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Videos: @WaxSociety - Lord Willin' & Sub-Zero (@Teek_Hall @Kollateral__ @SummerTheKid @CookUpCam)

Videos: Wax Society - Lord Willin' & Sub-Zero

Wax: We're in deep with the season now and hot off the block we have two music videos from two of our emcees. Teek Hall brings you his second single, an homage to one of his most influential groups; The Clipse, appropriately named "Lord Willin'". The second video is to a brand new single from one of our other emcees, Kollateral. Both delivering powerful lyrics in their own style flow; each contender hits hard bringing the Wax Society family to the forefront as a formidable opponent in the new school hip hop landscape.

Video: @ApolloBrown @RocMarci "Lonely And Cold" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Video: Apollo Brown f/ Roc Marciano "Lonely And Cold"

Matt: Apollo Brown releases the first official visual from his latest album, Thirty Eight, once again linking up with New York mercenary Roc Marciano for “Lonely And Cold.” With the sharpest of eyes and the frostbitten wit of a Polo clad hustler slanging in the dead of winter, Marciano delivers his best verses in recent memory, his vivid narratives perfectly suited for Brown’s soulful production.

Video: @FlyyGuyIsMe - "Cinematic Harlem" (@HarryFraud)

Video: Flyy Guy Fresh - "Cinematic Harlem"

FUE: Flyy Guy Fresh is geared to drop is EP "Portraits of My Mind" September 2nd and has been hitting the streets with one off joints following up to the release. Last month Flyy Guy put out "Cinematic Harlem" him going over the dope beat produced Harry Fraud and now his hitting us with the official visual for the joint.

Video: RETRO - "How U Want It" (feat. Lor Taj) @RetroThaKid

Video: RETRO - "How U Want It" (feat. Lor Taj)

A.T.: RETRO and his crew shot scenes throughout the city from Venice Beach to Compton, where "the block looked like a scene from San Andreas," says RETRO. "I was on the corner shooting the video, I got on all red, and in the midst of dancing and entertaining, this guy that looked just like CJ came down the street on a motorcycle and he just stared at me the whole time." He adds with a laugh: "I knew that it was time to go when it started looking like there was a swap meet about to go down."

Video: Q. Guyton - "Henny & Grand Marnier" (@theqguyton)

Video: Q. Guyton - "Henny & Grand Marnier"

Gold Club: A few months back, Q. Guyton released his Reduction mixtape. The lead off track, "Henny & Grand Marnier" cracked plenty of eyes and ears solely for Guyton's ambitious thoughts and wants. Shooting a six minute mini-movie for the track seems appropriate, he and his lady speeding through the city dumping off showers of bullets, popping bottles and smiling throughout.

Audio: @Grizzaveli - "I Turn Up" (@rRAPpromo)

Audio: Grizzaveli - "I Turn Up"

RRP: Make sure to check out the new single, "I Turn Up," by Grizzaveli. This single is really blowing up with over 200,000 plays.

Rich Quick & Archie Bang - #Breakfast (@J57) @RichMFNQuick @ArchieBangMuzik @Ccelli @ExponentEnt @ParkStreetPR

Rich Quick & Archie Bang - #Breakfast

PR: Well let’s be honest, we are pretty sure this is the first ever Hip-Hop video where a girl gets ‘milked’!!! When Rich Quick, Archie Bang, J57 and DJ J Hart linked up to do this track they really wanted to capture the fun and the care free vibe of the song. Rich brought his crew from New Jersey and Philly up to Archie Bang's Flatbush neighbourhood in Brooklyn for what has to be one of the most off the wall video shoots Flatbush has ever seen!

Mixtape: Forekast - "I <3 RMXS Vol. 1" (@3Steez)

Mixtape: Forekast - "I <3 RMXS Vol. 1"

Sonny Star: Forekast's long awaited “I ❤ RMXS Vol. 1” remix project has finally made its way to the digital shelves with a free stream and free downloads. Over the last month he’s been dropping some creative reworks each week of some of your favorite hip hop tracks featuring some of your favorite MC’s, from J Dilla to Jay-Z!

Audio: @CJeez - "Brand New" (@kaytiimontana)

Audio: C-Jeez - "Brand New"

K.S.: Queens MC C-Jeez is back today with a message that plenty of rappers have relayed through their music in the past... "Don't be mad cause I'm acting brand new!" Everyone switches up when they start getting somewhere in life, and its only right. We're not working hard to stay the same. Listen to the new track right here and share on your sites if you're feeling it.

Audio: @ImScottRamirez "Encarta '95" (prod. @TheDoppelgangaz)

Audio: Scott Ramirez - "Encarta '95" (prod. The Doppelgangaz)

Wanja: Encarta '95 is a recorded archive of outlandish experiences and dusty visions over a soundscape powered by the Doppelgangaz. As a promotional prelude to the Fall release of Monte Cristo, take a trip into the creative caverns of this audio encyclopedia.

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Welcome to for the week of July 29th, 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 your enjoyment: Common's "Nobody's Smiling" (our featured review), an editorial on Iggy Azalea and cultural appropriation, Illa Ghee's "Social Graffiti," Christopher Michael Jensen's "CM Cool J," Steve 'Flash' Juon's The Hip-Hop Shop #281, Kid Sean's "Bona Fide," Lizzo's "Lizzobangers," Mighty Misc's "The Secret Lives of Hobbits," Skipp Whitman's "Whitman Can't Jump" and Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for July 22, 2014.

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