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Detroit Hip-Hop Rap

PRhyme (DJ Premier + Royce Da 5’9″) – Courtesy

If you’re familiar with Royce Da 5’9″s past work, you already know what he and DJ Premier do together. Royce has been arguably at his best with Premo’s cut, scratch and sample beats behind him (see “Hip Hop” and “Boom”, in case you forgot). That’s why hip-hop fans rejoiced at the announcement of PRhyme, an […]

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Hip-Hop R&B

Childish Gambino – Sober (rough) + Candler Road

I can’t lie, I was mostly disappointed with Childish Gambino‘s second official album, Because The Internet. There were a lot of great ideas and I love artists that experiment, but aside from “3005”, “Telegraph Ave” and a few other tracks, I was pining for more Camp-like tracks. Donald recently announced a Gangsta Grillz release called […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtapes: The Narkerator & Narkhood

I bet you didn’t think you’d see another rap/hip-hop mixtape from me… Fair enough, since the last Nark dropped in March. Since you’ve been patient, here are two playlists with favorites from the first half of 2014. There are plenty of appearances by old favorites (T.I., Hova, Common, Fabolous), DJ Mustard produced anthems (“Down On […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Hoodie Allen – Nolan Ryan

Fresh off a sold out tour, Hoodie Allen is back and in a celebratory mood on free track “Nolan Ryan”. The track title apt as Allen playfully flexes multiple flows at rapid-fire speeds over a soul sampling production from Illmind. Stream “Nolan Ryan” below and look for a new album this August. BONUS: Show Me […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Drake – 0 to 100/The Catch Up

Don’t get me wrong, I love Drake‘s ability to balance hip-hop rhymes with smooth R&B flow. However, part of me really wishes he’d drop an album of tracks just like trunk rattler “0 to 100”. When it comes to bravado-filled raps with punchlines, Drake is near the top of the class and he sounds effortless […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

The Hip-Hop Catch Up: Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z, Big KRIT & more

If there is one section of music that suffered during my race to the end of the semester, it was hip-hop. As I lament with each new Nark mixtape, it has become harder and harder to regularly find new listenable hip-hop. However, there were some enjoyable jams released over the past month or so that […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

The Roots – When The People Cheer

I cannot fathom how The Roots even had time to craft a new album with nightly duties on “The Tonight Show”, touring and Questlove’s DJ schedule. Either way, the Philadelphia (or iladelph, if you will) legends are readying their 11th (!) album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, for release on May 13th. CoS says […]