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Editor-In-Chief – Justin Ivey is the Editor-In-Chief at and has been with the site since 2009, when he began working as a summer intern. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Justin is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He has previously written for such outlets as Complex,, SoulCulture and The Well Versed and is currently a contributor at, Knockout Nation and DIG Baton Rouge.

Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 2

It’s here! Killer Mike & El-P deliver the goods a few days early as the heavily anticipated Run The Jewels 2 is available now as a free download. Don’t forget that this new Run The Jewels album will also be released commercially on Mass Appeal Records, so you can support monetarily on October 27th when it arrives in stores. Tracklist & link are below. 1. Jeopardy 2. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry 3. Blockbuster Night Part 1 4. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (feat. Zack de la Rocha) 5. All My Life 6. Lie, Cheat, Steal 7. Early (feat. BOOTS) 8. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker) 9. Love Again (Akinyele Back) (feat. Gangsta Boo) 10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee) 11. Angel Duster DOWNLOAD Read More »

6 Demon Bag (D-Risha & That Purple Bastard): The Last Man (feat Kidd The Great)

6 Demon Bag, comprised of emcee D-Risha and producer That Purple Bastard, provides our first glimpse at their upcoming collaborative EP with the single “The Last Man” featuring fellow Houston native Kidd The Great. The duo’s GIALLO EP is scheduled to drop on Halloween, a fitting release date considering the horrorcore vibe of the project. And before GIALLO drops, we’ve got an exclusive feature with D-Risha on the way that’ll get you prepped for Halloween and the new project! GIALLO by 6 Demon Bag Read More »

Uzi: Crank Up The Volume [prod by Markilla Beats]

We introduced you to Uzi last month, and the Florida emcee continues to drop some fresh tracks with his latest entry “Crank Up The Volume” produced by Markilla Beats. As you may surmise from the song title, this one’s a high energy anthem that’s sure to get you moving. The track will appear on Uzi’s album Riot Control, which is coming soon. Read More »

Supreme Ace: Just A Dream [Music Video]

Here’s quality Hip Hop out of Colorado as Denver emcee Supreme Ace delivers a smooth track titled “Just A Dream” with some accompanying visuals. If you’re digging the song, you can find it and more on Ace’s new mixtape Champion which you can download here. Read More »

Scotty ATL: Spaghetti Junction

Scotty ATL’s new mixtape Spaghetti Junction has finally arrived and it’s some of his best work yet. The Atlanta emcee’s latest project is also a star-studded affair with guests like Bun B, Starlito, Big Gipp, B.o.B, IamSu! and the late Doe B appearing along with production contributions by DJ Toomp, DJ Burn One, Sean C & LV, Childish Major and KE On The Track. Tracklist & link/stream are below. Read More »

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