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Phil Adé – A Different World Mixtape

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One of my favorite episodes of Everybody Hates Chris was when he made the wrestling team.

tabi Bonney

Watch: Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 Teaser

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<a href="http://www.dd172newyork.com/blog/2011/07/19/promo-skibeatz-24-hr-karate-school-part-ii-dd172bluroc-artists/">DD172</a> just released the best 15 minute time-waster we'll probably run across today since it features an extensive listen to what looks to be Ski's Karate School Pt.

We Got Now

Boaz – The Transition

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There's a fine line between transformations and transitions, one that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/boaz">Boaz</a> has keyed in on to become the focal point of his career in 2011.

WAR MACHINE

Tef Poe Feat. GLC – “Out The Kitchen (Remix)” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/download-tef-poe-war-machine-mixtape"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/tef-poe">Tef Poe's</a> "Out the Kitchen," produced by Tech Supreme, has been steadily rising in plays on the airwaves and clubs in St Louis, becoming The Force's most successful single since Rocky's "Government Name.

The Greater Than Club

Fly.Union Feat. GLC – “Top Of The World”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/fly-union-feat-dom-kennedy-like-that-video"> Somehow along the way, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fly-union">Fly.U</a> gets left out of the "rising artists" discussion.

VIDEOS

Freddie Gibbs & GLC – “Head Of The Heads,” Live On “Last Call With Carson Daly”

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While Gibbs was rapping his heart out at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/event-freddie-gibbs-at-troubadour-in-la">Troubadour in L.A.</a>, I was roughly two hours away give or take some change depending on the local Orange County traffic.

Twista

GLC Feat. Twista – “Cold As Ice (Remix)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/review-of-glc-love-life-and-loyalty"> Here's one for the irony books: two Chicago emcees spitting about sub-zero conditions. What they know 'bout that? GLC's Love, Life & Loyalty may have got the cold shoulder in terms of critical fanfare but there were plenty of noteworthy selections on there...and left off, apparently. As you probably can speculate, Classic Rock catalogs aren't worth as much as they used to be, and if you want to sample their goods, you're gonna have to pay that mountain climber with the electric guitar. M.O.P. may have skated away easy peasy with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LrHfxW4XOg">a Foreigner redux</a> but Gangsta L.

Señor Kaos

Upstairs Studio Presents 4-Ize – Professional Ignorant

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/download-4-ize-and-don-cannon-off-the-t"> The one they call <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/4-ize">4-Ize</a> doesn't have a lick of sense but possesses some skills in his microphone endeavors.

Love Life & Loyalty

“I Ain’t Even On Yet” – Review Of GLC’s Love, Life & Loyalty

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/glc-feat-bun-b-and-sir-mix-a-lot-clockin-lotsa-dollarz-video"> After years of being G.O.O.D. Music’s longtime second fiddle, GLC has finally stepped out of ‘Ye’s tall shadow with a retail release of his own. Vastly different from his previous experience as just being slated on a guest slot, Love, Life, and Loyalty is his first attempt at painting the complete picture. What was once an accenting brushstroke, GLC’s rhymes are now the portrait’s core, with the rest of the vignette built around him. The album peaks early on, thanks in part to an abundant guest stars and features that serve to provide steady variation and a consistence of quality tracks. The Bun B feature on “<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/glc-feat-bun-b-and-sir-mix-a-lot-clockin-lotsa-dollarz-video">Clockin Lotsa Dollars</a>,” is an easy highlight, as Mr.

MUSIC VIDEOS

GLC – “The Light” Video

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<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-life-loyalty/id395885176"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/glc">Gangsta Elle</a> has the soul-glo shining bright from his Ism and he's also got more bounce to the ounce in his Chi-Town flow, as exhibited for his video for "The Light.

SLIM THUG

Slim Thug – “Murda”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/download-slim-thug-feat-b-b-so-high"> Rumble, young man, rumble. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/slim-thug">Slim Thugga</a> brings the aggression with "Murda," which is only one verse long but heavy enough to warrant inclusion to a weekend playlist.

The Invitation

Donnis Feat. CurT@!n$ & GLC – “Maybe Baby”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/download-donnis-the-invitation-mixtape"> For a full-on push prior to dropping the full-length Fashionably Late, Donnis picked the cream of crop from this summer’s <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-invitation">The Invitation</a> mixtape as a way to remind us he’s still planning on bum rushing the Class of 2010 awards.

Respect My Come Up Vol. 2: The Ism

GLC – Respect My Come Up Vol. 2

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/glc-feat-bun-b-and-sir-mix-a-lot-clockin-lotsa-dollarz-video"> Continuing with the sounds from Chicago, here's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/glc">GLC's</a> latest contribution to the game, Respect My Come Up Vol.

Willie The Kid

Naledge Is Twentysomething

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/review-of-kidz-in-the-halls-land-of-make-believe"> It may be Naledge Born's born-day, yet he's the one doling out the gifts. The Windy City native linked up with Aphilliate DJ Moondawg for his Twentysomething mixtape to celebrate the occasion. Much like <a href="../tag/land-of-make-believe">The Land Of Make Believe</a>, Twentysomething is a celebration of that transitional place between 25 & 30.

xv

XV – Vizzy Zone

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When you have Hip-Hop aspirations growing up in Kansas, it's kind of an uphill battle escaping the shadow of stereotype ruby slippers and twisters cast.

Tiffany Davis

GLC Feat. Bun B & Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Clockin’ Lotsa Dollarz” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/glc-feat-bun-b-and-sir-mix-a-lot-clockin-lotsa-dollarz-video"> I don't know what's better, the fact that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/glc">GLC</a> brought <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sir-mix-a-lot">Sir Mix-A-Lot</a> out of retirement for his lead single, "Clockin' Lotsa Dollarz," or that he posted the accompanying video on YouTube by himself.

#Kanye West

Wreck The Bells

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/wreck-the-bells"> At about 1:15 a.m., on my way home from the San Bernardino stop of Rock The Bells, some gentleman in his early-to-mid 20s, sideswiped me in his M5. As karma would have it, said stumbling, speech-slurring gentleman more than likely totaled his vehicle when then he lost control of it and ran it head-on into a tree. Now pardon my lack of sympathy for said gentleman because after garbling some sort of remorse and thanking me for staying to help him, he waited for me to get my insurance papers, and promptly fled the scene. He left the fully modified $85,700 vehicle (at this point I don't know whose it is, but it was definitely beyond his means), and took off on foot, leaving me with my beloved, damaged car and his heap of six-figure scrap metal. C'mon son. Stop and think for a minute. A hit and (literally) run is worse than a DUI. And imagine if the cops found him that night; then he would have both charges to deal with along with confessing to his pops that he wrecked his car because he had a little too much Popov to drink. At this point, I still don’t know the full story because the investigation is still pending. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/wreck-the-bells"> But before any of this happened, I was sitting petrified in my car, praying that the man wasn’t hurt, praying with everything I had that I hadn’t caused the accident that took his life, hoping that tomorrow’s headlines wouldn’t read ‘Man Killed in Collision on 52 West.’ All I can hope for now is that the car wasn’t stolen and that the cops can trace it back to him, so I can start resolving this mess. The worst thing is that the thought of him leaving me out to dry didn’t even cross me for a second. But now, because of my blind faith in this stranger, I’m left with an ongoing police investigation, potential appearances in court and one hell of an insurance headache to deal with. Not once did it occur to me that he even could take off, much less that he would take off. All that ran across my thoughts was that my homies and the man were all going to walk away from this mess in one piece and see our families again. And so I present a song that has resonated with me, and helped me keep my wits since the accident. <a href="http://208.53.158.179:443/d/2oeaenghyfachfgx7b4eb4c4xbkpexbwf5uheyi7/Kanye%20West%20Feat%20GLC%20&%20T.I.%20&%20Paul%20Wall-%20Drive%20Slow%20remix.mp3">Kanye West Feat. Paul Wall, T.I. & GLC – "Drive Slow (Remix)"</a> | <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?eldjezzxjb4">Download</a>.

#Kanye West

Perajok & Kanye West Presents: G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-kanye-west-feat-charlie-wilson-and-beyonce-see-me-now"> Kanye may have changed his album title, but it's spirit lives on thanks to our favorite Russian blogger <a href="http://www.kenewest.com/">Perajok</a>.

Respect My Come Up Vol. 2: The Ism

GLC – “Autumn On They Mind”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-glc-autumn-on-they-mind"> With the season change soon approaching, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/glc">GLC</a> wants to put everyone in the mindframe of brown leaves and football games with the first wind of Respect My Come Up Vol.

#Kanye West

Kanye’s Album Really Did Leak

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/go-getters-world-class-record-holders-full-album"> Don't get too excited, it's not <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/good-ass-job">that</a> album.


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