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The Nas-featured “Echo” serves as the crown jewel off Swizz Beatz’ latest album POISON, released back in early November. The long-time collaborators and friends now support the DJ Scratch-produced lyrical gem with an official music video. For the visual, Swizz and Nasir head to Japan where the two rap veterans deliver a glamorous, eye-catching performance clip filled with ballerinas and artistic backdrops.

Executive produced by J. Cole, POISON features appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Lil’ Wayne, Young Thug, The LOX, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Giggs, Jim Jones, French Montana, and Ainé Zion. Watch the VEVO premiere of “Echo” below.

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Janelle Monáe reached a career milestone, as she was recognized by The Recording Academy last week. Monáe received multiple nominations for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards including Album of the Year for Dirty Computer. The multi-talented artist now returns with the standalone music video for “Crazy, Classic, Life.” The sci-fi themed visual originally appeared in Janelle’s Dirty Computer – An Emotion Picture short-film released with the album. In the video, Monáe and her collective of friends lead a vibrant queer-themed party before it gets crashed by enforcement. Luckily, Janelle and her partner Tessa Thompson escape from being detained.

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With his new album Dying To Live dropping in two days, Kodak Black is on a rare media run to promote the project. The Pompano Beach rapper paid a visit to HOT 97’s Ebro in the Morning. The conversation started off on a good note with Kodak touching on moving forward from his legal problems, his rise as an artist, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” smash-hit being a flip of his “No Flockin” song, recording with the late XXXTENTACION, and what the title of his smash-hit “ZEZE” means.

At the 15:00 minute mark of the interview, HOT 97’s Ebro Darden brings up Kodak’s pending sexual assault case. The topic visibly struck a nerve with the Sniper Gang rapper, who decided the conversation was over and left. Watch it all below.

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L.A. rapper Blueface took the Internet by storm earlier this year with his unapologetic rap style on tracks like “Thotiana” and “Deadlocs.” It wasn’t until recently when his “Respect My Crypn” single caught the attention of major players like Drake and Birdman. But the question remains… does he rap on beat? Listen to him explain it below.

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Enjoying the success of his now certified gold single “Leave Me Alone,” Flipp Dinero is readying fans for what’s in store next, starting with a new single / video titled “Feelin Like.” Officially signed with Epic Records under Khaled’s ‘We The Best’ imprint, Flipp connects with his label’s in-house director Ivan Berrios to capture the celebrate in “Feelin Like.”

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Back in October, Usher and Zaytoven released their surprise collaborative album A. Featuring appearances by Future and Gunna, the project’s reception was split as many praised the project while some felt Usher was chasing the current sound of Hip-hop and R&B. The Atlanta tandem now return with a music video for one of the standout songs, “Peace Sign.” In the visual, Usher is seated at a restaurant and later rides through the streets of L.A. at night while reminiscing over a stripper.

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In honor of Erykah Badu’s ‘Legend’ award at this years’ BET Soul Train Awards, singer Nao decided to cover the iconic artist’s classic record, “Bag Lady.” Alongside a live band, the cover was recorded at the legendary Log Cabin Studios in Manhattan.

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T.I.’s long-awaited album The Dime Trap finally released back in October. After speeding off with Yo Gotti in “Wraith” and enjoying the company of women with Young Thug in “The Weekend,” Tip mans up in “The Amazing Mr. Fuck Up.” Co-starring Victoria Monét, the Atlanta star looks back on past mistakes in a relationship, trying to make amends and learn from bad decisions. Two versions of the music video are available, including a ten-minute extended cut.

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This Friday (Dec. 14), Kodak Black will drop his new album Dying to Live. Just last week, the Florida rapper put out the song “Testimony” ahead of the project’s release. Young Kodak now returns with the official music video, where he steps inside of a church. Looking for guidance from a higher power, Kodak takes in the good word before washing away all of his sins.

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Albums that arrive at the start of the year naturally tend to get overlooked. But as 2018 comes to a close, Evidence drops a friendly reminder that he released an impressive project called Weather or Not back in January. Sharing directing duties with Johannes Roth, the Far Left MC gives “Rain Drops” a fittingly gloomy visual makeover that feels like a reflection of the tough year he’s had (he lost his girlfriend and baby mother to breast cancer).

Today also happens to be Ev’s born day, so be sure to send him some birthday love.

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