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Iggy Azalea Premieres “Iggy SZN” from ‘Reclassified’

After a tremendous year, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will be releasing a reissue of her breakout album, The New Classic. The reissue, called Reclassified, will be available November 24 on Def Jam Records.

So what’s new about Iggy’s Reclassified? Well, the album features 7 of the biggest hits from The New Classic, plus 5 brand new tracks with featured artists including Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding and MØ.

Check out the Reclassified‘s tracklist below along with the brand new song, “Iggy SZN,” via HipHopNMore.…

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Hoodie Allen Streams “All About It”

Just three days ago, rapper Hoodie Allen released his debut album, People Keep Talking. Truly a marketing whiz, Hoodie has expertly promoted his independent record and the results have been impressive to say the least. In fact, he’s released either a fancy music video or a high-quality audio stream for the majority of the tracks off of People Keep Talking.

Hoodie’s latest release, “All About It,” is one of my personal favorites off of his exceptional new album. The song initially features Ed Sheeran rapping, and Hoodie singing the hook- an interesting twist and totally worth a listen. …

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Run The Jewels Are Remaking ‘RTJ2′ Using Nothing But Cat Noises

The internet can do magical things. When Run The Jewels‘ El-P said he would remake the rap duo’s newest album using only cat sounds if someone bought a deluxe edition (costing $40,000), he never thought the goal would be met. Low and behold, it was.

The RTJ2 remake, titled Meow The Jewels, brought in all $40,000 thanks to a fan-created Kickstarter. When El-P found out it existed, he pledged all the money earned would be given to charity should it reach its goal. He roped in top tier talent to help produce: Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Just Blaze, Zola Jesus, …

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REVIEW: Hoodie Allen – ‘People Keep Talking’

Artist: Hoodie Allen
Album: People Keep Talking
Genre: Hip-hop

After half a decade of free tracks, mixtapes, and a slew of critically acclaimed EPs, Hoodie Allen is finally sharing his long-awaited debut album with the world. To say the results were worth the wait would be a massive understatement.

People Keep Talking is the culmination of countless miles, thousands of fans, millions of streams, and several years of hard work. Hoodie Allen, known to his mother as Steven Adam Markowitz, has been crisscrossing the globe since 2009 with a unique take on urban music that challenges the white boy rapper …

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Run The Jewels And Zack De La Rocha Command You “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”

Run The Jewels continue to leave us awestruck, an unstoppable force yet to make a misstep. Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha hopped onto the runaway train for “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” and he didn’t slow down the machine a bit.

His voice, chopped and looped, serves as the track’s backbone throughout, even before his vintage, pissed off and politically-charged RATM verse winds the buzzsaw to a final stop (“the only thing they close quicker than the caskets be the factory”). They managed to seamlessly weave de la Rocha through the whole thing, and it …

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Bong, James Bong: Wiz Khalifa Drops New Video

Bruce Lee. Pierce Brosnan. Tiger Woods. Wiz Khalifa has done it again. Fresh off some drama with Amber Rose that seems too gossipy to even get into, Young Khalifa has switched up his style with some hair that might be more purple than his weed, although we don’t see that in this video. The track, “James Bong,” is off his his mixtape 28 Grams which dropped back in May.

The video opens simply enough with a James Bond inspired introduction that soon turns into some grainy footage of the Pittsburgh native doing what he does best (besides rapping), getting stoned. …

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Dirty Up Takes Us To An Audible “Oasis”

UTG favorite Dirty Up has focused on showing off his killer production chops for most of 2014, but the Bay Area born artist has returned to the mic for a brand new single (with the backing of a premiere from Mishka). Entitled “Oasis,” the song finds him combining his lush, ethereal instrumentals with an elated flow that changes pace from the Thrillwave days while still maintaining quality in sound and content.

Follow the jump to give “Oasis” a listen and be sure to give Dirty Up a follow on Twitter to keep up with his daily musings, and of …

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Wu-Tang Clan Announce Release Date for ‘A Better Tomorrow’

The new Wu-Tang Clan album is on its way. According to REVOLT, the group’s new album, A Better Tomorrow, is set to be released December 2 via Warner Bros. “Our mission is to inspire a better tomorrow,” RZA told them. He also sat down with Billboard to talk a bit more about the album.

Apparently the record was recorded in Memphis and will have 3000 Wu-edition Boombot Rex versions (which is delivered on a portable speaker platform and includes two unavailable-on-album instrumentals and song “Big Horn B”). RZA told Billboard he got the idea when thinking about how …

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Hear Two New Joey Bada$$ Singles “Get Paid” and “Christ Conscious”

Hip hop is getting some sharp songs today. Brooklyn MC Joey Bada$$ is on the brink of dropping his debut LP, B4.DA.$$, that’s already given us a peak of his upcoming official sound with “Big Dusty.” Now we’re getting a look farther into the record with outtake “Get Paid” and lead single “Christ Conscious.”

The raucous “Get Paid” sees Joey Bada$$ laying down the law and nailing his usual lines. The fact that this got cut from the record sets the bar pretty high for what will stay in the tracklist. Now that “Christ Conscious” is in our …

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Rittz Teams Up With Twista For “Bounce” Music Video

Georgia born hip-hop artist Rittz has arguably released some of the best southern rap in recent memory, so there’s little surprise his new record, Next to Nothing, has continued the trend.

In support of the LP’s recent release, Rittz has debuted a music video featuring plenty of flashiness for “Bounce,” a Twista-assisted track that also happens to be one of the album’s strongest offerings.

Follow the jump to check out the rich visuals and be sure to cop Next to Nothing on iTunes if you haven’t already.…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Melody Joy’s “Beauty Is Pain” Video Shoot

Melody Joy is one of the most ridiculously unique performers I’ve stumbled upon in a while. Admittedly, at first view of her music video for “Ronald Reagan,” I was confused and drawn in by the spectacle of it all. It combines elements of humor, strangeness, various foods and sexuality. It’s the first rap song that I’ve seen incorporate a Mikhail Gorbachev reference and a popcorn-filled bathtub. It seemed strange that it only had a few hundred views on it, but it turns out YouTube took it down after 15,000 views because of its sexual nature, but Joy later …

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Azealia Banks Shares New Song “Chasing Time”

Last we heard from Harlem rapper Azealia Banks, she had dropped a music video for her new single “Heavy Metal and Reflective.” Now the buzz girl has shared a new song called “Chasing Time” and we may not be able to listen to anything else all day.

“Chasing Time” sees Banks laying down a dreamy swirl of smooth production and quick, rounded raps. It seems ever since she cut herself from Interscope, Banks is shaping her extremely delayed album, Broke With Expensive Taste, exactly how she wants to. If she wanted to prove she’s more than …