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Royce & Premier Are Creating a Full Length Album

September 26, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Fantastic news: PRhyme (their collaborative alter-ego), is the first official full-length collaboration from two of Hip-Hop’s most respected artists. The album also marks the first time that DJ Premier has been part of a group…

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Listen: Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry

September 15, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

If you’re not on RTJ’s mailing list after downloading EL-P and Killer Mike’s debut album as a duo last year, because you A) Hate cool stuff that’s free B) Have just returned from a long…

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Apollo Brown & Ras Kass feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience – H20

September 02, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Apollo Brown and Ras Kass sound like a fantastic combination on paper, and if this leak is any indication, they do so on the actual record as well. On this one, Apollo Brown’s soulful boombap…

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Album Review: Jeezy – Seen It All: The Autobiography

September 02, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Amidst all the drama surrounding Jeezy’s recent arrest for illegal gun possession, it might be easy to forget Jizzle’s got an album dropping. Well, the album has been available on iTunes radio for more than a week and hits stores today. Read on to find out TRU’s verdict on Seen It All: The Autobiography.

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Listen: Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Pt.1

August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment">1 Comment

Woomp, there it is. The first leak from RTJ2 and subsequently, the song I’ll have on repeat for the rest of today.

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Listen: Lauryn Hill – Black Rage (Sketch)

August 21, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

The legendary Ms. Hill chimes in with a new track responding to the tragedies and chaos in Ferguson. Utilizing The Sound of Music‘s ‘My Favorite Things‘ as a template, she builds a breakdown of Black…

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Video: Action Bronson – Easy Rider

August 20, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Drop whatever you’re doing right now (well, okay, maybe not if you’re a heart surgeon or something, but if it isn’t a life or death matter, drop it) and watch Action Bronson’s new video. You…

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J. Cole’s & Jasiri X’s Wildly Different Musical Responses to the Michael Brown Murder

August 18, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

Both J.Cole and Jasiri X are among the very few rappers that have admirably stepped up to use their craft in expressing their feelings about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Their songs have wildly different approaches though.

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Listen: SHIRT – ALL PRAISE DUE

August 15, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

“I heard SHIRT f*cked Rihanna,” and she’s one of the many women whose praises he sings in this new track, specifically when she’s tits out on a rooftop. Zygote on the beat. Remember, all caps…

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Killer Mike on the Michael Brown Murder

August 13, 2014 | No Comments">No Comments

“We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around.” – Killer Mike