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Joey Badass – “All I Want Is You” (Freestyle) [Video]

IF you got an emcee – a REAL emcee – in your midst, all it takes is a dope beat and an opportunity, and mic magic can happen. How about… that Miguel and J. Cole jawn “All I Want Is You”… aaaand Joey Badass?

Yeah. Abracadabra muthaf**kers!

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Cyhi The Prynce – “Going For The Crown” (Freestyle) [Video]

Welcome to the Valley Of The HYENAS!! Beware: Beast emcee on the mic!

Cyhi The Prynce takes on the 5 Fingers of Death and spazzes on every beat. It could possibly be the freestyle of the year so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

CyHi is destroying the rap game… in the best way! Check out the video above.

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Samuel L. Jackson Speaks On “Kong,” Black People In Film & TV, President Trump And More (Video)

Samuel L. Jackson talks about President Trump, racism in America, Hollywood’s casting of British Black actors in ‘American’ roles, “Kong: Skull Island,” and more. See? Waaaay more than just the 2 controversial minutes here or there the gossip sites are gushing about.

(Google that sh!t if you like. We don’t do that here.)

But something else of note: Jackson, in response to Ebro’s lead-in, touches on the historical racist undertones in all the “King Kong” movies (like we did on here). Yeah. Talk more about that mainstream.

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Faith Evans Speaks On Her Memories And The Legacy Of Notorious B.I.G. And More (Video)

The Hip-Hop nation noted the passing of 20 years since the passing of Notorious B.I.G. And it seems appropos that the popularly recognized wifey of Biggie is given the mic and spotlight and time to speak on things. Got a project on hers and B.I.G.’s love (“The King & I,” due out May 19th) that she talks about, memories, Biggie’s legacy and more. Talks abut Lil Kim and Stevie J, too.

FAITH EVANS X NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (PRE-ORDER)

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Cory Gunz Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #048 (Video)

Peter Gunz, your son is that one! Cory Gunz grunts through the Wu track intro, then he spun out on it like he left fire on the tires!! Non-stop. Actually the only thing that stopped him was a stumble at the end. But eff that though, that’s how live freestyle flows go. Pretty damn dope. Get ’em Gunz!

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J.I.D. – “Elevators (Me & You) Freestyle” [Video]

Dreamville. That’s J. Cole’s label. Cole just signed J.I.D. to the label, so he must be good. But… um… let’s check out this freestyle he did on air for DJ Tony Touch’s show on Shade 45… just to be sure.

(Okay yep. Dude is that good. And he’s from Atlanta, so bonus righteous points for going in on the Outkast “Elevators (Me & You)” beat.)

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Mysonne – “Welcome To New York City Freestyle” (Video)

Mysonne the NY 5-star GENERAL!! Whew! Dude just turned in one of the dopest freestyles in the series (look at the daaaamn faces on Funk Flex’s mug). #Freestyle046 is over that “Welcome To New York City” beat that Cam’Ron originally blessed.

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Mack Wilds Speaks On Adele vs. Beyonce, ‘The Breaks’ And More (Video)

Yup yup. Mack Wilds doing the media rounds, with his show “The Breaks” returning to VH1 for a season. A Power 105 promo stop-through was must for the menu. Something dope about a new school artist doing a Hip-Hop TV series set in the time of his childhood… and showing up on modern radio to talk about it. Watch above.

Mack Wilds talks his role in ‘The Breaks,’ working with Sanna Lathan in ‘Shots Fired,’ new music & more.

Wilds is wary of how WILD Ms. Yee is getting with that riding crop though. Hahaa! And he is very savvy about maneuvering around some of the ‘it’ girls of the world (Sanaa Lathan, Adele, Beyonce). We see ya young playa!

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The Punany Poets Push Spiritual Sex and HIV/Aids Awareness (Video)

Hahaa! You know, a touchless orgasm sounds like a great idea… until you get C Tha God hopping chairs to lay prone on the floor like ol’ gal was about to saddle up right there on The Breakfast Club morning show. Watch the shenanigans as the Power 105 morning crew welcomes The Punany Poets.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Talks Entrepreneurship, His Passion For Start-Ups And More (Video)

The man Gary Vee! On with The Breakfast Club… Kinda threw Bernie under the bus at the beginning, but we don’t have to agree on everything. You know, because America.

Wise words well spoken by Charlemagne’s favorite ‘corporate thug motivator’ on the effect of the recent election on entrepreneurship, the lonely life of entrepreneurs, realistic ideas to make money, his dream to buy the NY Jets, his admiration of rappers’ grind and more.

@ojones1

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T.I. Speaks On The Donald, The Family, ‘The Family Hustle’ And More (Video)

T.I. has always been a good interview; more so more recently. Frank talk with the right touches of swag… plus a word of the week! Learn something from listening to Tip talking about the possibilites for continuing ‘The Family Hustle’ (and NOT about the goings on with him and his wife Tiny), his socio-political activities and album, and more.

@ojones1

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Cassidy Freestyling Over Classic Instrumentals With Swizz Beatz Backing Him Up (Video)

Got damn! Step your freestyle game up lame ducks. Cass Larsiny got barz AND Swizz doing live overdubs while he spits ’em. Wow, how can anyone else win? BAAAARRRZZZ!!!!

@ojones1

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Chrisette Michele Explains Why She Performed At Trump’s Inauguration (Video)

SPIKE LEE REMOVES CHRISETTE MICHELE FROM NETFLIX PROJECT; QUESTLOVE SAYS HE WOULD’VE PAID HER NOT TO PERFORM

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Robert Glasper Experiment – “Find You” (Live) [Video]

Another “ArtScience” live performance gem from the in-studio set Robert Glasper Experiment did with DJ Aaron Byrd. This is “Find You” on KCRW.

(Now… you gotta read that last text block like some classic NPR radio intro ish. And if you don’t listen NPR, you should try it out. Some dope music featured and opportunities to expand await.)

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – ARTSCIENCE (LP)

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Robert Glasper Experiment – “Day To Day” (Live) [Video]

Grammy award-winning jazz fusion group Robert Glasper Experiment doing “Day To Day” (off “ArtScience”) live for KCRW. Studio session dopeness. Accompanied by DJ Aaron Byrd. Turntablism adding that Hip-Hop finish. The Culture on behavior here is beautiful. NPR does it again!

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – ARTSCIENCE (LP)

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Termanology Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #030 (Video)

Termanology going IN for his hometown ’round Beantown (Law Town aka Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA)! Hilarious how Funk Flex jumping in there was throwing him off a bit. Still spit fire with Statik Selektah over there co-signing. Dope Freestyle #030
on Hot 97 above.

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DJ Yogi – “The Brunch Mix 12182016” (Mixtape)

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DJ Yogi has cheffed y’all up a quality blend of TIScarfaceQuad City DJs, 69 Boyz & K-NockAretha FranklinTears For FearsSadeBig Sean… and… and… some more! Is it Hip-Hop, Soul, Christmas, Gospel, Twerk, Bass music or what?? Well… YES!

The Brunch Mix goes all over the place like runny eggs.
DJ Yogi

DJ YOGI – THE BRUNCH MIX 12182016 (MIXTAPE)

The LOX Trade War Stories & Celebrate With The ‘Drink Champs’ Noreaga & DJ EFN (Video)

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the “Drink Champs”. In this episode the guys drink it up with The LOX. Although members of The LOX have sat in with the champs a few times before, this is the first time all three members sit in together! The guys talks about The LOX new Roc Nation situation as well as their upcoming album and a lot more.
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Jadakiss, Styles P, & Sheek Louch Go Wild About Past Beefs, New Hip Hop, Politics, & ‘Filthy America’ (Video)

The LOX speaks get amped speaking on politics, censorship, past beefs, their deal with Roc Nation, & their new album “Filthy Amercia…It’s Beautiful” that’s out now.
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Pharrell Williams Speaks On His Post-Election Feelings, “Hidden Figures” And More (Video)

In this sit-down, Pharrell also speaks on who “Happy” was originally for… goes into his love for A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, living in Virginia, and much more! A lot of meat in a relatively short, but deep conversation. Pharrell Williams talks about the “Hidden Figures” movie – for which he served as producer and soundtrack composer. Even segueing into that early on got deep.

Don’t trust the polls…Millennials don’t answer house phones, and there’s 43 million Americans.

Well worth the half-hour. Peep.

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