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Rapper Big Pooh got his shine earlier. Now it’s 9th Wonder and Phonte’s turn.

Check out Lil B’s Base For Your Face ft Jean Grae and Phonte (RHYMING) and produced by 9th Wonder. Throw in an old Public Enemy sample and it = Fire.

It’s a good day for mixtapes. First up is Rittz who killed it a few months ago with Fulla Sh*t ft Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T.

That song and more are on the mixtape White Jesus.  Dude spits. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below. And here’s the video for the title

Creative Control continues releasing stylish videos with great music.

The latest installment features snippets from a new Curren$y joint and a new track by Da$h.  Both of their albums drop next week.  Here’s the video. Click here for more

Reks keeps dropping hot ish. This time it’s the video for Cigarettes ft Lil Fame from the mighty M.O.P. and Attica Barz.

Reks graced us with the free stream to his album.  If you liked it, click here to buy it.  Support good music.

The Kid Daytona shows some love to the West Coast by spitting on one of Dr. Dre’s classic Chronic beats.

And he brought Freddie Gibbs to keep it Gangsta.  Check out the video for Bang! Here’s that Chronic intro track:

Pharoahe Monch had a strong return with the song Clap a few months ago. Here’s the video.

It’s not your everyday visual though.  Pharoahe laces us with a 10-min short film.  Check it out.

Need some new Jay Electronica in your life?

Not yet…but here’s a behind the scenes video that gives you a taste of the vibe of the album.  Sounds special. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORsV0pG5hY&feature=player_embedded

I really dug this Naledge joint Make It Happen when it dropped last year.

The video is just as laid back and cool as the track.  Check it out. Click here to download.

Kooley High are retro in name, sound and visuals. They actually spend some time in a record store in their video for All Day…

And they’re an integrated collective–black, white, male, female. Kinda dope.  Check it out.

There have been some clips floating around for a DJ set where DJ Premier and Pete Rock went head to head…Now you can see the whole thing.

This one is 2 hours long, but it’s a music lover’s dream.  It features everything from old soul classics to MJ joint to classic hip-hop. Check it out.

Ever see Rhyme & Reason? After nearly 15 years it still stands as one of the best films ever on hip-hop. Watch the whole movie here.

It takes a comprehensive look at hip-hop THE CULTURE through the words of some of the best rappers to advance it: Nas, Biggie, Pac, KRS-One, Q-Tip, RZA, Ice-T, MC Eiht,

Planet Asia has been putting in work for more than a decade but dude has never gotten his deserved props.

He, Zion I and Rascoe have always repped hard for the Cali underground. He’s back with another banger–the soulful Boiler Makers. Respect. Planet Asia was also featured on one of

Phil Ade was a big oversight on the 2011 XXL Freshman list. Check out his video for Break Me Off.

This is the latest installment of #philadefriday.  The track is a monster too. It chops up N.E.R.D.’s Love Bomb quite nicely.  Check it out. Here’s N.E.R.D.’s Love Bomb.

Lil Wayne’s 6’7′ video riffs on the movie Inception. It’s pretty cool visually.

Also, if you missed it, here’s a pretty cool interpretation of the movie.

Kendrick Lamar is definitely one of my favorites of the 2011 Freshmen.

He, Terrace Martin, TiRon and Chuwee are part of a new generation of West Coast MCs that are worthy of taking the torch from the OGs. Check out this video

Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy riff on Erykah Badu’s Window Seat track with Pilot Seats.

It’s a good look, especially if you like Ms. Badu’s version. Curren$y’s JETS crew is starting to come up. Click here to download.  The original and remix versions of Window

Here’s another Cool Kids side project. This time it’s Sir Michael Rocks on the solo tip.

Check out the video for Coochie Crook: If you missed them, here are some of those other projects.

DaVinci took Kanye’s Blame Game beat and made it his own.

It’s a very different take on the track but very cool. Check out the video. Here’s the original. The sample starts at 1:40.

Sha Stimuli keeps it on the conscious tip with Wake Up & Go, his tribute to the natural beauty of black women.

Check out the video. The spirit of this song kinda reminds me of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTR-9VuwVjo And on the neosoul tip…

9th Wonder’s new group Actual Proof dropped a really dope project called The Talented Tenth on MLK’s birthday.

Here’s a video from the project called The X Factor.  It’s good to hear diversity in hip-hop again. If you missed the album, click here.

The life and times of Shawn Carter…flow-wise. Check out this video of Jay-Z breaking down the evolution of his rhyme-style.

Jay-Z fans have no doubt heard the evolution of his style over the years.  While he would often display several styles over the course of an album, he tended to

You’ve heard Wiz Khalifa’s Roll Up. Here’s a sneak preview of the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miQHEBW57bE

De La Soul fans know that the Art Official Intelligence series is one of the best in hip-hop.

The talented trio have announced they´re dropping a 3rd in the series this summer.  Check out what they had to say about it: De La Soul Interview from PEDESTRIAN.TV on

Gotta show love to Big K.R.I.T. Especially when he’s kicking new ish.

This is a snippet from his upcoming project Live From The Underground. Low budget video but hot as hell!! Nothing else needed but the music.

You can always count on Kanye West to push boundaries. Check out the video for All of the Lights.

It features Rihanna and KiD CuDi and is directed by Hype Williams.  It looks like it has a Japanese anime/TRON influence.

If you’re a fan of The Roots you will really dig this short documentary about them.

It’s beautifully shot, showcases some of their great music and captures (a bit of) their one-of-a-kind energy on stage. It’s called The Legendary: A Film About The Roots. Check it

Yelawolf and Bun B hold it down for the South in the video for Good to Go.

This is more proof that ill lyricism has no physical boundaries.

Where there’s Smoke…there’s fire! Check out Smoke DZA’s video for Ralph Lifshitz.

Boi-1da is on the track which starts with a Roy Ayers classic that will never get old. Here are a couple of other songs that have sampled the Roy Ayers

There’s a bird in this Cee-Lo Green video for Bodies…but it’s not him.

Whatever you thought of his Grammy performance, dude is undeniably an ARTIST.  Can’t knock that hustle.

Tyga was overshadowed by Chris Brown on their mixtape and it’s easy to forget he’s part of Young Money, but dude is actually pretty dope.

Here’s his video for his verse on Regular Girl from his Fan of a Fan mixtape with Chris Brown.

Ever see the movie Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme? It explores the art of truly coming off the top of the dome with clever lyrics.

Nowadays, anytime someone spits a verse that’s not on wax or in concert it’s considered a “freestyle.” It wasn’t always like that though. It used to be that a true

TiRon & Ayomari dropped their hot joint Good Food last month. Here’s the video.

Between them, Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and Dom Kennedy, the West Coast is on a major come up.

Freddie Gibbs dropped a behind the scenes video for Something New several months ago. Here’s the official video.

He still keeps it gangsta. You’ll probably recognize the Isaac Hayes sample from Dr. Dre’s XXXplosive.

Here’s the latest Creative Control collabo with Curren$y.

The video is typically cinematic and the track is reminiscent of something off a soundtrack from a 70’s blaxploitation film.  It’s appropriately called Soundbombing.  Check it out.

Let this XV F.I.F.A. track ride for 45 seconds and it will get you WIDE open. Wow.

Props to the mighty NahRight for the video. If you missed that XV mixtape, listen and dowload it below: Download Mixtape

Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told drops on 2/15. So far the music has spoken for itself. Now hear Saigon speak on it.

This album is going to be an instant classic.  If you missed them, here are some of the gems that have already dropped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B2Y3YbbdYU&feature=player_embedded