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DJ Premier Drops New Gang Starr Single With Unreleased Guru Vocals

DJ Premier has evidently been sitting on a monumental secret for some time now. Last week, the veteran producer shared an Instagram post alluding to a new Gang Starr album. 

Shortly after the announcement, Preemo unveiled "Family & Loyalty" featuring unreleased vocals from the late Guru and a fresh batch from J. Cole. 

Considering Premier's Instagram post included Nas, it's safe to say there's more Gang Starr material on the horizon. 

Until then, listen to "Family & Loyalty" below. 


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DMX Returns To Def Jam Recordings

DMX walked out of a West Virginia state prison on January 25 after serving almost a year for tax evasion.

During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz — who just collaborated on "Just In Case" with X and Rick Ross from "The Godfather Of Harlem" soundtrack — revealed X is back on Def Jam Recordings. 

“Certain people, I gotta cross the water,” he says around the 15-minute mark. “I’m like, damn. It’s raining out; I ain’t even bring my raincoat—but we gotta go. X is one of them [people].”

"I know who he really is. It’s a difference, if he was what people probably kinda think he is—maybe a bad person, maybe this, maybe that. I know [DMX]. Like, we slept on floors together. Right? So just making that, alone with him, is an honor

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Shredders Drop "Great Hits" Project

Doomtree side project Shredders — P.O.S, Lazerbeak, Sims and Paper Tiger — have dropped their sophomore album "Great Hits." 

Ahead of the release, the Minneapolis-based group shared three singles from the project, including "Vanilla ISIS" and "Suburban Base." 

Boasting severn cuts, "Great Hits" is full of unbridled energy and carries on Shredders' philosophy of delivering nothing but bangers. 

"Great Hits" follow Shredders' inaugural album "Dangerous Jumps," which was released in 2017. 

Check out "Suburban Base" below. 


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Missy Elliott Unleashes New "ICONOLOGY" EP Alongside "Throw It Back" Video

As Missy Elliott gets ready to receive the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs on Monday night (August 26), the Grammy Award-winning artist has unleashed her new "ICONOLOGY" EP. 

The project boasts five new cuts (four if you don't count the acapella version of "Why I Still Love You"), including "Throw It Back," which also got the video treatment last week. 

The visual is a classic Missy affair and features a crew of dancers, vibrant colors and Misdemeanor's effortless swagger. 

Check it out below. 


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Rapsody Enlists Mary J. Blige, GZA and Roxanne Shanté For "Ibtihaj" Video

Rapsody has officially unveiled the first video from her upcoming "EVE" album, which is expected to arrive on August 23. 

Titled "Ibtihaj," the visual pays tribute to Ibtihaj Muhammad who became the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the 2016 Olympics.

GZA — who contributes to the track alongside the elusive D'Angelo — stars in the video with Roxanne Shanté, Mary J. Blige and several women rocking vibrant hijabs. 

"Ibtihaj" features production from 9th Wonder and reimagines GZA's "Liquid Swords" classic. 

Watch the video below.


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Nas Delivers "The Lost Tapes II"

Seventeen years after the original, the inimitable Nas has returned with his latest album, "The Lost Tapes II" a compilation of tracks rescued from the cutting room floor.

Comprised of 16 cuts, the project pulls from leftovers originally intended to be included on albums such as 2006's "Hip-Hop is Dead," 2012's "Life is Good" and last year's "Nasir." 

Production comes courtesy of Kanye West, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, No I.D., Alchemist, Statik Selektah and more. 

The project is currently available on all streaming platforms. 


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