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We spent a day with World famous DJ/producer The Alchemist, who has been part of the Soul Assassins family since the early 90s. From studio to barbershop and everything green and in-between, we roll with Al as he discusses what Soul Assassins means to him and gives a sneak peek of the new Fall 2011 Soul Assassins line.

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kanye donda Kanye West   Mamas Boyfriend

This song was recorded during My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions, but didn’t make the final cut. Now it’s liberated by The DOTR.

EDIT: Track removed by request.

Please be aware that the track titled “Momma’s Boyfriend” which appeared on several blogs yesterday is not a legitimate KanYe West track. In fact KanYe had never heard the beat which appears on the track until yesterday.

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LyricalWorkoutCoverFront Bumpy Knuckles   Not What I Say (prod. by Statik Selektah)

Off Bumpy and Statik’s joint project, Lyrical Workout, which is available on iTunes today.

Via NR.

Previous: Bumpy Knuckles Feat. N.O.R.E. – Lyrical Workout (prod. by Statik Selektah)

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Bad Meets Evil Complex Cover Animated Cover Story: Bad Meets Evil

Complex just put up this mega online cover story revolving around the release of Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″‘s Hell: The Sequel tomorrow. In it, Complex editor in chief Noah Callahan-Bever sits down with the rappers 13 years after their last encounter, asks them about the making of some of their first tracks together for the first “Bad Meets Evil” project, prefaced by what he remembers of two rappers in 1998. Noah also shared some candid pictures of Em that he took back then.

Full story here.

Via NR / Complex.

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Westwood hangin’ with Method Man & U-God, relaxin’ before the Wu-Tang concert at the Forum London last week.
We already brought you some footage, but def hit continue reading for a couple more clips from that show, including DJ Mathematics handcuffing himself while scratching.

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Video for The Definitive Prayer, taken from Sky’s latest mixtape The Great Debater.


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death to a taxi 540x540 Distant Relatives   Death To A Taxi

Not to be confused with the other Distant Relatives:

Distant Relatives is a Hip Hop group established in 2003. The represent the “Boondox” of the north bay area of San Francisco and have been putting it down for a long time. The group consists of (emcee) Maynee,(emcee) Vocabulary Slick and DJ Ricky Switch.

Hit continue reading to watch the video for this song.

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3MZjS 518x540 Cold Heat   Raising the bar (Feat. Blacastan & Craig G)

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mr Maffew Ragazino   Bridget Fonda

Here’s a new Maffew Ragazino joint produced by DJ Skizz. It’s called Bridget Fonda, off of his Boundless and Peter Rosenberg collaboration Rare Gems The Collection Part II.

Download: Maffew Ragazino – Bridget Fonda

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NasNASTY 540x540 Nas   Nasty

First single taken off Nas’ upcoming album Life is good. Produced by Salaam Remi.
EDIT: Now in CDQ.

Via NQM.

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