Vado - "The Awards" (prod. by AraabMuzik) | New Music

Award ceremonies don't care about Vado, and Vado doesn't care for award ceremonies.

On new track "The Awards", the third leak from his forthcoming Slime Flu 3 tape, the Harlem representative and Dipset associate makes it quite clear that, unlike other rappers, he'll always puts the streets over the Red Carpet. With crystal clear rhymes and provocative delivery over AraabMuzik's heavy kicks and anguished synths, he raps..

"While y'all was at the BET Awards, I was cookin' up fire, high heatin' up the raw / they talk fly but wasn't speaking up before / red carpet, suit, ties, sneaker strings is on the floor..."

Whilst he'll always sounds better with Cam'ron dropping ignorant bars by his side, this is proof Vado still knows how to cook up those raw NYC anthems. Listen below:


Bondax f/ Kilo Kish - "It's You" | New Music

Lancaster-hailing teenage producers Bondax link up with dreamy U.S. alt-rapper Kilo Kish for an alternate version of their bouncy February release "It's You".Read more

Katy B releases 'Danger' EP f/ Jessie Ware, Wiley, Diplo, Iggy Azalea | Stream x Free Download

Out of nowhere, Peckham's vocal prodigy Katy B unveils a brand new EP with some very special guests.Read more

Big K.R.I.T. f/ Slim Thug - "Now And Then" | New Music

With his combination of Southern soul, slick, heartfelt raps and nostalgic production, Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. is one of those rappers we're always checking for here at SoulCulture.

The Meridian emcee's latest track, "Now And Then" reminds us why he's so good. A self-produced cut, made for DJ Wally Sparks, TSS and SPSKMEN's SPKSMEN Vol.1., it oozes syrupy Southern goodness, and also offers listeners the chance to hear Krizzle trade bars with a legend of the game, Houston veteran Slim Thug. Both go in as we'd expect them to, and to be honest, I could keep on waxing lyrical about the result but I'd rather you just scrolled down and had a listen for yourself:

Look out for SPKSMEN Vol.1 when it drops December 10th. Have a listen to the previous release, Smoke DZA's "BCE Freestyle", here.

Yancey Boys f/ Frank Nitt - "The Throwaway" ( J.Dilla) | New Music

We promised you new music from the late, legendary J Dilla, and here it is, courtesy of Frank Nitt and Jay Dee's younger brother Illa J, the chief curators of his vast back catalogue.Read more

Beyonce - "Check On It (XXYYXX Remix) | New Music

XXYYXX  drops off a remix of Beyonce's '05 hit "Check On It", and although the quickly-crafted track is rather short and snappy, it's bound to stay in your head.Read more

Game f/ Kendrick Lamar x Tank - "See No Evil" | New Music

A handful of leaks have emerged from Game's Jesus Piece album already, and in case the incredible title track and the heartfelt J.Cole feature "Pray" weren't good enough for you, here's another emotive piece titled "See No Evil".Read more

M.I.A. - "AtTENTion" | New Music

Musical militant M.I.A. releases a new track entitled "AtTENTion", apparently leaked to a group of persistent fans who had been pressuring her for new music over Twitter.Read more

Homeboy Sandman - "Richardsun" | New Music

Homeboy Sandman and Jaylib are releasing a split 7" single to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the German hip hop shop and here's Boy Sands' contribution, a brand new track entitled "Richardsun".Read more

Turk f/ Lil Wayne - "Zip It" | New Music

Turk continues his post-prison comeback by re-uniting with one of his former Hot Boys' group-mates Lil Wayne for the track "Zip It".Read more

Paigey Cakey x Lady Leshurr - "Mark My Words" | Music Video

With her mixtape The First Paige due to drop this Friday (7th December), Hackney-born emcee and professional actress Paigey Cakey drops a short visual for "Mark My Words", her latest freestyle collaboration with Birmingham's very own Lady Leshurr.Read more

Snoop Lion f/ Angela Hunt - "Here Comes The King" | New Music

Yesterday we heard Snoop Dogg revert to his old tricks by dropping a rap tape with long-term collaborators and fellow West Coast legends Tha Dogg Pound, but he hasn't forgotten about his rechristening as Snoop Lion.Read more

Sir Michael Rocks - "Make This Bread" | New Music

With Sir Michael RocksLap of Lux 1.5 set to drop this Thursday (December 4th), the Cool Kids rapper lets us listen to the project's opening track, a sunny, laid-back cut titled "Make This Bread".Read more

Benga - "We're Coming Out" | New Music

Benga's third album, Chapter II, is set to drop in early 2013, but he's not resting on his laurels. To finish this year with a bang, the East London dubstep don is releasing three brand new tracks for our listening pleasure.Read more

Kelow f/ Tabi Bonney - "Hit My Pager" | New Music

South Maryland-hailing female rapper Kelow enlists DC spitter and Blu-Roc affiliate Tabi Bonney as a special guest on "Hit My Pager"a grimy new track from her forthcoming Stixxx-n-Stonez EP, out this Christmas Eve (December 4th). Read more

Juicy J f/ Big Sean x Young Jeezy - "Show Out" | New Music

Having dropped his club-smash "Bands A Make Her Dance" and teamed up with his Taylor Gang buddy Wiz Khalifa for trippy collaborations such as "Know Betta" and "Gone", former Three Six Mafia member Juicy J has been on a roll in the second half of 2012.Read more