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Kobe Has A New Song, “G On It.” No, Not That Kobe.

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The sad state of affairs has shown many people only read headlines nowadays.

Scoe

Roscoe Returns With New Name & Two Heaters

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About seven years ago, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/roscoe">Roscoe</a> was high on my priority list.

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T-Pain – prEVOLVEr The Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=190593"> The other day I had an interesting conversation that sort of "revolved" around <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/t-pain">T-Pain</a> being a has-been and serving no relevance what so ever.

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First Listen: Strong Arm Steady’s Arms & Hammers

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/strong-arm-steady-feat-curtis-mayfield-makings-of-you-prod-by-pete-rock"> Home to Rip Ridaz and Damus, palm trees, sandy beaches and a million and one sports teams, California needs a wide scope to capture the ambiance of its daily happenings. And since two heads are better than one, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/strong-arm-steady">Strong Arm Steady</a> has extra insurance on their investment with three members in Krondon, Mitchy Slick and Phil Da Agony.

Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang

Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah, Kobe & Jim Jones – “Rock N Roll”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=166885"> With the next leak off Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon gives the listening public a "hit of Mick Jagger." References to Willie Nelson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and other purveyors of that rock-and-roll abound as the Chef, Ghostface Killah and Jim Jones ride DJ Khalil's rattling synths and snapping drums with ease. While this is a fundamentally strong track, a few questions spring to mind. Why does Ghostface go off on a football-related tangent, dropping references to Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson? What the hell is a hit of Mick Jagger? (I'm not sure I want to know.) If you had to guess which guest rapper would appear on the last two Wu-Tang releases, would anyone pick Jim Jones? These are the things that keep me up at night. Jimmy tells us that "I got that sour, so I stay Rolling Stone'd" in his verse. After this latest infusion of rock-inflected Wu madness, hopefully your high will last until Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang hits the streets on March 8th. Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah, Kobe & Jim Jones – "Rock N Roll" (Prod. by DJ Khalil) H/T: <a href="http://www.factmag.com/2011/02/02/fact-exclusive-stream-a-track-from-raekwons-new-album/">Fact Mag</a> Below, Take an early look at the video for the album's title track, directed by Konee Rok and set to drop next week.

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Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″ – “Echo”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/download-eminem-and-royce-da-5-9-living-proof">Words by C. Paicely Seriously, when’s the last time you heard Em collab with another rapper with any question lingering as to who dominated the track? Throughout his career, Em has made a habit of effortlessly embarrassing other rappers on their own songs. Even D-12 records felt more like Eminem & Friends. Shady’s only recorded pound-for-pound equal has been Royce. Bad Meets Evil is a bonafied classic, and fans/Stans have waited impatiently for the two to do more work together. Then Royce and Marshall had a falling out and making up, while we all watched, waited and waited some more. Then we got that lyrical mind-f**k “Session One,” but it felt more like a Slaughterhouse track featuring Shady. With the leak of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/download-eminem-and-royce-da-5-9-living-proof">“Living Proof”</a> a week ago and now “Echo,” a jizz-worthy re-partnership seems primed for 2011.

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Emilio Rojas Feat. Mike Bigga – “FTW”

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<a href="hhttp://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=148768"> My boo is mad that I'm buzzin', she's scared that I'm movin' on/A stubborn mothaf#cka, I stuck with her just to prove her wrong... I think it was Maurice Garland who tweeted this awhile back: isn't it odd how "FTW" (for the win) and "WTF" (what the f#ck) use the same letters to describe completely different emotions? This ain't got nothing to do with nothing, I just thought that I should mention. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpREXPRv-lU">Respect to Weezy</a>.

S1 Music Box

Laws – 5:01 (Overtime) Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/laws-hold-you-down-video"> It's obvious <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/laws">Laws</a> is a fan of the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

MUSIC

Big K.R.I.T. – “Straight Up Out The South”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/big-krit-to-takeover-atlanta-on-july-10th"> We're going to make this short, sweet and to the point. Here's everything you need to know about this track. Ready? Let's get it. -- This is merely another record from the homie <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/big-krit">K.R.I.T.</a> to add to the archives.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Laws – “Hold You Down” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/laws-j-u-s-t-i-c-e-league-dj-cannon-457-mixtape"> Mr. Tinsley already gave you <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/laws-j-u-s-t-i-c-e-league-dj-cannon-457-mixtape">the backstory</a> on Laws, so backtrack if need be.

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Eminem Feat. P!nk – “Won’t Back Down”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/the-face-of-eminems-road-to-recovery"> Not to be left out of the recent set of leaks releases from all of raps heavyweights, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/eminem">Em</a> makes an appearance by dropping off his newest with the help of fellow troublemaker P.

MUSIC

Laws x J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League x Don Cannon – 4:57

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Probably about three weeks ago, the name "<a href="http://twitter.com/lawshiphop">Laws</a>" kept appearing on my Twitter timeline as a new artist to look out for.

#Documentaries

“The West Coast Theory…”

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If you're familiar with legendary lab rats like <a href="http://twitter.com/FREDWRECK">Fred Wreck</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Elizondo">Mike Elizondo</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-babu">DJ Babu</a> and other key ingredients to the Lest Coast's legacy, then the informative, new documentary titled <a href="http://www.westcoasttheory.com/videos.php">The West Coast Theory</a> should be a nice addition to your collection.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Fabolous Feat. Kobe – “Imma Do It” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/losos-way">Loso's Way</a> may not make too many year-end "best of" lists but it still should be noted that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fabolous">Fabolous</a> still created a fairly cohesive, entertaining and very listenable project.

VIDEOS

“Lyrical Murderers” – Review Of Slaughterhouse’s Self-Titled Album

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Funny how a golden opportunity can be formed out of standard business practices.

#Kanye West

Clipse Feat. Kanye West – “Kinda Like A Big Deal”

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Clipse With DJ Khalil The <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanye-west-kaws-the-clipse-kinda-big-deal-2.jpg">single artwork</a> gets the Kaws treatment in grandoise fashion.


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