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“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

Mobb Deep – The Outcome

Another one off DJ Whoo Kid and DJ S.Whit’s upcoming mixtape The Elevation 2 dropping April 19th. Previously: Mack Wilds ft. French Montana, Mobb Deep & Busta Rhymes – Henny (Remix) (Video)

Video: Vado Interview w/ Angie Martinez

Vado chops it up with Angie Martinez about “My Bae”, DJ Khaled, reality TV, relationship with Camron and more. Previously: Vado – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

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

DJ Drama & Don Cannon: The Boondocks Season 4 (Mixtape)

Listen to the unofficial mixtape for the fourth season of “The Boondocks,” hosted by DJ Drama and Don Cannon, featuring guest appearances from Killer Mike, Two-9, Lil Herb, Problem, Smoke DZA, and more. “The Boondocks” returns for the fourth and final season April 21 on Adult Swim. Download: DJ Drama & Don Cannon: The Boondocks [...]

Asher Roth ft. Major Myjah – Last Of The Flohicans

Off RetroHash dropping April 22nd. Previously: Asher Roth – The World Is Not Enough (Video)

Jay-Z Bringing Made In America Festival to LA

After two years in Philly, Jay Z is bringing the Budweiser sponsored Made In America Festival to the city of Los Angeles this Summer. But don’t worry Philadelphia, you’re still getting your two day event as well. The Festival will take place in both cities simultaneously over Labor Day weekend, and performances from both locations [...]

Rapper Christ Bearer Cuts Off Penis, Jumps Off Balcony

New from PopCrunch: Who needs a penis in the afterlife, right? Christ Bearer, a rapper affiliated with the groundbreaking hip-hop collective The Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his manhood and jumped from a balcony in North Hollywood early Wednesday. 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.

Video: The Corner Where the Illmatic Cover Was Shot

In this second clip from Mikey Fresh’s trip to QB with Jungle, Nas’ brother shows us the benches where their childhood friend Ill Will lost his life and takes us to the corner where the background image from the Illmatic album cover was shot. Previously: Inside Nas’ Childhood Apartment

Video: Jon Connor – Bound 2 Freestyle

New video from Jon Connor for his freestyle over “Bound 2?. Previously: Jon Connor – A Tribute To The Notorious B.I.G. Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Chris Crack – Cuts (Prod. by Tree)

Tree isn’t just one of the most dynamic MCs working in the Chi right now, he’s also one of the standout producers in a city that is currently overflowing with talent. In an effort to spread his Soul Trap sound as widely as possible and put on for his homies at the same time, he’ll [...]

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.

Video: Deniro Farrar – Cult Rap: The Calling (Pt.2)

In this second installment of his Cult Rap vlog series, Farrar talks about how he still hits the streets to push his CDs in an effort to make a memorable connection with the fans and the public. He also speaks on his experience dropping out of school and stresses the importance of an education in [...]

Meyhem Lauren – Silk Shirts & Yellow Gold (Prod. by Buckwild)

The Silk Shirt Ambassador and Buckwild liberate the first release from their upcoming Silk Pyramids project, which will be out May 27th on Thrice Records. via XXL Previously: Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – Silk Pyramids (Artwork)

Video: Styles P – So Deep

The Ghost floats above the city in his latest visual from the Phantom And The Ghost LP, due out April 29th through NMCMG/EMPIRE. Pre-order now if you haven’t already and be sure to check out SP’s Reddit AMA from yesterday afternoon, in which he addressed the infamous Aaliyah diss, revealed that his son produced a [...]

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.

Future ft. Pusha T & Pharrell – Move That Dope (Thelonious Martin Remix)

One of my favorite under the radar producers of the moment puts his prints on Future’s “Move That Dope”. Previously: In The Lab with Thelonious Martin

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