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Here’s the second video/single from The Foodchain’s upcoming debut album Corpses being distributed by ShowOff Digital. The album will have features from Talib Kweli, Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda and Chaudon.

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The Dokumentarc naslov je slovenskog dokumentarnog filma u 10 djelova, koji će vas kvalitetnije upoznati sa slovenskim MC-ima, koji u filmu govore o Hip Hopu i sceni u Sloveniji na prošlogodišnjem Fresh Summer Jam festivalu. Film su snimile ekipe Sami Norci i SloRapFan. U video prilogu iznad pogledajte prvi dio, a ostatak filma pogledajte ovdje.

share save 171 16 Sami Norci & SloRapFan predstavljaju The Dokumentarc

The Motown OG, Smokey Robinson, is interviewed by Tavis Smiley (for his show on PBS) and answers questions on songwriting, Beethoven, sampling, performing the same material over the decades, surviving the rapidly shifting times, his experience with drugs, etc.
A quote from Smokey on sampling:

…when the first guys who came out who were doing the rap and then they would, what do you call, sample off your songs. There were people who I know who were writers who said, “Why are you sampling my music?”

Sample all of mine. (Laughter) Please. I beg of you, sample all of mine, man, because – really, because first of all, what better form of flattery is that, for a young artist who wasn’t even born when that song was written to hear that song and say, “Hey, man, I love this song so much I’m going to include it in one of my songs,” you know what I mean?

So as a songwriter, man, that’s a dream come true for me. So I love hearing my music, I love hearing it by other people. I hope it will always be played.

Via GG.

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In this must-see interview the legendary hip hop producer Easy Mo Bee, responsible for a string of hits for Lost Boyz, Tupac and Biggie, talks about his career, producing, the sacrifices, achievements, the music industry and lot more. Get educated, hit play.

Via Infected Soul.

He is also responsible for production on this Busta Rhymes‘ classic. Check it out below.

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Video for ‘Street Fame’ off of Illa’s new mixtape Illa Spectrum that drops on March 28th.

Via THHC.

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Following the public wake the prevous day, family and friends said their farewells yesterday during Nate Dogg’s funeral service at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Nate’s manager, Rod McGrew spoke during the service and had this to say:

He fought a hard fight. The last three years were unbelievable. He didn’t give up. He just had a talk with God and gave up. Two hours before that he was fine. He wanted to go to heaven and hang with his boys. He loved Tupac. He recorded with him. He wanted to hang with Biggie. But the most important thing is that he can walk around heaven with his favorite artist of all time, Michael Jackson.

On Friday Snoop visited the legendary tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon and got his arm inked in tribute to Nate Dogg. Hit continue reading to check the end result.

Via MTV & RR.

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WhoIDoItFor Mike Beatz & Adonis Feat. Termanology & AZ   Who I Do It For

Mike Beatz & Adonis’ upcoming album Boom Bap will be released soon featuring additional artist such as Royce Da 5’9′, Skyzoo and Sha Stimuli.
If the beat sounds familiar, you probably heard Kanye flip the same Brian Bennett sample on Lord, Lord, Lord.

Download: Mike Beatz & Adonis Feat. Termanology & AZ – Who I Do It For

Previous: Mike Beatz & Adonis Feat. Guilty Simpson & REKS – You Know

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eazye R.I.P. Eazy E

R.I.P. Eric “Eazy-E” Wright (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995)

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During the closing credits of The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show Wednesday night, Bootsy performed his Parliament-Funkadelic classic with The Roots.

Via RR.

share save 171 16 Bootsy Collins & The Roots   We Want The Funk (Live On Jimmy Fallon)

Animated video directed by Terrance Ball for the track featuring Daz, Too Short & Kokane, produced by Meech Wells from Snoop’s upcoming album, Doggumentary, in stores March 29th.

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