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New Video: Alex Wiley – “Ideas (Adderall)” posted at 11:00 am

Alex Wiley brings us the visual to a Village Party fan favorite. Produced by the Odd Couple, "Ideas (Adderall)" is as frantic and crazy as you might imagine your brain on the drug. The video doesn't disappoint either, featuring blurry vintage clips, crazy colors, and other odd images. Watch it...

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RESPECT. The Verse: Jay Electronica – “Posers” posted at 5:40 pm

Jay Electronica at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Photo by Julia Schur. With all of this against-all-odds hype building around the mighty, mystical Jay Electramadan, we figured now was as good a time as any to delve into...

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New Music: Ryshon Jones – “The Platform” posted at 4:13 pm

The consistently murky and intriguing Ryshon Jones dropped one of his better tracks to date, "The Platform," today. On the Antwon Carrera production, Ryshon spits with some anguish and anxiousness about the corrupt/stupid music industry, ultimately pushing through to a place of wanting to break...

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New Music: Ezko – “Struggle Raps” posted at 1:39 pm

Ezko's "Struggle Raps" takes hold from it's opening Rakim quote-flip which quickly becomes a set up for the young spitter to rhyme off the same scheme about what else it is he pines for. Continually bouncing off of the idea that came previous, Ezko spits a few eyebrow-raisers, with "Peter Pan,...

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New Music: Busta Rhymes – “Calm Down” (No Eminem, New Busta Verse) posted at 11:26 am

Busta shows and proves here on the original, Eminem-less version of "Calm Down," spitting a maniacally good second verse that keeps the energy afloat even without the pasty speedball by his side. Some of that surely due to Scoop DeVille's beat which more than lives up to a replay or two, but to...

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The Roof Is On Fire: Juicy J Lights Up Terminal 5 posted at 10:37 am

Lit blunts. Cups of liquor. Wild-childs crowding the stage. This was the scene at the Juicy J concert last night at Terminal 5. As we were all patiently waiting for the show to start, the lights dimmed suddenly. Over the loud speakers, Juicy's Memphis drawl emerged. The crowd went wild. Juicy...

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Rakim Rocked Houston, Talked To RESPECT. (Photos & Interview) posted at 3:23 pm

Photos, words and interview by Trevor Piper The ever-legendary Rakim graced the stage in Houston’s Numbers Night Club last Tuesday to a packed house that hung on his every word. The God MC flew through a litany of his classic tracks from "Holy Are You" to "Paid In Full."  The building swelled...