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Datpiff.com and Vibe.com have teamed up to bring you Mixtape Of The Month, a new feature where readers can select their favorite mixtapes that dropped in the past month. Let's catch up with April's new mixtape releases from your favorite artists including Curren$yTygaSoulja Boy, and more, there is quite the selection to choose from. View the photo gallery to check out the choices and vote for your pick by leaving a comment with your mixtape choice.

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Scientists Detect New Strain Of HIV

Abbott Laboratories recently discovered a new strain of HIV-1, according to CNN. The scientists state this is the first time in 19 years that a new mutation of the virus has been uncovered and falls into the Group M sector of the condition, a sector that contributes to the globe's HIV epidemic.

The study was made in tandem with the University of Missouri, Kansas City and presents ways that HIV can change into other strains. However, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director, said while this is a major discovery there’s no need for alarm.

“There’s no reason to panic or even to worry about it a little bit. Not a lot of people are infected with this," he said. "This is an outlier.” The World Health Organization states HIV’s global population includes 36.7 million people. On the subject of this latest strain discovery, medical officials are unsure as to how it can affect a person’s body but medication can still help to treat it as it does various HIV strains. It'll also remix how doctors test for the medical condition.

In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), published a study noting that Blacks/African Americans accounted for 43 percent (16,694) of new HIV diagnoses which stood at 38,739 during that year. Within the Group M section (which is one of four groups within the HIV-1 disease), there are nine strains: A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, and K. In the United States, the B strain is the most common leading scientists and researchers to put most of their efforts behind it. Globally, the C strain is the most prevalent.

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Come To Yonkers With Styles P In "Brand New" Video

Styles P is coming off the release of his S.P. The Goat: The Ghost of all Time. The veteran rhyme-slinger is still putting in work.

After recently dropping a loosie titled, "Brand New," the L.O.X. member unveiled the song's video. Shot by Benjie Filmz, SP the Ghost takes us past Uptown to the Yonkers. Keeping to his usual g-code, the rapper born David Styles shares rules to manhood and moral guidance, while reminding you that he'll still catch a fade with anyone willing to indulge.

Last year, after the release of his G-Host album, Styles P spoke to us about dealing with his aggressive persona.

"So, I always had the idea, before I even thought I could make it rapping, my shit was: 'how am I going to get this bread? 'How am I going to get to this next block?' It's that kind of mentality that gives you a warrior mentality. I gotta do what I gotta do--I’ll light this shit off, or I’ll poke this man. I’ll do whatever I gotta do to survive. But you have to learn that doesn’t make you more of a man. It doesn’t make you less of a man. It’s an aspect that you have to deal with."

"It’s exhausting. It’s too exhausting," Styles said about always being aggressive. "Going over there with my strap,  getting my other strap. What the fu*k am I doing? I have kids. I have a home. Why am I even going to this place if I got to go like that? Enjoy your freedom, enjoy the air, enjoy money, enjoy family, enjoy just fu*king being able to not worry. I used to hate not having a gun on me. For years, I’ve never not had two guns on me. That sh*t was wearing me down--mentally. And it even starts to attract energy you don't need."

Watch the video above.

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Sheff G Contemplates Life In Brooklyn In "Feel Ah Way" Video

Recently, Brooklyn's newcomer Sheff G blessed fans with music visuals for his contemplative record, "Feel Ah Way."

With Nimi Hendrik behind the camera lends, G finds himself cruising through his borough of Brooklyn, in the back of a Maybach, while contemplating his life, staying sucka free, and calling out boys who really aren't about that life.

The Haitian and Trinidadian MC rap career got a boost back in 2017 with the release "4 Them Racks"  featuring partner-in-rhyme Sleepy Hallow. "4 Them Rack's" was followed by "No Suburban." Fast forward to 2019, Flatbush-bred is coming off the release of The Unluccy Luccy Kid.

Sheff G's music is packed with a mindset that says in this neighborhood anything can happen at any given moment. If you know you know.

Watch the "Feel Ah Way" video above.

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