P-Funk the King cooks up some of that good soul with Smile.

The track is 70’s soul with a slinky flow. Click here to download.

Cold War Kids is another Cool Kids side project that does not disappoint.

Check out Mine is Yours. It’s another track that primarily relies on an ill 808 drum pattern with a cool indie rock guitar and vocal sample. It kinda sounds like

Here’s some new Phil Ade. Do you think he will be 1 of XXL’s 2011 Freshmen 10?

This one is called After Party. Click here to download.

REWIND! Gotta take it back to DJ Premier. Complex did a dope article where he breaks down 38 of his classic cuts.

This article is incredible.  Period.  You can listen to each song while reading what Premier has to say about each.  Check below for what he had to say about Nas’

Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs and Chip Tha Rapper = Pulled Over By the Cops. Not literally…that’s the group.

Check out their new song Authority ft Nate Santos.  It’s a return to the boom bap–rhymes, a drum beat and not too much else. Good stuff. Click here to download.

Here’s the latest installment of PREEM-EAR (kinda) where we explore lesser known but still dope DJ Premier tracks. Phil Ade Piece of the Pie is up this week.

Phil Ade Piece of the Pie is up this week. I won’t cheat you by making this a Preem-Ear, but this cat Phil Ade goes in over the DJ Premier

It’s official. Toca Tuesdays Freestyles is the best “freestyle” series in hip-hop. The latest is from Black Thought’s Money Making Jam Boys.

And…this is true freestyling off the dome.  The rhymes aren’t as complex as they would be if written but hearing the genius associated with spontaneous rhymes makes them much doper. 

Coolroy’s Dreaming ft Tunji is some soulful, meditative ish.

With a laid back track and flows that meld to it perfectly, this is great food for your mental. Click here to download.

I wasn’t checking for this new Big Sean single at first but it has grown on me–New Edition sample and all.

I wasn’t expecting something so…R&B.  Different expectations yield different results though (and it’s hard to hate on a No I.D. track after this).  Check out My Last ft Chris Brown.

Good God. I was not ready for the remake of Eric B. and Rakim’s classic In the Ghetto by The Roots, John Legend and Rakim Allah, himself.

Black Thought’s verse alone would have been enough.  This is from J. Period’s mixtape remix of The Roots and John Legend’s Wake Up! album.  You can download the full mixtape

Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar and Mickey Factz on the same track = #stoleyourshine

The track actually belongs to J-Lie…it’s called Double XL.  Check it out. Click here to download.

Where there’s Smoke…there’s fire! Check out Smoke DZA’s video for Ralph Lifshitz.

Boi-1da is on the track which starts with a Roy Ayers classic that will never get old. Here are a couple of other songs that have sampled the Roy Ayers

Here’s something for the underground. Kaimbr, Kev Brown, Asher Roth and The Kid Daytona cook up some hot Gritz on this remix.

The song is from Kaimbr and Kev Brown’s album The Alexander Green Project, which pay homage to Al Green.  It’s soul food. Click here to download.

It’s official. I’m a Chuwee FAN. Check out his new song Slow Down.

Listen to Slow Down below and click here for more heat from Chuwee. Click here to download..

Terrace Martin continues his run of smoothed out hot joints. We Ain’t Gotta Go sounds like vintage D’Angelo and Dwele and features Big Snoop Dogg.

It’s another #DeviTerraceTuesday winner.  Check it out. Click here to download.  Here’s some D’Angelo and Dwele if you want to keep it smoothed out for a while.

Thought you’d never hear Saigon and Joe Budden on a track together? Think again.

Bring Me Down pt. 3 is what happens when 2 super-talented MCs put their energy toward BUILDING.  Dopeness.  You can get that Saigon Greatest Story Never Told album now…Support good

This joint called Somebody by The Niceguys is SOULFUL.

If you’re not up on these guys, here’s a cool article that also includes a link to download the album. Click here to download.

This new 9th Wonder track bumps. It’s called Lemme Think and Rapsody is on the vocals.

It’s good to hear how 9th chopped up one of Toni Braxton’s best songs from back in the day.  It’s also good to hear a woman MC not named Nicki

Pusha T’s voice is sinister. It just oozes murder music.

Check out how he kills this flow on My God.  Complete with marching band drums, this is up there with some of those Clipse classics. Click here to download.  Speaking

New Saigon ft Black Thought. The song is called Too Long.

We’ve had to wait Too Long for The Greatest Story Never told to drop, but it finally comes on 2/15.  Get ready. Click here to download.

Here’s a new installment of New World (Au)der in honor of Grammy-nominated best rap albums Recovery and The Blueprint 3.

NEW GRAMMY AUDER If you’ve missed past New World (Au)ders, here’s how they work: I flip your favorite joints in the order they should’ve been when you copped them. These

This dude Chuuwee is FOR REAL. Sounds like he did this track JJ Evans as an open audition for DJ Premier and he MURDERED it.

This one is going in heavy rotation. Dude killed this track too. I’m a fan. Click here to download.

Need more Phonte in your life? How about the first track he ever did with 9th Wonder? The song is called Paper Lines. Good golly.

Phonte just might be the most underrated rapper ever. Click here to download.

Just when I thought I was done…they pulled me right back in! Here’s an unrelased song from Phonte. It’s aptly called Blessings. Enjoy.

This one is from back in the day so you know it bumps. Click here to download.

Are you a lyrics person? If so this track by Donwill of Tanya Morgan is for you.

Donwill blesses Kendrick Lamar’s Heaven or Hell and gives Kendrick props (Donwill’s track is called Buy Kendrick Lamar’s Album) but kinda makes it his own…Check out what Donwill had to

Ever heard of Buff1? His song Get Money, Have Fun is pretty hot. Nice track, dope lyrics. Check it out.

This one is for the underground. Click here to download.

Terrace Martin wraps up his #DeviTerraceTuesdays with another soulful HOT joint. It’s called Go Get It and ft Wiz Khalifa, Ty$ and Neka B.

Terrace’s The Sex EP drops next week. Click here to download.  Dig this?  Here’s more from Terrace Martin.

It’s a great day for mixtapes. Consequence’s Movies on Demand 2 just dropped as well.

Consequence dropped snippets of heat all last week in preparation for this.  Full versions of some of those songs and more are included on the mixtape.  Listen to the whole

Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights album just dropped. He is definitely one to watch in 2011 and beyond.

Key cuts include Slapp, Hercules and Monkey Ish but the whole album is solid. Listen to the whole album and download below. Download Mixtape

More Dilla…Here’s an incredible live jazz version of his Donuts album.

If you’re a Dilla fan, you have GOT to hear this.  The performance was by a NYU jazz band called Stray Phrases.  It’s yet another reminder of the inextricable ties

There is NO WAY I could let this day go by without a tribute to the late, great J. Dilla. Here’s a playlist with some of my favorite Dilla joints.

37 years ago today was his born day and, to the HUGE loss of the hip-hop community, the anniversary of his death is on 2/10/06. In the short time he

Here’s Lil Wayne’s Green & Yellow for all the Packers fans out there.

Not his best song…but he’s repping for his squad. Click here to download.

Ummmm, this is all you need to know about this week’s Preem-Ear: If you listen long enough, you’ll hear damn near every track Premier ever produced (plus the original sample he used). ‘Nuff said.

PREEM-EAR: DJ PREMIER BLOG TV And that’s not all…If you missed it, check out ROSCOE P. COLDCHAIN ft. AB LIVA “Imma Kill This Ni^^A” Forget “dream”, it is hotness deferred.

Here’s a double dose of Consequence and both tracks are produced by hip-hop legends.

First up is Screenshot produced by Havoc from Mobb Deep. Click here to download. Next is The Consequences ft Q-Tip and produced by the legendary J. Dilla.   Be on the

OK I’m reloaded! Here’s some fire for your weekend. Check out Put The Mic Down ft Fred The Godson, Jon Connor, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock.

The track is from Kay Slay’s upcoming mixtape, The Soul Controller. Click here to download.

The mixtape by Money Making Jam Boys–Black Thought’s side project with Dice Raw, P.O.R.N. Truck North and STS–dropped today.

It’s called The Prestige.  Listen to the full mixtape below and download it here. Download Mixtape

Lupe Fiasco’s new single Words I’ve Never Said is typically brooding and introspective. He stays true to his voice.

Skylar Grey’s vocals on the hook and the rock vibe give it a KiD CuDi/Eminem/B.o.B.-type feel.  Check it out.

Here’s another super hot (but short) joint by Consequence called Bi-Polar.

That’s 2 in 2 days for Consequence. Click here to download.

Got G-Funk? The legendary DJ Quik drops a vintage West Coast track. You can almost feel the LA sun with Luv of My Life.

Click here to download.   And, if you missed it, here’s a G-Funk playlist for you.

Kendrick Lamar dropped a cool laidback heatrock with Vanity Slave.

Dude should definitely be in the discussion with Wiz, Curren$y and J. Cole as one of the best newcomers out there.  The track also features Gucci Mane on the hook.

Be on the lookout for The Kid Daytona in 2011.

I didn’t give his mixtape The Interlude the proper amount of attention when it first dropped in November but it was one of the better ones of last year. If

Consequence has always been on the verge but he never had that hit to take him to the next level.

He had an incredible pedigree–his big debut was on A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes and Life, he was Q-Tip’s cousin and he became closely affiliated with Kanye West, ultimately