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Alicia Keys releases the official music video to her Maxwell assisted Fire We Make single off her certified gold album Girl On Fire. Directed by Chris Robinson.

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Kanye+West

This is quite a find. We gave you a preview a few days ago, but now we have the whole collection of rare and unreleased Kanye demo tracks, circa 2001. Ripped and emancipated by a contributor at the KanyeToThe forums, the tape is 15 tracks of previously unheard Ye tracks and some early demo versions of songs that would go on to help define Kanye’s career, such as All Falls Down and Jesus Walks.

Hit continue reading for the tracklist & download link.

Via Nah Right.

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stand up remix

With the fifth and final leak before Marco Polo drops his highly-anticipated free-LP, Newport Authority 2, Marco states “I did a remix for “Stand Up” off the brand new Adrian Younge presents The Delfonics project (who am I big fan of, y’all should cop anything he’s a part of.) Adrian sent me the album early and I made this beat. Tragedy was originally gonna lay down one verse on this on some freestyle sh*t, but once I started hearing his bars I refused to let this be a one verse song! Three verses later and appropriate hook by Slap aka Fizzy Womack aka Lil Fame we have the “Stand Up” remix. Tragedy will have an alternate version of this song on his upcoming album as well. Now please enjoy the final leak from Newport Authority 2!”

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Snoop talks about Snoop Lion Life, Rick Ross’ drama, having 0 Grammys, and much more.

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shuko awakening

Blu flips Shuko‘s “Sad Day” instrumental (off his Sleepless LP) into this inspiring new jam, “Be Yourself.” This new vocal version appears on Shuko’s The Awakening EP. You can get the song on limited edition 10″ (as well as the full EP) here.

Via OKP.

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kelis

Kelis teams with Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio for her long-awaited return, marked by Jerk Ribs – the first bit of new music from the singer since her 2010 LP Flesh Tone. The track is reportedly the first single to emerge from her forthcoming LP, also produced by Sitek. The LP will be dropping on Sitek’s Federal Prism label and is rumored to be the first of two coming from the singer this year.

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Via Collector’s Item.

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Check out the official video for Ciara’s brand new single Body Party, produced by Mike WiLL Made It and written by Future and Ciara.

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djmuggs

DJ Muggs is a legendary producer who has worked with pretty much everyone in the business. Rahzel is a master beatboxer and former member of the Roots. This combination results in a hybrid hip-hop/reggae/dub track. Rahzel doesn’t lay down any crazy sound effects on this new DJ Muggs track, but he does spit a simple mantra, to “Breathe Slow,” on this seemingly chilled-out reggae riddim.

Via Wax Poetics.

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