Blueface’s club anthem “Thotiana” reached a new peak this week, rising to No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Last month, the rising L.A. rapper dropped a remix to his undeniable banger featuring YG. After Nicki Minaj released her own take on the record, Blueface returns with a new remix. Teased over the past few weeks, the Cardi B version is here for fans to enjoy. With Cole Bennett behind the lens, Blueface and Cardiana bring the fun and antics in their feel good music video.

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Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s 2009 joint album came out last week, featuring appearances by Ty Dolla $ign and Problem. Currently on tour across North America in support of the project, Khalifa and Spitta drop the first music video off the album “Forever Ball.” Hoodied up and enjoying the finest smoke, watch the performance visual below.

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Gangster Doodles, aka hip-hop illustrator Marlon Sassy, is following up his awesome 2017 book with a compilation album called Gangster Music Vol. 1. The project, dropping on March 1, features new music from KAYTRANADA, Max B, Jonwayne, Quelle Chris, Blu and more. Sassy’s biggest coup, though, is a collaboration between the elusive, legendary Madlib and his brother Oh No called “Big Whips,” which comes complete with an equally dope video that places Pink Panther in the hood.

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A slice with extra sauce from Dani’s House of Pizza followed by a cruise around Queens — Remy Banks has the perfect first date plans on his Valentine’s Day (late pass, I know) loosie, “Like Me…” KS-13’s horn-laced production is as smooth as the World’s Fair MC.

“Like Me…” is Remy’s first release since Champ Hoody Music Ep. 2, which features Wiki, Domo Genesis, Lansky Jones and ZeeloperZ.

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The Social Experiment’s Peter Cottontale came through with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift yesterday: a video for “Forever Always,” his lovey dovey collaboration with Chance The Rapper, Daniel Caesar, Rex Orange County, YEBBA and Madison Ryan Ward. Out of the stacked lineup, only Peter makes an appearance in the A Weird Life Films-directed clip, while the rest of the video is consumed by love of all different kinds. Even if Valentine’s Day really isn’t your thing, this video is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Stay tuned for Peter Cottontale’s debut album coming this Spring.

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After joining forces with MF DOOM on last year’s Czarface Meets Metal Face, Czarface — the supergroup consisting of Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric — forge an alliance with another legendary MC, Ghostface Killah, on their latest album, Czarface Meets Ghostface Killah. It’s a collaboration of comic book proportions as Rebel INS, Tony Starks and Esoteric sharpen their lyrical swords over 7L’s face-melting boom bap beats.

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After dropping one of the best albums of 2018 with Care For Me, it appears Saba’s now looking to share some of that spotlight with his crew, Pivot Gang, in 2019. Named after that famous couch-moving scene in Friends, the eight-man Chicago collective (nine before the passing of his cousin John Walt) consists of Saba, his brother Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, Dam Dam, Frsh Waters, and producers daedaePIVOT, Daoud and SqueakPIVOT.

Anyway, I’ll go ahead and let the group introduce themselves on their new song, “Jason Statham, Pt. 2.” Clearly these guys like their TV/movie references. Pivot Gang album on the way.

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Lucki has dealt with depression, anxiety and drug addiction since he dropped his debut project Alternative Trap (under the name Lucki Eck$) in 2013, but he’s managed to bounce back while pouring his pain into his music. Nothing exemplifies that better than the release of his long-awaited album Freewave 3.

Arriving three years after Freewave II, the 15-track project “focuses on a year in Lucki‚Äôs life as he navigates love, heartbreak, and struggles with addiction, all while acclimating himself to new surroundings in New York City,” as Pitchfork puts it. No guest features, but the album does boast production from Earl Sweatshirt, ChaseTheMoney and more.

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In the latest episode of their Deconstructed series, Genius revisits a classic hip-hop song with a legendary hip-hop producer. Ahead of its 20th anniversary later this month, Mannie Fresh breaks down the making of Juvenile’s 1998 hit “Back That Azz Up,” walking us through each individual element while explaining how Ice-T, UGK and The Showboys influenced the song. Despite sounding relatively simple, Mannie actually went through a meticulous process to make the beat — and the result was nothing short of magic.

“20 years ago, ‘Back That Azz Up’ coming out, that was the introduction to bounce music to the world,” Mannie says. “A lot of people don’t know, it was met with, ‘Nah, maybe the world not ready for it.’ Like, we get it. This New Orleans, we get it.’ Fast forward 20 years later, it stood the test of time.”

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21 Savage has broken his silence following his troubling run-in with ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). The Atlanta rapper sat down for an interview with Good Morning America which aired this morning. In the seven-minute interview, 21 talks about his arrest, being held in a detention center and his immigration status.

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