Statik Selektah ft. Royce Da 5’9” “Crystal Clear”

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This forthcoming Statik Selektah album Lucky 7 might be my most anticipated right now. His latest, which got a Rap Radar premiere, has Royce Da 5'9" swerving inside and out of this fresh instrumental. Real niggas doing real shit. With Lucky 7 due out on July 7, this might be the last bit we hear. So fresh.

RIP Prolyfik

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Damn, this is nuts. While I can't find details on his passing (I've reached out to a few heads regarding this situation), I'm getting word that South Philly's Prolyfik, of the mighty Mortal Shellz, passed away earlier this week. Pro isn't someone I can say I knew, but I definitely knew of him. As I started attending the Garden Variety shows in Trenton, as well as the Jersey Fresh Jams, his was a friendly face that was always around... and always down to rip a mic, especially when his brother Esoge was with him.

UPDATE 7/03/15 6:17PM: While unconfirmed, word is that Prolyfik (real name Jason Nigro) was involved in a car accident on Route 55 in South Jersey. There was an accident on June 30th that took the life of one man after a car collided with a tractor-trailer. An obituary for Jason Nigro hit the papers today, saying that he passed away on June 30th as well—for those wondering, there will be a memorial celebration for Prolyfik at the Vincent Gangemi Funeral Home in Philadelphia this coming Tuesday night. Prolyfik is survived by his parents, two brothers, a fiance, and many other relatives. He was 33-years-old at the time of his passing.

UPDATE 7/03/15 8:03PM: Friends of Prolyfik are confirming that it was in fact the accident on Route 55 on June 30th that took Prolyfik's life.

Our condolences go out to Prolyfik's family, friend, and crew. As I get more details, I'll update this post. Word is this Sunday's edition of Side-B Radio will be dedicated to Prolyfik. For now, dig into some of his old bangers.

Snow Tha Product - "Bet That I Will"

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Snow is the truth, and this cut is proof. Be on the lookout for her next mixtape, The Rest Comes Later.

DJ Cable - "Justified"

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DJ Cable went ham on Justin Timberlake's breakout solo single, "Like I Love You." Something about the way he threw that grime-y edit on those Neptunes drums?! This is the anthem for the rest of the week.

Word is that this is the beginning of a Triangulum free download series, so keep on the lookout for those.

Oneman Gave Away A Fire Batch of Edits for Your Summer

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Fusing amazing electronic vibes with furious bars? Oneman knows me well. Here's his sick four-pack of gems for the summer, which you can download HERE.

Jon Hope Returns With a New Album, 'A Guy Named Harry'

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"When radio hear soul, it's hard for them to play it." Truer words, Jon Hope. Guess that's why we have these Internets, huh? Been a minute since I've heard something new from Providence, RI's Hope, but his latest, A Guy Named Harry, is a pretty amazing journey. I've given it a once over and it's overflowing with that raw, real life. Everyone had dealt with the "fuck it, shit happens" that's chanted on "F.I.S.H. & Coffee Milk," but we can't relate to everyone when they take it there. Guess that's why we need a Jon Hope, huh? Stream the full album down below.

Tone Liv and DJ Priorty Finally Released Their 'Clockwork' LP

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Been waiting for this Tone Liv x DJ Priority project Clockwork for a while! Seventeen tracks of that raw hip-hop straight out of Jersey? Nothing but head-nodding instrumentals with rough, rugged, and raw lyrics. 'Nuff said.

Rich Quick Runs Through The Life and Death of 2Pac in Five Minutes

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An essential history lesson on one of the best to ever do it:

"Searching For Tupac Shakur explains the life of prolific rap icon 2Pac from his birth within the Black Panther Party throughout his rocky yet extremely successful music and film career up until his untimely death. Rich Quick, a life-long fan of 2Pac delivers this biography in rhyme-form driving attention away from both the well known feud between he and The Notorious B.I.G and the many conspiracy theories surrounding his passing."

SHAMAN - BLUDLU$T Experiment

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Interesting collection of material from this Texas-based act. I love the first track a lot. Something to bang in your subs.

Ho99o9 - HORRORs OF 1999 EP

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A little tougher than what's normally posted, but sometimes I get in that zone. "Day Of Vengeance" is that fire.