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Jadakiss and Lloyd Banks made it close this week, but I’m giving Loso the nod for his latest Friday night freestyle over the Lox’s “All for the Love,” What other classic beats do you want blessed in the coming weeks?

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Showtime’s second installment of Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao chronicles the recent media workouts from both, and delves back into Floyd’s Olympic run and 1996 pro start.

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Styles P uses classic Marvin Gaye and a Prhyme instrumental for this week’s freestyle drops. Fortes has a guest verse on the Prhyme joint.

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Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Weigh-in

Photo Credit: Will Hart/HBO

NEW YORK CITY — The heavyweights take center stage Saturday night with Wladimir Klitschko seeking to continue his heavyweight dominance against undefeated Bryant Jennings. Unlike a lot of heavyweight bouts, this is a contest featuring two guys in peak physical condition. But there’s a few things that makes one of the them the overwhelming favorite.

KLITSCHKO: 241.6

JENNINGS: 226.8

PREDICTION: Aside from Klitschko having a lifetime of more fight experience (Jennings is 19-0 and only started boxing in 2009), the physical attributes remain daunting. Jennings has a longer reach (84), but he is the shorter and overall smaller man. Klitschko has been starting fast recently while Jennings always has the tendency to be slow in the early rounds. That will allow Klitschko to establish distance with that ramrod jab and occasional right hands that will put doubt in Jennings’ head.

Could Jennings land a lucky punch? Sure. But what people fail to realize is that it won’t be one lucky punch that beats Klitschko. The first fights against Samuel Peter and Lamon Brewster show that one punch is not enough to keep Klitschko down. And now that he’s a much better fighter, that makes Jennings’ task even more difficult. He’s not an aggressive pressure fighter that will stay in Klitschko’s chest the entire fight (and that might not even be a good idea considering Wladimir’s clinching ability).

A Jennings win would likely be the biggest upset in heavyweight history since Lewis-Rahman I. KLITSCHKO KO7

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Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Weigh-in

Sadam Ali: 146.8

Francisco Santana: 146.4

PREDICTION: Sadam Ali had his coming out party in his last fight by knocking out Carlos Abregu. This fight serves to further showcase him as Santana isn’t in his class but has proven he can go rounds with bigger men (notably Jermell Charlo in 2011). If an Ali stoppage happens, its likely late. ALI UD

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Lloyd Banks’ new contribution to the Friday throwback freestyle craze is a verse on the Pharcyde’s classic 1992 single “Passin’ Me By.”

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Andre Ward stopped by the Hot 97 offices this morning to discuss his Roc Nation debut on BET June 20 against Paul Smith. The undefeated star also gave his thoughts on next week’s Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight, and the only time he was nearly KO’d (and it’s not the Darnell Boone fight from his description). Ward also touches on why he shuns the “villain role.”

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Jadakiss has joined Fabolous’ Friday throwbacks with his very own Friday Massacre series. Today Jada takes a turn rhyming over Kane’s “Young, Gifted and Black” instrumental.

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