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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

Hip-Hop Culture Is Closer To 100 Years Old Than 50 Years Old

Every August 11, Hip-Hop Heads celebrate a birthday associated with the culture. In 1973, that was the day that many historians credit DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) with throwing a back-to-school jam at the rec center of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in New York City's Bronx borough. In the last... Read more

J. Cole Says He Is The Best Rapper Alive & He’s Proving It

Last Friday (January 28), Benny The Butcher released one of the most exciting songs by any artist in over a year. "Johnny P's Caddy" is inspired by the formative days when Benny would ride in his father's Cadillac alongside Westside Gunn and listen to Hip-Hop. Over an Alchemist beat, The... Read more

Mickey Factz Details The Strategy He Used In His Battle With Royce 5’9 (Video)

This week (August 20), Mickey Factz partners with Blu for The Narrative, a six-song project produced entirely by Nottz. Ahead of Friday's album, Mickey and Blu released two singles: June's "Stay Down" and July's "Reign." The latter, a video, features Asher Roth and reunites three MCs from the 2009 XXL... Read more

Biz Markie Has Passed Away At Age 57

A challenging year for the Hip-Hop community continues to become more tragic. In a breaking news story, Biz Markie has died at the age of 57. The legendary MC, DJ, and producer born Marcel Hall passed away this evening (July 16) after a decade-plus-long bout with type 2 diabetes. TMZ reported... Read more

LL Cool J Weighs In On Why Some GOAT Rapper Lists Snub Him (Video)

Hip-Hop loves a list, and that was especially true in 2019. In late summer, a series of fan-generated Top 50 MCs lists became a viral fad, with everybody from rappers to athletes and celebrities participating on social media, and evoking debate and discourse. At the same time, many interview guests... Read more

Rakim Is A Top MC, But He Ain’t No Joke As A Producer Either (Video)

Rakim is widely revered as one of the greatest MCs in Hip-Hop history. However, as the lyrical legend continues to speak about his career in a new light, he may also deserve recognition as one of the culture's great producers. Earlier this week, Rakim stopped by HOT 97's Ebro In... Read more

Diamond D Released A New Album Filled With Great MCs. Listen Here.

Yesterday (May 10), Diamond D released his first album in nearly five years, The Diam Piece 2. On the producer/MC/DJ's Dymond Mine Records imprint, the release features Talib Kweli, Xzibit, Erick Sermon, Snoop Dogg, Styles P, Raekwon, A-F-R-O, Elzhi, Twista, David Banner, and Fat Joe, among a host of others.... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top Tier Lyricist

In the eyes of many Hip-Hop fans, Chicago's Lupe Fiasco was an exciting addition to the music and culture during the mid-2000s. In his first two albums, a slew of mixtapes, and a la carte songs, the Chicago, Illinois native won over the masses and represented a new guard of... Read more

Murs & 9th Wonder’s 3:16 Album Set An Everlasting Trend In Hip-Hop (Video)

Collaboration albums between Hip-Hop artists across style, geography, and subject matter have become more commonplace than ever. Creators from aesthetically different sub-genres who have joined forces in the recent past include Madlib and Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples and No I.D., and Killer Mike and El-P's 2010s formation of Run The... Read more

One MC Seamlessly Flips 27 Different Rap Styles In 8 Minutes (Video)

Mac Lethal makes the art of rapping seem quite fun. A onetime Rhymesayers member, the Kansas City, Missouri lyricist has worked with Tech N9ne, Chamillionaire, Cunninlynguists and others throughout a career that's nearly 20 years deep. Quite often, Mac finds the humor and challenge in Rap, without compromising his supreme... Read more

A New Video Argues Methodically For Why Rakim Is The Greatest MC Of All-Time

For many, the greatest MCs of all-time hailed from the 90s. Names like Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Andre 3000, Jay Z and Eminem are often cited, and rightly so. Each is among the most gifted poets to pick up a mic, doing so in his own unique way. When Ambrosia For... Read more

DJ Clark Kent Details How In Awe Biggie Was Of Jay Z When They Met (Video)

DJ Clark Kent is one of the people who was incredibly close to The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z at the same time. In the mid-1990s, Clark was working tightly with Jay on Reasonable Doubt. Years after the former Dana Dane DJ and longtime radio personality first heard Jay lyrics... Read more

An Argument For Why Kendrick Lamar May Already Be The Greatest MC Of All-Time (Video)

Conversations in Hip-Hop about the Greatest Of All-Time (GOAT) MC are common. In fact, in 2014 and 2015 Ambrosia For Heads hosted a conversation among millions of fans to determine once and for all, who is the GOAT. In that debate, where over 200 MCs were considered, Eminem came out... Read more

DMX May Truly Be Rakim’s Biggest Fan. Watch Them Meet To See Why (Video)

Two years ago, DMX and Rakim released collaborative single "Don't Call Me." The two storied New York City MCs worked together for the first time on the song, and had only ever met briefly before. Street Heat TV cameras recently caught the multi-platinum DMX in rare form when he encountered... Read more

Chris Rivers & Nitty Scott, MC Flip the Script on Hip-Hop Gender Stereotypes (Video)

There have been a number of Hip-Hop songs over the years with the "Bonnie and Clyde" theme. Tracks like Jay-Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," Method Man's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" and The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Me & My Bitch" all depict scenarios where the... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC Takes Flight on U.F.O. (Audio)

Nitty Scott, MC gets busy on a new track with a thumping beat and muted horns. Her new project, The Art of Chill, releases on Friday. Until then, check out U.F.O. (Unfiltered Offering). Related: Nitty Scott, MC’s Second Art Of Chill Single Is Produced By Ski Beatz (Audio)... 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

AFH MC Spotlight

When it comes to Hip-Hop, one of the biggest elements is the sense of excitement that trickles throughout the community with the discovery of fresh new music. Well here at AFH, we figured why not give the Heads a chance to help create more of that excitement on a regular... Read more

Wild Style (Video)

As we continue our all day celebration of Hip-Hop on the weekend of its 40th Anniversary, it is only fitting that we celebrate Wild Style, a 1983 film produced by Hip-Hop pioneer Charlie Ahearn that was the first glimpse of Hip-Hop culture for many of those not living and breathing... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Flower Child ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's a stylish and tastefully sexy new video from Nitty Scott, MC for Flower Child, her collabo with Kendrick Lamar. Check it out below. Related: Nitty Scott, MC – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Video)... Read more

Termanology – Bars for Days ft Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money

Termanology picked a bold cover for his new project, with a nod to Kane's classic. His first single from the forthcoming Hood Politics 7. Check out "Bars for Days" featuring Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money. Related: Lil Fame & Termanology (Fizzyology) – Hustler’s Ringtone ft Bun B (Video)... Read more

Rah Digga – Never Back Down ft Nitty Scott, MC

Rah Digga links with another next generation MC on her latest banger. Check out Never Back Down featuring Nitty Scott, MC. Related: Rah Digga – And Another One ft Rapsody (Audio)... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Video)

Here's a new video from Nitty Scott, MC. It features footage of her travels from London to Oslo. The beat is right too. Check out Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Related: Nitty Scott, MC – Flower Child ft Kendrick Lamar (Audio)... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Flower Child ft Kendrick Lamar

Here's a dope new cut from Nitty Scott, MC with Kendrick Lamar. Check out Flower Child. Related: Nitty Scott, MC - Auntie Maria's Crib (Neapolitan Remix) featuring Action Bronson & The Kid Daytona... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Auntie Maria’s Crib (The Neapolitan Remix) ft Action Bronson & The Kid Daytona

Here's a blazing hot remix to Nitty Scott, MC's Auntie Maria's Crib. It features verses from Action Bronson and The Kid Daytona, as well as a funky new track produced by Clay Hillman. Check it out.... Read more

Mick Boogie – My Adidas (Mixtape)

It's been 25 years since Run-D.M.C. dropped their landmark album, Raising Hell.  As a tribute to the silver anniversary of the album, and Run-D.M.C. generally, Mick Boogie has put together a mixtape of new takes on Run-D.M.C. classics.  The project features performances by Bun B, Skillz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rapper... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Doobies x Popsicle Sticks (Mixtape)

Here's a strong new mixtape from Nitty Scott, MC. You can listen to all of Doobies x Popsicle Sticks and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Down With the King ft Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense

Here's another re-take on a Pete Rock track.  Nitty Scott, MC, Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense create their own version of Down With the King.  Check it out. Click here to download. Here's Run-DMC's original classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBCq-Z08OEs... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Auntie Maria’s Crib (Video)

Nitty Scott, MC hit the big screen last night in one of The Cyphers. Here's her latest video, Auntie Maria's Crib. She goes in on a beat that has a vintage 90's feel to it. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpOnQ0S-UJo... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Auntie Maria’s Crib

Nitty Scott, MC is a dope up and coming MC who happens to be female.  Her voice has hints of Jean Grae and Lady Bug Mecca from Digable Planets, but, her style is all her own.  She just dropped a dope new song called Auntie Maria's Crib.  Check it out... Read more