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Video: @Oddisee - "Belong to the World" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Video: Oddisee - "Belong to the World"

MMG: It's been a couple months since the sophomore solo release from rapper/producer Oddisee, and he's returned with an elaboration on his autobiogrpahical concept. In his new record "The Good Fight" Oddisee expands on ideas of social insulation, needs, wants, alienation, success, failure and life as a cross-cultural artist.

Video: Horseshoe Gang Destroys Sway In The Morning & "5 Fingers of Death" Freestyle!

Video: Horseshoe Gang Destroys Sway In The Morning & "5 Fingers of Death" Freestyle!

Mike: If you loved Logic, King Los & Arsonal's "5 Fingers of Death" freestyle on Sway in the Morning, then you HAVE to check out Horseshoe Gang's!

Video: DJ Chose f/ MC Beezy - "Everywhere I Go"

Video: DJ Chose f/ MC Beezy - "Everywhere I Go"

(C) 2015 Think Its A Game / Brook Gang

Video: @MainAttrakionz - "Cycles" (@AudibleTreats)

Video: Main Attrakionz - "Cycles"

A.T.: Oakland hip hop duo Main Attrakionz release the visuals to Friendzone-produced single, "Cycles," from their recently released album, 808s & Dark Grapes III. The video, directed by Paper Son Films, follows the two cloud rap pioneers through several scenes of performances while a dimmed slide show with photos from their career plays in the background.

Video: Kydd Jones - "Patience" (@KyddJones)

Video: Kydd Jones - "Patience"

All Def: Austin-based rapper/producer Kydd Jones releases his new music video "Patience," premiered on Russell Simmon's All Def Digital. The song will be featured on Kydd's album "GR33D" due August 2015 which will feature Kirko Bangz, Tory Lanez and more.

Video: @Doomtree - "Generator" (@DessaDarling)

Video: Doomtree - "Generator"

Big Hassle: Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for "Generator" from their recent full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records. The James Gundersen-directed video premiered via AV Club, who called it "a bombastic call to arms that also showcases the group's pop-culture acumen... the video features the members of Doomtree taking to the streets of their native Minneapolis, cutting imposing portraits against the desolation of a Midwestern winter.

Tour dates:

8/29 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO (Riot Fest Afterparty)
8/30 - Riot Fest - Denver, CO
9/13 - Riot Fest - Chicago, IL
9/17-9/20 - Rifflandia Festival - Victoria, BC

9/19-9/20 - Riot Fest - Toronto, ON
9/23 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
9/24 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
9/25 - The State Theatre - Portland, ME
9/26 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA
9/27 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
10/3 - ??????????? - St. Paul, MN
10/14 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA #
10/15 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR #
10/16 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA #
10/17 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA #
11/6-11/8 - Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX

# - w/ Astronautalis
Video: @TraeABN @1Future @BoosieOfficial - "Tricken Every Car I Get"

Video: Trae Tha Truth f/ Future, Lil Boosie - "Tricken Every Car I Get"

A.T.: Following Release of Star-Studded Album, the Houston Legend Calls on Two of Trap Music's Best to Release Aggressive Visuals.

Video: @Migos Perform "Handsome & Wealthy" With Orchestra (@Biz3)

Video: Migos Perform "Handsome & Wealthy" With Orchestra

Biz 3: Watch Migos perform "Handsome & Wealthy" with a full orchestra as part of their "Trap Symphony" series with AudiomackLive below. Their debut album Yung Rich Nation drops this Friday, July 31st, via Quality Control.

Video: @IAmYoungGoldie - "Checks" (@JoeBayer)

Video: YoungGoldie - "Checks"

Joe: 2015 has proven to be a great year for Austin Music Group artist YoungGoldie. The Baltimore rapper released his new album Dream Come True last month, which included the standout single "Be Yourself" featuring Young Dolph. Having also crafted some solo heat with his recent project, Goldie revisits the LP and provides the official lyric video for the newest single "Checks."

Audio: @SamScarfo @DJWhooKid - "Get It Done"

Audio: Sam Scarfo f/ DJ Whoo Kid - "Get It Done"

Dove: Today Sam Scarfo uses his lyrical firepower for straight-shooting logic in "Get It Done" produced by Delivery Boy. This track will appear on the New Jersey native's upcoming mixtape Sunset: The Tales of Sam Scarfo hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, which is slated for release in September.

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