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Kool G Rap, Termanology & Saigon Show They Can Outrun Life’s Biggest Obstacles (Video)

Kool G Rap has just released Return of the Don, and the Juice Crew legend's triumphant return to his solo career does not disappoint. For more than three decades, the Queens, New York MC has remained an influence on any rapper who values complexity of structure and innovation in flow (whether... Read more

Kool G Rap Is A 30-Year Lyrical Legend. Listen To A Sneak Preview Of His New Album (Audio)

Kool G Rap is frequently considered one of Hip-Hop's greatest MCs. For 31 years, the Queens, New Yorker has helped bring Rap out of an era of simpler deliveries to compound rhyme structures, fast paced flows, and an unrivaled use of cadence. Additionally, he is one of the pioneers of... Read more

Termanology & Saigon Use Q-Tip Production For A Sobering Look At What’s Wrong (Video)

One of the most poignant tracks in Termanology's expansive catalog is "We're Both Wrong." The track pairs the 1982 MC with production from A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip. For a song about the ills of society, especially law enforcement profiling and brutalizing people of color, Saigon's slang editorial is a... Read more

Kool G Rap Announces First Solo Album In 6 Years & It Has Some Exciting Guests

Less than a week ago (February 17), Queens, New York veteran Kool G Rap and Juice Crew band-mate Big Daddy Kane performed a co-headlining event in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Billed as an "The Most Epic Hip-Hop Showdown," the Sherman Theater concert featured each legendary MC going song-for-song in a battle... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: Just Blaze vs. Kanye West. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: The Neptunes vs. Just Blaze. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer” begins. The third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving... Read more

Saigon & Termanology Put Prejudice Policing In Its Place Over Q-Tip Production (Audio)

A decade ago, Termanology and Saigon were two of the rising stars in the New York Hip-Hop scene. While Term' would begin a relentless cycle of independent releases that has lasted well into today, Saigon would ink a major label deal with Atlantic Records and get to work on a... Read more

Kay Slay Recruits Redman, Raekwon & Royce 5’9″ To Attack The Wack (Mixtape)

They do not call DJ Kay Slay "the drama king" for nothing. Since the late 1970s, the Harlem, New York graffiti writer-turned-DJ-turned-record executive seemingly lives for the spirit of competition. Now a Shade 45 radio mainstay, Kay Slay is one of the few talents who was making mixtapes 15 years... Read more

Shuko Recruits Saigon, R.A. The Rugged Man & Vinnie Paz On New Track (Audio)

German producer Shuko is getting ready to release his debut album, For The Love Of It (January 30), and has unveiled a new track, "Change Gonna Come" off the album featuring Saigon, Vinnie Paz, R.A. The Rugged Man and Carolyn D'Elia. Shuko has worked with all of the aforementioned artists... Read more

Saigon Offers A Stripped-Down DJ Premier Remix Of His Big Daddy Kane Collab (Audio)

Following last month's original, DJ Premier-produced version of "One Foot In The Door," Saigon has a remix. Still maintaining the same opening intro, an early 2000s on-the-spot cosign from Jay Z, this mix has an organic, piano-driven beat. This allows Heads to hear the wrath of Kane, and Sai Giddy's... Read more

Ten Years Ago Saigon Predicted Hip-Hop Would Be in a Sad State. Was He Right? (Audio)

"In 2004 Saigon released his first project titled Warning Shots. There was a freestyle on Warning Shots where Saigon would prophesize everything that would come to take place in Hip Hop culture. From Rappers copying the sound of other regions, to rappers becoming overtly emotional, singing on every song, and... Read more

Saigon Bursts From Comment Sections To Chillin’ With DJ Premier & Lil Cease (Video)

A product of the Internet-era of Hip-Hop, Saigon has always been an artist for the streets before the servers. In his video for the GSN3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard single, "Nunya," Saigon highlights his haters in the message boards and comments sections, and then laughs about it alongside... Read more

Saigon is Joined By the Legendary Big Daddy Kane on a DJ Premier Track (Audio)

Saigon's GSN3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard is two weeks away (September 30). However, the veteran New York MC unleashed one of the LP's most anticipated tracks in "One Foot In The Door." On the DJ Premier-produced cut (the second Premo premier in less than 12 hours), the Yardfather... Read more

Saigon & Kool G Rap Reunite, With Memphis Bleek & Lil Bibby (Audio)

A decade after "The Letter P," Saigon and Kool G Rap are back to their hard-hittin' double-dopeness on "Mechanical Animals (4 Generations)." Speaking to the subtitle, also on the cut is Memphis Bleek, and a surprising fourth (to some, anyway) in XXL freshman Lil Bibby. The song plays as its... Read more

Saigon Kicks Some Reality Rap Over a DJ Premier Track (Audio)

Saigon addresses rumors about himself, his role on Love & Hip-Hop and more over a boom bap DJ Premier track. Sai's message? It's "Nunya" business. Check it out. Related: Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Look To The Skies To Make A Sinner’s Prayer (Video)... Read more

Tune In With Chuuwee & The Chuuwee Channel (Album Stream)

Chuuwee answers some questions about his career since signing a record deal with Amalgam Digital, his reasons for moving away from Sacramento, and more about his life throughout his latest album, The Chuuwee Channel. Instead of dedicating the album to the musicality of the decade a la his Wild Style... Read more

Here’s a Look Back at the Week’s Best Videos in Hip-Hop (8/10/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought new music videos from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Spesh & Kool G Rap, Dom Kennedy, Lil Boosie, Saigon, Jeezy, Mick Jenkins, Rick Ross and more, Souls of Mischief discussing their new album, a Dipset reunion with Cam'ron, Jim Jones and Hell Rell, as well... Read more

Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Look To The Skies To Make A Sinner’s Prayer (Video)

In the mid-2000s, two of Hip-Hop's most poised New York City voices were Saigon and Papoose. Both thriving acts of the height of mixtape culture, these MCs embodied a direct lineage to some of Rap's greatest voices, with a street-savvy approach that attracted fans during the reign of crews like... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... Read more

REKS, N.O.R.E. & Saigon Pay Homage To Marcus Garvey (Video)

REKS and producer Hazardis Soundz, two weeks removed from the release of their joint album, Eyes Watching God, drop visuals for the single, "Garvey." The title is dedicated to the late Jamaican political leader Marcus Garvey, a prophet in the eyes of the Rastafari, and the track itself opens with... Read more

Saigon, Papoose & Omar Epps Make Some Food for Thought on Sinner’s Prayer (Audio)

Saigon, Papoose and Omar Epps (yep, the "Juice" man...) do some heavy reflecting on "Sinner's Prayer." They touch on everything from the progress (or lack thereof) of the State of the Union since President Obama took office, to propaganda in the news, to the need to uplift others. This is... Read more

REKS Teams With Saigon & N.O.R.E. For Some Message Music With Garvey (Audio)

The revolutionary comparisons drive the musical car, as REKS links with Saigon and N.O.R.E. on "Garvey," named after the Jamaican leader of the Black Star Line. N.O.R.E.is in form, Saigon stamps down one of his signature thought-provoking verses, while REKS shows one of his many sides—in a lengthy career that's... Read more

Here’s Kay Slay’s New Mixtape Featuring Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo & Many More (Mixtape)

DJ Kay Slay has released his new mixtape, The Last Hip Hop Disciple. The project is STACKED with artists of all styles, including Raekwon, Young Buck, ONYX, Jay Rock, Joell Ortiz, Tony Yayo, Papoose, Jon Connor, Memphis Bleek, Sheek Louch, Vado, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Saigon, Chi Ali, Locksmith and... Read more

Saigon’s Next Album To Feature 3-4 DJ Premier Tracks & Big Daddy Kane?

Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told album featured one of the most exciting production lineups for any debut artists. Although it was released over five years after originally planned, on a different label than commissioned it, the album featured production by Just Blaze, with involvement from Kanye West, Swizz Beatz,... Read more

Saigon – Rap vs. Real (Video)

Saigon continues his hip-hop activism in his latest video. He takes fake gangsterism, materialism and misogyny in rap music to task. Check out Rap vs. Real. Related: Saigon – Our Babies 2 (It’s a Crazy World) (Video)... Read more

Saigon in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Saigon smashed up The Backroom on 106 & Park with one of the hardest verses yet. Check out the video below. Related: Saigon – Our Babies 2 (It’s a Crazy World) (Video)... Read more

Saigon – Our Babies 2 (It’s a Crazy World) (Video)

Saigon touches on everything from Trayvon Martin to Newtown in the somber video for Our Babies 2 (It's a Crazy World). Related: Saigon – Plant The Seed (What U Paid For) (Video)... Read more

Saigon – Plant The Seed (What U Paid For) (Video)

Saigon drops some more knowledge in his song Plant The Seed (What U Paid For). Check out the video. Reltated: Saigon says he wants to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face (Video)... Read more

Saigon – Game Changer ft Marsha Ambrosius (Video)

Saigon drops a video for his dope Marsha Ambrosius-assisted track. Check out Game Changer. Related: Saigon says he wants to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face (Video)... Read more

Saigon says he wants to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face (Video)

The headline is "Saigon says 'I want to punch Rick Ross & 2 Chainz in the face.'" What follows is an interview where he very eloquently makes a case for identifying content as being for mature audiences, where appropriate. Check out the video for some food for thought from Saigon.... Read more

Saigon – Blown Away (Video)

Saigon kicks some political knowledge in his latest video. He speaks of revolutionaries from all eras. One more day...Check out Blown Away. Related: Saigon – Relafriendship (Video)... Read more

Saigon – Relafriendship (Video)

Here's the video for Saigon's Relafriendship. The title says it all. Check out the video. Related: Saigon – Feet on the Ground (Audio)... Read more

Saigon – Relafriendship

Here's another new track from Saigon's upcoming The Greatest Story Never Told 2 album. Sai talks about his involvement with a woman that is blurring the line between friendship and relationship. Check our Relafriendship. Related: Saigon - Feet on the Ground (Audio)... Read more

Saigon – Feet on the Ground

Here's Saigon's first single from his upcoming album, Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread And Circuses. Check out Feet on the Ground. Related: Saigon – Not Like Them ft Styles P (Video)... Read more

Saigon – Not Like Them ft Styles P (Video)

Styles P joins Saigon in Saigon's new video Not Like Them. Check it out below. Related: M.A.R.S. (Cormega, Action Bronson, Saigon & Roc Marciano) – M.A.R.S. (Video)... Read more

Raekwon – Luxury Rap ft JD Era (Video)

Here's the latest video from Raekwon's Unexpected Victory mixtape. Check out Luxury Rap featuring JD Era. There's also some footage of him checking out some luxury cars at the end, set to a slept on Saigon gem. Related: Raekwon - A Pinebox Story (Video) Here's the Saigon joint.... Read more

M.A.R.S. (Cormega, Action Bronson, Saigon & Roc Marciano) – M.A.R.S. (Video)

Word broke a few months ago that Cormega, Action Bronson, Saigon and Roc Marciano were forming a group and shortly after that Large Professor dropped the song M.A.R.S. featuring all 4 MCs. Here's the video for that track. Stay tuned...Related: Roc Marciano - Change http://vimeo.com/41702611... Read more

Just Blaze – Hard Knock Life Interview (Video) + A Playlist of His Classics

The mighty Just Blaze often is overlooked in discussions about the best hip-hop producers but he has been behind the boards for classic upon classic upon classic. Hard Knock TV sat down with the legendary producer for a lengthy interview. Just talks about working with Jay Electronica, Joe Budden and... Read more

Saigon – Where to Find Me ft Quan (Video)

Here's the latest video from Saigon. Check out Where to Find Me featuring Quan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lT7UcV3XvM... Read more

Cormega – MARS ft Roc Marciano, Action Bronson & Saigon

Cormega, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson and Saigon are forming a super group. Here's their first song together which was produced by Large Professor. Check out MARS.... Read more

Saigon – Hungry (Video)

Hungry is the latest video of Saigon's Warning Shots 3: One Foot in the Grave mixtape (click here to download). Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDUV9hiqVAk&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Saigon – Warning Shots 3: One Foot in the Grave (Mixtape)

Saigon has dropped a bunch of tracks from his Warning Shots 3: One Foot in the Grave project. Here's the full mixtape. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape.... Read more

Saigon – Women Are the New Dogs

Saigon's new song, Women Are the New Dogs, takes a different direction than what you might expect from the title. It actually ends up being a commentary on how men have treated women. Check it out below.... Read more

Saigon – Hungry

Here's the latest from Saigon.  Check out Hungry.  His new mixtape, Warning Shots 3:  One Foot in the Grave drops soon.... Read more

Saigon – Another Man Down ft Lil Fame of M.O.P.

Here's some new music from Saigon, and it's a banger. Check out Another Man Down featuring M.O.P.'s Lil Fame.... Read more

Ambrosia For Heads’ 2011 Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of the Year: Here’s a look at our picks for the best of the best in 2011. You’ll find words on each as well as samples of the music. Tell us your picks for 2011.

It's that time of year again, when you're hit with a ton of year end, best of lists. We're going to keep it simple. We have 2 lists: best hip-hop albums/mixtapes of the year and songs of the year. First up, here are our picks for the best hip-hop albums/mixtapes... Read more

Saigon – Enemies (Video)

Enemies is the latest video from Saigon's Greatest Story Never Told project. Great song, great album. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvHdCyYD9fo&feature=player_embedded... Read more