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Dave East x Styles P – “Feels Good” feat. Kehlani

Soul ain’t for sale. Ain’t none of these n!ggas buying me.

Dave East & Styles P get down on a track again. And do the work right! And the result… It “Feels Good” (track featuring Kehlani on the hook).


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Smif N Wessun – “Let It Go” (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

Recognize you f**king with some grown a** mans!

Any thought you had of stepping to Smif N Wessun – because maybe you thought you thought they’d lost a step – “Let It Go” suckas. The Duckdown duo has still got it. And they are putting out music to let y’all know.

9th Wonder on the beat, too. Step off!



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T.I. – “Jefe” feat. Meek Mill (Video)

‘Jefe’ in English means ‘Boss.’ You knew that, right? And once you found out that T.I. and Meek Mill hopped on a track together with a title like that, you knew they ‘bossed’ up on it, right?

Well, they did!

(Do matadors walk out to a bullfight to music? Because they should consider this joint for an entrance theme if they do. Banger!)



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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.


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Apollo Brown x Joell Ortiz – “Timberlan’d Up” feat. Royce Da 5’9

From the forthcoming collabo LP from Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, “Mona Lisa” (due out October 26, 2018). This is a “Timberlan’d Up” (featuring Royce Da 5’9).

In my ears, this is what the painting Mona Lisa sounds like. The music is straightforward. That’s all I ask for when I’m the listener, so that’s all I give when I’m the creator. No bullsh!t. None. I provided the canvas, and Joell provided the honest brushstrokes. This album is a relatable body of work that everyone can listen to and appreciate. It’s growth within a gold frame. Open your ears and enjoy.”
Apollo Brown


KeShay Love – “Breathless” (Prod. By Prince “BlkMagic” Damons) [Video]

Smoldering hotness from KeShay Love. Rolling out with the girls, into the nightlife, and coming back with that dude to tuck her in. Score one for a woman’s right to end the night right! No hate.

(Well, no hate, but a bit of jealousy at dude getting to get with the sexy thick Lady Love and make her “Breathless” all night.



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Marvel Introduces A New ‘Captain’ To The Universe (Trailer)

Whoooooaaaa! That looks like it’s gonna be DOPE!

That should be the tagline for almost every Marvel Comic Universe film. Including this one, “Captain Marvel.” Watch the trailer, and have your own reaction to, for Marvel Studios’ latest, in theaters March 8, 2019.

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Styles P – “Block Fear” feat. Nino Man

Styles P is trying to tell y’all these rappers out here is TRASH! They ought to be scared when real emcees roll up the street. “Block Fear” (featuring Nino Man) manifested because the lyricism got ’em shook!



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Fred The Godson x Joell Ortiz – “Talk Dat”

Iiiiiiit’s GORRRRDO and Joey O! Two venomous spittas on a dope track channeling that “Simon Sez” vibe. How much doper can it get?? Fred and Joell, please “Talk Dat” … and give ’em the Godzilla level lyricism, will you!



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Eminem – “Lucky You” feat. Joyner Lucas (Video)

Move out the way and let Joyner EAT! Oh, don’t feel like moving? Eminem… MOVE ON ‘EM! Now on the other hand, if you are an emcee that knows better and does better, “Lucky You.” Off Em’s latest album.


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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Smif N Wessun (Video)

Not like they don’t belong on this forum. They do. Just did not expect to see them featured in their own Tiny Desk Concert. Very glad Smif-N-Wessun are though!

Brooklyn-bred Hip-Hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser. Their music, inspired by their gritty and pre-gentrified Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville neighborhoods, offers the vocabulary of veterans who survived the grimy streets. These original members of the Duck Down Records group Boot Camp Clik represent quintessential ’90s true-school Hip-Hop from the bedrock, when Timberland boots were standard issue. Backing Steele and Tek for the first time is D.C.’s own Black Alley band.
Abby O’Neill, NPR Music

(That “One Time” they wrapped with sounds extra nice.)

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Final Season For Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” (Trailer)

Somewhere between numbing pain caused by the loss of Sean Price and the recent demise of Mac Miller lies the feeling of continued mourning for late travel & food enthusiast Anthony Bourdain. Got his final season’s trailer here, featuring his voice. Might wanna grab a tissue and some water before you press play. Things might get emotional hearing his voice one more time…

(Comedian W. Kamau Bell’s comments really bring it home, too.)

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Comedian Katt Williams Speaks On Undeserved Fame Of Some Comedians And Roasts Co-Host Wanda Smith (Video)

On V-103’s Frank and Wanda In The Morning, Emmy-winning actor/comedian Katt Williams lit up the airwaves, sharing nuclear-hot takes on some of today’s top comedians, including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Jerrod Carmichael, and Hannibal Buress. Watch as Williams calls some ugly, questions others’ talents, and suggests that race and colorism play roles in who Hollywood hires and why.

Yeah yeah. All that… but that’s not what made this thing go viral. When co-host Wanda Smith jumped over the fence and got in the middle of the melee. That’s when Katt’s scattered shots found focus. He got off all the other comedians and fanned all flame on Wanda. Too-hot-for-radio flames. So hot that [reportedly] the Smith men (her husband and sons) found Katt at a comedy club later and pulled a GUN on dude.

Wow. File this under ‘sticks and stones may break bones BUT HOW ABOUT WORDS ALMOST GETTING A COMIC SHOT OVER DISSING A MAN’S WIFE ON AIR!?

Watch. But only if you can stand the HEAT! Katt goes IN… smooth & vicious like. That said, he does make some good points…

(Hit the jump to see what Tiffany Haddish had to say via Twitter.)

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Prince – “Why The Butterflies”

Wowww, this is like being in the room when Prince (RIP) laid this down. Sometimes you don’t need a “finished” track to appreciate the genius of an artist like The Purple Rocker. Previously unreleased; held by Prince’s estate until now.


Eye Candy: Tabria Majors & Stephanie Viada Got Cakes! Celebrate Them In These Lovely Swimsuits (Video)

Daaamn daaaaaamn DAMN! These luscious chicks are thick thick THICK!! You know Tabria Majors already, and you will be glad to get to know scrumptious Stephanie Viada after watching them saunter around in swimsuits designed to fit oh so nicely. All Good Things from poolside to bedside!

Ah yes. You’re welcome, friends. Just doing my job… with great zeal and satisfaction.



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Nicki Minaj – “Barbie Dreams” (Video)

Holy moooooley!!!

Nicki Thicky put out another vid that will make you wanna quickie. Heard there was supposed to be some heat around some of the shots she tossed out in this video. Don’t know, and don’t care to follow up. Would rather spend that time and energy LOOKING at all that voluptuousness #Daaaayuummm #BarbieDreams #RIPBIGGIE


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What Happens When A Fan Finally Catches Up To ‘Tariq’ (Video)

It’s not a show, Tariq!

Bwaaaahahaaaa! This is HILARIOUS! I’ve watched this clip featuring Michael Rainey, Jr. (aka ‘Tariq’ from “Power” on Starz) dozens of times by now, and I still chuckle. He’s a good sport about it seems. And that’s a good thing. Because folks have real heat for Tariq in these streets (haha)!

(Did you catch the season that just wrapped though. Epic! Bingeworthy if you have not seen it yet.)


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Eminem – “KILLSHOT” (Machine Gun Kelly Diss Response)

Okay. It’s a response. Not sure how much longer this EminemMGK beef will go on. But I can say that both combatants fired shots and inflicted damage. Here’s the latest. Em calls it a “KILLSHOT.”

Could be. We’ll see…


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The Hoodies – “They Say” + “4, 3, 2, 1” (Freestyle) [Video]

Hard to kill off two n!ggas that’ll kill for each other!

Brothers gonna work it out! Still Hoodie season! Early!! Young Poppa and E-Class smash another freestyle. Easy work. At least they make it look that way. These brothers doing their thing always brings a smile to my soul… the part that still holds a place for real Hip-Hop. One time for The Culture!


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3D Na’Tee | Wild Thoughts T.Mix | Monday Morning Exercise #011 (Video)

When DJ Khaled hollers, “WE THE BEST!” I wonder if he hopes that someone the lyrical caliber of Na’Tee will come behind his trackwork and let off a couple of shots. Skills + Sexy. Na’Tee gone “work you out like a Bowflex” and you will LOVE her for it #MondayMorningExercise


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