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Apathy x O.C. – “Soviet Official” (Prod. By MoSS) [Video]

The killer lyrical combo Apathy & O.C. let another one off “Perestroika” though? Ha! Trying to act ‘fake surprised’… C’mon maaannn! When the music is this dope, the EASY way to promote is to keep leaking heat to the street, little by little. This leak is in visual format – “Soviet Official” (produced by MoSS).

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Audio Push – “Last Lights Left” (Documentary)

No features. Just Price and Oktane and the tracks for their “Last Lights Left” album. But wait, in case there are haters about (because they show up any and everywhere), who want to say, “That all?” NO! Not all.

There’s a documentary, too. Peep that above. And follow the iTunes link below.


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Method Man Remembers & Praises The Excellence Of Prodigy (Video)

Meth says Prodigy was ‘Top 5’ in his day… PLUS he was a fan. Dopest and most real thing a colleague can say in almost any field of endeavor; but esp. so in Hip-Hop. One more RIP to Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

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Hi-Rez x Emilio Rojas – “Lost My Way” feat. Dani Devinci

This body-bobbing beat will have you locked in before you get ‘hold of what the lyrics are saying. So know in advance you will need to click to play again to start catching what Rez & Rojas (and Dani) are putting down about being in a messed up place and getting into something (e.g. someone) that makes things a bit messier.


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Kaytranada – “2017 07 04” / “2017 09 01 – SUS” / “2017 – 38” (Instrumental)

Um… okay K. So, just tossing these out there with no plan. Of course, we’re good with that, but you good? Too late! Because we are taking these jawns and running with them. Hahaaa! Get at the streams family!

Simply titled “2017 07 04,” “2017 09 01 – SUS,” and “2017 – 38,” these are the latest Kaytranada instrumentals.

Yasiin Bey On Politics And Rap, And Weighs In On The Possibility Of Another Mayweather/McGregor Event, “No. HELL NO!” (Video)

Interesting point Yasiin made, speaking on Mayweather vs. McGregorConor just took a page out of Floyd’s book. We saw it. Barking it up, making it an event (rather than a fight, we saw it was NOT a fight).

Yasiin Bey Talks opens up on the Mayweather/McGregor fight, South Africa Travel Issues, his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s stance, tearing down of the US monuments, the current state of rap and more!
– HOT 97

Of course, esp. now that we are far removed from the ‘event,’ we can see what Yasiin sees: That FloydConor do not keep doing business (e.g. that was a one-time thing).


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R&B: Musiq Soulchild – “Sooner Or Later”

A double album is always a risky bet for artists. High risk of overplaying your hand, as you are giving lots of music for a reasonable price, with the perception of higher ‘value.’ But often the result is a watered down product, or one with too many tracks between the ‘good’ joints.

Make your own judgments about what Musiq is trying to do with his double LP. But we know you will come to like at least one jawn… “Sooner Or Later”


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Eljay Williams Presents The Soundtrack For His “Pathways” Movie (Mixtape)

Dope movies ought to have dope sounds associated with them, right? Yes. Like this “Pathways” flick. Good movie. Confirmed because the squad saw and approved (you should if you have not already). Now, for the tunes. Listennnn!

All music on this soundtrack either appeared in the film Pathways (Sean’s Lament), has been used to promote the film or has been inspired by the film. These are some of my favorite songs from some of the dope artists I know and were part of my backdrop while writing the film. These artists’ words and sound inspired me and I am grateful that they lent their talents to my dream. Thank you all.
Eljay Williams

Peep the trailer after the jump.


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Civil Rights Activist James Baldwin At Cambridge University Union In 1965… Speaking Like He Is With Us Today (Video)

Is 400 years of slavery building this country (and oppression thereafter) plus many wars of service not enough to justify our right to have some say in its running… without having to hear, “You can leave it if you don’t love it”… Well, isn’t it? Answer: YES! Moreover, we are not going to be ousted by anyone. We helped BUILD this place ‘they’ say we can ‘leave’ (like it isn’t OURS, too)! Sure, this declaration has an angry tone. So I will let activist/scholar James Baldwin say it. Words from so long ago. Could he have known they’d still be so applicable today?

Prior to the UK release of the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, we take a look at a seminal speech by the film’s subject – writer, essayist, poet and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans.
– The Guardian

Yeah. And Baldwin even has something to say about the flag in this. So on point.


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Elon Musk Updates The 2017 International Astronautical Congress On The SpaceX Mission To Mars (Video)

Elon Musk is going to Mars. You know that, right? We have been saying it here. But this visual presentation… Okay, you know when a planned trip starts getting real? When you have real talk about how to get there and how to PAY for it. Click play above and watch Musk get real right from the start.

Elon Musk gives new details about SpaceX Mission to Mars at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia and reveals plans to shorten most long distance travels to less than 30 minutes. September 2017.
– Expovista TV

Full disclosure: There is a lot of science & tech in this talk, but you can hang. Press play and get excited about the future of space travel!

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The Most Bizarre Tradition Of Donkey Sex (Documentary)

Some of the locals… They f*ck donkeys.
Ryan Duffy

They are so wrong right for flipping that “Gimme That Donkey Butt” sample for the backbeat for this in the beginning. Haha!

Having sex with donkeys is a part of growing up for some of the local boys on the northern coast of Colombia. We went to investigate this obscure tradition and foolishly said, “we’ll believe it when we see it.”

Oh, you didn’t think we were playing about actual DONKEY F*CKING, did you? You might need to schedule a therapist visit BEFORE you watch this. Crazy!

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Rap, Fashion, and That ‘Good Fire’ On Deck For Discussion With Snoop Dogg & A$AP Rocky On GGN (Video)

Uncle Snoop declares that the PIMPING is in him. Salute to A$AP Rocky. Of course, he had to come through GGN studios. Best bet the Stormy Fronts report is gonna be dope.

Plain and simple. This ep is lit af (and according to the Honeyz… HOT AF). Wilding with a freestyle straight out the Stormy Fronts report, too!

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Rapsody On Working With Kendrick Lamar, Advice From 9th Wonder & Guru, And “Wisdom” (Video)

You saw Rapsody ack’a’damned fool in the 2017 Cyphers, right (see here)? She started her rhyme with how she is the best. Period. Then went for hers.

And she don’t stop.

But she did stop by and kick a while with The Breakfast Club to promote her latest project (“Laila’s Wisdom”), the reemergence of talented artists (esp. females) in Hip-Hop, and more.



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Best. “Black Panther” Teaser. Ever!! (Trailer)

Okay, so Wakanda is not real. But styling its geography, geopolitics, and people makes the “Black Panther” movie real enough to reward watchers for agreeing to suspend disbelief. In other words, we don’t feel stupid for believing in vibranium-fueled fights… in ancient hidden cities laden with high-tech… spaceship-looking flying back-and-forth… bustling cityscapes where many random vehicles, streets and buildings get wrecked…

If the storytelling is good, we will be here for it all. And from what this trailer is showing us, the storytelling is gonna be good.

Action-packed but so ‘real’ and so good! So really good it’s surreal!

Enjoy the trailer thoroughly.

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ChanHays – “Running” feat. Skyzoo x Uptown XO x Elzhi

Yooo! This jawn right here dude. It will have you exclaiming, “WHO is this ChanHays cat?!!?” Normal reassurers might respond, “Don’t worry about it.”

But eff that! WORRY! This artist is gonna be a problem for a long while. And though you might not know ChanHays, but looking at this upcoming album’s credits, Conway The Machine, Roc Marciano, Pharoahe Monch, Rapper Big Pooh, Homeboy Sandman, Masta Ace, and several more feature artists do! And ChanHays’ “Running” (featuring Skyzoo, Uptown XO & eLZhi) is an apropos intro. Facts! Straight Outta Halifax with it.


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araabMUZIK – “Selda” feat. !llmind

Yeaaah, araabMUZIK and !llmind got together and dropped it on the “One Of One” for real with this banger “Selda” on all y’all mickeys and fickeys! Listennnn!


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Funk/Soul: Thundercat – “Show You The Way” feat. Michael McDonald x Kenny Loggins (Video)

Okay… Thundercat is OUT THERE! See, “Them Changes” was already… er, eccentric. Well, this is a sequel to that; and it is CRAY in the best way. Like features (and actual appearances) from Doobie Bro Michael McDonald and Kenny “Footloose” Loggins. REALLY the best way. Awesomeness from the ’80s travels to the future to continue our tale of the armless Samurai.

(Yeah. Just watch!)


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Young RJ – “Blaq Royalty” (Album Stream)

Impressive for a debut LP. Although heads are like, “about damn time, RJ,” it is still a debut. It’s been said you are known by the company you keep. Applied to a project… known by the features. So peep: J Ivy, Pete Rock, Boldy James, BJ The Chicago Kid, Joyner Lucas, Statik Selektah, Supa Kaine, and Guilty Simpson. That’s a LOT of DOPE company! Enjoy this FREE stream.


Technology: This Is Facial Recognition… On Steroids (Video)

Now we have a step up because we know who you are.

Wow. Remember when Hov said, “Streets Is Watching” (actually, rapped or… you know)? Well, now they’ve upped their game. They’re watching… figuring out who you know, how you feel, what you’re thinking… And if you are not concerned yet, I gotta ask, “What ARE you THINKING??”

(What do you think might be done with this tech? Why don’t you think they are ALREADY doing it?)


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Comedy: Clint Coley Flew The Honey In On V’Jay Airways (Video)

And now a word from Brother Clint Coley

If I fly you out, we are having sex. It’s not up for debate.

HOW can they make these clips and not fall the f*** out laughing? Bwaaaaahaaa! Always hilarious and always on point with the somebody-had-to-say-it commentary. Ladies. Come on. PLEASE stop with the bullsh!t. If you ain’t trying to “go there”… okay… just get yourself out there. Buy your own ticket. Drive. Whatever.

But if a dude puts it out there – like ‘buy a plane ticket for you to come see him’ put it out there. You need to be ready for him to see about you ‘down there.’ Real real talk. With FACTS!

Bet she won’t let it happen again (with her sexy, but wrong for that, azz. Hahaaa!)

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