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AG (from Show & AG) – Toca Tuesday Freestyles (Video)

AG from Show & AG has not lost a step. He represented hard for 90’s MCs on Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out how he flows on the head-nodding,

Ice-T discusses Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Video)

Ice-T dropped a bunch of incredible freestyles from the likes of Eminem, Redman, Lord Finesse, Nas and more leading up to the premiere of his documentary Something From Nothing: The

Hodgy Beats – Fordab*tches

Hodgy Beats goes in over a vintage track from D’Angelo’s first album. Check out Fordab*tches. Related: Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP (Mixtape) Click here to download. Here’s the D’Angelo song.

Raekwon – Luxury Rap ft JD Era (Video)

Here’s the latest video from Raekwon’s Unexpected Victory mixtape. Check out Luxury Rap featuring JD Era. There’s also some footage of him checking out some luxury cars at the end,

Kool Keith – Goodbye Rap (Video)

Here’s some new music from Kool Keith. He says farewell to hip-hop (at least on this album). Check out the video for Goodbye Rap. Related: Here’s a look at the

Nottz – You Need This Music ft Pusha T & Dwele

Nottz is back with a collabo with Pusha T and Dwele. He chops up the same track Just Blaze used for Usher a few years ago but very differently. Check

Childish Gambino – Silk Pillow ft Beck

Now here’s a really cool combo. Childish Gambino teams up with Beck on his latest release. Check out Silk Pillow.  Related:  Childish Gambino – Black Faces ft Nipsey Hu$$le Here’s

Young Roddy – Kyle Watson (Video)

Young Roddy flows over a beat that heads might recognize from the Above the Rim soundtrack. Check out the video for Kyle Watson. Related: Young Roddy – The Plot (Video)

Yung Menace – Bam Bam (Video)

Remember how Dancehall used to set a party off? If so, this one’s for you. Here’s a new video from Brooklyn MC Yung Menace set to an instantly recognizable classic.

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)

Here’s a new single from Lupe Fiasco’s upcoming Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. It’s set to the tune of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s

GhostWridah – 1995 (Video)

GhostWridah joins a growing list of talented MCs who have flowed over Milkbone’s Keep It Real beat. Logic recently killed it and its probably most recognized as the song that

DMX – Sh*t Don’t Change ft Snoop Dogg

DMX goes in on a track Dre produced for Snoop’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment album. The Boss Dogg also adds some ad libs. DMX’s new free EP The Weigh In

Jon Connor – Someone Like Me (Video)

Jon Connor’s latest video is for his Kings of Leon-inspired song Someone Like Me. As usual, dude spits (check the co-sign from Busta Rhymes at the end). Check it out

Ab-Soul – Empathy ft Alori Joh and JaVonte (Video)

Ab-Soul vibes out on a track that is reminiscent of the sound Timbaland crafted for Aaliyah in the One in a Million era. Check out the video for Ab-Soul’s Empathy

BJ The Chicago Kid – Hay

Here’s yet another dope track from BJ The Chicago Kid. This time he flips up Crucial Conflict’s Hay and takes it from hip-hop to soul. Check both BJ’s take and

AZ & REKS – Bridging The Gap

For the last couple of years, we’ve had a section of our site called The Bridge which is dedicated to making the connection between old classics and new music. Now,

K. Sparks – Clair

K. Sparks new song Clair has a Slum Village feel to it…in a GREAT way. The track was produced by Payozo and you can hear the clear Dilla influence. Check

Crooked I – Nikki

Crooked I crushed this new joint joint called Nikki. The sample is inspired and instantly recognizable by Prince fans. Check it out below. Previously: Crooked I freestyles live in NYC

Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller

Beanie Sigel is back. And, he dropped a hot verse over French Montana’s Shot Caller track (which heads will recognize as a chop of the Lords of the Underground’s classic

Buddy & Kendrick Lamar – Staircases (prod. Pharrell Williams)

A video of Kendrick Lamar and Buddy performing a song called Staircases at SXSW hit a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the recorded version which was produced by Pharrell. Heads

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Batman

Here’s yet another burner from Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah. This time they rock out over the classic Funky Drummer beat (with a hook that’s a nod to the Toto

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Barry

Here’s another burner from Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah, complete with a classic Barry White sample. Check out Barry. Here’s the Barry White classic.

Scienze – Happiness Is ft Blu & Sene

The jazzy piano loop that King I Divine samples on his collabo with ScienZe is reminiscent of tracks you used to hear on the regular in the mid-90s (in a

STORi – Just Another Day

STORi’s flow is part singing, part rapping and part chatting. Check out how she rides Queen Latifah’s classic Just Another Day track. Here’s Queen Latifah’s classic.

Joell Ortiz – You Can’t Stop the Prophet

The cats from Slaughterhouse have been taking their name really seriously lately. They’ve dropped several hot joints as a collective lately and Joell Ortiz is keeping the momentum going on

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch – Trading Places

Here’s another collabo between Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. This one is not a new song though. Instead, they take turns catching wreck over one of the other’s most recognized

Apollo Brown & OC – Prove Me Wrong

Here’s some new OC produced by Apollo Brown and chopped up by DJ Premier. Far from Time’s Up, OC is timeless. Check out Prove Me Wrong below. Here’s OC’s classic

Curren$y – What Da F*ck & #CruiseLife (Video)

Here’s a double play Curren$y video that features 2 songs where he takes on The Throne…not literally, but he does rhyme over a classic track flipped by Jay and a

Styles P – Exhibit A (Video)

Styles P laid down a tight verse on Just Blaze’s Exhibit A track (originally produced for Jay Electronica) a few weeks ago. Here’s the video. Here’s the original Jay Electronica

Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss

Wow. Trae Tha Truth brought out an all-star squad of MCs version 2.0 for his song I’m On. It features Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B,

The Kid Daytona – Angela’s Sister

The Kid Daytona flows lovely over the theme song for Taxi. So soulful…Check out Angela’s Sister. Here’s the timeless theme from Taxi…aka Angela.

Big K.R.I.T. – Boobie Miles

Big K.R.I.T.’s 4EvaNaDay mixtape drops on 2/20. K.R.I.T. just released the first song from the project. It’s a jazzy track with typically meaningful lyrics from K.R.I.T. Check out Boobie Miles

Fokis – Salute (King Tee) (Video)

Fokis pays homage to the great King Tee on Salute (King Tee). Check out the video. Here’s King Tee’s At Your Own Risk (the beat Fokis used), as well as

Big Boi Tours Europe (Video)

Here’s an up close and personal behind the scenes look at Big Boi during his tour of Europe. It gives you a good sense of the man behind the music.

Logic – Young Sinatra III

Logic breathes life into a vintage (and ridiculously slept on) Milkbone track, complete with a Nas/AZ sample. Check out Young Sinatra III. Props to 2DopeBoyz for the find. Here’s the

Q-Tip Gets DNA Tested And Discovers His African Roots (Video)

Know your roots? Q-Tip does. He recently did a DNA swab to learn about his ancestry. Here’s a video chronicling what he discovered about his family tree. Check it out.

Action Bronson – Strictly Business Pt. 1 & 2

Here’s some new Action Bronson.  It’s a Statik Selektah-produced track which features an ill flip of a Boyz II Men classic and another New Jack swing joint from the soundtrack

Obie Trice – Growing Up in the Hood ft The Game

The Game and Obie Trice go in on a classic track from Compton’s Most Wanted (with a little Ohio Players sprinkled in). Check out Growing Up in the Hood. Here

The Kid Daytona – New Yorker’s Ambition ft Aloe Blacc (Video)

The Kid Daytona jumps on DJ Grand Wizard Theodore’s Subway Theme from the movie Wild Style (aka the instrumental Nas used for the intro to Illmatic). Check out Daytona’s video

Action Bronson – Beautiful Music (Unofficial Video)

Here’s a hilarious claymation unofficial video for Action Bronson’s Beautiful Music, one of his dopest songs to date. Check it out below. Props to Dallas Penn for directing this. And,

Making The Beat – A Conversation between The 45 King and DJ Premier (Video)

Here’s a pretty dope conversation between 2 legendary hip-hop producers. DJ Premier and DJ Mark The 45 King sit down and chop it up about all sorts of topics, ranging

T.I. – Hear Ye, Hear Ye ft Pharrell (Video)

Skateboard P laced T.I. with a verse and a tough beat on Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Check out the video. Big Daddy Kane rocked over the same Albert King sample

XV – Chaka Shao Khan

Here’s a soulful new joint from XV. His producer DJ Tech-Neek flips a Chaka Khan sample quite lovely. Check out Chaka Shao Khan. Also, be sure to catch XV talking

Crooked I – Diamond in the Back

Here’s some new heat from Crooked I. Check out Diamond in the Back. This may have been the inspiration from the title (if not, it’s still a great listen). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcjYUvAsZwM

Nitty Scott, MC – Down With the King ft Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense

Here’s another re-take on a Pete Rock track.  Nitty Scott, MC, Tanya Morgan and 6th Sense create their own version of Down With the King.  Check it out. Click here

Contrary to the name, Sweet is one of the hardest songs Common has put out in years. Check it out below.

Sweet may be the hardest rhymes Common has spit since…ever (or at least since Dooinit). When discussing the song, Common said it was 20 years in the making. The Dreamer,

The Roots – Life, Love & Loot (Remix)

Here’s a pretty ill rock song from The Legendary Roots Crew. Black Thought sings, getting his full Lenny Kravitz on (reminiscent of Always on the Run). Check out the remix

Rockie Fresh – Doesn’t Matter

Here’s the latest from Rockie Fresh. It features an atmospheric sample from Cold Play.  Check out Doesn’t Matter. Click here to download. Here’s Coldplay’s Square One.

The Kid Daytona – Fly Lullaby (Video)

9th Wonder chopped up a Billy Joel sample something lovely for The Kid Daytona’s Fly Lullaby. Check out the video. Here’s the Billy Joel track used on the sample.