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Audio: @PepLava @TajaiMassey "Monopoly Money" (@AudibleTreats)

Audio: Pep Love f/ Tajai - "Monopoly Money"

A.T.: They say money is the root of all evil, but is it the currency or the power we put into it? Pep Love and Tajai, members of the mighty Hieroglyphics crew, address this and more on "Monopoly Money," a loose single premiering via HipHopWired. Backed by an ominous psychedlic guitar riff and boom bap production from Unjust, Pep and Tajai team up to discuss society's fascination with wealth. "Currency don't worry me/ because i can't bring it with me when they bury me," raps Pep as he discusses the power of the dollar.

Audio: @ZionI - "Fresh" (@VibeSquaD Remix) @AudibleTreats

Audio: Zion I - "Fresh" (VibeSquaD Remix)

A.T.: Zion I are keeping busy. Premiered by EARMILK, they've released a VibeSquaD remix of "Fresh," a single from their Masters of Ceremony EP, which dropped earlier this year. EARMILK describes the track as "mellow and chill," adding that "it further highlights how vastly underrated Zion I is outside of the Bay, as his lyricism works perfect under the more funky, LA-type production."

Video: Kilz - "Conceited" (@uhhuhLUKE_O & Pyrex Pre$$) @AudibleTreats

Video: Kilz - "Conceited" (ft. Luke-O & Pyrex Pre$$)

A.T.: Following the release of his Krak Kilz mixtape, southwest PA producer/rapper Kilz shares the project's first visual, "Conceited," premiered by AllHipHop. With a verse packaged between his Moola Gang Ca$h Cow$ conglomerates Luke-O and Pyrex Pre$$, the up-n-coming artist spits braggadocio bars that live up to the song's title, as the trio take viewers on a tour of Fayette County.

Press Release: 7 Years of Fool's Gold (@FoolsGoldRecs)

Press Release: 7 Years of Fool's Gold

Biz 3: Year after year, Brooklyn's own Fool's Gold Records puts their midas touch on releases, merch and beyond. Whether it's connecting the dots between the hip-hop experiments of Danny Brown and the disco funk of Duck Sauce, introducing new talent with free BitTorrent bundles, or slanging limited-edition apparel and collabs with visual artists from their Williamsburg storefront, the label founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs continues to expand their vision for a thoroughly modern indie label. Yet if there's one thing that FG still knows better than anything else, it's how to throw a party...

Fool's Gold celebrates seven years of label-dom at Webster Hall on Thursday, November 6th, headlined by a very rare NYC performance from Master P, himself no stranger to indie empire building... and all things gold! The No Limit general will be performing alongside Rowdy Rebel of GS9 / Shmurda fame, the legend Just Blaze, new NY party starters Fame School, hometown club kings Brenmar and Nick Catchdubs, and FG's latest beat genius Shash'U, str8 outta Montreal. Don't miss out.

Tickets + info:


Master P
Rowdy Rebel
Just Blaze
Fame School
Nick Catchdubs


Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St, NYC
10pm / 19+
Audio: Tell Dem Remix - Grimace Love Ft. Younique, Serocee, Wio-K. Negus, Degazity, Demolition Man & Tasha Rozez

Audio: Tell Dem Remix - Grimace Love Ft. Younique, Serocee, Wio-K. Negus, Degazity, Demolition Man & Tasha Rozez

Whole Wheat: Grimace Love drops TELL DEM AGAIN, the official remix for his BIG end of summer tune TELL DEM. The remix features an all-star cast of reggae artists and Toronto emcees making this remix HUGE and even bigger than the original!!! TELL DEM AGAIN (Tell Dem Remix) features Scarborough vet Wio-K and draft pick Degazity again, plus several local and international reggae artists such as UK hip hop/rockaz artist Serocee and legendary UK jungle/reggae artist Demolition Man. Plus from T Dot, dancehall sensation Negus, foundation roots singer Younique and the female sound clash killer Tasha Rozez.

@PRDean: @ApolloBrown & @RasKass "Blasphemy" LP

PR Dean: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass "Blasphemy" LP

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass "Blasphemy” (Album) | Plus New Single "How to Kill GOD"

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Listening Party Oct. 27th In NYC
Audio: @TragicHeroMusic - "It's Real" (@sohhPR)

Audio: Tragic Hero - "It's Real"

SOHH: Tragic Hero supplies another head nodding track filled with insightful social commentary. With recent features on chart topping album release like Swoope's "Sinema" and Canon's "Loose Canon Vol. 2", Tragic Hero has been gearing up for his upcoming release and tour (The Resistance Tour). Leading up to the tour, Tragic Hero will be releasing new material for a series he calls #InTheMeanTime. These tracks will be available for free download.

Video: @RoyceRizzy @SyAriDaKid - "No Moe" @KatoProducer @SMKA

Video: Royce Rizzy x Sy Ari Da Kid - "No Moe" (prod. Kato)

SMKA: RCA Records/SoSoDef emerging artist, Royce Rizzy debuts the video to his latest single "No Moe", featuring Sy Ari Da Kid , produced by Kato ! Check out the video below.

Two for One! Cornell University Debuts Adler Hip-Hop Archive

Two for One! Cornell University Debuts Adler Hip-Hop Archive

Eyejammie: Dear friends and fam,

Following a year of behind-the-scenes preparation, Cornell University has made available online a detailed finding aid to the Adler Archive. A significant addition to the university's Hip-Hop Archive, the Adler Archive boasts upwards of 50,000 newspaper and magazine articles about significant figures and events in hip-hop history, as well as numerous books, records, posters, photos, and other research materials. The newspaper and magazine articles are organized by subject, and the finding aid lists over 1400 of them. The university plans to start digitizing many of these articles and making them available online shortly.

Cornell has also posted a feature story pegged to the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings. Curated and written by yours truly, it focuses on the label's first year of operation.

Here's a link to Cornell's press release: .

Here's a link to the online finding aid: .

And here's a link to the Def Jam feature: .

@BunBTrillOG Gives Pimp C Tribute During #A3C @Str8OutDaDen

Video: Bun B Gives Pimp C Tribute During A3C

Str8: Bun B closes out the Pimp C Tribute showcase during the A3C Festival with a medley performance of all the UGK classics.

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