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The latest video from Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. Swim Good can be found on Nostalgia, Ultra.

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It’s certainly been a whirlwind ride for Malaysian urban pop artist Mizz Nina since she broke new ground in the local music scene with her debut solo album What You Waiting For in July 2010. She topped the Malaysian charts with the album’s lead single of the same name (with Colby O’Donis) that gained a whopping 600,000 in mobile caller ringtone downloads in a matter of weeks, making it the first local English single to ever make that achievement. Now, a year after, Mizz Nina repeats her success with her new single “Takeover”, featuring internationally renowned hip hop artist Flo Rida.
Previously known for her rapping chops as a member of AIM award-nominated group The Tajrk Crew, Mizz Nina returns with a bigger and better sound that is set to slay fans and new listeners alike. On the new single Mizz Nina teams up with one of today’s hottest international artists in urban Top 40 music: Flo Rida. A prolific rapper-singer and serial collaborator with hits such as “Low” (with T-Pain), “In The Ayer” (with Will.I.Am.), “Elevator” (with Timbaland) and most recently “Club Can’t Handle Me” (with David Guetta), Flo Rida was a natural choice in helping to devise a soaring pop ditty that would win the hearts of listeners everywhere.

The musical production & song arrangement have been once again dedicated to Croatian producer Koolade, who is one of the most popular European hip-hop/pop producers, and is represented by IDM Music. Songs was written by Koolade’s London partner, Mr. James Freeman.

Following the triumph of her debut album, Mizz Nina has opened for Usher, Bruno Mars and most recently, Justin Bieber. She represented Malaysia at the New Skool rules hip hop convention in Rotterdam in April last year, she received a Shout! Awards win in the hip hop category with the Flava Award and now she prepares for her much-anticipated sophomore album, slated for official release early next year.

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eiht MC Eiht   I Need That

From MC Eiht’s upcoming album Which Way Iz West?
Produced by Brenk Sinatra.

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share save 171 16 Video: Kandžija & Tox freestyle session @ KSET

I’m from Brownsville dude, don’t ever say nipple protection.

Hilarious.
Find out more about Dru Ha’s involvement in the NYC marathon here.

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das efx Das EFX   Das Step (Dubstep Remix)

Produced by DJ Rondevu.

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Video for the first single from Wu affiliated rapper 9th Prince (Killarmy), taken from his upcoming album Shaolin Prince.
Download the song here.

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MAC MILLER PERMIER @ HQ 2011 Mac Miller   Face The Facts (prod. by DJ Premier)

DJ Premier:

SHOUTS TO THE MAGNIFICENT JAZZY JEFF FOR INTRODUCING ME TO MAC MILLER….

WE MET ON THE PHONE AND WHILE HE WAS IN NY ONE DAY HE CAME BY TO MEET ME IN PERSON…….WE SMOKED AND DRANK ALL NIGHT AT HEADQCOURTERZ STUDIO, TALKED ABOUT BIG L AND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE 90’S ERA OF HIP HOP WHEN HE WAS A KID AND WE ENDED UP MAKIN’ A JOINT AT 6AM FOR A MIXTAPE THAT JEFF WAS MAKIN’ CALLED “92 TIL INFINITY”…..SHOUTS TO DJ FINESSE AND MARCO POLO WHO WAS HERE THAT NIGHT….

AS WEEKS PASSED AND I NEVER LAID ANY SCRATCHES TO FINISH IT AS I’M KNOWN TO DO (I’M GETTIN’ BETTER AT FINISHIN’ ON TIME JUST WATCH), I SPOKE TO MAC WHEN HIS FLIGHT WAS CANCELED TO DO ROCK THE BELLS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND HE WAS SO PISSED THAT HIS FANS WOULD NOT GET TO SEE HIM PERFORM AND I TOLD HIM THAT I LIKE HOW HE RELEASES FREE SONGS ON TWITTER WHEN HE GETS A NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS TO HIT A CERTAIN MARK…..

I SAID FUCK IT, IM GONNA DO THE SAME AND LET’S JUST THROW IT OUT FOR FREE AND LET IT DO WHAT IT DO…….

SO HERE IT IS AND THANX TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO OUT FOR FREE……THE NEXT ONE IS GONNA COST YA ! (LOL)

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just blaze baseline Just Blaze Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Pound for pound, Just Blaze is one of the best producers ever. The Paterson, New Jersey native worked his way from being an intern at The Cutting Room studios in New York City to crafting the sound for Roc-A-Fella records.

After spending a few years in the late ’90s/early 2000s building his buzz (and his skill set) he became a star after producing a bulk of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint alongside Kanye West in 2001. Since then he’s been blessing us with bangers on the regular.

We got down with the man born Justin Smith to talk about his impressive catalog. In part one of our two part series, we focused on his lesser known records. Instead of exclusively talking about his best known records, we talked about how he got in the game and the beats he made along the way to making The Blueprint.

Blaze told us about how Big Pun gave him thousands of dollars of eqipment for free, how one of his most beloved records has a huge mistake on it, and the time Jay-Z told him he was the best producer in the game.

In part two of our interview we focus on the glory days of Roc-A-Fella. Mostly because, from 2002 to 2003, dude worked out of Baseline studios and made nothing but fire. We asked Blaze about producing on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2: The Gift and The Curse, Freeway’s Philadelphia Freeway, Cam’Ron’s Come Home With Me, as well as other records.

Blaze didn’t hold anything back as he revealed which song on Blueprint 2 was originally a Nas diss, how his relationship with Dame Dash wasn’t always all good, and how Erick Sermon helped him get one of his biggest checks ever (at that time). Plus, he told us about how (at one point) he had to take Freeway’s career into his hands, the lost remix to “Roc The Mic” which featured State Property and Jay-Z, and how Cam’Ron was genuinely excited to have Hov spit a verse on “Welcome To New York City.”

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Video for the first single Off Asher’s sophomore album Is This Too Orange?
Download the song here.

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