KXNG Crooked feat. Iliana Eve & Mike Smith – Too Ashamed [Audio]

KXNG Crooked connects with Iliana Eve and Mike Smith on a personal new track, titled “Too Ashamed”. It is produced by Jonathan Hay and King Graint. “Working on ‘Too Ashamed’ was a very emotional recording experience for everyone involved,” Hay explains to Billboard. “Kxng Crooked opened up for his first time about his alcoholism and recovery, which was a parallel experience shared with co-producers King Graint and Shachar Boussani who has seen friends struggle with addiction. Singer Mike Smith was feeling very ashamed spending so much time away from his wife and kids pursuing music. Iliana Eve and I were victims of a home invasion at the end of April and been dealing with the trauma from that which is heard in the song from a friend on my voicemail.” Stream “Too Ashamed” below.

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Contour – Softer [EP]

In a wash of harrowing synths and deadpanned snares, Contour’s “Softer” sets out to pierce through the subterfuge of language and appearance. Sami Seal begins this succinct fifteen-minute sojourn explicating the fatal cost required in any true form of love. What follows is a longing for genuine human contact, which breaches through the superficial record-skip of rote, “I love you’s” and other shallow attempts to placate a yearning soul. “Softer” offers a pure translation of Contour’s emotional angst, as well as his earnestness in discovering some solution, if any should exist, for one of life’s most bewildering paradoxes. South Carolina’s Contour released “Softer” in February as an EP and as a short film. The audio and visual duality now grows closer together with our release of his project as a CD/DVD package with a lyrics and graphic booklet. Softer by Contour Watch the short film for “Softer” below.

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MC Bravado feat. PaceWon & Militant Marxman – (Im)Personal Shit [Audio]

MC Bravado enlists the legendary PaceWon and fellow Cypher Junkie Militant Marxman for the latest single off “Hip-Hop*“, a blistering posse cut and ode to hip-hop’s competitive roots: gutting the competition while reminding them that “it isn’t personal.” Cuts and Production by DeeJay Element of BBAS.

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Twelve’Len – Rock It [Audio]

Twelve’Len shares a new song called “Rock It”, produced by Zach Fogarty. Press play below.

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Azealia Banks – Chi Chi [Audio]

Azealia Banks returns with a new one called “Chi Chi”. Listen below.

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ScHoolboy Q Interview w/ Montreality [Video]

ScHoolboy Q speaks about: – What ‘Love’ means to him (0:00) – What he wishes there was an App for (0:46) – How he lost his Virginity (1:16) – the Toys he used to play with (2:35) – Psychedelic Drugs (3:30) – Black Hippy album / his upcoming solo album (5:36) – the Humbleness of everyone on TDE (7:58) – 50 Cent being his inspiration to become a rapper (9:19) – Wanting to rid the world of Guns (11:01) – Why we are here, on Earth (12:30)

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Peter Jackson – Unforgettable Freestyle [Audio]

Peter Jackson is next in line to jump on French Montana’s “Unforgettable”. Listen below.

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Y.E. Ali feat. Eric Bellinger – Big Body Benz [Video]

Director by Carrington Scott.

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Jake&Papa – Mansion [Video]

Jake&Papa are with the second video off their EP “Tattoos&Blues“.

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Chuuwee – Issa Mantra [Video]

Directed by Chuuwee and Chris O’Quinn. From Chuuwee’s upcoming album “Purgator”. Song produced by cb.

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DJ Khaled feat. Drake – To The Max [Audio]

DJ Khaled taps Drake for his new single, “To The Max”. Hear it below.

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