Jay Z – Glory

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With the birth of baby Blue Ivy Carter, we have an affirmation of the joyful emotions that Sean Jay Z Carter is feeling. It’s really these moments that we see through to the soul of an artist, where they, in effect, bare all to the world, honest and pure. Congratulations to them for who they have just been blessed with; they have just created a millionaire.


Common – Stay Schemin [Drake Diss]

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“Make no mistake, I’m talking to Drake”. It didn’t take long for Common to retaliate to the verse that October’s Very Own laid on the caloboration track: Stay Schemin with Rick Ross. This seems like a bad situation from out point of view, because we have never witnessed a hip hop beef where at-least one of the artist’s either; didn’t cease to exist in the game anymore, where they lost all respect from their peers and fans, or, where their style of music changed. Either way the fans lose, but regardless, their those fans who see this as a sport and appreciate the competitive side of it, well, this is for you.

Chris Brown Ft. Kevin McCall – Mona Lisa

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Lana Del Rey – This Is What Makes Us Girls

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Hey, it’s Lana Del Rey again! This track comes off her much anticipated debut record Born To Die. On first hearing it and even just by looking at the title, you can already grasp the idea of the song and the concept behind it. A coming of age story if you will, that could have been expressed by Lana Del Rey. Even if it’s the males listening to this one, the music is of such a high caliber that you can not help but admire it. This lady is gonna do humongous things in 2012, watch this space.

Bow Wow Ft. Lloyd Banks – Yeah Yeah

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This one is off Bow Weezy’s upcoming LP Underrated, and has called on the help of G-Unit power-player Lloyd Banks in making this track what it is. It is nice glimpse in what the LP looking to sound like. Radio rip.

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Rick Ross Ft. Wale & Meek Mill – Bag of Money

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Here is a joint from the Maybach Music Group boys, with a track entitled Bag of Money. Now don’t get it twisted, even though Rick Ross’s mixtape Rich Forever, this one is actually from another MMG project, MMG Uncut. It is a platform for MMG to show the world what they can do, and this is their first effort, first leaked effort anyhow.

50 Cent, Young Jeezy, T.I. & LoveRance – Up [Remix]

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Beyond senseless hip hop ‘beef’ between Curtis and Tip, we are blessed with this cross state remix of Up, also featuring the man of the moment, Young Jeezy and LoveRance. Many people wouldn’t have thought they would see the day where these two artist would get on a track together, especially after the comments and subsequent response 50 made in relation of T.I.’s decision to take jail-time, instead of letting him wife Tiny take the wrap and a possible caution at worst. But this track is almost of a victory of sorts as, it is us the fans, who have benefited and nothing malicious has ensued. Awesome.