HALLWAYS makes a bold first step with the single “Problems,” which is as Tribe Called Quest fun as it is Pharaohe Monch dour. That’s the great quality of Homeboy Sandman, who makes no qualms about explaining his moods, affectations and joys. We were sweating the single when it dropped. Here’s the video after the jump.
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A long-awaited collaboration from hip-hop’s exclusive and alluring producer du jour (FlyLo) and its newest prodigal son (Kendrick). It delivers more on Flying Lotus and his schizo beat composition than it does on Kendrick’s lyrics and voice, which seem to wash under the bridge of this roomy production. And there are LA Leakers drops all over it. Listen after the jump.
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When you get these two jesters out for a party, something crazy’s bound to happen right?! Frequent partners Bronson and Jody Highroller pack their images with decadence and obliviousness. For every wild night, there’s a memory (or so they flaunt). Check the song after the jump.
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New Music: Meek Mill – “Stuntin”

 |  September 2, 2014
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Didn’t know it was possible to darken Havoc’s “Quiet Storm” but this does it…with a manic Meek shouting over a horror-core chirp. It’s an unsure flossing song in the run-up to an album (Dreams Worth More Than Money) that may arrive with its creator in prison. Maybe that’s the happiest place for a Philly outlaw though. Check the track after the jump.
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Maybe a day late and a dollar short. This kid-friendly police brutality song is one sign of Trinidad’s steady mehhhh-ing over two years. Paving his road with good intentions, TJ stumbles into this hot social debate with some pre-cooked, slowed-down, sentimental nothingness. Nonetheless, good intentions. Listen after the jump.
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Young Lito and Troy Ave spit their neatly manicured street rhymes. It’s all packaged well for this environment, down to Troy Ave screaming “keep going!” like Hov with State Property. Lito has enough punches for rounds of this, and Troy is a great hype man for his verses and his buddy’s. Check the improv bragging after the jump.
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Video: Spooky Black – “Reason”

 |  August 29, 2014
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As it turns out, up is down this year and down is up. Spooky Black, who is this unassuming kid from St. Paul, Minnesota, dropped this homage to deep house and challenging R&B. He’s moaning and emoting remarkably well for someone with few life experiences and even fewer facial whiskers. His slow chants should not be left in the hands of emo teenagers locked in their rooms…cuz sh*t is deep. Check the spooky visual after the jump.
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Grimy street tales told over barrel fires. That’s the churn and gravel of this ditty here and Lil Bibby is troubling and broad and narrative at the same time. What Kevin Gates brings to the thoughtful hustler type, Bibby brings to the ruthless kingpin figure. Track after the jump.
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Lil Herb, like Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Lil Reese, is a Chi-town hustler rapper. Where he lacks in finesse, he makes up for in pulp. On this one, Common and Chance add the touches of subtlety and sobriety. Com just needs to rap a little faster so he doesn’t give the song such an obvious belly. After the jump.
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