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merry gritsmas

DJ NiteCrawler chops up holiday classics and rap anthems for his ‘Merry Gritsmas’ mix

It takes a certain degree of finesse to mesh Southern rap anthems and Christmas classics. DJ NiteCrawler hit the nail on the head with his newly released Merry Gritsmas mix. This 25 minute long SoundCloud release serves as the prelude to our Merry Gritsmas party, which goes down this Saturday, December the 16th in good . . .

overdo it

Premiere: Supreme Ace teams up with OG Maco and Trev Rich for “Overdo It”

“Model women and designer jeans.” Denver emcee Supreme Ace has been in the game for years, and he’s ready to make waves once again with his anthemic new release, “Overdo It.” Featuring Atlanta’s very own OG Maco and fellow Denver native Trev Rich, the new single features ominous production by Purps of 808 Mafia. The . . .

Don't Do it

N.E.R.D. lets loose the explosive “Don’t Do It,” featuring Kendrick Lamar

“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .

sticky

Ravyn Lenae – “Sticky” (prod. Steve Lacy of The Internet)

Ravyn Lenae is currently on tour opening up for SZA, but she’s also gearing up for the release of her own EP, CRUSH. Her latest release, “Sticky,” is a Steve Lacy production that certainly serves to whet appetites for what’s to come. From Ravyn’s vocals, to the enveloping nature of her lyricism, to Steve’s funky . . .

Kendrick Lamar drops 'DAMN. Collectors Edition'

Kendrick Lamar drops ‘DAMN. Collectors Edition’

Stream Kendrick’s DAMN. album in reverse For all those tired of playing DAMN. backwards on a playlist, Kendrick Lamar has you covered. He releases the official collector’s edition of the album which features it in reverse. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes,” Kendrick tells MTV News. “The initial vibe listening from . . .

MRG

Bilingual emcee MRG is ready to bring his Dominican influenced sound to the world (Interview)

Hip-hop is never devoid of creativity. To turn heads in 2017, artists have to stand out from the pack with a new spin on the genre, superior musical ability, or some other method of trendsetting. Latino emcee MRG, who hails from Queens, stands poised to make his own mark. The Westvilla Music signee has released . . .

J.I.D. Talks Spillage Village, Sports, Life Lessons, and Cousin Stizz (Interview)

J.I.D. talks Spillage Village, sports, life lessons, and Cousin Stizz (Interview)

If you’ve ever been to New England in the winter, you know that the weather is no joke. When I hit Boston for my first J.I.D. concert experience, I wasn’t surprised to see a line wrapped around the block. I knew that the young king had a very dedicated fanbase and had been creating quite . . .

slept to death

Statik Selektah – “Slept To Death” ft. Curren$y & Cousin Stizz

Curren$y and Cousin Stizz have both proven themselves as more than adequate spitters over soulful instrumentation, so it should come as no surprise that they do so well over Statik Selektah’s laid back production on “Slept To Death.” Stat’s 8 album hits stores this Friday. Keep it locked! Stream “Slept To Death” below.

Premiere: Kenif Muse is mesmerized by a woman on "Shadie"

Premiere: Kenif Muse is mesmerized by a woman on “Shadie”

New Jersey artist Kenif Muse drops “Shadie” By now, you’re definitely familiar with Kenif Muse‘s work (whether you know it or not). He has produced some of Mir Fontane‘s biggest singles like “Down By The River,” “Frank Ocean,” and “Hesitate.” Today, the New Jersey-based R&B artist and producer partners with us to release “Shadie.” On . . .

Miguel - 'War & Leisure' (Album Stream)

Miguel – ‘War & Leisure’ (Album Stream)

Miguel‘s War & Leisure is out now! The “Sky Walker” singer is back with his 4th studio album. The 12 track project includes features from Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Kali Uchis, J. Cole, and more. Stream War & Leisure below and download via iTunes.

1000

N.E.R.D. – “1000” ft. Future

“Kinetic energy, a thousand times higher.” There’s no shortage of energy on N.E.R.D.‘s attention-grabbing new single, “1000.” Oh, and did I mention that Future is on it? I can hear this record booming off in clubs for months to come No_One Ever Really Dies releases on December 15th. No_One Ever Really Dies is slated to . . .

MEEK VOL 1

Knxwledge puts a new spin on vintage Meek Mill verses on ‘MEEK.VOL1_’

Knxwledge has lengthy discography that includes work with the likes of Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y and many more, but some of his most potent magic can be heard deep within the realm of his Bandcamp archives. The Los Angeles-based producer’s latest effort, MEEK VOL 1, pays homage to the one and only Meek Mill. Related . . .

the oracle

Mase throws some heavy shots at Cam’ron on “The Oracle”

“Now you can tell Dave East, ASAP Mob whatever you want/The whole hood know I’m the origin.” Mase has a lot to get off of his chest, or so it would seem. The Harlem veteran takes aim at Cam’ron today with his newly released record, entitled “The Oracle.” You know it’s about to be serious . . .

Smino links with T-Pain for "Anita" (Remix) video

Smino links with T-Pain for “Anita” (Remix) video

St. Louis artist, Smino, drops the official video for the “Anita” remix with your favorite Nappy Boy, T-Pain. The two collab effortlessly for a colorful display. Related: Smino puts on for St. Louis with his ‘blkswn’ debut Watch the Calmatic-directed visuals below.

7:18

Jay-Z’s slickest verses collide with DJ Premier’s illest beats on ‘7:18’ (Mix)

“This mixtape is a love letter to the hip hop we grew up listening to.” MICK and Chi Duly have truly blessed us today, with the release of their 7:18 mashup project. What happens when you take some of Jay’s most memorable verses and place them on top of some of Premo’s illest beats? Well, . . .