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Premier Outerspace Eclipse Torae 540x302 Rap Is Outta Control Podcast (04.09.2011)

Outerspace were our guests Sunday on “Rap Is Outta Control”. Their new album “My Brother’s Keeper” is out now on Enemy Soil Records. Check the show to hear some joints off their album as well as the ill rhyme session at the end. We also premiered a new cut off of Evidence’s “Cats & Dogs” album which comes out in 3 weeks. And big shout out to my man DJ Premier who stopped by at the beginning of the show to recap on this past weekends Rock The Bells concert in NY. His set with Nas, AZ & Pete Rock was monumental. The unexpected performance of “Live From The BBQ” with Fatal, Akinyele & Large Pro was a once in a lifetime experience. And MC Serch also made an appearance marking the first time that him and Nas ever performed “Back To The Grill”.

Playlist & download links after the jump.

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be5 422875S0 540x360 Jay Z & Beyonce back in Croatia

Jay, Beyonce & her sister Solange are cruising through the Adriatic together with Gwyneth Paltrow on the Odessa. After leaving Venice, they have been spotted on the island of Hvar. Hopefully, no paparazzi drama this time.
For more pics go here.

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In episode 2 of Mobb Deep’s The Start of Ur Ending video series, P speaks on the concept of “dry snitching” and explains why he doesn’t feel like he did any of that in his book. He also talks about the Mobb’s new distro deal with Sony’s RED Distribution, a 75K bracelet he’s giving away, how the internet has leveled the playing field in the entertainment industry and more.

Via Nah Right.

Watch episode 1 here.

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Ljeto je provedeno radno! Caffe Palermo i Lokal Jezera Banja su se u suradnji sa vinkovačkom rap grupom Skroz Na Skroz uhvatili ozbiljnog posla koji će rezultirati glazbenim videom. Svrha ovogg spota je populariziranje „vinkovačkog mora” i uže okolice te razbijanje sitnih predrasuda vezanih uz omiljeno nam gradsko kupalište. Snimanje je odrađeno na samim jezerima te u Caffe-u Palermo koji se nalazi u neposrednoj blizini Banje. Pozitivna atmosfera koja prati cijeli projekt, kulminirala je 27. kolovoza 2011. godine završnim party-em u Caffe-u Palermo.

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med 540x540 MED Feat. Hodgy Beats   Outta Control (prod. by Madlib)

A quick glance at MED’s discography shows many classic releases from years past: Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Madlib’s Shades of Blue, J Dilla’s The Shining, Lootpack’s Soundpieces, Quasimoto’s Unseen. Each appearance showcases his well-rounded knack for lyricism, ranging from vivid street imagery to nostalgia to everything. On November 1st we have MED adding a new title to that list.

The new album, Classic, drops November 1st. With the sophomore album, we’re treated to collabs with label mate Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, Hodgy Beats (OFWGKTA), Oh No, Kurupt and Pok. Madlib produced the bulk of this album – 10 tracks – along with beats by Karriem Riggins, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow and The Alchemist.

Download: MED Feat. Hodgy Beats – Outta Control (prod. by Madlib)

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This Friday Koolade will be a special guest in Vienna’s club Roxy for the first Turn It Up! party of the new season.

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The 4th and original member of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Jarobi White, is quite the foodie. The rapper, who rejoined the group in 2006, has been running a successful food blog at With tasty recipes, reviews, and music; the site is quite inviting.


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ManVsManyiTunes Nefews Man vs. Many (Deluxe Edition) out now

The Swiss duo Nefew dropped the deluxe edition of their mixtape Man vs. Many today on iTunes. This edition boasts 3 new tracks plus a video to accompany the single Fade.
The artwork was done by Corrado Grilli. Check Polemikk’s track by track breakdown of the mixtape here.
Man vs. Many (Deluxe Edition) is available for purchase here.

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bama 404x540 Drumma Boy announces winner of his Global competition

Platinum producer Drumma Boy announces B.A.M.A. as the winner of his global competition that was launched in collaboration with New Skool Rules during the second edition of the international music conference held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Enlistments from as far as Serbia, Malaysia, Brazil and France streamed in as over 1,200 talents from around the world signed up for the opportunity to work with Drumma Boy.

The Drumma Boy competition gave way for upcoming and semi-professional talent from around the world the opportunity to be selected to work with the producer for 3 days and create a demo-tape. The competition was not only about talent but also about quality and character. The winner, B.A.M.A. showed the judges of the competition that he owned those qualities and more.

B.A.M.A. has proven to show star quality as he time and time again has been able to rise above adversity and transform the concept of trial and error into motivation and success. His musicality and lyricism truly captures his growth as a person and artist. Having taken part in other competitions during New Skool Rules, B.A.M.A. also won a spot in the International Exchange program hosted by New Skool Rules.

Drumma Boy is scheduled to be working with B.A.M.A. in the studio on his demo-tape from xx to xx in Atlanta. As part of the competition winnings, New Skool Rules will also be shopping the demo-tape to record labels in Atlanta.

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