hasHBrown – “The Death Penalty”


Sometimes, if you're looking for something specific and can't come up with it yourself, outsourcing may be your best option.


Joe Cool – “#OctoberAfternoon”


There's something about <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/joe-cool">Joe Cool's</a> delivery that makes him so believable.


Freeway Feat. Wale & Mayer Hawthorne – “She Makes Me Feel Alright” (Remix)


Here's a quick post just in case you couldn't get past those horrendous tags on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freezer's</a> Intermission tape that dropped a few days ago.

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Kyle Lucas – “Cut Me Down”


Let's face it, there are plenty of reasons why <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kyle-lucas">Kyle Lucas</a> is humming his new tune, "Cut Me Down.

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Ya Boy – “How You Feel” (Produced By DJ Burn One)

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Believe it or not, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ya-boy">Ya Boy</a> didn't get signed to Akon's newly-renamed Kon Live Records for his ability to drop intricate hip-hop records.

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Talib Kweli Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Outasight & Mela Machinko – “Beautiful”

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This might be one of the better things cancer has ever produced.


Justice – “Cannon”

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If the majority of these righteous hipsters and grey-haired super-liberals occupying Wall Street were replaced with chain-welding bad-asses who'd actually just take what they want, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/justice">Justice's</a> "Cannon" might very well serve as great theme music.

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Too $hort Feat. E-40 – “Money On The Floor”

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The most money I've ever found on the ground was five bucks at a gas station.


Joker Feat. Freddie Gibbs & Jessie Ware – “The Vision”

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When I first met <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Freddie Gibbs</a> and his crew almost two years ago at SXSW, his manager Archie was talking about how they were about to rock a Pitchfork showcase and joked, "You wanna hear Freddie rap over some dance beats.


Lloyd Banks – “Shock The World”

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Back before The Unit was The Unit, I remember being so impressed with how easily <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lloyd-banks">Lloyd Banks</a> commanded 2Pac's "<a href="http://youtu.be/TU1c-q4Roj8">Can't C Me</a>" beat, I actually ended up buying The Hunger For More.


Exile Feat. Blu – “When Nothing’s Left”

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Adapting with the times is not always the easiest thing to do.

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Terrace Martin Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Wiz Khalifa – “Do It Again”

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If you're <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/terrace-martin">Terrace Martin</a> and happen to specialize in the type of jazz-infused dittys Top 40 radio typically strays away from, one way to ensure airplay is by placing features from two of the most sought-after MCs of the past 12 months on the same track.


Tyga Feat. Drake – “Still Got It”

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Does anyone else find it odd that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/tyga">Tyga</a> is the only one from the YMCMB clique that got <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TY0FPDP1hI">this throwaway Drizzy feature</a> for his lead single.


Charles Hamilton – “Cats Said I Can’t Diss You (9th Is Cool Tho)”

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Regardless of your backstory and no matter your name, there's a certain line you don't cross if you want to be taken seriously.

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Skizzy Mars Sets The Bar For Underage MCs

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In the midst of floating around over at <a href="http://www.thechuckness.com/2011/06/skizzy-mars-profound/">The Chuckness</a> yesterday, I was floored by tracks from relatively unknown emcee <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SkizzyMars">Skizzy Mars</a>.


9th Wonder Feat. Warren G, Murs & Kendrick Lamar – “Enjoy”

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Without question, Warren G is responsible for more than a few of my most cherished songs.


Nas – “Your Mouth Got You In It”

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Before you get your Underoos in a bunch, this is neither a new <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nas">Nas</a> single nor is it his ode to Karrine Steffans.


Outasight – “Tonight Is The Night” x “Loosen Up”

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If you're a loyal fan of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/outasight">Outasight</a>, the ambidextrous artisan from Yonkers, you probably received an e-mail last night touting his brand new single, "Tonight Is The Night.


Outasight – “Figure 8″ (Discotech Remix)

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As an artist, wouldn't it be sweet to get remixed.

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Ya Boy Feat. Joe Boom – “What It Feels Like”


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ya-boy">Ya Boy</a> has a comfort zone, in more ways than one.

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