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Big K.R.I.T. – Drinkers Club (ft. Juicy J, Rittz, A$AP Ferg).

Like many blog rappers before him, Big K.R.I.T. rode a wave of great mixtapes toward an ultimately disappointing debut album. All that promise squandered, just like with Yelawolf, Wale, and other rappers who flubbed their moment in the spotlight after so many leaks and cosigns. But even after the lukewarm..

Jalal Salaam – Surrender (produced by Swarvy).

Here’s a Stones Throw-esque gem from Jalal Salaam’s new album Mathematics^2 produced by Philly’s Swarvy. Also peep “1987body” where Swarvy laces a YouTube freestyle by nobody Philly rapper Vodka with a luscious free-flowing beat. Mathematics^2 by Jalal Salaam

Dreamon – Collapse (produced by Alizzz).

Norwegian singer Dreamon hopped on this beat from Spanish electronic producer Alizzz and it’s one of the most effective pop songs I’ve heard in a minute. Drake without the Drake. Find more Alizzz joints as bonuses below.

Alchemist – Rookies of the Future (ft. Riff Raff, Action Bronson).

In the space of two songs, Riff Raff compares himself to Rick James, Obama, Toucan Sam, Ryu from Street Fighter, Macho Man Randy Savage, and Eric Clapton. The scary part? He’s not far off. Below are “Rookies of the Future” with Alchemist and Action Bronson and “Drip” with Curtis Williams and Mike..

Hit+Run Presents Road Kill, Vol. 4.

Two beats from L.A. screenprinting company Hit+Run’s new compilation blew my mind. First is Knx’s boom bap slapper “putemup” which reminds you how intoxicating the right few seconds of a vocal sample can be. The second is “No Love” by Armenian beatmaker Bei Ru which is busy and elegant and..

Melo-Zed – Turn Heads.

Young British beatmaker Melo-Zed made a cool boom bap thing out of an obscure Meek Mill feature from 2012. The wonders of the SoundCloud generation.



Banks – Goddess.

R&B singer Banks’ debut album, Goddess, was released this week to much anticipation. We’ve been fans of Banks for a while, along with the rest of the internet, due to her soulful covers of The Weeknd and Aaliyah. “Beggin for Thread” and “Alibi” are newer tracks to note although the parts..