Left To Right: Rakim, jj, Robin Thicke, Melanie Fiona, Joell Ortiz
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Friday is almost always a slow day for new music and today is no different. We still scraped together a few joints that will get you right for the weekend. Rakim enlists a few New York MCs for a bonus off his latest LP, jj covers Akon, and Robin Thicke links with Ludacris. That's a solid lineup, right? Hit the jump to start listening...
ARTIST: Rakim f/ Jadakiss, Styles P, & Busta Rhymes
• Bonus track off The Seventh Seal. Give it a listen out of respect for one of the best to ever do it.
• We'd never associate jj with Akon, but that didn't stop the Swedish duo from covering one of his hits.
SONG: "Sex Therapy (Remix)"
ARTIST: Robin Thicke f/ Ludacris
• Luda adds his signature delivery to the title track from Robin Thicke's latest album.
SONG: "It Kills Me (Remix)"
ARTIST: Melanie Fiona f/ Ghostface Killah
• Ghost is always good for a verse about relationship drama.
SONG: "Exhibit C (Freestyle)"
ARTIST: Joell Ortiz
• Damn, people are already trying to one-up Jay Electronica on this beat. Ortiz doesn't, but it's still pretty nice, so we're not mad at him for trying.
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