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.

For the official “About the Money” remix T.I. recruits some heavyweights. Lil Wayne and Jeezy join Tip and Young Thug to complete this Southern hip-hop coalition. Now all that’s missing from this is Juicy J doing some adlibs. Peep the “About the Money” remix after the jump.

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The collaboration between Atlanta’s Killer Mike and Brooklyn’s El-P received a sequel and though the album is due out October 27th the two rap maestros went ahead and shared the album as a free download last night. Early this morning, El-P tweeted a link to download the album, with Killer Mike following suit. We’ve provided the download link (and stream) after the jump, get at it now!

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It’s been nearly a decade since Fergie dropped her solo effort in The Dutchess, which was the Black Eyes Peas songstress’ multi-platinum debut. Now she has returned with “L.A. Love”, a DJ Mustard produced joint. And seeing as how Mustard is on the beat (hoe!) it’s only fitting that YG would go ahead and jump on a remix. Listen after the jump.

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Mark your calendar hip-hop heads, Apollo Brown and Ras Kass are comin’ for your neck. Their collaborative project entitled Blasphemy will be out October 28th and having already treated ya’ll with “Giraffe Pu**y” (featuring Royce Da 5″9′, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont) they’re already back with some more for you with “How to Kill God”. Peep the track after the jump.

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Ludacris has already excused his absence when he ripped Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N***a” a new one, then he proceeded to give Makonnen’s smash hit “Tuesday” a bit of the ol’ hardcore gangsta treatment it so desperately needed. So, we suppose it’s only natural that Luda continues his recent streak by going off on another ‘throwback’ track. This time he’s spitting bars over Pusha T’s clicky-clanky industrial “Numbers on the Board” beat from his excellent My Name Is My Name album. Listen after the jump.

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It has become apparent, that, over time the line that has once divided electronic dance music and hip-hop has become blurred. And frankly it is perhaps for the better as we’ve seen some fruitful collaborations and stylistic developments in both genres/scenes. Now one of the game’s most lyrical gangsta rappers gets on board, collaborating with Montreal’s premiere dance producer. “Bugatti” is the harmonious effort between Pusha T and Tiga. Listen to the cut after the jump.

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After dropping the fourth installment to his 1st of the Month series Cam’ron is back, already preparing the drop for the fifth installment. And today he delivers “Touch the Sky” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA. Be on the lookout for the fifth 1st of the Month at the top of November and check out “Touch the Sky” after the jump. Killa!

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For over a month Los Angeles emcee Azad Right has been giving away free music in anticipation for the release of his new album. And today is finally the day when Azad drops For the Hopeful, a ten track project equipped with silky smooth production, crisp flow, and solid, all-around feel-good lyrics. For the Hopeful is executively produced by Cazzafura and features guest spots from THURZ, SPNCR, AHE, Azizi Gibson, and Senidah. If you’re unfamiliar with Azad Right you may get yourself acquainted with the new rapper by streaming and downloading the full project after the jump.

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After sharing a few songs from their forthcoming collaborative project PRhyme, DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ drop the visuals for “U Looz”. The project is duo out December 9th and features guest spots from artists the likes of Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Common, Killer Mike, and Jay Electronica. Check out the video for “U Looz” after the jump.

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