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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

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$kinny, “Marijuana On Everything”

$kinny is the type of rapper that has no struggles with marijuana, and here he’s rhyming like he’s floating on a cloud. From his mixtape Ghetto Disneyland. Watch

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A.Dd+, “Can’t Come Down”

A.Dd+ is traversing that gulf between getting faded and getting paid with a catchy track about holding down a job while high. From DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Abby Dobson, “State of Grace”

​Talib addresses the current state of females within and the depiction of females in hip-hop, and incidentally shows off some of his nicest flows I think I… Watch

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The Doppelgangaz, “Live Rugged”

One thing you might notice about The Doppelgangaz are the type of cats that bring out their New York rasps on some otherwise smooth and chilled beats, like on… Watch

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MOD, “Raw”

​The newest signee to Murs’ indie shop Label 316 introduces himself with some unfiltered lines from the heart. From his debut album Backpack Trap. Watch

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Zion-I, “Supreme”

​The graf themed video for this Zion-I track features San Francisco graf artist Apex. Off of their new EP Masters of Ceremony. Watch

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Locksmith, “Wood Chipper”

​Lock goes minimalist, rocking Jeru The Damaja’s “Come Clean” sample for a little 90-second freestyle. Watch

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Blitz the Ambassador feat. Seun Kuti, “Make You No Forget”

​Blitz the Ambassador aptly goes international again, hooking up with afro-beat flagbearer Seun Kuti for a little jaunt to the continent. From Blitz’s… Watch

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L’Orange feat. Billy Woods, “The End”

​L’Orange creates a bouncy, back-and-forth beat for Billy Woods to add his RZA-esque rhymes to. Off of Orchid Days. Watch

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Hologram Kizzie aka Psalm One, “The Responsibility”

​Kizzie rocks a boom bap break hard as she rifts on the working life. From her latest release Hug Life. Watch

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S’natra, “Welcome to U.S.A (Untold Stories of an Artist)”

​S’natra plays it as cool as his namesake as he flows a stream of consciousness about making it in the game. From his mixtape Habits ‘Tim Roses. Watch

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Raz Simone, “Natural Resources”

Show at SXSW with a cosigned by Hacksaw Jim Duggan, yes sir, Raz is for real. Off of Cognitive Dissonance: Part One. Watch