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Koji The Bandit – “Never Enough” (Instrumental Album)

Not our normal musical fare, but this artist’s story though…

I never want to be so focused on an artist’s work that I ignore their worth as a fellow human being. Looks like in this write-up, that this bunch of banging beats was borne of a life journey that involved pain. I appreciate that: It is the burden of many artists (some we lost as a result). I also hope things looked up or will soon…

One night, I was sitting in my car, completely hopeless about life. Smoking a Black & Mild, in April, my life in limbo. I had no idea what I was going to do, and I was losing confidence in what I can do musically. I was about to give up. It seemed like anything I tried to do to get myself in a better situation, whether a potential job, music opportunity, etc., it was #neverenough. Fast forward to now, after doing a mentorship with Don Cannon and collaborating with him for my first major placement with Lil Durk, I’m honestly still not certain where this will take me…I pray that God will show me a way out of uncertainty with my life with this instrumental project. This is a tale of happiness, sadness, love, life, and glory. I present to you, “Never Enough.” #robothouse.

KOJI THE BANDIT – NEVER ENOUGH (INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM)

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Justine Skye – “Heaven”

What’cha know ’bout Justine Skye and her upcoming LP “Ultraviolet” (besides that sexy cover pic)? Well, get a taste of “Heaven” by clicking play below and you will know a bit more! Nice sultry bounce to this song.

JUSTINE SKYE – HEAVEN | ULTRAVIOLET (PRE-ORDER)

Evidence – “10,000 Hours” (Prod. By DJ Premier) [Video]

Sickness!! Evidence the adept emcee. Preemo with unmatched production and steel wheel skills. This “10,000 Hours” is another heater off Ev’s forthcoming “Weather Or Not” LP.

EVIDENCE – WEATHER OR NOT (PRE-ORDER)

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Kendrick Lamar x SZA – “All The Stars”

Team up from the top dawgs at TDE baby! Arguably the two heat rocks off the label at the moment, we get a jamming joint from Kendrick and SZA. Off the “Black Panther” album available for pre-order now.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM (PRE-ORDER)

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R&B: Craig David – “I Know You” feat. Bastille (Video)

A hot song to herald 2018 in R&B. As well as a hella way to set off a set of hot jawns Craig David has cooked up for his upcoming “The Time Is Now” project. Check out the sound and visuals for “I Know You” (featuring Bastille).

CRAIG DAVID – THE TIME IS NOW (PRE-ORDER)

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Fabolous & Jadakiss Break Down The Lyrics For “F vs. J Intro” (Video)

Daaaamit! We are NOT doing wack rap over here this year (as if we did ever). We are on the soapbox, standing for LYRICISM in the ‘018, like what we have her in the “F vs. J Intro.” The words and meanings behind them are laid out lovely by the architects of the rhyme – Fab and Jada.

Fabolous and Jadakiss ended 2017 with ‘Friday On Elm Street,’ a collaborative album that features Future, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Jeezy, and more. The title is a reference to the classic ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ horror movies, and the project kicks off with the aptly titled “F vs. J Intro,” an abbreviated version of the film series’ respective villains Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kreuger. The horror movie mythology is woven throughout the track, as both Fab and Jada explain to Genius.
– Genius

FABOLOUS X JADAKISS – FRIDAY ON ELM STREET (ALBUM)

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The Alchemist – “French Blends” (Pt​.​ 2) [Album]

Damn. A-L-C plays NO games when it comes to the dopest beats and blends, does he? That question is rhetorical. He absolutely does NOT play. You will hear that as soon as you press play. FREE streaming of the steaming hot “French Blends” (Pt​.​ 2) served below!

THE ALCHEMIST – FRENCH BLENDS (PT. 2) [ALBUM]

Kendrick Lamar – “LOVE” feat. Zacari (Video)

K. Dot came back to the A-Town to rock during the NCAA Football National Championship game. Did you catch it? Dope set. And this set of visuals… dope, too. “DAMN” is the album of gifts that keep on hitting… us upside the head. This one is for “LOVE.”

(And we LOVE that Kendrick loaded this vid with all kinds of Eye Candies.)

KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN. (ALBUM)

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Ruste Juxx – “I Who Have Nothing” feat. Solomon Childs x Napoleon x Chaka Amazulu x Last Composer (Video)

Thought Duck Down was done for 2017 with the releases of “Imperius Rex” (RIP Sean Price) and “Rockness A.P. (After Price)”… Well, if so, you thought wrong. And Ruste Juxx is here with some corrective action off wax and onto visual. Watch up!

RUSTE JUXX – INTERNATIONAL JUXX (ALBUM)

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Miguel – “Now” (Video)

It’s high time we talk about it: Is THIS the look of freedom? NO!

This is NOT ‘detention’ it is IMPRISONMENT; modern day slave-camping. Immigrants to inmates. And you-know-who wants to ‘build’ a wall?? Seems like the ‘walls’ that are already in place do way too much.

And Miguel is using his platform to shine light on this shame “Now.”

Anyone finding a way to hate on Miguel… wow. That’d be amazing and saddening at the same damn time. Dude do nothing but dopeness. This is a different look, but right in line with his vibe as an artist, ya know. Check this latest out “Now.” “War & Leisure” is out now.

WAR & LEISURE (ALBUM)

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Rapsody – “Sassy” (Video)

Got no chill but I do got Netflix.

Indeed. I bet she does (wink). Rapsody and her “Sassy” on full display in the sights and sounds in this vid. A different look all around this go ’round for Rap. Nice. Me much likely. Kinda dancy, too. Bounce to this. “Laila’s Wisdom” is out now!

RAPSODY – LAILA’S WISDOM (LP)

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Nipsey Hussle – “Rap N!ggas” (Video)

“Victory Lap” drops mid-February, and Nip has been getting his Hussle in to get the product out. Dude is not here for nothing that even smells like play-play! Sorry, “Rap N!ggas,” your 15 minutes is up first quarter 2018.

NIPSEY HUSSLE – VICTORY LAP (PRE-ORDER)

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Fabolous x Jadakiss – “Friday On Elm Street” (Album Stream)

Fabolous and Jadakiss announced a joint project – “Freddy vs. Jason” – March last year. But it kept on getting pushed back for some reason or another. Welp, here we finally go: “Friday On Elm Street” is here!

FABOLOUS X JADAKISS – FRIDAY ON ELM STREET (ALBUM)

Jay-Z – “Marcy Me” (Video)

Here’s the last of the music video trifecta Jay-Z dropped in the continuing promo for “4:44”. Above: The exclusive Tidal debut for “Smile”.

JAY-Z – 4:44 (ALBUM)

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Jay-Z – “Smile” (Video)

Another movie-mode music video from Jay Hova. This visual is for “Smile” (off “4:44”)? Debuting exclusively on Tidal.

JAY-Z – 4:44 (ALBUM)

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Jay-Z – “Legacy” (Video)

Yup. While some rappers get in celeb circles, take selfies and drop names, Hov is making the connects… and getting them to show up in his music video. I mean, why not make your music video a MOVIE by putting a movie star in it? Like Ron Perlman and Susan Sarandon, for starters, in this visual for “Legacy” (off “4:44”)? Exclusively showing on Tidal.

JAY-Z – 4:44 (ALBUM)

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T-Pain – “Oblivion” (Album)

Yessir, that T-Pain. The one that brought auto-tune to the masses in the day (you know, when rappers hit the studios and did not come out until the engineer ‘put some T-Pain on it’). His LP is called “Oblivion”… as in he is back from it!

T-PAIN – OBLIVION (LP)

Knxwledge – “Krew_”

GoldLink does remixes (yup). And now, know what? Knxwledge did a remix… of a GoldLink joint. This is his take on “Crew” (retitled “Krew_”). Part of the “WT.11_8” project.

KNXWLEDGE – KREW | WT.11_8 (ALBUM)

ScienZe – “I Would Rob A Whole Bank For You” (Video)

A hot jawn off “Kind of Dessert” and a video featuring tasty hot caramel-coated piece of sweetness. “I Would Rob A Whole Bank For You” is the right title ScienZe. Shiiiid. For her, so would we!

The vid blends into “Main Course” late in as a ‘Chapter 2’… where we get a good look at how good a look it was for ScienZe to have the uber-sexy Leiza Marie Cabrera in this. Oh. My. Damn!

SCIENZE – KIND OF DESSERT (ALBUM)

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Statik Selektah – “No. 8” feat. Conway x Westside Gunn x Termanology (Video)

You know what the f**k it is!

Starting out lyrically strong-arming ’em! Yeeeauuh gahdammit!

And putting Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, and Termanology on a Stat track is more than asking for it, right? So that’s why you get what you mother-father getting right now!! Give it up! Run that!

(Trying to be on some ‘thug-it-out tuff stuff’ because Hip-Hop, but actually… this sh!t is too dope. So I gotta grin at the win!)

Yet another banger off that forthcoming “8” project from Statik Selektah.

STATIK SELEKTAH – 8 (PRE-ORDER)

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