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Kendrick Lamar Claims Drake Has More Secret Children

Less than a full day after Kendrick Lamar released "6:16 in LA," Drake has responded to it, and “euphoria,” which arrived Tuesday (April 30). Drake's third jab at Kendrick comes after April's "Push Ups" and "Taylor Made"—which was removed from digital streaming platforms and online accounts after threat of legal... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s Drake Diss Title Has 5 Different Meanings

This morning (May 3), Kendrick Lamar dissed Drake with the second song in less than a week. Following Tuesday's "euphoria," Friday morning's "6:16 in LA" arrived around the time-stamp. The title borrowed from Drake's longstanding series, which he has used in the past during his battles and beefs with Joe... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Disses Drake For 6 Straight Minutes

UPDATE: Hours after Kendrick released "euphoria," some additional context about the song has been developed and speculated. The song has released to digital streaming platforms as an Interscope Records single (and added to the top of the Ambrosia For Heads playlist, embedded below). No producer has yet been credited. Its... Read more

Rick Ross Is The First To Fire Back At Drake

UPDATE: On Sunday (April 14), Drake responded with a screenshot of a text exchange with his mother, Sandi Graham. The exchange was added to Drake's Instagram stories: “I can’t believe you would get [a nose-job] without me, cuz you know I always wanted one,” Drake’s mom texted him. In response,... Read more

Drake Disses Kendrick Lamar & Makes It Personal

Over a day after the Hip-Hop world anticipated Drake's response to Kendrick Lamar, Future, Metro Boomin, and others, the OVO superstar has seemingly delivered. Although Drake has yet to claim ownership of a verbal attack that leaked online Saturday (April 13), sources close to the entertainer claims its authenticity as... Read more

J. Cole Has Released A Record Dissing Kendrick Lamar

Two weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar used a feature verse on Future & Metro Boomin's album to leave no questions about a Rap rivalry with peers J. Cole and Drake. While K-Dot has collaborated with both Drake and Cole (and competed with both in not-so-subtle lyrics more than a decade ago),... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Re-Gains Control By Dissing Drake & J. Cole

This morning, Kendrick Lamar broke his musical silence for 2024, and he did so in a major way. The Compton, California superstar appears on Future & Metro Boomin's WE DON'T TRUST YOU album. The tracklist, which does not include guests, finds K-Dot confronting his biggest peers on the song "Like... Read more

Yasiin Bey Clarifies His Drake Comments With A Strong Message

Earlier this month, a rare Yasiin Bey interview led to high-profile controversy. The MC/producer formerly known as Mos Def was asked his opinions on Drake during an interview with podcast host OMONDI for her The Cutting Room Floor. While the full episode lives behind a Patreon paywall, Yasiin's response to... Read more

Drake Responds To Yasiin Bey Saying He Is Not Hip-Hop

In the first month of the new year, one of the biggest stories came from clips from a Yasiin Bey interview. The artist formerly known as Mos Def made a rare media appearance on The Cutting Room Floor podcast. While there, in footage published last week, the Brooklyn, New York native and Black... Read more

Drake Disses Kanye, Joe Budden & Pusha-T With His Best Raps In Years

Today (November 17), Drake has released one of his most potent bodies of pure lyricism in years. Scary Hours 3 is the third installment in a series of EPs Drake began releasing in 2018. Drake does not treat these song bundles as throwaways. 2018's Scary Hours contained "God's Plan." The... Read more

Drake and J. Cole Have Released The Year’s Best Rap Video

While there are a lot of them releasing every week, music videos appear to be a lost art. While some artists deliver original and clever concepts, it appears commonplace for many videos to feature rapping to the camera, street scenes, and the cliché models and entourage. Two artists who defy... Read more

Killer Mike Is Grammy-Nominated For “Best Rap Album”

The nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards announced this weekend (November 10). As the symbolic 50th year for Hip-Hop marches towards its close, there are several nominated albums and songs that exemplify the benchmark year and the culture. Killer Mike’s album, MICHAEL, is a noteworthy inclusion in the “Best Rap... Read more

Drake Disses Joe Budden’s Rap Career Following Album Criticism

Yesterday (October 7), Drake released his eighth album, For All The Dogs. The OVO/Republic Records LP contains songs such as "7969 Santa," which finds the superstar speaking to an ex-lover and blaming differences on her being 25 years old. He opens the 21 Savage-assisted "Calling For You" with suggestive wordplay:... Read more

J. Cole & Drake Go Head To Head On A Heavyweight Song

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

Drake Returns To His Rap Roots With A Griselda Producer

Tomorrow (October 6), Drake is slated to release his eighth solo album, For All The Dogs. The superstar's first full length since mid-2022's Honestly Nevermind is promoted in signature Drake fashion, with a time-stamp song arriving days before the OVO LP. "8am In Charlotte" follows catalog gems such as "4pm... Read more

Death Row Family vs. YMCMB: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Heads, is celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew. Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that... Read more

YMCMB vs. So So Def: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Heads, is celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew. Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that... Read more

Ab-Soul Says There Would Be No Kendrick, Drake, Or Cole Without Him

Ab-Soul closed out 2022 with one of the year's best albums. HERBERT, named among Ambrosia For Heads Top 15 albums of the year, featured Joey Bada$$, Big Sean, Russ, and Punch, among others. The Top Dawg Entertainment LP ends with "GOTTA RAP," a DJ Premier-produced track that reclaims Soulo's love... Read more

21 Savage Brags About Committing Serious Crimes During A Clubhouse Argument

21 Savage has had dueling images since his Grammy-winning, chart-topping music career launched. The 30-year-old artist born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph broke through with menacing songs like 2016's "Red Opps" and 2017's "My Choppa Hate Ni**as" with Metro Boomin. Both songs streamed in the hundreds of millions, cementing a new voice... Read more

Drake Publicly Taunted Ye Last Year About Kim’s Alleged Affair

Over the last 13 years, Drake has ascended from a blog-era independent artist to a music superstar of the highest magnitude. This week, Spotify published that Drake is the third-most streamed act of 2022, tailing only leader Bad Bunny and #2, Taylor Swift. Drake has reached that distinction through catchy hit records... Read more

Nas Has Tied JAY-Z In Making Album Chart History

This month, Nas and producer Hit-Boy released King's Disease III. The Mass Appeal Records album finds the MC and producer alone, showing new range and depth within one of Hip-Hop's most respected catalogs. In one song, the Queens, New York-inspired “Thun,” Nas quips, “No beef or rivals, they playin’ ‘Ether’... Read more

Drake Reveals He Faked Making Peace With Kanye West

Over the last decade, Drake and West's relationship had evolved from close collaborators into a heated feud, and beyond. Eleven months ago, Drake appeared alongside Kanye West for a historic concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The moment orchestrated as a benefit to raise awareness in freeing incarcerated Gangsta Disciples co-founder... Read more

Many Of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Rappers Name Their Top 5 MCs

Note: Jadakiss recently appeared on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby podcast and was asked who his top 5 Hip-Hop groups of all-time were. This article has been updated below with his response, as well as The Game’s top 5 LA Rap albums. A few days ago, during a podcast appearance, Ice... Read more

Rapper Trouble Killed In Atlanta Domestic Dispute

UPDATE: FOX 5 Atlanta reports that Jamichael Jones has turned himself into Rockdale, Georgia authorities. The 33-year-old has surrendered, following a two-day manhunt after the killing of Mariel Semonte Orr, who rapped under the name Trouble. Jones reportedly agreed to cooperate after police interrogated the suspect's mother. Reportedly while at... Read more

Jack Harlow Shows He’s Drake’s Biggest Threat On Their New Song

One year ago this month, Jack Harlow joined Cordae on Eminem's "Killer (Remix)." On the song, Harlow, the Louisville, Kentucky MC nearly upstaged one of Hip-Hop's revered legends. At just 24 years old, Jack appears to be using a fresh collaboration to show that he embraces the spirit of competition—and... Read more

JAY-Z Has Dissed More People Than Any Other MC

Earlier this month, JAY-Z appeared alongside Pharrell Williams on Pusha-T's latest single, "Neck & Wrist." While the G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam Records single initially prompted discourse regarding Jay's lyrics regarding his late friend and collaborator Biggie Smalls, the song also contains diss bars that some may have missed. Jay's guest verse... Read more

J. Cole Says He Is The Best Rapper Alive & He’s Proving It

Last Friday (January 28), Benny The Butcher released one of the most exciting songs by any artist in over a year. "Johnny P's Caddy" is inspired by the formative days when Benny would ride in his father's Cadillac alongside Westside Gunn and listen to Hip-Hop. Over an Alchemist beat, The... Read more

Drake Dissed Kanye West Throughout Their Concert

“Drake don’t do a diss song where it’s an outright head-shot; he’s gonna set it up like war." - Kanye West Just weeks ago, Kanye West sat on Drink Champs and went into deep detail about his issues with Drake. The two-part interview was arguably the most significant conversation in... Read more

Travis Scott Speaks About The Astroworld Tragedy

Last month (November 5), Travis Scott's third annual Astroworld Festival ended in tragedy in Houston, Texas. Ten people died, and hundreds were injured on a day that was supposed to be about music. There have been legal actions against Scott, Live Nation, and other parties tied to the event in... Read more

Drake Withdraws His Nominations For Upcoming Grammy Awards

With four Grammy Awards in his career, Drake was expected to be competing for two more next month. The 2022 Grammy Award nominees featured Drake's Certified Lover Boy competing for "Best Rap Album" and his Young Thug and Future-assisted "Way 2 Sexy" in the running for "Best Rap Performance." However,... Read more

Nas, DMX & J. Cole Are 2022 Hip-Hop Grammy Nominees

This afternoon (November 23), the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations in 86 categories were announced in real-time from the Recording Academy's Grammy Museum. For Hip-Hop Heads, there is plenty to unpack. In the "Best Rap Album" category, Nas and Hit-Boy look to go back-to-back. Following this year's win for King's Disease... Read more

Drake & Kanye West Make Peace After Years Of Beef

Following Kanye West's recent appearance on Drink Champs, he and veteran music industry mogul J. Prince had invited Drake to a December 7 event in Los Angeles, California. The invitation was intended to squash a longstanding beef and celebrate both men's 2021 albums (Donda and Certified Lover Boy, respectively), as well... Read more

8 Dead, Hundreds Injured At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival

Last night (November 5), tragedy struck at the first night of Travis Scott's third annual Astroworld Festival. An ongoing investigation is looking at the events surrounding the sold-out event at Houston, Texas' NRG Park. Local affiliate ABC 13 reports that eight people have died at present, and hundreds were injured... Read more

Kanye West Details The Secret Warfare Drake Has Waged On Him

Since releasing Donda this August, Kanye West has not done a sit-down interview. That changes with this morning's (November 5) episode of Drink Champs. Ye (as he is now formally known) sat down with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN for several hours. Throughout the chat, Kanye discusses various aspects of his... Read more

Why J. Cole Is The Tim Duncan Of Hip-Hop

Last week, J. Cole released a video loosie at just the right moment. The "Heaven's EP" track was recorded to Drake's "Pipe Down" instrumental. It arrived after a month where Kendrick Lamar proclaimed himself, "Smokin’ on top fives / Mother-f*ck that album, f*ck that single / Burn that hard drive... Read more

J. Cole Says He’s The Best Rapper Breathing & Tells Others To Pipe Down

J. Cole has already delivered one of the best albums of 2021, courtesy of The Off-Season. Named among the top LPs in Ambrosia For Heads' midyear report, the album found Jermaine Cole treating the craft of rapping like basketball—and training diligently between his heralded 2018 KOD album and the 2021 follow-up. After being snubbed by the Grammy's, Cole... Read more

Kanye West Has Challenged Drake To Battle On Verzuz

Last night (September 14), Ja Rule and Fat Joe competed in the latest Verzuz. Together, the two artists who made "What's Luv" and "New York" showed friendly competition before a live hometown audience at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Room. Following August's high-powered LOX Verzuz Dipset, this match-up's biggest controversy happened between Ja Rule's producer and... Read more

Drake’s Formula Sells Records But Will Not Give Him A Classic Album (Video)

Last Friday (September 3), Drake released his sixth album, Certified Lover Boy. More than two years in the making, CLB features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Future, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Project Pat, Kid Cudi, and others. Like 2018's Scorpion, this Drake LP arrived amid tensions with Kanye West, Pusha-T, and presumably... Read more

Andre 3000 Reacts To Being Dragged Into Drake & Kanye West’s Beef

Throughout his nearly 30-year music career, André 3000 has largely avoided much Rap beef. At the 1995 Source Awards, where Suge Knight symbolically declared war on his cross-country rivals, Dre of OutKast simply wanted to assert to a chippy audience that "the South got somethin' to say," after his group's... Read more

Drake Blasts Kanye West On A New Certified Diss Record

Since their brief period of mutual admiration back in 2009, Kanye West and Drake have been embroiled in an on again, off again war of words. When the pair first connected at the end of the aughts, Kanye was publicly complimenting Drake's music, and Drake openly gushed about Kanye being... Read more

DMX’s New Album Features Nas, JAY-Z, Griselda & More. Here’s The Tracklist

UPDATE: Swizz Beatz has released the full tracklist for DMX's Exodus album, which will be released on May 28, and it is even more star-studded than previously reported. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Swizz Beatz (@therealswizzz) Here is the full tracklist: 1. “That’s My Dog” feat.... Read more

No MC Has Been Better Than Benny The Butcher The Last 2 Years

Benny The Butcher has just released his first 2021 album, The Plugs I Met 2. The Black Soprano Family founder teamed with Brooklyn, New York veteran producer Harry Fraud for the nine-track LP, which features 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, French Montana, the late Chinx, and Benny's protege, Rick Hyde.... Read more

Swizz Beatz & Timbaland Are Giving Ownership In Verzuz To All Past Participants

It was an exciting week for Hip-Hop. Sunday culminated with a first-time Grammy win for Nas, a poignant second win for Anderson .Paak (as well as a show-stopping performance), and more. As many looked back at a year defined by the pandemic, the week also saw the acquisition of one... Read more

JAY-Z’s Sale Of TIDAL Will Transform How Artists Are Paid For Music

Just weeks after selling half of his stake in Ace of Spades, JAY-Z made another power move. Hip-Hop's first billionaire mogul sold his stake in Tidal to investor Jack Dorsey's Square company in a reportedly $297 million deal this month. Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, also leads the mobile payment company, which now welcomes... Read more

Last Week In Hip-Hop: Nas Has A New Album Coming. How Many Classics Does He Have?

In less than a week (August 21), Nas is slated to release his 13th solo album, King's Disease. With 2019's Lost Tapes 2 serving as a welcomed snack for fans, this marks the first new LP from Nasir Jones since 2018's NASIR-a collection produced entirely by Kanye West. Maintaining that... Read more

Drake Releases 2 Songs That Pay Respect To JAY-Z & Eminem (Video)

Following this year's "Life Is Good" collaboration with Future (embedded below), Drake releases his first solo music of 2020. It comes in the form of two songs, bridged together for one video. "When To Say When" follows recent footage of Drizzy rapping outside of Brooklyn's Marcy Houses, the onetime home... Read more

Jadakiss & Pusha-T Go Head-Hunting For MCs On A Fierce New Collabo (Audio)

As one-third of the iconic trio The Lox, Jadakiss is not only renowned for his impressive discography with Sheek Louch and Styles P, but also for his solo work. It is through this combined catalog work that 'Kiss has earned the rankings of—in his own words—"Top 5 dead or alive."... Read more

How J. Cole Used Drake’s Playbook To Score His Biggest Hit & Win A Grammy

Sunday night (January 26), J. Cole won his very first Grammy Award. The 2020 "Best Rap Song" trophy was for the "a lot" collaboration from 21 Savage's i am > i was. While 2019's category winner, Drake, was included in the televised portion of the show (giving an impassioned and... Read more

Here Are Ambrosia For Heads’ Top 25 Rap Albums Of The Decade

In the final hours of a decade, Ambrosia For Heads presents our Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums. The 2010s were a wild ride, with an onslaught of important new voices, and incredible maturation from veteran MCs. It was a 10-year span where artists and songs were discovered new places (including the... Read more

Drake Explains Why Pusha-T Revealing His Son Was A Genius Chess Move

This week, Drake released a new video single, "War." The Toronto, Ontario superstar let listeners know that he would like to make peace with The Weeknd. However, as the song’s title suggests, the MC/singer used wordplay and subliminal disses to confront enemies, potentially including Pusha-T, Kanye West, Puff Daddy, and possibly... Read more