Yelawolf Vents Frustration With Interscope Records, Talks Future Releases

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Maybe this massive heat wave has everyone on edge, but no one seems to be feeling the love right now.


Wayne Brady’s “5 Fingers Of Death” Freestyle May Be Better Than Most MCs

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During a recent stop by Shade 45 with Sway In The Morning to plug an upcoming comedy show, Wayne Brady made a lot of rappers look bad.

Sway In The Morning

Locksmith Demolishes His “Five Fingers of Death” Freestyle

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I've been ranting and raving for months about Locksmith being one of Hip-Hop's current elite lyricists.


Kendrick Lamar Talks Recording With Dr. Dre, New Album

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No matter how many blogs, publications or radio shows anoint Kendrick Lamar rap's next big thing, the greatest compliment came from Dr.

Wiz Khalifa

Waka Flocka On Wiz Khalifa’s Success: “All Hype”

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Alternatively titled "The Pot Calls The Kettle Black.

Sway In The Morning

Big K.R.I.T. – “5 Fingers Of Death (Freestyle)”

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Earlier this morning, Big K.R.I.T. stopped by to visit Sway & Dev for Shade45's "Sway In The Morning" and becomes the latest to artist to take on DJ Wonder's "5 Fingers Of Death" freestyle challenge where the DJ plays five different beats over the course of five minutes or less.


Video: Statik Selektah’s “Population Control” Album Special On Shade 45

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Don't forget that Statik Selektah is trying to have total control of the rap population these days.

Shade 45

Big K.R.I.T. Feat. 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG – “Money On The Floor”

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Today's shaping up to be one where all the noteworthy artists come out to play.

Wonder Mix

DJ Wonder’s Wonder Mix On Shade 45


Tired of trying to keep up with the mp3 shuffle.

Shade 45

Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock – Shade 45 Freestyle

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As the July 26 release date for Follow Me Home approaches tomorrow, TDE’s Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar stopped by Sway’s new morning program on Shade 45 to kick a freestyle over J.

Toca Tuesdays

DJ Tony Touch’s Brings The Best Of ‘09 Live From Shade 45


Hands down, for all the top tier DJs from the 90's and early 2K who fell off and/or got lost in the shuffle, Tony Toca has not and looks like he will not.

Tony Touch

Tony Touch, KRS-One, & Buckshot – “Toca Tuesdays Freestyle” Video

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Buckshot, KRS-One & Dru Ha stopped by Tony Touches "Toca Tuesdays" show on Shade 45 last week to promote their collaborative album Survival Skills coming out on Duck Down August 25th.


Audio: Eminem’s Shade 45 Interview

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The ever elusive Eminem is no longer elusive as he sits down with Shade 45's Angela Yee and discloses details on Relapse, losing weight and working with other artists.


50 Cent On G-Unit Radio 1.10.09

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50 Cent the interviewee > 50 Cent the artist.

The Press Play Show

Mick Boogie x Terry Urban x Shade 45


As if each year hasn't gotten progressively bigger for Mick Boogie and his PNC Terry Urban and 2008 wasn't a banger, 2009 is set to continue their rise to prominence.

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