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Dre Murray has announced details about his next project, a free mixtape titled Dark Vader.

Murray — who released his last album, 34, in Nov. 2015 — will drop Dark Vader on Sat., Dec. 10.
Tracklist:

  1. Part 1 (FDA)
  2. '93 Coup de Ville
  3. We Was Rich Til The Bill Came
  4. Black Everyday
  5. TINGS
  6. Part 2 (So Evil)
  7. Simple Math
  8. It Was All Good Yesterday
  9. Dark Vader
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Gospel star Tye Tribbett recently released a new single titled "Work It Out", which sounds closer to trap music than traditional Gospel.

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Bristol, Virginia-based artist Aaron Cole landed an acting role in a new Christmas movie called Believe which will open in select theaters nationwide on Dec. 2.

Cole, a 2016 Rapzilla Freshman, plays the homeless best friend of the film's co-star, CJ. Cole not only has lines in the production, but also sings and performs with former Christian hip-hop giant John Reuben.

This news comes just weeks after Cole released an EP titled If I Can Be Honest.

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Reach Records released a promo video this week for Trip Lee's upcoming mixtape The Waiting Room, in which he explained the name of the project.

"There was a line on The Good Life on a song 'Take Me There' where I said, 'I can't wait. Please take me soon. Till then, I'll be praising in the waiting room.' And I always thought that was a cool way to just think about this life," Trip said, "It's the waiting room...

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MidCentury Modern is a hip-hop duo that is harkening back to a simpler time of rap music - "beats, rhyme, and life."

The group comprises of Sintax the Terrific and Rheomatic, and they are gearing up to release their record, The Goodness, December 16 on Illect Recordings.

This rapper and producer tandem have a solid guest list for their debut: Dres (Black Sheep), Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest), Miles Bonny, Boog Brown, Sivion, Manchild, Krum, Elias, Derek Webb.

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Trip Lee’s new album The Waiting Room is coming on December 9, and the Reach Records artist just revealed the cover and tracklist.

Track Listing:

01. Clouds
02. Too Cold
03. Lord Have Mercy
04. IDK
05. Ready ft. Dimitri McDowell
06. Still Unashamed ft. Tedashii
07. Money Up
08. Out My Way
09. Longer ft. India Shawn
10. Billion Years ft. Taylor Hill
The cover artwork was done by Arturo Torres, who illustrated the New York Times best-selling book “The Rap Year Book.”

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After years writing songs for Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rap mogul Diddy, Roger “EVRYTHNG CO$T” Green, formerly known as Mista Raja, released a music video for his debut single under the new moniker this week.

“Can’t Turn Back”, the lead single from EVRYTHNG CO$T’s upcoming project The Harvest, is more Gospel than one would expect from a Diddy co-writer.

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As the temperature falls, Trip Lee releases his first new song since his Oct. 2014 album Rise, "Too Cold", which Reach Records announced on Friday is the lead single of his upcoming mixtape The Waiting Room.

The Waiting Room will drop on Dec. 9, according to the video description of "Too Cold".

Buy "Too Cold" on iTunes.

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Hip-hop artist Drew Smith is gearing up to release his independent album A Dream Never Dies, on November 15 and the 10-track record was entirely produced by Kevin Mayfield fka Hot Handz.

A Dream Never Dies "shares the story of a dreamer and a survivor. The album is proof of faith working together for good and towards a desired destination, despite life’s family scars, life-changing decisions, peer expectations and other detours."

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Gastonia, North Carolina-based artist K¥NG has announced details about his upcoming project, Aura.

K¥NG, 19, will release Aura, a six-track EP, on Dec. 6.

"Aura embodies the multicentric systems of thought, combing classic melodic phrases along with forthright content to bring the listener to an audible schism between light and dark," a press release read.

Tracklist:

  1. Cocaine (Intro)
  2. Unforgiveness
  3. Watch Your Back
  4. See No Evil
  5. Time-Peace
  6. Play This When I'm Gone
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