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Bumpy+Knuckles++Statik+Selektah

Produced by Freddie Foxxx

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Directed By Joseph Zentil

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Hip hop’s golden age began in 1986, the day Rakim stepped to a microphone to record “Eric B Is President.” Only 18 years old (though he sounded considerably more worldly), Rakim (real name William Griffin) had a smooth, effortless flow that brought a cool melodicism and high intelligence to the MC game—he gave both fire and ice, set within the wiry frame of his serious features. Even those who didn’t get the Five Percenter reference wouldn’t have bridled at his nickname, God. His partnership with his DJ, Eric B, yielded four great albums and numerous classic singles before Rakim split for a solo career. Despite initial success with 1997’s The 18th Letter, he endured several frustratingly fruitless years signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath, working on an album that never came. Now Rakim back in his native New York, the city where his immense influence is most clearly audible, notably in other NYC wordsmiths such as Nas. As recently as 2012, The Source named him the greatest MC of all time.

Via cratesofjr.com

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Chuck Inglish

First leak from Chuck Inglish’s upcoming mixtape, “Droptops”, out on May 23rd. Keep an eye out for his album, “Convertibles”, later this summer.

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apollo-marquee

Click here to listen and download the mix.

Via Rap Radar

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From Hav’s upcoming album 13, out next week.

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gg

One of the most anticipated tracks from The Great Gatsby soundtrack, 100$ Bill is here. Hova is also the executive producer of the soundtrack.

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Truly Yours 2

Born Sinner coming June 25th.

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Mic Crenshaw f/ Dead Prez- 'Superheroes'

Produced by Maestro of D-12

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