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Video: @NuBrandFlexxx - "Project: Cherryade"

Video: Nu Brand Flexxx - "Project: Cherryade"

Courtesy Beatrice A.

After taking us on a herb-infused trip to Amsterdam with 'Chillin 'n' Billin', Nu Brand Flexxx invite us to their house party with their new video 'Project: Cherryade'. Brushing up on Darq E Freaker's glorious instrumental 'Cherryade', the clan keeps the lungs filled with smoke (puff puff pass?) gearing up for the release of their forthcoming release 'The Trip' EP, out on December 12th on iTunes.

Video: SMACK/URL ARMAGEDDON Recap via @JusDaze

Video: SMACK/URL ARMAGEDDON Recap via Jus Daze

Courtesy JDM.

URL/Smack Armageddon Recap via Jus Daze.

Video: Animal Nation - The Lasagne Song (@URBNET)

Video: Animal Nation - The Lasagne Song

Courtesy URBNET.

Animal Nation is from Whistler, BC They combine harmonicas, guitars, and drum machines with turntables, sampling, and banjos to create a hip-hop show unlike anything you've ever seen before. Most recently Animal Nation was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Album on the recently released "Basement Tapes vol.1"

Audio: Drea - "So Good" (prod. by Frank G)

Audio: Drea - "So Good" (prod. by Frank G)

Courtesy Frank G.

To set it off, here's a new single by singer/emcee Drea, entitled, "So Good (Prod. by Frank G)." This song is off her newly released album Beauty and the Beats.

@Illmaculate vs. @Black_Milk Demo Beats 2012 Part One

Illmaculate vs. Black Milk Demo Beats 2012 Part One

Courtesy Sandpeople Music.

In a strange twist of fate, that’s basically like one of our week recaps of selections come to life - Illmaculate (whose latest video we selected on Wednesday) has taken it upon himself to record a new song over the first half of yesterday’s selection – Black Milk‘s Demo Beats 2012.

Now normally, we’re against rappers taking liberties over uncleared beats, especially those released for free as a good gesture for the fans but in this case – fuck it. We like it. (Sorry, Rosalinda!)

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Audio: @DreMarshall - "Dope" (@PTheWyse)

Audio: Dre Marshall - "Dope"

Courtesy Praverb.

"Dope" is the latest single from energetic South Florida emcee Dre Marshall. The bio on Dre's website states that his message is a formulation of high octane rhythms and "fire"lyrics that welds the heart and soul of every note to the bass line of every pulse.

The Hip-Hop Shop #201 - Fall & Winter Favorites Flashback

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop, and this week we've got Fall & Winter Favorites Flashback. It may be cold outside but this "Best Of" HHS collection featuring Apollo Brown, Rock Mecca, AWAR and V!rtu among others will warm you up! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! This show is co-sponsored by and can be found there every Thursday.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Scheme - Grown Man Smoke
* Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Truth Be Told
* Famoso f/ Whosane, Shabaam Sahdeeq - Me, Myself & Music (Remix)
* Random a/k/a Mega Ran - Wreck-It Ran
* Rock Mecca - Girls All Around
* AWAR - Keep Risin'
* Simeon Viltz & Mulatto Patriot f/ Pugs Atomz - Once Again
* V!rtu - Faded

Snoop Dogg Recruits @ItsPacDiv For Upcoming Tour (@AudibleTreats)

Snoop Dogg Recruits Pac Div For Upcoming Tour

Courtesy Audible Treats.

The acclaimed L.A. threesome Pac Div is fresh off the release of their sophomore album GMB, which has already received praise from Rolling Stone, HipHopDX, and XXL. And now, Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung are gearing up for a string of West Coast performances in December, with none other than the legendary Snoop Dogg.

In addition to a handful of headlining shows in California, Pac Div will be opening for Snoop between December 9th and December 22nd. The guys are excited to share a stage with the gangsta rap icon, but it will not be the first time Pac Div has crossed paths with Snoop Dogg. "We first met him about five years ago, and were really happy to find out that he's been a fan since we started," said Mibbs, who, along with Like and BeYoung, were recently guests on Snoop Dogg's online news show, GGN. "Joining forces with a legend is a precursor that one day we'll be known as legends. Touring with Snoop will only add to our list of many accomplishments."

The impending tour with Snoop mirrors the Cali-centric theme of GMB, which chronicles Pac Div's journey as they usher in the revitalization of LA's hip-hop scene. GMB has the trio collaborating with a number of artists including Kendrick Lamar and Blu on the single "Cross Trainers" and Ty$ on "The Return," as well as a slew of notable producers including Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids, Scoop Deville, DJ Dahi, and the Div's own Like.

To purchase tickets for Pac Div's tour with Snoop Dogg, please visit .

Upcoming Pac Div Shows:

Dec. 11 - Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Dec. 12 - Fox Theatre, Pamona, CA
Dec. 13 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Dec. 14 - The Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
Dec. 15 - Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma, CA
Dec. 16 - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
Dec. 17 - Ashland Armory, Ashland, OR
Dec. 18 - Midtown Ballroom, Bend, OR
Dec. 19 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Dec. 20 - Revolution Center, Boise, ID
Dec. 21 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Dec. 22 - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 29 - Fulton 55, Fresno, CA
Video: @ZionI - The Shadowboxing Tour Pt. 1 (@Zumbi808)

Video: Zion I - The Shadowboxing Tour Pt. 1

Courtesy Ballin PR.

Hip-Hop group Zion I continue to forge new ground musically on their latest LP Shadowboxing, a beat-heavy hip-hop album decidedly grittier than past projects. Always pushing the literal—and figurative—needle forward, the duo, consisting of emcee Zumbi and producer Amp Live, have once again created something experimental and heartfelt. Shadowboxing features guests such as Bassnectar, Grouch and Eligh, Collie Buddz and Goapele.

Video: @TraeABN f/ @YoGottiKOM - "Choppa Talk"

Video: Trae Tha Truth f/ Yo Gotti - "Choppa Talk"

Courtesy WeRunThis.

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