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Hot Sugar, “Your Nails Look So Pretty”

​The chillwave-ish beatsmith is feeling a little sentimental in his new track—more relaxing than his usual output. (And weird, we should add, but he’s beenWatch

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STS, “Why Can’t I Say It”

​The n-word is a complex subject, especially when non-blacks use it, and STS breaks it down throughly with probably more depth than any rap before it. Off of… Watch

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Watsky feat. Lisa Vitale, “Right Now”

​Watsky takes a ride in a fast cab as he distills into verses his life thus far. (And hey look, there’s Parker.) From his latest, All You Can Do. Watch

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Nas, “Represent”

​Hard to believe, but during Illmatic’s original release twenty years ago, Columbia Records never made a video for “Represent”. Now with Illmatic XX’s… Watch

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Jeremiah Jae, “The Heat”

​Jeremiah Jae, dedicated to the lo-fi aesthetic, is at his mellowest here with soft doo-wop samples on the beat and nostalgia in the lyrics. Off of his Warp… Watch

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Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) feat. Skepta, “High Street”

​London singer Dev Hynes records as Blood Orange, his electronica-infused project, and collaborates with fellow Londoner Skepta for a tale about growing up in… Watch

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MC Eiht feat. Outlawz, “Shut Em Down”

OG west coaster and ​Compton’s Most Wanted frontman MC Eiht (new jacks will remember him from Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d. city”) teams up with Tupac’s… Watch

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Vic Spencer, “Spin Cycle”

​The Chi Town emcee is rhyming with harsh words and taking sucka MCs to the cleaners. His upcoming mixtape is called Just Put this Shit OUT! Watch

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Raz Simone, “Bow Down”

Raz already has this song in video form when he performed live at KEXP. Still, it needed a proper video, and Raz and company loaded it with stark animation and… Watch

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Serius Jones, “The Response”

Serius is the old-fashion type of rap cat who laces every other bar with punchlines and put downs, and in this freestyle, the seasoned battle rapper packs them densely. Watch

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The Airplane Boys, “Write My Song”

The Toronto duo is taking a break from the highly futuristic styles they’re known for a trip to the 70’s. Off of their latest project Egos and Expectations. Watch

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N.A., “Send It Through”

​Something about the track feels like it’s a D’Angelo track with Jay Z on the vocals. It’s actually the Phoenix via Brooklyn emcee, N.A., on the… Watch

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Smoke DZA feat. Ab-Soul, “Hearses”

​Jet Life’s Harlem representative hangs out with TDE’s man of the hour. Off of DZA’s album Dream.Zone.Achieve. Watch

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Leon Martin, “The Ghetto”

The Brooklyn lyricist drops some bitter honesty ​tempered by a lively uplifting beat. From his new mixtape Wish Me Success. Watch

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Audio Push, “Parade”

Hit-Boy’s proteges been doing so well they walk through their town like they won a championship. Off of the HS87 compilation We The Plug. Watch

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B.o.B, “Many Rivers”

The second video released in rapid succession, B.o.B channels the 60’s and especially the imagery of the Civil Rights movement to make his point. Off of No Genre 2. Watch

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B.o.B, “Mission Statement”

Rev. B.o.B steps to the pulpit and delivers the modus operandi. The high socks are just an extra. Off of No Genre 2. Watch

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Hezekiah, “Can I Live”

Steeped in 70’s jazz and soul, Hezekiah frames a story about hard decisions made on the streets. Off of Dreams Don’t Chase Themselves. Watch

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Phil Ade, “Outskirts”

​DMV’s Phil Ade is bringing the people together out for this bouncy, boom-bap track to pay homage to his hood. First release from Respect Due. Watch

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Ka & Preservation, “Still Heir”

Still soft spoken with weighty subject matters, and still pairing them with starkly lit black and white cinematography, Ka releases a new track from his project… Watch