Toronto’s experimental/jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have just announced a new album called Sour Soul that features Ghostface Killah on every song. Yes, every single song. Excited? Well, turn up because there’s also a new track out. The track, entitled, “Gunshowers”, features Elzhi and will appear on the album Sour Soul which will be out February 17. Peep the new collabo track between BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah after the jump.

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Seeing how we shared a Chance the Rapper featured track earlier today in Lil Herb’s “Fight or Flight” remix it’s only fitting that we unveil a new solo effort from the Chicago wunderkind. “No Better Blues” is a collaborative effort with The Social Experiment. Listen and vibe out to new Chance after the jump.

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I don’t know if you heard King Los before his “Control” freestlye. Congratulations if you did, because I hadn’t. Anyway, I caught up. This kid is one of the best doing it, hands down. He needs no introductions but here is a complete list (compiled by Reddit users) of every King Los freestyle murder.

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In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover.

So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers.

Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.

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