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Video: @DiabolicHipHop - "Alien Manuscript"

Video: Diabolic - "Alien Manuscript"

Semp Rok: "Alien Manuscript" is the first music video release off of Diabolic's sophomore LP FIGHTIN WORDS, which is scheduled to release on September 16th 2014. Currently Diabolic has a Kickstarter where anyone can preorder the LP and exclusive gear, including a Hoodie & T-Shirt designed by Diabolic himself and themed after "Alien Manuscript".

@ApolloBrown Plays "Rhythm Roulette" With Mass Appeal (@MelloMusicGroup)

Apollo Brown Plays "Rhythm Roulette" With Mass Appeal

Matt: Step 1: Find A Record Store
Step 2: Blindfold Producer
Step 3: Pick 3 Random Records
Step 4: Make A Beat By Sampling

On this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal travels up to “The D” to meet up with the King of ’97 Cool Edit chopping— Apollo Brown.

Video: Matt Johncox "Man in the Mirror" (@mjj315 @rRAPpromo)

Video: Matt Johncox - "Man in the Mirror"

RRP: "Man In The Mirror" is the second video from Matt Johncox's upcoming album, All By Myself. This whole video was shot and edited using just an iPhone.

Video: Es - "Aspire to Inspire" (@HGmonsterEs @IStillLoveHER)

Video: Es - "Aspire to Inspire"

Wanja: “Aspire To Inspire” is my life’s motto. It is also a symbol of my journey… my growth…my progression. This record is a feel good inspirational and motivational collection of songs, intended to uplift anyone who has ever had to overcome adversity or odds stacked against them.

Audio: R.Fusiion - "Careless" (@rfusion @YoPromotions)

Audio: R.Fusiion - "Careless"

Yo! PR: "R.Fusion is a true original. A mixture of boldness and witty lyricism mark him as an artist who's not afraid to be different. He's a multi-talented rapper with a formidable stage presence. His mic style is hard-hitting. Additionally, his fortitude sets him apart from other aspiring artists. Moreover, R.Fusion possesses boundless energy and a relentless drive. With his unconventional style of commercial Hip-Hop and party-starting credentials, R.Fusion is on the road to being a household name."

R.Fusion- Careless from R.Fusion on Vimeo.

Audio: Ragga Twins - "Trippin' and Bunnin' (Fat Controllers Mix)"

Audio: Ragga Twins - "Trippin' and Bunnin' (Fat Controllers Mix)"

Alex: "Fresh from the Skrillex release 'Raggabomb' the Ragga Twins are back. This has the balance of serious vocal delivery and fresh production from The Fat Controllers."

Audio: Dre Carter f/ Kur & C Young - "Change" (@KurNGB @DreCarterBaby @CYoungTB)

Audio: Dre Carter f/ Kur & C Young - "Change"

Q: South Jersey's Dre Carter Team Up With Philly's Up & Coming Kur For This Banger "Change".

Video: @RichHomieQuan - "Send Off"

Video: Rich Homie Quan - "Send Off"

L.G.: Hip-Hop fan favorite Rich Homie Quan is set to embark on Wiz Khalifa’s highly anticipated “Under the Influence” Tour, along with rap stars Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Iamsu, Sage The Gemini, Mack Wilds and DJ Drama. The 22-show tour kicks off on July 24th in Scranton, Pa. and ends a month later in Irvine, California.

Video: @SirMichaelRocks - "Bussin" f/ @Iamsu! @CaseyVeggies

Video: Sir Michael Rocks "Bussin" (f/ Iamsu! & Casey Veggies)

A.T.: With his long-awaited solo debut album Banco, set to be released next Tuesday, July 29th, Rocks traveled to Los Angeles to team up with Iamsu! and Casey Veggies for "Bussin." Filmed in a haunted mansion, the video premieres via AV Club. The audio released earlier this month, and has since eclipsed 130K listens on SoundCloud. Called a "perfect soundtrack for adding a little human sacrifice to your summer BBQs," by Noisey in their debut of the single, the track is quickly becoming a club banger and house-party favorite.

Audio: Gage - "Kitty Kat Again" (@gage_almighty)

Audio: Gage - "Kitty Kat Again"

Avalanche: New Single From Rising Star Gage
Kitty Kat Again & Dem Tief The Queng

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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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