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The duo consisting of singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman make up LION BABE — a New York City based music unit with a fervent sound dripping with ’70s Soul influences. They added a Childish Gambino feature and a Nina Simone sample to their latest creation, and the results are magnificent. Keep and eye on this group.

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10 years ago, the only Chinese artist in the history of the Ruff Ryders camp released his debut album. A tested rap battle champ and international star, MC Jin, is back with a new English album to celebrate the project that changed his life forever. Though, it wasn’t critically acclaimed or a chart topper, The Rest Is History, marked a true milestone for Asian Americans in hip-hop. An inspiration for underdogs everywhere, actually.

Purchase Jin’s XIV:LIV on iTunes.

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Mac Miller has found a new home, the 22-year-old Pittsburgh rapper has inked a deal with Warner Bros Records. According to FADER, Miller has reportedly signed a deal worth $10 million, also bringing over his own independent label REMember Music.

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DTP Records own DJ Infamous gives fans of southern rap a double-dose of new releases. With tip-off to the 2014-2015 NBA season near, DJ Infamous, 2 Chainz, and Jeezy pay respect to Atlanta Hawks Dikembe Mutumbo by titling their latest collaboration “Dikembe.” Along with the new record for the streets, Infamous also drops the visual for “Somethin’ Right” with Big K.R.I.T. and Yo Gotti.

Both records will appear on Infamous’ Talk 2 Me mixtape, due in December.

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Try Me” may be the very reason you’ve even heard the name Dej Loaf, but best believe there’s more where that came from. Looking to capitalize on the success of her breakout hit, the budding Detroit starlet comes through with her new mixtape, Sell Sole. The 13-track freebie is highlighted by a Ty Dolla $ign and Remy Ma-assisted revamp of “Try Me,” as well as an appetizing collaboration with Birdman and Young Thug (who apparently wants to do an entire EP with young Dej).

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Smoke DZA has had a busy year and his hustle isn’t slowing down just yet. He recently announced a new collabo album, The Outsiders, with fellow Harlemite Al Doe — under the moniker R.F.C. But not to leave fans yearning for more already, DZA flips some bars over Travis Scott’s “Backyard.”

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It’s not quite the Kanye-versus-Cole-versus-Mac Miller mania of June 2013, but this month has been noticeably busy in an otherwise slow year for rap albums. Childish Gambino, The Game and Vince Staples have all put out projects in the first half of October, while T.I., Logic and Boaz (stream Intuition here) are bidding for your bucks today with brand new LPs. The trend will continue next week with Stalley, Black Milk and Lil Wayne, if his frustratingly quiet Carter V campaign is still on schedule, all hitting shelves.

Back to today, though: hit the jump to stream T.I.’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture and Logic’s Under Pressure, as well as advanced listens of Stalley’s Ohio and Black Milk’s If There’s a Hell Below (both dropping October 28).

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Gwen Stefani is back! The No Doubt lead singer returns to the music scene officially with her brand new single “Baby Don’t Lie.” A catchy record powered by a thunderous backdrop and small influences of dance and folk, the song was produced and co-written by Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella. Available for purchase now on iTunes, Stefani will world premiere the video for “Baby Don’t Lie” on Monday night’s edition of The Voice, where she serves as a judge this season.

The 45-year-old blonde sensation has been steadily working on her third solo album, tentatively scheduled to arrive in December. Along with executive producer Benny Blanco, Gwen has been recording tracks with frequent collaborator and fellow judge on The Voice, Pharrell Williams in Miami. The new album will serve as Stefani’s first full-length project since 2006’s Sweet Escape.

Update: The music video has been added

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The big day is coming very soon for Teyana Taylor. The R&B singer’s debut album VII is three weeks away, and now fans can get their first-look at the tracklisting before it arrives on November 4. Releasing on G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records, Taylor’s VII is lead by the single “Maybe” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti. Keeping the focus on her artistry, Teyana keeps the features light with appearances from Chris Brown (“Do No Disturb”) and Fabolous (“Broken Hearted Girl”).

In recent weeks, the 23-year-old has dropped new records and short videos for the songs “Dreams,” “Do Not Disturb,” and “Business.” The latter, those who pre-order the deluxe edition on iTunes will receive as a free download.

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Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” street anthem has taken the rap world by storm, with various unofficial remixes from Wiz Khalifa, The LOX, E-40, YG, Lil’ Durk, and more. On the eve that her Sell Sole mixtape is set to drop online, the pint-sized Detroit rapper-singer blasts off the official remix of “Try Me,” featuring Remy Ma and Ty Dolla $ign. Premiered by VIBE, the trio recently shot a video for the DDS-produced remix that’s coming soon.

Listen below, and click here for another new record from the Columbia Records-signee titled “Bird Call.”

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