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The Making Of Drake's "Diplomatic Immunity" With Boi-1da | Deconstructed

Drake has developed a reputation for dropping music without warning, starting with his 2015 mixtape 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,' and he’s continued to use the tactic in 2018. Back in January, the rapper shared his unexpected two-track EP 'Scary Hours.' While “God’s Plan” received a boost for its viral charitable video, “Diplomatic Immunity” also stands its own ground with a rap style that’s reminiscent of Drake’s early material.

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Boi-1da

The Making Of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got A Story To Tell" With Buckwild | Deconstructed

The Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy lives on through his clever wordplay and vivid imagery, and one great example of that is “I Got A Story To Tell.” The track appears on his final studio album 'Life After Death,' which was posthumously released in March of 1997.

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Buckwild

The Making Of Trippie Redd's "Dark Knight Dummo" With Honorable C.N.O.T.E. | Deconstructed

After teasing snippets on Instagram, Trippie Redd dropped the zombie-filled video for “Dark Knight Dummo” featuring Travis Scott today. The single was initially released this past December, marking the first collaboration for the pair. The video features a graphic battle with a horde of the undead and the spooky setting is emphasized by the song’s eerie beat, incorporating synths typically used in horror movie scores.

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Honorable C.N.O.T.E

The Making of Bryson Tiller's "Exchange" With Foreign Teck | Deconstructed

Bryson Tiller first gained a following after sharing “Don’t,” a single off his 2015 debut 'T R A P S O U L' that currently holds over 300 million Spotify streams. However, one of the album’s standout tracks “Exchange” also solidified the Louisville artist’s status as a rising voice, earning him his first Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song.

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The MeKanics

DJ Premier Breaks Down His Classics With JAY-Z, Nas and Biggie | Genius Level

On August 8, legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier sat down with Genius for the latest installment of Genius Level, our live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. The event was hosted by Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman and sponsored by Cîroc and Breather. During the wide-ranging interview, Premier reflected on his legacy in hip-hop, from his early days has half of Gang Starr to his work with legends like Nas, JAY-Z, and The Notorious B.I.G.

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DJ Premier

The Making Of "Dipset Anthem" With The Heatmakerz's Rsonist | Deconstructed

Rsonist and Thrilla make up The Heatmakerz, a New York-based production duo who has worked with The Diplomats, Lil Wayne, Ghostface Killah and more. One of the duo’s most notable production credits is on The Diplomats' 2003 hit “Dipset Anthem.”

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Heatmakerz

The Making Of Drake's "Look What You've Done" With Chase N. Cashe | Deconstructed

Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, dropped over five years ago and includes one of the most poignant tracks of his career, “Look What You’ve Done.” It’s produced by Chase N. Cashe, with co-production from Drake’s right-hand Noah “40” Shebib, and samples the late Static Major and Smoke E. Digglera’s “If U Scared, Say U Scared.”

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Surf Club

The Making Of Lil Uzi Vert's "XO TOUR Llif3” With TM88 | Deconstructed

Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3” is one of the biggest songs of the year. Over production from JW Lucas and TM88, Uzi Vert rages about relationship troubles with his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Byrd, among other things. He premiered the track in London while opening for The Weeknd’s Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 world tour, and the song’s title pays homage to The Weeknd’s label XO.

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TM88

The Making Of Joey Bada$$ & J. Cole’s “Legendary” With Statik Selektah | Deconstructed

Longtime Joey Bada$$ collaborator Statik Selektah recently linked up with the Brooklyn MC once again for “Legendary,” a cut off Joey’s sophomore album ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$.

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Statik Selektah

The Making of Drake's "Sneakin'" With London On Da Track | Deconstructed

Drake’s More Life album is slated for a December release and he gave fans a peek at what to expect with his 21 Savage-collaboration, “Sneakin'.”

The track is produced by London On Da Track, the Atlanta producer signed to Cash Money Records who has worked with most of your favorite rappers like Young Thug, Gucci Mane, and more. He started crafting the beat with an eerie guitar solo and added some spacey organs in, too—that’s why it almost sounds like the Are You Afraid Of The Dark? theme song.

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London on da track