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Wiz Khalifa teams with Curren$y his favorite partner in rhyme on Rooftops.

Click here to download.  Rolling Papers drops on 3/29.

How dope is stic.man from Dead Prez?? Dude did a song and video about putting in work…in the gym and with his diet game!

Who does that??  Him.  That’s who.  This is my ANTHEM after 5 days in Austin. Check out Back On My Regimen. Yeah. It’s still bigger than hip-hop for him and

Jewels just continue to drop from SXSW. Check out this video of Black Milk performing with a full band.

Both the sound and video are professionally done, and gives you a great sense of what it was all about last week.

Here’s a new Ab-Soul video for Nothin’. Once again, he flips up his style to kick something very different from past releases.

Still dope, though. Check it out. Click here to check out some of his other flows.

Pusha T’s Fear of God mixtape has arrived. Listen to the whole thing and download below.

Download Mixtape Also, here’s a cool interview between Miss Info and Pusha T on his thoughts on making Fear of God without Malice.

It’s a good day for older mixtape gems. Here’s a new video from an old Freddie Gibbs mixtape.

Check out How I Feel from midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik.  You can listen to and download the mixtape below if you don’t have it already. Here’s the mixtape: Download Mixtape

Here’s some “new” J. Cole. This is apparently an unreleased track from The Warm Up sessions.

Whatever the case it’s 90 seconds of typical J. Cole goodness. Check it out The Good Son Pt. 1. Click here to download.  And if there’s anyway you missed The

There have been a lot of great tributes to Nate Dogg but who better to show love than Warren G, Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound.

Check out their performance at SXSW. Also, below are 2 Nate Dogg mixes from DJ Premier and DJ Skee. DJ Premier Tribute Click here to download. DJ Skee Tribute Click

Here are 3 new joints from Pusha T. Fear of God the mixtape drops next week. It’s about to be ree-diculous.

You can feel the heat from Spring coming with these. First up is I Still Wanna ft Rick Ross and Ab-Liva. Click here to download. Next is Feeling Myself ft

Here are some random musings from SXSW.

Hip-Hop is alive and well in Austin, TX this week.  If you’re not up on South By Southwest (SXSW) it is a music festival that has been around for decades. 

Some of these XXL 2011 Freshman Cyphers are pretty tight (especially parts 2 and 3). Check out all 3 below.

YG, Mac Miller, Diggy Simmons and Lil Twist Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, Lil B and CyHi Da Prynce Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and Fred Da Godson

Here’s a cool new upbeat track from XV ft Pusha T called Awesome.

Feels like a summer time joint. Check it out. Click here to download.

Mobb Deep wasted no time getting in the studio once Prodigy came home. Check out Love Y’all More.

Alchemist is on the track.  There are tags from Funkmaster Flex, but you won’t mind… Click here to download.

Here’s another solid XXL Freshman Freestyle. This one is courtesy of Big K.R.I.T.

K.R.I.T. continues to spit about the everyday struggle. Click here more of the best of these XXL Freshman Freestyles.

Got lyrics? Jay Electronica does. His verses + Kanye’s beats = Blue Magic.

Devil in a Blue Dress that is…Check out the video for Prelude to a Freestyle: J. Cole spit on this beat too.  LOTS of fire on this track.  Check out

Trademark Da Skydiver kicks some more meditative ish on Committed.

Check it out. If you need some more music to meditate to, click here. Click here to  download.

It’s a great day for lyricists. Next up is Pharoahe Monch.

The song is called Assassins (guess he and J. Cole are on the same wavelength these days) and features Jean Grae and Royce Da 5’9″. Oh yeah…the beat is fire

Here’s some new J. Cole. He and Big K.R.I.T. are carrying the torch for true Southern spitters.

The track is called Killers and there’s an interesting story behind it. Here’s the story: From Alex Haldi: Hello All, Unfortunately our first single leaked ahead of time but I

American Rapstar is the third song to drop from Big K.R.I.T.’s upcoming album. He’s 3 for 3.

Check it out. Click here to download.  Click here for more Big K.R.I.T.

B.o.B. get his X-Files on in the video for Dr. Aden. Check it out.

This is from his No Genre mixtape.

CyHi Da Prynce dropped one of the 3 strongest XXL freestyles so far…

The other 2 belonged to Kendrick Lamar and Yelawolf. The XXL one still doesn’t hold a candle to this one, though:

Keeping it on the Cali underground tip, check out Blu on WhatUWanna by Dela.

This may be Blu’s best performance since Below The Heavens. Click here to download.  Here’s one of my favorite joints from Below the Heavens:

Two underground legends, Defari and Madlib, connect on Puro. Check out the video.

The Likwit Crew never got the props they deserved.  King Tee, Tha Alkaholiks and Xzibit were sikwidit. Here’s some of that Likwit goodness:

MED is the truth. He actually holds his own with Talib Kweli on Classic.

Check out the video. Med – Music – More Music Videos

You can clearly hear the influence of Outkast in A.Dd’s music…but that’s a GREAT thing.

Check out their song Greedy. Click here to download.  Speaking of Outkast, here’s a dope track from back in the day:

Phil Ade keeps flexing with Take It Slow. Dude has lyrics for days.

Check out the video. Click here for more Phil Ade.

Ab-Soul is one to watch. He consistently puts out good music that takes you on an aural journey.

The latest is his video for Picture That.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XicMahwAVXc&feature=player_embedded#at=229 And, click here if you missed some of his other more recent releases.

Here’s a double dose of new Kanye West. Check out the remix to All of the Lights and the promo video for Kanye’s appearance at SXSW.

The All of the Light remix features Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake and the visual is a mix up of some of Kanye’s best tracks.  Here’s the video and

50 Cent has been dropping some quality joints lately. All About Dough is the latest.

The track is ill and he’s kicking grimy verses.  Feels like 2003. Click here to download.

A couple of weeks ago, Nice & Smooth dropped a new video for a song that is 22 years old. Ironically, the song is called No Delayin’.

In celebration of the video, this week’s New World Auder (where Omar Akil re-arranges the tracks of an album for your listening pleasure) is of Nice & Smooth’s eponymous album.

After 10 years, Backstage is still one of the most candid behind the scenes looks at life on tour in hip-hop. Watch the whole movie below.

It’s fascinating to go back and look at the likes of DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Jay-Z in the earlier stages of their careers. Even more insightful is

Here’s a new Lupe Fiasco track that didn’t make the album. It’s called Stereo Sun.

Dope track.  Maybe this is more the direction he wanted to go in before his label battles…The album is solid though.  Click here to buy it.  Support good music. Click

New EPMD??? Yeah, that’s right…and it’s to the beat of The Breaks.

Check out Don’t Get Clapped. Click here to download.  And here’s Kurtis Blow’s The Breaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMrPDiw8PQ

Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy go in on a classic Oukast beat on their song Figure 8.

Outkast’s Hollywood Divorce ft Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg was slept on a bit because it was on the Idlewild soundtrack.  It was a monster though.  The Jets do it

Travis Barker’s song Just Chill is just that–a laid back meditative track featuring contemplative rhymes by Beanie Sigel, Bun B and Kobe.

It’s cool to see Travis Barker doing these collabos. Dude has been on a journey. Click here to download.

This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has

Here’s another mixtape from a hot newcomer: Dom Kennedy.

Check out The Original Dom Kennedy. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. Download Mixtape

Terrace Martin is one of the hottest new beat makers out there. Here’s a whole EP full of solid joints.

It’s called The Sex EP. Like the title, it comes in many varieties. There’s some funk, some jazz, some slow joints…oh, and some hip-hop. Listen to the whole thing below.

Dee Goodz does justice to this 9th Wonder beat. And that’s saying something because the beat is TOUGH.

This is winning.  Check out The 10th Wonder of the World.

Here’s one more from the good folks holding it down for the South–new Big K.R.I.T.

This one is called Time Machine. It’s comfort food for your mental. Just a little less than 2 weeks left before K.R.I.T.’s album drops. Click here to download.

Keeping it on the Southern tip, here’s some new Curren$y. It’s called Soundbombin’.

With live drums, organ and bass, that’s exactly what he’s doing. It’s amazing how much more dynamic tracks sound with live instruments. Click here to download.