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Ghostwriting: Rap’s Messiest Secret (Video)

Think about your all-around fav emcees. Would they still be if you found out they did not pen those rhymes that have you holding them in such high regard? Welcome to the conversation.

Good breakdown by Justin Hunte on the whole ghostwriting thing. I’ve definitely got thoughts on it. Even put ’em in the Twitterverse from time to time. Not fully accepting or deeply butt hurt by those cats. I am a proponent of calling out folks on their sh!t… even the self-procalaimed ‘god emcees.’

DJ Khaled’s “Shinin” featuring Beyonce and Jay Z seems to include another subliminal aimed at Drake. But what would an outward battle between Hov and Drizzy actually look like, considering the two MCs each come from eras with differing tolerance for ghostwriting? Tyrese let the cat out of the bag during his interview with The Breakfast Club this week. He’s planning to release the ghostwriters and reference tracks to all ghostwritten rhymes included on his next album under his rap alias, Black Ty. But how is lyrical greatness defined when crews are enlisted to craft classics? Stones Throw Records MC Homeboy Sandman, as well as Rude Jude from the All Out Show on Shade45 share their perspective on rap’s dirtiest secret.
– HipHopDX

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Roc Marciano – “Rosebudd’s Revenge” (Part 1) [Video]

This is the official first compilation video for his album Rosebudd’s Revenge. It features these songs: “Rosebudd’s Revenge,” “Move Dope,” and “Here I Am.” Get Rosebudd’s Revenge on RocMarci.com now.
Roc Marciano

ROC MARCIANO – ROSEBUDD’S REVENGE (ALBUM)

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Tyrese Speaks On Your Favorite Artists Using Ghostwriters, Donald Trump, & Political Puppets (Video)

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Hezekiah – “Gods” (EP)

Don’t tell us about how hard you’re grinding… Producer Hezekiah put out there on his Bandcamp that he is recouperating from a brain aneyurism, and yet he still has heat for the streets that he can serve from the shelf! Check out this “Gods” EP with features from Bilal, Freeway, Blu, T3 of Slum Village, and more.

(Peep the video spot of Hezekiah & Peedi Crakk in the studio after the jump.)

HEZEKIAH – GODS (EP)

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O.C. – “Good Man” (Prod. By Soultronik) [Video]

Another heater from that O.C. album. Man, can’t wait for it to come out? Good, ’cause it’s already out! Watch this “Good Man” (produced by Soultronik)… and you can go cop… if you want.

O.C. – SAME MOON SAME SUN (LP)

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The Breaks (Series Trailer)

Niiiice! Somebody got their head on straight over at VH1 and greenlit “The Breaks” as a series to pick up right where the movie they made left off.

Get that steady check (again) Mack Wilds! Tip in there, too. Cool.

MORE: THE BREAKS, SERIES DEBUT FEBRUARY 20TH (VH1)

@ojones1

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Paul Nice – “Best Of Sade Blends” (Mixtape)

Damn if this ain’t the candy shop of banging blends! That “Sweetest Taboo” refixx though… all of ’em are probably as dope… curious about that “No Ordinary Love” one, too. Pricey, but tempting, and waiting for you over on the Bandcamp, it’s Paul Nice’s “Best Of Sade Blends.” CRAZY dope!

PAUL NICE – BEST OF SADE BLENDS (MIXTAPE)

Oh No x Tristate – “3 Dimensional Prescriptions” (Album Stream)

Super-producer Oh No and Tristate (of Durag Dynasty) form up for a new collab LP, “3 Dimensional Prescriptions.”

And yeah, Oh No did aaaaaall the damn beats on this. But the thing is loaded with features… Alchemist, Evidence, Casual, Westside Gunn, Hus Kingpin, Lyric Jones, Brotha J, Planet Asia… LOADED!

Prepare for the banger and press play.

OH NO X TRISTATE – 3 DIMENSIONAL PRESCRIPTIONS (ALBUM STREAM)

Troy Ave – “Freaks Only” (Video)

Man, remember when, like, rappers would speak on doing dirt, doing the bid, and getting out to do more of the same? Like getting those types of stripes and being ’bout that life was what was hot?

Well, F**k that dumb sh!t. THIS is the jail-then-free babe spree we can get down with. Thick prison guards. Thick pick-up chicks. Thickness at the crib, on the boat trip. Hot dam! Ready to do your ‘time’ yet? We are! Especially if it’s like Troy Ave is in this “Freaks Only” video.

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Sean Falyon – “Movie Scene” feat. Teresa Jenee (Prod. By YoungVic)

You see it. You hear it. Most important, play it, and you will FEEL it! Unmixed, unmastered, unreleased and uncommonly dope! This “Movie Scene” music (featuring Teresa Jenee) is everything! Take a listen to the new jawn from Falyon with all its perfect imperfections.

SEAN FALYON – MOVIE SCENE FEAT. TERESA JENEE (PROD. BY YOUNGVIC)

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King I Divine – “127 TAPE” (Mixtape)

King I Divine dropped a mixtape on his birthday. How do YOU celebrate? Nah, not YOUR born day, HIS (selfish)! Know what, Divine got y’all.

The project is a mix of instrumentals and songs including features from ScienZe, Yamin Semali, and D. Julien. If you could take a listen and share it… I’d really appreciate it.

There you go. Done and done. It’s a celebration. Official nod party with this Divine music. Bask in it! And share.

KING I DIVINE – 127 TAPE (MIXTAPE)

Royce 5’9 – “God Bless” feat. Denaun Porter x Marv Won (Video)

You get all the Dirty Glove you can handle on this song, but this animation… don’t it look like a drug trip though? Not tripping, just trippy. Just like these three going all out on a mellowed-out beat like this. Visuals for a 5’Naun’Won pro-duc-tion, “God Bless.”

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Keith Murray – “No Exceptions” (Prod. By Erick Sermon)

What if we told you today’s math was Keith Murray + Erick Sermon? If we counted to three, best believe we join you hollering DEF SQUAD! Now… press play and let’s hear if they can still do it Def‘er than ever. No curve. We grading them the same way we graded ’em all when they dropped back in the day… the way we always do real Hip-Hop. Is it dope or not… “No Exceptions!”

KEITH MURRAY – NO EXCEPTIONS (PROD. BY ERICK SERMON)

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Diamond D – “Let The Music Talk” feat. Kev Brown (Kev Brown Remix)

Aaahhh, a new and proper way for a producer to leave his mark on a track. Instead of lacing the audio signature between the beats, or at the start or end, why not just jump on the damn track and rock the sh!t out of it like Kev Brown? Sounds smooth to us. Make it a trend, trendsetters! Respect Diamond D.

DIAMOND D – LET THE MUSIC TALK FEAT. KEV BROWN (KEV BROWN REMIX)

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Smoke DZA – “Untitled” (Prod. By Ski Beatz)

Think “Untitled,” and two things you’d see a title on come to mind. D’Angelo’s classic; and that filename that comes up when you save something but you ain’t quite done working on it. Maybe that’s what Smoke DZA had in mind for this dope he left on the shelf. But naaaaah, son, this crack rock is cooked and well done!

This joint had been in the stash forever & I kept annoying DZA to drop it…finally he let me drop the sh!t on Cinematic Radio. If you haven’t peeped Don’t Smoke Rock listen to the album here sh!t is fuego.
Shipes

SMOKE DZA – UNTITLED (PROD. BY SKI BEATZ) | CINEMATIC RADIO 005

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Rhythm Roulette With Gensu Dean (Video)

Gensu Dean been ’bout the beat work. So who wouldn’t want to see him wash the Rhythm Roulette challenge like a champ? Shid, if you don’t you are reading the wrong blog, ’cause it’s…about…to go…down! At D.I.T.C. Studios no less.

Did Dean do a double cook-up for this session? Dope! Get you some of these good veggies (BEATZ)!

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CyHi The Prynce – “Legend”

Feel like I did 20, came home, stuck in ’96.

Well. CyHi The Prynce just told y’all how Golden Era his flows are supposed to go. What you ought to do now is spin (er… stream… for all you ‘new schoolers’) this “Legend” jawn and hear how right and righteous dude is! Damn dope work here.

CYHI THE PRYNCE – LEGEND

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Rapper Big Pooh – “Corner Store Blues” (Video)

N!gga can’t feed his kids off of props…

Maaaaan, Rapper Big Pooh always spitting pure truth, 100% proof. Smash ’em and call it da troof! And this “Corner Store Blues” visual… da TROOF!! Go on and click play above and feel how the real (Hip-Hop) can punch you in the gut (non-stop)!

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O.C. – “Serious” (Prod. Gwop Sullivan)

Viacom got your brain on mute…

Damn right. O.C. came “Serious” with the rhyme demonstration this go ’round, because sh!t’s way beyond serious out here. Commenting on the state of the nation, politicians not doing a damned thing and the dumbed down music industry happily keeping us not giving a damn that they don’t. You can grab the whole “Same Moon Same Sun” project off the D.I.T.C. website.

Dope spit. And Gwop Sullivan must’ve taken a sh!t on it producing this banging azz track (’cause it is FUNKY)!

@ojones1

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Uncle Murda – “Thot” feat. Young M.A. x Dios Moreno (Video)

I notice subtleties. Like in this video how Uncle Murda and Young M.A. both express fly thugnificence with different approaches. The vibe, the clothing choices… Murda went flashy & furry in some scenes (like with 50), while M.A. just spiffed up the traditional laid back look the whole time.

Both went laid back when they were laying back with the “Thot” though. Gotta love the flip of that classic Kelis “Get Along With You” piece for this, too.

Wonder who the model was… looking sooooo good 😉

UNCLE MURDA – THOT FEAT. YOUNG M.A. X DIOS MORENO (ITUNES)

@ojones1

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