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New Video: Stalley - "Go On" (Directed by Walu)


Rapper Stalley



Ohio rapper Stalley strolls through the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y. in this visually-stunning video for the Rashad-produced song "Go On." The motivational track is from the Maybach Music Group artist's latest LP Lincoln Way Nights. Stalley wants everyone to stay on their grind and never slow down. "Don't sit on your ass my dude / The only one that's gonna be last is you," he raps. Now that's real talk. A great message and a great video by director Walu.

New Video: C.J. Hilton - "Cold Summer"


'Cold' World: R&B Singer C.J. Hilton


It looks as if C.J. Hilton got next in the R&B game. This is his latest visuals for the song "Cold Summer," which was produced by the great Salaam Remi and co-penned by Miguel. This explains why the tune sounds eerily similar to Miguel's 2011 breakout hit "All I Want Is You." He might as well grab J. Cole for the remix and call it a day. I'm not hating on the brother, just offering a suggestion. I love the video and the beat is crazy. Check out the video below:


New Music: Common - "The Believer" (F/ John Legend) [Produced by No I.D.]


Common - The Dreamer / The Believer LP Cover


Here's an inspiring song from Common with John Legend on the hook. The track is from the Chicago rapper's upcoming disc Dreamer/The Believer (due in stores Dec. 20). "From one King's dream he was able to Barack us / No one can stop us," raps Common. Producer No I.D. is on the track let the record begin.



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New Music: Fashawn - "Skating Down The Block"


Skater Boi: Rapper Fashawn


Last time we heard from Fashawn he released his near-classic debut LP Boy Meets World and a fantastic mixtape tribute to Nas called Ode to Illmatic.

The Los Angeles rapper is back with a new cut "Shaking Down the Block," which is from his project titled Champagne & Styrofoam Cups. The 14-track collection will be accompanied by a 45-minute film directed by Punit Dhesi. Check out the song below:


New Music: Ron Browz - "Necessary" (F/ Mobb Deep)


Who's Beeping Me?: Producer Ron Browz


Two worlds collide on this banging new track produced by Harlem trackmaster Ron Browz and featuring Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep. I love the sinister beat...Ron Browz's verses, not so much. This song belongs to Mobb Deep as Prodigy and Havoc spit some grimy tough talk. This is a textbook case of when a producer should have play the background instead of jumping on the mic. Nevertheless, this is a dope song.