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Hamilton is arguably the most popular ticket on Broadway and its star is already reaping presidential benefits. Lin-Manuel Miranda hit up the White House to freestyle for President Obama in the famed rose garden. 

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While making her promotional rounds for The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj stopped by TNT’s Inside the NBA, where she gifted fans with a few stellar bars off the dome.

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“Eastside, Spanish Harlem, this is all off the top,” spat burgeoning rapper Dave East during his visit to Statik Selektah’s ShowOff radio.

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As Nicki Minaj gears up for the release of her yet untitled third album, the YMCMB Barbie lets the streets know she still the youngest in charge with a remix to PTAF‘s “Boss Ass B*tch.”

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Wordsmiff gifts fans with “The Vent II,” the first track from his upcoming mixtape Bars Over Everything II. Taking a daunting dare, he lays bars over the Drake’s infamous “Pound Cake” beat.

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Last summer, Trinidad Jame$ had a certified smash with “All Gold Everything.” But, as many called even back then, the jig is up. Let this Westwood Crib Sessions freestyle by the Atlanta rapper stand as undeniable evidence of his knack for serving up struggle raps. 

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It’s clearly open season on Drake‘s “Pound Cake” instrumental. After a standout entry from the LOX yesterday, Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco steps up with a worthy take of his own titled “Pound of Flesh (Paris, Tokyo 2).”

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Danny Brown found himself in the hot seat while visiting Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning crew. Because any rapper with a project on the way should have spare bars on hand, host Sway Calloway thought it appropriate to ask the Fool’s Gold MC to spit a quick 16.

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Harlem’s Rugz D. Bewler and Philadelphia’s Dice Raw recently stopped through Sway In The Morning and held court with a fiery freestyle session.

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This morning, we received a pair of new Future releases. One is a reworked version of FBG: The Movie standout “Chosen One” and the other is a freestyle from DJ Esco’s Freshly Baked 2 mixtape.

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Black Thought demonstrated his lyrical prowess once again on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show.  The Roots MC used Super Mario Bros. as his inspiration and spit some creative bars over a re-worked version of the original video game’s theme song.

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You can consider Pitbull to be an expert on all things Cuba. The Miami rapper dropped his own freestyle take on Jay-Z’s much discussed new song, “Open Letter.” Pit uses his version to drop some Cuban history, good and bad, and to comment on the political chit chatter Hova and Beyoncé’s wedding anniversary trip has caused.