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Heroes & Super Villains (Week 18) – The Word Of The Week Is – “Hope”
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Undoubtedly the biggest headline this week was Barack Obama reclaiming the U.S. Presidency, earning another four years in office and raining on Mitt Romney’s proverbial parade. But while things may have come to a standstill (literally, did you see those queues!) on Tuesday night, the music world was ticking as usual this past week. Here are five audio and visual gems from the likes of Masta Killa, Bodega Bamz and Urban Noize you might have missed out on in the madness.

 
 

1) A$ton Matthews (feat. Danny Brown, A$AP Nast & Flatbush Zombies) – “Mini Van Dan (Remix)”

 

 

Although relatively new in the game, West Coast freshman A$ton Matthews landed some pretty big features for his output this week, “Mini Van Dan” remix. Danny Brown, A$AP Nast and Flatbush Zombies all gave the kid the co-sign on his haunting, Halloween-perfect track.

 
 

2) Black Dave – “On Da Map”

 

Directed by: Black Dave, Zack McTee & Andrew Baik

 

Of the same nostalgic rhyming, skateboarding ilk of Joey Bada$$/Pro Era, Black Dave is new name from New York to get familiar with. You’ll know exactly why after one watch of his “On Da Map” video.

 
 

3) Masta Killa – “R U Listening” (prod. by Inspectah Deck)

 

 

With news of a new (and proper) Wu-Tang Clan album in place for next year(!), Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck made for a mini-Wu reunion on “R U Listening,” the first track off Killa’s new solo album, Selling My Soul. Masta on the mic and Deck behind the boards makes for one very soulful blend.

 
 

4) Bodega Bamz (feat. Flatbush Zombies) – “Thrilla”

 

Directed by: Rik Cordero

 

Staples of the “new New York” scene, Bodega Bamz and Flatbush Zombies, gave their “Thrilla” collaboration, taken off Bamz’s Strictly For My P.A.P.I.Z., its due visuals this week. It makes for a fittingly thrilling watch, indeed.

 
 

5) Lana Del Rey & Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing (Money Is The Anthem)” (Urban Noize Remix)

 

 

Earlier this year Urban Noize paired Lana Del Rey with Jay-Z on their impressive “Hello” mash-up. This week, the prolific production duo outta Miami coupled the Born To Die songstress with Hov’s lil’ brother, Kanye, to make for another dope mix. A blend of Rey’s “National Anthem” and ‘Ye’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing (Money Is The Anthem” knocks. It appears on UN’s upcoming Lana EP.

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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