1. Lily Allen, "Everyone's at It"
Lily Allen thinks the first step in saying no to drugs is saying yes to admitting that everyone takes them. [Pitchfork]
2. 100 Suns vs. Snoop Dogg, "Calling Mumia"
Mumia Abu-Jamal got his one phone call more than fifteen years ago, but Snoop and Massive Attack (who do this song for the soundtrack of a Mumia film called In Prison My Whole Life under the name 100 Suns) still manage to get through on this powerful track. [Pitchfork]
3. CSS, "Beautiful Song (CSS Remix)"
CSS bring a little more truth in advertising with this shiny in-house remix of this track off their most recent record. [Let's Glow]
4. Mos Def, "Life in Marvelous Times"
Most Democrats will be furiously rapping their knuckles on wood if they hear this before it's official release date (Election Day), but we're happy for any excuse to hear Mos Def rapping these days. [RCRD LBL]
5. Ace Hood, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, and Jadakiss, "BET Cypher (Round 3)"
A quartet of minor lights in the hip-hop firmament show they've got as much swagger as the big boys in this group freestyle at the BET Hip Hop Awards. [Notes From a Different Kitchen]