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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

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NehruvianDOOM, “Darkness (HBU)”

Multigenerational underground hip-hop from ​(MF) DOOM and Bishop Nehru, with the former supplying the grimy, horn-filled beats and the latter with the early… Watch

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Stat Quo feat. Scarface, “The Way It Be”

Stat Quo delivers a track that sounds like vintage Scarface circa 1995, and gets an endorsement from Brother Mob himself. ​From his album ATLA: All This Life… Watch

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Civil Writes, “R.N.S”

The Atlanta duo floats some down-to-earth lyrics while harps in the backing keep the track feather-light. Watch

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Redman, “Nigga Whut”

​Brick City’s finest flexes some slow-tempo sneering into his disparaging raps. Coming soon is Muddy Waters 2. Watch

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R.O.E. x The Soulvillians, “I Used to Love H.E.R. / Revive”

​The Chicagoan backpacker comes with his live backing band, rifts on some classic Common verses, and dives into his song (of the same theme) off of his mixtape… Watch

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Recap: Tech N9ne grinds his way home to Kansas City

On June 28, The Midland in Kansas City Missouri welcomed home KC native Tech N9ne. The concert marked the last stop on the Independent Grind tour, which also… Read

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Young Elz feat. Sasha Go Hard, “Let You Know”

​Young Elz and Sasha Go Hard takes Aaliyah’s vocals from “Are You That Somebody” and meshes it seamlessly into the drill aesthetic. From Elz’s new mixtape… Watch

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Planet Asia x Tzarizm “Satellite Channels”

​Planet Asia and Tzarizm try on for size a little swag—and a few horn samples—from the late 60’s. From their new joint project Via Satellite. Watch

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Leikeli47, “F*ck The Summer Up”

​Leikeli47 provides a soundtrack to drown out the cicadas for your summer night backyard red cup parties. Off of Lk 47 pt.II. Watch

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Perrion, “Game”

​Perry ain’t got no time for games. SERGIOISDEAD provides the droning, asphyxiated backgrounds while Perry goes in head-banging, full steam ahead. Perrion’s… Watch

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Hieroglyphics, “Golden”

​As you’d expect from a crew that has been around since forever, Del leads off the set and sets the tone while the rest of the Hieroglyphics crew match flows… Watch

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Watsky feat. Anderson .Paak, “Ink Don’t Bleed”

​Straight talk from Watsky with support from Anderson .Paak’s bluesy vocals. Latest from Watsky’s newest All You Can Do. Watch

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7evenThirty feat. Sean Price, “Hook Heavy”

7evenThirty and Sean Mandela drop their customary advanced lyrical efforts and follow a proud hip-hop tradition (started by Wu-Tang & Shaquille O’Neal, indeed)… Watch

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Hodgy Beats feat. Left Brain, “Nowadays”

The Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, aka MelloHype, get back together drops a track for Hodgy’s solo effort I Need Some Answers. Watch