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Check out this video of Kanye West’s headlining performance at Coachella.

I was in the crowd at Coachella rooting for Kanye…and he delivered. In the past 2 years I have witnessed in person the professional nadir for Mr. West (the 2009

Pusha T dropped the audio for My God last month. Now check out the video.

And, if you missed his mixtape Fear of God, click here.

Keeping it on the jazzy tip, check out the video for Can’t Shake It Easy by Donwill of Tanya Morgan.

If you dig what you hear, check out the whole album, Don Cusack in High Fidelity,below: Don Cusack In High Fidelity [Bonus Remixes, Artwork & Music Video] by Donwill

Dom Kennedy dropped 1 of the best mixtapes so far this year with The Original Dom Kennedy.

Here’s a video for his song CDC off that project. If you missed The Original Dom Kennedy, treat yourself and download it here.

Outasight goes in on a funk/rock track. Check out So What.

His new album, Figure 8, drops on 4/26. Click here to download.

J. Rocc has got some great tracks. Here’s a cool video of him during a stint in Japan over his beat for Stay Fresh.

It’s short, but the music will have you locked.  Check it out.

Xzibit is back on the scene with a couple of really hot joints.

Check out the videos for Man on the Moon and What It Is, both featuring dope verses from Young De.

Enter the Wu-Tang Clan. Here’s some rare footage of The RZA, GZA and ODB from ’91 that will crack your cranium. 20 years strong.

At the end the GZA (Genius) kicks a rhyme that sounds 10x more like Big Daddy Kane than Shaolin. Incredible. Mad props to Ego Trip for this clip.

Murs and Aesop Rock, two underground kings, connect on Varsity Blues.

Murs is on the verse and Aesop Rock is on the boards.  Check out the video.

ScienZe’s Song in a Glass is a nice metaphor. The track has a smooth jazzy feel to it, with vintage lyrics.

This would fit right in on a vintage Slum Village playlist.  Check out the video. Not a bad mix with something like this, right:

Roy Ayers is a musical giant. His tracks have built some of the most important samples in hip-hop.

There’s a documentary coming out on Roy Ayers later in the year (great year for music documentaries, btw. With the amount of his music that has been sampled over the

The Cool Kids dropped Bundle Up–a hot single with just a beat, lyrics and sparse keyboard–in February.

Here’s the video, which is a satire of music videos themselves. Click here to download Bundle Up and click here to download Sir Michael Rocks’ mixtape which is one of

Reks dropped an album last month with an all-star line up of producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Hi-Tek…Here’s his video for Why Cry, his track with The Alchemist.

Styles P also gets on a verse to add a little flame.  Check it out.  If you missed the Reks album, click here to listen to a full preview.

We’ve been giving a lot of love to Breakin’. Now it’s time to give some to the DJ. Check out Scratch, one of the best films ever on turntabilism.

Scratch gives an in-depth look at the art of working the 1s and 2s. It goes from the beginning with Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa and others to

Here’s a new Freddie Gibbs video. Check out Rock Bottom. It’s a GREAT way to ride into the weekend.

This is from Gangsta Gibbs’ Str8 Killa album. Click here to buy it, if you haven’t already. It’s str8 quality.

Dubb is a beast. He spits fire in these 2 videos and even calls out XXL for not making him a freshman.

He may have a point…Check out the videos for Friendz and Passing Me By. Friendz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PeVHGUy7GQ&feature=player_embedded Passing Me By (on that Pharcyde track) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWD6HGFuWqU&feature=player_embedded

Check out this new mini-documentary on Bun B. It features some good interview and performance footage from the Trill O.G. Both the sound and video quality are stellar.

It’s not often you get to hear Bun B do some of his best cuts with a live band. Here’s the doc (5 parts–courtesy of Noisey): Part 1 Part 2

Planet Asia puts it DOWN on a classic Grover Washington, Jr. track.

Check out the video for Black Frost. This is the 2nd high quality drop from Planet Asia in the last few weeks. Here’s the original Black Frost: Grover Washington, Jr.’s

Here’s another quality Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one is courtesy of Yelawolf.

It still doesn’t top when Cyhi Da Prynce straight blacked during his Toca Tuesday Freestyle, but Yelawolf more than holds his own.  Check it out.

Cyhi Da Prynce + Decatur Dan = #Winning. Check out the video for Cyhi’s Bunch of Rounds.

Decatur Dan continues cranking out sleek videos.  The song is from Cyhi’s super solid mixtape Royal Flush.  Click here to download it if you missed it.

It’s a great day for Little Brother fans. Here’s an incredible interview of Phonte sharing his thoughts on 9th Wonder and a new joint from Rapper Big Pooh.

The interview is from a forthcoming documentary on 9th Wonder called The Wonder Year. Phonte talks about their friendship, 9th Wonder’s ear for music, their future in music and much

The video for Asher Roth’s Gotta Get Up is very dope visually. It looks like a mix of animation and live video.

Whatever the technology may be, it’s a cool look.  Nottz is on the the boards and Chester French is on the hook.  Check it out.

The movie Breakin’ introduced many to the West Coast break dancing scene but before Breakin’ there was the documentary Breakin’ N Enterin’.

Breakin’ N Enterin’ is a film from 1983 that documented the then nascent LA B-boy scene and inspired Breakin’.  It featured many of the players that went on to star

Apollo Brown’s Time Passed Autumn is an instrumental that takes you on a journey.

I can hear J. Cole murdering this one.  Who can you hear blacking out on this track?

Cinematic Music Group has been dropping some quality music videos. Smoke DZA’s The World is the latest.

And, the beat is oh so soulful. Check it out: If you missed it, they also did Big K.R.I.T.’s Dreamin’ video. Click here to watch.

Ab-Soul continues to showcase different flows. On Gone Insane he goes in over a Southern bounce track.

The visuals are pretty ill too. It’s great to see cats re-injecting diversity into the game. Check out the video. Click here for more Ab-Soul.

We’ve been talking a lot about influences this week: OutKast on A.Dd+, PE and Ice Cube on Freddie Gibbs and Self Scientific…

Now check out what the Trill O.G. Bun B has to say about his influence on Big K.R.I.T. The video is kinda hard to hear but it’s worth focusing your

It’s a good day for rappers who hold it down on the independent tip. Salute to Jean Grae who’s been doing it on her own for YEARS.

Check out the video for R.I.P. ft Talib Kweli and Styles P. Click here to download.

Uncle Snoop Dogg’s album The Doggumentary dropped today. It’s hard to believe he’s been doing it for nearly 20 years.

Here’s his latest video, My Own Way ft. Mr. Porter: Click here to buy the album.

Sir Michael Rocks and GLC combine to make some country cool on You Know the Rules. Check out the video.

This is from an upcoming mixtape called The Goodoctors Present: The Duff. If you haven’t gotten that Sir Michael Rocks mixtape, The Rocks Report, click here to download it. It’s

OK…so I was a little late on Nardwaur but better late…

For anyone else who missed these or who wants to be entertained (again) check out the best of Nardwaur vs. Hip-Hop. It’s cool to see him consistently engage some very

Here’s an incredibly entertaining interview with Big K.R.I.T.

Nardwuar, the interviewer, is a character, but dude is amazingly well-researched.  You can see the respect for each question on K.R.I.T.’s face.

Skewby drops some knowledge on his new song Don’t Understand. Dude comes with substantive lyrics but keeps it entertaining…

…the beat is cool too. Support good music. Thematically, the first verse kinda reminds me of this gem:

Big K.R.I.T. is without a doubt one of the strongest of the 2011 XXL Freshmen. He’s done a stylish and introspective video for Dreamin’.

Check out the video and 2 new joints (Man On Fire and Now Or Neva rmx ft. Slim Thug)  from K.R.I.T. below. Here’s Man On Fire (from the XXL Freshman

The 2011 XXL Freshmen put on a show at NYC’s BB King’s last night and dropped a mixtape today.

Watch a recap of the show and listen to and download the whole mixtape below. Here’s the mixtape: Download Mixtape

The 80 Blocks to Tiffany’s Reference from the last post inspired some video crate digging. Check out this 20/20 clip on hip-hop from 1981.

It is reported to be the first nationally-televised news story on hip-hop…ever. Though in some respects the verbiage almost sounds like an SNL skit because it’s so rudimentary, it is

2 days, 2 dope freestyles. First up is Young Chris and then Pusha T.

Young Chris laced Toca Tuesdays and Pusha T dropped bombs with Funk Flex.  Check ’em out. Click here to download.

Keeping it on the West Coast tip, here’s some new E-40 ft Bun B and Slim Thug.

3 legends holding it down on a funky beat. This is some OG ish.  Check out That Candy Paint. Click here to download and click here to buy the album.

Here’s a cool interview where Pharoahe Monch reflects on working with Nate Dogg to create the classic Oh No.

This was one of the few East Coast joints that Nate Dogg blessed. Sucker Free Here’s Oh No: