Consider this our fair warning of what’s to come. Per the artwork, and Cole’s censored final bars, the rumors are true that J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are going to be coming with a joint project in February. Is the game ready? Do they have chemistry to pull it off? I can’t wait to see them try. For now, listen to Kendrick demolish “A Tale of 2 Citiez” while Cole goes in over To Pimp a Butterfly’s “Alright.”



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Yet another Black Friday mixtape is on the books with Chris Brown’s Before the Party. The 34-song projects features Rihanna, Tyga, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Fetty Wap and French Montana. Stream and download below.


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Erykah Badu wants in on Black Friday via her new mixtape But You Cain’t Use My Phone. Notable for its title being taken from her classic track “Tyrone,” and featuring a duet with Andre 3000, the project clocks in at 11 tracks and is available on iTunes. Drake also makes an appearance.

Stream it below.


GERMANY — “Let the games begin!” was Tyson Fury’s response after shaking hands with champion Wladimir Klitschko following their weigh-in earlier today.

Klitschko’s 245.3 pounds is a slight increase over the 241.5 he weighed for April’s defense against Bryant Jennings. Fury’s 246.4 is his lowest weight in over two years. In July 2012, Fury tipped the scales at 245 for a bout against Martin Rogan.

The fight airs Saturday on HBO World Championship Boxing at 4:45 p.m. ET.

[Mixtape] Rick Ross – “Renzel Remixes”

Posted: November 27, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Album Reviews
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Rick Ross has unleashed a massive two-part mixtape for his Renzel Remixes. The project offers new Ross verses over music’s biggest tracks, including non Hip-Hop smashes like Adele’s “Hello.” And in what might be the funniest moments on this tape, Ross offers a “remix” of 50 Cent’s “In the Club” (with a Dr. Dre drop serving as the intro).

All this is a prelude to Ross’s Black Market album, dropping December 4.






[Mixtape] Lil Wayne – “No Ceilings 2”

Posted: November 26, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Album Reviews
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Lil Wayne’s sequel to his acclaimed mixtape No Ceilings is here. Coming in at 24 tracks, Wayne delivers freestyles over some of this year’s biggest tracks. Guests include Future, Yo Gotti, King Los, Mannie Fresh and Curren$y. Stream and download below.

Writer’s Note: Track 21, “Crystal Ball,” is missing from the group download link on DatPiff. You can download it separately from the tracklist.


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The title is a few months too late, the game is always open for good music. Faboulous returns with his latest mixtape, Summertime Shootout, which features guest spots from The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Dave East and more.


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