Jim Jones - Pray IV Reign f. NOE & Rell

What's this? I actually like a Jim Jones record!? Holy shit... I might be coming down with something. Still can't get over Hov Jr. though. How many of those have came and went? Bathgate, Angelous, etc. Dah well... title track off Jenny's upcoming album. Shouts to Spliggity Splash. DOWNLOAD: Jim Jones - Pray IV Reign

Chris Focus - Impression

For the latest edition of Focus'd Fridays, Chris raps over an interpolation of one of my favorite samples of all time. DOWNLOAD: Chris Focus - Impression | Mediafire

Lupe Fiasco - Character Approved (Video)

While I was watching Burn Notice last night I saw this quick vignette of hese various individuals that had won USA's "Character Approved" award, and lo and behold Lupe was among such winners. Since I don't know exactly how to not make the video auto-play, you can check it out (be sure to watch both

The Alchemist - Hide My Tears f. Maxwell & Twista

Wheeeew, this beat is smooth right here. New single off The Alchemist's upcoming album, Chemical Warfare. Courtesy of... do I need to tell you? Didn't think so. DOWNLOAD: The Alchemist - Hide My Tears f. Maxwell & Twista

ROC C & IMAKEMADBEATS - Won't Fall f. Rakaa Iriscience (Video)

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.777293&w=425&h=350&fv=] Roc C has a new project that he did with IMAKEMADBEATS, called Roc C & IMAKEMADBEATS are the Transcontinental. The album features Rakaa Iriscience, Rapper Big Pooh and the almighty Chino XL; and drops February 24th through Ok H Ent/Koch. The above video is for a track off said album and features Dilated

El Prez And Dale Danja Are... Perfect Strangers (Mixtape)

It may be a day late, but that just means it's a perfect way to end this dope week of music being released. I personally consider it a bookend piece to Before There Was Love. Tracklist & link under the cut. UPDATE: El Prez is also HHO's Artist of the Week. The feature is after

Loud Favorites With Jay Rock (Video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9BqbjD_JnU] Jay Rock stopped thru the building a while back and with the upcoming release of his mixtape with DJ Noodles, we wanted to drop his Favorites.  We’ve got some more coming from him next week, including him speaking on Martin Louie The King Jr. and Xzibit. In the first segment, he drops some bars

N.O.R.E. On Big Pun & Nas (Video)

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.777239&w=425&h=350&fv=] In case you didn't know, February 7th will be the 9th anniversay of Pun's tragic passing, and if you don't think Capital Punishment deserves to be in your top for GOATrap albums I highly recommend you go stick yourself. Oh, and N.O.R.E. x Nas' "Body Iin The Trunk" >

Who Would Serius Jones Smash? (Video)

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.777237&w=425&h=350&fv=] Because we haven't seen one of these in a minute. Actually, I propose the same question to the visitors of this site as well. Toss your votes into the c-section.

Young Buck - Gone in the Morning f. Trey Songz (prod. SC)

According to RubyHornet, this was supposed to be a full blown single but ended up taking the unreleased route. It's now seeing the light of day by way of Chicago producer SC's upcoming mixtape, Guns N' Doe, with RTC and RubyHornet. The Just Blaze hosted mixtape will feature new, unreleased and industry songs from the

B-Real - HHO Interview (Video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1wYooF3HAg] B speaks on production off the album, the reasons behind the long wait for the project to hit stores, why you won't hear DJ Muggs on Smoke N Mirror's production, and even takes you into the making of the 'Psycho Realm Revolution' video featuring Sick Jacken. Props to Franz.