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Eminem - Detroit vs. Everybody Ft. Royce Da 5'9

Eminem - Detroit vs. Everybody Ft. Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick

While the bankruptcy of Detroit has been one of the most unfortunate happenings in recent American history, there is is one thing that The D is not deficient in and that’s good rappers. In preparation of the Shady XV compilation, slated for a November 24 release, Eminem drops Detroit vs. Everybody, a six-minute rapathon from the best of the Motor City. Eminem might be the headliner of this track, but the supporting cast gives him a run for his money as the production from Statik Selektah ties it all together. You better knuckle up because it’s Detroit vs. everybody. - Carmine Colangelo

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Rick Ross - Movin Bass Ft. Jay Z

Rick Ross - Movin Bass Ft. Jay Z

Something about this equation doesn’t make sense: Ross + Hov * Timbo = Miss. I’ve checked my work many times, but I still came up with the same answer. With Hood Billionaire dropping November 24, The Bawse pulled out the big guns by getting Jay Z to jump on a Timbaland track with him, but they shot a little West of the target. Maybe it was a product of the being overhyped, but this track felt underwhelming. Or maybe if Hov gave us a verse instead of just doing the hook, this song could’ve had some more life in it. - Carmine Colangelo

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Omarion- Posed To Be Ft. Jhene Aiko & Chris Brown

Omarion- Posed To Be Ft. Jhene Aiko & Chris Brown

If you haven't been keeping count, this is the third straight single release that Omarion has given us by way of MMG that has been undeniably great. It's unclear why tunes like M.I.A and Know You Better haven't translated into hits on the charts but Posed To Be has star power the instrumental stylings of DJ Mustard which is the recipe for radio success. -Gregory Calvaire

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DJ Khaled - Hold You Down Remix ft. Usher, Rick Ross, Fabolous & Ace Hood

DJ Khaled - Hold You Down Remix ft. Usher, Rick Ross, Fabolous & Ace Hood

What do you do when you land the No. 1 urban song in the country? Easy, make a remix and cash in on it. DJ Khaled trades in his four-pack of R&B crooners and hook destroyers for Rick Ross, Fabolous and Ace Hood while maintaining the soulful vibe with Usher on the hook for the Hold You Down Remix. While the remix might not be as extravagant as his celebration vlog is, it gets the job done. Nothing groundbreaking here, just sticking to the formula of a rap remix. Business as usual I guess. - Carmine Colangelo

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Nas-The Season Prod. by J Dilla

Nas-The Season Prod. by J Dilla

After spending most of the year celebrating the collateral impact of his debut album Illmatic, Nas seems poised to create another timeless project...at least from first impression. Over a J Dilla production, Nas talks about being a grandpa in rap years and declares the fourth quarter The Season of Nasir. The rest of these rappers better tuck their whole winters in. -Gregory Calvaire

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Rick Ross-If They Knew Ft. K Michelle

Rick Ross-If They Knew Ft. K Michelle

Rick Ross enlists K Michelle for his latest Hood Billionaire single If They Knew, but the true star of this collaboration is no other than Timbaland who put his foot in the production. Ross' flow and boss narrative are on point a usual and K Michelle's vocals are the perfect compliment. This may be the first single off this album that sticks. -Gregory Calvaire

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