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Prince Paul Remixes An Album Featuring Guru, DOOM & More And Gives It Away For Free (Audio)

Prince Paul has a legendary career in Hip-Hop. A member of Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, BROOKZILL! and many other projects, the Long Island, New Yorker revolutionized the way producers approached sampling in the 1980s. He mentored and produced De La Soul, in addition to work with Chris Rock,... Read more

Royce 5’9 Sets The Bar 4 2017 With The Best Mixtape Of The Year (Audio)

With 2016's Layers, Royce 5'9 landed the highest-performing solo LP of his career, a laudable accomplishment for an MC whose presence in the game extends back decades. Since its release, Detroit, Michigan's Nickel Nine never retreated from the mic, dropping punishing, razor-sharp features on projects from Westside Gunn & Conway, Consequence,... Read more

Alchemist & Curren$y Recruit Major Producers As Accomplices For “Heist” Remix (Audio)

In February of this year, Curren$y and Alchemist masterminded The Carrollton Heist. The New Orleans, Louisiana MC and Venice, California-based produced offered 12 tracks featuring Action Bronson, Styles P, and Spitta's onetime mentor Lil Wayne. Curren$y & Alchemist Re-Up On A New Mixtape Featuring Action Bronson & Styles P As... Read more

Royce 5’9″ & Black Thought Deliver Rap On Steroids On Royce’s New Free EP (Audio)

Royce 5'9" has been on a tear in 2016. Just over a month ago, he announced the release of Layers, his first solo album in nearly 5 years, on April 15. Since then he has dropped a slew of blistering freestyles, songs and videos. Keeping his foot on the gas,... Read more

Tony Touch’s Latest Tape Compiles Hot Raps From KRS, J. Cole, Nas & More

One year to the week after Tony Touch released the popular Hip Hop 101 mixtape, Toca returns with Hip Hop 102. This mix (available for free download as well) features many, many reasons to believe the music of the people is going on strong. Tony's needles glide over the latest... Read more

Surprise, Surprise. Kendrick Lamar’s New Album is Out Now! (News)

In yet another sign of the ever-changing record business in the digital age, Top Dawg Entertainment has delivered a very welcomed surprise to the Hip-Hop world. Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was originally slated for release on March 23, is now fully available for purchase. Nothing... Read more

D.I.T.C. Gives Away The Remix Project, Featuring New Mixes By DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Alchemist & Diamond D (Download)

The Diggin' In The Crates crew surprised Heads today (May 7). The respected New York City veteran producer/MC collective including Showbiz, A.G., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, O.C., Buckwild, Fat Joe, and the late Big L have been releasing a series of remixes from their Remix Project. The LP features new mixes... Read more

Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights (Mixtape)

Joey Bada$$ releases his long anticipated Summer Knights mixtape. You can listen to and download the entire project below. Related: Joey Bada$$ – 95 Til Infinity (Video)... Read more

Jay Electronica: The Complete Discography [As Of May 2013] (Download)

Here's a pretty incredible compilation for the Jay Electronica fans out there. You can download his entire catalog (all 93 songs) in one zip file here. Related: Jay Electronica – Act 2: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) (Album Tracklist) Here's the track list: Solo Tracks: @FatBellyBella 2 Step A Million... Read more

Jon Connor – Michigan Sh*t ft Royce Da 5’9″

Jon Connor and Royce Da 5'9" rep their home state on Michigan Sh*t. Check it out below. Related: Jon Connor – Don’t Wanna Be ft Lia Mack (Video)... Read more

DJ Wonder – Kris Kross Tribute Mix

DJ Wonder did an awesome Kris Kross mix in honor of Chris Kelly who passed away on Wednesday. You can listen to and download the entire mix below (it takes a while to load but it's worth the wait). Related: RIP Chris Kelly of Kris Kross... Read more

The 2013 XXL Freshmen Mixtape (Audio)

Here's the official mixtape for XXL's 2013 Freshmen Class. It features new music from Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Logic, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$ and more. You can listen to and download the mixtape below, as well as find the track list. Related: Dizzy Wright, Logic & Angel Haze –... Read more

Talib Kweli – 5AM in Brooklyn

Talib Kweli speaks his mind over Drake's 5AM beat and holds no punches. Check out 5AM in Brooklyn. Related: Talib Kweli – Fine China (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (Mixtape)

Marco Polo has been dropping some RIDICULOUS HEAT the last few weeks. Here's his full mixtape which features previously unreleased music from Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Das EFX, The Artifacts and more. This ish is FIRE!! You can listen to and download all of Newport Autority... Read more

Locksmith – Stand It (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Locksmith is one of those MCs to watch in 2013. Dude has bars and he's saying something. Now, he can add a 9th Wonder beat to his catalog. Check out Stand It. Related: Locksmith – Be Free (Video)... Read more

J. Cole – Truly Yours 2 (EP)

J. Cole is in a generous mood these days. Less than 24 hours after releasing his song Cole Summer, he drops part 2 of his Truly Yours EP. It features 5 other new songs from Cole, in addition to Cole Summer. You can listen to and download the EP below.... Read more

Casey Veggies – Young Nigg*s ft Juicy J

Here's a soulful new joint from Casey Veggies and Juicy J. Check out Young Nigg*s below. Related: Casey Veggies – Life Changes (Mixtape)... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P (Run the Jewels) – Get It

Killer Mike and El-P drop a new song under the name Run the Jewels. Check out Get It. Related: Killer Mike & El-P – Banana Clipper (Audio)... Read more

Wyclef Jean – I Wish It Was Music ft T.I. & Trae Tha Truth

Here's a conscious collabo from Wyclef, T.I. and Trae Tha Truth. Check out I Wish it Was Music. Related: T.I. – Memories Back Then ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B & Kris Stephens (Video)... Read more

Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. ft Erykah Badu

Janelle Monae is back with some new material and she brought out her big sis Erykah Badu. The result? A badass guitar and synth-driven jam that is reminiscent of some of Prince's funkiest joints from the early 80's (think Dirty Mind and Controversy). This joint is red hot! Check out... Read more

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah – Young, Gifted & Black

Sheek Louch & Ghostface Killah flow over one of Big Daddy Kane's classics. Check out Young, Gifted & Black. Related: Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch – Drivin’ Around ft Erykah Badu (Audio)... Read more

Mister Cee – The Best of Blackstreet & Dru Hill

Mister Cee smoothed it out on the R&B tip for this week's throwback Tuesday. You can listen to and download the best of Blackstreet and Dru Hill below. Related: Mister Cee – Best of TLC & Total Mix (Audio)... Read more

Marco Polo – Stand Up (Remix) ft Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge & The Delfonics

Producer Marco Polo has been releasing banger after banger the last few weeks. Here's another one. Check out the remix to Stand Up by Tragedy, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge and The Delfonics. Related: Marco Polo – G.U.R.U. ft Talib Kweli & DJ Premier (Audio)... Read more

Kanye West – The Prerequisite (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape of previously unreleased Kanye West material from around 2001. The project has songs that never surfaced as well as the original demos of Kanye classics like Jesus Walks, Hey Mama and All Falls Down. You can listen to and download all of The Prerequisite below. Related: Kanye... Read more

Smoke DZA – N*ggaz 4 Life (Prod. Pete Rock)

Smoke DZA goes to work on a Pete Rock track. Check out N*ggaz 4 Life. Related: Smoke DZA – Gotham F*cking City ft Joey Bada$$ (Video)... Read more

Ludacris – Raised in the South ft Young Jeezy

Ludacris and Young Jeezy rep their region. Check out Raised in the South. Related: Ludacris – Tell Me What They Mad For ft Pusha T & Swizz Beatz (Audio)... Read more

Logic – Roll Call

You gotta be mad confident to rock on a classic OutKast track. Logic has got the guts and the skills to do it. Dude is a problem. Check out his song Roll Call that features him blacking out over the Ms. Jackson track. Related: Logic – Young Sinatra III... Read more

REKS – Caged Bird ft EZDREAD

REKS smooths it out over his latest track. Check out Caged Bird featuring EZDREAD. Related: REKS – I Remember ft Rapper Big Pooh... Read more

Common – Congratulations ft Cocaine 80’s

Here's a new song from Common with longtime collaborator, No I.D. Same result--dopeness. Check out Congratulations featuring Cocaine 80's. Related: Common freestyles over Clique (Video)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – The Green Files (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape of some of the many non-album cuts of Kendrick Lamar from over the years. It includes tracks with Talib Kweli, Miguel, Jay-Z, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and more. If you've missed any of these gems or just want them in one place, this compilation should do the... Read more

GrandeMarshall – Mugga Man (Mixtape + Video)

GrandeMarshall is one of those MCs to watch in 2013. You can listen to and download his new mixtape, Mugga Man, as well as watch the video for the title track below. Related: SPOTLIGHT: GrandeMarshall – Thuggin Shidd Pt II (Video)... Read more

Raekwon & Scram Jones – The Chef vs. The Beast (Mixtape)

Here's a mixtape featuring the best of Raekwon's collaborations with Scram Jones, as well as some previously released material. The Chef has worked with Scram on his last 4 projects. The songs include features from Jadakiss, Styles P, Lloyd Banks, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Mobb Deep, Bun B, Busta Rhymes,... Read more

Raekwon – Restaurant

Here's a previously unreleased track from Raekwon, produced by Scram Jones. Stay tuned for the mixtape of their collabos. Check out Restaurant. Related: Mathematics – Men of Respect ft Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Bad Luck, Eyes Low & Bad Luck (Audio)... Read more

Fokis – Girl ft Maffew Ragazino & Asha

Fokis delivers over a tough rock guitar riff. Check out Girl featuring Maffew Ragazion and Asha. Related: Fokis – Big Business ft Brand Nubian... Read more

Lil Fame – Fame for President

This Lil Fame track goes HAM. Get ready to have your screw face on for a while. Straight bananas. Check out Fame for President. This is from Newport Authority 2, the same Marco Polo project that features previously unreleased joints from Big Daddy Kane and Rakim. It's sounded like it's... Read more

Talib Kweli – Come Here ft Miguel

Talib Kweli gets some help from Miguel on his soulful new single. Check out Come Here. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN with Talib Kweli (Video) Click here to download... Read more

Pete Rock & DJ Jazzy Jeff in the Mix on The Sway in the Morning Show (Mixes)

Two heavy hitter DJs blessed the Sway in the Morning show with mixes earlier in the week. You can listen to and download mixes from both Pete Rock and DJ Jazzy Jeff below. Related: DJ Scratch in the mix on the Sway in the Morning Show (Mix) Pete Rock Click... Read more

DJ Scratch in the Mix on the Sway in the Morning Show (Mix)

The legendary DJ Scratch (producer of countless EPMD classics and DJ extraordinaire) dropped an unbelievable mix on the Sway in the Morning show today. He dropped everything from Mantronix to LL Cool J to Art of Noise to EPMD to vintage Busta Rhymes and more break beats than you can... Read more

Havoc – Cash Flow ft Slum Village

Havoc links up with Slum Village on "Cash Flow." Check it out. Related: Havoc – Gone (Video)... Read more

Tito Lopez – Jada & Pac

Tito Lopez longs for the type of woman to hold him down like Jada Pinkett held down Tupac in his latest release. He weaves a description of his perfect mate with lyrical dexterity. Check out "Jada & Pac." Related: Tha Joker – Can’t Change ft Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez... Read more

World’s Fair – ’96 Knicks

This song is as tough as the cover. Check out "'96 Knicks" by World's Fair. Related: SPOTLIGHT: Perrion – Get a Job (Video)... Read more

Kid Cudi Ft. Too $hort – Girls

The Man On The Moon is back with a new cut off of his upcoming Indicud, which hits stores on April 23rd. With an assist from West Coast legend Too $hort, they speak on the "Girls" they've encountered. Kid Cudi – King Wizard (Video)... Read more

Action Bronson – Compliments to the Chef

Here's one of the strongest efforts from Action Bronson to date. Check out "Compliments to the Chef." Related: Harry Fraud – Marvelous ft Eddie B & Action Bronson... Read more

DJ Finesse – B.I.G. over Premier (Biggie Tribute Blend Mix)

Here's an incredibly dope project. DJ Finesse put together a Notorious B.I.G. tribute mix featuring blends of Biggie's vocals over various DJ Premier beats. He even got the co-sign from Primo. You can listen to and download B.I.G. over Premier below. Related: AFH: Notorious B.I.G Tribute Here's the tracklist: 1.... Read more

Blu – Dre Day

Blu pays homage to the good doctor on his latest release. Check out "Dre Day." Related: Blu & Exile – Ease Your Mind (Video)... Read more

Awolnation – Sail (Remix) ft Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul

Here's some more TDE goodness. After a new single from Schoolboy Q earlier, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul drop some verses over a ridiculous beat. Check out the remix to a song called "Sail" by Awolnation. Related: Ab-Soul – ILLuminate ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

Snoop Lion vs. Nardwaur (Video) + Tha Dogg Pound – Them N*ggas (Remix)

Here's some new product from Snoop Lion and Tha Dogg Pound. First up, Snoop Lion matches wits with Nardwaur (absolutely CLASSIC--who else would discuss a Beyonce blow up doll in an interview?!). Next, is a new song from Tha Dogg Pound over a Hit-Boy beat. Check out both below. Related:... Read more

Happy Birthday DJ Premier (Mix)

Shout out to DJ Premier, who turned 47 today. Hot 97 did a birthday mix celebrating the legendary producer and Primo showed up to give thanks. You can listen to and download the mix below. Related: DJ Premier and Joey Bada$$ in the Studio (Video)... Read more

Kidz in the Hall – No Doz

Kidz in the Hall are back with a funky new joint that chops up a vintage 80's record. Check out No Doz. Related: Naledge – 55th & Cicero + Project Blowed ft Buckshot... Read more

Termanology – Bars for Days ft Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money

Termanology picked a bold cover for his new project, with a nod to Kane's classic. His first single from the forthcoming Hood Politics 7. Check out "Bars for Days" featuring Nitty Scott, MC and Ea$y Money. Related: Lil Fame & Termanology (Fizzyology) – Hustler’s Ringtone ft Bun B (Video)... Read more