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RESPECT. Your Elders: Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre, Queen Pan – “No Diggity” posted at 3:11 pm

R&B group Blackstreet, heavyweight Dr. Dre, and femcee Queen Pan hit it out of the park with this joint; this might be the hottest hook of all time. If you were born after 1990 you'll probably recognize it from Girl Talk's song "Still Here" that uses the original hook. Watch the video...

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Big Boi Gives an Update on Upcoming Album & New Line of Socks posted at 1:09 pm

GQ is weirdly but surely becoming a solid source of hip-hop news. Their latest scoop is on Big Boi's upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. With features from Janelle Monae, Little Dragon, Big K.R.I.T., and even Pimp C, the album is shaping up to be a masterpiece. In addition to...

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New Music: Asher Roth – “Roof Behind The Grill” posted at 12:32 pm

We've noticed a spike in food-related rhymes, and the evidence keeps pouring in. Listen as Asher Roth spits an unimpressive but catchy ode to grilling over TNGHT's single "Bugg'n." XV gave it a try on "Mary Kate & Ashley" -- who did better? Dat...

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Watch Yelawolf’s Graphic Short Film, “Gutter” posted at 11:58 am

Yelawolf teamed up with director Tyler Clinton for a pretty intense horror-style mini-movie. The 12-minute piece begins with a young boy being shown gruesome killings and ends with that boy, all grown-up, doing some not-so-nice things. This comes just a few days after Yela expressed...

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Lex Records Releases JJ DOOM Tracklist & Album Artwork posted at 11:56 am

After delivering the master files last week, the Supervillain's latest scheme is officially ready for launch. Key to the Kuffs, the collaborative effort between Jneiro Janel and DOOM, is set to be released on August 21st. Via Lex Records, the tracklist is provided below. Notice the Beth...

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Opinion: Santigold & Lupe Fiasco Make Much Needed Cultural Commentary Through Music Videos posted at 2:29 pm

Where are we in hip-hop? Hip-hop fanatics who seek "depth" in rap music obsess over this tired ole question. Take Santigold and Lupe Fiasco, for instance. They not only create music to make listeners move, but also to move listeners. In other words, they mean to rouse both your root and crown...

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Frank Ocean Once Loved a Man posted at 2:28 pm

Rumors started to swirl about Frank Ocean's sexuality last month after a listening session for his Channel Orange album. Several songs on the album, as noted by those in attendance, seemed to be about two men in love. Now, Ocean has taken to Tumblr to address the situation. Ocean describes...