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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.

It's a great day for underground rap…which is a nice segue into the #8 reason why 2010 is the best year ever in hip-hop: The Return of the Underground.

This one is a bit of a contradiction.  The incredible underground releases this year certainly contributed to the musical strength of the year overall, but underground rap is consistently pretty

Swizz Beatz continues his Monster Mondays with Hustle Hard ft Ace Hood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3aPMIThddU Click here to download..

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #10 Don't call it a comeback…but this was the year for some of the best ever.

Now that the year is winding down and new music is slowing to a trickle, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2010 and what made it

Diggy Simmons jumps on yet another classic track from a Queensbridge great. This time it's Nas again on the DJ Premier produced Nas is Like.

Fortunately Diggy keeps doing these songs justice.  If he can get some original material this tight he’s going to have a very bright future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARYQH_Q4fZw Click here to download.  If

Rick Ross' 9 Piece ft T.I. sounds like the third part of a trilogy that started with MC Hammer and B.M.F. What do you think?

Click here to download.  Here are parts 1 and 2 of the “trilogy”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNLClvoqro http://www.vimeo.com/13285609.

Wiz Khalifa is like the 2010 version of Snoop Dogg. Check out the side by side comparison on Black & Yellow (the G-Mix) ft Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T-Pain

So what are the similarities?  Both have silky smooth, sing-song flows (say that 5 times fast), are tall and lanky, are super laid-back, are eminently likeable and each have a

Ab-Soul is cool like that. Check out how he handles the classic Digable Planets track on his new song Titsenas

That cat’s range has impressed me.  He dropped All Feelin’ earlier in the year and it was a totally different sound but still dope.  Props to NahRight.com. Click here to

DJ Quik is one of the most underrated producers of all time. He is the best producer from the West Coast not named Dr. Dre. Check out how newcomer L.E.$ just murders this Quik track.

Real talk, these 2 sound like they’ve been music together for years. RIDICULOUSLY hot G-Funk: Click here to download.  And here are 2 of my favorite DJ Quik joints of

It's official. It's O.G. day. I'm generally not a fan of posthumous 2Pac music but damn this track with Spice 1 is hot!! Check out Can't Turn Back.

This is from Spice 1’s upcoming album Notorious Bastards, Vol. 1, which drops next week: Click here to download..

Here's is yet another dope track from Big K.R.I.T. This one is called Moon & Stars (remix) ft Curren$y and Killa Kyleon and it's another reason to download his mixtape.

If you’ve been rockin’ with me for a minute, you know how I feel about Big K.R.I.T.  This one is soulful: Click here to download.    .

While we're celebrating dope producers from the 90's, check out this new track Large Professor did for this Nas verse.

This is a remix to Nas’ No Ideas Original.  The drums Large Professor used for the remix are reminiscent of those he used for Nas’ Halftime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GYjbFuTmS0 Click here to

Ever heard of Mr. Brady? He gets major props for doing a song with Blu and Diamond D called Get Choze. Check it out.

Blu has been making a comeback as of late.  He and Exile supposedly have another project coming out next year.  In the meantime, here’s how he gets down with Mr.

Ladies and gentlemen, Lil Wayne is back in the booth…and it's like he never left. The new single is called 6'7" and ft Cory Gunz. Check it out.

Click here to download. Also, here’s Wayne’s first interview post-prison.  He called into DJ Drama’s radio show on Shade 45 to discuss the new single, video and many other things:

Swizz Beatz' Monster Mondays have almost made up for the lack of G.O.O.D. Fridays. Almost…Check out We Keep It Rockin' with Maino, Jadakiss, Jim Jones and Joell Ortiz.

They go in on the classic beat used by the Ultramagnetic MCs on Funky and then 2Pac and Dr. Dre on California Love. Click here to download.  Here’s California Love

There are no more G.O.O.D. Fridays but that won't stop CyHi The Prynce from putting out G.O.O.D. Music. Check him out on Law's song called Honor.

This one is more smoothed out but CyHi still murders it.  Laws is pretty dope too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHq-r0E2I Click here to download..

Curren$y's album Pilot Talk 2 came and went so now it on to the next one. This freestyle over Rick Ross and Kanye's Live Fast, Die Young is not a bad preview for his upcoming mixtape.

The song is called Daze of Thunder and the mixtape will be titled Return to the Winners’ Circle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYC9prqTfw Click here to download..

It's so dope to see Redman back. His album Reggie is in stores now. Check out his new song Cheerz and show some love.

Redman feat. Ready Roc & Melanie Rutherford – “Cheerz” (prod. by M-Phazes) by Diamond Music Group Cheerz features Ready Roc and Melanie Rutherford.  Click here to buy the album.  If

There's a reason Jay-Z (the G.O.A.T.) signed Jay Electronica. He's incredible. Check out Jay E's tribute to the mighty GURU. The song is called Jazzmatazz but the sample is The Beatle's Yesterday.

The intro is crazy long but it’s worth the wait: Click here to download.  Here’s the classic Beatles track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwS_YDzxH3M  .

And just when it seemed like this day was done…Yelawolf steps up with Swagger Killer ft Mz Shanti. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01SuItIE7oA Click here to download..

It's been another slow night for new hip-hop so let's go back (a bit) to a dope artist who never got his proper shine. Ohmega Watts always brought heat. Check out Model Citizen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffMvaFCbaJ4 If you like this, you will definitely feel his album The Find. It’s incredibly hard to find full tracks from that album to stream, but you can listen to

Curren$y's Hold On is another quality cut. This one has a different track from the version on his album Pilot Talk 2 which is in stores now. It's worth picking up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x8MGapyqhc Click here to download.  Click here to buy Pilot Talk 2 for only $4.99….

Redman's mixtape dropped earlier in the week. Lite 1 Witcha Boy ft Method Man and Bun B is from his upcoming album and it's got that flame on it. Check it out.

Redman’s album Reggie drops on 12/7. Click here to download Lite 1 Witcha Boy. If you missed Redman’s mixtape Pancake & Syrup click here..

Slim Thug brings some good ole southernplayalistic funk with Slim Thugga Pimpin'. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9kyfu6ceUY Click here to download..

Sean Price is the latest to rock the Rising to the Top track on Sabado Gigante. He does it justice. Check it out.

Click here to download.  Here’s some of the hip-hop lineage for this track: This one is for the new heads: Any old heads in the house? And here’s the classic