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Cern & Ray West – Maintain.

Want to see a real unicorn? Here’s a dope backpack cut in 2015. It appears on Cern & Ray West’s Dark days under the sun EP. Dark days under the sun EP by CERN & RAY WEST

Joey Fatts – Same Sh%t (ft. Curren$y).

More than most rappers, Curren$y seems entirely reliant on having the right beats underneath him. Maybe his lifestyle raps only work at a certain frequency. In any case, this Joey Fatts cut is the best Curren$y performance in recent memory. “Same Sh%t” is mafia flavored but with a digital touch, the..

NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) – Suede.

Knxwledge’s torrential output of beats on Bandcamp can make him inaccessible to even the most obsessive online music hoarders (hand raised), but he seems to have found a dream collaborator and guiding force in singer/musician Anderson.Paak. Together they are NxWorries and their first single “Suede” is divinely pimpish though Paak distances himself..


CyHi The Prynce – Forever.

A rare keeper from G.O.O.D. Music stepchild CyHi The Prynce from his BHP 2: N.A.A.C.P mixtape. Flipping Jodeci usually works out. Download it here.



v e s a – a·typ·i·cal.

Per his description, beatmaker v e s a’s new tape is meant to “fund some up-coming projects & try to fund a trip to SXSW”. I’ll take it. a·typ·i·cal is 90s fetishism, but fear not another ode to Nickelodeon and Ninja Turtles. v e s a goes for new jack swing..


Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne x Jake One) – Number One.

Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One’s anonymous funk project returns in a more official capacity for an album on Stones Throw. “Number One” reverse engineers “Ain’t No Fun” into the funk sample that never was.