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Rapper Big Pooh and WarrenJae spit some flame on a track with a funked up riff on the Herb Alpert bass line featured on Biggie’s Hypnotize.

Check out Live. Click here to download Live.  This is from WarrenJae’s solid mixtape, titled The Dreamcatcher, which you can listen to and download here.  Here’s the Biggie joint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypP8sMHo74Y

Here’s a hot previously unreleased joint from Prodigy called P Against the World.

Check it out. Click here to download.  If you’re feeling this, you might also enjoy these, courtesy of the mighty NahRight.

Kidz in the Hall have been giving out Brain Candy for the last several weeks. Here’s their new Semester Abroad mixtape which features all of the Brain Candy songs and some other treats.

You’ll find songs featuring Curren$y, Tabi Bonney, Smoke DZA, The Kid Daytona and more.  Listen to the whole mixtape and download it below. SEMESTER ABROAD “INSPIRED BY THE BRAIN CANDY

Saigon just dropped the video for his song Clap off his album The Greatest Story Never Told.

Just Blaze is on the track and Faith Evans is on the hook. It’s a great song from an even better album. Check it out.

Focus’ free album is here. With songs featuring Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, Nottz and more, what’s not to like?

Listen to the whole album, Music of the Misinterpreted, and download it below. Music of the Misinterpreted by Focus…

EDO.G has been dropping nothing but HEAT the last few weeks. Here’s some more.

Check out the video for Stop It. Ed’s album, A Face in the Crowd, drops on 5/17. It’s sounding like a winner.

Talib Kweli blesses Clyde Carson with a verse on U & I. The track has a funky laid back West Coast feel to it.

Check it out. Click here to download.  Talib sounds good on these West Coast tracks.  Remember this one?

Curren$y’s mixtape with The Alchemist, Covert Coup, is one of the best of the year.

Here’s the video for Blood, Sweat and Gears from that project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_QXrYrOzY&feature=player_embedded Click here to download the Covert Coup mixtape.

Need lyricism? Look no further than ScienZe’s new EP titled Simply Aesthetic.

Clever lyrics, cool flow, quality message.  Nuff said.  Listen to the whole EP and download it below. Simply Aesthetic EP by ScienZe

TechN9ne adds to the long list of solid Toca Tuesday Freestyles.

This one was clearly a written verse, as are most “freestyles” these days, but it’s still dope (even with a flub). Check it out. Click here for more Toca Tuesday

Would you believe it to be possible to have someone remake Illmatic and have it be INCREDIBLE?

That’s exactly what Elzhi has done with ELmatic.  Let’s be clear.  Illmatic is a one of a kind classic.  BUT, Elzhi has written new rhymes for the songs and producer

Here’s another ill sample. Check out how Nottz flips this classic Queen track for Pusha T.

Here’s the video for Pusha T’s Open Your Eyes.  This is another one from Pusha T’s stellar Fear of God mixtape. Here’s the Queen classic:

Curren$y and newcomer Celeb Forever jump on one of Lenny Kravitz’s most psychadelic soulful tracks.

Check out Alive. Click here to download.  Here’s the Lenny Kravitz track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StF5rMCrV3w

Pac Div comes with some of that new G-Funk on Rollin’. This one BUMPS.

Check out the video. This joint is off Pac Div’s Don’t Mention It mixtape which DEFINITELY deserves mentioning. If you don’t have it already, listen to the whole thing and

There was a long video clip of Kanye West’s Coachella performance floating around a few weeks ago. Here’s the audio for the full performance.

Check it out. Click here to download.  The full video is rumored to be dropping soon.  Check out this 48 minute clip in the meantime, if you missed it.

Here’s the last installment of Kidz in the Hall’s Brain Candy series. The mixtape drops on Thursday.

Check out the video tease and full song for Playground. Click here to download.

EDO.G’s album is sounding like it’s going to be really strong.

His first single, Fast Lane, was a vintage cut produced by DJ Premier.  This follow up, produced by Statik Selektah, is another banger.  Check out Speak Ur Mind ft M-1. 

Big Sean makes the most of this No I.D. beat. Check out I Do It.

This one comes by way of Whoo Kid’s mix show. Click here to download.

Check out this preview of a MONSTER new track from Detox, set to 24/7-like visuals of Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao. The song is called Die Hard. It’s about to go down…

Check out this preview of a MONSTER new track from Detox, set to 24/7-like visuals of Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao.  The song is called Die Hard.  It’s about to

Here’s a new video from Kev Brown and Kaimbr. Check out Go Green.

Click here to download a mixtape of Kev Brown classics.

Freddie Gibbs tells a stark story about the consequences of growing up too fast in Way 2 Fast.

It’s a serious tone for a serious subject. Check it out. Click here to download.  Below is what Gangsta Gibbs had to say about Way 2 Fast, and if you

Fresh off his incredible album Returnof4eva, Big K.R.I.T. is still dropping hot new music.

This is more uptempo than most of the cuts on Returnof4eva. Check out Pop A Bottle ft $upaMane. Click here to download. And, click here to download Returnof4eva, arguably the

Remember the magic DMX and Swizz Beatz used to make together? Here’s a new one to add to their discography.

I’m not saying it’s where they used to be, but DMX is GOING HARD like he hasn’t in a looong time. Check out Get Your Money Up. Click here to

Mobb Deep is back with a solid new track. Check out Must Go Hard.

Click here to download.  Also, click here for an incredible article on the making of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous album.

Here’s a new joint from Chuuwee’s upcoming album. Check out It Was Great Here.

Chuuwee has established himself as one of the better up and coming artists.  He has a distinct ability to sound fresh and current while still incorporating elements of classic 90’s

New J. Cole…from the ALBUM. Nuff said. Check out Disgusting.

Listen to the song and see what Cole had to say about the album (via Twitter) below.  It’s about to be a Cole Summer. Click here to download. Here’s what

Raekwon’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album keeps on rolling.

Here’s the video for Butter Knives. For more Raekwon, click here.

Here’s Freddie Gibbs’ first effort on Young Jeezy’s label and naturally it’s a collabo with the man, himself.

Check out Stripes (Run-D.M.C.).  What do you think of the recent spate of indie cats (Stalley, Wale, Gangsta Gibbs, to name a few…) linking up with major labels and artists?

It’s time for another Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one comes courtesy of Random Axe (aka Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price).

They go in over 2 beats, one of which is from Odd Future (peep the quick reference from Black Milk). Check it out. Click here for more Toca Tuesday Freestyles

Black Cobain and Wale go IN on 4am. The rhymes are on point and the track is lush and soulful.

Hopefully this move to Maybach Music Group is going to give Wale some more shine without changing who he is as an artist. Check out the video for 4am. Speaking

Here’s a simple but stylish video from Versis called Slow Down.

Watch the video and and listen to Versis’ whole album, illcandescent, below. Here’s the album: iLLCANDESCENT by Versis

What’s better than a new song from Phonte? A new song and a new video from Phonte…

Check out Focus’ song Uh! ft Phonte and the latest video from The Foreign Exchange’s Authenticity album, The Last Fall. Here’s Uh! UH! feat. Phonte by Focus… And, here’s the

Reks’ latest album is packed with tracks from some of the most credible producers in hip-hop.

He’s already dropped videos for songs produced by DJ Premier and The Alchemist.  The latest video is for Mascara, produced by Statik Selektah.  Check it out. For more Reks, including

It’s been a minute since Mickey Factz dropped something new. He’s back with a new series called May-Hem.

The first entry is called Fearless. You can read what Mickey had to say about the series and hear Fearless below. Fearless by Mickey Factz Click the arrow button on

Curren$y and Stalley jump on a nice soulful track with Nesby Phips.

Check out Magic. Click here to download.

?uestlove has long been one of the more fascinating personalities in hip-hop but has he always been like that?

Check out how he was when he was 17 from the latest episode of MTV’s When I was 17.

Chuuwee is back with a new song with a throwback sound. Check out Stuck in ’92.

Chuuwee has put out a lot of solid music over the last few months.  He’s quickly becoming one of my favorite up and coming artists. Click here to download.  For

If you like that West Coast G-Funk sound, this week’s Soul Cooking playlist is for you.

It’s no secret legendary beat makers like Dr. Dre and DJ Quik were heavily influenced by the likes of Parliament/Funkadelic, Slave, Cameo, Zapp and Rick James, to name a few…You’ll

EDO.G is back with on a vintage track from DJ Premier…it’s a perfect opportunity for a new installment of PREEM-EAR.

PREEM-EAR: EDO G “FAST LANE” It’s been a minute, so if you don’t recall or your new to AFH, PREEM-EAR is the column in which I break down DJ Premier