MMG is Rick Ross’s solid contribution to the rap game because it extends the power of his influence to recruit other great street artists to urban radio rotation. His two marquee acts are in a feud that Meek Mill set off on social media by calling Wale corny. Check the tweets 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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Usher and Nicki Minaj over this disco-era MJ track produced by Pharrell is a sugary dance number. It’s half as lewd as their first collab “Lil Freak” and about twice as potent. They achieve more without oversexing it and hint at some better musical chemistry overall. Listen after the jump.
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While Kanye complains about the fashion world’s glass ceiling, his Air Yeezy remains one of the most popular sneakers ever. In this clip, watch what people do when they see an unguarded pair of em next to a sleeping “homeless” actor. The results of this social experiment are revealing. Video after the jump.
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Lil Durk, the Chicago spitter getting into beef with Game, shouted out by his peers like Chance the Rapper, and bringing mixtape heat for the summer like Migos before him — thank him now. He’s a straight shooter in more ways than one, telling ChIraq bedtime stories for his intrigued listeners. Production mostly by Young Chop for the Drill Trill, but some highlight moments by other promising producers like Cardo and Dree the Drummer. Full stream 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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Here’s Common keeping it very real about the fact that Drake body slammed his career by sending subliminal shots about former boo-piece and tennis great Serena Williams. The rap vet got in his feelings as Drake swam around in his superstar sweetheart. But are things all resolved now? Was Drake with her shooting in the gym? Check the video after the jump.
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Mehhhh. Peter Rosenberg has been expanding his britches by the minute as the only fattening fish in a shrinking talent pool at NY’s Hot 97. After accusing hip hop wise man Chuck D of being a “troll” on Twitter, and then flippantly dismissing Chuck’s invitation to discuss their respective places in the culture, here’s Rosenberg saying a limp sorry. Video after the jump.
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In this interview with KUBE 93 Seattle’s Sunday Night Sound Session, the new King of the South explains his ascent to the mainstream, the pressure to respond to Kendrick’s “Control” verse, the frustration with having to prove himself to more fans, and his new project. The homey has very balanced views on why he’s chronically slept on, and might make the next tier with this approach. Check the video after the jump.
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The kind of song you can rehash for the summer…every summer. B.O.B. and Sevyn Streeter get to play the implied couple by nestling into the rapper-hollers-at-singer format. For his No Genre Pt. 2 Bobby Ray needs to try on these rangy sounds for the idea to come through and it does here. Track after the jump.
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