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Best Music Videos of the Week

Best Music Videos of the Week   Two of hip hop’s hottest stars team up for this trippy visual. The video consists of one continuous, moving shot, in which a dark street is populated with four Starboys and six Guwops (can you say clones??)   The only video this week shot on actual film - it definitely stands out from the rest. The retro visuals and soft color palette give a feeling of nostalgia like you’re watching a collection of old family videotapes.     21 Savage brings us the most cinematic entry this week. This video features lots of slow-mo shots of The Saint Laurent Don plotting his criminal empire, intercut with Mike Epps practicing kung-fu on suspected robbers....

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"My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power" Mixtape Dropped By Lushlife

The Philadelphia native rapper and producer dropped some new music 3 days before Inauguration day. My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power was released in direct response to Donald Trump's election. Lushlife is donating all sales from the project to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This tape includes features from Killer Mike, Moor Mother, Sad13, Billy Woods, Khruangbin, and more.  Says Lushlife on the project, "November's dystopian presidential election sent all of us looking for answers. My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power brings together artists, activists, and academics to explore how we got here, and what to do next. We stand with poor folks, Muslims, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and all Americans...

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Chance the Dropout (Mixtape)

Just dropped a few days ago, Chance the Dropout, a blend tape DJ Critical Hype and DJ Clyde have been working on for the last year and a half. This 23 track masterpiece combines Chance the Rapper's vocals with Kanye West classic beats. "I love Chance as an artist and Kanye is one of the best producers of all time," Critical Hype tells Pigeons and Planes. "They are both from Chicago and Chance is always talking about how big of an influence Kanye was and is. It seemed like a match made in heaven and a great way to bridge the gap of a new and older Chicago artist." He adds, "When I started to play around with the idea...

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"Red Friday" - YG (Mixtape)

Compton's YG dropped his second project of 2016 this past Friday. This 8 track mixtape (including one 9 second intro) was highly anticipated because of how well done his sophomore album, Still Brazy, was. You can stream Red Friday below and download it here. Thoughts?

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