The streets ain't safe.
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The streets ain't safe.
Just when you thought the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kendrick-lamar-responses">Kendrick Lamar responses</a> door was bolted shut after Joe Budden's verse, here comes <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/uncle-murda">Uncle Murda</a> sneaking in through the back window.
BET and New York's Hot 97 rounded up a who's who in the New York rap scene to pay homage to the late, great Notorious B.
Initially, my thoughts were to watch Murda's new video for "Peel Her Off" and say keen things about how the East New Yawk guy's gruff and grimey vocals always appealed to me.
Uncle Murda's never been marked as a deeply philosophical cat.
You get but only one born day a year but when two of California's most focused Hip-Hop artists in rhyme specialist <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/balance">Balance</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dae-one">Dae One</a>, the instrumental wizard who never duplicates his sounds, it's cause for B-Dae celebration.
If you like your MP3's laced in gun powder and choked full of believable tough talk, then there's a good chance you want to be in the vicinity of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/a-mafia">A-Mafia's</a> current movement.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/06/album-first-listen-big-seans-finally-famous-the-album"> The sentiments towards fathers in the Hip-Hop community is unsurprisingly low. It is a notorious scenario for dad's to take the back route in lower income families and there's several rappers out there who can relate to that. However, that doesn't mean the cycle has to repeat itself. VladTV picked the brains of a few of your favorite artists like Chocboywunda, Omar from The Wire and Big Sean to get their take on the underappreciated but rewarding lifestyle of being a father. Men, do the right thing like a Spike Lee joint and continue to raise your kids no matter what. Props: <a href="http://www.vladtv.com/video/50138/big-sean-pete-rock-smif-n-wessun-talk-fathers-day/">VladTV</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/balance-is-flipping-love-the-bird"> Put your W's up and cash in all your chips at the casino door. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/balance">Balance from the Bay</a> is going all in (again) for his next project that's looking to put Cali back in the top mix of your playlist.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/new-music-maino-feat-red-cafe-uncle-murda-welcome-to-my-hood"> Good Friday can't get much better when we're getting both a relaxing day and new music from everybody's favorite (or at least most feared) <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/uncle-murda">Uncle</a>.
Life is easier when you compartmentalize.
Maino's BK all day and obviously a pretty tough character.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/review-of-push-montana-freshdope"> If you were running low on your daily "medicine" in Tri-State New York, never fear, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/push-montana">PUSH! Montana</a> is always making his rounds to serve the geekers and tweakers.
<a href="http://www.pushondemand.com/"> Like <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/tss-presents-fifteen-minutes-with-push-montana">PUSH! stated</a>, this isn't a mixtape.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/redman-and-uncle-murda-east-coast-is-back"> "Aggins, got problems, I'm back on the scene, I got Outkast guns, they so fresh and so clean." Waking up each morn, each day promises to deliver at least one song so bananas that it becomes the song of the day and makes the cut to join my iPod playlist. Today, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/uncle-murda">Murda's</a> "They Don't Know Me" wins that honor even though the day is still young.
An unlikely, grimy alliance between hood superheroes Red and Murda for the track "East Coast Is Back.
<a href="download-dj-drama-and-cookin-soul-history-in-the-making"> Mr. Thanksgiving and the producers who do it better the 2nd time, Cookin Soul, come through with another freebie on this glorious Tuesday to make your iPod smile. When is the last time you heard a compilation mixtape that was worthy of constant spins? More than likely it was a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cookin-soul">CS presentation</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/green-ghost-project-feat-noreaga-uncle-murda-pablo-doe"> In case you haven't realized that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/xzibit-phenom-video">Xzibit's comeback</a> is full throttle, maybe this buckshot to the dome will push your mind right.
<a href="http://www.complex.com/PROMOTIONS/VitaminWater"> Obviously not getting the memo about <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/sonny-vaccaro-jay-z-could-bring-lebron-to-new-york">Hov having LeBron's ear</a>, Vitamin Water & Don Cannon teamed up with a group of rappers from this summer's top free agent destinations for The Choice Is Yours.
<a href="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/505895/jadakiss-teams-with-djs-green-lantern-and-drama.jhtml"> When the gloves are off, the only time <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jadakiss">Jada</a> is able to even sniff the championship belt is in the mixtape circuit.