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After the less-than-stellar commercial performance of his Major Without a Deal album from earlier this year, Troy Ave looks to bounce back with the third installment of his White Christmas series on December 18th. Its first offering is “Restore the Feeling/NYC” in which Ave looks to restore the “feeling” of his native NYC — that means canning the hate and trend followers. After the jump.

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Despite it being the holiday season — a season for cuffing and spending time with loved ones — YG shows no signs of slowing down with this rap ish. After dropping “I Wanna a Benz” featuring Nipsey Hussle and 50 Cent, the Bompton banger is back with a pair of new tracks. Keeping with the heavy West Coast sound established on “Twist My Fingaz” and “I Wanna Benz,” YG drops off “City Mad” and “Goapele Freestyle” featuring Mozzy and Slim400. And by the looks of things YG, whose apparently “off [his] BS,” will be making a huge splash come 2016 with the release of his sophomore album, Still Krazy. After the jump!

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Over a sample of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hang Your Head in Shame,” Freeway and Scholito exchange a bevy of bars suitable for any diehard Biggie fans’ iPod. The two link up for a hot take on the vintage B.I.G. cut and the results are, to say the least, excellent. Check out Freeway and Scholito link up for “Biggie Freestyle” after the jump.

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Remy Ma is linking up with Rick Ross and Yo Gotti for “Hands Down,” which is a precursor to the Bronx spitter’s forthcoming album — her first since last year’s I’m Around mixtape. In addition, Remy and her husband Papoose will appear on the forthcoming incarnation of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop reality series. Check out Remy Ma’s “Hands Down” after the jump.

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Chance the Rapper was the musical guest on last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” with actor Chris Hemsworth as the host. Chance the Rapper performed two songs, including a new track entitled “Somewhere in Paradise” featuring fellow Chicagoan Jeremih. You can watch the full performance after the jump.

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Still Krazy, YG’s highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2013 breakthrough album My Krazy Life, is on the way. And tonight YG debuted its second offering in “I Wanna Benz,” featuring 50 Cent and fellow West Coast spitter Nipsey Hussle. The track was premiered by Oliver El-Khatib on OVO Sound Radio, and is produced by Atlanta’s London on da Track. Listen after the jump.

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Ty Dolla $ign just dropped two new remixes of his Free TC single “Blasé”, which originally featured Future and Rae Sremmurd. One features verses from Jeezy, Juicy J, and Diddy, while the other includes T.I., French Montana, and A$AP Ferg. Listen to both remixes after the jump.

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Hot off of the release of his acclaimed new album, Canal Street Confidential, Curren$y’s hops on a plane and links up with Southern California’s Audio Push for “Mob,” which features a dark, skittering beat produced by AB. A banger by definition, Audio Push and Curren$y make work of their allotted four minutes. Check it out after the jump.

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Next week, Pusha T will be dropping his highly anticipated prelude to King Push, Darkest Before Dawn. Having already shared “Untouchable” and “M.F.T.R. (More Famous Than Rich),” he’s returning with a new offering in “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets.” Produced by Diddy, the song finds Pusha T in beast mode, and snapping on the extra tough beat. “”It’s not even overtly hard… it’s just a conversation. It’s eerie. It’s true,” he said in a recent interview. “All I see is victims.” Check out Pusha T’s “Crutches, Crosses, Caskets” after the jump.

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Atlanta’s resident superproducer Southside aka Young Sizzle is entering a career in rap and he’s recently shared his first song, the dab heavy number “SandMan.” The track’s been produced by Metro Boomin, who Southside has collaborated with many times in 2015 — including on Future’s excellent DS2 album. Check out Sizzle’s “SandMan” after the jump and be on the lookout for Free Agent 3 dropping Dec. 11th.

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New Music: G Herbo – “Retro Flow”

 |  December 10, 2015
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Chicago rapper G Herbo — formerly Lil Herb — reunites with producer DJ L for “Retro Flow,” a track hinting at his come-up with fellow sparring partner Lil Bibby. Hot off the release of the excellent Ballin Like I’m Kobe mixtape, Herbo goes straight for the gut on his latest offering. Check out G Herbo’s “Retro Flow” after the jump.

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PRhyme, the duo of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″, found some unexpected success late last year when they dropped their self-titled debut album. Now they’re back with and updated version of the project, which features new cuts. Here they link up with The Roots’ Black Thought for “Wishin’ II,” a track that initially featured Common. Check out “Wishin’ II” after the jump and pre-order the deluxe version of PRhyme on iTunes.

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In a recent interview with People magazine, President Obama said Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost”—from this year’s awesome To Pimp a Butterfly album—was his favorite song of 2015. Conversely, First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite song was Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. In case you ever doubted Obama’s cool, et it be immediately dispelled with this news. Read the rest of the interview after the jump, via People.

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Post Malone’s crossover smash “White Iverson” gets a long overdue remix courtesy of French Montana and Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi. Post Malone looks to capitalize on the success of his single with a debut album, titled Album of the Year out early next year. Check out the Dallas singer-songwriter’s “White Iverson” get remixed after the jump.

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