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Freddie Gibbs & Nick Grant Team Up On A Track That’s R&B But Gangsta (Audio)

IAMNOBODI has been concocting some really impressive production for Soulection over the years. The German-born and Los Angeles, California-based Soul-and-Bass producer has the skills to create a big record, but heavy hitters hopping on songs always help. He may have that though with his latest song release "Heaven." Featuring Freddie... Read more

The 14 Best Hip-Hop Releases So Far In 2018 (Audio & Video)

Approaching 2018’s midpoint, the year has been absolutely incredible for Hip-Hop and Rap music. For many artists, the album is now shorter than it has ever been. Releases are more concentrated and digestible than they have been been in decades. Moreover, the MC/producer double-threat is winning, as is the chemistry... Read more

ODB’s Estate To Launch “Dirty Coin” Cryptocurrency & It’s For The Children (Video)

Late Wu-Tang Clan member O.D.B. will be among the growing list of Hip-Hop artists to have their own cryptocurrency. The money will be appropriately called Dirty Coin and used to purchase his music and officially authorized merchandise. The announcement was made by O.D.B.'s son and aspiring rapper Young Dirty during... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Rages Against The Machine With A Motivational Music Video

Since the release of his highly-anticipated Victory Lap last week, Nipsey Hussle has been living up to his moniker and then some. Fully immersed in the promotional swing of the well-received project, Nipsey’s concentrated media hustle has seen both his visual releases and recent radio/TV appearances being praised by Heads alike.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Kendrick Lamar Form A Westside Connection To Uplift Their People (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar have been steadfast voices of change from the streets of Los Angeles' under-served communities. From Slauson Avenue to Rosecrans Boulevard, these two artists' careers span more than a decade. Before there was major backing, these MCs hustled raps through powerful features, free projects, and seemingly... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Explains Why He’s Joining Forces With A Major Label (Video)

Nipsey Hussle, who has created his success independently, is on the verge of dropping his first album backed by a major label. Victory Lap is poised to release on February 16, 2018, via All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic Records, and many Heads have wondered why someone who has time... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Swizz Beatz’s New Anthem Says The Sky Is The Limit (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

Nipsey Hussle Is Releasing His 1st Major Label Album & It’s On His Terms (Video)

For more than a decade, Nipsey Hussle has had a unique relationship with record labels. From a peer class that seemed to covet contracts, "Neighborhood Nip" was among the first rappers to prove he did not need company backing. Like his musical content, the MC shows his intelligence and grit... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Has Been On The Grind Relentlessly & It’s Paying Off (Audio)

Artists like Chance The Rapper and Kanye West have challenged the old music industry model through making award-winning, critically-acclaimed albums without seeking a sales transaction. In his own lane, Nipsey Hussle has done something similar. The L.A. rapper has stayed relevant without ever dropping an official LP. He made paying... Read more

Rick Ross, E-40, Fat Joe, Slim Thug & Nipsey Hussle Buy Back The Block (Audio)

Late last year, Rick Ross released "Buy Back The Block," a thunderous street anthem about MCs from the hood looking to re-invest in the communities that raised them. The original song featured 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane, alongside the MMG leader. Pusha T & Rick Ross Join Forces For a... Read more

Donald Trump Is Just the Start. YG Is Ready To Take On the System.

With the Democratic National Convention well underway, the November arrival of America's presidential election is nearing closer, and things are reaching a fever pitch. Many artists within the Hip-Hop community are taking to the studio and stage to record political messages for posterity, helping raise awareness and inspire entire movements.... Read more

President Obama “Raps” A Blunt Message To Donald Trump (Video)

For years, BaracksDubs have made a number of videos which expertly edit clips of President Obama together to make it look like he is singing or rapping songs in the cultural Zeitgeist. Their latest video, no doubt intentionally timed to coincide with the Democratic National Convention, is by far their... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Dave East Go Back To Their Rugged Roots, With Clarity (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle's Marathon Mondays push on—with no finish line in sight. The Los Angeles, California veteran joins another highly-prolific MC in Dave East for "Clarity." This song finds these two street-wise men (along with Bino Rideaux) going back to the tense, high-stakes environments that raised them. For Nip', those were... Read more

June Was Full Of Great Hip-Hop. Here’s The Best Of The Month In 1 Playlist (Audio)

The month of June was the epitome of quality over quantity, when it came to Hip-Hop. There were fewer noteworthy releases than in any month of the year, so far, but those that penetrated were high-powered. Drake set the month on fire with one of his hardest rhymes in years,... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Snoop Dogg Show The Complexity Behind The “Colors” (Video)

Last month, Nipsey Hussle and Snoop Dogg made perhaps the most meaningful in their litany of collaborations. "Question #1" finds the two Greater Los Angeles, California street artists coming together to talk about the high cost of gang life. Both of these artists have been public figures, with known affiliations.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Claims Rappers & Their Raps Aren’t Hard Enough (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle is ramping up in a major way. The Los Angeles, California veteran MC is fresh off of his latest (and arguably his greatest) Snoop Dogg collaboration in "Question #1." Now, Nip' takes burgeoning Sacramento artist Mozzy under his wing once more for "Ain't Hard Enough." With a pulsating... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Snoop Dogg Give Some Real Game About The Costs Of Gang Life (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle continues his Marathon Mondays series with his strongest release yet. "Question #1" features Snoop Dogg who is in tip top form, and finds both MCs giving real game about the costs of gang life. While both have affiliations with the Crips, neither seeks to glorify bangin'. Instead, they... Read more

Hear The Best Hip-Hop Of May 2016 In One Playlist (Audio)

As May helped us get ready for Summer, it brought the heat for Hip-Hop, too. De La Soul delivered on the promise of their new album And The Anonymous Nobody, with the scorcher, "Pain," and Redman announced a new group called 1000Volts, consisting of himself and DJ Jayceooh, releasing his... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Lives Up To His Name With Powerful Words Of Motivation (Audio)

There's a reason why Nipsey Hussle sold 1,000 copies of a mixtape priced at $100, which was simultaneously released for free. Since he began his career over a decade ago, the Crenshaw MC has strived to live up to his name, often making motivational songs that are inspirational to himself... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Looks to the Horizon for His Victory Lap (Audio)

It's been some time since Los Angeles, California MC Nipsey Hussle has been discussing plans for his next album, Victory Lap. Given his already extensive discography of mixtapes dating back to 2005's Slauson Boy Vol. 1, it's hard to believe he has yet to drop a full-length studio effort. All... Read more

YG Hosts 50 Cent & Nipsey Hussle And It’s Nuthin’ But A Gangsta Party (Audio)

YG has had a tumultuous 2015. In June, he was shot 3 times while in the studio, but was able to make it to his own car to be taken to the hospital. By July, he had recovered enough to release the lead single from his forthcoming Still Krazy album.... Read more

Jadakiss & Nipsey Hussle Spend a Day on the Block, Where Some Things Never Change (Video)

On November 20, Jadakiss released Top 5 Dead or Alive, an album with an ambitious title but a fitting one for many Heads, considering its source. A day before, he dropped a heater of a track in "Rain," featuring stand-out verses from Nas and Styles P. The same day as... Read more

Jadakiss’ “Top 5 Dead Or Alive” Tracklist Features Nas, Young Buck & More

Dating back to 2001's Kiss The Game Goodbye, Jadakiss solo albums have always been star-studded affairs. This month's Top 5 Dead Or Alive (November 20), 'Kiss' fourth studio effort is no exception. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam effort will feature the likes of Nas, Puff Daddy, and both of his LOX cohorts... Read more

Jadakiss’ “Top 5 Dead Or Alive” Has A Release Date. Hear 2 Singles (Audio)

Less than 24 hours after appearing on Sheek Louch's "Sucka Free," Jadakiss took a major next step in his career. The 20-plus-year Rap veteran gave his highly anticipated fourth solo album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive a release date. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records LP will arrive on November 20. That's... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Can Be Soulful. So A Producer Remixes T.M.C. With 100% Soul Samples (Mixtape)

Remixing another artist's album was once fairly commonplace for emerging (and decorated) producers. 9th Wonder did it with Nas and Jay Z, ultimately earning him a spot working with Hov'. Before he was making global hits as one half of Gnarls Barkley, Rhode Island's Danger Mouse blended The Grey Album.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Releases a New Mixtape Right Under the Wire. Get Your Mailbox Money (Mixtape)

Nipsey Hussle ends the year with a bang. He drops off his new Mailbox Money mixtape right under the wire. While he offered copies of his last mixtape, Crenshaw, for sale at $100 a pop (100 of which were purchased by Jay Z), he ups the ante with this one.... Read more

Noisey Releases The Biggest Posse Cut Ever Featuring More Than 35 Rappers (Video)

In the quest to put together the ultimate posse cut, Noisey assembled 35+ rappers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York for a series of verses to be fused into one song. After seeding verses in pieces for the last few weeks, they have now released the full 42 minute... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Rick Ross Enjoy The Perks Of The Spotlight On A Hit-Boy Track (Audio)

Following the precise wordplay and honesty of "50 Niggaz," Nipsey Hussle returns to his (other) form on "1 Hunnit A Show." The sophomore Mailbox Money (December 20) look also incorporates numbers, as the Crenshaw District MC joins Rick Ross on a thumping Hit-Boy track. The two MCs have found fame... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Nipsey Hussle vs. Jay Rock…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

Nipsey Hussle Uses Gangsta Rap As An Indictment Of The Court’s Double Standards (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle has announced that he will release an album, Mailbox Money, before year's end (December 20 to be exact). The California MC sets the project up with "50 Niggaz." The song looks at the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, and compares it to... Read more

Cookin’ Soul Remixes Nipsey Hussle & Dom Kennedy with Some Classic Jodeci (Audio)

The production duo Cookin' Soul Has lived up to its name with an inspired remix of Nipsey Hussle's "Don't Forget Us," featuring Dom Kennedy. They chop up a Jodeci classic something lovely and concoct a soulful sonic landscape for Nipsey and Dom to get busy. This is feel good music.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle & Kobe Bryant Speak At Trayvon Martin’s Peace Walk & Peace Talk (Video)

In the wake of the tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death over two years ago, the family of the young man hosted a "Peace Walk & Peace Talk" in Los Angeles through the Trayvon Martin Foundation that was created in memory of their son. The event itself was graced with the... Read more

GQ Gets A Star-Studded Record With Nipsey Hussle & A Rapper Big Pooh, 9th Wonder Reunion (Audio)

On June 24, Jamla Army enlistee GQ is preparing Rated Oakland. The West Coast delegation on 9th Wonder's heralded label follows up with his second project in as many years. On "Count'em Up," both worlds come together. South Central L.A.'s Nipsey Hussle fits in, with that street scholar message, while... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Takes Cameras On A Tour Through The Crenshaw District (Video)

Crenshaw is Hip-Hop famous. In 1991, the strip became a film location in John Singleton's Boyz N' The Hood (the very place where a confrontation starting would ultimately lead to a tragedy later). A year later, a young Kurupt mentioned the intersection of Crenshaw & Slauson on Dr. Dre's "Stranded... Read more

Almost 22 Years Since The Chronic, Hit-Boy & Nipsey Hussle Claim To Have The Answers (Video)

Like "New York is dead," one of Hip-Hop's armchair critic cliches is that "West Coast Hip-Hop is dead." With everything seemingly about faded trends and death, Heads know better. Two such Heads out to muffle any remaining skeptics (who possibly missed what's going on with Top Dawg Ent., Stones Throw,... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Barks Some Reality Raps On The THC-Produced Between Us (Audio)

With the sounds of Hip-Hop changing, Nipsey Hussle breathes his brand of realness into all of his works. "Between Us" implements the kind of altered choruses you hear in Future, Kevin Gates, and the like—this one courtesy of K.Camp. However, in between the bridges, Nip' talks his life in simple,... Read more

How Do You Make an 80’s Slow Jam Gangsta? Let Nipsey Hussle Show You (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle's grind never stops. The Crenshaw MC just dropped a mixtape last fall and is on tour but he's still dropping jewels for the fans. His latest release is a slow jam called Hotel Suite but don't get it twisted. He still keeps it 100% G. Check it out... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Freaks a Soulful Track with Aggression on His Latest Release, Count Up That Loot (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle remains true to his name by staying steady on the grind. Mere months after releasing his Crenshaw mixtape, he's back with another song. On Count Up That Loot, Nipsey attacks the track with the same fervor with which he hustles. Check it out. Related: Nipsey Hussle Salutes His... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Salutes His Lady in His New Song 6 Inch Heels (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle is starting 2014 as active as he was in 2013. His latest release is an ode to the woman in his life. Check out 6 Inch Heels featuring June Summers. Related: Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw (Mixtape)... Read more

Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of 2013. Stream and Download More Than 45 Mixtapes Here (Mixtapes)

2013 was a stellar year for mixtapes. In fact, with strong releases from Big K.R.I.T., Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Rapsody, Raekwon, Slum Village, Curren$y, Cam'ron, Lloyd Banks, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Action Bronson, Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes and more, it can be argued... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Admires His Own Hustle From The High Rise With DJ Drama (Video)

In "More Or Less," Nipsey Hussle raps that he's been grinding in the music industry since 2003. It took an honest 10 years for the artist, once signed to Epic Records, to have his banner year. And to think, he did so independently. In the video, Nip looks at his... Read more

Hit-Boy & Nipsey Hussle Bring Some New West Coast Heat on Alert (Audio)

Hit-Boy and Nipsey Hussle get rowdy on Alert, claiming it's the hardest ish since The Chronic. That claim is likely aspirational...but it is a a hot track. Check it out. Related: Nipsey Hussle Gives the Real on Growing Up in Crenshaw on The Juan Epstein Show (Video)... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Gives the Real on Growing Up in Crenshaw on The Juan Epstein Show (Video)

Nipsey Hussle is one of the most authentic cats in the game right now. During a trip to NYC this week, he connected with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds and discussed his African heritage, the grind as an independent artist, the new West Coast movement, first generation West Coast MCs... Read more

Game & Nipsey Hussle – Red and Blue Make Green (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape that compiles the various collaborations between Game and Nipsey Hussle from over the years. You can stream and download Red and Blue Make Green below. Related: Nipsey Hussle Releases Crenshaw & Slauson Video With Crenshaw Mixtape (Video & Mixtape) + The Game – OKE (Mixtape)... Read more

Nipsey Discusses Why He Priced His Mixtape at $100 (Video)

Nipsey Hussle is true to his name. The Crenshaw MC sat down with DJ Skee to discuss why he priced his new Crenshaw mixtape at $100 as well as the other ventures in which he's involved. Check out what he had to say below. Related: Nipsey Hussle Releases Crenshaw &... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Releases Crenshaw & Slauson Video With Crenshaw Mixtape (Video & Mixtape)

The visuals for Nipsey Hussle's song Crenshaw & Slauson are part documentary and part music video, but all tribute to Nipsey's neighborhood. Nipsey gets testimonials from several local folks and walks the streets hitting places he still frequents. You can watch the video and stream and download Nipsey's new Crenshaw... Read more

Jay Z Buys 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle’s $100 Mixtape, Crenshaw

We're big fans of Nipsey Hussle over here at Ambrosia For Heads. But we're not the only ones. It always seems to sound a little foreign when artists charge money for mixtapes in 2013—at least off the bat. Well, Nip' gave away Crenshaw for free, but then, for those lookin'... Read more

Nipsey Hussle – Don’t Forget About Us ft Dom Kennedy

With his highly anticipated mixtape dropping today (Crenshaw), Nipsey Hussle gives the Hip-Hop community a taste of what to expect with "Don't Forget About Us." The track also features the all-too-frequent collaborator Dom Kennedy, which gives the song a dope 1-2 Los Angeles MC punch. Related: Nipsey Hussle – Change Nothing... Read more

Nipsey Hussle – Checc Me Out ft Dom Kennedy

On Arsenio Hall's couch, Kendrick Lamar spoke about the movement he was part of the California Hip-Hop community. Two of the artists he mentioned, Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy, come together for "Checc Me Out," a collaboration in the L.A. Leakers' series—and will also appear on the forthcoming Crenshaw mixtape.... Read more

Rapsody – Never Know ft. Ab-Soul, Nipsey Hussle & Terrace Martin

I really love the Jamla/TDE/Nipsey Hussle connection. What 9th Wonder did so seamlessly with Brooklyn in the mid-'00s (Smif N' Wessun, Sean Price, Buckshot and Jean Grae) now seems to work with South Central, Los Angeles and C-Arson. "Never Know" is a truly versatile joint produced by the professor himself.... Read more