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Freeway & The Jacka – Combine The Coasts (Video)

State Property alum Freeway and Mob Figaz alum The Jacka are partnering for a whole LP together, Highway Robbery. The November Bay-Philly connection is said to feature Cormega, Freddie Gibbs,

Kanye West Performs “Bound 2” With The Roots & Charlie Wilson (Video)

In trademark Kanye West fashion, the impresario stopped by NBC Studios last night for an impromptu appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” There, he linked up with former Larry

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – White Walls ft. ScHoolboy Q & Hollis (Video)

Seattle Hip-Hop has been about cars since Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “My Hooptie.” Interestingly enough, on the car (read: Cadillac) anthem from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist, the duo went really

Eddie Murphy – Red Light ft Snoop Lion (Video)

Eddie Murphy’s return to music caught us by storm last week with the “Red Light” audio. Quickly, Eddie and Snoop Lion make it a two-piece with the visuals to the

Rapsody – Lonely Thoughts ft Big K.R.I.T. & Chance The Rapper

As if “Jedi Code” wasn’t enough, Rapsody hits us off with another show-stopping collaboration from She Got Game. That project is going retail on September 17, as Rap leads off,

Ol’ Dirty Bastard Holograms Performs With Wu-Tang Clan (Video)

Following Eazy-E’s hologram appearance alongside Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on Saturday, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s digital performance was in sync with Wu-Tang Clan yesterday. Video was captured of a seven-minute part of the

Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up Ghost (Album Stream)

I’ve been a big fan of Elvis Costello since before I even heard The Roots. My uncle’s cassette collection put me onto the cool melodies and whimsical songwriting of the

Professor P & DJ Akilles – Killing Time ft A.G. (Video)

Uppsala, Sweden Hip-Hop duo Professor P & DJ Akilles have been an acclaimed duo dating back to 2006. They have a new six-song EP, Brews & Good News featuring Blu

Miguel – Can’t Sleep Together

Miguel lives up to his Twitter handle; this guy’s unlimited. From the 2013 Adult Swim series, the RCA Records star melts the pot of genres for this charged track about

Foreign Exchange – Call It Home (Video)

Following the two-sided single late last month, Phonte and Nicolay drop the visuals to “Call It Home.” F.E. again succeeds at another visual essay that matches the song beautifully—without the

Vado – Fast Lane ft Raekwon (Video)

Vado and Raekwon channel Kool G Rap and Nas for “Fast Lane.” The lyrics from this Slime Flu 4 mixtape are just as lush and illustrious over signature 1995 Buckwild

AXEL F. – Sofa Coins

Within the Stones Throw Records family, MED and J. Rocc’s talents have sometimes felt over-shadowed. MED’s Classic album two years ago was a stellar indie offering, while Heads seemingly forget

Eazy-E Hologram Performs With Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)

Rock The Bells-related footage of the Eric “Eazy-E” Wright digital projection yesterday (September 7) in San Bernardino, California rocking alongside Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone.

Souls Of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

By:  Bandini My biggest gripe with the cliché-use of the word “classic” is the freshness in which it’s pulled out. In order to be a classic, you must endure the

Pusha T – My Name Is My Name Documentary Pt. I & II (Video)

Pusha Ton goes down to Kingston, Jamaica with his homie (Complex’s Editor-in-Chief) Noah Callahan-Bever on behalf of Mass Appeal, which NCB led for many years. Approaching My Name Is My

Curren$y & Young Roddy – Bales (Mixtape)

Move over Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, Spitta is Quarterbacking the Jets with his second mixtape in as many months. Bales, is a joint effort by Curren$y (as Spitta Andretti)

DJ Woody – Hip-Hop At 40 Preview (Video)

For fans of Style Wars, Wild Style, and just the story that us Heads are living out, this is incredibly cool. DJ Woody makes another visual mash-up dedicated to Hip-Hop’s

Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour Announced Immediately After Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour

Haven’t Kanye West and Jay Z’s timing on things (as related to each other) been curious in 2013? As if Jay Z’s sneak-attack of Magna Carta Holy Grail just days

Brother Ali – Left In The Deck (Free Album)

Brother Ali’s had a lot of opportunities at his disposal over the last decade. His 2003 album Shadows On The Sun was said to be made with four-track beats by

Dom Kennedy – South Central Love (Video)

What’s a 5.0 Mustang drop, if you can’t roll in it with your love beside you? Dom Kennedy pays homage to his own version of the “around the way girl.”

Damu The Fudgemunk – Fades ‘Em Gone

The DMV is a great a place to dig for records (and we’re not just talking about Biz Markie’s second crib full of wax). A hot-bed for dusty loops, it’s

50 Cent – Warning You ft Skylar Grey

Please don’t be fooled by Skylar Grey’s Recovery-esque smooth singing to open up the track (it supposedly came from an Eminem session)… the beat breaks and 50 Cent kicks things

Sign A Petition To Rename A Brooklyn Street After Biggie Smalls

Fresh off of renaming a Brooklyn park after the Beastie Boys’ MCA, Hip-Hop fans are fighting that good fight to honor another late B.K. icon. Christopher Wallace (aka The Notorious

Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Album Artwork + Tracklist)

It’s worthy Thursday morning conversation to see what Drake is working with on his third studio album, Nothing Was The Same. Drizzy went to his OVO site to unveil the

Ransom – It’s Ransom ft Styles P

For the last five years, Ransom’s name has come up a lot in lyrical circles. I’m personally excited that his October 1 album The Proposal will hopefully be an album

R.A. The Rugged Man – The Dangerous 3 ft Brother Ali & Masta Ace (Video)

Truly, this is my favorite collaboration so far of 2013. While R.A. The Rugged Man’s story has always inspired me (and I’m a fan of his journalism), his released works

Big Boi – Thom Pettie ft Killer Mike & Little Dragon (Video)

Big Boi’s 2012 album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors was seemingly lost in the 4th quarter shuffle. While Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son Of Chico Dusty cannot be topped in my

Souls Of Mischief & Gummy Soul – 93 Still (Mixtape)

With permission (and some acapellas) from the heralded Oakland collective Souls Of Mischief (on tour now), Gummy Soul’s Wally Clark was able to re-craft his own spin on the famed

Willie D Vs. Grandmaster Melle Mel Boxing Match (Video)

To anybody who’s ever learned everything about this early ’90s (1992?) short-lived rapper boxing league, finding some footage is priceless. This is some two-plus minutes “Yo! MTV Raps” b-roll footage

Sean Price – Rumblestick ft Killah Priest (Video)

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 months since Mic Tyson released. Sean Price and Duck Down keep promoting the Brownsville bully’s best-selling solo work of his career—with new music.

Lil Wayne – You Song ft Chance The Rapper

Lil Wayne & DJ Drama’s Dedication 5 happened. As time shows, Lil Wayne helped guys like 2 Chainz, Curren$y and Drake break mainstream. Chance The Rapper has been one of

King Mez – New Vinyl

The Interstate 95 circuit comes alive in this King Mez and Oddisee collaboration. North Carolina and Washington D.C. rooted (respectively), with New York addresses. This is believed to stem from

REKS – Flags (Video)

Although Labor Day is rather different in meaning than Memorial Day or 4th of July, the flags were out in full-force yesterday in my travels. One of the best Massachusetts

AZ – Jodeci Back ft Farrah Burns

AZ Tha Visualiza gives a nod to Drake on “Jodeci Back.” A glittery AZ verse about fast cars, sex, and lost friends—pretty much what you expect from this man for

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper

The Freddie Gibbs & Madlib recording-road gets a bit twistier, as the pair announces the Deeper EP. Pinata (f/k/a Cocaine Pinata) is still coming, but in true [Mad] Beat Konducta

The Incomparable Shakespeare – #InvincibleDream (Mixtape)

The Incomparable Shakespeare is one of the names gaining fast recognition in 2013. In a slower season for mixtapes, #InvincibleDream is a stellar starting point. Influenced by the likes of

Mobetta – Daydreams ft Prodigy (Video)

Infamous Jazz happens, as Maurice “Mobetta” Brown continues his post-Grammy Award winning run. After rocking with Jean Grae on “Back At The Ranch,” Mobetta returns with another once-prodigious (no pun)

14KT – Five & Ten (Video)

Fans of Lootpack, Alchemist and Infamous Mobb will appreciate Detroit, Michigan’s 14KT. The Athletic Mic League alum released Nickel & Dimed today on Mello Music Group. This is a Spy

J57 – Like A Prayer ft Nitty Scott, MC (Video)

No Madonna samples here (not that there’s anything wrong that). Instead, two of young-New York’s rising talents team up for a record dealing with questions on organized religion. Brown Bag

Breeze Brewin – Brew”IN Control

It would take a week’s vacation to sift through all of the “Control” responses. Personally speaking, I thought a lot of them were misguided and quick pleas for a fast-saturated

Malik B & Mr. Green – Definition

One of my all-time pre-Game Theory Roots tracks is “The Water.” The way Black Thought spoke about his love candidly for Malik B was raw, and to any of us

AG Da Coroner – Not Gonna Cry

The Outdoorsmen is quite the crew. Following Action Bronson’s major label emergence, and the recent signings of Mayhem Lauren and AG Da Coroner, this will likely be a group tempted

Roc Marciano – S**t Hard

There are no comebacks in Hip-Hop that impress me more right now than Roc Marciano and Ka. Sure, the Soundscan numbers are still a work in progress, but these collaborators

Kendrick Lamar Finally Responds To “Control (HOF)” Aftermath

Breaking news, K.Dot speaks to Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Power 106 in L.A about “Control (HOF)” and the bars heard ’round the world. “I just wanted to rap…I may have

Illa Ghee – Illa Price Express Freestyle ft Sean Price

I absolutely love this. Veteran Mobb Deep affiliate Illa Ghee continues his recent run with Sean Price—who, mind you, is one of the most ferocious freestylers left in Hip-Hop. Over-top

Blitz The Ambassador – The Warm Up (EP Stream)

German label Jakarta Records has a name-your-price EP from longtime independent titan Blitz The Ambassador, The Warm Up. The Ghanaian-American MC teams with Fresno’s Fashawn for this seven-track effort, which

Justin Timberlake Talks “Sinatra At The Sands” Collabo With Jay Z, Timbaland & Nas

We heard Timbaland around the release Magna Carta Holy Grail discuss this track. Justin Timberlake spoke with Angie Martinez and HOT 97 following his 2013 MTV Video Music Awards shakedown

Goodie MOB – Soul Food (Performance Video)

It seems some of the albums we called “classics” back in the mid-’90s don’t sound nearly as good today as they did when they came out. Other times, it seems

Danny Brown – ODB (Video)

From disagreeing with his label a few weeks ago about the release of his long-anticipated album, Old, Danny Brown quickly got a release date for September 30. Fool’s Gold Records

The LOX – Summer’s Too Hot

In the last week of August, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P welcome September with “Summers Too Hot.” (We learned by way of the video that it’s simply just “Too