Beatz & Lyrics Show


Lloyd Banks – “Mighty Healthy”

Banks! A “Mighty Healthy” jawn dropped online with limited fanfare. Obviously, he put the energy into getting gritty with his even keel kill-tracks-at-will flows. That beat though. Yooo!

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Craig David – “Live In The Moment” feat. GoldLink (Prod. By Kaytranada)

Get ya two-step polished fellas. Because when this song comes on you will need to bop and rock and “Live In The Moment” with whomever you ask to join you for a dance. Nice vibes from Craig David with production by Kaytranada. GoldLink on the feature.

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Raekwon – “It’s A Shame” (Prod. By RoadsArt)

Chef Raekwon spooning those bars over the RoadsArt beat and it’s called “It’s A Shame” though? Nah man. Nothing to be ashamed of here.


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Kendrick Lamar x SZA – “All The Stars”

Team up from the top dawgs at TDE baby! Arguably the two heat rocks off the label at the moment, we get a jamming joint from Kendrick and SZA. Off the “Black Panther” album available for pre-order now.


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The Alchemist – “French Blends” (Pt​.​ 2) [Album]

Damn. A-L-C plays NO games when it comes to the dopest beats and blends, does he? That question is rhetorical. He absolutely does NOT play. You will hear that as soon as you press play. FREE streaming of the steaming hot “French Blends” (Pt​.​ 2) served below!


Lyric Jones – “Got Bills” (Prod. By Dre Phantom) [Video]

Uber sexy, uber dope, uber songstress going uber lyrical… pushing an Uber in a video talking about how she’s “Got Bills” to pay. Got it! About time though, Lyric! Had us waiting all this time when you KNEW the vid was gonna be all that. Haaa! Salute to ya though sis. Keep ’em coming just like this (and them bills will stay paid)!


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Unity Sound – “Dancehall Mood 21” (Rich & Bad Dancehall Mix 2018)

Oh my daaamn! The cover art catches (and keeps) your eye, and the dope riddim and flow are certain to capture (and keep) your ears and heart! Come together for this 2018 Unity Sound mix.


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Skillz – “Murda Gram” (Uncle Murda Diss)

Holy sssshhhheeeeeiiiit! THIS is why you don’t come for Skillz on the bars! Dude been doing it since the 90’s, out of Virginia. Murda went down South, found a boom-bap bear on a mountain and kept poking it with a hot mic until it attacked.

It happens. And here… it happened BAD.

The battle might continue if Lenny drops a response to this response. But for now, Grant got grilled!


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Womb Tang Clan x Various Artists – “Nough Said” (Prod. By Sam Peezy)

Yo man. Salute to Alabama. And I’m not even talking Roll Tide (yet – saving that for Monday night).

I’m talking about not waiting for external appreciation to appreciate that which is important. The homie Thed Weller (aka Al Elliott aka Dude you saw on here doing the TEDx Birmingham and such) shared this joint honoring the female artists over there – the clique inside the clique – doing Hip-Hop / Poetry / Song honorably. That’s the Womb Tang Clan on this track with the men that stand with them. “Nough Said.”

Okay… a little more? Okay, so this is a jawn from the soundtrack of a mini-documentary on an incredible venue over there in Birmingham, Alabama; that recently got sold, closed, razed and renovated… The High Note Lounge. Gonna miss that spot.

I personally know a lot of these folks. Hell, I knew Chef T. Randle when he was (nah, not gonna put his biz out like that)! And Joell Regal (smokin’ HOT, esp. on the mic). And producer Sam Peezy Addams (you KNOW him and his work; my brother who backs my blood brother BoneBreaker Jones with the beat on here)!

(Me! Trying to get a copy of that “We Are The High Note” documentary AND the soundtrack. Yup. Putting it out there!)



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Lenny Grant (AKA Uncle Murda) – “Rap Up 2017” (Prod. By Myles William x Mister Neek)

Heater! Now I’ve heard both the anticipated Hip-Hop Rap Ups for 2017. And I mean… Damn Lenny. Had to straight sh!t on Skillz’s “Rap Up” out the gate though? Wowww.

Crazy. Listen to Lenny talk about it.

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Mad Skillz – “2017 Rap Up”

Now you already know the Hip-Hop Nation is not officially ready to let 2017 go until Skillz puts the Rap Up on it with a neat bow!

Hit on some of everything. Shouted out 50 Cent for the use of the “Big Rich Town” (“Power” HBO series beat) jawn. Sub-subliminal shot at Uncle Murda’s toes maybe? Uncle Lenny Grant’s Rap Up game has been major (and mad disrespectful, haaa) these past years.


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Fabolous x Jadakiss – “Friday On Elm Street” (Album Stream)

Fabolous and Jadakiss announced a joint project – “Freddy vs. Jason” – March last year. But it kept on getting pushed back for some reason or another. Welp, here we finally go: “Friday On Elm Street” is here!


DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Holiday Mix 2017” (Mixtape)

DJ Jazzy Jeff did a mix to get you and your crew into the season. Why are you not clicking play and starting your party yet??? Cider and eggnog optional. Jamming… VERY necessary!


Shots Fired, Then Returned! Killa Cam & Murder Ma$e Go At It, Releasing “The Oracle” And “Dinner Time” Diss Tracks

Woo hoo hoooo sh!t!! Shots fired, by both sides, over the weekend, over some beef that has been simmering for quite some time. Okay, get “The Program” (FREE here), because like the old guy at the ballgame yells, you can’t tell what’s going on without a “Program.”

And it’s not a game; it’s true. The first track, “It’s Killa,” on that FREE Cam’ron mixtape was the straw that rubbed Ma$e the wrongest way on this hayride. A couple of lines in that joint tell of a time when Ma$e was in danger and Cam bailed him out: He sent some of his goons in the area to deal with the danger and Ma$e got home safe. Grateful, but apparently not grateful enough, Ma$e’s offer of remuneration was met with indignation from Cam.

Then Ma$e called, said “Yo, I’m stuck inside some b!tches house”
Her boyfriend at the door, could I hurry up and get him out
Aight, what’s the address? Homie said “Kingsbridge”
That was great I had some n!ggas right on Bainbridge
Yeah, we play but believe it ain’t no game kid
Hopped off the elevator, aimed it at that lame lid
I ain’t give a damn, yeah Cam I was gung-ho
Got this n!gga home and he passed me a hundo ($100 dollars?!)
Told him straight up I ain’t feeling him
Let me curve this n!gga ‘fore I end up killing him
Cam’ron, from “It’s Killa” (as transcribed by Genius Lyrics)

Cam went on with, “I would make 80k on a lazy day.” And the dissing goes on from there. Yeah. Plenty of shade with no shadow! BEEF! In broad daylight, signified by bonafide unmistakable digs. And the streetz being the streetz, they watched… and talked. But they’ve been “talking” for decades about this sh!t. It all just recently came to a head when folks pressed Ma$e about it as he was trying to enjoy the Thanksgiving Day parade with his family (as documented by…

It took me about an hour. I went in the studio on Thanksgiving. I went to the parade with my family and I was like, “Nah I can’t.” I don’t know if it was Hello Kitty or Charlie Brown or one of them, I just said: “Nah, he can’t do that.”

Somebody asked me about it at the parade and I was with my kids, but that’s New York for you. So I put them on a plane, sent them back home and then was like “Daddy’s gonna handle this.”

And in the crucible of the studio booth, the fire burned and Ma$e came out that caustic sh!t like this (damn)!!

Much dirt as I got on you, don’t even need no research
My hand filthy, heart guilty, n!ggas like me need church
Tax know you as the nigga that snitched on the Roc
D.C. crips only know you the nigga they shot
OG n!ggas don’t have no history with you on the block
And everybody seen the footage I got
Every since 10 you was a thirsty nigga
I ain’t gone talk about the time you f**ked your sister
In 2002 you lost 50 pounds, ulcers in your liver
And now you tryna sell n!ggas liquor, N!GGA
You always play the sucker part
Where was all that Rico sh!t when you left Jim in Rucker Park?
Ma$e, from “The Oracle” (as transcribed by Genius Lyrics)

And now, we are at WAR!! The hotshot from Killa Cam’s ‘gram shows NO love (above). To be fair, here are the recent diss tracks from both – “The Oracle” and “Dinner Time” in order of release (below).

Wow. Just wow. More after the jump.

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Talib Kweli – “Heads Up Eyes Open” feat. Rick Ross x Yummy Bingham (Live Performance)

Above: Coming up next to Jimmy Fallon’s set… Talib Kweli and Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham doing “Heads Up Eyes Open.”

(Note to artists: Don’t front. You WANT The Roots to get your back on stage! So dope!)

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T-Pain – “Oblivion” (Album)

Yessir, that T-Pain. The one that brought auto-tune to the masses in the day (you know, when rappers hit the studios and did not come out until the engineer ‘put some T-Pain on it’). His LP is called “Oblivion”… as in he is back from it!


Knxwledge – “Krew_”

GoldLink does remixes (yup). And now, know what? Knxwledge did a remix… of a GoldLink joint. This is his take on “Crew” (retitled “Krew_”). Part of the “WT.11_8” project.


R&B: Miguel – “Pineapple Skies”

A li’l som’n Summery off that “War & Leisure” to get you and who-ya-wit warmed up for the Winter. Cuffing Season is upon us! This is “Pineapple Skies” from Miguel.


MED x Blu x Madlib – “The Turn Up” (EP)

Soooo… how’d you feel about an EP that hit you with banging azz Beatz & Lyrics, then left you with a couple of beats to bob to and play with… AND a couple of a capellas to let you know that the team ain’t to be played with? Well, that’s what you get on “The Turn Up,” so like it or learn to LOVE it! Dope!


Dave B. – “Pearl” (EP)

Soulful, happy, funky Alt-Hop. That’s the best we can do to really categorize and capture the essence of “Pearl” in words. You need to hear it to get it. And once you hear a bit (sample stream below), you might wanna get it (linked below).