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Rick Ross and Kanye West Live Fast, Die Young is the latest track to leak from Rick Ross' Teflon Don album.

It’s hard to lose with Rick and Ye.  Click here for the download..

Whoa. Estelle is also a dope rhymer.

I met Estelle recently.   She has great energy.  She’s one of those people who is just cool not because she’s trying to be cool but because it’s just who she

Wiz Khalifia and Curren$y spit fire on the Super High remix with Rick Ross.

Rick Ross also contributes a new verse. There’s a lot of heat around Wiz Khalifia as of late and this verse will continue to make it get hotter.  It’s been the best Summer in a

DJ Jazzy Jeff did the best tribute to Michael Jackson I’ve heard. Check it out for yourself.

You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape .

It's official. John Legend and The Roots are releasing an album together in September

As you can tell by the numerous collabos between The Roots and John Legend on The Roots album, the 2 artists have been putting in some work together.  They will

Big Sean reminds me of The Pharcyde…but a little more gangsta…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ8fIMlTG84 …and that’s a good thing.  I’m not sure whether its his tone (which is reminiscent of Fat Lip’s), his flow or his catchphrases, but there’s something that takes me

This is what D'Angelo is listening to these days. Can you dig it?

The Urban Daily was fortunate enough to get the first interview with D’Angelo in 9 years.  He primarily discussed where his head is musically these days (check the video above)

So it seems Lupe actually rocked Nothin' on You BEFORE B.o.B.

According to Nahright, Lupe was the original rapper on Nothin’ on You, but Atlantic chose B.o.B. for the track.  Though I love Lupe, after taking a listen to his version

If you haven't heard the new Roots album yet, check out this sneak preview sampler. Props to OkayPlayer for always keeping it fresh.

I’ve posted quite a bit from and about this album over the last couple of weeks.  Now that I’ve heard the full album, I feel fully justified.  It’s an instant

Happy birthday to the homie Pac. Here’s one of the best mixtapes of his music ever made to celebrate his bday

DJ Vlad, Dirty Harry and DJ Green Lantern dropped Rap Phenomenon II over 5 years ago and it still stands up as arguably the best 2pac mixtape ever.  Click here or

Miguel drops the video for All I Want is You, ft. J. Cole (Official Video)

I posted a bit on Miguel a while back.  I’ve seen him at a showcase since then and, while the performance didn’t kill me, I still think he has a lot of

In My Lifetime – Ayah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoSH90bSl08 Ayah is the great DJ Jazzy Jeff’s latest protege.  She puts her spin on the sample of the timeless Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers, previously taken on

The Decadence Mixtape – Christian Rich

This mixtape is more like an album than a mixtape and it’s pretty dope.  It also got a serious co-sign from Pharrell.  It gets no heavier. .

The Fire – The Roots ft. John Legend

This is the second collabo between The Roots and John Legend off The Roots upcoming album How I Got Over dropping on June 22nd.  Perhaps it’s a result of The

Lookin' 4 Ya – Big Boi ft. Andre 3000 and Sleepy Brown

Big Boi = Dope.  Andre 3000 = Dope.  Outkast?  Priceless.  Big Boi and Andre bring some more space funk while Sleepy Brown smooths it out.  Damn.  I miss Outkast, but

The Invitation Mixtape – Donnis

Donnis returns with another cool mixtape.  This one does not have as many original tracks as Diary of an ATL Brave did.  He’s probably saving those for his Atlantic debut,

So Soulful

Listening to Rick Ross talk about his soulful musical influences inspired this playlist.  It features Curtis Mayfield, Mary J. Blige and others cited by the Teflon Don.  Tracklist below. Summer Madness

Doin' It Again – The Roots ft. John Legend

Is Black Thought the most underrated MC ever? Did the fact that The Roots are a live band and ?estlove’s presence take attention away from the fact that he consistently spits fire? 

Tightrope Remix – Janelle Monae ft. B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3obVteEVLI Lupe and B.o.B. fit with Janelle Monae.  They are 3 artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres.  B.o.B’s and Janelle’s albums are 2 of the most solid

Beautiful Monster – Ne-Yo

Wow.  Ne-Yo is on a whole different level.  This is a club BANGER.  You have to hear it LOUD to really feel the power of the unyielding build of the

If it Ain't About Money – Fat Joe ft. Trey Songz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZsYhMh1Pg Funkmaster Flex spun this joint with straight venom in his voice when he premiered it.  He was on a tear about some local DJs who were hating on his

JayPhilla – Phil Nash

  Phil Nash is ill.  I took notice after hearing him lace a Jazzy Jeff beat on Mick Boogie’s Change Makers mixtape (click here for the download), so I decided

Set Me Free – Lloyd ft. Mystikal

In the words of Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel, this is that “Ignorant Sh*t” but man is it hot!  Mystikal spits fire likes its 2001 and he and Lloyd rock a

I'm Ill – Red Cafe ft. Fabolous (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1czq6MQVI Really feeling this right now.  Definitely a party starter and could end up being the Summer anthem.  Diddy still has that ear for ill hip-hop….

Meditations on Hip-Hop, Vol. Too

Think of this as hip-hop for chilling, sitting back and relaxing or just marinating.  It’s hip-hop for a rainy day.  Just hit play, sit back and let it ride.  Tracklist

Stairway to Heaven – Mary J. Blige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nEiWSeO-vc The incomparable Mary J. Blige puts her stamp on one of the greatest rock songs of all time.  Like it or not, you have to respect the artistry.  Randy

All Night Long (Miss Me) – Drake ft. Lil Wayne

Another banger from Drake produced by Boi-1da.  They are becoming a can’t miss team having already killed it together on Best I Ever Had, Forever and Over.  Could they bet

Find Your Love – Drake (Official Video)

As with most sad Kanye beats (808 & Heartbreak, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon), this track gets better with each listen.  Drizzy invests some time and energy in a

Amorous – Jesse Boykins III (Official Video)

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/11454106 “‎​​I am a reawakening of the Romantic Movement ; an observer of Love and the Power it holds. So when given the opportunity to document my priceless experiences and connect

The Drought is Over Mixtape – Drake

There are a couple of new joints here (notably What I’m Thinking Right Now), but it’s mostly a compilation of Drake’s best mixtape material ahead of the new album.  Download

I'm Beamin' – Lupe Fiasco (Official Video)

He’s baaack…Lupe Fiasco returns with a cool breezy new joint.  This is vintage Lupe..

Where They Do That At? – K. Michelle

Wow.  She can sang!.

Miguel Playlist

The 80’s are definitely back.  In some cases, that’s a bad thing.  Some hairstyles should never return.  In the case of Miguel, however, it’s a good thing.  He has a

Who Dat – J. Cole

The first single from the heir apparent.  Is his official debut as strong as Lebron’s was?.

Super High – Rick Ross ft. Ne-Yo (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtY2wHs44qI Another instant classic from Rick Ross.  The first single off the Boss’ new album, Teflon Don, featuring Ne-Yo.  Regardless of his street cred, dude’s music cannot be denied.  Click here

DJ Premier Guru Tribute Mix

Here’s the Guru tribute from the legendary DJ Premier (one of the greats–producer, DJ and person): Keith "Guru" Elam Tribute Mix by Dj Premier Blog Radio on Mixcloud .

Gang Starr’s Guru Dead at 43

Keith “Guru” Elam died on April 20, 2010 at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer.  I knew Guru personally and he was always nice and humble

Biggie Playlist and Rap Phenomenon Mixtape

Any day is a good day for a biggie mix.  Also, click here to download the classic Notorious B.I.G. Rap Phenomenon mixtape by DJ Vlad and Dirty Harry. And, you

Ibiza Sonica: La Latina – Karlos Sense

  Press play, sit back, close your eyes and imagine the sunset at a cafe in Ibiza. .

Over – Drake (download)

Is it humanly possible for Drake to live up to the hype?  Only time will tell.  For now, he continues to release solid joints live Over.  Click here for the

The Boondocks – Asheru ft. Raheem Devaughn (download)

Fresh new song from one of the most slept on MCs.  If you like Talib, Common, Black Thought, J-Live or any other MC with something to say about more than

Never Too Much – Classic Soul and R&B Playlist

Classic joints never get old.  They just get better.  Click here or above to play.  Trackist below: Never Too Much – Luther Vandross Rock With You – Michael Jackson Give

The Changemakers Mixtape – Mick Boogie and Friends (Download)

More Mick Boogie.  Is there a better mixtape DJ in the game right now? 1) Oncue – The Changemakers Intro (produced by CJ Luzi) 2) U-N-I – Chillin’ (produced by

Detention Mixtape – Kidz in the Hall and Mick Boogie (Download)

Lost jewel dropped in 2007. Has there been a better underground rap group since?  Click here to download. 01. Intro 01:09 02. Detention Freestyle 01:50 03. Lose Your Mind 04:03 04.

Let's Go!!! – Playlist

Old school hip-hop playlist guaranteed to get you hyped. Tracklist below. Click here to play. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya? Jay-Z – Rock Star Lil Cease ft. Lil Kim

Beats by Kanyeezy

Does anyone else miss Kanye West?  I was at the 2009 VMAs where the infamous Taylor Swift bumrush occurred and I still don’t get the backlash against Kanye West.  Yes, he

Jay Electronica – ElectroChemicals Mixtape Download

Where have all the Jay Electronica mixtapes gone?  Click here for one of the last few standing..

J. Period & Nneka – The Madness Mixtape (Download)

Nneka is a Nigerian artist with a soul and soul.  Her music is inspired by the political and socio-economic conditions facing her native Nigeria.  She has released an eclectic album

J. Cole – A Nigga From the Ville Mixtape

Is J. Cole the savior of hip-hop?  Based on his already classic mixtapes and stellar performances in NYC and at SXSW, he may live up to those expectations.  If Jay-Z