Audio: @KendrickLamar & @JColeNC Trade Freestyles On – “Black Friday”

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While the rest of the world was lining up for discount flatscreens and more, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole dropped a two-track megaton bomb. Both offerings have been labeled “Black Friday”. One features Lamar freestyling over “A Tale of 2 Citiez” off Forest Hills Drive, while the other features J. Cole going in over “Alright” off of To Pimp A Butterfly.

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Audio: @IAmKRSOne – ‘Now Hear This’ LP

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KRS-One has returns with an entirely new LP. It’s been dubbed Now Hear This, and features the MC rhyming in tones as enlightened and energized as ever. Longtime fans and young newcomers alike will find a great deal to enjoy amongst its 18 tracks. This is one of the most impressive outings we’ve heard from KRS-One in recent memory and proves that the towering legend still has abundant insight to share. The entire Now Hear This record has been made put up for free streaming above, and is also available here for purchase for the bargain price of $10.

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Audio: @MistaMonotone – “Music To Smack Motherf*ckers To” Mix

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Music to smack motherf*ckers to by Mistamonotone on Mixcloud

Mista Monotone fires off some top notch material on his “music to smack motherf*ckers to” mix, a selection of cuts from Mos Def & Ski Beatz, Rapper Big Pooh, Guilty Simpson and more. The prevailing rhyme and reason appears to be “incessantly aggressive” in both beat production and rhyme constructions. Press play and try to keep yourself peaceful as these joints get set to rumble.

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Audio: @Kronika1111 – Supa Dupa Fly Mix [@MissyElliott] [@Soulection]

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Soulection member Kronika has offered her own tribute mix to the Hip-Hop queen. Hear “Lose Control,” “Pass That Dutch” and more “Sock it to Me” remixes than you ever thought were possible. With word that Missy is gearing up to bring us new music, this re-up of her classics has arrived right on schedule. Listen in.

Tracklist:
1. Missy feat. Eve – For my people (Acapella)
2. Missy feat. Eve – For my people
3. Missy – Lose Control (Instrumental)
4. Missy – Music Make You Lose Control (Flamingosis Remix)
5. Tweet feat. Missy – Oops (Palace’s RAW version)
6. Missy – Lose Control
7. Missy feat. Pharrell – WTF (Where They From)
8. Missy – Pass That Dutch
9. Missy – I’m Really Hot
10. Missy feat. Dança do Canguru – Canguru Gossip Folks (Leo Justi Remix Mash-Up)
11. Missy – The Rain (Luke①Hundred Remix)
12. Missy – Pass That Dutch (Memorecks Remix)
13. Timbaland feat. Dr.Dre, Missy & Justin Timberlake – Bounce
14. Missy – Lick Shots (Nick Bike Remix)
15. Missy – Work It (R4 Remix of DJ Sliink Remix)
16. Missy – Work It (King Kong Goes Duro Remix)
17. Missy – Triple Threat
18. Timbaland feat. Static & Missy – Peeping’ My Style
19. Timbaland & Magoo feat. Aaliyah & Missy – Up Jumps The Boogie
20. Aaliyah feat. Missy – Hot Like Fire
21. Missy feat. Nas – Hot Boyz
22. Missy – I Can’t Stand The Rain (Lumbajak Remix)
23. Missy – Sock It To Me (Mikos Da Gawd Remix)
24. Missy – Sock It To Me (Duncan Gerow Remix)
25. Missy – Work It (Aztek Remix)
26. Missy – Get Your Freak On (Instrumental)
27. Missy feat. Ludacris – One Minute Man
28. Missy – One Minute Man (Between The Sheets ’83 Remix)
29. Virginia feat. Missy – Let Me In Your Life

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Audio: @JayRock Feat. @KendrickLamar & @SZA – Traffic Jam (Easy Bake Remix)

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Jay & Co. relinquish a Turkey Day slapper for you to vibe out into the long weekend with. Those familiar with the record will readily identify the production as the tail end of “Easy Bake” extended into two and a half minutes of slow burning audible kush. Label mates Kendrick Lamar & SZA joint Jay on the cut, making it a TDE family affair of the highest order.

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Audio: @Koncept & @J57 – The Fuel EP

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Brown Bag AllStars members Koncept & J57 team up for their latest collabo project, a 8-track EP called The Fuel. Koncept comes through with the rhymes, while J57 provides the beats. The EP is supplied with features from Dice Raw, Denitia, Akie Bermiss, Andrew Thomas Reid, and more. You can stream it in full, and cop it via iTunes.

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Audio: @BadBadNotGood – “Timewave Zero” & “Here And Now”

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Yesterday BBNG dropped off a few surprise loosies. “Timewave Zero” is a a full sprint psychedelic jazz & rock romp built over a dizzying shuffle and lurking, murky organs. “Here And Now” ramps up the reverie with a sampledelic treatment that could double as a lost Sun-Ra outing with a more straightforward groove. Put your feet up along with an L and take a long hard drag with BADBADNOTGOOD.

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Audio: @BennySingsMusic Feat. @MayerHawthorne – “Shoebox Money” [@DoxRecords @JakartarRecords]

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Benny’s unveiled another collaboration from the STUDIO LP, linking with Mayer Hawthorne on the playful and rubbery ’80s leaning trot “Shoebox Money.” Built over bright, tinny synth plucks and a bubblegum bass line, Benny’s effected vox and Hawthorne’s smoothly crooned, perfectly layered bridge treatment will have you pining for warmer days and colder drinks. Benny Sings’ STUDIO LP is slated to arrive this Friday, November 27th via Dox Records/Jakarta Records.

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Audio: @Chuckisdope & @LiliKjazz – Sunday Brunch

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Chuck Inglish teams with vocalist Lili K. to toast the weekend on the soulful new track “Sunday Brunch.” The groove heavy loosie is a refreshing jam perfect for a lazy day that also happens to be timely enough to bolster Chuck’s Everybody’s Big Brother LP, which landed in October. Check the track above to listen to “Sunday Brunch”, and purchase the Everybody’s Big Brother LP via iTunes.

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Audio: @HouseShoes – Magic Episode 5 (11.17.15) [@Dublab]

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House Shoes continues to turn out quality material on his Dublab “Magic” show. This time he’s spun up some Denmark Vessey, EWH, J Rocc, Jose James, Denetia & Sene, and more. Get your head nod situated just right before you press play. This one’s proper.

Tracklist:
1. Thundercat & MonoPoly – Paris
2. Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love
3. Raj Mahal – Willful
4. Alchemist – Camp Registration
5. Chanes – Hey feat. Guilty Simpson & Moe Dirdee
6. Roc Marciano – Sweet Nothings
7. 14KT & Tall Black Guy – ChopField
8. D.I.T.C. – All Love (Apollo Brown remix)
9. Danny Brown – Whatkanido
10. Denmark Vessey – GOOD RICE
11. Electric Wire Hustle – Golden Ladder
12. UNJUST – GETTIN HIGH
13. Group Home – Sacrifice
14. FINALE – Just Due ft. Homeboy Sandman
15. J Rocc – COFFEE REMIX
16. DEDE – Phantom ( Waajeed remix)
17. DERT BEATS – You Can Do Better Than Drums
18. Jose James – Black Magic
19. Dert Floyd – the new once more
20. Denetia & Sene – call u. 2
21. Denetia & Sene x Knxwledge – cassanova (Knxwledge remix)
22. Illingsworth – Kings
23. Kendrick Lamar – Mortal Man
24. Lox – Fuck You
25. Fashawn x Alchemist – Amen
26. Jay Electronica – CandyMan
27. Joe Pass – A Time for Us
28. Jay Dee – Joe Pass
29. Jay Z – DP3
30. Dert – Lab Rats feat. Guilty Simpson
31. Samiyam – Sometimes
32. Pharcyde – (My Soul Jay Dee Remixes)
33. Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy – Hoodie Weather
34. Jose Mauro – Apocalipse
35. Guilty Simpson – Cali Hills
36. Roc Marciano – Jaws
37. BIG – 10 Crack Commandments (14KT Remix)
38. Dabrye – This Is Where I Came In
39. DERT – BB17
40. Fatt Father – Grime feat. Guilty SImpson, Sean Price, Roc Marciano
41. KRNDN – Lean On Me ft. Kobe
42. Anderson Paak – The Season / Carry Me
43. Jonwayne – Rap On This Kanye
44. Chanes – Time Is Running Out
45. Jeedeci – Love U4 Life Melody
46. Denmark Vessey & Scud One – Do You Believe
47. Homeboy Sandman – America, the Beautiful
48. Dead Prez – Police State
49. Emanon – Yesterday feat. Blu
50. M.O.P. – Foundation
51. Ext – Strange
52. Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers – Knives Out
53. Gil Scott- Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle
54. NoWorries – Suede
55. Roc Marciano – Tek To A Mack
56. House Shoes – The Makings
57. MED & Pok – Purist (prod. House Shoes)
58. J1 – Stevie
59. J-1 aka THE DEER – Mellow Yellow feat. Jimetta Rose
60. J-1 aka THE DEER – GHOSTNOTES
61. House Shoes – Castles [The Sky Is Ours] feat. Jimetta Rose
62. Frank Cunimundo Trio – Feelin Good

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Audio: @ThePharcyde – ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape [Mixed by @SubstanceMusic] [@WaxPoetics @WhoSampled]

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The Pharcyde‘s classic Labcabincalifornia LP celebrated its 20th anniversary this month, and the minds at Whosampled and Wax Poetics joined forces with DJ Chris Read to create the ultimate mixtape of the album’s joints. This digs into just about every single sample on the record and is a brilliant bit of remedial sonic knowledge for those who never learned back in ’96.

Tracklist:
1. Les McCann – ‘What’s Going On (Live)’ (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
2. The Pharcyde – ‘Bullshit’ (Instrumental)
3. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)
4. Bob Marley – ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
5. Gary Burton – ‘Sing Me Softly of the Blues’ (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
6. Rodney Cee & Kevie Kev Rockwell – ‘Stoop Rap’ (sampled in ‘Pharcyde’)
7. The Pharcyde – ‘Pharcyde’
8. Cal Tjader – ‘The Bilbao Song’ (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
9. The Pharcyde – ‘Groupie Therapy’
10. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Lyrics to Go’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
11. Minnie Riperton – ‘Inside My Love’ (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
12. Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa – ‘Suadade Vem Correndo’ (sampled in ‘Runnin’)
13. Run D.M.C – ‘Rock Box’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘Runnin’)
14. The Pharcyde – ‘Runnin’ (Acapella)
15. The Pharcyde – ‘Somethin’ That Means Somethin’
16. The Beastie Boys – ‘The New Style’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘Drop’)
17. The Pharcyde – ‘Drop’
18. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Check The Rhime’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Drop (Beatminerz Remix)’)
19. The Pharcyde – ‘Drop’ (Beatminerz Remix Instrumental)
20. The Pharcyde – ‘Y?’
21. Mass Production – ‘Keep My Heart Together’ (sampled in ‘Moment in Time’)
22. The Pharcyde – ‘Moment in Time’
23. The Pharcyde – ‘Devil Music’
24. Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Devil Music’)
25. Roy Ayers and Carla Vaughn – ‘You Send Me’ (sampled in ‘The Hustle’)
26. The Pharcyde – ‘The Hustle’
27. Vince Guaraldi Trio – ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ (sampled in ‘Splattitorium’)
28. The Pharcyde – ‘Splattitorium’
29. Cannonball Adderley – Walk Tall / Mercy Mercy Mercy (sampled in ‘She Said’)
30. The Pharcyde – ‘Passin Me By’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘She Said’)
31. The Pharcyde – ‘She Said’
32. The Pharcyde – ‘The E.N.D’
33. [Bonus Track] The Pharcyde feat Lizzy Parks & Giles Barratt – ‘Runnin’ (Chris Read Rap Renaissance Remix)

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Audio: DJ @Platurn Feat. @MichaelRapaport – TBOATCQV2 Mix [@ATCQ]

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DJ Platurn has returned with the follow up edition to his A Tribe Called Quest megamix, TBOATCQV2. Presented and, in a way, commissioned by actor, comedian and documentarian Michael Rapaport, the set is a intellectual dissection and recomposition of the group’s music. Platurn has dug into the deep source material that made A Tribe Called Quest possible, and in doing so constructed an immersive hour of music that always circles back to the almighty beat. Listen above and push-it-along, push-it-along.

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