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Troy Ave, “Good Time”

​The prototypical New York rapper goes way back, rhyming some summertime feel-good behind De La Soul’s “Buddy” (Remix) beat. His upcoming project is called… Watch

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Chuuwee, “Pimp My Ride”

​Chuuwee presents the theme song for your up-to-no-good, late-night cruising. Off of The Chuuwee Channel. Watch

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Twista, “Got Away”

Twista puts aside the speed raps for a moment in favor of some straightforward talk to recognize the victims of domestic abuse. ​Off of Dark Horse. Watch

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Dao Jones, “One Dollar”

​The rapper with the luscious beard dresses like a dead president and sings the hook in the style of pbr&b. From his LP 100 Years. Watch

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Scarface feat. Akon, “Exit Plan”

The new slim and trim Scarface returns to the recording booth, and for the track off of his next LP Deeply Rooted, he brought along an also-resurfaced Akon. Watch

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Dez Hidef, “Falling Up”

​The Newark rapper hits a manic stride over some high-tempo drum & bass beats. The single available off of his Bandcamp page. Watch

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Taylor Bennett, “Chiraq Dreamin” Live at Truth Studios

​The Chicago youngster flips Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” beat and in his freestyle he matches Em’s hook in meter and intensity, except he does it for 40 bars… Watch

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Mobb Deep feat. The Lox, “All A Dream”

A dream collab for 90’s era hardcore hip-hop heads, Prodigy, Havoc, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch share the stage for a slow grinder of a track. Off of… Watch

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araabMuzik, “808V”

The deluge of materials promoting araabMuzik’s For Professional Use Only 2 is continuing, and this video features footage from his show at Webster Hall with DJ… Watch

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Dessa, “Fighting Fish”

​Doomtree memeber Dessa delivers testimony of her determination and spirit. Off of Parts of Speech. Watch

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Onyx, “Turndafucup”

​Oh so hip-hop isn’t aggressive enough for you? Well, here you go, from the gutter-bred Onyx (and producers Snowgoons), as rough as it can get without… Watch

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Future, “Coupe”

Mama might not like it, but Future sure loves driving. The song is the Week 8 installment of Adult Swim’s 2014 Singles series, available on their website. Watch

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40 Keys, “0 to 100”

When ​Fillmoe resident 40 Keys rides through his hometown of San Francisco, the beats get grimy and sinister. From the forthcoming D&G Part 2: Keys to tha City. Watch

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Recap: Getting up close and personal with Raz Simone

While touring, rising star Raz Simone pays his hometown a visit for the Capitol Hill Block Party and gets intimate with the townfolk. Read

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Pro Era (Kirk Knight & Dyemond Lewis), “Extortion”

Pro Era showcases its depth as ​Kirk Knight and Dyemond Lewis of the beast coast outfit drop this moody and murky track. From the upcoming Scion AV EP release… Watch

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Cousin Fik feat. E-40, “Go Ape”

The Sic Wid It Records artists revive the hyphy aesthetic but with a bit more emphasis on the fly than the hyper. Off of Cousin Fik’s mixtape Sickest Nigga Healthy 2. Watch

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araabMuzik, “Maximus”

araabMuzik goes back to his roots as he flips a sample New York style. Off of Professional Use Only 2. Watch

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Freeway & The Jacka feat. Freddie Gibbs, “Cherry Pie”

​The bicoastal partnership between street chroniclers Freeway and The Jacka combine with midwest compatriot Freddie Gibbs and a rather lush musical… Watch

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Saint Millie, “Glory”

​Chicago emcee Saint Millie relays another day on earth while his heads is somewhere else entirely. His album of the same name is coming soon. Watch

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Sir Michael Rocks feat. Casey Veggies, Iamsu!, “Bussin”

Mikey tries a more grounded approach, well, not as spaced-out at least, and gets a few Cali-based homies to join his trip. Off of the upcoming BANCO. Watch