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SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Coalition DJ Roots Queen

Roots run deep with this Queen. Recently, Atlanta based Coalition DJ Roots Queen took me back to the early days of her career and where it all started. She was 13 and listening to late night radio shows on community radio and pirated stations and fell hard in love with hip hop. Artists like EPMD, 2 Pac, Biggie and NWA were her early influences thanks to underground show like Underground Railroad with Kenny K. He was Digital Underground’s DJ and Roots Queen would call in to the show and chop it up with him. She started going to raves and...

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XXL Freshman Freestyle: Ponce De’Leioun Sets Fire On Shade45 “All Out Show” Interview

Shade45 is the movement. The “All Out Show” with Rude Jude is where it happened. Rude Jude interviews Ponce De’Leioun on touring with Waka Flocka, his recent mixtape with Tim Westwood and self management before asking De’Leioun to do what he is known best for: freestyle. Taking the challenge, De’Leion completely snaps over the XXL Freshman Cypher instrumental that Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Kodak Black previously rapped on. Maybe De’Leioun is a bit too late for XXL 2016 class but I for sure see him in the XXL Cypher 2017 maybe even the BET Cypher. After...

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Top Flite Empire’s King Tef Drops A Freestyle Over Drake’s Back To Back

Denver is making noise with Top Flite Empire. They been everywhere, killing everything. One half of the duu— King Tef just released a freestyle, done in one take over Drake’s “Back To Back” and killed it. You know the haters crying right now. Peep the full video below.If you haven’t seen these guys live yet, you can catch them at the Larimer Lounge in Denver Aug. 5th. Word to the wise: get your tickets early cause they sell out. Grab a...

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STREAM Lil Durk’s New Album ‘Lil Durk 2X’

Chicago rapper Lil Durk releases a new album titled Lil Durk 2X. The 13 track project features from Future, Young Thug, Yo Gotti, Ty Dolla $ign and DeJ Loaf. The project includes Atlanta based producers Zaytoven and Cassius J who produced the title track “LilDurk2X.” We chatted with Cassius J earlier today who explained how the beat he co-produced with Zaytoven ended up on the project. He explains, “We were in the studio and I got a call from Lil Duke to send him some beats for Durk after they heard that one that me and Zaytoven cooked up on Youtube called “Double Cook Up“. Duke asked...

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Gucci Mane’s ‘Everybody Looking’ Album Drops Today

Gucci Mane been busy since being released from prison in May immediately releasing “1st Day Out The Feds” and it doesn’t stop there. “Waybach,” “Back On Road,” “No Sleep” and “Pussy Print” have all been released ahead of his newest project ‘Everybody Looking’. Mike Will Made who has production credits is calling it “ a classic hip hop album,” adding, “I haven’t really heard an album that felt this good since 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Trying.”  That’s a pretty bold statement and one we wanna see if we agree with. Aside from Mike Will, Gucci worked with Atlanta producer Zaytoven who is going hard right...

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