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Top 10 Tuesdays! Seriously, we might kick off Top 10 Tuesdays around here pretty soon. But for today our Top 10 comes courtesy of our brothers-in-crates over at Wax Poetics, who picked (<–no afro intended) Questlove‘s brain for a top THIRTY THREE, specifically, the “Top 33 REASONS Why Prince Is Hip-Hop.” In support of all things related to Prince, Questlove, wax, poetics and hip-hop, Okayplayer is proud to present reasons #33-24. Read on and then follow the thread over to Wax P for the full 33 (and 1/2?–if we know those dudes, there’s a hidden groove in there somewhere).

Click here to read the full article.

Via okayplayer.com

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Directed by Jelani Fresh

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Hit continue reading to stream and download the L.O.D.B. mixtape.

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Track #6 (Too $hort, Kurupt & Xzibit – “V.I.P.”) was produced by Croatian producer Koolade.
Hit continue reading to see the tracklist (this isn’t the final tracklist).

Via allindstrom.com

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Directed, Filmed & Edited: Hostage Media
Produced by Little Vic

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 B.D.P., Ice-T & The Rhyme Syndicate Perform Live In NL, 1989-90

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Back again with the same sangria and beautiful LA weather, The Do-Over is in full effect with stellar DJ sets and massive attendance. The crowd was huge for the season opener at Lure Hollywood with sets by Haycock, Strong, (thee) Mike B, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Skillz and King Britt.

Listen to Jazzy Jeff’s set below.

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We linked up with none other than Pharrell Williams for the latest installment of Off Tha’ Wall. Pharrell discussed a broad range of topics with us, such as what it was like growing up in Virginia Beach, working with Daft Punk, and the biggest misconception about him.

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Kurupt chronicles the early stages of his career, including his time on Death Row and lessons he learned from Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur. Interview by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte.

Hit continue reading to watch part 2 & go here to read the rest of the interview.

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In the premiere episode of Complex TV’s new web series “The Process with Peter Rosenberg,” Pete sits down with Lou Diamond to speak on his legendary verse from “C.R.E.A.M.,” and how the lyrics that we all know and love were actually not the first bars he originally laid for the song.

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