Noisey Presents: The Rap Monument (Video)

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After several weeks of teasers and previews the good people of Noisey have dropped their 42-minute epic entitled "The Rap Monument." The visual features numerous talented up-and-coming artists and veterans as they kick slick rhymes over the various instrumentals from Hudson Mohawke, S-Type, and Nick Hook. The project took several months and came out of sessions from Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, spanning the most promising areas for hip hop music currently

Featuring, in order of appearance:  
Pusha T 
Bryant Dope 
Go Dreamer 
Retch 
Nipsey Hussle 
Problem 
Danny Brown 
Mayhem Lauren 
Raekwon da Chef 
Vado 
Kilo Kish 
Flatbush Zombies 
Renegade El Rey 
Rockie Fresh 
Pill 
Bodega Bamz 
Remy Banks 
Killer Mike 
Del Harris 
YG 
CyHi da Prince 
Young Thug 
Aston Matthews 
Prodigy 
SL Jones 
Nigel Nasty 
Bobby Creekwater 
Action Bronson 
Heems 
Mike G 
Yak Ballz 
Zebra Katz 
Two-9 
Alexander Spit 
Scotty/ATL 
Da$h

Wiz Khalifa - Smoke Chambers

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Wiz Khalifa has been known for his experimental style coming up as an artist. He continues to grow and progress and is not afraid to push the envelope. This was no more evident than with the release of his jazz-laden project Kush and Orange Juice. Wiz takes us back to his prime as he rocks over the funky stylings of Mac DeMarco on his latest release "Smoke Chambers." He takes on DeMarco's synth-laden "Chambers of Reflection" and effortlessly crafts a marriage of hip hop and experimental music that many of us have come to enjoy. 

KEI - Do It

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The DMV area continues to impress with its numerous creatives and eclectic style found throughout. There is not a distinct sound heard in the surroundings of greater Washington, D.C., which is what make it such a unique and exciting time for music for the area. One artist that recently caught my attention is KEI (pronounced "Key"). The Northern Virginia area dropped off his latest single, the infectious "Do It." KEI takes on the hypnotic production of LazyTrap as he deliberately flows throughout. The result is a captivating record that shows KEI is one to keep an eye on in the future.

Butch Dawson ft. Elon - Helium (Video)

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It's a Baltimore affair as Butch Dawson recruits crooner Elon to handle the cover on his latest release, the beautifully minimalistic visual for "Helium." The video, which was shot in New York City, perfectly complements the laid back nature of the record. Dawson effortlessly flows throughout the airy self-produced offering. This can be found on his latest project Lower Mercury which is available now.

OG Maco - Breathe (EP)

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One of Atlanta's fastest rising artists, OG Maco, switches things up on his latest release Breathe. The up-and-coming artist, who is most well known for his hit single "U Guessed It", touches on the current unrest throughout the United States. The untimely deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and most recently the teen in Cleveland have sparked outrage and protests throughout the country. Maco drops off a quick strike three-track EP, with production from Chuck Inglish, Proto Cal, and LC Thraxx, to speak on his feelings towards the recent events. This is a revolutionary time. Follow Maco's steps and let your voice be heard.


ChurchDontStop ft. Dave of FatKidsBrotha - Maria (Video)

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It's a Chicago and Atlanta connection as relative newcomer ChurchDontStop links up with Dave, of FatKidsBrotha, for a new visual entitled "Maria." The haunting vocal-laden production, handled by Two-9 representative Curtis Williams, allows both up-and-comers to effortlessly flow throughout. 

Punch ft. Kendrick Lamar - 25

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Top Dawg Entertainment president Terrence "Punch" Henderson has brought Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and many other favorites to the forefront. Punch takes to the mic for his latest release, the Kendrick Lamar assisted single "25." Punch holds up next to hip hop heavyweight as Lamar handles the chorus. Punch has a hypnotic laid-back flow and powerful introspective lyrics that make for a captivating effort.

Banks - Beggin For Thread (Salva Remix)

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Salva hijacks Banks' hit single "Beggin For Thread" for his latest release. Salva turns up the beats per minute and adds his signature trap style to the rather minimalistic original. He does not overdue it however and allows Banks' powerful vocals to shine on the dance friendly remix.