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Audio: Will Drake Be Overseeing The Next Aaliyah Project???

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Posthumous albums aren’t uncommon, especially in the realm of hip-hop. Artist record an extensive amount of music – almost as if they are planning for something to happen. It’s that music, along with greatest hits, that go on to reach their fans. They are usually received with mix reviews, especially since the artist has no [...]

Listen: B.o.B – “So Hard to Breathe”

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B.o.B’s sophomore album “Strange Cloud” drops in a few weeks and the singles we’ve heard so far haven’t exactly blown us away, but Bobby Ray’s latest effort, “So Hard To Breath”, is a breath of fresh air (ironic right). The rapper stated in earlier interviews that the track is his favorite song off the entire [...]

Listen and Download – “Champion” (Feat. Nas, Drake, and Young Jeezy)

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When the tracklisting for Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming project Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded leaked, it was this track’s star-studded line up that left jaws on the floor. Even the wildest imaginations couldn’t fathom what the outcome would be, and I can honestly say that Champion could be one of the best non-commercial records we have seen [...]

Watch: 2012 XXL Freshmen Part One

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This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. This is also the moment when XXL can save face by showcasing the lyrical prowess of their 2012 freshmen. The Cypher can sway the pre-mature opinion that many on the list aren’t deserving. First up we have Atlanta veteran Roscoe Dash and young Future, along with [...]

Watch: 2012 XXL Freshmen Roundtable: Fame and Power

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Last year was the first time XXL introduced us to the Freshmen Round-table. I assume it was well received since it’s back with the new freshman class. This is very insightful, a must watch for anyone that have any interest  in these 10 people. As much as I love to hear Danny Brown compare rapping to an ordinary [...]

Machine Gun Kelly – “Wild Boy” (Remix) (ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana and Yo Gotti)

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I think we can crown this as the wildest remix we’ve heard thus far in 2012. Machine Gun Kelly, the rebellious, rising star, has been as Charlie Sheen once said “winning” as of late. To continue his reign of terror on the industry, MGK has enlisted the help of “wild friends” on his break out [...]

Download: Big K.R.I.T. – “4evaNaDay” [Mixtape]

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Big K.R.I.T can easily be classified as one of the most intriguing artist out at the moment. He is pure southern hip-hop. It’s hard to play his music and not reminisce of the days where 8 Ball & MJG, Outkast, and David Banner flew through the gates of hip-hop like a tornado infecting radio waves [...]

Listen: Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance”

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It’s been a long time coming, but we finally get our first glimpse at what the Slaughters have been cooking up for their debut Shady Records album. Many worried that the four lyrical assassins would sell out for radio recognition and Hammer Dance single handily crushes that rumor. This single is pure gold. It combines versus that appeal to their underground [...]