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vic mensa

In true bittersweet form, Chicago MC Vic Mensa drops a dope new solo track and video, “DID IT B4,” but announced the end of Kids These Days. Watch the video and get the details after the jump.


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By   |  28 December 2012 21:41 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
Top 20 Mixtapes

If there’s one thing we’ve realized in 2012, it’s that the best music isn’t always sold in stores. With much scrutiny and even more head scratching, here we present to you our top 20 mixtapes of 2012.


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By   |  27 December 2012 9:52 am  |  Audio Audio
kids these days

They’re a little late with this gift, but you already know what’s to blame. Two of hip-hop’s most promising, not to mention eclectically talented, young bands, Kids These Days of Chicago and Brooklyn’s Phony Ppl, join in celebration of Chronic and Christmas with this collaborative jam, “Mary Christmas.” Both collectives have a broad sound palette, but their jazzy brands of hip-hop sound even sweeter when blended into one. Smoke some trees to this one.



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By   |  16 December 2012 22:21 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

Famed New York hip-hop radio station, Hot 97, has been a major–and often heated–point of discussion in hip-hop circles this week. The conversation, which has involved numerous bloggers and on-air personalities including B.Dot of RapRadar and Hot 97’s own Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden, focuses in on an issue that has really been a talking point for years–perhaps even decades–now: the lack of underground support from major radio outlets. The discussion culminated–but by no means ended–on Friday when Combat Jack, Dallas Penn and Just Blaze were invited onto Hot 97 airwaves, where they fleshed out the topic for over an hour with program director, Ebro. With that said, we thought we’d form this week’s Heroes & Villains segment to reflect the balance between mainstream and underground, ratchet and righteous and weekday and weekend music that we would really like to hear on media outlets. Kids These Days, Chief Keef, Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean, take it away…


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By   |  14 October 2012 23:09 pm  |  Editorial Editorial

There’s been too much beef on the stove of hip-hop this past week, which is why call for a detox with five of the best tracks and videos that have graced our ears and/or eyes these past seven days. From Killer Mike to Main Attrakionz, dig in after the jump.


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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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