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Previously unreleased track from the underground legend Nine.

Source: GG


Directed by Sam Lee, this rare, publicly-funded 1984 documentary centered around pioneering radio disc jockey John “Mr. Magic” Rivas and his famous “Rap Attack” show on WBLS-FM is an engaging half hour sure to please old school rap fans, highlighted by thoughtful interviews and entertaining performances at Mr. Magic’s super rockin’ birthday party at Club Encore in Queens, NY. Appearing on stage are Divine Sounds, whose “What People Do For Money” gets the crowd hype, Mercedes Ladies’ Baby D a/k/a D’Bora doing “No Sense,” the Fearless Four blazing through their hit “Problems of the World,” and in what apparently is their first time performing in a front of a crowd, the Force M.D.’s give it all they got with a spirited rendition of their smash, “Let Me Love You.”

Source: egotrip


The full tracklisting for the forthcoming J Dilla release on Moodymann’s Mahogani imprint has been unveiled.

The 12-track release is due out later this month, and contains previously unreleased material from the hip-hop deity – real name James Dewitt Yancey – who passed away in 2006. The Dillaroit EP is being released in collaboration with the Yancey Media Group and the J-Dilla Foundation, and the Soundcloud player below offers an insight into the some of the music contained on the 12″, along with some commentary from Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancy.

The fact that the material is seeing release on Mahogani should come as little surprise – Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jnr has long been influenced by the Detroit hip-hop scene and Dilla’s former Slum Village DJ Andrés has released several memorable cuts on the imprint in recent years.

Mahogani Music will release Dillatroit by J Dilla on May 25, 2012, on limited edition vinyl. May 25 is the US release date for Dillatroit – it’ll be out elsewhere on June 12.

Listen to the snippets below and hit continue reading to check out the tracklist.

Source: JP


Styles P & Freddie Gibbs remix Emicida’s 9 Circulos record that appears on the Max Payne 3 soundtrack.

Source: NR


Official video for P’s single Great Spitters, from his new album H.N.I.C. 3.
Download the song here.


Taken from Twista’s upcoming mixtape with Don Cannon called #TwistaReloaded.
Produced by The Legendary Traxter.

Source: OS


Torch and Premier meet for first time and discuss workin on music together. Premier gives Torch a tour of his studio where he recorded with legends like Guru, B.I.G & Jay-Z.

Source: DJPB


On Comin’ 4 U Shug adresses one of the most hated people in hip hop.
This song is not gonna be featured on his upcoming album.

Source: DJ Premier Blog


Rev gives a shout out to Fresh Island & Phat Phillie!


On Friday, Lil Kim kicked off the ‘Return of The Queen’ tour at Paradise theater in the Bronx and it was all love as rap veterans like Pepa (of Salt & Pepa) EVE and Missy Elliot came out to support.

The show kicked off with Lil Kim performing ‘Black Friday’ before she went into a few crowd favorites from ‘Hardcore’, ‘The Notorious K.I.M’, ‘The Naked Truth’ and ‘La Bella Mafia’. Eventually, the beat for Missy Elliott’s ‘Hot Boys’ dropped and the crowd went crazy as Eve and Missy Elliott hit the stage to perform their verses. Eve also stuck around and rocked the crowd to ‘What y’all want’.

Source: NB