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UK grime artist Skepta has been generating some hype over the last few months, despite being active within the UK scene for over the last ten years. With a Drake shoutout and Kanye West’s “All Day” performance (in which Ye gives Skepta a shoutout as well) the 32-year-old veteran is finally getting that much needed (and deserved) recognition. Thankfully Brooklyn’s Flathbush ZOMBiES aren’t ignorant and have certainly been paying close attention to the UK grime scene as they have Skepta join them for “Redeye to Paris.” This track goes and we hope our American readers will check out some more Skepta material after hearing this. Check out “Redeye to Paris” after the jump.

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NYC’s RATKING is a group that is making waves, especially after dropping their stellar 2014 album So It Goes and going on tour to support powerhouse group Run the Jewels. And today RATKING have a surprise release for fans with 700 Fill. The EP, which contains nine new tracks, instrumentals, and a short film, is made available for free via BitTorrent. You can get it after the jump. Don’t sleep!

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On Monday March 2, 2015, New York’s very own Cannibal Ox celebrated the release of their highly-awaited sophomore album “Blade of the Ronin” with fans at the Studio at Webster Hall. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega were joined by GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), Freeway, and G-Jet for this monumental performance. The event was hosted by Rob Markman, with music by DJ Two-Three. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork). Copyright 2015 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase Cannibal Ox’s new album “Blade of the Ronin” on iTunes Now.

“Sophisticated Thoughts,” “Simple Minds,” “Disney Kids.” Those are just a few cuts Queens rapper Julian Stephen has delivered as of late. And we here at iHipHop believe if you haven’t yet gotten yourself acquainted with him click on those hyperlinks and do so! Because 2015 is looking to be Julian Stephens’ year to prove his worth to the industry as he drops off the visuals for “Get It Together,” a short but somber effort akin to Chicago’s psychedelic superstar Chance The Rapper. With “Get It Together” Julian showcases his witty yet positive lyricism all with his head firmly on his shoulders. If your New Year’s resolution is to be a better person but can’t seem to find any positive reinforcement then Julian is here for ya. Check out Julian Stephen’s “Get It Together” after the jump!

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Raekwon has kept silent when it comes to his highly-anticipated, forthcoming (we think?) new album F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) but after stopping by Shade 45 he felt compelled to drop that new joint “Wall to Wall” featuring fellow NYC rapper French Montana. Check out the video after the jump!

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The wait is finally coming to an end as Joey Bada$$’ much anticipated debut album B4.DA.$$ is set to drop Tuesday (January 20th) and Joey has already shared a few tracks from the album in “No. 99” and “On and On.” Now he’s sharing one with fellow New Yorker (who also has an album on the way) Action Bronson. In addition to having a superstar feature in Bronson “Run Up on Ya” features production from the always great Statik Selektah. Listen to “Run Up on Ya” after the jump.

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Action Bronson’s forthcoming debut album Mr. Wonderful officially drops March 24th and after sharing its tracklist as well as the features/production credits he is now dropping “Actin’ Crazy,” a track produced by Drake’s frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib. Listen to Bronson’s “Actin’ Crazy” after the jump.

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On Monday December 8, 2014 Detroit’s newcomer Dej Loaf, best known for her smash hit “Try Me” hit the stage at SOB’s in nYC with Boldy James, Kiyanne, and Spank Jus Bizness. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.

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