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Raz Simone shows his versatility on “Missin Joogs”

Rapper Raz Simone has teamed up with XXL to premiere “Missin Joogs,” a killer new single that displays his wealth of artistic versatility. Featuring live recordings from a guitarist, trumpeter, and violinist, the song has layers of sound after gorgeous sound for Simone to accentuate his flow. Its hook is where Simone truly shines, though, […]

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Drake drops two new tracks from upcoming album ‘Views From The 6’

Drake has released two more tracks from his hotly anticipated album, Views From The 6, featuring a variety of high-profiled acts. The songs are currently available through Apple Music. In the trap-inspired track “Pop Style,” Jay Z and Kanye West make an appearance, marking it as their first joint appearance since their 2011 collaborative album […]

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Aesop Rock brings the feels in new music video for “Blood Sandwich”

Aesop Rock wants you to get inside his head, and damn it, he does it with ease in his new music video for “Blood Sandwich.” The Rob Shaw-directed visuals are set inside a barn where the rapper watches old footage of his brothers on a projector and reflects on his relationships with them. It provides a […]

UTG PREMIERE: Matty Rico – “So Gone”

In furtherance of New York based artists not showing adherence to their city’s classic boom-bap sound, Matty Rico‘s newest release exists far outside the metropolis’ sonic boundaries. Entitled “So Gone,” the single leaves behind the indie-rap flair of his earlier work in favor of a dark, droning beat suited for the rap-leaning side of the OVO Sound […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: LZRS TXN – “Let It Go”

Artist: LZRS TXN Song: “Let It Go” Album: TBA Self-described “intergalactic groovy” duo LZRS TXN‘s debut Side A EP existed somewhere between Graduation-era Kanye West and a medley of danceable, upbeat electronics. The combination was potent enough to garner the attention of the Boston Globe, so it’s only right their new single, “Let It Go,” continues the tradition of […]

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MUST HEAR: Jay Rock Featuring Black Hippy – “Vice City”

There are only a handful of rap collectives who can say every member brings something unique and equally high quality to the table. Among them, Black Hippy is arguably the most successful of the bunch. From Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, to the continuing rise of Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, this group has all the […]

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REVIEW: Rick Ross – ‘Black Dollar’

Artist: Rick Ross Album: Black Dollar Label: Maybach Music Group Blurring the lines between albums and mixtapes, Black Dollar is the Rick Ross release fans have been waiting to hear. The last few years have been wild for the leader of Maybach Music Group. In addition to a string of solid singles and lackluster albums, […]

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Chris Cartier’s “Minimum Wage” Is The Best Song Of The Week

If you were to try and understand the state of American economics by listening to Top 40 radio you may walk away feeling like everything is fine for the majority of US citizens. You would be incredibly wrong, but given the constant celebration of excess and lavish lifestyles heard in the music created by the […]

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iLoveMakonnen Is Planning To Steal Your Girl With His New Track

If French Montana is known for repetitively saying “Hanh!,” then iLoveMakonnen may soon be known for his use of “Huuuuuuughhhhhh!” on his latest track. Kicking off the weekend with a party track sure to have clubs and frats going crazy, iLoveMakonnen dropped “Where Your Girl At” seemingly out of the blue. The song finds the […]

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Game & Drake Swap Bars About The Realities Of Fame On “100”

The Game and Drake just delivered a new single that is destined to take hip-hop by storm in no time at all. Remember when Drake was spotted dropping a few unreleased bars to a sold out Detroit crowd late last month? That so-called freestyle was actually an unannounced preview for the Toronto native’s latest collaboration […]

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New Music: Migos – “John Wick” & “Pretty Little Lady”

Despite an ongoing legal battle that has left one member behind bars for over a month, Migos continue to share new music with fans. We shared one new song last week, and just last night two more tracks found their way online. Produced by Deko, “John Wick” and “Pretty Little Lady” showcase two very different […]

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New Music: Goldlink – “Dance On Me”

The world has been waking up to the unique sound of Goldlink for the better part of the last year, and earlier today the D.C. native treated us with yet another exciting new track. “Dance On Me,” which found its way online Monday afternoon, finds Goldlink offering his signature quick-spit sound over soulful production from […]

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