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Enjoying his life as a free man, Harlemworld vocalist Tim Vocals is back to feed the streets with a new project. Rocking over a handful of old and new beats, the crooner brings his signature style of “Thug&B” to 2014. Don’t sleep on the kid.

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While all eyes have been on the city’s latest crop of XXL Freshmen, one Chicago rapper I’ve really been impressed with lately is Alex Wiley. It’s hard to pigeonhole the 21-year-old rapper in his hometown’s diverse scene, but if you take the best elements of each of the Chi’s rising stars and put them in a blender, that’s what you’re getting with Alex. He’s got the off-kilter, melodic sensibilities of a Chance The Rapper, an ear for a hook to rival Lil Durk and the ability to rap his ass off like Vic Mensa. A seriously dangerous package.

It’s yet to be seen whether Alex can reach the heights of any of his aforementioned peers, but if success was defined purely by the quality of the music, then his new mixtape, Village Party, puts him in very good stead.

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Following the huge praise of his first offering (which, unfortunately, got taken down due to copyright claim), Soul Mates producer Amerigo Gazaway wastes no time in treating us to the second chapter in his excellent Yasiin Gaye mash-up project. The Return: Side Two aims to put a late spotlight on Marvin Gaye’s underrated work behind the boards, blending his original production with some of Yasiin Bey’s best verses. Gazaway also splices in vocals from other legends like Chuck Berry, The Temptations and Talib Kweli.

What’s more, download The Return: Side Two and get a free bonus track, “Ms. Fat Booty Pt. II” featuring Ghostface Killah.

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If Troy Ave is “restoring the feeling” (© Jayceon Taylor) of early ’00s New York street rap, then Your Old Droog is a lost relic from the Rotten Apple’s project hallway prime. The 24-year-old Coney Island MC crept on the scene back in April with “Nutty Bars” — a filthy slice of lyricism with more rhymes than you can chew on — and now he’s back with his debut self-titled EP. It’s a fairly brief introduction at only 10 tracks long, but that’s all the time you need to see that Droog is one of the most natural spitters you’ll hear in your life. Listen to this on the subway and you might just come out the other end in the year ’93.

Peace to Nah Right and Timmhotep for putting us on.

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Fresh off releasing his new single “Good” featuring Lil’ Wayne, Rocko surprises fans with the EP Poet. An 8-track collection of songs, the free offering shys away from the normal sound we have become accustomed to with Rocko Da Don. It includes production from Chase N Cashe, Fatboi, 808 Mafia, and an unexpected guest appearance from Nas.

Stream and download the project below as Rocko’s finishing is Real Spill mixtape with DJ Drama.

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With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, Gucci Mane celebrates the U.S. holiday by releasing the new mixtape Brick Factory Vol. 1. The 15 tracks includes appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Migos, and much more.

Along with offering the project as a free download, fans can head to iTunes and purchase a copy.

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Capping off Memorial Day weekend, Wiz Khalifa, aka Trap Wiz, unleashes his brand new mixtape, 28 Grams. Hosted by DJ Drama, the free project consists of 28 original songs and remixes over some of the hottest songs out by the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Trey Songz and Que. Juicy J, Curren$y, Ty Dolla $ign, Curtis Williams and the late Pimp C join the Taylor Gang chiefer on his latest dope delivery before he releases his Blacc Hollywood album later this year.

Between Kush & Orange Juice and Taylor Allderdice, Wiz always makes sure his mixtapes are packed with that good good, and he claims 28 Grams is his “hardest mixtape ever.” Stream and download the tape below, but make sure you’ve got something rolled first.

UPDATE: DJ Drama releases the first four songs off the tape with no tags. Expect a download package of four songs a day (4 grams), until next Thursday (6/12).

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peewee longway the blue mm

Atlanta rapper PeeWee Longway may be seen as Young Thug’s half-as-tall, twice-as-wide sidekick to the outside world, but he’s been steady building a buzz in his own right this past year. With his brand new mixtape, The Blue M&M, PeeWee continues to prove that he’s good for more than just a guest verse as he brings his personality to production from heavy hitters like Metro Boomin, Zaytoven and Dun Deal. Of course, he still calls on a few friends for the project including Young Thug, Migos and A$AP Rocky. You’re better off asking him about that title, though.

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Dropping unexpectedly like birdshit, Slaughterhouse quietly hit the DatPiff pages with their brand new mixtape, House Rules. Joey, Royce, Joell and Crook serve up 10 new songs (sans guest features) to hold us over until their Glass House album arrives later this year. Although you’ll probably still be trying to decode some of these rhymes by the time that hits shelves.

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Yesterday Forbes published a piece on Iggy Azalea titled “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.” Although I believe they are way off the mark with that headline, it’s a reminder just how far hip-hop has come as a globally-consumed and -created art form. Newcomer Well$ should be well aware of that.

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