Rick Ross, Big Sean, and Kanye West Perform "Sanctified"

Well that is a nice little surprise for the audience at the Arsenio Hall show.  They all knew that Rick Ross was going to be performing, but Big Sean and Kanye West decide to show up to help the boss out.  First live performance of the standout track off of Ross's new album, Mastermind.  Definitely a must see.


Why You Should Hear This

These three murder the stage

Common - The Ladder

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Why Game of Thrones has a rap mixtape out I'll never know, but I can't say that I'm not happy about it.  Here we have Common's offering to the tape entitled, "The Ladder."  Been in the game for over 20 years and Common is still a lyrical monster.  Catch The Throne features tracks from Big Boi, Wale and Bodega Bamz just to name a few others.  If you like what you hear you can listen to the entire mixtape below.


Why You Should Hear This

"Chaos is a ladder, many who try it climb it fail, never get to try again."


L'Orange - Need You ft. Blu

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When The Mad Writer came out, I knew nothing about L'Orange.  Since then, I have listened to that album no less than 100 times, and have been constantly searching for more music from him.  Well the search is over.  L'Orange teams up with Blu again for "Need You," the first single off of his upcoming album The Orchid Days.  You first heard this pair on "Alone" off of The Mad Writer and just like back then, their collaboration is damn near perfect.    


Why You Should Hear This

It's fucking good.  Like...really fucking good.  

De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In

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Fuck. Yes. De La Soul decide to bless us with a new track over a J Dilla beat.  "Dilla Plugged In" is what looks to be the first of many tracks coming from De La in the near future.  Their mixtape "Smell The DA.I.S.Y." is on the horizon.  Oh, and did I tell you every single beat on that project is by Dilla?  Yup, its a good day for hip hop.


Why You Should Hear This

De La over Dilla Beats, get some.