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On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.

After dropping “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho” just two days ago, Joe Budden returns with an offering from his forthcoming Some Love Lost EP. “Alive” is a surprisingly emotional track, finding Budden spitting cathartic bars over a skittering instrumental with a swelling string section. Listen after the jump.

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Chief Keef’s new mixtape Back From the Dead 2 appropriately arrives on Halloween and the 19-year-old handles the heft of the production (producing exactly 16 of the 20 tracks) on the mixtape. In addition to producing a majority of the tracks, Sosa doesn’t recruit many for features instead opting to do most of the work himself (Gucci Mane and Tadoe both appear on a track each). If you wanted that old Sosa then you should probably just stick to listening to everything preceding Finally Rich because Back From the Dead 2 may perhaps be his most experimental/left field effort yet. Stream and download Back From the Dead 2 after the jump!

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When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!

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Ludacris continues his streak of dropping fire freestyles over notable hip-hop tracks of the last year. After sharing the best “Hot N***a” freestyle and dropping his “Tuesday” freestyle, Luda went ahead and snapped on Pusha’s “Numbers on the Board”. Now he’s gifting the fans with that braggadocios ish with “Tom Ford”. Listen after the jump and be on the lookout for Luda’s Burning Bridges EP dropping in December.

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As Rick Ross preps the release of his forthcoming studio album Hood Billionaire he continues dropping off new music from it. After sharing the R. Kelly featured “Keep Doin’ It (Rich B*tch)” Rozay returns with the K. Michelle assisted “If They Knew”. Listen after the jump and mark your calendars for Hood Billionaire, dropping November 24th.

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As Boosie preps the release of his forthcoming release Life After Deathrow (which drops tomorrow) he shares “All Falls Down”. In addition to the new material, Boosie drops the Lil and adds the Badazz to his name, which means one thing: this is pure evil. Just in time for Halloween, kiddies! Listen to Boosie’s “All Falls Down” after the jump.

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Bishop Lamont and DJ Quik have linked up in the past so the two converging on “Hypnotize You” is fitting. And it’s an especially stellar track seeing as how Quik himself handles the production side of things as well. DJ Quik’s The Midnight Life is out now. Listen to “Hypnotize You” after the jump.

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As Joe Budden’s Some Love Lost EP nears (out November 4th) he continues to his weekly installment of #SomeLove leaks. This week Joe serves up “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho” a track that, as we’re sure you’ve already guessed it, is straight up bars. Listen to the new Joe Budden track after the jump!

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Originally appearing on Rich Gang’s Rich Gang: The Tour, Part 1 mixtape, the Mike Will produced “I Got” receives a CD quality update. Young Thug and PeeWee Longway may now be heard in glorious HD quality. Listen after the jump.

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Harlem stand up! Smoke DZA links up with his two fellow Harlem, NY residents in A$AP Rocky and Cam’ron. The Jahili Beats produced track “Err Thing Valid” receives a very special Harlem edition remix and frankly it’s terrific to hear three unique voices from the neighborhood all on one track. Check out the track after the jump and keep your ears out for R.F.C.’s album The Outsiders, dropping November 18th.

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Lil Wayne’s fervent fans were hugely distraught when it was announced his forthcoming Tha Carter V album will be pushed back indefinitely but that isn’t something Weezy from dropping new tunes for everyone waiting with baited breath. “Gotti” is being billed as the latest single from the delayed Tha Carter V album and features Weezy and The LOX going tic for tac for damn near five minutes. Listen after the jump.

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Hip-hop heads everywhere rejoiced when Jay Rock dropped “Parental Advisory” earlier this month and now fans are getting a little extra something something with “Pay for It” featuring Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar. Last time we heard these two on a track was on Kendrick’s “Money Trees” in which Rock delivered one of the best guest verses that year. Something tells us “Pay for It” won’t disappoint. Listen after the jump!

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Retchy P gonna f**k your day up with his new, unapologetic cut “Gunz Gon’ Blow”. As if the title of the track wasn’t enough of an indication that RetcH wasn’t playing, the hypnotically sinister production via Black Pearl, and eerie subject matter and flow will put it over the top. Listen to “Gunz Gon’ Blow” after the jump!

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