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Blank Face – “Best Of Me” (Freestyle) feat. Ya Highne$$

As boom-bap as the beat is, that Mya “Best Of Me” occupies the R&B side of your mind, right? Well, remember Jay-Z was on the track as a guest, too. So it would not be totally out of balance to max out the rap side of this track’s equation. That’s what Blank Face and Ya Highne$$ did. Check it out!

Blank Face returns with a new freestyle featuring Brooklyn’s Own, Ya Highne$$. Rapping over the classic DJ Clue & Mya track “Best Of Me” (featuring Jay-Z). Both display two different styles that showcase bars, originality and dope rhyme schemes. Blank Face starts it off and passes it to Ya Highne$$ to end the track.



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Minty Burns – “Green Man” (Prod. By Pops) [Video]

Hey, it’s Ox! Haven’t seen him since he and DJ Khaled were clowning around in the “Nas Album Done” video. That said, Minty Burns (aka “Green Man”) damn well better NOT let Ox down. Ha!



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C Keys x Kazi – “Remember When” feat. DJ Grazzhoppa

Yeaaah mannn, let’s take it back. Reminisce with this “Remember When” joint (speaking of… this song might make you wanna put one up in the air… get a drink and roll ’em if you got ’em). Sure, there was good, and not-as-good, but remember anyway; then turn the page.

C Keys and Kazi release “Remember When,” the first single from their upcoming collaboration album “Keys 2 Kazi.” Cuts are provided by DJ Grazzhoppa.

California emcee C Keys (fka The Infamous MC) was born in San Francisco, raised in Oakland and now residing in Sacramento. Oxnard emcee and producer Kazi did his first record with C Keys back in 2004 on “So Invincible” from Kazi’s “The Plague” album.

The new album “Keys 2 Kazi” will be done soon, written and performed by C Keys and is primarily produced by Kazi. C Keys adds the following about the single: “Remember When” was one of the first beats Kazi sent me, without thinking I immediately turned on my phones voice recording and started improvisational freestyling my verses into it. Once done, I went right to the booth and recorded.”

– Below System Records



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Frank Knight – “Black in America II” feat. Killah Priest (Of Wu-Tang Clan) [Prod. By The Gonz]

Shout and respect to The Frank Knight rises… doing Justice to The Gonz track, and showing that he’s definitely in League with the likes of Killah Priest. See what I did there? Now, hear what they did on “Black in America II.”

The young Brooklyn emcee Frank Knight revisits his “Black In America” subjected record in his latest release “Black In America II” featuring Killah Priest of Wu-Tang Produced By Minnesota native The Gonz.

Both artists take the time to deliver a multi-layered perspective of two generational experiences that relate to being Black In America. The record entails their lives as black men growing up and living in America. They touch on points ranging from black excellence, police brutality, slavery, Black on Black crime, religion, and spirituality, just to name a few.

This is the perfect mesh of what New York sounds like over smooth modern boom bap vibes, dope lyrics, and perspectives of a legendary MC and a newcomer with something to prove.

Notable Quotables

“America’s history, show they want to get rid of me/They want black history, without credit in history” – Frank Knight

“Police brutality, the beast mentality, eat up our young in the streets of poverty/Melaninated and devil hated they had us selled on slave ships, cause we fell from the spaceships” – Killah Priest

“My zone is New York, it’s get the chrome when you talk/I don’t know what you thought, but when they draw you chalked/You just a lost game of hangman, a body in chalk” – Frank Knight

“Reject from the system, accept ancestors wisdoms/Y’all not God that’s dog backwards, that’s Anubis practice” – Killah Priest



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Marz Money – “The Truth” (Freestyle)

Another dope rhyme from Marz Money. Yup, it goes up! Calls his freestyle over Beans’ beat for “The Truth” a freemix (freestyle + remix, I reckon).


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Eye Candy: Mame Anta At Cannes (Video)

See we even rep #WakandaForever at the Cannes Film Festival… with French model Mame Anta!



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Comedy: Pardon The Interruption, Stephen. Deadpool Has A Movie To Promote (Video)

Have you seen that new Deadpool in theaters yet? Well, Stephen Colbert saw Deadpool a while ago… during his opening monologue… and it was hella funny!

Stephen talks about D.C. every night but, after a visit from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), it appears “The Late Show” is part of the Marvel Universe.
– The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


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Dave East – “NYCHA” feat. Nas

Likely get into that “Rapture” on Netflix later. But now, gotsta get into this new jawn from Dave East and Nas off the soundtrack. Because… BANGER!

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Anderson .Paak – “Bubblin” (Video)

I’mma take your momma to the Mariott and wear it out!

Super dope crazy song and visual. No question! But the real question: What’s “Bubblin” in that smoke or that drank for Anderson .Paak to come up with it?? Hahaaa!


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For Starters, Snoop Dogg And Howard Stern Talk About Tupac Bringing Weed And Madonna To Him (Video)

Long time between seeing but Snoop D-O-Dub gets the love whenever he drops in on Howard Stern, as well The DoggFather should. Hear his interview in the series of audio snips below. Got a lil Facebook audio widget above to start with.

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Due Out Mid-Summer, An Epic Bio Film Will Tell Us All “Whitney” (Trailer)

This July 6th in U.S. theaters… there will be tears. Man, oh, man. They got commentary from Bobby, best friends, family, and insiders who KNEW “Whitney” for real. The film promises to tell all, ALL of it! Sure you want to know it ALL?

Really think about that. The answer is ‘yes’ of course. But if you murmured the words, “I Love You, Whitney at the end with the cat in the trailer… just saying, everything about the ‘beautiful people’ in our lives wasn’t beautiful. Prepare for that, but certainly keep the love. Always.

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Watch The Red Band Teaser For “Sorry To Bother You” (Trailer) [NSFW]

Well, damn. ‘Weaponized hilarity’ for a film about telemarketing though? Okay. The jury was kinda out with us on this flick, but Lakeith Stanfield gets a nod for his work in “Atlanta” to be certain. He and Zazie are on to other screens with their careers since their Fx breakthrough. Good looks!

“Sorry to Bother You” is a 2018 American science fiction comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer. Set in Oakland, California, the film follows a young African-American telemarketer who adapts a White accent in order to thrive at his job.

The film showed at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 6, 2018, by Annapurna Pictures.

– Consequence Of Sound

Red Band trailer. Always a good look ahead for a movie that is gonna go raw. Speaking of going raw… Maybe don’t play this at work.

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Eye Candy: Amber Rose With A Swing-And-A-Miss Is Still A Hit (Video)

Holy sheeeeeit!! Say what you will, and holler all about my late pass all you want, but I am posting this Amber Rose vid. Them genes in them jeans though… Take me out to the ball game like a motherf**ker (and she is a MILF for real, so I guess that makes me a motherf**ker, too)!



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Did You Know That Bob Ross Did Much More Than Paint On PBS? (Video)

I thought about whether or not many of you are even old enough to remember how awesome “The Joy Of Painting” and host Bob Ross were. PBS was home to some great television. And if watching Ross paint ‘happy trees’ gave you joy back in the day, too, you will likely be as wow’d as I was (in a good way) when you learn even more about the PBS icon.

He inspired generations of young people to paint, but did you know these facts about him?
George Takei Presents


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Anoyd – “If I Ruled The World” (Freestyle)

BARZZZZ…to put wack rappers and mumblers under like ZZZZ. See Flex, they go heavy on the barz out West, too. Need proof? Anoyd gone give it to ’em!

Connecticut spitter ANOYD took a trip to the West Coast and pulled up on the Power 106 #LIFTOFF to drop some bars off with Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk on #Freestyle042. Carrying a chip on his shoulder the rapper came as advertised and spit heat.

Over Nas and Lauryn Hill’s classic “If I Ruled The World” instrumental, ANOYD went off for a little more than 5-minutes dropping lines that were too sick and too fluid to talk about.

– LA Leakers


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Chris Rivers – “Dragonfly”

Well hell yeah then! If you are gonna go in, go in on a Top 5 rapper’s beat! RIVERRRRSSS!

Chris Rivers is back with a vengeance this week with a freestyle over Royce Da 5’9’s “Caterpillar” beat called “DragonFly.” Chris basically goes all the way off combining flows, lyricism, delivery metaphors and subjects at high levels to show why he really is a dragon and the self-proclaimed Greatest in the universe.


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ethemadassassin – “Mercalli” (Prod. By Quake Mobb)

New ethemadassassin music. Calling it “Mercalli” (learn why, and more, with a look below and a listen above).

“Mercalli” is the second single off ethemadassassin’s, “Bear Handz Pt. 1: Magmatic” EP, set to be released May 25, 2018. The project is produced entirely by longtime friends and collaborators, Quake Mobb, out of Raleigh, NC. Quake Mobb’s series of beat “tapes” (@quakemobb) are named after all things related to earthquakes, and “Mercalli” is named after Giuseppe Mercalli, an Italian priest who developed a scale for measuring the intensity of earthquakes.


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Latest Teaser For John Travolta’s “Gotti” (Trailer)

“Gotti” comes to the big screens on June 15th, and the flick is looking pretty damn tough. Travolta has played gangster roles before, but they were nowhere near as heavy, or REAL, as the head of the Gambino Crime Family. Take a peek.


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Tiny Houses Made Out Of Concrete Water Pipes (Video)

Yeah, the big bad wolf better not even try it. Can’t blow down a house of bricks? Try solid concrete homie!

These houses are made out of concrete water pipes.
– In The Know Innovation

I dig tiny homes and Earthships. Especially this one that one could conceivably dig and put underground. Not 100% sure how water/sewer and heating/cooling would work. And residents will likely rethink that 4th meal burrito… blowing up the toilet in that teeny tubular home has gotta mean the funk will linger a LONG time!


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Eye Candy: Pamela Alexandra (Video)

Wowzers! What a thick-a-licious Honey-coated carmelized cutie Pamela Alexandra is! And her IG is insanely HOT. Check that at the link after you watch her Q&A video above. Learn about the lovely Pamela.



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