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Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor & Locksmith Are Bringing Bars Back To Hip-Hop (Video)

In a time where name-dropping and direct disses are getting all the attention in Hip-Hop, a group of independent MCs is bringing back some old fashioned, cypher-oriented raps with hard punches aimed at no one in particular. The song "Back To The Bars (Intro)" features East Coast spitters MCs Joell... Read more

Will & Jaden Smith Pledge To Provide Water To Flint Until The Crisis Stops

Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, are lending a hand to a very important, and life-threatening cause. Yesterday (March 5), the company founded by the father-and-son team, Just Water, donated 9,200 bottles of water to the city of Flint, Michigan. The action comes after a local report that five... Read more

Jon Connor Is Dr. Dre’s Next Lyrical Monster. Get Ready For The Aftermath (Audio)

At the beginning of Jon Connor’s first track of his own in over a year Dr. Dre sets the stage for the drama that the Flint, Michigan MC is about to bring. The Aftermath Entertainment artist since 2013 will be dropping Vehicle City this year, and the first single, “I’m... Read more

Jon Connor Calls Flint’s Poisoned Water “Population Control” (Audio)

Jon Connor is a native of Flint, Michigan, a town currently being ravaged by the fallout resulting from water poisoning. After city officials opted to save money by sourcing water from the local Flint River rather than the Great Lakes, high levels of lead began to appear in residents' tap... Read more

Dr. Dre Put Compton On The Map. Now He’s Immortalizing Its Legacy (Album Stream)

Announced just days ago, Dr. Dre's third studio album, Compton, has released as planned. The N.W.A. co-founder named his first LP in nearly 16 years after the Hub City that he hails from. Now, the Beats By Dre namesake drops off the deeply-anticipated work to Apple Music for an exclusive... Read more

It’s Official. Dr. Dre’s First Album in 16 Years Will Be Released Friday.

As we reported earlier today, Dr. Dre announced the release of his first album since 1999's 2001 today on his The Pharmacy show on Apple Music. The album is titled Compton: The Soundtrack and will hit stores on August 7. He confirmed the album is completely different than the infamous... Read more

DJ Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Features Big K.R.I.T., Freeway, Styles P, Raekwon & More (Mixtape)

After several hot leaks over the last few months, DJ Kay Slay releases his latest mixtape, The Industry Purge. The project features a host of guest MCs, including, Raekwon, Styles P, Big K.R.I.T., Jon Connor, Freeway, Lil Fame, Young Buck, Sheek Louch, Papoose, Chris Rivers, Locksmith, Troy Ave and more.... Read more

David Banner, N.O.R.E., Jon Connor & Sizzla Are Warriors Within DJ EFN’s All-Star Arsenal (Audio Premiere)

Less than a month away from his Another Time superstar-stacked album, DJ EFN premieres "Warrior" with Ambrosia For Heads. The song links longtime EFN affiliate N.O.R.E. together with another former Penalty Records star in David Banner, as well as Flint, Michigan Aftermath Entertainment MC Jon Connor. Jamaican Reggae star Sizzla... Read more

Stream and Download More Than 35 of the Best Mixtapes of 2014 (Mixtapes)

2014 was a year of incredibly diverse mixtape offerings. There were amazing blend projects like Yasiin Gaye which combined Mos and Marvin, beat-jacking tapes like Jon Connor's amazing takeover of Kanye West tracks, albums in disguise like Travi$ Scott's Days Before Rodeo, remix wonders like Soul Cookin's complete re-imagination of... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of August 2014 (Audio)

August was a banner month for Hip-Hop. Not only was there good music but several artists used their talents to speak out against the killing of Michael Brown and the events that transpired in Ferguson, MO. Though the Summer is fading, the heat generated from the music in August lingers.... Read more

Rah Digga, Chuck D & Jon Connor Bring the Ruckus on the Remix to Storm Comin’ (Audio)

A few weeks ago, Rah Digga and Chuck D rained down on Hip-Hop with Storm Comin', an indictment on what they believe to be the current sad state of the culture. Now, Rah has added Aftermath's upstart, Jon Connor, to the remix and he brings the ruckus while staying on... Read more

Welcome Home Nottz, With A Tape Featuring Mac Miller, Royce Da 5’9 & More (Mixtape)

Nottz began his career as a producer at the young age of 15, continuously traveling back and forth from his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia to New York City to market his art. In addition to his hard work with manager Daryl Sloan, an unexpected run in with Busta Rhymes opened... Read more

Statik Selektah Assembles Logic, Ab-Soul & Jon Connor For A Soulful Wakeup (Audio)

With What Goes Around three weeks away (August 19), Statik Selektah's roll-out rolls on. In the last seven years, the New England native has rivaled the likes of DJ Khaled and DJ Drama in his ability to make massive collaborations work, all while being thematic. Looking to the new class... Read more

Jon Conner, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa & More Link With DJ Drama For 2014 XXL Freshmen (Mixtape)

In XXL magazine's ultra-expanded Freshmen roll-out, so comes the DJ Drama-helmed mixtape. While Chance The Rapper notably sat out the tape, other high-profile 2014 Freshmen including Isaiah Rashad (who is the only freshman this year who can claim a Top 40 album under his belt), Vic Mensa, and Jon Connor... Read more

Jon Connor, Troy Ave, Jarren Benton & Lil Bibby Close Down The 2014 XXL Cyphers (Video)

Jon Connor has so much energy. The Flint, Michigan MC sets it off with DJ Drama on the turns, as the tireless Aftermath Entertainment sensation ramps up the final of three 2014 XXL freestyles. Then Jarren Benton is true to form, with his odd-ball humor, and vivid references. Lil Bibby... Read more

Jon Connor Hits His 2014 XXL Freestyle At 100 Miles Per Hour & Runnin’ (Video)

Among 2014 XXL Freshmen, Jon Connor appears to have the most exciting situation. The Flint, Michigan MC is inked to Aftermath Entertainment. While the world has yet to hear #ConnorSeason on a truly-produced Dr. Dre track, Jon has put his skills and output in high gear. So it's only natural... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

2014 XXL Freshman Jon Connor Takes Off Waving His Aftermath Flag With Mr. Porter (Audio)

It's a huge week for Flint, Michigan MC Jon Connor. The Aftermath artist just became the first artist from Flint to ever cover XXL magazine, and he's doing so with some pretty esteemed company care of 2014's Freshmen Class list. On a high, J.C. links with D12 member/Aftermath core soundsmith... Read more

XXL Reveals Its 2014 Freshman Class (Video)

XXL has revealed its 2014 Freshman Class. Past years have generated TONS of controversy and this year's likely will follow suit. Take a look at the class below and weigh in on who your favorite MCs are from the list, as well as who you think got left off that... Read more

The Week in Hip-Hop Video (4/26/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video was fueled by the ultimate "tell 'em why you mad" video from Scarface, a vintage Dave Chappelle throwback and the RZA's response to Raekwon's recent criticisms. It also featured words from Chuck D, dope new videos from Rapsody, Locksmith, Jon Connor, Pharrell, Killer Mike, Schoolboy... Read more

Jon Connor Gest on Kanye West’s Black Skinhead Beat and Wrecks It (Video)

As he leads up to his Aftermath debut, Jon Connor is on a mission. He uses the phrase "best in the world" relentlessly, as if he is trying to speak it into existence. Connor has not earned that title yet...but, he is one of the hungriest MCs to hit the... Read more

Jon Connor Releases a Video for His Lyrical Assault on Kanye West’s Bound 2 Track (Video)

Jon Connor released a hot mixtape last month filled with him spitting lyrical flames over Kanye West beats. Here's his video for his version of Bound 2. It's a love story but no one is topless on a motorcylce in this one...Check it out. Related: Jon Connor Sets His Sights... Read more

Jon Connor Sets His Sights On The Notorious B.I.G.’s Beats For #BestInTheWorld, Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Last month, Jon Connor launched his #BestInTheWorld campaign paying tribute to another Midwestern MC in a Kanye West-inspired tape. Flint, Michigan's newest Rap hopeful continues the theme, turning his aim on The Notorious B.I.G.'s catalog. Overtop beats made by DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, and of course Puffy's Hitmen, #ConnorSeason... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here's a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You'll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked I, The Lox, Mobb Deep, Jon Connor, Devin the Dude, Big K.R.I.T., Nitty Scott, MC, Kendrick Lamar, YG, 50 Cent,... Read more

Jon Connor’s Annihilation of Devil is a Lie Gets a Video. Connor Season is Open (Video)

Jon Connor took the Devil is a Lie beat from Rick Ross and Jay Z and made it his own. Now, he's released a video for em-pha-sis...Connor Season is open. MC's beware...Check it out. Related: Jon Connor Does Some Flint, Michigan Surgery On A Grip Of Kanye West Songs (Mixtape)... Read more

Jon Connor Does Some Flint, Michigan Surgery On A Grip Of Kanye West Songs (Mixtape)

Even though he's in Dr. Dre's corner at Aftermath Entertainment, Jon Connor's playbook has not changed. The Flint, Michigan MC who paid tribute to MC Breed, got a cosign from Nas, and made the Hip-Hop/R&B charts with 2013's self-released Unconscious State is back to concept mixtapes. Two years removed from... Read more

Jon Connor Reveals The Terms Of His Aftermath Contract In The Kick Off To A New Freestyle Series (Audio)

Even with an A on his chest (no Scarlet Letter), Jon Connor is back to his roots. The Flint, Michigan native, who signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment has still remained quiet, seemingly unaltered since inking his deal over BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend. Instead, J.C. retains his grind of self-released... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (10/20/13) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought Cyphers from TDE, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson, Jon Connor, Rapsody, Rittz and more as well as new videos from Method Man, Jill Scott, Chance the Rapper, Yelawolf & Paul Wall, Joey Bada$$ and more. Check it all out below. The BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers The... Read more

Jon Connor Explains Chemistry With Dr. Dre & Preparing BET Awards Cypher (Video)

Ambrosia For Heads has been a big fan/supporter of Flint, Michigan MC Jon Connor for some time. Co-signed by Nas years ago, Jon has indeed confirmed that he's the latest act signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Speaking with MTV News to coincide with the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher that... Read more

Jon Connor Announces He Has Signed With Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment

Flint, Michigan's Jon Connor used his 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher verse to announce a signing to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Connor ended his verse by saying he was sick "but now [his] doctor is Dre. Aftermath!" Congrats to @JonConnorMusic. Announced he signed to Aftermath in his freestyle — Brian... Read more

Grand Theft Audio V (Mixtape)

Here's the official mixtape for Grand Theft Auto V. It features verses from Jadakiss, Kool G. Rap, Prodigy, Jon Connor, Vado, Action Bronson, Fredro Starr, Cormega, Lil Fame from M.O.P. and more. You can listen to the entire mixtpae and download it below. Related: GTA 5 Franklin Trailer ft Jay... Read more

Jon Connor – Get At Me Dog Freestyle

Jon Connor was brash enough to flow on DMX's Get At Me Dog track...and he was good enough to SMASH. Take a listen for yourself below. Related: Tito Lopez – Tryna Get On ft Jon Connor (Audio)... Read more

Tito Lopez – Tryna Get On ft Jon Connor

Tito Lopez and Jon Connor (2 of the best next generation MCs out right now) connect on this hot new song. Each attacked the track with lyrical aggression. Hip-hop lives and breathes. Check out Tryna Get On. Related: Tito Lopez – Diamonds & Whips ft Trae Tha Truth & Jaamel... Read more

Jon Connor – Michigan Sh*t ft Royce Da 5’9″

Jon Connor and Royce Da 5'9" rep their home state on Michigan Sh*t. Check it out below. Related: Jon Connor – Don’t Wanna Be ft Lia Mack (Video)... Read more

Talib Kweli – Makes No Sense ft Freddie Gibbs & Jon Connor

Talib Kweli jumps on a track with the next generation of underground lyrical assassins. Check out "Makes No Sense" featuring Freddie Gibbs and Jon Connor. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN with Talib Kweli (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Don’t Wanna Be ft Lia Mack (Video)

Another week, another video for some hot bars from Jon Connor. Check out Don't Wanna Be featuring Lia Mack. Related: Jon Connor – Dubby ft Mickey Wallace (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Scriptures (Video)

Here's another lyrical assassination from Jon Connor. Check out the video for Scriptures. Related: Jon Connor – Missing You (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Missing You (Video)

Ever take someone for granted and lose them? Jon Connor's latest video tackles that very subject. Check out Missing You. Related: Jon Connor tears down The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Dubby ft Mickey Wallace (Video)

Jon Connor beats up the mic (again) on Dubby. Check out the video. Related: Jon Connor - What I Do (Audio)... Read more

Bink! – Starting 5 ft Boola, Maffew Ragazino, Mickey Factz, Reek Da Villain & Jon Connor (Video)

Bink! lines up 5 next MCs for his song Starting 5. Check out the video. Who had the nicest verse?... Read more

Jon Connor – What I Do

Jon Connor puts on another lyrical display on the Statik Selektah-produced What I Do. Check it out. Related: Jon Connor - The Backroom Freestyle (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – The Backroom Freestyle on 106 & Park (Video)

Jon Connor just tore down The Backroom with the verse he spit. He attacked the mic like he was fighting for his life. Be clear. Dude is FOR REAL. Check out the video. Related: Jon Connor – While You Were Sleeping (Mixtape)... Read more

Jon Connor – Showoff Radio Freestyle (Video)

Jon Connor is a lyrical monster. Here's a video of him doing a freestyle on Showoff Radio where he did just that: mashed the mic off the dome. Related: Jon Connor - Never Left (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Never Left (Video)

Jon Connor is making a name for his self one lyrical assault at a time. His latest linguistic display can be heard on Never Left from his While You Were Sleeping mixtape. Check out the video. Related: Jon Connor - While You Were Sleeping (Mixtape)... Read more

ChrisCo – Straight Up ft Jon Connor & Elzhi (Prod. DJ Premier)

DJ Premier laced ChrisCo, Jon Connor and Elzhi with a dope track. This one sounds like it's straight from the 90's, complete with a jazz loop and Primo's signature drums and scratches. Dopeness. Check out Straight Up. Related: DJ Premier goes to work on the turntables (Video)... Read more

The Kid Daytona – Copy, Copy ft Jon Connor

Here's a hot new joint from The Kid Daytona. Check out Copy, Copy featuring Jon Connor. Related: The Kid Daytona - Angela's Sister M.A.D.E. in America... Read more

Jon Connor – While You Were Sleeping (Mixtape)

Jon Connor has been dropping a lot of heat the last few weeks. Here's his new mixtape While You Were Sleeping. You can listen to the whole project and download it below. Related: Jon Connor - True Colors (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

REKS – Shotgun ft Jon Connor & Vanessa Renee

Here's a hot new joint from REKS. Check out Shotgun featuring Jon Connor and Vanessa Renee. Related: Jon Connor - True Colors (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – True Colors (Video)

Here's a nice flip of an 80's pop classic by Jon Connor. As usual, he goes in lyrically. Check out the video for True Colors. Related: Jon Connor - Someone Like Me (Video) Check the reference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPn0KFlbqX8&ob=av2e... Read more

Jon Connor – Someone Like Me (Video)

Jon Connor's latest video is for his Kings of Leon-inspired song Someone Like Me. As usual, dude spits (check the co-sign from Busta Rhymes at the end). Check it out below. Related: Jon Connor - No Thrillz (Video) Here's the Kings of Leon track.... Read more