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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 …

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Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie and is their first new material since 2010′s Nothing.

“Squeeze Me” is an appropriately bright, fun, tropical song to fit the film. When Variety sat down with Hugo to discuss the song in more depth, he explained …

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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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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Short Film ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Rap got a handful when Nicki Minaj entered the scene, and she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest since first making a roar. After dropping her newest LP, The Pinkprintthis week (that’s well worth giving a full listen through), Minaj is back with a brand new short film to accompany many of the album’s sodden numbers. The film, The Pinkprint Movie, is currently streaming on YouTube in its entirety.

The visual companion piece to her album clocks in at 16 minutes. Directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini, it follows Minaj through a series of heartbreaks and …

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UTG PHOTOS: Clockwork Indigo – Flatbush Zombies And The Underachievers (12/5/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Derek Scancarelli to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Clockwork Indigo on December 5, 2014.

In October, Brooklyn hip-hop crews Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers dropped a collaborative EP entitled Clockwork Indigo.

The New York City stop of the Clockwork Indigo Tour marked the last weekend of a 36-date run of shows around the United States where the groups took stage under their A Clockwork Orange inspired collaboration.

Aside from the Stanley Kubrick themed logos, the other main semblances to the director’s obscure and maniacal styling was the raw energy and …

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Hopsin Calls It Quits, Moves To Australia

Los Angeles-based rapper Hopsin has announced via his social media pages that he is walking away from the rap game. The rapper who busted original tracks such as “Sag My Pants,” “Hop Is Back,” and the “Ill Mind Of Hopsin,” said in his statement that “this profession just isn’t for me.”

He continued to tell fans he is moving to Australia and has signed over his share of Funk Volume, the independent rap label he launched in 2009, to his partner Damien “Dame” Ritter. Hopsin also sincerely thanked his fans and friends for the time he spent in hip hop, …