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Evidence Directs Atmosphere’s Latest Video. It’s A Different Kind Of House Party

During the last decade, Slug, Ant, and the Rhymesayers family welcomed Evidence, Dilated Peoples, and Stepbrothers to the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based label. In those two groups and alone, Ev has fit in lovely. The MC/producer from Venice, California has made some of the best music of his career ever since. That... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: De La Soul vs. Dilated Peoples. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’ annual competition 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 (which has been determined), including the possibility... Read more

Listen To A Hard-Hitting New Album Featuring Prodigy, Ghostface & Freddie Gibbs (Audio)

For those that may not be familiar, Vanderslice is a sample-savvy Hip-Hop producer with the respect of Heads (especially crate-diggers) across the map. He has rocked tracks with celebrated MCs like Vinnie Paz, Evidence, Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Apathy, and the various members of Infamous Mobb. This Phoenixville, Pennsylvania native... Read more

Evidence’s Latest Video Is A Trippy Journey Through His Brilliant Mind

Evidence is back again, this time with some new visuals from his latest solo album, Weather Or Not. The new video for “The Factory,” puts Heads face to face with the stoic MC with some added flavor. The collage video features a variety of imagery spanning from coastal views to... Read more

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Releases So Far In 2018 (Audio & Video)

Approaching 2018’s midpoint, the year has been absolutely incredible for Hip-Hop and Rap music. For many artists, the album is now shorter than it has ever been. Releases are more concentrated and digestible than they have been been in decades. Moreover, the MC/producer double-threat is winning, as is the chemistry... Read more

Does Rhyme Still Pay? Slug & Evidence Weigh In On A Dope Vanderslice Beat (Audio Premiere)

Producer Vanderslice has been a source of dusty sounds for years. From the town of Phoenixville, outside of Philadelphia, the beat-miner has worked with Prodigy, Freddie Gibbs, Apathy, Roc Marciano, and others. He has released a string of instrumental and producer-compilation style albums. 'Slice's next LP is called The Best... Read more

Evidence & Krondon Show That L.A.’s Underground Vets Now Do It Big (Video)

Evidence is an ambassador for quality Hip-Hop in 2018. Not only does he create it, but he also gives shine to other deserving talent—be it by inviting them to guest on his projects, or by hooking them up with a verse or beat. Without seeming retro or throwback, this Venice,... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: Dilated Peoples vs. Jurassic 5. 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

Wu-Tang Clan To Perform 36 Chambers At 2018 Soundset Festival

Rhymesayers Entertainment's 11th annual Soundset lineup is announced. For 2018, the Minneapolis, Minnesota Hip-Hop festival will feature some of RSE's founders and quite active artists. Event co-organizers Atmosphere will perform on the heels of reissuing their 1997 debut Overcast!. Slug, Ant, and company will be joined by Evidence, following last... Read more

Evidence & Slug Make A Video That Is Both Dope & Sobering

Last month, Evidence seemingly reached a new plateau in his solo career following the release of his fourth solo album, Weather Or Not. The Los Angeles-bred MC/producer's cohesive project contains a wide range of production and cathartic songwriting that addresses fatherhood, the harsh reality of his terminally-ill spouse, and dealing... Read more

Evidence Explains How Weather Or Not Is A Personal & Therapeutic Album (Video)

Just days ago, Evidence released his fourth solo project, Weather Or Not. Featuring Styles P, Alchemist, Rapsody, and his Dilated Peoples cohorts Rakaa and DJ Babu (among others), the Rhymesayers release closes out a nearly 11-year-old album series from Mr. Slow Flow. Last night (January 31), on a Midtown Manhattan... Read more

Evidence’s Weather Or Not Album Forecasts A Great 2018 In Hip-Hop (Audio)

Evidence has not released a solo album in more than five years. The co-founder of Dilated Peoples and Step Brothers changes that this week with his Weather Or Not. The last in a trilogy of acclaimed LPs that dates back to 2007's The Weatherman LP and also included 2012's Cats... Read more

Phonte Spits An MVP Verse For Domo Genesis’ “Shaq Carried Kobe” (Audio)

Sports analogies in Hip-Hop are nothing new. Such references can be the lifeblood of a musical genre that often likens itself to a "game” and thrives on competition. Phife Dawg, Chuck D, Kool Keith, and Ice Cube are just some of the masters of sports metaphor and simile. Domo Genesis'... Read more

Step Brothers Evidence & Alchemist Reunite To Salute Biz Markie & Fat Albert (Audio)

Paying homage to Biz Markie and "Fat Albert" at once, the Evidence/Alchemist Step Brothers duo makes a welcomed return with "Lay Some Treats On Us,” a new single that's tricky in the best possible way. Biz Markie’s 1989 sophomore album The Biz Never Sleeps contains a track called “Mudd Foot.”... Read more

Evidence & DJ Premier Show They’re True Masters Of This Thing Called Hip-Hop (Video)

Evidence is just two weeks away from his third solo album, Weather Or Not. Coming January 26 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, the Dilated Peoples and Step Brothers member's first solo LP in more than six years already promises to be something serious. In 2017, Heads got a taste of the realness... Read more

Evidence Reveals His Next Album Title & Tracklist. The New Video Is Bananas.

This April, Dilated Peoples and Stepbrothers member Evidence released "Throw It All Away." The video single (which has been a staple on the Ambrosia For Heads playlist since) featured some of the most heartfelt rapping to date from the Venice, California Grammy Award-winner. The second single, "Jim Dean" keeps the... Read more

Slaine & Termanology Confront Addiction Over Stellar Evidence Production (Video)

Last month, Slaine and Termanology combined forces for a star-studded LP. The artists who rep La Coka Nostra, 1982, and Special Teamz find a unique energy together, coming from a place of realness. With the Evidence-produced beat that keeps everything contained within a cycle of a few notes, Slaine and... Read more

Defari Unleashes His First Album In 11 Years, Produced By Evidence. Stream It All. (Audio)

In 1999, Defari was one of the most exciting emerging voices in Hip-Hop. Mentored by The Alkaholiks' E-Swift, the southern California MC appeared on Dr. Dre's massive 2001 the same year he released Focused Daily on Tommy Boy Records. Like affiliates Xzibit and Dilated Peoples, the Likwit MC appeared capable... Read more

The Game Drops His Best Verse In Years & Lil Dicky Is At Least As Good (Audio)

Two years ago, Lil Dicky released one of the most creative records in some time with his song "Pillow Talking." Housed on his album, Professional Rapper, the song was a whopping 10 minutes and, not only featured Dicky rapping a conversation between himself and a date, but also sported an... Read more

Rapsody Is Releasing A New Album. Her Single With Busta Rhymes Is Downright Scary (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

Saba May Be The Next Great Chicago MC. Just Ask Andre 3000 (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

Meek Mill’s New Conscious Rap May Be His Most Important Song Yet (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 and... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s Album Isn’t Here Yet, But Joey Bada$$’s Is & It’s Amazing (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let us fight through it for you and only supply you with the good stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been before. Not only are we able to go... Read more

Evidence Returns With One Of His Best Songs In Years. He Reigns On An Alchemist Beat.

It has been nearly six years since Evidence released a solo album. For many fans, 2011's Cats & Dogs reached a new zenith for the Dilated Peoples and Stepbrothers veteran. Still running with Rhymesayers, the 20-year veteran is in even stronger form on new video single, "Throw It All Away."... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Alchemist vs. Mannie Fresh. 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

Oh No & Tristate Join Evidence For A Song That Shows Wack MCs The Front Door (Audio)

Gangrene co-founder, producer/MC Oh No has teamed up with Tristate of Planet Asia’s bi-coastal super-group Gold Chain Military for a collaborative LP on the Hieroglyphics' imprint. Oh No will reportedly handle the entirety of its production. If the first single is any indication, for those who suffer from a lack... Read more

DJ Premier & Dilated Peoples Reunite To Bring Torii Wolf Into The Mix (Audio)

Nearly 15 years ago, Dilated Peoples and DJ Premier crossed paths on their sophomore album, Expansion Team. The trio from Los Angeles, California did just that, on an LP that also featured production from Questlove, The Beatnuts, and Da Beatminerz. Preemo's Gang Starr brother Guru would also appear on the... Read more

This Track From Dilated Peoples & Tha Alkaholiks Still Deserves To Be In Heavy Rotation (Audio)

In many ways, Tha Alkaholiks were a critical, often overlooked part of the 1990s West Coast Underground movement. Acts like Freestyle Fellowship, Hieroglyphics, and The Pharcyde were instrumental forces—unifying multiple MCs, groups, and styles in a didactic, soulful sound that was distinctly California. However, in L.A., E-Swift, J-Ro, and Katashtrophe... Read more

Prodigy Releases Free Album Bundle Featuring Curren$y, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino & More

Mobb Deep is currently embarking on their 20th Anniversary Hell On Earth Tour. Prodigy and Havoc have a busy 2016 already. Prodigy has dabbled with experimental performance theater and plans to release two more book titles. Meanwhile, Hav' worked on Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo album, on production. Today... Read more

“Adult Rappers” Is One Raw & Real Documentary About Hip-Hop Careers (Video)

Securing a career in Hip-Hop music is extremely hard. If you're lucky enough to achieve it, there is no guarantee that it will be glamorous. For a culture often portrayed in the mainstream as lavish, luxurious, and braggadocious, most working artists will be quick to tell you otherwise. Adult Rappers... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Who is Your Wildcard Pick for Round 2?

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

Diamond D Links with Evidence & Alchemist and It’s Magic (Video)

Diamond D keeps dropping jewels from his The Diam Piece album. Next up is the video for "It's Magic," Diamond's unfiltered offering featuring Evidence and Alchemist. Evidence and Alchemist flex verses over a raw beat, while Diamond mans the boards. Check it out. Related: Diamond D Remixes Diamond District &... Read more

Fashawn Finds His Boy Meets World Form Alongside Evidence (Audio)

Now with Nas in the fold, things look especially interesting for Fashawn's studio sophomore LP, The Ecology (February 24). After two tracks have rolled out in the course of the last year and a half, Mass Appeal Records dropped off an ear-grabber in "Dreams." This track, touted to be an... Read more

It’s A Day In The Life For Dilated Peoples, Who Show Us The Way (Video)

The Dilated Peoples have shared their visual to the second single from the heralded Directors Of Photography album, the Aloe Blacc-assisted "Show The Way." The record follows the artists through a day-in-the-life, in search of the greater purpose. For the Evidence co-directed video, that idea is still at play. Ev,... Read more

Dilated Peoples Freestyle Off the Top on Toca Tuesdays (Video)

Rakaa and Evidence from Dilated Peoples dropped by DJ Tony Touch's Toca Tuesday show and kicked a mean freestyle, off the top. Their new album Director's of Photography is available for sale today. Check out the video. Related: You Thought That They Were Gone For Good, But Dilated Peoples Are... Read more

Dilated Peoples & J5’s Chali 2na Freestyle 15 Years Ago This Week (Video)

Right now, Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 are on the Word Of Mouth Tour. The two veteran Los Angeles, California underground Hip-Hop collectives are joined by The Beat Junkies' DJ Rhettmatic and MC Supernatural, all entities who weathered the storm of major label deals and opportunities, shifted to a diverted... Read more

After Over 20 Years The Dilated Peoples Are Still Finding Focus (Video)

Dilated Peoples, comprised of DJ Babu, Rakaa, and Evidence, formed together in 1992 and have gone through some turmoil between themselves and their mainstream label affiliation with Capitol Records throughout their 20 plus years in Hip-Hop. But the group has grown since those days and without the struggle, we may... Read more

Dilated Peoples & Aloe Blacc Have Been Showing Heads The Way For Years (Audio)

Dilated Peoples' comeback/reunion album, Directors Of Photography, is now due on August 12. The trio's departure from the major label system and simultaneous arrival at Rhymesayers Entertainment seemingly changes nothing. Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu are still about a slow-flow underground Hip-Hop beach-side vibe all their own. Teamed with Emanon... Read more

Evidence & AWAR Drop Heavy Bars on a Vibe Out Track and Everything’s Awesome (Audio)

Quietly, Evidence has made some of the most consistently good music of anyone in the game. Each of the Dilated Peoples albums was strong, and Ev's 2011 solo project, Cats & Dogs, was one of the best of the year. His recent Lord Steppington collabo LP with Alchemist also did... Read more

Alchemist & Evidence Open Up The Doors To Their Step Brothers’ Lord Steppington (Album Stream)

One of the more exciting albums under way in 2014 is Alchemist & Evidence's Step Brothers collaborative debut, Lord Steppington. The Rhymesayers Entertainment release features the pair's extended family such as Oh No, Action Bronson, Fashawn, Blu, Styles P, Roc Marciano, Domo Genesis, and Rakka Iriscience. Dropping tomorrow on all... Read more

Alchemist & Evidence’s Step Brothers Have A Crooked Cousin In Action Bronson (Audio)

Less than a week before Alchemist & Evidence long-awaited Step Brothers debut, Lord Steppington releases, Rhymesayers Entertainment liberates "Mums In The Garage." The track, led by hard drums and reckless rhyming, welcomes Rare Chandeliers partner Action Bronson to the cypher. The results are as expected on this one: Related: Action... Read more

Sway Chops It Up About West Coast Hip-Hop Old and New With Alchemist and Evidence (Video)

Evidence and Alchemist sat down with Sway to talk about West Coast Hip-Hop (old and new), their new Step Brothers project and how Evidence got Sway his MTV gig. Kid Ink also got in on the conversation. Check out the video. Related: The Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) Have The... Read more

This Week in Hip-Hop Video Featured Snoop, Jay Z, N.O.R.E., Young Buck & Game, Alchemist & Evidence, Large Professor, Kanye West, Pharrell and Lots More Dope Footage (Video Playlist)

This week was active in Hip-Hop video. So much so that you might have missed an incredible mini-documentary on Jay-Z's Black Album, N.O.R.E. talking about his first ever rap battle, new music from Large Professor, new videos from Snoop and Fat Joe and more. Click below to catch up on... Read more

The Stepbrothers (Alchemist & Evidence) Have The Ultimate Showdown In Step Masters (Video)

Video director Jason Goldwatch worked with both Evidence and Alchemist separately at Decon, where both California natives dropped solo projects in recent years. Carrying that connection to Rhymesayers Entertainment, where as The Stepbrothers, the longtime homies and collaborators kept Jason in their arsenal for the captivating visual to "Step Masters."... Read more

Fashawn Unveils The Ecology With The Evidence-Produced Single, The Beginning (Video)

Fresno's Fashawn has let four years slide between Boy Meets World and his studio sophomore album. After dabbling with many styles in between on mixtapes and joints with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Murs, and Alchemist, Fash comes home to start rolling out The Ecology. Taking its name from the... Read more

Alchemist & Evidence Pay A Step Brothers Homage To Ron Carter (Audio)

“The beat kinda reminded me of 'We Are The World'—especially the drums. If you listen to 2:12 of 'We Are The World,' you will hear what I'm talking about. The rap style was inspired by a group called Big Fortune that recorded a classic album in 1987, but unfortunately had... Read more

Step Brothers – Nothing To See/Hear

This project has been in discussion since 2008, and this Fall, we'll finally get a Step Brothers album. Rhymesayers Entertainment won the (alleged) bidding war to release the collaborative project from Alchemist and Evidence. Since the days of Dilated Peoples' The Platform, these two Cali kids have sounded lovely together... Read more

Crate Diggers: Evidence (Video)

Dilated Peoples/Stepbrothers member Evidence may be best known as an MC, but he's got some severe joints as a producer. After scoring a Grammy Award co-producing portions of Kanye West's The College Dropout, Ev's produced underground hits like Defari's "Cookin' Up Your Brain," Sean Price's "BBQ Sauce," and Rakaa's "Delilah."... Read more

Evidence Performs LetYourSelfGo & I Don’t Need Love (Video)

After the Dilated Peoples kicked it together at last weekend's Rock The Bells in San Bernardino, California, Evidence performed something old and something new for The Closed Sessions in this concert video. Ev hit 'em with "LetYourSelfGo," from The Weatherman LP (my personal favorite Evidence LP) and "I Don't Need... Read more

Evidence – Self Taught

Here's a TOUGH new beat from Evidence off his forthcoming instrumental album. What MC can you imagine going in on this one? Check out Self Taught below. Related: Evidence – Sakura ft Planet Asia (Audio)... Read more