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Insert sad face emoji here. I miss old Project Pat. What the hell happened to Pat-ah? Has he lost it? Where’s the help from successful young brother Juicy J? Pat-ah has been churning out some of the worst “slappers” in recent memory (more like knee slappers, am I right) I remember this dude used to drop straight heat. Yes, that was back in the late 90s-early 2000s, but still! Here Pat is teaming up with one of the hottest, buzzing rappers out in the game, Fetty Wap for “Rollin’ Drank.” There’s also some dude named Big Trill. Yep. Check out “Rollin’ Drank” after the jump… if you wish.

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Earlier this year STS and RJD2 collaborated and released an album together (read Scott Harper’s review for iHipHop here.) But by the looks of it this wasn’t a one-off deal as the keep the good vibes rollin’ this summer, with a “High Life,” which serves as a “bonus cut” for the project. Listen to it after the jump.

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In case you don’t know who L-Dro is then that’s A-ok because Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel are here to put this track over. “The Life We Live” features both Kiss and Beans and their verses are both top notch here. While the track belongs to L-Dro, both Kiss and Beans go ham on the track. While Beans may perhaps be past his prime, don’t write the rapper off. Check out “The Life We Live” after the jump.

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California and New York link up. A$ton Matthews (who reps Lakewood, CA) is teaming up with Harlem’s Bodega BAMZ for “Window Paint,” produced by Jordan Granados. Both Matthews and BAMZ have projects out so be sure to check those out if you’re interested. And check out the track “Window Paint” after the jump.

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Yesterday we shared The Doppelgangaz’ “Jail Weight” featuring Jim Jones and now another Diplomats member is coming through with some fire. Freekey Zekey’s “We Hustle” features a big guest spot from Lil Wayne, who is practically giving away his verses at this point. But as long as its this quality then it doesn’t matter to me — keep up the good work Wayne! Listen to Freekey’s “We Hustle” after the jump.

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Don’t sleep on Tree, even if his moniker is corny. This Chicago emcee has a style he calls “soul trap” and you’ll see why as soon as you hit that play button. Here he’s continuing doing what he does best: Give you that pure, unadulterated ish. Check out Tree’s “Trafikka Bambaataa” after the jump.

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Denzel Curry is one of the best young rappers in the game right now. I’ve cosigned this dude since, like, 2012 when he was kicking it with Florida’s Raider Klan. His 2013 debut full length album Nostalgic 64 was one of that year’s best rap albums and yet nobody paid it any attention. Now, Curry is back with a vengeance and he’s spitting pure fire. Curry’s latest 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms is available for stream now, which you can peep after the jump.

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As you probably already know Atlanta is the hotbed for rap. But there’s still a handful of rappers out there in the A that sadly never get the proper shine they rightfully deserve. Enter ATLien Skinny-C, who dropped a series of grassroots performance and fan engagement campaigns through the Southeast. As a result, Skinny-C has sold more than 10,000 combined digital and hard copies of his 2010 release Mixtape Muzik Vol. 1: INTREPID and Mixtape Muzik Vol. 2: RHAPSODY. Since then, Skinny-C has performed at the 11th annual June-teenth Festival and the 5th Annual Texas Summer Music Conference. “I wrote ‘Polo’ on some feelgood fly ish,” says Skinny. “I’m a Polo head that stays fly but don’t seek attention (never thirsty), but on this day I was cleaner than yesterday, so the universe needs to look at me because not only am I fresher than most, I also got something to say.” Check out Skinny-C’s “Polo” after the jump.

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The Doppelgangaz meet The Diplomats. Now repeat that ten times over. Anyway, the New York duo of The Doppelgangaz (Matter Ov Fact and EP) are linking up with Mr. Capo himself, Jim Jones, for “Jail Weight.” The track is set to appear on The Gangaz forthcoming project titled Parts Unknown. Jones and Gangaz together actually kinda works, even in spite of the initial “WTF” when seeing those two on the same track. Check out The Doppelgangaz’ “Jail Weight” after the jump.

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Skyzoo’s going to be releasing his highly-anticipated forthcoming studio album Music for My Friends soon (get it on June 23rd) and the album is said to feature plenty of guests, including Jadakiss, Black Thought, Bilal, !LLmind, Apollo Brown, Jahlil Beats and more. Pretty sweet stuff already, folks. But Sky is treating fans with a little sampler plate of what’s to come. Clocking in at just over ten minutes, Sky’s sampler for Music for My Friends is sounding quite awesome already. I can’t wait for its inevitable release on June 23rd and if you’re like me and can’t wait, then go ahead and get at those snippets after the jump.

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Lil Bibby looks to continue delivering the goods on his Free Crack series with the third installment dropping later this season. Sharing his “You Ain’t Poppin'” remix, Bibby goes in on Rico Richie’s 808 Mafia’s beat, which was first used by Rico Richie. Check out Bibby’s take on “You Ain’t Poppin'” after the jump.

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Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 will be out July 7th and the master producer is recruiting New Yorkers Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$ for an exclusive new track, “Beautiful Life.” Needless to say, Lucky 7’s track listing is pretty insane (see it after the jump) and “Beautiful Life” is only one of the standouts. Check out Bronson and Bada$$ team up on “Beautiful Life” after the jump.

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Ah, good ol’ drill. I miss 2012 when drill was popping off in Chicago and the whole world was going crazy. Now it seems as though drill is on its way out; Chief Keef has gotten stranger and weirder, Lil Durk had one too many creative bricks, and King Louie is maintaining his status in the Chi by being a consistent street rapper. But what about Montana of 300? This dude gets little to no love and he’s a spitter–a rarity in the drill scene. Here he tacks on Shmurda’s “Computers” and completely murks the beat. He’s also joined by one $avage who is A-ok. Check it out after the jump.

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Migos have come a long way since “Versace” and they’ve got more hits on deck for 2015. Before they release their highly-anticipated debut album YRN: tha Album later this summer (it’ll be arriving July 31st) they’re sharing some new music for the streets. Days after releasing his QC the Label: Free da Gang mixtape, DJ Champ decides to release a no DJ version of one of the project’s standouts: the Murda-produced “Conversation.” Check it out after the jump.

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Poor T-Pain, the dude really does get the short end of the stick when it comes to this hip-hop sh*t. But this new track “Make That Shit Work”, produced by DJ Mustard and featuring Juicy J makes a strong argument for Pain’s relevancy in the 2010s. Judging by the sound of “Make That Sh*t Work” Pain definitely may be sitting on some radio/club gold here. Listen after the jump and be the judge yourself.

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