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Kanye West Says He Produced Nas’ Next Album & Shares The Release Date

Last week, Kanye West used his rediscovered enjoyment for tweeting to announce four albums. The G.O.O.D. Music founder revealed his next release (an apparent EP), a collaboration with Kid Cudi, and new label releases from Pusha T and Teyana Taylor. Tonight (April 22), West provided some more detail on his... Read more

An Argument For Why Ghostwriting Is Good Starting With Exhibit D-R-E (Video)

The biggest MCs in Hip-Hop are talking about ghostwriting more than ever right now. Sixteen years after Puff Daddy proudly proclaimed, "Don't ask me if I write rhymes, I write checks," authorship in Rap verses is not something that anybody takes lightly. Since Meek Mill outed Drake's involvement of emerging... Read more

Are Kanye West & Kid Cudi Really Beefing Over Drake? (Video)

In the last decade, Kid Cudi was one of G.O.O.D. Music's breakout success stories. The Cleveland, Ohio MC/singer made his debut on Kanye West's 2008 808's & Heartbreak album, before making way for his gold-certified Man On The Moon: The End Of Day first album (released seven years ago, yesterday).... Read more

Pusha T Does A 180 & Makes Some Truly Feel-G.O.O.D. Music (Audio)

Whether with the Clipse, Re-Up Gang, or solo, Pusha T is known for making sinister street music. The President of G.O.O.D. Music regularly provides chilly accounts hustling, loveless intimacy, and the cold ambition that has driven him to the top of the MC pack. Whether Pharrell, Kanye West, or Nottz... Read more

Common’s Be vs. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 5): Rakim vs. Mos Def…Who You Got?

With just 11 MCs remaining we have reached the critical Round 5 in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). Now, only five match-up's—all running this week—separate Round 5 from the final six MCs, including Round 4 bye winner Big Daddy Kane. Since the elimination,... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Mos Def vs. Phonte…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in 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... Read more

CyHi The Prynce, Rapsody & Caskey Light Up This Team Backpack Cypher (Video)

Team Backpack cyphers have become a staple in the Hip-Hop zeitgeist for several years now. The collective's videos have made stars out of fresh-faced artists, and cultivated talent in a format that Heads can respect: the free-form cypher. It's competitive, it's stripped-down, it's pure MC'ing. So how about this? T.B.P... Read more

Did Kanye West Give Tyga The Ultimate Banger In 40 Mill? (Audio)

With his new family, Kanye West's fallen back from a prolific production output the last year and a half. However, the G.O.O.D. Music founder still has heat behind the boards, and continues to evolve with his sound and style. Heads may be surprised to see that Mr. West really locked... Read more

Big Sean Highlights His Clever Wordplay On Extended Freestyle (Video)

Big Sean hit Philadelphia's longtime DJ Cosmic Kev to drop off nearly six minutes of non-stop freestyle bars over a bevy of different beats. Along the way, Sean really locks in with the kind of bouncing, homonym-driven wordplay that made him a breakout star. Along the way, he even alludes... Read more

TDE Meets G.O.O.D, As Benny Cassette Links With Isaiah Rashad (Audio)

Fans know that Isaiah Rashad seems to release less music than anybody on Top Dawg Entertainment—well, almost anybody. However, when he does, the Volunteer State MC makes it count. This is true on the topical "Virgo Season," alongside G.O.O.D Music producer/writer Benny Cassette. With his own project, Apocalypse, on the... Read more

G.O.O.D Music’s Hudson Mohawke Lays Down A Mix Featuring Madlib, Rah Digga & D.I.T.C (Audio)

Hudson Mohawke is one of the plethora of artists in the G.O.O.D Music ensemble. Heads who like "Mercy" and "Blood On The Leaves" are familiar with his handiwork within the fold of hits, however the Glasgow, Scotland producer/DJ has a decade of work in the game, with ties to (other)... Read more

Big Sean Sprinkles Fans With 4 New Songs, With Involvement From E-40, Kanye West & DJ Mustard (Audio)

Big Sean isn't playin'. Less than 24 hours after announcing his rockin' with Roc Nation, the Detroit, Michigan MC hits Heads with four new songs. Here's the breakdown: "Paradise" Produced by Mike WiLL Made It, this Bounce-themed joint finds Sean reaching into his bag of verbal tricks, and coming out... Read more

Big Sean Joins The Roc Nation Family

Wale might be out, but one of his star contemporaries of the 2010s is in. News broke last night (September 11) that Detroit, Michigan MC Big Sean has joined Roc Nation management. Sean, like Roc Nation flagship artist Rihanna, is signed to Def Jam Records, but Sean is inked through... Read more

Is There An Album-less Artist Out Making Bigger Visuals Than Travi$ Scott? (Video)

Following 2013's "Monster," Travi$ Scott grabbed the attention of Heads. The Horror video had a big budget aesthetic, with a narrative and a real courage by today's video standards. From the just-released Days Before Rodeo mixtape, "Don't Play" measures up. Clearly shot by highly-trained professionals, the video again taps into... Read more

If You Liked Don’t Quit Your Day Job, You’ll Love Consequence’s New One With Audible Doctor (Audio)

Since becoming a reality TV star (care of "Love & Hip-Hop: New York), Consequence's again made a play for the mainstream. Still, before he was a G.O.O.D. Music hopeful in the mid-2000s, Cons was a A Tribe Called Quest affiliate known for a unique flow, and hard truths. Those skills,... Read more

CyHi The Prynce Goes to South Africa For His Mandela Visuals (Video)

When Kanye West was named executive producer of CyHi The Prynce's Black Hystori Project mixtape, Heads may have been confused. After all, the G.O.O.D. Music founder who inked CyHi some years back was not a track-by-track producer on the project, or a guest. However, when it's come time to make... Read more

Kanye West Is Recording, But Who Is Involved & What Does It Sound Like?

All Heads know right now is that Kanye West is recording his seventh solo album, and it's allegedly going down in Florence, Italy. Early on, reports stated that Q-Tip and Rick Rubin were sitting in the executive producer's chairs, following Rubin's role in Yeezus, and G.O.O.D. Music inking The Abstract... Read more

How Does Kanye West Treat An Aspiring Street-Rapper Who Runs Up On Him With Bars? (Video)

Legend has it that Kanye West signed Big Sean to G.O.O.D. Music after a chance meeting in an elevator at a Detroit, Michigan radio station. On the spot, Big Sean saw his chance to be "finally famous" and bombarded 'Ye with some signature bars that did the unthinkable. History was... Read more