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Cam O’bi teams up with Smino for “TenderHeaded”

Chicago bred, Los Angeles-based producer Cam O’bi has an extensive discography as a producer, but he embraces his role as both emcee and producer on his latest release, “TenderHeaded.” Featuring a guest verse from Smino, the smooth single pays homage to simpler days characterized by key childhood experiences. This is the first single from Cam’s . . .

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Justin Timberlake reunites with Pharrell for “Supplies” (Video)

I wasn’t a fan of Justin Timberlake‘s “Filthy,” or the sexually charged video he dropped starring a robot. “Supplies” is a different story, though. For the first time since 2002, JT has linked up with Pharrell to make some more magic. Look for this single to feature on Justin’s forthcoming album, Man Of The Woods. The . . .

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Alex Vaughn receives her “Blessings” and uplifts others with her latest

“Anything you want, is waiting. All for you. You just gotta breathe to receive all the blessings.” Alex Vaughn soothes with “Blessings,” her ethereal new single. Over sparse, spacey production, the Maryland-based singer/songwriter encourages her listeners to let things flow, vibe out, and receive the gifts from God that are already on the way. This . . .

Stream Dave East's 'Paranoia 2' ft. Tory Lanez, T.I., Marsha Ambrosius & more

Stream Dave East’s ‘Paranoia 2’ ft. Tory Lanez, T.I., Marsha Ambrosius & more

Harlem rapper, Dave East, is back with part 2 of his Paranoia series. After dropping his Paranoia: A True Story EP last year, Dave East returns with the project’s second edition, Paranoia 2. The 15-track album includes features from Tory Lanez, T.I., Lloyd Banks, Marsha Ambrosius, and more. Stream Paranoia 2 EP below and download your copy from iTunes. 

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Sylvan LaCue provides music for the thinkers with ‘Apologies In Advance’ (Album)

Miami native Sylvan Lacue‘s Apologies In Advance album has been highly anticipated, to say the least. Tracks such as “Best Me,” “Selfish,” “Guilt Trip,” and “5:55” set the stage for his 20-track new release. The project is an engaging listen from start to finish, but it certainly isn’t a light body of work, topically speaking. . . .

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Cozz isn’t afraid to ask the tough “Questions”

Cozz is as hungry as ever on his first single of 2018, “Questions.” The Dreamville spitter supplies listeners with more of the emphatic delivery that fans have come to expect, as he makes it clear that he has a story worth telling. Look for this joint to feature on Cozz’s forthcoming Effected album, which will . . .

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA link for “All The Stars” from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Only a few days into 2018, and some major announcements have already been made in the realm of hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s latest collaborative effort, “All The Stars” is set to be featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Black Panther film. Kendrick and Top Dawg are producing the entire soundtrack. Yes. Excitement . . .

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Listen to Flying Lotus’s latest, “Quarantine,” via Brainfeeder’s new mix

Flying Lotus‘s Los Angeles-based record label, Brainfeeder, saw fit to release a 2017 ∞ 2018 mix for the people as we transition into a new year. The description is simple: “a collection of Brainfeeder tracks & rarities as well as a glimpse of what’s to come in 2018 – compiled and mixed by PBDY. Count . . .

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Lil Wayne and Drake share “Family Feud” freestyle

Lil Wayne links with Drake to give fans a freestyle over the 4:44 single, “Family Feud.” The remix follows Wayne’s Dedication 6 mixtape, which features Zoey Dollaz, Nicki Minaj, and more. Stream below.

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Chill Moody – “Hey Momma” ft. Teimi

Chill Moody drops an audible gift to his mother Philadelphia-based recording artist Chill Moody celebrates his mother’s birthday on his latest offering, “Hey Momma.” Secret Society’s jazzy production and soulful vocals from Teimi set Chill Moody up to shine on center stage. “Hey momma, I really love you/ We been through so much/ I’m thinking . . .

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Lil Wayne releases the ‘Dedication 6’ mixtape

Lil Wayne, the “Best Rapper Alive,” is back with the 6th installment of the Dedication mixtape series hosted by DJ Drama. The 15-song project features Gudda Gudda, HoodyBaby, Nicki Minaj, Baby E, Euro, Cory Gunz, and Zoey Dollaz. Stream the Dedication 6 below.

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Lil Wayne – “Blackin Out” (ft. Euro) & “Bank Account (Remix)

Lil Wayne tackles “The Story of O.J.” and “Bank Account” beats We’ve heard rumors of Dedication 6 coming and now we have the first two tracks. Lil Wayne enlists Euro for “Blackin Out” which sees them going in over JAY Z‘s “The Story of OJ.” Wayne also takes on 21 Savage‘s hit single, “Bank Account.” Stream . . .

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SZA intrigues in her vivid video for “The Weekend”

Back in August, we found out that Sza commissioned Solange to direct the music video for her hit single “The Weekend.” Then last month, she teased with a very short teaser of the finished product on her Instagram account. She finally released the video at midnight and it’s about as abstract as one would expect . . .

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Migos cooks up “Stir Fry” with Pharrell to build ‘Culture 2’ anticipation

“In the kitchen, wrist twistin’ like a stir fry.” Honestly, “Stir Fry” is on par with what I’d expect from a collaboration between Pharrell and Migos. Quavo, Offset and Takeoff supply a catchy chorus and their signature cadences. Pharrell supplies crisp percussion and lush chords from behind the boards. Look for Culture II to release in . . .

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Smino and Terrace Martin keep it jazzy on “Pecans”

As one of the smoothest, most melodically inclined emcees in the game, it should come as no surprise that Smino is well equipped to mesh with Terrace Martin’s jazzy acoustics on “Pecans.” The bouncy St. Louis native’s bouncy delivery is supplemented by horn, drums, and bass guitar that sound like they’re being performed live instead . . .