This party anthem questions the darker side of the high life. It seems like Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q will forever be the id to Kendrick’s ego. Mac Miller joins in with weekend amnesia and severe dissociation. More importantly, who getting that money? And how quickly can they spend it? Video after the jump.
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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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New joint from Mr. Veggies and King Chip on a drippy saxophone track that sounds like eighties homage meets sitcom camp. Chip and Casey create real chemistry on their paired verses. From the The Sparks Foundation’ Forever Madness The Randy Savage EP. Hat tip to NahRight. Stream after the jump.
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On Saturday night July 12th in the summer of the two thousand and fourteenth year Joe Budden signed himself up for a roast. Then he got heckled, and quit. An event named Total Slaughter showcased a battle rap legend, Hollow Da Don, throwing bars at the reality television artist in a bid for internet notoriety. Video after the jump.
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Jay Electronica has been hinting at a big announcement during his performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. He’s added all of his music to a long-abandoned SoundCloud page. He’s been on Twitter again, ranting, after a lengthy absence. AND HE BROUGHT OUT JAY Z FOR HIS PERFORMANCE! Might this be the release that defines his elusive career? Watch after the jump.
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This is a gem from the homey Cavalier, the Brooklyn chief whose collaborations with producers Quelle Chris and Iman Omari have gained him solid backing after years in the trenches. “Ink” paints a picture of the young emcee’s journey with a focus on hard lessons and gloomy glimpses. Iman Omari’s production really sings here though, giving voice and texture to this grainy photo album of classic nostalgia.
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