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Curren$y spits some of that new G-Funk on Still Choppin’ ft Boo Sledge–laid back gangsta rap. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdubjxCTI0 Click here to download. .

The latest installment of PREEM-EAR is here. This week Omar Akil drops a jewel with Joell Ortiz.

PREEM-EAR: Joell Ortiz “Project Boy” Got another one!  Or should I say Joell got ONE!!!  I’m hoping that, at this point, there is no need to familiarize you all with

Ski Beatz' 24 Hour Karate School came and went quietly but he's already working on a project featuring Miles Davis remixes. Check out Blue and Green.

If you missed the 24 Hour Karate School project, it’s worth copping.  Here’s Blue and Green ft Nesby Phips: BLUE AND GREEN from Creative Control on Vimeo. …and the original

Wow. This song was a surprise. Persuasion by JR & PH7 ft Sean Price and Olivier DaySoul is about as funky as it gets. Live drums, ill verse and vocals reminiscent of vintage D'Angelo. Get with this.

There’s even a G.U.R.U sample.  The video is tight too.  Very different visuals than you would expect with the audio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK23K-sF-qs&feature=player_embedded.

If Big L had lived would he be in the discussion as the Greatest Of All Time?

You heard him go head to head with Jigga (the actual G.O.A.T., right?) on the Bobbito show in ’95.  Here’s a previously unreleased track from his upcoming second posthumous album

Big Boi just dropped his remix to Tangerine and he added Bun B, TI (11 more months homie…) and Rick Ross. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW4vwBCaczw Click here to download..

Speaking of Jay-Z classics, if you have not heard the battle between him and Big L from '95 prepare yourself. It does not get better than this.

Here’s the 7-minute version… …and recently this 10-minute version surfaced.  Click here to download while you can..

Diggy Simmons is the latest to flow on the Dead Presidents track with his song As I Am. Who rocks the track better between Diggy, J. Cole and Jay-Z?

The answer is clearly Jay-Z, but it’s closer than you might think.  Take a listen: Diggy Simmons – As I Am http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6wiO3M-HA J. Cole – Dead Presidents II (click here

CyHi Da Prynce drops his Royal Flush mixtape.

Kanye has been putting him on through G.O.O.D. Music.  This is his chance to stand on his own.  Does he live up to the G.O.O.D. Music brand?  Here’s what CyHi

Nottz breaks down The Cycle of how some leave the pen just to go back in…

Nottz rides a jazzy chopped up loop ft Joell Ortiz.  This is the 3rd or 4th hot joint from his upcoming album You Need This Music which drops on 10/26. 

Phonte (formerly of Little Brother) and Nicolay continue to push the boundaries of hip-hop as The Foreign Exchange. This is their story.

The Foreign Exchange have dropped 2 stellar albums, but the 2 men comprising the group have kept a relatively low profile.  Here’s what they have to say about the group

CyHi Da Prynce might be that next dude…especially with a co-sign from Kanye West. Here's what he has to say about his mixtape Royal Flush which drops on 10/14.

It’s been a G.O.O.D. couple of weeks for CyHi.  He had a G.O.O.D. look on Kanye’s  So Appalled and he was a standout in the G.O.O.D. Music Cypher on BET’s

Lupe Fiasco gets some help from his friends on the I'm Beamin' remix ft Asher Roth, Blu, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Dosage and B.o.B. There's strength in numbers…

Lupe and his crew have taken on the name All City Chess Club.  It’s not a stretch to assume they would not be offended by the term “backpackers.”  It’s good

You’ve seen the official Cyphers. Now check out Skillz’ version. You will not be disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGF596N1I4 If you like what you hear, check out Skillz’ new mixtape with Jazzy Jeff..

Check out the Cyphers from BET's Hip-Hop Awards ft Kanye West, Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, Raekwon, Ice Cube, Diggy Simmons, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf and many more.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards have been featuring Cyphers for years and they’ve taken a life of their own. Last year’s launched the career of Nicki Minaj. This year’s are the

Von Pea has a nice EP called Pea's Gotta Have It dropping on 10/19. Check out the sneak preview.

This one is for the backpackers, but it’s a good listen if you need a break from BALLIN’. [bandcamp album=73813169 size=venti bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB.

KiD CuDi drops his video for Erase Me ft Kanye West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICaTsTkBPV8&feature=player_embedded#!.

Curren$y draws inspiration from one of the most unforgettable scenes in New Jack City for his Audio Dope 2 video.

Welcome to his version of The Carter: and in case you haven’t seen the original in a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRuGqLgnzkE&feature=related.

Ever heard of OUN? You will soon. He sounds like a hungry Jadakiss…but maybe even nicer….

Check out this freestyle, starting at 2:22. Even if he wrote it and rehearsed it 100 times, it’s ill…if he is coming off the top, MCs beware.  Vado looks like

Rick Ross' Aston Martin Music might be the coldest song on Teflon Don. Here's the behind the scenes on the making of the video.

And, in case you missed the making of the Aston Martin Music track, click here to check it out (it’s serious).  .

In case you missed 8 Mile, check out Eminem's interview on 60 Minutes. You'll also learn about 5 words that rhyme with "orange.'

There’s also a fairly intense moment when Anderson Cooper (who is openly gay) questions Em about his reputed homophobia. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCbtvBEPPs8  .

G.O.O.D. G*d!!! Kanye West MURDERS his verse on Lloyd Banks' ft Kanye, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie and Fabolous.

G-Unit x G.O.O.D. Music = Fire.  You want a problem?  Start it up.  Start it up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVHhYfxveQ&feature=related Click here to download.  .

Curren$y's nickname is "Spitter." Check out his new single Michael Knight and you'll understand why.

This is off Curren$y’s upcoming album Pilot Talk 2 which drops on November 16th. Click here to download. The chords and dark feel of the track are reminiscent of this:

Wiz Khalifa has been making some noise with Black & Yellow. Check out the new video.

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Omar Akil drops the latest installment of PREEM-EAR where he breaksdown the most slept on tracks produced by DJ Premier. This week it's Can't Tell Me by Khaleel.

PREEM-EAR: Khaleel “Cant’ Tell Me” The Primo “Stan” strikes again!  Today I dug up a new layer of DJ Premier-laced DIRTy south.  If you pay attention to Preem like I

Maniac is vintage KiD CuDi. If you like KiD CuDi or sad Kanye West music, take a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Mph0uPW7o&feature=related What’s “sad Kanye West Music?”  You know it when you hear it: Click here to download Maniac..

Kanye West is a busy man. In addition to working on his solo album and another with Jay-Z, he's created a short film based on Runaway. Here's what he had to say about it.

This was Kanye’s intro to the film at his screening in Paris.  Hip-hop = art. ExternalVideo.970869&w=425&h=350&fv=   .

Kanye West's latest gift is Child Rebel Soldier ft Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco. Check it out.

If these G.O.O.D. Friday tracks are any indication, his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is sounding like it is going to be incredible.  Click here to download Child

It ain't nothing like hip-hop music…watch Black Milk and eLZhi tear it down as they perform Deadly Medley.

This one is from Black Milk’s stellar Album of the Year. http://www.vimeo.com/15640532 .

What do you get when you mix backpack rap with G-Funk? Moe Green's Iced Out Lifestyle.

Confused?  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwhklBX2BQE&feature=player_embedded.

Tyga will be the next member of Young Money to blow. This might be the First Time he's worked with Pharrell but it should not be the last.

What would urban radio sound like right now without Young Money?  Drake must be on at least 10 songs in heavy rotation and Nicki Minaj is on at least 5. 

Statik Selektah and Termanology drop another hot one. This one is called Still Waiting.

Statik Selektah and Termanology have come together to form a group called 1982.  By the sounds of the singles their new album sounds like a must have.  Check ’em out:

The lovely Nicki Minaj blesses the remix of Willow Smith's Whip My Hair. Fire. Check it out.

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

The game is to be told and sold. Check out the Top 8 Reasons Why Rappers Make Better Business Men.

From Digital Music News: Think hip-hop’s dead?  Think again: it’s the 3rd largest genre – ahead of pop, and behind rock and country.  And, it accounts for more than 1

There was not a lot cracking in hip-hop today so here’s a little insight into the music that has been influencing the biggest star in hip-hop–Jay-Z. It’s not what you would expect.

Ambrosia for heads has been keeping tabs on the recent musical influences of hip-hop’s biggest stars.  Over the next few weeks, we will showcase what is moving those driving hip-hop

Kanye West is really killing the game right now. Check out his remix of Power from SNL.

Not only did Kanye change his second verse which originally skewered the SNL cast, he also managed to do a scaled down live version of his groundbreaking video. The new

Speaking of grimy, check out Rick Ross' video for Paid Tha Cost ft Slim Thug

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Meyhem Lauren is grimy on Got the Fever but he flows over a jazzy soulful track that sounds like it could have come from the "golden age" of the mid-nineties.

Meyhem Lauren – Got the Fever That grimy flow over smooth jazzy beats kinda reminds me of cats like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5nk_J-SQ_4&feature=channel.

Chris Brown's Deuces remix ft Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous and Andre 3000 is fire! Get it while you can…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLjYiiPy1c Click here to download..

Check out Kanye West's latest called Christian Dior Denim Flow ft Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie

Here’s the latest G.O.O.D Friday installment. What do you think? Click here to download. .

You cannot front on this hip-hop medley by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon (no matter how hard you may want to). Check it out.

There are definitely some corny parts but overall it’s just too good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCxZB6GOtoM&feature=related.