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The Boondocks Mixtape: Season 4 (Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Sense & Don Cannon)

With Season 4 set to air on April 21, Adult Swim and The Boondocks partner to release a mixtape filled with new talent. Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Sense and Don Cannon, Two-9, Lil Herb, Skeme and Troy Ave. pop up on the tracklist, plus the Killer Mike-Alchemist track “The Boonies” shows up as well. Stream to your heart’s content below.

J Dilla – “Give ‘Em What They Want”

Unreleased, posthumous records can be problematic. Just look at Tupac’s albums after death and the mixed response to Michael Jackson’s tunes beyond the grave for reference. “New” J Dilla records, though? Alright, I’m a hypocrite so let me spare you guys of the fluff. “Give ‘Em What They Want” knocks and I want it in my car right now, dammit.

Pelé And Cristiano Ronaldo Nearly Make Grown Men Cry For Emirates Airlines

Hands in late pass Sam and Ryan are the soccer experts of the crew. As for myself, I know soccer, but I don’t know soccer if that makes any sense. Nevertheless, like most people who fancy themselves as fútbol fans, World Cup 2014 fever is beginning to capture my mind, body and soul. Show More Summary

“Get Up On My Level”: Review Of Kevin Gates’ ‘By Any Means’

Kevin Gates is a pleasantly confusing artist who refuses to fit into any box that listeners may attempt to place him in. He sings and raps in an inimitable drawl that switches from choppy and subdued to angry and resonant. The twitchiness...Show More Summary

Prepare Your Tummy To Welcome Back KFC’s Double Down Sandwich

It appears that we’re in the midst of two “golden ages” of things, both of them completely unrelated but so gosh dang American: TV and fast food. These epochs are great because not only can Americans get superb dramas and comedies, like,...Show More Summary

Did Raymond Felton And Iman Shumpert Just Complete The Worst Backcourt Season Of All-Time?

Words By Derz So, it’s official: the Knicks’ recent improved play was too little too late, and the club is in the all too familiar territory of missing out on the playoffs once again. Finishing ninth is no mean feat in the West (condolences, Suns fans)…but in the laughably weak East, it’s a damning result for this expensive roster.

Singer Tinashe Talks Her Love For Jordans With ‘Chicks N Kicks’

Chan and the gang reup with season two of their Chicks N Kicks series of profiles with bubbling singing sensation Tinashe. The RCA recording artist spends time speaking on her debut solo project and how she manages to stand out from the pack. And, with it being CNK and all, she breaks down her favorite pair of kicks.

Who Will Roc Nation Sports Sign Next? Juan Perez Knows

You’re an elite ballplayer with the world at your fingertips. Why wouldn’t you want to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports? GQ has one of the more interesting interviews you’re sure to run across this week, sitting down with Juan Perez, Roc’s president. Show More Summary

Young Dolph Ft. Gucci Mane & Young Thug – “Put Your Hands Up”

Guwop tells you to put your hands up, you put your hands up, right? “Put Your Hands Up” is as trap-like as the lineup suggests. Bricks and pounds, trust issues and robberies are the topic of discussion within the verses, thanks be to Young Dolph, Gucci Mane and Thugga Thugga with everybody bringing their A-game to the party.

Beenie Man – “I Know”

Painting myself as a reggae/dance hall aficionado would be a bold-faced lie. In fact, the fondest memories I have of the genre are house parties in undergrad. And half of those times I was upstairs in the smoke room. Nevertheless, I’m well aware know who Beenie Man is, which is why I didn’t mind giving his new tune, “I Know,” a listen.

Fresh Out The Box: 9 Ground-Breaking Rap Performances From Nickelodeon’s All That

I wasn’t older than four or five when I saw my first episode of All That. At the time, I really didn’t care much for the musical acts. I really just tolerated them. But every once in a while, you get caught in a Wikipedia wormhole, and you start to realize things about childhood. Like, holy sht, Nickelodeon preconditioned me to love Hip-Hop.

Jay Z And Beyonce Are Reportedly Going On Tour Pretty Soon… Together

Hope you didn’t spend your tax refund check yet because word ’round the web is Jay Z and Beyonce are going on tour together. According to Page Six, the Carters are taking their “Drunk In Love” act on the road (or hangar) this summer for a 20-stadium US tour that’ll reportedly begin late June, with a possible July 4th performance in New York.

Thelonious Martin – “Move That Dope” (Remix)

It’s not the anyone thinks there’s a true need for a remix to Future’s “Move That Dope.” To quote King Thelonious, “Threw my spin on that motherfcker” to extend the song’s shelf life that much further. May your Wednesdays be wavy.

Trinidad Jame$ Ft. Scotty ATL, Goldyard & 2$ Fabo – “Btch Plea$e”

All ATL everything as T. Jame$ and fellow Dirty Birds Scotty ATL, Goldyard and Fabo deliver on “Bitch Please,” asking all fakes and flaugin’ ass cats to stop it. Posted mostly to hear Fabo spazz but Scotty may be the one who saunters in and steals the show at the intro. Spotted: Complex

Bas – Two Weeks Notice

Before his debut EP Last Winter drops on April 29, Dreamville’s Bas serves up fans a series of freestyles to hold them over. The six-song drop includes three originals plus a couple of remixes. Download and stream options are both below.

Logic – “While You Wait”

Transparency is the key to a rapper who wants long-term success. When an artist plays the role of someone they’re not, personal song concepts break the mold and are out of the question. Yet, individuality is what connects with listeners and separates the leaders from the pack. That’s where Logic and the title track to his While You Wait EP come into play.

Negash Ali Ft. Temu – “The African Dream” Video

In the biographical track “The African Dream,” Negash Ali returns with another eye-catching visual stunner. I could write up a couple sentences explaining his background, but really, it’s far more interesting to let him him tell it himself in the video. Show More Summary

4.16 The Cooler

‘Soul Train’ May Boogie Down on Broadway [Billboard] Why It’s EDM’s Fault Outkast Flopped [EDM] Are You Smart or Smart Enough? [Very Smart Brothas] MLB Marks Jackie Robinson Day [ESPN] Purported al Qaeda Meeting Caught On Tape [CNN] Paul...Show More Summary

Here’s The Final (And Best) ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer

Words By DrHipHop85 This is it. The “final trailer” from the latest installation in the highly successful and popular X-Men film franchise. The first trailer gave us a taste of the stakes, atmosphere and mood of the film, dark and broody. The second trailer was all about the explosions, mutant powers, and action. I mean we got to see Iceman ICED UP!

Iman Shumpert Went All And-1 On Paul Pierce, The Nets

There is no player in the NBA that I loathe more than Paul Pierce, it’s hard to explain and inherently Lebron related, but I just can’t stand the guy. With that said, I’d like to send a special shoutout to Iman Shumpert for what he did...Show More Summary

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