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Tobe Nwigwe – “HËÂT RŌČK.” (The Originals) [Video]

Tobe From The SWAT with that real “HËÂT RŌČK.” Dope Hip-Hop jawn… but it ain’t no chorus though. For reals!

Ready for his EP? It’s out now.

TOBE NWIGWE – TOBE FROM THE SWAT (EP)

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DJ Jaycee – “Eargasms: The PLAYlist Retreat 2018 Edition” (Mixtape)

Crazy!!

LOOK at the lineup the homie DJ Jaycee shouted out from the PLAYlist Retreat just past. And those were just the ones he could list off top. Yooooooo! Oh, and if you hit play immediately (before even reading any of this) to hear the mix, I ain’t mad at’cha. In fact, allow me to join you… AGAIN!

This is what happens when some of the world’s best producers/singers/songwriters/DJs/creatives, handpicked by DJ Jazzy Jeff, get together at his house slash studio and complete a creative challenge. The songs you’re hearing in this mix were all recorded, mixed, and tracked in ONE DAY. Trust me when I tell you that that’s NOT a typographical error. I was there, I seent it with my own eyes and ears. Super supreme salute to DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Terry Hunter, Skratch Bastid, Melo D, DJ Babu, Teeko, Lord Finesse, Pharoahe Monch, Freddie Foxx, Maimouna Youssef, Amber from Moonchild, Buscrates, Ian Wallace, yours truly, Kayper, Roni Size, DJ Trayze, DJ Byte, DJ Ease, Nick Bike, DJ Scratch, Rashad “Tumblin’ Dice” Smith, Eric Roberson, Rich Medina, Sat-One, Daniel Crawford, DJ Ogee, Jorun Bombay, DJ Khalil, DJ Damianito, and many many more that attended the retreat and participated in the challenges.
DJ Jaycee

DJ JAYCEE – EARGASMS: THE PLAYLIST RETREAT 2018 EDITION (MIXTAPE)

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Chris Rivers – “Free Free”

Ahhh. Just like the original… if you stripped out the ‘poppiness’ and ‘mumbles’… and replaced them with the BARS. Ha!

Chris Rivers continuing his constant heat with a freestyle over 6ix9ine’s “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj called “Free Free.” Chris is having fun on this one with various flows and vigorous bars, bragging and talking about being free.

CHRIS RIVERS – FREE FREE

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Nicki Minaj – “Sorry” feat. Nas

“Sorry” is a one-off that Nicki Minaj did with Nas that did not make the “Queen” LP. Making its way around the Interwebs fast. Snatched a copy off the superhighway (Flex’s tube) for you to review.

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The Perceptionists – “Low Resolution” (The Paten Locke Remixes) [Album]

(Shout to Badmagics.com for the scoop.)

Yeah! Get ’em grimy with The Paten Locke Remixes! Locke let the beats and vocals by The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif & Akrobatik) get all kinds of skips, scratches, and smudges in ’em. Dirty! Like you like it and didn’t even know it.

THE PERCEPTIONISTS – LOW RESOLUTION (THE PATEN LOCKE REMIXES) [ALBUM]

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Mocha Bands – “Longevity” (Video)

In it for the long run. You can’t cheat the miles.
Mocha Bands

Alright then, ma’am. Actor Imani Lewis checking in a fire rhyme under the rap brand Mocha Bands. Caution: Hot chocolate bars on deck! More on Bands below, but go on and press play for the rhymes.

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3D Na’Tee | Free Smoke T.Mix | Monday Morning Exercise #016 (Video)

Check another Drake beat off the list. This ‘Smoke’ is good for you this Monday. It’s your exercise… Plus, it’s Na’Tee.

– @ojones1

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Marqus Clae – “XXSPLOSIVE” (Video)

Is it just mine, or does anyone else’s heart immediately hop on an emotional roller coaster when a young emcee starts freestyling over an all-time classic beat? Sure this Chronic 2001 joint came out just beyond the Golden Era, but this is DEFINITELY one of those beats an emcee should NOT touch until he or she is ready.

Well, good news, true believers. Marqus Clae is READY!

And oh… turns out we already know dude.

Marqus Clae is an actor, known for Cloak & Dagger (2018), Shots Fired (2017) and 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000).
– IMDB bio

Salute to the young spitta for keeping it True School and killing this track (he rapped that he needed the ‘beat to be deceased’) and cremating it. Yes indeed. Watch his “XXSPLOSIVE” freestyle above!

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Cloudy Uchiha – “Shot Caller” feat. 1iSinny (Prod. By DJ Creecha)

Brassy horns envelop your ears at the opening of this braggadocious, and confident track from Detroit emcee Cloudy Uchiha. A sharp lyrical display with intricate rhymes is layered over kicks and snares masterfully constructed by DJ Creecha. 1iSinny joins Cloudy in a tit-for-tat of Hip-Hop back-and-forth sparring. “Shot Caller” is that banger that will make you feel like you banged your head by the time it’s over.

CLOUDY UCHIHA – SHOT CALLER FEAT. 1ISINNY (PROD. BY DJ CREECHA)

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Ski Beatz – “Ground Wire” (Video)

What in the anime is this??! Well, for one, shiz iz CRAY! But so is the crazy beat the video accompanies. Haaa! But hey, it’s from Ski Beatz. Respek on his name (a quick trip back through the archives on here will teach you why).

His 10-track project, “Switched On Bap,” is out now.

SKI BEATZ – SWITCHED ON BAP (ALBUM)

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Chris Rivers – “Now Or Never”

Chris Rivers blesses us with an introspective freestyle over Isaiah Rashad’s “Shot You Down” he calls “Now Or Never.”

It’s easy to be distracted or held back with everything that happens in life. But sometimes you have to accept that it can’t be now forever. Sometimes it’s Now Or Never.

Listen to dude run the alphabet in the rhymes. Pretty clever.

CHRIS RIVERS – NOW OR NEVER

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PR Dean – “Brooklynn Love” feat. Marz Money x Rome Streetz x Estee Nack (Prod. By Nice!)

Forward progress… y’all hustling backwards.

This single is another from PR Dean’s forthcoming “B.A.S.E.” (Bobbito And Stretch Era) he’s got bubbling, set to drop later this year. On deck: Four dope artists – one producer from Western Mass (Live!); one emcee from Lynn [Massachusetts], (Estee Nack); and TWO emcees from Brooklyn (Marz Money & Rome Streetz). Aaaand it’s BKNY by a nose for the title (majority wins, but look at the gracious spelling though). Check out “Brooklynn Love.”

PR DEAN – BROOKLYNN LOVE FEAT. MARZ MONEY X ROME STREETZ X ESTEE NACK (PROD. BY LIVE!)

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Centric – “Gutta Rap” feat. Lil Fame x Rockness x J​.​ Gunn

Salute! Centric loaded the clip for this single and made it a bang-bang-BANGER! Plus, I heard ya, J. Gunn… every young spitter out here is NOT a mumble rapper. Facts!

M.O.P. meets Heltah Skeltah. “Gutta Rap” is the epitome of undiluted, unadulterated Hip-Hop music. Oakland, CA producer Centric links up with Lil’ Fame [M.O.P.], Rock [Heltah Skeltah] and the self-proclaimed ‘best rapper you never heard’ Joshua Gunn [NC]: scratches courtesy of DJ Flipflop [CunninLynguists]. With so much new music being released on a daily basis its difficult to know what’s worth your time but when you see those underground Hip-Hop legend’s names you know exactly what to expect, back-to-back bars over some A+ production. This song isn’t part of any particular project (yet!) just a stray bullet in preparation for Grand Opus [Joc Scholar & Centric] sophomore LP “High Power.”

CENTRIC – GUTTA RAP FEAT. LIL FAME X ROCKNESS X J. GUNN

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Chris Rivers – “Stay Hungry”

Riverrrrs! Dude is the hammer and the beats are all nails. Only one way to go at ’em… Bang on ’em… HARD! Knock holes in walls and floors if necessary. This freestyle is just another example.

Chris Rivers is kicking off this week’s freestyle over “Holding It Down” by At Wendy’s, off of their “We Beefin?” EP with his version called “Stay Hungry.” We can clearly see that Rivers never lost his hunger with these insane flows and braggadocios bars hitting us with humor, punch lines, and that good old fashion Chris energy.

@ojones1

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Blctxt – “Time” feat. Joshua Worden (Prod. By Cheeze Beatz) [Video]

Much respect and a hearty salute to Blctxt for sending us this latest release – “Time” (out now) – for a good once-over. And the ruling: It’s dope. Trust! Or listen for yourself, then agree.

“Time” is the new single from Blctxt. Reality binds us with the concept of time but in our minds, time is almost nonexistent. The cool Jazz flip with big drums is produced by Cheeze Beatz (co-producer of “Bartier Cardi”) while Blctxt explores this theory of handling time in the verses with Joshua Worden crooning on topic via the chorus. Stream the new single, “Time” on all digital music platforms.

BLCTXT – TIME FEAT. JOSHUA WORDEN (PROD. BY CHEEZE BEATZ)

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Angie Martinez Speaks On And Shares Her Lost Interview With 2Pac

Hmm. last time the Interwebs were abuzz with talk of 2Pac and Hot 97 in the same breath was when it was ‘the world’ vs. Funk Flex ranting about the way Pac talked & moved while he was here. Folks pretty much took the view, “Flex, it’s been decades. Let it die.”

But time and again, we see that 2Pac and all things related come up and come back to life (so to speak).

Angie Martinez Details Meeting 2pac, Interviewing 2pac & Puffy Telling Her Not To Release Interview
– The Art Of Dialogue

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The Therapist Speaks With Prodigy Of Mobb Deep (Video)

Right from the start, this interview with the dope departed emcee Prodigy, will have you re-rethinking that single off his solo project (“Pain”). P made pain his friend. Deep. Mobb Deep.

Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep discusses living with Sickle Cell Anemia and receiving supernatural spiritual messages.
– Noisey

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Punch – “K.I.N.G” feat. Asia Divine (Prod. By HB)

Top Dawg’s top dawg is getting off the proverbial bench and back into the ‘game’ with this one. This is “K.I.N.G” – from Punch and Asia Divine. Track work by HB.

PUNCH – K.I.N.G FEAT ASIA DIVINE (PROD. BY HB)

Curren$y – “Spaceship” feat. T.Y. (Prod. By Drupey Beatz) [Video]

Living that Jet Life with their feet on the ground. Curren$y (and T.Y.) taking another trip on yet another Drupey Beatz track. Yeah, it’s a ‘trip’ alright… and traveling through space & time on a “Spaceship”… all in the mind for this joint, fam!

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Black Thought Speaks On His Favorite Kool G. Rap Verse (Video)

‘Road To The Riches’ is one of my favorite verses of all-time too.

Black Thought breaks down his favorite verse from Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches” in our series.
– Pitchfork

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