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Slaughterhouse – House Gang

There's been a lot of solo material over the last year, but it's been a minute since Slaughterhouse dropped a song together. Here's their latest, House Gang, off Funkmaster Flex's mixtape. Check it out below. Related: Slaughterhouse – Goodbye (Video)... Read more

Jon Connor – Michigan Sh*t ft Royce Da 5’9″

Jon Connor and Royce Da 5'9" rep their home state on Michigan Sh*t. Check it out below. Related: Jon Connor – Don’t Wanna Be ft Lia Mack (Video)... Read more

DJ Wonder – Kris Kross Tribute Mix

DJ Wonder did an awesome Kris Kross mix in honor of Chris Kelly who passed away on Wednesday. You can listen to and download the entire mix below (it takes a while to load but it's worth the wait). Related: RIP Chris Kelly of Kris Kross... Read more

The 2013 XXL Freshmen Mixtape (Audio)

Here's the official mixtape for XXL's 2013 Freshmen Class. It features new music from Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Logic, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$ and more. You can listen to and download the mixtape below, as well as find the track list. Related: Dizzy Wright, Logic & Angel Haze –... Read more

Talib Kweli – 5AM in Brooklyn

Talib Kweli speaks his mind over Drake's 5AM beat and holds no punches. Check out 5AM in Brooklyn. Related: Talib Kweli – Fine China (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (Mixtape)

Marco Polo has been dropping some RIDICULOUS HEAT the last few weeks. Here's his full mixtape which features previously unreleased music from Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Das EFX, The Artifacts and more. This ish is FIRE!! You can listen to and download all of Newport Autority... Read more

Locksmith – Stand It (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Locksmith is one of those MCs to watch in 2013. Dude has bars and he's saying something. Now, he can add a 9th Wonder beat to his catalog. Check out Stand It. Related: Locksmith – Be Free (Video)... Read more

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 5 other new songs from Cole, in addition to Cole Summer. You can listen to and download the EP below.... Read more

Casey Veggies – Young Nigg*s ft Juicy J

Here's a soulful new joint from Casey Veggies and Juicy J. Check out Young Nigg*s below. Related: Casey Veggies – Life Changes (Mixtape)... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P (Run the Jewels) – Get It

Killer Mike and El-P drop a new song under the name Run the Jewels. Check out Get It. Related: Killer Mike & El-P – Banana Clipper (Audio)... Read more

Wyclef Jean – I Wish It Was Music ft T.I. & Trae Tha Truth

Here's a conscious collabo from Wyclef, T.I. and Trae Tha Truth. Check out I Wish it Was Music. Related: T.I. – Memories Back Then ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B & Kris Stephens (Video)... Read more

Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu

Janelle Monae is back with some new material and she brought out her big sis Erykah Badu. The result? A badass guitar and synth-driven jam that is reminiscent of some of Prince's funkiest joints from the early 80's (think Dirty Mind and Controversy). This joint is red hot! Check out... Read more

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Young, Gifted & Black

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah flow over one of Big Daddy Kane's classics. Check out Young, Gifted & Black. Related: Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch – Drivin’ Around ft Erykah Badu (Audio)... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Blackstreet & Dru Hill

Mister Cee smoothed it out on the R&B tip for this week's throwback Tuesday. You can listen to and download the best of Blackstreet and Dru Hill below. Related: Mister Cee – Best of TLC & Total Mix (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – Stand Up (Remix) ft Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge & The Delfonics

Producer Marco Polo has been releasing banger after banger the last few weeks. Here's another one. Check out the remix to Stand Up by Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge and The Delfonics. Related: Marco Polo – G.U.R.U. ft Talib Kweli & DJ Premier (Audio)... Read more

Kanye West – The Prerequisite (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape of previously unreleased Kanye West material from around 2001. The project has songs that never surfaced as well as the original demos of Kanye classics like Jesus Walks, Hey Mama and All Falls Down. You can listen to and download all of The Prerequisite below. Related: Kanye... Read more

Smoke DZA – N*ggaz 4 Life (Prod. Pete Rock)

Smoke DZA goes to work on a Pete Rock track. Check out N*ggaz 4 Life. Related: Smoke DZA – Gotham F*cking City ft Joey Bada$$ (Video)... Read more

Ludacris – Raised in the South ft Young Jeezy

Ludacris and Young Jeezy rep their region. Check out Raised in the South. Related: Ludacris – Tell Me What They Mad For ft Pusha T & Swizz Beatz (Audio)... Read more

Logic – Roll Call

You gotta be mad confident to rock on a classic OutKast track. Logic has got the guts and the skills to do it. Dude is a problem. Check out his song Roll Call that features him blacking out over the Ms. Jackson track. Related: Logic – Young Sinatra III... Read more

REKS – Caged Bird ft EZDREAD

REKS smooths it out over his latest track. Check out Caged Bird featuring EZDREAD. Related: REKS – I Remember ft Rapper Big Pooh... Read more

K. Dot (aka Kendrick Lamar) – Y.H.N.I.C. (Mixtape)

Here's Kendrick Lamar's first ever mixtape, Y.H.N.I.C., which was originally released in 2003. It's amazing to hear Kendrick's progression over the years, both in terms of the evolution of his flow and the subject matter he discusses. He went from a more East Coast, Jay-Z-influenced style to one that is... Read more

Common – Congratulations ft Cocaine 80’s

Here's a new song from Common with longtime collaborator, No I.D. Same result--dopeness. Check out Congratulations featuring Cocaine 80's. Related: Common freestyles over Clique (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – The Green Files (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape of some of the many non-album cuts of Kendrick Lamar from over the years. It includes tracks with Talib Kweli, Miguel, Jay-Z, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and more. If you've missed any of these gems or just want them in one place, this compilation should do the... Read more

GrandeMarshall – Mugga Man (Mixtape + Video)

GrandeMarshall is one of those MCs to watch in 2013. You can listen to and download his new mixtape, Mugga Man, as well as watch the video for the title track below. Related: SPOTLIGHT: GrandeMarshall – Thuggin Shidd Pt II (Video)... Read more

Raekwon & Scram Jones – The Chef vs. The Beast (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape featuring the best of Raekwon's collaborations with Scram Jones, as well as some previously released material. The Chef has worked with Scram on his last 4 projects. The songs include features from Jadakiss, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Bun B, Busta Rhymes,... Read more

Raekwon – Restaurant

Here's a previously unreleased track from Raekwon, produced by Scram Jones. Stay tuned for the mixtape of their collabos. Check out Restaurant. Related: Mathematics – Men of Respect ft Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Bad Luck, Eyes Low & Bad Luck (Audio)... Read more

Fokis – Girl ft Maffew Ragazino & Asha

Fokis delivers over a tough rock guitar riff. Check out Girl featuring Maffew Ragazion and Asha. Related: Fokis – Big Business ft Brand Nubian... Read more

Lil Fame – Fame for President

This Lil Fame track goes HAM. Get ready to have your screw face on for a while. Straight bananas. Check out Fame for President. This is from Newport Authority 2, the same Marco Polo project that features previously unreleased joints from Big Daddy Kane and Rakim. It's sounded like it's... Read more

Talib Kweli – Come Here ft Miguel

Talib Kweli gets some help from Miguel on his soulful new single. Check out Come Here. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN with Talib Kweli (Video) Click here to download... Read more

Pete Rock & DJ Jazzy Jeff in the Mix on The Sway in the Morning Show (Mixes)

Two heavy hitter DJs blessed the Sway in the Morning show with mixes earlier in the week. You can listen to and download mixes from both Pete Rock and DJ Jazzy Jeff below. Related: DJ Scratch in the mix on the Sway in the Morning Show (Mix) Pete Rock Click... Read more

DJ Scratch in the Mix on the Sway in the Morning Show (Mix)

The legendary DJ Scratch (producer of countless EPMD classics and DJ extraordinaire) dropped an unbelievable mix on the Sway in the Morning show today. He dropped everything from Mantronix to LL Cool J to Art of Noise to EPMD to vintage Busta Rhymes and more break beats than you can... Read more

Havoc – Cash Flow ft Slum Village

Havoc links up with Slum Village on "Cash Flow." Check it out. Related: Havoc – Gone (Video)... Read more

Tito Lopez – Jada & Pac

Tito Lopez longs for the type of woman to hold him down like Jada Pinkett held down Tupac in his latest release. He weaves a description of his perfect mate with lyrical dexterity. Check out "Jada & Pac." Related: Tha Joker – Can’t Change ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez... Read more

World’s Fair – ’96 Knicks

This song is as tough as the cover. Check out "'96 Knicks" by World's Fair. Related: SPOTLIGHT: Perrion – Get a Job (Video)... Read more

Action Bronson – Compliments to the Chef

Here's one of the strongest efforts from Action Bronson to date. Check out "Compliments to the Chef." Related: Harry Fraud – Marvelous ft Eddie B & Action Bronson... Read more

DJ Finesse – B.I.G. over Premier (Biggie Tribute Blend Mix)

Here's an incredibly dope project. DJ Finesse put together a Notorious B.I.G. tribute mix featuring blends of Biggie's vocals over various DJ Premier beats. He even got the co-sign from Primo. You can listen to and download B.I.G. over Premier below. Related: AFH: Notorious B.I.G Tribute Here's the tracklist: 1.... Read more

Blu – Dre Day

Blu pays homage to the good doctor on his latest release. Check out "Dre Day." Related: Blu & Exile – Ease Your Mind (Video)... Read more

Awolnation – Sail (Remix) ft Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul

Here's some more TDE goodness. After a new single from Schoolboy Q earlier, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul drop some verses over a ridiculous beat. Check out the remix to a song called "Sail" by Awolnation. Related: Ab-Soul – ILLuminate ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

Snoop Lion vs. Nardwaur (Video) + Tha Dogg Pound – Them N*ggas (Remix)

Here's some new product from Snoop Lion and Tha Dogg Pound. First up, Snoop Lion matches wits with Nardwaur (absolutely CLASSIC--who else would discuss a Beyonce blow up doll in an interview?!). Next, is a new song from Tha Dogg Pound over a Hit-Boy beat. Check out both below. Related:... Read more

Happy Birthday DJ Premier (Mix)

Shout out to DJ Premier, who turned 47 today. Hot 97 did a birthday mix celebrating the legendary producer and Primo showed up to give thanks. You can listen to and download the mix below. Related: DJ Premier and Joey Bada$$ in the Studio (Video)... Read more

Kidz in the Hall – No Doz

Kidz in the Hall are back with a funky new joint that chops up a vintage 80's record. Check out No Doz. Related: Naledge – 55th & Cicero + Project Blowed ft Buckshot... Read more

Termanology – Bars for Days ft Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money

Termanology picked a bold cover for his new project, with a nod to Kane's classic. His first single from the forthcoming Hood Politics 7. Check out "Bars for Days" featuring Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money. Related: Lil Fame & Termanology (Fizzyology) – Hustler’s Ringtone ft Bun B (Video)... Read more

Black Milk – Sunday’s Best/Monday’s Worst

Here's Black Milk's first release of 2013. He flips up a gospel loop something CRAZY on part 1 and changes to an old soul sample on part 2. And, both sides have something to say. Check out Sunday's Best/Monday's Worst. Related: Black Milk – Live at Third Man Records (Full... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft Jay-Z

The web was on fire last week after the snippet of the remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" featuring Jay-Z dropped. Now, here's the full version of the song featuring brand new verses from Kendrick (maybe the hardest he's ever gone) and a heater from Jay. The... Read more

Lord Finesse – Live from Tokyo Pt. 1 (Mixtape)

Lord Finesse is an ill MC no doubt, but he's also nice on the wheels. Here's a ridiculously dope hour-long set he did in Tokyo that features obscure soul classics, break beats, and other hot ish. You can listen to and download all of his Live From Tokyo Pt. 1... Read more

Mister Cee – Nate Dogg Tribute Mix

We're keeping the love for Nate Dogg going. Here's a tribute mix Mister Cee did dedicated to him today. You can listen to and download it below. Related: AFH: Nate Dogg Tribute (Playlist)... Read more

Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik Returns (Mixtape)

Yelawolf's Trunk Muzik Returns mixtape has arrived. It features guest verses from Raekwon, Paul Wall, A$AP Rocky and Killer Mike. You can listen to and download the entire project below. Related: Yelawolf – F.A.S.T. Ride (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

Big Daddy Kane – Nite & Day

Marco Polo has been pulling out some rare gems lately. Last week, he dropped a previously unreleased Rakim track. This week, a Big Daddy Kane joint that never saw the light of day. Check out Nite & Day. Related: Big Daddy Kane vs. Rakim: here’s the playlist that settles the... Read more

AZ – Thank You Freestyle + Raekwon – ’86 (Remix) ft AZ

Here's a double dose of AZ. First up is his "Thank You" freestyle, where he goes in over four different beats. After that, check him out on the remix to Raekwon's "'86." You can listen to both songs below. Related: AZ Live in Poland (Video)... Read more

Mathematics – Face the Problemzz ft GZA, Raekwon and Cappadonna (Prod. RZA)

Here's another joint from Mathematics that features a nice chunk of the Wu-Tang Clan. Check out "Face the Problemzz" featuring GZA, Raekwon and Cappadonna, and produced by RZA. Related: Mathematics – Men of Respect ft Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Bad Luck, Eyes Low & Bad Luck (Audio)... Read more