dyme-a-duzin

Dyme-A-Duzin and the 1160 team turned on the cameras as they mobbed through Crown Heights for his “Real $wank” video. Taken from Dyme’s Hip-Hope album — the album is available to stream here.

Directed and shot by Tanner W Jarman.

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chris rock questlove juan epstein

It’s a star-studded double-header on Juan Epstein this week as Chris Rock and Questlove sit down with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg. Though their visit was part of the promo run for their new movie Top Five (out December 5), the pair share some amazing stories over the nearly two-hour podcast. In the clip below, Chris talks about recording his classic “Blame Game” skit for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (which he believes is “the best album of the last 50 years”), while Questo remembers hearing about Biggie’s death while embroiled in that mini “beef” with the Brooklyn rapper.

I called ‘The Source’ and said, “Okay, I’m ready to send my response to the Biggie thing.” And they’re like, “Oh God, you didn’t hear what happened, did you? Biggie’s dead.”

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killer mike ferguson speech

Between his CNN appearance and Billboard op-ed, Killer Mike has been fiercely outspoken about Michael Brown’s death and the sad situation in Ferguson. However, his most passionate response came last night at a Run the Jewels concert in — of all places — St. Louis, where he delivered a heartbreaking speech just hours after the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.

Mike began by sending out his thoughts and prayers to not only Michael Brown, but the people who were protesting following the announcement. The rapper was on the verge of tears as he admitted fearing for his sons’ futures, before angrily declaring, “it is us against the motherfucking machine!”

Killer Mike for President.

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malice

Continuing on his path of righteousness, No Malice is readying an upcoming documentary on his spiritual transformation. Out with the old and in with the new they say, and Gene Thornton knows the truth. Titled The End of Malice, we’ll hear from the man himself — as well as the people that know him the best. Guest stars include Pusha T and Pharrell Williams.

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tink tell the children

As the music world reacts with a heavy heart to the news of no indictment against officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, Tink takes to wax to share her sadness with the current state of events. Backed by solemn production from Timbaland, the Chicago upstarts releases her own Fuck Tha Police anthem called “Tell the Children,” only the feeling is more of hopelessness than anger.

“It bothers me, a badge is a pass to do whatever/So now we’re living in fear of the people here to protect us/They lie and disrespect us, kill us and then neglect us/The problem when nobody sees the view from my perspective,” she raps. Powerful words from a young soul.

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Macklemore Ferguson

Q-Tip was one of the few rappers in New York City to take to the streets in protest against the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in Mike Brown’s tragic death. After being told to wait for what seemed like endless hours — the announcement set off protests around the country. Some unfortunately turned violent.

Macklemore also joined in on the protest in Seattle.

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eminem

Featuring classics from Shady’s well rounded catalog as well as brand new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf, the label’s compilation album is available online now. Detroit natives Big Sean, Danny Brown and DeJ Loaf also make appearances on the 18 track project.

Purchase Shady XV on iTunes.

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gucci-mane

OG Maco and Rich The Kid assisted Gucci Mane on yet another song from the trap gawd. On “The Lowest,” it’s not only about having the best prices in town, but also the best means of finessin’.

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Ever wonder what it’s like on the road with Jack Ü? Well the duo takes viewers for one crazy visual ride in their new video, “Take Ü There.” The EDM titans of Skrillex and Diplo brings their world tour to your screen, capturing their hectic and energetic live shows across the globe. The colorful, animated, lively video is everything and more fans would expect from the pair while entertaining millions worldwide.

Featuring Kiesza, the song is available for purchase now on iTunes. Jack Ü will be bringing 2015 in with style, with a headlining concert at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31). Watch the video for “Take Ü There,” plus re-visit their appearance on HOT 97’s Ebro in The Morning Show below.

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Migos

Migos have been at war with Chief Keef, Fredo Santana and the GBE crew out of Chicago. What started as sneak disses on Twitter earlier this year, has reached a tumultuous point in recent weeks. First, an altercation between the Atlanta trio and GBE member Capo occurred at a Chicago restaurant, as the two camps continued to trade threats on social media. The on-going dispute hit its climax last week in Washington, D.C., where Migos were involved in a brawl following a concert, in which group member Quavo’s chain was allegedly taken.

Shortly after, the back and forth continued to Instagram, including a deleted post by Chief Keef taunting the crew of the robbery. Now that the dust has settled, Quavo has released a track called “Tha Truth,” where he speaks for the first-time on the incident. Stream below and for a full timeline of their social media beef, click here.

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