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It’s been a busy 24-hours for Papoose, but he’s used to hustler’s hours. Last night, Pap and Remy Ma became trending topics on Twitter after it was announced that the pair are starring in the upcoming season of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop.

Similarly, over a signature DJ Premier track and scratch chorus, Pap continues to supply whatever you need with The Plug, which was premiered today by XXL.

The Plug can be found on Papoose’s upcoming sophomore album, You Can’t Stop Destiny.

You can pre-order the ablum on iTunes

You Can’t Stop Destiny will be released On 7-17-2015

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As the Festival is almost up and running, the Fresh Island crew has announced a special 0 Day for all those who arrived early! The place to be is Kalypso, at the Noisey stage starting at 11PM, Tuesday July 14th. Party up with the Fresh Island All Star DJs and hosts CliqMe & Maya Jama. Be sure that the pre-day is going to be an action packed blast, as we’ve witnessed last year’s craze.

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The Alchemist has had one helluva year so far, and it’s only going to get better. After capping off 2014 with Fashawn’s FASH-ionably Late EP, the producer-on-the-mic went on to drop a GTA-inspired project (featuring the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike, Ab-Soul, and A$AP Ferg), followed that with a surprise Israeli Salad instrumental project, and even announced a new Gangrene album with Oh No.Today, helping kick off the “New Music Friday” launch, Alan the Chemist has cooked up a fresh batch of Retarded Alligator Beats for our listening pleasure. Driven by “Voodoo” with Action Bronson (the lone vocal track), the 16-track effort is a quick listen as it clocks in at just 20 minutes. So press play and ignore the world for the next hour.

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Future returns with an official video for Blow A Bag, latest single from his upcoming material Dirty Sprite 2, produced by Metro Boomin, Southside and Sonny Digital.

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Kendi je izbacio video za Van Dometa s istoimenog albuma prvijenca. Lagani ljetni groove prevladava u pjesmi, a Eeva kao prateći vokal se savršeno uklopila u sve ovo. Beat by Kruks.

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Rappers have tried their hand at rhyming over Kanye West’s classic College Dropout cut “Get ’em High” for a minute now (over a decade). Some failed, some succeeded. Tasked by Tim Westwood with supplying the beat a steady stream of grade-A lines, Vince Staples delivered. He rarely stumbled and reliably flexed his technical chops atop the bass-boosted instrumental.

“Murder, murder my momma told me I wasn’t shit / hundred guns, a hundred clips, traffic by the government.”

Watch a clip of the freestyle above—whether it was a written or truly instantaneous fire, the Long Beach rapper still did his thing. This freestyle appears to be Staples’ first on Westwood’s program.

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Veteran Montclair, New Jersey MC Hussein Fatal (born Bruce Washington) has died. A founding member of Tha Outlawz, Fatal was reportedly killed in a recent automobile accident. Details surrounding the fatal crash are still pending. Tha Outlawz’ official social media accounts have confirmed the tragic news, also addressing Fatal’s surviving loved ones.

38 year-old Hussein Fatal released four solo albums, three Outlawz efforts, and three works with band-mate Young Noble. Fatal, as he was also known, famously appeared on 2Pac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” diss to The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, and Mobb Deep. Following Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder, Fatal would part ways with Death Row Records—reportedly refusing to sign with his band-mates (omitting him from 1999’s Still I Rise album). Fatal eventually signed a solo deal with Relativity, and later affiliate Rap-A-Lot Records. Hussein’s 1998 debut, In The Line Of Fire, featured Freddie Foxxx, The Artifacts’ Tame One, and Mac Mall. The effort was a Top 50 debut on the charts. In the 2000s, Fatal would align with collaborator Ja Rule and Murda Inc. Records.

In the 2000s, Fatal re-joined Tha Outlawz’ E.D.I. Mean and Young Noble, to release a series of projects.

Including Tupac, Hussein Fatal is the third member of the group to die. Yaki Kadafi (Yafeu Akiyele Fula) also of Montclair, was murdered in 1996, following Shakur’s death.

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In celebration of Drake‘s debut Beats Radio 1 show on Apple Music, the new listeners were treated with a brand new remix of Wizkid‘s Ojuelegba, including UK’s top MC, Skepta. Not exactly what you would first expect from the two, but definitely left me surprised as the vibe perfectly fits the summertime shine we’re in.

Catch Skepta at Fresh Island Festival the 16th of July at the Calypso stage!!
For more info & tickets visit: www.fresh-island.org

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Fourteen years after that record’s Painkillers video, Vast Aire and Vordul Mega are back on screen. Directed by Steven Tapia, Harlem Knights sees the pair haunt the streets where they were raised.

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GZA captains the Sweet Valley produced track “Planetary Energy” – the third single from the CONS EP Vol. 3 presented by Converse. The production is a mash of audio from space shuttle launches, effects that should delight Super Mario Bros. fans and the usual darts from a celebrated Wu general. The buzzing, “electrically charged” track finds GZA traveling deeper into the cosmos “delivering hell storms of rap articles…well planned, detailed, intricate, methodical.” Check the track below.

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