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Bun B, T.I. & Big K.R.I.T. Are 3 Southern Rap Kings & You Better Recognize (Video)

Bun B has long had the respect of Heads, but his solo work both during Pimp C’s incarceration and after his passing have raised him up to the status of Southern Rap godfather. His Trill series of albums was supposed to be complete as a trilogy, but there were so... Read more

RZA’s New Movie Is A Perfect Storm Of Hip-Hop Film Stars & OG Actors (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan's Abbott has been a longtime film director. The RZA's past credits include 2012's The Man With The Iron Fists, and last year's Love Beats Rhymes. This past weekend, the accomplished producer, MC, and entertainment mogul premiered the trailer to his third film, Cut Throat City. RZA screened the... Read more

T.I. May Soon Win A Tony & He Can Thank SpongeBob

T.I. has won three Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. Now, the founder of Grand Hustle Records may be on his way to making history at the Tony Awards. The Atlanta, Georgia MC, actor, reality TV star, and business impresario is nominated for his... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: OutKast vs. 8Ball & MJG. 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

T.I. Rates The Bars. He Gives Iggy Azalea More Love Than Tupac (Video)

"Rate The Bars" is a fun series that can test a rapper's objectivity. MCs are often handed lyrics by artists in their crews, from their same cities, or even rivals and past enemies. Raekwon, Royce 5'9 and Rah Digga have all had potent things to say about excerpts that are... Read more

Confederate Statues Are Coming Down As Rappers Speak Up

At this very moment, the United States is undergoing an unnerving week of heated political debate. Over the previous weekend, a rally organized by members of White nationalist, KKK, and other extremist groups turned violent and fatal. Charlottesville, Virginia has become the unwitting headquarters for America's latest civil-rights battle, one... Read more

Pusha T, Lauryn Hill, T.I. & Others To Headline 2017 Soundset Festival

UPDATE: Mac Miller has announced that he is canceling his Soundset appearance planned for this Sunday. He apologized to fans in a tweet, but did not expound on reasoning. Earlier this week, a suicide bombing in Manchester, England killed 22 people and injured more than 100 took place during a... Read more

T.I. Appoints Trae Tha Truth To Vice President Of Grand Hustle Records (Video)

For more than 30 years, MCs have held executive positions at records labels. From the days of Eazy-E's Ruthless imprint or Schoolly D Records, it is not uncommon for artists to control the music they makes and others'. Over the last 20 years, some of these labels have subsequently empowered... Read more

T.I. & Dr. Dre Rock The Boat With An Aaliyah Sample On A Dope Collaboration (Audio & Video)

Throughout the last five years, T.I. and Dr. Dre have put in documented work together. While Andre Young has no credits on any of Tip's albums, and the Hustle Gang leader did not appear on Compton, these two moguls have verifiable history. Less than six months ago, Dre's "Back To Business" surfaced,... Read more

T.I. Joins Roc Nation, Announces Part Ownership In Tidal

Less than six months after announcing his departure from Columbia/Sony Records, T.I. has announced his new home. The Atlanta, Georgia veteran MC has moved his business and his Hustle Gang imprint (a/k/a Grand Hustle Records) under Jay Z's Roc Nation umbrella. There, Tip joins the likes of collaborators such as... Read more

Finding The GOAT Album: Jay Z’s The Black Album vs. Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music. 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

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter II vs. Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music 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 Album: Jay Z’s The Black Album vs. T.I.’s King. 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 Album: Clipse’s Lord Willin’ vs. T.I.’s Paper Trail. 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

At A Time When So Many Are Angry, Travi$ Scott & Kanye West Can Really Relate (Video)

Travis $cott's Rodeo has been one of the most exciting debut albums—not only of 2015, but in some time. The Epic Records MC/singer/producer brought a ton of rawness to his Top 3 charting LP, which was largely held down by veteran producer Mike Dean (Scarface, Kanye West, Tha Dogg Pound).... Read more

A King Bows to No One. T.I. Leaves Columbia to Go Independent (Video)

T.I. has released five platinum and two gold albums in his 15-year career. The Atlanta, Georgia native MC and Grand Hustle Records founder is one of Rap's best sellers, with 2008's Paper Trail being one of the few triple-platinum works of recent years. After a brief, one-album stint at Columbia/Sony... Read more

A Previously Unreleased Fat Joe Track Surfaces, With T.I. On The Hook (Audio)

Fat Joe is a master of reinvention. Whether it's his "Da Fat Gangsta" era of the early 1990s, or his crossover hits like "New York" (alongside Ja Rule and Jadakiss) or "Lean Back" (with Terror Squad), Joe Crack can find his many styles, seemingly on-call. The Bronx, New York veteran... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & T.I. Make A Retro-Melodic Car Cut With Mitchelle’l (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. and T.I. are proven masters of car songs. Both Southern MCs love old schools, boomin' systems, hydraulics, and "bowling ball swirl." Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang singer Mitchelle’l already made a song rooted in that Texas Slab Music sound. "Spillin' Drank" is a gliding record that sounds like what would... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): T.I. vs. Ludacris…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

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Busta Rhymes vs. Killer Mike…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

Finding The GOAT: E-40 vs. 8Ball…Who You Got?

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

Jeezy & T.I. Say Their Joint Album Is Finally Coming… (Video)

Just as T.I. received his first week sales figures for Paperwork, the now Columbia Records artist, and Grand Hustle co-founder is already looking into the horizon. Tip and Jeezy were both involved in this weekend's Powerhouse, which also featured Jay Z appearing in support of Snowman. Tip has five albums... Read more

T.I. Releases a Short Gangster Film for King (Video)

After yesterday's (October 20) "King" break-off leak from the just-released Paperwork, T.I. follows with the video. The album opener is textbook Tip, with a charged beat, and that unshakeable street Rap from one of the last decade's emerging superstars of Hip-Hop. The visual suggests that T.I. is still in the... Read more

T.I. Is The ‘King’ Of That Straightforward Trap, Peep The Paperwork Intro (Audio)

Besides Nas, is any artist as consistently ferocious on the intro than T.I.? Regardless of where each of the P$C MC's albums have ended up in the consciousness or on the charts, the first track usually sets the tone that has the veteran Tip listener thumping their chest, and the... Read more

Killer Mike Adds A Scorching Verse To T.I.’s Hit Single (Audio)

T.I. and Young Thug previously released "About The Money," the mainstream-aimed video single from Tip's Paperwork album. With Young Thug being the most recently, in a prolific lineage of T.I. proteges, ranging from Young Dro to Yung LA to B.o.B. to Iggy Azalea. However, in addition to Grand Hustle's reputation... Read more

B.o.B. Makes A ’60s-Inspired Visual About Overcoming The Haterz (Video)

B.o.B. came into the mainstream nearly seven years ago with an anthem called "Haterz." The mixtape number became a Southern sensation which helped garnet the Decatur MC/producer/singer attention from T.I., and in turn, Atlantic Records. Hardly an abrasive voice, Bobby Ray had a unique approach to dealing with those trying... Read more

Break Out Your Shiny Suits, Puff Daddy & Ma$e Make New Music Together (Audio)

After appearing together at 2013's OVO Fest in Toronto as well as the storied Beats By Dre live-playlist party before the Grammy Awards, Puff Daddy and Ma$e appear to be in full force. The Bad Boy Records mogul, and mentor to Ma$e throughout the mid-to-late 1990s linked up with one... Read more

T.I. & Young Thug Play With Colors In The Self-Directed About The Money (Video)

T.I.'s Paper Work single "About The Money" appears intended to show the Grand Hustle rapper's mojo, aside from his bank accounts. Thus, for the video on the Young Thug-assisted song, Tip keeps things simple. The toys are kept at home, as the pair rock on a soundstage, and let the... Read more

T.I. Might Be About The Money, But He’s Still Got His Skills In Making Great Rap Music (Audio)

Few Rap stars have the ability to find the kind of balance that T.I. does. The ATL trap veteran is able to seemingly always appease his core audience, while growing the circle through catchy production, out of genre guest-work, and Euro-Dance samples. Gearing up for Paperwork, Tip continues what he... Read more

T.I. & DJ Toomp Are Back To Making Trunk-Rattling Trap (Audio)

Does anybody make trunks rattle quite like DJ Toomp? A product of the Miami Bass movement of the late '80s and early '90s, Toomp found mainstream success in developing a sound that fit so snugly with T.I.'s cocky lyrics about never backing down. The pair, like Common and No I.D.,... Read more

Purist B.o.B. Fans Will Rejoice With The Soulful Get It (Audio)

Like many artists that came to mainstream stardom around the turn of the new decade, B.o.B. has been accused of changing his strides once he started garnering RIAA plaques. However, Bobby Ray feels differently. Jim Jonsin's onetime protege and the Grand Hustle artist released "Get It," a self-produced song that... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Made The Perfect Visual Companion To Run The Jewels’ Title Track (Video)

When Heads pressed play on Killer Mike & El-P's Run The Jewels album (by the newly-formed group of the same name) last year, things got a lil' heavy. Hard raps, hazy beats, big bass, and an energy that lived up to the title of an album demanding somebody to hand... Read more

Big Boi, Ludacris & T.I.’s In The A Gets A Trippy Musical Facelift (Audio & Video)

The Big Boi's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors mash-up Mondays continue. This time, they took the aggressive 2012 Atlanta-posse cut "In The A" and meshed it with a tab of Kito & Reija Lee’s trippy "Run For Cover." Strangely, it works (it's called "King Shit", so it should)... with the... Read more

Raekwon Shares His Track With T.I. & The Tragically Murdered Doe B (Audio)

It's eerie how artists can be prophetic of each others' talent, when death is involved. Before Big L's tragic murder in Harlem, he had worked with Jay Z. Before Stack Bundles' death years later, he was actively working with Joe Budden and Max B. Just over the holiday week, Montgomery,... Read more

Trae Tha Truth Holds Court with Several Hip-Hop All Stars on His I Am King Mixtape (Mixtape)

Since the days of Screwed Up Click, Trae Tha Truth has been a major player in the Houston scene. With ties to Rap-A-Lot Records, DJ Screw, Lupe Fiasco, Chamillionaire, T.I., and more, the Grand Hustle/Hustle Gang artist welcomes T.I., Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Lu', B.o.B., Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Meek Mill and... Read more