Left To Right: Young Jeezy, Mr. Hudson, Juelz Santana, Wyclef Jean, Cory Gunz
Each day Complex scours the music blogs for 5 fresh songs that you should listen to in our 5 O'Clock Shuffle post. Instead of going crazy trying to keep up with your RSS feeds everyday, just head over to Complex.com to stay up-to-date on important leaks and releases.
As much as we like to discover new artists, sometimes it's best to stick with what you know. Sure, we deliver quality tracks everyday with our Shuffle, but they're not always by people that you're familiar with. That's not the case today. This mix is packed with some of our favorite artists and songs by them that you probably haven't heard yet. Start listening and downloading after the jump. Your tired ass playlists will thank you...
SONG: "I Got This"
ARTIST: Young Jeezy
• The blogs are saying that the latest from our current cover star will be on his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album. It's what you'd expect from a Jeezy album cut, and if you've listened to his last three LPs, you know that's a good thing.
ARTIST: Mr. Hudson
• It's not often that we travel across the Atlantic to do a feature with a guy who doesn't even have an album out, but songs like this make it clear that Ye's new artist has to the talent to warrant such decisions. Look out for this one on his G.O.O.D. Music debut, Straight No Chaser.
SONG: "Rep Harlem Forever"
ARTIST: Juelz Santana f/ Jim Jones & Tobb Cobain
• Songs like "Forever" always spawn way too many wack freestyles and remakes, but you didn't expect Harlem's finest to let that happen, did you? Juelz and Jimmy both go in over one of the year's biggest tracks and possibly best the original.
SONG: "Don't Go Outside"
ARTIST: Wyclef Jean f/ Maino
• If you thought about looking this record over, think again. Dude hasn't been hot in years, but Wyclef is the type of dude you can't ever completely count out. This record is from his upcoming Gangsta Grillz with DJ Drama and it's pretty good. Interesting at the least. We can't wait to see what else they're cooking up.
SONG: "Big Noise"
ARTIST: Cory Gunz
• Yeah, Cory might need a little career guidance, but there's no question about whether the kid can spit or not. His flow is the perfect complement to the nasty "We Will Rock You" sample on this cut from his Heir To The Throne mixtape.
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