Wale – “Come Up Show (Freestyle)” x “25 Wives”

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Last night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/wale">Wale</a> was in the 'Ville for a performance at Limelight (dope show, FYI).

Sir Michael Rocks

Chip Tha Ripper Feat. Sir Mikey Rocks – “You Gotta Name”

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As a leftover from Gift Raps, "You Gotta Name" sees <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chip-tha-ripper">Chip Tha Ripper</a> combining forces with another Cool Kid, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sir-michael-rocks">Mikey Rocks</a>.

Tell Ya Friends

Chip Tha Ripper – “Truth”

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"Look how long we had Google, n*ggas still dumb as f*ck.


Chip Tha Ripper – “Realer”


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chip-tha-ripper">Chip Tha Ripper</a> chops up game over a very smart sample of Ralph Tresvant "Sensitivity" by beatmaker RJ Da Fool.


Crew Love: The June Edition

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Many days I thank Allah that we, The Crew, don't actually work together in an actual office space.

The iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle – “Don’t Forget The Swishers”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/in-the-studio-pac-div-rollin"> "We gon' have a good time away from the drama So leave your bullsh*t at the door We just chillin' with the homies, girls comin' over They askin' what we want from the store If you could grab me some swishers, some cups and some liquor And tell yo' homegirls don't bring no n*ggas we good Let's have some fun as we should But don't forget the swishers..." <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/the-30-day-song-challenge-day-6-a-song-that-reminds-you-of-somewhere">T-Pain's "Buy You A Drink"</a> was an anthem during college.


Chip Tha Ripper – “Sippin’ On Some Syrup (Freestyle)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/chip-tha-ripper-the-entrance-video"> Chip resuscitates Three 6's "Sippin'," putting a more modern, Cleveland spin to the track. Chip Tha Ripper – "Sippin’ On Some Syrup (Freestyle)" Swiped: <a href="http://illroots.com/2011/05/07/chip-tha-ripper-sippin-on-some-syrup-freestyle/">illRoots</a>.


Chip Tha Ripper – “The Entrance” Video

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March is defined by the Madness that is college basketball, but this year it's also know in the Hip Hop world for the barrage of mixtapes we've all seen over the past 30 days.


Asher Roth Feat. Chip Tha Ripper & Whatzisface – “Back Home”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-musi-asher-roth-more-cowbell-prod-by-blended-babies"> Where there's smoke, fire usually isn't far behind. Where there's two tracks from an artist and the same producer, some type of project is normally not far off in the distance. Whether Asher Roth has something up his sleeve remains to be seen, but the music keeps coming and that's all we, as fans, should be concerned with. This time Roth brings along Chip Tha Ripper and Whatzisface for the Blended Babies-produced "Back Home." All three sound comfortable over this funky production which hopefully means there is more where this and "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/new-musi-asher-roth-more-cowbell-prod-by-blended-babies">More Cowbell</a>" came from.

#Kanye West

The Week That Was: The Winning! Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/if-rappers-were-marvel-comics-characters"> Photo: <a href="http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2011/02/meme-watch-charlie-sheen-quotes#page/1">Warming Glow</a> -- It's always fun to play the "What If.


Chip The Ripper – Gift Raps

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/chip-tha-ripper-light-one-up-video"> As evidenced by the myriad of Tweets clogging Chip Tha Ripper's <a href="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23giftraps">fans' Twitter feeds</a>, Cleveland's own has just welcomed a new son into the world.


Chip Tha Ripper – “Light One Up” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=172231"> Chip and Chuck, Chuck and Chip. Chuck Inglish going to supply all of the production and Chip's going to provide the Gift Raps. March 1st, doofy. <a href="http://vimeo.com/20309774">Chip Tha Ripper - Light One Up</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/illroots">illRoots.com</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.

The Cool Kids

Pulled Over By The Cops (The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Chip Tha Ripper) – “Authority”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/freddie-gibbs-feat-chuck-inglish-chip-tha-ripper-bun-b-and-dan-auerbach-oil-money-video"> Driving home from the bars is always risky business. Watch the swerves, the speed and the road. Always search not only for the median but also the crow-black squad cars that line the perimeters of the highway. The minute those red and blue lights start flickering, a few Hail Marys and a quick practice of the alphabet backwards are the only two options that keep a potential visit to the slammer from happening. Listening to the new Hip-Hop super-group, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pulled-over-by-the-cops">Pulled Over By The Cops</a> - consisting of The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Chip Tha Ripper and Bun B periodically - marks the complete antithesis of making those ballsy, inebriated drives back home.

To You: A Prelude to Gift Wraps Pt. II

Chip Tha Ripper – “Cool Points” Video

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It seems that each year Ohio Hip-Hop fans hold their collective breath in the hopes that this will finally be the year that their favorite MC not named Scott, Chip Tha Ripper, will finally become a household name.

The Dark Room

Mikkey Halsted Feat. Bun B, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Chip Tha Ripper, Mistah FAB & Gillie Da Kid – “Runnin’ My City”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=154626"> Mik's The Dark Room releases next Tuesday but for this Tuesday, he's letting loose one hell of a warning shot with "Runnin' My City," a monstrous track full of emcees who all happen to be ten toes down in their respective towns. Mikkey Halsted Feat. Bun B, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Chip Tha Ripper, Mistah FAB & Gillie Da Kid – "Runnin’ My City" Via <a href="http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2010/12/mikkey-halsted-feat-bun-b-killer-mike-crooked-i-chip-tha-ripper-mistah-fab-gillie-da-kid-runnin-my-city.html">FSD</a>.


Chip Tha Ripper – “Cool Points”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/chip-tha-ripper-from-me-to-you-the-prelude-to-gift-raps"> What happened to OnSmash and Splash's sites was an eye opening revelation. For the most part, the Hip-Hop blogosphere is a tight-knit community. Of course, we all want our own share of acclaim which can lead to disagreements at times. Yet, seeing another snatched up - by the feds at that - is something which affects everyone. No one knows what the future exactly holds, but it has forced some changes in our small neck of the woods. It is what it is though and like with anything in life, if you can't swim you're bound to drown. The amount of support, however, from various personalities has been a cool sight. This includes from artists. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/chip-tha-ripper">Chip Tha Ripper</a> slid "Cool Points" over to OnSmash braintrust to liberate at <a href="http://nahright.com/news/2010/12/09/chip-tha-ripper-cool-points">the house eskay built</a>.

#the black keys

Freddie Gibbs – “Oil Money” Video

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While LeBron bolted for South Beach this summer, another all-star team was forming in LBJ's former region: the Rust Belt (and Austin, TX) super squad of Freddie Gibbs, Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.


Chip Tha Ripper – From Me, To You (The Prelude To Gift Raps)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/chip-tha-ripper-like-that-video"> Seems like Chip had the forethought to bring gifts to help you shake off Labor Day lethargy. OnSMASH in conjunction with Slab Ent. and Ilthy present From Me, To You (The Prelude To Gift Raps), which is the preview to the debut album from Chip Tha Ripper, entirely produced by Chuck Inglish from The Cool Kids. This EP is the first of two installments that will feature all new music from the Cleveland native. Gift Raps is due out later this year. Produced entirely by Chuck? I fux with this project off that principle alone. 01. No Worries 02. Ain’t No Love Here 03. I Told You 04. Baby Phat (Remix) 05. Click Clack (feat. 79th Truth) 06. Fat Raps (Remix) (feat. Chuck Inglish, Big Sean, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy & Boldy James) Download -- <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?ni3zpj5dwkmadb6">Chip Tha Ripper – From Me, To You (The Prelude To Gift Raps)</a> | <a href="http://usershare.net/59jeb3slxrmq">Alt. Link</a> H/T: <a href="http://content.onsmash.com/archives/44742">LEGEND</a>.


Big Sean x Don Cannon – Finally Famous Vol. 3

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/big-sean-supa-dupa-video"> Finally. The word best describes the universal feeling surrounding <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-sean">Big Sean's</a> latest project.

#the black keys

BTS: Freddie Gibbs’ “Oil Money” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/bts-freddie-gibbs-oil-money-video"> A nice dose of behind the scenes footage from Freddie's upcoming "Oil Money" video. Here we finally have some behind the scenes footage from the “Oil Money” video shoot that went down in Austin, TX during SXSW. All emcees were on hand to film the clip which is being put together by GL Joe & HYSTK. No word on when the official official is set to drop, but this should hold you over for now. Shouts to Rich Parry (of the Blended Babies) on the narration. The real magic of this clip happens about 4:00 in when Chicago photographer Mattias has an encounter with an Austin police officer. Word to the wise: leave the Lego guns at home, kids. <a href="http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2010/08/video-freddie-gibbs-feat-bun-b-chuck-inglish-chip-tha-ripper-oil-money-behind-the-scenes.html">[FSD]</a> I stumbled onto the set for this video and the real magic was the fact that all these rappers were bright-eyed and up early after rocking SXSW stages the night before.

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