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Audio: Medusa f/ MC Lyte "Lay Down" (@LegendMedusa @MCLyte)


Audio: Medusa f/ MC Lyte "Lay Down"

Courtesy Matt B.

Medusa is the new Queen of the West Coast Hip-Hop scene and she collaborates with another Queen, Hip-Hop Legend MC Lyte on "Lay Down" as they both deliver some high energy lyrics. Be on lookout for Medusa on the road this April on the “Whrs The Gramophone” tour.

Video: @DizzyWright - "XXL Freshman Freestyle"


Video: Dizzy Wright - "XXL Freshman Freestyle"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Last month, Dizzy Wright was named to XXL Magazine's 2013 Freshmen Class, being announced as the "People's Champ" fan-vote winner. Today, the celebration continues with the release of Dizzy's "XXL Freshman Freestyle." The acapella clip shows just what makes Dizzy so special as a rapper, as he mixes complex lyricism with a delicate balance of insight, introspection, and boastfulness.

Video Spotlight: Mystikal @ SXSW (@SteveRaze)


Video Spotlight: Mystikal @ SXSW

Courtesy Steve Raze.

ystikal had an epic SXSW in 2012 garnering the #2 Best Performance @ SXSW. This year he is going for the # slot @ SXSW. Watch Mystikal's busy day unwind with a performance at Beer & Tacos Stage, a gifting suite visit to Viceland. Travel to Dallas, TX to watch Mystikal headline the Hip-Hop Cowboy Rodeo and then travel back to Austin, TX to headline the AllHipHop.com SXSW Stage and a final walk thru the Illmore Mansion. This was an epic day and you can be there every step of the way.

Audio: OnlyOne (@Sandpeople) "#OnlyOne & @FurtadoYuen (Vol. 2)"


Audio: OnlyOne (of Sandpeople) - "OnlyOne & Furtado Yuen (Vol. 2)"

Courtesy Sandpeople.

Sandpeople's 4/20 celebration has started early. Today OnlyOne released the 2nd installment of his collaborative project with Northern Cali-based producer Furtado Yuen (the first is available here). Vol. 2 is a brief but potent dose of OnlyOne's raw delivery over Yuen's soulful, hard-driving beats. The album is available for free (or more with the "name your own price" option) on OnlyOne's bandcamp page.

MP3: @ParkayBB f/ @SlimTheMobster "Two Hour Delay"


MP3: Parkay f/ Slim The Mobster "Two Hour Delay"

Courtesy Matt B.

New leak from Parkay's upcoming mixtape Kush & Caviar. “Two Hour Delay” is a Chicago & West Coast connection which features Dr. Dre Protégé Slim the Mobster and is produced by One Off Music Group's Reno Navarre.

Download link to Parkay f/ Slim The Mobster “Two Hour Delay” (produced by Reno Navarre): http://www.mediafire.com/?f6akl9kncyuuw66
Audio: Ntim (Kapusta) - "Koto Mo Shi"


Audio: Ntim (Kapusta) - "Koto Mo Shi"

Courtesy Bernard B.

Fans of rapper Ntim, formally known as Kapusta, have another reason to party. Kapusta has officially released a hot dance single Koto Mo Shi.The star has kept fans on edge after his rebranding, when he revealed that he’s finished recording with award winner producer Kaywa.

Video: @JellyRoll615 "After the Rain" (@MixedByGreenway @ThugDavis)


Video: JellyRoll - "After the Rain"

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

This heartfelt song offers some insight into JellyRoll's emotional struggles with his choice of careers, dealing with fair-weather friends, shady business associates and more. The message will be on point to anyone who has been through the ringer in the music business.

Video: @CallMeDrop "Slideshow Studio Interview Pt. 2"


Video: CallMeDrop "Slideshow Studio Interview Pt. 2"

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Today, CallMeDrop shares the second part of his in-studio interview discussing his recent project Slideshow: The Setup, which is now slated for iTunes release in May!

@MarcoPoloBeats @TalibKweli @RealDJPremier "G.U.R.U."


Audio: Marco Polo f/ Talib Kweli & DJ Premier "G.U.R.U."

Courtesy Matt B.

April 19th marks the three-year anniversary of the passing of Guru and this track, “G.U.R.U.” f/ Talib Kweli & DJ Premier is dedicated to his memory and a celebration of his life, legacy and all of the vast accomplishments and great music he and DJ Premier gave us. “G.U.R.U.” also serves as the lead-single from Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut, which will be released in July 2013 on SoulSpazm Records.



“Tomorrow marks the three-year anniversary of the passing of the legendary G.U.R.U. of Gang Starr. I decided to this leak this record one day early to ensure DJ's and everyone can have it ready for his anniversary and it can be played tomorrow. This is one of the most important records I've ever been a part of” states Marco Polo. “Thank you to Talib Kweli and DJ Premier for being a part of this incredible record! We will also be premiering the "G.U.R.U." video very soon (which is directed by Todd Angkasuwan) so stay tuned. Please help share this record and celebrate the life of an artist who influenced myself and so many others in Hip-Hop and music period! R.I.P. Keith Edward Elam aka G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal)!”
@DaWhat Is Hip Hop? - KJ Hines (Editorial) @DaWhatBenja


'Da' What Is Hip Hop? - KJ Hines (Editorial)

Courtesy Benja.

Da What is Hip Hop contnued this week with one of the homies from the series trailer: KJ Hines out of Texas! KJ discusses what hip hop means as a genre of music but goes beyond that to break down what the different genres really are. Are they so different? How is music similar to religion? To find out, you will have to read KJ Hine’s response to “What is Hip Hop?” right here:

http://da-what.com/2013/04/15/da-what-is-hip-hop-kj-hines-editorial/

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