This week, DJ Absolut let loose a previously unheard version of Jay Z’s “The Black Gangster,” a song that was originally titled “This Life Forever.” Elsewhere, Snoop Dogg unveiled “Back Up” as the first single off his Beach City mixtape and lastly, Rick Ross premiered his Nas-assisted cut, “One Of Us.”

DJ Absolut Releases Alternate Version Of Jay Z’s “The Black Gangster”

As part of the 15th instalment of his #MixtapeMondays series, DJ Absolut dropped off a previously unheard version of Jay Z’s “Black Gangster.” The song, which was originally titled “This Life Forever,” featured on both 1999’s Black Gangster and Jay Z’s 2003 mixtape S. Carter Collection.

Snoop Dogg Enlists “Back Up” As First Single Off “Beach City” Mixtape

Earlier this week, Snoop Dogg took to his SoundCloud page to release “Back Up,” a cut that will act as the first single off his recently released DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, LBC Movement Presents: Beach City.

Rick Ross Teams With Nas For “One Of Us”

In preparation for his forthcoming album Black Market, Rick Ross premiered his Nas-assisted track “One Of Us” via Funkmaster Flex earlier this week.

This week’s Top 10 is as follows:

  1. Jay Z – “Black Gangster”
  1. Billboard’s Top 10 All-Time Rappers & Hodgy Calls Out Tyler, The Creator [Video]
  1. Snoop Dogg – “Back Up” [Prod. Scoop Deville]
  1. Rick Ross f. Nas – “One Of Us”
  1. Rick Ross Addresses 50 Cent Reconciliation & Logic Details Passing On Big Contracts [Video]
  1. OHNO – “Me & My Bitch” [Video]
  1. Future – “Rich $ex” [Video]
  1. Krayzie Bone – “Like Fire”
  1. Jeezy f. Nas – “God (Remix)”
  1. Pusha T – “Untouchable”

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