TiRon & Ayomari Ft. Jeremih – “Her Theme Song” Video

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Take two for <em>A Sucker For Pumps</em> original.


Tree – “Devotion (Get It)” Video

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In a little over two minutes, Tree gives a look into Chicago culture rarely seen since Common Sense made his name in the early '90s.

#Kanye West

Watch This Really Old Video Footage Of Kanye West & Ma$e

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Yesterday marked <a href="http://upnorthtrips.com/post/34163619751/10-years-ago-today-10-23-02-kanye-west-was">the 10 year anniversary</a> of the near fatal car crash that changed the course of Kanye's life and, subsequently, music as a whole.

Smoke DZA

Smoke DZA – “He Has Risen” Video


A personal favorite from DZA's Rolling Stoned receives the visual treatment equipped with that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/09/new-music-cee-lo-green-feat-melanie-fiona-fool-for-you">Cee Lo and Melanie Fiona track</a> I love so much as the dominating sample.

New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh

Erykah Badu – “Out My Mind, Just In Time (Movement Two)” Video

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Sweeter than a whole pantry of blackberry jam, Erykah Badu just keeps humming to our heart's content.

New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh

Erykah Badu – “Out Of My Mind, Just In Time (Movement One)” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/video-erykah-badu-fall-in-love-in-studio-performance"> My mind's playing tricks on me or something. Look back at my last few posts and a great majority of them have been of the non-Hip-Hop variety, give or take a few. And you know what? We're just going to keep the party going. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/erykah-badu">Erykah Badu's</a> New Amerykah Part Two still commands spins around my iPod these days mainly because it acts as a superb audio and mental masseuse.


L.E.P. Bogus Boys – “FTW” Video


<a href="http://goodsie.com/store/lepbogusboys"> Hustlers, ballers, gangstas and thugstas take heed. If rap don't work, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/l-e-p-bogus-boys">the Bogus Boys</a> will be back on their Chicago bullshit, outfitting the hood in the freshest fabrics and extorting NBA players to meet their demands.

New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh

Video: Erykah Badu – “Fall In Love” In-Studio Performance

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=182647"> Oh, the new age <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/04/youre-in-danger">Betty Davis</a>, we all love her with the voice sounding like sweet nectar of the gods and the mystique she carries.


On Erykah Badu As DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=179488"> Alter egos exist throughout music, giving artists room to experiment without their main hustle suffering too many repercussions. Badu's one who can ply her wares in almost any musical lane and fans will find a way to follow along to her Pied Piper tunes and it's mostly because she's a crafty sorceress, adept and well-studied. As evidenced in the visual short below, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-lo-down-loretta-brown">Lo Down Loretta Brown</a>, the performance name Erykah rocks as a DJ, knows the pulse of what people want, able to dictate the pace of music from behind the DJ booth just as well as she can the microphone while singing.


Ski Beatz Feat. Locksmith – “Lock” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/ski-beatz-feat-rugz-d-bewler-tabi-bonney-donald-trumps-theme-song"> I've never heard Bay Area wordsmith <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/locksmith">Locksmith</a> in a good mood.

The Cool Kids

L.E.P. Bogus Boys Feat. The Cool Kids – “Countin’ My Money” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-dj-drama-and-l-e-p-bogus-boys-dont-feed-da-killaz-vol-3"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/l-e-p-bogus-boys">Count & Moonie</a> link with Chuck & Mikey to shoot the clip for "Countin' My Money," a J.


Stalley Feat. Rashad – “Slapp” Video

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Since he's quite sure that you already know what the five fingers said to the face, Stalley is upping the ante on his cheek therapy, making his "Slapp" strike harder with an extra "P.

Return To The Winners Circle

Curren$y – “Daze Of Thunder” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/currensy-daze-of-thunder"> As a rule, Curren$y and I should be the rap frenemies. I'm a Ford guy while he raps about being "bowtie 'til I die." I don't hate Chevrolets so much as I prefer Fords. Saul Goode though because at least they're both American brands. So I support the homie and PT II will be my final compact disc purchase to round out 2010. New video directed by Jonah Schwartz for Creative Control and featuring a <a href="http://twitter.com/mousa504">Mousa</a> sighting @ the :40 mark.

Ski Beatz

Nesby Phips – “Word To These Bo Jacksons” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=153400"> Let's examine the factors here. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nesby-phips">Nesby's</a> dope song title paired with the N'awlins drawl.

Ski Beatz

Curren$y – “Michael Knight” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-currensy-michael-knight"> Even KITT has to chuckle at the opening line to "Michael Knight," as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/currensy">Spitta</a> coldly belittles his competion with wise cracks that would disrupt a classroom to no end.

The Olympicks

L.E.P. Bogus Boys – “Trading Places” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/l-e-p-bogus-boys-feat-kobe-shotty-video"> "A thug changes...and love changes...and best friends become strangers..." ~Nas There's no honor amongst thieves in this dirty game. After pulling off <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/l-e-p-bogus-boys-going-in-for-the-kill-video">a near fatal Chicago Job</a>, who woulda thunk that a LEP Brother would turn Cain on his brother.

Pilot Talk

Curren$y – “Audio Dope II” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/review-of-currensy-pilot-talk"> For some odd reason, I spent part of yesterday thinking of a way to work in a post lauding <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pilot-talk">Pilot Talk</a> and how the album grew on me tremendously, only to have the visual for "Audio Dope II" show up.

Trademark Da Skydiver

Trademark Da Skydiver Feat. Curren$y – “J.E.T.S” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/trademark-da-skydiver-issue-2-supervillain"> There's something to be said for subtle simplicity vs. over the top displays of sensationalism. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/trademark-the-skydiver">Trademark</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/currensy">Curren$y</a> hijack Rick's track and appropriate it into a track more befitting that of the Jets lifestyle.


Stalley Sticks It To The Streets

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/ski-beatz-feat-stalley-s-t-a-l-l-e-y-video"> The capital <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/stalley">S...t-a double l e-y</a> has one helluva street team and marketing angle.

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