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50 Cent's new joint They Burn Me sounds like its from The Massacre era…

…but it’s an outtake from Before I Self Destruct.  Still, it’s vintage 50. Click here to listen and download..

How could people miss the fact that Kanye's of Runaway at the VMAs was not celebrating assholes but lamenting the fact that he can be one sometimes?

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.967958&w=425&h=350&fv=configParams%3Dvid%253D571850%2526uri%253Dmgid%253Auma%253Avideo%253Amtv.com%253A571850 The point is pretty clear if you take some time to really listen to the song. His advice for people with assholes?  Runaway… Click here to download..

DJ Brans – Worldwide ft M-Dot & Armageddon

Here’s a hot new joint by DJ Brans featuring M-Dot & Armageddon.  It’s got that BOOM BAP and lyrics to go.  Check out the video for Worldwide. Click here to

Kanye West has the best digital game on the planet! Between what he said on twitter today and Devil in a New Dress nobody is touching him.

If you didn’t see what Kanye West wrote on Twitter today, click here.  It’s incredible.  It shows the intelligence, maturity and evolution of one of the greatest artists of the

Nipsey Hussle gets his "gangsta Drake" impression on in Grind Mode. G's need love too though…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZQnpM5zzmE Click here to download..

Chris Brown and Tyga's mixtape Fan of a Fan has been out for a minute but if you missed it, it's surprisingly good.

Click here to download.  Of course it features, Deuces which has quietly become one of the biggest songs of the Summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUSRxTpI80&ob=av2e.

Wow. Faith Evans MURDERED her version of Biggie’s classic Everyday Struggle. She didn’t even need Raekwon’s verse (but it didn’t hurt).

Click here to download. Here’s Biggie’s track, in case it’s been a while: And, in case you’re interested, here’s the original track Biggie sampled, Either Way by Dave Grusin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADrZfzPrAY&feature=player_embedded#!.

Kidz in the Hall is one of the most slept on groups of the last few years. Naledge from Kidz drops a hot solo joint with Make it Happen.

Click here to download.  And, if you’re one of the ones who slept on Kidz, check out their classic mixtape with Mick Boogie called Detention. .

If the names Phonte and Nicolay mean anything to you then you know how The Foreign Exchange gets down. If not here's some chill out rap.

Check out the latest single from The Foreign Exchange called Maybe She’ll think of me.  Little Brother may be gone, but the brother Phonte rocks on. Click here to download.

Wiz Khalifa sounds a lot like Wale on his new song Black and Yellow…but that's not a bad thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zyfH-tIq8w Click here to download. .

My Mic Sounds Nice the new documentary from BET premieres on 8/30 at 10pm. It is one of the best hip-hop films ever.

If you are a fan of hip-hop, documentaries or just great TV, check out the premiere of My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop on BET at

Big K.R.I.T. Mixtape – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Glass House – Big K.R.I.T. ft. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7FjBvhu3Gk If you like what you heard above, click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below. 01. Return

Young Jeezy drops his 1000 Grams mixtape in preparation for his album. Check it out here.

TM 103, the album, drops on September 28th.  Until then, click here to get your fix with 1000 Grams.  Here’s the tracklist: 1. Intro 2. Death B4 Dishonor [Young Jeezy:

Curren$y continues holding down the New School with 4 Hrs & 20 Minutes (Ride to H-Town)

2010 is looking incredible for hip-hop.  It is going to go down as one of the best.  Some of the greats have dropped their best albums in years (Eminem, The

New J. Cole, "Blow Up." This may be that fire you've been waiting for.

J. Cole is on a roll with Blow Up and Bun B for President.  Click here to listen and download..

Speaking of Kanye, check out the (entire) dope interview he did on the Angie Martinez Show today.

Kanye speaks on: The new album The power of Twitter (ambrosia4heads…) Drops the new single, See Me Now (click here to download) Says Nicki Minaj has the potential to be

New Kanye West feat. Beyonce and Charlie Wilson (See Me Now). Here we go!!!

Click here to listen and download..

J. Cole's Bun B for President is hot! Too bad it wasn't on Bun B's album, but with 5 mics he shouldn't be greedy.

This will definitely be nice for J. Cole’s album.  Click here to download. .

New Red Cafe ft. Fabolous and Diddy–Money, Money, Money

Click here to listen and download..

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y lace another track–this time with Big K.R.I.T. on Glass House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dxi4OsT1jc Click here to download..

New Lil Wayne and Drake–Right Above It

Click here to listen and download..

The Game releases his latest mixtape featuring Snoop, Dre, Robin Thicke, Rick Ross, Nas and many more.

Props to xxlmag.com and nahright.com for this.  Click here to download.  Tracklist below: 1. Brake Lights feat. Busta Rhymes “You driving a mistake, like me dissin’ Hova” Game-Brake Lights ft.

Wale just dropped his new mixtape More About Nothing. Check it out here.

Wale’s Attention Deficit album was stellar but failed to live up to expectations, given some of his past mixtapes and the huge buzz around him last year.  This is his latest

Lauryn Hill reminds us why people still care even though it's been 12 years since she put out her last studio album with this one.

No matter when she made this joint called Repercussions, it’s timeless.  Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxphisTJaoU.

Rick Ross' album is so dope this song didn't even make the cut.

Sweet Life – Rick Ross ft. John Legend    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCOETm5HjQ  Click here for the download.                     .

Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have teamed up again on Curren$y's Scaling the Building.

Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa recently got together to bless the remix of Super High with Rick Ross.  This time the pair rocks a track from Ski Beatz, who you might

Check out this smooth Michael Jackson mix by the legendary Qool DJ Marv on Soul Bounce

Qool DJ Marv has often been called the hardest working DJ in New York City.  He has spun around the world from Miami and LA to London and Croatia.  He’s

Is 2010 the best Summer ever for hip-hop? These releases from Eminem, Drake, The Roots, Big Boi and Rick Ross are making a strong argument.

Can you come up with a better slate of Summer releases of rap albums than these: Recovery – Eminem Single:  Not Afraid Standout track (1 of many): 25 to Life Thank

The evolution of Kanyeezy: Here's a timeline showing how Kanye West is quietly becoming the best MC in the game.

The first time I saw Kanye West perform in person was when Talib Kweli brought him onstage in 2003.  Kanye did not have an album yet but was making a

Pharrell has been stretching out musically lately. The new N.E.R.D. could go in many directions. Here are a few possibilities.

Pharrell – Fun, Fun, Fun (from the Despicable Me soundtrack–yep, the kids’ movie with Steve Carell…) Robin Thicke – My Life (also produced by Pharrell for Despicable Me–he scored the

Rick Ross and Jay-Z have made some classics together. Free Mason is the latest in what hopefully will be a long line.

Jay’s verse may be his best feature since Diamonds from Sierra Leone (yeah, I said it).  Teflon Don drops on Tues, 7/20.  About 10 songs have leaked from the project

In celebration of the summer Heat, check out the remix to Jay-Z's Hello Brooklyn ft. Lil Wayne set to Quincy Jones' Summer in the City

You may recognize the Quincy Jones track as sampled in this classic Pharcyde joint.  Sit back, relax, exhale and be glad the free agency madness is over.  Long live the

Cee-Lo’s No One’s Gonna Love You is a cool video and not just because of the naked Scarlett Johansson lookalike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HytmxLXxOQ&feature=player_embedded This plays like a mini-indie film.  Props to Cee-Lo for always following his muse and pushing the boundaries of music genres by covering this Band of Horses song..

Reflection Eternal's Ballad of the Black Gold video is a great statement from the hip-hop nation about the disaster in the Gulf.

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/12982709 If you want to know how you can help with what is looking like it will be the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history, click here..

Freddie Gibbs is nice. Really nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_q-kZLieU.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie just dropped a mixtape full of Summertime classics.

When 1 of the greatest DJs ever links with 1 of the best mixtape DJs ever, you know it’s going to be fresh.  The tracklist below speaks for itself.  Click

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)