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DeLorean – Philippe ft. Smoke DZA

Houston, Texas’ DeLorean hands the mic to Harlem representative Smoke DZA on this wristwatch-inspired cut. The Kush God glides over this mid-tempo beat from 183rd, as DeLorean takes the booth

Vic Mensa – Time Is Money ft Rockie Fresh & Beldina

Vic Mensa gets one of the biggest looks to date, with Boi-1da & The Maven Boys production. “Time Is Money” sounds like its name: cocky and confident, with Maybach Music

Mobetta – Back At The Ranch ft. Jean Grae

DJ Scratch (EPMD/Busta Rhymes) laces strong percussion for Jean Grae to accent a catchy chorus, with Maurice “Mobetta” Brown on the trumpet. This is a Grammy Award-winner hitting collaborations that

Talib Kweli on The Combat Jack Show, Pt. 3 (Video)

Part 3 of Combat Jack’s interview with Talib Kweli is pretty insightful. The teenage b-boy in me crams to understand—or picture Talib and Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) recording Black Star

Raekwon’s Purple Tape Cassette Slipcase Edition For Sale

Last October, the friends at Get On Down Records released the trophy box deluxe edition of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in the classic purple cassette tape format. The

Blaq Poet – Looking For Trouble ft Chino XL, Vinnie Paz & Spit Gemz

While Onyx and M.O.P. get their rightful props, too many folks forget the hardcore hip-hop impact of Screwball. Tragically, KL passed on over five years ago, but Blaq Poet remains,

DJ Bizzy – No War ft Murs, Macy Gray, Thurz & Tru Wordz

DJ Bizzy assembled a strong cast of emcees and Macy Gray’s unmistakable vocals to bemoan war and violence. “No War” reminds me of those Rawkus Records-era collaborations that attacked social

Goodie Mob – I’m Set (Video)

Goodie Mob’s reunion album, Age Against The Machine, has had an interesting roll-out. The artwork was released in pieces, and now the Dungeon Family O.G.’s release the visuals to “I’m

Curren$y – Ox

You have to give it up to Spitta. Whether live band covers of “Bout It, Bout It,” Soul samples or his own weed-scented brand of down-tempo tracks, he always makes

Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Live Video)

Action Bronson is a riot. As if the Jason Goldwatch-directed video to his Saaab Stories single “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” wasn’t outrageous enough (thinking of cottage cheese), he opts to

Nitty Scott, MC – Skippin’ Clouds (Video)

Nitty Scott, MC continues to have fun in her craft. Here is what her camp said about this just-released vivid visual: “Nitty Scott, MC takes on the roles of a

Rapper Big Pooh – Don’t Change

This is one of the best Rapper Big Pooh joints I’ve heard since The Minstrel Show (I always maintain that Pooh made that album great). This is a self-aware song

Durag Dynasty – Fish Meat ft Prodigy

Before there was Albert Einstein this year, there was “Fish Meat.” Planet Asia and Alchemist’s Durag Dynasty clique (which also features Tri-State and Killer Ben) enlisted the M-O-B-B MC who

Big Sean – Fire

Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame is on the horizons. One of the most organic G.O.O.D. Music artists fits the family sound with “Fire.” If this album is as colorful as

Dizzy Wright – Cant Stop Wont Stop (Video)

One has to admire Dizzy Wright. The Las Vegas, Nevada emcee is a chilled out individual. His tracks walk the fine line between smoked out club tracks and personal diary

Crooked I – Y.O.D.O. (Video)

It’s officially been 15 years of following the greatness that is Crooked I. The Long Beach MC’s alliteration, sincerity and his sharp delivery have made him one of the best

Go Dreamer – Electro Phonk ft Big K.R.I.T.

Even if you haven’t heard the name Go Dreamer, chances are, you’ve heard him. With The Flush (previously known as Royal Flush), Go Dreamer co-produced gems for Big Boi over

Black Milk – The Kraft

Black Milk has done an exceptional job in the last five years being his own artist. Once perceived as a J Dilla under-study, B.M. has made his own sound, made

Stalley – A-Wax

Whether under the tutelage of Ski Beatz or under the tutelage of Rick Ross, Ohio’s Stalley has been a versatile artist that can seamlessly shift his styles and blend well

TiRon & Ayomari – Big Apple Don’t Chew

For a few years TiRon has been one of the independent standouts in Hip Hop. Teaming with Ayomari, the pair self-release stellar albums and videos (and video actresses), all built

Terrace Martin – No Wrong, No Right ft Robert Glasper & James Fauntleroy

Terrace Martin is one of the most versatile new artists on the West Coast. Raised on DJ Quik grooves, coached by Snoop Dogg, and aligned with Black Hippy, Terrace incorporates

Tech N9ne – So Dope ft Wrekonize, Twisted Insane & Snow Tha Product (Video)

One of the recurring themes to Tech N9ne albums since the earliest days is sex. However, for a true veteran with a deeply expansive catalog, Tecca Ninna never seems to

Termanology – Off The Block ft Sheek Louch, Lil Fame & DJ Kay Slay

Bronx, New York-based Termanology puts out projects (as does Statik Selektah) at an alarming rate. However, that doesn’t mean that the content isn’t strong. The Brick/ST. Records tandem has provided

Astro Kid – Don’t Test Me (Video)

Okay, this one’s interesting. Whether by way of Sha Stimuli’s My Soul To Keep album a few years ago, “X-Factor,” or the Backroom Freestyle, Astro Kid (who also goes by

Redman – Branson, Branson (Video)

Redamn was a known patron at Branson’s renowned Harlem, New York weed-spot during the Muddy Waters days and beyond. As Funk Doc preps Muddy Waters 2, what better homage to

U-God – Skyscraper (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan co-founder U-God has had one of the more uphill battles of the crew’s solo members. The Staten Island vet recently reunited with RZA, who he’s had an on-again,

P-Money – The Professional ft Roc Marciano

Duck Down’s latest artist from the New Zealand region comes correct with a new visual from Gratitude. The visual to “The Professional” features some cool editing and colorful visuals to