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Video Music Box Is Celebrating Its 35th Anniversary With A Concert Packed With Legends

It is an obligation for music historians and Heads alike to acknowledge the evolution of music video shows largely began with "Uncle" Ralph McDaniels and his pioneering TV show Video Music Box. The Queens, New York-born McDaniels is the founder and host of the show, which first aired on New York... Read more

This 6 Hour DJ Premier Tribute Takes All Other Mixes Out With The Fader (Audio)

DJ Premier has had a busy June. After years upon years in the making, he and Year Round Records released MC Eiht's Which Way Iz West album. Furthermore, Preemo, Brady Watt, and the rest of The Badder Band toured the States for the first time. With PRhyme 2 confirmed to... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Pete Rock vs. D.I.T.C. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer," 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... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Pete Rock vs. 9th Wonder. 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

The Pharcyde’s Fatlip Returns With A Rare Verse & He’s Not Playing (Video)

The Pharcyde's Fatlip is a revered lyricist who can, at times, be a bit reclusive. While it's been more than 11 years since the Los Angeles, California native released a solo album, he does occasionally show up for peers he believes in. Producer Tone Spliff is based in L.A. A... Read more

Edo G., M-Dot & Singapore Kane Bring Back The Rap Salute To DJs (Audio)

From Gang Starr to EPMD, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince to Run-D.M.C., Lords Of The Underground to LL Cool J, the DJ salutation was once a Hip-Hop institution. In 2015, DJs attached to Rap groups are a bygone trend, and with that, these songs are harder to find.... Read more

Pete Rock Brings Out the Best in Edo. G. Listen to the Music They Make (Video)

Edo. G does not just rap about it, he lives it. Roxbury, Boston's star MC for more than 25 years takes his Pete Rock-produced "Make Music" track, and sets it smack dab in his city. Pete also appears in the visual. From the record stores, to the train platform, to... Read more

Dipset Release Their Comeback Visual In Proper Fashion (Video)

The Diplomats—better known as Dipset—are hitting the road. Moreover, Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey are bringing Funkmaster Flex out on the buses and planes with them. Flex, a veteran DJ who played many clubs across the globe, is returning to the road for the first time in... Read more

Flip Flips Ill Beats With Elzhi, Edo. G, A.G. & Guilty Simpson Flipping Bars (Album Stream)

Australian producer Flip is the latest beat-maker from "down under" to distribute dope sounds with a plethora of his influences. On the just-released Ill Adrenaline Records (Neek The Exotic, The Legion, Confidence) effort Reflections. Included are respected vets such as A.G. (Showbiz & A.G.), Phat Kat, Kev Brown, Edo. G,... Read more

Edo G & King Magnetic Visit The Zoo Over A 9th Wonder Groove (Video)

Edo G (f/k/a Ed O.G.) has been a guiding light to two generations of MCs for his ability to kick family-conscious tracks, as well as skillfully make traditional Hip-Hop. Additionally, like his contemporaries Kool G Rap and Tragedy Khadafi, Roxbury's finest has also been a beacon for hardcore, fact-filled Rap... Read more

Edo G & Chuck D Slam Lyrics Over A Chirped Up Rock Sample (Video)

Edo G's After All These Years album is sizing up. Going from Roxbury to Long Island, the O.G. slams a track alongside Chuck D of Public Enemy. "Fight" induces such an attitude, with a '70s Rock vocal sample (Ten Wheel Drive & Genya Ravan's "Ain't Gonna Happen," which was used... Read more

All Edo G & Pete Rock Need Is 2 Turntables & A Mic (Video)

Between sparse beats, Edo G thrives. The Roxbury, Boston MC vet once known as just "Ed O.G."  has over 23 years cutting tracks that outlasted the times, with wisdom, flare, and pride. For his upcoming After All These Years album (September 9), the Special Teamz member is working with the... Read more

Edo G Says He’s Going Back To Da Bulldogs-Era Sound & Using 5 Never Heard Vintage Pete Rock Beats (Video)

Boston Hip-Hop pioneer Edo G (formerly Ed O.G.) is at work on his 11th album. The "Be A Father To Your Child" songwriter, and maker of "Gotta Have It" has done a lot of music since parting ways with Da Bulldogs. He's worked closely with Masta Ace, Diamond D, DJ... Read more

Ask Edo G About His Skills, He’ll Tell You Of Course I’m Fresh (Video)

For a guy approaching 25 years in Hip-Hop, Edo G (aka Ed O.G.) has a gift for balancing style and substance. On "Of Course I'm Fresh," produced by Confidence, you get a veteran who raps about his skills, but mixes in some views on life, labor, and what grown men... Read more

EDO.G, Grap Luva & Rob-O Pay Tribute to Pete Rock & Heavy D in the Video for Living Legend (Video)

G. Dot & Born have assembled Grap Luva (Pete Rock's brother), Rob-O and EDO.G on Living Legend, a song that pays tribute to Pete Rock. In the video, they also pay their respects to Heavy D before launching into visuals filled with vintage footage of Soul Brother #1. Check out... Read more

Grap Luva, Rob-O and EDO.G Celebrate Pete Rock on Living Legend (Audio)

EDO.G links up with longtime Pete Rock collaborators Grap Luva (Pete Rock's brother) and Rob-O on a song honoring Soul Brother #1. Check out Living Legend. Related: DJ Premier and Pete Rock Are Doing a Joint “Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier” Album (Video)... Read more

Edo G – Power (Video)

January has been a good month for hip-hop veterans. Earlier, we had new music from Black Thought as well as Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap. Here's a new video from Edo G. Check out Power. Related: Edo G - Fast Lane (Prod. DJ Premier) (Audio)... Read more

EDO.G has been dropping nothing but HEAT the last few weeks. Here’s some more.

Check out the video for Stop It. Ed's album, A Face in the Crowd, drops on 5/17. It's sounding like a winner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU6gasWau4I&feature=player_embedded... Read more

EDO.G’s album is sounding like it’s going to be really strong.

His first single, Fast Lane, was a vintage cut produced by DJ Premier.  This follow up, produced by Statik Selektah, is another banger.  Check out Speak Ur Mind ft M-1.  Ed's album, A Face in the Crowd, drops on 5/17. Click here to download.... Read more

Here’s a mix to take you into your weekend and beyond…You’ll find new music featuring Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Styles P, DJ Quik, Wiz Khalifa, Rapper Big Pooh, Stalley, Wale, Devin the Dude, J. Cole, Mobb Deep, EDO.G, Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″ and more.

There's been a lot of good music released in the last few weeks. Here's just a taste.  It starts off laid back and soulful and finishes with that boom bap. Check it out. Ambrosia For Heads LONS Mix by Parfit... Read more

EDO.G is back with on a vintage track from DJ Premier…it’s a perfect opportunity for a new installment of PREEM-EAR.

PREEM-EAR: EDO G "FAST LANE" It's been a minute, so if you don't recall or your new to AFH, PREEM-EAR is the column in which I break down DJ Premier tracks--many of which may not have gotten the shine they deserved.  Fast Lane is an exception because it's new AND... Read more