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Pusha T Shares Found Footage Video For “Lunch Money”

Just about a month after surprising fans with the release of the Kanye West produced single “Lunch Money,” Pusha T has shared the track’s official music video.

Directed by Emil Nava, the video for “Lunch Money” adds a fun twist on the found footage genre with shots described as “surveillance footage” obtained from a sting operation. What follows is a collection of performance shots, dance battles, money, and fast cars, all while Pusha does his best to smile while simultaneously looking tough for the camera(s). You can view the video, in full, below:…

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Kanye West Pitches “Immersive” Feature Film to Sony

Over the last few days, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been scrambling. After the company was hacked and had a huge slew of information and emails leaked to the public, dozens of surprises have been revealed too early. A Destiny’s Child biopic may be on the way. A brand new Spiderman reboot could pop up. Best of all, Kanye West is pretty eager to get his hands dirty with film work.

The Chicago rapper is working on a feature length film involving “both cinematic and technological innovation,” and it’s yet to be confirmed if it’s the same Yeezus concert film …

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Killer Mike Drops ‘Sunday Morning Massacres’ Mixtape For Free

With all the news of police brutality, murders, and racism still prevalent in America, Run the Jewels‘ fast-spitting songs about retaliating against the government and bringing humanity together take on a new meaning. But as if that wasn’t enough, Killer Mike went and released an old mixtape this past Sunday, because if there’s anything we can depend on, it’s his lyrical genius to guide us towards action.

The mixtape, titled Sunday Morning Massacres, uses biblical themes to kick things up with Killer Mike’s approachable fury. If he sounds younger, though, give yourself a pat on the back. The mixtape …

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Rae Sremmurd Get Wild With “Illest Walking” Music Video

Drop your ego, anonymous internet traveler. You’ve entered the no flex zone, and though the members of Rae Sremmurd claim to have no type they certainly don’t have time for your whiny bullshit. They’ve come to remind you that it’s okay to have fun with hip-hop. Join us, won’t you?

Giving thanks to fans while simultaneously raising additional awareness for their upcoming album release, the duo known as Rae Sremmurd have shared a new single and music video titled “Illest Walking.” The song, which found its way online earlier this week, is a boastful anthem for anyone looking to …

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Jimmy Hu$tle Shares “The Price Is Going Up”

Ohio native Jimmy Hu$tle may have abandoned the midwest for sunny California, but he’s proving with his latest single that he still has a Cleveland attitude.

“The Price Is Going Up” found its way online earlier today, October 1. The song is the latest in a string of digital singles promoting Hustle’s forthcoming #Dumbhustle mixtape (due out October 31). The video is performance heavy, but it’s shot and edited in a such a way that it never becomes boring. You can view the visuals below.…

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Listen to Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar on Single “Never Catch Me”

Last month, Flying Lotus shared his first cut from his upcoming album, You’re Dead!out October 7 via Warp Records. The song, titled “Moment of Hesitation,” saw Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and more bringing jazz elements to the forefront while still showcasing FlyLo’s natural knack at magical electronic fluttering. Now he’s shared a new single, “Never Catch Me,” which features Kendrick Lamar.

“Never Catch Me” is considerably faster-moving than his last single. It explodes with a flurry of electronic stuttering, claps, and Lamar’s huge verse he drops partway through, making for a mindblowing experience if you’re wearing proper …

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Watch Clipping.’s Incredibly Inventive “Inside Out” Music Video

Sub Pop has gotten really into hip hop lately, and Clipping. is their newest act on the bill. After dropping a remarkable debut, CLPPNG, full of extremely vivid lyricism and original instrumental backing beats, the Los Angeles-based trio have been prepping highly-engaging visuals. The newest on their list is a side-smirking lyric video for “Inside Out.”

Instead of taking the usual route and pasting the words across the screen, Clipping. have plopped Daveed Diggs in the center of the screen and asked him to walk around the city rapping the song’s lyrics. One snip in Photoshop and his head is …

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ALBUM STREAM: RiFF RAFF – ‘NEON iCON’

Hip hop’s biggest self-proclaimed viral artist, RiFF RAFF, finally drops his debut album, NEON iCON, on June 28. We’ve heard all sorts of Diplo-produced,  Childish Gambino collab, ridiculous goodness off the album already, but today, at long last, the album can be streamed in full.

The record shows RiFF RAFF dropping lines about cocaine, bi-curious mermaids, and tipping his hat to Reese Witherspoon. He’s boisterous and loud, but what else could we ask for? Maybe some decent beats, but he’s already got those on there. Halfway through, you’ll probably want to go ahead and pre-order it

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Stream El-P’s Remix of Warpaint’s “Keep It Healthy”

Brooklyn rapper El-P’s (and one half of Run The Jewels) is best known for his aggressive, sometimes political raps. It may come as a surprise, then, that he’s come and remixed Warpaint‘s “Keep It Healthy,” but El-P has actually done a handful of official remixes over the years. That’s probably why this one sounds so great.

On El-P’s remix, we get tones similar to a smooth, dark Radiohead track in a version that’s just begging for El-P to rap a couple bars over it. My guess is he’s already spitting out words at home, waiting to bring …

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Listen to Yoni Wolf’s New Rap Mixtape

There’s a reason Yoni Wolf is awesome, and there’s no time like right now to learn why. This year marks 10 years since WHY? formed back in Berkeley, CA and won people over with their alternative hip hop. Now the band’s frontman just shared a new rap mixtape. Cue anniversary swooning.

Yoni Wolf is going on a solo rap tour with Serengeti and we’re guessing he’ll do a few of these live considering he’s refitting some of his old cLOUDDEAD songs, too. Give the mixtape a listen below:…

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Danny Brown Re-releasing ‘Hot Soup’ With Seven Bonus Songs, Stream “Contra” Now

Back in 2008,  Detroit rapper Danny Brown put out a mixtape called Hot Soup, one of several that helped him gain a cult following. Now that project will be re-released as a special double LP and 7″.

The re-release comes out April 15 and turns the 20-song Hot Soup mixtape into a two-disc LP with seven bonus tracks. If you want all seven, though, you’ll have to buy the vinyl edition — two of those will only be released on wax.

Straight off of that re-release is “Contra,” our first taste of the reworked material. Check out the song and …

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Young Thug Still Signed to 1017 Brick Squad

There’s been a lot of talk regarding who 22-year-old rapper Young Thug is signed to, and now Billboard is claiming he isn’t signed to Young Money like we thought, but rather the original 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic listing.

Young Thug signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad back in 2013, but he recently talks like he’s an unsigned musician. During a SiriusXM interview, he said he was a part of Future’s Freebandz label; when talking with a reporter, he said he had signed to Cash Money; when “Stoner” first began charting in February, no label was listed.

“I want to …