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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: Method Man & Redman vs. Gang Starr. 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

Method Man Is In Johnny Blaze Mode On A Hot Beat By Rockwilder. Protect Ya Neck (Audio)

Erick Sermon's Def Squad label has revitalized in 2018. After a successful crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a new album and new label, The Green Eyed-Bandit has been giving fans plenty. The studio and label now offer some heat from one of E's longest-running collaborators: Method Man. Notably, "Who I'm Iz... Read more

Method Man Explains Wu-Tang Clan’s Tiered Pay Scale & The Rationale Behind It

Wu-Tang Clan is a diverse collective. In addition to an assembly of MCs from different sections of New York City, the Wu brothers signed to different labels and reached varying levels of success. The members of the Clan also split their money differently. When it comes to touring and other... Read more

DJ Premier Speaks About How Real Moment Of Truth Was For Hip-Hop & Gang Starr (Video)

On March 30, 1998, Gang Starr stepped forth with Moment Of Truth. Guru and DJ Premier had taken four years since giving the masses their seminal album, Hard To Earn, and Hip-Hop was at a pivotal place in history. "We had platinum-respect. You'd think we were platinum artists that sold... Read more

U-God Airs Wu-Tang’s Dirty Laundry. It Was Far From Simple Back Then.

The Wu-Tang Clan are in the midst of a 25-year anniversary of their debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The New York City Hip-Hop collective has made it to a silver anniversary not without tragedy, or conflict. Founding member O.D.B. died in November of 2004. Surviving members have been... Read more

Erick Sermon Is Executive Producing Redman’s “Muddy Waters Too” & Says It Will Be Classic (Audio)

Approaching 30 years since EPMD released Strictly Business, Erick Sermon is in the midst of a creative renaissance. Last month, the Green-Eyed Bandit secured more than $60,000 of crowd-funding for his upcoming ninth solo album (now titled Vernia). As E-Double gets underway on that release promised to feature Method Man,... Read more

VERY Few People Can Rap With Method Man. Blimes Brixton Is 1 Of Them (Video)

Blimes Brixton is a versatile MC (and singer) from the heart of San Francisco, California. She has been putting in serious work throughout recent years, including a decorated Battle Rap career and some history with the region's pioneer: Too Short. The daughter of a Blues musician and granddaughter of a... Read more

Erick Sermon’s New Album Features Method Man, AZ, GFK & More. Here’s The 1st Song (Audio)

In 2017, EPMD announced that they were working on a concept album. Dynamic Duos: Big Business is slated to be the Long Island, New York duo's eighth album in a series that dates back more than 30 years. The first LP in almost a decade comes after a reported Roc... Read more

Mary J. Blige To Be Presented Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star By Puff Daddy

Thirty years ago, Mary J. Blige recorded an Anita Baker cover at a kiosk in a Westchester, New York mall. From that teenager's rendition of "Caught Up In The Rapture" (which would get her signed by Uptown Records), the Bronx native has taken her talents to the Walk Of Fame... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Was Originally RZA, GZA & ODB But Protect Ya Neck Changed Everything (Video)

In one of the most epic installments yet of the Drink Champs podcast, Wu-Tang Clan joined N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for a conversation that lasted 3 hours and change. While the Clan was not at full strength, Method Man, Raekwon, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and DJ Mathematics represented well for... Read more

U-God Can’t Let Wu-Tang’s Saga Continue Without Getting Involved. He Joins A Remix (Audio)

Founding Wu-Tang Clan member U-God is missing from this year's The Saga Continues album. Following his $2.5 million lawsuit against RZA and management over unpaid royalties, the MC appeared more than a golden-arm's length away from the rest of his brothers. Meanwhile, longtime Wu family members like Redman, Cappadonna, and... Read more

U-God & DJ Green Lantern Release Full Bring Back God II Mixtape (Audio)

UPDATE: U-God and DJ Green Lantern have released Bring Back God II, available for full stream and free download. Additionally, the Wu-Tang Clan MC revealed his fifth solo album, Venom, will release March 6 through Babygrande Records.  Additionally, the Wu-Tang Clan member has announced a series of concerts for... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Join SWV For A Soul Train Tribute That Will Leave You Weak At The Knees (Video)

The 2017 Soul Train Awards aired tonight on BET. Taped at the Orleans theater in Las Vegas, the event was a star-studded affair. Hosted for the third straight time by Erykah Badu, the show featured appearances by BBD, 112, Toni Braxton, Guy, Bilal, Faith Evans and more. From the start,... Read more

Wu-Wear Returns After 10 Years (Video)

In June, it was reported that one of the biggest intersections of Hip-Hop music and apparel was coming back to the masses. Wu-Wear Renaissance marked a return for one of Wu-Tang Clan's most successful merchandising divisions. Spearheaded by Wu-Tang executive producer Oliver “Power” Grant, Wu-Wear burst on the scene in... Read more

Method Man Carries The Wu-Tang Flag Solo & Waves It Proudly In A New Video

On 1993's classic debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), if one Killa Bee received an isolated look, it was Method Man. At one point, the LP breaks to shine a light on one of the nine members of the crew. The movement fits the album but was rather unique. "Method... Read more

Mysonne Used His Turn In The Spotlight To Shed Light In An Underrated BET Cypher (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the LAST 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the LAST... Read more

RZA Explains Why Passing The Wu-Tang Production Torch To Mathematics Adds Up (Video)

Last Friday (October 13), Wu-Tang Clan released The Saga Continues. Executive produced by RZA, the album marks a new label and independent contract for the legendary Shaolin collective. Moreover, RZA entrusted Wu-Elements producer DJ Mathematics with the sounds. Following a year of discussion surrounding the Clan's sound (Ghostface Killah was... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Have Just Released Their Best Album In Years. The Saga Continues (Audio)

Moments ago, members of Wu-Tang Clan released Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues. Executive produced by RZA, with strong role-playing from Method Man, the LP also features Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, and Masta Killa. Redman appeared on the album's first two singles (including one video), adding to a 20-plus-year bond with the... Read more

Method Man Was Not Supposed To Be The First Wu Soloist. ODB Was & He Blew It (Video)

Method Man has always appeared to be Wu-Tang Clan's most accessible group member to the mainstream public. Even his fellow Wu Gambino Raekwon admitted in a 2013 Vlad TV interview that Meth had the most passion in the group to be their breakout star. Chef noted that was also why... Read more

Method Man Details The Life Experiences That Influenced His Complicated Role On The Deuce

For 13 episodes of The Wire, Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man played Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff. Well into a career that included film and television roles, "Cheese" showed Meth build on his portrayal of a Baltimore drug dealer over multiple seasons. He is back at work with The Wire's creator, executive producers, and many... Read more

Black Thought Explains How The Roots Are Approaching Their Next Album Differently (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the LAST 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the LAST... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Recruit Redman For The 1st Video From Their New Album & It Hits Like A Ton Of Bricks

Ever since Wu-Tang Clan announced in late August that they were releasing a new album, the excitement has reached a fever pitch for fans of their distinctive brand of Hip-Hop. The announcement came with their first single, "People Say," featuring Wu's Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa, and... Read more

The Wu-Tang Flag May Be The Only One Uniting The Hip-Hop Nation (Video)

In two weeks, Wu-Tang writes the next page in their saga by way of a new project. The Saga Continues is just that, with DJ Mathematics trusted by RZA behind the boards, and working with many of the Clan members to make an LP to excite the masses. If "People... Read more

RZA Reveals What Wu-Tang Clan’s Logo Was Before The Iconic W (Video)

Earlier today, Wu-Tang released a single featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman. Produced by Mathematics, "Lesson Learn'd" belongs to next month's Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues... album (October 13). With confirmed involvement from RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Rebel I.N.S., Masta Killa, and Cappadonna (as well as O.D.B. vocals), the effort marks... Read more

Wu-Tang Release Their Album Tracklist And A Song Featuring Redman & Inspectah Deck (Audio)

It is less than one month away from Wu-Tang Clan's The Saga Continues project. With Redman-assisted "People Say" marking the first look of the next Clan project (and new RZA-run label home, 36 Chambers ALC), a full glimpse of the October 13 LP has been made available, as well as... Read more

Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Show No One Has Your Back Like Family (Video)

Sean Price represents one of Hip-Hop's most resilient stories. He burst onto the scene as one-half of Heltah Skeltah, making powerful impact on the charts as a key extension of the Boot Camp Clik. However, a series of events made the MC formerly known as Ruck nearly have to hang... Read more

Mista Sinista Reminds Why Hip-Hop Was Built By DJs. He Puts On An Amazing Display (Video)

Mista Sinista was a crucial part of the X-Ecutioners in the '90s and early 2000s. Alongside the late Roc Raida, as well as Rob Swift and Total Eclipse, the X-Men were real-life superheroes behind the turntables and mixers. Moreover, their 2002 Built From Scratch album on Loud Records brought turntablism... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan & Boot Camp Clik Rock On For Sean Price & ODB (Lyric Video)

Last month, Sean Price's posthumous LP Imperius Rex included the track "Clans & Cliks." Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck shared the mic with Sean, Rock, and Smif-n-Wessun of the Boot Camp Clik in a massive Hip-Hop union. As Rockness Monsta readies his tribute to his fallen Heltah... Read more

Wu-Tang Is Forever And In Control Of Its Destiny With Its Own Record Label (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the Last 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the Last... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Are Releasing A New Album And It’s Coming Soon (Audio)

Yesterday, the Hip-Hop community was set ablaze when a brand new song from Wu-Tang Clan, titled "People Say," mysteriously appeared. The song which featured Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck and honorary Wu member, Redman, came with no indication of whether it was the first release for an upcoming... Read more

Redman Enters The Wu-Tang Clan And Adds Another Chamber (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight 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, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Method Man Shows His Skills Are Still Sky High In A New Video From The Meth Lab

It's been more than two years since Method Man has released a project. However, the Wu-Tang Clan MC has been in generous spirits. He has made high impact features with band-mate Masta Killa and another verse this week for late friend Sean Price. Mr. Mef' also continues to help affiliates... Read more

Boot Camp Clik & Wu-Tang Clan Join Forces On A Song That Makes You Duck Down (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight 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, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

LL Cool J Wanted To Do A 2nd Collabo With Canibus To Avoid Their Beef (Video)

LL Cool J and Canibus put their beef to bed back in the closing days of 2014. What started out as a rhyme battle (on the very same song) expanded into 17 years of feuding that involved tattoos, subliminal album titles, and a feature on QDIII's Beef DVD series. In... Read more

DOOM, Method Man & Prodigy Appear On Sean Price’s Imperius Rex Tracklist

Sean Price's posthumous Imperius Rex album is nearly two weeks away. The August 8 Duck Down Music release is the project that the Heltah Skeltah co-founder and longstanding Boot Camp Clik MC was working on at the time of his death, two Augusts prior. Earlier this month, a video was... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan & ONYX’s “The Worst” Was 1 Of The Best Crew Collabos (Video)

When Wu-Tang Clan emerged with their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers in 1993, it warned the Rap world to protect its neck from the collective's chokehold. ONYX did the same when they "slammed" anything and anyone in their way. Five years later, in 1998, Wu-Tang and ONYX reached... Read more

Sean Price Goes Ape On Alchemist Production In The 1st Video To His Upcoming Album

Duck Down Music dropped a video for the title track off Sean Price’s upcoming posthumous album, Imperius Rex, in which the late, great MC goes ape over a wild Alchemist beat. Keeping in line with the gorilla theme prevalent in much of his work, the rhymes and visuals are fittingly... Read more

Masta Killa Is Releasing His First Album In 5 Years. His New Single Shares OG Wisdom (Audio)

Wu-Tang Clan’s own Masta Killa is preparing to release his upcoming album, Loyalty Is Royalty, on Nature Sounds this fall. The LP will be his first solo effort since Selling My Soul in 2012, and his fourth overall. Although the veteran Brooklyn, New York MC may not put out music... Read more

Vic Mensa Wilds Out On Method Man & Nick Cannon With A Savage Freestyle (Video)

Vic Mensa is the latest guest on Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out show. Promoting his Manuscript EP, the Roc Nation MC participated in one of the show's longstanding Rap battles. With Method Man on stage, Mensa was out to annihilate the competition on behalf of his team. Vic Mensa Says... Read more

Raekwon Rates Rhymes By Other Wu-Tang Clan Members & Throws Darts At Them (Video)

No one judges you more harshly than your own family...Raekwon was living proof of that statement recently, as he was the latest guest on BET's digital series, "Rate The Bars." The web series features MCs rating the lyrics of other rappers, as they read them without knowing the author. Rah... Read more

Redman Details How He Got His Mind Made Up For Him On His Tupac Collabo (Video)

Released in 1996, Tupac Shakur's fourth solo album, All Eyez On Me has since loaned its name to the hugely successful biopic about the late rapper in theaters now. The LP featured material now considered to be classic, including "All About U," a single featuring Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg,  Dru Down, Yaki Kadafi... Read more

Wu-Tang Clan Don’t Stop. They Release A New Song Produced By RZA (Audio)

Exactly one year ago today (June 22), news broke that any new Wu-Tang Clan project would be in the hands of Ghostface Killah. After more than 2 decades of shepherding the group, RZA was willing to step aside and let another member of the family shape their sound. At the... Read more

Wu-Wear Is Coming Back. Bring Da Ruckus.

Although it was far from the first, some of the most iconic Hip-Hop merchandise and apparel is Wu-Wear. Spearheaded by Wu-Tang executive producer Oliver "Power" Grant, the mid-1990s Killa Beez swarm to the mainstream included fashion that kept fans laced. Wu-Tang Is Forever. Check The Mathematics Behind The Clan’s 20... Read more

Method Man Is Releasing The Meth Lab 2. He Recruits Dave East To Cook With Him (Video)

After a relatively quiet 2016, Method Man has started off 2017 on a tear. He has appeared on six songs in as many months, and even signed on to co-host a Rap battle show titled Drop The Mic. Now, it appears Meth is gearing up to release a sequel to... Read more

Wu-Tang Is Forever. Check The Mathematics Behind The Clan’s 20 Year Old Double LP

This weekend (June 3) marks 20 years since Wu-Tang Clan released its sophomore album, Wu-Tang Forever. While GZA may have kicked the science to "Make it brief, son: half short and twice strong" on album cut "As High As Wu-Tang Get," this 1997 album was indeed potent, but far from... Read more

Method Man, Redman & RZA Brought Da Ruckus Live On Stage (Video)

Recently, Method Man and Redman brought their Blackout Tour to international audiences, traveling to Australia, Europe, and elsewhere to perform material from their classic collaborative LPs. The Blackout! partners and seemingly inseparable friends have not neglected their stateside fans, however, and are featured prominently on Snoop Dogg's Mount Kushmore Tour, and can... Read more

Snoop, Method Man, Redman & B-Real Hot Box A Beat As Rap’s Mt. Kushmore (Audio)

Back in March, Snoop Dogg announced the Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour, a 16-city affair that celebrated the upper echelon of legendary MCs promoting mental elevation. With a lineup boasting some of Hip-Hop's most celebrated names, the tour began April 13 and extends through the beginning of May and brings... Read more

Method Man Hopes To Bring The Pain To Celebrity Battle Rap Game Show

One day after Action Bronson was confirmed to host a dating show, one of his influences is part of a similar announcement. Wu-Tang Clan veteran Method Man has been slated to co-host Drop The Mic, a celebrity Battle Rap game show series co-developed by The Late Show host James Corden.... Read more

Redman Explains Why He & Method Man ALWAYS Put The People First (Video)

Between 2010 and 2015, Redman did not release an album. As he has done throughout his 25-plus-year career, the platinum Def Squad veteran maintained his post as one of Hip-Hop's most respected MCs largely through performance. Whether kicking bars on TV or to worldwide venues, Redman and his partner Method... Read more