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New Music: Hit-Boy - "Old School Caddy" (F/ Kid Cudi)



After dropping his rap debut ("Jay-Z Interview") last month, producer-turned-rapper Hit-Boy releases another banging track called "Old School Caddy." The rollicking beat, hypnotic guitars and keyboards is reminiscent of the production sound of the Dungeon Family. I can't get the infectious chorus out of my head ("I’ma get mine 'til the world gonna see, crusin’ down the block trying to clock my ends / Old school Caddy or a new school Benz"). It all sounds fantastic!

Hit-Boy has some lyrical skills and his flow fits perfectly with the beat. He raps, "Remember to bring skrilla cause I don't do shit for free / And if you want a track, get ready to pay a fee / And if you want to act like syndicated TV / Old ass nigga, step aside for the new surf swag nigga / My shit iller, matter of fact my shit killer / Them niggas clones, I'm getting on for being realer."

Kid Cudi also brings some dope rhymes to the mix, sounding like the Mr. Rager of old that I've missed on his previous albums. "Niggas forced my hand, now I'd love to end these niggas / But my daughter got a father who is off his fucking rocker / No one to run the globe because the stoner chief rocker / Range ripper, honest little motherfucker / In the SLS stuntin like a motherfucker," he spits.

This a certified street banger from Hit-Boy. Hip-hop needs more of this...immediately!


New Video: Tanya Morgan - "Whatever That's Mine"


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Tanya Morgan is still releasing joints off their You & What Army EP and I'm not mad at them for that. Check out their P.O.V. video for "Whatever That's Mine." Directed by Brian Petchers, the rap duo takes to the streets of Brooklyn and reveal that they are just regular guys. More importantly, Donwill and Von Pea show they are phenomenal rhyme-spitters.

New Music: Beanie Sigel - "The Reunion" (Featuring State Property)


The Reunion Cover

Before Beanie Sigel goes to jail to serve his two-year sentence on tax-evasion charges, he reunites with his State Property crew for the street-certified head-banger, "The Reunion."

The beat knocks for days and will certainly garner instant rewinds (Someone post the instrumental to this joint!). If you are an old-school hip-hop head, the breakbeat should be familiar to you. It's from Sly & the Family Stone's classic song "You Can Make It If You Try" (use famously by the Jungle Brothers on "Because I Got It Like That").

The Philly bully and ex-members of State Property (Young Chris, Freeway, Peedi Crack, Omillio Sparks) spit some gritty rhymes on this track. Early!

Beanie Sigel will release his comeback album(?) This Time on the newly-reformed Ruffhouse Records label on Aug. 28. The Philadelphia-based company was one of the premier rap labels back in the 1990s, launching the careers of such hip-hop icons like the Fugees, Cypress Hill, Schoolly D, Kriss Kross, Lauryn Hill and the Goats (Ha!).

*BONUS*: Because I got it like that....

New Video: Meek Mill + Drake - "Amen"


Living on a Prayer: Drake and Meek Mill


Hallelujah! Philly spitfire Meek Mill released his new video for "Amen" on Sunday (July 15), a holy day for most religious folks. The clip also features Drake and mysteriously no Jeremih who sings the hook.

Fellow rhyme-slingers French Montana, Fat Joe, Julez Santana, J. Cole and others make cameos in the Dre Films-directed clip. And, of course, if you are going to pop champagne bottles in your video, you gotta have eye candy models poppin' their booties. (Yeah, it's a tired video premise but it never gets old.)

Despite the controversy surrounding the song, I don't think Meek Mill will repent anytime soon.

Meek Mill is set to drop his debut album Dreams & Nightmares on Aug. 28. Amen!