tyler the creator

The Week That Was: The Royalty Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/soulja-boy-talks-juice-sequel-with-xxl">Insert Your Own Caption Of The Newlyweds -- The Beastie Boys did what the Knicks couldn't - <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-beastie-boys-feat-santigold-dont-play-no-game-that-i-cant-win">take over Madison Square Garden</a>.

ScHoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q – “Options”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/download-schoolboy-q-setbacks"> In a little under four minutes, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/schoolboy-q">Schoolboy</a> manages to spew a heavy amount of raunchy rhymes in total antithesis of what his name would imply.

Music

Amanda Diva – Madame Monochrome EP

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187516"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/amanda-diva">Diva</a> always does things differently and takes the road less traveled.

VIDEOS

Chiddy Bang Is Hip-Hop’s New Ironman

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<a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/04/29/chiddy-bang-rapper-breaks-worlds-longest-freestyle-record/"> In the annals of Hip-Hop lore, count <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chiddy-bang">Chiddy</a> as the owner of world's longest freestyle.

Music

I-20 Feat. Freeway, Dox Diggla & Goga – “Life Is Short”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187781"> Yesterday, I heard news about a 46-year-old Flint, MI-area woman and her 11-year-old daughter being <a href="http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20110428/NEWS01/104280319/Tree-falls-minivan-kills-woman-child?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage">killed by a 75-year-old tree falling</a> on their moving minivan.

Spotlight

Phil Adé – “Something Out Of Nothing”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-sir-michael-rocks-exing-o-g-version"> "Suffering is nothing, no time huffing and puffing/You talk about hell, n*gga I grew up in the oven..." There isn't a person on Earth with the ability to convince me 400 Degreez was sub par. As one of my personal favorite LP's ever recorded, I admire when artists pay homage to the album and with Phil Adé's newest outing, he does just that. "Something Out Of Nothing" finds the DMV native bobbing and weaving his way through three impressive verses over Juve's classic "Ha." Scratch that. Adé bodies this. Point. Blank. Period. The hook is what it is, but focus more on the bars he strings together throughout. They're effortless and with each mp3 since last year's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/download-phil-ade-the-letterman">The Letterman</a> (late to the party), I find myself becoming a bigger and bigger supporter.

Music

King Mez – “Sirens”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/download-king-mez-and-khyrsis-a-kings-khyrsis"> Start your song with "I can never stand those sirens" and there's a pretty good chance I'm gonna rock with you, connecting your words with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/11/the-way-the-cops-converged-fucked-up-my-swerve">my experiences</a> with those same sounds.

VIDEOS

How Does Gangsta Gibbs Feel About Lil B’s “Gay” Title?

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=188012"> If you've ever wondered why we support <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/freddie-gibbs-talks-signing-to-jeezys-cte-music">Freddie & co.</a> so heavily, the reason is because we see much of Hip-Hop - the music, surrounding culture, the reverence for original acts.

SMOKE BREAK

Birdman Bought What For $8 Million?

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<a href="http://necolebitchie.com/2011/04/29/did-birdman-spend-8-million-on-a-car/"> No concrete proof the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/birdman">Cash Money boss</a> actually purchased the vehicle above, reportedly priced at $8M, but he apparently made <a href="http://www.daily-radar.com/?p=369">a statement</a> expressing his longing for it and the implies via <a href="http://twitter.com/BIRDMAN5STAR/status/62632430653292544">his Twitter</a> that a "custom made" red version may be in the works.

Vinnie Chase: Season 2

Jon Connor – “I C U Lookin”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187816"> Well, it appears young <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jon-connor">Jon Connor </a>has taken a stab at Nas' neck-breaking "Made You Look" instrumental, as a warm up before his upocoming Salvation and Vinnie Chase: Season 2 releases drop this summer.

SNEAKERS

Coming Attractions: Nike Air Force 1 Denim/Bronze

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Place a pair of AF1's and Dunks in front of me and I'll select the Dunks 95 out of 100 times.

Slumerican

Ethereal Feat. Keith Charles and Will – “See Her Exit With A G”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187552"> Expectations are immediately higher when you sample the King Of Pop. But, when you're GA spitter <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ethereal/106784006017047?viewas=0&sk=app_2309869772">Ethereal </a>and you've been posted in a wheelchair since day one, overachieving is just a way of life.

Wu Tang Meets Indie Culture: The Lost Files

Roc Marciano Feat. Killah Priest – “Slugs Thru Ya Papaya”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-music-sean-price-feat-roc-marciano-and-meyhem-lauren%e2%80%93how-the-gods-chill"> Not to discredit <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/hones-t-feat-gudda-gudda-boogz-boogetz-milli-millz-bang-em-in-the-face">"Bang'Em In The Face"</a> but <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/roc-marciano">Roc</a> and Killah Priest share the award for April's best song title with "Slugs Thru Ya Papaya" off Dreddy Kreuger's upcoming Wu-Tang Meets Indie Culture: The Lost Files release.

#AMAZON

Amazon MP3s Now Cost 69 Cents

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<a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html"> <a href="http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/amazon-declares-war-drops-hit-mp3s-to-69-cents-.html">Hypebot:</a> "In recent days, the price of most track downloads in Amazon's Top 100 Singles have dropped to $.

VIDEOS

Witness A Big Sean Fan Cook, Cling & Dirty Dance

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187942"> A substantial description escapes me here for two reasons. 1. I can't create a context because have no idea what <a href="http://www.kenewest.com/2011/04/big-sean-got-raped-on-stage.html">Perajok</a> said.

Spotlight

C.J. Hilton Feat. Nas – “So Fresh”

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<a href="http://www.cjhiltonofficial.com/"> For the unfamiliar, <a href="http://twitter.com/iamcjofficial">C.J. Hilton</a> looks to be the next R&B sensation J Records/RCA hopes to put on the map following in the tradition of Alicia Keys, Mario <a href="http://www.rcamusicgroup.com/artists">and more</a>.

No Sleep

Hones-T Feat. Gudda Gudda, Boogz Boogetz & Milli Millz – “Bang Em In The Face”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=184813"> You take your Hip-Hop way too seriously if you're not slightly chuckling at the full name of this song. Forget that we've got three stuttering rap names and one unnecessary hyphen, the fact of the matter is "Bang Em In The Face" immediately loses toughness for overly-specifying where said banging might take place. Apparently, "Bang Em In The Back," "Bang Em In The Heart" and "Bang Em In The Chest" weren't going to hit the target. And, of course, simply using "Bang Em" would've been way too generic. Questionable titles aside, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/hones-t">Hones-T's</a> indictment-warranting cut from his upcoming No Sleep release goes harder than a H.

#NFL

4.29 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=187621"> Lauren Speed Panthers Draft QB Cam Newton With First No. 1 Pick In Team History <a href="http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d81f8a161/article/with-first-no-1-pick-in-team-history-panthers-draft-qb-newton-?module=HP_headlines2col">[NFL]</a> January Jones is Pregnant <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/january_jones_is_pregnant.html">[Vulture]</a> Zoe Kravitz Poses for Wonderland Magazine <a href="http://gossiponthis.com/2011/04/28/zoe-kravitz-poses-for-wonderland-magazine/">[GOT]</a> TSA Molests Miss USA, Makes Her Cry.

Spotlight

Eminem And Royce 5’9 – “Fast Lane”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/new-music-royce-da-59-feat-eminem-writers-block"> Long, long ago, in a high school far, far away, a friend of mine let me hear some song titled "Renegade." Only instead of Jay-Z riding shotgun, a fellow by the name of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/royce-da-5-9">Royce Da 5'9</a> was.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Kenna – Land To Air Chronicles: The Chaos & Darkness x “Chains” Video

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<a href="http://www.tonic.com/deed/get-kennas-new-single-and-downloads-become-dollars-to-his-cause/"> Today marks the official return of Kenna, three years elapsed since his acclaimed last release, Make Sure They See My Face. Originally slated to drop on March 4th, a failed hard drive delayed Land 2 Air Chronicles 1: Chaos And The Darkness - one of a three-series set of EPs precluding his full next full length album, Songs For Flight. Still, things work out better on their own at times because the delay created a window for the first EP's single, "Chains," to receive an MTV video debut today. Directed by Orson Wales, the visual is a hallucinogenic adventure through the nightlife of LA, replete with tweaked-out, Black Swan-esque moments and featuring cameos from Chad Hugo and Malice. Beyond the music, Tonic.com is <a href="http://www.tonic.com/deed/get-kennas-new-single-and-downloads-become-dollars-to-his-cause/">donating 99 cents</a> towards Kenna's clean water initiatives for <a href="http://www.tonic.com/deed/get-kennas-new-single-and-downloads-become-dollars-to-his-cause/">every download</a> of "Chains" over the next six days.



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