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T.I. – “The Amazing Mr. F**k Up” feat. Victoria Monét (Video)

Well, the song already put it out there (posted earlier here)… the visuals just bring it all back up… and by “it” we mean ALL of T.I.’s business!


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Evidence – “Rain Drops” (Prod. By Twiz The Beat Pro) [Video]

Ready or not, the bangers keep dropping off the “Weather Or Not” LP. Yeah. Falling like “Rain Drops” (produced by Twiz The Beat Pro).


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Smif N Wessun – “Let It Go” (Prod. By 9th Wonder) [Video]

Recognize you f**king with some grown a** mans!

You knew this joint was raw back when we posted the audio… Now there is a video. Dope!


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Ernie Isley & Chuck D Speak On ‘Fight The Power’ (Video)

Wondering if each of the respective generations of listeners of these versions of “Fight The Power” knows about the other… Bet they do. Kind of cool even if they don’t, since NPR put this doc together #YouMustLearn

NPR’s American Anthem series brings together two songwriters — Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers and Chuck D of Public Enemy — whose respective versions of “Fight the Power” eyed the same struggle… Ridenhour would later take the stage name Chuck D, as the leader of the pioneering rap group Public Enemy. In 1989, he wrote his own “Fight the Power” for the film ‘Do the Right Thing.’ The movie is set on the hottest day of the summer in a Brooklyn neighborhood, where the temperature leads long-simmering racial tensions to boil over in the street.
– NPR Music

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Clear Soul Forces – “They Shootin” (Prod. By Ilajide) [Video]

Boxing with the gods will dislocate your shoulder.

Just saying… I mean CSF was just saying. And that ain’t all. you need to be checking for these guys if you aren’t already. For now, press play and get ready; because “They Shootin!”

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DAYLYT – “Ether” (Freestyle) [Video]

DAYLYT dropped by the High Off Life TV studios to put a freestyle down while he was down in ATL for A3C. So here it is. In case you forgot, or was never really sure, DAYLYT’s got hella barz! Sure, he’s a battle rapper… but this is a different kind of lyrical warfare here. Wow!


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Justin Freeman – “Real Talk” feat. Poodieville (Video)

Pure anger and love shortage is the source of my spit.
Justin Freeman

Wooohooo geeeYOTdaaaaam!! Justin’s “Real Talk” is real fi-yah! And Poodieville stayed with the dark mode of the track to round it off hella nice.


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4-IZE – “Exhibit A” (Freestyle) [Video]

Hope you’re ready for more of 4-IZE snapping because that’s about to happen.


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Mylo the Cat Presents The Wu-Tang Clan x Superfriends “Triumph” Mashup (Video)

This. Is. Awesome! When RZA’s part drops…NAILED IT…from that point on. Mashup geniousness!!!


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Illa J – “John Yancey” (Album Stream)

So here we go: A soulful ‘reintroduction’ to “John Yancey” (produced by Calvin Valentine). Stream the whole project and “Enjoy The Ride” (get it?).


Amerigo Gazaway Teases “The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon” Mashup Mixtape (Video)

Amerigo Gazaway strikes mashes again! This time Nina Simone (born Eunice Waymon) and L-Boogie get the treatment. The result: We get the treat!

With his latest Soul Mates Project, Amerigo Gazaway imagines a studio session between The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, and living legend, Lauryn Hill. Continuing the “collaborations that never were” theme of his previous releases, the producer seamlessly connects the dots between Hip-Hop and the genre’s predecessor, Soul. Watch the album’s teaser vid above, stream/download the first single “Feeling Good” below and look out for the full project in the coming weeks!


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Akilz Amari – “Wyldfyer” (EP)

Here’s the long and short of it: Get your music to us, make sure it’s top-notch, and if we agree we post it. It happens just like that… rather, like this… @Wyldfyer is The Truth on them beats. Check out his work for Akilz Amari’s flows on their new EP though. You’ve got your own neck to protect!


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Alchemist – “Bread” (EP)

Nice timing. A-L-C got that “Lunch Meat” out the fridge just as the year was warming up (see the springtime post here). Now the companion EP “Bread” comes out just as the year is wrapping. Brown bag that sammich to goooooo!


The Dips Rate Proper Skin Care, Fatherhood, And Plant-Based Diets ‘Overrated’ Or ‘Underrated’ (Video)

Okay, so we are letting crews triple-team the Over/Under thing now. Matters not. We still learn about the interviewees through their answers.

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Anderson .Paak Speaks On Growing Up, Coming Up In Music, And His Hometown ‘Oxnard’ (Video)

Yes Lord! .Paak has been making the rounds to get the word out on “Oxnard”… going hard for the promo while smiling the whole time. Find joy in your grind. That’s one of many takeaways from this. Watch.

Anderson .Paak Talks Oxnard, Fatherhood, Being Saved By The Church + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Unsung: Brand Nubian (Full Episode)

Man. Don’t let it go to your head… noooo.

Now, this is heady episode of ‘Unsung’ so expect a couple of damn-I-had-no-idea moments (pretty much standard for ‘Unsung’). Might bring back Golden Era sweet memories, but it wasn’t all sweet. Check out the Brand Nubian story above.

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Ice Cube – “That New Funkadelic”

Yeah! The beat so sweet like ‘booty meat’… and funky, too! New Ice Cube for the hoo ride groove. This one is not the joint just to scowl and bob to. This one’s for the party. Act accordingly. Drank something, smoke something, dance and grab on something #FreaksOnTheFloor #ThatNewFunkadelic

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Dave East & Styles P Speak On Biggie And His Verse On “Last Day” (Video)

Styles P can definitely speak on it, as he was there with The Notorious B.I.G. He and Dave East speak on the bars in “Last Day.”

Dave East and Styles P’s break down their favorite verse on The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Last Day” for our series VERSES.
– Pitchfork

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Wu-Tang Clan (Video)

You know that thing you didn’t even realize you were waiting for? Well, here it is. Wu-Tang! WU-TAAAANG!! And their Tiny Desk Concert ain’t nothing to f**k wit’! Enjoy.

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American Dream/American Nightmare: “Training Day” Director Antoine Fuqua Relates The Real Life Drama Of Tha Row (Trailer)

Good looking trailer indeed. Hope this Showtime flick boldly goes where ‘Compton’ had not gone before (yeah, Star Trek talk is gangsta… ha!).

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