Happy Thanksgiving. Here are a few songs that may be appropriate for the day. Enjoy (and no guilt).

 

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Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y are like the 2010 West Coast gangsta version of Mos Def and Talib Kweli (aka Blackstar). Check out Huey Newton which features a Toto sample…now THAT’s gangsta.

Blackstar?! Blasphemy?!  Hear me out.  In 1999, very few people knew who Mos Def and Talib Kweli were.  They were both signed to Rawkus and somebody had the idea to put them together for an album to raise awareness ahead of their solo albums.  One hip-hop classic later, hip-hop heads are still talking about that album 10 years later.  It was an instant classic.  Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have not made an album together (though they did make a mixtape), but they have made several dope songs together that, years from now, will go down as classics.  Feel me now?  Check out Huey Newton:

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Here are some other Curren$y and Wiz gems:

Here’s some Blackstar:

Oh.  And the Toto sample?

I saw J. Cole the other day heading to Atlanta. He’s on tour and constantly in the studio trying to complete his new mixtape called Friday Night Lights. He’s trying to do it all “Before I’m Gone.”

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Here’s You Got It ft Wale:

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And In the Morning ft Drake may just be the best one of all:

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And here’s a trailer for the Friday Night Lights mixtape:

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KiD CuDi’s album is incredible. It makes you understand why Kanye f*cks with him. Here’s his performance of Maniac with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon and a couple of other choice cuts.

Warning.  You have to be in the right head space to appreciate this.  Think night music…rainy night music.  Yeah, you got it.  Enjoy.

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Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager drops on 11/9.  Support (G.O.O.D.) hip-hop.

Von Pea has a nice EP called Pea’s Gotta Have It dropping on 10/19. Check out the sneak preview.

This one is for the backpackers, but it’s a good listen if you need a break from BALLIN’.

J. Cole – A Nigga From the Ville Mixtape

Is J. Cole the savior of hip-hop?  Based on his already classic mixtapes and stellar performances in NYC and at SXSW, he may live up to those expectations.  If Jay-Z is the Mike Jordan of rap, J. Cole is his LeBron.  Download his latest mixtape here.