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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania duo of Crumb and JustTraxx better known as Dope Means are unveiling their debut LP “Government Funded” onto the world on 6-18-2013. The group is led by MC Crumb who joined the Army and was deployed to Iraq and recently returned to the States. Crumb used his paychecks from “Operation New Dawn 11-12” to fund this LP, which focuses on corruption, the politics of war and all aspects of life and their love of their home town Pittsburgh. Though not a political group, many of their songs focus on the current political climate and the effects they’ve had on their lives as both soldiers and civilians.

“Government Funded” features thirteen tracks and features guest appearances by Timbo King (Wu-Tang), Planet Asia, Reef the Lost Cauze and Ras Kass alongside production from C-Lance (JMT), Bronze Nazareth, Vherbal & Ziko. A&R’d by longtime Hip-Hop impresario M-Eighty (Wu-Tang / DPG / Undergods) fame, this LP represents the call of duty found within all mankind as delivered via raw lyricism and classic boom bap tales.

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Live Behind the Scenes Interview with DJ Statik Selektah @ the “Extended Play’ Album Listening Event In NYC along with Support from Buckshot, Termanology, Shucky Ducky, Karma Kane and More.

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Ahead of the release of his first solo album in 10 years, “Lock’d N The Lab” due out late August, Bumpy Knuckles releases his new EP “The Mix Files” on 18th June on Gracie Productions

Made up almost entirely of new material which will not appear on the album, it includes the previously released Ask the Coach, Word ft Sy Ari Tha Kid and this new single Somn’Wrong

Both the EP and album are entirely self produced by Freddie Foxxx. This will be a busy summer for Bumpy with the release of his EP, album and the putting together of a new UK and European tour for later in the year. He is also working on some further collaborations which should see the light of day in the coming months.

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K-Dot, Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul rap over Rocko’s smash single. Dopeness!

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6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers, starting with Grandmaster Flash.
Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix will be shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers, which kicks off with a true legend and forefather of hip hop: Grandmaster Flash.
In this special 6 Mix, Grandmaster Flash takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours playing a selection of musical influences.

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Visuals for Dizzee’s track H-Town, from his EP DirteeTV.com: The Mixtape, Vol. 2.

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