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The Friday Five

Cue the reggae air horns and hype men, it’s Friday!  You know we at The 5th got you covered on setting off your weekend with another sonically fresh Friday Five.  So click through, turn up, and celebrate the weekly gift otherwise known as your weekend.

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The Friday Five

A brand new year and a brand new Friday Five.  Trust it’s still the only playlist you need to clock you out of reality and activate your weekend properly.  So with the first Friday Five of 2014, just follow familiar protocol and proceed to turn the volume up and let your worries down.  Cheers to […]

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The Friday Five

With today being the last Friday of 2013, it’d only be appropriate to give shine to some of my five favorite hip hop songs from the past year.  It seemed as if 2013 was the year of the turn up, and as such, the majority of this five is an ode to all things that […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Look, right now you’re probably reading this while on winter break, vacation, or admittedly have mentally clocked out from your job.  We feel you.  With the holidays right around the corner, sometimes it’s good to just decompress, chill, relax, and cool out before the chaos that you might have to deal with through last minute […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

The Respect The West party thrown earlier this week most definitely influenced the vibe that this week’s Friday Five is putting out.  So whether you’re on one or ten, have confidence in the ability of the left coast contributors to make you feel some type of way.  Click through to activate the only five tracks […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Whatever you’re getting into tonight or this weekend, trust that The Friday Five will take you there with some fly vibes and fresh tunes.  Throw The Five on while you getting ready to slay the night or coolin’ out after a long week.  It don’t matter if you’re turning vertically or the opposite, it’s whatever.  […]

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The Friday Five

While you’re standing in what seems to be an endless line outside of whatever retail establishment you’ve set your wallet on this Black Friday, make sure to plug into some tunes that should serve as a welcome soundtrack to replace the ridiculous or mundane conversations going on around you.  So go ‘head and turn the […]

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The Friday Five

November marks the month when one of hip hop’s greatest and most influential albums of all time, A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders”, turns 20 years old.  As a young dude growing up, Tribe was definitely the most prominent sound that was molding my taste for hip hop.  To this day, whenever “Award Tour” comes […]

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Issues

The Friday Five

There’s a ton of dope, new music out there and although it’s a pretty daunting task to keep up with every new release or every joint that pops up on your Soundcloud feed, this week’s five is a pretty good starting point.  We’ve got a little bit of everything consisting of that new new from […]

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DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

11 years ago this week, Jam Master Jay, the legendary DJ and one third of the storied group RUN-DMC, was tragically murdered.  To celebrate his life, this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to Jay’s contributions to the hip hop culture.  So click through, listen up, and enjoy some of the crucial music Jam Master Jay […]

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The Friday Five

Turn up for what?  You know, sometimes when a long week gets the best of you, the prospect of just staying in, relaxing, and activating critical levels of cool out is just so much more appealing than being out and about for the night.  So go ‘head and save that energy that you potentially could […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Earlier this week, the BET Hip Hop Awards went down, which pretty much means that everybody only cared to watch once the cyphers were on.  This year brought out an assortment of talented collectives and emcees dropping serious bars and making sure they shined on a platform that always garners plenty of attention. *cough*cough*Kendrick’s verse*cough*cough* […]

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The Friday Five

I know I’ve been critical of Kanye West in the past – particularly his steady stream of tantrums and rants, his brooding demeanor in public, his self-righteous boasting – but watching his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week helped me gain some clarity and insight into why he is the way he is […]

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The Friday Five

Just because the government shut down, doesn’t mean you have to!  This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to some good jams to just turn up a few levels to this weekend.  Hopefully it’ll help us ease our minds a bit from the fact that the dudes running things are bickering like some rival cheer squads, […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

If you haven’t heard by now, Guerilla Union had to cancel the Rock The Bells tour stops in  New York and Washington DC due to poor ticket sales.  Frankly, that’s a shame and is a sobering reality as to what the current musical landscape is right now – one that’s dominated by electro, trap, and […]

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Media

The Friday Five

So the new Drake album leaked a bit early, resulting in all Tumblr dashboards being inundated with a deluge of “From Time” audio posts.  Needless to say, the cuffing season soundtrack has arrived, right in time for everybody to start getting in on the festivities.  You know how it is – sweater weather, warm drinks, […]

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The Friday Five

Rock The Bells last week brought out an unprecedented number of hologram performances, with two coming in the form of ODB and Eazy-E.  Which got me to thinking – there’s still plenty of ill hip hop artists which have passed that would make for an awesome show, should they receive the holographic treatment at any […]

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The Friday Five

New York Fashion Week has been poppin’ off as of late, so naturally my playlist has been somewhat influenced by it.  For this week’s Friday Five I have a few choice cuts that have some fly fashion references in them.  Whether it be A$AP Rocky rattling off a laundry list of designers, to Smif-N-Wessun channeling […]

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The Friday Five

Earlier this week, one of hip hop’s most lauded albums ever, Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, turned 15.  Released back in August of ’98, ‘Miseducation’ was a monumental success, going on to clean house at that year’s Grammy Awards by earning Ms. Hill five awards.  What many, and in particular young women from […]

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The Friday Five

Earl got bars.  And even though that’s been evident for quite some time, having a full length solo album really affirms it.  Check out this week’s five for a dope track from his new album, along with other weekend worthy jams that’ll activate your vibe and have it going on the right path towards some […]

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The Friday Five

Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” jolted the industry earlier this week and brought about a tremendous level of buzz that hasn’t been felt in hip hop for years.  The varied reactions and sparked debates were refreshing to a scene that’s needed a good wake up call for quite some time.  Amidst all the […]

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The Friday Five

Earlier this week, the musical world mourned the loss of legendary keyboardist, George Duke.  A virtuoso of his craft and a luminary figure in music for decades, Duke was a master of composition and an absolute musical maven.  Not surprisingly for a man of his talents, George Duke has worked with the likes of Miles […]

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The Friday Five

Last night for dinner I had these new waffle battered chicken tenders at Popeye’s.  Now just on paper, the concept alone blows me away already – I mean let’s just bypass the whole “AND” part of chicken and waffles and fry it in some waffle batter!  Wylin’.  Stoners must really be joining the culinary ranks […]

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The Friday Five

So earlier this week, as I was listening to Iamsu’s “Hipster Girls” one of the lyrics caught my attention – “Shop at Urban Outfitters, all your other clothes is straight vintage.  Tie flannels around your waist.  Wear boots and beanies in the winter.”  Now the reason that this line grabbed my attention was, 1. I […]

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