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Mixtape: Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw

nipseyRight on schedule, Nipsey Hussle drops the highly anticipated mixtape, Crenshaw. It’s the first release from Neighborhood Nip since 2011 and he wastes no time picking up right where he left off, with 21 new tracks. Throughout the tape, you are introduced to the spot where it all went down, the foundation to Nipsey’s story and personality. Features include Dom Kennedy, Rick Ross, Slim Thug and more! To show your ultimate support, purchase a special, limited edition hard copy of the album for $100 via The world’s first ever $100 album.

Download: Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw (DatPiff)



New Music: Nipsey Hussle – Checc Me Out (Feat. Dom Kennedy & Coby Supreme)


Hot new jam from Nipsey Hussle presented by the LA Leakers. Neighborhood Nip links up with Dom Kennedy & Coby Supreme and bring that classic West Coast vibe. Be sure to cop Nipsey’s upcoming mixtape, Crenshaw on October 8th.


New Music Video: Rockie Fresh – Life Long (feat. Rick Ross & Nipsey Hussle)

MMG’s Rockie Fresh drops the visuals for the highlight track off his latest mixtape, Electric Highway. With features from the boss Ricky Ross and the West Coast’s Nipsey Hussle, Rockie shows us all why he is next up!

New Video: Nipsey Hussle – Up Close Documentary: Europe 2012

KR3W provides an in-depth look of Nipsey’s recent TMC European tour.  Go behind the music and backstage during his time in Paris, Amsterdam, London & more. If you’ve been sleeping on Nipsey Hussle, it’s time to wake up! Download his latest project, The Marathon Continues, and get ready for a new release this summer! @NipseyHussle #TMC

New Mixtape: YG – 4 Hunnid Degreez

Hot new mixtape from Compton native YG and his man DJ Mustard, hosted by DJ Drama & DJ Ill Will. Features include Meek Mill, Dom Kennedy, 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Tyga, Mac Miller and more!

Download: YG – 4 Hunnid Degreez

New Music: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Big K.R.I.T., Obie Trice, Eminem, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, & MORE!

Trying to keep pace with he never ending flood of new music isn’t easy, but it must be done!  Nicki Minaj has been dropping music this week in anticipation for her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is set to release on April 2nd.  Her newest single features Chris Brown and will surely be all over the radio soon enough.  The other track she’s dropped features the one and only 2 Chainz!  This track is much more raw and Nicki gets back to rapping.  A much more “urban” song as the wikipedia page refers to the single.  Regardless, I doubt you’ll be hearing this track on the radio anytime soon.  These tracks are stream only but will be available on iTunes for purchase very soon.

Next up, Big K.R.I.T. continuing to do what he does and that is drop awesome new music for free.  Fresh off of releasing his new mixtape and having a verse in David Banner’s song last week, he’s back with a single called I Got This Here that he released via his SoundCloud page.  No saying what project this will be on if any or if it is his lead single off of his debut album.  Only time will tell.

Earlier this week we posted a video of Drake kicking a freestyle for his GQ magazine cover shoot.  In case you missed that, cop it now!

Obie Trice recently dropped a mixtape titled Watch the Chrome and is soon releasing his new album Bottoms Up and we now have likely the most anticipated track on the album, Richard featuring Eminem!  Preorder Bottoms Up on iTunes, this song is stream only.

J. Cole has been droppin songs here and there lately and I can’t say I hate it!  This dude always makes quality music and has ridiculous rhymes  and proved it with his hit debut album Cole World: A Sideline Story.  This time he’s going in on Kirko Bangz’ hit Drank In My Cup.

Swizz Beatz has a mixtape coming out soon that has the internet buzzing at the high amount of talent he has recruited for the project.  The first leak is here and it is a banger. A$AP Rocky goes in on this beat created by the MVP of the MPC araabMUZIK.

This next track comes from DJ Haze who has recruited Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Nipsey Hussle, & Dro Pesci for his lead single from his new project The Color Purple set to drop on March 26th.  Check out this track called Coast 2 Coast.

Finally I got one last track from Dorrough Music for his remix of his song That Lowend.  He recruited some dope rappers for this one!

New Music Video: Nipsey Hussle – Run A Lap

Newest music video from west coast husteler Nipsey Hussle.  Nip is all over Crenshaw Blvd with this video for his jam Run A Lap off of his mixtape The Marathon Continues.

XXL Announces 2012 Freshman Class Cover

XXL has released their annual Freshman Class cover showcasing the hottest up and coming youngsters in hip hop. This year’s class includes:

  • Future
  • Roscoe Dash
  • Kid Ink
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Danny Brown
  • French Montana
  • Macklemore
  • Don Trip
  • Hopsin
  • Iggy Azalea

Although this list doesn’t guarantee the success of these youngsters (Lil B, OJ da Juiceman) it does put them with likes of such successful acts as J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle (2010 Class members), Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Lil Twist, Kenderick Lamar, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, & Big KRIT (2011 Class members).  You may notice the absence of ASAP Rocky, possibly the biggest new name in hip hop.  Well, that seems to be his own doing.  Keep and eye out for the XXL 2012 Freshman Class Mixtape and until then bump the 2011 and 2010 tapes.  There has already been tons of critical response to this list; both positive and negative.  What do y’all think?

New Mixtape: Nipsey Hussle – The Marathon Continues: X-Tra Laps

Nipsey Hussle has been picking up a lot of momentum in the past couple years after releasing his hit mixtapes, The Marathon in late 2010 and The Marathon Continues in 2011.  Nipsey has now dropped this mini-mixtape titled, The Marathon Continues: X-Tra Laps, to add to the collection of hot music he has been more rapidly releasing.  This trend will likely continue as it leads up to his debut album, South Central State of Mind, which is said to be released this year.  Nipsey is one of the hottest up and comers out and is gaining a lot of respect and attention in the mixtape world of hip-hop.  Nipsey is fittin to put West Coast hip-hop back on the map!

New Music Video: Nipsey Hussle “Rose Clique”

The new West Coast powerhouse, Nipsey Hussle and DJ Skee, just dropped the visuals for “Rose Clique,” one of the hottest tracks featured on Nipsey’s latest project, “The Marathon Continues.” If you haven’t heard this dude yet, where have you been hiding? Be sure to download this shit and tell Dre & Snoop to move over cause there’s a new G in town! #TMC

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