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Watch Run The Jewels Give Teenage Girls Advice on Love

By now, it’s pretty much common knowledge that Run The Jewels are the best. With two fantastic albums in their pockets, plenty of excellent solo work, and their upheld promise to re-make their album using entirely cat sounds, El-P and Killer Mike are two of the best rappers in the game at the moment. Now they’re taking to the web to help give teenage girls some advice on love.

Rookie Magazine have chosen Run The Jewels to participate in their recurring feature Ask a Grown Man. In it, adult men answer questions from teenage girls, and they’ve had an …

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Danny Brown Is Writing a Children’s Book

When it comes to rappers, their voice is either a hit or miss for listeners. The actual words they’re spitting, however, are indisputable. So for those who have never taken to Danny Brown‘s shrill squawking but love the lines he’s dropping, there’s good news: soon you can admire his work in the form of a children’s book.

As Consequence of Sound points out, the Detroit rapper recently sat down with Triple J to talk about what’s on his plate at the moment. In the interview, he reveals he’s been working on writing said book for a while, but it’s …

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Riff Raff & Rae Sremmurd Reign Supreme On New Song “Choppin”

Riff Raff and Rae Sremmurd have each had their most successful year as artists in 2014, so it may come as no surprise that the rap heavyweights are kicking off 2015 with a collaborative single you won’t soon forget.

Taken from Mike Will Made It‘s recently released Ransom mixtape, “Choppin” will soon be the official new single from Riff Raff and Rae Sremmurd. The track boasts bass-heavy production and an infectious hook that sticks in your mind like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth. It’s the kind of ignorant, give no thought to what haters or lames …

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Rae Sremmurd Stream Debut Album, ‘Sremmlife’

Rae Sremmurd have been one of the most talked about urban acts of 2014, and early next week they will attempt to continue their popularity in 2015 with the release of their debut album, Sremmlife. We have been covering the album and its development heavily since May, but it was just a few hours ago that we finally heard what the “No Flex Zone” duo have been working on all this time.

Starting today, fans of Rae Sremmurd can access an early stream of the group’s debut LP, Sremmlife, thanks to the team at iTunes …

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Young Thug Drops “Hold Us” With Rich Homie Quan & Peewee Longway

Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have transcended the title supergroup and become something akin to an unstoppable force in the world of urban music. The sheer amount of music they have released in 2014 cannot be seriously challenged by anyone else in the game, and that fact doesn’t change when you compare quality instead of quantity.

Last night, Young Thug continued sharing new music with the release of a street anthem titled “Hold Us.” The song pairs the Atlanta native with Rich Homie Quan and PeeWee Longway against a driving beat, which comes complete with a hypnotic hook that …

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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 …