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Kevin Garnett Makes Heroic Return To The Minnesota Timberwolves (Video)

Kevin Garnett started his NBA career as 19-year-old kid with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately after 12 years he left the Timberwolves, eventually winning a championship with the Boston Celtics, but that didn’t stop fans T-wolves fans from welcoming back KG to the team he spent the majority of his career with. The energy was so high that even a shirt-less KG fan with ‘KG’ written on his chest was in full show out mode. Over the years KG has been one of my favorite players in the NBA & it’s going to be sad to see him leave the game. KG maybe near the end of his NBA career, but his leadership with Andre Wiggins & that young Timberwolves squad could surely leave an impact.

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Fashawn ‘Murders The Mic’ Like A ‘ShowOff’ with Statik Selektah (Video)

While making his media related runs promoting his new album, Cali emcee Fashawn stopped through Sirius XM radio to kick it with Statik Selektah & DELIVERED! Fashawn kills his freestyle right here during Statik Selektah’s Show Off Radio show. It’s rare that rappers get on the radio & straight murder the mic like this these days! I know Nas is happy he signed Fashawn to his Mass Appeal records & Fashawn even makes an ill Bravehearts reference in his freestyle too. Cock back, Click Clack…BARS!    MURDAAAA!

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Diamond D – ‘Superman’ (Video)

Diamond D officially drops a brand new video for ‘Superman’ off of his ‘Diam Piece’ album that’s out now. DJ Scratch, who produced the track, also makes a cameo appearance in this joint shot in Atlanta & directed by my homies Nick Burnz & Amond Jackson. Don’t sleep on that ‘Diam Piece’ album because there’s quite a number of bangers we still rock out to on my radio show.


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Kanye West Speaks On New Album, Drake, Paul McCartney, Having More Children & Fashion with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (Video)

Kanye cracks me up when his vocal inflections in interviews keep changing up. It’s like people who use a certain voice when they are working in a corporate environment as compared to how they REALLY speak when they are off work, the tie is off, & they get around your boys talking sh*t. Hahaaaa! Check out another interesting interview of Kanye with BBC 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe as the Chicago icon discusses everything from the possibility of having more kids, the direction of his new album, dealing with the fashion industry, giving props to Drake & more. He also breaks down in tears when discussing his friend in the fashion industry that passed.

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Jhene Aiko x Snoop Dogg on GGN (Video)

“First of all… Jhene Aiko don’t need you so don’t get any funny ideas. She stops by the GGN desk to talk about the international success of her laid back, expressive, emotional music. Her and her daughter got girl scout cookies for y’all and a whole lot more on this week’s episode of GGN… u-funkybitch-u!!!” – Snoop Dogg

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Rapper Big Pooh – “Augmentation” (Prod. By Apollo Brown) [Video]

Do you enjoy heavy bass lines, with a knocking beat, paired up with meaningful lyrics?  If that is the case pretty sure you will enjoy this new video for “Augmentation” for Rapper Big Pooh produced by Apollo Brown.  The track is off the upcoming album “Words Paint Pictures” that will be released from Mello Music Group. Here are some lyrics from Rapper Big Pooh that describe this track well …

Beat box, this is back to the block/ Before every rapper sold rocks/ Before everybody needed rocks in their watch/ Just watch, now it’s all about board rooms and stocks/ Words paint pictures, I’m an artist non-stop/ Raw beats, raps, this is called hip-hop…


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J.Keys Performs ‘Keymo Therapy’ LIVE @ Pianos in New York City (Video)

J.Keys, an emcee originally from Detroit who now hails in NYC, recently headlined the MLK SOULstice (MLK Tribute Show).  He performed the track “Blow The Dust Off “ from his Keymo Therapy album live at Pianos in New York City.  J.Keys is backed up by a band giving the crowd a soulful energetic performance.  If you were at’s Beatz & Lyrics Show 15-year anniversary showcase then you caught J.Keys rocking the stage in Atlanta.  Whether it’s NYC, ATL, Sydney Australia or South Africa (all places J.Keys has performed at) you can expect a quality performance!

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Clear Soul Forces – “BPSWR” (BackPackSubWooferRap) [Video]

Of course you are on so the “Force is with you” and it’s only right that we display the new visuals from Clear Soul Forces “BPSWR” BackPackSubWooferRap.  The video shot by Richard Taylor definitely matches the track with gritty scenery that goes well with the beat produced by Nameless.  BPSWR is featured on the upcoming project Fab 5 (Set to be released April 28th).  Clever name for an album since Ilajide, E-Fav, Noveliss & L.A.Z. all hail from Detroit and of course the college basketball famed team of Michigan was nicknamed “Fab 5″.  The forces in addition to producer Nameless completes the squad to a true starting 5!  So enjoy the visuals and be on the lookout for that new project that will be on Fatbeats Records

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Wu-Tang Clan x David Bowie – “C.R.E.A.M. vs. F.A.M.E.” (Produced By Ryan Stinson)

FameCanadian producer Ryan Stinson who is the owner of the independent hip hop label Phonographique out there in the land of the great maple leaf, dropped this very dope mashup/blend featuring Wu-Tang Clan & David Bowie. This ‘C.R.E.A.M. vs. FAME’ joint is pretty ill from the the label owner who also happens to be a part of the production duo ‘The Dirty Sample’, who created the soundscapes to that dope ass Three Sixty Five joint’ for Roc Marciano that we posted weeks ago.  This ‘C.R.E.A.M. vs Fame’ joint is going to get much run from me on the radio show & at any other event I just so happen to be spinning at.

Raekwon – ‘Wall To Wall” feat. French Montana x Busta Rhymes

Raekwon debuted his new song ‘Wall To Wall’ featuring French Montana & Busta Rhymes on DJ Kay Slay’s Sirius XM radio show. It’s the first single from Raekwon’s upcoming album ‘F.I.L.A.’ (Fly International Luxurious Arts) due April 28th. Check the video above & listen carefully to the uncut track below….


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Elzhi – ‘February’ (Prod. By 14KT)

downloadIt felt good to look into my inbox & see some brand new music from one of my favorite Detroit emcees Elzhi. What had me even more excited was seeing that it was crafted by fellow Michigan producer 14KT who’s a beast on the beats. Although fans of Elzhi have been patiently waiting for him to drop that new album he’s been working, the timing couldn’t have been any better dropping this ‘February’ track as this cold month begins to come to a close. Another dope joint from Elzhi The Great from his upcoming project ‘Lead Poison’ due later this year in conjunction with the GLOW365 new artist alliance.

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Jaden Smith x TA-KU – “BeastMode”

Jaden Smith continues to impress me with his music. It’s not just the lyrical wordplay & flow that’s impressing me with each single or project he releases, but often times its the type of soundscapes he chooses to use. One very important element to a good emcee is being able to choose the right beats to convey the mood of the song you’re trying to create. It was a pleasant surprise for me to see that the son of Will & Jada collaborated with very dope producer TA-KU who’s music & production I’ve been following for quite some time now. Peep this #BeastMode mix that Jaden & Ta-Ku put together & if you weren’t already impressed, this should definitely do it for you. Artwork via

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Blctxt Contxt – “Huh, What?!?” (Prod. By King I Divine)

a0613282493_10Atlanta emcee BLCTXT, (pronounced ‘Black Text’), drops some brand new heat produced by his partner in crime King I Divine. “Huh, What?”….. You want more? Well check out a few more tracks from his bandcamp page including ‘The Decision’ & ‘Jade Malas’.

Classic Clips: De La Soul’s First Performance On Dutch TV Back In April of 1989 (Video)

Back in March of 1989 the legendary Native tongues affiliated trio of De La Soul dropped their classic debut album ‘3 Feet High & Rising’ on Tommy Boy Records. After an impressive debut on the album charts that year, Pos, Dave, and Mase made an appearance on Dutch television with a live performance & interview.  It also appears that Monie Love is assisting during the performance Gotta love these classic clips from back in the day when they are unearthed. Check out the full 20 minutes above….

Oakland Raiders h/t AFH

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Male & Female Relationships: Welcome To “Odell’s RoundTable” [Podcast + Introduction Video]

Welcome to the Round Table…. Odell’s Round Table, a place where real conversation happens between men and women. It seems like everywhere you turn someone is telling you about relationships giving their “expert” opinion. Who made these people experts? Are they really saying anything that you don’t already know? How about sitting some men and women in a room and talking about what’s going on and get a better understanding? You like how that sounds? If so, Welcome to the Round Table where Odell, an Atlanta based radio show host & visual artist will be stirring the quality discussion.

Odell will moderate the discussion along with his partner in crime “Dre Day” as they invite different ladies to join in & contribute to the issues. Listen to the first episode of the ORT Show where the topic is “First Date Rules”, what to do what not to do and we even have a drink of the week best for first dates. So watch the video learn more about the Round Table Go to Odell’s SoundCloud page follow the show on Twitter @ORTShow @ArtbyOdell.

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J-Live – “Red & The Kid”

This joint is dope!! But then again you can’t expect anything less than dopeness from the emcee, DJ & producer J-Live.  The homie J-Live does the damn thing employing a ‘Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth lyrical flow’ for this homage to mixtape & radio deejays! Can’t wait to play this self-produced joint on my radio show! Make sure you cop J-Live’s upcoming album ‘His Own Self’ scheduled to drop March 17th on his ‘OWN’ label Mortier Music based here in Atlanta.


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Ludacris – “Lunch Money” (Freestyle)

Pusha T’s banger ‘Lunch Money’, produced by Kanye West,was one of my favorite joints in recent months that I would play frequently on my radio show. It looks like even Ludacris recognized this banger needed to be touched by him lyrically. Peep Chris Lova Lova’s freestyle over this ‘Lunch Money’ joint.


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Kanye West Speaks On His Upcoming Album, Ralph Lauren & The Fashion Industry, Amber Rose, & His Wife Kim Kardashian (Video)

Kanye West stops by New York’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ morning show to speak on his new upcoming album which he says is about 80% done.  Kanye also gets candid about his recent issue with Beck at the Grammys, dealing with the fashion industry, his former flame Amber Rose, working with Drake on a joint album & also discusses his wife Kim Kardashian & her sister Kylie Jenner’s relationship with rap artist Tyga.  There’s a whole lot of information in this, almost hour long, interview.  Dig in..

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Thrice Groove – “Violet” (Instrumental)

Atlanta DJ/Producer Thrice Groove has released a new single called ‘Violet.’  This is a groovy instrumental that you can vibe out to.  He is a member of the WERC crew known for throwing fun dance parties in the ATL.  If you didn’t hear the interview I did with him previously posted on the site CLICK HERE.  Enjoy the grooves of Thrice Groove and WERC it out!

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MAZZI feat. S.O.U.L. Purpose – “Digital Diggin 3Minus1″ (EP)

Quite often in Hip Hop old school purists will complain about technology.  The fact is technology has its pros and cons but regardless it’s here to stay and only moving faster with time.  So check this out MAZZI & S.O.U.L (Sense Of Understanding Life’s) Purpose composed an EP where MAZZI rhymes over beats made with samples all found online.  Clever Concept this is also a project of substance with a portion of of proceeds from all S.O.U.L. Purpose albums go to charity, and Mazzi regularly travels to Palestine and Israel for humanitarian work, bringing medical supplies and conducting workshops, talent shows and live performances for youth in refugee camps.

Oh and if you are wondering about his resume if you might not ever heard of MAZZI?  Well he has only shared stages with Eminem, Big Pun, G-Unit, Ghostface, M.O.P., Slick Rick, Erykah Badu and many more.  So good music that helps a good cause sounds like a good thing all the way around!

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