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[Kendrick Lamar courtesy Wikimedia Commons]"Now I done grew up round some people living their life in bottles
Granddaddy had the golden flask, back stroke every day in Chicago
Some people like the way it feels, some people wanna kill their sorrows
Some people wanna fit in with the popular, that was my problem
I was in a dark room, loud tunes, looking to make a vow soon
that I'ma get f---ed up, filling up my cup, I see the crowd move
Changing by the minute, and the record on repeat
Took a sip, then another sip, then somebody said to me"

1.) Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

2.) Kendrick Lamar - "i"

3.) Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta"

4.) Kendrick Lamar - "Michael Jordan"

5.) Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"

6.) Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake - "Poetic Justice"

7.) Kendrick Lamar - "She Needs Me"

8.) Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."

9.) Kendrick Lamar - "God Is Gangsta"

10.) Kendrick Lamar - "Cut You Off"

11.) Kendrick Lamar - "For Free?"

12.) Kendrick Lamar - "A.D.H.D."

13.) Kendrick Lamar - "Ignorance Is Bliss"

14.) Kendrick Lamar f/ Anna Wise, Bilal, Thundercat - "These Walls (Live)"

15.) Kendrick Lamar f/ Dr. Dre - "The Recipe"

Video: @DJCassidy @OfficialGrace @LilYachty - "Honor"

Video: DJ Cassidy f/ Grace, Lil Yachty - "Honor"

C.D.: Acclaimed DJ and producer DJ Cassidy has released the music video for his infectious new single "Honor" featuring GRACE and Lil Yachty. The track, which is available everywhere now, hypnotically blends together Cassidy's unparalleled production style with powerhouse vocals from GRACE and a lyrically insightful feature by Lil Yachty.

Video: Onyx f/ MakemPay - "Hustlin Hours" (prod. @Snowgoons)

Video: Onyx f/ MakemPay - "Hustlin Hours" (prod. Snowgoons)

Snowgoons: Goon MuSick is back at it with the limited edition release of the Onyx (produced by the Snowgoons) #WakeDaFucUp Reloaded album as a picture disc. This release features remixes never pressed on vinyl before with guest appearances by Ali Vegas, Steele, Sadat X, Snak The Ripper, Sicknature, Dope D.O.D. and Sickflo.

PR: Coolzey & @Soce Wizard Announce EP (@capitalrapital @JerryGPublicity)

PR: Coolzey & Soce The Elemental Wizard Announce Coolsay Two EP!


Coolzey and Soce The Elemental Wizard are back at it again! Initially teaming up for 2015's Coolsay EP, the duo return for another round of dark comedy, nerdcore and lounge rap on the forthcoming Coolsay Too. To be released this Friday (April 21st) via Public School Records.

Ghetto Blaster Magazine has premiered a new track from the album "Tough Guy" this morning. The track gives you a good idea of where Coolzey stands on the majority of subject matter in current hip-hop.

it should be mentioned that while both artists have a lengthy catalog as emcees/producers, on this project, lyrics are delivered mostly by the irreverent Coolzey (and some special guests) and the beats are provided courtesy of Soce.

This time around topics include such non-typical hip-hop as deep discussions including the impending zombie apocalypse "Would You Kill Me If I Turned" (feat. Schaffer The Darklord), what is possibly the first posse track that doubles as a job interview "Another Guy" (feat. DJ Douggpound and Jesse Dangerously) and a deadly literature, "Literally Ill."

Besides the aforementioned nerdcore greats as guests, actress, musician and puppeteer, Cat Greenfield contributes the hook on the opening track "Start The Show."

Since the release of his demo album in 2005 Coolzey has been constantly testing the bounds of songwriting. He has musically navigated hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of heroes such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.He has toured the country relentlessly, sharing stages with hip-hop legends including Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. His label, Public School Records curates music from multiple genres including grimy underground hip-hop like Bru Lei to the pop punk ear candy of Lipstick Homicide.

Emcee/Producer Soce The Elemental Wizard has been active in the NY hip-hop scene since 2003. In addition to three solo albums, his work has included producing tracks for Jelly Donut (Freestyle Love Supreme), MF Grimm, Rob Cantrell, Schaffer The Darklord and many more. In addition to his work in music, Soce co-hosted a traveling music documentary for Scion alongside hip-hop legend Prince Paul. In the near future he will be releasing several instrumental albums.
Audio: @TaiyamoDenku - "The Fool" (prod. @Dcypha)

Audio: Taiyamo Denku - "The Fool" (prod. Dcypha)

J.M.: Have you ever thought you could change who you could become? The question that you might Ask yourself when listening to this new Taiyamo Denku track off his newest album "Plant The Seed" More of a conceptual journey That Might Unravel who you are or who you want to be ... from the jump with a perfect movie sample to set the tone of the track.

Video: @iitsAD x Sorry Jaynari f/ @WizKhalifa - "Leakin"

Video: AD x Sorry Jaynari f/ Wiz Khalifa - "Leakin"

A.T.: The High Energy L.A. Rapper and the TGOD Chief Mob in a Backlit Video from AD And Sorry Jaynari's Upcoming Last of the '80s Project.

Video: Al-Doe - "Free Smoke" (@ALDOEBBM @JoeBayer)

Video: Al-Doe - "Free Smoke"

Joe: After serving up the official street certified music video for "Get It" featuring 600 Breezy and Makarel, Bronx rhymer Al-Doe returns with a tenacious, quickstrike effort. "Free Smoke" finds Al-Doe swiping Drake's intro track off the recently released More Life playlist and having his way with it.

Video: @Immerze - "Ying Ying"

Video: Immerze - "Ying Ying"

E.A.: If you happened to have celebrated Easter this past weekend, and even if you didn't, perhaps Immerze meeting a Black Jesus in his latest video will bring you some comedic humour this Monday. Having been premiered on Noisey, "Ying-Ying" represents more than just comedy, though - it's also a matter of spreading positive vibes.

Video: Zion I - "Wake Up!" (@ZIONI)

Video: Zion I - "Wake Up!"

Z: We're excited to present you all with the latest music video from the album THE LABYRINTH.

Directed by Dutton Films.

Audio: @KillahPriest - "Rainforest" (prod. Big Banana)

Audio: Killah Priest - "Rainforest" (prod. Big Banana)

RMK: Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest has released a new "trap" single "Rainforest". Endowed with an intense religion-themed spiritual lyricism, Killah Priest burst onto the hip hop scene in the mid-1990s making several notable appearances on Wu-Tang Clan albums, including GZA's classic "Liquid Swords". After signing to Geffen in 1998, Killah Priest released the album "Heavy Mental" which cemented his status as hip hop's most complex and visionary rhymer.

With the release of "Rainforest" through the Los Angeles-based record label Red Monkey Klub, Killah Priest has revolted against expectations, crafting a love song with multiple singing hooks over a new school "trap"-style beat made by super-producer Big Banana. A rare "Golden Era" rapper who has successfully updated his style to match the current era of hip hop, Killah Priest proves with "Rainforest" to be a timeless talent with a progressive vision. Killah Priest refuses in "Rainforest" to be pigeonholed in the box of "boom bap" and has re-invented himself, calling into question the very meaning of "real hip hop".

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