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Bon Iver - Heavenly FatherShlohmo & Jeremih - No MoreYoung Thug - YRN (feat. Migos)Trick Daddy - I’m a ThugMo Kolours - Love for You (Humbeat)Skaters - One of UsNaps - For SaleMuuy Biien - Human ErrorGobby - Y Smart CarGS9 - Shmoney Dance (feat. Rowdy Rebbel & Bobby Shmurda)Action Bronson - Easy RiderSpider Bags - Summer of ‘79YG - Block Party (feat. Blanco)Teebs - The EndlessHalf-Handed Cloud - Tongues That Possess the Earth InsteadShanghai Den - SunYoung Thug - Let UpGesloten Cirkel - Zombie Machine (Acid)Dat Oven - Icy Lake (Original Mix)
I don’t wanna wait, I don’t wanna wait / No more
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I’ve missed sharing new music and I’ve missed you too…

Yeah, turn it up

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Bon Iver - Heavenly Father
Shlohmo & Jeremih - No More
Young Thug - YRN (feat. Migos)
Trick Daddy - I’m a Thug
Mo Kolours - Love for You (Humbeat)
Skaters - One of Us
Naps - For Sale
Muuy Biien - Human Error
Gobby - Y Smart Car
GS9 - Shmoney Dance (feat. Rowdy Rebbel & Bobby Shmurda)
Action Bronson - Easy Rider
Spider Bags - Summer of ‘79
YG - Block Party (feat. Blanco)
Teebs - The Endless
Half-Handed Cloud - Tongues That Possess the Earth Instead
Shanghai Den - Sun
Young Thug - Let Up
Gesloten Cirkel - Zombie Machine (Acid)
Dat Oven - Icy Lake (Original Mix)

I don’t wanna wait, I don’t wanna wait / No more

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MP3: The First Great Rap Track of ‘14

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Maybe it’s Future's possessive hubris. Maybe it's Mike WiLL Made It's syrupy synths. Or maybe's it's Pharrell's blazing, swagging, faded snarl.

In any case, “Move That Dope” is the first hip-hop song of 2014 to demand triple-digit playcounts.

If you got two hoes, you need let one go / Two Lambos, you need to let one go

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Future - Move That Dope (feat. Pusha T, Pharrell & Casino)

MP3: Big Sean - Control (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

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You’ve been reading about it all day, now download the high-quality, unedited MP3… Kendrick’s verse starts at 3:20 and yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s scalding hot.

I heard the barbershops spittin’ great debates all the time
'Bout who's the best MC, Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all
New niggas just new niggas, don’t get involved

And I ain’t rockin’ no more designer shit
White T’s and Nike Cortez, this red Corvettes’ anonymous
I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ with
But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is

And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all, but I’m tryna murder you niggas

Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition? I’m tryna raise the bar high
Who tryna jump and get it? You better off tryna skydive

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Big Sean - Control (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

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MP3: Clams Casino - Bookfiend (feat. DOOM)

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It’s safe to say most kids love peanut butter and jelly. I did not. Globby, purple and red preserves never appealed to me, which is why—in one of those inspired parenthood moves—mom always added honey to transform my simple bread and spread sandwiches into a “PB&H.” I still make them when I’m feeling homesick.

For me, Clams Casino and DOOM go together like peanut butter and honey. I’ve been enamored with the molasses @ClammyClams aesthetic since Lil B’s “Motivation” rang out of my tinny Macbook speakers what feels like forever ago, but was actually just 2011.

Clams’ production sounds something like heavy smoke slow-dancing on a secluded body of water. It’s foggy, thick, almost incantational. His warped echoes and melting bass hardly mirror the pastiche, crate-digging production of DOOM-collaborator Madlib or even DOOM himself, but this pairing succeeds specifically because of it.

With Clams at the helm, DOOM’s dulcet baritone fades into the beat like a fresco, laying down fertile ground for the cult MC’s lyrical mind:

How you know octagon?
Or much less tetragrammaton?
To get the good stuff
You need to get out to the Amazon

With any luck, you might
Could score locally
Shhh, keep it on the hush
When you’re speaking on it vocally

Then you got to be on the in
A known member
I think I still own a little something
Since November, whatever

For anyone not familiar with DOOM, that pursuit of knowledge is better left for forums like Wikipedia and BitTorrent. I will say he’s been more hit-and-miss than legendary as of late. Maybe CLAMSVILLAINY is the answer to jump-starting DOOM’s stoned, sarcophagus’d creativity. Maybe I’ll listen to it when I’m feeling homesick…

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Clams Casino - Bookfiend (feat. DOOM)

MP3: David Bowie - “Where Are We Now?”

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I’m not sure what any lowly, young writer can ad to the music criticism of David fucking Bowie, so… I won’t try.

I will say I’ve been playing this Lynchian epic since the Duke dropped it on iTunes a week ago and I still can’t wrap my ears around a 66-year-old, lounge-singing Bowie. Then, two and a half minutes in, everything clicks and I need to hit play again.

Also, that album art? Brilliant.

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David Bowie - Where Are We Now?

MP3: Atoms for Peace - “Default”

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It would be against the posterity of this site to not host Radiohead-related content whenever possible. Thus, down below you’ll find “Default,” the single Thom Yorke’s other band surreptitiously dropped a month ago. The track may be 29 days old, but playing a little bit of catch up never hurt anyone’s hard drive…

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Atoms for Peace - Default
Major Lazer - Jump Up (Thom Yorke Remix)