V’Don – “Lost Gemz” [Beat Tapes]

Harlem producer VDon has released part 4 of his “Lost Gemz” instrumental album series.

13 grimey beats for your listening/rapping pleasure.

As a nice little bonus I’ve included the 3 previous parts as well.
Stream the “Lost Gemz” series here:

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N.O.R.E. – “Don’t Know” ft. Fat Joe [Video] / “5E” [Album]

Capone-N-Noreaga‘s NORE is back with his first solo album in 6 years, “5E”.

The rapper turned podcaster (check out N.O.R.E‘s “Drink Champs” show on YouTube!) is returning to his roots with his latest effort and pays homage to his humble beginnings in the apartment complex of Lefrak City, Queens where he was born and raised.

Laced with 11 tracks, the album features guest appearances from Fat Joe (twice), Tory Lanez, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Pharrell, Wyclef, and more.

Stream the entire project and/or watch the hilarious video for “Don’t Know” here:

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AMPlified – “Authenticity” [Album]

BattleCat protege Amplified has (quietly) released his beautiful debut album, “Authenticity”. It’s essentially G-Funk music par excellence. Real music. 13 mostly instrumental songs. Fine-tuned. Sprinkled with a couple of West Coast big dogs on a hook or a verse: Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Kokane, Butch Cassidy, Mykestro, Focus…, Mr. Porter. So go ahead and stream this amazing body of work below.
To top it all off, you can listen to and/or download the “leftover” EP, “Almost Authenticity”, (for free) as well: Read More

Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me (Remix)” ft. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon [Song]

Some old school 90’s R&B vibes for y’all…

Check out Teyana Taylor‘s “Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang heavy hitters Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon The Chef! Produced by (the old) Kanye West, Mike Dean and BoogzDaBeast.

You need this in your life, trust me:

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Jay Worthy & King Most – “Westside Party” [Video & EP]

LNDN DRGSJay Worthy delivers another quickstrike EP called “Westside Party”.

The breezy, soulful project was produced entirely by Bay Area producer/DJ King Most.

You’ve always enjoyed Snoop Dogg‘s early work? Then do yourself a favor and listen to this 4-track EP and watch the video for the title track below:

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Buddy – “Trouble On Central” [Video] / “Harlan & Alondra” [Album]

After releasing two EPs (Ocean & Montana” with Kaytranada and “Magnolia”) in 2017, Compton native Buddy returns with his official full-length album, “Harlan & Alondra”.

The 12 track project features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, Khalid and Guapdad 4000.

Stream the 24-year-old’s debut and/or watch the video for the album’s stand-out cut, “Trouble On Central” here:

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aywy – “Kismet” [Mixtape & Beat Tape]

Sidney beatsmith aywy. is back with another banging concept tape, this time blending Hip-Hop styles with Bollywood and traditional Hindustani music.

And the best part: you can either listen to the vocal version, which features 17 tracks, including remixes of Cardi B21 Savage, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Clipse and Busta Rhymes, or you prefer to listen to the instrumental version.

Stream and/or download both versions (for free) here:

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Ghanaian Stallion – “Starz” [Video] / “Future Soul” [Instrumental Album]

Berlin-based producer Ghanaian Stallion has released his amazing new instrumental LP called “Future Soul”.

Check out the powerful visual for “Starz” and stream the entire 12-track album here:

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Saint Malo – “Pressure” [Video] / “Wild Wild We$t” [Album]

Meet Compton native Saint Malo.
The west coast rapper/songwriter/producer and label CEO launched his L.A. based indie label, The Music Life, back in 2012 with flagship artist (younger brother and Kendrick Lamar homie) Hitta J3.

Saint Malo‘s 10-track debut album, “Wild Wild West”, is executively produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Street Symphony, whose credits include 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Yo Gotti and Dave East.

Watch the video for “Pressure”, the project’s first single, and stream/download the full album (for free) here:

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Jim Jones – “Dust & Powder” ft. Jadakiss [Video] / “Wasted Talent” [Album]

Harlem’s Capo Jim Jones is back with the release of his first album in 7 years, “Wasted Talent”.
The album also marks Jones‘ first project since signing to the management arm of Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation in early 2017.

The 18-track LP features guest appearances from fellow Dipset members Cam’ron & Juelz Santana, Yo Gotti, Mozzy, Lil Durk and more + production from former Diplomats in-house producers The Heatmakerz.

Check out the video for the latest single, “Dust & Power” featuring Jadakiss, and stream the entire album below:

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