Album: Raekwon – ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ (20th Anniversary)

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20 years later we are writing about a Hip-Hop classic. Raekwon's 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx'. Ask any Hip-Hop head in the entire world and this album will pop up on their Top15 greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time. Coming off of WU-Tang's '36 Chambers' success, 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' continued the WU's Hip-Hop domination in 1995. This album, heavily anchored by Ghostface Killah is still so mean. The lyrics, neck-snapping beats, and total direction of Raekwon's first album is so damn sexy. Check ...
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Alessia Cara – ‘Here’

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'Here' is a perfect record to many of my experiences. College...parties, parties, parties....many felt like this. Def Jam's recording artist Alessia Cara capture's the feeling of the night life and social gatherings in her track 'Here'. Her voice is distinct enough to be recognized from the flock of so many new singers in the industry so hopefully she does well. Looking forward to hear her next record.
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Slim Pickens – ‘Fresh Pair of Kicks’

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"All White Hoodie / You'd have thought I'd hate black folks".....D.M.I.'s (DesMoines, Iowa) Slim Pickens has punchlines and a continuous flow. On 'Fresh Pair of Kicks' he presents himself as a rapper that understands who he is - as well as overstanding that he is better than many of his rap counterparts. Listening to this record, you know that Slim P. doesn't look back at those who he has already passed. Slim is looking towards the future. Nice track.
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Janet Jackson – ‘No Sleeep’ (Remix) featuring J.Cole

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Janet got a new song coming.....Janet has a new song coming!!! That is usually the reaction that happens to the world when the news breaks. Well......Ms. Jackson's 'No Sleeep' was released. No one got excited after they heard it. BOOOM! A month later the record is remixed with J. Cole. Adding J.Cole is the most exciting thing about this G-rated r&b track. J.Cole raps, "For the moment this adrenaline / Got me feeling like a kid again / Butterflies like M.J. / Had to fit it in / My sch...
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CeeLo – ‘Robin Williams’

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Let's get straight to the point --- Do we love the song? No. Do we like the song? Yes. CeeLo went from an underground rap artist, to mainstream Hip-Hop, fell off the face of earth, and then built himself to the pop star that he is today. So....the reason that we like this record is because he continues to be honest and brings awareness and real feelings to his songs. "I'm afraid of not being able to laugh anymore", CeeLo belts out on 'Robin Williams'. Heroes, death, love, pain, and menta...
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VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas – ‘Yesterday’

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STOP! WHAT? Fergie is not on this song. NICE! The Black Eyed Peas have been in the music game 20 years this year and have come back to the scene with a dope record showing their Hip-Hop roots. 'Yesterday', BEP's new single is refreshing, refined, and re-directing them back into the hearts of the Hip-Hop lovers that originally gave them notoriety. The ode to Hip-Hop royalty is the absolute best surprise that the summer of 2015 has given listeners so far. Click the photo in the post to check the v...
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Skrillex and Diplo – ‘Where Are Ü Now’ featuring Justin Beiber

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Yeah, yeah, we know. This record has been out for a while. Justin Beiber sometimes acts like an idiot. Yeah, yeah, we know...but combining the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Beiber is a dream team of champions in music. If there is ever a conversation with the phrase "great song" and Justin Beiber in the same sentence, whoever is talking has to be talking about this track. 'Where Are Ü Now' is dope and an awesomely great song. There is a perfect balance of soul from Justin's voice ...
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Young Dro – ‘We In Da City’ (Remix) featuring T.I.

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  Young Dro's 'We In Da City' is a good comeback song. The 'Shoulder Lean' rapper enlisted bossman T.I. on this remix to put a bit more urgency for listens. It's a perfect mixshow record and radio will more than likely jump on the Young Dro bandwagon again with the remix track. The original record, released about 5 months ago hasn't gained the speed necessary for the dramatic "I'm Back" swagger but this version may accelerate the push for another single and more spins.
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