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Elle Varner – Only Wanna Give It To You (Feat. J. Cole)

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At b3sci, if there’s one thing we love it’s cheesy pop & b. Elle Varner’s “Only Wanna Give It To You” is a class example of that genre. With a melody that sounds ripped out of a late 90’s Brandy song and a heavy little 2 step beat, “Only Wanna” will no doubt get you and your boo hyped. Also….. the track’s got a J. Cole feature on it, and with the roll Jermaine’s been riding, that alone is reason to listen. Fortunately for Ms. Varner it’s not the only one.

Elle Varner – Only Wanna Give It To You (Feat. J. Cole)

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Rating 8.0

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10-04-11

Snoop Dogg – Be Like Me (Feat. P Money, D Double E, Professor Green)

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If there’s one thing about Snoop Dogg… (it’s that our man is not afraid to experiment or jump something a little outside the “west coast sound”, collabs with Willie Nelson, Ian Carey, Mayer Hawthorne etc.) Whether it’s dough, weed, or both motivating C. Broadus to make some of these choices, that’s hard to really know. Snoop’s one of those guys (like Ludacris, etc) who can, at this point in his career, jump on just about anything and still keep his rep as one of the best to ever do it intact. Here, Snoop jumps on something else a little different, UK bass music. Teaming up with an impressive lineup of Brit MCs, Snoop holds his own despite playing on the home turf of P Money, D Double E, and Professor Green. Check the dub-inflected “Be Like Me” remix below. (DoML)

Snoop Dogg – Be Like Me (Feat. P Money, D Double E, Professor Green)

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Rating 8.1

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10-04-11

Rick Ross – You the Boss (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Our #1 priority in life right now is to get to hang out with Rick Ross. Rozay if you’re reading tweet @ us. (@b3science). Here Mr. MMG grabs N. Minaj for a radio ready slow jam bomb. Imagining this is the music that accompanies Ross whenever he enters/leaves a room, that super exclusive party on South Beach (“You the Boss”), climbing on aboard Diddy’s yacht (“You the Boss”), exiting the grocery store (“You the Boss”). Ricky, “You the Boss”

Rick Ross – You the Boss (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Rating 8.2

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10-04-11

Buddy – Awesome Awesome

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We don’t know who Buddy is. But this new Neps’ beat he’s found himself rapping over SHREDS. This is one of our favorite beats of the year. Get awesome.

Buddy – Awesome Awesome

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Rating 8.5

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10-03-11

Sway – Still Speedin’ (Remix) (Feat. Kano)

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Two of UK rap’s titans connect on this new remix for Sway’s (the MC, not the annoying MTV dude) “Still Speedin'” single. For the remix, Kano, one of Grime’s founding fathers, adds a fresh new 16 on top the driving Loleatta Holloway sample. Mistajam had the premiere earlier today on BBC Radio and now you can give this brand new heater a spin by pressing play.

Sway – Still Speedin’ (Remix) (Feat. Kano)

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Rating 7.9

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10-03-11

Young Jeezy – F.A.M.E. (Feat. T.I.) (Prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

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The two Atlanta giants trade bars on top a tough new J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League beat. Jeezy’s seemingly forever delayed TM 103 is set to get yet another release date on Monday. Who’s taking bets that this won’t be when the album actually drops either. The Passion of the Jeezy. Tip, sounds re-focused, on this his first high profile post-prison feature. His rhymes are sharp and interesting and his more laid back delivery on the track complements Jeezy’s more manic verses.

Young Jeezy – F.A.M.E. (Feat. T.I.) (Prod. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

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Rating 7.9

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09-29-11

Gilbere Forte – Black Soul (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

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“Cause we gon’ work work, we gon’ work work.” G. Forte links up with K.R.I.T. for the uplifting “Black Soul”. “Some Dreams Never Sleep” is due October 4.

Gilbere Forte – Black Soul (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

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Rating 8.1

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09-29-11

Wale – Lotus Flower Bomb (Feat. Miguel)

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According to Wale, “Lotus Flower Bomb” is the first official, real, actual Ambition track to be leaked to the interwebs. The smooth, “call up your girlfriend cause its gonna be a special night” track is all sorts of major radio hit material. R&B dude Miguel Jontel hooks up an easy, sticky, stays-in-your-head type hook to complement Wale’s choice focused bars. Wale sounds focused. He sounds ready. Ambition is due November 1st.

Wale – Lotus Flower Bomb (Feat. Miguel)

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Rating 8.2

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09-28-11

b3sci MIXTAPES: Darkchild, Vol. 2 – Gems from the Dar-chives

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When Mud Hut Music maven and all around great bloke Ed Blow asked us to curate this month’s MHM Podcast, we were like, “YEAHHHHH!” Listen as we pay tribute to one of our ALL TIME favorite producers, Rodney Jerkins. Songwriting 101.

Mud Hut Music Podcast 025 – b3sci Presents: The Best Of > Darkchild – Gems From The Darc-hives by Mud Hut Digital

Tracklist:
01 Destiny’s Child – Lose My Breath
02 Shareefa – Need a Boss (Feat. Ludacris)
03 Mariah Carey – So Loney (Feat. Twista)
04 Brandy – What About Us
05 Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me
06 Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough

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09-28-11

Chip Tha Ripper – The Truth

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Cleveland is our city. Seriously, bloggers, can we do with a better starting phrase for Chip than “Cleveland’s own” which seems to start 80% of the posts about him. The only dude that should ever follow the phrase “Cleveland’s own” in a sentence is, no doubt, beloved toupee, Ted Henry, Cleveland’s own Ted Henry. Tell Ya Friends is due soon.

Chip Tha Ripper – The Truth

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Rating 8.3

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09-27-11