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New Video: Pro Era Freestyle in the 106 & Park Backroom posted at 11:05 am

Joey Bada$$ and a few of the other Pro Era boys stepped up to the mic in the latest of 106 & Park's The Backroom series. After Joey, we get eight bars each from Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds, A La $ole, Kirk Knight, Dyemond Lewis, and CJ Fly.  Though it's hard to crown the cypher's nicest...

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Album Download: THEBLKHANDS – Serbia posted at 10:33 am

NYC trio THEBLKHANDS come through with their long-awaited free LP, Serbia. If you're unfamiliar, the group consists of rappers Cazzi Jetson and Dominic Serendip, backed by producer ILLA who handles all of the beats on the 18-track project. Features include guest appearances by Big KRIT,...

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New Video: Trinidad James – “Females Welcomed” posted at 10:33 am

At RESPECT. we love Jonathan Mannion. Check out the clip he directed for Trinidad James' "Females Welcomed," the latest release from James' Don't Be S.A.F.E.. The video was filmed in Trinidad & Tobago....

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New Music: JSWISS – “Rock Steady” posted at 10:25 am

JSWISS is readying his Awthenticity LP, due out May 14. Here goes the single, which is the first offering from the project. "Rock Steady" is produced by Topiq and you can stream it below. Also, you can check out the extended party mix version of the single, as well as a b-side record...

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Interview: Harlemite Black Dave Chats About Supreme, Hip-Hop & Everything In Between posted at 1:17 pm

Photo by Ryan Lyons A couple of weeks back, while opening for Project Pat at Santos Party House, Black Dave’s energy was just what the crowd needed--an energetic East coast flow over bass-driven, down-South production. A...

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XXL Freshmen Released posted at 11:34 am

XXL has released the cover for their yearly Freshman Class issue, featuring ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangs, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright, and Angel Haze, with the honorary eleventh freshman being Chief Keef.  This year's Freshman Cypher...

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SCHOOLBOY Q AND KATHY GRIFFIN posted at 11:14 am

So, long story short, there is a battle in the new school of hip-hop for Kathy Griffin's love and affection. Q, A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown all want a piece of Griffin. Who do you think deserves her? Here's hoping for a joint EP where they each make a track about...