1st Notice
New Music Aug 7  |  

Stream Skeme’s new quickstrike EP, ‘1st Notice’

Inglewood’s own Skeme decided to help us get the week started with a surprise 4-track EP called 1st Notice. The Inglewood-based spitter’s new joint includes production by the likes of Pi’erre Bourne, Bink!, Don Cannon and Reazy Renegade. “Existence” is a great track to start with. Stream 1st Notice below. (2DopeBoyz)

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New Music Dec 15  |  

Skeme – ‘Paranoia’ (Mixtape)

Inglewood rapper/songwriter, Skeme, drops his new mixtape, Paranoia. It’s a 12-track effort including a feature from Lil Uzi Vert and production contributions from Sean Momberger, Don Cannon, Maaly Raw, and more. Stream below.

Lost Ones
New Music Jul 12  |  

Joey Badass & Jim Jones link for the introspective “Lost Ones”

Joey Badass and Jim Jones connect for “Lost Ones,” a pensive record that is part of Magnum’s Compound Gold Project. The two New York emcees definitely have different styles and audiences, but they find commonality through introspection on the Don Cannon-produced record. Stream “Lost Ones” below.

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Freeway – ‘Fear Of A Free Planet’ (Mixtape)

A lot of people might have folded under similar circumstances, but Freeway has stepped up to the plate in a major way despite the death of close friend The Jacka and dealing with severe health issues. Today, he releases his first track of 2016, the Compound-presented Fear Of A Free Planet. “The Compound links up . . .

Church Clothes 2
New Music Nov 7  |  

Mixtape: Lecrae – “Church Clothes 2”

Lecrae is often forced into the “christian hip-hop” box by critics and casual fans alike, but his vision and skill is on par with many of the game’s heavy-hitters, secular or otherwise. His latest release, Church Clothes 2, is a Don Cannon-hosted affair that allows him to let out some of his regrets, reflect on . . .

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Tsu Surf Transitions From The Battle Arena To The Booth With ‘Newark’ (Album Review)

I wasn’t quite sure how to go about writing this piece. Like most rap fans, I was used to seeing Surf’s name in the battle rap arena. Newark is a change of pace, to say the least. Tsu Surf is a star within the battle rap community and has made a name for himself with his . . .

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Dr. Dre – “Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre” (Album Stream)

Well, it’s not The Chronic, but fans worldwide can still rejoice at the prospect of a new album from the one and only Dr. Dre. Compton is a star-studded affair inspired by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Running in at sixteen tracks total, the project includes features from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The . . .

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ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio Season 3: Session 026” Features Nas, Sam Gellaitry, Ohbliv & More

West Coast DJ and all-around creative extraordinaire ESSNTL drops the second session of “Earth To Your Brain Radio Season 3.” Running in at just over two hours, the mix features music from a wide array of artists such as Future, KAYTRANADA, Alicia Keys, Curren$y, Sango, LAKIM and many more. ESSNTL explains: “Took a few weeks . . .

dr dre 2001
New Music Nov 16  |  

Listen to Gianni Lee & Mike Blud’s “Dr Dre 2001: The Samples 15th Anniversary”

Before the majority of his empire was put into place, Dr. Dre made waves with 2001, a landmark album that is impactful to this day. Gianni Lee of Babylon Cartel connected with Mike Blud for Dr Dre 2001: The Samples 15th Anniversary to deliver an easy listening mix that allows us to enjoy some of . . .