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Audio: J. Cole - Be Free (R.I.P. Michael Brown)

J. Cole has released a new song in honour of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was murdered by Ferguson, Missouri police on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Cole fired the song off to his publicist with this message, after uploading it early Friday morning to the Dreamville blog:

There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It’s so easy to try to save the world when you’re in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a fuck if it’s by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel. Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”

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Video: A Laz ft. Crooked I & Rittz   Dont Know

Fresh new visual support for Toledo’s own A-Laz and his new project, Eastie Boy, which dropped last week. “Don’t Know,” the project’s first single, features Strange Music lyrical titan and Yelawolf protege Rittz and Slaughterhouses’ own Crooked I. Fif Element on the beat.

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Audio: Well$   Major Paine (Daddy’s Little Girl)

19-year-old Charlotte rapper Well$ challenges negative stereotypes in the latest single from his mixtape, MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher. Major Paine (Daddy’s Little Girl) was produced by Austin Celeya and THE BL∆CK HE∆RTS CLUB. Hard-hitting joints like “Savoir-Faire” and touching monologues in “Temporary Forever” are just two of several more reasons why MTSYD is worth checking out. More info after the jump link.

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Audio: Black Zheep DZ   Mr. Slick (Prod. GXNXVS)

Black Zheep DZ drops off a new single that’ll be featured on his upcoming project, 8th World, set for an August 2014 release. This is the GXNXVS-produced “Mr. Slick.”

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Goodwin directs the latest visual release from Millyz. Check out “SMILE,” featuring Ben Carew, after the jump link below and you can grab Millyz’ Future Memories album on iTunes.

Video: Millyz   Smile ft. Ben Carew

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Video: J.Y.   Turnpike

J.Y. releases visuals for his new single “Turnpike.” This is the first video release from his upcoming project, Such Is Life, dropping on Monday, April 28th. The video was directed by ANS (Anthony Scott DePerto) and provides us with the Dead Presidents feel that hasn’t been seen in a while. Be sure to check out the video above and stay up to date with J.Y. http://suchislife.whoisjy.com/. Follow him on all social platforms @whoisJY.

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Audio: Sticky Ricky   Preacher Man / Bass Bump

Right after the release of the Kevbo Beats-produced “Bass Bump,” Southbay, Cali artist Sticky Ricky drops “Preacher Man,” the loose-limbed, spontaneous track highlighting trigger obsessive bars. If you missed out on “Bass Bump” you can check it out after the jump link below.

You can follow Sticky Ricky on Twitter @Ohshit_itsRicky or check out the official website, HaffwayHouse.com. R.I.P. Kaz.

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El-P and Killer Mike’s chain-snatching, poodle-shooting, antihero anthem “Run The Jewels” gets an appropriately bugged out animated video courtesy of Bristol’s RUFFMERCY. Watch this at high volume, preferably in a residential area.

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