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Locksmith – “Gimme A Sec” (Video)

Banging! In case you agree and wanna grab this, hit the iTunes link below (“Gimme A Sec” and I’ll share it…. NOW).

(Another dope lyricist calling out ‘wave riders.’ Ha!)

LOCKSMITH – GIMME A SEC (ITUNES)

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Swizz Beatz x French Montana | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #110 (Video)

Definitely a ‘zone’ and a ‘feeling’ for this Funk Flex freestyle. Has there ever been hooka on the set for one of these? Okay, French, let’s go! Live overdubs provided by Swizzy… until he had to jump the track and beat the beat with some barz himself!

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Drag-On – “Wave Hoppers” (Video)

Drag still doing it. Hardcore for the culture… and these streets! Calling out the “Wave Hoppers” out there.

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Styles P & Dave East Discussing If Lyricism Still Matters In Hip-Hop ‘For The Record’ (Video)

Does lyricism still matter? In a word, YES! Whether you believe it is ‘necessary’ for a joint to be called ‘real Hip-Hop’ to have it… that discussion being a thing, even today, lets you know that lyricism is still a thing.

Although Yonkers MC Styles P and Harlem rapper Dave East represent two different generations of Hip-Hop, each artist is known for his lyrical prowess. The duo recently teamed up for their joint project ‘Beloved,’ which densely packs vivid street tales throughout its 13 tracks. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ the New York natives sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss the collaborative album as well as the decline of lyricism in Hip-Hop.
– Genius

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Big Boi (Video)

Big Boi comes down from The Planet Of Stankonia to do a Tiny Desk Concert… ON IT!

The energy in the room was buoyant and vibrant from the moment they walked in the door. OutKast star Big Boi, Sleepy Brown of the prolific Atlanta production collective Organized Noize, and their eight-member backing band have been working together for 20-plus years, and their chemistry is instantaneous and undeniable.
– NPR Music

This the loudest I have ever heard a Tiny Desk Concert be. Dope!

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Mike Tyson Speaks On His Comedy Show, Mental Health, And Tupac (Video)

Crazy to think that if history would have worked out differently, Tupac would likely telling stories about how he was there at the Tyson fights. Instead, we get Iron Mike talking about ‘Pac and the night he was shot. Understandably, this saddens The Champ; as it does us all.

Good interview. You can even fire one up and smoke out while you watch… That way you can truly be like Mike. Haha!

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Flux Wonda x Lex Boogie From The Bronx – “Behind My Bush”

So much dopeness in this “Behind My Bush” by Flux Wonda & Lex Boogie From The Bronx! A treat well in advance of All Hallows Eve. Old school-inspired boom-boom-bap-and-slap AND it was dropped right into the inbox??? Already, today was a good day…

(Don’t take that as a foreshadow or hint. This joint is definitely East Coast, all respect due to Ice Cube.)

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Young M.A Behind The Scenes, On The Scene At The Pornhub Awards, And Receiving The Visionary Award (Video)

Young M.A pulls up at the Pornhub Awards because of-f**king-COURSE she’d be a great fit for anything with the ‘Hub (all that girl-girl, dodil talk). By invitation, she gives them (and us) a taste of the Red Lyfe!

Young M.A performs at The PornHub Awards, where she wins the Visionary Award. That same night she boarded a plane for South Africa.

(And bet both pockets a few of those stars wanted more than M.A’s bars that night, but she had to keep it moving!)

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6LACK – “Pretty Little Fears” feat. J. Cole (Video)

Visuals for “Pretty Little Fears” (featuring J. Cole) off 6lack’s new album “East Atlanta Love Letter” (out now).

6LACK – EAST ATLANTA LOVE LETTER (ALBUM)

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Have You Seen ‘The Booth’ Freestyles At The 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards? (Video)

Well, well. I think I am ready to say it… Even with Preemo and Bella Badu on the 1’s and 2’s, I liked the overall energy of ‘The Booth’ over the Cyphers this year. Not saying there were not some hella fire freestyles in the Cyphers, but this looked fun!

Got bars? T.I., Shiggy, Safaree, Nick Grant, Christian Combs and more proved they did in The Booth at the Hip-Hop Awards. Hosted by Big Tigger.
– BETNetworks

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Did You Watch The 2018 BET Cyphers? Do It Now, And Again, Right Here (Video)

A good look for BET: posting these to YouTube without that forced auto-play turned on. Now you can watch them in turn… enjoy, critique, hate on… whatever you do when you watch. Pretty dope overall. Wasn’t hyped in the weeks building up to them this year. Might be a good thing. The heads will check for the Cyphers. The rest who have to be ‘marketed’ to; we don’t need ’em.
#JustSaying #HipHopForTheReal #RealHipHop

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Snoop Dogg – “Boss Playa” (Video)

Whoa! Is anybody hearing that Tupac essence in Snoop’s flow in the first verse of this “Boss Playa” though? Or is that just me? I’m okay with being the only one blessed with that. Dope West Coast jawn. Check it!

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Lando Chill – “Black Ego” (Album)

Been a min since we heard from Lando Chill-rissian. Wondering what he’s been up to? That WORK! Check out his “Black Ego” album and catch up. The unexpected genre blend that you’d expect from Lando – funk, gospel, jazz, indie rock, psychedelic, folk… whatever will fit. Got a few features on there; no too many though. Bless!

LANDO CHILL – BLACK EGO (ALBUM)

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Watch Nitty Scott “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Mm mm mm! Still sexy af. Still hard af on the BARZ, too! Gentlemen. Ladies. Respek on the name of today’s evaluator, Nitty Scott MC!

(Heh, Childish Gambino, flattery will get you everywhere with Nitty.)

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Styles P Is Dave East’s Favorite Rapper, Styles P Deems Dave East Torch Worthy, And Their Album Will Be ‘Beloved’ (Video)

Wowwww… Sway’s interview intros are always fire! Though they’d never admit it, Styles P and Dave East (and Heather B) had to be GASSED with the setup to start this interview. Talk about the greatest rappers, their collabo project and recording process and more.

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Watch Curren$y “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Ohhhh! Shout to BET for throwing the Na’Tee verse from her Cypher at dude for the review. Respek on Curren$y’s name for his evaluation of these barz!

Curren$y came into Rate the Bars of some great rappers. Giving huge props to B.G., Tyga, Wiz, and the late Mac Miller who he collab’d with.
– BETNetworks

(Realizing how old AND how much of a Sci-Fi GEEK I am, getting that ‘C3PO’ reference from the Mac Miller (RIP) verse right off… not even thinking it all the way through like Curren$y did. Hahaaa!)

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Young Devyn ‘Riding Out’ To A Beat In The Passenger Seat (Video)

Wow! Young Devyn has been in the game since BEFORE becoming the 16-year-old phenom we’ve come to respect and check for. Seems crazy to say that an early teen has YEARS in the game, but then I think about the Golden Era (Da Youngstas, Shyheim The Rugged Child, all the way up through Buckshot Shorty and way more) and YEP! That’s how it was, and that’s how it is in real Hip-Hop.

Or, at least, how it is SUPPOSED to be. Stop with the mumblin’ young’ns… Get your BARZ up! Like Young Devyn.

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DJ Premier Recreates The “10 Crack Commandments” Beat Live (Video)

WOW! If you were there to see Preem doing this live, I know you LOST it! This is Hip-Hop, even if the stage setup isn’t. Haha!

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Sa-Roc – “Goddess Gang” (Video)

Hot!

Scuttlebutt around the Interwebz is that Sa-Roc and Dynasty have a European tour coming up. Well, toss this on the all-things-dope pile, too… Sa-Roc’s new single “Goddess Gang.”

SA-ROC – GODDESS GANG (ITUNES)

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Comedy: ‘Kanye West’ Has Some Words… The Best Words… For ‘President Trump’ (Video)

Bwaaaaahahaaaa! Got eeem!

Kanye had to know that that public, very public, White House sit-down with President Trump was going to land him smack dab in the middle of a bunch of memes, spoofs, and other forms of Tom Foolery at his expense. And SNL got it IN on him!

Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) meets with Kanye West (Chris Redd) and Jim Brown (Kenan Thompson) in the Oval Office.
– Saturday Night Live

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