forever. All of it, both discs. Revisiting those 1990s Rap gems should not come as a menial task to many. However, the contents of those two Loud Records releases are rich soil for debate. Often... Read more

Villains Unite As MF DOOM & CZARFACE Wreak Havoc On A Beat (Audio)

Two of Hip-Hop's comic-inspired bad boys are MF DOOM and CZARFACE. To be clear, CZARFACE is in fact a trio of Esoteric, Inspectah Deck, and DJ 7L, who together form a force that would love to shoot a fair one with Voltron. From the Bronx-to-Boston crew's sophomore album, Every Hero... Read more

Method Man & Inspectah Deck Have Explosive Chemistry, Care Of CZARFACE (Audio)

It is less than one month away from CZARFACE's sophomore album, Every Hero Needs A Villain (June 16). While some of Inspectah Deck's Wu-Tang Clan fellow swordsmen have joined him in his super-group with 7L & Esoteric, Method Man sat out the 2013 debut. Iron Lung loves a good concept, and... Read more

Inspectah Deck, Esoteric & Meyhem Lauren Flash The CZARFACE Signal (Audio)

It was more than two years ago that CZARFACE was born. Part group, part album, the Brick Records effort linked Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck with Boston, Massachusetts underground Hip-Hop veterans 7L & Esoteric for what would be a career-defining work. Featuring involvement from Ghostface Killah, DJ Premier, and Action... Read more

Following Raekwon, Inspectah Deck Makes A Heartfelt Soul-Inspired Tape (Mixtape)

After Raekwon eloquently concluded his "TBT" R&B/Soul/Pop tribute series with a mixtape, We Wanna Thank You, another Wu-Tang Clan member is paying homage to the soulful songs of yesteryear. Inspectah Deck made Cynthia's Son, a mixtape reworking, sampling, and tapping into songs favored by the Bronx, New York MC's late... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Busta Rhymes vs. Inspectah Deck…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

6 Highly-Skilled Veteran MCs Tear Down The Beat On Army Of The Pharoahs New Single (Video)

In the conversation surrounding super-groups, perhaps A.O.T.P. is the most overlooked. After over 15 years, this perennial Top 200-selling collective known as Army Of The Pharaohs spans the East Coast including Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks), Esoteric (CZARFACE), Apathy (Demigodz), Planetary (Outerspace), Blacastan, Celph-Titled, and more. Moreover, highly-respected producers by... Read more

Inspectah Deck Makes An Inspirational Song That’s Street At The Same Time (Audio)

Inspectah Deck had an impressive comeback season in 2013. The Wu-Tang Clan's Bronx delegate found nice breath of freshness teaming with 7L & Esoteric for CZARFACE. However, in his solo pursuits, Rebel INS gained some own focus and momentum. Lending his talents to United Kingdom producer Dr. G, Deck made... Read more

Esoteric Puts The Things Most Important To Him In Wonder Why (Video)

In 2013, one of the most ferocious lyrical displays was 7L & Esoteric's joint album with Inspectah Deck, CZARFACE. With a sequel already in the works, Eso made a second album in '13, Machete Mode, alongside another New England-based talent, Stu Bangas. Stu's produced joints for Sean Price, Jedi Mind... Read more

Ambrosia For Head’s 13 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2013 (Food For Thought)

2013 was a different kind of year in music. Not only did Rick Rubin return to crafting Hip-Hop albums, but he had a hand in three of the genre's biggest releases from top artists like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West. Meanwhile, as has been the case over the last... Read more

Esoteric, Reef The Lost Cauze, Planetary & Blacastan Stage An Old School 2 On 2 Battle (Video)

Following the smashing indie success of CZARFACE with Inspectah Deck and DJ 7L, Esoteric is on the horizons of Machete Music, a solo LP produced entirely by another New England-based Hip-Hop artist, Stu Bangas. Stu's produced joints for Sean Price, Blaq Poet, Vinnie Paz and plenty more. For the video... Read more

CZARFACE – Hazmat Rap (Video)

This is a guilty admission: back in 2001, the first time I made a cell-phone ringtone, it was to 7L & Esoteric's "Speaking Real Words" single, which featured Inspectah Deck. To me, in addition to being a great song, the Landspeed Records single was a monumental gap-bridger between underground and... Read more

Ghostface Killah Montreality Interview (Video) + CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) – Savage Attack ft Ghostface Killah (Audio)

Here's a double dose of Ghostface Killah. First up, is an extended interview by Montreality where he goes deep about everything from the likelihood of one last Wu album this year to how he settled his beef with Biggie literally the day before he died. Next, is a grimy new... Read more

CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck,7L & Esoteric) – Air ‘Em Out (Video)

Here's the first video from Inspectah Deck, 7L and Esoteric's joint project, CZARFACE. It's a glossy short film that has more than a subtle reference to an infamous scene in Scarface. Check out Air 'Em Out. Related: AFH: Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2012 (Video)... Read more

CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric) – It’s Raw ft Action Bronson

Here's another new release from CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric). Check out It's Raw featuring Action Bronson. Related: CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) – Czar Refaeli (Audio)... Read more

CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) – Czar Refaeli

Here's a super grimy new track from CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric). Check out Czar Refaeli. Related: Masta Killa – R U Listening (Prod. Inspectah Deck)... Read more