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Big Boi – “Boomiverse” (Album)

“Boomiverse” is an entire plate of Big Boi going solo; and by that we mean apart from his Outkast homie Andre 3K. Important to make that distinction, because Big Boi has a gang of collaborators on this album: Pimp C, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Adam Levine (from Maroon 5), Killer Mike, Curren$y, Janelle Monáe… Yeah, it’s LOADED!

Let the YouTube playlist run by clicking play above. You can cop if you like via the iTunes link below whenever you are ready.

BIG BOI – BOOMIVERSE (ALBUM)

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Are ‘The Defiant Ones’ (Video)

Getting close to the HBO four-part docu-series debut date: July 9th. Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are “The Defiant Ones”. Got the latest trailer for that cued up above.

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Styles P – “Ghost Trey Bags” (EP)

Going in the bag and pulling out a ThreEPiece. You can thank us, but give thanks for SP The Ghost putting this “Ghost Trey Bags” out into the ‘Cloud. Consistently serving Hip-Hop fiends worldwide!

STYLES P – GHOST TREY BAGS (EP)

Buddy – “World Of Wonders” (Prod. By Kaytranada) [Video]

Pretty damn dope single; one of five off the EP “Ocean & Montana” Buddy and Kaytranada released. Kaytranada handled production, Buddy did the rest on this “World Of Wonders.” Check out the vid.

BUDDY X KAYTRANADA – OCEAN & MONTANA (EP)

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Alchemist x Budgie – “Brother Jedidiah” feat. Action Bronson x Big Body Bes

The Alchemist and Budgie are coming with that “The Good Book 2” album in July, but after hearing this ish you are going to want that plate like NOW! Religious music source material for the samples, tight production, and a GANG of dope features… including Mobb Deep, Royce Da 5’9, Westside Gunn & Conway, Your Old Droog, Evidence… and like, Action Bronson & Big Body Bes on this “Brother Jedidiah” joint off it.

ALCHEMIST X BUDGIE – BROTHER JEDIDIAH FEAT. ACTION BRONSON X BIG BODY BES

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DJ Jaycee – “Dun Language, 6.23.17” (Mixtape)

Nowww, we talking the “Dun Language” dun-dun! Radio waves that carry that real Hip-Hop stood up and saluted with mixes when news of Prodigy’s passing got out. But I was wondering where the groundswell of dedication mixes for the Q-Boro great would get so large it would wash up on the beach at my feet; so to speak. Welp, it happened. DJ Jaycee MADE them shiz happen; recording a dedicated “Eargasms” session for the Mobb Deep emcee! Respect.

on today’s episode of “Eargasms” i paid my respects to Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who lost his long hard fought battle against sickle cell anemia earlier this week. in this mix are all sorts of classics, album cuts, and rarities from his solo ventures as well as the Mobb discography. throw on some army fatigues, lace up your Timbs and enjoy them…
DJ Jaycee

#RIPProdigy

DJ JAYCEE – DUN LANGUAGE, 6.23.17 (MIXTAPE)

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Ice Cube – “BIG 3” (Video)

Ice Cube made the moves off court to bring the bangers and hoopers on court for FS1 this Monday, June 26. You’re gonna check it out, right? We told you about it earlier on here. Now Cube’s got a video about it – a music video. Wanna see it? Here it go!

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“Milk + Honey” Debuting On Issa Rae’s YouTube Channel (Trailer)

Could Issa Rae be angling another show for Showtime (like “Insecure”); or whoever wants to pick up another hit series from her? Check out this “Milk + Honey” trailer. Got Debbie Allen channeling her character from “Fame” back in the day.

Episode 1 embedded after the jump. You’re welcome.

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Dave East – “What Is The Hold Up” (Video)

And anotha one from Dave East. Props to the director (Max Comfort) for this “What Is The Hold Up” shoot. Nice style and format. Oh… and shouts to East… and to whomever cast the model on the car (sweet Eye Candy)!

@ojones1

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Scotty ATL – “Top Drop” feat. Curren$y (Video)

Scotty ATL animates some real life for his low-key less-animated song “Top Drop” (featuring Curren$y) off his “Smokin My Own Strain” mixtape. And you can hear this on Curren$y’s “Andretti 10/30” mixtape.

SCOTTY ATL – SMOKIN MY OWN STRAIN (MIXTAPE) | CURREN$Y – ANDRETTI 10/30 (MIXTAPE)

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Pusha T Speaks On His ‘Run For the Oceans’ And Says “King Push” Is 85% Complete (Video)

Interesting. Instead of moping about ‘taking the L’ in the recent U.S. Presidential election, Pusha T is getting into being more ‘self-governing’ and pushing the causes he is interested in (with no more ties to the White House)… and partnering with companies in line with them.

Adidas and Parley join forces to help draw attention to and preserve the world’s oceans. Pusha T performs and speaks on the importance of brand activism and his love for Adidas.
– Complex News

Hmm… Push drones on and on a bit about Yeezy’s beats being the driver for choosing his production to dominate the forthcoming album… over his OGs The Neptunes (Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams). Not disrespectful really. Kanye is a well-known worldwide all-time beast on them beatz. But, maybe, someone might feel slightly slighted with how ‘energetic’ Push got when he got the question. Just saying.

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Uncle Murda – “On & On” feat. 50 Cent x Jeremih

Dope! Uncle Murda, 50, AND Jeremih are killing on this “On & On” joint. “The Lenny Grant Story” is shaping up to be an instant classic. Murda need to hurry up with that (or keep dropping these bangers regularly, dealer’s choice)!

@ojones1

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Royce Da 5’9 – “The Bar Exam 4” (Mixtape)

Proving again that none can test! With this new mixtape from Royce Da 5’9, the 4th in his “Bar Exam” series. Hosted by DJ Green Lantern!

Pretty extensive tracklist but not a lot of guest work. Okay then…

ROYCE DA 5’9 – THE BAR EXAM (MIXTAPE)

Dave East – “Party Monster” (East Mix)

Yeah, dude went off into the ethers with this EastMix. “Party Monster” is lyrically loaded, and that beat is fire! Dave East is the weapon on here letting them thangs go!

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MC Eiht – “Got That” feat. DJ Premier (Prod. By Brenk Sinatra)

The push for that forthcoming “Which Way Iz West” is on. MC Eiht is out with another one. And he has the homie DJ Preemo with him doing the most on the Brenk Sinatra-produced track “Got That”… but not how you think. And WHY isn’t Premier scratching on this??? Well…

I’ve loved this track ever since the rough draft. When I was mixing the song down, Eiht kept saying “Got That” after the verses and I was going to put some scratches on it. I’m sitting at the board, saying the three lines to myself because I felt like it would fit in the blanks. I decided to go in the booth to record it and see if it would blend with the song. I’m not a fan of my own voice so I sent it back to Eiht for approval and his replay was literally GEAH.
DJ Premier

MC EIHT – GOT THAT FEAT. DJ PREMIER (PROD. BY BRENK SINATRA) | WHICH WAY IZ WEST (PRE-ORDER)

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Illa J – “Maureen” (Prod. By Calvin Valentine)

Another strong song from Illa J. Back to the rap after the departure of our last post for his upcoming album’s title track “Home.” Smooth. And you will feel this. Come on: It’s for his moms… pretty much for Hip-Hop’s moms aka Ma Dukes. Here’s what Illa j had to say:

This song is special because I feel blessed to have the parents that I had and their support for me my entire life for anything I wanted to achieve. My mom always has and still encourages me and supports me towards fulfilling my dreams whatever dreams those might be. I knit’s been really hard on her, especially after losing James and then my dad. And through all that, she still had the strength to keep moving forward strong. And I just really wanted my mom to know how much I appreciated her support, and how much I admire her strength and courage.

As we grow older, we don’t always go in line with what our parents would want us to do. Especially coming from a family where your entire family is in the public eye and involved in the industry. Whatever happens, if we don’t agree on same things when it comes to music and vision, at the end of the day she is my mom and always will be. So when Calvin played me the beat, all that came out and it connected with something deep within me, that I never got the chance to express. I love you, mom!

ILLA J – HOME (PRE-ORDER)

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Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Passes Away At 42 (Video)

Damn. We were just posting on Prodigy as late as last week! And now, we say goodbye to the Queensbridge Don. The Hip-Hop Nation must now mourn the loss of another Golden Era great who did it ’til the death.

Prodigy, the iconic New York City rapper who was part of Mobb Deep, has died at the age of 42. Alex Gale, executive editor of Complex magazine, joins CBSN with more.

Very appropriate coverage provided by CBS News and Complex here. Respect to those outlets for the video package embedded above.

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Sadat X – “Yawl Can’t Drink With Us” feat. Kurupt x Tha Alkaholiks (Prod. By Diamond D)

Wow. Word to Jawz Of Life for the foreshadowing (see what he said here). “Coach” Diamond D been back at it again, linking up another Hip-Hop dream team collab… This time Diamond D got with Sadat X and Kurupt and Tha Liks. Bar-hopping over the beats with these barz! Rhyme party animals on this “Yawl Can’t Drink With Us” track off the Sadat LP “The Sum Of A Man” (out now).

SADAT X – YAWL CAN’T DRINK WITH US FEAT. KURUPT X THA ALKAHOLIKS (PROD. BY DIAMOND D) | THE SUM OF A MAN (ALBUM)

Ice Cube – “Good Cop Bad Cop” (Prod. By T-Mix) [Video]

Been 25 years since Ice Cube dropped “Death Certificate.” Hardcore Golden Era head-nodding raw lyricism over the best beats! And 25 years later… ain’t a damn thang changed! Well, maybe some – like Cube re-releasing the classic project AND juicing it up with with new songs; all dope! Like this “Good Cop Bad Cop” (produced by T-Mix).

ICE CUBE – DEATH CERTIFICATE (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

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Westside Gunn x Conway – “Machine Gun Black” (Prod. By Just Blaze) [Video]

Another fire joint produced by Just Blaze! Maaaaan, Slim Shady got himself the deal when signing Westside Gunn & Conway. Hall N Nash doing the damage on “Machine Gun Black” (audio, and video).

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