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NEW MUSIC: Kyle Bent “Main Goal”
By LG |

Kyle Bent has pretty much perfected his flow, and it’s showing. You can’t help but nod ya head to his new one, and the content will have you pressing the rewind button. To make a change is the main goal. Salute.

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NEW VIDEO: Pistol “BANG”
By LG |

Guns. Weed. NBA2k14. Dread shaking. That’s what this video consists of. The crazy thing is, Pistol isn’t a bad rapper – especially by today’s standards. But the video is just a bore.

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NEW MUSIC: An0maly “Man Next Door”
By LG |

An0maly continues his raps about drugs. He is way more focused these days it seems. His craft is getting better, his wordplay a tad wittier than it was this time last year. Here, he spins a tale about the man in the neighborhood that we all know as “the dopeman”.

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NEW VIDEO: DopedDre ft. Rick The Raw “90′s Back”
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I love the concept and the direction of this video by DopedDre & Rick The Raw. The black and white adds great ambiance to an already nostalgic-feeling visual. If the 90′s are back, please excuse me while I grab my Kangol.

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NEW MUSIC: Chox-Mak ft. DJ YRS Jerzy & N-Tone “Far Away”
By LG |

Chox-Mak & DJ YRS Jerzy are a very capable duo. Withe he added dimension of an R&B singer added, it shows a side of their music we don’t get often. The song is good, but seems like it’s missing an element that would make it great.

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NEW VIDEO: Mr. Piif “City Lights”
By LG |

Gritty, boom-bap heaven. Mr. Piif crafts are very competent visual for his latest. My only gripe is that the scripted events were too much of an interruption in the video. I would have liked to see the transitions be a little smoother.

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NEW ALBUM: Nottus Tre “The Methadone Musical”
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Nottus Tre is looking to have people addicted to his music with this one. The issue is, the music seems to be the same old drug. Will this one have a good street value, or will it’s buzz fizzle out fast? Find out and download after the break.

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NEW MIXTAPE: Damefam “Mafemad”
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Damefam has a really good sound. He’s backpacky, but it’s not overbearing. He’s into his craft, and it shows in his music. Mafemad could shape up to be a great mixtape. Tracklist and download link after the jump.

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NEW ALBUM: Jus Daze “Walk Twice As Hard”
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Jus Daze has a classic sound that easily translates into today’s underground hip-hop scene. He’s very reminiscent of Immortal Technique, and as you may know, that’s not a bad thing at all. There is a classic sound about the album, but will it have the necessary tools that an album needs to be great? Find out for yourself. Tracklist & DL link after the break.

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NEW VIDEO: Bars & Guitars performs “Wishing On A Fountain” live at Hideaway Cafe
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Bars & Guitars is refreshingly unique, in a pool of unsigned artists that have become stale as of late. Their dynamic works just as well live (if not better) as it does on wax. Full project soon guys (and madame’)?

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  • What’s Your Name?

    Who are you? Really. Ask yourself that. The first step to making a presence is knowing who you are. The one thing that should always be consistent throughout your brand, (yes, you are a brand), is your name. Occasional name changes aside, your name always be the same. But when upcoming rapper, let’s call him “Kid Magic”, releases new music and his YouTube account calls him “K.I.D. Magic”, song title calls him “KidMagic”, Twitter calls him “Kiidd Magic”, and so on and so forth, how are his fans supposed to connect to his brand?
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    Who will be the next Riser to join the RapRise.com Hall Of Fame?