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BBC Radio 1 – “The Story of Q-Tip” Documentary | Streaming Audio

Nearly 25 years have passed since the release of Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest‘s second studio release; and while fans eagerly await the extended reissue of an album seminal to the Tribe catalog, Q-Tip has charted his own course that simultaneously embraces and distances himself … READ MORE

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Lana Del Rey – “Shades of Cool” | Video

Songstress Lana Del Rey‘s new single “Shades of Cool” from the recently released Ultraviolence plays like a missing track from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Shadowy vocals run parallel to an over exposed world of muted colors as Del Rey navigates her licentious West Egg … READ MORE

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1-2-1 with Jeff Staple featuring YG + DJ Mustard | Video

While some 1-2-1 with Jeff Staple video interviews can run over 30 minutes, others tend to be short and sweet. This new video belongs to the latter category, as the NYC creative chops it up with YG and DJ Mustard during their stop in NYC as part … READ MORE

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Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions” | Video

“Pills N Potions” the first single from Nicki Minaj‘s forthcoming The Pink Print dropped yesterday. The ballad-esque love song from the artist better known for her rapid fire flow and witty punchlines (and the now resolved beef with Peter Rosenberg) features an abundance of hand bra, liquid … READ MORE

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A$AP Mob – “L.O.R.D.” Album | Pre-Order Now

On Friday we reported the drop of A$AP Mob‘s third single from the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, “Hella H**s,” featuring A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twevly. While the crew has remained tight lipped on the release date, they are taking pre-orders on the Fan Edition … READ MORE

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PSY – “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg | Video

Is “Hangover,” the collaborative effort from Korean pop sensation PSY and west coast rap icon Snoop Dogg (we’re done with Snoop Lion?) the surprise team up of the year? Probably not. Is it begrudgingly catchy and entertaining — yes. The song is literally about inebriation — the … READ MORE

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Pharrell – “Frontin'” Featuring Jay Z – Disclosure Remix

  In 2003, Pharrell Williams released his first single as a solo artist on Neptunes Presents The Clones. That track was called “Frontin’”. Eleven years later the Pharrell/Jay-Z collaboration received the remix treatmeant from the English electronic duo Disclosure. Like the Neptunes, Disclosure have a disguinished production … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 3 | Video

Following part 1 and part 2 of the 2014 Freshman cypher series, XXL is keeping things moving releasing the third installment led by DJ Drama on the boards. Over the last two weeks the publication has treated listeners with verses from Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Chance The … READ MORE

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A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Featuring A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

  “Hella Hoes” is the new single from the A$AP Mob featuring the usual suspects A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvy and it’s pretty much everything you’d expect from the New York collective. The track is slated to appear on the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, … READ MORE

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LRG – “Brilliant Youth” EP with Dizzy Wright, Bishop Nehru & 9th Wonder

The Lifted Research Group (LRG) courted two of hip hop’s rising stars, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru, for their Summer 14 lookbook, and when you have that kind of talent in house you don’t let them leave without throwing down a few tracks. With 9th Wonder, of … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 2 | Video

After Part 1 earlier this week featuring Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates and August Alsina, XXL released part 2 of their cypher series from its 2014 Freshman cover shoot. On deck for the second round are Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and … READ MORE