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Audio: Blu & The ‘Good To Be Home’ Crew – “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”

Blu‘s recent double LP drop Good To Be Home was yet another blazing installment in a catalogue full of understated hits. We have the chance to lay our ears on the full-bodied and menacing posse cut “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” helmed by the sonic sculpting of Cali’s Playa Haze. It’s a dark and twisted…

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Audio: Thelonious Martin & Mac Miller – “Her”

Thelonious Martin has quickly and prolifically been making rounds as some of your favorite rappers’ go-to production dudes for some time now. Today we’ve got a a soupy new heater in the Mac Miller-crooned cut “Her,” providing ample testament to Theo’s kushy soul chops. Larry Fisherman comes through…

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Audio: Check The Technique [Vol.2]


Another history lessen, this one dating even farther back, comes to us from The Rub with a bit of literary finesse. Compiled in honor of Check the Technique Volume 2, a new book written by Brian Coleman and dedicated to expanding on the liner notes of the art form’s most iconic moments, the CtT mixtape is a prime and proper affair. Sure shots abound and the likes of The Beatnuts, Smif-N-Wessun,…

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Audio: Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “No Better Blues”

Chance The Rapper and his ensemble The Social Experiment just dropped a somber new loosie in “No Better Blues.” Minimal and understated, Chance runs down a list of all the things he hates while a whispery hook floats, chanting “it just don’t get better” over a simple and clean drums and phased-out…

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Audio: Tyler, the Creator – Open Bar Freestyle

Tyler, the Creator‘s latest shenanigan sees the rapper freestyle over OG Maco’s “U Guessed It” instrumental. Taking to LA Leakers’ #LIFTOFF mixshow on Power 106, the OFWGKTA honcho flexes his absurd approach to rap, kick starting the freestyle admitting that he needs to urinate before spitting over…

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Audio: Snoh Aalegra x No I.D. & Common – “Bad Things”

Rising Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra recently let loose the new track “Bad Things” from her forthcoming No I.D. produced debut EP featuring a verse from Common. Snoh and No I.D. channel the Hip-Hop soul aesthetic that turned tracks like Mary J. Blige and Smif N’ Wessun‘s “I Love You” into sonic gold…

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