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Diggy Simmons is legit. People will not look at him as Run's son for long (if they even do now…). Check out his new AIRBORNE mixtape.

Diggy burst onto the scene last Winter with his Made You Look freestyle over Nas' classic track.  Six months later and he's dropping his own mixtape with the likes of Raekwon, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell.  The future is looking bright for the rap legacy of the Simmons family.  Click here... Read more

Speaking of great Snoop Dogg classics, check out John Legend and The Roots’ take on Little Ghetto Boy.

This one is off the full album collabo between John Legend and The Roots that will be dropping on 9/21.  The album is all covers of soul classics from the 60s and 70s that have a political theme. ExternalVideo.967034&w=425&h=350&fv=videoId%3D604473945001%26amp%3BplayerID%3D10172910001%26amp%3BplayerKey%3DAQ%252E%252E%2CAAAAAAAA5vE%252E%2CEeb-O-20Rk8OOHarFBBmNsbiBU9ieS50%26amp%3Bdomain%3Dembed%26amp%3BdynamicStreaming%3Dtrue Here's Dr. Dre's Lil Ghetto Boy from the Chronic featuring Snoop... Read more

Curren$y continues to step up his game with 4 Hours & 20 Minutes (Ride to H-Town).

Fans of Snoop D-O double G will instantly get the reference Curren$y spits in the first line he drops on 4 Hours & 20 Minutes.  It's just one of the many things about him that remind you of the Doggfather (and the mighty Kurupt).  Check out the video and judge... Read more

Statik Selektah is known for dropping classic mixtapes but now he is dropping singles. Check out 1982 ft Bun B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TRzymRKa3Y&feature=player_embedded And, in case you're not familiar with Statik Selektah's mixtapes, check out The Look of Love, the tribute to J. Dilla he did with Q-Tip a few years ago.  It's vintage Dilla.  Click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below: 01 - Q-Tip - One Love Intro... Read more

Hip-hop may not be dead but vinyl officially is. The legendary Fat Beats record store closed on 9/4/10. Check out DJ Premier's tribute.

The art of DJ'ing lives on through Serato, but for purists who prefer vinyl things just got a little tougher.  Fat Beats record store was a staple of hip-hop in NYC (as well as in LA and Amsterdam) and it closed its doors forever (or at least in that location...)... Read more

Kanye West has the best digital game on the planet! Between what he said on twitter today and Devil in a New Dress nobody is touching him.

If you didn't see what Kanye West wrote on Twitter today, click here.  It's incredible.  It shows the intelligence, maturity and evolution of one of the greatest artists of the last decade.  Given all the celebrity gaffes on Twitter, he is showing its Power, as well.  That's not where it... Read more

Nipsey Hussle gets his "gangsta Drake" impression on in Grind Mode. G's need love too though…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZQnpM5zzmE Click here to download..... Read more

Gotta support the homie B.o.B. He is a true artist (in any genre). Check out his MTV Unplugged performance.

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Chris Brown and Tyga's mixtape Fan of a Fan has been out for a minute but if you missed it, it's surprisingly good.

Click here to download.  Of course it features, Deuces which has quietly become one of the biggest songs of the Summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUSRxTpI80&ob=av2e.... Read more

Will iTunes' Ping become the Facebook or Twitter for the purchase of music, TV and movies?

Here's an interesting article from Om Malik that makes a compelling argument that Ping, the new social networking feature just added to the latest version of iTunes, will change the face of digital commerce.  What do you think?  Click here for the article. .... Read more

Wow. Faith Evans MURDERED her version of Biggie’s classic Everyday Struggle. She didn’t even need Raekwon’s verse (but it didn’t hurt).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaXkcHmaFE0 Click here to download. Here's Biggie's track, in case it's been a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogvlB2SP4k And, in case you're interested, here's the original track Biggie sampled, Either Way by Dave Grusin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADrZfzPrAY&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

Kidz in the Hall is one of the most slept on groups of the last few years. Naledge from Kidz drops a hot solo joint with Make it Happen.

Click here to download.  And, if you're one of the ones who slept on Kidz, check out their classic mixtape with Mick Boogie called Detention. .... Read more

If the names Phonte and Nicolay mean anything to you then you know how The Foreign Exchange gets down. If not here's some chill out rap.

Check out the latest single from The Foreign Exchange called Maybe She'll think of me.  Little Brother may be gone, but the brother Phonte rocks on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fKMYvoSM5Q Click here to download. .... Read more

Wiz Khalifa sounds a lot like Wale on his new song Black and Yellow…but that's not a bad thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zyfH-tIq8w Click here to download. .... Read more

My Mic Sounds Nice the new documentary from BET premieres on 8/30 at 10pm. It is one of the best hip-hop films ever.

If you are a fan of hip-hop, documentaries or just great TV, check out the premiere of My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop on BET at 10pm on Monday, August 30. The show is the most comprehensive look at the role of women in hip-hop, ever,... Read more

New school is showing love to the old school today. Big K.R.I.T. rides a Souls of Mischief track on Somedayz

Somedayz – Big K.R.I.T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVgq-QrwRM Here’s the classic Souls of Mischief joint, ’93 til Infinity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP56Tf5fpjM&feature=player_embedded …as well as an ill version by Kidz in the Hall, Wheelz Fall Off (’06 Til): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VUxm8jRoNw&feature=player_embedded …finally the original, a song called Heather by Billy Cobham.  The sampled part start at 2:03 (wait... Read more

Freddie Gibbs put his spin on a classic Dr Dre beat (really Isaac Hayes) on his latest song Something New and did it real justice.

Check out the video showing a bit of the making of the song and click below for the download. Closed Sessions: Freddie Gibbs http://vimeo.com/14194755 Click here to download Something New. Also, check out a few other uses of the sample by Dr. Dre, as well as the original by Isaac... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Mixtape – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Glass House - Big K.R.I.T. ft. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7FjBvhu3Gk If you like what you heard above, click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below. 01. Return Of Forever (ft. Big Sant) 02. Country @*#$! 03. Just Touched Down 04. Hometown Hero 05. Viktorious 06. See Me... Read more

If you miss Little Brother, you'll dig this 9th Wonder-produced joint by Big Remo called Wonderbread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3bnknJ1sQQ Click here to download..... Read more

Young Jeezy drops his 1000 Grams mixtape in preparation for his album. Check it out here.

TM 103, the album, drops on September 28th.  Until then, click here to get your fix with 1000 Grams.  Here's the tracklist: 1. Intro 2. Death B4 Dishonor [Young Jeezy: “It’s Not A Diss” 3. Choppa N Da Paint 4. Dope Boy Swag 5. In Da Wall 6. Powder 7.... Read more

Curren$y continues holding down the New School with 4 Hrs & 20 Minutes (Ride to H-Town)

2010 is looking incredible for hip-hop.  It is going to go down as one of the best.  Some of the greats have dropped their best albums in years (Eminem, The Roots, Nas (with Damien Marley) and Rick Ross) and the new crop (Drake, J. Cole and Wiz Khalifa) are killing... Read more

New J. Cole, "Blow Up." This may be that fire you've been waiting for.

J. Cole is on a roll with Blow Up and Bun B for President.  Click here to listen and download..... Read more

Speaking of Kanye, check out the (entire) dope interview he did on the Angie Martinez Show today.

Kanye speaks on: The new album The power of Twitter (ambrosia4heads...) Drops the new single, See Me Now (click here to download) Says Nicki Minaj has the potential to be the 2nd biggest MC ever (to EMINEM) The Power remix with Jay-Z The album (potentially) dropping on 11/16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSjgPFyyu4.... Read more

Wale is going back to spitting heat on his new mixtape More About Nothing. Check the video for Number Won.

http://www.vimeo.com/14022320 Click here to download the mixtape if you missed it..... Read more

Bad Boy Records made the East Coast relevant again in rap music, making it the 3rd most important hip-hop record label in history.

#3 Bad Boy Records While East Coast Rap music was never quite completely dead, there is no question that from mid-1992 to mid-1994 commercial hip-hop was dominated by the West Coast, primarily by Death Row Records (more on that later...).  It was not until Sean "Diddy" Combs was fired from... Read more

J. Cole's Bun B for President is hot! Too bad it wasn't on Bun B's album, but with 5 mics he shouldn't be greedy.

This will definitely be nice for J. Cole's album.  Click here to download. .... Read more

New Red Cafe ft. Fabolous and Diddy–Money, Money, Money

Click here to listen and download..... Read more

Wiz Khalifa is the real deal. The video for Never Been is another hot one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKWFvbgkWls&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

MTV's When I Was 17 has been pretty fresh. The latest installment is Swizz Beats.

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Kanye West's new Power video is different than any other video before it. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53gjP-TtGE [polldaddy poll=3582085.... Read more

Google is the gatekeeper of virtually all information on the web. Here's what they're CEO had to say about the future of information.

Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, recently spoke extensively on the future of  the gathering, indexing and dissemination of information at the Techonomy conference, a gathering of people from around the globe seeking to use technology to solve the world's big problems.  Click here to read some of the thoughts he shared. ... Read more

Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y lace another track–this time with Big K.R.I.T. on Glass House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dxi4OsT1jc Click here to download..... Read more

The new Eminem video is disturbing especially given Rihanna's role. Does it make its point or go too far?

Love the Way You Lie - Eminem ft. Rihanna, starring Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uelHwf8o7_U&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

New Lil Wayne and Drake–Right Above It

Click here to listen and download..... Read more

The Game releases his latest mixtape featuring Snoop, Dre, Robin Thicke, Rick Ross, Nas and many more.

Props to xxlmag.com and nahright.com for this.  Click here to download.  Tracklist below: 1. Brake Lights feat. Busta Rhymes “You driving a mistake, like me dissin’ Hova” Game-Brake Lights ft. Busta Rhymes 2. Trading Places feat. Snoop Dogg 3. Cold Blood feat. Busta Rhymes & Dre Game-Cold Blood ft. Busta... Read more

Wale just dropped his new mixtape More About Nothing. Check it out here.

Wale's Attention Deficit album was stellar but failed to live up to expectations, given some of his past mixtapes and the huge buzz around him last year.  This is his latest mixtape as he preps album #2.  Click here to download.  See below for the tracklist: 1. The Problem (Produced by... Read more

Kanye West did not start by going to the press or TV to promote his new album. He went straight to Facebook. Here’s what he had to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQYi6RybLSI&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exNOyZ220jg&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Umjy314sQQ&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

The truth about Inception (serious spoiler alert)

Much has been written and discussed about the movie Inception (a must see if you haven't already--but go ready to focus intensely for a 2.5 hour period). Many people have different theories about the "meaning" of the movie. In "reality," we may never know what was fully in director Christopher... Read more

Lauryn Hill reminds us why people still care even though it's been 12 years since she put out her last studio album with this one.

No matter when she made this joint called Repercussions, it's timeless.  Click here to download. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxphisTJaoU.... Read more

It's hard not to like these 2 joints from Red Cafe.

2010 Mentality and Gotdamn - Red Cafe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_UPf8aAXD4&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

Rick Ross' album is so dope this song didn't even make the cut.

Sweet Life - Rick Ross ft. John Legend    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCOETm5HjQ  Click here for the download.                     .... Read more

J. Cole is a really likeable dude. Check out this interview from Fuse.

[dailymotion id=xe439w The album drops on 10/26.  In the meantime, if you don't have his Warm Up mixtape, click here to download it..... Read more

The Mighty Mos Def rocks a jazzy beat from Ski Beatz forthcoming 24hr Karate School Project

Ski Beatz' Cream of the Planet (featuring Mos Def) and Scaling the Building with Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa are just the appetizer's.  The line up on Ski Beatz' 24hr Karate School album is looking promising.  The set also features Jim Jones, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae, The Cool Kids, Camp Lo... Read more

Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have teamed up again on Curren$y's Scaling the Building.

Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa recently got together to bless the remix of Super High with Rick Ross.  This time the pair rocks a track from Ski Beatz, who you might remember as the architect of one of Jay-Z's all time classics, Dead Presidents.  The intro to Scaling the Building is... Read more