In this tribute to a fading star, Spike Lee, Jay Z, Action Bronson, Skylar Diggins and more tip their hats to New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. It’s a slow spot without being somber. And New York figures past and present make appearances. Video after the jump.
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Newcomer Dray talks about how “irrelevant” everyone is when they try to stop his progress. Other New York rappers join him to defame the misguided back-talkers, with Cory Gunz and Troy Ave mostly carrying the team to the finish. With this bold statement on record, let’s hope all of them are relevant in a year. Track after the jump.
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There’s a fine line between the sh*t you say in your raps and the sh*t you do in real life. And rappers are habitual line-steppers. Young Scooter makes no mistakes about his line, a literal one, where he only does what he raps about. Expect a song about his tooth brushing and dry cleaning pretty soon. Video after the jump.
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B.O.B. confront some important questions on “Many Rivers,” driven by the classic Jimmy Cliff chorus in his song of the same name. In a way, No Genre Pt. 2 signifies a return to his roots as an artist, someone who’s emphasizing awareness of social conditions while declaring personal freedom from them. It’s the same moral barometer that helps him to sign million-dollar deals and still give us civic-minded messages. Check out the premiere on Revolt TV after the jump.
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Video: Ka – “Still Heir”

 |  July 7, 2014
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Rare Brooklyn emcee Ka has released a series of videos since his shadowy debut with one of the best albums of 2012-13. This one follows in step with the others: a night-cloaked, lyric heavy street scene. One thing you can say: with all the mystery, you know what you’re getting with Ka and it’s inspired. View the video for “Still Heir” after the jump.
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This is what future music should sound like. ILoveMakkonen has the best new style and a strange name that shows how much he loves himself. A good message for the kids. He takes the robot singing of Future and T-Pain, darts to the Trap, and drags it through a muddy trail of intoxication. He is what would happen if all raps were sung, and what that would mean about the words you hear. His new video after the jump.
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