Check out this cinematic new music video, directed by Hype Williams, for the latest single from Common’s forthcoming 10th studio album, Nobody Smiling.  This visual plays like a short film and I really enjoy the fact that we never see Common or Vince make an appearance throughout.  Nobody Smiling hits stores on July 22nd via Def Jam and No I.D.’s imprint, Atrium Records.

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On Wednesday June 18, 2014, Chicago’s SD took the stage at the Marlin Room in New York City’s Webster Hall. SD, who is currently working on his debut album, “Truly Blessed,” made quite the impact during his NYC concert. The show also featured performances from Smoke DZA & RFC, Fame School, Sky Lex, Spazztazzz, Youngin, Jimmy Shine, and Jay Critch. The event was hosted by LowKey and Juju, with music by DJ GETLIVE! and Chiinky. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase SD’s new single “Loyalty” on iTunes.

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It’s starting to feel like 2003 up in here.  G-Unit is on the mic in full force as each member kills it on the cut, “They Talked About Jesus.”  The crew sans-50 unloads a lyrical assault over a rework of the Wu-Tang classic, “Tearz.”  The streets is talking…

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Following an epic episode of The Combat Jack Show where he responded to Funk Flex’s accusations of being irrelevant and a lousy businessman, Damon Dash has wasted no time in continuing his onslaught against Hot 97’s most prominent DJ and his boss, Ebro Darden.  In an interview with Hip Hop Motivation, Dame took aim at Hot 97’s programming director by detailing a recent encounter with him.

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It is hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since the release of Dilated People’s last album, 20/20.  The group will make its return this summer with the much-anticipated album Directors of Photography on Rhymesayers Entertainment.  Today the group unveiled the first music video from the album, “Good As Gone,” which is produced by DJ Premier.  Hit the jump to check out the album’s cover art which was also revealed today.   Read More

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The Jamla camp is lacing us with a dope new collab, which serves as a leak from GQ’s forthcoming project, Rated Oakland. On “Count’em Up,” GQ links up with Nipsey and Big Pooh over a 9th Wonder production.  Hit the jump to take a listen.

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It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators.  Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album).  After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.

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I’m a big fan of Mayer Hawthorne and I have eagerly awaited his upcoming collaborative album with producer (and one of Mayer’s childhood friends), 14KT.  Much to my chagrin, I will have a chance to listen to this before street date as Santa Monica’s KCRW unveiled a stream of the album today.  Hit the jump for a link to listen yourself.

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This track is too turnt up, hence the title.  Waka Flocka is consistently building a rep as a rapper who’s truly on the forefront of the sound-merger between Hip-Hop and EDM.  In the past few months, we have seem him collaborate with producers who have made a name for themselves in this space such as Steve Aoki and Girl Talk.  Now, Waka has linked up with Flosstradamus for a track that will find its home on the 22 Jump Street soundtrack. Read More

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