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Living Legends Cover Living Legends album snippet

On the 27th of june 2011 the “Living Legends” album finally comes in stores in the States and Europe on CD, Vinyl and digital. Over 6 months of international promotion lays behind us and all 18 US Hip Hop icons who are featured on the album from the german MCs Mad Mic & Calibuz Wax are looking forward to the release date.

A.G. of DITC, Absolute (Hawai), Blaq Poet of Screwball, Do It All of the Lords of the Underground, Edo.G, Geechi Suede of Camp Lo, Group Home, Krumb Snatcha, Lord Tariq, Louieville Sluggah of OGC, Nine, Sabac Red of Non Phixion, Sadat X, Smoothe da Hustler, Tame One, Thirstin Howl, Triple Seis and Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boyz – there all featured on the “Living Legends” album.

Listen to the snippet below and hit continue reading to check the full tracklist.

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Thank Her Now Front 540x540 Rapsody   Thank H.E.R. Now (Mixtape)

North Carolina emcee and Jamla Records recording artist Rapsody has hooked up with to bring fans her sophomore solo release, the Thank H.E.R. Now street album. The follow-up to late-2010’s Return of the B-Girl, the project finds the Kooley High member offering listeners insight into her story and her intimate experiences over the course of 20 brand new tracks. Joining Rapsody on the guest tip throughout the project are Phonte, Mac Miller, Jean Grae, MURS, Raekwon, Estelle, Big K.R.I.T., and Marsha Ambrosius. In addition to mentor 9th Wonder, beats come courtesy of The Soul Council, Vitamin D, Nottz and more!

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Vast Aire Ox 2010 Cover Art1 540x540 Vast Aire Feat. Guilty Simpson   The Verdict (prod. by Ayatollah)

Taken from Vast Aire’s album Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey.

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craig g DJ JS 1 Feat. Craig G   No Fool

Big up to the legendary CRAIG G (The Juice Crew) for shouting out Blackout Hip Hop’s own Phat Phillie & Croatia.

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l 540x405 Stu Stone   Super Bird (prod. by DJ Lethal)

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common 540x360 Common & Cocaine 80s   Summer Madness (prod. by No I.D.)

Cocaine 80s, an out of nowhere No I.D.-helmed project, that includes little to no details other than the key players involved. Who is Cocaine 80s you ask, well it’s a collective including: No I.D., Common, Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba and many more.

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In this 1990 feature, Rakim explains how he followed a path from the streets to finding religion and becoming the Microphone Fiend, a rare talent of MCing and landmark figure of urban art and culture.

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Visual for a track off Reks’ R.E.K.S. LP, out now. Produced by Sean C. & LV.

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West Coast emcee Warren G spoke to HipHopWired at a recent event in honour of late rap legend Tupac Shakur‘s 40th birthday, to recall Pac asking him to work with him when putting togther “Definition Of A Thug Ni$$a” and “How Long Will They Mourn Me,” both songs inspired by his gripes with the industry and a death at the time, and what he feels the game lacks since the rapper death.

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