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2017 has quietly become Stalley’s comeback year. Having parted ways with Rick Ross’ MMG label, the Ohio rapper has returned to the indie grind and dropped two albums this year, New Wave and Another Level. Today he completes the three-peat with Tell the Truth: Shame the Devil. While his previous projects were entirely solo efforts, Stalley calls on Atlanta trap stars Migos and Young Scooter for assistance on this seven-song set.

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Yes Lawd! saw Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge combine their soulful, smoked-out sounds into one of last year’s best albums. While we impatiently await a follow-up from the dynamic duo, Stones Throw have released a reworked version of the album dubbed Yes Lawd! Remixes. The condensed, 12-track project finds Knxwledge flipping the script on his original productions while cooking up four new records: “Alltypeofchnces,” “Idntrememberwell,” “Bstwun (Chopped)” and “Reali(The)Nd.”

Stream Yes Lawd! Remixes below. Physical copies are available via Stones Throw.

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Currently in New York preparing for his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Chance The Rapper stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. The Chicago rapper talked about his unabashed love for Drake, writing SNL sketches with help from his good friend Donald Glover, and being crowned the Humanitarian of the Year at this year’s BET Awards.

Speaking of social activism, Chance also talked about raising $2.5 million for Chicago public schools and setting up the Twilight Awards, which honors teachers, principals, students and parents — “the people that do the some of the most important work in our country,” he says. Catch Chance on SNL this Saturday and stay tuned for a special announcement regarding his charity work on Monday.

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JAY-Z has already spoken out against Meek Mill’s harsh prison sentencing on stage and social media, but today he’s taking his gripes to the pages of The New York Times. In an op ed titled The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill, Hov calls out Judge Genece E. Brinkley’s unjust sentence while tackling the lengthy, severe and racist nature of probation.

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Bussdown
 

Maxo Kream unloads his latest audio contribution “Bussdown” — an impressive lyrical exercise. The track finds the Houston rapper having a blast finding new ways to describe the savage life.

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PnB Rock has made a name for himself over the last few years, looked as one today’s budding new stars.
The Philadelphia native drops his official debut album, Catch These Vibes. Out now via Atlantic Records, the 18-track LP includes the track “Issues” featuring Russ. Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Lil’ Yachty, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 24Hrs, Roy Wood$ and Ugly God also appear on the project.

Get Catch These Vibes here and stream it below.

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BLESSINGS VERSION 2
 

ShaqIsDope counts his “Blessings” on his latest single off his upcoming self-titled EP. Serving as the debut leak from the project, which is due out Friday, the song follows “Mans Not Hot” featuring Shaquille O’Neal.

Stream the Beats 1 Radio liberated cut after the jump and purchase the song via iTunes here.

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Talib Kweli returns with his new studio album and first in two years, Radio Silence. Lead by the singles “She’s My Hero” and “Heads Up Eyes Open” featuring Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham, the project comes in at 11 tracks. The veteran Brooklyn MC enlists Jay Electronica, Anderson .Paak, Bilal, Waka Flocka Flame, BJ the Chicago Kid, Robert Glasper and more on his new solo LP.

Out now on iTunes, stream Radio Silence below.

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Who Is This
 

Young Money Yawn returns in the official visual for “Who Is This,” taken from his well-received Street Gospel 3 project. Featuring fellow 757 natives Young Crazy and BEO, the larger than life collaboration was successfully brought to life by director Treezy.

Check out the HD-clip after the jump and purchase SG3 via iTunes here.

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After working tirelessly on it for the last three years, the time is right. The talented Jaden Smith releases his major-label debut album, SYRE: A Beautiful Confusion. Coming in at 17 records,
SYRE is an introspective body of work including songs like “Falcon,” “Watch Me” and “Batman.” An eclectic mix of genres, SYRE features guest appearances by A$AP Rocky and Raury.

Out now via MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation, stream SYRE below.

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