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The Good Sin feat. Tay Sean, “Promise Me”

​With Andre 3k’s words ringing in his ears, Seattle emcee The Good Sin drops life lessons with a hypnotic lean. From his new album Life Before. — Watch

Roddy, “Break Bread”

​Jet Life representative Roddy, aka Route The Ruler, describes his life 4 bars at a time (kinda like a lyrical version of his Instagram feed). Off of his mixtape Good Sense 2. — Watch

The Underachievers, “Metropolis”

The Underachievers, steady and rumbling in footage of their tour, builds a city for the indigo cause. Their debut album, Cellar Door: Terminus Et Exordium, is out in August. — Watch

STS, “Why Can’t I Say It”

​The n-word is a complex subject, especially when non-blacks use it, and STS breaks it down throughly with probably more depth than any rap before it. Off of his new EP We Can Talk Politics & World Affairs. — Watch

Nas, “Represent”

​Hard to believe, but during Illmatic’s original release twenty years ago, Columbia Records never made a video for “Represent”. Now with Illmatic XX’s release, we get this dreamlike splicing of silent films footage and Nas’ library of… — Watch

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