Black Panther’s Director Reveals How He Got Kendrick Lamar To Curate The Soundtrack

In less than 48 hours, The Black Panther soundtrack will be released (February 9). The TDE/Interscope Records soundtrack tracklist boasts new music from label acts Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, and Ab-Soul, as well as other popular acts including Future, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Vince Staples, and Anderson .Paak. Perhaps... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd’s Collabo Is Fit For A Superhero Journey (Audio)

One week from today (February 9), The Black Panther soundtrack will release on TDE/Interscope Records. With Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg at the helm, the compilation album has already witnessed strong showings from K-Dot, SZA, and Jay Rock. With the tracklist made available earlier this week, Lamar releases his latest... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Tracklist & Release Date For “Black Panther” Soundtrack

On January 29, Marvel Studios hosted an early premiere of Black Panther ahead of its February 16 United States release. One of the most anticipated films of 2018, the superhero flick is bound to be a blockbuster success, thanks in no small part to its cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.... Read more

AZ Spits Hot Fire On A Red Hot Mix To “Starboy,” Just In Time For The Weeknd (Audio)

It's been 8 years since AZ released an album, and in that time, his output has been extremely scarce. In fact, over the last couple of years, the Brooklyn MC has only released a handful of songs, and they typically are care of DJs who coax him into blessing their... Read more

Jay Pharoah Is Funny But This Freestyle Is No Joke (Video)

Jay Pharoah is not the first comedian who can imitate famous rappers and singers as part of his act. However, it is abundantly clear that the Virginia native is out to be the best. This past week, the former SNL cast member (who ranked #55 in Rolling Stone's all-time funniest... Read more

The Weeknd Takes A Sample DOOM & Biggie Rocked And Freaks It For The Club (Audio)

For lovers of samples, Isaac Hayes sophomore album Hot Buttered Soul is a must-own album. Released during 1969 on Enterprise/Stax Records (where Ike was a major writer and producer), this album was a Top 10 on the charts, and went to #1, even before Hayes gave "John Shaft" his theme... Read more

The Weeknd’s New First Person Point Of View Video Is Beyond Alarming

The Weeknd is one of popular music's most ambitious video creators. To market his albums (and previously, his mixtapes), the Canadian singer knows how to draw attention to the music through other mediums. Two weeks ago, Abel unleashed the "Starboy" music video, belonging to the Daft Punk-assisted title track to... Read more

The Weeknd Is A Shooting Star. He Embraces It In A Daft Punk Assisted Single (Video)

The Weeknd is a comet in the sky. From mixtapes to albums, this two-time Grammy Award winner has captivated Pop music without compromising his own trippy take on R&B. On November 25, the Canadian singer will release his third album, Starboy. The follow-up to last year's #1 Beauty Behind The... Read more

Nas Joins The Weeknd To Premiere The “Tell Your Friends” Remix At The Met Gala (Video)

Last night, the annual Met Gala took place in New York City. Billed as "the party of the year," the event is a benefit ball for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, the only department of the Met that has to fund itself. As "the Oscars of the East,"... Read more

Lauryn Hill & the Weeknd Light Up the Stage with Special “In the Night” Duet (Video)

One of the many rumors surrounding last week's Grammys telecast was that the Weeknd - whose Beauty Behind the Madness was nominated for Album of the Year - would be performing a duet with Ms. Lauryn Hill, a match-up sure to delight both younger and older fans of contemporary Soul... Read more

These Videos Made Us Feel Like We Could Fly In 2015 (Video)

2015 might very well be remembered as the year the video took over the song in Hip-Hop. While audio platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music are growing in strength, high profile mixtapes decreased in number, and an increasing amount of releases were presented as videos even before the audio-only... Read more

Here Are Ambrosia For Heads’ Picks For The Best Music Videos Of 2015

2015 might very well be remembered as the year the video took over the song in Hip-Hop. While audio platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Music are growing in strength, high profile mixtapes decreased in number, and an increasing amount of releases were presented as videos even before the audio-only... Read more

Ghostface Killah Remixes The Weeknd For What May Be A Supreme Clientele 2 Preview (Audio)

In 2015, The Weeknd made an anthem out of "Can't Feel My Face." That's an attitude and descriptive that Ghostface Killah knows about, since long before he made 2006's "Kilo." To close out the year, G.F.K. extends the practice he and Kanye West have for jumping on remixes. This time,... Read more

The Weeknd Releases A Stunning & Disturbing Strip Club Video Like You’ve Never Seen

Throughout his meteoric career, The Weeknd has had a penchant for disturbing and boundary pushing videos. This year alone, his visuals have centered around wrecks, explosions, immolation, murder and other mayhem. His latest is a short film for "In The Night," and it is unsettling, even by The Weeknd's standards.... Read more

The Weeknd & Eminem Use Virtual Reality to Show Just How Explosive Their Remix Is (Video)

Earlier this month, a remix of The Weeknd's smash "The Hills" surfaced with a verse from Eminem. That version was quickly pulled and all that remained were sped up, slowed down and otherwise altered versions. Now, The Weekend has dropped the official release, and he's upped the ante by making... Read more

Here’s A Mix of Familiar & Fresh Songs To Fire Up Your Week (Playlist)

With a long, hot, and ever-exciting summer now transitioning to fall, here is a new playlist of both new and more throwback singles, plus approved album cuts. This mix nods to stand-out tracks from the last year and beyond. This living, breathing playlist keeps building and growing. This time around,... Read more

The Weeknd Does Away With His Demons in Highly-Conceptual ‘Tell Your Friends’ Mini-Movie (Video)

The Weeknd is having what is likely the most successful season of his career, and his new album hasn't even been released yet. On August 28, Beauty Behind The Madness is expected to drop and will certainly echo the success of "Can't Feel My Face," the album's lead single that... Read more

The Weeknd Uses Wrecks & Explosions To Symbolize A Twisted Love (Video)

The Weeknd's "The Hills" describes a love (or maybe just a lust) that's sincere, but enhanced by intoxication. He only calls when he's messed up, but that's the real him. For the visual, Abel and a female companion escape a flipped '80s Lincoln Towncar, to walk away alive, barely. Dim... Read more

The Weeknd Releases a Full Blown Funk Jam With Max Martin (Audio)

The last few years have brought a resurgence in 70s Soul and Disco, from the good vibes of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," featuring Mr. Disco, himself, Nile Rogers, to Robin Thicke's Marvin Gaye-influenced "Blurred Lines." However, the last few months have spawned several hits influenced by 80s R&B, Dancehall and... Read more

The Weeknd Returns with Some Soul Music on Earned It (Lyric Video)

The Weeknd's quickly growing catalog has been filled with his distinctive genre-bending, often melancholy, music. On his new song "Earned It," from the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey, he pivots to a straight-forward Soul offering, and he shines. He puts down the vocal effects and moody chords and slips... Read more

The Weeknd Says He’ll Be Sitting On The Throne All Autumn, As King Of The Fall (Audio)

The Weeknd stunts on his records. Introduced with his uber-sexual Trilogy, the Canadian crooner has gathered quite a bit of fame, all while maintaining that mystique. On "King Of The Fall," Abel balances these honest attributes, singing about his insistence on a private-life, even if his songs expose his bedroom... Read more

OVO Producer Eric Dingus Reconsiders The Weeknd’s Often In The Clouds (Audio)

With The Weeknd's latest single "Often" making its rotations and runs, October's Very Own (OVO) producer Eric Dingus wanted hit the crew affiliate off with a different mix. Distorted vocals, and a new depth of low-end in the beat might channel some different emotions than the original, but it's nicely... Read more

The Weeknd Delivers His Own Brand Of Sensuous R&B With New Single (Audio)

Grammy nominated artist, The Weeknd, is an individual who strives to push the edges of Hip-Hop and R&B with a brand of music that has garnered the attention of a myriad of artists from Juicy J to Drake. Now, the XO recording artist and producer unleashes his latest cut, "Often,"... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (9/14/13) (Video Playlist)

This was an exceptionally strong week in video. We got new music videos from Eminem, Eddie Murphy, 50 Cent, Macklemore & Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd and The Foreign Exchange, as well as performances from Drake (after he tries to holler at Scarlett Johansson), Kanye West and Nas. Check... Read more

The Weeknd – Live For ft Drake (Video)

The Weeknd releases the video for his duet with Drake off The Weeknd's new Kiss Land album. Here's Live For. Related: The Weeknd – Love in the Sky (Audio)... Read more

The Weeknd – Love in the Sky

Here's something new from The Weeknd. In typical fashion, it's dark and haunting--night music. Check out Love in the Sky. Related: The Weeknd – Belong To The World (Video)... Read more

The Weeknd – Belong To The World (Video)

The Weeknd is gearing up for his true debut Kiss Land late next month. Now speaking openly in the new Complex cover-story on magazine, check out his latest single "Belong To The World." This one rides that Portishead wave right to Kiss Land. Related: The Weeknd – Kiss Land &... Read more

The Weeknd – Kiss Land & John Carpenter

Here's some new music from The Weeknd. It sticks to his tried and true formula so if you like his previous music, you'll dig this. Check out Kiss Land and John Carpenter. Related: The Weeknd – Twenty Eight (Video)... Read more

Juicy J – One of Those Nights ft The Weeknd

Juicy J and The Weeknd?! That doesn't even sound right. Right? Sounds right though... Check out One of Those Nights. Related: Joe Budden – Last Day ft Juicy J & Lloyd Banks (Audio)... Read more

The Weeknd – Twenty Eight (Video)

Here's the latest video from The Weeknd. This one contains a lot of nudity, so careful where you watch... Related: The Weeknd – The Zone ft Drake (Video)... Read more

The Weeknd – The Zone ft Drake (Video)

The Weeknd drops off a (another) psychedelic visual experience for his music video for The Zone featuring Drake. The video, which was directed by The Weeknd, continues his balloon theme. Check it out below. Related: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Video)... Read more

The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Video)

Here's the latest video from The Weeknd. Check out Rolling Stone. Related: Wiz Khalifa – Remember You ft The Weeknd (Audio)... Read more

Wiz Khalifa – Remember You ft The Weeknd

Wiz Khalifa and The Weeknd make for an interesting combo. Though The Weeknd is the featured artist on the single, his presence is more prominent than Wiz's on the record. Check out Remember You. Related: Curren$y – Jet Life ft Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T. (Video)... Read more

The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from The Weeknd. It starts off with a cover of Michael Jackson's Dirty Diana and takes off from there. Listen to all of Echoes of Silence and download it below. Download Mixtape... Read more

The Weeknd – The Knowing (Video)

The Weeknd's House of Balloons album (click here to download it for free) is the gift that keeps on giving. Check out the video for The Knowing. Read more

Drake – Crew Love ft The Weeknd

Crew Love is a nice collabo between Drake and The Weeknd from Drake's Take Care album. Check it out below. Take Care drops on 11/15. Click here to download.... Read more

Palate Cleanser – AAFH (Playlist)

We asked you a couple of days ago what non-hip-hop music was your favorite right now. Not surprisingly, the responses were INCREDIBLY diverse.'s a palate cleanser playlist for you that incorporates some of the artists you mentioned. This is a dark, meditative, beat-driven playlist inspired in part by Halloween... Read more

The Weeknd – Initiation

The Weeknd's new track Initiation is dark, brooding and soulful. The effects he puts on his vocals (continually going from low to high to low again) make it an ear-bending sonic experience. Check it out. For more new music from The Weeknd, click here to check out his remix of... Read more

Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out (The Weeknd Remix)

The Weeknd did an incredible remix of Florence + The Machine's Shake It Out.  It works so well, it sounds like they wrote the song together.  If you like The Weekend's sound or get down with folks like Portishead, Tricky and DJ Shadow, this one should move you.  A version... Read more

The Weeknd – Thursday (Mixtape). Click below to download the whole mixtape.

It's been a great week for mixtapes.  First up was Wale, and here's the latest one from The Weeknd.  Check out his Thursday mixtape. Click here to download.  And, here's the tracklist: 01 Lonely Star 02 Life Of The Party 03 Thursday 04 The Zone 05 The Birds Part 1... Read more

Moe Green kicks a few verses over a track from The Weeknd. Check out the video for 707. Click here to download.  And, if you haven't downloaded The Weeknd House of Balloons album, you can listen to the whole thing and download it below.  The track Moe Green used is called Glass Table Girls. Download Mixtape... Read more