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In this 1990 feature, Rakim explains how he followed a path from the streets to finding religion and becoming the Microphone Fiend, a rare talent of MCing and landmark figure of urban art and culture.

Via CI.

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Visual for a track off Reks’ R.E.K.S. LP, out now. Produced by Sean C. & LV.

Via NR.

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West Coast emcee Warren G spoke to HipHopWired at a recent event in honour of late rap legend Tupac Shakur‘s 40th birthday, to recall Pac asking him to work with him when putting togther “Definition Of A Thug Ni$$a” and “How Long Will They Mourn Me,” both songs inspired by his gripes with the industry and a death at the time, and what he feels the game lacks since the rapper death.

Via SC.

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Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Deluxe 540x535 Alicia Keys   Typewriter

The snippet of this song was unveiled a few days ago on the net, now here’s the full track. Taken from the 10th Anniversary re-release of Alicia Keys‘ 12x platinum debut solo studio album Songs In A Minor, this soulful track dates back to the 1997 studio sessions for her first album. Songs In A Minor Deluxe Edition scheduled to drop June 28.

Via OnSmash.

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absolut jungle DJ Absolut   Jungle ft. Styles P & Royce Da 59

Hot 97 own DJ Absolut recruits Styles P and Royce Da 5’9″ for his new street joint ‘Jungle’.

Shouts to Flex.

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Prod. by Showbiz, Premo on the cuts. More and more clips are dropping from DJ Premier’s LP “Get Used To Us”.

Via DJ Premier Blog.

share save 171 16 Khaleel feat. Panchi   Rappin Exercise

Treći video singl sa albuma ”Svi psi idu u raj”

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Fabolous talks to Westwood on Radio 1Xtra about ‘smushing’ Amber Rose, Nicki Minaj, baggy clothes, collaborations with Nate Dogg, mixtapes & Loso’s Way 2!

Via TheHHC.

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CoE 540x540 MindsOne   Code Of Ethics (Prod. by Oddisee)

North Carolina duo MindsOne have linked up with Jamla artists Thee Tom Hardy & Rapsody for the new cut Code Of Ethics produced by Oddisee. The song will appear as bonus track on KON Sci & Tronic’s upcoming EP with Kev Brown duo out later this year.

Via KN.

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20110620 HONKEYKONG Apathy   Check To Check (Prod. by Evidence)

Apathy is preparing to take his career to another level with the release of his third-solo LP, Honkey Kong, which will be released on 8-23-2011. The Connecticut emcee and The Get Busy Committee and AOTP member has undeniably crafted his best project to date and it includes production from Apathy, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Statik Selektah, Evidence, Da Beatminerz and Teddy Roxpin among others. Guest appearances on Honkey Kong include Xzibit, Slaine, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Ill Bill, Celph Titled, Action Bronson, General Steele (Smif N Wessun) and Mad Lion.

EDIT: Catch Apathy talking about new album on HipHopDX.

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