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NOISEY: BriskInTheHouse Asks You to "See Me" and Go Buy His Organic Juice

Slava P is a writer in Toronto. In his spare time he rap squats.

Slava P is a writer in Toronto. In his spare time he rap squats.

Shad's take on Yeezus' “Bound 2”. Bastid on the wikki-wikkis. If you haven’t heard it yet, check out Shad & Skratch Bastid The Spring Up EP for more good raps. 

"Bound 2" by Kanye West

Yeezus, the latest album from Chicago rapper Kanye West will be out on Tuesday. Expect something written about it.

What would Jerome think?

The homie Apollo Campbell just put out a video for “SMILE,” featuring Richie Miles. Check it out.

Walked by this half-drunk last night (shout out my brother for the text!). Couldn’t believe it. Kanye West will be on Saturday Night Live tonight, starting at 11:30 p.m. EST.

Breakout lefty Chicago native Chance the Rapper's new project Acid Raps is out now for download.

From Wikipedia:

Following a 10-day suspension from Chicago’s Jones College Prep High School in the spring of 2011, where his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to be a musician, he released his first mixtape 10 Day, which has been downloaded over 20,000 times from the mixtape sharing site, Datpiff. 10 Day was also featured in Forbes' 'Cheap Tunes', where Chance was described as 'an artist who draws upon a pool of these musical elements and pieces them together into an accessible, fluid amalgamation.'

Yep, it’s right up my alley.

"No Love" by Future

"I’m missin’ all yo texts" is the rap version of “Love is a battlefield.”

Anonymous asked:
How can you call like or call a song dope that's about drug dealing and violence (yay yay) and then call yourself peace loves. hypocrite....

"Get It" by TREE.

This Chicago rapper is getting slept on so much it’s not even funny.

"Why the feds worried about me clocking on this corner, when there’s politicians out here getting popped in Arizona?"
— “Thuggin’” by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

"Magic" by HOF feat. Vito.

I love when this happens.

Young Miami-based rapper HOF randomly emailed me on a Wednesday evening inviting me to check his first project, Magick out. I got to it a couple days later, and was blown away by the sound. This kid just comes out of nowhere with some familiar themes, but flips its in such a solemn, energetic yet reserved way that really blends well with the soft stringy melody in the background, peppered with a heavy bass rumble that brings it all together.

Keep this guy on your radar. We need more diverse flows like this in a world populated with A$AP Mob prospects, Meek Mill imposters, and everything in between.

Download HOF's Magick LP here.