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‘POWER’ Season 2 has featured some sick underground songs, & “LOTTO” by ROTIMI is that fire!! This track is a banger and another awesome project from 50 CENT’s G-Unit Records. It was the closing track from the episode of ‘Power’ that aired two weeks ago and a certified BIG HIT!!! Rotimi is on his way.

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XXL Magazine writes, “Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album is here. After a 16-year long hiatus since his last studio album 2001, the 50-year-old hip-hop legend returns with Compton. The new LP features appearances by Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, YG, the Game and Xzibit, among others. Dre also said he, King Mez and Justus wrote a majority of the project’s lyrics.”

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“I grew up not knowing my father and only had my momma to lean on. I learned how to become Independent as an adolescent, however, I turned to the streets which only made me harder until I got sentenced to 7 years in Florida State Prison. Inside, I started writing songs about everything that was going on in my life. I was going through some thangs so I made a change to better my life. I took all of the experiences in my life and spoke about it through my music. So now you guys can really feel me…ALL my Blood, sweat, and tears.” – CHOZEN

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Drake took it back to the way Hip Hop is suppose to be done…playing the dozens through music. No matter who and what comes at you, just make music. No matter what the circumstances and drama you have in your life, just make music. We don’t want to hear about your love affairs…just make music. On this blog, we don’t care about the gossip…just make music. And that’s what Drake did. He bodied Meek with “Back To Back”. Let’s see if Meek…the comeback King, will respond.

GNPLAY

“Blood On the Dope” is off of GUNPLAY’s debut album “Living Legend” in stores July 31st.

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I only posted this because of the King of the South… T.I. I know Young Thug is featured on this track because he’s ‘radio hot’ right now. But ditch him and add The Game? And ‘Bankrolls on Deck’ is a Hip Hop classic.

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This song is a banger! “COFFEE, which first appeared on MIGUEL’s three-song nwa.hollywooddreams.coffee EP in late December, shaped the sound of its third studio album, Wildheart, which was released June 30th on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.”

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I’m featuring one of my favorite new-school rappers for Music Monday… VIC MENSA.

Thissongissick.com writes, “This year Vic has already collaborated with Kaytranada multiple times and with Kanye on one of the hits of the summer with “U Mad” while recently being signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We previously heard a live version of his collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill,” but now we get to hear a radio rip of the studio version, and it exactly what we were hoping for. Skrillex brings his relentless drums and wonky horns as he proves he can produce hip hop as well as he does with his other production efforts. Vic goes in on this heater spitting choppy, lyrical verses while the beat drops in & out and he adds a catchy hook that has us impatiently awaiting more info about his debut studio album, Traffic.”

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I’ve been bumping G-EAZY for a while and I am beyond impressed. Why isn’t this guy on the radio? His music is real & dope as f*ck. He dropped “I Mean It” about a year ago, and this sh*t is STILL fire! The beat is wicked. Abby Vo produced it. And the video got over 30 million views on YouTube. Well deserved.

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Nahright writes, “Blackout Brothers Meth and Red reunite on “Straight Gutta”, a new leak from Meth’s upcoming album The Meth Lab, which will be out August 21st.”

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The video editing is fire and so is the beat. Smoking to this as we speak…..

sucide squad

David Ayer’s SUICIDE SQUAD with Will Smith and Jared Leto is in theaters August 5, 2016, and all I can say is this flick will be amazing. Forbes magazine writes, “The film is about the titular squad, comprised of a number of DC Comics villains working to save the world. We’ve got Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and lots more (including some heroes, too, like Ben Affleck as Batman!)”

Vince Staples

VINCE STAPLES is proving that 2015 is another 1993 …..hopefully you get what I mean… if not… 1993 is consider the best year in hip hop/Rap. NORF NORF, off of Vincent’s debut album, SUMMERTIME 06, goes go harder than concrete. The progression in his music is amazing to see..it’s the epitome of a west coast sound. Rolling in a cheap whip through the ville blasting this, got that wilderness feel. Almost psychedelic in the beat. The delivery of Vince is forgiving yet aggressive, like a stoned gangster who’s too high to give a f*ck about doing something, yet still apt to do it. This track has so much feel. Nice.

50 cent

50 CENT gets nasty with “Get Low” that plays out over a sick funky track laced with Jeremih vocals. It’s gotten mixed reviews because of the autotune and the 2Chainz feature (50 should have used Young Buck or Kidd Kidd), but T.I. did his thang and the production goes hard as f*ck.

Photo of Nina Simone

The Netflix documentary centered around the singer (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”) has an accompanying tribute album, which is available to stream today. HotNewHipHop writes, “After letting us hear two of the Lauryn Hill covers that appear on the album, as well as one from Usher for “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” you can listen to the full album which features covers of Nina Simone classics from Jazmine Sullivan, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Common, Lisa Simone and more.”


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