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Rick Ross & Big Sean Remix Future’s “Commas”

Following a lackluster 2014, Future has spent the first half of 2015 reaffirming his positing amongst the hip-hop elite. His latest offering, “Commas,” boasts an ego-driven flow that has spent the past several weeks winning over rap fans coast to coast. The song hasn’t cracked the top of the charts as of yet, but a new remix making the rounds online this morning leads us to believe that will soon change.

Late last night, May 25, a new remix of “Commas” found its way online. The tracks strips all of Future’s verses from the original effort and replaces them with …

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New Music: Juicy J Feat. Drake & Ty Dolla $ign – “Tryna F*ck”

Without warning or promotion, a new Juicy J track has begun to circulate online that many are already calling the next big hit of summer 2015.

“Tryna Fuck” is not the kind of title you can sell to radio, but the studio quality song that leaked from Juicy J over the weekend is actually the edited version of a song with that very name, only this time the hook has been changed to “Tryna Love.” Make no mistake though, it’s clear from each line in every verse, not to mention the celebratory hook, that the headliners behind this track have …

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New Music: Young Thug – “Spaghetti Factory” & “Scoop”

There have been so many quality Young Thug loosies dropping as of late I wouldn’t be surprised if the man behind Barter 6 had a new mixtape on the way. I don’t know if that is the plan or not, but I know our site certainly wouldn’t complain.

This weekend, while most of us were enjoying the kickoff to summer fun (a month before summer begins), unreleased material from Young Thug was hitting the net like surprise gifts from the music gods. The first, “Spaghetti Factory,” arrived early on Memorial Day boasting gothic production courtesy of Metro Booming. The second, …

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Young Thug Drops “Destroyed” Featuring Birdman, Kevin Gates

Young Thug has been on new music spree since the release of Barter 6 back in April, and today he continues that trend by sharing a song about relationships called “Destroyed.”

Joined by Birdman and Kevin Gates, with just a little help from MPA Duke, Young Thug uses “Detroyed” to vent about relationship turned sour and the lasting impact that falling out had on Thugga Thugga’s heart. If that sounds a bit more emotionally involved for your typical star-studded rap collaborations that is because that is exactly what Young Thug wanted to accomplish with this track. Too many rappers …

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Ikey Reigns Supreme; All Hail King Jaffe, Hip-Hop’s New Highness

Apart from maybe Run The Jewels, the most exciting thing about hip-hop for me last year was Ikey. He only released a single track–a debut of sorts–but it was a perfectly chosen debut to serve as the gloves he came out swinging with. Initially elusive as all get out, the now-DC-based, mostly Nigerian-raised emcee seemingly had next to no online presence. As far as I can tell, he still doesn’t have a Facebook page, but that undoubtedly contributed to what made he and the ferociously calculated “Timbuktu” so damn enthralling. I listened to that track over …

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Cannibal Ox Return, Team With DOOM For “Iron Rose”

New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox released The Cold Vein in 2001, and they are finally releasing the official follow-up this year. Remember that when you’re getting sad about how long X album is taking. The Cannibal Ox Wikipedia page is nothing more than a list of false starts and dwindling hope. I don’t know if I ever even had hope of a follow-up.

Now hope burns bright, and few returns boast the confidence and triumph of this one. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega have teamed with master collaborator DOOM. “Iron Rose” is goddamn ice cold; a dank, throwback banger …

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Watch Run the Jewels’ Hilarious Campaign Video for the NME Awards

Rap duo Run the Jewels are back with another video. After giving teenage girls love advice, the two have taken to YouTube to film themselves asking for your help to make Run The Jewels 2 NME’s Album of the Year. El-P tweeted an understated preface that this is just “a message from run the jewels,” but things quickly heat up to be more than that.

In the video, the duo thank their fans and politely ask for help. They’re in the running to win Album of the Year at the NME Awards and, as such, ask that you vote …

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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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Watch Childish Gambino Perform “3005″ and “Sober” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

You seriously cannot stop the momentum of Childish Gambino. From unexpectedly releasing his latest mixtape STN MTN / KAUAI back in October, to being nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards for Because The Internet, and lately releasing a music video for his latest single “Sober,” the actor-cum-rapper is one hardworking artist and is surely not stopping any time soon.

Last night, Gambino, aka Donald Glover, had a musical guest spot on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show and performed two songs in “3005 and “Sober.” A full backing band accompanies the emcee as well during …

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Childish Gambino Teams Up With “Telegraph Ave.” Director For “Sober” Video

The ever-evolving artist, Childish Gambino, is back with an eerie followup to his recent music video for “Telegraph Ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd).”

If you don’t recall the video, make sure you take a quick look and stay until the end.

Teaming up with director Hiro Murai once again, Gambino displays his acting, dancing, and even magic-performing talents in the latest Frank Ocean-style synth jam.

Take a look at the official video for “Sober,” from Gambino’s recent Kauai mixtape, below the jump:…

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Action Bronson Releases New Track “Actin Crazy”

Bam Bam Bronsolini is back with a track off his upcoming debut album, Mr. Wonderful, called “Actin Crazy.” If his music videos and cover designs aren’t enough to make you hypothesize how wild and articulate his first full-length will be, then you must have a problem with your imagination.

Action Bronson, now renowned as the heavyweight Flushing, Queens native who can spit sixteen bars before you can say, “Fuck, That’s Delicious,” has been changing the game of hip-hop like a wrecking ball since 2011.

Check below the jump to hear the new track, suggestively inspired by riding sharks through …

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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 …