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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