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Imagine if Souls of Mischief had done gangsta rap. Hmm…it probably would have sounded something like Ridin' and Smokin' by Fashawn ft Night and Dirty Money. Check this out.

I actually think these cats were truly inspired by Souls of Mischief.  Peep the flow in ’93 Til Infinity and check out the close up panoramic solo shots in the

Diggy Simmons is reppin' Queens HARD. This time he does it with a freestyle over Mobb Deep's classic Shook Ones.

This kid is about to blow. Diggy Simmons- {Shook Ones Freestyle} from philthegod. on Vimeo. The Bridge is on a whole different level with this one.  Here’s Shook Ones by

Where I'm From by MED ft Aloe Blacc is pretty dope. Check the video.

This is definitely the underground fix for the day and it’s quality. Click here to download..

Remember Mike Posner before he went pop? No? Check out the video for Ambiguous Girl ft Clinton Sparks, Big Sean and Mike Posner (back in smooth R&B mode).

The song is from Big Sean’s mixtatpe, Finally Famous 3. Click here to listen and download. ExternalVideo.977016&w=425&h=350&fv= Also, if you weren’t down with Mike Posner pre-Cooler Than Me, check out

B.o.B. has been on some Rock/Pop ish with Nothin' On You, Airplanes and Don't Let Me Fall, the 3 singles from his album. His back in Beastmode with is new single from his upcoming mixtape and he SPITS. Check it out.

We talked about his range a couple of days ago.  This is the other side.  It’s from his upcoming mixtape aptly called No Genre which is dropping on 12/7/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vvuLAl99ec&feature=player_embedded.

Saigon has been on a tear lately. Check out the video for Strength/Great (beats supplied by Just Blaze)

Here are some of the other things Saigon has been up to lately..

CyHi The Prynce + J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League = G.O.O.D. Music. Check out his video for Living Wonderful directed by Decatur Dan, the visionary who produced the incredible "making of" Aston Martin Music video.

This one is from CyHi’s Royal Flush mixtape. Cyhi Da Prynce – Living Wonderful from Decatur Dan on Vimeo. And if you missed it, PLEASE check out that Aston Martin

The Foodchain are a lot like Little Brother, from the deep dirty funky basslines to the singing on the hooks. Check out Reverse Psychology and see if you agree. Even if you're not feeling the comparison it's still funky…

According to Nahright.com, these dudes recently signed with Statik Selektah. Hating the Little Brother comparison?  Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49EPf3Ds80I.

B.o.B. is a true artist. VERY few rappers can rock a mic and a guitar. Check out the video for Don't Let Me fall, his latest contribution to the culture.

A friend told me about B.o.B. 2 years ago.  He had some crunk mixtapes out that were very different than the music on his album and I wasn’t feeling it. 

If you like N.E.R.D. you'll like this interview of them from HardKnockTV where they break down their new album, Nothing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu_sx8GlvSQ&feature=player_embedded#at=405.

Gotta show love to ODB. Check out Raekwon's tribute to him called Ason Jones.

Happy born day, ODB.  RIP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJtGqCyiMOA&feature=player_embedded#!.

Interested in what's on Nicki Minaj's mind? Check out this interview. The visual is kinda crazy but the audio is pretty insightful.

Looks like somebody didn’t come to the station all barbied up.  It’s all good though.  She discusses Wayne, Eminem, Kanye, Drake and much more. http://www.vimeo.com/16802119.

Rihanna and Drake have some real chemistry in the video for What's My Name. Hmm…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CGsw6h60k&feature=player_embedded.

Kanye West is flawed (like the rest of us) and he just might be the realest dude in entertainment. If you haven't seen the much discussed interview with Matt Lauer, check it out.

What do you think?  Did Matt set Kanye up or is Kanye overreacting.  Perhaps his sensitivity also had something to do with the fact that his album had just leaked…

DOM Kennedy had me at the Les Nubians sample. The fact that he has a dope song and video is just icing. Check out Locals Only. Music lovers get ready.

Here are the Les Nubians sample and their classic joint, Makeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HL5ZOOHGI.

Here's a double dose of N.E.R.D. videos–God Bless Us All and Life as a Fish.

First up is a live performance of the super funky God Bless Us All from The Tonight Show. And next is the psychadelic Life As a Fish.This is a dope

Got soul? Cee-Lo Green does. Check out the new video for Bright Lights, Big City.

Click here to buy Cee-Lo’s new album The Lady Killer.   .

Common and Lupe Fiasco spit while Jennifer Hudson sings the blues over a No I.D. track. That = dopeness. Check out the video for We Can Do It Now.

Here’s a video showing the story behind We Can Do It Now. Click here to see the video courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com. .

Speaking of freestyles, guest writer BIG MITCH recently sent some jewels our way. Check out these vintage DMX clips and imagine what could have been…

I think its time we remember the old school heads who if they could get their sh*t together would still rule the hip hop world.  I think we have all

Big Remo's Go Ladies is a soulful Southern track produced by 9th Wonder.

Very different from this song also called Go Ladies, but still dope. .

Brother Ali takes on slavery in his song and video for Breakin' Dawn. It hasn't been done this well since Public Enemy's Can't Truss It.

The video is a creative use of black and white animation.  The track is pretty ill, too.  It’s got an Indian/Middle Eastern feel with the sitar sample.  This is a

Saigon always comes with that intelligent gansta ish. The video for I Want It All is no different. Can you dig it?

Saigon is definitely making a bit of a comeback.  He recently dropped a song with Statik Seletah and now this.  Welcome back. .

Little Brother fans probably remember Chaundon from some of his choice cameos with LB. Check out his new video for his upcoming solo project called No Excuses.

The video is called Y’all Don’t Want It/No Excuses. And, in case you missed those Little Brother/Chaundon collabos, check this out.  Hotness! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZGnaDTBluo.

Curren$y's album Pilot Talk 2 drops on 11/22. Here's Address, an oldie but goodie, to hold you down until then.

It’s exactly what you’d expect from Curren$y…some good old gangsta soul music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9EuIRsXoL8.

Black Thought is one of the best MCs ever to do it. Period. Check out his “live mixtape” with J. Period and you’ll get a taste of his greatness.

Click here to download the J Period & Black Thought Present The Live Mixtape: Illadelph Edition Nahright.com had this to say about Black Thought: Black Thought is the ultimate “emcee.”

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.

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

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

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  .

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

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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=   .

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 .