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Pac Div – Shadowboxin’ Freestyle

Pac Div goes in on a classic Wu beat.  Check out Pac Div’s Shadowboxin’ Freestyle. Click here to download. And, here’s the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4HkcfLCXiA

Khrysis & Sean Boog (The Away Team) – The Road to Redemption (Video)

Here’s a new video from The Away Team. They chop up Marvin Gaye’s song I Want You on the track. Check out The Road to Redemption. Here’s the Marvin Gaye

Curren$y – Corvette Doors

Curren$y flows over one of the hottest tracks on Pharrell’s In My Mind album.  Check out Corvette Doors. Click here to download.  And, here’s Pharrell’s original.

Chuuwee – Dolla Bill Cosby

Here’s another strong effort from Chuuwee. In the vein of many others before him (Wu-Tang Clan and Zion I to name a couple), he gives his take on the power

The Tribe & Big Cats! – Good Life ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Minneapolis has a rich music history, but it is not particularly known for hip-hop. The Tribe & Big Cats! are trying to change that. They had their debut earlier this

Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out (The Weeknd Remix)

The Weeknd did an incredible remix of Florence + The Machine’s Shake It Out.  It works so well, it sounds like they wrote the song together.  If you like The

Nitty Scott, MC – Auntie Maria’s Crib

Nitty Scott, MC is a dope up and coming MC who happens to be female.  Her voice has hints of Jean Grae and Lady Bug Mecca from Digable Planets, but,

Sir Michael Rocks – I Can’t Go

Sir Michael Rocks kicks some verses over the same track Talib Kweli used on Country Cousins, his collabo with UGK. Check out Sir Michael Rocks’ I Can’t Go. Click here

Gerald Walker – It’s All Real

Here’s another tight song from Gerald Walker. It’s a slow, g-funk joint in the vein of some of the more laid back productions you would hear from producers like Daz

Showbiz & AG – Here and Now

Here’s a new track from Showbiz & AG of the legendary Diggin’ In the Crates crew. They have a new album that features most of DITC dropping soon. Check out

Erykah Badu – The Interview (Video)

Here’s a really good interview of Erykah Badu.  She goes deep on lots of topics, including family, music and the controversial filming of the Window Seat video.  There is also

Big K.R.I.T.’s The Vent is special. It’s a thoughtful and thought-provoking rhyme accompanied by dark, brooding chords. It is almost prayerful. Here’s the official video. Check it out.

There also have been some incredible videos of K.R.I.T. performing the song live. For me, The Vent strikes a similar emotional chord as this one.

Kris Kasanova – Just Anotha Day (Video)

Just Anotha Day by Kris Kasanova is a throwback to times when hip-hop was just dope rhymes over hard beats.  Kris runs down the everyday happenings in his neighborhood, and

Jill Scott – Hear My Call (Video)

Jill Scott is not hip-hop but she has deep hip-hop Roots…and she’s a phenomenal talent. Here’s her latest video. Check out Hear My Call. And, here’s one of her hip-hop

Raekwon Speaks on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

This is installment #2 in a dope series Reebok has done in conjunction with Rock The Bells. #1 was Lauryn Hill discussing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Now, it’s Raekwon’s

Planet Asia – Inspiration (Video)

Here’s a new video from West Coast underground OG, Planet Asia. Check out Inspiration. And here’s one of my favorite joints from Planet Asia and Rascoe (aka Cali Agents) from

Sound FX – Don’t Listen to My Heart (With Your Heart)

Here’s a reflective song from Sound FX about dealing with everyday struggles. It uses the same sample featured on J. Cole’s You Got It but evokes a completely different mood.

Kendrick Lamar – Hail Mary Freestyle & Interview (Video)

Kendrick Lamar paid a visit to the Bootleg Kev show, recently.  He did an interview and dropped some verses over Makaveli’s Hail Mary track.  Check out the video below. And,

Stat Quo – Summertime Grind

Here’s another take on Kool & The Gang’s seminal Summer Madness (aka the foundation of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s classic Summertime). This one comes from Stat Quo

Stalley – Chevys & Spaceships (Video)

Stalley dropped the audio for Chevys & Spacehips a few months ago.  Here’s the video. Stalley rocks over a Stevie Wonder joint that Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and CyHi The

CyHi Da Prynce – Feelin’ It + Mahd – Where I Live

Here are a couple of other new takes on classic 90’s tracks. First up, is one from CyHi Da Prynce who flows on Jay-Z’s Feelin’ It (produced by Ski Beatz–click

Statik Selektah on AZ (Video)

Statik Selektah breaks down his thoughts on why AZ is one of the most slept on MCs.  During his analysis, he reminds folks that at one time AZ, Nas, Jay-Z

J-Live – A Day in the Life

J-Live jumps on Diamond D’s classic track with Brand Nubian. He lays down hot lyrics and does them in the original flow of each of Diamond D, Sadat X and

Here’s a parody music video called In the Flow from Affion Crockett where he’s created a fake collabo between Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz, and in which he plays ALL FOUR. His impersonations are scary good…Check it out.

His new show premieres Sunday on FOX. In case you’re not familiar with Affion (or you just want to see them again), here are 2 more classic spoofs from him.

Evidence – Same Folks ft Fashawn (Video)

Here’s a cool new solo joint from Evidence of Dilated Peoples. Check out the video for Same Folks ft Fashawn. And here’s some Dilated Peoples, in case you forgot how

Omar Aura – 1,000 Palm Trees ft Fashawn

Omar Aura and Fashawn jump on a classic sample from the Blackbyrds. Check out 1,000 Palm Trees. Click here to download. Kurious killed this back in the day: And, Horace

Masta Ace – BK (We Don’t Play)

Here’s a previously unreleased Masta Ace song from the early 2000s. The track is produced by Paul Nice and you may recognize it as the track that DJ Premier flipped

3 Little Digs – 9th Wonder (Video)

A lot of new 9th Wonder tracks have been dropping recently (including the ones featured on this Actual Proof mixtape).  Here are some words from the man himself.  Check out

After 25 years in the game The Beastie Boys are still innovating.

Check out the video for Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win ft Santi Gold, Ken, G.I. Joe and others. Not surprisingly, this is from the mind of Spike

Chuuwee continues to show his 90’s influences on The Livest One.

The song features a vintage Chuck D sample and jazzy keys.  Check it out. Click here to download. Something about the chords on the keys reminds me of this joint

New Phil Ade. Check out the video for One in a Million.

It’s a hip-hop love song that’s not corny…kinda like this one:

Chuuwee is a student of the game. You can hear it in his rhymes and the beats he chooses.

He made it clear in JJ Evans, his open letter to DJ Premier, and his new track, Get Yours, is no exception. There’s a Nas sample on the hook and

Rapsody got her turn on Toca Tuesday Freestyles and she ripped it.

She went in on the beat Primo did for EDO.G, held it down for the state of NC and paid hommage to her brothers in rap and residence: Little Brother.

Saigon re-ups on his vows to hip-hop on Married to the Game. Check it out.

Click here to download. If you missed his first declaration of love for hip-hop, check this out:

Ice Cube’s Behind the Music drops tomorrow. Here’s a sneak preview.

Tags: Reality TV Shows, Reality TV Shows 6 I know what I’m going to be rockin’ tomorrow:

J Rawls and Casual (of Hieroglyphics) made an incredible video and an even better song.

J Rawls blesses us with a laid back, jazzy track and Casual spits some monster lyrics.  Check out the video for Find A New. Neither of these cats ever had

Ready to Go by Demrick (Young De) sounds like a joint from the late 80s. It’s just an ill drum beat and dope rhymes.

The song features Xzibit and Brevi and Scoop DeVille is on the track. Check it out. Click here to download. The track is reminiscent of something from these cats:

Cooking Soul laced The Cool Kids with an ill track for the remix of Gold Links.

It’s got a hard beat and samples from Eric B. and Rakim and Erick Sermon. Check out the video. And, here are the Eric B. and Rakim and Erick Sermon

Moe Green kicks a few verses over a track from The Weeknd. Check out the video for 707.

Click here to download.  And, if you haven’t downloaded The Weeknd House of Balloons album, you can listen to the whole thing and download it below.  The track Moe Green

Wale murders a classic Aretha Franklin track on Lacefrontin’. Check it out.

Click here to download. Here’s the Aretha Franklin cut:

Royce Da 5’9″ + DJ Premier = FIRE. They first linked up in 2002. Here’s their latest collabo.

Check out Second Place.  The Nickel Nine is busy this year.  In addition to his Bad Meets Evil album with Eminem (click here for their new song with Slaughterhouse), He’s

Kidz in the Hall have been doing it BIG for years but they have never made it big.

They will get their chance starting Sunday as their new reality web series, Here Now, debuts Sunday on www.kidzinthehall.com and  suckerfree.mtv2.com.  They also have a new album, Occasion, dropping later

Kids These Days are a dope hip-hop BAND. They have a hot spitter, guitar, trombone, saxophone, drums and more…

Check out their new video called Summerscent. Click here for more Kids These Days.  And, speaking of hip-hop bands, these cats were one of the first (and no, it’s not

Here’s some new J. Cole. This is one of the hottest joints he’s been on in a while.

You might recognize the beat from this sick Side Effekt beat we posted a while ago, called The Essence.  We actually asked who you thought would rock the hardest on

Diz Gibran has been dropping some burners lately.

His last joint, The Return, was so tight, it was the lead off on our latest mix.  This latest song  is called Slick.  Diz’s flow on the track is reminiscent

Rapper Big Pooh and WarrenJae spit some flame on a track with a funked up riff on the Herb Alpert bass line featured on Biggie’s Hypnotize.

Check out Live. Click here to download Live.  This is from WarrenJae’s solid mixtape, titled The Dreamcatcher, which you can listen to and download here.  Here’s the Biggie joint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypP8sMHo74Y

Talib Kweli blesses Clyde Carson with a verse on U & I. The track has a funky laid back West Coast feel to it.

Check it out. Click here to download.  Talib sounds good on these West Coast tracks.  Remember this one?

Here’s another ill sample. Check out how Nottz flips this classic Queen track for Pusha T.

Here’s the video for Pusha T’s Open Your Eyes.  This is another one from Pusha T’s stellar Fear of God mixtape. Here’s the Queen classic: