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Rick Ross, Jay Z & Timbaland’s Movin Bass Began As A Tink Song. Hear It (Audio)

Released one week ago, Rick Ross and Jay Z's latest tandem, "Movin' Bass" premiered. This latest collision happened on a jolting Timbaland beat. However, this week suggests that the high-profile union actually began as a beat and song intended for a much lesser-known artist: Tink. Tink is Timbo's latest protege,... Read more

Jerry Seinfeld Tells Wale To Spazz Out On Complex…In This Hilarious Spoof (Video)

Eleven months ago, Heads might recall Wale flipping out on Complex magazine's Music Department for the exclusion of The Gifted from the Top 50 Albums Of 2013. In the recorded call, the Maybach Music Group artist threatened to visit the Midtown Manhattan offices the next day, and urged them to... Read more

Jay Z & Rick Ross Are Out To Move Mountains Over A Bass-Heavy Timbaland Beat (Audio)

In two weeks, Rick Ross will release his second album of the year. November 24's Hood Billionaire promises to finish where Mastermind left off. As has become rather customary on Rawss albums, Jay Z is a guest (though only on the hook). Def Jam's breakout artist of 2006 and (then)... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Rick Ross vs. Fabolous…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

Rick Ross Hits Elvis Presley Blvd From His 7th Album, Hood Billionaire (Audio & Video)

UPDATE: Rick Ross has released the video for Elvis Presley Blvd, included below. Announcing the title of his seventh studio album, Hood Billionaire, Rick Ross offered his first single "Elvis Presley BLVD." The song as a double-entendre, seemingly recalling Rawsss' days of hustling in Memphis, Tennessee, with lots of metaphors... Read more

Wale Is Weaving All Recent Controversy Into Album About Nothing (Video)

When Wale announced The Album About Nothing, many Heads likely thought of the MC's "Seinfeld"-inspired mixtapes, and thought it a progression back into the pocket that made him a star before his album. However, in an album trailer Album About Nothing may only be a title. In this three-minute vignette,... Read more

Stalley Goes Off The Top, Over Jazze Pha’s Rooted Instrumental (Video)

With a lot of content this week, Stalley hits Sway In The Morning. Before switching seats with The Notorious B.I.G & 2Pac's mutual producer, Easy Mo Bee, the Massillon, Ohio falls right into the pocket over the Nappy Roots' "Aw Naw" instrumental. There, Stalley says he comes truly off-the-top in... Read more

Stalley Shows That Car-Jacking Didn’t Go Out With The ’90s (Video)

Fans of N.W.A., The Notorious B.I.G, and Comptons Most Wanted know about jackin'. Whether in Compton or Canarsie, cars at lights were not safe, especially in the early '90s. Heads with cool and valuable rides could be tested for their wheel at any time when the economy is down, along... Read more

Wale Brandishes His MMG Loyalty In A New Song, With A Special Outro (Audio)

Late last week, the Maybach Music Group/MMG collective's loyalty was in question, internally. Meek Mill called out Wale for lack of support surrounding his latest release. Hours later, Wale released "The Followers," making it more about music than drama. Gearing up for his own Album About Nothing, Wale drops another... Read more

Stalley Makes A Case For Himself As Man Of The Year Over ScHoolboy Q’s Track (Video)

Even honest cowboys can get a lil' cocky sometimes. ScHoolboy Q's homie Stalley seizes an opportunity to slam some bars over the OXYMORON single's beat. The visual, featuring an old Fleetwood Cadillac, shows why Stalley has had one of the best June-to-June years one can imagine, given his acclaimed mixtape... Read more

Jazmine Sullivan Returns with Another Warning Shot for the Unfaithful (Audio)

Jazmine Sullivan and Meek Mill grew up in the same 215 area code surrounding Philadelphia. Both sensations are known for re-channeling their personal pain into strong, energetic music that resonates with the masses. "Dumb," hosted by Sullivan does just this. She burst onto the scene into 2008 with a strong... Read more

Fat Joe Interpolates A Little Classic Queen Latifah Alongside Rick Ross & French Montana (Audio)

Back in 2010, Fat Joe took an unmistakable Soul II Soul vocal riff, and made it into a grimy summertime anthem alongside Young Jeezy for his first Darkside LP. While the faces have changed, the D.I.T.C. member-turned-global superstar has done it again. Interpolating Queen Latifah's catchy 1993 chorus from "Just... Read more

Rick Ross Decries The Devil Alone In This Backstreet Visual (Video)

As a father, husband, sports agent, multi-platinum recording artist and label head, Jay Z is a busy man. Rick Ross' former Def Jam boss missed out on the video for one of his most potent guest spots in some time in "The Devil Is A Lie." That did not phase... Read more

Rockie Fresh Delivers 1 of the Best Backroom Freestyles Yet (Video)

Chicago's Rockie Fresh delivers one of the best Backroom freestyles yet. He matches a laid-back slick delivery with several clever couplets. Instead of lyrical gymnastics, he leaves you with food for your mental. Check out the video. Related: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Celebrate Life (Video)... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Kicks Off WeekOfKRIT With His New Agenda, Alongside Rick Ross (Audio)

Big K.R.I.T. does big things. Meridian, Mississippi's own has impressed his label, working with Ludacris, The Roots, and Big Boi...all fellow Def Jam Records stars. However, just in time for Mastermind, Krizzle kicks off "Week Of KRIT" with "New Agenda," featuring none other than Rick Ross. In production, format, and... Read more

Rick Ross & Diddy’s 2014 Version Of You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills You Arrives In Living Color (Video)

Throughout the week, in interviews and in teasers attached to other Mastermind videos, Rick Ross and Diddy have alluded to "Nobody." The song, pulling from Rick Ross' early 2013 drive-by shooting attack in South Florida, is built around The Notorious B.I.G.'s eerie "You're Nobody (Til' Somebody Kills You)." With French... Read more

Rick Ross Releases a Video for the Soulful Oyster Perpetual (Video)

While Oyster Perpetual did not make the final cut on Rick Ross' forthcoming Mastermind album, that didn't stop Ross from making a video for the track, which is one of his most soulful releases in quite some time. The visuals feature a lot of footage (some not suitable for work)... Read more

Rick Ross Performing The Devil Is A Lie With The Roots Is One Of The Hardest Fallon Musical Moments (Video)

When you think about it, "The Devil Is A Lie" is the type of musical presentation and message that would work for either Rick Ross or The Roots. Perhaps at opposite ends of the Def Jam Records roster, The Roots Crew's albums like Rising Down, How I Got Over, and... Read more

Rick Ross’ Mastermind Album is His Finest Yet. Some May Say Classic (Food For Thought)

Last night (February 11), Rick Ross hosted a Mastermind album release party at New World Stages in New York City and AFH was in the building. The event was a star-studded affair, with Ross and Meek Mill there from MMG, as well as DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, Mack Wilds,... Read more

Timed Perfectly, Wale J. Cole, Rockie Fresh & Meek Mill Release Black Grammys (Video)

A lover of the viral content, Wale timed "Black Grammys" perfectly. Although the Maybach Music Group artist could not have anticipated the Twitter conversations regarding Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' four straight wins (or did he?), the song as is as topically-released as any. J. Cole does not make the video,... Read more

Did Rick Ross & Jay Z Make Their Best Collabo Yet? The Devil Is A Lie (Audio)

For seven years now, Jay Z and Rick Ross have been sharing the booth on various songs, remixes, and posse cuts. Just when 2013 seemed in shut-down mode, the full audio of "The Devil Is A Lie" comes forth. From Rick Ross's upcoming 2014 Mastermind album, he slams his bars... Read more

Wale Addresses His Complex Issues on a New, Emotionally-Charged Song (Audio)

A day after addressing his recent issues (and last week's threats) with Complex magazine and their "Top 50 Albums Of 2013" with Peter Rosenberg and Ebro at HOT 97, Wale drops his reactions off to Funkmaster Flex, in song. "Walk N' Live" seemingly speaks to the magazine, referencing "opinions," "judgement,"... Read more

Wale Addresses Complex Threat, Says Jay Z & Q-Tip Reacted To The News (Video)

After being silent since Friday (December 13), Wale finally addressed his taped phone-call with Complex magazine Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed. The Maybach Music Group verbally threatened the staff of the site and magazine, urging them to notify security in advance. The dispute stemmed from Wale's The Gifted being omitted from... Read more

Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Celebrate Life (Video)

Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies have plenty to celebrate. One is Maybach Music Group's Chicago delegate, attached to a major label, and one of the best incubator movements in present-day Rap. The other, Casey, has become one of the most sought-after feature artists of late. Surely, in addition to his... Read more

Stalley Might Wear Fronts, But He Doesn’t Front In This Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Stalley reps the Midwest hard in this freestyle vignette, released from "106 & Park's" Backroom series. With gold fronts on the bottom row of teeth in his mouth, Maybach Music Group's rising star kicks a little something about his year, his style, and where he's going. Related: Wale, Stalley &... Read more

Wale, Stalley & More Join Rick Ross On MMG’s Priorities Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Throughout the ages, labels have found methods to showcase the depths of their talented rosters. Soundtracks and bonus disc samplers have given way to compilations and mixtapes. The latest iteration of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group trucks onward with the usual suspects (Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Gunplay, Omarion), as well... Read more

Stalley’s Trunk Waves In Houston In The Swangin’ Remix With Chamillionaire, Bun, ESG, Lil Keke & Trae Tha Truth (Audio)

From Beyonce to Stalley, everybody loves a Houston remix. Maybach Music Group's Stalley aligns some of H-Town's finest with his remix to "Swangin'." Already with Scarface on the O.G. version, Stalley recruited platinum stars Bun B and Chamillionaire, as well as highly-respected indie MCs ESG, and the Screwed Up Click's... Read more

Gunplay – Westside Ride (Video)

Admittedly, Triple C's member Gunplay is an acquired taste. However, this Maybach Music Group/Def Jam Records artist has moments in his swelling catalog that absolutely stun me. The Miami-based rapper churns out content in the mixtape circuit, and he's known to provide unique spins on classic instrumentals. The recent video... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 3 (Full Album Stream)

For the third installment in as many years, Self Made Vol. 3 is on the horizon. The most popular compilations in current-day Hip-Hop are known for breaking will-be mainstream stars and making some trunk-rattling street and club anthems. The third joint from the collective of Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill,... Read more

Meek Mill – Lil Ni**a Snupe

It’s been almost two months since the Louisiana shooting-murder of Dream Chasers hopeful Lil Snupe (reportedly over a video game), but the memory still rings true for the man who signed him just moments after hearing his demo. In the newly released “Lil Ni**a Snupe” produced by Boi-1da & The... Read more

Stalley – Honest Cowboy (Mixtape)

Often overlooked by many in comparison to his MMG label mates (Meek Mill and Wale), Stalley hopes to bring his lyricism to the forefront with his latest project Honest Cowboy. Although it’s a mixtape and not an album, Stalley promises that doesn’t mean it will lack in quality. Stating in... Read more

A lot of hot hip-hop has dropped over the last couple of months. Here’s a playlist featuring some of the best joints from May and June (Audio)

You'll find music from Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Brother Ali, Dom Kennedy, Phife Dawg, MF DOOM, Big Boi, Big K.R.I.T., MMG, Kanye West, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Childish Gambino, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Pac Div, Goodie Mob, Large Professor, Snoop Dogg and much more. If you're down... Read more

MMG – Power Circle ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's the video for Power Circle, the collabo between MMG and Kendrick Lamar. Check it out below. MMG's Self Made 2 is in stores now. Related: MMG - Self Made 2 (Full Album Stream)... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 2 (Full Album Stream)

MMG's Self Made Vol. 2 drops on Tuesday. You can listen to a stream of the entire album below. Standout cuts include Power Circle, where Kendrick Lamar joins MMG and spits fire. Check it out below. Related: Rick Ross - Touch'n You featuring Usher (Video) Here's the tracklist: 01. Gunplay,... Read more