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Audio: Crime f/ Kobe, IceWear Vezzo & ToneTrump - "I'm a Hustla" (@DJLymeLyfe)

Audio: Crime f/ Kobe, IceWear Vezzo & ToneTrump - "I'm a Hustla"

Lyme: DJ Lyme Lyfe Presents
I'm a Hustla
Featuring Kobe, IceWear Vezzo & Tone Trump

Audio: @Bambino_Banks @Mac_Money_CBM - "Penny Hardway"

Audio: Bambino Banks f/ Mac Money - "Penny Hardway"

Bino: Spartanburg, South Carolina emcee Bambino Banks continues to drop new material with his 3rd leak "Penny Hardway" feat Mac Money (Prod by Blackxout). This will be featured on the upcoming mixtape "Tread Lightly" due late August."

Video: JUS - "Call Me JUS" (@justlikejus)

Video: JUS - "Call Me JUS"

JLJ: My name is JUS and I'm from San Diego, CA. I just released my first music video. This is my introduction and demonstration to and for the game.

Video: @Apollo_TheGreat Talks His New Album 'Contradiction' (@Since1987 @QTheQuestion)

Video: Apollo Ali Talks His New Album 'Contradiction,' His Grandfather Jersey Joe Walcott, & More

Q: Apollo Ali formerly known as Apollo The Great sits down with HHS1987 in Camden, New Jersey to talk about his new project. The project, 'Contradiction' will be available on iTunes today. Apollo describes the meaning of that title, and explains why he has various types of music so some may say its a 'Contradiction.' He states that his album title is also an acronym, Chosen Over Niggas That Rap Average Doing It Correct To Improve Our Nation. As far as features you can expect Jadakiss, Guordan, August Alsina, Dave East, Sean Price and many others. This interview was conducted by HHS1987's EMoney and shot by Rick Dange.

Video: @IYKEntre410 @antglizzygg - "Life We Choose"

Video: Entre f/ Ant Glizzy - "Life We Choose"

DMV: Two dope DMV artists, Entre and Ant Glizzy, teamed up to drop a new video on us, "Life We Choose". The Young Kings founder and the Glizzy Murda Gang boss do their thing on the track showcasing their ability to make music for the masses and for the streets. The single is off of Entre's "Malik's World" mixtape.

Video: @JamallBufford x @Kensaye1 - "Freedom Is" Mini Documentary

Video: Jamall Bufford x Kensaye - "Freedom Is" Mini Documentary

KR: This album is, as the name suggests, about freedom. It's not only a statement but also an exploration of freedom's complexity, as well as a question aimed at engaging the listener and provoking thought.

Audio: Mid - "Complex" (@GoodOldMid)

Audio: Mid - "Complex"

R.B.: Mid debuts the first single to his upcoming EP "Music Is Drugs". The single entitled "Complex" showcases his signature style. Mid explains his next body of work is a clash between industrial and artistic and is his best work thus far.

Audio: Silas Blak - "Gail's Son" (@RealSilasBlak)

Audio: Silas Blak - "Gail's Son"

Dove: For this week's #BlakFriday, prolific Seattle lyricist Silas Blak brings us "Gail's Son" produced by his Cabin Games label mate Kjell Nelson. This track will appear on #BlakFriday: The Mixtape Vol II, coming soon!

PR: k-os' "Spaceship" Makes a Surprise Landing (@kosinception @GirlieAction)

PR: k-os' "Spaceship" Makes a Surprise Landing

GA: Toronto legend k-os’ insightful approach to music making has proven he is an artist with boundless limits, and certainly not one that appeases to fluctuating mainstream trends, in which his 2005 Grammy Nomination can attest. It’s been 10 years since k-os’ transformative sophomore release, Joyful Rebellion, and the artist has spent the past decade trying to explore the movement of hip-hop into infinite new possibilities. Now, k-os is proud to reveal his new album Can’t Fly Without Gravity out on August 28 via Dine Alone Records.

Audio: @KiddAdamz - "Bonita" (prod. Play Picasso) @QueenBobbi

Audio: Kidd Adamz - "Bonita" (prod. Play Picasso)

Q.B.: Kidd Adamz made his presence felt earlier this year with well-received singles “I Can Tell” “Black Knight,” and “Hold On.” All set to release his full-length project Fweagovelli later this summer, the Miami Gardens-native returns with the projects final single “Bonita.”

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