Illus - Better f. Gift Of Gab & Paul Dateh

The last verse gave me chills. Illus’ For Adam is set for release on July 26th. Each verse of “Better” is based on a true story. The basic idea of Better was to tell three separate stories about individuals who overcame incredible hardships to make their lives “better” despite all the odds. DOWNLOAD: Illus -

Ski Beatz Making A Beat (Video)

I always enjoy behind the scenes footage's more than anything else. PREVIOUS: Ski Beatz – Lookin’ For Me f. L.E.P. Bogus Boys & Terri Walker (Video)

DMX – Sucka 4 Love

I miss the old DMX. *shrugs. DOWNLOAD: DMX – Sucka 4 Love | Mediafire PREVIOUS: DMX – Get Your Money Up (prod. Swizz Beatz)

The Kid Daytona – Summertime In The City

The Kid Daytona goes in over The Fresh Prince's "Summertime" off Peter Rosenberg's upcoming What’s Poppin Vol. 1: Summer project. Spotted over at Rosenberg's Tumblr. DOWNLOAD: The Kid Daytona – Summertime In The City | Mediafire PREVIOUS: The Kid Daytona – Camelot BTS f. Tony Williams (prod. 6th Sense)

VH1′s Behind The Music: Missy Elliot (Video)

The Behind The Music series has been one of the most consistently entertaining music programs on VH1 since its debut all the way back in 1997. This particular episode is no different, as it follows Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot's colorful career.

C Plus - Born Free

New track off the Hippie Sabotage beat tape. DOWNLOAD: C Plus - Born Free (prod. Hippie Sabotage) | Mediafire PREVIOUS: C Plus – Kush Rolled Up (Video)

Mayer Hawthorne x Bilal x LRG (Video)

Mayer Hawthorne and Bilal are the latest additions to the LRG roster. Here's a quick set of visuals from the clothing company's upcoming Fall 2011 Collection campaign.

Kendrick Lamar Added To The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival ‘11

Click to enlarge It's official; if you live in NYC and miss this event you should perform seppuku on yourself. While Kendrick and the TDE crew will rock the main stage, Camp Lo will perform at the (2)Dope-sponsored Show & Prove Superbowl event on July 11th. Get ready. RELATED: Brooklyn Bodega Presents: Eternia (Video) PREVIOUS:

Black Rob - Game Tested, Streets Approved (Artwork & Tracklist)

Duck Down Records > *. Look for it July 26th, pre-orders now available via Amazon. Props to HHNM. 01 Welcome Back 02 Boiling Water 03 Bumpin 04 Can’t Make It In NY 05 Showin Up 06 Celebration 07 Wanna Get Dough 08 Get Involved 09 Sand to the Beach 10 Made Me a Man 11

Tech N9ne Invites You Into Strangeland (Video)

Tech N9ne says that by staying true to himself and never conforming he's been able to shape his own career and build his impressive Strange Music Compound In Kansas City. Head down bottom to hear Big Sean speak on Tech N9ne. PREVIOUS: Tech N9ne – Am I A Pyscho f. Hopsin & B.o.B

Thoth - Volume 1 (Mixtape)

After a few leaks, Thoth's full-length project finally drops with features from Raekwon, Guilty Simpson, Mistah F.A.B., Danny Brown, Termanology, Planet Asia, OhNo and more and production by Illmind, Swiff D, Cook Classics. Tracklist and link down bottom.