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New Music: Elzhi – “Can’t Lose”

A sleepy banger, if that makes sense. He never slacks on the lyrics but I never remember them, either.

Video: will.i.am – “Feelin Myself” feat. Miley Cyrus, Mike WiLL Made-It & Wiz Khalifa

will.i.am talks to the mirror. No one is suprised by this. Wassup, Miley. Nice to see you here again.

Video: No Malice – “Bury That” feat. Jon Bibbs

From No Malice’s Hear Ye Him LP, we get this video of him as a mime. See for yourself…

Video: The Underachievers – “Leopard Shepherd”

They defined their sound visually. Paris in autumn.

New Music: Blu & MED – “Peroxide” (Produced By Madlib)

Direct from the SoundCloud page: Taken from MED & Blu’s “The Buzz” EP featuring Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and produced entirely by Madlib. Bang Ya Head Entertainment.

Video: Mike WiLL Made-It – “Faded” feat. Future

Future’s not singing on this but it’s surprisingly good. Mostly all about bumping haters/traitors and being your confident self yada yada. It’s a look into his life as a touring musician most importantly, and why he doesn’t regret anything.

Video: Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Q-Tip

Covering a soul standard, Busta and The Abstract team up with famous friends (who don’t actually rhyme on the track). Still it’s a jam for the older folk and some revivalists.

Video: Seth Rogen And James Franco Spoof Kanye’s “Bound 2″

The genius of well-placed satire: basic re-enactment turned awesome.

New Music: Hopsin – “Knock Madness”

Always have to do the Asher Roth procedure and put Marshall Mathers aside when listening to Hopsin. He appropriates a style that will inevitably be popular for a while. This, his album, is available for download now. Internet rap at its finest.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs “Swimming Pools (Drank)” At AMA

Wake up. (Drank.) Pass out. (Drank.) Head shot. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) …then he does “Poetic Justice” without that other guy.

Video: Childish Gambino Performs “The Crawl” At Texas College

It’s clear he’s the voice of someone’s generation. Childish Gambino’s stage presence here rouses the crowd, more than a lot of emcees can say.

Video: Isaiah Rashad – “Ronnie Drake” feat. SZA

The TDE newcomers joined for this track a few months ago. Here is the video of the down-home artiste Isaiah Rashad, done in black and white maybe to underline the plainspeak of his message. Bold but done well.

Video: Little Girl Gets On Stage While J. Cole Performs “Power Trip”

In the category of Awwww Reasons Why J. Cole Is Adorable and nothing more, this little girl livens up his performance by zoning out dancing. If only this kind of magic could happen every time he picked up a mic.

Video: Eminem Interviews With Zane Lowe Pt. 2 & 3

Part 2 Of Eminem’s Interview With Zane Lowe Part 3 after the jump. (more…)

Video: Tech N9ne Speaks On “Rap God” And “Yeezus”

This is a vet with respect for the legends. “Rap God” made him smile. He hearts Kanye’s live performances.

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