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Lute Talks About His Journey To Dreamville [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

Dreamville's Lute talks to VIBE's Datwon Thomas about his unexpected journey to the majors.

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Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs – Murder Rap [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

"Murder Rap" is taken from Meyhem Lauren and DJ Muggs' upcoming joint project, "Gems From The Equinox", due out November 10th. Pre-order here.

Meyhem Lauren's "Gems From The Equinox" is the crown jewel of modern NY rap. A future classic soundtracked by legendary producer DJ Muggs who has redefined dusty hip-hop production into a polished and dark, psychedelic world. The equinox is the one day of the year where day and night are the exact same length and this is the perspective of this album; the equal balance of darkness and the light. The project chronicles the urban decay and wild experiences only to be found in the New York underworld from the perspective of an intelligent hoodlum, Londell Manuver, AKA Meyhem Lauren. Sonic influences from elements of Cypress Hill's Black Sunday, Mobb Deep's Hell On The Earth and Capone and Noreaga's The War Report. The album features include the likes of Action Bronson, B-Real, Roc Marciano, Sean Price Conway, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and more.

Niia feat. Jazmine Sullivan – Sideline [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

Off of Niia's debut album "I", available now.

Maroon 5 feat. ASAP Rocky – Whiskey [Audio]

Posted on October 18, 2017

ASAP Rocky joins Maroon 5 on their new single, "Whiskey". Check it out below.

DJ Premier On Nas’ “N.Y. State Of Mind” And “Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)” [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

In the '90s (and beyond), there was no stronger one-two punch than your favorite wordy New York City lyricist kicking punchlines over DJ Premier's signature scratches and boom-bap. The result was guaranteed flames, whether the Texas-born producer was lacing Group Home or flipping records for his eternal partner-in-rhyme Guru as Gang Starr.

Of all the artists he laced with his signature beats, Preemo always had a special musical kinship with Nasty Nas. Stans are still asking for a collaborative album between the two, who graced the cover of the now-defunct Scratch magazine back in 2005, promising a full-length project. They first collided on track two of Illmatic, "N.Y. State of Mind," a song that kicked off one of hip hop's greatest albums. Premier reminisced on the session in the first installment of MASS APPEAL's new series, "Off The Record," where we get the stories behind the sessions that birthed classics.

"Nas just wanted to go through records, because I didn't have anything," DJ Premier remembers. "We started going through stuff and the Joe Chambers record happened to be the next one to go through in the stack. As soon as I heard the piano, he was like, 'Yo! Can you hook that up?'"

Premier also spoke about recording "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)" with Nas, recalling the Queensbridge rapper's initial approach to attacking the beat and how the title was a compromise between the two musical geniuses.

Take a look back at the making of two Preemo x Nas bangers in the debut episode of Off The Record, above.

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Ransom – Contempt [Audio]

Posted on October 18, 2017

Ransom is back with a new loosie called "Contempt". Hear it below.

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Redman On Ebro In The Morning [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

Redman says he'll body the newer rappers in a cypher + drops a freestyle.

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L’Orange feat. Del The Funky Homosapien – Blame The Author [Video]

Posted on October 18, 2017

L'Orange & Del The Funky Homosapien's first collaboration is a magical tourney into a strange castle. The new video is stunning. Directed by Alexander Thompson, the video shows an incredibly skilled touch in combining live action, stop motion and animation.

Taken from L'Orange's upcoming album, "The Ordinary Man", due out October 27. Pre-order your copy here.