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Statik Selektah is calling it quits — sadly. He’s a great producer and a bonafide rap fan with terrific taste. But his upcoming Lucky 7 project will be his last — again, sadly. And so far Statik has shared a handful of tracks from the project, including “Beautiful Life” featuring Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, “Top Tier” featuring Sean Price, Bun B and Styles P, and “All You Need,” featuring Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner. Now Statik is sharing “Crystal Clear” featuring the Detroit OG and one-half of Bad Meets Evil, Royce Da 5’9″. Check it out after the jump!

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Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua’s new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. As well as “Phenomenal”, Eminem contributes two songs to the Southpaw soundtrack as part of Bad Meets Evil, his collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″, plus one with Gwen Stefani, “Kings Never Die”. Listen to “Kings Never Die” with Gwen Stefani after the jump.

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Chief Keef’s older cousin and fellow rapper Blood Money was tragically shot and killed last year and although his killers have been apprehended, the hurt is clearly still there. Keef, who recently announced the release of The Cozart, his forthcoming album, is sharing “Ain’t Missing You” — a tribute to his fallen Glo Gang cousin. And while the track has all of the usual Chief Keef trademarks (autotune, crooning, non sequiturs, weird ad libs, etc.) it’s got the heart that was maybe lacking in his previous work. Check out Chief Keef’s “Ain’t Missing You” after the jump.

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Gucci Mane’s back to feed ya’ll with that grade A stuff. His latest mixtape, Trapology, is a fourteen track feast with plenty of features and production. There’s Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Fetty Wap, Daz Dillinger, Lil B for features, and Southside, TM88, Mike WiLL Made It, Tarentino, and Zaytoven for production. You already know this is going to be a big deal in the streets for the month of July. And probably for the rest of 2015. Stream and download after the jump.

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Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge are set to drop their followup to the first Twelve Reasons to Die on July 10th and today marks a big day for the album as the duo share a massive track in “Resurreciton Morning.” As if the song title wasn’t enough, Ghostface recruits fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon and R&B master Bilal for the track as well. The track is spooky and is catapulted forward by Younge’s eerie piano-driven production. Check out “Resurrection Morning” after the jump and be on the lookout for the second installment of Twelve Reasons to Die dropping the 10th.

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IAMSU! recruits Dej Loaf and K Camp for “Famous,” a new cut that’ll be appearing on the West Coast rapper’s forthcoming KILT 3. It’s a fun song that has all three rappers joining in and having a great time. Come on, it’s summer, lighten up! Listen to IAMSU!’s “Famous” after the jump.

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July 7th Statik Selektah will be dropping his highly-anticipated Lucky 7 project, which is also supposedly his last project ever. But, we’ll see about that. So far he’s dropped “Beautiful Life” featuring Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, then he shared “Top Tier” featuring Sean Price, Bun B and Styles P, and now he’s giving ya’ll that new heat, “All You Need,” featuring Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner. Wooo! Peep “All You Need” after the jump and be on the lookout for Lucky 7 dropping on the 7th.

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The South links up on David Banner’s “My Uzi.” Banner and Big K.R.I.T. team up to take on an old Banner cut (“Suicide Doors” featuring the legendary UGK) which is convenient given the Southern tinged themes and obviously the two rappers on the track. The chorus even samples Pimp C’s “My uzi weight a ton” line from the OG track. Listen after the jump.

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Don’t get it confused, kids, Redman’s got some classics under his belt. What immediately comes to mind whenever I hear the name Redman isn’t his appearance on Chappelle’s Show or sleeping on a couch on MTV Cribs but for Whut? Thee Album, Muddy Waters, and his collaborations and longstanding friendship with Wu-Tang Clan’s own Method Man (which spanned a great album in Blackout!) but as of late Red hasn’t done much in the field of music. I guess somewhere between How High and Red Gone Wild: Thee Album, people just kinda stopped caring about Red. But hip-hop’s gone through many changes since then and what with the recent East Coast revival going on, Red is in perfect position to come out with some new material — I mean, hell, if Meth is doing it then why can’t Red? So here he is, at the tender age of forty-five, Red is looking to get back into the rap game. He’ll be dropping a new project in The Preload and here he’s sharing the visuals for a track entitled “Somebody Got Robbed.” I think I typed out enough, peep Red’s “Somebody Got Robbed” video after the jump.

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Oh it’s Holiday season! I’m a huge fan of rap mixtapes and an even bigger fan of Gucci Mane, which is why I suppose DJ Holiday is my preferred DJ of choice. Well, at least spanning roughly 2008-2012. Don’t get me wrong, DJ Drama was dope, too, and Gucci even appeared on a few of Drama’s tapes (The Burrrprint being the best of their collaborations.) But I don’t know, I prefer Holiday over all other mixtape DJs out there. He’s an OG at the game, which is why his new mixtape is entitled God Bless the Mixtape, and houses some huge features. Like this one, “Let Me at Em,” finding DJ Holiday recruiting three big names. Problem, French Montana and Wale all join Holiday for “Let Me at Em” a track that will appear on the forthcoming God Bless the Mixtape. Listen after the jump.

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For Kendrick Lamar’s latest single from his terrific To Pimp a Butterfly album (read our review here) he performs a variety of stunts, including flying down the street and rapping from atop a traffic light and while upside down. Yep, that all definitely happens on Kendrick’s “Alright.” Check it out after the jump.

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Donald Glover, also known as the artist formerly known as Childish Gambino, will appear on the forthcoming Magic Mike XXL film — so get ready for plenty of Donald Glover junk in your face. You know, if that’s your thing! In addition Glover will also appear on the raunchy film’s soundtrack, which features cuts from Ginuwine, Jodeci, Jeremih, Jacquees, and more. The Glover cut, “Marry You,” is a take on Bruno Mars’ song, and has the 31-year-old entertainer challenging his inner soul. Check it out after the jump.

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The LOX are on a roll — kids better recognize. All three of The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P) have been slaying 2015 and you’re busy sleeping or looking out for some wack ish. Anyway, I digress. Sheek Louch is now delivering the goods out of the three with “Hood N*gga” featuring some monster rappers. Sheek is joined by spitter Joel Ortiz, Billy Danze and Houston OG Trae Tha Truth. Listen to the new Sheek joint after the jump.

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