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Kev Brown is one of those producers who has never gotten the proper level of recognition. He just dropped a new mixtape called Classic Joints that should help change that.

Best known for his incredible remix of Jay-Z’s Black Album, The Brown Album, Kev specializes in beats with dirty funky bass lines (reminiscent of his brethren Pete Rock and 9th

All the recent leaks from The Beastie Boys have been pretty hot. Check out the latest–Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win ft Santigold.

It’s got a little island flavor to it.  The album, HotSauceCommitteePartTwo, is sounding like it’s going to be pretty ill…It drops Tuesday 5/3. Click here to download and click here

Large Professor & Neek the Exotic dropped a hot single a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the video for Still on the Hustle.

It’s good to see these 2 still putting in work. Check it out. Click here to download (right click and “save link as”).  Click here for more on Neek the

Summer can’t come soon enough for you? Here’s some Summertime Ish from Cyhi Da Prynce, Big Hud and Curren$y.

This is the remix to Big Hud’s original.  Check it out. Click here to download.

This week’s installment of Soul Cooking comes courtesy of Statik Selektah and Lord Sear who just did a great soul classics mixtape.

Listen to all of the mixtape Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80′s and download it below. Click here to download. Here’s the tracklist: Intro Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s

Asher Roth and Nottz dropped the audio for Enforce the Law a couple of months ago. Here’s the video.

Fans of the movie Training Day will undoubtedly recognize the storyline.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R_IfSI7SMk&feature=player_embedded

Q-Tip is a great MC…quietly, he’s a really dope producer too. The latest installment of the Producer Series playlists features music produced by Q-Tip.

Everyone knows what Q-Tip brought to the mic for A Tribe Called Quest, but his production contributions are rarely mentioned. He and Ali Shaheed Muhammad often shared those duties, with

XV dropped a mixtape over the weekend and he’s already putting out new music.

And, J. Cole put that flame on the track.  Check out Watch Me Go. Click here to download.  If you missed XV’s Zero Heroes mixtape, click here.

Fabolous just dropped a mixtape with a lot of old soul samples.

I’m digging this return to vintage soul in hip-hop. You can hear it in music by Big K.R.I.T., The Jets, Curren$y and The Alchemist and others. If you missed the

Rumors were swirling yesterday about Stalley joining Maybach Music Group. Today, he just dropped a remix to his Lincoln Way Nights ft Rick Ross.

Check it out. Click here to download Lincoln Way Nights (rmx).  If you’re not up on Stalley, he dropped 1 of the best albums of the year in February…and it’s

DJ Quik’s new album The Book of David dropped yesterday. Here’s the new video for his single Luv of My Life.

Check it out. Need more Quik?  Click here for a playlist, mixtape and link to buy the album.

The upcoming 9th Wonder documentary is looking really STRONG. Check out this preview of The Wonder Year.

Also, if you missed it, check out this interview of Phonte from the film.

It’s been a minute since Kidz in the Hall served up some Brain Candy but they return with another strong installment.

Check out Sip & Ride. Click here to download.  For more Brain Candy, click here. Click below to hear the full track:

Check out this video of Kanye West’s headlining performance at Coachella.

I was in the crowd at Coachella rooting for Kanye…and he delivered. In the past 2 years I have witnessed in person the professional nadir for Mr. West (the 2009

Pusha T dropped the audio for My God last month. Now check out the video.

And, if you missed his mixtape Fear of God, click here.

Keeping it on the jazzy tip, check out the video for Can’t Shake It Easy by Donwill of Tanya Morgan.

If you dig what you hear, check out the whole album, Don Cusack in High Fidelity,below: Don Cusack In High Fidelity [Bonus Remixes, Artwork & Music Video] by Donwill

Mac Miller spits one of his better flows on People Under The Stairs.

The cool jazzy track is a different look for him and it works. Check it out. Click here to download.

Can’t wait till DJ Quik’s album drops on Tuesday? Maybe this new joint from Quik and Ice Cube will help.

Check out Boogie Till You Conk Out from 2 West Coast OG’s. Click here to download.  And, if you need more DJ Quik in your life, check out this playlist

Speaking of good Soul food, check out this new video from Chef Raekwon.

Here’s Ferry Boat Killaz from Raekwon’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang–the gift that keeps on giving. If you missed it, check out our re-take on Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang in New World (Au)der.

XV has been releasing some great music lately. Here’s his new mixtape, Zero Heroes.

Given his past releases, it’s no surprise that Zero Heroes is incredibly solid.  It features production from Just Blaze, J. Cole, Seven and others.  You can listen to the whole

Curren$y and The Alchemist have dropped 2 dope joints together…make that 3.

Here’s their latest–Scottie Pippen. Oh, and they brought in Freddie Gibbs to turn up the heat. Check it out.  The Curren$y/Alchemist mixtape Covert Coup drops on 4/20.  With that and

MED drops some music for marinating with Blu. Check out This Is Your Life.

Exile laid down the track. It doesn’t get much better than this. Click here to download.

DJ Quik’s new album drops next week. To support and show love, he is the subject of the latest Producer Series playlist.

Hailing from Compton, DJ Quik is one of the best producers to ever do it–on any coast–period.  He’s a DJ, a musician, a producer and a rapper.  Though his sound

Dom Kennedy dropped 1 of the best mixtapes so far this year with The Original Dom Kennedy.

Here’s a video for his song CDC off that project. If you missed The Original Dom Kennedy, treat yourself and download it here.

Outasight goes in on a funk/rock track. Check out So What.

His new album, Figure 8, drops on 4/26. Click here to download.

Kendrick Lamar on the verse and J. Cole on the production. It’s gettin’ kinda hectic…

Check out HiiiPoWeR (Kendrick sounds a LOT like Pusha T on this, no? Not a bad thing, but I’m sayin’…). Click here to download (not free–support good music).

Speaking of dope tracks, check out this one from Diz Gibran & Moonshine called The Return.

It’s just drums and an ill horn sample but it’s epic.  Check it out. Click here to download.

J. Rocc has got some great tracks. Here’s a cool video of him during a stint in Japan over his beat for Stay Fresh.

It’s short, but the music will have you locked.  Check it out.

Xzibit is back on the scene with a couple of really hot joints.

Check out the videos for Man on the Moon and What It Is, both featuring dope verses from Young De.

Enter the Wu-Tang Clan. Here’s some rare footage of The RZA, GZA and ODB from ’91 that will crack your cranium. 20 years strong.

At the end the GZA (Genius) kicks a rhyme that sounds 10x more like Big Daddy Kane than Shaolin. Incredible. Mad props to Ego Trip for this clip.

Curren$y and The Alchemist are making some really good music together. Check out Full Metal.

The ONLY criticism is it leaves you wanting more… Click here to download.  Click here for more from Curren$y and The Alchemist.

Murs and Aesop Rock, two underground kings, connect on Varsity Blues.

Murs is on the verse and Aesop Rock is on the boards.  Check out the video.

ScienZe’s Song in a Glass is a nice metaphor. The track has a smooth jazzy feel to it, with vintage lyrics.

This would fit right in on a vintage Slum Village playlist.  Check out the video. Not a bad mix with something like this, right:

The Beastie Boys have always pushed the boundaries of hip-hop. Why stop now?

Check out their latest called Tadlock’s Glasses.  Get ready to have your aural and your mental stretched with this one. Click here to download.  Click here to check out their

Roy Ayers is a musical giant. His tracks have built some of the most important samples in hip-hop.

There’s a documentary coming out on Roy Ayers later in the year (great year for music documentaries, btw. With the amount of his music that has been sampled over the

Vado, Jadakiss and Ludacris take it back to the days when a track was hard drums and an even harder hand clap.

Here’s Check ‘Em Out. Click here to download.  Remember when these types of tracks used to be the standard for hip-hop? Check these out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s5DCRAAsyc

Here’s a new Wiz Khalifa joint that should have made the album.

It goes back to his mixtape days where he was showcasing a lot of his G-Funk influences.  It’s aptly called G-Shyt.  Check it out. Click here to download.

The Cool Kids dropped Bundle Up–a hot single with just a beat, lyrics and sparse keyboard–in February.

Here’s the video, which is a satire of music videos themselves. Click here to download Bundle Up and click here to download Sir Michael Rocks’ mixtape which is one of

Reks dropped an album last month with an all-star line up of producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek…Here’s his video for Why Cry, his track with The Alchemist.

Styles P also gets on a verse to add a little flame.  Check it out.  If you missed the Reks album, click here to listen to a full preview.

Smoke DZA has dropped a lot of hot tracks over the last few months. Here’s the full mixtape, The Hustlers Catalog.

Listen to the whole mixtape and download it below. Download Mixtape