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Listen: Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasein Bey) “You Already Knew” & “Fix-Up”

It’s Black Friday, Blackk Friday and also #BlackStarFriday

Talib Kweli and Yasein Bey (Mos Def) are sharing two songs with their fans.
You Already Knew is off Black Star’s upcoming mixtape ‘Black Star Aretha’ produced by OhNo that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Fans can download this song at Blackstarhub.

After the jump, Fix-Up. It’s a Black Star single produced by Madlib.

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GZA to Build With the Harvard BMF and MIT Scientists In Preparation for His New Album on Babygrande

Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA also calls himself the Genius. No one ever questions that. Put Liquid Swords on around me, and I will break down a zillion insights one can get from that album. Even when joking, the WU-Chappelle Show Skit about diversifing one’s options kinda was well, genius. And is there any question what the best scene in Coffee & Cigarettes is?

Well, the Genius is preparing to visit Cambridge, Mass to drop jewels and build with some of the brightest minds on the planet earth while gearing up for a new album in 2012.

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MP3: Young Jeezy “I Do” ft. Jay-z & Andre 300 / MP3: 50 Cent “What Up Gangsta pt. 2!”

(Photo by Terry Richardson)

MP3: Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 – I Do (No Tags)

MP3:  50 – What Up Gangsta pt 2

Do you remember when rap was pure?

I am talking about the golden days when Jeezy was the proper role model for mental health, and 50 Cent was the new Nirvana?
Well, both these songs will take you back the the golden-era of crack music.

Well, The Jeezy song is about getting married or something and guests Andre, and Jay. But it’s still cool to have a powerful new Jeezy cut.  This is kinda like International Players Anthem 2012.  TM03 December 20th.

And Fif. Love you and thank you for not making a soft song. A wise man once said, ‘you can lose a lot of money chasing women. But you will never lose women chasing money’.

Spin Magazine’s “New Underground” Issue Has Cute Diagram & Info on the Next Tyler, the Creator Album

The new issue of Spin Magazine’s cover story is the New Underground in Hip Hop. Above is a humorous diagram that at some parts is a little off. I don’t think Jay Electronica sold his soul or that Nas is out of touch, but whatever, it’s still something to look at and think about.

In an article on Odd Future in the same issue, Tyler,the Creator says his next album will be out in May, and will be rape-humor free.

Common to Premiere “Sweet” TONIGHT on UStream – Proceeds go to J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Common is using the video premiere for his single Sweet to raise money for Haitian relief organization JPHRO which was founded by Sean Penn after the 2010 Earthquakes that struck Haiti.

The video can be seen tonight at 5pm PST/ 8pm Est via UStream for a donation of $1.

Sweet was shot in Haiti and the view of the 2010’s earthquakes devastation is captured as well as the beauty and power of the Haitian people and the land.

Common is also hosting a screening and cocktail party with Los Angeles Confidential Magazine tonight. Guests will be able to purchase photographs taken of Haiti during the filming of Sweet by Stephen Taylor, and also of a series of selected limited edition photos autographed by Common.

Again the all the proceeds from the video premiere and photograph sale go to Haitian relief organization JPHRO.

Common’s 9th studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer will be in stores on December 20th, 2011.

Cocktail Party Info:

Monday November 14, 2011
7-9pm PST.
861 North La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Video: Childish Gambino “Bonfire”

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I was sent this earlier today but didn’t know how to embed from the MTV URL. After watching the creepy Cudi, and Internet videos, I figure one more Halloween video would be ok.

This time it comes from Childish Gambino aka TV Star Donald Glover(no relation to Danny). His album Camp is due out November 15th on Glassnote Records.

Video: Common “Blue Sky”

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Common’s video for “Blue Sky” off his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer

Listen: Wale “Slight Work” Feat Big Sean (Produced By Diplo)

After a lively discussion on Twitter,Wale and Diplo decided to leak their song “Slight Work” feat Big Sean. This song is off Wale’s album upcoming album Ambition which comes out 11-1-11. Preorders available now.

Video: Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monche, Buckshot and Jean Grae Rehearsing For Duck Down vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase

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Talib Kweli and them are going all out for October 22nd’s Duck Down Vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase at Williamsburg Hall.  Liveband and whatnot.
Ticket info &  full line-up.
Stream Via Red Bull if you can’t make it to the show.
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New Jams: Jay-z & Kanye “N*ggas in Paris” (Remix Ft. T.I.) & Wale Ft. Kid Cudi “Focused”

“Whats drugs my dealer?, asks Kanye on the breakout banger “Nwords in Paris”. Hopefully, the newly free T.I. no longer asks this question when looking for crystal meth. T.I. still can rap well, and even sounds masculine when rapping in french.

What she order?

MP3: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas In Paris (ft. T.I.) (Remix)

new Wale/Kid Cudi after the jump
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