1. DJ Ryan Clark — Beat Tape Vol. 1 (AUDIO).


    Take a detour into the unknown and fall into a blunted, mind-altering mix of daring musical mutations.

  2. A$AP Mob ft. A$AP Twelvyy — “Xscape” (MUSIC VIDEO).


    I don’t know, I like this. The video conjures up the darkside of NYC with some bleak imagery that fits the song. …MORE

  3. Joey Bada$$ – “Mr. Wonderful” (AUDIO).


    Enter the Octagon: Some bass for your face from Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight for this weekend’s UFC clash. Don’t really watch UFC — prefer boxing — but this here is a rather effective quick strike.

  4. Rapsody — “Thank You Very Much”


    The Jamla representer acknowledges a few industry heads for their support.

  5. Edo G — “Fight”


    Edo teaches the truth to the youth overseas.

  6. (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 4.23.14


    (Photo: Janette Beckman)

    1. Janette Beckman’s Photos Capture L.A.’s Punk and Rap Past.
    On meeting Eazy-E: “He said to me, ‘I really like your accent. Would you mind coming in and reading something? We’re recording now. Maybe you can be on the album.’ I go in there, read it, and [it is the instructions for] “How To Give The Perfect Blowjob” [which later appeared as "She Swallowed It"]. [Laughs] He wanted me to read it with my English accent. [I said] ‘You know what? I don’t think I’m going to do that right now.’” By Jake Paine.
    [LA Weekly]

    2. When The People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America.
    “Once hip-hop culture is ubiquitous, it is also invisible. Once it’s everywhere, it is nowhere.” By Questlove.

  7. D’Angelo – “Spanish Joint (Osage Remix)” (AUDIO).


    Philly’s Lil’ Dave, d/b/a Osage, niftily reworks a Michael Eugene Archer Voodoo classic. …MORE

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  8. The Smoking Section & UpNorthTrips Present: Ghostface Killah’s Ghost Stories Mix by Trackstar The DJ (AUDIO).


    (Cover Art: Ian Klarer)

    Some of Ghostface’s best storytelling raps all in one mix.

  9. N.O.R.E. ft. Nature, Capone, & Cormega — “Rap Rushmore” (AUDIO).


    “Nowadays they do a crime on Vine/ Record they own self, evidence for one-time/ The reason you got caught with your work/ Because you was on Instagram with the same damn shirt…” — N.O.R.E.


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