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Raekwon’s Purple Tape Cassette Slipcase Edition For Sale

Last October, the friends at Get On Down Records released the trophy box deluxe edition of Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in the classic purple cassette tape format. The cases sold out (and were re-sold for hundreds to those who initially slept). Almost a year later, G.O.D. is back... Read more

Blaq Poet – Looking For Trouble ft Chino XL, Vinnie Paz & Spit Gemz

While Onyx and M.O.P. get their rightful props, too many folks forget the hardcore hip-hop impact of Screwball. Tragically, KL passed on over five years ago, but Blaq Poet remains, as a true gap-bridger. As a survivor of "the bridge wars," Blaq Po is a Juice Crew alum who still... Read more

DJ Bizzy – No War ft Murs, Macy Gray, Thurz & Tru Wordz

DJ Bizzy assembled a strong cast of emcees and Macy Gray's unmistakable vocals to bemoan war and violence. "No War" reminds me of those Rawkus Records-era collaborations that attacked social issues. Murs is havin' one hell of a year with this White Mandingos album, and it's great to hear him... Read more

Goodie Mob – I’m Set (Video)

Goodie Mob's reunion album, Age Against The Machine, has had an interesting roll-out. The artwork was released in pieces, and now the Dungeon Family O.G.'s release the visuals to "I'm Set" with this three-and-a-half-minute cut-and-paste video. Verse excerpts are meshed with crocodiles, snakes, wolves, lions and other violent attacks in... Read more

Curren$y – Ox

You have to give it up to Spitta. Whether live band covers of "Bout It, Bout It," Soul samples or his own weed-scented brand of down-tempo tracks, he always makes it his own. On "Ox," Cardo gives Curren$y a peppier drum arrangement than we regularly hear. In trademark fashion, New... Read more

Action Bronson – Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Live Video)

Action Bronson is a riot. As if the Jason Goldwatch-directed video to his Saaab Stories single "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" wasn't outrageous enough (thinking of cottage cheese), he opts to perform the single in an assisted living center. The New York City "old folks home" residents have mixed responses with... Read more

Nitty Scott, MC – Skippin’ Clouds (Video)

Nitty Scott, MC continues to have fun in her craft. Here is what her camp said about this just-released vivid visual: "Nitty Scott, MC takes on the roles of a depressed 50’s house wife, a 70’s socialite who likes to party, and even a grungy heroin addict as the visual... Read more

Rapper Big Pooh – Don’t Change

This is one of the best Rapper Big Pooh joints I've heard since The Minstrel Show (I always maintain that Pooh made that album great). This is a self-aware song that encourages us all to be who we are, flaws and all. The Mighty DR kicks an a mellowed-out Isley... Read more

Durag Dynasty – Fish Meat ft Prodigy

Before there was Albert Einstein this year, there was "Fish Meat." Planet Asia and Alchemist's Durag Dynasty clique (which also features Tri-State and Killer Ben) enlisted the M-O-B-B MC who has never been far from the mix for a song that smells like Fulton Street Fish Market. The kitchen visual... Read more

Big Sean – Fire

Big Sean's Hall Of Fame is on the horizons. One of the most organic G.O.O.D. Music artists fits the family sound with "Fire." If this album is as colorful as the artwork, we'll be having synthesia seizures, in a good way. Although not confirmed, this has all the symptoms of... Read more

Dizzy Wright – Cant Stop Wont Stop (Video)

One has to admire Dizzy Wright. The Las Vegas, Nevada emcee is a chilled out individual. His tracks walk the fine line between smoked out club tracks and personal diary entries. This is more of the former, with a dash of the latter, as the Funk Volume homie chronicles his... Read more

Crooked I – Y.O.D.O. (Video)

It's officially been 15 years of following the greatness that is Crooked I. The Long Beach MC's alliteration, sincerity and his sharp delivery have made him one of the best in class for much of that time. Strangely, the former Noo-Trybe/Virgin and later Death Row Records hopeful has never had... Read more

Go Dreamer – Electro Phonk ft Big K.R.I.T.

Even if you haven't heard the name Go Dreamer, chances are, you've heard him. With The Flush (previously known as Royal Flush), Go Dreamer co-produced gems for Big Boi over the last several years including "Be Still," "Mama Told Me," and you guessed it—"Royal Flush." Testing the waters of a... Read more

Black Milk – The Kraft

Black Milk has done an exceptional job in the last five years being his own artist. Once perceived as a J Dilla under-study, B.M. has made his own sound, made his own decision, and worked in live instrumentation beautifully—with as many Gospel influences as Detroit Electronic. In another unique frame... Read more

Stalley – A-Wax

Whether under the tutelage of Ski Beatz or under the tutelage of Rick Ross, Ohio's Stalley has been a versatile artist that can seamlessly shift his styles and blend well with his guests, whether it's Scarface, Gunplay or Curren$y, Stalley blends. Longtime G-Side producers Block Beattaz come in with "A-Wax,"... Read more

TiRon & Ayomari – Big Apple Don’t Chew

For a few years TiRon has been one of the independent standouts in Hip Hop. Teaming with Ayomari, the pair self-release stellar albums and videos (and video actresses), all built around thought-out conceptual songs. This one channels Adam & Eve, and a bit of Cam'ron to tell cautionary tales of... Read more

Terrace Martin – No Wrong, No Right ft Robert Glasper & James Fauntleroy

Terrace Martin is one of the most versatile new artists on the West Coast. Raised on DJ Quik grooves, coached by Snoop Dogg, and aligned with Black Hippy, Terrace incorporates Jazz and instrumentation in a way that defies genre expectations. Newly-released "No Wrong, No Right" is a great example of... Read more

Tech N9ne – So Dope ft Wrekonize, Twisted Insane & Snow Tha Product (Video)

One of the recurring themes to Tech N9ne albums since the earliest days is sex. However, for a true veteran with a deeply expansive catalog, Tecca Ninna never seems to run out of concepts revolving one of his favorite pastimes. Here, the K.C. King Of Darkness links up with several... Read more

Termanology – Off The Block ft Sheek Louch, Lil Fame & DJ Kay Slay

Bronx, New York-based Termanology puts out projects (as does Statik Selektah) at an alarming rate. However, that doesn't mean that the content isn't strong. The Brick/ST. Records tandem has provided a ton of opportunities to a true-school community of lyricists, especially Lil Fame (who's featured on this concrete-inspired cut from... Read more

Astro Kid – Don’t Test Me (Video)

Okay, this one's interesting. Whether by way of Sha Stimuli's My Soul To Keep album a few years ago, "X-Factor," or the Backroom Freestyle, Astro Kid (who also goes by just "Astro") is making some big waves across many pockets of listeners and fans. Today he released the visual to... Read more

Redman – Branson, Branson (Video)

Redamn was a known patron at Branson's renowned Harlem, New York weed-spot during the Muddy Waters days and beyond. As Funk Doc preps Muddy Waters 2, what better homage to pay than the original bottle-popper and herb supplier of the 1990s. This video is a holdover from 2007's Live From... Read more

U-God – Skyscraper (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan co-founder U-God has had one of the more uphill battles of the crew's solo members. The Staten Island vet recently reunited with RZA, who he's had an on-again, off-again relationship through the last decade with, and inked a deal with Soul Temple Records. The resulting album, Keynote Speaker,... Read more

P-Money – The Professional ft Roc Marciano

Duck Down's latest artist from the New Zealand region comes correct with a new visual from Gratitude. The visual to "The Professional" features some cool editing and colorful visuals to go with the chipped-chopped samples, and Pimpstead street science. Related: Roc Marciano – Ruff Town ft Cormega (Audio)... Read more