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Video: Knightstalker & Le First - "Lueur d'Espoir" (prod. Merlin)

Mirko: “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Peale dominates the worldwide bestseller lists for man than three decades. In these times full of crises, wars and social evils, it seems to be of great imprortance for the people to not lose their optimism, the way of “Positive Thinking”.
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Audio: @CrookedIntriago @TermanologyST - "Let's Go"
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: Statik KXNG f/ Termanology - "Let's Go"

Matt: Statik KXNG (Statik Selektah & KXNG Crooked) have aligned forces for a new group and self-titled debut collaborative project; that will be released on 2-12-2016.
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PR: @SaulWilliams Releases MartyrLoserKing on Fader Label (@Biz3)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 4:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

PR: Saul Williams Releases MartyrLoserKing on Fader Label

Biz 3: Genre-Melding, Politically Charged Concept Album With a Global Message

Album Release Show On February 2nd at Rough Trade In Brooklyn, NY
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The (W)rap Up - Week of January 26, 2016
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 2:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

If you missed any of the new reviews this past week including Anderson .Paak's "Malibu" then do yourself a favor and check out this week's edition of the (W)rap Up!
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Audio: Bobby Brackins f/ Ty Dolla $ign - "Faithful" (prod. Nic Nac)

A.T.: With an EP on the Way, Hit Songwriter Bobby Brackins Links with Ty for Club-Ready Single.
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Video: @Crew54 - "M.G.M."
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11:20AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: Crew54 - "M.G.M."

C5M: Fresh off the release of our latest album Wyld Gentlmen and heavy into the creation of our next project SlapRapz 2 with Cientifiq, we took a break to drop this quick video. Putting our own spin on the Busta Rhymes "Calm Down" instrumental, we submit "M.G.M." Produced by DVZN Media.
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Video: J. Cole - "Love Yourz" (@JColeNC @Biz3)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 10:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Video: J. Cole - "Love Yourz"

Biz 3: J. Cole, the multi Grammy nominated and platinum-selling artist, has announced Forest Hills Drive: Live From Fayetteville, NC out now via Roc Nation / Columbia. The album, recorded throughout his hometown performance, the last date on the highly successful Forest Hills Drive tour, features the platinum selling album in its entirety save one track along with an intermission medley consisting of "Lights Please," "In The Morning," and "Nobody's Perfect."
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Audio: F. Virtue - "Mourning Meditations" (prod. @J57)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 8:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: F. Virtue - "Mourning Meditations" (prod. J57)

J: This year F. Virtue is releasing a new song at the end of every month from his 2017 album, The Things I'd Talk to Harry About, under my new imprint, FiveSeven Music. For January's track, "Mourning Meditations," F. Virtue sets the tone by analyzing regret and turning it into an opportunity to grow, admitting that when it comes to music he, "Won't call it skills or even a talent / It's just a way to stay even and balanced."
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This Week's RapReviews Update and Winter Storm Kayla
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[courtesy of Wikimedia Commons]Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

RapReviews.com will be delaying part of our update this week due to preparations for Winter Storm Kayla in the Midwest, which happens to be where the Editor-In-Chief (yours truly) is headquartered.

Unfortunately for our staffers and contributors along the Eastern seaboard, the same storm is headed their way, so I'm not necessarily expecting any major new articles or reviews from the crew this week. Reviews are coming though once the snow emergency has passed.
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Editorial: A "Desert Vista Six" Rebuttal From ECF
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

[courtesy of Anonymous]Editorial courtesy of ECF.

I read my friend Steve Juon's editorial, announcing his decision as RapReviews.com editor not to publish pictures of the girls nor their names. His reasoning behind the decision not to do so is understandable on the surface - perhaps even a touch noble, but as I peruse his words expressing his desire to not subject these girls to further shame and embarrassment, I can't help but feel a sense of unease.

Many Americans who talk about youthful indiscretions and kids doing dumb things forget that this is a nation where cops can legally shoot black boys to death for playing with a BB gun in an open carry state, or for jaywalking and/or running away from cops.
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