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Finding The GOAT Group: Wu-Tang Clan vs. M.O.P. 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 for... Read more

Finding The GOAT Group: ONYX vs. M.O.P. 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

M.O.P.’s Lil Fame Is Releasing His 1st Solo Album But He’s Still Mashing Out MCs (Audio)

Twenty-five years ago, M.O.P. asked "How About Some Hardcore?" They have been offering it ever since. Lil Fame and Billy Danze appear to have one of Rap's strongest group bonds. The Brownsville, Brooklyn duo has remained in tact through the independent grind, mainstream recognition surrounding 2000's Warriorz, and fruitless tenures... Read more

M.O.P.’s Fame & Heltah Skeltah’s Rock Join A Band For A Menacing Beastie Boys Cover (Video)

On his landmark album 1999 Black on Both Sides, Mos Def (nka Yasiin Bey) staked the claim for “Rock n Roll” being Black Music. “Elvis Presley ain’t got no soul,” he declared, but Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Albert King and “James Brown like to rock and roll.” To close, Mos shouted... Read more

Chris Rivers, Styles P, Sheek Louch & Lil Fame Unite On A Track & It’s Far From Fair (Audio)

M.O.P. and The LOX. Those are two New York City institutions for making "wild out" street music. The angst, the imagery, and the aggressive deliveries for each group have been storied for well over 20 years. Three members from those groups come out to support somebody who carries on tradition.... Read more

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze Reveals His Mother Inspired The Theme For 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Hardest Anthems

Between 1994 and 2000, M.O.P. was climbing up the Pop charts with each release. Lil Fame and Billy Danze released their 1994 debut To The Death on the same Select Records responsible for introducing Chubb Rock, U.T.F.O., and Kid 'n Play. While that effort did not chart, the Brownsville, Brooklyn... Read more

Lil Fame Mashes Out Alongside Termanology & Demands Respect On His Name (Video)

Besides his work with M.O.P. partner Billy Danze, one of Lil Fame's closest musical affiliates is Termanology. Several years back, the two MCs released a joint album in Fizzyology, which boasted some DJ Premier production, and appearances by Busta Rhymes, Styles P, and Bun B, among others. That bond is... Read more

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze Takes His Message From Brownsville To The White House (Video)

After more than 20 years of M.O.P., Billy Danze has made the strongest solo statement of his career. "6 O'Clock Briefing" is a directional shift for the co-founder of Mash Out Possé, and First Family member. Known for speaking bluntly to the streets, the Brooklyn, New Yorker wants a meeting... Read more

M.O.P.’s Billy Danze Ups The Ante In A New Politically-Charged Song (Audio)

Several years ago, M.O.P.'s Lil Fame made a side project with Termanology. Billy Danze, the other half of Mash Out Posse, has never stepped out of First Family. With a long anticipated solo album on the way, "Berkowit," as the Brooklyn, New Yorker also goes by shows his unique sound.... Read more

After 20 Years Strong, M.O.P. Are Still Putting It Down (Audio)

M.O.P. are more than 20 years deep in a triumphant career. Always presented as underdogs, Lil Fame and Billy Danze have respected the jux since beginning. The Brownsville, Brooklyn duo snatched the spotlight with songs about snatching chains. Teaming with the United Kingdom's Dr. G, Mash Out Posse and GP100... Read more

Do Remember: Killer Mike & M.O.P. – Push Back (Audio)

With Killer Mike on the minds of Ambrosia For Heads staff and readers this week, "Do Remember" looked deep within the Adamsvillain's catalog this week. Back in 2008, Killer Mike was in a major transition. The MC now stealing the show alongside El-P with Run The Jewels was in the... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Buckshot vs. Billy Danze…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

Get A Deeper Look At A Joint From M.O.P.’s New EP With Cuts By DJ Premier (Audio)

M.O.P.'s new EP, Street Certified is now available. Within the Nature Sounds-released effort, executive produced by DJ Premier is "Heistmasters (Still At It)." The cut is produced by DJ Skizz (Your Old Droog, O.C., Roc Marciano), with Preem on the cuts. Within, Billy Danze and Lil Fame kick some classic... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Ol’ Dirty Bastard vs. Lil Fame…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

With DJ Premier Executive Producing, M.O.P Drops Street Certified Artwork & Tracklisting

Three years removed from their Sparta LP with German production outfit The Snowgoons, M.O.P. brings it back Stateside for their first EP. Street Certified is a nine-track effort, releasing November 18 (one week from today). Coming on Nature Sounds (Blu, J Dilla, Havoc), this release is executive produced by DJ... Read more

M.O.P’s Billy Danze Recalls To The Death, How About Some Hardcore 20 Years Later

This year, M.O.P's debut album, To The Death, turns an astounding 20 years old. Released by Select Records on April 5, 1994, the LP was nearly entirely produced by fellow Brownsville, Brooklyn native D/R Period, who in addition to work with Smoothe Da Hustler, The Diplomats, and Shyheim Da Rugged... Read more

M.O.P. Wears 2 Crowns In The County Of Kings In 187 (Video)

Following the release of "187," complete with DJ Premier scratches, a Tears For Fears loop, and an homage to "Ugly People Be Quiet," the Mash Out Posse unleashes their visual. M.O.P.'s Billy Danze and Lil Fame travel across Brooklyn, New York—from Dumbo to Atlantic Yards to their native Brownsville to... Read more

M.O.P., DJ Premier Scratches & A Classic ’80s Pop Loop Equals Amazing (Audio)

M.O.P. and First Family have been around for 25 years. However, Billy Danze and Lil Fame (who now only goes by Fame) started making some serious noise when they crossed paths with DJ Premier in the early 1990s. With the Brownsville, Brooklyn duo's rugged microphone assaults, a Premo scratch-chorus only... Read more

M.O.P. Assaults A Soul-Sample Track By Domingo (Audio)

Two of Brooklyn, New York's roughest neighborhoods have been East New York and Brownsville. In the face of NBA teams, celebrity hotspots, and ongoing gentrification, lovers of "old New York," highlight those two locales as being places that still live by their own rules. M.O.P., representatives of the 'Ville, continue... Read more

M.O.P. Still Makes That Bang-Your-Head-Against-A-Wall Music (Audio)

After over 20 years, the Mash Out Posse is still rugged, and never smooth. Billy Danze and Lil Fame linked DJ Jean Maron, who's making some dope cuts with the likes of KRS-One as of late, for "You Can't Hide." Using a sample Heads may know from the '70s (and... Read more