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B.o.B. is a true artist. VERY few rappers can rock a mic and a guitar. Check out the video for Don't Let Me fall, his latest contribution to the culture.

A friend told me about B.o.B. 2 years ago.  He had some crunk mixtapes out that were very different than the music on his album and I wasn’t feeling it. 

New Nicki Minaj ft Kanye West! Nuff said.

The track is called Blazin’ and for the 3rd time in 4 singles, she’s used an 80’s sample.  Coincidence? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbTNu5m1Lcw Click here to download. Here’s the 80’s sample.  Breakfast Club

Here's a nice little cut from Talib Kweli called Cold Rain. The track is courtesy of Ski Beatz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irN6JcmwOYk Click here to download.  It’s great to see the mighty Ski Beatz still in the game.  Check the resume..

Yelawolf's flow is so ill. Check out his new song Daddy's Lambo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XNfQHWUTE Click here to download (no tags)..

The Kid Daytona just dropped his album for free but it's actually worth buying…Check it out

We dropped The Kid Daytona’s song Lifted ft Styles P and the ill O.C. sample a couple of days ago.  Here’s the whole album (what’s the difference between an album

T.I. and Eminem get it in on All She Wrote. T.I. is starting to come with it for his album. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFF_0ES4B-w Click here to download.  .

If you like N.E.R.D. you'll like this interview of them from HardKnockTV where they break down their new album, Nothing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu_sx8GlvSQ&feature=player_embedded#at=405.

Gotta show love to ODB. Check out Raekwon's tribute to him called Ason Jones.

Happy born day, ODB.  RIP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJtGqCyiMOA&feature=player_embedded#!.

The blogosphere has been on fire since Friday when Jay-Z announced Jay Electronica as the newest member of Roc Nation. Check out the 2 Jay's on Shiny Suit Theory and Jay Electronica solo on The Announcement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGUQk_lZiU Click here to download. And here’s another new Jay Electronica joint called The Announcement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfEgoBFGGLg Click here to download. .

Could Detox really be about to drop? The good Dr. Dre just dropped his first new single in 11 years. Check out Kush ft Snoop Dogg and Akon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_lsRc-XyY4&feature=fvst Click here to download.  If Detox drops in 2010, I challenge ANYONE to name a better year in hip-hop.  This year has brought dope albums from Drake, Jeezy, The

Interested in what's on Nicki Minaj's mind? Check out this interview. The visual is kinda crazy but the audio is pretty insightful.

Looks like somebody didn’t come to the station all barbied up.  It’s all good though.  She discusses Wayne, Eminem, Kanye, Drake and much more. http://www.vimeo.com/16802119.

Rihanna and Drake have some real chemistry in the video for What's My Name. Hmm…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CGsw6h60k&feature=player_embedded.

If you like hip-hop from the early 90's this Mick Boogie mixtape will blow your mind. Vintage and remixed classics from LL, Snoop, Pete Rock, Tribe, Gangstarr, De La, Pharcyde and that's just 7 songs out of 27…

Click here to download ’93 Til Infinity.  Need more Mick Boogie in your life?  Click here to see over 100 of his mixtapes. Here’s the tracklist for ’93 Til Infinity.

Time to Dig In The Crates. Rock with me for a minute. The Kid Daytona just murdered a track O.C. once used as a dope intro. Check out Lifted ft Styles P and Vaughn Anthony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWjeQsDR_NQ Click here to download. Up on O.C.?  He was a part of D.I.T.C. (the Diggin’ in the Crates crew).  Here’s Born to Live, which features the intro on the

Speaking of good Fridays, check out J. Cole’s new mixtape Friday Night Lights. Is he that next dude?

I saw J. Cole the day he finished this.  He had fire in his eyes.  Dude went IN on Too Deep for the intro which features Erykah Badu’s timeless Didn’t

Kanye West is flawed (like the rest of us) and he just might be the realest dude in entertainment. If you haven't seen the much discussed interview with Matt Lauer, check it out.

What do you think?  Did Matt set Kanye up or is Kanye overreacting.  Perhaps his sensitivity also had something to do with the fact that his album had just leaked…

DOM Kennedy had me at the Les Nubians sample. The fact that he has a dope song and video is just icing. Check out Locals Only. Music lovers get ready.

Here are the Les Nubians sample and their classic joint, Makeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HL5ZOOHGI.

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y are like the 2010 West Coast gangsta version of Mos Def and Talib Kweli (aka Blackstar). Check out Huey Newton which features a Toto sample…now THAT's gangsta.

Blackstar?! Blasphemy?!  Hear me out.  In 1999, very few people knew who Mos Def and Talib Kweli were.  They were both signed to Rawkus and somebody had the idea to

I saw J. Cole the other day heading to Atlanta. He's on tour and constantly in the studio trying to complete his new mixtape called Friday Night Lights. He's trying to do it all "Before I'm Gone."

Click here to download. Here’s You Got It ft Wale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7vucpPyPyg Click here to download. And In the Morning ft Drake may just be the best one of all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlFksVujZ3Q

Kanye's album leaked today and I don't know how I feel about that…

On the one hand, part of me thinks “It’s a reality of the biz.  It happens to everyone.”  The other part of me thinks “This dude has given out free

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.

Here's a double dose of N.E.R.D. videos–God Bless Us All and Life as a Fish.

First up is a live performance of the super funky God Bless Us All from The Tonight Show. And next is the psychadelic Life As a Fish.This is a dope

Got soul? Cee-Lo Green does. Check out the new video for Bright Lights, Big City.

Click here to buy Cee-Lo’s new album The Lady Killer.   .

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

Common and Lupe Fiasco spit while Jennifer Hudson sings the blues over a No I.D. track. That = dopeness. Check out the video for We Can Do It Now.

Here’s a video showing the story behind We Can Do It Now. Click here to see the video courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com. .

Speaking of freestyles, guest writer BIG MITCH recently sent some jewels our way. Check out these vintage DMX clips and imagine what could have been…

I think its time we remember the old school heads who if they could get their sh*t together would still rule the hip hop world.  I think we have all

Big Remo's Go Ladies is a soulful Southern track produced by 9th Wonder.

Very different from this song also called Go Ladies, but still dope. .

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