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Video: Skrip - "F@ke Friends"

Video: Skrip - "F@ke Friends"

Syntax: "Iíve never written songs like this before," Skrip said. "Iím not that kinda guy who just writes to relieve some emotional issues, but I thought Iíd finally open up. Iíve got nothing to keep holding on to.

Audio: @NoochieMusic f/ Dave Chappelle - "Knock Knock" (@FlyLikeDove)

Audio: Noochie f/ Dave Chappelle - "Knock Knock"

Dove: Washington, DC native Noochie brings more heat from his Product of the DMV project with the fan-favorite "Knock Knock". Starting with a strong lead-in from Dave Chappelle, Noochie kicks the door down over this hard-hitting beat from MFA.

Audio: EMP - "Perfect Timing" (@ThisIsEMP_)

Audio: EMP - "Perfect Timing"

ATBM: Hailing from a city that is known for dark days and late-night soundscapes, EMP presents a fresh creative energy while culturally representing the essence of Toronto by bringing together their diverse lineage. Eestbound, who is known for producing Travis Scottís platinum hit ďAntidote,Ē crafts the instrumental, while rapper Milly Manson injects raw aggression into his verses and Pree holds her own as the most elusive, young vocalist in her city.

Audio: @LOrangeMusic @TheRealMrLif - "There's An Art To Sleeping" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Audio: L'Orange & Mr. Lif - "There's An Art To Sleeping"

MMG: L'Orange & Mr. Lif are back from their European Tour and have a brand new unreleased bonus track from their collaborative record "The Life & Death Of Scenery." The new track, "There's An Art To Sleeping," finds L'Orange back with his trademark production breathing speakeasy sunshine into the previously dark world of Life & Death.

Audio: Stream 'The Best Of A3C' (@StatikSelekt Remixes)

Audio: Stream 'The Best Of A3C' (Statik Selektah Remixes)

Matt: For the past six years, the A3C compilation series has been influential within the genre, serving as a barometer for which artists will become renowned staples in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape. Past compilation artists include G-Eazy, Curren$y, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Underachievers, Smoke DZA, Trademark Da Skydiver, Rockie Fresh, Bodega Bamz, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, Chris Webby, Dave East, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Scotty ATL, Robb Bank$, Michael Christmas, Tunji Ige, Manolo Rose, Locksmith, and Trinidad James, just to name a few.

.@RunJewels Release RTJ3 Album Art + Track List, Debut New Single "Legend Has It" (@Biz3)

Run The Jewels Release RTJ3 Album Art + Track List, Debut New Single "Legend Has It"

Biz 3: Feverishly Awaited Full Length Dropping January 13 In North America & January 20 Internationally

Hear New Album Song "Legend Has It" Here:

Run The Jewels, the firebrand rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced their hugely anticipated third album RTJ3 will have a worldwide digital release date of January 13 with physical editions available on that date in North America and on January 20 internationally. The new full length will be self-released in partnership with RED Distribution. The album will be available in several formats, including free download (as always), CD, LP, and digital and is available for preorder now via . The announcement arrives on the heels of the recently released new songs "2100 (ft. BOOTS)" and "Talk To Me". The album features a cadre of talented guest performers, including Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Trina, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and more, but the new album is first and foremost about the explosion of creativity born from the unique collaboration between Mike and El, a partnership-turned-friendship that has pushed both rappers to new heights in their storied careers. Full tracklist below.

On their 3rd offering, Run The Jewels have turned their iconic "pistol & fist" imagery (conceived by El-P & drawn by Nick Gazin) 3D, rendering the original album cover concept as a sculpture of the hands cast in metal, chromed, and gold-plated. The resulting statues were beautifully photographed & brought to life by frequent collaborator Tim Saccenti, and grace the new album cover. RTJ has this to say about the artwork:

"For us, the RTJ1 hands were about 'taking what's yours' - your world, your life, your attitude. The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album. For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel."

In the two year span between albums, Run The Jewels have transformed from underground stalwarts to a global rap juggernaut, spawning an international art movement (Tag The Jewels), a radio show (WRTJ on Beats1), several Marvel comic cover variants (including issues of Deadpool and Luke Cage among others), characters in a video game (Gears of War 4), their own Virtual Reality initiative (VRTJ), multiple awards & accolades (including Pitchfork's 2014 album of the year, NME's "Best Festival Band" & "Best International Band", four A2IM Libera Awards, two UK Music Video Awards, and more), multiple television appearances (including a hilarious Halloween-themed sketch with Stephen Colbert this October), plus a slate of sold out shows and high profile festival appearances.Their Run the World tour sets off on January 11th with a massive North American campaign, and worldwide dates to follow shortly after.

Last but not least, in celebration of the album announcement, the duo have dropped "Legend Has It", the 3rd new song from RTJ3. The track showcases the relentless back & forth lyricism, indelible chemistry, humor & bombast that Killer Mike & El-P are known & loved for. The song, and the entire album, was produced by El-P, and co-produced by Little Shalimar & Wilder Zoby.


1. Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)
2. Talk To Me
3. Legend Has It
4. Call Ticketron
5. Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)
6. Stay Gold
7. Don't Get Captured
8. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)
9. 2100 (feat. BOOTS)
10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) (feat. Trina)
11. Everybody Stay Calm
12. Oh Mama
13. Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)
14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters


LISTEN TO "2100 (ft. BOOTS)" HERE:


* with special guests The Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, & Cuz

12.17.16 Houston, TX @ Day For Night Festival
1.11.17 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
1.12.17 Washington, DC @ Echostage *
1.13.17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
1.14.17 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues *
1.16.17 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *
1.17.17 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
1.18.17 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA *
1.20.17 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz * (SOLD OUT)
1.21.17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
1.23.17 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre *
1.24.17 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *
1.25.17 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason *
1.29.17 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
1.30.17 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park * (SOLD OUT)
2.1.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *
2.2.17 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic *
2.3.17 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * (SOLD OUT)
2.5.17 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University *
2.6.17 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)
2.7.17 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo * (SOLD OUT)
2.8.17 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
2.10.17 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
2.11.17 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
2.13.17 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
2.14.17 St. Paul, MN @ Myth *
2.15.17 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater *
2.17.17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
2.18.17 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
2.19.17 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall * (SOLD OUT)
2.21.17 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
2.22.17 Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
2.24.17 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
2.25.17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)
2.26.17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
4.3.17-4.8.17 Mayrhofen, Austria @ Snowbombing
5.31.17-6.4.17 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
6.9.17 Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival

Video: M-Dot - "Give It To Me" (@MDotBoston @RevOfEMS)

Video: M-Dot - "Give It To Me"

Chris: Back with another leak from the upcoming album 'egO anD The eneMy' set to be released on 1/27/17, M-Dot and his visual team take the aforementioned single "Give It To Me" to new heights both literally and aesthetically. Almost a year after the release of the innovative and interactive 360į experience "123 Flow" (over 2 million views between Facebook/YouTube), Victor Keys (director) and M-Dot have offered up an imaginative twist on 360.

Audio: J. Sands f/ Kendra Ross - "Another World" (@TheFakeJSands)

Audio: J. Sands f/ Kendra Ross - "Another World"

BUKA: New Album Coming Soon.

Audio: Don Def x Jack the Rapper x The Supervisor "El Cortez" (@supervisor_hlb @IStillLoveHER)

Audio: Don Def x Jack the Rapper x The Supervisor "El Cortez"

Wanja: The "El Cortez" is a collaborative effort by three of Boston MA most innovative lyricists: Don Def, Jack the Rapper and The Supervisor. Recorded entirely over a one week period in Las Vegas, NV. the album combines the unique perspectives and rhyme styles of the three artists into a cohesive and entertaining project.

Audio: The Dramaboy - "Glo" (@rRAPpromo)

Audio: The Dramaboy - "Glo"

RRP: MoDInero Music Group presents the hot new single "Glo" by Tha Dramaboy. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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