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J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

He’s done it again! After creating one of the most highly anticipated and highly regarded debut albums of 2017, its just common sense he’d be able to remix one of the biggest songs of 2016/17 and still make it sound as good as the original!

Before talking about Hus though, we’ve gotta talk about his producer JAE5. The man is legendary just based off the ‘Common Sense’ album, but he took it one step further this time; completely changing the beat for French Montana's Unforgettable was a risky tactic but it paid off so well. The new beat is more afro, and more danceable compared to the original - even French Montana sounds more wavey over it! Then we have Hus’ calm, African accented lyrics pulling everything together, this has got to be one of those songs you listen to on speaker, around a BBQ with a few mates. As I said, East London’s finest has done it again.

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Video: Hypo ft Rich The Kid & Suspect - Buss It Down

Video: Hypo ft Rich The Kid & Suspect - Buss It Down

This is new video for 'Buss it Down' which features Suspect and Queens, NY rapper Rich The Kid. As one of the founding members of the crew Mashtown, Hypo has had his music played by the likes of Charlie Sloth and Tim Westwood. The tune will definitely go down well in the club with that minimal trap sound and is another in the string of dope transatlantic collabs!

@BiggHypes 

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Event: Joey Badass announces five UK dates as part of European tour

Event: Joey Badass announces five UK dates as part of European tour

 

Undoubtedly one of the realest rappers in the game, Joey Bada$$ has dropped 2017's ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’, which has been a major highlight of this year's album releases, and the lead single tells you why!

The young Brooklyn spitter has an upcoming European tour which kicks off in Bristol on October 21st and closes up in Helsinki, Finland on November 18th for a cold ending! Tickets on sale here. Tour dates below. 

21st Oct Motion, Bristol - UK

24th Oct O2 Kentish Town Forum, London - UK

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Video: K'Valentine Soul Searchin' ft. Styles P

Video: K'Valentine Soul Searchin' ft. Styles P

Here's the latest one from Chicago artist K'Valentine, who is a part of Talib Kweli's label Javotti Media. The opening verse from Styles P, who just dropped a dope project with Kweli, sets the scene for K'Valentine to bring her laid vibe which stays all round positive vibed... 

https://instagram.com/itskvalentine

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Video: Method Man, Dave East, Max B, Joe Young & Hanz On - Eviction

Video: Method Man, Dave East, Max B, Joe Young & Hanz On - Eviction

Dope link up from some real NY talent on this classic sounding production from veteran Dame Grease, as Meth makes a welcome come back to warm us up for Methlab 2 - The Lithium which is on it's way! Mad line up on this track including some wavy vocals from the incarcerated Max B!

 

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Video: Iman - Costs

Video: Iman - Costs

Yonkers rapper Iman takes listeners on a tour around his neighbourhood, dropping some serious bars over a 808 heavy beat. The track comes off the rapper's upcoming project 'Blessed' out this summer.

@onlyoneiman

 

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Billy Danze - Chasin After Money feat Styles P & Havoc

Billy Danze - Chasin After Money feat Styles P & Havoc

A link up destined for greatness on this new piece of fire which sees Billy Danze of MOP link up with Styles P and Havoc on this frantic and exciting production from VetTrax, which sounds fresh as hell, progressing from the what we know from these three. Solid vocal sample with some gutter and gritty rhymes!

 

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Video: Skrilla Zoe feat. Dave East - Realest Ones

Video: Skrilla Zoe feat. Dave East - Realest Ones

Straight outta the home of hip hop, Skrilla Zoe and Dave East have created this hustler's lament to remaining certified in the streets that traumatise!

The Realest Ones is an intense bar after bar piece of descriptive rap that transpires the purchases, the moments, the personal battles, that the rappers experience day to day. 

Dave East, XXL 2016 Freshman - straight from the Queens side of New York, is more established out of the pair but both he and Skrilla KILL this beat. Somebody call the homicide team!!

Skrilla Zoe : Soundcloud and Twitter / Dave East : Twitter

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Video: Deem Spencer - IWYBOFT

Video: Deem Spencer - IWYBOFT

Queens-based artist Deem Spencer delivers this short track softly sing-rapping over some minimal production. It follows the artist's previous earthy single 'Soap' and comes straight off the artist's new EP Sunflower. Deem's quirky music and personality certainly makes him one to watch in the future. 

@deemspencer

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Stream: El Capitan - Low (feat. DJ Nacatz)

Stream: El Capitan - Low (feat. DJ Nacatz)

Indie hip hop act El Capitan (Abhi The Nomad & Local Foster) release this new track 'Low' on Tommy Boy records - the lead single off their debut album. It's boom bap beat and bouncy flows feel distinctly old skool whilst also feeling extremely fresh. Stream the track below:

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Review: Smoke DZA - Ringside 5 EP

Review: Smoke DZA - Ringside 5 EP

"If you ain't a wrestling fan this aint for you". Smoke DZA starts with a bar after bar track like he's free-sparring before some kind of boxing match. 

Then *ding ding*, after a WWE style introduction he's straight into Triple Threat. A track so diverse and flippant it's as if Smoke DZA were a wrestler. Flamboyant, egotistical and a desire to be recognised as the best.  The Harlem rapper's confidence breaks through with his idea that "he inherited the game like the boss' son". His confidence the driving force to his bars. 

There's a larger sound to Smoke DZA. It was probably intended but it's top rope jump music. The Club, is a heavy plethora of baller bars for the pushers and farmers which features Westside Gunn and Conway, the only features on the EP. Certified G is heavily produced short track that shows dexterity to DZA's flows and a genius Skywalker bars to prove how high he probably is. 

All in all this EP is definitely an experience. I have never listened to a Ringside project (this being their 5th) where skits dominate the music. But the use of Wrestlemania clips and over zealous Wrestler speeches really created the idea one is Ringside. 

DZA could have used more clinical combinations to take out any opposition to this 5 track EP. I didn't feel as if I was hit with a steel chair or felt the wrath of a tombstone. The heaviest hitter was by far producer 183rd, his adrenaline -infused hip hop made Ringside what it was.

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Video: DJ Premier gets insightful in Hot 97 interview

Video: DJ Premier gets insightful in Hot 97 interview

One of the top two hip hop producers, DJ Premier talks to Hot 97 host Nessa about his new single with Miguel, the legend filled online group chat he's in, his stories with some legends he's worked with and tons more!

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Mix: Samples from The Notorious B.I.G. 'Life After Death' mixed by DJ Matman

Mix: Samples from The Notorious B.I.G. 'Life After Death' mixed by DJ Matman

As one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time reaches it's 20th anniversary DJ Matman has put together this tribute mixtape alongside  WhoSampled & Wax Poetics. It contains album tracks, remixes, and original sample material - enjoy!

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Tracklist: 

01. Bobby Caldwell - My Flame02. The Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's The Limit03. Screamin' jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You04. The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick In The Door05. Al Green - The Letter06. The Notorious B.I.G. - Long Kiss Goodnight07. Public Enemy - Shut 'Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) Matman Intro Edit08. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ten Crack Commandments09. Les McCann - Vallarta 10. Barbara Mason - Another Man11. The Notorious B.I.G. - Another12. Liquid Liquid - Cavern13. The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy (Bad Boy Remix) Matman Aca In Edit14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy15. Rene & Angela - I Love You More16. The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Jay-Z - I Love The Dough17. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce (Matman Intro Edit)18. The Notorious B.I.G. - Going Back To Cali19. Herb Alpert - Rise20. Doug E. Fresh And M. C. Ricky D (aka Slick Rick) - La-Di-Da-Di21. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize 22. Andreas Vollenweider - Belladonna23. The Notorious B.I.G. - I Got A Story To Tell24. Schoolly D – P.S.K.-What Does It Mean? 25. The Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Interlude26. Richard Evans - Close To You27. Al Green - I'm Glad Your Mine28. Biz Markie - Biz Is Goin' Off27. The Notorious B.I.G. - What's Beef?28. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out29. The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems Matman Aca Out Edit30. Asha Puthli - Space Talk 31. The Notorious B.I.G. - The World Is Filled...32. Diana Ross - Missing You33. The Notorious B.I.G. - Miss U34. Ohio Players - More Than Love 35. The Notorious B.I.G. - Notorious Thugs36. Billy Preston - I Wonder Why37. The Notorious B.I.G. - Nobody Til Somebody (Enuff Demo Mix)38. The Notorious B.I.G. - You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)39. Al Green - For The Good Times 40. The Notorious B.I.G. - My Downfall41. The Notorious B.I.G. - #! *@ You Tonight42. The Notorious B.I.G. - Last Days (OG Havoc Demo Mix)43. The Whispers - Hey, Who Really Cares44. The Notorious B.I.G. - N%$%*s Bleed45. The Notorious B.I.G. - Playa Hater (acapella)46. The Delfonics - Hey Love 

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Miguel x DJ Premier - 2 LOVIN U

Miguel x DJ Premier - 2 LOVIN U

One of the dopest contemporary singers teams up with the dopest hip hop producer on this new track which is full of energy, good vibes and some great cuts on the hook too!

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Busta Rhymes - AAAHHH! (prod. Swizz Beatz)

Busta Rhymes - AAAHHH! (prod. Swizz Beatz)

The O.G is back with some bounce in his latest track “AAAHHH” produced by legendary beat smith Swizz Beatz. We know that whenever these two come together something magical happens, although I wouldn’t say that this is their best work together it is still a vibe.

Busta never fails to bring character to any track he is on and Swizz keeps it simple but effective with the piano led production and a catchy bass line driven hook. This is definitely a track hip hop heads will appreciate and a great pick for those of you with stress to alleviate AAAHHH 

 

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