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Jay-Z has been on a massive promo tour for the launch of Decoded. If you've seen one interview you've seen them all. This Bloomberg piece is a little different. It's a look at Jay through the eyes of some of his most powerful friends and influences. Check it out.

The video is the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Game Changers series which has featured people like Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the founders of Google) and Steve Jobs. 

Imagine if Souls of Mischief had done gangsta rap. Hmm…it probably would have sounded something like Ridin' and Smokin' by Fashawn ft Night and Dirty Money. Check this out.

I actually think these cats were truly inspired by Souls of Mischief.  Peep the flow in ’93 Til Infinity and check out the close up panoramic solo shots in the

Diggy Simmons is reppin' Queens HARD. This time he does it with a freestyle over Mobb Deep's classic Shook Ones.

This kid is about to blow. Diggy Simmons- {Shook Ones Freestyle} from philthegod. on Vimeo. The Bridge is on a whole different level with this one.  Here’s Shook Ones by

Where I'm From by MED ft Aloe Blacc is pretty dope. Check the video.

This is definitely the underground fix for the day and it’s quality. Click here to download..

Remember Mike Posner before he went pop? No? Check out the video for Ambiguous Girl ft Clinton Sparks, Big Sean and Mike Posner (back in smooth R&B mode).

The song is from Big Sean’s mixtatpe, Finally Famous 3. Click here to listen and download. ExternalVideo.977016&w=425&h=350&fv= Also, if you weren’t down with Mike Posner pre-Cooler Than Me, check out

There's a reason why Faith Evans and Biggie got married. She has hip-hop in her blood. In her latest song They Wanna Know ft Ras Kass she rips Nas' One Love track. Check it out.

Ras Kass verse is just aiight but Faith makes up for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Lra0lW-Z0 Click here to download. Here’s the classic Nas joint: And, in case you missed Faith singing over

B.o.B. has been on some Rock/Pop ish with Nothin' On You, Airplanes and Don't Let Me Fall, the 3 singles from his album. His back in Beastmode with is new single from his upcoming mixtape and he SPITS. Check it out.

We talked about his range a couple of days ago.  This is the other side.  It’s from his upcoming mixtape aptly called No Genre which is dropping on 12/7/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vvuLAl99ec&feature=player_embedded.

Saigon has been on a tear lately. Check out the video for Strength/Great (beats supplied by Just Blaze)

Here are some of the other things Saigon has been up to lately..

CyHi The Prynce + J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League = G.O.O.D. Music. Check out his video for Living Wonderful directed by Decatur Dan, the visionary who produced the incredible "making of" Aston Martin Music video.

This one is from CyHi’s Royal Flush mixtape. Cyhi Da Prynce – Living Wonderful from Decatur Dan on Vimeo. And if you missed it, PLEASE check out that Aston Martin

Detox is definitely close to dropping. The second song in a week has leaked. This one ft Eminem and is called I Need a Doctor.

The mix on this one is pretty poor but you get a decent idea of what the finished product will sound like. Click here to download.  Speaking of mixes, Dr.

The Foodchain are a lot like Little Brother, from the deep dirty funky basslines to the singing on the hooks. Check out Reverse Psychology and see if you agree. Even if you're not feeling the comparison it's still funky…

According to Nahright.com, these dudes recently signed with Statik Selektah. Hating the Little Brother comparison?  Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49EPf3Ds80I.

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. .