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The late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard is getting immortalized on the silver screen. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Joaquín Baca-Asay-directed film will be called Dirty White Boy, and will star Michael K. Williams who played Omar in The Wire. (Baca-Asay was the cinematographer for the video for Jay-Z’s 99 Problems.)
The film focuses on the relationship between Ol’ Dirty Bastard and his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, during the last years of ODB’s life. No word yet on when the film will go into production. According to Entertainment Weekly, both Weisfeld and ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones, approve of the project.

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SCION’s A/V has enlisted Danny Brown for a new single tiled “Grown Up” where he speaks on life as a little kid.

Sidebar: Watch Danny’s interview with Nardwuar after the jump.

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Produced by Statik Selektah, here’s the Eminem collabo from Obie’s new album Bottoms Up, out in April.

*Updated with the mastered version.

Via DW.

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We posted some crowd footage from this show a few days ago, now here are the official visuals from Nas’ SXSW show, provided by VEVO.
Nas, backed by Preemo & Pete Rock, performed the entire Illmatic album plus some other well known cuts.
If this shit doesn’t give you goose bumps…

Hit continue reading to watch the rest of the show.

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Video for the latest single from Game’s R.E.D. Album. Directed by Matt Alonzo.

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This past Saturday during South by Southwest in Austin, TX, DJ Jazzy Jeff rocked a massive crowd at the Red Bull Thre3Style Showcase with a virtuoso display of turntable artistry. Blending rap, reggae, R&B, and classic jazz and blues cuts, Jeff showed all aspects of hip-hop during his mind-blowing set, which featured live recreations of samples used on classic records by Jay-Z and Biggie.

Hit continue reading to watch part 2.

Via Complex.

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To mark BBC 6 Music’s 10th Birthday Lauren takes the show to Maida Vale studios and is joined by De La Soul’s Plug One & Plug Two Presents: First Serve.
Plug 1 & Plug 2 perform old and new tracks in the historic BBC studios in front of a live studio audience and chatwith Lauren.
The pair from the famous trio have embarked on a concept album which charts the plight of a pair of budding young rappers.

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Michael Jordan has been retired from basketball (for good, we think) for nine years now. There are teenagers walking the earth who weren’t even born when he won his last title with the Chicago Bulls. Yet his legacy is as strong as ever. And while yes, it is definitely the shoes, the commercials that went with them were just as important. From Mars Blackmon to Shock G to “Umi Says,” we take a look back at The 25 Best Air Jordan Commercials of All Time.

Check the story here.

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Off of Gensu Dean‘s debut album Lo-Fi Fingahz comes this dope video for the single Forever, featuring Large Professor on the mic.

Via KN.

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Off Jakk’s mixtape Throwbakk Jakk 3.

Via Nah Right.

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