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Kanye West and the G.O.O.D. Music family attended Heineken Red Star Access launch event in Brooklyn past June. Now, some official visuals of the event from the invite-only event have appeared.
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rugged DJ Rugged One   Best Of Da Beatminerz Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

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mehdi R.I.P. DJ Mehdi

DJ Mehdi has tragically died in an accident in Paris at the age of 34.

According to DJmag, he was on the roof of his home in Paris with a group of friends celebrating the birthday of Riton, his partner in Carte Blanche, when the roof collapsed. A number of others are reported to have been seriously injured in the tragic accident. Riton, aka Henry Smithson, is said to be the only person not to have fallen through the roof.

Mehdi, born Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, was one of the first to twist hip-hop into new electro shapes, making a couple of albums for Ed Banger and producing a number of notable tunes and remixes.

Mehdi collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius, MC Solaar, Futura 2000 and Asian Dub Foundation.

Cut Killer, Drake, Chromeo, Kid Sister, Just Blaze and many other expressed their grief on Twitter.

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Mathematics-produced track from the Chef’s Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang album.

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We are proud to present the second episode of SoulCulture.TV’s new series: The Co-Sign; teaming up talented and exciting artists in mutual nods of appreciation with exclusive collaborations created for SoulCulture TV.

For this episode we teamed up the North London raised double BRIT Award and three time MOBO Award winning MC and singer Ms. Dynamite, who just scored a top 40 chart position with her latest single “Neva Soft,” with three of the most exciting up and coming MCs from the UK scene right now.

Stepping up to the mic with Dynamite for this special remix are Amplify Dot, who recently released her banger of a collaboration with Kano “Semantics” as well as her solid Born Ready mixtape; Birmingham repping Lady Leshurr who almost spits verses in bullet time on her take on Chris Brown‘s “Look At Me Now”; and South London rhyme animal Lioness whose buzzworthy mixtape Roarness was released last week.

Although Amplify Dot, Lady Leshurr and Lioness are solo artists in their own right, they come together as an earth shattering unit called 367 (a reference to their individual positions on The Grime Report’s 2011 top female MCs list, which was topped by Ms. Dynamite) and the results are outstanding.

So bear witness to what happened when 367 joined forces with #1 for an EXCLUSIVE remix of the Labrinth-produced “Neva Soft” for The Co-Sign.

share save 171 16 Ms Dynamite Feat. Amplify Dot, Lady Leshurr & Lioness   Neva Soft (Remix)

SSR 0051 LL Cool J   Year Of The Hip Hop (prod. by K Def)

Back in 1994 K-Def was working on some beats out of the B Room in Marly Marl’s House Of Hits when LL Cool J walked in on his session and said “let’s make some tracks together”. Uncle L had always wanted to rhyme on a track using the famous ESG breakbeat ‘UFO’, so he had Def lay it down with some scratches and then went to town with the mic. Both thought they had a sure fire hit on their hands but unfortunately it was never used. The DAT tape of the studio session was feared lost for several years before it eventually turned up stuck behind a radiator! Now, 17 years later, K-Def and Slice-of-Spice are proud to present ‘Year Of The Hip Hop’ in all its vinyl glory. As with all SOS pressings, no expense is being spared for this vinyl labor of love. Outside of a full color cover, with a 3mm spine, the special limited edition version comes on solid orange vinyl, with individual gold stamp numbering. Once again Slice-of-Spice is continuing its theme of strong cover art, with another masterpiece from the legendary Joe Buck (De La Soul).

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Biggie’s Who Shot Ya gets an R&B remake.

share save 171 16 Video: Monica Feat. Rick Ross   Anything (To Find You)

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share save 171 16 Video: DJ Brans Feat. M Dot & Armageddon   Worldwide (Dot Vs. Geddy)

Lenny Kravitz performing at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on 11 September 2011.

Lenny Kravitz će 17. studenog zajedno s Raphael Saadiqom nastupiti u zagrebačkoj Areni.

share save 171 16 Video: Lenny Kravitz   Are You Gonna Go My Way (Live In Hyde Park)

Brand new video from Samy Deluxe, featuring Max Herre.

share save 171 16 Video: Samy Deluxe Feat. Max Herre   Zurück Zu Wir