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Drake – “Fire In The Booth” (Freestyle) [Video]

Okay, I got NO skills on the mic for real… but I feel like Charlie Sloth could amp me up to at least ‘passable’ with his craziness. Now watch him hit the juice and turbo-charge Drizzy in the booth. Sparking him to deliver that FIRE into the mic!!

Drake’s first “Fire In The Booth” with Charlie Sloth on Radio 1 & 1Xtra.

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Diggy – “It Is What It Is” (Video)

New music, and new musical direction, from all-grown-up Diggy Simmons. Truly, “It Is What It Is.”

DIGGY – IT IS WHAT IT IS (ITUNES)

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Chef Leah Chase Gives Us Some ‘Gumbo 101’ Schooling Straight From The Kitchen (Video)

This is beautiful all by itself. The Sister-Mother chef will school on all kinds of foodie knowledge (esp. gumbo). But I just needed to hear ONE thing (that I have known since my elders taught me): Okraaaaaa! Gumbo means OKRAAAAA! Facts.

(Full disclosure: I love okra.)

What goes into an authentic Louisiana Gumbo? In restaurants, kitchens, and cookbooks all over America, you find menu items masquerading as Louisiana Gumbo. So, how do you know it’s the real thing? The iconic Queen of Creole Cuisine, New Orleans Chef Leah Chase has the scoop on gumbo and shows us at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

Watch this video to make sure your next bowl is the real deal.
– PBS

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Russ | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #105 (Video)

Cocky son of a mother, right? Well, if he’s selling and getting racks and plaques AND spitting like this… Well, let’s just say it ain’t bragging if it’s true, son. Russ with the hot freestyle for the Funk Flex listenership. Check it.

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Tobe Nwigwe – “HËÂT RŌČK.” (The Originals) [Video]

Tobe From The SWAT with that real “HËÂT RŌČK.” Dope Hip-Hop jawn… but it ain’t no chorus though. For reals!

Ready for his EP? It’s out now.

TOBE NWIGWE – TOBE FROM THE SWAT (EP)

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Do White People See Black Skin As A ‘Weapon’ To Be Feared? Host Erica Cobb Says ‘Yes’ (Video)

So… ‘weaponized skin tone.’ That is where we are. And Erica is right. You KNOW she is right. It’s just too bad that many who watch this are just going to see a ‘triggered’ Black woman and not even try to understand why.

While talking about the CVS employee “Coupon Carl,” Host Erica Cobb says Black skin is viewed as a weapon by many. She and Beau Davidson debate the role skin color plays in tense situations.
– Daily Blast LIVE

If you only watch this once, I understand. It can get monotonous; us treading the same race-related grounds with those who just don’t get it. But I watched this several times before I got the gumption to go see why Erica would opt out of potentially ‘heightened’ situations because it would be ‘better if her husband handled them.’

Hit the jump, and give yourself a pat on the back if you already knew what I found out when I Googled.

Damned shame it has to come to this. Like a Dave Chappelle punchline… She must know that, when sh!t goes down, “somebody’s gonna have to talk to the cops.”

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DJ Jaycee – “Eargasms: The PLAYlist Retreat 2018 Edition” (Mixtape)

Crazy!!

LOOK at the lineup the homie DJ Jaycee shouted out from the PLAYlist Retreat just past. And those were just the ones he could list off top. Yooooooo! Oh, and if you hit play immediately (before even reading any of this) to hear the mix, I ain’t mad at’cha. In fact, allow me to join you… AGAIN!

This is what happens when some of the world’s best producers/singers/songwriters/DJs/creatives, handpicked by DJ Jazzy Jeff, get together at his house slash studio and complete a creative challenge. The songs you’re hearing in this mix were all recorded, mixed, and tracked in ONE DAY. Trust me when I tell you that that’s NOT a typographical error. I was there, I seent it with my own eyes and ears. Super supreme salute to DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Terry Hunter, Skratch Bastid, Melo D, DJ Babu, Teeko, Lord Finesse, Pharoahe Monch, Freddie Foxx, Maimouna Youssef, Amber from Moonchild, Buscrates, Ian Wallace, yours truly, Kayper, Roni Size, DJ Trayze, DJ Byte, DJ Ease, Nick Bike, DJ Scratch, Rashad “Tumblin’ Dice” Smith, Eric Roberson, Rich Medina, Sat-One, Daniel Crawford, DJ Ogee, Jorun Bombay, DJ Khalil, DJ Damianito, and many many more that attended the retreat and participated in the challenges.
DJ Jaycee

DJ JAYCEE – EARGASMS: THE PLAYLIST RETREAT 2018 EDITION (MIXTAPE)

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Chris Rivers – “Free Free”

Ahhh. Just like the original… if you stripped out the ‘poppiness’ and ‘mumbles’… and replaced them with the BARS. Ha!

Chris Rivers continuing his constant heat with a freestyle over 6ix9ine’s “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj called “Free Free.” Chris is having fun on this one with various flows and vigorous bars, bragging and talking about being free.

CHRIS RIVERS – FREE FREE

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Nicki Minaj – “Sorry” feat. Nas

“Sorry” is a one-off that Nicki Minaj did with Nas that did not make the “Queen” LP. Making its way around the Interwebs fast. Snatched a copy off the superhighway (Flex’s tube) for you to review.

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The Perceptionists – “Low Resolution” (The Paten Locke Remixes) [Album]

(Shout to Badmagics.com for the scoop.)

Yeah! Get ’em grimy with The Paten Locke Remixes! Locke let the beats and vocals by The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) get all kinds of skips, scratches, and smudges in ’em. Dirty! Like you like it and didn’t even know it.

THE PERCEPTIONISTS – LOW RESOLUTION (THE PATEN LOCKE REMIXES) [ALBUM]

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For The NYC Title, Brooklyn Tech’s Team Will Step In The Arena (Documentary)

If you cannot wrap your head around ‘step team’ as a sports/athletic activity, look at this and reconsider. Just saying. They go in as hard as any team on the court (or anywhere else).

You won’t find the most successful team at Brooklyn Technical High School on the basketball court or on the football field. You’ll find them stepping in the cafeteria – sweating, laughing and striving to keep their crown as NYC’s regional champions. In this VICE Sports exclusive, we met up with the all-female Lady Dragons step team to see their pressure-packed final days of preparation for NYC regionals.
– VICE SPORTS

Great story, regardless of what you ‘decide’ about the nature of the competition.

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Mocha Bands – “Longevity” (Video)

In it for the long run. You can’t cheat the miles.
Mocha Bands

Alright then, ma’am. Actor Imani Lewis checking in a fire rhyme under the rap brand Mocha Bands. Caution: Hot chocolate bars on deck! More on Bands below, but go on and press play for the rhymes.

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3D Na’Tee | Free Smoke T.Mix | Monday Morning Exercise #016 (Video)

Check another Drake beat off the list. This ‘Smoke’ is good for you this Monday. It’s your exercise… Plus, it’s Na’Tee.

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Marqus Clae – “XXSPLOSIVE” (Video)

Is it just mine, or does anyone else’s heart immediately hop on an emotional roller coaster when a young emcee starts freestyling over an all-time classic beat? Sure this Chronic 2001 joint came out just beyond the Golden Era, but this is DEFINITELY one of those beats an emcee should NOT touch until he or she is ready.

Well, good news, true believers. Marqus Clae is READY!

And oh… turns out we already know dude.

Marqus Clae is an actor, known for Cloak & Dagger (2018), Shots Fired (2017) and 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000).
– IMDB bio

Salute to the young spitta for keeping it True School and killing this track (he rapped that he needed the ‘beat to be deceased’) and cremating it. Yes indeed. Watch his “XXSPLOSIVE” freestyle above!

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Cloudy Uchiha – “Shot Caller” feat. 1iSinny (Prod. By DJ Creecha)

Brassy horns envelop your ears at the opening of this braggadocious, and confident track from Detroit emcee Cloudy Uchiha. A sharp lyrical display with intricate rhymes is layered over kicks and snares masterfully constructed by DJ Creecha. 1iSinny joins Cloudy in a tit-for-tat of Hip-Hop back-and-forth sparring. “Shot Caller” is that banger that will make you feel like you banged your head by the time it’s over.

CLOUDY UCHIHA – SHOT CALLER FEAT. 1ISINNY (PROD. BY DJ CREECHA)

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Ski Beatz – “Ground Wire” (Video)

What in the anime is this??! Well, for one, shiz iz CRAY! But so is the crazy beat the video accompanies. Haaa! But hey, it’s from Ski Beatz. Respek on his name (a quick trip back through the archives on here will teach you why).

His 10-track project, “Switched On Bap,” is out now.

SKI BEATZ – SWITCHED ON BAP (ALBUM)

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Chris Rivers – “Now Or Never”

Chris Rivers blesses us with an introspective freestyle over Isaiah Rashad’s “Shot You Down” he calls “Now Or Never.”

It’s easy to be distracted or held back with everything that happens in life. But sometimes you have to accept that it can’t be now forever. Sometimes it’s Now Or Never.

Listen to dude run the alphabet in the rhymes. Pretty clever.

CHRIS RIVERS – NOW OR NEVER

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PR Dean – “Brooklynn Love” feat. Marz Money x Rome Streetz x Estee Nack (Prod. By Nice!)

Forward progress… y’all hustling backwards.

This single is another from PR Dean’s forthcoming “B.A.S.E.” (Bobbito And Stretch Era) he’s got bubbling, set to drop later this year. On deck: Four dope artists – one producer from Western Mass (Live!); one emcee from Lynn [Massachusetts], (Estee Nack); and TWO emcees from Brooklyn (Marz Money & Rome Streetz). Aaaand it’s BKNY by a nose for the title (majority wins, but look at the gracious spelling though). Check out “Brooklynn Love.”

PR DEAN – BROOKLYNN LOVE FEAT. MARZ MONEY X ROME STREETZ X ESTEE NACK (PROD. BY LIVE!)

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Changing The Game: Lacrosse Comes To Harlem (Video)

Up top, it’s all about the blacktop. The lyric, “Basketball is my favorite sport,” not lacrosse… right? Well, these kids are into it AND it’s helping them level up to a better shot in life.

Basketball courts may still dominate north of 125th Street in New York City, but more kids than ever are taking up lacrosse as their sport of choice. We followed Javon to hear what his friends think about lacrosse and how he plans to make his mark on the game.
– VICE SPORTS

Watch. Might have to change that lyric.

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Eye Candy: Karla Abreu (Video)

WOW! It’s like they did the “research” for me already. Ha! Witness the THICKNESS on this Big Booty Dominican Girl in the visual compilation above! And you know I am linking the IG for cutie Karla Abreu for you. Because… I am a professional #HoneyHunter

MORE KARLA ABREU ON INSTAGRAM

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