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Kendrick Lamar Claims Drake Has More Secret Children

Less than a full day after Kendrick Lamar released "6:16 in LA," Drake has responded to it, and “euphoria,” which arrived Tuesday (April 30). Drake's third jab at Kendrick comes after April's "Push Ups" and "Taylor Made"—which was removed from digital streaming platforms and online accounts after threat of legal... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s Drake Diss Title Has 5 Different Meanings

This morning (May 3), Kendrick Lamar dissed Drake with the second song in less than a week. Following Tuesday's "euphoria," Friday morning's "6:16 in LA" arrived around the time-stamp. The title borrowed from Drake's longstanding series, which he has used in the past during his battles and beefs with Joe... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Goes Back To Back With Another Drake Diss

In early April, it was Drake who released back-to-back diss songs at Kendrick Lamar. These were responses to a boastful feature verse on Future & Metro Boomin's "LIKE THAT," where Kendrick asserted himself as the king, refuting "The Big 3" notion of himself, J. Cole, and Drake. The first of... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Disses Drake For 6 Straight Minutes

UPDATE: Hours after Kendrick released "euphoria," some additional context about the song has been developed and speculated. The song has released to digital streaming platforms as an Interscope Records single (and added to the top of the Ambrosia For Heads playlist, embedded below). No producer has yet been credited. Its... Read more

Drake Disses Kendrick Lamar & Makes It Personal

Over a day after the Hip-Hop world anticipated Drake's response to Kendrick Lamar, Future, Metro Boomin, and others, the OVO superstar has seemingly delivered. Although Drake has yet to claim ownership of a verbal attack that leaked online Saturday (April 13), sources close to the entertainer claims its authenticity as... Read more

J. Cole Has Released A Record Dissing Kendrick Lamar

Two weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar used a feature verse on Future & Metro Boomin's album to leave no questions about a Rap rivalry with peers J. Cole and Drake. While K-Dot has collaborated with both Drake and Cole (and competed with both in not-so-subtle lyrics more than a decade ago),... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Re-Gains Control By Dissing Drake & J. Cole

This morning, Kendrick Lamar broke his musical silence for 2024, and he did so in a major way. The Compton, California superstar appears on Future & Metro Boomin's WE DON'T TRUST YOU album. The tracklist, which does not include guests, finds K-Dot confronting his biggest peers on the song "Like... Read more

Jay Rock & Ab-Soul’s New Songs Are Reminders Of TDE’s Greatness

Over the last 10+ years, Top Dog Entertainment has proven itself to be not just one of the greatest record labels of the 2010s, but one of the greatest in the history of Rap music. Built around the Black Hippy collective of Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q,... Read more

J. Cole & Drake Go Head To Head On A Heavyweight Song

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads sift 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, it’s better than it’s ever been. Not only can we go back... Read more

ScHoolboy Q Discusses How Kendrick Lamar Saved His Life

ScHoolboy Q is preparing his fourth album in over four years. However, despite his lengthy breaks between projects, the Los Angeles, California MC's career remains as a leader in the Rap game. Groovy Q appeared on Top Dawg Entertainment-affiliated podcast Back On Figg this week to speak with T-Rell, Smac,... Read more

The 25 Most Important Rap Albums Of Hip-Hop’s First 50 Years

Over the years, countless music lists have laid out the "Greatest" of a particular category–album, artist, song, etc. These lists often cite vague criteria and then lay out what they claim to be objective rankings. But, they are subjective. At Ambrosia For Heads, we have generally provided opportunities for the people... Read more

Death Row Family vs. TDE: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Heads, is celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew. Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that... Read more

TDE vs. Sick Wid It: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Heads, is celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew. Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that... Read more

TDE vs. Odd Future: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Heads, is celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew. Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that... Read more

JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More Share Secrets For Greatness

J. Cole interviews are a rarity these days. Fresh off Dreamville's recent Creed III: The Soundtrack display, J. Cole sat down for a rare public conversation. However, it was not promoting the compilation that includes a new Cole solo song to a vintage, recycled Dr. Dre beat. Instead, Jermaine sat... Read more

Melle Mel Explains Why Busta Rhymes Is A Greater MC Than JAY-Z

Just over one month ago, Billboard and VIBE collaborated on one of the most talked-about lists of the last year. The publications and a team of respected journalists ranked "The 50 Greatest Rappers Of All-Time." As predicted, the feature prompted discourse among fans and artists. The criteria for these ranks were written to be: "body of... Read more

Ab-Soul Says There Would Be No Kendrick, Drake, Or Cole Without Him

Ab-Soul closed out 2022 with one of the year's best albums. HERBERT, named among Ambrosia For Heads Top 15 albums of the year, featured Joey Bada$$, Big Sean, Russ, and Punch, among others. The Top Dawg Entertainment LP ends with "GOTTA RAP," a DJ Premier-produced track that reclaims Soulo's love... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Is Dominating The Grammys

At the 65th Grammy Awards, the winner of the "Best Rap Album" category is Kendrick Lamar for Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Wearing a blue pgLang and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap and sunglasses, Kendrick accepted the award from 2019 category winner Cardi B. He thanked his family and fans for... Read more

The 15 Best Rap Albums Of 2022

As 2022 winds down, it comes time to celebrate the best in Hip-Hop music. As is tradition, the Ambrosia For Heads team weighs in on our opinion of the year's best albums. This list of 15 includes some comeback performances, significant sequel efforts, and collaborative tandems. The collection of LPs also shows... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s Video Shows 5 Years In 2 Minutes

The same day his friend and former label-mate Ab-Soul releases his first album in over six years, Kendrick Lamar steps forth with the latest music video from this year's Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. The short-notice release is for "Count Me Out," the opening from the second half of... Read more

The Best Rap Verses Of 2022

As 2022 winds down to its closing weeks, Ambrosia For Heads begins a celebration of the year with an in-depth conversation about its best Hip-Hop verses. In considering 2022, AFH's What's The Headline podcast spent nearly 90 minutes breaking down some of our favorites. While there is unanimous agreement surrounding six songs, the two hosts... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Details The Deeper Meanings In His We Cry Together Song

Kendrick Lamar's 2022 double album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is filled with poignant moments and personal revelations. Songs like "Auntie Diaries" and "Mother I Sober" examine unconscious bias and the generational effects of abuse, respectively. "Father Time" revisits the complicated lessons Kendrick learned from his father while growing... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Celebrates His Grammy Noms By Showing He’s Already Won

Yesterday (November 15), the 2023 Grammy nominations were announced. Kendrick Lamar received eight nominations ahead of the 65th annual Grammys taking place February 5, 2023 on CBS. Only bested by Beyoncé's nine noms, K-Dot has received consideration in categories ranging from "Album Of The Year," "Song Of The Year," "Record... Read more

JAY-Z & Kendrick Lamar Are Competing For Best Lyricist On Music’s Biggest Stage

Earlier today (November 15), the Recording Academy announced their 65th annual Grammy Awards nominees in an online broadcast featuring Smokey Robinson, John Legend, and others. The precursor to the CBS televised February 5, 2023 event sets the stage for an exciting night for fans, especially those who closely follow the... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Has The Year’s Best Verse & It’s Only 1 Line

Each year, there are a handful of raps that compete for verse of the year. Sometimes, these extraordinary lyrical displays come in the form of freestyles, like Black Thought's unforgettable 10-minute MC master class for Funkmaster Flex, in 2017. Occasionally, an MC who has been absent for a while drops... Read more

Ab-Soul Has Released A New Song And It’s His Best In Years

Ab-Soul has been very quiet for the last several years. The Carson, California MC released his last album, Do As Thou Wilt, in 2016, and prior to that he had not released a full-length project since 2014. There have been scant songs since then, but his output has been few... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Explains His Internal Conflict With Releasing Mr. Morale

Kendrick Lamar has been relatively quiet surrounding his 2022 double album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. A decade after his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and over 15 years into a professional recording career, the award-winning music superstar chose now to unpack his most personal collection of songs... Read more

The Game Names His Top 5 L.A. Rap Albums & It’s Hard To Argue Against Him

Since the release of his debut album The Documentary in 2005, The Game has been a mainstay in the Los Angeles, California Hip-Hop scene. When the 50 Cent and Dr. Dre executive-produced project dropped, The Game almost single-handedly put L.A. back on the Rap map in the maintream. While legends... Read more

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige Win Emmys For Halftime Show

Approaching seven months after this year's epic Superbowl Halftime Show, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige took home two Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend. Yesterday (September 3), the Television Academy awarded the collective for "Outstanding Variety Special (Live)" and "Outstanding Production Design" for the February 13... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s New Video Shows A Brutal Argument Unfold

Over three months after releasing his double album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar has just dropped a visual to an unlikely song. "We Cry Together" is one of the most dramatic parts of the Mr. Morale album, centered around a relationship argument and breakdown. In a short film... Read more

Eminem Has A Chance To Add An Emmy To His Grammy & Oscar

Eminem is having a banner 2022. The Detroit, Michigan MC/producer will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this November. Marshall Mathers is also currently preparing a second collection of Curtain Call, a forthcoming volume of greatest hits that was announced with the arrival of his latest Snoop Dogg collaboration. He... Read more

Many Of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Rappers Name Their Top 5 MCs

Note: Jadakiss recently appeared on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby podcast and was asked who his top 5 Hip-Hop groups of all-time were. This article has been updated below with his response, as well as The Game’s top 5 LA Rap albums. A few days ago, during a podcast appearance, Ice... Read more

Kanye West & Sway’s Legendary Fight Is Mashed Up With Kendrick Lamar

On November 26, 2013, Kanye West appeared on Sway In The Morning for one of the show's most memorable episodes. While promoting that year's Yeezus album, Kanye got into an argument with host Sway Calloway that led to yelling, trembling, interruption, flared tempers, and an enduring catch-phrase, "How, Sway? You ain't got the answers!" The... Read more

The Top 20 Rap Albums Of All-Time As Determined By Millions Of Fans

Earlier this month, the Hip-Hop community reacted to the latest high-profile lists ranking the greatest Rap albums of all time. Rolling Stone magazine and a team of journalists and writers ranked 200 Hip-Hop LPs, prompting plenty of reaction. It was not the first list of this kind, and it certainly will not... Read more

Explaining Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Albums

More than any other artist in Hip-Hop, and perhaps in all of music, Kendrick Lamar expresses himself through albums. Over the years, these albums have shown themselves to be dense bodies of work, filled with cryptic references and hidden meanings. Entire college courses and podcast series have been devoted to... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s New Video From His Album Is Filled With Symbolism

Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar released a video for "The Heart, Pt. 5," the fifth installment of a series of songs Kendrick uses to launch his albums. The video featured Kendrick rapping by himself as he morphed into several people, including OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Just Released His 1st New Song In 5 Years

Kendrick Lamar has just released his first new song in more than 5 years. Just weeks ago, Kendrick announced that his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, would be arriving on Friday, May 13. Days ago, Lamar fueled the hype for his forthcoming work by posting a photo... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Hints That He Is Releasing A Double Album

Two weeks ago (April 18), Kendrick Lamar announced that his fifth studio album is arriving on May 13. The news confirmed that the follow-up to 2017's DAMN. is titled Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Lamar announced through a rare tweet (responding to a two-month comment) that sent fans to his Oklama.com website. The public was informed... Read more

Pusha-T Used His New Album As A Verzuz Between Kanye & Pharrell

In the last week, one of the year's biggest albums released. Pusha-T competes for his first #1 on the charts with the arrival of It's Almost Dry. The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records collection follows up the veteran MC's 2018 Grammy-nominated campaign for DAYTONA. That LP, the first of a Kanye West-produced five-album summer series,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Announces His New Album’s Title & Release Date

Last week, on April 14, Kendrick Lamar's most recent album, DAMN., celebrated its fifth anniversary. Four days later, K-Dot awakened a news cycle regarding his next LP. Today (April 18), the Compton, California superstar responded to a Twitter user who dismissed Kendrick Lamar as "officially retired." The tweet was from... Read more

The 10 Ways Dr. Dre Brought Compton To The Super Bowl

On Sunday night (February 13), Dr. Dre celebrated his career with an epic Super Bowl halftime show. The moment included appearances alongside Dre's star pupils and collaborators: Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak each made surprise appearances in a stage show filled... Read more

Dr. Dre Previews How Epic His Super Bowl Halftime Show Will Be

Dr. Dre and an esteemed cast of collaborators will host the Super Bowl Halftime Show in less than one month. On February 13, Dre will be joined by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige for a concert at SoFi Stadium. The Inglewood, California venue is just a... Read more

J. Cole Told Dr. Dre About Kendrick Lamar & Wanted To Sign Him

Despite releasing a Grammy-nominated album this year, J. Cole has not deviated from his reservations about interviews. The Dreamville Records founder is known for picking his spots with the press, and while he blessed The L.A. Leakers with one of 2021's best freestyles, Cole left a mark with a performance—not... Read more

Nas, DMX & J. Cole Are 2022 Hip-Hop Grammy Nominees

This afternoon (November 23), the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations in 86 categories were announced in real-time from the Recording Academy's Grammy Museum. For Hip-Hop Heads, there is plenty to unpack. In the "Best Rap Album" category, Nas and Hit-Boy look to go back-to-back. Following this year's win for King's Disease... Read more

Dr. Dre Has Broken Pop Culture Barriers Once Again

Last week, it was revealed that Dr. Dre will be headlining the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. In doing so, Dre becomes the first Hip-Hop artist to headline, after nearly 25 years of various MCs appearing in the feature role. Dre will share the stage with some of his superstar... Read more

Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem & Snoop Dogg To Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

This year's Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate the musical universe of Dr. Dre. Today (September 30), it was confirmed that Super Bowl LVI's entertainment will include a concert from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. According to TMZ, JAY-Z was instrumental in finalizing the talent. Pepsi... Read more

Why J. Cole Is The Tim Duncan Of Hip-Hop

Last week, J. Cole released a video loosie at just the right moment. The "Heaven's EP" track was recorded to Drake's "Pipe Down" instrumental. It arrived after a month where Kendrick Lamar proclaimed himself, "Smokin’ on top fives / Mother-f*ck that album, f*ck that single / Burn that hard drive... Read more

J. Cole Says He’s The Best Rapper Breathing & Tells Others To Pipe Down

J. Cole has already delivered one of the best albums of 2021, courtesy of The Off-Season. Named among the top LPs in Ambrosia For Heads' midyear report, the album found Jermaine Cole treating the craft of rapping like basketball—and training diligently between his heralded 2018 KOD album and the 2021 follow-up. After being snubbed by the Grammy's, Cole... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Declares War On Hip-Hop’s Top 5 MCs

One week ago Kendrick Lamar made a rare and bold statement about his upcoming album while providing some significant news. “As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly,... Read more

Where TDE Ranks Among Hip-Hop’s Greatest Record Labels

Kendrick Lamar made a rare and significant announcement in the last week: his upcoming album would be his last with Top Dawg Entertainment. For more than a decade, Kendrick has been TDE's flagship artist. He is even a part-owner in the record label responsible for taking SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay... Read more