10 Songs from Young Thug’s Pre-“Lifestyle” days

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Before “Lifestyle” put him on, Young Thug had to build a name for himself in Atlanta’s streets. Listen to these 10 slept-on songs that helped him do it. Our Bars (I Came From Nothing 2) ICFN2 is the mixtape that eventually got Gucci Mane’s attention and helped Thugger land a deal with 1017 Bricksquad, and he exhibits a bunch…

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New Summertime Sadness from skywlkr

skywlkr rolling up some inspiration

Detroit producer skywlkr takes it to cloud nine with his new track “Emotions Thru Emojis”, packed with summer feels and heavy 808s. Although his name has not appeared on any major projects lately, you may remember skywlkr as the dude that made the strangest, almost grotesque beats for some of the songs on Danny Brown’s critically acclaimed XXX from 2011. Heavy-hitting “Blunt…

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Artist Spotlight: Time & Lepp

Cover of the new EP by Time & Lepp

Time & Lepp earned their spot in the buzzing New England rap scene and continue rising thanks to their steady hustle and insane mic technique. “I’m from small towns of Mass,” said  Time, in between verses at a cypher. The story of two friends, Adam (Lepp) and Ryan (Time), began when they were around 12 years-old, living…

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Five Beautiful Tracks from Boston’s Nicest Rappers Right Now

Some of Boston's nicest

Boston is not really known as a hip-hop mecca. You will see that this notion may change if you listen to these five songs by young Boston natives. The most prolific MC to ever come out of Boston – Guru, one half of legendary Gang Starr, moved to Brooklyn in the early stages of his career and did…

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Announce “Bandana”

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are planning to release a follow-up to their 2014 album Piñata.  Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has been pretty quiet this year, after releasing his Shadow of a Doubt album in 2015. However, on May 7th Freddie blessed Twitter with an announcement of a second coming of some major scorching fire – a new collaborative album with Madlib that follows up…

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