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Hip-Hop Rap

J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar joints: Return of Simba and Hiii Power

I’ve already mentioned my admiration for J. Cole many times. With his emcee skills, production prowess and Jay-Z co-sign, I don’t see how he can fail. Cole recently dropped off another banger titled “Return of Simba” via his blog. The title is in reference to “Grown Simba” off the solid The Warm Up mixtape and […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: The Narks Are Alright

This edition of the Nark series should have a little bit of everything for those that have been following these mixtapes. Veterans like Kanye, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne and Game show up on tracks true to form. Current names in hip-hop like Wiz Khalifa, J Cole and B.o.B. prove why they are in heavy rotation. […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

CyHi Da Prynce & J. Cole: Free Mixtapes

My listening hours have pretty much been consumed with Girl Talk’s All Day and Mr. West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but recently there have been a couple free mixtapes worthy of a listen. J. Cole and CyHi Da Prynce got a lot of feedback based on their tracks from Nark to the Future. They […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: Nark To The Future

Its that time again. Plenty of Eminem on this round with features on tracks by Lloyd Banks, T.I. and what I can only hope are two leaks from an Bad Meets Evil album with Royce Da 5’9″. Elsewhere, a few Kanye G.O.O.D. Friday tracks (with a choice Big Sean verse on “Looking For Trouble”), CyHi […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: A Narkwork Orange – Disc Two

Disc Two Let me know how long it takes for the hook on Fabolous’ “You Be Killin Em” to permeate your ear drums. Flint native Jon Connor justifies his recent Nas co-sign on “Epic”. J. Cole and Black Milk prove once again how to be an effective lyricist and producer on “Blow Up” and “Deadly […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: A Narkwork Orange – Disc One

Its been awhile since I compiled a new Nark, so this edition requires two discs for your listening pleasure. Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Friday leaks resulted in a slew of 5 minute plus quotable posse cuts. Disc One “Bill Gates” proves Lil Wayne’s I’m Not A Human Being isn’t a collection of throw-away cuts. Xzibit continues his […]

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Hip-Hop Indie Pop Links Rap

Thursday Linkage: Ra Ra Riot, Justin Vernon, Deadstring Bros, J. Cole and more

A) Ra Ra Riot’s highly anticipated sophomore album, The Orchard is streaming on NPR. Obviously, RAC made a remix to the first single “Boy” and its obviously great. Pick up Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard on August 24th. Ra Ra Riot – Boy (RAC Mix) (free mp3 courtesy of PMA) B) How amazing would […]