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Wednesday Rewind: GLC x Treated Crew 'Whaddown'

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If you're from Chicago or a lover of hip-hop, then you should be very familiar with GLC. If you haven't been acquainted with the #Ism, let me introduce you. Last week the former G.O.O.D. Music rapper, released Silence of The Lames. It is packed with monster features from artists like Really Doe, Bun B, and Cory Moe. The entire mix-tape is a definite must add to your iPod. Whaddown is one of our personal favorites off the project. Check out this GLC and Treated Crew collaboration.

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Audio: Jack Magma 'Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?'

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To say Cat Got Your Tongue is unique and/or original would be an understatement. Imagine what the outcome would be if Zap and Teddy Riley where wrapped into one artist. Can you picture that? Even so, it still doesn't fully define Cat Got Your Tonguee's overall sound. This Experimental, R&B, Pop infused track is the first off Jack Magma's debut EP. The project, An Electric Purple, will drop sometime at the beginning 2013. We're not sure what to expect next, but we are very eager to see.

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Audio: Elijah Blake x Common 'XOX'

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Elijah Blake is no rookie to the music scene. After working with Rihanna, Game, Keyshia Cole, and Rick Ross the Roc Nation singer is finally making his solo debut. XOX, featuring Common is the leading track from his Bijoux 22 Mixtape/EP which is  hosted by No I.D.

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Download: Star Slinger - Paris Club x DJ Mag Mix

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In tribute of his upcoming December 27th show at the Paris Club, DJ Star Slinger has delivered a special mix to end the year grooving to.

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Audio: Santigold 'Girls'

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Santigold's Girls is the first delivery from the Girls - Vol1: HBO Original Series soundtrack, available January 8th on Fueled By Ramen. Whether or not you are a fan of the show, Santi does not disappoint with this record.

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Audio: Kendrick Lamar 'Swimming Pools' (Mano '93 Nostalgia Remix)

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As the title suggests, Million $ Mano takes us back to 1993 on this melodious mash-up of Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools and Ice Cube's It Was A Good Day.

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Audio: Chairlift 'Something' Demos

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Chairlift has released an EP of demo recordings from their highly acclaimed sophomore album, Something, which debuted in January of this year. Though no new tracks were added as a bonus, we were particularly impressed with the fullness of the production and Caroline Polachek's vocals as they offer an alternative interpretation of the original cuts.

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Audio: Skylar Grey feat Eminem 'C’mon Let Me Ride'

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Skylar Grey debuted her most recent single C'mon Let Me Ride.  The song not only samples Queen's Bicycle Race, but also features a verse from Eminem who impersonates Freddy Mercury in his ad-libs. 

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Review: Rihanna 'Unapologetic'

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Rihanna is an artist we cant help but watch. In the past seven years she has released seven albums, definitely all different. We have watched her go from girl next door in the shadows of bigger Pop artists of her time to girl gone bad to girl gone wild to girl going WHEREVER she wants!!!!! Honestly, Unapologetic is a perfect title for this release, but mainly because it captures her way of life and there is nothing we like more than an honest artist.

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Review: Lana Del Rey 'Born To Die, The Paradise Edition'

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There is always interesting chatter around new releases from newer artists...Lana Del Rey doesn't escape that trend. Born to Die, The Paradise Edition is definitely an interesting piece of work and one that I thoroughly enjoy. Obviously Lana isn't reinventing the wheel, but may have reinvented a bit of herself.

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