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Here’s a hot new Summer joint from DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.

Check out I'm On One.  Get ready to hear this one for a long time.... Read more

OK…so I was a little late on Nardwaur but better late…

For anyone else who missed these or who wants to be entertained (again) check out the best of Nardwaur vs. Hip-Hop. It's cool to see him consistently engage some very respectable minds in hip-hop with deeply researched questions. Warning: These interviews are like Lays...No one can have just one. Nardwaur... Read more

Here’s a double dose of new Kanye West. Check out the remix to All of the Lights and the promo video for Kanye’s appearance at SXSW.

The All of the Light remix features Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake and the visual is a mix up of some of Kanye's best tracks.  Here's the video and you can listen to and download the track below: http://vimeo.com/20948755 Click here to download.... Read more

J. Cole and Drake. You know what it is. Here’s the video for In the Morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsdLE_bgM3I&feature=player_embedded#at=22... Read more

So while we’re on the topic…what is Underground anyway?

Is it a genre? A description of an artist's commercial status? A reflection of whether you're signed to a major label? All of the above? Neither? People use the term all the time. "I like underground rap." "They're too underground, they'll never sell." "Let's keep it on the underground tip..."... Read more

Beat lovers get ready to feast on some true ambrosia for heads. Witness the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League’s sample battle.

Here's some footage of Drake in the studio with the mighty J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League where he challenges them to battle one another with their dopest samples.  It's part of the Any Given Monday series that has been making Mondays a day to look forward to.  It ranks right up there with... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #1 YMCMB…could it be anything else?

Has there ever been 1 hip-hop label more dominant in a year than Young Money/Cash Money?  It depends on how you define "dominant."  If you're talking purely about record sales, Death Row and maybe even Bad Boy had more dominant years in the 90s.  But this is a different era... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #4 Whut? Thee album???…there have been a lot of great songs in hip-hop over the years but not a lot of great ALBUMS. In 2010, there were at least 10…

When's the last time you went back and listened to some of your favorite hip-hop albums from back in the day? I'm guessing if you randomly picked 10 of your favorites and listened to them from front to back, you would want to skip at least 5 tracks on each... Read more

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #7 Rappin’ all over the world…you know that’s right when the hottest rapper of the year was from Canada.

Everyone knows New York City was the birthplace of hip-hop.  For years, the dominant s0und in the genre was from the city that never sleeps.  In the late 80's the West Coast, particularly LA, began to take over and it had a several year reign that corresponded with the fall... Read more

What if Reasonable Doubt had been a mixtape? Would Jay-Z still be 11 albums deep and considered the greatest of all time if In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 had been his first official "album?"

Certainly, his potential and talent still would have been present, but there's a big question mark as to whether the public would have given him a second chance or whether the good fellas at Roc-A-Fella would have invested the money to make another "album."  Reasonable Doubt the "mixtape" would have... Read more

Moment 4 Life is probably the dopest song on Nicki Minaj's album. Check out her performance of it on George Lopez's show.

George Lopez is actually starting to rival Jimmy Fallon for dope hip-hop performances. Nicki did this solo, but the original with Drake is even (just a little bit) hotter.  Pink Friday is a solid album.  Here's the version with Drake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAnr9afMn5Q.... Read more

Interested in what's on Nicki Minaj's mind? Check out this interview. The visual is kinda crazy but the audio is pretty insightful.

Looks like somebody didn't come to the station all barbied up.  It's all good though.  She discusses Wayne, Eminem, Kanye, Drake and much more. http://www.vimeo.com/16802119.... Read more

Rihanna and Drake have some real chemistry in the video for What's My Name. Hmm…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CGsw6h60k&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

Rick Ross' Aston Martin Music might be the coldest song on Teflon Don. Here's the behind the scenes on the making of the video.

http://www.vimeo.com/15732982 And, in case you missed the making of the Aston Martin Music track, click here to check it out (it's serious).  .... Read more

Chris Brown's Deuces remix ft Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous and Andre 3000 is fire! Get it while you can…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLjYiiPy1c Click here to download..... Read more

It's a new day and Omar Akil is bringing a New World Order to Ambrosia for Heads. Check out his remix of Bun B's classic Trill O.G.

New World Order:  Bun B - Trill O.G. Have you ever played an album to death?  Or have you ever questioned why your favorite artist put that bomb ass song at the end of their CD as the third hidden track (and its untitled at that)?  If you've ever skipped... Read more

New Lil Wayne and Drake–Right Above It

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Is 2010 the best Summer ever for hip-hop? These releases from Eminem, Drake, The Roots, Big Boi and Rick Ross are making a strong argument.

Can you come up with a better slate of Summer releases of rap albums than these: Recovery - Eminem Single:  Not Afraid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-yKhDd64s Standout track (1 of many): 25 to Life Thank Me Later - Drake Single:  Drizzy hit several markets, dropping Find Your Love for the ladies and Over for... Read more

If hip-hop was dead it lives again with Drake and The Roots

With yesterday being Tupac's birthday, it seems fitting to take a few ticks to reflect on the current state of hip-hop.  It's been a bleak couple of years (with some notable exceptions from Jay, Weezy and a few other's) but Drake's Thank Me Later is a solid piece of work front to back... 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

All Night Long (Miss Me) – Drake ft. Lil Wayne

Another banger from Drake produced by Boi-1da.  They are becoming a can’t miss team having already killed it together on Best I Ever Had, Forever and Over.  Could they bet the 20 teens version of Kanye and Hov (or Pharrell and Hov…or Timbaland and Hov)?  Click here for the download..... Read more

Find Your Love – Drake (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyv4Bjja8yc As with most sad Kanye beats (808 & Heartbreak, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon), this track gets better with each listen.  Drizzy invests some time and energy in a pretty slick video..... Read more

The Drought is Over Mixtape – Drake

There are a couple of new joints here (notably What I’m Thinking Right Now), but it’s mostly a compilation of Drake’s best mixtape material ahead of the new album.  Download here. Track List: 1. Drake Speaks 2. Good Night, Good Luck 3. Uptown (Original) (Feat. Bun B & Lil’ Wayne)... Read more

Over – Drake (download)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0 Is it humanly possible for Drake to live up to the hype?  Only time will tell.  For now, he continues to release solid joints live Over.  Click here for the download..... Read more