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Editorial: The Top 20 Female Rap Artist Videos - Part 2


Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Queen Latifah/Dana Owens courtesy Wikimedia]And we continue with PART two of the top 20 female rap videos of all time - no less dope than the top 10 - it was just too many to put in one post and not have the loading time explode!

11. Missy Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"



12. Trina - "Da Baddest Bitch"



13. Eve - "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"



14. Nefertiti - "Miss Amutha Nature"



15. Lil Kim - "The Jump Off"



16. Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"



17. Lin Que - "Let It Fall"



18. Mia X f/ Foxy Brown, Master P - "The Party Don't Stop"



19. The Sequence - "Simon Says"



20. Foxy Brown - "B.K. Anthem"

Editorial: The Top 20 Female Rap Artist Videos - Part 1


Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Queen Latifah/Dana Owens courtesy Wikimedia]Break the chains of patriarchy and celebrate the women of hip-hop - today (and always) it's "LADIES FIRST."

1. Queen Latifah & Monie Love - "Ladies First"



2. Roxanne Shante - "Roxanne's Revenge"



3. Rah Digga - "Tight"



4. MC Lyte - "Paper Thin"



5. The Lady of Rage - "Afro Puffs"



6. Queen Latifah - "U.N.I.T.Y."



7. Yo-Yo - "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo"



8. Lauryn Hill - "Everything Is Everything"



9. Boss - "Deeper"



10. Bahamadia f/ K-Swift, Mecca Star - "3 the Hard Way"



[Queen Latifah/Dana Owens courtesy Wikimedia]
@GhostfaceKillah/Sheek Louch: Wu Block Biznez (@NatureSounds @RealSheekLouch)


Ghostface Killah + Sheek Louch: Wu Block Biznez

Nature Sounds: Ghostface Killah And Sheek Louch Reunite As Wu Block * Hidden Gems In Stores 1/20/14



Wu-Tang Clan and The LOX / D-Block are two of the most influential collectives in hip-hop history. Since their early days in the 90s, these two groups have come to embody unfiltered NYC boom-bap in it's purest form. After initially joining forces in 2012, Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch are now back as the hybrid group Wu Block. The new Wu Block album Hidden Gems hits stores everywhere on January 20th, 2015. Boasting 15 previously-unreleased tracks from Ghost and Sheek, Hidden Gems also contains a number of guest appearances from both camps, including Jadakiss, GZA, Masta Killa, Styles P, Cappadonna, Killah Priest, and more.
Video: @OfficialNefew @BJTheChicagoKid - "Lionheart"


Video: Nefew f/ BJ The Chicago Kid - "Lionheart"

Matt: The American-Swiss rap group's sophomore album, the project features a whopping 21 original jams, with BJ The Chicago Kid, Jared Evan, Jason Caesar, John Turrell, Jonas, Lenny Herald, Omar Lunan, Souleez, Stephan Eicher and STS making guest appearances on the LP, which is produced entirely in-house.

@MintyBurns Releases "The Golden Ticket" Mixtape; Drops Video (@JoeBayer)


Minty Burns Releases "The Golden Ticket" Mixtape; Drops Video For Title Track

Joe: Minty Burns' new mixtape has been a long time in the works. The Toronto MC has provided listeners with successful collaborations such as "How I Feel" with Rockie Fresh and "Shisha Monster" with Trademark Da Skydiver. Delivering top-notch work on his own as well, Minty came through on standout solo singles like the Rich Kidd-produced "World Series" and "Gold Coins". Other contributions to the project come from WondaGurl, Chase N. Cashe, Chef Byer, and more.

Stream "The Golden Ticket": http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/31347/minty-burns-the-golden-ticket.html

With the release of The Golden Ticket, Burns has coupled it with the official video for the title track. Minty has also created a website that offers an interactive stream of The Golden Ticket with lyrics and credits included.

J.Period 10th Anniversary Collection and Limited Box Set (@JPeriodBK)


J.Period 10th Anniversary Collection and Limited Box Set

JP: The list of collaborators reads like a hip hop fantasy team: Nas, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Common, Rakim, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, Busta Rhymes, Big Daddy Kane among others. But this is no fantasy. It's a snapshot of the star-studded roster of artist collaborations highlighted in an exclusive new J.PERIOD project.

Celebrating 10 years of DJ and production work for a who's who of A-List hip hop and R&B stars, J.PERIOD & Jigsaw Agents are pleased to announce the J.PERIOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, a Limited Edition box set showcasing a decade of groundbreaking remix projects and award-winning musical documentaries.

Available exclusively at JPERIOD.com and GoodWoodNYC.com (and limited to 100 pieces worldwide), this exclusive collector's set contains a custom J.PERIOD x Scratch-Tracks USB Mixtape, a laser-engraved J.PERIOD x GoodWoodNYC Dub Box Mobile Speaker, limited edition Mixtapes Are Not A Crime® wood pendant, commemorative 10th Anniversary J.PERIOD x Manifest Worldwide T-Shirt, and a hardbound 10th Anniversary booklet featuring graphic art from Fuse Green and an essay on the history of mixtapes by NY Times best-selling author, Adam Mansbach.

The J.PERIOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION also boasts two exciting, exclusive NEW releases: the highly-anticipated sequel to J.PERIOD & Q-Tip's collaboration, The [ABSTRACT] Lost Tapes, and the latest edition of J.PERIOD & Black Thought's unparalleled Live Mixtape series.

In anticipation of this release, J.PERIOD has also partnered with Bose® for an exclusive VIP Edition limited to 50 pieces worldwide, featuring the J.PERIOD Icon Series and a pair of Bose® QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for a premium listening experience. The J.PERIOD x Bose® Icon Series Collection will not be available to the public, except through selected upcoming contests and giveaways.

Since his acclaimed debut with The Best of Nas (Hosted by Nas), J.PERIOD's signature style of musical storytelling has set a new bar for mixtape producers around the globe and earned singular praise from press (Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard, The New Yorker and more) and A-List artists alike. With a resume of accolades that includes "Mixtape DJ Rookie Of The Year" (Elemental 2005), 2X "Mixtape DJ Of The Year" (The Source 2005 & Power Summit, 2006), "Mixtape Of The Year" for The Best of the Roots (MTV 2006), and "Street Album Of The Year" for March 9 & The Madness (MTV 2008, BRM 2009), J.PERIOD has established himself as one of the world's premiere DJs, and one of its most celebrated mixtape producers.

Music icon Questlove calls J.PERIOD "the most creative mixtape producer of all-time."

Celebrate 10 years of musical innovation with the Limited Edition J.PERIOD 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION and hear the evolution of J.PERIOD's award-winning sound for yourself!

http://jperiod.com/heatrocks/view/j.period-10th-anniversary-collection
KXNG Crooked Pens An Open Letter To The Internet Preps 'Sex, Money and Hip-Hop' (@CrookedIntriago)


KXNG Crooked Pens An Open Letter To The Internet Preps 'Sex, Money and Hip-Hop'

(Via Matt) If it weren't for the online world of Hip-Hop supporters -- generally called "the internet" -- Slaughterhouse's KXNG CROOKED likely wouldn't be where he's at today. The internet embraced Crooked and his House Gang brothers long ago, which ultimately led to the creation of Slaughterhouse and their signing to Eminem's Shady Records. The internet helped carve out a solid career for Crooked and has allowed him the opportunity to travel around the world and do what he loves to do. Every blogger, every online journalist, every forum comment and social media share played a part in his brand development.

While it's true that the internet has been an amazing launching pad for countless artists, there are times when it has been a pain in the ass to major record companies. Album leaks, for one, have somewhat crippled the industry and thrown months and even years of hard work to the wayside.

Now fresh off the heels of his appearances on the #1 Billboard album in Hip-Hop-- Shady XV -- KXNG CROOKED prepares to release Sex, Money and Hip-Hop, a mixtape experience centered around the idea of the pre-internet days. The days of nostalgia for many, when the only way to hear an album was to go down to the local record shop and buy it with your hard-earned cash, or pick it up from your local DJ selling mixtapes out of the trunk of his car. We want this to truly be a mixtape experience --- the way so many of us grew up on.

Therefore, with the release of Sex, Money and Hip-Hop we are counting on the fans. We are asking the fans who purchased this album NOT to upload it anywhere online, but to keep it tucked away in your own little stash for your own mixtape experience. This is a piece of history. A collector's item. A rare piece of art. There are limited copies of this album being manufactured, and you may just be one of the lucky few who own a copy forever.

We believe the fans will want to keep this art from going public via the internet and we are trusting you with this. You see, if this album is uploaded online the value of it decreases drastically, much like a baseball card or a rare comic book. It's simple: keep it retro. Keep this album offline and keep it valuable.

As a special gift to you from KXNG CROOKED and SMH Records and as a thank you for your cooperation, we are including a second copy of the album for FREE with your purchase (while supplies last). One is for your listening pleasure, and the other is a keepsake for you to hold onto, unopened, as a Limited Edition collector's item.

So thank you, Internet, for all you've done for us. We are not turning our back on you, we are simply keeping it authentic for a throwback mixtape experience.

We will be back soon. Until then go to www.smhmerch.com for the mixtape experience.

Sincerely,

SMH RECORDS
Audio: D.M.C. - "None Higher" (prod. by K.O) @TheKingDMC


Audio: D.M.C. - "None Higher" (prod. by K.O)

MediaFamous: Legendary rapper DMC of the Iconic Rap group Run DMC has new music coming and Hip Hop keeps its comeback steady with producer extrodinaire K.O manning the boards.

Video: @ImNotChillWill "Warning (MPadrum'$ Remix)" @IllAdrenaline


Video: ChillxWill - "Warning (MPadrum'$ Remix)"

Ill Adrenaline: Taken off ChillxWill's "Almighty" album, available worldwide February 3rd (CD/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records. Vinyl LP available through Chopped Herring Records (release date end of January).

Audio: @Substizzle @GodsIlla - "360 Degrees" (@HiPNOTT)


Audio: Substantial f/ Gods'Illa - "360 Degrees"

HiPNOTT: This winter, HiPNOTT Records has gathered our team of artists to give our fans a compilation of previously unreleased music for this holiday season. The compilation will be available for free download December 24th as our holiday gift to you. Until then, we will leak a few new tracks from the set along with accompanying video holiday cards from our artists.


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