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Philly's Kur Returns With More Food For Thought On His '180' Project

The Philly rapper is back to turn heads with a new 11-track project. 

Kur has created a respectable buzz for himself by releasing a slew of street singles, especially within the past year. Some may remember his joint mixtape, Born Broke, Die Rich, the Philly native recorded with New York City's very own, Dave East. Kur has even punched in studio time with Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert, resulting in tracks, "“Never Before” and "Run It Up," respectively.

Following the practice makes perfect tradition, Kur has released his new 180 mixtape, which is the follow-up his 2016 project, Finally Happened. The 11-track effort features the likes of Chynna, Casey Veggies, Coop and Eline the MC. With a rapid and crisp flow, the Kur has comparisons to his fellow Philly brother, Meek Mill.

1. “Come Back”
2. “Do You Want Out”
3. “Quick Money” Feat. Chynna
4. “Shoppin'”
5. “What Did It Do?”
6. “Keep My Cool”
7. “Tabacco Town” Feat. Casey Veggies
8. “Gotta Make Ya Plate” Feat. Coop
9. “Drive”
10.”UPN” Feat. Eline The MC
11.”Back Pedaling”

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Only four months after his recently released Oxnard album, Anderson .Paak dropped a new single to commemorate his forthcoming project, Ventura. To up the ante, his new song titled "King James" arrived early Friday morning (March 15), bringing a hard-hitting track coated in funky instrumentals and good intentions.

"King James" takes jazz-funk inspirations to a new level with the sounds of a smooth saxophone, which opens the smile-provoking 808 beat that rides under the Grammy-winning musician's voice. Covering a myriad of important topics like the looming border wall construction and black empowerment, the 33-year-old gives a shout out to LeBron James' contributions to the African American community and the NFL-kneeling movement started by Colin Kaepernick.

Though the single seems very serious, .Paak's "King James" inspires a groove with its upbeat production.

The "Tints" emcee also announced the forthcoming tracklist will include star-studded features from Brandy, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Nate Dogg, and Smokey Robinson. Ventura will reach virtual streaming shelves April 12.

3 years between Malibu and Oxnard... you know I couldn’t do that to y’all again 😎 PREORDER AND SINGLE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. #VENTURA + “King James” 4.12 💥 pic.twitter.com/2VRcNdQKE9

— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) March 14, 2019

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ScHoolboy Q Returns With 'Numb Numb Juice'

TDE had a fruitful 2018, with Jay Rock earning a Grammy for "Win" and Kendrick Lamar and SZA sharing an Oscar for their song "All The Stars." But now, it's ScHoolboy Q's turn. After working guest features over the past few years with Mike WiLL Made-It and on the Black Panther soundtrack, Q has dropped his new single, "Numb Numb Juice."

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KC Ruskii Details His Journey From Homeless To "Hood Rich" In New Visual

Upon meeting the young rap machine KC Ruskii, one will determine that he's a survivor. It's the way he automatically embraces good energy and how open and honest he is about his blessings in life. "I was homeless, sleeping where I could," said the Midwest native, now southern transplant. "My music speaks on it," he told me. But the first couple of tracks he debuted for me were turn up records, so I didn't make the connection to his hardships right away. Around the third or fourth track he played me, "Hood Rich," pops up and I immediately felt the vibe and said, "This is the one the people need to hear, early." The youngin' took the advice as the video is here.

What makes this song special is the way the verses explain the pain that he endured during his hardtimes. The video is the exclamation point on the message that so many young kids go through. Just the opening sequence where his friend's Mom yells about not having the fund, food or patience to deal with another mouth to feed. That talk that needs to happen between the homies when you have to kick him out, after helping as much as they can, is so real for those that have been and are in that position...both sides.

Watch the video, feel his flow and be on the look out for more from this budding artist. Check his previous single with QC's Lil Baby below.

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