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Jabee – Ghetto Broke

Jabee is the latest commissioner of Blu production on his single “Ghetto Broke / Betty Boop,” from the “two-song album” The Adventures Of Mudbone: The Cartoon. This is from the

Nas – Performs You Wouldn’t Understand (Video)

Arsenio Hall’s return to late-night is still holding down Hip-Hop. The same week he interviewed Ice Cube, Arsenio gave some stage time to Nas to perform “You Wouldn’t Understand.” Rather

MC Shan – Another One To Get Jealous Of (Lost Marley Marl Remix)

MC Shan has one of the coolest Hip-Hop voices of all-time, in my opinion. Maybe that’s why so many producers and DJs love to scratch his vocals. The person who

Cam’ron – Duckin’ Onetime

Killa Cam has this way of rocking over straight ’70s instrumentals and making them fly. “Silky” from Crime Pays was among my favorite songs on that comeback LP (that so

Oddisee – After Thoughts (Video)

Oddisee has been a joy to watch and listen to for over a decade. Since the Halftooth Records days, this DMV native has been versatile in making his own albums

RJD2 – Her Majesty’s Socialist Request (Candy Panther Remix) ft J-Live

Nearly a decade removed from his Def Jux tenure, RJD2 carefully and creatively plans his Hip-Hop moments. The Columbus veteran producer/DJ perhaps best known for crafting the “Mad Men” theme

Astro – Starvin Like Marvin For A Cool J Song (Mixtape)

Brooklyn’s Astro aka Astronomical Kid names his latest mixtape after an iconic Radio-era LL Cool J line. How cool, and fitting for a young MC with so much knowledge and

Stat Quo – Michael

A few weeks ago, I was in Wilmington, North Carolina walking down some blocks, thinking, wondering, postulating, if Michael Jordan had ever walked the same steps (in his hometown). I’m

Buddy – You Good ft DJ Quik & Suga Free

DJ Quik and Suga Free maintain a longtime collaborative history. One has to love how these two are on-again, off-again, musically and professionally. Heads always want to see Suga and

Troy Ave – New York City ft Raekwon, N.O.R.E. & Prodigy

Anybody who’s followed Troy Ave’s movement knows that he is a 2010s contemporary of the ’95 era in his city. While all three guests predate 1995 in various works, albums

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