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Nine performing Redrum @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NYC on March 18th, 2011.

Via GG.

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DJ JS-1:

Here’s another mix for everyone to enjoy…
The “WikiBreaks” mix is a lil’ over an hour of breaks from funk, disco, re-edits, and some hiphop tracks that are not the most popular. I made most of the mix using two turntables, and then added some scratches & phrases from movies, pop-culture, commercials, etc… As you download yet another free mixtape i give out, i do hope you realize and appreciate the value of a good mix. There is an over-abundance of wanna-be djays: posers, strippers, clowns, reality tv losers, athletes, d-list celebs, promoters, anyone with a laptop, and even the coat-check chick spins… With all these djays you would think there would be more incredible mixes to listen too, more than there was 15 years ago when there was less djays? Yet, there is not many today, but i have dozens of cassettes from the 90′s with great mixes. Perhaps it’s because even the djays capable of making great mixes, don’t really do that anymore. There’s very few. It takes more than just playing what people know and like, or playing some exclusive detox tracks that are HORRIBLE and no one gives a shit about anyway, or just scratching really fast, or just “mashing up” any two different songs, or having “catchy” artwork, or playing an electro song that sounds like its 98 minutes long, etc… It takes a whole lot, that apparently most djays lack, or are simply lazy and ONLY do dj for $ not for the love of what it means to be a DJ. So whenever any DJ puts together something that obviously took time and dedication, we should appreciate their effort to keep the true mixtape essence alive, although it’s all downloads and digital 1 & 0′s… I guess we can try to keep the quality on par while most fell off or missed the boat. “Tradition means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing…” Well, I’ll continue to keep making really dope mixes with good music, over here…

DOWNLOAD: DJ JS-1 – WikiBreaks (Mixtape)

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Pharoahe Monch performed live some songs from W.A.R. at Best Buy at New York’s Union Square.

Via CI.

Part 2 and 3 after jump.

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In honor of Brooklyn Bodega’s March 30 event at Southpaw, DX spoke to one of our heroic deejays about the state of the art, De La Soul’s consistency and bringing smiles to the stage.

Read the full interview here.

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In anticipation of their upcoming full length collaboration, Camp Lo and Pete Rock, in association with Trackstar The DJ and DJ Mark Divita, present the 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s mixtape. Featuring classic Camp vocals dropped over some of Pete’s best work from his days with CL Smooth, as well as a couple of brand new cuts that will appear on the LP, this project should serve as a nice warm up for the feature presentation.

Full stream, tracklist and download link after the jump.

Via Nah Right.

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Off Maffew Ragazino’s Rare Gems: The Collection. In this video Maffew takes you on a journey through Chinese culture and heritage.

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For the young’ns who don’t know much about the OG DJ Quik, the West Coast legend has just released a new mixtape featuring his “Best Of..” with songs from the extensive catalog. Presented by the LA Leakers. His new album The Book Of David drops April 20.

Tracklist & download link after the cut.

Via OS.

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The first single from Swizz Beatz upcoming album called Haute Living.

Download: Swizz Beatz Feat. Eve – Every Day

Via Swizz.

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In conjunction with Diamond Supply Co., Freeway will be releasing a new mixtape this summer, with this being the first leak from the upcoming project, produced by Young L.

Download: Freeway – HAM Extreme

Via Miss Info.

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Official video for the first single from Travis Barker’s album Give The Drummer Some. Download the song here.

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