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MC Eiht – “Got That” feat. DJ Premier (Prod. By Brenk Sinatra)

The push for that forthcoming “Which Way Iz West” is on. MC Eiht is out with another one. And he has the homie DJ Preemo with him doing the most on the Brenk Sinatra-produced track “Got That”… but not how you think. And WHY isn’t Premier scratching on this??? Well…

I’ve loved this track ever since the rough draft. When I was mixing the song down, Eiht kept saying “Got That” after the verses and I was going to put some scratches on it. I’m sitting at the board, saying the three lines to myself because I felt like it would fit in the blanks. I decided to go in the booth to record it and see if it would blend with the song. I’m not a fan of my own voice so I sent it back to Eiht for approval and his replay was literally GEAH.
DJ Premier

MC EIHT – GOT THAT FEAT. DJ PREMIER (PROD. BY BRENK SINATRA) | WHICH WAY IZ WEST (PRE-ORDER)

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Illa J – “Maureen” (Prod. By Calvin Valentine)

Another strong song from Illa J. Back to the rap after the departure of our last post for his upcoming album’s title track “Home.” Smooth. And you will feel this. Come on: It’s for his moms… pretty much for Hip-Hop’s moms aka Ma Dukes. Here’s what Illa j had to say:

This song is special because I feel blessed to have the parents that I had and their support for me my entire life for anything I wanted to achieve. My mom always has and still encourages me and supports me towards fulfilling my dreams whatever dreams those might be. I knit’s been really hard on her, especially after losing James and then my dad. And through all that, she still had the strength to keep moving forward strong. And I just really wanted my mom to know how much I appreciated her support, and how much I admire her strength and courage.

As we grow older, we don’t always go in line with what our parents would want us to do. Especially coming from a family where your entire family is in the public eye and involved in the industry. Whatever happens, if we don’t agree on same things when it comes to music and vision, at the end of the day she is my mom and always will be. So when Calvin played me the beat, all that came out and it connected with something deep within me, that I never got the chance to express. I love you, mom!

ILLA J – HOME (PRE-ORDER)

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Sadat X – “Yawl Can’t Drink With Us” feat. Kurupt x Tha Alkaholiks (Prod. By Diamond D)

Wow. Word to Jawz Of Life for the foreshadowing (see what he said here). “Coach” Diamond D been back at it again, linking up another Hip-Hop dream team collab… This time Diamond D got with Sadat X and Kurupt and Tha Liks. Bar-hopping over the beats with these barz! Rhyme party animals on this “Yawl Can’t Drink With Us” track off the Sadat LP “The Sum Of A Man” (out now).

SADAT X – YAWL CAN’T DRINK WITH US FEAT. KURUPT X THA ALKAHOLIKS (PROD. BY DIAMOND D) | THE SUM OF A MAN (ALBUM)

Ice Cube – “Good Cop Bad Cop” (Prod. By T-Mix) [Video]

Been 25 years since Ice Cube dropped “Death Certificate.” Hardcore Golden Era head-nodding raw lyricism over the best beats! And 25 years later… ain’t a damn thang changed! Well, maybe some – like Cube re-releasing the classic project AND juicing it up with with new songs; all dope! Like this “Good Cop Bad Cop” (produced by T-Mix).

ICE CUBE – DEATH CERTIFICATE (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

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MC Eiht – “Compton Zoo” (Prod. By Brenk Sinatra) [Video]

Visuals for “Compton Zoo” off the “Which Way Iz West” album by MC Eiht (available for pre-order on iTunes via the link below now). Banging beat by Brenk Sinatra.

MC EIHT – WHICH WAY IZ WEST (PRE-ORDER)

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Dynasty – “Greatness” feat. C-Rena (Prod. By Peabody) [Video]

We have followed, with much eagerness, the career of Dynasty aka Ya Girl Dy like it was ‘our girl Dy‘ for quite some time. She’s so obviously talented we could stay on topic with the Hip-Hop talk; but come on… you DO see how GORGEOUS she is, right? Okay then. We gotta mention that, too.

My fav joint from her is still “If You…” (she knows, because I tell her on Facebook, like, often). And then there is that black leggy outfit from “After Laughter” though (Wu Wear, woooooo weeeeee, Maaaami)!

Plus, it’s not just us rocking with Dynasty. Look at her cohorts that cosign with the tracks and rhymes – DJ Premier, Skyzoo, Talib Kweli… yuuup. She’s something like a big deal. But still down to earth. Check out the “Greatness” – the latest from ya NY-turned-FL girl Dy. Featuring C-Rena and produced by Peabody. Pick up this song on her “Forever, Dy” project at her site’s online store or wherever dope music is sold.

DYNASTY – FOREVER, DY (ALBUM)

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Snoop Dogg – “Revolution” feat. October London (Prod. By Just Blaze)

Dope beat for this produced by Just Blizzle (like Snoop might’ve said? Maybe? Yes? No?)! This is the visual for The DoggFather’s “Revolution” (featuring October London).

True revolution can only come from the youth. As every new generation grows up, they have a chance to start from scratch and see the world differently. But only by stepping outside of yourself can you truly understand your place in the world…
– WestFestTV

Banger! Uncle Snoop snapped hard on this orchestral heavy-on-the-bap track! A release from the “COOLAID” LP coming July 1st (pre-order available via iTunes link below).

SNOOP DOGG – COOLAID (PRE-ORDER)

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Washed Out – “Hard To Say Goodbye”

Washed Out. I love their music & their sound! Great to see new music from them because I’ve been playing “Feel It All Around” a lot lately as if it had just come out. You can pre-order the album (“Mister Mellow”) that will be coming out with this “Hard To Say Goodbye” song on it before the June 30th release via the link.

WASHED OUT – MISTER MELLOW (ALBUM) [PRE-ORDER]

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Rick Ross – “Idols Become Rivals” (Prod. By Black Metaphor) [Video]

Rick Ross’ joint “Idols Become Rivals” had the streets buzzing; with the Bawse letting off shots at Birdman. Might have died down a bit, but Rozay cannot let that happen. So here we go with visuals for the Black Metaphor-produced jawn. New life, new heat off the “Rather You Than Me” LP!

RICK ROSS – RATHER YOU THAN ME (ALBUM)

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Pharrell Williams – “Yellow Light” (Video)

When 8-bit meets real life and gives you life. Hahaaaa!

Gotta love the energy of a Pharrell song. The ‘Despicable Me’ movie franchise sure does. Below, you can check out an audio snip of the “Yellow Light” joint he dropped and maybe cop as part of the ‘Despicable Me 3’ soundtrack pre-order via the link if ya likes.

PRE-ORDER: DESPICABLE ME 3 (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) [ITUNES]

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Illa J – “Home” (Prod. By Calvin Valentine) [Video]

You are supposed to FEEL good music. That’s what this is. “Home” is a feeling. A wonderful Motown Bluesy feel set to music (produced by Calvin Valentine)… and video. Illa J got this one right. Enjoy this visual for Illa J’s album’s title track. Album due out June 30th but you can pre-order now.

Bugged out that this is my first ever single being released without any rapping in the entire song..Been wanting to do this for so long. As always, Calvin kills it on the production. And to put the icing on the cake, the house I’m sitting in front of on the video is actually the house my parents brought me home to as a baby. It’s home in the most literal sense as I’m surrounded by family, my nieces and cousins. Also in a way showing how I’m the man of my family now since my dad and my brother are gone physically, I represent them both.
Illa J

ILLA J – HOME (PRE-ORDER)

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Ice Cube – “Death Certificate” (25th Anniversary Edition)

A lot of y’all’s kids ain’t even 25 years old yet! Just saying, this is monster. More and more, we will be able to actually refer to Hip-Hop classics as ‘classic’ in the fuller sense of the word. No less dope, more jacked in fact, with three more singles added, Ice Cube re-releases his “Death Certificate” project 25 years after its debut. Stream some samples below.

ICE CUBE – DEATH CERTIFICATE (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

Madchild – “BadChild” (Prod. By Evidence) [Video]

“BadChild” is Madchild snapping over an Evidence beat forged from that heat of the street… for the streets! And it sounds like it. Driving in the video, riding the track, rapping lyrics you could visualize even without these Dhesi-directed visuals (which are dope). This really sounds like a kid that did bad, got put on punishment, and has come to realize why.

But that beat though.

Get this as part of a pre-order of “The Darkest Hour” via the link here.

MADCHILD – THE DARKEST HOUR (PRE-ORDER)

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Snoop Dogg – “Mount Kushmore” feat. Redman x B-Real x Method Man (Video)

Animated Eye Candy? Can they do that? Apparently so. Aaaaaand the weed video is dope wacky and dope, at the same damn time (as expected). Wasn’t 100% sure that there would be one when we posted “Mount Kushmore” (featuring Redman, B-Real & Method Man) on here, but feeling way past 90% certain that there should be. So give us A… puff of that Snoop smoke!

(The twerking ninja THOT in this is everything though! Bahahaaaaa!)

SNOOP DOGG – MOUNT KUSHMORE FEAT. REDMAN X B-REAL X METHOD MAN | NEVA LEFT (ALBUM)

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Kool G Rap – “Out For That Life” feat. Raekwon (Prod. By MoSS)

One time for Kool G Rap for doing the work getting his “Return Of The Don” to pop major! Here’s another single from that project (due out this week). Produced by MoSS and featuring Raekown, this is “Out For That Life.”

KOOL G RAP – OUT FOR THAT LIFE FEAT. RAEKWON (PROD. BY MOSS) | RETURN OF THE DON (PRE-ORDER)

Faith Evans x The Notorious B.I.G. – “When We Party” feat. Snoop Dogg (Video)


“The King & I” party bus is rolling with no signs of stopping. Well, there was that quick stop to pick up Snoop Dogg to join Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. on this joint “When We Party.” Click play, catch a vibe and catch a ride with us.

FAITH EVANS & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (ALBUM)

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Apollo Brown x Skyzoo – “On The Stretch & Bob Show” (Video)

Off top, what a dope idea!! Apollo Brown & Skyzoo got some Brooklyn kids to play themselves and Stretch & Bobbito to recreate the classic ’90s radio show (‘The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show’ on WKCR 89.9 FM back in the day). Y’all seeing this old VHS tape look they put on the visuals? Took it back to the old school feel for real. Watch now. Then check out “The Easy Truth” (LP).

APOLLO BROWN X SKYZOO – THE EASY TRUTH (LP)

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Talib Kweli x Styles P – “Nine Point Five” feat. Sheek Louch x Jadakiss x NIKO IS (Video)

Kill all the yapping. Not here for the chit-chat. The dope beat and the damn lyrics are what’s happening! Yessir!!

Several ‘hot spots’ in this “Nine Point Five” jawn off “The Seven” LP. The one you might miss is Kweli mentioning ‘uncomfortable feelings’ listening to “Planet Rock” (re: Afrika Bambaataa’s recent controversy). Jadakiss’ spit is the truth, too: “Hip-Hop ain’t as dead as it looks.”

Damn right, Jada! Respect to all on this track.

TALIB KWELI X STYLES P – THE SEVEN (LP)

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Faith Evans x Notorious B.I.G. – “The King & I” (Album)

Now, around the time of what would have been Biggie’s 45th birthday, we get the duet album from ex-wife Faith Evans and the late great Hip-Hop veteran B.I.G. Right now, for FREE, you can sample stream “The King & I” (linked below, via earlier post here).

FAITH EVANS & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (ALBUM)

Kool G Rap – “Capitol Hill” feat. Cormega x Sheek Louch x Manolo Rose (Prod. By MoSS)

Most n!ggas ain’t living to see 20 pass…

When you think about the Golden Era Hip-Hop legends who the legends build on, you think about Kool G Rap.

(You probably knew that, but tell somebody who doesn’t know. Promote proper Hip-Hop history.)

Just take that line above and do the math. Nas is a G.O.D.M.C. no d-o-u-b-t. Remember his line from “Illmatic” where he started

I woke up early on my born day
I’m 20. It’s a blessing…

Yeah, 20 years pass and we get that Kool G line above. But ask Nas about G Rap, who came before him, and bet money you hear respect. Reflect on that full circle legend sh!t and puff one if ya got one and get down like that. Do it while playing this “Capitol Hill” (featuring Cormega, Sheek Louch, and Manolo Rose) from the Queens legend Kool G Rap. Single off the forthcoming “Return Of The Don” LP (pre-order link on iTunes below).

KOOL G RAP – CAPITOL HILL FEAT. CORMEGA X SHEEK LOUCH X MANOLO ROSE (PROD. BY MOSS) | RETURN OF THE DON (PRE-ORDER)

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