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Leikeli47, “Elian’s Theme, Based On a True Story”

You can’t see the face of the ever-masked Leikeli47, but you can still sense the contempt through the sneers in her rhymes. Latest from her mixtape LK-47 Pt. II. Watch

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Los Rakas, “Sueño Americano”

​Rich and Dun go beyond just Latin American sounds and vibes to addressing the plights of the Latin American diaspora in America. Latest from the… Watch

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SZA feat. Isaiah Rashad, “Warm Winds”

​The two Top Dawg rookies collaborate for a wispy, feathery, nature-filled kind of vibe. From SZA’s new album Z. Watch

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Atmosphere, “Kanye West”

As we contemplate the meaning of “Kanye West” as a verb, Slug and Ant are trying to recreate that “Bound 2” vibe with some unconventional casting choices… Watch

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Prince Po & Oh No, feat. Pharoahe Monch, O.C., “On Smash”

​On a brassy, funky number from Oh No, three vets of the 90’s east coast underground show they haven’t lost a step. It’s another tease at an Organized… Watch

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Full OutKast performance from Coachella 2014

​Who know how long this will last online, but here it is… The first OutKast performance in so many moons, all 92 minutes of it, taped live from Coachella… Watch

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Fearce Vill feat. Grieves, Grynch, “Let It Be (Remix)”

​Fearce’s second go-around with the Beatles sample (the first time was off of Dyme Def’s Space Music way back in 2007) sees fellow Seattle rappers Grieves… Watch

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The Kennedys, “Supreme”

With ​minimalist breaks and organs, Arizona duo The Kennedy’s straightforward but raw style of rap strikes a nerve. From their mixtape As Requested. Watch

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Tunde Olaniran, “The Highway”

​The beat is rhythmic but kind of strange with bird chirps and synth kicks, but singer/rapper Tunde Olaniran makes sense of it all while shifting back and… Watch

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Le$, “Midnight Club (Episode One)”

​The newest Jet Life crew memeber rides on an exquisitely nocturnal beat, the kind that’s made for cruising expensive whips slowly at night. From Le$’ Gran… Watch

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Stat Quo, “OutKast Relax”

Chill for a sec… it’s not a new OutKast song. But Stat Quo pays a fitting tribute to the newly reunited duo with a beat sampled from the “Hold On, Be… Watch

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String Theory (Hex One of Epidemic & BBZ Darney) feat. Halfcut, “Art of Rap”

​Latest from Canadian hip-hoppers Hex One, BBZ Darney and Halfcut sees them ride a classic 90’s New York beat formula of jazzy melodies and dirty snares. From… Watch

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MADLines, “The Weapon”

​Dub beats from Dyme Def’s BeanOne has MADLines changing styles from roots reggae to straight rhyme spitting on her latest single. From the… Watch

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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