Lloyd-Pusha

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Looks this is being released as an official single then. The final version of the track we delivered here has Juelz Santana thrown into the mix. Good song, pick it up below.

Lloyd-Pusha Ft. Juelz Santana

Live Performance From Bobby Ray/B.o.B

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Click below for a great live performance of Created A Monster by Bobby Ray (B.o.B) & The Eastsiders. It’s a really energetic and fun performance, which highlights Bobby’s fantastic natural ability and charisma.

Can you tell I’m a fan?
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Trey Songz and Drake-Successful

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Click below for the video for Drake’s Trey Songz’s new single, Successful. It’s a very good video/song, and I’d recommend you checked this out.

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New Mickey Factz

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Really feeling this track. I can’t quite remember where the sample is from (if you know, I’d appreciate the knowledge!) but it’s a very nice production. It’s got a relaxed vibe, and Mickey does his thing as always. A must-have for hip-hop fans.

Mickey Factz-It’s OK

Skyzoo – A Brooklyn MC

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Another underground rapper for your ears - Skyzoo (who has received props from the likes of Jay-Z and Nas) has been on his grind for a few years now, generating a buzz within the underground community.

Having moderate success as an independent artist, Skyzoo will be releasing his debut album The Salvation, which is set to be released on the 29th of September via Jamla Records, founded by Grammy-Award winning producer 9th Wonder.

Click below to hear a few of the tracks he’s made over the past year or so.
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Tanya Morgan

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Another more underground artist to balance out the mainstream stuff that’s been on here recently. This is real soulful hip-hop.

“Von Pea, Ilyas, and Don Will formed Tanya Morgan in 2003. They have received high praise from media elites such as Spin, The Source, XXL Magazine, a resounding seal of approval from the blogosphere, and are considered by many to be our generation’s torchbearers for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. ”

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Final Version of Forever

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Here’s the absolutely final, perfect quality version of Forever, originally found here. Normally, I refrain from posting too many versions of the same track, but it’s fair to say that this is a rightful exception.

It’s worth picking up just because the high-quality version lets the drums bang a little harder, gives Kanye a couple of extra bars, and will sound a lot better when played loud.

There was also some talk that the final version was going to feature an R&B singer on the hook, but that’s been scrapped, and rightly so in my opinion.

Drake-Forever Ft. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Eminem (Final Version)

Wale-World Tour

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Another track from Wale’s upcoming album Attention: Deficit. World Tour features Jazmine Sullivan. This is a great uptempo track, and perfect if you’re heading out!
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Quick Blast: Mary J. Blige/Drake

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The video for Mary’s latest single, which can be found here and features Drake, has been given the video treatment. Click below for the goods.

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R.I.P. DJ AM

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Damn. Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein was found dead in his apartment earlier tonight.

He survived a plane crash last year along with Travis Barker, which took the lives of several others, and sadly he has too now passed away.

I’d got into his collabo work with Travis Barker a few months back, and it was awesome stuff. I’ve watched videos of them performing live, and they were ridiculous. He’d toured with some of the biggest names in music recently, and his name was getting bigger by the day. Definitely a talented dude, and a loss to music.

Click here to read the MTV news article for further details.

Rest in peace DJ AM.

R&B Fridays: Episode 11

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Music from the UK and the US after the click, from artists such as Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Lloyd and Ryan Leslie.

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New Raekwon – Produced By Dr. Dre

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Something new from Raekwon for your ears, if you’re familiar with his and/or Wu-Tang’s work, then you know what to expect. If not then then I can only advise you to download this if you’re into ‘real rap’ - it’s a typical gritty New York track, it’s all about the storytelling. The beat provided by Dre is good too, go get it:

Catalina ft. Lyfe Jennings

Fly Gypsy

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Haven’t checked this out yet, but click below for a track by these guys that features samples of Nas/2 Pac verses, and a bit of info on them.
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Run This Town Remix

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Anything that followed the previous post was never really going to match it’s magnitude, but click below for a nice remix of Run This Town from DJ Green Lantern. He splices in various vocal samples, and they sound pretty good.

Jay-Z-Run This Town (DJ Green Lantern remix)

It’s Here…

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UPDATED with new version, review and artwork

It’s here. It’s the unmastered version, but it’s here dammit. The final, mastered version of Forever has landed.

Drake, Eminem, Kanye and Lil’ Wayne on one song. You know what to do.

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CONFIRMED: Eminem, Drake, Kanye and Lil’ Wayne

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Remember this little news item that I couldn’t quite grasp? I almost hoped it was a joke…

It’s been confirmed. It’s from the More Than A Game soundtrack, and is being credited to Drake but will feature the artists mentioned previously.

Click below for a preview of the track!
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Another New Jay-Z Track

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I make that 5 leaks now, which is exactly 1/3 of the album.

Click below for another Timbaland produced track.

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J. Cole Freestyle

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Notice I’ve we’ve had a thing for monochromatic pictures recently? What’s up with that?

New music in freestyle form below from Roc Nation signee J. Cole, going in over Cassie’s Must Be Love.

J. Cole-Back To The Topic Freestyle

Nu Jerzey Devil & The Game

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New Track by Nu Jerzey Devil and The Game. It’s actually a finished version of a very good freestyle The Game did a few weeks ago. To find out more about it, download it for yourself below!

Nu Jerzey Devil – We Stand Alone ft. The Game

Estelle, John Legend and Ludacris

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3 big stars on this track. I’m not totally convinced by it, but click below and decide for yourself.
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Rick Ross – All I Really Want Remix Ft…

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The-Dream (who was on the original), Twista & Krayzie Bone! I must admit I didn’t really feel the original, but with the addition of the two Mid-West quick spitters – I’m liking this! Click below to get the goods.

All I Really Want (remix)

Quick Blast: WTF?!

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What an unusual news item. I wake up, open my inbox and I’m being told that apparently a collaboration track will be released on Friday, and the collaborators will be:

-Eminem
-Kanye West
-Lil’ Wayne
-Drake

I don’t know what to think. Someone think for me.

Papoose, The Return Of…?

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Back in ’05/’06 Papoose’s buzz could not be any bigger, releasing 13 mixtapes in less than 2 years. It landed him a $1.5m contract to release his debut album The Nacirema Dream with Jive Records….

Fast forward to ’09 and that album never materialised. No longer with Jive Records, Papoose has gone back to what he knows – the mixtape scene. I’ve only just listened to his mixtape Military Grind, which was released a few months ago, and it’s actually very good. Click below to find some of the better tracks from that mixtape – as well as a few classics from Papoose’s collection.

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New Trey Songz

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First off, ladies (and men…no discrimination here!): Yes, that is the artwork for the upcoming Trey Songz album, Ready.

As if you needed more motivation, click below for two tracks from the upcoming album.
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More New Jay-Z

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Jay’s taking over today. Here’s the other Timbaland-produced joint from The Blueprint 3, Reminder.
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Asher Roth-She Don’t Wanna Man

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Click below for the newest Asher Roth video, this time She Don’t Wanna Man featuring Keri Hilson gets the treatment.

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Jay-Z and Drake

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The latest leak from The Blueprint 3 comes in the form of Off That, featuring Drake. Click below for the goods.

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Dr. Dre-The Chronic

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Don’t get too excited, this isn’t a Detox update.

Dr. Dre’s classic The Chronic is being digitally remastered, and re-released on September 1st. The re-release will also include 7 bonus tracks.

Click below for more details.

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Underground Hip-Hop Part 4

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It’s been a while since we’ve got a little raw, a little under-the-radar, and a little underground on here. Let’s change that with a Deluxe Edition of UGHH. Why is it Deluxe? Stop asking questions and click the damn link.
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