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With Fly International Luxurious Art fresh in stores, Raekwon sits down with Combat Jack and Premium Pete to walk us through his sixth solo album, plus much more. Andreas Hale also checks in to share his predictions for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight this weekend.

Fly International Luxurious Arts! Raekwon walks us through his most collaborative project. 20 year veterans usually don’t embrace the new wave, the Chef explains why he did. The ‘FILA’ album is out in stores now.

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After unearthing “One, Two, A Few More” from the vaults last month, Pete Rock shares another cut from his upcoming album Petestrumentals 2. Directed by Jay Brown and Zack Kashkett, the video for “Cosmic Slop” finds the Soul Brother Number One tapping away on his Akai MPC 3000 before taking in the chilly New York City streets for inspiration.

“‘Cosmic Slop’ is a beat I made that gave me a feeling of cruising down the highway on a nice day or night in the summertime seeing all kinds of people outside enjoying themselves,” Pete told Rolling Stone. “The video just gives you a lil knowledge on the vibes I was feeling when I was making the track.”

The long-awaited sequel to Pete Rock’s 2001 album Petestrumentals, Petestrumentals 2 is due out June 23 via Mello Music Group.

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The city of Baltimore is still under siege as violent riots and protest took over the city on Monday night (Apr 27) after the funeral of citizen, Freddie Gray — who died in police custody a week after being arrested. According to various reports, the chaos started with school children who began spreading the word about joining in on a “purge” as a response to Mr. Gray’s death.

“The violence appears to have begun inside the Mondawmin Mall. Erica Ellis, 23, who works in a Game Stop store there, said the mall was shut down at 2 p.m., not long after Mr. Gray’s funeral cortege left for his burial.” (NY Times)

Around midnight, the riots and looting still raged on. The Boston Globe was giving live updates by the minute.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says at least 15 officers have been injured, six seriously whom he visited at the city’s major trauma hospital. ‘‘I told them how proud I was of them and how courageous they were,’’ Batt says.He added that there have been a number of car fires and other fires in the streets and that law enforcement officers are still working to gain control over the situation.

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R&B fans may have missed it, but Sevyn Street rolled out a new solo record titled “4th Street.” Breathing new life into a sample that has its fair share of users, the singer remembers home is always where the heart is.

Fans can purchase Streeter’s new single on iTunes now.

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Sean P. was kind enough to drop some rhymes over Beanie Sigel’s Kanye West-produced track “The Truth.” Last night, Ruck let this one go for the fans — also look our for his upcoming Songs In The Key Of Price project.

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K Camp is heating up the clubs with a new trip of remixes, he calls the Atlanta Service Pack. The ATLien scoops up Jersey’s Fetty Wap for “1Hunnid,” rapper Lil Donald for “Juice” and fellow buzzing artists from the A: Chapo Work & Sy Ari Da Kid for “Club.”

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Oakland-native Kehlani has slowly built a heavy following, with various records and memorable visuals dating back to late last year. The 19-year-old singer follows up her Cloud 19 EP with the album, You Should Be Here. Available for purchase on iTunes, the 13-track project includes appearances from Chance the Rapper (“The Way”) and BJ the Chicago Kid (“Down For U”).

Get your first listen of You Should Be Here down below.

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With his new album To Pimp a Butterfly recently hitting gold status, Kendrick Lamar stepped out to take in the L.A. Dodgers-San Francisco Giants matchup on Monday night. Before the players hit the field at Dodgers Stadium, Lamar had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.

A much better result compared to the likes of 50 Cent, watch the moment below.

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Ciara moves from the bedroom to the dance floor on her new record, “Dance Like We’re Making Love.” The R&B singer is here to instruct, putting the usual two-step aside for a more sensual routine. Produced by Dr. Luke, the song will appear on CiCi’s Jackie album due May 4. Lead by the single “I Bet,” Ciara’s sixth solo album features appearances by Missy Elliott, Pitbull, T.I. and Joe Jonas.

Fans who pre-order the album now on iTunes will receive “Dance Like We’re Making Love” as a free download. Listen below.

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Nelly is expanding his sound. The St. Louis native, who has always stepped into different genres during his long career, is working on a Country EP.

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