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Pusha T Speaks On The Development Of “Daytona” And Dissing Drake ‘For The Record’ (Video)

Hells yeah! Start with the strong dap and get into the FACTS! Of course, the Drizzy dissing is on deck for discussion… but wait, there’s more!

G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T returns this week with ‘Daytona,’ his first full-length release since 2015’s ‘King Push – Darkness Before Dawn: The Prelude.’ In the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For the Record,’ Pusha discussed his recording process, his political differences with Kanye, the reasoning behind its truncated length, and the Drake diss track “Infrared.”
– Genius


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CyHi The Prynce – “Genius Freestyle” (Video)

A capella for all the fans and haters (who hate that they are secretly fans). CyHi The Prynce blessed Genius with a little something. Monster barz!!


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Why Drake And The-Dream “Shut It Down” As A Team After 2010 (Video)

Ha! Read that title and in for the dramaaaaa, huh? Nope. No real drama. Just grown men. Artists who collab’d for a killer cut; whose time was up. Each ‘reaching out’ in their own ways, their ways just didn’t jibe. And thus, no follow-up collaboration. It happens. Dr. Dre and Rakim, R. Kelly and Jay Z… things run their course; some courses shorter than others.

In 2010, The-Dream collaborated with Drake on “Shut It Down” from his album ‘Thank Me Later.’ In this excerpt of the first installment of Genius Level, Terius “The-Dream” Nash explains why the two haven’t worked together since.
– Genius

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Syd Breaks Down “All About Me” (Video)

Above: With Syd’s solo album (“Fin”) off and running, she sits down to speak on the first single (“All About Me”). In the process, we learn a bit more about Syd’s views, her band (The Internet), her life coming up and more.


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Joey Bada$$ Breaks Down “Land Of The Free” (Video)

What’s really cool about these videos where artists break their lyrics down… we get to learn not only about their throught processes with the lyrics, but about their thought lyrics as a person. For this Joey Bada$$ break down for his “Land Of The Free” jawn, even more so. DOPE!

Joey Bada$$’s politically charged track “Land Of The Free” was released on his birthday—and the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It’s a single from his forthcoming album AABA but serves as his personal statement on the current state of America and his ambition to create change for the future.

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Big Sean Breaks Down “No Favors” (Video)

Big Sean sits down to break down a track off his latest album (“I Decided”). Talking through “No Favors” (produced by FrancisGotHeat and WondaGurl) lyrics, discussing Eminem and making it, speaking on repping Detroit, the Flint Water Crisis and more… all jammed into the short clip above.


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Young M.A Breaks Down “OOOUUU” (Video)

Okay, I’m not the first to admit. But I wasted several clips – at several minutes each – that tried explaining what the hell Desiigner was saying on “Panda” (Panda… Panda Panda PandaPanda ggtthhrrrtaak!!). It almost made me not want to look at another lyric breakdown video again. Nut for Young M.A, oh hell yeah. She has EARNED the time I give in study of her work. I’m a fan. And her expo of the “OOOUUU” flow makes me even more so. Check it out.


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Classic Clips: Wu-Tang Clan Interview From 1991 (Video)

Rap artist J-Zone, who just so happens to also write for, unearthed some rare footage of the Wu-Tang Clan in their early stages for an interview on a cable access television program. This reminds me that I really need to digitize all the classic interviews I’ve had with artists from my time doing my ‘Strictly Hip Hop’ video show on cable access from around the same period of ’90-’95.

Actual Proof – Dream (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

DOWNLOAD: Actual Proof – Dream (Prod by 9th Wonder)

This is the first track from 9th Wonder’s Group Actual Proof from their new EP “The Talented Tenth” coming January 15th for free download…..

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