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Watch The Livestream Of The Nipsey Hussle Celebration Of Life Memorial

Today (April 11), Nipsey Hussle will be laid to rest in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Less than two weeks ago, on March 31 the 33-year-old born Ermias Davidson Asghedom was fatally shot outside of his Crenshaw District store, The Marathon. Now thousands of family, friends, fans, and other... Read more

Los Angeles Will Name The Intersection Of Crenshaw & Slauson Nipsey Hussle Square

Today (April 9), a little over a week after the death of artist and activist Nipsey Hussle, Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue in South L.A. will be named after Hussle. The area is home to Hussle's The... Read more

L.A. Gangs Have Called A Historic Truce To Honor Nipsey Hussle (Video)

Less than one week after the March 31 passing of Nipsey Hussle, many communities are still recovering from the sudden tragedy. In addition to mourning the slain artist, activist, and entrepeneur, many people are taking action too. Yesterday (April 5), a vigil and peace treaty was held by street leaders,... Read more

Russell Westbrook Fills The Stat Sheet With 60 In Dedication To Nipsey Hussle

Last night (April 2), Russell Westbrook mourned the death of his friend Nipsey Hussle the best way that he knows how, with a historic performance on the basketball court. The 30-year-old Point Guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder finished his team's defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers with a stat... Read more

Eric Holder Is Charged With The Murder Of Nipsey Hussle

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Approximately 100 hours after Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon (March 31), suspect Eric Holder is charged with his murder. Holder, who was apprehended by law enforcement Tuesday (April 2) was formally charged with murder in addition to two counts of attempted murder. Police allege... Read more

The Police Have Captured The Man Suspected Of Killing Nipsey Hussle

UPDATE: The same day that the Los Angeles Police Department publicly announced the suspect for the March 31 murder of Nipsey Hussle (and shooting two other men), authorities have captured the fugitive that investigators believe to be the killer. Twenty-nine-year-old Eric Holder was apprehended in Bellflower, California. The local CBS... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Proved His Dedication Far Beyond His Music

Less than 24 hours ago (March 31), Nipsey Hussle was the victim of a fatal shooting in South Los Angeles, California. More specifically, 33-year-old Ermias Davidson Asghedom, a father of two, a family man, an entrepreneur, a community activist, and a beloved figure of unity in Hip-Hop lost his life.... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Has Been Shot And Killed

UPDATE: Approximately one hour after news broke of this afternoon's shooting, TMZ has now reported that Nipsey Hussle is dead, at 33 years old. While details continue to release, the artist born Ermias Asghedom was at the pinnacle of his career which included music, acting, his Marathon Agency and store, along... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Won Big In 2018. He Takes One Final Victory Lap (Video)

Next month, Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap turns one. That same week, Nip's major label debut in a discography filled with elite mixtapes will compete for "Best Rap Album" at the Grammy Awards (February 10). If it gets the win, Nip' will have come a long way from his decade as... Read more

Nipsey Hussle Waited A Dozen Years For An Album. His New Song Sees It As Perfect Timing

Thirteen years ago this week, Nipsey Hussle released his debut mixtape, Slauson Boy. Shortly thereafter, the MC's buzz started permeating the West Coast, and then the global Rap industry. The artist from the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles, California rapped with a sense of angst, awareness, and authority that stood... Read more

J. Cole’s KOD May Be The Year’s Best Album & It Was Snubbed By The Grammys

This morning (December 7), the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations were announced. For fans of Kendrick Lamar and the Top Dawg Entertainment family, it was another exciting development. Even in a year when K-Dot did not release a solo album, he received eight nominations. SZA and Jay Rock joined him with... Read more

Four Hip-Hop Artists Have Grammy Nominations For Album Of The Year

The 61st Grammy Awards nominations have been announced, and there is plenty to talk about for Rap and Hip-Hop fans. The affair will take place February 10, 2019, returning the event to Los Angeles, California's Staples Center after a New York City ceremony earlier this year. While Top Dawg and... Read more

Who Had The Best Rap Album Of 2018 (Battle 2): Jay Rock vs. Nipsey Hussle

We have our opinions on the best releases of 2018, but rather than simply tell you our pick for #1, we thought it would be more interesting to hear what you, the readers, believe is the Best Rap Album of 2018. With that in mind, we decided to make our... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads’ Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018 List

It is that season where “best of” lists abound and, in a year that featured stellar music from artists young and old, 2018 kept Hip-Hop fans on the edge of our seats. Now is an excellent time to reflect on the best ones. Throughout December, Ambrosia For Heads will pit... Read more

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