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Once again it’s the man with the master plan, they call him Sam and I think u better recognize. Here’s a “new” Sam Sneed joint called Lady Heroin.

Judging by the looks and sound of this however it’s much more likely an unreleased gem from the early 90’s.  Not mad at that though.  It was a classic era

Stalley is one of the freshest cats to hit the underground scene in a while. Check out The Tune Up.

Click here to download Monkey Ish, another super hot track from Stalley. Click here to download..

Good things come in 2s. 2 nights, 2 strong cuts from Actual Proof. Dream was produced by 9th Wonder and Breathe sounds like it was produced by DJ Premier but was produced by AMP. Still underground…and hot.

Actual Proof are 9th Wonder’s new project (sorry LB fans).  9th and Phonte recently squashed their long-standing beef but there are no plans for a Little Brother reunion.  In the

Mike Jaggerr’s Cruise Control with Big K.R.I.T. dropped a few nights ago. Here’s the mixtape.

If you missed it, here’s Cruise Control (or listen below). Click here to download from the official web site.  Here’s the tracklist: .

Here are 2 dope joints straight from the underground. Check out Varsity Blues 2 by Murs and I’ma Murder by Jarren Benton.

Murs’ Varsity Blues was produced by Aesop Rock and I’ma Murder was produced by SMKA.  Both showcase lyrics first but the tracks are still official.  I might blow up but

NEW KANYE WEST AND JAY-Z. NUFF SAID. It’s called H.A.M…you’ll figure it out.

This is a dark track with big strings.  Need to give it a few more spins.  What do you think? Click here to download..

Outasight continues dropping hot joints. Losing My Mind is more on the jazzy underground tip. He’s another one poised to blow in 2011.

Outasight been killing it for a minute and continues to stretch the boundaries of hip-hop. Click here to download..

Next up for Swizz Beatz’s Monster Mondays? Rick Ross. Check out The Transporter.

This isn’t the strongest Monster Mondays offering, but it’s cool.  The old school joints he did with Rakim and DMX were super on point. Click here to download..

Whoa. Up and coming producer Phonix sliced and diced We Are the Champions like a Samurai on Fashawn’s Manny Pacquiao. It’s worth checking for the sonic experience alone.

He sets it up nicely by letting the original ride for a minute in the beginning.  Click here for more Fashawn. Click here to download.  Here’s We Are the Champions:

Keeping it on the Nas tip here’s another (relatively) new joint called Courthouse.

This one first dropped a few months ago, but this version is tagless. Click here to download..

Will Nas and DJ Premier do a whole album together? Hear what Omar Akil has to say on the matter in the latest installment of PREEM-EAR.

This ep of PREEM-EAR is more anecdotal than a “display of hidden hotness”.  I found this little clip of Primo calling out Nas in the motherland.  You’ve heard the rumors.

Can you be hard rocking a Sade beat? Killa Kyleon will Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ to pull it off. Check it out and tell us what you think.

Click here to download.  If you missed it, check out Killa Kyleon truly killin’ this Bill Gates track.  Here’s the original Sade song Get Rich or Die Tryin’ samples (classic):

It’s going to be a long cold Winter for Rick Ross haters. For everybody else he brings the HEAT with his new song Pandemonium ft Meek Mill and Wale. Get ready.

Click here to download.  He starts it off with the ill Boyz N the Hood sample to let you know it’s about to be murder (starts at 3:25): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QVQx3OLEi0&feature=related.

Yeah. Uh Huh. You know what it is…the second collabo from Big Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. It’s That Good.

We’ve already said these 2 were like brothers from another mother (and in a different generation)…Snoop calls them the new Cheech & Chong. However you slice it (lick it and

Wow. Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and CyHi Da Prynce sound GOOD on this Stevie Wonder track. Check out Thirsty.

Click here to download. Here’s the Stevie original called Rocket Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Js4VNzZLk.

Kanye West’s new song Eyes Closed didn’t make the album…but it’s Kanye so you know it’s worth a listen (or 10). Check it out.

Click here to download.  And speaking of songs that didn’t make the album, whatever happened to this one?.

It’s the real…hip-hop…courtesy of Saigon and Just Blaze in The Greatest Story Never Told. Check it out and some of Saigon’s classic mixtapes.

With Saigon, J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T. there’s a resurgence in rappers talking about real things. Saigon has been putting in work for over 10 years. It’s good to see

CyHi Da Prynce is the 2nd best rhymer on G.O.O.D. Music…and he may just be coming for Kanye. Check out how he gets down on XV’s All For Me also ft Vado & Erin Christine.

CyHi killed his verse on So Appalled and MURDERED his freestyle on Shade 45.  Dude is poised to come up in 2011.  Could G.O.O.D. Music become the Young Money of

Smoke DZA drops another hot one. He’s consistently keeping it grimy and soulful. Check out King Me.

His last song sounded like Wu-Tang Clan making gangsta rap.  This one is more laid-back 70’s soul but the lyrics are still g. Click here to download..

Skillz’ 2010 Rap Up is SICK. Ya boy covers everything from Drake to Antoine Dodson and everything in between.

Skillz continues to be slept on but dude is super-talented: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PWUXrX6eBE Click here to download..

Fashawn, Common and John Legend ride a track that samples both Nina Symone and Terence Trent D’Arby on Strange Fruit. Ill combo.

Click here to download.  Here the Nina Simone and Terrence Trent D’Arby songs below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUmIRw0N5w.

New Wiz Khalifa–Teach You How to Fly…Hmm, wonder what that means?

Cool song. It has a chill out beach house kind of sound to it. Dude is crazy versatile. Click here to download..

Curren$y makes his Return to the Winner’s Circle with another mixtape. 2011 is starting off just fine.

Click here to download.  Listen and view the tracklist below: Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Provided by DatPiff.com .

Nas spits for the philosophical heads on Who Are You. We haven’t heard him like this in a while.

Looks like his time with Damien Marley reignited the introspective Nasir Jones. Click here to download..

Tis the season to sample songs from movies. Lil Wayne samples One Night Only from Dreamgirls on his new song.

Wayne’s version maintains the darkness of the original Jennifer Hudson version. Click here to download.  Here’s the Dreamgirls version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRJAOzzg1nE.

Remember the blood bath scene in the movie Blade? Akon uses the music from it for his new song Drop Down ft Ludacris.

Always thought this music was dope in the movie.  I guess Akon did too… Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFgZQabR3g.

The good music continues right into 2011. Check out 2 new joints from 1982 called Money Is Reality and Start It Like This.

The underground never sleeps… Money Is Reality Click here to download. Start It Like This Click here to download. Both of these tracks are on 1982’s new EP titled The

Nipsey Hussle’s Bigger Than Life ft June Summers sounds like it’s going to be worth the wait for his delayed album.

Bigger Than Life may not be on the album but it’s clear Nipsey is staying focused. Click here to download..

New Eminem and he brought Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent with him. Check out Syllables.

Stat Quo and Ca$his are also on the track, but I think Eminem, Jay-Z, Dre and Fitty got your attention… Click here to download..

Keeping it on the smooth tip, Swizz Beatz wraps up his Monster Mondays with a new joint from wifey, Alicia Keys. This one is called Speechless ft Eve and it rides that Devil in a New Dress beat from Kanye’s album. Hotness.

Click here to download.  If you missed any of Swizz Beatz’ excellent Monster Mondays, click here for a great recap from Nahright.com. .

Vado and Raheem DeVaughn make some gangsta Quiet Storm hip-hop with It’s You. Check it out.

This one is surprisingly dope.  Vado and Raheem mesh much better than you would expect. Click here to download.  It’s a fine line between corny and laid back, but when

You heard how Asher Roth and Nottz get down on Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor). Now check out how they rock the mixtape.

If you missed, Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor), it was on the criminally slept on Nottz album You Need This Music. Click here to download the mixtape and listen below:

Is 50 Cent done as a rapper? Not if you listen to his new song Sunday Morning.

It’s not vintage 50, but it’s still worth a listen (or a few). Click here to download..

Respect your roots. Hip-hop was built on jazz, soul and FUNK. Tonight hip-hop lost funk legend Teena Marie.

Teena Marie: 1956 – 2010. There will be many tributes to Ms. Marie, who was known to bring the funk both solo and with her longtime partner in crime, Rick

Ever debated what was the best year in hip-hop? Here’s a little something from The Rub to make the conversation a LOT more interesting. Check out these mixes of the best songs in hip-hop from 1979-2009, year by year….30 years of hip-hop. It gets no better.

These are courtesy of The Rub, one of the dopest DJ collectives around.  For 1979-1980, click here.  For 1981-1990, click here.  For 1991-2000, click here.  For 2001-2009, click here..

Merry Christmas to all. May your years only get better.

Christmas Rap Christmas in Harlem .

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house the mouse was rocking to the new Rick Ross mixtape.

The mixtape will drop later today.  In the meantime, check out RetroSuperFuture ft Wiz Khalifa, which will be on the mixtape. Click here to download. .

It's official. Christmas in Harlem is now the latest (and maybe) last G.O.O.D. Friday gift from Kanye West.

There was an earlier version of this a few days ago, but this is the fully mastered version.  It features CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Musiq Soulchild and

The year is winding to a close but dope hip-hop music keeps coming. Next up is Smoke DZA with some laid back gangsta ish called The World.

Dude’s name and music are definitely reminiscent of Wu-Tang clan but he’s not Wu-affiliated: Click here to download..

This is the second joint we've posted from Stalley. Dude is really dope. This one is called Monkey Ish.

The song samples the mighty Pimp C (R.I.P.) from UGK: Click here to download.  You can find more Stalley here.  And, here’s a classic joint from UGK: http://www.vimeo.com/2818789.