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Apollo Brown & Locksmith’s New EP Combines Lyricism With Personal Reflection (Audio)

Richmond, California native Locksmith has a knack for mixing witty lyrics with a flow that delivers his message with a punch. It serves him well as a battle rapper, but

Black Thought & 9th Wonder Confirm A Collabo Project Is On The Way (Video)

In April of 2016, Black Thought and 9th Wonder released “Making A Murderer,” featuring Styles P. Posted online by Jamla Records as a song by The Roots’ MC, and premiered

Boldy James’ Comeback EP Featuring Kool G Rap Is A Welcomed Return (Audio)

When Nas invested in Mass Appeal Records, Boldy James was one the artists he began touting shortly after. The Detroit, Michigan street MC worked with Prodigy, Action Bronson, Odd Future,

Big Boi & Killer Mike Are Working On A Joint EP

Big Boi and Killer Mike go back. Way back. The two met in the mid-90s, while Mike was at Morehouse and Big Boi was in the early stages of changing

D12’s DeNauN Porter Is Every Bit As Talented A Singer As He Is An MC & Producer (Video)

DeNauN Porter is a rare talent. The Detroit native is a bona fide double threat, equally skilled at producing and rapping. As some may know, Porter played a key role

Your Old Droog & the Doppelgangaz Batter Some West Coast Old School (Audio)

Together, Matter Ov Fact and EP comprise the Doppelgangaz, a duo known for their grimy rhymes and even nastier in-house production. The Orange County, New York team released the “Gangaz

DJ Quik Is Releasing Rosecrans, A Joint EP With Problem, Tomorrow. Here’s The Tracklist

DJ Quik has been relatively quiet since the release of 2014’s The Midnight Life, but the producer/MC is coming back on the scene, imminently. Tomorrow (April 20), he and Problem

Royce 5’9″ & Black Thought Deliver Rap On Steroids On Royce’s New Free EP (Audio)

Royce 5’9″ has been on a tear in 2016. Just over a month ago, he announced the release of Layers, his first solo album in nearly 5 years, on April

Oddisee Releases A Stellar New EP For Full Stream & Announces A New Album (Audio)

Oddisee is not yet a household name, but the MC/Producer is one of the most talented artists in Hip-Hop, currently. His 2015 album, The Good Fight, stood with the best

Dizzy Wright Pairs “Wisdom & Good Vibes” With A Live Band Sound (EP Stream)

Dizzy Wright has released his latest EP, Wisdom and Good Vibes. The Las Vegas, Nevada MC is headed on the road with Logic this season, and puts fresh product out

DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Took A Snowstorm & Made Some Hot Beats (EP Stream)

This past weekend, a snow storm by the name of Jonas swept through the Mid-Atlantic states, and left its mark in the form of inches of accumulation. DJ Jazzy Jeff,

Can You Hear Jay Z’s Influence in This Previously Unreleased Early Kendrick Lamar Song? (Audio)

Kendrick Lamar often has cited Jay Z as one of his biggest influences. In a 2013 piece with Interview magazine, his response to interviewer Erykah Badu’s question about whether there

Jean Grae’s iSweatergawd Is Boldly Refreshing & Produced by Quelle Chris (EP Stream)

Jean Grae makes self-releases fun. The New York City veteran MC surprises the masses on a Sunday (June 28) with the sneak attack release of iSweatergawd. Thanks to the Natural

Skyzoo Releases an EP for the Day After Valentine’s Day. Here’s “Tomorrow Morning” (Mixtape)

Many projects were released yesterday celebrating Valentine’s Day. Skyzoo anticipated good nights for many and has put out an EP capturing the mood for the day after. You can stream

Stream Zion I’s New EP The Masters of Ceremony (Audio)

One of Oakland’s most unheralded groups is Zion I. In 2000, they released the sonic tour de force, Mind Over Matter, and they’ve been representing quality underground Hip-Hop ever since.

And Just Like That…Here’s a Brand New EP from The Lox (Audio)

Less than a week after Beyonce rocked the music world by releasing a surprise album, The Lox have delivered an early Christmas gift to the Hip-Hop world. They’ve just released

Alchemist – SSUR Empire State EP (Audio)

Here’s a 3-song EP from Alchemist that features guest vocals from Action Bronson, Blu, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano and more–soulful and gritty. You can listen to SSUR Empire State below.

J. Cole – Truly Yours 2 (EP)

J. Cole is in a generous mood these days. Less than 24 hours after releasing his song Cole Summer, he drops part 2 of his Truly Yours EP. It features

J. Cole – Truly Yours EP (Mixtape)

Here’s a brand new free EP from J. Cole. You can listen to and download all of Truly Yours below. Download Mixtape

Alchemist – 9Five x Alchemist (Free EP)

Here’s a new free EP from Alchemist that features verses from Action Bronson, Blu, Roc Marciano, Oh No, Chuck Inglish and more. Check out 9Five x Alchemist here. Related: The

Torae – Gettin’ Biz ft Khrysis

Torae takes it back to the 90’s rhyming over a track with a hard horn break and a James Brown sound. Fonky. Check out Gettin’ Biz featuring Khrysis. If you

Devin The Dude – Seriously Trippin’ (Full EP Stream)

There are a lot of full streams dropping lately. Here’s one from Devin The Dude. You can listen to all of his new EP Seriously Trippin’ below. Related: Curren$y –

Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP (Mixtape)

Here’s a solid new mixtape from Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats called Untitled. You can listen to the whole mixtape and download it below. Download Mixtape

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Shake The Room ft Flava Flav

DJ Premier. Bumpy Knuckles. New music. Nuff said. Check out a sampler of their forthcoming EP (StOoDiOtYmE) and the full version of Shake the Room featuring Flavor Flav from the

J. Cole – Any Given Sunday v.2 (3 songs)

In the second week of his Any Given Sunday series, J. Cole dropped 3 previously unreleased songs.  You can listen to all 3 and download them below.  Also, see below

J. Cole – Any Given Sunday, v.1 (EP). J. Cole has given away a LOT of incredible free music. Here’s some more. Listen to the whole EP and download it below.

His album, Cole World, drops on 9/27.  If you feel him, say thanks with your wallet… Download Mixtape

Need lyricism? Look no further than ScienZe’s new EP titled Simply Aesthetic.

Clever lyrics, cool flow, quality message.  Nuff said.  Listen to the whole EP and download it below. Simply Aesthetic EP by ScienZe

Outasight’s Figure 8 EP dropped today. It features Life or Something Like It which is one of his funkiest tracks to date.

Listen to that track and the rest of the EP below and download it if you like what you hear.

Here’s the first full visual from Big K.R.I.T.’s project with the band Grillade. It’s an in-studio performance of Hometown Hero, shot stylishly in black and white.

Big K.R.I.T. gets MAJOR props for branching out like this so early in his career. Few rappers take on the live band aspect and when they do it’s after they’re

Big K.R.I.T.’s Neva Go Back really comes alive when accompanied by a band. Check out this ill performance with Grillade.

We posted the preview of Big K.R.I.T.’s collabo with Grillade last week. This is going to be a dope EP when it drops.  Support good music. .

The good music continues right into 2011. Check out 2 new joints from 1982 called Money Is Reality and Start It Like This.

The underground never sleeps… Money Is Reality Click here to download. Start It Like This Click here to download. Both of these tracks are on 1982’s new EP titled The

If you missed the 1982 album, it's one of the doper ones of the year (and that's saying a lot). They just released a free EP bonus album. Check it out.

In case you missed it, 1982 is the group formed by Statik Selektah and Termanology.  Here are some previous posts about them to give you a taste.  These are 2

Von Pea has a nice EP called Pea's Gotta Have It dropping on 10/19. Check out the sneak preview.

This one is for the backpackers, but it’s a good listen if you need a break from BALLIN’. [bandcamp album=73813169 size=venti bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB.