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J Dilla – “The Sickness” feat. Nas (Prod. By Madlib) [Video]

I go harder than average people… plus I got twice the drive!

Psychedelic visuals – heavy on the fly-by tie dye – for J Dilla’s jawn “The Sickness” (featuring Nas). We posted the Madlib-produced track a little over a week ago. Linkages below to remind you, and give you ways to cop Dilla’s “The Diary” if ya likes.


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Royce Da 5’9 Speaks On His Album, Alcoholism And More (Video)

Above, Royce Da 5’9 doing the stop and chop with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club. Promoting his album “Layers,” Royce retold the story he shares on “Tabernacle” (his grandmother dying in the same hospital, at the same time, his first son was born… the same night he met Eminem AND opened for Usher). Goes in about his coping with alcoholism, Slaughterhouse biz, and more.


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Mac Miller – Headaches Migraines feat. Dave East (Prod. By Cardo)


Oh yeah, you can under-smell the 420 power on this. Good thing that’s the cure for “Headaches Migranes” right? Listen Mac and Dave (Cardo on the beat) bringing the dope sound off the top of the “Smoke Till I’m Dead” mixtape. All FREE for the download. So go get ’em!


Kid Cudi Talks With Paul Reubens About Meeting Each Other, Movie-Making And More (Video)

No…way. Kid Cudi knows Paul ‘Pee-Wee Herman’ Reubens like that???

Hip-Hop star, actor and longtime “Pee-Wee Herman” fan Kid Cudi is in conversation with Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens. The topics they talk about include how they first met, Reubens’ journey to bring Pee-Wee Herman back to the big screen, Cudi’s strong dislike of skunks (and recent encounter with a mountain lion).

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Ronda Rousey And Odell Beckham, Jr. Ask Each Other, “Would You Rather?” (Video)


Ummm… Odell Beckham, if you owned a dragon, why would put it on a leash??! Pay attention, son. It’s not a game! Actually, it is. Beckham and MMA Wonder Woman Ronda Rousey engage in a rousing round of “Would You Rather?”

Hit the jump and watch.

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Hands Of Stone (Trailer)

Trailer looks good. Damn good! When Robert De Niro (as trainer Ray Arcel) says, “You’re Roberto Duran. Get in there and act like it…” Whew!!

“Hands Of Stone” follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)

The up-and-comings of Roberto Duran. So much more than ‘no mas’ (hope the film really shows that).

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Styles P – “Back To Ghost”

If you ain’t built for the sh!t, then admit it. I respect that.
Styles P

Hearing the Styles-ish flows on this “Back To Sleep” instrumental will probably have you on some cannot-get-back-to-sleep ish. So at this time of day, take this post as a pick-me-up. You’re welcome!


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The Hamiltones – “Respeck” (Video)

Anthony Hamilton’s homies bring some soul to the Baby put-some-Respeck-on-it situation. They took some lines from the Cash Money mogul’s quick and heated rant on the Power 105 morning show days ago; and went ham with it! Soul… ham… check out this ‘soul food’ right here… with “Respeck.”

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Fashawn – “Heart Gently Weeps” (Prod. By Hecktik x Jukebawks)

How hard is life? Listen closely as Fashawn tells you where his ‘last 50 thousand’ went. The pain of an artist going deeper in depth about self; can’t get more Hip-Hop than that. Or this…

Heart Gently Weeps.

Produced by: Hecktik & Jukebawks
Additional Instruments By: Sahab
Additional Vocals By: The Wall Trio


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Liana Bank$ – “LVLUP” (Video)

She said doesn’t need the glasses. But damn if they don’t make her sexy even sexier. Wow! With this visual for “LVLUP” Liana Bank$ also spills that her debut release “Insubordinate” is coming soon. For now, just enjoy this. Like we even have to tell ya. Ha!

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Dave B “Got It From” Prod. By Sango (New Music)

I feel like you should always aspire to go global but nothing wrong with keeping it local at times.  Dave B did just that with his new track Got it From produced by Sango.  Dave B and Sango are making waves all over but they are both proudly representing Seattle so cool to see them working together on this track.  One thing about Dave B he is consistently putting out new music.  He just released his Punch Drunk EP but that has not slowed him down.

If we fall, we gonna fall for a reason, got me on call all weekend

Only here for me when you’re gone, Know I cant really stand to be alone

And it feels so good no matter why why, Baby Girl jump on me like the wi-fi

Said I’m not so bad for a good guy

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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The Magnificent Seven (Trailer)

Yeah, this is gonna work! Denzel’s capability to bring new life to classic gritty concepts (exhibit A: his performance in “The Equalizer”), combined with some weighty co-star casting and that the target audience will be folks who’d like a reboot of the original “Magnificent Seven” movie AND folks who may not have even born when that was released… And the trailer is kick azz. Let’s go!

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ “The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

In theaters September 23, 2016.

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Styles P – “Ghost High”

Ohhhh… Thinking this was that other ‘High’ song SP did back in the day (“I Get High”). But nah, this is The Ghost touching up that Meth & Red “How High” instrumental. Check out “Ghost High.”


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Rihanna – “Needed Me” (Video) [NSFW]

Wow. Long time since we had a Not Safe For Work nooner vid. So heeerrre’s Rihanna’s!

Visual for “Needed Me”… apologies… HOT visual for the latest single from her “Anti” album. Mm mm mmmm! Ri Ri knows exactly what she’s doing. Glad she is ‘doing it’ for the world to see.

Anybody else notice how Ri’s hottest T&A shots in videos always come with other visceral shots; like your eyes gotta pay for this prize (e.g. watch my nudity beauty AND this GUN… or BLOOD, like in “BBHMM”)?


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T-Pain – “Panda T-Mix” feat. Young Cash

This sh!t ’bout to be lit!

Okay, T-Pain, okay! Listen to Young Cash and dude do what he do with that Desiigner track for this “Panda” remix.


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Nottz Draws His ‘Rhythm Roulette’ Wax From The Same Stacks J Dilla Did (Video)

Re-read the byline and watch Nottz stylin’ on ’em in this episode of Rhythm Roulette. Upside: You KNOW the pickings should be good since they are the same plates used by the late great J Dilla. Downside: Who’s gonna do it doper than Dilla? Hmmmm….

Rhythm Roulette. J Dilla Edition. Nottz Raw!

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Pounds – “Tributes” feat. Westside Gunn (Prod. By Spittzwell) [Video]

Speaking of “Tributes” … we got this Pounds jawn featuring Westside Gunn. Don’t think this is the sh!t? Well, watch and wait around for that toilet shot. Warning: NASTY!

Dope beat work by Spittzwell.

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DJ Premier – “Rest In Purple” (Prince Tribute Mix)

Preme, his manager Ian, and DJ Finesse made this last minute mix happen in honor of the dearly departed Artist.

I want to salute one of the greatest artists in the world… the artist known as Prince.
DJ Premier

Jack Daniels salute to Prince Rogers Nelson. May he Rest In Purple.

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Renee Gardner “Come Together” (New Music)

One of the cool things about residing in Atlanta, GA is you come across so many creatives from all walks of life.  Yes ATL is known for Rappers, Singers, and housewives but there are journalists, painters, photographers in abundace as well.  Renee Gardner is someone I see frequently at events hosting and providing good vibes.  She is also a talented singer and her latest track “Come Together” is proof of that.  So check out this track but dont be surprised if you suddenly feel like you are sitting in a smoke filled Jazz Cafe watching a soulful performance.  (Produced By Nate Rhodes)

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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Freeway – “Kodak” (Prod. By Scholito x S Frank)

Dude said, “You can save all the comments, we’re just here for the commas!” Damn, that Philadelphia Freeway is cold all over. Check out the Freezer icing over yet another track. This is that “Kodak” (maybe rename it ‘Kodiak’ like the bear; like BEAST mode emceeing)!

The track was produced by Scholito & S Frank and it also has them on the intro! On the record I’m basically letting the world know I do this… and bar for bar I’m one of the best to do it! I have a reason to ball; if it wasn’t for the pictures you wouldn’t see me at all.

“Free Will” is due out April 29, 2016.


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