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Dust & Grooves is a photo and interview project documenting vinyl collectors in their most intimate environment: their record room.
With a website launched in October 2008 by Brooklyn-based professional photographer and vinyl addict Eilon Paz, D&G profiles individual collectors from all over the world in their natural environment – usually at home with their personal collections. Each subject is interviewed in depth about their devotion to vinyl, then each conversation is paired with a beautiful series of portrait photographs by Eilon that capture the heart and soul of this passionate avocation. Together, words and images tell the story of the love affair between collector and collection, and preserve a record of music that otherwise might be lost.

The man behind this project is in need of donations to help produce his first ever book. All donations can be made to the Dust & Grooves Kickstarter page.

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You might remember Cody from his notable 2002 feature. Now here’s something new from his first LP in 10 years, Landing On A Hundred.

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Via GG.

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AWAR unleashes a new leak, “Elephant Gun” (Produced by Jake One) from his forthcoming album, “The Laws Of Nature.”

Previous: AWAR – Tunnel Vision (prod. by The Alchemist)

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CommoNasm (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz) is an album created by Miami-based producer/sound engineer TenDJiz by blending the acapellas of Common and Nas with instrumentals based on Soviet soul and jazz samples.

DOWNLOAD: TenDJiz – CommonNasm (Mixtape)

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Hear a very special extended interview as Benji is joined by the one and only Nas, celebrating the release of his new album ‘Life Is Good’ and over 20 years active as one of greatest and most influential rappers of all time.
Hear him talk about what you’d expect to hear him play in his car, his relationship with Amy Winehouse and the album with Jay Electronica that never was – and much more…

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The film follows Popek, a successful Polish rapper and mixed martial arts fighter, as he undergoes an obscure and dangerous procedure to get his eyeballs permanently tattooed. The full-risks involved in this procedure and the long-term effects are still largely unknown.
One of the only people in the UK to have had this operation, Popek’s motives are mysterious but for him it seems to be a risk worth taking.
This video is not for the faint of heart

Source: Complex

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This is a short part of an interview with Mark Ronson in which he explained a story behind his first album Here Comes The Buzz (Columbia, 2003).

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DJ Jab, owner and founder of Fat Beats Records, has a major new project in the pipeline. Going by the name of The Trinity Project, Jab has assembled a heavy artillery of wordsmiths –Roxanne Shante, Grand Puba, Slug, Immortal Technique, Roc Marciano and Ill Bill, just to name a few –to record an album. “Sunshine” is the first beam of light we get to witness from the project, and it features Sadat X, A.G., and the vocalist Janelle Collins. As if that wasn’t enough to spark a true head’s interest, the instrumental is an unreleased Jay Dee gem purchased exclusively from the J Dilla Foundation.

Source: OKP

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Special episode of the German show Fett MTV from 2001.

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