** We published FADER #75's Frank Ocean and The Rapture features online.
** Danny Brown released an excellent, free album, XXX. We broke it down By the Numbers.
** Toronto enigma The Weeknd finally shared Thursday, their second mixtape.
** Gucci Mane's right hand Drumma Boy remixed SBTRKT's "Wildfire," this summer's grimiest catchy love song.
** Lenny Kravitz released "Sunflower," a surprisingly good, super-boogie jam featuring Drake.
** Harlemites Smoke DZA and ASAP Rocky teamed up for unexpectedly dark track "4 Loko."
** Cali rap duo Main Attrakionz released 808s and Dark Grapes II, their most polished release yet.
** Kanye West, Pusha T and Young Jeezy grow up together on "Amen," a track from Pusha T's forthcoming album.
** Maluca appeared in a clear vinyl overall dress, alongside Jenny Shimizu, in her Jason Farrer-styled "Lola" video.