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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

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Vince Staples, “Nate”

​Vince looks back to childhood and reminisces on what he looked up to as a kid in LA, no matter how unsound it was. From his new mixtape Shyne Coldchain II. Watch

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Dow Timo, “A Must”

​The bespeckled New Yorker takes a sample of Phillip Phillips’ “Home” (yeah you know this song actually, trust me) and defines what he calls the scumming… Watch

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Kool A.D., “Open Letter”

​Kool sends a letter to himself, which sounds like he’s in LA smoking a lot of weed. First track off of his new project Word O.K. Watch

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Stalley feat. Crystal Torres, “Long Way Down”

​Stalley celebrates the urban jungle and all of its inhabitants. From his latest Honest Cowboy. Watch

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Local-Mu12, “Welcome to Local-Mu12”

Here’s Local-Mu12, the labor union-inspired crew, handling their own introduction duties with their underground flavor. From their latest release Labor Day. Watch

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The Bar (Prometheus Brown & Bambu), “Barkada”

​The west coast Filipino connection goes for a Blackalicious vibe on the next release off their new project Barkada, with beats from Dyme Def’s Bean One. Watch

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Sasha Go Hard, “Out The Bottle”

​Sasha gets turnt, with help from Diplo (yeah, that Diplo) on the beats. From an upcoming untitled EP due in May. Watch

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The Grouch & Eligh feat. Steve Knight, “Fireflies”

​The Grouch and Eligh’s ultra-stylized video for their track from their newest release The Tortoise and The Crow is a fantasy epic with a soaring message and… Watch

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Phil Adé, “Happy (Royal Fam Remix)”

​DMV’s Phil Adé takes the backing from Pharrell’s super hot radio hit and rhymes with the same kind of giddiness that’s appropriate for the track. Watch