J. Cole will drop The Off-Season on May 14 and gave us a taste of what’s to come with “Interlude.” With the album right around the corner, Cole releases a short documentary on the process of making the album titled “Applying Pressure.” It’s a unique look into the creative process and life of J. Cole and a perfect appetizer before the album drops.

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“Rap Is Outta Control” 5/9/21 Playlist
1. Tone Chop & Frost Gamble “No Way Out” (prod. by Frost Gamble)
2. Maylay Sparks, Clever 1 & K Sluggah “Strong Arm Blizzard” (prod. by K-Sluggah, cuts by D.J. PH)
3. Skanks The Rap Martyr feat. Ruste Juxx & Ren Thomas “Double Cross Ranch” (prod. by DJ Kanzer, cuts by Tone Spliff)
4. Vinnie Paz “Torchbearer” (prod. by Vic Grimes, cuts by DJ Eclipse)
5. Alpha_Betic & Castle Money Beats “Respect It” (prod. by Castle Money Beats, cuts by Tone Spliff)
6. Ty Farris “Last Place You Wanna Be” (prod. by Machacha)
7. John Creasy feat. Snotty “Unholy” (prod. by K-Sluggah)
8. Agallah Don Bishop feat. Terror Van Poo “Made Me A Animal” (prod. by Agallah)
9. Evidence “Better You” (prod. by Alchemist)
10. Twistello “Hoody Magic” (prod. by Abraham Lilson)
11. William Bostick “CliCC ClaCC” (prod. by William Bostick)
12. OC From NC feat. Goodz The Carolina Boy “No Name” (prod. by D.R.U.G.S. BEATS)
13. Kool Taj The Gr8 feat. Joey Sands “Buffalo Blitz” (prod. by Dope Boy Roy)
14. Minnesota feat. Eddie Cheeba & Trey Bag “Yeah” (prod. by Minnesota)
15. The Bad Seed “Cartridges” (prod. by Freakshow)
16. Onyx “We Got Chu” (prod. by DJ Audas)
17. Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D) “Olympic” (prod. by Diamond D)
18. Shabaam Sahdeeq “A New Beginning” (prod. by Cuth)
19. Napoleon Da Legend feat. NapsNDreds “Invincible” (prod. by Akhenaton)
20. The Uglee Trooth feat. Tha Soloist “Midlife Christ” (prod. by L.O.B, cuts by DJ TMB)
21. KINGMIGHTY “Winning Streak” (prod. by MIGHTYHEALTHY)
22. B Young & Haz Solo “No Difference” (prod. by Haz Solo)
23. Subtex feat. Wish Master & Skanks The Rap Martyr “Life, Art, Pain” (prod. by Hozay)
24. Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D) “Chillin While Black” (prod. by Diamond D)
25. Rasheed Chappell “95BIG” (prod. by Little Vic)
26. nAvi the NORTH feat. Ruste Juxx & Thrust OG “Lights Out” (prod. by nAvi the NORTH, cuts by Die Empty)
27. Vinnie Paz “Danger Is My Business” (prod. by Oh No, cuts by 7L)
28. Papoose “Play With Somthin Safe” (prod. by The Stick)
29. Beneficence & Confidence “Higher Degree” (prod. by Confidence, cuts by 12 Finger Dan)
30. Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali feat. Dom Pachino “Camouflage Dons” (prod. by Bronze Nazareth)
31. Jay-Ef feat. Torae “Night Time” (prod. by J.Depina, cuts by Jay-Ef)
32. Frankenstein “Honey Dip” (prod. by Frankenstein)
33. 2nd Generation Wu “From The Isles Of Staten” (prod. & cuts by Rec Riddles)
34. Sicknature “A Nonfiction Story” (prod. by Sicknature, cuts by DJ KCL)
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5/2/21 Playlist
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“Rap Is Outta Control” 5/2/21 Playlist

1. Showbiz & Milano “On My Father” (prod. by Showbiz)

2. ethemadassassin feat. Hus Kingpin “Hannibal’s Men” (prod. by Akthentik)
3. Nef feat. Nems “Gorillas Interlude” (prod. by Nef)
4. BigBob & Raf Almighty “Dolphin Street” (prod. by BigBob, cuts by LDontheCut)
5. Tek feat. Sheek Louch “Loyalty” (prod by Joe Milly)
6. Agallah Don Bishop feat. Big Ox “The Most” (prod. by Agallah)
7. Onyx “Coming Outside” (prod. by DJ Audas)
8. King Author “Mr. Bad Mood” (prod. by Conflikt)
9. Innocent? X Fever MooreFire “The Beginning” (prod. by Trumentillz, cuts by Tone Spliff)
10. Craig G & BigBob “Contract Killer” (prod. by BigBob)
11. The Quarter Inch Kings x Zagnif Nori feat. Bugsy Da God “Failure = Death” (prod. by The Quarter Inch Kings, cuts by DJ Enyoutee)
12. The Uglee Trooth “Making Amerika Great” (prod. by Bo Faat)
13. Vinnie Paz “Papi Wardrobe” (prod. by Stu Bangas)
14. Philmore Greene “All That I Know” (prod. by Rashid Hadee)
15. The Leftovers NYC feat. A.L. “Forever Great” (prod. by Team Demo)
16. Beneficence & Confidence feat. Phantasm & Masta Ace “My Way” (prod. by Confidence, cuts by 12 Finger Dan)
17. Gang Starr feat. Big Shug “Glowing Mics (Founders Rmx)” (prod. & cuts by DJ Premier)
18. Juxx Diamondz feat. Mic Handz “Strings On Timberlands” (prod. by The Beat Crook)
19. Cedar Hill “Game Face (Remix)” (prod. & cuts by Lancecape)
20. Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali feat. Salute Da Kidd “Street Gospel” (prod. by Bronze Nazareth)
21. St. Ivan The Terrible “Deeper Than What You Thought” (prod. by St. Ivan, cuts by DJ OneShot Deal)
22. Mikey D “Bless Em” (prod. by Ligalize, cuts by DJ Slice)
23. Benny The Butcher x Ransom “Spineless” (prod. by Buda + Grandz, Mike Kuz & Burns Beats)
24. Singapore Kane “Doomsday Kids (The Apocalypse)” (prod. by D.R.U.G.S. Beats)
25. ULTRA BEAST feat. Binkis Recs “Monster Style” (prod. by Illastrate)
26. Yahzeed Divine feat. Rhinoceros Funk “Blunt Spit” (prod. by Erick Brown)
27. Napoleon Da Legend “Natural Game” (prod. by Akhenaton)
28. Runt Dawg “Sit Yo Ass Down” (prod. by Deli)
29. Vinnie Paz “Torchbearer” (prod. by Vic Grimes, cuts by DJ Eclipse)
30. Revalation & GoD iLLa feat. M-Dot “I Been” (prod. by L.O.B.)
31. The Quarter Inch Kings feat. J Scienide “Swiss Army Knife (Remix)” (prod. by The Quarter Inch Kings)
32. Kukoo Da Baga Bonez “If You Really Wanna Know” (prod. by Michael Woodruff)
33. Beneficence & Confidence feat. Lord Tariq “Won’t Miss It” (prod. by Confidence)
34. KINGMIGHTY “Indigenous Gems” (prod. by MIGHTYHEALTHY)


It’s the return of Jermaine Cole. The North Carolina emcee announced that he’ll drop The Off Season on May 14 and warms up with “Interlude” to hold us down for the next few days.



Prior to MF DOOM’s passing, the enigmatic emcee teamed up with the trio of Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric for the CZARFACE Meets Metal Face album. Although the metal-faced emcee is no longer with us, he’s left behind a follow-up project with CZARFACE titled Super What? 

If, for some reason, you’re unsure of the album’s dopeness, check out the track “DOOM Unto Others” and then dive until the entire project.

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Skyzoo will drop his latest audio venture All the Brilliant Things on June 11th and blesses us with the first video from the album. “Bed-Stuy is Burning” takes a cold hard look at gentrification in Brooklyn.

“Intrigued by the title, I copped it and afterwards I was inspired to write sort of a call and response, speaking on the other side of the fence from what Brian saw being white and living in the Stuy with his family,” said Skyzoo. “As someone who was in the neighborhood before the characters in his story moved in, I wrote the song to be the other end of the spectrum.”

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4/25/21 Playlist
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“Rap Is Outta Control” 4/25/21 Playlist
1. Digital Underground “The Humpty Dance” (prod. by Shock G)
2. Tek feat. Drawzilla “Crown” (prod. by Drawzilla)
3. Subtex feat. Ren Thomas “The Brain Busters” (prod. by Taj, cuts by DJ Myth)
4. Nivek Boogeezi X Craig G “Rest In Peace” (prod. & cuts by Tone Spliff)
5. Recognize Ali & Bronze Nazareth “God Aura” (prod. by Bronze Nazareth)
6. Agallah Don Bishop feat. Tek Bully “Plain And Simple” (prod. by Agallah)
7. K-Rime “Undefeated” (prod. by Nicholas Craven)
8. Le Zeppo “Eternal Tsukyomi” (prod. by Shy The BeatYoda)
9. Wounded Buffalo Beats feat. El Da Sensei, KD & Ruste Juxx “A Serious Threat” (prod. by Wounded Buffalo Beats)
10. Philmore Greene “Code Name Sharpshooter” (prod. by Rashid Hadee)
11. Onyx “Boom Bash” (prod. by DJ Audas)
12. Al Skratch “Be Original” (prod. by Large Professor)
13. Frankenstein “Keep Hustlin'” (prod. & cuts by Frankenstein)
14. Maylay Sparks, Clever 1 & K Sluggah “Strong Arm Blizzard” (prod. by K-Sluggah, cuts by D.J. PH)
15. Beneficence & Confidence feat. Keith Murray “Illest Mic Pros” (prod. by Confidence, cuts by 12 Finger Dan)
16. Jay-Ef feat. X-Ecutioners “Back To The Basics” (prod. by J.Depina, cuts by Rob Swift, Total Eclipse & Jay-Ef)
17. Meeco & DJ Access feat. Skyzoo & Olvido Ruiz “Me” (prod. by Meeco & DJ Access)
18. Roc Marciano x Nicohlas Craven “The General’s Heart” (prod. by Nicholas Craven)
19. Evidence “Better You” (prod. by Alchemist)
20. St. Ivan The Terrible “Right By Your Side” (prod. by St. Ivan)
21. Chubs & Chris Rivers “CAMMO” (Eitan Noyze Remix)
22. Kool Taj The Gr8 feat. Joey Sands “Buffalo Blitz” (prod. by Dope Boy Roy)
23. Hus Kingpin “Quiet Fires” (prod. by Macapella)
24. Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali feat. Napoleon Da Legend & Lord Jessiah “Rivers In The Basement Of Truth” (prod. by Bronze Nazareth, cuts by DJ TMB)
25. Vinnie Paz feat. Billy Danze “Machine Gun Etiquette” (prod. by El Maryacho, cuts by 7L)
26. John Creasy “Glory” (prod. by The Prxspect)
27. Roshin x Noam “Kodiak Moments” (prod. by Noam)
28. Ty Farris “From Boy To A Man” (prod. by Machacha)
29. Minnesota “Variables” (prod. by Preservation)
30. Conway feat. Jae Skeese “Grace” (prod. by Cozmo Beats)
31. Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D) “Olympic” (prod. by Diamond D)
32. Nivek Boogeezi X Craig G feat. Zagnif Nori “The Shutdown” (prod. & cuts by Tone Spliff)
33. 2nd Generation Wu “Shotgun” (prod. by Zeph Mcfly)
34. Q-Unique feat. Cappadonna & Taking Back Sunday “Verrazzano Villains” (prod. by Red Right, cuts by DJ Eclipse)