A lot of people think Your Old Droog is Nas. I don’t. I have a lot of theories about what him not being Nas means for the art of hip hop but that’s for later this week. All that aside, to get the compliment (or confusion) that you’re Nas indicates a level of microphone mastery that could be untouchable. Here’s his latest “Free Turkey.” Listen after the jump.
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Months after his bizarre Kevin Durant diss, Lil B releases this song “Rick Ross,” another drive down the quirky path of an ironic emcee. Apparently, he has some issue with Quevos (of Migos) stealing his style and not recognizing that he is “rich like Riss Ross.” That’s most of what I could understand from this jumble of sounds. Track after the jump.
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The answer isn’t money. That’s not what makes the world go round on North Carolina emcee Fluent’s lead single for sophomore project Supreme Victory. He’s chasing paper on the surface, but also the idea of “more” generally. Guilty Simpson has the most prominent stint here but all shine on the J. Cardim beat. Listen after the jump.
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The reason I think Trick Trick possibly threatened Eminem and Royce to be on this track is inconsequential. But let’s just recognize that they don’t belong on a twerking song with him, that their verses sound like they were applied without knowing what the beat was and that Trick Trick only fits with these lyrical giants geographically and not in terms of talent. Anyway, twerk that, pop that after the jump.
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Joe Budden explains his introduction to songwriting through battling and why he is so energized to take on battle champ Hollow Da Don. Get through the Elliott Wilson laugh and there are some somber anecdotes that define Joe. All bets are off for the pay-per-view event starring Joe as Goliath and the lesser known Hollow as David. Watch the interview and the trailer for the Hollow and Joe battle after the jump.
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To the left, to the left. Sending off Hov in a yacht to the left. According to TMZ and HuffPost and about 10,000 sweaty fans, Beyoncé modified the lyrics to her song “Resentment” to call out Jay Z for cheating. This is the moment thirst vacuums and Hov haters have been waiting for: the divorce that makes Beyoncé single again. But all you 9-to-5ers and basic hood vendors can say goodbye to the dream that never was. Bey ain’t marrying you. We came up with a list of chaps she might give a second glance once Team Yonce and handlers review. Hit the jump and click through.

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