New Music

Jam On It: Tory Lanez Flips Madeintyo’s “Uber Everywhere”

If you are on Soundcloud constantly diggin’ then you’ve already hit play on “Uber Everywhere” by upcoming rapper Madeintyo. The joint hit the web around eight months ago, but it landed on many end of the year “Best Of…” lists. You were probably chanting “skurrt skurrt” at every possible scenario. Now we got Tory Lanez putting […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: J Dilla – The Introduction

  The sirens you’re hearing go off in your head is the unofficial new Dilla shit alert, only alerting us when Detroit’s highness has some new new on deck. This time, we’re gifted with “The Introduction,” premiered by none other than Nas himself on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio Show this morning. Featuring longtime Jay Dee […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: Skillz – 2015 Rap Up

As tried and true a New Year’s Eve edition as poppin’ bottles and Auld Lang Syne is, Skillz comes through once more in timely fashion to wrap up 2015 with, of course, “2015 Rap Up.” While giving a proper run down of all the the past year’s high and low lights, Skillz does so in his […]

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Emcee, Media, New Music

Jam On It: Snoop Dogg – I’m From Long Beach

“If you wanna find me, come to Long Beach. 213 is where I be, I’m from Long Beach,” chants the infectious chorus. 2015 is ending on a strong note thanks to this new track from Snoop Dogg. This new joint from The Doggfather is definitely heavy on that signature West Coast feel good vibe, the […]

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Video

Jam On It: BadBadNotGood x Little Simz – “Our Conversations” (Red Bull 20 Before 16)

Red Bull Sound Selects’ “20 Before 16” objective is the gift that keeps on giving. With stellar contributions from Tokimonsta and Anderson .Paak, Mr. Carmack, Gallant and James Faunterloy, the 20th drop features a collaboration from Islington firecracker Little Simz and rap-aficionado-jazz-crew BadBadNotGood. Entitled “Our Conversations,” the track offers the cream of the crop in […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: J*Davey ft. Micah James – Outburst

The new J*Davey EP entitled #Litewaitlife is streamable until it’s schedueld born day of January 12th Four songs long, #Litewaitlife features one guest appearance from one of LA’s most masterful emcees, Micah James, who blesses the opening song “Outburst” in typical style-upon-style fashion. You can catch J*Davey and Micah James at the Lyric Theater, this Friday. […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Mos Def & Ski Beatz – Sensei On The Block

The Mighty Mos drops the Yasiin Bey persona on this jam that hearkens back to when he actually rapped and flexed the verbal dexterity that we all have known the Brooklynite wordsmith to possess. With Ski Beatz giving the backdrop in beat form for Mos Def to fire off his vaunted bars, “Sensei On The Block” is a […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Majid Jordan ft. Drake – My Love

The OVO Sound-repped duo, Majid Jordan just released a track with Drake entitled, “My Love,” with it showcasing the tremendous sound of synergy between smooth r&b and deep house that they’ve grown a respectable reputation for performing. Majid Jordan is following up on the success of their previous project, A Place Like This, which deftly blurred genre lines […]

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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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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, 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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