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The Weeknd – “King Of The Fall”

Words By Ashan “Bitches that we came with got all of your bitches jealous…” The Weekend’s been quiet for most of 2014 but all of that’s set to change with a tour slated to kick off on mid-September. To set the tone, “King Of Fall” is a freebie for the fans and the tune is in full-celebratory mode.

Chet Faker & GoldLink Blend Perfectly “On You”

Anyone who has collaborated with someone in person and on the spot can vouch for how free and comfortable the atmosphere can be. Moreso, when done organically and with partners who understand your vision, the product is that much better. Show More Summary

Brooklyn West Carter Shows Off “SuperPowers” On Reassuring New Single

After succumbing to the soothing sounds of Brooklyn West Carter’s new single, I’m pretty sure her “Super Powers” are mind manipulation. You know, like Obi Wan. Between the memorizing harp-infused production and beaming vocals from this...Show More Summary

Sam Lachow Ft. Gifted Gab & Mario Sweet – “Action Figures” Video

Do yourself a favor and watch Sam Lachow’s video for “Action Figures” all the way through. Take the journey, as the personable Seattle MC enlists his homegirl Gifted Gab and singer extraordinaire Mario Sweet for a trip through the easygoing lifestyle of a struggling rapper and his eclectic crew. The realities aren’t always pretty, but they look damn fun and sound even better.

Christian Deshun Delivers Mental Relaxation With “Thiiird.Coast.Poet” Video

Most nights I’m coming home passed 1AM and by myself, I’m throwing on the local jazz station, to clear my mind and ease myself into the drive to my bed. At that point, I’m typically too bogged down to focus on rap music or pretty much...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Speaks Of True Adversity At Trayvon Martin Rally

In March, Los Angeles Lakers future Hall of Fame guard Kobe Bryant came under fire for his comments regarding Trayvon Martin. Asked by The New Yorker’s Ben McGrath if he could see himself re-enacting the Miami Heat’s silent protest in...Show More Summary

ishDARR Has A Lot To Say On “Nothing”

Welp, looks like we’re all going to have to start paying attention to ishDARR. The 17-year-old Milwaukee-baced emcee is, by definition, greener than that dusty dollar bill in your wallet, but he does a damn good job at hiding the fact...Show More Summary

Guilt Free Listening: 7evenThirty’s ‘The Problem’ Album Stream

7evenThirty’s latest album has been on heavy rotation in the TSS offices since it dropped earlier this month. For those of you not privy to its dopeness, we’ve got you covered. We have some guilt-free listening for your enjoyment. Overall, The Problem is a nice change of pace from 7even’s previous album as it’s less concept album and storytelling and more straight up bars.

Pro Soccer Team Grants The Coolest Make-A-Wish Ever

Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders had an exhibition match against English Premier League Tottenham yesterday, and their starting 11 was actually a starting 12. Xander Bailey, an 18-year-old from West Virginia with cystic fibrosis, suited up and started for the team, as per his request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Show More Summary

Kevin Joye Delivers Pain For Pleasure In “Grandma Told Me” Video

“Grandaddy got cancer, sorry little bitch I gotta cancel” Watch his new video just once and Kevin Joye’s super-glue single “Grandma Told Me” won’t be leaving your head anytime soon. Backed by a Goose-produced beat that Mystikal would’ve...Show More Summary

Juicy J Ft. A$AP Rocky – “Scholarship” Video

The Juiceman chronicles continue with Juicy J delivering another video from his Stay Trippy LP. “Scholarship,” featuring A$AP Rocky, grabs all the necessary elements – pole-workers, 40-drinkers and party-goers – to fill the scene for a very standard video treatment. This should not be confused with Juicy J’s other scholarship donation that caused a stir.

T.I.’s Surprising Response To Floyd Mayweather’s “Fckin’ His Btch” Comments

T.I.’s taking the high and holy road when it comes to Floyd Mayweather. Big Brother caught up with Tip and says the only thing the “No Mediocre” rapper has to say to Floyd’s comments is: “I hope he is enjoying himself. God bless him.” On Friday, the dckhead scumbag boxer called T.I. a bitch while claiming to have slept with his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.

Tyrique Shahmir – “Trill Sht Only”

Let the record show that Tyrique Shahmir’s now two-for-two, first with “Perfection” and now “Trill Shit Only.” With Spitta cited as one of his influences, Shahmir seems to fancy himself with being able to bundle up a high number of words in each bar and the only thing able to hold him back here is the slow, winding production by fellow Tennessean Free P.

Hopsin Questions Everything In “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 7?

Certain people follow suit, while others question the masses. After watching Hopsin’s new video for “Ill Mind Of Hopsin 7,” it’s clear he’s not much of a conformist. Much like the barren visual, this gut-wrenching new song from the Funk Volume leader is wide open, examining the pillars of our society from a non-bias perspective and doing so in a way that fans can easily digest.

Saba – COMFORTZone Mixtape

Up-and-coming Chicago emcee Saba’s finally dropped his ComfortZone mixtape, and if you’re at all familiar with these parts of the Internet, you’ll know we’ve kept an eye out for the guy. Why? Well not only does he frequently collaborate...Show More Summary

Soundtracks To Summer: Clipse’s ‘We Got It For Cheap, Vol. 3?

“Totem pole top, honored by the few.” — Ab Liva 2008 was an interesting year for me, to say the least. I was coming off six months of cancer treatment after being diagnosed with lymphoma in the fall of 2007. I came back to finish high school, with a certain feel of invincibility. I had just punched this deadly disease in the face and I couldn’t be touched.

Rochelle Jordan – “Back In The Day”

Rochelle Jordan is one confusing cookie. Just when I’m convinced she’s about to go full fledged into fully convincing the masses she’s someone to take notice of, she falls back. “Back In The Day” is produced by familiar confidant KLSH...Show More Summary

The World According To Julie J: The Come-Up

Gene The Southern Child – Southern Meridian Mixtape If you couldn’t put two and two together to come up with five, Gene The Southern Child, who just dropped his Southern Meridian tape, is from the South. Florence, Alabama, to be exact. It’s not quite like anything else that’s coming out of the South right now. Show More Summary

Saturday Matinee: ‘The Black Godfather’

Sex, drugs and Blaxploitation films. The ’70s were defined by a lot more than those three features, but it’s no denying the impact the trio had on one of the most influential decades. The Black Godfather was released in September 1974, the golden age of the genre’s renaissance. Show More Summary

Shawn Chrystopher – “Faithful”

“Days turn to seconds/ I look up, it’s been ten months” When Shawn Chrystopher was rising three to four years back, he was an up & coming rapper who coasted on his own cosign and continually dropped new hotness to a growing fan base....Show More Summary

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