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Kimeko Farrar – “Woman I Am” (Video)

Yes sir, and yes ma’am! I have been watching the moves of Kimeko Farrar from afar (because, hello… so smouldery smoking HOTT!), and have been impressed how she comes across as “all this and brains, too” time and time again. I have purchased and read her poetry, but this treasure I saw on my Facebook feed is EVERYTHING! ‘Phenomenal Woman’ level stuff! Press play above and see for yourself. Poetry beautifully brought to life on your screen.

Woman I Am is the title track from Kimeko’s debut spoken word album, Woman I Am. Woman I Am is a tribute to women. It acknowledges the beauty and strength of all women. The visual is all about fashion, fierceness and fun.

Below, after the jump, you can learn about and see more of Kimeko. Enjoy!

KIMEKO FARRAR – WOMAN I AM (ALBUM)

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Raekwon – “This Is What It Comes Too” feat. Ghostface Killah (Remix)

Anybody out there who heard “This Is What It Comes Too” ever think… What if Raek had Starks on that jawn though? Well, congrats on your mutant power – you just predicted the future. And the future is DOPE! Check out the “This Is What It Comes Too” Remix, featuring Ghostface Killah!

“The Wild” LP will be out in a couple of days (pre-order link below). This will be a bonus track on it.

RAEKWON – THIS IS WHAT IT COMES TOO FEAT. GHOSTFACE KILLAH (REMIX) | THE WILD [PRE-ORDER]

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The Alchemist – “Rapper’s Best Friend 4: An Instrumental Series” (Album)

How about a hookup for you rappers to hookup with hooks? You can thank us later, but really thanks for now should go to The Alchemist for another release from the “Rapper’s Best Friend” series. Numero quatro!

(And you can enjoy the beats even if you are not a rapper. Nah’meeeen?!)

THE ALCHEMIST – RAPPER’S BEST FRIEND 4: AN INSTRUMENTAL SERIES (ALBUM)

R&B: Trey Songz – “Animal” (Video)

Thinking anything other than Trey Songz is on a roll and Tremaine The Album is gonna be a MONSTER… is plain ol’ hater talk! You just saw “Playboy” on here, now Songz is bringing out the “Animal” on y’all! Check out the video if you need proof, or if you like feasting your eyes on some thick Honey-coated Eye Candy!

Oh and the music’s pretty good, too.

TREY SONGZ – TREMAINE (PRE-ORDER)

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Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” (Video)

Bruno Mars = Fun! Not our usual fare around here, but no doubt dude is an undeniable talent. Plain video canvas jazzed up with some stop-motion film tech and adept animated scribbling. All in support of a VERY catchy song off Bruno’s “24K Magic” album (out now).

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC (ALBUM)

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Rolling With Roc Marciano In ‘The Smokebox’ (Video)

Always think about that Xzibit opening line, “You don’t wanna hotbox with me,” when coming across these. Actually, smoker or not… kinda feel like we all do. Stuff can get crazy, but peering through the smoke, we always learn things about the guest and their direction in these sessions. Next up: Roc Marciano toking and talking.

Roc Marciano talks with B-REAL about his long awaited new album, “Rosebudds Revenge,”. Longevity in the game, his start with Busta Rhymes & his new upcoming project with DJ Muggs on this episode of The Smokebox.

Something right about bringing your producer (Animoss) along for the ‘ride.’ Good session Roc.

ROC MARCIANO – ROSEBUDD’S REVENGE (ALBUM)

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Roc Marciano – No Smoke feat. Knowledge The Pirate (Prod. By Knxwledge) [Video]

Another sick video from Rock Marciano’s “Rosebudd’s Revenge” LP. And some of the imagery… sick (watch and see). But them flows though…SICK! Par for the course when Roc Marci’s ridin the track. Got Knowledge The Pirate in the kart next to him on this one. Track produced by Knxwledge.

ROC MARCIANO – ROSEBUDD’S REVENGE (ALBUM)

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Your Old Droog – “PACKS” (Album)

Keeping it street with the production and features, here comes Your Old Droog with another full-length. Well, ‘street’ with Anthony Jeselnik tossed in… yeah, the Comedy Central comedian… Focus man! Don’t miss mega-dopeness minding minutia.

YOUR OLD CROOG – PACKS (ALBUM)

The Weeknd – “I Feel It Coming” feat. Daft Punk (Video)

The Weeknd has this new jawn “I Feel It Coming” that was produced by & features Daft Punk. Before hearing the song you already know it’s going to be the business, right? You are correct! Reward yourself by watching the visuals for the song.

Now.

This single came from the “Starboy” LP that dropped Novemeber 2016.

THE WEEKND – STARBOY (ALBUM)

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Faith Evans Speaks On Her Memories And The Legacy Of Notorious B.I.G. And More (Video)

The Hip-Hop nation noted the passing of 20 years since the passing of Notorious B.I.G. And it seems appropos that the popularly recognized wifey of Biggie is given the mic and spotlight and time to speak on things. Got a project on hers and B.I.G.’s love (“The King & I,” due out May 19th) that she talks about, memories, Biggie’s legacy and more. Talks abut Lil Kim and Stevie J, too.

FAITH EVANS X NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (PRE-ORDER)

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Milano Constantine – “The Way We Were” (Prod. By DJ Skizz) [Video]

So Milano Constantine… welcome sir! Got the album out and on the run. Got the video for the title track “The Way We Were” out to push the project. Got DJ Skizz still down to throw a banger of a beat at’cha for the dope rhyme action. You got it!

MILANO CONSTANTINE – THE WAY WE WERE (ALBUM)

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Local-Mu12 – “Never Had” feat. Sadat X x Torae x Fokis (Prod. By Real McKoy) [Video]

The artist/producer collective known as Local-Mu12, released that visual for the single “Never Had,” directed by Suave-Ski. Beat production by Local-Mu12 member Real McKoy (has credit for work with Cormega, Black Rob and Skyzoo). Sadat X, Torae and Fokis making lyrical appearances on there. This single is off the forthcoming album “Everyday People,” which you can pre-order via the link below.

LOCAL-MU12 – EVERYDAY PEOPLE (PRE-ORDER)

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Brother Ali – “Own Light” (What Hearts Are For) [Prod. By ANT]

You’re not using your heart for what hearts are for…

Drawn in from the first line right? More dope music from Brother Ali slated to be on his “All The Beauty In This Whole Life” album. We posted the pre-order link earlier on here.

I’m honored to present “Own Light,” the theme song of my new album, “All The Beauty In This Whole Life.” Healthy hearts house the light that animates all that we are and everything we do. The light in our hearts is what allows us to hear, heal and be whole. No matter how they repackage their dreary fearfulness, they’ll never plant that flag over here. I’m using my heart for, what hearts are for.
Brother Ali

BROTHER ALI – ALL THE BEAUTY IN THIS WHOLE LIFE (PRE-ORDER)

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Joey Bada$$ – “Land of the Free” (Video)

Give thanks now and give credit later. When you look above at this visual for “Land Of The Free” by Joey Bad… because we broke it down for y’all just the other day (okay, Joey did, but anyway, focus)!! Plus we got the pre-order linkage on deck for the AABA (that’s “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$”) LP, too.

You’re welcome.

JOEY BADASS – ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (PRE-ORDER)

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SkyBlew – “SkyBlew Meets Bigfoot” (Prod. By Engelwood) [Video]

Such dopeness dropped off by the homie SkyBlew last week. I caught up with dude on Facebook and learned of it. Seriously silly, love that guy! This Englewood-produced “SkyBlew Meets Bigfoot” is off his LP “SkyBlew The Cowardly Boy” (which we posted a while ago on here). Fair warning: The beginning and ending shoot straight past Blew’s normal mellow melodius mode to straight hilarity; especially the end.

“GET OUTTA HEY’R FUUT!!”

Bwaaaahahaaa! A must watch. This will make your day!

SKYBLEW – SKYBLEW THE COWARDLY BOY (ALBUM)

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Smoke DZA – “Badabing’s Theme” (Prod. By Harry Fraud) [Video]

One of my favorite songs from the lead lyricist of the Smoke Dza x Pete Rock’s project gets a brand new video! Dza doing dopeness over ‘la musica de Harry Fraud.’ “Badabing’s Theme” is off that “He Has Risen” project Smoke DZA and Fraud put out last year around this time. Banger!

SMOKE DZA X HARRY FRAUD – HE HAS RISEN (ALBUM)

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Termanology – “Looking Back” (Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E League) [Video]

Term still working that “More Politics” project, eh? And well he should! Solid project. With dope cuts on it that beg for visualization, like this “Looking Back.”

TERMANOLOGY – MORE POLITICS (LP)

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Syd Breaks Down “All About Me” (Video)

Above: With Syd’s solo album (“Fin”) off and running, she sits down to speak on the first single (“All About Me”). In the process, we learn a bit more about Syd’s views, her band (The Internet), her life coming up and more.

SYD – FIN (LP)

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Kool Keith – “Tired” feat. Edo. G (Prod. By Ol Man 80zz x Futurewave) [Video]

Kool Keith is “Tired”… of all the laziness… fugaziness… and all the sh!t that is wrong with Hip-Hop. Stuff that rappers could change if they got moving and kept it moving for real. Edo G is on the track (produced by Ol Man 80zz & Futurewave), and on the video, cosigning all of this. Funny thing is that on this track, we could call Edo old school; but Kool Keith is the OG (e.g. the older G) of the two. That old school – true school, Golden Era cool combo is the mode of the “Feature Magnetic” LP (out now). Many of the features are from rappers of the Golden Era who were preceded by Dr. Octagon by a bit.

KOOL KEITH – FEATURE MAGNETIC (ALBUM)

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Murs – “GBKW” (God Bless Kanye West) [Prod. By K-R.O.K.] (Video)

Know what? That “GBKW” (God Bless Kanye West) jawn Murs dropped, that we posted on days ago… need a video for that. Oh. There already IS a video?? Nice! And that LP “Captain California” will be out before you know it. Well, not really. It will be out on March 10th. You can pre-order that below though (link to album and single audio follow).

MURS – GBKW (GOD BLESS KANYE WEST) [PROD. BY K-R.O.K.] | CAPTAIN CALIFORNIA (PRE-ORDER)

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