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New Tunes: Skillz – “2016 Rap-Up”

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Virginia’s Skillz wraps up another year with killer bars that sum up 2016’s high and lowlights. We can dig the Audio Two’s “Top Billin” background sample. I’m sure many people will agree with him when he says: “2016, you can go and I’m glad you gone / Felt like a long, bad dream / I’m wishing y’all love and life, welcome to 2017.”  Read the rest of this entry

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Termanology Turns Up on Funk Flex (Video)

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New Tunes: Mac Miller ft. Sean Price – “Pet Sounds”

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Mac Miller lets loose a banger he recorded with the late Sean Price. Nottz laces the horns, chords and drums.   Read the rest of this entry

Sean P Dead?! Summer Bummer

This weekend, the Hip Hop community lost an authentic voice and free spirit on and off the mic. Today, we hear thoughts from another talented artist and long-time supporter of art.

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I found out today through a good friend that Sean Price died in his sleep at 43 years young. New school hip-hoppers – whose top 10 MC’s may include the likes of Waka Flocka and Drake – might be asking, “Sean who? You mean Big Sean?” Uh no, sorry Junior. Those of us in the know are mourning the loss of one of rap’s all-time top personalities. My heart hasn’t felt this heavy for the loss of an artist since Ol’ Dirty passed, or maybe Aaliyah or Big Pun. Maybe it’s because I bumped P’s music relentlessly, and followed every hilarious video clip on Youtube (among the must-see’s: “Sean Price Opens a Rap Clinic,” “The Joy of Painting with Sean Ross,” “Pawn Star’s Chumlee Vs. Sean Price’s Potato,” and “How Sean Price Stole Christmas”), but I really do feel like I lost someone close to me. Friends make you laugh when you feel down, and Sean did that for me…

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Joell Ortiz & !llmind – “Lil Piggies” (Video)

Most rappers come and go so fast you barely remember their names or where they came from. Joell Ortiz has been around for a minute and if this new track is any indication he should remain for as long as he remains hungry. Today he gives us a long-overdue switch up of his usual freestyle flow and adds new emotions in his bars. This one is off of his !llmind collaboration album entitled Human.

New Tunes: De La Soul ft. Nas – “God It”

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While cooking up their new album, De La Soul hook up with Nas for a new joint. This one produced by G_Force is not expected to make the album.   Read the rest of this entry

eMC ft. PowerMalu – “Triple Threat” (Video)

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Masta Ace, Stricklin, Wordsworth and PowerMalu use iPhones to record and sync this split-screen video for their upcoming The Tonite Show album. Keep reading and check it out.

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New Tunes: The Diplomats – “B*tch Better Have My Money”

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Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freeky Zeeky are back at it with a new joint.   Read the rest of this entry

Beastie Boys ft. Nas – “Too Many Rappers” (Video)

Back in 2011, the Beastie Boys and Nas recorded a song with an unreleased video for the Hot Sauce Committee Part Two album. Check the visuals.

New Tunes: The Lox – “No Selfies”

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Using a break from one of  Hip-hop’s most infamous records, the Lox continue to rip mics.  We’re glad someone finally addressed this vain addiction.     Read the rest of this entry