Emcee

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar x Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

After it was leaked online back in 2012, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga’s “PARTYNAUSESOUS” was scrapped from the final cut of “good kid, m.A.A.d city” album and was forgotten amongst the critically-acclaimed “To Pimp a Butterfly” ever since. But more Kendrick is never a bad thing and with the song officially released, it’s a taste […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Raekwon ft. Snoop Dogg – “1, 2, 1, 2”

Raekwon’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, “Fly International Luxurious Art,” is set to drop at the end of April. With the release of the single, “1, 2, 1, 2,” the nostalgia for the golden age of hip-hop is heightened tenfold. Partnering with West Coast OG Snoop Dogg, The Chef retains his infamous gruff while Snoop […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Freddie Gibbs x Kaytranada – “Dope House”

Over the past year, Freddie Gibbs has been carving out a niche for himself as a rapper. Bouncing off of his soul-tinged project with Madlib, “Pinata,” Gibbs has been pushing a more explorative tip as exemplified on his latest drop, “My Dope House”. Produced by Montreal wonder, Kaytranada, Gibbs adds a taste of tenderness to […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Bodega Bamz ft. Flatbush Zombies – Bring Em Out

A couple of New York’s finest up and comers in Harlem’s Bodega Bamz and Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies have linked up to drop a new street banger in “Bring Em Out”. The gritty track is the lead single off of Bamz’ debut full-length album, Sidewalk Exec, dropping on April 14th. Hit the jump to give the track […]

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Media

Jam On It: Jhene Aiko – Living Room Flow

Jhene Aiko surprised fans with her unexpected drop of her newest single, “Living Room Flow”. The bedroom (or wherever else actually) joint puts Jhene’s signature sensuality on full display with a Fisticuffs beat that’s a certified baby maker. So if hot and bothered is the level you’re trying to get at, then click through and […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Oddisee – That’s Love

It’s always great news whenever we get word that Oddisee is dropping new music. His latest track, “That’s Love”, is a fast-paced, energetic joint that’s got Oddisee’s rapid-fire rhymes presented over a rambunctiously infectious chorus of live horns, keys and double-time drum patterns. What’s even better news than this latest release is that “That’s Love” is […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker the Berry”

If 2014 was an apathetic year for the black experience in America, Kendrick Lamar aims to flip that lack of empathy on its head with this year’s rumored (though still highly anticipated) album. Previously released tracks “i” and “Untitled” (first heard in his performance on the final episode of The Colbert Report,) first paved the […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Oddisee x Phonte – “Requiem”

Mello Music Group has long been a purveyor in preserving what little is left from hip-hop’s underground (read: indie) boom-bap scene. The group takes on the role as an independent label seriously, but perhaps what they hold to an even higher standard is the platform with which they have built for themselves and using the […]

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Emcee, Issues

Jam On It: OG Maco – Breathe EP

In what has been one of the largest pleasant surprises I’ve had all year in terms of music, OG Maco just recently dropped the ‘Breathe EP’, a project that eloquently and passionately addresses timely topics such as race relations, police brutality, general apathy and hypocrisy of the music industry and disproportionate roles of the governement.  After […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Potatohead People ft. Illa J & Moka Only – Explosives

Canadian beatsmiths, Potatohead People (Vancouver’s AstroLogical and Montreal’s Nick Wisdom), just released some smoothed out headnodic melodic by way of, “Explosives”, a new track that includes the vocal stylings of Illa J and Moka Only.  The Slum Village-esque track leads you on delectable aural journey shy of four minutes that treats your ears to rhymes, […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Thurz – Designer EP

Friend of The 5th and Inglewood hot spitta, Thurz, dropped an outstanding new project this week in the form of the Designer EP.  After drumming up some much deserved buzz through stand-out tracks like “Perfect Words” and “Right Now”, the projects fruition by way of Red Bull Sound Select represents Thurz’ growth as a solo artist. […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Cam’ron ft. Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA – Touch The Sky

Killa Cam recently linked up with a duo of expert weed connoisseurs in Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA to bang out the appropriately titled track, “Touch The Sky”.  It’s nothing you’d expect out of the ordinary from the trio, as their lyrical exploits run the usual gamut of posturing, microphone machismo, blunt-infused exploits and everything […]

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DJ

Jam On It: Diplo and Friends Two-Hour Hip-Hop Mix

You read that headline correctly, Diplo and Friends dropped a two-hour hip-hop mix to close out the their entire September celebration of hip-hop (however, according to Zulu Nation, hip-hop month is November…we’ll follow the elders’ lead on this one.) Surprised or not at having Diplo conjure up a two-hour mix of hip-hop’s classics from the […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Black Milk ft. Bun B – Gold Piece

There’s a central link between Black Milk, Bun B and the title of the track they’ve decided to collaborate on, “Gold Piece”.  Here’s a hint — it’s the color that each project Black Milk and Bun B touches turns into.  On this new track that preludes the forthcoming release of Black Milk’s latest album, If […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

Last night, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar let loose the cannon on their highly anticipated collabo on FlyLo’s up-coming fall album, “You’re Dead!” Premiered by Power 106’s duo LA Leakers, the track titled, “Never Catch Me,” pulls the two heavy hitters from their respective genre realms onto a track to build a bridge between the […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

As if Dilla’s vaults couldn’t get any deeper, a new track from deep within it has (re)surfaced entitled “Give Em What They Want”.  This joint was taken from The Diary, a forthcoming J Dilla project that contains unheard tracks that he recorded in the early 2000’s.  After clicking through to ear hustle this new new, […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: The Roots – When The People Cheer

Our favorite purveyors of that ill headnodic from The Illadelph, The legendary Roots crew, have their 11th studio album on the horizon entitled “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin”, which is being lead off with their latest single, “When The People Cheer”.  Enlisting the rhyme stylings of Greg Porn to accompany Black Thought, the track […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: !llmind – Picasso Biggie

On the anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s passing 17 years ago, super producer !llmind takes a beloved Biggie verse and breathes new life into it. Skewing Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” beat, !llmind lays the late, great emcee’s “Sky Is the Limit” lyrics over the track, completely giving his timeless vocals a new identity. This hot […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Dirty Birdy – Grape Soda LP

While Los Angeles has many levels of success between the mixtape rapper at the Valero Gas Station and Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, or Dr. Dre, there are not enough rappers who have made big noise commercially, or even at a nationally famous independent level, to count on two hands, and hail proudly from the Inland […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Rakim – Madiba

Courtesy of Complex, we get to listen to Rakim’s homage to Nelson Mandela entitled “Madiba”.  The track is penned with Rakim’s signature intricacy and precise storytelling, breathing life to the story of a man whose influence and genuine character permeated all walks of life and spanned decades.  The God MC uses this platform to help […]

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