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"Run the Jewels 2" Is Out NOW!!! (El-P and Killer Mike)

RUN THE JEWELS"Run the Jewels 2" Is Out NOW!!!!


Editorial: Five Rappers/Groups You Should Follow on Tumblr

Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Tumblr]You're probably already using Twitter or Instagram to keep up on the highlights (and lowlights) of your favorite hip-hop celebrities, but are you checking for Tumblr? If not we humbly suggest the following five accounts for you to follow, based on the signal-to-noise quality ratio of what they tend to post and/or reblog.

1. Odd Future.

This West coast collective has always been a little bit ahead of the curve. You may or may not agree with Tyler the Creator's tendency to use shock tactics in his lyrics, it's not surprising that he and the Wolf Gang are on Tumblr, the social media venue that doesn't require add-ons or plug-ins to share pictures and videos right away. For the highly visually oriented crew Tumblr is a perfect fit, and since new posts only come every few days you won't get dashboard overkill.

2. Wiz Khalifa.

A more recent convert to Tumblr, Wiz Khalifa's simple and clean layout emphasizes the pictures he has to share, and as you'd expect there's no shortage of sticky icky icky snapshots. Wiz is a fashionable dude though, and though most of his clothing shares would be out of my age range OR my price range, it's fair to say the "O.N.I.F.C." is gonna make it look hella good if you're sharing the cabin with him. Clothing designers should be reading his blog.

3. Chance the Rapper.

He went quiet for a couple of months in July, then came back with new music last week. What his minimalistic theme lacks in swag his posts make up for in whimsy, and you get the feeling Chance hasn't gotten a big head despite his rap ascent to rap stardom. He posts more than the average amount of videos to his Tumblr as well, which differentiates him from other users in that his Tumblr turns out to be a vlog - he's quite literally sharing his journey through hip-hop with his followers.

4. Prometheus Brown.

I'm taking a chance plugging this one because TUFKA Geologic hasn't updated his Tumblr since June. Nevertheless the thing that makes this blog stand out for me is that it makes me HUNGRY. Brown is proud of his Filipino background and his feed is peppered (pun intended) with video blogs he happily calls "Food & Sh*t." This one alone makes me drool.

Don't read his feed when you've been drinking or you're going to call a friend to take you downtown for something to eat. I'm also completely down with his profession of love for the Mountain Brothers, a group I have very fond memories of from literally buying the last copy of their CD at a store in New York City then later having them autograph said same after seeing them perform live.

5. iEl (Ilyas).

I'm going to preface this one with a warning - the former Tanya Morgan emcee has a blog that's NSFW. If you read this blog at your J-O and the boss calls you on the carpet, don't say I didn't warn you. Now that we've got that out of the way, iEl is a fascinating dude. You're going to see a lot of body art. You're going to see a lot of BDSM photos. You're going to realize Ilyas split from the group for a reason - his interests just didn't quite fit in with the rest of the crew. Thankfully that's exactly the kind of place Tumblr is made for - you can be whoever (or whatever) it is you want to be. He's different - so don't compare him to another.
The Hip-Hop Shop #296 - Dreams of Fat Laces

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #296 is called Dreams of Fat Laces and features new music from BioLogic, A-Class, Mike Red and Tragic Hero among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new show.

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Tracks featured this week:

* BioLogic f/ Flow Patrol - Dreams Made From Dust
* A-Class - Super Fat Laces
* Mike Red - Are U Down
* Westbay x Prestigious - Lithium
* Tragic Hero - L.O.N.E. Wolf
* Cliff Po f/ Metafor Manson - Pass Me Da Green Remix
* Marcel P. Black - Black Collar
* Shabaam Sahdeeq - Skillet

@CaseyVeggies & @RockieFresh Perform "Sacrifice" In Atlanta (@Str8OutDaDen)

Video: Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh Perform "Sacrifice" In Atlanta

Str8OutDaDen: Toward the end of Rockie Fresh's set during the PUMA showcase at A3C, the MMG emcee brings out Casey Veggies to perform "Sacrifice" from their Fresh Veggies project.

Audio: Jon Dubb f/ Dizzy Wright & DJ Hoppa "Hip Hop Ish" (@JonDubb @DizzyWright @DJHoppa)

Audio: Jon Dubb f/ Dizzy Wright & DJ Hoppa "Hip Hop Ish"

Matt: Virginia based emcee Jon Dubb has been rocking stages throughout the United States and producing music alongside some of the games most recognizable newcomers and legends alike. Jon’s debut album, The Leilana May Project, is named after his daughter and reflects his drive, love and passion for both his family and the art of Hip-Hop.

Video: Sean Strange - "Independence Day" (@seanstrange718 @mightyfuzzyoung @salomestrange)

Video: Sean Strange - "Independence Day"

(produced material by Saigon, Joell Ortiz,Tragedy Khadafi & more!)

Audio: @NikkiJean @AbDashSoul "Champagne Water"

Audio: Nikki Jean f/ Ab-Soul "Champagne Water"

Matt: Singer/Songwriter Nikki Jean readies her new solo EP. The artist best known for her memorable collaborations with Lupe Fiasco on The Cool (“Hip Hop Saved My Life”, “Little Weapon”), cookie socials, and more recently Ab-Soul’s These Days (“World Runners”), Nikki drops her first single “Champagne Water” off the soon to be released EP of the same name.

J. Sands Featured on NBA Live 15 by EA Sports in Stores Oct. 28th (@TheFakeJSands)

J. Sands Featured on NBA Live 15 by EA Sports in Stores Oct. 28th

BUKA: J. Sands Featuring L.F. Daze
Five to Get Live (NBA LIVE REMIX)
In Stores October 28th PS4 & Xbox

New Music! @TheRegiment & @MegaRan: Bloodstream (@HiPNOTT)

New Music! The Regiment & Random: Bloodstream

HiPNOTT: We are less than one week out until the new EP from The Regiment & Random drops. To hold you over, here's another track from A Gamer's Anthem, the Random Beats produced banger "Bloodstream". The full EP drops Tuesday, October 28th.

Video: @MajorDStar - "Stuck Up" (@DunnDealPR @beatsbymaniac)

Video: Major D-Star - "Stuck Up"

Dunn: Detroit-bred, Miami-based rapper Major D-Star presents the Ball Out Boy-directed music video for his new Kidd Play-produced single "Stuck Up". Hosted by DJ 5150 and presented by the late Slim Dunkin, I'm So Major 2 is the followup to the first volume of the ISM series.

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Welcome to for the week of October 21st, 2014!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have TEN new items for you! Check out the 5 rappers to follow on Tumblr article, Akrobatik's "Built to Last," Steve 'Flash' Juon's The Hip-Hop Shop #296, MarQ Spekt and Blockhead's "JustPlayWitIt," Saigon's "G.S.N.T.3. - The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard," Smoke DZA & 183rd's "Ringside EP," T.I.'s "Paperwork" (our featured review), Vince Staples' "Hell Can Wait," Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for October 14, 2014 and Ray West & O.C.'s "Ray's Cafe." Please note the Vince Staples review is the debut of new staffer Clara Wang. Big up Clara!!

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