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[Video] 9th Wonder Decodes Jay-Z’s “Threat”

2013 is the 10th anniversary of Jay's famous "final" album The Black Album. After hearing 9th say "Approximately 10 years ago...." it really threw me off. I was 15 years old and I remember buying this album at Music World (Remember those stores?) on my break at work. I came home and instantly put it in. I remember telling my step-brother as the album began "This is IT right here." IT meaning this was Jay's last album and would no doubt go down in history as one of his best albums ever. I listened to the album twice that night before I fell asleep and I woke up, went to school and told everyone how incredible it was. Which brings me to this video.....9th Wonder breaking down the incredibly produced "Threat" and telling the story of how he and Chaundon went to NY and met with Jay. I always LOVE hearing stories like these...the behind the scenes tales about the best albums in hip hop.

[Audio] Richie Blackz – “Work” (Prod. by: Beat Bully)

The homey Richie has been working on new material for the new year and believe me it's going to smack you in the face. As he usually does, Richie hits us with another really dope track (a few in my inbox are craaack) showcasing his work ethic. He recently posted on facebook stating "Difference between me and you "rappers" is you can dissect every line in this song and its just me speaking from a completely honest place, no need to fabricate anything." Be on the lookout for new material from Richie and the PMG squad!

[Video] Kids These Days – Doo Wah

A new visual cut for one of the more mellow tracks on Traphouse Rock. The crew lets loose of another video off of their latest release. Make sure you go and get this album....if you dig I promise it'll be under your top 10 albums of the year.

[Video] Game – Holy Water

This is my shit right now and I'm not religious in any sense. I guess Game is doing a 'Sunday Service' by letting tracks go every Sunday up until the release of his Jesus Piece album which drops on December 11th. I always look forward to Game's albums as they always come correct with good beats, ill rhymes, and well picked features. Sure, Game likes to name drop a lot but he doesn't disappoint when it comes to his full length LP's. Check out this 'Sunday Service' release. The video is NSFW so make sure your boss isn't watching!

[Audio] Rihanna feat. Kanye West – Diamonds (Remix)

Yes Kanye....Yes. I wish he came like this on every single track. It's not like he doesn't on a hype collab like this but....I really hope his next album is the best he's ever done. Yeezy hops on remix of Rihanna's single 'Diamonds' off her freshly leaked Unapologetic album.