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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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Walnut, California rapper David May presents the EM3-directed music video for “Store Runs”, the new single from VIDEO 94, his new free EP out now featuring DAMAR, Phantom Thrett and produced by fellow OSA (One Step Ahead) affiliate Gunnah. Born to a drug-addicted mother, David lived in foster homes before being adopted by a couple who had previously lost a daughter to leukemia. In 2010 May locked the opening spot on Wiz Khalifa’s Deal Or No Deal Tour. May reached out to fellow 909 area artist Curtiss King of Black Cloud Music for beats. The two exchanged beats for concert tickets. “That show changed my life,” says David. “I knew right then this is what I wanted in life: music and anything to do with it.” In 2012 Black Cloud released David’s debut album The Lifestyle Of A Dream Chaser and performed alongside Pac Div, Curren$y and joined The Road To Paid Dues Tour with Murs and Fashawn. Now independent, David describes Video 94 as “an homage to the local head shop I frequent. It’s all about the late-night stoner lifestyle I’ve grown accustomed to.”

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