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Watch: The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

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Does anyone know whether 2 Chainz or Drake won that award.

Joy Formidable

Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

Listen to new songs from Kanye West with Jay-Z, Ben Folds Five, the Joy Formidable, and more.

VIDEOS

Video: Jean Grae’s “Cake Or Death” Trailer

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The revolution will not be televised but it shall be recorded in high quality at the doorstep of a bakery battered in blood.

Music

Jean Grae – “U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow”

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You can miss Ms. Grae with all that talk life and liberties, it's all about Cake Or Death for her in 2012.

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Talib Kweli Feat. Jean Grae – “Uh Oh” Video

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Kweli made sure to draw his line in the sand EARLY in the year so his album would have the most shelf life in digital stores.

Vitamin D

9th Wonder & Jamla Records Present Rapsody – Thank H.E.R. Now Mixtape

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The B-Girl's back but don't expect any simplistic rhyme cadences from Rapsody.

Music

Jean Grae – “Casebasket”

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If you saw a Jean Grae Gangsta Grillz mix coming, let me know in the comments.

Music

Jean Grae – “You Don’t Like It (So What)”

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The snarky subliminal found in the title of Jean Greasy's new single should come as no surprise as her cerebral cortex has been known to illuminate the show for sometime now, almost mirroring the fictional version of her moniker to strikingly close proximity.

Spotlight

Lil B Feat. Phonte & Jean Grae – “Base For Your Face” (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

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This summer, when we figured out why Based God was so damn strange, half of us realized there would be a point in time where his gimmick would work and the attention would lead to legitimate connects with legitimate artists.

talib kweli

Album First Listen: Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows

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Before you splash the cash on Talib Kweli Greene's new album next Tuesday, he and Myspace want you to get the full experience via your desktop to prove to you he has quality to earn your support.

Year Of The Blacksmith Community Mixtape

Jean Grae Feat. Mela Machinko – “The Bridge”

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Jean's musical output hasn't increased as much as I hoped since she linked up with Talib's Blacksmith movement.

The Kid Daytona

The A3C Aftermath

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Festival fatigue has lingering effects that last for days and beset even the staunchest of music fans. The consecutive days of blaring bass, constant standing while nodding along to whatever beat's playing, shaking more hands than a stumping politician, the lack of sleep & the consistent blur of it all create a war of attrition that few if any can survive without coming back feeling that perpetual motion feeling that's similar to initial few minutes after having exited a swimming pool. Even days later, my wife yelled to have me assist with a chore and I immediately threw my hands in the air as if she were an emcee dictating what my response should be. But it's all for the good. I came away from A3C with more CDs, business cards, shared experiences and endless gigabytes of photos and video. However, it now all lays aside my desk like a waste treatment plant, staring at and challenging me to attempt to sift through it. Countless items on the to-do list versus an overwhelming inbox, zero video editing skills and another flight out in the morning for a short trip. While we continue to recover, we didn't want to leave you hanging for recap information because there's plenty of it. Of the 200+ artists billed to attend the Festival, rest assured that mine eyes witnessed at least 120 of those acts and that's a whole lot of Hip-Hopping. There were several underdogs and other artists who I'd never heard of but both ended up flooring me with their stage presence. Of course, there were the letdowns too, the ones who had the stage presence of a 2" x 4". Later, we'll get to all that. The Kid Daytona touches the people in many ways. For now, enjoy a few snapshots taken from our Perfect Attendance stage and a variety of video clips collected from inbox. And start saving for SXSW now.


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