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If you like hip-hop from the early 90's this Mick Boogie mixtape will blow your mind. Vintage and remixed classics from LL, Snoop, Pete Rock, Tribe, Gangstarr, De La, Pharcyde and that's just 7 songs out of 27…

Click here to download '93 Til Infinity.  Need more Mick Boogie in your life?  Click here to see over 100 of his mixtapes. Here's the tracklist for '93 Til Infinity. 1. Mick Boogie – Intro 2. Das Efx – Mic Checka (Remix) 3. Souls Of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity... Read more

Time to Dig In The Crates. Rock with me for a minute. The Kid Daytona just murdered a track O.C. once used as a dope intro. Check out Lifted ft Styles P and Vaughn Anthony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWjeQsDR_NQ Click here to download. Up on O.C.?  He was a part of D.I.T.C. (the Diggin' in the Crates crew).  Here's Born to Live, which features the intro on the album (but unfortunately not in the video...still a dope song): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4jg7oY9RvQ ...and his timeless classic, ironically called Times Up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzyaaMUCpWs... Read more

Speaking of good Fridays, check out J. Cole’s new mixtape Friday Night Lights. Is he that next dude?

I saw J. Cole the day he finished this.  He had fire in his eyes.  Dude went IN on Too Deep for the intro which features Erykah Badu's timeless Didn't Cha Know track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfEGX0rNOvA Listen to the whole mixtape and download it below: Download Mixtape.... Read more

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... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNMxHfmXKVU.... Read more

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9UXCp9vyqQ&feature=player_embedded#! Here are the Les Nubians sample and their classic joint, Makeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXFQ8ew8uzw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HL5ZOOHGI.... Read more

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y are like the 2010 West Coast gangsta version of Mos Def and Talib Kweli (aka Blackstar). Check out Huey Newton which features a Toto sample…now THAT's gangsta.

Blackstar?! Blasphemy?!  Hear me out.  In 1999, very few people knew who Mos Def and Talib Kweli were.  They were both signed to Rawkus and somebody had the idea to put them together for an album to raise awareness ahead of their solo albums.  One hip-hop classic later, hip-hop heads... Read more

I saw J. Cole the other day heading to Atlanta. He's on tour and constantly in the studio trying to complete his new mixtape called Friday Night Lights. He's trying to do it all "Before I'm Gone."

Click here to download. Here's You Got It ft Wale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7vucpPyPyg Click here to download. And In the Morning ft Drake may just be the best one of all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlFksVujZ3Q Click here to download. And here's a trailer for the Friday Night Lights mixtape: ExternalVideo.975864&w=425&h=350&fv=.... Read more

Kanye's album leaked today and I don't know how I feel about that…

On the one hand, part of me thinks "It's a reality of the biz.  It happens to everyone."  The other part of me thinks "This dude has given out free music--including many tracks on his album--for the last 9 weeks.  Is it too much to ask that he be able... Read more

How Can It Be…that I missed this track by Reks produced by Statik Selektah? Hotness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SqCc2AUYBQ Click here to download their latest collabo called Outta Control..... Read more

If you're an old R&B head, Spread My Wings by Mitchy Slick ft Talib Kweli will crack your cranium. They rhyme over the Troop classic of the same name.

Click here to listen and download. Here's the Troop joint (never thought I would post this): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_krYK8NeA.... Read more

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 album... N.E.R.D. will be performing live on BET's 106 & Park on 11/10..... Read more

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.   .... Read more

Big K.R.I.T's new video is called I Ain't Sh*t…truth is, he's dope. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KFONBt7uBg&feature=player_embedded You know the track..... Read more

Speaking of Old School, you're not ready for this new Swizz Beatz joint ft Rakim Allah. I promise you.

The song is called King Tut. Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUyAbHCCpBM.... Read more

Rihanna's Raining Men ft Nicki Minaj sounds like a mix of Beyonce's Diva and Single Ladies. Confused? Take a listen.

Click here to listen and download. Check out the beat on Diva. Sound familiar?  And the Diva beat sounds like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNM5HW13_O8&ob=av2e Now check out the chorus on Put A Ring On It. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY    .... Read more

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..... Read more

Curren$y's album Pilot Talk 2 is about to be HOT. Check out the video for Michael Knight.

http://www.vimeo.com/16567551 Pilot Talk 2 drops November 22nd..... Read more

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 forgotten how special DMX was.  Let this freestyle remind us: Also, watch how he murders the greatest rapper of all-time,... Read more

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. .... Read more

KiD CuDi's album is incredible. It makes you understand why Kanye f*cks with him. Here's his performance of Maniac with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon and a couple of other choice cuts.

Warning. You have to be in the right head space to appreciate this. Think night music...rainy night music. Yeah, you got it. Enjoy. Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager drops on 11/9. Support (G.O.O.D.) hip-hop..... Read more

It's not Friday but check out Kanye West's new song All of the Lights ft Rihanna, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alicia Keys, KiD CuDi, Fergie and Elton John(??!!)

You may remember this one from Runaway.  It was the track that played during the "parade" with the Michael Jackson float.  Click here to listen and download the full track (props to Nahright.com).  Only 19 more days until Kanye's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy drops.  Fast forward to 7:32... Read more

50 Cent and El DeBarge? For real? The song is actually pretty good…plus, you have to give props to DeBarge for the original to one of Biggie's best songs ever.

The song is called Switch Up the Format. Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXEWh9HdVTw And the Biggie sample? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CinavBPMy-I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--TCriRfCS8.... Read more

Dayumm. This new Devin the Dude joint is funky. Check out I Like What U Do.

Click here to listen to I Like What U Do, courtesy of Rap Radar.  Here's another joint called Gotta Be Me which is the title of the album which drops today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TsSoRODJhk.... Read more

Ever heard of Mac Miller? His song Trippin' Out is pretty dope. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lld-78Kx_nI.... Read more

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 cool break from the norm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUbWozgMf4M&feature=player_embedded Here's Public Enemy's classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am9BqZ6eA5c&ob=av2n  .... Read more

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. .... Read more

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhwTuShxqrg&feature=player_embedded#! And, in case you missed those Little Brother/Chaundon collabos, check this out.  Hotness! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZGnaDTBluo.... Read more

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.... Read more

Does Swizz Beatz get his props as being one of the best rap producers of all time? Check out his new song Bang Bang ft Pharrell and Pusha T.

You hear a lot about Dre, Kanye, Timbaland and Pharrell, but Swizzy seems to hang below the radar when it comes to recognition as one of the all-time great producers.  He's been killing tracks since the late 90's and continues today, more than a decade later.  When you check the... Read more

Omar Akil is on a roll. Check out his re-ordering of The Roots How I Got Over in his latest installment of New World (AU)DER.

NEW WORLD (AU)DER: THE ROOTS HOW I GOT OVER The way you sequence an album can make or break its success, and affect its acclaim. For thier 11th studio album, The Roots got it right the first time around, but see if it doesn't feel any better playing it in... Read more

Rick Ross has some of the best ears in hip-hop. He consistently picks the most soulful tracks in the game. Fountainebleu with Diddy is another one in the collection.

Diddy's and Ross' collaboration as the Bugatti Boyz is slated to drop later this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vbxH1B9e8M.... Read more

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.

http://vimeo.com/15492429 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.” Ask anybody who is a fan of hip hop and chances are they will note that this man embodies... Read more

Curren$y spits some of that new G-Funk on Still Choppin’ ft Boo Sledge–laid back gangsta rap. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdubjxCTI0 Click here to download. .... Read more

Jay-Z is the best rapper and the best business man in hip-hop. He NEVER does the ordinary. The release of his book Decoded is no different. Hov is about to launch an interactive marketing campaign the likes of which have never been seen before. Check out what he has in store.

Pound for pound I'm the best to ever come around here Excluding nobody Look what i embody The soul of a hustler I really ran the street A CEO's mind That marketing plan was me --Jay-Z - What More Can I Say JAY-Z AND BING CHANGE THE GAME WITH DECODED... Read more

You will never have time to listen to this entire interview. But, if you do, you will learn a TON about hip-hop history and journalism. Two of hip-hop's finest minds, Combat Jack (aka former pioneering entertainment attorney Reggie Osse) and Elliott Wilson (the mind behind Rap Radar) chop it up for more than 2 hours.

In the interview, Combat Jack takes Elliott on a 20-year "this is your life" journey through a career that touched The Source, XXL, Ego Trip, xxlmag.com, Vh1, Jay-Z, Eminem and finally Rap Radar.  Those are some pretty significant arbiters of hip-hop culture.  Take a listen to hear Elliott's role in... Read more