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How Can It Be…that I missed this track by Reks produced by Statik Selektah? Hotness.

Click here to download their latest collabo called Outta Control..

If you're an old R&B head, Spread My Wings by Mitchy Slick ft Talib Kweli will crack your cranium. They rhyme over the Troop classic of the same name.

Click here to listen and download. Here’s the Troop joint (never thought I would post this): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_krYK8NeA.

Speaking of Old School, you're not ready for this new Swizz Beatz joint ft Rakim Allah. I promise you.

The song is called King Tut. Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUyAbHCCpBM.

Old heads rejoice. KRS-One and Grand Puba on a DJ Premier track…and the sh*t is hot!!! The song is called 5%. Get some.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFin4OQoxm4 Click here to download..

Rihanna's Raining Men ft Nicki Minaj sounds like a mix of Beyonce's Diva and Single Ladies. Confused? Take a listen.

Click here to listen and download. Check out the beat on Diva. Sound familiar?  And the Diva beat sounds like this. Now check out the chorus on Put A Ring

KiD CuDi's album is incredible. It makes you understand why Kanye f*cks with him. Here's his performance of Maniac with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon and a couple of other choice cuts.

Warning. You have to be in the right head space to appreciate this. Think night music…rainy night music. Yeah, you got it. Enjoy. Man on the Moon 2: The Legend

It's not Friday but check out Kanye West's new song All of the Lights ft Rihanna, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alicia Keys, KiD CuDi, Fergie and Elton John(??!!)

You may remember this one from Runaway.  It was the track that played during the “parade” with the Michael Jackson float.  Click here to listen and download the full track

50 Cent and El DeBarge? For real? The song is actually pretty good…plus, you have to give props to DeBarge for the original to one of Biggie's best songs ever.

The song is called Switch Up the Format. Click here to download. And the Biggie sample? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–TCriRfCS8.

Dayumm. This new Devin the Dude joint is funky. Check out I Like What U Do.

Click here to listen to I Like What U Do, courtesy of Rap Radar.  Here’s another joint called Gotta Be Me which is the title of the album which drops

Ever heard of Mac Miller? His song Trippin' Out is pretty dope. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lld-78Kx_nI.

Does Swizz Beatz get his props as being one of the best rap producers of all time? Check out his new song Bang Bang ft Pharrell and Pusha T.

You hear a lot about Dre, Kanye, Timbaland and Pharrell, but Swizzy seems to hang below the radar when it comes to recognition as one of the all-time great producers. 

Omar Akil is on a roll. Check out his re-ordering of The Roots How I Got Over in his latest installment of New World (AU)DER.

NEW WORLD (AU)DER: THE ROOTS HOW I GOT OVER The way you sequence an album can make or break its success, and affect its acclaim. For thier 11th studio album,

Rick Ross has some of the best ears in hip-hop. He consistently picks the most soulful tracks in the game. Fountainebleu with Diddy is another one in the collection.

Diddy’s and Ross’ collaboration as the Bugatti Boyz is slated to drop later this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vbxH1B9e8M.

Curren$y spits some of that new G-Funk on Still Choppin’ ft Boo Sledge–laid back gangsta rap. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdubjxCTI0 Click here to download. .

The latest installment of PREEM-EAR is here. This week Omar Akil drops a jewel with Joell Ortiz.

PREEM-EAR: Joell Ortiz “Project Boy” Got another one!  Or should I say Joell got ONE!!!  I’m hoping that, at this point, there is no need to familiarize you all with

If Big L had lived would he be in the discussion as the Greatest Of All Time?

You heard him go head to head with Jigga (the actual G.O.A.T., right?) on the Bobbito show in ’95.  Here’s a previously unreleased track from his upcoming second posthumous album

Big Boi just dropped his remix to Tangerine and he added Bun B, TI (11 more months homie…) and Rick Ross. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW4vwBCaczw Click here to download..

Speaking of Jay-Z classics, if you have not heard the battle between him and Big L from '95 prepare yourself. It does not get better than this.

Here’s the 7-minute version… …and recently this 10-minute version surfaced.  Click here to download while you can..

Diggy Simmons is the latest to flow on the Dead Presidents track with his song As I Am. Who rocks the track better between Diggy, J. Cole and Jay-Z?

The answer is clearly Jay-Z, but it’s closer than you might think.  Take a listen: Diggy Simmons – As I Am http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6wiO3M-HA J. Cole – Dead Presidents II (click here

Nottz breaks down The Cycle of how some leave the pen just to go back in…

Nottz rides a jazzy chopped up loop ft Joell Ortiz.  This is the 3rd or 4th hot joint from his upcoming album You Need This Music which drops on 10/26. 

Phonte (formerly of Little Brother) and Nicolay continue to push the boundaries of hip-hop as The Foreign Exchange. This is their story.

The Foreign Exchange have dropped 2 stellar albums, but the 2 men comprising the group have kept a relatively low profile.  Here’s what they have to say about the group

Lupe Fiasco gets some help from his friends on the I'm Beamin' remix ft Asher Roth, Blu, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Dosage and B.o.B. There's strength in numbers…

Lupe and his crew have taken on the name All City Chess Club.  It’s not a stretch to assume they would not be offended by the term “backpackers.”  It’s good

Von Pea has a nice EP called Pea's Gotta Have It dropping on 10/19. Check out the sneak preview.

This one is for the backpackers, but it’s a good listen if you need a break from BALLIN’. [bandcamp album=73813169 size=venti bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB.

G.O.O.D. G*d!!! Kanye West MURDERS his verse on Lloyd Banks' ft Kanye, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie and Fabolous.

G-Unit x G.O.O.D. Music = Fire.  You want a problem?  Start it up.  Start it up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVHhYfxveQ&feature=related Click here to download.  .

Curren$y's nickname is "Spitter." Check out his new single Michael Knight and you'll understand why.

This is off Curren$y’s upcoming album Pilot Talk 2 which drops on November 16th. Click here to download. The chords and dark feel of the track are reminiscent of this:

Omar Akil drops the latest installment of PREEM-EAR where he breaksdown the most slept on tracks produced by DJ Premier. This week it's Can't Tell Me by Khaleel.

PREEM-EAR: Khaleel “Cant’ Tell Me” The Primo “Stan” strikes again!  Today I dug up a new layer of DJ Premier-laced DIRTy south.  If you pay attention to Preem like I

Maniac is vintage KiD CuDi. If you like KiD CuDi or sad Kanye West music, take a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Mph0uPW7o&feature=related What’s “sad Kanye West Music?”  You know it when you hear it: Click here to download Maniac..

Kanye West's latest gift is Child Rebel Soldier ft Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco. Check it out.

If these G.O.O.D. Friday tracks are any indication, his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is sounding like it is going to be incredible.  Click here to download Child

Tyga will be the next member of Young Money to blow. This might be the First Time he's worked with Pharrell but it should not be the last.

What would urban radio sound like right now without Young Money?  Drake must be on at least 10 songs in heavy rotation and Nicki Minaj is on at least 5. 

The lovely Nicki Minaj blesses the remix of Willow Smith's Whip My Hair. Fire. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFs-JGyZvHw Click here to download..

There was not a lot cracking in hip-hop today so here’s a little insight into the music that has been influencing the biggest star in hip-hop–Jay-Z. It’s not what you would expect.

Ambrosia for heads has been keeping tabs on the recent musical influences of hip-hop’s biggest stars.  Over the next few weeks, we will showcase what is moving those driving hip-hop

Kanye West is really killing the game right now. Check out his remix of Power from SNL.

Not only did Kanye change his second verse which originally skewered the SNL cast, he also managed to do a scaled down live version of his groundbreaking video. The new

Chris Brown's Deuces remix ft Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous and Andre 3000 is fire! Get it while you can…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLjYiiPy1c Click here to download..

Check out Kanye West's latest called Christian Dior Denim Flow ft Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie

Here’s the latest G.O.O.D Friday installment. What do you think? Click here to download. .

Is the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League the best production team in the game right now? Listen to their breakdown of the making of Rick Ross’ Aston Martin Music.

Many fans of Rick Ross know that his best material on his last 3 albums has been courtesy of the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.  Key tracks include Maybach Music, Luxury Tax, Magnificent

Mickey Factz brings Fat Joe and Bun B with him to Paradise for the remix. Check it out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT2C_uWMs84 Click here to download Mickey Factz’ mixtape I’m Better Than You. Here’s the tracklist: 1. Diamond Dust (Produced by Mickey Factz) 2. I’m Better Than You Feat. Steve-O (Produced