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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Bahamadia Makes Powerful Statement With "We Here" Video

Bahamadia has returned with a new video for "We Here," an unapologetically brash, in-your-face anthem slamming the gender inequality that's been omnipresent in hip-hop since its origins. 

Directed by Olise Forel-directed, the video finds the Philly Hip Hop legend paying her respects to both her predecessors and successors. From MC Sha-Rock and Queen Latifah to Sa-Roc and Rapsody to burgeoning artists such as DJ Kool Flash and Chika, Bahamadia makes sure to include those women representing the culture to the fullest. 

"We Here" comes from the B-Girl Records founder's next studio album, "HERE," which is her fourth solo album on the imprint. 

The album is expected to arrive this fall. 

Check out the "We Here" video below. 

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Classic artists featured on The Foundation compilation

The Foundation compilation is available now and it's a must-have for the collection. 

Two singles and videos have already dropped from the project, the first by Tash from Tha Alkaholiks featuring Cali Boi and the brand new DJ Ace-produced single Feds In My Rearview by Ice T which features the OG laser focused.

Additional artists on the album include Sadat X, Kool Keith, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigger Tha Gambler, 40XL, G. Malone, King Tee, Breeze, Esham, J.O and Ultramagnetic MC's.

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Official tracklist:
1. Kool Keith - Metaphor Kingpin
2. Ice T - Feds In My Rearview
3. Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler - On Site
4. Sadat X - His Ma

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Ghostface Killah debuts new video off upcoming album

The legendary Ghostface Killah returns, this time armed with his new single and video which is part one of a three part mini movie.

"Conditioning" is taken from his upcoming album titled "Ghostface Killahs" which is scheduled to drop in August. Be on the look out for the second single and video "Party Over Here" and "Pistol Smoke" which will be the third offering from the album.

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Brand new album by Kool Keith available now

The one and only Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC's has just released his new album, simply titled "Keith" via Mello Music Group.

Entirely produced by the legendary Psycho Les from The Beatnuts, "Keith" finds Keith in top form on the 15 tracks alongside some guest spots from Jeru The Damaja, B-Real, Psycho Les and Paul Wall.

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