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DJ Quik Un-Retires, Drops New Track “That Nz Crazy”

When DJ Quik said he was retiring last year, we prayed he was selling wolf tickets. Thankfully, the Compton legend took us off the ledge last week by confirming new album details on SKEE Live. First of all, Quik said that his ninth solo album will called Midnight Life. The project is complete and features Dom Kennedy, Bishop Lamont, Mack 10 & Suga Free.

NY Shoplifter Gets Caught, Gets Arrested, Ends Up Getting Hundreds Of Thousands In Lawsuit

A Brooklyn man received a huge payday for being injured while being arrested, following a shoplifting attempt. He plead guilty to the charge, but sued for the city for his broken ankle. Apparently, this is the man’s third victory in suits against the city of NYC. The New York Post reports that 50-year-old Kevin Jarman has received other payouts from the city.

Here’s A Brilliant Vine That Tells You All You Need To Know About Racism In America

The worst kind of racism is the kind you can’t technically prove but you know it’s there. Being followed in a store is one of those instances. A clerk pretends to be shifting through some clothes here or there or organizing a shelf when really he or she is just following to make sure you don’t steal anything.

QoTD: Should The Cavs Trade Andrew Wiggins For Kevin Love?

LeBron James is coming home. Yay! does a jig Now what? Despite the earnest tone that LeBron took in his letter, this move isn’t just to mend bridges. Cleveland has an intriguing roster brimming with highly-touted prospects. Prospects like Andrew Wiggins. The league’s Next Big Thing has all the physical tools to be an incredible wing player for 10-15 years.

Luke-O – “Main Street Pt. II”

Luke-O has a tape coming out called Lacoste Boss. Just let that marinate for a while. I can’t tell if I’m enjoying it so much because the words rhyme, or because I might have worn double Lacoste shirts at one point in time….and thatShow More Summary

Jhene Aiko – “The Pressure”

Words By Ashan With her debut album around the corner, Jhené Aiko offers us “The Pressure,” a kicked back single with a don’t-give-a-damn attitude that will have you feeling right for that Friday commute. While she won’t drop any jaws, you really have to respect Aiko for her consistency- with each track more cool, calm and collected than the next.

Raekwon – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”

Raekwon’s really feeling himself for his latest Throwback Thursday effort pause. For his fifth installment, Chef dug up a true oldie by using The Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” and, even though it’s only one verse, no “Ice Cream” sweet talk here as he goes extra explicit with Viagra raps.

Pusha T – “No Flex Zone”

Between the lightening fast rise of Bobby Shmurda and the dance that comes with him and Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone,” there’s another topic altogether waiting to be discussed how the word “organic rise” is a classic oxymoron in rap. All week, Sremmurd’s hit has been receiving the remix treatment from some of the game’s more prominent names.

7.18 The Cooler

Almost 90 Percent of All US Wiretaps Listen for Suspected Drug Deals [Motherboard] Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell [Gawker] What Is The World’s Deadliest Animal? [MNN] Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs [Business Insider] FBI...Show More Summary

Jeezy Says Recording “Seen It All” Was An Emotional Experience For Jay Z

MTV caught up with Jeezy on the set of his “Me Okay” video and gets Jeezy to spill the beans about how his recent collab with Jay Z, “Seen It All,” came to be. He reveals the song was originally slated to be on Hov’s Magna Carta Holy...Show More Summary

Common, Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s Take You Through Chicago In “The Neighborhood”

We’re less than a week away from getting our grubby hands on Nobody’s Smiling, and if you can’t tell by all of the nice things we’ve already said, the TSS deligation is pretty darn excited. What’s that? You don’t share in our joy? Take...Show More Summary

Obits: Roots Manager Rich Nichols Passes Away

The Roots longtime manager Rich Nichols passed on Wednesday at the age of 55. Nichols finally succumbed to a long battle with leukemia. For the band, he was a guiding hand, having been with them since the beginning in 1992. In the wake...Show More Summary

Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More EP

Words By Ashan In his first release since “Don’t Tell ‘Em” with lablemate YG this past May, Chicago-native and Def Jam vocalist Jeremih just hopped back on the scene with an unlikely partner: Los Angeles electronic music producer Shlohmo. The...Show More Summary

Ro Spit Ft. Dusty McFly – “Swag IV Sale” Video

Although “Swag IV Sale” sounds like a song that would’ve come out a few years ago on paper, we’re glad Ro Spit is dealing his new single now. Between the stalking production and effortless wordplay from him and fellow 313 spitter Dusty McFly, this street thumper works in any capacity and will sound great slamming out car windows throughout the rest of summer.

Here’s A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyling About Alanis Morissette

Kanye West was once a regular human being. That means he used to grab a microphone and rap with his buddies just like the rest of us. For proof, here’s a video of him in Fat Beats in Chicago kicking a freestyle in 1996, which would make him roughly 19 at the time. The freestyle is pretty good.

The Time Biggie And Puffy Went To Los Angeles And It Was All Love

It produced countless classic albums, songs, interviews and moments. In fact, the argument can be made it ranks as the most documented and storied era of Hip-Hop’s existence. But the East Coast/West Coast rivalry remains rap’s most visible scar. Show More Summary

Young Thug Ft. T.I. & Zuse – “Eww Eww Eww (Remix)”

Blame it on being hard to avoid or blame it on just softening my stance, but I’ve found myself becoming more and more of a Young Thug fan these past couple of months. Rap’s next great poet laurete he’s not, yet a certain entertaining factor about Thug’s music that’s been better and better at catching my ear is no longer my own personal musical elephant in the room.

Alex Wiley – “Future Guns” (Prod. By Statik Selektah )

Words By Ashan n his first single since his Village Party release early this past June, Chicago emcee Alex Wiley teamed up with veteran Beantown producer Statik Selektah on “Future Guns”, which Wiley dropped on his SoundCloud early Monday...Show More Summary

Case Arnold – “Hope$ & Dream$” Video

After dropping off the laid back single a few weeks back, Case Arnold delivers an equally chill visual for “Hope$ & Dream$.” Full of footage of the Nashville native either rocking sets or cooling out en route to whatever, the video shows...Show More Summary

DJ Clark Kent Explains How The Streets Helped Create $100 Mixtapes

If you don’t appreciate a good mixtape, you should probably move on past this post. And keep continuing on until you find some oncoming traffic. Mixtapes have been one of the most important ways Hip-Hop music and culture have been distributed since the beginning of the genre’s existence, though they haven’t always been chronicled as such, at least compared to other mediums.

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