The Bridge

Nipsey Hu$$le – Get Away ft Ken Malik

Nipsey Hu$$le goes in on an early 2000s throwback track (see below). Check out Get Away featuring Ken Malik. Related: Nipsey Hu$$le - They Know (Video) Here's the original track.... Read more

Trae Tha Truth – F*cked Up World ft Z-Ro & Noble (Video)

Trae Tha Truth updates a Makaveli classic with F*cked Up World featuring Z-Ro & Noble. Check out the video. Related: Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss (Audio)... Read more

Talib Kweli – To the Music ft Maino (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Wow. 9th Wonder chopped up an 80's R&B classic LOVELY (more on that below) for Talib Kweli's new song. Check out Talib's To the Music featuring Maino. Be on the lookout for Talib's new mixtape Attack the Block. Related: Talib Kweli - Push Thru featuring Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y (Video)... Read more

Pac Div – Gimme What You Got

Here's a hot new joint from Pac Div. OC fans will instantly recognize the classic sample. Check out Gimme What You Got. Related: Pac Div - Automatic Here's the OC joint.... Read more

Stalley spits live on Shade 45 (Video)

Stalley was on Shade 45 and spit some verses over that Rhyme No More beat DJ Premier laced for Jay-Z. Check out the video below. Related: Stalley - Hammers & Vogues ft Curren$y (Video) Here's Rhyme No More.... Read more

Angie Stone – Do What U Gotta Do (Video)

First D'Angelo comes back, and now Angie Stone. Check out her video for Do What U Gotta Do (which has more than a hint of Left & Right in the groove). Still soulful... Props: OKP Related: D'Angelo performs at the BET Awards (Video) Peep the reference:... Read more

Childish Gambino – Body ft Prodigy

Childish Gambino looks up with Prodigy over an ill Portishead sample on his latest. Check out Body. Related: Childish Gambino - Royalty (Mixtape) Here's the Portishead original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp2hKfi1B60... Read more

AG (from Show & AG) – Toca Tuesday Freestyles (Video)

AG from Show & AG has not lost a step. He represented hard for 90's MCs on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out how he flows on the head-nodding, neck-snapping, slept on track Dr. Dre did for Jay-Z a few years back. Related: New music from Show & AG... Read more

Ice-T discusses Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Video)

Ice-T dropped a bunch of incredible freestyles from the likes of Eminem, Redman, Lord Finesse, Nas and more leading up to the premiere of his documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap. The film hit theaters today. Here's an interview of the OG Ice-T discussing the movie. Check out... Read more

Hodgy Beats – Fordab*tches

Hodgy Beats goes in over a vintage track from D'Angelo's first album. Check out Fordab*tches. Related: Hodgy Beats - Untitled EP (Mixtape) Click here to download. Here's the D'Angelo song.... Read more

Raekwon – Luxury Rap ft JD Era (Video)

Here's the latest video from Raekwon's Unexpected Victory mixtape. Check out Luxury Rap featuring JD Era. There's also some footage of him checking out some luxury cars at the end, set to a slept on Saigon gem. Related: Raekwon - A Pinebox Story (Video) Here's the Saigon joint.... Read more

Kool Keith – Goodbye Rap (Video)

Here's some new music from Kool Keith. He says farewell to hip-hop (at least on this album). Check out the video for Goodbye Rap. Related: Here's a look at the legacy of Jive Records, the label that first signed Kool Keith with the Ultramagnetic MCs While Kool Keith talks about... Read more

Nottz – You Need This Music ft Pusha T & Dwele

Nottz is back with a collabo with Pusha T and Dwele. He chops up the same track Just Blaze used for Usher a few years ago but very differently. Check out You Need This Music. Related: Dwele - What Profit Here's the Just Blaze-produced Usher track.... Read more

Childish Gambino – Silk Pillow ft Beck

Now here's a really cool combo. Childish Gambino teams up with Beck on his latest release. Check out Silk Pillow.  Related:  Childish Gambino - Black Faces ft Nipsey Hu$$le Here's Beck's classic Where It's At.... Read more

Young Roddy – Kyle Watson (Video)

Young Roddy flows over a beat that heads might recognize from the Above the Rim soundtrack. Check out the video for Kyle Watson. Related: Young Roddy - The Plot (Video) Here's the joint from Above the Rim.... Read more

Yung Menace – Bam Bam (Video)

Remember how Dancehall used to set a party off? If so, this one's for you. Here's a new video from Brooklyn MC Yung Menace set to an instantly recognizable classic. The title says it all. Check out Bam Bam. The track was produced by Chuck Strangers of Pro Era. Related:... Read more

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)

Here's a new single from Lupe Fiasco's upcoming Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. It's set to the tune of Pete Rock & CL Smooth's classic T.R.O.Y. Check out Around My Way. Related: Game - Skate On ft Lupe Fiasco (Prod. Pharrell) Here's the Pete... Read more

GhostWridah – 1995 (Video)

GhostWridah joins a growing list of talented MCs who have flowed over Milkbone's Keep It Real beat. Logic recently killed it and its probably most recognized as the song that Big L and Jay-Z rhymed over in their classic freestyle session. Check out GhostWridah's 1995 video and the Big L/Jay-Z... Read more

DMX – Sh*t Don’t Change ft Snoop Dogg

DMX goes in on a track Dre produced for Snoop's Tha Blue Carpet Treatment album. The Boss Dogg also adds some ad libs. DMX's new free EP The Weigh In drops on 5/15. Click here to download. Related: DMX performs in NYC (Video) Here's Snoop's original Boss' Life ft Nate... Read more

Jon Connor – Someone Like Me (Video)

Jon Connor's latest video is for his Kings of Leon-inspired song Someone Like Me. As usual, dude spits (check the co-sign from Busta Rhymes at the end). Check it out below. Related: Jon Connor - No Thrillz (Video) Here's the Kings of Leon track.... Read more

Ab-Soul – Empathy ft Alori Joh and JaVonte (Video)

Ab-Soul vibes out on a track that is reminiscent of the sound Timbaland crafted for Aaliyah in the One in a Million era. Check out the video for Ab-Soul's Empathy featuring Alori Joh and JaVonte. Related: Ab-Soul - SOPA ft Schoolboy Q Peep the reference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HN0GBRu10E... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid – Hay

Here's yet another dope track from BJ The Chicago Kid. This time he flips up Crucial Conflict's Hay and takes it from hip-hop to soul. Check both BJ's take and the original Hay below. Related: BJ The Chicago Kid - Dream II (Video) Here's the Crucial Conflict original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyp7E4Lj74... Read more

AZ & REKS – Bridging The Gap

For the last couple of years, we've had a section of our site called The Bridge which is dedicated to making the connection between old classics and new music. Now, legendary mixtape king Doo Wop has a new project dropping where he does the same by having rap legends and... Read more

K. Sparks – Clair

K. Sparks new song Clair has a Slum Village feel to it...in a GREAT way. The track was produced by Payozo and you can hear the clear Dilla influence. Check it out below. Related: K. Sparks - Baggage Handlers Peep the reference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZxQuDadyU... Read more

Crooked I – Nikki

Crooked I crushed this new joint joint called Nikki. The sample is inspired and instantly recognizable by Prince fans. Check it out below. Previously: Crooked I freestyles live in NYC (Video) Here's the Prince original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Vl-VuSG5g... Read more

Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller

Beanie Sigel is back. And, he dropped a hot verse over French Montana's Shot Caller track (which heads will recognize as a chop of the Lords of the Underground's classic Funky Child record). Check out Beanie's Shot Caller below. Previously: Travis Barker - Just Chill ft Beanie Sigel, Bun B... Read more

Buddy & Kendrick Lamar – Staircases (prod. Pharrell Williams)

A video of Kendrick Lamar and Buddy performing a song called Staircases at SXSW hit a couple of weeks ago. Here's the recorded version which was produced by Pharrell. Heads will no doubt recognize the vintage Faze-O track that EPMD rocked on Please Listen to My Demo. Check it out... Read more

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Batman

Here's yet another burner from Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah. This time they rock out over the classic Funky Drummer beat (with a hook that's a nod to the Toto track MC Lyte flowed over back in the day). Check out Batman.  Previously:  James Brown Playlist Here's that MC Lyte... Read more

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Barry

Here's another burner from Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah, complete with a classic Barry White sample. Check out Barry. Here's the Barry White classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz1Dgof_MYI... Read more

Scienze – Happiness Is ft Blu & Sene

The jazzy piano loop that King I Divine samples on his collabo with ScienZe is reminiscent of tracks you used to hear on the regular in the mid-90s (in a great way).  Blu dropping a verse on the track is just icing.  Check out Happiness Is, featuring Blu and Sene.... Read more

STORi – Just Another Day

STORi's flow is part singing, part rapping and part chatting. Check out how she rides Queen Latifah's classic Just Another Day track. Here's Queen Latifah's classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB1LXcRDoiA... Read more

Joell Ortiz – You Can’t Stop the Prophet

The cats from Slaughterhouse have been taking their name really seriously lately. They've dropped several hot joints as a collective lately and Joell Ortiz is keeping the momentum going on the solo tip. Check out how he murders the track for the remix to Jeru tha Damaja's classic You Can't... Read more

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch – Trading Places

Here's another collabo between Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. This one is not a new song though. Instead, they take turns catching wreck over one of the other's most recognized beats. Check out Trading Places. And here's a classic scene from the inspiration of the song title. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gekaEzqj5g... Read more

Apollo Brown & OC – Prove Me Wrong

Here's some new OC produced by Apollo Brown and chopped up by DJ Premier. Far from Time's Up, OC is timeless. Check out Prove Me Wrong below. Here's OC's classic Time's Up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCJ6f5VnVVo... Read more

Curren$y – What Da F*ck & #CruiseLife (Video)

Here's a double play Curren$y video that features 2 songs where he takes on The Throne...not literally, but he does rhyme over a classic track flipped by Jay and a classic track used by Kanye. Check out What Da F*ck & #CruiseLife. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1XM9OjFwaU Here's the Jay-Z classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZLXt3KGTBI And, the... Read more

J Cole just dropped a new song that’s as good as any on his album. He goes in on an old soul sample. Check out Grew Up Fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KkSIaYE7sM Here's the David Ruffin original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mu8fXaDvWU... Read more

Styles P – Exhibit A (Video)

Styles P laid down a tight verse on Just Blaze's Exhibit A track (originally produced for Jay Electronica) a few weeks ago. Here's the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr_I08fUFCg Here's the original Jay Electronica version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSxLzrXurJI... Read more

Trae Tha Truth – I’m On 2.0 ft Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss

Wow. Trae Tha Truth brought out an all-star squad of MCs version 2.0 for his song I'm On. It features Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.o.B., Tyga, Bun B, Gudda Gudda and Jadakiss--all on a flip of Mark Morrison's classic Return of the Mack track. Check it out. Here... Read more

The Kid Daytona – Angela’s Sister

The Kid Daytona flows lovely over the theme song for Taxi. So soulful...Check out Angela's Sister. Here's the timeless theme from Taxi...aka Angela. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDj2-tgAauw... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – Boobie Miles

Big K.R.I.T.'s 4EvaNaDay mixtape drops on 2/20. K.R.I.T. just released the first song from the project. It's a jazzy track with typically meaningful lyrics from K.R.I.T. Check out Boobie Miles (peep the song title reference). Here's what K.R.I.T. had to say about the song: "The 1st song I wanted 2... Read more

Fokis – Salute (King Tee) (Video)

Fokis pays homage to the great King Tee on Salute (King Tee). Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke4JESFo8yQ&feature=player_embedded Here's King Tee's At Your Own Risk (the beat Fokis used), as well as Just Flauntin', one of my favorite King Tee joints. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZKdIYr-UA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL-idMUSekU... Read more

Big Boi Tours Europe (Video)

Here's an up close and personal behind the scenes look at Big Boi during his tour of Europe. It gives you a good sense of the man behind the music. He hits Glastonbury, Norway and and a couple of other spots. This is another installment in a series sponsored by... Read more

Logic – Young Sinatra III

Logic breathes life into a vintage (and ridiculously slept on) Milkbone track, complete with a Nas/AZ sample. Check out Young Sinatra III. Props to 2DopeBoyz for the find. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T3JgUT-fa3A Here's the original Milkbone joint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VNrhEUs5s And, here's a mixtape from Logic. Download Mixtape... Read more

Q-Tip Gets DNA Tested And Discovers His African Roots (Video)

Know your roots? Q-Tip does. He recently did a DNA swab to learn about his ancestry. Here's a video chronicling what he discovered about his family tree. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df9x2OUl6X4&feature=player_embedded Also, we had a big Run-D.M.C. weekend with the anniversary of Jam Master Jay's birth on Saturday. Here's D.M.C.'s... Read more

Action Bronson – Strictly Business Pt. 1 & 2

Here's some new Action Bronson.  It's a Statik Selektah-produced track which features an ill flip of a Boyz II Men classic and another New Jack swing joint from the soundtrack to Strictly Business (the movie that put Halle Berry on the map).  Check out Strictly Business Pt. 1 & 2,... Read more

Obie Trice – Growing Up in the Hood ft The Game

The Game and Obie Trice go in on a classic track from Compton's Most Wanted (with a little Ohio Players sprinkled in). Check out Growing Up in the Hood. Here are the Compton's Most Wanted and Ohio Players tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcU1ra4nyTI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJLrYjKqPmk... Read more

The Kid Daytona – New Yorker’s Ambition ft Aloe Blacc (Video)

The Kid Daytona jumps on DJ Grand Wizard Theodore's Subway Theme from the movie Wild Style (aka the instrumental Nas used for the intro to Illmatic). Check out Daytona's video for New Yorker's Ambition featuring Aloe Blacc. Also, if you missed them, here are our interviews of The Kid Daytona... Read more

Action Bronson – Beautiful Music (Unofficial Video)

Here's a hilarious claymation unofficial video for Action Bronson's Beautiful Music, one of his dopest songs to date. Check it out below. Props to Dallas Penn for directing this. http://vimeo.com/34420116 And, if you need some more claymation in your life, check out the clay OG, Gumby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWYYkF6DOnk... Read more

Making The Beat – A Conversation between The 45 King and DJ Premier (Video)

Here's a pretty dope conversation between 2 legendary hip-hop producers. DJ Premier and DJ Mark The 45 King sit down and chop it up about all sorts of topics, ranging from the late great Heavy D to how they treat demos they receive (Primo actually drops his email address) to... Read more

T.I. – Hear Ye, Hear Ye ft Pharrell (Video)

Skateboard P laced T.I. with a verse and a tough beat on Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Check out the video. Big Daddy Kane rocked over the same Albert King sample Pharrell used for the horns. Check it out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIvFp8YLlsw Here's the Albert King original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bpzxeF_1BzU... Read more