Raury - "Sunshine" | New Music

17 year old Atlanta, Georgia hailing newcomer Raury is primed to become something special in the current musical environment, and after grabbing our ears and hearts with his debut single "God’s Whisper", the rising star returns with "Sunshine" a self produced taster from his forthcoming debut EP Indigo Child.Read more


IAMNOBODI - "Flowers" + "Apricots & Prunes" | New Music

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German production wizard IAMNOBODI kick-starts our day with some brand new instrumental heat this morning.Read more


Vic Mensa f/ Eliza Doolittle - "YNSP" (Prod. Dj Dahi) | New Music

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After impressing us with Hollywood LA, his Rockie Fresh featuring “Time Is Money” as well as his feature on Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap mixtape, Vic Mensa today delivers another standout song taken from his forthcoming INNANETAPE project.
Joining forces with the wonderful Eliza Doolittle, the former Kids These Days frontman displays a formidable combination of strong rhymes, captivating delivery and catchy songwriting over DJ Dahi's bouncy soundscape on “YNSP” (Yung Net Save Peso).

Definitely a talent we will be paying close attention to over the coming months/years. Press play below...

INNANETAPE is set to be released on September 30th.


Oddisee - "Lonely Planet" | New Music

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DMV rapper and producer Oddisee announces a new instrumental LP entitled The Beauty In All, which is set to hit stores on October 1st. As a taster of things to come, take a listen to album cut "Lonely Planet." Read more


Stussy x Yo! MTV Raps Capsule Collection | Style

Cali clothing brand Stüssy has teamed up with the Yo! MTV Raps franchise to celebrate 25 years since it's creation in August of 1988. Read more


XXL mag celebrates 150th issue with Drake cover story

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Drake is constantly proving why he's part of Hip-Hop's elite. Following his annual OVO Music Festival headlining performance, that saw him bring out everyone from Diddy to Kanye West, the YMCMB rapper/singer earns the cover of XXL's 150th issue as the publication hits its 16th anniversary this year.

As his anticipated Take Care LP follow-up Nothing Was the Same makes the finish line to its September 17 release, the Toronto native speaks with Hip-Hop's coveted mag about everything from the album to his image. Read some excerpts from the interview below. Read more


Bishop Lamont - "I Got Barz" | New Music

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West Coast spitter Bishop Lamont is finally preparing to release his debut studio album The Reformation, getting the ball rolling with a steady stream of new music. Still awaiting that album release date, he comes with a fresh banger appropriately titled "I Got Barz." Read more


KiD CuDi to work with Plain Pat and Emile again for Man On The Moon 3 album

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He may have taken a break from his Man On The Moon trilogy albums to work on other sounds, but original fans of Kid Cudi will be pleased to hear that the third installment may already be in the works - and hopefully is coming out soon.

While doing a question/answer session on Twitter, one fan asked if there was any hope in the Chicago-hailing rapper teaming up with producers Plain Pat and Emile once again for a Man On The Moon 3 album to which Cudi replied an excited, "Def happening! The Real Broski's Of Manhattan return!" Read more


Ta-Ku - Dowhatyoulove I Album Stream

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Australian beatsmith Ta-Ku has released his new 18-track LP Dowhatyoulove and today he shares a full album stream for our listening pleasure.

Although Australia isn't necessarily a hotbed of creative and original hip hop influenced production, being more well-known for the likes of Rolf Harris and Kylie Minogue, but talent like Ta-Ku's is not to be ignored, shaping an interesting sound that is a mix of ambient synths and melodic samples, layered over Dilla-inspired dragged-back drum beats.

With similarities to the current wave of emerging ambient Hip-Hop producers, such as XXYYXX and A-TuDowhatyoulove's laid-back grooves and warped reverb samples make it a record full of future sounds and interesting productions that makes it perfect for kicking back and enjoying in the summer.

Buy Dowhatyoulove HERE


Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off | Album Review

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Ask any artist their creative process and they will convey a special story. Whether it's stuffing the studio with yes-men, relocating to Hawaii or making sure they’re high on acid; every practitioner has a unique way of creating art. Mac Miller's story involves plenty of muted throwback '80s films and wildlife documentaries. Quite an interesting process, right? Let me explain.

In the past four years a lot has changed for Mac. Between his own MTV reality show, moving from Pittsburgh to LA and acquiring a bunch of new rap friends, he managed to produce the first independent number one album in 15 years. But if we're on the subject of change I suppose we better talk about the biggest change of all; Mac Miller's sophomore record Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Read more


Rugz D. Bewler - "Ghost of Betha" | New Music

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With the likes of A$AP Rocky, Cam'ron and Azealia Banks currently representing the New York borough, Harlem has long been not only a provider of great Hip-Hop talent but also innovative and brave trendsetters. Next in line from the Harlem hot-bed is Team Colours CEO Rugz D. Bewler as with his latest single "Ghost of Betha" - his ode to yet another Harlem legend, Mason 'Ma$e' Betha. Read more


C Plus - L.O.C.A.L. | Album Stream

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Sacramento rising star C Plus has unleashed a stream of his new street album L.O.C.A.L. (Loyalty Over Cash And Luxury).

The Cali emcee's latest project features 15 original tracks with an impressive lineup of producers contributing including Ski Beatz, REL, Hippie Sabotage, Chase Moore and Cozmo amongst others. C Plus also enlists the help fellow West Coasters The Jacka and Fashawn as well as DD172/BluRoc artist Da$h for guest appearances on the street LP. Check out the full stream via DJ Booth and make sure you download the project when it officially on June 11th.

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Listen To: C Plus - L.O.C.A.L.


IAMNOBODI - "Thankful" x 'meanwhile' [Instrumental LP] | New Music

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Berlin based producer IAMNOBODI has been powering my days over the last few months with his eclectic collection of beats and today the beatmaker brings us something new to vibe to in the form of the laid back yet bouncy hip hop instrumental titled "Thankful".
Not going to say too much about this one, just press play and let the vibes take you away...

while we (im)patiently await his official release on West Coast based label Soulection, you can dive into a selection of hi-quality beats titled meanwhile. Listen and BUY it below.

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Obie Trice - "Bang" | New Music

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Obie Trice (real name, no gimmicks) is back with his brand new, hard-hitting single today. Titled “Bang”, the M.Mills produced track does just that and re-introduced us all to the 35 year-old rapper.

The track is definitely one to turn up to, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and with Trice set to release his forthcoming album The Hangover this summer, this should help raise the interest. The former Shady Records signee will be releasing the new project via his own label Black Market Entertainment, but for now take a listen to the new record below and if you dig it buy it on iTunes.


Waldo - "Finally" (Prod. by Sango) | New Music

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Soulection signee Waldo has just uploaded his new track, entitled "Finally".Read more


Chuck Inglish feat. Aston Matthews & Kashflow - “Tangerine” | New Music

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The Cool Kids alumni Chuck Inglish is back with his brand new track "Tangerine".

Featuring Aston Matthews and Kashflow who spit their verses over the deep bass packed beat(that will make your face go numb, apparently) , the song serves as a taster of what's to come from the rappers upcoming project, Droptops.

The tape is expected to drop on May 23. Followed by the release of his album, Convertibles, which has been set to hit store shelves over the summer. Take a listen to the collaborative effort below which is, according to Chuck, sure to make your girl hang his poster on her wall.