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The TDE representative is currently on a promo run in the city and made one of his first media stops to Hot 97’s Morning Show with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg.

The interview opened up with Q discussing his previous time in the streets of Los Angeles and how music was instrumental in leading to his exit from the dangerous surroundings. Q went on to discuss how his album was complete in 2012 before the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city; but used the entire 2013 to perfect his album.

He also touched on studying Nas and JAY Z’s previous album’s including seeing the creation process behind Kendrick Lamar’s debut opus in studio sessions. Ciph and Rosenberg asked whether there was tension in the camp regarding the lengthy wait of his album’s release, but School ensured everyone was on the same page being more friends than fellow rappers. In comparison to Death Row, Roc-A-Fella and Bad Boy, he cited Wu-Tang Clan as the only similar movement he felt that he could compare TDE to regarding a true bond outside of music.



YG decides to go all out and call on some big names for the official remix to his hit single My Nigga. Check out new verses from Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj. YG’s debut album My Krazy Life is set to hit stores on March 18th via Def Jam Records.


Niški MC Deda izbacio je spot za pjesmu Kada Pitaš, u produkciji Big Bossa.



Klasik jingleovi iz 1996. i 1997. za Balenovu emisiju Rap Attack u režiji Ice-T-a i Afrike Bambaate.




BattleZoneRadio Presents
Freddie Foxxx – BattleZoneRadio Takeover : The FX Files
Feat Freddie Foxxx AkA Bumpy Knuckles on the 1’s & 2’s live on WUSB 90.1Fm
Recorded 10.2.2013
Feat Xclusives never heard b4 from M.O.P. , Freddie Foxxx and more!! A BattleZoneRadio Xclusive!

Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles is truly one of,the realest dudes in Hip Hop. He was dropping knowledge with us till 4 am at BattleZoneRadio and told us alot of history of the hip hop culture.


Esteban at sits down with Evidence and Alchemist, who break down tracks from their debut LP Lord Steppington.



Legendary Hip-Hop label Penalty Records will be re-launched under a new multi-year deal with Sony RED.
Penalty, which was founded in 1994, was originally home to artists like Noreaga and CNN, The Beatnuts, Crooked Lettaz (Kamikaze and David Banner), Lord Finesse and others.

Like the label’s original roster, CEO Neil Levine said that Penalty Entertainment is looking for producers, and musicians who have staying power. Levine crafted a deal with Sony RED that will allow him to operate Penalty Entertainment as independent label, with the backing, distribution and muscle of a major.

According to Sony RED CEO Bob Morelli, the new deal with Penalty Entertainment is part of a plan to discover the best Hip-Hop and rap music that Sony RED can distribute and market. Penalty Entertainment has already signed a deal with Fort Lauderdale rapper, Hi-Rez and EMC featuring Masta Ace, Punchline, Wordsworth and Strick.

According to Neil Levine, Penalty Entertainment, which helped launch the production careers of Swizz Beats and The Neptunes, is seeking producers, songwriters, rappers and musicians.

Via AHH.


One giant of Rucker Park is Pee Wee Kirkland. An unstoppable force on the court during the ’60s and ’70s, he was also—as Clipse referenced in their track “Grindin’”—a “legend in two games.” As Pee Wee hustled as hard as he balled, the law eventually caught up with him, but he ended up coming out of prison with a newfound dedication to helping guide others in the right direction.

Fellow New Yorker and street photographer Ricky Powell headed uptown to meet Pee Wee and Rucker Park commissioner Bob McCullough to hear the legend of the court from two people who helped write its history.

Hit continue reading to watch Pee Wee talk about Harlem and A$AP Mob.


DJ Spinna on 98.7 KissFM Bomb Squad – NYC 1994 by Hecticeclectic on Mixcloud

Two classic sets of breaks and Hip Hop spun by NY giants DJ Spinna and DJ Riz during a great era of New York FM radio, tapes courtesy of Hectic Eclectic.

DJ Spinna & DJ Riz on 98.7 Kiss FM Bomb Squad – NYC 1994 by Hecticeclectic on Mixcloud

Via Collector’s Item.