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Mac Miller Feat. Talib Kweli – “Family First”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mac-miller">Mac's</a> living an above average life and usually cares himself as one of the rap's most carefree guys.

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Pac Div – “Fallin’” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/pac-div-anti-freeze-video"> Photo: Kristofferson San Pablo Beware of that damn infatuation stage. It may feel like pure bliss but you could easily find yourself stumbling over your own two feet if you don't keep your eyes straight ahead of the situation. Just ask the good brothers of the Mania! movement, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pac-div">Pac Div</a>.

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The iPod Shuffle – “Don’t Forget The Swishers”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/in-the-studio-pac-div-rollin"> "We gon' have a good time away from the drama So leave your bullsh*t at the door We just chillin' with the homies, girls comin' over They askin' what we want from the store If you could grab me some swishers, some cups and some liquor And tell yo' homegirls don't bring no n*ggas we good Let's have some fun as we should But don't forget the swishers..." <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/the-30-day-song-challenge-day-6-a-song-that-reminds-you-of-somewhere">T-Pain's "Buy You A Drink"</a> was an anthem during college.

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Blu Feat. Pac Div, U-N-I, J*Davey, TiRon and Ayomari – “Doin’ Something”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/blu-talks-no-york-and-new-album-with-exile"> New tunes from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/blu">Blu's</a> upcoming NOYORK.

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In The Studio: Pac Div – “Rollin”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/download-pac-div-dont-mention-it-mixtape"> On their most recent trip to the A, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pac-div">Pac Div</a> stopped through <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/3-little-digs">3LittleDigs'</a> headquarters and dropped a quick performance clip for their song "Rollin" off Don't Mention It.

USHER

5.6 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=189571"> Tina Maryland Coach Gary Williams Retires, Ends 33-Year Career <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/gary-williams-retires-maryland_n_858291.html">[HuffPo]</a> 14 Lessons From Hip-Hop's Most Stylish Men <a href="http://www.gq.com/style/profiles/201104/rapper-style#slide=1">[GQ]</a> DJ Premier Reuniting With Christina Aguilera On Her New Album <a href="http://theurbandaily.com/music/theurbandailystaff2/dj-premiere-christina-aguilera-new-album/">[TUD]</a> The Average Price for a Concert Ticket.

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H.O.P.E. – Believe In HOPE Wright

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<a href="http://hope1st.com/"> I first met H.O.P.E. in a bathroom in Texas. Obviously, that's the worse possible introduction in any instance, especially with Hip-Hop becoming completely out of control this first week of April 2011. Allow me to digress to the more important matters before you honorary paws police officers start writing citations on spot. For starters, there wasn't any sort of gentilia fondling involved by either party. Desperately needing a T.O. from the madness and melee that was the Vibe and Cashmere Agency's Respect The West's official Nate Dogg tribute, I slipped into an empty (and surprisingly clean) sink area where I proceeded to wipe my brow. Shortly after, a lanky, cool-as-day character strolled in wearing shine blockers that are generally accompanied with a red-tipped cane, followed by his unofficial vocal coach. Not oblivious to my presence yet focused on the mission at hand, I listened silently as H.O.P.E. impressively and flawlessly ran through the metaphorical entendres and verses where his flow unpredictably began where the manufactured rapper's predictably stopped. I had a flash of clairvoyance that there was a believable talent when he walked through that door. Not that he looked totally unassuming, playing the part of the neo-age MC, indoor sunglasses and fitted clothing that said "I'm cool enough to trick you into thinking I didn't care." But he didn't seem like he was going to allow style to be his judge, jury and little lady keeping the minutes on her typewriter, either. I'm not totally sure if he got a chance to rock that SXSW stage but the dedication that shown through in his practice session is the same devotion that he used to carve out his two-years-in-the-making debut album, Believe In HOPE Wright. Hailing from Compton but far removed from the N.W.A. era or even Game's consequential reprise, Hope puts a reality touch into his project as it doubles as an autobiography, for he's still getting his name out in the open. In conjuction with <a href="http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/03/31/h-o-p-e-–-believe-in-hope-wright-album">2Dopeboyz</a>, complete with co-stars from Jhene Aihko, Hit-Boy, Kevin Cossom and a few guys named Pac Div, faith is probably the most inconceivable notion known to man, but H.

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Pac Div – Mania! (No DJ Version)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/pac-div-anti-freeze-video"> Thirsty for Pac Div's latest minus Don Cannon? Wait no more. Thankfully, no changes were made to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/justene-jaro">Justene Jaro</a> so the front is still in the running for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/download-pac-div-mania-mixtape#comment-1031595">"album cover of the year"</a>.

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Pac Div – “Anti-Freeze” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/download-pac-div-mania-mixtape"> Non-stop chatter of a full-scale debut from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pac-div">Pac Div</a> has been around since the trio first burst onto the scene, but all to no avail.

THE COOLER

3.16 The Cooler

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Kimbella Donovan McNabb To Become Analyst…For College Hoops <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/03/donovan-mcnabb-to-become-analyst-for-college-hoops">[With Leather]</a> Pac Div Speaks on Grown Kid Syndrome, Prince & Basketball <a href="http://ashleyoutrageous.com/2011/03/pac-div-x-hardknocktv-interview-video/">[Ashley O.]</a> Porn For Your 12-Year-Old Self <a href="http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1814351">[College Humor]</a> Snake Bites Israeli Model Orit Fox’s Boob, Dies <a href="http://www.djmick.co.uk/really/snake-bites-israeli-model-orit-fox-boob/">[DJ Mick]</a> Obama Fist Bumps Everybody <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/gustonyc/obama-first-bumps-everybody-2nz2">[BuzzFeed]</a> When Does It Pay to Trade Up Your Technology.

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Sir Michael Rocks – The Rocks Report

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/sir-michael-rocks-coochie-crook-video"> There was a time about two years ago when The Cool Kids could do no wrong. However, that time's long since passed as the CK masses wait--without held breath--for any sight or sound of When Fish Ride Bicycles. Since disgruntled fans can sample Mr. Inglish's production tastes on the latest Chip Tha Ripper and Mac Miller mixtapes, Sir Rocks is dishing out his solo debut mixtape, The Rocks Report, to satiate the crowds and keep his name relevant. The skinnier half of CK teams with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">Sensei Beatz</a>, Trademark Da Skydiver, Phil Adé and Madlib to invigorate Rock's always-hubristic lines.

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Pac Div x Don Cannon – Mania! Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/pac-div-your-fcking-song-x-let-loose"> <a href="http://twitter.com/LowKeyUHTN/status/44886115085336576">Lowkey made mention</a> of it earlier on Twitter.

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Pac Div – “Your F*cking Song” x “Let Loose”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/pac-div-feat-blu-cringe">Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacdiv/">Pac Div</a> Two newly liberated tracks from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pac-div">Pac Div</a> as they prepare to drop one more mixtape, Mania.

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Pac Div Feat. Blu – “Cringe”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/download-pac-div-dont-mention-it-mixtape"> As we embark on a new year, there are many ways to approach the seemingly limitless possibilities that a blank calender brings forth. Some treat each year as a fresh start, constantly seeking to bury the previous year's happenings. Others hold onto the past for various reasons & risk the chance of missing out on what lies ahead in the future. Then there's a third group of people who simultaneously move forward, while keeping hold on the past to serve as motivation. For those who fall into the third category, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/pac-div">Pac Div's</a> "Cringe" should serve as a good way to prepare for your new year.

THE COOLER

10.15 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=140329"> Claudia “Cacau” Colucci Christina Aguilera Files For Divorce <a href="http://gossiponthis.com/2010/10/14/christina-aguilera-files-for-divorce-from-husband/">[GOT]</a> Nicki Minaj Moves “Pink Friday” Up A Day; Challenges Kanye and Jay-Z <a href="http://theurbandaily.com/music/theurbandailystaff2/nicki-minaj-moves-pink-friday-release-dat/">[TUD]</a> Getting Paid By Getting Laid: The Fast Path To Fame <a href="http://www.thebvx.com/2010/10/14/getting-paid-by-getting-laid-the-fast-path-to-fame/">[The BVX]</a> What Do Cheaper Comic Books Mean For You.

TiRon

Let A3C Now Begin

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After weeks of buildup, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/2010-a3c-hip-hop-festival">A3C</a> is set to kick off tonight & we'll be hosting our West Stage with performances by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/a3c-artist-spotlight-tiron">TiRon</a>, Diz Gibran, El Prez, Rocky Rivera, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/ayomari-i-wanna-journey-video">Ayomari</a>, Pac Div, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/a3c-artist-spotlight-davinci">DaVinci</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/a3c-spotlight-surf-club">Surf Club</a> and a whole bunch of other folks.

Tanya Morgan

The Official A3C Mixtape: Part Two

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/download-the-official-2010-a3c-mixtape"> Our friends at <a href="http://clatl.com/atlanta/a3c-hip-hop-festival-gives-atlanta-a-good-rap/Content?oid=2176122">Creative Loafing</a> my have said it best - A3C "is not so much a revolution as it is a renaissance" and it's one we've been looking forward to for month's now.

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Pac Div – Don’t Mention It Mixtape

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<a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?0yy2foyhoyd"> The Pac trio seemed to cruise through and toss this one on to everyone's doorstep without any fanfare or preliminary hype. In the current state of Hip-Hop presentations, that's almost good for listeners, giving us back that element of surprise. What isn't surprising is the quality of product found on Don't Mention It as it's the usual mix of solid, smooth production that compliments the group's hard-hitting approach to lyrics and delivery. Also included are features Colin Munroe, Pill, Dom Kennedy and Chip Tha Ripper. If you want to try before you buy, it's streaming via their site, <a href="http://itspacdiv.com/">ItsPacDiv.com</a>, but off a few repeat streams it sounds worthy of the hard drive space.

Wu Massacre

The Week That Was: The Where’s “Under Pressure”? Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/dr-dre-confirms-single-with-jay-z-detox-setfor-2010"> I know you spend a lot of time in the studio Dre, but what's up?  By your appearance at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/dr-dre-confirms-single-with-jay-z-detox-setfor-2010">Fenway on Sunday</a> to peddle your headphones with Jimmy, I'm pretty sure you didn't think yesterday was April 1st did you.

Yours Truly

The TSS x Yours Truly Present 3:16 With Pac Div

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/07/pac-div-church-league-champions"> As we keep building & blogging, there’s always a drive to develop a different approach in the way we engage artists. In some situations a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/category/artist-interviews-2/artist-interviews-smoking-sessions-with">Session</a> works well, whereas <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/category/artist-interviews-2/artist-interviews">Fifteen Minutes</a> with an emcee can cover quite a bit of ground as well.


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