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Consequence drops off his latest track “Trust Fund Baby” with production by his fam Q-Tip. Look out for his new project Curb Certified 2 coming soon.


One of four remixes from the Deluxe-Edition of De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 ‘First Serve’ album, available now on iTunes.


The Urban Nomad catches up with Buckshot & Smif N Wessun prior to their Duck Down x Blacksmith SXSW show at La Zona Rosa.

Smif N Wessun & Buckshot go into detail about their experiences working with Tupac & Buckshot sheds light on the fact that Pac was deading his beef with Nas a week prior to his death.


Check out The Break-Beat-Boutique, a great breaks mix by DJ Def Cut from Switzerland.

Via JR.


Femme Attack party petu je godinu zaredom rezerviran za isključivo djevojke koje se bave hip hop-om, odnosno repaju, plešu, crtaju graffite ili se bave DJ-ingom. Osim samih nastupa, održat će se i graffiti show te Femme Attack plesni battle 1vs1 na koji se sve djevojke mogu prijaviti tako da na e-mail adresu pošalju svoje podatke.


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Here is last nights episode of The Combat Jack Show. New Jersey native Just Blaze joined the cast, and the legendary DJ Premier was the special guest. Many topics were covered throughout the broadcast, including Guru, Christina Aguilera and the long-awaited DJ Premier/Nas collaboration project.

Download the show here.

Via TDU.


This is the 15th installment in the “1-2-1 w/jeffstaple” Series. Each segment, jeffstaple, Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space, talks to someone one-to-one. Direct. Intimate. No BS.
For this 1st segment, Jeff talks to Prince Rakeem aka The Scientist aka The Abbot aka Rzarector aka Bobby Digital aka Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah aka THE RZA—Founder and Chief Leader of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. The RZA talks about the beginning of hip-hop music, how the Wu began & progressed, and what inspires him presently.

Hit continue reading to watch part 2.

Via Nah Right.


De La Soul’s DJ Maseo has liberated the audio stream of his collaboration with Mac Miller, titled ” I Bring The Soul & He Brings The Funk.” The retro-infused cut serves as a teaser for Maseo’s upcoming solo production debut DJ Conductor, which will further offer guest contributions from the likes of KRS-One, Freddie Foxx and Fashawn.



The G.O.O.D. Music family has just gotten a bit bigger. Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss has officially announced the signing of Q-Tip to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam records. In a press release, the announcement also included news about Tip’s fourth solo album, tentatively titled The Last Zulu for an early 2013 release.

I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can.

Via Miss Info.

UPDATE: Q-Tip called into Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg on Hot 97 to discuss his new record deal and his upcoming album. Listen here.