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Download Elzhi’s Elmatic Mixtape Now

XXL and Elzhi.com are proud to present Elzhi’s new mixtape, Elmatic, for free download. The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced entirely by Will Sessions. Fellow D-Town MC ...

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Tyga, Black Thoughts 2

Tyga has shown stunning growth in the three years since the release of his poppy debut single “Coconut Juice.” Black Thoughts 2 finds the Compton, CA repper seeming to combine elements of Lil Wayne and Curren$y, but beginning to find ...

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XV, Zero Heroes

XV must be doubly motivated as an emcee coming from Wichita, Kansas, a city without much presence in the rap game. His latest mixtape, Zero Heroes assembles an impressive array of talent (Just Blaze, Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar), but the ...

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Smoke DZA, T.H.C. (The Hustler’s Catalog)

Having earned a reputation for being home to slick-talking, flashy rappers, Harlem is more Dipset than greenhouse. However, native son Smoke DZA aims to alter visions with his latest prescription, T.H.C. (The Hustler’s Catalog). Known for his haze-induced lyrics like fellow ...

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Nappy Roots Working With Organized Noize

The Nappy Roots have enlisted Atlanta-based production trio Organized Noize to produce their upcoming album. Organized Noize members Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown are best known for their work with OutKast, Goodie Mob and the rest of the Dungeon ...

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