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Interview with one of the most respected DJ/Producers in hip hop, DJ Clark Kent. Above is Part 1 where he talks about what it was like working with Biggie to put together the Junior M.A.F.I.A. album, going with him on his first shows and trying to convince him that an up and coming rapper named Jay-Z was worth a listen.

Via PDS.

In Part 2 below, Clark Kent talks about trying to convince Jay-Z to become a full time rapper, helping introduce Shyne to Jay-Z and Diddy and his legendary sneaker collection.

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In the interview above, A Tribe Called Quest finally break down their beef with the producers of Michael Rappaport’s Beats Rhymes and Life documentary. Q-Tip explains to Sway how he was accidentally forwarded an alarming email in which these parties schemed to have the group members removed from the film’s credits. I guess record company people aren’t the only shady ones in the bussines and rule #4080 applies to the film industry too.

UPDATE: MTV unleashed the rest of this extensive interview where Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi speak about their concerns with the ATCQ documentary, they give their point of view and discuss issues with the film. The interview is broken down into multiple parts where the get into why they lost trust in Rapaport, how Nas initiated the documentary, and why they didn’t show up for the Sundance premiere.
Hit continue reading to watch the rest of the interview.

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Late pass, or not, since this isn’t something you would usually find on Blackouthiphop.com, but the video deserves a post just on the strenght of Busta’s verse…and he spazzed the fuck out on this one!

27.4. – Busta Rhymes live in Aquarius Zagreb!

share save 171 16 Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes   Look At Me Now

premier cake Rap Is Outta Control w/ DJ Premier (20.03.2011.)

DJ Premier:

GUEST DJ: DJ PREMIER, PANCHI OF NYGz, DJ FINESSE
GUEST CALL IN: PHAROAHE MONCH
WHO IS PROMOTING HIS NEW LP: W.A.R. (WE ARE RENEGADES)
IN STORES ON DUCK DOWN RECORDS AND DIGITAL OUTLETS MARCH 22, 2011
MORE ORIGINAL DOPE BEATS AND LYRICS…..MAKE SURE YOU SUPPORT THAT REAL SHIT AND WE WILL KEEP BRINGIN’ YOU QUALITY HIP HOP…….

YES I AM BACK TO BURN WHILE DJ ECLIPSE IS IN AUSTRALIA BANGIN’ OUT THEM SHOWS….
HE WILL BE BACK TO TAKE OVER NEXT WEEK AS USUAL AND THANX FOR HAVING US HOLD IT DOWN ALONG WITH DJ FINESSE THE LAST 3 WEEKS UP HERE AT SIRIUS/XM…….

SUPER SPECIAL THANX TO ALYSIA OVER AT CON AMORE FOR THE BIRTHDAY CAKE THAT LOOKED LIKE A TECHNICS 1200 TURNTABLE….CHECC THE PIC…….THANX TO TORAE 1 MILLION PERCENT…

ONCE AGAIN, REST IN PEACE TO THE HOMIE NATE DOGG AND HIS FAMILY AND THE 213 AND DPGC CREW……..LOVE TO ALL OF YOU……

Happy 45th birthday to DJ Premier!

Playlist & download links after the jump.

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jdnatedogg 600x600 DJ Just Dizle   Nate Dogg Tribute Mix (Rest In G Funk)

Two hour tribute mix by the French turntable master Just Dizle. Download, listen and enjoy. Tracklist after the cut.

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Crooked I 13 Crooked I   Everyday

Here’s the first single from Crooked I’s album Million Dollar Story. Everyday is also featured on Crooked’s Million Dollar Story EP that dropped yesterday and is available via iTunes.

Download: Crooked I – Everyday

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Preview Pharoahe Monch’s entire new album in the video above. This stream is official and it was uploaded by Duck Down Records. Check the track listing below.
W.A.R. is in stores today!

1. The Warning feat. Idris Elba (produced by Pharoahe Monch)
2. Calculated Amalgamation (produced by Lion Share Music Group)
3. Evolve (produced by Exile)
4. W.A.R. feat. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid (produced by Marco Polo)
5. Clap (One Day) featuring Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind (produced by M-Phazes)
6. Black Hand Side featuring Styles P & Phonte (produced by Mike Loe)
7. Let My People Go (produced by Fatin “10″ Horton)
8. Shine featuring Mela Machinko (produced by Diamond D)
9. Halie Selassie Karate featuring Mr. Porter (produced by Sam I Am)
10. The Hitman (produced by M-Phazes)
11. Assassins featuring Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9 (produced by M-Phazes)
12. The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973) featuring Citizen Cope (produced by Adam Deitch & Eric Krasno)
13. Still Standing featuring Jill Scott (produced by M-Phazes)

share save 171 16 Pharoahe Monch   W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) Album Stream

image DJ Solo Feat. J Live   Parts Unknown

‘Who is Wriggly Scott?’ is a tightly produced collection of 8 Hip Hop tracks from DJ Solo, a British-born DJ and producer who has been an integral part of the Middle Eastern Hip Hop scene for the past 7 years. The release sees the producer pay homage to the lush sounds of classic Hip Hop, while collaborating with emerging MCs from around the world. In this debut release, DJ Solo has constructed an EP that is global in its approach, featuring guest spots by artists from Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Sri-Lanka, Palestine, USA and the UK bridging the gap in what has been called: “the first truly underground Hip Hop release from the Middle Eastern region”.

Energetically leading the record is ‘Parts Unknown’ featuring the mighty J-Live.

Download: DJ Solo Feat. J-Live – Parts Unknown

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Video for the first single from Heathen’s Head Trip project. Download the song here.

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Janellemonae 300dpi Janelle Monáe Live @ Terraneo Festival (Šibenik)

Janelle Monáe jedna je od najnovijih headlinera potvrđenih za nastup na ovogodišnjem Terraneo festivalu u bivšoj vojarni Bribirski Knezovi kod Šibenika koji će se održati od 9. do 13. kolovoza.
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Via Muzika.hr

share save 171 16 Janelle Monáe Live @ Terraneo Festival (Šibenik)