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Lil Dicky: $ave Dat Money

Lil Dicky: $ave Dat Money

(PG-13) True to the song’s message – about being a cheapskate – Lil Dicky begged rich folks in Los Angeles to lend them their time, house, yacht, cars and establishments for free to make this low budget music video.

HIstory of Rap 6

HIstory of Rap 6

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s crazy eyes run through hip hop hits once again, featuring Whodini, Public Enemy, Fetty Wap, Ace Hood and more. The best part is when they go up to the audience and you try to imagine some of those folks trying to rap along.

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Late Registration Sample Infographic

Late Registration Sample Infographic

WhoSampled and The Grammys celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s sublime second album Late Registration by creating an interactive infographic, featuring links to the many songs that Yeezy sampled on the record and more.

Dr. Dre: Compton

Dr. Dre: Compton

Inspired by the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton the 50-year old rapper and producer proves that he still has it, while also giving way to new stars like Kendrick Lamar and Justus.

Earl Sweatshirt: Off the Top

Earl Sweatshirt: Off the Top

(PG-13 Language) “You berries and you honey for the bear that’s here to tear and eat” Earl is locked in a violent city in the creepy animated music video for Off the Top, from the album I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside.

Lil B x Chance the Rapper Mixtape

Lil B x Chance the Rapper Mixtape

(PG-13 Language) Rising hip hop star Chance the Rapper collaborated with social media mogul, professional air chef and living meme The BasedGod to create the six-track mixtape Free (Based Freestyles).

Lil Dicky x Snoop: Professional Rapper

Lil Dicky x Snoop: Professional Rapper

(PG-13 Language) “If you wanna do this, then you won’t get far acting like a little bitch.” “Nah, that’s my niche!” Lil Dicky lays out his mission and vision for his career as a rapper to Snoop Dogg.

Drake: OVOSound Radio Singles

Drake: OVOSound Radio Singles

(PG-13 Language) Drizzy dropped three new tracks in his Apple Music radio show. Charged Up (his response to Meek Mill’s allegations), Right Hand and a remix of DRAM’s Cha Cha. Stream the whole show on Pitchfork.

Twelve Reasons to Die II

Twelve Reasons to Die II

(PG-13 Language) Wu-Tang vet Ghostface Killah assumes his mob alter ego Tony Starks with the help of soul maestro Adrian Younge once again in the sequel to their head-spinning 2013 album.

Hip Hop Orchestra

Hip Hop Orchestra

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor JIMEK recently turned in this medley of classic hip hop tunes. We can’t decide if it it was more fun to hear Sure Shot or Get Ur Freak On played this way. (Thanks Michael!)

The Weeknd: The Hills

The Weeknd: The Hills

(PG-13 Language) The Weeknd is that bad news that Yeezy told you to run away from. Here’s the music video for his single The Hills, which he originally called Mood Music. No one wants to mess with a dude who has palm trees on his head.

It Was a Good Day in Los Santos

It Was a Good Day in Los Santos

(PG-13 Language) “Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day.” YouTuber nekocekoBiH recreated the music video for Ice Cube’s It Was a Good Day in Grand Theft Auto V. Watch them side-by-side here.

Rap Quotes Street Signs 4

Rap Quotes Street Signs 4

(PG-13: Language) Jay Shells has paid homage to east coast and west coast rap, so now he heads to the South. The street artist went to Atlanta to continue his site-specific installation, citing locals such as Killer Mike, T.I. and Outkast. More here.

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Lil Dicky: Classic Male Pregame

Lil Dicky: Classic Male Pregame

(PG-13: Language) Comedy rapper Lil Dicky narrates what actually goes down when he and his crew plan a boys’ night out. No Bugattis just Lyfts, no Hood By Air just plaid by Gap, and no dope ladies – or any ladies.

Straight Outta Compton (Trailer 2)

Straight Outta Compton (Trailer 2)

“Our art is a reflection of our reality.” The latest trailer for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton sums up the gangsta rap pioneers’ troubled origins and rise to fame. Witness the strength of street knowledge on 8/14/15.

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly

(NSFW: Language) Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly is now on Spotify. You can already get his singles i and The Blacker The Berry on iTunes; the rest of the tracks will be available for purchase on 3/23.

Dinosaurs x Notorious B.I.G.

Dinosaurs x Notorious B.I.G.

(NSFW: Language) Honey, Biggie’s home! Benjamin Roberts spent three days creating the best mashup he could think of: Dinosaurs’ Earl Sinclair performing Hypnotize. Put your hands up Baby! Next we want Biggie singing I’m the Baby.

Kanye West: All Day

Kanye West: All Day

(NSFW: Language) Forget about throwing diamonds in the sky. Kanye’s on his flamethrower game. All Day serves as a warning that he’s still Yeezus. But this time instead of using Auto-tune and drums he’s just rapping his heart out.

Action Bronson: Actin’ Crazy

Action Bronson: Actin’ Crazy

(NSFW: Language) Bronsolino rides a laser shark, posts up on Godzilla and dunks while getting his hair done in the hilarious music video for Actin’ Crazy, a cut from his major label debut album Mr. Wonderful.

Drake: If You’re Reading This…

Drake: If You’re Reading This…

(NSFW: Language) Drake pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a new EP without prior hype. Whatever his reasons, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is classic Drizzy: equal parts bite and bark. Check out the extended video for Jungle here.

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Kendrick Lamar: The Blacker the Berry

Kendrick Lamar: The Blacker the Berry

(NSFW: Lyrics) “This plot is bigger than me, it’s generational hatred.” The counter-point to the inspirational and Grammy-award winning track i. Like the eponymous novel, the song is about hating one’s own race.

Straight Outta Compton (Trailer)

Straight Outta Compton (Trailer)

(NSFW) “We let people know it’s okay to say what you wanna say.” The red band trailer for Straight Outta Compton, a biographical drama about Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren, aka N.W.A. Trailer starts at 1:08.

Run the Jewels: Lie, Cheat, Steal

Run the Jewels: Lie, Cheat, Steal

(NSFW: Lyrics) “Like who really run this? Like who really run that man that say he run this?” Killer Mike and El-P brag about how badass they are but admit that they’re peanuts compared to the thugs in the 1%.

Meta Hip Hop

Meta Hip Hop

Eclectic Method’s latest track combines numerous classic hip hop tracks, which themselves are known for sampling their sources, creating a sort of hiphopception track that’s one level further removed from its source tracks.

Kreezus

Kreezus

(NSFW: Language) “I AM A CLAUS.” Local Business Comedy covered Kanye West’s entire Yeezus album, putting a Christmas spin on it. Listen closely because they’re about to drop a lot of jokes on your chimney. Also on YouTube.

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