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    Meow The Jewels Could Become a Real Thing

    Killer Mike and El-P are gearing up for the release of the sequel to their critically-adored Run The Jewels album. While the anticipation for the album is more than enough, some attention ws...

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    A Look At Tyler, The Creator’s Advertising Of His Upcoming Tour

    Tyler, The Creator announced in between two Instagram pictures that he will be hitting the road soon. True to his charmingly layed back yet hectic character we compiled his tweets and instagrams...

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    Dancers, liquor and cigars, here is how NAS celebrates 41

      Photo Credit: Prince Williams Last night NAS was celebrating his birthday with Hennessy V.S in Atlanta. After closing the One Music Festival at Lakewood Amphitheater, NAS...

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    Shepard Fairey Asks That We Put Our Arms Down & Pick Up A Brush

      The mastermind behind the iconic Obey Giant is back at it again. Shepard Fairey has spent the last few days curating a piece for the residents in Berlin, Germany, courtesy of Urban...

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    Lil’ Kim Is Back To Her Hard Core Ways

    The wait is finally over—Lil' Kim's latest mixtape, Hardcore 2k14: Back 2 Da Streets is here after multiple delays. This follow up to 2011's  Black Friday is a huge improvement to that flop...

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    Premiere: Dinero Dynasty – “Toni Braxton”

    Dinero Dynasty, hailing from the Westside of Chicago, drops off his sultry, soulful single and RESPECT. has it for you first. Pinning guitar strings with a screwed up chorus, this one will have...

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    Premiere: Stream Jody Duff’s Mulatto

    Chicago continues to run laps around the rap game. 19 year-old Jody Duff is among the crop of young talent making noise in the city and today RESPECT. brings you the exclusive stream of his...

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    Premiere: Jazz Cartier – “New City New Legend”

    Jazz Cartier continues Toronto's new, significantly darker sound on his latest release, "New City New Legend." The Six representative is gearing up to drop his Marauding In Paradise project and...

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    Video Premiere: SeT – “Until Then”

    RESPECT. brings you the premiere of SeT's new video for "Until Then," featuring Haviah Mighty. The record appears on SeT's AuRA LP and has a cool, laid-back feel, which the video reflects....

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    Jhené Aiko’s Souled Out Album Drops

    After leaving the music scene in 2003 and returning in 2011 with mixtape .sailing soul(s) and Sail Out in 2013, R&B songstress Jhene Aiko dropped her debut album, Souled Out, today. Aiko is...

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RESPECT. The Opinion: Thoughts on The New York Times and Nicki Minaj posted at 11:21 am

This Sunday The New York Times decided it was again time to comment on the Peter Rosenberg-Nicki Minaj drama that went down at Hot 97's Summer Jam about three weeks back. The article mainly highlights Nicki's crossover appeal and praises her for being one of the first in the game to reach...

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Video: Game and Jonathan Mannion Discuss Album Covers posted at 10:48 am

Okay, we're a few months late on this but these clips deserved to be watched. RESPECT. favorite Jonathan Mannion sat down with Game to discuss their shooting of his album covers for Reebok's "Classic" series. (In case you didn't know, Mannion has shot the art for all four of Game's studio...

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Video: Honors English Freestyles on Sway In The Morning posted at 4:53 pm

Honors English, one of the brightest up-and-comers on our radar right now, just ripped a freestyle while on Shade 45's Sway In The Morning show. Try to follow his delivery, like you're tracking packages. His purposeful flow enlightens, as each bar takes you to a certain place. He's known to...

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Slaughterhouse Drops Another Epic Freestyle posted at 4:43 pm

When Slaughterhouse stopped by Hot 97 last December, Flex warned other rappers not to come through with their own freestyles unless they were raising the bar. Unfortunately for other rappers, Slaughterhouse has done it again, albeit on the opposite coast. Via L.A. Leakers, the freestyle is...

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New Music: Frank Ocean — “Sweet Life” posted at 4:30 pm

Frank Ocean has had a big week, but that hasn't stopped him from doing what he does best: making damn good music. His latest single is "Sweet Life," a soulful and mellifluous celebration of the beach and life produced by Pharrell. If that sounds sweet, that's because it is. This man can do no...

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Listen & Learn: Tyler Builds a Beat as Hodgy Rolls a Blunt posted at 3:50 pm

Today is a special day. We're hooking you up to learn a new life skill and hear some new Odd Future music at the same damn time. Watch below as Hodgy Beats silently display the intricacies of rolling a blunt while Tyler, the Creator builds a new beat in the background. Happy Friday...

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New Mixtape: Yelawolf and M16 — Heart of Dixie posted at 3:01 pm

Yelawolf isn't very happy with Interscope, but that hasn't stopped him from making music. His latest project is a collaboration with fellow Alabamian M16. If you watched the short film for "Gutter," one of the tracks off the mixtape, you should already know what to expect: dark, raw,...