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Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring, “25 Bucks”

Storytelling time for Danny Brown, as he and Megan James of Purity Ring take a tour through the past that lead to his hustling days. Latest from his latest release Old. Watch

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The Bar feat. LA, Kixxie Siete, “Mits”

​Prometheus Brown and Bambu is joined by LA and Kixxie Siete for a classic posse cut over some b-boy breaks by DJ Nphared. Also, their notes on the video might… Watch

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Bishop Lamont, “All The Way Live”

​The Carson, California emcee’s new track is the kind of hype generator that can open a live set. From the mixtape he released at the end of 2013, (P)Reformation. Watch

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Black Dave & William Wilson, “Fuck Everybody”

Black Dave and William Wilson bring a punk rock kind of attitude to trap music, turning their Stone Rollers crew into the Warriors (as in the movie, Coney… Watch

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Jamall Bufford, “Loser”

​Jamall Bufford treads over Skee-Lo, territory but with more drum breaks and a little less of the cornball everything else. From his Mello Music Group release… Watch

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Nas feat. Q-Tip, “One Love” Live on Fallon

This is a gem. With Q-Tip (the track’s original producer) to his right, Nas performs his classic with live instrumentals, including a kalimba and upright bass,… Watch

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Hopsin, “I Need Help”

​The Funk Volume head honcho is a bit more manic than usual, coming out with a vibe reminiscent of the Strange Music crew. Off his new album, Knock Madness. Watch

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Jody Duff, “Face It”

For this J Krown directed video, ​Jody’s plain-spoken raps fit the moody electronics of producer Statik Shock’s beat. Watch

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Dotz & Flo, “In Time”

With soft-spoken songstress Flo, British young spitter Dotz lets loose some carpe diem raps. Off of their release The Flotz EP. Watch

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Grayskul, “The Gift” Live on KEXP

​Words of wisdom from Onry and JFK as they perform a cut from their latest album Zenith live at KEXP. Check out their entire on-air performance on YouTube. Watch

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Add-2 & Khrysis, “Death of Chicago”

​And while the rest of the nation mourns another one-and-done gun tragedy, here’s your reminder that Chiraq is still a thing and it’s still ending lives.… Watch

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World’s Fair, “Nem Diggas”

​The Queens, New York collective go panoramic with a posse cut over some bare drums and wilding diggas in the background going off in typical New York style.… Watch

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CunninLynguists feat. Tunji, “South California”

The ​Kentucky true schoolers take a sharp turn westward for a summery track with Cali’s Tunji about California girls. From their forthcoming Strange Journey… Watch

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Alex Wiley, “Vibration”

​The Chicago rapper is mixing up a bit of British-style house/soul with Future’s autotune and impressionistic visuals for some exuberant trippyness. From… Watch

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Pete Rock feat. Rich Kidd, Raz Fresco, “They Reminisce Over You” (Live at CBC Rock The Mic)

​Pete Rock goes in front of Canadian TV cameras and record a live band version of his classic with C.L. Smooth, while giving some background behind the song,… Watch

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Diamond D & Pharoahe Monch, “Rap Life”

​The legendary D.I.T.C crew’s double-threat founding member hooks up with Pharoahe Monch and his unfucwitable flow (hey Wikipedia, here’s your source, you… Watch

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Buddha Avenue, “Rise”

​The Oakland rapper’s sing-songy but staggered flow on his latest track is bouncy and calming. Off of Buddha Avenue’s Bandcamp release The Dreaming Rose… Watch

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Phil Adé, “The Language (Royal Fam Remix)”

​Phil Adé is at it again, this time he’s remixing Drake’s track and adding his own two cents. Watch

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TiRon & Ayomari feat. Jeremih, “Her Theme Song”

It’s not deja vu. Jeremih steps in for BJ the Chicago Kid for a new (barely more upbeat) version of TiRon and Ayomari’s track. Off of A Sucker For PumpsWatch

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Slum Village, “Yes Yes”

​Slum Village’s tribute on the birthday of founding member Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, features a leftover beat from the late producer, while the crew, including… Watch