[Hip-Hop] Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap


As we’ve touched on before, Chicago has been a mecca for extraordinary young talent in hip-hop recently. While Chitown has always has always had representation from some of the hottest lyricists in the game, the city’s been yearning for its next big star. We may have found the answer in Chance The Rapper. After months of anticipation, we finally have our hands on Acid Rap, the follow-up to last year’s debut mixtape, 10 Day. It’s remarkable to see how far Chance has come in just one year. His flow is still whimsical and melodic, and his rhymes are as witty as ever, yet it’s evident through his music that Chance has definitely matured. He’s also accrued a couple of nice cosigns since we last heard from him, including the likes of Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul and Twista. Take this “chance” to check out a few of the standout tracks below, and make sure to give your blessing by downloading the tape here.

Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper
NaNa (ft. Action Bronson)
Chance The Rapper
Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino)
Chance The Rapper
Cocoa Butter Kisses (ft. Vic Mensa & Twista)
Chance The Rapper
Smoke Again (ft. Ab Soul)
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[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – Truly Yours 2 EP

Truly Yours

After dropping off  ”Cole Summer” last night, J. Cole serves up another treat with the sequel to February’s Truly Yours EP. Like the previous installment, the six-track EP is composed of previously unreleased material and songs that were left on the cutting room floor. With features and production from 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, Bas, Jake One, and Canei Finch, this iteration is even better than the last. If this is the material that didn’t make the album, you have to wonder what Cole has in store for us when Born Sinner comes out on June 25th. Grab the free download here.

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Cole Summer (Prod. By J. Cole)
J. Cole
Kenny Lofton feat. Young Jeezy (Prod. By Canei Finch)
J. Cole
Chris Tucker feat. 2 Chainz (Prod. By J. Cole & Canei Finch)
J. Cole
Head Bussa (Prod. By J. Cole)
J. Cole
Cousins ft. Bas (Prod. By J.Cole:Ron Gilmore)
J. Cole
3 Wishes (Prod. By Jake One)
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[Hip-Hop] Casey Veggies – Young Niggas ft Juicy J


Underground phenom Casey Veggies comes through this week with a new head banging, street-single titled “Young Niggas”. The new tune sounds very raw and Veggies takes to the mic to rep for the young generation on their grind. Teaming up with Juicy J for a tight verse and strong hook, the 19 year-old Odd Future affiliate delivers over this Futuristik‘s produced beat. Take a listen to the free track below.

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[NEW] J. Cole – Cole Summer

Cole Summer
J. Cole
Cole Summer

With J. Cole‘s sophomore effort, Born Sinner, hitting shelves on June 25th, fans have been itching for a taste of the new album. While Cole assures us this new freebie isn’t a preview of what to expect from the record, it’s still a pleasant surprise nonetheless. “Cole Summer” serves as a vehicle for J. Cole to reflect about his life and his spot in the game. It’s nearly five minutes of pure stream of consciousness rap over a chopped up sample of Lauryn Hill‘s “Nothing Even Matters.” No chorus. No hook. No bullshit. Grab the free download, and stay tuned for more music from Cole before his album drops.

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[Hip-Hop] Clams Casino – Bookfiend (Feat. DOOM)

Clams Casino - DOOM
Clams Casino
Bookfiend ft. DOOM

Any time we get to hear new material from MF DOOM, you know it’s going to be a good day. While a collaboration between the masked villain and New Jersey’s Clams Casino may seem odd at first, after listening to “Bookfiend,” you’ll know this is a match made in hip-hop heaven. The track blends DOOM’s atypical flow and complex rhyme schemes over some patented, atmospheric Clams production. Both artists stick to their formula here, but in this case, that actually leads to the creation of something fresh. Let’s hope to hear more from the duo in the near future.

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[Video] Smokey Robotic – Unlike Anyone

Smokey Robotic
Unlike Anyone

With the sun finally shining here out here in the Midwest, I’ve been searching for a song to match the summery vibes I’m feeling on this lovely Sunday afternoon. I think I’ve finally found the perfect one in Smokey Robotic‘s “Unlike Anyone.” The title is an accurate description of the group itself, who never cease to surprise us with the diversity in their sound. This infectious single is the type of tune that gets you bouncing on your heels almost immediately, which may cause you to miss the true meaning behind it. The song is all about the topic of true love, traversing through its difficulties, and emerging whole once again in the aftermath. If you’re as hooked on this as I am, it might be wise to check out the group’s recently released album, Musium, which you can stream for free on SoundCloud, and purchase on iTunes now.

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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 6]

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Sorry for the delay this week folks. I had some unforeseen issues with my computer, which had me out of service for a few days. No need to worry though, because the Hip-Hop Dojo still lives on stronger than ever. To compensate for my tardiness, I’ve assembled the largest collection of music we’ve ever had for volume six. While I won’t be able to go into too much detail for this round, please note that there’s something here for everybody. Considering that last Saturday was 4/20, you know we definitely have a steady lineup of stoner anthems for you out there. From Odd Future’s Domo Genesis to longtime cardholder Redman, everybody was caught discussing the notorious green bud last weekend. We’ve also got a couple of bangers in here as well, with “94″ by Kings Dead (formerly known as The Dean’s List) possibly being the standout track of the week. Additionally, quite a few artists make multiple appearances in this edition. Among them are notable names like Mac Miller, Kami de Chukwu, Los, and The White Mandingos, an alternative hip-hop band featuring the talents of Murs, Darryl Jennifer and Sacha Jenkins. Hope you guys really enjoy this edition of the Hip-Hop Dojo. As always, send all submissions and suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com. Peace.


Planned Attack
SAVEMONEY: Brian Fresco x Joey Purp x Sterling Hayes x Kami de Chukwu
Red Kool Aid
Kami de Chukwu
The Lean...1 2 D(ie) 4
Domo Genesis
Drugs Got Me Spiritual (Ft. Remy Banks)
Burn Slow Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Mickey Shiloh
Larry Fisherman
Boat Races (Feat Boldy James & Freddie Gibbs)
Hands Up Ft. Doitall & Mr. Cheeks
F$WSAD Ft. Problem
Mac Miller & DJ Jazzy Jeff
CPR (prod. Hannibal King)
Cheech & Chong
Marijuana (Remix) Ft. Mod Sun
The White Mandingos
Black Girl Toof

Gerald Walker
One Life To Live

Chris Faust
Prom Queen (feat. Sunny Jones & ScienZe)
Be Yourself feat. Blu
20 Grand Pikaso
Life Is What You Make It
Quake Matthews
We Can Do Better Ft. Freeway & RS Smooth (Prod J. Cardim)
Memphis Bleek
Tito Lopez
Disappointed Feat. Diddy & Ludacris
Death & Taxes
Fonz E Mak
Denzil Porter
Silent Knight
Craig Sager’s Suit
The White Mandingos
Mandingo Rally
Marco Polo
Stand Up (Remix) f/ Tragedy, Lil Fame (of. M.O.P.), Adrian Younge & The Delfonics
Add 2
Underdog (prod. Thelonious Martin)
R.A. The Rugged Man
Holla Loo Yuh (ft. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Big Boi
In the A (Shoes For Running Remix) Feat. Killer Mike
Joell Ortiz
5 AM In Brooklyn Freestyle
Emilio Rojas
Joey Fatts
Choppa (Feat A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown)
Kings Dead
The Era

All Fall Down

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