El-P and Killer Mike are slated to drop their anticipated Run the Jewels sequel RTJ2 on October 27th and having already shared solid cuts like “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1″ and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” the duo return to share “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fu*k)” featuring outspoken Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha. Listen after the jump.

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T.I.’s working relationship with Pharrell dates back to Tip’s I’m Serious days; for those of you not hip to the game, that’s 2001. The two have remained close and any time T.I.’s got a new album cooking you better believe Pharrell will be there either providing Tip with the hook, the chorus, a verse, or production. Hell, sometimes he’ll gift Tip with all four! And for T.I.’s forthcoming studio album Paperwork the two reunite once again. Pharrell joins Tip for “Paperwork” and it’s a scorcher. Listen after the jump.

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Ever since mixtapes became a prominent fixture in hip-hop in the late-90s, artists and labels have tried various methods to make the release of albums feel more momentous. There have been special editions with extra songs, collector editions and even multiple covers like with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Nothing however comes close to how the Wu-Tang Clan is planning to distribute their forthcoming album, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (not to be mistaken for the Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow). Read More

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