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Rick Ross, Ricky Rozay, Boss. Call him whatever you want, but the homie is a survivor in this rap business that eats rappers alive 1 career at a time. His MMG empire is a daily movie. Their new music is all premium. Ross’ latest with K. Michelle “If They Knew” is no different. It’s that vintage South Beach, Biscayne Bay flavor that the Boss has made his own stamp on.

IAMSU is perhaps one of the dopest rappers out of the Bay Area. It’s seems like only yesterday his smash “Beat It Up” was beating down the charts. His new record “All On The Line” is no anthem like some of his previous. It is, however, a taste of SU’s new shit that is soon to drop, hopefully.

Heard a dope record from Nas this week called “The Season.” The production is courtesy of the late great J Dilla, so you know it’s dope off rip. Fans of Dilla will recognize the beat as one his freshest ‘Donuts’ off that 2006 masterfully complete beat album titled Donuts. For his part, Nas is so classic nasty, Illmatic, Willie Esco, etc. Point is, not too many MC’s left in the game like Godson.

King of the South. I thought that was term reserved for the likes of T.I., Jeezy or Luda. Not if you ask Big K.R.I.T.. His new single with that namesake, “K.O.T.S.” is his manifesto to that declaration. Although verbally, lyrically, not too many in the rap game can compete with KRIT; swag-wise, he may not stand up to the aforementioned names in some opinions. Not by his own doing though. Too many have slept on Big K.R.I.T.

Turnt Up trap ‘musik’ rules the roost these days coast to coast. It’s the new hip-hop voice of the streets. It’s where the most real gritty, raw and authentic rappers are nowadays. If you’re not a fan chances are you are or are getting too old. The Migos reign heavy in this genre. They have a new joint with newcomer Blu Denim called “Gucci Scarf.” It’s featured on their highly anticipated new mixtape Rich Nigga Timeline. It’s must-hear music indeed.