Left To Right (clockwise): J. Cole, Curren$y, The Knife, Joe Budden, N.O.R.E.
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It's 5:00 and we have five new songs on deck, as always. Some unreleased J. Cole and Joe Budden stuff popped up on the blogs; Curren$y put out an early jam from his next mixtape; The Knife are back with a lengthy new record. Opinions will vary, but today's selections are still worth a listen. Check out the streaming MP3s and decide how you feel about the playlist after the jump...
ARTIST: J. Cole
• We haven't heard too much from him since the BP3 tour wrapped up, but here's a leftover from The Warm Up and it sounds good.
SONG: "Smash On O'Leary"
• This is the first leak off Spitta's upcoming Smokey Robinson mixtape. It's straight but he's gonna need to come harder this year to continue making waves.
SONG: "Colouring of Pigeons"
ARTIST: The Knife
• This Swedish duo is responsible for a respectable amount of classic electro pop songs. Their vibe has always been left-field, but albums like Silent Shout were undeniably awesome. They went a little too far with this new, 11-minute bizarro mess they're trying to come back with though. Oh well.
SONG: "Money's On Me"
ARTIST: Joe Budden
• The Great Escape is on the way, but Joey rocks some J. Cardim production on this track in the meantime.
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