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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_X8AEHH15E Click here to download..... Read more

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 his mixtape A Matter of Time. It was voted one of the bext mixtapes of the year.  Does anyone else... Read more

There's a reason why Faith Evans and Biggie got married. She has hip-hop in her blood. In her latest song They Wanna Know ft Ras Kass she rips Nas' One Love track. Check it out.

Ras Kass verse is just aiight but Faith makes up for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Lra0lW-Z0 Click here to download. Here's the classic Nas joint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yKDMrX8LlY And, in case you missed Faith singing over Biggie's Everyday Struggle, check this out.  .... Read more

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.... Read more

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azTr1A6witY&feature=player_embedded Here are some of the other things Saigon has been up to lately..... Read more

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 Music "making of" video.  Straight chills..... Read more

Detox is definitely close to dropping. The second song in a week has leaked. This one ft Eminem and is called I Need a Doctor.

The mix on this one is pretty poor but you get a decent idea of what the finished product will sound like. Click here to download.  Speaking of mixes, Dr. Dre has always been a super-perfectionist.  The version of Kush that leaked a few days ago was not the final... Read more

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psSWq73cHig&feature=player_embedded Hating the Little Brother comparison?  Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49EPf3Ds80I.... Read more

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.  He kept telling me about seeing B.o.B. live and how ill he was going from guitar to drums and so... Read more

New Nicki Minaj ft Kanye West! Nuff said.

The track is called Blazin' and for the 3rd time in 4 singles, she's used an 80's sample.  Coincidence? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbTNu5m1Lcw Click here to download. Here's the 80's sample.  Breakfast Club fans rejoice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAdaQhitdKg.... Read more

Here's a nice little cut from Talib Kweli called Cold Rain. The track is courtesy of Ski Beatz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irN6JcmwOYk Click here to download.  It's great to see the mighty Ski Beatz still in the game.  Check the resume..... Read more

Yelawolf's flow is so ill. Check out his new song Daddy's Lambo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XNfQHWUTE Click here to download (no tags)..... Read more

The Kid Daytona just dropped his album for free but it's actually worth buying…Check it out

We dropped The Kid Daytona's song Lifted ft Styles P and the ill O.C. sample a couple of days ago.  Here's the whole album (what's the difference between an album and a mixtape these days anyway?).  The album is called The Interlude. Listen and download below. .... Read more

T.I. and Eminem get it in on All She Wrote. T.I. is starting to come with it for his album. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFF_0ES4B-w Click here to download.  .... Read more

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.... Read more

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#!.... Read more

Swizz Beatz is bringing back some of the best rappers to ever do it. First it was Rakim. Now check out Y'all Don't Really Know ft DMX and Busta Rhymes (who never left).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QMME4b9mGs Click here to download.  If you missed it, click here to peep King Tut ft Rakim..... Read more

The blogosphere has been on fire since Friday when Jay-Z announced Jay Electronica as the newest member of Roc Nation. Check out the 2 Jay's on Shiny Suit Theory and Jay Electronica solo on The Announcement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGUQk_lZiU Click here to download. And here's another new Jay Electronica joint called The Announcement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfEgoBFGGLg Click here to download. .... Read more

Could Detox really be about to drop? The good Dr. Dre just dropped his first new single in 11 years. Check out Kush ft Snoop Dogg and Akon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_lsRc-XyY4&feature=fvst Click here to download.  If Detox drops in 2010, I challenge ANYONE to name a better year in hip-hop.  This year has brought dope albums from Drake, Jeezy, The Roots, Bun B, Rick Ross, Big Boi, B.o.B., Kanye (coming soon), Nicki (coming soon), Black Milk, Nottz, Lil Wayne...oh...and EMINEM. ... Read more

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.... Read more

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.... Read more

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