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[Audio] Snakehips & Tory Lanez- “Dímelo” (Prod: Snakehips)

tory lanez snakehips The Toronto native Tory Lanez hits us with an unlikely collaboration with the U.K. producer duo Snakehips. This effort is brought to us from "Yours Truly" and "Adidas Originals" recent venture entitled "Songs from Scratch", an original series that documents & delivers new songs from artists whom drip with passion. Some other noteworthy collabs from "Songs from Scratch" would be: Chance the Rapper X Nosaj Thing, Joey Bada$$ X Chuck Strangers, & Danny Brown X AraabMuzik. As the track begins, you immediately hear a loop from Snakehips duo James & Ollie in the form of a violin riff, before they bring in a new dimension in the form of drums and a dose of lively bass. Before long, your ears are graced with Tory Lanez' signature sound, slick R&B infused hip-hop, before he transitions to a smooth & elegant chorus. As far as the message goes, "Dímelo" strives to be a success driven track, as an ode to out performing the competition, and basking in the benefits that come with it. Hear more about Tory, & Snakehips after the jump.

[Video] Anton the Legend- “Mind of a Gemini” (Dir: LARENTVISION)

anton the gemini Georgian rapper Anton the Legend hits us with a visual for his track "Mind of a Gemini" from his debut mixtape "Ode to the South". Featuring one of the grittiest tracks on his tape, Anton collabs with the talented LARENTVISION to handle the eye catching visuals and creative shots. "Mind of a Gemini" brings to the table the current issues that Anton see's in the urban community, and does the production justice with his versatility throughout the track. Anton's "Ode to the South" mixtape pays homage to the producers and artists alike that helped influence the southern sound that Anton the Legend has worked to make his own. Utilizing the beat jacking method,  "Ode to the South" takes advantage of classic songs as well as sounds that the listener may only have listened to a few times a year, and makes them his own. His mixtape starts off with a focus on his home A.T.L., while on the way realizing his own gift, and tackling the issues he see's within himself, and in his community. If you're looking to hangout with Anton, check out the visuals below, and let the beat just fade out.

[Audio] YaH ft. Method Man- “Mad Scientist” (Prod: Poe Productionss)

YaH4 Who's ready for a double dose of New York? Following a steady stream of releases, rapper YaH is back with his new track "Mad Scientist" featuring Wu-Tang's own Method Man. Yah, of the infamous New York based camp Uhndea7ined, and Method Man, whom needs no introduction go toe-to-toe on this track produced by Poe Productionss. Yah, & Method Man's grimy lyrics pair up quite nicely on this borderline creepy production which seems to fall directly in line with the title "Mad Scientist". The chemistry between these two mad scientists is anything but a joke, though is hardly surprising as YaH and Method Man have been like family for quite some time. This strong collaboration draws from Hip-Hop's past, present, and possibly future, while finding a way to blend their styles to create something new, yet familiar. Who do you think is more mad? Yah, or Meth? Check out the track below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

[Video] Fortunato ft. Sean Price- “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid” (Dir: Spanish Fly Media)

fortunato What do you get when a Toronto based emcee teams up with an underground legend from New York? Pure Fire. Toronto born rapper Fortunato, and Sean Price collab on this gritty street single, and tackle the different levels of wackness they can't help but see in today's Hip-Hop industry. Shot in Brooklyn, NY by Spanish Fly Media, this all-star collaboration offers production from Sean One, and the comedic styling's of Sergio Chicon (Comedy Central, MTV) to help illustrate their point. Fortunato has been on his grind for quite some time, and is no stranger to Toronto's Hip-Hop scene. In 2001, he began freestyle battling with battle rap leagues such as King of the Dot & Beastmode, and has even been known to take home tournament victory's. Fortunato has been making waves in the industry as well, with his 2008 debut "Anger Management" being named one of Exclaim's top 10 Hip-Hop albums of the year, and performing alongside some of rap's greats such as Freeway, and Smif N Wessun. Sean Price, & Fortunato clearly aren't too impressed with the questionable motives in today's Hip-Hop, but what do you think? Would some MC's really sell their soul to get their song on a playlist? Would you? Let us know in the comments, and peep the video below. Stream/Download: Fortunato ft. Sean Price: “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid

[Audio] $kinny – “Makaveli” (Prod: $kinny)

$kinny - Makaveli $kinny is exactly what your music library has been missing. If you haven't gotten familiar with the L.A. based Saudi Arabian born rapper/vocalist/producer, now would be the perfect time. Coming just after the one year anniversary of his debut mixtape "Ghetto Disneyland", $kinny is back with his new self-produced single "Makaveli". As the first release from his upcoming EP "Flights to the Moon", $kinny aims for a smooth release and hits it right on the head with his tranquil production and mellow vocals, giving a strong basis to his "smooth criminal" claim. Why stress when you can sit back and vibe with $kinny? Be sure to check out his new single below, let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and be on the lookout for the official video for "Makaveli", slated to drop in the coming weeks.